“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
How difficult it is to lose someone we love… How difficult it is to lose someone who has been in our constellation, whatever the emotions that are present then and now… And what a gift to chose to honor this person through ceremony, with the respect and careful tending that each human life deserves. Ceremonies for final passage through the veil are a part of the healing process: space is made at the kitchen table of our hearts for all the emotions that want to sit down and be heard, acknowledged, given space. We serve them each a hot cup of tea and allow our hearts to steep in a salty mix of joy and sorrow. In the safe container of these ceremonies and held by our community, we are offered support to help us turn towards life’s utter beauty, messiness, grit, and greatness.
While celebrant-crafted ceremonies can integrate traditional elements of funerals and memorial ceremonies, they also offer you the freedom and creativity to authentically honor your loved one in ways that resonate with you. With fresh and imaginative rituals, these celebrations of life reflect the flavour of the life they lived, the breadth of their story, the depths of their unique journey, the love you shared.
Funerals & Grave-side burial ceremonies
These celebrations of life take place in the wake of death, either in the intimacy of a home or at a funeral home. They can also include a grave-side burial ceremony.
If interested, ask me about green burial and home-funeral options.
Memorials & Scattering of ashes
These celebrations of life can happen later in the grieving process, like on a special day of your choosing, and can take place in various settings that reflect the legacy your loved one is leaving behind – be it in the form of a walking pilgrimage through the woods to a beloved nature spot, an intimate gathering in the deceased’s garden or living room, a beach-side celebration for a lover of oceans, a large party in a favorite restaurant, or a moving creation of song, dance, poetry in a meaningful setting… Each celebration is different, as each person’s journey through life and death is unique.