My Services A meeting with you and family members at your choice of location. A carefully crafted service, including a personalized written tribute, and coordination with other service professionals that may be involved to assure a smooth outcome. Officiating the service and facilitating other participants. Providing you with a keepsake copy. The Family Meeting The first step is the Family Meeting. I will set a time to sit with your family, and any others you wish included, to listen to your stories about the person who died. My intent is that this time together will be a dynamic and healing experience. During the family meeting we will together choose music, ...
The tagline on my Celebrant logo says " Every Life is Worth Remembering". I believe that absolutely and fervently. Creating a meaningful service is heart-work. It need not be fancy or expensive and can be held pretty much anywhere. The intention and content are what count. My ex-husband died in May of 2000. He was only 63, and we had been divorced for almost two decades. There was no service planned for him, so I flew to Spokane where our two daughters lived, and the three of us plus his son from a previous marriage had a little informal memorial service for ...
A lovely note
An email from Lisa, for whom I conducted a Memorial Service for her dog, Molly. It was such a sweet time, concluding with a tree planting over Molly's ashes. "It was so wonderful. Perfect, and sincere, and loving, and humourous. Thank you for your attention to detail, and really understanding the essence of Molly and my relationship with her (and Missy's too!) Thank you again for giving me and Missy, and all of Molly's fairy dogmothers a wonderful way to say a happy goodbye to her." Thank you, Lisa!
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When I close my eyes and allow visions of my childhood animal companions to arise, I see my little dog Bitsy playing in the yard, my cat Silky dressed up in doll clothes with my little sister pushing her around in a buggy, and, from my teen years, my cat Elvis lazing in a sun patch. Fast forward to early adulthood, and my three dachshunds appear in my vision: Schultzy, who liked to sleep with his nose buried under my arm; Sarah, who hardly had a chance to grow beyond puppy-hood; and Leroy, a rescue, who became my daughters' touchstone ...
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