Funerals and Memorials

When a loved one dies it is an emotionally painful time. I feel a special calling to compassionately assist families during this life-changing transition. Compassion, for me, is the essential ingredient of being a celebrant – it is being connected with someone else, suspending all judgements and living in the moment with them. It is being in sync with their emotions in helping them create life-affirming ceremonies.

Celebrants have been drawn to this work through a stirring realization that every life has meaning and deserves to be celebrated well. Funerals and memorials can be a valuable source of healing. Nothing can take away the grief, but a genuine, well-prepared tribute may ease the pain.


If you have a funeral home you will be working with, I will become a part of their team, their expert in ceremony. As your celebrant, whether a funeral, or memorial, I will work with you in crafting a personalized ceremony that captures the unmistakable character of your loved one. I will bring to bear my experience and talents, along with sincere desire to honor the sacred in the life and passing of your loved one.

For more information on other types of memorial celebrations that I can assist you with, click on the appropriate link from the drop-down menu above.