“I am very grateful to Peggy and the Celebrant Institute for transforming a difficult time for my family into a glorious moment of unity and joy.”
Professor Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Princeton, New Jersey
A funeral or memorial ceremony is perhaps the most important kind of ceremony to “get right.” If your loved one is not honored and acknowledged in the ways that are most important to you, you will likely feel that something important has been left unfinished.
I will spend as much time as it takes to speak with all the people that you designate so that I can get a full picture of who your loved one was. Then, I will take that information and create a ceremony that captures that individual’s spirit and honors his or her gifts. It will be, in a word, “real”.
A good farewell ceremony includes the expression of loss, some opportunities for comfort for those who are grieving, and an opportunity to celebrate and honor the life of the person who has passed.
I will weave into your ceremony as much or as little religious and spiritual material as you wish. And I will give you the ceremony text in advance, so that you can review it and approve it—or ask for as many changes as you might want.
I will officiate with warmth and with respect. Then, after the ceremony, I will give you a beautiful keepsake copy of theentire text.
Please contact me at:
727-317-5587 (office) 305-720-1422 (cell)