A funeral ceremony not only honors and marks the life of the person who has died, but can make a profound difference to those left behind as they begin to release their loved one and come to terms with their loss.
These days, those who gather to remember the person who has died can be of many faiths and belief systems and none. The ceremonies I can create with you can honor and respect the way your loved one’s life was lived, whilst being inclusive of all those attending and mourning through a language that bridges differences yet gives spiritual content to the service.
A ceremony created especially for you will reflect the true spirit of the person whose life is being celebrated and remembered, honoring the unique qualities and character of each individual in the form and content.
There are many different forms these ceremonies can take and there are opportunities for people present to participate as memories are woven together – allowing you to truly create a very personal service that is full of meaning to honor your loved one and say goodbye.
Memorial and Celebration of Life Ceremonies
Memorial ceremonies can take place at any time to celebrate the life of the person who has died. As most funerals take place fairly soon after the death, it’s not always possible or appropriate to invite a wider network of people to attend. Often, those
Memorial ceremonies can take place at any time to celebrate the life of the person who has died. As most funerals take place fairly soon after the death, it’s not always possible or appropriate to invite a wider network of people to attend. Often, those left behind find that, with more time for reflection, they would like to find a way to honor and celebrate their loved one’s life in a fuller, and perhaps more inclusive, expansive, more conscious way – perhaps to mark an anniversary or other significant milestone.
Working closely with you, I can help you create a unique celebration of the life of your special person, honoring their unique spirit, their loves, their values and all that was dear to them as well as to those who miss them.
It is also an opportunity to express gratitude for their life and forgive anything that feels like it may need to be forgiven.
Celebrating their life, and the goodness of who they were, nurtures the bereaved and brings closure, completion and allows the healthy process of grieving to take place.