A Funeral is a ceremony in which remains of your loved one would be present.
A Committal ceremony involves thoughtful, respectful placement of those remains in a grave, moseleum, columbarium, or garden.
A Memorial is a ceremony honoring your loved one where no remains are present.
Funerals are held shortly after death.
In the case of cremation, the committal can be held at anytime, or not at all.
Memorials can be held at anytime, even months or years after a life that was not honored to your satisfaction. The waiting allows for more thoughtful planning. As well, waiting weeks or months allows for appropriate travel plans for friends and family that would otherwise be unable to attend.
Whether it be a Funeral, Comittal or Memorial you are planning, we'll meet face to face, heart to heart.
After meeting and listening quietly to family, I carefully construct a ceremony that reflects the values, passion and history of the person who has died. You have complete final approval of the ceremony and as much or little input as you like.
I will remain a calm, non anxious presence through the entire process.
There are many meaningful and inspiring ways to honor and celebrate your loved one's life that are become available in non religious funeral or memorial and I would be honored and privileged to help you create something meaningful and beautiful as a tribute to your loved one.
Many of us have attended funerals that were less than satisfactory. It doesn't need to be this way.
Please contact me if you'd like to meet to create a beautiful, supportive ceremony drawn from a true place of compassion and caring.