The weight of this sad time we must obey. - Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.
When a life comes to it's end, transformation occurs for those left behind as well as the deceased.
We not only grieve the death we also grieve our loss. It is so important to stop, gather, and hold space to recognize this transformation. Even elephants and gorillas stop to practice ritual to acknowledge the passing of one of their own. End-of-life ceremonies should uplift and connect us at a time when we may feel profound grief and disconnection, becoming celebrations of life lived.
Each life tells a story. As a Life Cycle Celebrant, I work with you to listen and learn the life story created by your loved one and craft a ceremony with words and rituals honouring the life lived.
There is no right or wrong time to remember the loss of a loved one through ceremony. End of life ceremonies can be held months, and even years after a death.
I will help you select the music, readings, rituals, and stories that reflect the life, beliefs and personality of your loved one.
Celebrations of life
Stillbirth and miscarriage ceremonies
"Right to Die and "Assisted Death" Ceremonies
Lorraine Cowan, Certified Life Cycle Celebrant Serving Greater Montreal and Eastern Ontario, from the US Border to Ottawa. firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Lorraine Cowan