When a life ends, transformation occurs not only for the deceased, but also for those left behind.
Every life has a story to tell. As a Professional & Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, I work alongside you to get to know your loved one's story. I then craft a ceremony with words and rituals to honour their life and bring comfort to those left behind.
When someone dies, we not only grieve the death of their physical presence, 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 and acknowledge the death 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.
If you or your loved one has said "I don't want a funeral", read my blog post on this subject before making a decision.
End-of life ceremonies don't have to be held at a church or a funeral home. Ceremonies can be held at home, a golf course, a legion, a bar or restaurant, or anywhere else you choose.
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 can also help you to select the music, readings, rituals, and stories that reflect the life, beliefs and personality of your loved one.
"Lorraine did an outstanding job as the Celebrant for our Memorial Service. Her presence is calm and welcoming and Lorraine really 'held it together' for all of us.