The passing of a loved one is a difficult time. Memorial ceremonies help in acknowledging the life of those we have lost while creating a space in which each can grieve and derive comfort from being with others who share their loss.
A celebration of the life of a loved one who has passed in a meaningful and personalised way assists in providing closure. By giving thanks for time spent with someone who has died and acknowledging how grateful we feel for what they did for us, we give ourselves the sense that our loved ones are well remembered and create a resource of feeling to draw on in years to come.
I am inspired by Religion for Athiests by Alain de Botton and believe that ceremony and a space to grieve are not the exclusive domain of organised religion. I am particularly interested in creating events, spaces and rituals that assist in celebrating and memorialising the passing of a loved one in a way that is meaningful for those present. This may include some cultural rituals important to your family, non traditional burials and eco-friendly memorials.
As part of my services I can assist with any of the following:
- As many meetings as are required to create the ceremony appropriate for your family and loved ones
- Advice on a variety of formats for commemoration
- Assistance in choosing readings, music and other aspects of the ceremony
- Professional and empathetic conduct of the memorial service
Contact me to start a discussion around how I can assist in your memorials.