Helping you craft your beautiful goodbye.

celebrations of life

Express the Genuine Personality and Story of Your Loved One

Honouring a life lived is an important part of the grieving process when there is a death, but you may need support.

“A Celebrant offers an alternative to a service provided by a clergy for families who do not wish to have a traditional funeral.”

As a trained celebrant, I have a strength in helping you express the genuine personality and story of your loved one, in a way that is authentic for your family.

My special joy is to work with loved ones to create an intimate and unique goodbye ritual with close members, before the more social or larger celebration.


What to Expect

  • We will have a meeting to talk with or about your loved one and the support needed
  • Would you like to create a more intimate goodbye before the more formal celebration?
  • You may choose to have something within days and/or a memorial later on
  • Together we can check in on how you feel, what you want to see and hear during any ceremony
  • This could include a service at your home, outside, virtually at a funeral home or in the community
  • You get as much support as you need to craft the appropriate ceremony that reflects your love
  • Fees are dependent on the role you want me to play
Wind blows a dandelion and pieces of it fly gently into the air all in front of a sunset
Single dandelion
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“To live in this world you must be able to do three things. To love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.”

– Mary Oliver


What People are Saying

“… best funeral they’d ever attended.”

“I called Jen to help me arrange a Celebration of Life when my son died.  Jen, gently and intuitively, offered suggestions to organize readings, stories and music that reflected his values and free spirit… His friends said it was the “best funeral they’d ever attended.”

Get in Touch


Waterloo, ON, Canada


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