Celebration of Life Services


The celebration of one’s entire life – after they depart – is the most mystical, profound, and intense gathering of all. Whereas the words funeral service have a sad connotation,  ‘Celebration of Life Service’ sounds light and uplifting. And that is what we aim for.

As we honour our friend or family member who has left the physical, we think about our own life, how we’ve spent our time, and how we will go forward. It’s a time for everyone to renew their passion for living, loving, and leaving an impression on the world.

I will follow your service sheet or wish list to conduct a ‘celebration of life’.  You may want to have readings, songs, or have guests speak their farewell. I will be there to support speakers, or take the lead if they cannot.

Your service can be as long or as short as you wish. It will be reverent, joyful, light hearted, peaceful and blessed.

I consider it the highest privilege to stand alongside people at the closing of the circle of life, to be fully present in that sacred time and space, and to share my talent for the spoken word.

No one wants to die.  Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.  And yet death is the destination we all share.  No one has ever escaped it.  And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.  It is Life’s change agent.

– Steve Jobs

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