Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Changes in Funeral and Celebrant Services

While I continue to assist families with traditional services, I am also serving people who request more personalized and spiritual services, and there is an expanding gap between the time of death and the time that the service is scheduled. Why am I experiencing these changes as a Funeral Celebrant? Well, many people are choosing cremation, so the sense of urgency in decision making has changed. Also, people are geographically dispersed, there are economic challenges and there are more complicated grief issues. Your funeral celebrant is also a resource. I would encourage you to have the conversation with your celebrant sooner, rather than later, in order to receive the greatest benefit.

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Funeral Celebrant

As a Funeral Celebrant, I write and deliver the eulogy and emcee funeral, memorial and celebration of life services. Having assisted bereaved family and friends in their home, the funeral home, cemetery, golf course, restaurant or banquet facility, the focus is on what the family chooses in order to honor the deceased and to help them navigate their loss. Some families select a traditional service and some choose to wait weeks or months between the time of death and the service. Others choose to have an additional service or to celebrate the anniversary of the death or some other significant date. The sooner you start the conversation with your celebrant, the more you will appreciate the value and the resources that are available to assist you.

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