To learn more about my personal experience of death
and dying, read Death and Dying-A Personal Adventure
in Friends Journal, August 2017.
My sisters and I were so happy to have you perform our mother's Celebration of Life ceremony. You delivered the eulogy with grace and feeling. Your gentle, caring manner was a lovely addition to a day that wasn't easy for us. We appreciate all the time you spent beforehand planning the service with us so that it would be just right, and it was. Our guests commented on the loving atmosphere in the room where we all gathered - and of course you were a big part of that. Thank you so much.
Thank you for officiating the service. I was very impressed. I thought you did a fabulous job and the family mentioned more than once how pleased they were with how you handled things. I absolutely will call on you in the future.
Jeff Everden, Everden Rust Funeral Services
Alison thank you so much for participating in our family's service. You did a wonderful job and really helped make it a warm and pleasant experience.
Garry and Victoria Peters
I just want to take a moment to thank you again so very much. I had many many people ask if you were a relative or family member. And extremely shocked that you were not! Asking where did you find her. You made it a very special day and I will be forever grateful.
Creating happiness amid bereavement is a high calling; one that speaks to me. End of life and the passing of a loved one is difficult time in our life's dance. Sudden loss can be almost unbearable in its surprise, whereas the death of an elder may be welcome after a long life ending in painful illness.
Having accompanied friends and family members in their end-of-life journeys and serving as advocate and friendly council, I have learned a lot from this rite of passage. This life experience has created a caring and compassionate partner for families as they plan and commemorate their loved one through a Celebration of Life.
I look forward to helping you during this time.
As your Celebrant/Officiant, I will:
Credit: Rebekah West Photography and Creative International
Celebrations of Life
Celebrate Life's Dance