Celebration of Life

Personal and meaningful

We believe in honoring your loved one through a celebration that is personal and provides a healing experience to family and friends. Celebrations of life can be held for burial or cremation to help celebrate a life well lived. From traditional ceremonies to unique celebrations, we pride ourselves on our service helping you plan the perfect event.

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Balloon Release

Thoughts for your loved one, in the form of balloons, float into the sky together.

Golfing Outing

Join together with friends to do the activity your loved one enjoyed most.

Tree Planting

A gift for generation, plant a tree to honor your loved one.

Final Salute

Give your veteran loved one the respect deserved with veteran funeral benefits.

Personalizing a Celebration

The purpose of a funeral is to provide a way of commemorating a life and bringing together friends and family. We aim for our celebrations to be a time to share memories and remember your loved one through music, stories, and capturing the nature of their spirit. The most important thing to keep in mind when creating a celebration is that it should be reflective of your loved one. While religious elements may play a part, it should also include stories about the person’s life that help everyone recapture and revisit their own memories. Sometimes this is best accomplished by having friends or family members share their reflections as part of the service. Some people personalize the service with special music (which may be religious or non-religious). Others bring in pictures to have at the service. Sometimes favorite things that belonged to the deceased are integrated into the ceremony such as wood carvings, golf clubs or even a motorcycle. The goal is to give a true sense of who this person was. There is nothing wrong with telling funny stories about the person who died: a funeral recognizes the sad event of a death, but can include humor. Unique celebrations include a patio tailgate party where everyone wears their loved one’s favorite team jersey, decorating to display their passion project, offering unique food, signature cocktail or wine from their personal cellar, or bringing in your loved one’s private art collection to be on display.

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stationery
We can create personalized stationery for your loved one.
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Unique Food
We can help you offer your loved one’s favorites for others to enjoy.
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DVD Tribute
Let us create a touching DVD helping friends and family relive special memories.

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Our Certified Funeral Celebrants

Our certified funeral celebrants can let your loved one’s funeral service tell theirs. Funeral celebrants specialize in creating a funeral ceremony experience that uniquely expresses the personality, lifestyle and interests of the person it honors. By working closely with you and asking insightful questions, the celebrant discovers your loved one through the stories you share. He or she can then design a fitting funeral service that incorporates your loved one’s interests or legacy through special and creative details. A personal eulogy, the perfect venue, thematic decorations, a special song or thoughtful keepsakes all may be part of a memorable funeral service planned and provided by a funeral celebrant. Certified celebrants can serve in place of or in addition to traditional clergy. They can lead the ceremony at the funeral home, cemetery or other location of your choice. Regardless of your family’s religious affiliation, culture or heritage, our celebrants design services that tell beautiful stories. For more information or to work with one of our certified celebrants, ask your funeral director.

What is a funeral celebrant?

A celebrant is a person who is trained and certified to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. A celebrant serves by providing a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and lifestyle of the deceased.

Why use a certified celebrant?

The celebrant training established by the In-Sight Institute seeks to provide the most comprehensive and sensitive training available. It is important that you and your family know that you are being served by someone who understands the process and is prepared to offer the very best service possible.

What Does a celebrant offer the family?

  • A Celebrant has been specifically trained to design a service for your loved one that is completely personal, incorporating those unique stories, songs, and experiences that defined your loved one.
  • A Celebrant will schedule a special family time for your family to share memories, anecdotes and special moments in your love one‟s life. The essence of the service will be based upon the remembrances of the family.
  • The Celebrant will consult with you to help design a service that best reflects and memorializes the life of your loved one.
  • The Celebrant can serve at a funeral service, memorial service, graveside service, anniversary tribute, tree planting, bench dedication, or any other gathering designed to honor the deceased.

What is the cost?

The Celebrant will spend approximately 10 hours in preparation for your service, as well as the expense of maintaining a resource library and ongoing training. Each Celebrant has established a fee or fee range based on the professional services in the area.

Who needs a celebrant?

  • Families who identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious”
  • Families who do not have a minister or church affiliation
  • Families who want a unique and personalized service
  • Families who want a Life Tribute experience the evening before a liturgical service

Resources

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Plan Ahead

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Obituaries

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Cremation

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