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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. They serve by providing a funeral service or tribute that is personalized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased.

Why have a Funeral Celebrant?

The funeral is a valuable source for healing in the lives of a grieving family. This source needs to be available to both the religious and non-religious people the funeral home serves. More than half of the families in our communities are not active in a church so there is no direct connection with a clergy person and Celebrants specialize in non-religious services.

What will a Funeral Celebrant offer to a family?

A Celebrant will meet with the family to offer guidance and consulting while planning a personalized and meaningful funeral to honour the loved one. Whenever possible, the Celebrant will also have a Family Time for sharing of stories and memories. A Celebrant has a wide library of resources for readings, music and other special ceremonies to help the family design a service that honours the life. The Celebrant will work directly with the funeral director on the arrangements and elements of the service. Celebrants are dedicated to the concept of providing a tribute that reflects the lifestyle and beliefs of the individual.

Robin Heppell is a Certified Celebrant

For more information about Celebrants, please visit Doug Manning's website.