A Celebration of Life service is a creative and meaningful approach to memorializing a loved one. In a simple and personal way, a Celebration of Life service becomes the structure that blends traditional and non-traditional funeral elements, provides for religious and secular participation, and creates an experience for loved ones seeking a sense of peace and fulfillment.

We encourage you and your family and friends to be creative when celebrating the life of your loved one. To create a comforting Celebration of Life service, you may want to start by reflecting on the various hobbies, interests and life work that occupied your loved one. Think of it as a journey of discovery, a chance to dust off old memories and an opportunity to chronicle family history. Remembering warms our hearts and helps us to feel better. It reminds us to celebrate the life lived, not the heartbreak of a life lost.

before planning

Some things to consider when planning a Celebration of Life Service:
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Family rituals or traditions

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Vacations and holidays

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Hobbies, pastimes, or special passions

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Special pets

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Important friends, colleagues, and teachers

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Mentor/mentee relationships

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Work or career

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Organizations and volunteer projects

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Interests and areas of skill

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Was the person spiritual or did religion play a role in their lives?

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Important milestones, family heritage, and family relationships

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The extended family and other special friends

since 1901

Remembering warms our hearts and helps us to feel better, even in the midst of a heart-rending loss. It reminds us to celebrate the life lived, not the heartbreak of a life lost.

current services

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