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 WHAT IS A CELEBRANT?
A celebrant is a person who is trained to meet the needs of families during their time of loss by working closely with them to create and conduct a service that is personalized to reflect the life that is being honoured. After sitting down with the family they will design a service that incorporates those unique aspects of their life - stories, music and experiences - that made them who they were and that live on in the memories of family and friends. Our celebrants are all members of our funeral service team who have taken special training offered by the In-Sight Institute, a widely-recognized certification program which seeks to provide the most comprehensive and sensitive training available. Celebrants are often called upon when a family chooses a secular service or when they have no affiliation with a faith community.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO A VISITATION OR FUNERAL?
The days of strictly dark and dour funeral attire are behind us. It’s common to see plenty of bright colours among family and guests but we still recommend being neat and respectful in the way you present yourself. Standards are certainly less formal than they once were but it’s best to consider the situation – who was the deceased, the family, the setting? If you’ve got ‘something nice’ you would wear ‘somewhere nice,’ it will probably be fine. Feel free to call the funeral home and ask for the advice of the funeral director serving the family. Failing all else; err on the side of conservative and tasteful.
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?
As we said we get lots of questions. If we haven’t answered yours we would love to try. Please call us.
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