Walking alongside your grief... with compassion
I am privileged to accompany families on their grief journey, when saying goodbye to a loved one. Having been through this trauma myself, I understand that families need to be guided and supported and have someone they trust work with them to ensure the life of their loved one is celebrated in a manner appropriate to the family. I am currently training as an End of Life Doula.
My name is Catherine It would be my honour to accompany you through this sad time
I spent two years training as an Interfaith Minister with the OneSpirit Foundation. I was trained in holding funerals and memorial services. These services would be outside of a church setting. I offer an alternative and personal service to the traditional ceremonies, and my ceremonies reflect your beliefs, be they religious or not.
I know what a distressing time it is when someone you love passes away. I will guide you every step of the way through the process of creating a ceremony. I will arrange to meet you and talk through what type of ceremony you feel reflects the beliefs and personality of your loved one.
Why choose me
My ceremonies are very personal and completely reflect the beliefs, personality and values of the person who has passed away. I will work closely with you and your family and your funeral director to create a beautiful, heartfelt, unique ceremony and will guide you and listen to your wishes all the way.
I offer a calm, safe and open space. As well as gently working with you on creating a Ceremony, choosing songs, poetry, readings, candle or other rituals....I will help with any practical aspects and work with the funeral director and others involved. I carry out ceremonies in different settings: a crematorium, a graveside, a funeral home - wherever you choose.
In creating a ceremony, some elements would be the sharing of stories and memories, holding silence to reflect and remember your loved one. There could a sharing of photos and items that remind you of your loved one. I ensure that there is space for celebrating his/her life as well as mourning their loss.