Funeral, Memorial, & Celebration Of Life Ceremonies
I will create a lovely ceremony honoring your loved one. Planning the funeral memorial is a time to focus on celebrating the life of your loved one and how that person touched others along the way. Together we will craft a personal ceremony that will uniquely portray, honor and celebrate the ‘Life Story’ of your loved one.
Offering the foundation for family and friends to continue a new relationship in the heart. Providing families with; secular, non-religious, religious, spiritual, interfaith and non-denominational ceremonies.
Ceremonies can be uniquely personalized. Celebrations of life ceremonies are newer terms used to describe this alternative to the traditional funeral service. The ceremony is often delayed for the convenience or needs of the family. They include many elements of a funeral: eulogies, music, prayers, readings, poetry or other prose and symbolic elements to honor the life of the deceased.
Outline for Planning a Funeral, Memorial, or Celebration of Life Service
- Select a date
- Decide on the guest list
- Choose the location
- Select a celebrant, master of ceremony, officiant
- Ask family members and friends to speak
- Select music
- Pick a reading
- Choose flowers
- Decide on mementos to display
- Determine food & or refreshments
- Find ways to share and preserve memories
Officiant, Master Of Ceremony, Celebrant ~ Ema Droullard
Ema Drouillard has been offering ceremonies for over twenty years. “Providing a celebration of life is a great honor and always touches my heart deeply.” “Celebrating life” means acknowledging the life of the person who died. It means applauding their life and rejoicing in the fact that they lived. A “Meaningful Event” is an event that touches everyone present with an understanding of who the person was that died and what they lived for.
A celebration of life is increasingly popular, a time for friends and family to come together to share and remember the life of the deceased in a positive way. Bringing loved ones together to share, celebrate, honor, and remember the deceased, provides loved ones the opportunity to say goodbye. A funeral memorial provides a way to include ritual in our lifes and lives of our families.
Today, many families do not belong to a church. They have no family minister. Many families are choosing to have a celebration of the life with a Celebrant that will honor the wishes of the family and is able to do either a religious or non-religious service. Acting very much like a Master Of Ceremony for the family. The family can have a service just the way they would like and be involved as much or as little as they like. This is truly their service.
Bay Area Celebrations Of Life Services are offered for San Francisco County, Marin County, and Sonoma County. Certified Officiant, Rev. Ema Drouillard performs celebrations of life for your family and friends. A memorable way to honor your loved one. Holding a celebration of life service allows family and friends to honor their loved one who has died, celebrating the joy of treasured memories together. It also assists with closure at a time of perhaps deep grief.
Venue Ceremony-Book Here: $500 Celebrant-Memorial :
Zoom Ceremony-Book Here: $400 Celebrant-Memorial :
- Includes personalized service and travel fees.
Eulogy Writing Service: $135 Written-Eulogy :
- Have it written for you and be coached on your delivery.
Fernwood Cemetery / Funeral Home / Crematory Pricing
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