I work with people across the Wellington region from many backgrounds and situations to enable a fitting ending for a loved one.
Never easy, managing the sometimes emotional rollercoaster that accompanies a loss of life, can challenge many families as they prepare for a farewell ceremony. There is much to think about and for lots of people, help to construct a meaningful rite of passage may smooth some of the heart ache that is part of significant loss.
- Contact me to check availability and see if I can meet your needs. If so,
- Meet together with as many of your family and others close to your loved one as you think best, to develop a meaningful ceremony. After firstly acknowledging your loss, we will talk about your loved one and what you as a family want to say and do – who needs to be involved, who wants to be involved, when and where you will hold the ceremony; giving tributes, sharing images, videos, mementos, special music and anything else that will help reflect on the life of your loved one.
- Draft the ceremony and send to you for accuracy, changes and/or additions.
- Ensure you see the final draft before the funeral date.
I acknowledge, respect and understand the emotional impact we experience when a loved one dies and respect the privacy and confidentiality of all people involved.
I will ensure documentation is accurate and will conduct the ceremony in a professional and ethical way. I will arrive at the ceremony at least 30 minutes before to ensure everything is ready and in place.
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- Sturm J.C Dedications. Steele Roberts Publishing. (1996)
- Agnew Pinky Lifesongs. Readings for Milestones. Random House. (2006)
- Johnston Andrew Ed Moonlight. NZ Poems on Death and Dying. Random House. (2008)
- Touching Hearts
- Good Reads
- Hospice readings