Saying goodbye is never easy, but a funeral or memorial service allows family and friends the best opportunity to celebrate the life of the person who has passed. As a funeral celebrant I work with you to provide a meaningful and memorable service which reflect the uniqueness of the individual, the life they lived and the numerous lives they touched. No two people are alike, why should their services be the same?


‚ÄčIt may be difficult to understand the true healing power of a celebration of life, it's part of the grieving process for you and all who's lives were intertwined with your loved one.  It's the last chance to say goodbye and share their life with others through stories, music, and reflection. As a celebrant I help bring it all together.


Planning for the service is inclusive of family, and your desires are fully understood and made a priority in preparing the celebration.  Creativity is part of the process and together we can plan a service that is unique and truly celebrates their life.

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"Thank you again for the beautiful service... Many of the people who attended thought you knew my father, and that is a testament to you."

- Sandra


"You honored my mother as though you had known her for many years, and the service was handled with dignity, a little brevity, and truly honored her life." 
-Patti


"You were able to capture "Pops" life with a sense of caring and grace.  Being able to tell his story without ever having met him is a special gift. We are truly touched and honored to have you pay tribute to his memory." 
-Linda


Dean Waterman | Funeral Celebrant services

"It was very beautiful.  It captured (my sister's) essence and the struggle and pain we feel at her passing.  She would have loved it, but more importantly, we loved it, and it brought us peace hearing those words."

- Joy


"I thank you for the wonderful gift you gave our family..." 
                                                                                         -Stephanie



Above image from a life celebration for a 20 year old man who played high school football.  The red string represents the lives he touched.