Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Celebrant?

A celebrant is an individual who is trained and certified to meet the needs of family members during their time of a loss of a loved one. A Celebrant has been trained to design a service for a loved one that is personal and unique. A Celebrant can be involved in a traditional funeral service, graveside service, celebration of life, anniversary tribute or a private service to honor the deceased.

 

What is the purpose of a Funeral Service or Celebration of Life?

The words “funeral” or “service” are open to broad definition. A service does not need to be religious. Any gathering of people for the purpose of remembering and honouring the life of a person who has died is a funeral service. Funeral service may be very informal, something traditional, large, small or just something that feels appropriate. It can be at someone’s house, at a hall, at a church or outside. The important thing is that it provides a time and place for people to pay their respects, to share stories and to publicly acknowledge the importance of this person is to us. A service offers a time of healing and closure, gives a sense of peace and comfort to family and friends and brings a community together.

These are some of the many questions you may have. If there is a question that is not answered here please contact us at info@heritagenorth.ca