In times of deep grief and sadness, we can feel as though we have lost our compass for life. I will help you to navigate your final tribute to your loved one, with the training, experience an empathy you deserve.
I work with your grieving family to design a personalized ceremony, making sure it reflects your wishes as to culture, choice of wording and values. You decide if the ceremony will be religious or secular. Services can be held in a funeral home, in a private home or at the graveside.
Coordinating closely with the funeral director and with your family, I organize the order in which readings, remarks, songs and prayers for the service. At our planning meeting, I offer ideas for readings and hymns or songs, if you choose to include them. I will also ask you to tell me stories of your loved one, to bring me into a closer understanding of the special place the deceased person held in your family.
I am an ordained Interfaith Minister, trained and experienced to include aspects of several faith traditions and also available to present a non-religious celebration of your loved one's life.
Call or text me to schedule our initial meeting, in person or on zoom 585.494.1795 Rev. Darla Bair