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'Before I Die'
Pre Death Gatherings
(Living Reflection Event)
I want to laugh with my friends before I die
When the guest of honour is aged or terminally ill
and has time and an inclination to plan their own
funeral.They are sometimes saddened by the
intention to gather all their friends and family
but won't be there to enjoy it.
Visit to Help Plan Your Gathering
As your Celebrant I can visit your loved one or the
family/organisers to help plan a gathering
of family and friends as a Living Reflection/Party
or Gathering before they die.
We can also discuss any requests for
their funeral as well.
Living Reflection Gatherings are always unique; usually in a chosen venue or at home
and run no longer than 2 hours. This may be 6 months or less when given a
terminal diagnosis, or if a person is entering a Nursing home and
unable to care for themselves.
Order of the Day
As your Celebrant/MC I plan a light speech about your Guest of Honour, welcoming family and friends who are invited on their behalf(keeping in mind your Guest of honours' fragility at all times). Often there is a nurse attendant close by. Guests may wear hats/wigs/bandannas or a particular colour or sporting theme, depending on the patient’s condition and preference.
Not a Sad Occasion
There is usually food and beverage or an afternoon tea. There is an opportunity for people
to stand up and present funny stories, memories about the patient in their presence.
This is not a sad occasion.
Some events have arranged a performance/dance
or singer as part of the close of this celebration.
The event is filmed and good
wishes are collated by me or a chosen friend.
Later at the Funeral/Memorial Service
Several weeks or months later there is ultimately
a Funeral or Memorial Service. We all gather
again to honour and remember your lost
loved one. This acts as a warm reunion.
The video is aired as part of the service.
As your Celebrant I reflect back to this event and
happier times while carrying out the service in the
most respectful and appropriate way.
Your day, Your way.
Cost: $800 within 40 km from CBD.
Please Contact me to discuss you date,time and desired location