Honoring the Life of a Loved One

By: Betty Dangler
Friday, March 10, 2023

As society moves away from the traditional funeral services, the questions asked are:  How would you like to remember your loved one? What fond memories do you have of your loved one? What special legacy did your loved one leave you?

If you choose not to have the traditional wake or service, it is the ceremony that holds the value in honoring the life of your loved one. A Celebration of Life can be the ceremony that brings you meaning and peace as you celebrate your loved one.  

As you plan the celebration, you can choose to focus on what best expresses the life of your loved one through music, videos, pictures, awards, clubs, organizations, vacations, and any other memories that explain the special moments in your loved one’s life. During the ceremony, friends and family members can speak about the life of your loved one and why this person was so special to them.  This celebration is for you and your family and friends to create. It is one of the first steps on your journey of healing after the loss of your loved one.

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