As a trained funeral celebrant, I conduct ceremonies for people who would like to say goodbye to their loved person in a special way. This involves assisting families in planning a memorable ceremony for the person they have lost. Whilst creating space for sadness and grief, I support families to make their ceremony into a celebration of life, bringing the person’s unique character to light, cherishing special moments from shared time, and reflecting their values that resonate with the way they lived their life. The celebration might involve readings and songs that reflect the person’s philosophy and beliefs. An individual eulogy may be devised to represent the person’s personality and qualities. There may be wishes to include what you and your family value or find comforting. A spiritual word or prayer may be your choice.