Memorials, Funerals, Celebrations of Life
Your family's story with heart
What We Do
Your family story is at the heart of what I do.
Memorials, Funerals, Celebrations of Life are all a time to honour those who are no longer with us.
You will feel deeply satisfied that your loved one has been remembered with a ceremony that has incredible truth and dignity.
Meaningful, intelligent and creative Ceremony Design allows you a healthy way to start your grief journey.
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VIP Celebrant Service
Sometimes an exceptional person requires an exceptional service
A Simple Service
Keeping the ceremony simple and respectful
Graveside or Committal
A small gathering to say good-bye
Who We Are
Here to serve you and your family.
Within my life, I have weathered both life and death, and in doing so, I have witnessed how our personal and family stories give meaning to our lives. Working with Simply Ceremony, your stories will come alive in the form of a ceremony. Within a Celebrant Ceremony, we have space to honour your grandparents, or parents, to have your favourite niece involved or maybe even remember your beloved dogs that died recently. All these threads of your life are part of your personal narrative and inform my work for you as a Celebrant.
In 2016, I’m expanding my practice to include the full spectrum of your life: birth, coming of age, marriage and milestone birthdays and of course the end of life.
Lisa is trained and certified by the highly respected Celebrant Institute and Foundation and recognized as an interfaith Religious Officiant in the Province of BC. She is registered with Vital Statistics to perform Weddings in British Columbia. Lisa brings to clients her creative gifts and volunteers for many organizations, leading a local high-school parent’s advisory council and coordinates the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective free yoga program. She can be heard regularly on Roundhouse radio talking about ceremony and issues surrounding the end of life.
Loss of a friend
Lisa's authentic desire to connect made it easy to feel open and to want to share with her my stories and life experiences with my beloved friend. Her thoroughness and attention to details made me feel I was in good hands and my friend would be honoured by her understanding in her eulogy. Lisa's marvelous sense of humour brings lightness and delight to my interactions with her. She has a creative and outside the box thinking edge that fitted right in with mine, so I loved working and brainstorming with her.
Loss of their beloved Mother
Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Canada
Lisa's service as my family's Celebrant went far beyond my expectations. She has been remarkably caring, genuinely compassionate, and has helped me immensely in transitioning to a World without my mother. Though we were meeting for the first time, the attentiveness she brought every time we met was that of a long-time friend. There is an undeniable beauty in the service she provides. I am truly grateful for everything she's done.
A Tragic Death
Jericho Beach, Vancouver
Island View Beach, Vancouver Island
Lisa was able to support, very intuitively, generously, and graciously, the process of respectfully honouring my former partner and best friend after his sudden passing. With input from many of his loved ones, she created a ceremony that was performed in two cities for two different groups of his friends that was tremendously heartfelt and filled with more meaning than she could have ever have known. It was hard to believe that she had never met him in person or known of the struggles he had with his mental health prior to his death, but she brought profound meaning to both of the memorial services.
Friends of Simply Ceremony