Life Celebrations

A life celebration, also known as a living funeral, is a celebration of someone’s life before they pass away. It gives family and friends an opportunity to say goodbye, share memories and communicate their appreciation of that life.

Photography by Edward Cross.

This sort of celebration is by no means a new idea and has been referred to as a living wake, living funeral, liferal, reminiscing party, life tribute or living unveiling.

However, one doesn’t need to have a terminal diagnosis looming over them, to have this sort of celebration. Honouring a life is so precious and beautiful, but made more special when the person is actually around to hear those heartfelt tributes. Birthdays and milestone anniversaries are a perfect time to have these celebrations.

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Life Celebrations – also known as Living Wake or Living Funeral

Most of us don’t’ even want to think of our mortality but there comes a time (usually after the death of a loved one or turning a certain age) where we might ask ourselves these questions,

  • How do I want to be remembered?
  • What should happen at my funeral?
  • If given the choice, would I want to participate in the celebration of my life?

Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can’t come.
Michael Gold “The Big Chill”

I have been involved in a few celebrations in which the guest of honour has been terminally diagnosed. These ceremonies can be confronting, however I have never in my life experienced so much love. To be able to come together, to touch, to cry, to say thank you, share memories and support each other is absolutely priceless.

If you are interested in honouring your own life or a loved one’s life, I am here to help guide you through this process.

To find out more call me on 0425 340 666 for an obligation free chat.

Life Celebrations Testimonials

Thank you for helping me celebrate Johns life this way, for supporting Gay marriage and for allowing 2 johns the happiest day of their life…together.
Not married, just love…but civil unionized… to be remembered forever.

Well done to you for a great supportive and nurturing space that you came into and enable it to be lifted in a beautiful way.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
Young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
You get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow,
Why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
You’ll surely regret the day.

That you didn’t take that extra time
For a smile, a hug or a kiss,
And you were too busy to grant someone
What turned out to be their one last wish

So hold your loved ones close today,
And whisper in their ear,
That you love them very much, and
You’ll always hold them dear.

Take time to say “I’m sorry”
“Please forgive me,” “Thank you” or “it’s okay”
And if tomorrow never comes,
You’ll have no regrets about today.

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