Sarah Bogaers, bilingual funeral celebrant

Tailored loss-related ceremonies

We tend to think of a funeral as the moment when we say goodbye to someone who has died. But saying goodbye isn’t a moment; it’s a process.

If you think it would help, I can support you in marking other loss-related milestones with an appropriate ceremony. Take, for example, a last family goodbye before your loved one dies, closing the coffin, planning a memorial tree or scattering the ashes.

Of course there are various other forms of loss that you may find yourself confronted with as you go through life. Suppose it becomes clear that you will never have children of your own. Or a long-term relationship fails. Or you’ve had to leave your home country. Perhaps you’ve lost your mobility following an accident. Or you’ve suffered a burn-out and you find yourself unable to function at the same level as before. Or in old age you’re no longer able live independently and you have to say goodbye to your own home.

These losses have a huge impact. I don’t want to suggest for a minute that a ceremony will make everything OK. But a ceremony can help you to consciously face your loss, give it a name and acknowledge it.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like to explore some options.