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Celebration of Life or Denial of Death?

Linda StuartFunerals, Death, and Dying, Life's Journey, Marking Milestones9 Comments

  People are often surprised when they learn of my love-hate relationship with the term “Celebration of Life.” “But you’re a Celebrant!” they say. “Doesn’t that mean you like to celebrate?” Well, yes…and no. It depends. Let’s take a look at Google’s definition of the word: Call me a killjoy, but I’m not a huge fan of the “happy funeral” … Read More

Born on the Fourth of July

Linda StuartLife's Journey1 Comment

“How will I teach him to tie his shoelaces?” During those initial chaotic moments in the delivery room, that was my first coherent thought. His due date was July 1—Canada Day—but, fittingly, he arrived instead on the Fourth of July. Independence Day. “He will be fitted with a prosthesis and that will help him manage,” the doctor told me. My … Read More

RIP, Ordinary Funerals

Linda StuartFunerals, Death, and Dying1 Comment

As fewer and fewer North Americans seek what was once considered the norm, the ordinary funeral (often on the more “traditional” side) appears to be nearing the end of life. And there are many reasons and theories as to why this is occurring. We live in a more transient society, where families and friends may be dispersed from one another, … Read More

Dear Dementia

Linda StuartFunerals, Death, and Dying, Life's Journey9 Comments

Dear Dementia

I have heard that writing a letter to someone who has died is helpful to the grief process and, while my mother is still very much alive, with every passing day, I mourn her loss. Over and over again, I am reminded, “It’s not her, it’s the disease.” And so, Dementia, I write this letter to you, for you have … Read More

A Romantic Riverside Wedding Ceremony at Cambridge Mill

Linda StuartWeddings1 Comment

Wedding Ceremony

“Since our wedding, so many of our friends and family have told us that our wedding ceremony was the most beautiful ceremony they’ve ever witnessed. We couldn’t agree more. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us our perfect ceremony, Linda!” I SO love working with couples who value the ceremony experience on their wedding day. And from our … Read More