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RIP, Ordinary Funerals

Linda StuartFunerals, Death, and Dying2 Comments

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 Journey8 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

2016: Wrapping It All Up

Linda StuartMarking Milestones3 Comments

Wrapping Up 2016

The introductory year of my fifties has proven to be the best and worst all wrapped up in a package that I’m still not sure what to do with. A season of growth and loss, joy and sorrow, 2016 delivered a plethora of gifts to dissect, digest and ultimately accept. Complete with a mandatory awkward moment or two, 2016 stretched … Read More

Bright Lights and Broken Hearts

Linda StuartFunerals, Death, and Dying, Ritual Moments2 Comments

How to Cope When the Holidays Hurt

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year: Bright lights, cheerful greetings, the jubilant faces of excited children, and tasty treats everywhere you go. It’s a time for family to come together, for friends to celebrate, for treasured heirloom decorations to be dusted off and proudly displayed in places of honour. It’s a time for reflection and … Read More