Funerals and Memorial Services

I specialize in funerals and memorial services for families without a church connection who want help planning a ceremony to honour their loved one.

I meet with bereaved families to learn about their desires and preferences.  Services are custom designed to suit the wishes of the family.  Families are welcome to include favourite readings of their choice and to play any type of music they desire.  I have a resource book containing many kinds of tributes which I share with families seeking just the right words to honour their loved one.  I work with families until they are comfortable with the structure and content of the ceremony.

As an Anglican priest, I have presided at many funerals and memorial services, in funeral homes, churches, homes, and other venues.  I believe that every end-of-life event is a sacred time.  I am comfortable with any level of “religious” content, and am especially pleased to assist families who are not comfortable with “God talk.”

 

 

"What do we live for, if not to make the world less difficult for each other?"

George Eliot

 


What Families Say

“You conducted the funeral service in a very personal manner.”
Sheila Wakefield

“My children and I felt completely comfortable with you in a situation we never dreamed could happen to us.”
Donna Agnew

“It is impossible to tell you how much you helped me …”
Mary Hickie

“Your kindness and calm allowed me to accept Mom’s passing.” 
Judy Callahan

“Thanks so much for your comfort and support to me and my family.”
Diana Goodwin

“I’m so glad you were able to do the service for my Mom.  I don’t think it could have been done any better."
Steve Busby

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  Amy Cousineau, M. Div, M.Sc, B.A.Sc

  Anglican Priest, Diocese of Niagara
  Graduate of the Haden Institute/
  Mount Carmel Training Program for
  Spiritual Directors