A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR A HUSBAND
When my husband, Jean-Pierre passed away, he was a lapsed Catholic and did not want a traditional religious burial. He had found a spiritual path and wanted a ceremony to reflect that view.
I contacted Rev. Steph who spent a long time with me and my family, listening to all our various memories of Jean-Pierre.
On the day of the ceremony, it was as if Rev. Steph had known my husband all his life. She brought out his “frenchness” – his love of cooking, his music, which resulted in us all celebrating his unique personality and feeling his presence close to us.
I received so many compliments after the ceremony although I had done nothing!
I am sincerely grateful to Rev Steph for making a potentially sad event so joyful.Jackie Estany
A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR A CHILD
In June 2000 I contacted Rev. Stephanie to do a dedication service for my beloved son, Quinn, who had just passed over. Quinn was 7 years old.
I felt I wanted a dedication just for family and close friends and in line with my own spiritual beliefs. Rev. Stephanie came to our home – the first time we met other than speaking on the phone. I immediately felt comfortable with her and she handled our meeting in a kind and compassionate way.
Rev. Stephanie conducted the service in a manner that included all religious views – in a way that honoured and celebrated my precious son’s short life. The atmosphere was relaxed and intimate; anybody who wanted to contribute a memory of Quinn was welcome to do so.
The service was uplifting and brought us all a sense of closure and peace.Renee Wagner
A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR A MOTHER
My mother had been suffering for 10 years from Alzheimer’s and I had been to a memorial service for a friend, that Rev. Stephanie had conducted. I was so touched by the service that I vowed, that when my mother died, I would like to honour her, with the same loving kindness, that had been expressed, at this memorial.
A month before my mother died, I invited Rev. Stephanie to meet my Mother at her home, with the intention of facilitating a memorial service for her, when the time came for her to transition. A month later my Mother passed over, very peacefully in her sleep, in her own bed at home!
On a spiritual journey myself, I needed to have a service that would, acknowledge all beliefs and faiths, and be a celebration of the a sacredness of life. I wanted my family and close friends to be supported by all of those, who chose to attend and respect their beliefs whatever they were – a choice not a duty!
Rev. Stephanie’s ceremonies reflect compassion and the Divinity we all share. Stephanie gives everyone, at a ceremony, an opportunity to share their experience with a loved one and express themselves, silently or vocally – I find this deeply touching!
Thank you Stephanie – I will always remember this service as an uplifting connection to my dearest Mother! Blessings for the work you do.Virginia Buss
TESTIMONIAL 5 – MEMORIAL FOR A DEAR FRIEND’S BROTHER
I have spiritually known you for a very long time – my Soul Sister, Di, is our connection – even though I never had the privilege of meeting you physically until Sunday, when you conducted the most brilliant service for Walton.
Your messages just rang so true for myself and my husband, Peter, who, by the way, is not easily impressed, but he was totally impressed. We have both decided that if we need a service done, you are the one to do it. However I plan to be around for a very long time still.
I just had this need to show appreciation to you and gratitude for the absolute best service ever. You were amazing.
With love and light, AdeleAdele Adamson