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About Colleen Olafson

Winnipeg Marriage Commissioner & Funeral Celebrant

I am proud to have been raised in Riverton, located in Manitoba’s Interlake region. After 16 enjoyable years in Brandon, I now live in Osborne Village with my husband, Vern.

In July 1993 I was appointed to be a Province of Manitoba Marriage Commissioner. Since that time I have officiated at more than 1,800 weddings. Becoming a marriage commissioner was a perfect fit for me. In 2013, I was asked to officiate at three funerals and I realized that becoming a certified funeral celebrant would be another perfect fit for me. So in January 2014 I participated in the In-Sight Institute funeral celebrant training in the United States.

I retired from my government career with Manitoba Health in January 2015. This has given me more time to focus on my true calling — performing wedding ceremonies and officiating at funerals and celebrations of life.

I am caring, friendly, open and a great listener. My friends and colleagues have praised my warm sense of humour, calm demeanour, thoughtfulness, and patience. And I really love what I do.

I hope to share with you my experience, compassion and professionalism as a Marriage Commissioner or Funeral Celebrant.

Contact Me

I would love to hear from you!

Interested in booking me as your commissioner for your special day? Do you have questions about the role I play at your wedding, or which parts of Manitoba I service? I would love to chat!

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