Funeral Services

Beautiful, Personalized Services

Our time together will be one of sharing, remembering and planning a service that honours the life of your loved one. I will work closely with your funeral director to coordinate music, video presentations, personal mementos and a unique ceremony to create a tribute to the life lived. I have a genuine interest in providing a quality service and I believe every funeral or life celebration should be unique. My goal is to provide a funeral service/celebration of life that is personalized to reflect the personality and lifestyle of your loved one.

What is a Funeral Celebrant?

A Celebrant is a person who is trained and certified to meet the needs of families during their time of loss.

Why Use A Certified Celebrant?

The training for Celebrants established by the In-Sight Institute seeks to provide the most comprehensive and sensitive training available. It is important that you and your family know that you are being served by someone who understands the process and is prepared to offer the very best service possible.

As a Certified Celebrant what do I offer the Family?
  • I am specifically trained to design a service for your loved one that is completely personal, incorporating those unique stories, songs and experiences that defined the loved one.
  • I will schedule a special Family Time for your family to share memories, anecdotes and special moments in the loved one’s life. The essence of the service will be based upon the remembrances of the family.
  • I will consult with you to help design a service that best reflects and memorializes the life of your loved one. The service can incorporate music, photos, personal mementos, and unique ceremonies to create a tribute to the life lived.
  • I can serve at a funeral service, memorial service, graveside service or any other gathering designed to honour the deceased.

Thank Yous

“Colleen, we want to thank you for the thoughtful and very personal service for RZ. Many people told us that they felt they knew a bit more about RZ or they told us they learned about mental health. Many people said it was a beautiful tribute to RZ. This is exactly what we were aiming for. You played a big part in this and we are so grateful that you came into our lives at this point.”


“Thank you Colleen for everything — you did a fantastic job at the service that took the pressure off all of us. You definitely met your calling as you did the service with such compassion, empathy and class for which we are all very thankful. You could easily fit in with our family, and I guess that’s why it was so easy to share stories with you. Thank you very much for preparing and officiating such a beautiful service; Dad would have been pleased.”


“Colleen, we just want to express again how wonderful the service was for Mom and the amazing job you did. It couldn’t have been better. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope our paths cross again someday.”


“Colleen, thanks so much for all your help and hugs during our sad time. Meeting you was wonderful and there should be more people like you in this world. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”


“Colleen, I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank-you for your compassion and help in creating our celebration for DW. It will remain a special memory for us all.”


“Colleen, thank you again for the beautiful service for Mom…as the days have passed I am remembering more of the words that you said.”


Services Fee

Winnipeg Funeral Celebrant Fees for 2019

I will spend approximately 14-16 hours in preparation for your service as well as the expense of maintaining a resource library and ongoing training. My fee for officiating at a funeral service, memorial service or graveside service is $375.00. For travel outside the Winnipeg area, mileage fee is .50 per kilometre.

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