I loved my retirement launching ceremony and so did my guests. My friends told me: Linda it was so ‘you’! I had asked Anne to help me with a ceremony to mark this important milestone in my life: transitioning from working full time to pursuing interests that I love but had put aside. In particular, I wanted to launch my “encore career” as a Funeral Celebrant. Anne skillfully guided me through the planning process and was a wonderful Celebrant! The ceremony was amazing and I enjoyed the journey with Anne from beginning to end.
Linda Butler, Life-Cycle Celebrant®
“We called upon Anne when my beloved grandson was dying and our family wanted a home Vigil. Anne was our angel with many wings. She was our guide in keeping our loved one at home, guided us with her gentleness when it was time for us to wash his body and encouraged us to take the time we needed. Her gentle presence kept us informed, on task and supported.”
“I called on Anne for guidance when I was struggling to support my dying Aunt. Anne listened to me and reflected my own values and wishes back to me. I left our meeting knowing in a more grounded way what I already had known about how to do this work. I am so grateful for Anne’s support.”
Emily Pearson Ryan
“I engaged Anne to officiate my sweet husband of 36 years Celebration of Life. The family was from multiple religious dominations, had never participated in a Celebration of Life ceremony and had their own ideas for the ceremony. Anne made herself available to personally meet with the family, prior to the event, to get to know Mark and understand what I and my daughter Kathleen, from WA, were looking for. She was prompt, compassionate, did an excellent job of family mediation, was a strong written/oral communicator, provided suggestions for incorporating prayer into the service, included the important items we requested in the ceremony and kept everyone as happy as can be during this difficult time. Anne was an excellent facilitator and did a great job! Thank you Anne!”