Living Wake

Have you ever been to a funeral, listening to all the wonderful things people were saying about your recently deceased loved one and thought:

"They would loved this. 
What a shame they're not here to hear it."

Why not consider a Living Wake? 

It's a chance for your family and friends to honour you while you're still here to enjoy it.

  • Listen to old friends tell great stories about you
  • Laugh at the memories shared
  • Love the look on your grandkid's faces as they learn about your life

A living wake can look similar to a regular wake except that the guest of honour is still with us.  It's a great way for family and friends to come together and let their loved one know the impact they made on their life.  What a way to go out - full of the knowledge that you were loved, appreciated and will be missed.
When would you have a Living Wake?

  • During a big birthday - Maybe one of the big '0's - 70, 80, 90, 100?
  • After a terminal diagnosis can be a good way to help your loved one to come to terms with the news - especially if they hear how they've inspired other people throughout their life.

What would I include in this celebration?

  • Anything you like!
    • Eulogy & tributes from family and friends
    • a celebrant lead ceremony
    • music
    • dancing
    • cake
    • giving away personal items as gifts
    • have a theme/fancy dress
    • religious element
The Celebrants at The Celebrants Network are trained in ceremony and can help you to arrange the biggest party of your life!
Last modified on Thursday, 05 October 2023 20:55
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