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Celebrants: A Personal Way to Say Goodbye
We get it. The traditional, religious service isn’t for you. But what if a time of farewell for your loved one could be different? What if it could be a mixture of different elements that were reflective of the unique person that they were? What if you could offer your family and friends the gift of an unforgettable event that not only honoured your unique loved one but helped ​everyone in attendance with the grieving process?

Enter the Celebrant.

Join Certified Funeral Celebrant and Celebrant Trainer Sara Hawkins (formerly Brown) in this interactive and informative webinar as she walks you through the wide variety of ways a Celebrant can help create a personal, storytelling and healing ceremony that can help everyone in attendance say goodbye in a meaningful (and even potentially joy-filled!) way.

Jun 24, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sara Hawkins (Brown)
Certified Funeral Celebrant @Cardinal Funeral Homes
Since 2013, Sara Hawkins' passion has been planning and officiating personalized and storytelling funerals, memorials and Celebrations of Life events for families that are looking for something outside of the more traditional, “cookie-cutter” service. For several years, she owned her own business and partnered with funeral homes to serve families in the Hamilton, Halton, Toronto and surrounding regions. Then in October 2020, Sara transitioned into her role as Celebrant and Creative Memorial Planner with Cardinal Funeral Homes. She also enjoys working as a Certified Celebrant Trainer with InSight Institute and is an dynamic Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader, offering engaging and interactive presentations on topics both within and outside of the death care profession.
Katherine Mamalyga
Funeral Pre-Planner @Cardinal Funeral Homes
Katherine joined the Cardinal’s team in 2003. She works with families both before and after they need a funeral. A licensed funeral pre-planner, she helps people organize their funeral plans, so that their families will be spared the task when the need arises. She also delivers Cardinal’s Extended Family Services Program, helping families who have just experienced a loss to wind up the deceased’s affairs. With her fluency in Ukrainian and her professional expertise, Katherine is a godsend to many of our clients. She finds her work gives her “a really good feeling at the end of the day”. In her free time, you’ll find Katherine enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.