What is a Celebration of Life?

A celebration of life is similar to a funeral or memorial service, but generally is less rooted in tradition and focuses on celebrating the life, impact and achievements of an individual, instead of mourning the loss of that person.

A celebration of life can happen at any time after losing someone; whereas a funeral or memorial service generally occurs within a few weeks of someone passing.

Celebrations of life are often more creative and focus on activities, food and drinks that the person who passed away enjoyed. It’s common for guests to be asked not to wear black and to come ready to share favorite stories.

February 2018