Tracy Crisp Funeral Celebrant
helping you create meaningful ceremonies that celebrate life, love and diversity while making space for healthy grieving
Funerals, memorials and grieving in a time of COVID-19
With physical distancing measures in place, interstate travel limited, and venues closed, there have been many sudden changes to the ways we can hold funerals. But please know that there are–and will always be–ways to make sure you can celebrate life and mourn death in a meaningful way that includes all of the most important people.
The first thing to know is that you do not need to rush. There is time and space to make sure decisions are right for you. If you are feeling overwhelmed or confused, please feel free to get in touch. I am available for a free phone consultation to help you talk things through. My genuine wish is that you find the right answers and the right people to help you create the funeral or memorial you want. You can contact me directly or ask a funeral director to contact me on your behalf.
I have written some reflections on grieving during this time of COVID-19 beginning with this piece focused on funerals and memorials and this more general blog post on grief during the pandemic. We are physically isolated from one another, and we must find new ways to do things, but you do not need to be alone.
People’s life stories are a rich and powerful gift. As a funeral celebrant, it is my great privilege to honour those stories by helping you create a meaningful, individual ceremony.
traditional, contemporary or alternative funeral celebrancy and planning services in Adelaide and regional South Australia
You can contact me directly or ask a funeral director to contact me on your behalf. Funeral directors often recommend celebrants they know, but if you know a celebrant you would like to use you are always free to ask.
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