Creating happiness amid bereavement is a high calling; one that speaks to me as a Life-Cycle Celebrant and an End of Life Doula. The passing of a loved one is difficult time in our life's dance. Sudden loss can be almost unbearable in its surprise; the death of an elder after a long life gives us time to say our good byes. I am particularly skillful in crafting sensitive ceremonies for children and loved ones who have died by suicide.
Having accompanied friends and family members in their end-of-life journeys by serving as an advocate and friendly council, I've learned about this rite of passage through deep personal experience and study. This life experience ensures my clients have a caring and compassionate partner as they navigate their end of life journey, plan a Celebration of Life, consider home funerals, and address the many physical, emotional, spiritual concerns that arise during this time.
As your Celebration of Life Officiant, I will:
Certified Wedding Celebrant - Celebrant Foundation & Institute
Testimonial: Working with End of Life Doula Alison Moore has an has been enlightening and comforting and has enabled me, through the process, to articulate what a good death can be and how my friends and family can help me though this journey. Alison is a compassionate, caring and thoughtful guide.
In addition to being trained as a Life-Cycle Celebrant, I am certified as a "Sacred Passage Doula" through the Conscious Dying Institute. As a community service, I co-founded and facilitate the Okanagan Valley Death Cafes.
Whether it is your death, or the approaching death of a friend or family member, having a knowledgable partner who can provide the extra presence needed to fill in the gaps of care or information about options, can bring enormous peace of mind to all concerned in the dying process.
Affiliate - Willow End of Life Education & Planning
Sacred Passage End of Life Doula -
Home Funeral Guide - CINDEA
It takes us back into the past as we contemplate our future end of life. It is a great process. It is not static, but propels us on this path." Karin
I just want to thank you again for the absolute wonderful job that you’ve done with everything. Everything was perfectly completed for my sweethearts good bye. I will miss him so terribly much and this is a nice memory in memory of my sweet partner. My most sincerest thanks.
Thank you again so very much. I had many many people ask if you were a relative or family member. And very extremely shocked that you were not!! Asking where did you find her? You made us a very special day and I will be forever grateful. Thank you..
It was very nice meeting you. After talking with you it made our lives a little brighter.
I honestly can't thank you enough for creating the beautiful Celebration of Life for our twin boys. It was just what we had envisioned. The day was such a perfect beautiful day and we both had such warm hearts after celebrating our boys. Thanks you again for everything this you both did for us. We will forever be grateful.
Just wanted to say Thank You! for the lovely service you did for the family and the Celebration of Life for their young son. The memory of the girls ringing the bells at the end has replayed in my mind quite a number of times since. Jeff Everden, Everden Rust Funeral Services
Thank you Alison for officiating the service. I was very impressed. I thought you did a fabulous job and the family mentioned more than once how pleased they were with how you handled things. I absolutely will call on you in the future. Jeff Everden, Everden Rust Funeral Services
Celebrating the life of a child or a death by suicide requires deep compassion and understanding.