A Humanist Memorial commemorates a person's life. It is a life affirming service without reference to the supernatural or hereafter. This service is for those who choose to honor the deceased with remembrance, love, and respect and do not wish someone from the clergy to officiate.
The memorial service is personal and communal. There are opportunities for reflection, shared memories, poetry, music, eulogies.
There is no "right time" to hold a memorial service. Memorials can be planned immediately following traditional days of mourning, before or after a burial, or at a future date as far ahead as one year to be determined by the family. Perhaps the family wants to remember an anniversary, or ensure that everyone can attend.
Allow me to be your compassionate guide during this difficult time and assume this responsibility with you. I will meet with members of the family to write the program and ensure the service honors the memory and, when known, wishes of the deceased. This may include the writing of a eulogy, obituary, selection of readings and music, video messages, or a photo montage.