Sharron Cosgrove

Life Cycle Celebrations

Funerals, Memorials

So Much to Think About

So Little Time

That’s Where I Come In!

It is my honour to serve families and those who are dealing with the passing of a loved one. An end-of-life ceremony is a beautiful way of saying  Thank You  and of honouring those who’ve blessed this world with their uniqueness.

I see my role as a Life Cycle Celebrant as one of collaborating with family and friends to create and facilitate personalized memorials, funerals, celebrations of life, graveside services in the central Ottawa area and Outaouais regions.
As a storyteller, I deeply listen to the stories of the lives involved and I walk with you in organizing your celebration.

I treasure the work of crafting beautiful a tribute for your loved one.

The Service

Family and friends are often overwhelmed at the thought of creating and organizing a funeral or memorial service. When coping with bereavement we are not always fully aware of the many funeral or memorial service choices available.

Times continue to shift and in today’s world, many are choosing to bring their personal beliefs to this important part of the life cycle and working with a Celebrant who will honour their loved-one as well as their spiritual beliefs. It is no longer necessary to have your ceremony facilitated by a traditional minister or by a non-religious officiant. There are many choices in between.
I work with each situation as it presents, whether there is a traditional religious belief, a modern-day approach to spirituality, cultural influences and in cases where there is no belief at all.

Some find it appropriate to include meditations, hymns or other elements that respond to celebrate the life of the deceased; some choose others rituals that are dear to the heart.



Sharron’s Celebrant fees vary for each unique ceremony and normally range between $400-$600.  Every ceremony is unique and different so fees are quoted on an individual basis.  Fees are structured to support the time dedicated to working with the family, to researching, to writing and designing your distinctively unique ceremony, while also respecting your budget. 



My service offerings also include working with families and loved ones who prefer to pre-plan for the time of a loved one’s passage. 

Every situation is different and fees are dependent upon the services required. 

These can include discussions about style of funeral or memorial, beloved and sacred rituals. Research and proposals for the kind and location of the service or memorial.    Options for burial, considerations for green burial.  Some folk request that I manage arrangements with licensed authorities on registration of the death, etc. 


The Living Funeral

Living Funerals are a Japanese custom and became popular a few decades ago. 

As the living are turning to walk the last segment of their life on earth, either by terminal diagnosis or other, some choose to hold a celebration while they are are still able to be with, to hold and to cherish their loved ones and the memories they have shared on the journey.

Fees for the planning and facilitation of this Ceremony are dependent upon the uniqueness of the event.

1 Comment

  1. Chuck Oatman

    Thank you Sharron for supporting our family as Life Cycle Celebrant and hosting the virtual memorial for our loved one. We could not have wished for a better ceremony with over 130 attendees, 6 speakers, a slide presentation with music and several breakout rooms after. We received very positive reviews after the event and unexpectedly, many felt the experience was more intimate than a traditional funeral. We found your support and advice to be helpful and in these troubled times we believe the venue provided a comfortable place for family and friends to gather and grieve their loss.


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