Bonnie M Marchand
Life Celebrant and Grief Guidance
Hello, I'm Bonnie Marchand
As your Celebrant, I will gracefully hold space for you and your beloved, your family and your friends, as you move through the stressful times of grief in your life.
When my father passed away in 2017, I was heartbroken and I realized that I wanted his life to be celebrated and for the service to be focused on him, not only a structured spiritual and religious service.
My passion for my work was born out of my need to share my dad’s life story; which included the music that he so loved and the memories of how good we felt when we were around him. A celebration of life should have no restrictions and therefore, I have dedicated my life to assisting families in sharing and celebrating the lives of their loved ones in the same manner.
I have always had the ability to connect with people, and have been comfortable getting to know people and what makes them special; especially during stressful and challenging moments in their lives. I am passionate about helping people when life becomes difficult and they need a hug and an ear to listen to them about their memories.
I have been a public speaker for the past 25 years and am able to connect with those in attendance to make the experience a personal one.
I was certified as a Life Celebrant in April of 2018 by the InSight Institute in Nevada, US, and immediately began providing services within Alberta. To date, I have served over 400 Families by writing and conducting their Celebrations of Life for their loved ones.
I am humbled and proud to create a Celebration of Life Service for the families I serve and approach every service with grace, respect and awe at the lives of those that I am privileged to serve.
Should you and your family decide to ask me to officiate, I would be honoured. I work privately with families, as well as, all Funeral Homes throughout Edmonton, Red Deer and surrounding areas.
Together We Will Heal