Hello, I’m Sara.
During my 8 years as an elementary and high school teacher, I was humbled and inspired by the opportunity to help shape and mold lives for the future. Every life has incredible significance and value - there are no exceptions. I loved my teaching career, but I wanted to be able to serve others in a unique way that is fitted to my desire for compassion and empathy; I wanted to help others the way I would hope someone would help me when that time came.
I chose to become a Funeral Celebrant in 2013, and I am honoured to work and walk with incredible individuals and families through some of the most painful and difficult times in their lives. I help to ease the burden of planning and officiating a funeral or memorial service by collaborating with the family to create something that meets their specific needs. As unique as their loved one was; so unique is the service where they get the chance to say their final goodbyes.
I have been trained and certified with Insight Institute to design a funeral service or celebration that fits who the deceased was, and I am now honoured to serve as a Celebrant Trainer with Insight Institute, coming full circle back to my teaching roots. I earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre & Film from McMaster University. When not writing and weaving stories into one-of-a-kind funerals, I enjoy speaking to a variety of audiences on topics that you can check out on my Speaking page.
I live in Milton, Ontario with my family and have worked with families all over the Greater Toronto Area.
It would be an honour to serve you and your family through this difficult but important time of creating a service that your loved one deserves. Feel free to contact me here.
"You are a wonderful person. I'm so glad that you were the one who was with us in this time of need. You were a real beacon of light and you helped to steady and calm the waters. Without you I'm afraid it just wouldn't have been what my wife would have wanted. You are a lovely person who has personally touched me and I will never forget your kindness."
- Magnus, husband