Obituaries

Feng Li 李府陳凤环夫人
B: 1952-05-01
D: 2019-01-20
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Li 李府陳凤环夫人, Feng
Huong Liem
B: 1958-05-28
D: 2019-01-17
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Liem, Huong
Hung Lee 李雄先生
B: 1935-07-07
D: 2019-01-15
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Lee 李雄先生, Hung
Tsui Chen 陳府謝翠雲夫人
B: 1921-01-13
D: 2019-01-07
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Chen 陳府謝翠雲夫人, Tsui
Fengxian Zheng 邱府郑凤仙夫人
B: 1955-05-11
D: 2019-01-02
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Zheng 邱府郑凤仙夫人, Fengxian
Wuxian Ma 馬武献先生
B: 1931-04-29
D: 2018-12-29
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Ma 馬武献先生, Wuxian
David Lin 林鸿炜先生
B: 1998-10-04
D: 2018-12-24
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Lin 林鸿炜先生, David
Cụ Ông Trần Ba
B: 1930-03-19
D: 2018-12-22
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Ba, Cụ Ông Trần
Tomoko Yamazaki 山﨑知子
B: 1974-05-10
D: 2018-12-12
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Yamazaki 山﨑知子, Tomoko
xI Liang 粱錫祥先生
B: 1947-04-08
D: 2018-12-12
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Liang 粱錫祥先生, xI
Nham Tran余府陳吟梅夫人
B: 1930-01-10
D: 2018-12-07
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Tran余府陳吟梅夫人, Nham
Shou Mo莫寿敖先生
B: 1940-05-25
D: 2018-12-06
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Mo莫寿敖先生, Shou
Seang Chan 曾国祥先生
B: 1935-01-14
D: 2018-12-01
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Chan 曾国祥先生, Seang
Tieu Au 區肖慈夫人
B: 1952-05-13
D: 2018-11-25
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Au 區肖慈夫人, Tieu
Jiao Wang 蕭府王娇英夫人
B: 1935-05-14
D: 2018-11-18
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Wang 蕭府王娇英夫人, Jiao
Kai Wong黄啟安先生
B: 1957-04-06
D: 2018-11-11
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Wong黄啟安先生, Kai
Kit Law 羅傑歡先生
B: 1925-02-25
D: 2018-11-03
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Law 羅傑歡先生, Kit
Yuanjie Ye 叶元杰先生
B: 1950-11-20
D: 2018-11-03
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Ye 叶元杰先生, Yuanjie
Kenny Dai 戴健利先生
B: 1948-01-27
D: 2018-10-25
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Dai 戴健利先生, Kenny
Mui Van 吳府溫二妹夫人
B: 1936-06-05
D: 2018-10-22
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Van 吳府溫二妹夫人, Mui
Pogman Lai 黎博文先生
B: 1934-03-12
D: 2018-10-22
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Lai 黎博文先生, Pogman

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Celebrations-of-Life

Many families today want a service which celebrates the life of their loved one. We introduce them to the concept of a celebration-of-life, and provide support in designing a celebration-of-life that is as unique as the life of their loved one.  

We always enjoy working together with families in planning a celebration-of-life for their loved one. While it can be a challenge to put together an event that both pays tribute to and celebrates the life and spirit of, a complex individual; it's also one of the most rewarding things any one of us can do for someone we've loved and lost.

Sarah York, opens her beautifully-crafted book, Remembering Well, with the very personal story about how her family chose to pay tribute to her mother. "My mother died in April 1983. . . she didn't want a funeral. 'Get together and have a party,' she had said when the topic was allowed to come up." However, she was quick to tell readers that the survivors did not honor the request. "We needed the ritual. We needed to say good-bye, but we also needed a ritual that would honor her spirit and would be faithful to her values and beliefs."

When Ms. York acknowledge the position of her family; that they needed not a party but a ritual; she teaches us all something important: the celebration-of-life events we plan with families should be shaped as much by their own emotional and spiritual needs, as their desire to celebrate the life lived.

While celebrations-of-life are not burdened by social expectations—they can be pretty much anything you want them to be—it's important to realize that the event you're planning should meet the emotional needs of the guests. So, think about exactly who will be there, and what they're likely to want or need. Then, bring in those unique lifestyle and personality characteristics of the deceased; perhaps add live music or refreshments, and you've got the beginnings of a remarkable celebration-of-life.

Celebrations-of-life are intended to lift everyone's spirits by focusing on positive memories. And as we wrote in the above introduction, if you'd like to learn more about celebrations-of-life, we invite you to read our 9 Steps to Planning a Celebration of Life. There you'll discover how our experience in arranging and hosting celebrations-of-life will guide you in the process.

 

Sources:
Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life & Mourning Death, Sara York