3030 55 Street
Red Deer, AB T4P 3S6
Phone: (403) 342-2460
Fax: (403) 342-2495

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Celebrants, Counselling and Other Services

Celebrants in Alberta


Hoare, Jacqueline

Funeral Celebrant and Marriage Commissioner
Working in Hospice Palliative Care as a Chaplain in Calgary at the Salvation Army Agape Hospice for eight years brought about a passion for listening to the stories of lives well lived. I have found an outlet to celebrate individual's unique lives by listening to their stories...and sharing them as they are remembered in a Celebration of Life and by celebrating milestones in people's lives as couples are married and families welcome new babies into their families. 
Everyone has the right to a meaningful celebration for all of life's passages; from celebrating the birth of a child and welcoming them into the family, to officiating a personal meaningful Wedding Ceremony, to celebrating a life well lived. I am a trained Chaplain (CAPPE) since 1998, A Certified Funeral Celebrant since 2006 and an appointed Marriage Commissioner for the Province of Alberta since 2007.
Know that I am truly passionate about celebrating the lives that people live!
Rayner, Carollyne B.

403.540.6478 (C)
403.283.4770 (H)
email: abfuneralcelebrant@shaw.ca

Funeral Celebrant and Marriage Commissioner

Celebrating the life of a person, by listening to their families and friends share their loved ones life stories, has provided me with a great deal of satisfaction and also a very unique opportunity to be of service to families, as a dedicated Funeral Celebrant, throughout the last twenty years.  These “Celebration of Life Services” have taken place in many locations: family homes, gardens, nursing homes, hotels, lakesides and area funeral homes, just to name a few.

 My role has been to assist family and friends with writing and sharing the unique life of lost loved one, as they prepare a memorial, funeral and or graveside service for their beloved one.  The family can be assured that together, we will build a beautiful and meaningful celebration of a life well lived.

As an Alberta Government Appointed Marriage Commissioner since 1998, it has been my privilege to officiate and assist a large number of couples to become husband and wife, as they take part in another one of life’s very meaningful passages. 


Grieving Together
Cam Clarke
Bereavement Support

Racine, Yvonne
Yvonne is a Life Celebrant and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and ordained minister (ret.) She provides meaningful celebrations of life, funerals and memorials designed to suit the beliefs and the needs of the families she serves from totally non-religious to spiritual. She is also certified with the Grief Recovery Institute and provides one on one programs as well as grief recovery support group programs in the Edmonton area.

Sherwood Park
Robinson, Margaret
A funeral celebrant - trained and certified to meet the needs of families during their time of loss.
Creating a personal celebration of life reflecting the personality and lifestyle of your loved one.



Healthy Directions-Centre for Grief, Loss and Life Transitions - Liz Hides and Judy Leith
403.608.4240 or ehides@healthy-directions.ca
Has a loss left you depressed, anxious, feeling out of control and unable to cope? Let us help you.

We offer you a compassionate experience that provides strategies to help you feel hopeful and in control of your life again. Our services include face to face counselling, group support, workshops, and our new e-counselling experience.  We invite you to visit www.healthy-directions.ca for more information about Calgary’s alternative grief experience.


Highlander Counselling
Leonard McEwen, MSW, RSW
3B07 Edmonton General Hospital
11111 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5K 0L4  
phone:   780.903.3961
toll free:  1.866.824.8175



Brent Handel, Handel Law Firm

Mr. Handel offers 3 hour accredited seminar on fatal accident claims and insurance law.

If your loved one was the innocent victim in a motor vehicle accident, we can help. Handel Law Firm is dedicated to helping surviving family members understand their legal options and rights in a wrongful death insurance claim.

If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident we will travel to your home anywhere in Alberta to talk to you and give you legal advice.