Certified Celebrants

What is a Funeral Celebrant?

A Celebrant is a person who is trained and certified to meet the needs of families during their time of loss.

A Celebrant serves by providing a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and lifestyle of the deceased.

Why Use a Celebrant at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home?

Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home Celebrants are experienced in working with families no matter their religious or spiritual beliefs. Some families wish to work with a Celebrant if they are nonreligious or prefer not to use clergy. A Funeral Celebrant will cater to the family’s wishes by officiating a purely humanistic service, devoid of any religious elements. Our Funeral Celebrants can also incorporate spiritual or religious elements at the family’s request. A Funeral Celebrant aims to meet the needs of the family.

Our Celebrants have been specifically trained to design a service that is completely personal, incorporating those unique stories, songs and experiences that defined your loved one. 

At Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, we believe a funeral service should be a personalized experience. As Celebrants, we have been trained to customize a service to memorialize a life, as well as create a supportive environment for families to grieve and acknowledge the loss of a loved one. Because every individual is unique, it is our mission as Celebrants to create an individualized service for every family we serve.





What Can I Expect from My Celebrant?

The Celebrant will consult with you to help design a service that best reflects and memorializes the life of your loved one.

This may include:
- Working with your family to pick out meaningful music to incorporate into the service.

- Helping your family to create videos or photos to use before or during the service.

- Creating unique ceremonies that are meaningful to your family.

- Listening to unique stories and anecdotes to include in the service.

-Discussing the appropriate venue. A Celebrant can serve at a funeral service, graveside service, anniversary tribute, tree planting, bench dedication or any other gathering designed to honor the deceased. Some families wish to use a Celebrant for a service the evening before a religious service at a church.


I’ve Decided to Use a Celebrant. What’s Next?

Let your funeral director know that you have decided to use a Funeral Celebrant, and they will help to find the best one to meet your needs.