In times of utter sadness, disbelief and shock what people really are looking for is relief. Part of the pain is the desperation to make sense out of the kaleidoscope of emotions they are feeling and the fear that they will never be able to move forward without their loved one.
The remedy is a funeral service that is organically tailored to tell the story of their loved one. To be able to once again embrace and introduce them in a sacred gathering where all that they were, all that they stood for and now leave behind, is brought forward in the “story of their life.”
Whether this is your first voyage into matrimony or life has brought you here again, there is either a simple & subtle or a most ambitious wedding ceremony waiting to be created for you.
I am an open minded and judgement free Celebrant. My commitment is to create a handcrafted ceremony, complete with participating pets or other such treasures that will make the day rich in memories.
Let’s bring your amazing love story to life!
Thank you for your thoughtful and meaningful speech at my Mom’s funeral service. Your kind words were of great comfort to us and everyone who attended.
Your tribute to Mom was like a ribbon woven lovingly through her life.
The saddest of days was comforted with how you made her life a celebration to remember.
Thank you Kelly for your patience and help in giving an amazing sermon. We are truly grateful for all you did and said. You did a magnificent job.
We couldn’t’ have made a better choice for John’s memorial. Kelly was able to provide a service that made her sound like a life long friend. A true “celebration of life.”
You took the time to get to know him. You spoke with knowledge and understanding, allowing everyone to know what a wonderful man he was. Thank you for the memories.
Kelly helped to make a very difficult time more bearable, by honouring our father with a well-researched and compassionate speech. We highly recommend her.
It was amazing how you put all the memories we shared with you and made it very personal to all of us. You described Dad to a “T”.
Your service made us feel like you actually knew him and brought a lot of memories back to us.
You captured the essence of Bill and wove together a beautiful tribute.
Any family would be happy having you represent them at those special and difficult times that we all eventually have to face.
Kelly Meloche was an empathetic listener who was able to capture and relay my loved one’s life stories with humility, grace, passion, eloquence, humour, raw emotion and reality.
Kelly is small in stature but has a giant spirit. She is a true wordsmith with a unique talent for telling a person’s story with eloquence.
Somehow after a cathartic afternoon of recollections and reminiscing with the family, you were able to string together stories and memories into a beautifully crafted tribute to our father/husband.
Kelly, no words can thank you enough for the way you spoke about our Mom. You are so very gifted. You made my day!
Kelly, you are the future of funerals. Your service felt like glue bringing us together through your eloquence, sensitivity and as Jon says, "you are bloody brilliant." Please don't ever stop doing this. You have a gift and I know Mom sent you to us!
Your genuine lighthearted approach really put us all at ease and your cheerful yet sensitive delivery really touched our hearts.
Kelly, we attended the service for our dear friend Cathy a few weeks ago and continue to talk about your gift as a Celebrant. You captured her every nuance and had us riveted to your words. Sadly, we've been to far too many funerals but not one has come remotely close to the tribute you created. Thank you so much.
Kelly, I have been to three of your services within the past year. All friends. You literally brought the loved one front and centre at their funeral. Each time, I knew and loved them more thanks to you.
Thank you so very much for including every bit of what we talked about for my Aunt Sandy's service. You honoured her in such a perfect way that included everyone and made each person feel special. She would be so proud.
Kelly, I'd like to thank you for your amazing tribute at Thomas Bates' funeral. My family, friends and I were astonished by your presentation and appreciate your compassion which was evident throughout the celebration. Thank you for making Thomas' life tribute a beautiful memory.
Thank you so much Kelly for your thoughtful and meaningful words at the service for Doug. You brought light and comfort to my family and friends during this difficult time. You made it so special and I thank you for the bottom of my heart.
Kelly, our whole family gathered on Mother's Day yesterday and couldn't say enough nice things about you and the tribute you gave our Mother. My brother Robert was just so touched by your service. I cannot thank you enough. You are amazing and this is definitely what God had in mind for you. I'm sure you made my Mom so proud. I could not have asked for a more fitting tribute. Thank you. xoxo
The send off you gave my Papa was truly amazing. I want to thank you so much for everything. You treated my grandmother with such respect and dignity. You made a difficult time easier with your kind words.
As an author and professional speaker you put me to shame. I was so drawn in by your energy as you brought us through the lifetime of our dear friend Bill. I've never experienced someone with your gifts. We are thankful and mesmerized.
Kelly created a verbal movie through wonderful word pictures and imagery that led us through precious memories. The reality of my wife's situation was conveyed in a dignified and beautiful manner.
Kelly is a wonderful lady with a glowing heart and discerning personality who has the skills to dignify a situation with class and love.
Kelly, thank you for the wonderful eulogy at my mother's service. You put our ramblings together in a beautiful way. People really got the essence of my unique mother.
Dear Kelly. Our family cannot thank you enough for the wonderful tribute you did for our Mother. You didn't miss a thing and just from your words all knew her. You are truly gifted in your talents to bring joy and comfort to a grieving family. We heard later it was the most beautiful service they had ever attended. Will be sure to recommend your services to anyone in need. Bless you and all you do...
I invited Kelly Meloche to speak to my Human Meaning of Death Class. The students loved her! She opened their minds and hearts to seeing death through a 'different' lens. In their reflections many students spoke of her ability to transform the idea of funerals and death from something to be avoided to something that should be celebrated. She left her mark on their hearts and minds through her passion for her work and an understanding that life and death are meant to be celebrated.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful tribute for Randy. So many people came up to us at the wake and said how amazing and personal it was. You truly were a blessing in our time of need.
Your tribute of my brother shows how much you genuinely care about the families you are dealing with. You are so very eloquent in writing and speaking precisely about the person being celebrated especially when the family is dealing with a loss of a cherished member of their family.
I attended the Reid Tree Dedication Service on Sept. 8th. Thank you so much for the caring and heart warming dialogue you shared with the group. It was powerful and made a positive impact on me and my family. May you continue to find peace and happiness as you bring this out in others.
I had Kelly perform her magic and trust me she did a fantastic job of telling my Mom's life. It felt like my Mom was telling her own life story. Kelly listens to every detail which is truly amazing. At the end of the service I had people say thanks for letting them get to know my Mom. My Mom was a spitfire and Kelly told that story to perfection.
Kelly, you bring sage to the table. You are amazing at what you do because it is heartfelt. You don't have to know someone if you have that certain compassion and empathetic mix that opens life's senses to one and all.
Because of you I danced at my mother's funeral and in that moment we were dancing with her...unconventional to say the least but a moment I will forever cherish.
Thank you for being the Celebrant at my father's service. It was beautiful. You took time to listen to our stories and did a great job incorporating it in. We received many compliments about you and about your service. You have found your calling!
Thank you so much for your amazing words about my dad. Your speech was perfect and everyone came up to us and talked about how you touched upon so many wonderful things about my dad and our family. You have a gift and we were so blessed to have you share this with our family ?
Kelly was amazing!! We absolutely loved her. With Covid, we refrained from doing a first meet so we didn't actually meet until our rehearsal night. Even though our correspondence was strictly through email, she was able to capture us in a way that made it seem like she's known us for years. Highly recommend Kelly if you're looking for a wedding officiant 🙂
Kelly, you hit the high notes so sweetly and the more somber notes with grace. The chords were played on memories of Gregory's smiling face. You kept perfect time with our beating heart. All the songs Greg loved will never depart us. Big hugs!
Kelly, thank you so much for your wonderful words of comfort today at the service for Uncle Ken. Your message and the delivery was so sensitive and full of love, we really felt that you were part of the family. You opened with a smile, helped us grieve and sent us away with wonderful memories. Gail and I are so grateful for your kind words and sharing your love with the family today.
I just wanted to give my gratitude for giving my beautiful friend a beautiful service. You are a "soul" speaker and your delivery was felt even through livestream. Thank you again!
Your warmth and empathy shines through. The words that you yourself wrote about our Uncle will forever be in our minds and the expression that you put into my tribute will never be forgotten.
Kelly, thank you so much for everything you did for us even for going above what you needed to do by getting us the balls and the toys for the dogs.