Sample of Testimonials

Thank you Barry for your kind and compassionate heart and service during this most difficult time. You helped my family give my late husband a beautiful and perfect goodbye! I highly recommend you to anyone needing a Celebrant! Thank you again!

Kelly S. – North Vancouver, BC

Thank you Barry for your great work in officiating my partner’s service. Your professionalism, attention to detail and delivery of the program made our service very touching and beautifully well thought out.

Michelle A. – Vancouver, BC

A huge thank you to Barry for the beautiful service he provided at my mother’s celebration of life early last
He came to our house, listened to stories about my mother, and got a great sense of the person she was.
We were not the easiest family to deal with as we wanted “A celebration of life that was nothing like a
funeral.” I thought we might give poor Barry an aneurysm with all of our “No’s!”. But somehow he
managed to write and execute a beautiful service for my mom, one I know she would have loved.
Thank you, Barry for your professionalism, your patience, and your kindness throughout the entire
experience. I highly recommend you to anyone looking for a celebrant.

Amy T – Vancouver, BC

“My family and I had Barry speak at my Fathers cremation burial yesterday— he was absolutely wonderful
and so professional leading the service. I would definitely recommend him as he makes you feel
comfortable and at ease through such a hard time.”

Rachel W – Burnaby, BC

“On behalf of my family, I would like to thank-you so much for your kindest as Mom’s Celebrant.It was a great weight off my shoulders after I talked to you. I knew you were the perfect person to honour our Mom’s life. With sincere thanks.”
Loraine D – Burnaby, BC

“Barry was amazing as he delivered comforting words and the Eulogy about my father Ilja. It felt like he was family, like a close uncle. We will never forget you. And thanks once again. Warmest Regards.”
Nancy M – San Diego, CA

“Just wanted to say many thanks again for the wonderful service. It was conducted so nicely and personal, I know my Mother is smiling upon us. It was truly a pleasure to intrust my Mother’s final resting in your hands.”
Marvin – Vancouver, BC

“You did a fantastic job of portraying my Dad exactly as we all knew him. I can appreciate it must be hard to talk about somebody you haven’t met before but you did it seamlessly.”
Donna – Richmond, BC

“We were absolutely delighted with how well you captured her life, and with how welcome you made everyone feel.  The testament of your success is in how many of our friends, including very old friends, assumed you were also a very old friend of the family (and were amazed that they hadn’t met you over the years)! Each of our friends commented on what a beautiful service it was.”

, Burnaby, BC

“Your professionalism, knowledge and expertise exemplify what everyone wishes for the perfect professional Funeral Celebrant. Also, you are a great speaker. Your suggestions for songs, poems, prayers etc were great and Order of Service you created was excellent. You took a genuine interest in getting to know about Dad.
Pat – Vancouver, BC

“This is why you are so good at what you do. I am so thankful that I have you to take care of Brendan’s service.
Allison – Mexico City, Mexico

“Thank you, Barry, for the beautiful job you did on my Dad’s service. to start your voice is clear and is easy to hear and understand. You were kind and compassionate.” “Your professionalism came through 100% despite having to prepare the service totally through email exchanges.”
 – Surrey, BC

“Thanks so much for your contributions in making my Mom’s memorial service run so smoothly. We appreciated the time you spent with us planning the service and learning about my Mom. Your tribute captured our Mom’s life perfectly. With thanks and appreciation.”
Joanne and Dianne – Delta, BC

“We were very pleased with your service. It was pretty amazing how you were able to put all that information together and have it flow so nicely. You have a great speaking voice…you should be on the radio!
Your suggestions for the order of things was perfect. For a “lousy” afternoon, it went really well.”
Sheila – Port Coquitlam, BC

“Hi Barry, on behalf of the entire family, I just wanted to thank you again for doing such a great job at our dad’s service on Saturday. In fact, I just spoke with an old family friend and he told me that he figured that you must have been an old friend Dad’s, for how well you painted a true picture of him. You did a wonderful job.”
Heather – New Westminster, BC

“Hi Barry, I want to thank you for the beautiful service you did today! Everyone was very impressed and 2 hours later in the park were still talking about the unique memories that were made. You are an amazing man who understands and cares.”
Mary – Edmonton, AB

By clicking on the link below you find an article I wrote for the largest online Funeral-related magazine, Funeral Wise concerning an Inurnment service and Celebration of Life service for 4 decedents that I created and lead mid-September 2021.  You can access the article by clicking on the link below:  

4 Funerals & No Wedding