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Ingrid Tourigny is a Funeral Celebrant certified with the Celebrant Institute and Foundation. She is professionally trained in the art of ritual and ceremony and performs and co-creates customized ceremonies for Celebration of Life Ceremonies, funerals, memorials, candlelight vigils, ash scatterings as well as helping someone design their own ceremony. The ceremonies she creates are carefully crafted to reflect the values, needs, and beliefs of the people being honoured.
Many people now choose to pre-plan their funerals, but they do not think to provide input into their final ceremony. In times of terminal illness or assisted death, or even just preplanning because you want to have input into your end of life ceremony, pre-designing your ceremony is becoming more and more common. As a celebrant, Ingrid is trained to work with you as you co-create your ceremony to reflect your personal wishes and highlight those aspects of your life that have been important to you and that you want to share. You may select specific readings, music or rituals. You can contribute to your eulogy and provide a personal good-bye within the ceremony. You can even write your own obituary. YOU review and YOU have final approval. Your predesigned ceremony is then provided to whomever you entrust your plans. It is a beautiful final gift to your loved ones.
Ingrid has been working with people living with chronic illness and chronic pain for over 26 years as a Counsellor, Shiatsu Therapist and Acupuncturist. From her life work she has learned how to connect to people quickly and make people feel at ease. She listens to her intuition and listens to people carefully to get to the heart of what matters most to them. That gift of making people feel comfortable and listened to and accepted coupled with a great sense of humour, is a wonderful relief in times of stress.
She is available to perform ceremonies on Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands in Beautiful British Columbia. She resides at Qualicum Beach.