I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your wonderful service for Randy.
My family and I all felt that you were very kind and gracious with your words and the readings.
It was difficult to try and process all that was going on with everyone who had attended the service, and then to deal with one’s own grief.
Many of the guests commented that your description of my brother was so accurate that it was like you had actually known him.
We are very grateful for your kindness and for your professional handling of the celebration of Randy’s life.
You helped to make a very difficult time more manageable.
I just wanted to drop a note to thank you for the service it was very tasteful.
It really was exactly what I had in mind and I had many very positive comments.
Thank you for the wonderful memorial service today for our family. You left before I could thank you.
With warmest regards
I’m sorry that I didn’t get a chance to see you after the service on Sunday – things got very hectic, but I just wanted to send along my thanks for the wonderful job you did with my parents’ service.
I’ve received many comments about the service, saying that it was a wonderful celebration of their lives.
Thanks again, and take care,
Good Evening Rudy:
I am sorry that I didn’t have a chance to speak to you today.
Thank you so much for your sermon, it was wonderful and enjoyed by all.
Dear Reverend Rudy,
Sorry that I did not get an opportunity to thank you personally for the funeral service eulogy that you gave yesterday. You were very thoughtful in your choices and I found it quite consoling to myself as I am sure the family did also.
Best wishes for a happy summer.
Thank you for writing a heart felt eulogy.
It truly does capture some of what my dad was about.
My brother and I shed some tears reading your words.
We like the celebration of life.
I’m sorry that I didn’t get a chance to see you after the service on Sunday – things got very hectic, but I just wanted to send along my thanks for the wonderful job you did with my parents’ service. I’ve received many comments about the service, saying that it was a wonderful celebration of their lives.
Thanks again, and take care,
Dear Rev. Rudy,
I would like to thank you very much for the beautiful service. My dad would have been very pleased. Thank you so much.
Good morning Rudy,
I didn’t get a chance to tell you yesterday, the service
was great, you really made the service flow and my Uncle would have loved
it. I enjoyed listening to your insight about his Bible, you are right,
about it (Bible) telling you a story of Uncle.
So, again I would like to say, thank you very much.
Celebration of Life
What is a Funeral Home, Funeral Services, Eulogies, Celebrant, Celebration of Life and Ordained Minister?
Rev. Rudy Heezen MTS, is a Funeral Home, Funeral Services, Celebrant and Ordained Minister, serving Oshawa, Whitby, Durham Region and Toronto. Rudy is trained, certified to help individuals and families plan and present personalized memorial, celebration of life, eulogies and funeral services at funeral homes in Toronto, GTA, Oshawa, Whitby and Durham Region.
As a Celebrant and Ordained Non Denominational Minister, Rev. Rudy reaches out to people regardless of race, faith (or none) culture, sexual orientation, etc. Rev. Rudy is a facilitator, attentive and sensitive interviewer, creative writer, professional public speaker, loss and grief educator, and ceremonial leader in his role. As a member of the Clergy a strict Code of Ethics binds him to maintain confidentiality in his work with individuals and families.
Celebrants are creative, alternative, ceremonial leaders. They are an excellent choice for those who want to honour the life of a deceased loved one through participatory end-of-life rituals and ceremonies. Services that may or may not be religious in nature nevertheless are both deeply moving and meaningful for those who are bereaved.
Why Have Celebrants?
An increasing number of Canadians are ‘non-religious’ meaning they do not belong to a specific church or denomination. They define their spirituality in different ways. A funeral, memorial or celebration of life service reflecting an individual’s lifestyle and personality, often mirrors his or her spiritual nature.
Friends and family may wish to participate in the planning and presentation of a personalized end of life ceremony yet are uncertain and/or uncomfortable to publicly speak about death and loss and/or present the eulogy.
A frequent comment after a Funeral Celebrant service is: ‘It was very meaningful, spiritual and precisely what our loved one would have wanted.’
Funeral Celebrants and/or Clergy:
Frequently Asked Questions:
A Celebrant is a person who seeks to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. They serve by providing a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and lifestyle of the deceased.
What Does a Celebrant Offer?
* The Celebrant offers an alternative to a service provided by a clergy person for those families who are not affiliated with a church or who do not wish to have a traditional religious funeral service. Rev. Rudy as an ordained Minister is able to offer both, that is provide service as a Celebrant or Clergy. He reaches out to everyone without prejudice!
* The Celebrant or Clergy is trained to design a service that is completely personal, incorporating those unique stories, songs, and experiences that defined the loved one.
* Rev. Rudy will schedule a special “Family Time” meeting when the family can share memories, anecdotes and defining moments in the loved one’s life. The essence of the service will be based upon the remembrances of the family, and family and friends will be encouraged to participate.
*As your Celebrant Rev. Rudy has a library of resources available for readings, music, ceremonies, and personal touches. I will consult with the family assisting them personalize the different parts of the service reflecting their loved one.
* As a member of the Clergy I am bound by a Code of Ethics for complete confidentiality in all dealings with the family.
Where does a family find a Celebrant?
* Most funeral homes will be able to put you in contact with a Celebrant or simply ask for Rev. Rudy
What are your fees?
* I spend approximately 10 hours in between meeting with the family, preparation for a memorial service or funeral, etc.
* I will be pleased to discuss my fees in greater detail. Please contact me 24/7 for further information.
What geographical areas do I travel to?
Oshawa, Whitby, Durham Region, Toronto, Oshawa, Whitby