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Decades before the term Funeral Celebrant was recognized, Hewitt Helmsing was performing ceremonies including Funerals, secular and religious, Celebrations of Life, Dedication and Blessing of Children as well as Marriages and Renewal of Marriage Vows.
Hewitt is a licensed funeral professional in the Province of Saskatchewan and the Province of British Columbia. He also held membership in the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and holds an appointment as a Marriage Commissioner in British Columbia.
Hewitt works very closely with families and funeral providers in developing ceremonies that are reflective of the individual and family’s desires making each ceremony reflective of their history, culture and tradition.
Jim has a passion for offering services to grieving families, especially to those who prefer a “green burial,” which fits with his Franciscan spiritual beliefs and values.
Jim’s inspirational services are person-centered, spiritually meaningful, and based on a family’s religious, semi-religious, or secular beliefs. You can learn more about Jim and the services he can provide at the website for Life’s Circle – Ceremonies For All Occasions, a Victoria-based company created by Reverend Jim Lauder, MA.
Dave was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a graduate from the Salvation Army School for Officers Training and served as a pastor for 28 years. He also served as president of Goodwill Enterprises for many years. As a member of the Victoria Rotary Club Dave continues to be involved in many community services.
Dave is a Certified Celebrant (CC) who can assist families as they celebrate the life of their loved one. Dave is also actively involved in the pre-arrangement services concept and his vast experience enables him to assist families in making wise decisions that meet their individual funeral and cemetery needs.
Every life deserves recognition. When a memorial event takes place it is someone’s life not death that is given the last word. The goal of events planned by Stephen Swift of ‘At Your Service’ is to honour life.
Every event is personal and fitting for the one we gather to honour and conducted according to the wishes of those making arrangements. For any setting
Stephen brings 20 years of experience to help plan and lead non-religious or religious events including celebrations of life, memorials, funerals, gravesides or dispersal of ashes.
Gordon has provided over 20 years of personalized memorial and funeral services to the Greater Victoria community.
His mandate is simple – create spiritual celebrations of life for those who grieve through the telling of stories about the deceased and, recognizing that bringing the experience of loss through death to a meaningful conclusion is a basic human need.