Ecclesiastes 3: Everything Has Its Time

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.


A Memorial Ceremony marks the passing of an interval of time after the death of a loved one.

It is a way of remembering them and reconnecting with the friends and family who were part of the deceased person’s life and who treasure their memory.

A Memorial Ceremony is positive and affirming, because it restates the importance of the beloved person’s life.

It is also healing, because time has passed and the initial grief has had time to soften into acceptance.

I would like to share some beautiful ideas if you are considering a memorial ceremony.


Please contact me directly or ask your Funeral Director to contact me by phone or email or use the contact me page on this website.


Stipend for services is $250.
Mileage fee applies for venues over 5 miles from Beacon NY. For every mile from Beacon is $2.00 one way.
For funerals and memorial services in NYC and LI an additional $100 surcharge is added to cover bridge and parking fees. with additional charge for NYC.