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Testimonials

"I will never be able to thank Bridget enough for the kindness, support and guidance she provided my family and I during the most difficult time in any parents’ life. Bridget was there to ensure every voice was heard, asked the right questions when we couldn’t think for ourselves and provided guidance when we were fearful something may be forgotten. She ensured that our son Ethan’s life was celebrated and people knew who he was. From a memory table, displaying his artwork, a wolf blanket to honour his love of them, sand art so that everyone could feel part of the ceremony, no detail was forgotten. People still tell us that it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever been to and that is largely in part to Bridget’s thoughtfulness, understanding and attention to detail. I don’t know what we would have done without her. Her words brought us so much comfort and I felt I could be as involved as I wanted or didn’t want to at different times, knowing she had my back through the entire journey. Ethan’s legacy was spoken so clearly by Bridget and he would have been proud. We are forever grateful!"  Shannon M 

Bridget exceeded our expectations she was, caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, organized, prepared and punctual. She was the Perfect person to be the celebrant for our loved one.   Having her as our celebrant made the whole process less stressful due to her organization and attributes listed.  We would highly recommend her services.  Laing Family

 

Bridget Offered welcome and Steady guidance to our family as we dealt with our grief. As unprepared as we were to deal with the details of the service she kept us focused on what things we needed to do and provided gentle encouragement, ideas, and direction to complete them, particularly the obituary and eulogy. We had what we thought were unusual requests for the service with respect to humour and musical choices. She handled them with grace. She has our thanks and Gratitude. The Partridges

"Bridget was an incredibly warm and compassionate celebrant, in addition to her exceptional attention to detail and her commitment to deliver the best service for the entire family. Not only did she deliver on the family’s vision for the service, she added details and special touches that the family themselves had not thought of – and those details truly made the service special and incredibly personal. Her soft-spoken approach balanced out an impressive work ethic – she was always right there when the family needed her through the entire planning and delivery of the funeral. I would highly recommend Bridget as a thoughtful, sensitive, but effective partner for planning during what is an impossibly difficult time for families." Katie T.

 

"Bridget was an amazing celebrant and took a tremendous burden off me and my family.  When I look back, I do not know how we could have done it without her. She spent time with the family before the ceremony and was able to capture just the right tone of what we wanted her to convey.  She’s generous, empathic and a class act.  I would highly recommend Bridget as a celebrant!"​ Paul S.

Bridget was an incredible celebrant and was always there for the family and friends. As a close friend of the family, I watched her guide them through every step of the planning process, be there for them exactly when and how they needed her, and so very thoughtful in every way. She took the time to intimately know the deceased and the meaning of their life. This meaning was so beautifully expressed during the service itself. The service was personal and filled with memories shared not only through words, but through pictures, art, very special objects and inclusivity. Bridget brought comfort and support to the family and the level of details and thoughtfulness made sure that the service had the right balance to represent the family during such a difficult time. I highly recommend Bridget as she will go above and beyond to make sure you can continue to grieve knowing that she will take care of all the details in an extremely professional and at the same time personal level. Karen B

"As a hospital chaplain who also grew up in the funeral industry, I have seen hundreds of funerals officiated in a variety of ways. Some people are eloquent speakers, but it feels like the funeral is just a job for them as they rush out the door to the next service. Others can turn a celebration of life into a forced emotional production with the celebrant being the focus, rather than the deceased. And some celebrants are so serious that the service just becomes awkwardly macabre. Bridget Halfyard loves to celebrate people. But she is also very familiar with grief. She knows how to strike the perfect balance between helping you celebrate your loved one without ignoring grief, because Bridget is one of the most authentic humans I know." - Drew Marshall