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Funeral, Memorial, and
Celebration-of-Life Ceremonies

Joan Bogwill

Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant

Celebrating Life & Legacy Ceremonies
Starting at $600

Navigating the overwhelming decisions that come with losing a loved one can be challenging, especially when time is of the essence. In these moments, questions arise about the nature of the farewell—will there be a funeral service? Where will it take place? Who will lead the ceremony? Is a celebration-of-life ceremony planned for a later date?


At Heartfelt Custom Ceremonies, I understand the weight of these decisions. As a ceremony specialist and certified celebrant, I create, write, and conduct one-of-a-kind ceremonies designed to honor your loved one's life and legacy. Whether you prefer a secular, semi-religious, or religious ceremony, I can recommend music, readings, and rituals that infuse meaning into the service, ensuring it becomes a heartfelt tribute to the unique journey of your loved one. Amidst the challenges of loss, let us alleviate the burden of these decisions, offering support and crafting a ceremony that beautifully reflects the life and memories you hold dear.

Included in the ceremony process:

  • Meet with the family for two hours in person, via Zoom or Facetime to listen to stories and memories of your loved one

  • Identify ways for the family to contribute to the ceremony

  • Research, write, and officiate the ceremony

  • Allow the family to revise or enhance the content

  • Work seamlessly with other funeral professionals

  • Provide you with a keepsake of the ceremony

  • Serve with compassion, respect, professionalism, dignity, and humility

  • Free travel costs if less than 30 miles from Estero

"It wouldn't have been as special without you telling my mom's story so creatively and with heart.  Everyone felt her life in the room.  We're all very thankful."

"In my grief, I wanted to leave all the planning up to Joan. But in her gentle way, she encouraged me to think about how I wanted to best honor my husband's life."

"Joan speaks with such strength and groundedness. She is confident but in a gentle and calming way."

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