Funeral, Memorial, and
Celebration-of-Life Ceremonies

Joan Bogwill
Certified Funeral Celebrant

 Serving Southwest Gulf Coast and Florida's Southeast Coast
Starting at $550


A Life Remembered
Custom Ceremonies

One of the final gifts you can give your loved one is a custom ceremony that celebrates their life with honor and meaning.​ Compassionately, I gather information, stories, and special memories about your loved one. Then, with heartfelt passion, I design a ceremony using selected readings, music, rituals, symbolism, and engaging storytelling to tell their life.

At Heartfelt Custom Ceremonies, I create, write, and conduct one-of-a-kind ceremonies that honor your loved one's life and legacy. Trained as a ceremonial specialist, I can recommend secular, semi-religious, or religious music, reading, and rituals that bring meaning to the ceremony.

I promise to:

  • 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."