Carol Elliott

Saying Goodbye Funeral Celebrations

A funeral celebrant is described by Vlady Peters as being “like the conductor of an orchestra, the DJ at a disco club, the MC at a wedding reception. The Celebrant helps to direct the event, maximize its importance, and dramatize its impact”.

As a Celebrant I consult with two different sets of people. The first group is the immediate family of a deceased person. With this group a ceremony highlights the beliefs, values, and desires of the deceased individual AND those of their family. After your passing, and during one of the most stressful periods of their mourning, your family has long lists of time sensitive to-do lists: contacting friends and relatives, deciding on a funeral director, writing obituaries, to bury or to cremate, pallbearers, selecting photo’s and trying to pick out your favorite music . . .

The majority of the people I consult with are 1) Those that want to relieve their family of some of this stress, and 2) Those who want to know what is going to be said and done. They want to add their voice to the service by sharing their favorite stories and happy memories, sharing their best photos and listening to their much loved music. They want their end-of-life ceremony to be a beautiful, uplifting experience for everyone that attends.

What are they going to say about you?

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Monthly Dinner Meetings are held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month   (September through June) in the lower banquet room at the Blackfin Pub in Comox.

The CVWBN extends sincere thanks to the Blackfin Pub for their ongoing support of our organization.

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September 2019 Meeting

September 2019 Meeting Our first meeting of the 2019/20 membership year is Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Blackfin Pub. We will welcome Certified Funeral Celebrant, Carol Elliot of SAYING GOODBYE End of Life Tributes of one of our Spotlight Speakers.   Here's some...

The Benefits of Belonging to the CVWBN

The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network is a locally-based non-profit organization focused on assisting business women to: Meet new people,
Connect easily with one another,
Refer business to one another where appropriate, Develop and leverage strong business relationships, Increase profile and profitability, Educate and contribute to the success of other business women, Advocate and volunteer to support local charities (B.O.O.S.T).


Comox Valley Women’s Business NetworkFrequently Asked QuestionsWe meet the second Wednesday of each month between September and June at the renowned Black Fin Pub in Comox in their private, fully catered, ocean view room which is located on the lower level. (Please...

President’s Message

President’s MessageI am thrilled and honoured to be the President of The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network. We have a very enthusiastic board this year, and I am excited to be working alongside such an incredible group of women. We look forward to connecting...


Comox Valley Women’s Business Network (CVWBN) Policies. As revised May 8th, 2019.