STAGE 1

When Death Occurs

Call 6684 8488 (24-hour hotline). The Life Celebrant’s care team will head to the hospital / hospice / home to pick up the dearly departed. Do not worry about details such as the death certificate or what to bring, we will guide you through step-by-step.

 

Our experienced funeral director will hold a discussion with the family members to understand your preferences for types of wake, religions, each family member’s role, etc. You can also feel free to address any questions to them at this discussion session.

​In the event, death occurs overseas, or if the dearly departed is a foreigner, we can assist with comprehensive repatriation or expatriation as well. For foreigners who passed away in Singapore, you have the choice of having a ceremony in Singapore, followed by cremation; so we will send the ashes back home, or embalming and repatriating the body back to your hometown for the necessary ceremonies. 

STAGE 2

Caring for the Departed

The Life Celebrant prides itself on always keeping the body clean and dignified, by giving the dearly departed a shower before and after embalming. The family members will prepare their beloved's items such as clothings, accessories, shoes, and other items they wish to include during encoffinment.

​The family will then meet us at our Showers of Love Sanctuary, a 5-star facility catered to taking care of the dearly departed’s body before the final journey. We will shower the dearly departed, dress and apply light makeup so they look dignified during the wake. 

STAGE 3

Wake Proceedings

Whether you have chosen religious or secular rites or a combination thereof, we can definitely respect all family members and customise the services for you. We understand that every family is different, and everyone has unique preferences, therefore we are able to attend to different requests and requirements.

Decisions have to be made in the following categories:

  • number of days of wake

  • wake venue

  • choice of flowers / colour theme

  • religion type or secular or customised

  • type of food / cuisine to be served

  • type or design or setup required

  • songs to play

  • the use of any photo boards or photo / video montages

  • other props or customisations required

Customisations may vary from family to family. For instance, we can do air-conditioned wakes at HDB void decks if family members wish, or we can decorate the wake to suit a certain theme to reflect the life of the dearly departed (examples: art gallery style, purple fantasy, soccer-field replicates, etc).

 

We also encourage family members to bring along treasured personal effects of their beloved to place at the wake so as to personalise the wake and help attendees understand their beloved better. This tends to make the wake more lively and meaningful and helps your guests forge more topics for discussion as conversations during such somber events may be difficult. 

STAGE 4

Farewells need not be boring or depressing; it can be reflective of the dearly departed’s life story.
 
The Life Celebrant’s founder, Ms Angjolie Mei, is the only certified funeral celebrant in Singapore, and we provide professional celebrant service that commemorates the life of the dearly departed. 

On the funeral day itself, religious/secular ceremonies may be observed before the journey to crematorium / cemetery commences. Selected family members or affiliates will be invited to give eulogies of the dearly departed. Eulogies are stories or memories about the person when they were alive. Through eulogies, family members get an idea of this person, and see the different sides to them that they may not display at home. Therefore, eulogies are very therapeutic.
Music also plays a vital part in a funeral service. We will play the tunes that the dearly departed loved to help family and friends reminisce the memories of their loved one. 

 

Farewell Ceremony: Funeral Celebrant

The suite of services offered under TLL include​:

Legal Assistance

Grant of Probate, Letters of Administration, Will Writing, Trust, Lasting Power Of Attorney, Advance Medical Directive, Advance Care Planning and etc.

Financial Management

We have a panel of financial specialists partners who can help look through your dearly departed’s policies and advise on how to proceed with the claims.

Grief Counselling

We have a panel of grief counsellor partners who can walk with you through your grief journey.

Funeral Pre-Planning

Providing the foresight to plan in advance so that your own family members do not have to undergo the pain of planning your funeral, and all your preferences can be chosen by you in advance.

STAGE 6

Bereavement Care

After the funeral is over, unfortunately, grief and unsettled matters do not end here. Family members start to feel the impact of their loss, and they also need to sort out the estate of their dearly-departed. This may result in a lot of confusion and anxiety.

We continue to hold your hands through our Bereavement Care Program, conducted by our sister-company, The Life Legacy (TLL).

Showers of Love

We offer Singapore’s first and only decedent spa service and here we usually ask clients if they would like to give their family members “the final spa”. This is a comprehensive care service for the dearly-departed, comprising of quality masks, organic bath products, massages, and the opportunity for family members to observe as well as participate in the final bath and dressing process.

Family members may help to comb the hair, wear accessories or even apply makeup for their dearly-departed, as well as have exclusive use of our Sanctuary with full privacy. They can spend time with their loved one - talking to them, singing to them, crying, and no one would interfere. This is a very important process, a private procedure that enables family members to “let it all out” instead of bottling their feelings or words for the dearly-departed to hear one last time. Family members may also write letters and fold paper cranes or other origami gifts for their dearly-departed.

After that, the body will be carefully placed in the casket (“encoffinment process”) and prepared for the wake. Family members will be chauffeured to the wake venue, and our hybrid hearse will send your dearly-departed separately.

On top of that, there is a comfortable lounge adjourned to the Sanctuary for family members to rest, take a breather, have some refreshments (or hot meals) and beverages, all at the providence of The Life Celebrant.

Love, Cherish, Remember.

STAGE 5

Final Resting Place

Burial at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery: There is a 15 years lease due to the shortage of space in cemeteries. After being buried for 15 years, graves will be exhumed. 

Cremation: If cremation is carried out in the morning, inurnment could be done in the afternoon on the same day. Whereas cremation in the afternoon, inurnment could only be done the next day. 
We then proceed to bring the cremated remains of the dearly departed to their final resting place.

 

Final resting place could be a columbarium of choice, inland ash scattering or sea scattering. 

The Garden of Peace

An inland ash scattering garden at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex is a secular facility open to all religious faiths that adopts an open garden concept to provide a dignified and respectful environment for ash scattering.

Legacy Plant

This sustainable and eco-friendly method allows the departed to return to nature. TLC will collect the ashes of the departed immediately after cremation and place them into a biodegradable urn. Family members can have the choice of collecting the urn by itself or to plant either an indoor or outdoor legacy plant into the urn. The urn will then be returned to the selected family member who can bury or plant the urn in their own garden or pot.

Sea Scattering Options

Scattering the cremated remains into the sea as the eternal resting place is appealing to many individuals and families. It is an economical option and hassle-free for decedents as well. There are 2 locations where we could perform sea-scattering: Marina South Pier and Changi Pier. We also offer biodegradable sea scattering urn for those who prefer an environmental-friendly option.

The Funeral Journey

Providing You With A Peace Of Mind