Celebration of Life/Funeral Services

River of Hope Ministries officiant, Rev. Peggy Guiler, is open to offering a celebration of life, funeral, burial or commitment services for anyone wanting to honour a life lived.  These celebrations not only honour our loved ones but they also allow for the beginning of the grieving process.  Grief looks different for all of us and needs to be treated with reverence and compassion.  No stranger to grief herself, Peggy offers not just ceremony but heartfelt compassion and wisdom in this time of deep pain and separation.  Along with this, is an option for the additional support of spiritual direction with family and friends prior to, during and after the flowers have withered.  Spiritual direction for the first week after a death is offered without cost.  

While I am willing to entertain many perspectives I abide by the principles of the Metaphysical faith and embrace the presence of the Divine and the concept of life beyond this earthly realm.  

I am open to offering a celebration of life, funeral, burial or committal services for anyone wanting to honour a life lived. These celebrations not only honour our loved ones but also allow for support in the grieving process. Grief looks different for all of us and needs to be treated with reverence and compassion. No stranger to grief myself, I offer not just a ceremony but heartfelt compassion and wisdom in this time of deep pain and separation. Along with this, is an option for the additional support of spiritual direction with family and friends prior to, during and after the flowers have withered. Spiritual direction for the first week after a death is offered without cost to immediate family members.  

While I am willing to entertain many perspectives I abide by the principles of the Metaphysical faith embracing the presence of the Divine and the concept of life beyond this earthly realm.

Where funeral homes set the price for the officiant the prices below may not apply.

Name of Person

Funeral and Burial

Officiant costs include:

  • prewritten, customized service
  • funeral and committal service  (approx. 2 hours)
  • facilitating the service so others may speak and share appropriately
  • attendance 1 hour prior to the service for family support
  • attendance and support at reception after service
  • 1 family consultation to plan the service
  • consultation with the funeral director
  • support in attendance at initial funeral home visit for the family (2 hours)
  • 1 copy of the service
  • unlimited telephone/email support for one week to immediate family members (during reasonable hours)
Cost $200.00

Family and friends are responsible for providing cost of :

  • the venue/s
  • additional copies of the service and programs for the attendees 
  • food and beverages for any reception 
  • additional expense to the officiant including travel beyond 1 hour, parking and meals if travel over 2 hours is required




Committal/ Internment

Officiant costs include:

  • prewritten, customized service
  • committal service (approx. 45 minutes)
  • facilitating the service so others may speak and share appropriately (approx. 30 minutes) 
  • attendance 15 minutes prior to the service for family support
  • 1 family consultation to plan the service
  • consultation with the funeral director
  • 1 copy of the service
  • unlimited telephone/email support for one week to immediate family members (during reasonable hours)





Cost $125.00

Family and friends are responsible for providing cost of :

  • the venue/s
  • additional copies of the service and programs for the attendees
  • food and beverages for any reception
  • additional expense to the officiant including travel beyond 1 hour, parking and meals if travel over 4 hours is required

If the internment is taking place at a different time than the service arrangements can be made to include a reduced fee in this cost. 

Celebration of Life

Officiant costs include:

  • prewritten, customized service
  • celebration service (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • facilitating the service so others may speak and share appropriately
  • attendance  30 minutes prior to the service for family support
  • attendance and support at reception after the service
  • 1 family consultation to plan the service
  • consultation with the funeral director
  • 1 copy of the service
  • unlimited telephone/email support for one week to immediate family members (during reasonable hours)




Cost $160.00

Family and friends are responsible for providing cost of :

  • the venue/s
  • additional copies of the service and programs for the attendees
  • food and beverages for any reception
  • additional expense to the officiant including travel beyond 1 hour, parking and meals if travel over 2 hours is required 


Agreement and Deposit ​Policy

Many funeral homes make the payment arrangements with clients to reduce the stress on the family.  This is most acceptable to me.  

Any family which is experiencing financial difficulties should feel free to ask for a reduced or waived fee.  This is my gift because it was a gift to me when I needed it.  Any material used for the service remains the property of River of Hope Ministries and may not be used by the client for any purpose but the service provided.    

Contact Us

Phone or text 519-718-4512

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