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Celebration of Life Memorials

When your loved one dies it creates a void in your life that can leave you with more questions than answers. Barbara has been facilitating Celebration of Life or Memorial services since 1998. Thought of as one of the most compassionate people in the industry she will create for you, your family and friends a service that celebrates and honours your loved one. She is honest, practical, creative and open to meeting the unique needs of your family. A Celebration of Life Service is a thoughtful way to remember, to laugh, to grieve, but mostly it is designed to honour the life of the person you have lost. As Barbara assists you on your healing journey, she will also handle the details of the service while taking care to familiarize herself with you, your family, friends and your departed loved one. Each service is unique, Barbara will take time with you to discuss every aspect of the service: music, religious components - or not, who will speak, etc. She will create a detailed account of your conversation and prepare a service that truly honours your family and friends.
Today people are planning non-traditional ways of saying good-bye and Barbara will work with you to create a warm, safe and beautiful service. These services can be held anywhere; a church, a funeral home, a backyard, a living room or at the beach, wherever you feel most comfortable. She will meet with you to discuss all aspects of the service so as to create a memorial that will assist family and friends in saying goodbye and to begin the healing process. Barbara also offers services to families who have experienced a miscarriage or abortion and are experiencing the grief they may be experiencing. Saying goodbye and doing a ceremony can heal the pain and provide you with comfort. 

For more information contact Barbara.                              Celebration of Life Memorial $1000



I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the lovely service you provided at my mother-in-law Pauline Carey's funeral this past Saturday. We were so happy with everything. You did an amazing job keeping us all on track and for the lovely poem and words you said. Your personality was a great fit for our family and it made our painful day a little less painful knowing you were there for us. 

And sorry we didn’t get a chance to talk to you after the service and sorry we forgot to invite you enjoy some food with us at the reception, we clearly weren’t thinking well that day. 

We are forever grateful for your help and for your service. Have a wonderful holiday and we wish you and your family all the best for the New Year!

Tina, Casey, and Terry, Toronto

Heartfelt thanks for your loving care and compassion in the planning and performing of the special life celebration for my beloved husband, Vic, on September 14, 2011. I appreciate your careful attention to every detail and all the time you spent with me to know what my wishes were and to advise where needed. You didn’t miss a thing. You are the best!


The service was absolutely remarkable.  Family and friends attending the service to honour Vic were very complimentary. Thanks also for coordinating the music with Emilio and Deidrey – I would not have met them if not for you and their beautiful voices were such a stirring addition.


Our family has a wonderful memory of the celebration for our dear husband, father and grandfather.


With much love and sincere thanks,

Judy, Toronto

Barbara Schreiner-Trudel is a remarkable minister. When my mother-in-law passed away, we hired Barbara to help us plan and organize the memorial service. From the first interaction, Barbara placed a calm and healing energy over the whole situation. Guiding my family through the stages necessary to create a special and meaningful ceremony. Barbara made sure that my husband’s mothers’ life was celebrated and that everyone who attended felt welcome and included.


Barbara seemed to move seamlessly through the day, leaving a feeling of assurance that all would be well. There was room for my family to take part and let go during the ceremony, because we knew Barbara was behind the scenes keeping everything in line.  I highly recommend Barbara for the memorial of your loved one.

Nanci Miranda,



 of Love 


Barbara is a Toronto-based wedding officiant, who offers exceptional and personal wedding services, for all couples. She will help you to create a ceremony that celebrates the love you have found in each other. With 20+ years of experience as an ordained minister Barbara is licensed to perform weddings in Ontario. With her experience she will create a memorable service for you which honours the love you have found with each other. 2SLGBTQ+

Wedding Types

Planning a non-denominational ceremony, a spiritual or religious ceremony, or a secular function, Barbara will help you create a custom, appealing experience, for you and your guests. Barbara is available at any location, a beach wedding or small ceremony in your backyard or at a grand banquet hall!

Barbara  is a friendly, personable professional, who is very accommodating about personal beliefs and perspectives. She will help you with the planning and can provide valuable guidance to make your ceremony meaningful, personal and unique. Write your own vows, or have Barbara write them for you. Barbara promises a personalized ceremony that reflects the love you have for each other.

Wedding Fee - $1,000

Barbara is also available for vow renewals and ceremony rehearsal. Prices available on request.

Email Barbara to book your special ceremony.


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Celebration of Baby

Welcoming your new born baby into your home, your family and into the lives of your friends is a truly joyous experience. Barbara creates beautiful, personal ceremonies that celebrate the gift of life you have now received. The naming ceremony is a lovely opportunity to include your family as you officially introduce your new born to everyone and it is where your child's name is first honoured.

It is possible to host your own naming ceremony; however Barbara has extensive experience in creating inclusive, family-friendly ceremonies.

A guest book enables your guests to add a message to your child before, during, or after the ceremony, creating a keepsake for your child to revisit in years to come.

Video's of guests’ wishes for your child can be created in advance and shown during your ceremony or made at the ceremony as a memento for your child to enjoy when they are older.

Barbara has many ideas for celebrating your newborn, and welcoming them into your family. She is honoured to share this very special time with you.

For more information

email Barbara


Contact Barbara for Renewal of Wedding Vows, House Blessings, Christenings, or Baptisms. Life Ceremonies filled with love are her specialty. Barbara brings a special joy to the various celebrations that life calls us for. Fees vary.

email Barbara for more information.

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