Gathering together to remember someone special hasn't always been taking place in the most traditional of ways recently.
But it is wonderful how technology has enabled us to gather family and friends in one place virtually, sometimes from all across the country or even from all over the world, to honour the life of a loved one.
As a funeral celebrant, officiating a ceremony from behind a laptop with all guests attending virtually has been an interesting but fulfilling experience, as everyone is still able to connect for a meaningful experience.
Kind words and memories are still able to be shared from those in attendance, and special music, pictures and videos can also be a part of the ceremony.
It's not traditional, and it doesn't allow for the physical comfort of a hug from those you love, but it does provide a beautiful time of reflection and connection with family and friends in these challenging times that we live in.
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