About

Chaplain Maureen DwyerPond Side Ministries utilizes over 20 years of experience to assist you in creating unique celebration services. These ceremonies can be planned together combining both my resources and yours, and held at a venue of your choosing.  Consultation can include the planning of order of services, readings, scripture, poetry, ritual and music that in the end will reflect you and your needs. Such services include: baptisms, naming rituals, weddings, unity ceremonies, gay weddings and renewal of marriage vows.

I am an ordained Chaplain with Abba Ministries of Canada and have Certificates in Thanatology and Palliative Care as well as Youth Ministry Studies. I believe that people are spiritual in nature, and although many do not adhere to organized religion, it does not mean they do not want services that reflect themselves. The services I provide are non-denominational and are carefully planned and conducted with you in mind.

I am also the owner of “Saying Your Goodbye”. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity when alive. I also believe that when someone has died they deserve that same respect and dignity. I provide you with Creative, Individualized Funeral Planning; Conducting of Memorial or Celebration of Life/Graveside/Scattering Services, for your loved one. Saying Your Goodbye is also a counselling service that will assist you to find meaning and purpose in your life, as you journey through life’s transitions.

In my spare time I enjoy adventures like tandem hang-gliding, white-water rafting, canoeing, traveling and then sipping a glass of red wine in my back yard.

For more information about non-wedding related services please go to www.sayingyourgoodbye.com