Beyond the Loss Podcast

Season 2 – Episode #5 – Kelly Hurley

Rituals and ceremonies help define our lives. There are so many rituals for new babies – first-month photos, baby showers – but none for when a pregnancy ends in a loss. This week, Aditi and Danyelle speak with Kelly Hurley, a Life-Cycle Funeral Celebrant, about her practice of providing space and structure for grieving families to celebrate and process their loss through ritual.

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As a certified Life-Cycle Funeral Celebrant, Kelly serves families as a ceremony and ritual guide. For those special goodbyes that are needed when experiencing pregnancy or infant loss, she companions parents providing After-Death ceremony and ritual guidance in a hospital, home setting or funeral home, Remembrance rituals for pregnancy loss; funerals and memorials. Kelly became a Celebrant after a career of counselling people undergoing loss, trauma and mental health challenges. Her soul’s purpose is to be a ceremonialist of a new age and keeper of the sacred for all who love, grieve and transition; and for all those who don’t have a voice.

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Shelagh (she/her) brings with her a solid background as an admin in a variety of areas from business, academia and now with a charitable organization with the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Center. She feels passionate about working in a role that benefits others in the community.

Shelagh was exposed to bereavement and deep grief at an early age and it left her with a profound sense of how fragile life is and how we need to find joy and light wherever we can. She feels privileged to be able to take this sense with her into her role with PILSC while putting her strong admin skills to good use.