Maggie Shields stands at the bridge between times of great joy and deep sorrow. As an experienced wedding officiant and funeral celebrant, Maggie’s life purpose is to help people celebrate the happiest day of their life and to honour their saddest losses. Presiding over both weddings and funerals, Maggie is also a death doula who assists dying people and their families navigate the difficult journey toward saying goodbye and letting go. Whether you’re in a season of joy, sorrow or transformation, Maggie Shields offers personalized and meaningful rituals of celebration, comfort and guidance..
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Butterflies are like guardian angels...
Easing their way up and
Descending from the sky,
Watching over their loved ones
As they gracefully fly by,
From Heaven to Earth,
They are in disguise.
Their beauty brightens the evening sky,
Butterflies during the day, stars during the night
They fill our hearts with
Love, Warmth and Everlasting Light
Say I do, with Maggie by your side. Maggie will help you create a meaningful and memorable celebration, find more info here.
Whether your loved one has passed or you're looking to plan a service, find the funeral services that Maggie has to offer here.
What exactly is a Death Doula?
Read more about this wonderful
end of life service here.
Maggie’s friendly and trustworthy demeanor always receives accolades from individuals and families, grateful for her help in processing their grief. Maggie shows a caring, sensitive approach to the vulnerable and hurting.
Rev. Daniel Brereton - St. John’s Dixie
Anglican Church & Cemetery
You came into the life of our family as a stranger and by the end of the day you were a part of our family. Thank you for such an intimate and personal family celebration. Dad would have loved to meet you. I’m sure he had a little smile on his face throughout the service.
I felt completely isolated and alone. Maggie was a life preserver who offered me hope, support and guidance. Her grief group was the perfect fit for me. Maggie gave each of us time to tell our story and slowly led us through the grief process towards healing.
I didn't realize how much trouble I was having until I met Maggie. She not only helped me tap into my incredible loss but showed me how to accept and process my pain. Her empathetic,nonjudgmental ear and counsel are invaluable. Maggie is an emotional healer.
Maggie’s kind, gentle, empathetic nature make her an amazing celebrant and grief specialist. Our families always share glowing remarks about Maggie
and the support services she offers. On a personal note,
Maggie’s grief sessions have helped me heal too.
MB (Funeral Director)
Maggie took the time to ask many questions about my mom and our family. It felt as if Maggie knew us our entire lives because of her deep emotional intelligence. Maggie knows how to read a room and will offer your family a peaceful service that’s comforting and personal.
You are an amazing celebrant. We received so many compliments about the service. What agood feeling for our family when all our friends said it was the nicest funeral they had ever attended.