virtual memorial service on laptop screen

Go from dusty, antiquated customs to totally customized.

Your someone’s life was full and detailed and so them. We start by letting you lead—we listen to your stories so we understand who your someone was, what they cherished, and what made them unique. Then we help pick local vendors to curate every part of your celebration including the venue, food, flowers, entertainment, activities, charitable causes, audio/visual elements and more.

Your someone was singular. They should be celebrated that way.


COVID has changed so much about how we come together.

While you might not be able to feel the physical presence of everyone who loved your someone right now, you can still be together and celebrate the important end of life rituals. How you gather depends on where you are and your preferences, so we offer virtual and in-person memorials, as well as a combination of the two. You can honor your someone however feels right.


  • Venue Selection* & Negotiation
  • Personalized Catering
  • Event Experience & Decor
  • Audio/Visual Elements
  • Memorial Activities
  • Florists
  • Charitable causes

* Following social distancing guidelines

Starting at $795


  • Unlimited Guests
  • Memorial page to share invites
  • Event facilitators
  • Slideshow
  • 1 hour planning session
  • 30 min rehearsal with speakers
  • Speaker technical setup
  • Recording

Starting at $995

Virtual now,
In-Person Later

Everything you see for both in-person and virtual memorials.

We host a virtual gathering now and help you plan your in-person celebration experience when it’s safe

Starting at $1,495


Effie's professionalism, sincerity, skill and demeanor throughout the entire process was beyond my expectations. She was so well organized, and was able to ensure that everything we asked her was done efficiently. For our family, the prospect of doing a Celebration of Life online was so foreign and daunting, but thanks to Effie's help, it turned out to be a beautiful and memorable service that truly honoured and celebrated my Mom's life.

— KS from Victoria, BC

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job hosting the service for our mom. We really couldn’t have done it without you. You made every bit as special and memorable as I could have hoped for, she would have been proud of you and your work.

— CW from Chicago, IL

It's a pleasure to have met you. And I deeply appreciate your hard work and help with all this. Family and friends praised your work and how it all came together.

— JD from Reno, NV

illustration of person surrounded by digital screen

Shorten your to-do list of “Worst. Tasks. Ever.”

There is a lot on your plate. Sharing the news, flowers, memorial tributes, securing a venue that doesn’t break the bank, closing the accounts, cancelling subscriptions, taking care of others around you, and on top of it all: processing this major loss in your world.

We lighten your load by making closing digital accounts as stress-free as possible. Instead, spend more time doing things that make you feel more like yourself.

illustration of woman leaning on a friend's shoulder

Your grief will still be there when the casseroles stop showing up

Grief is weird and complex and life-altering. While we know it is a reality experienced by many, going through your own process can be isolating. Things get hectic and there might be a lot of people leaning on you. It’s hard to take the time to prioritize your own mental health and well-being.

We will connect you with existing communities that have been where you are so you never have to go this alone.

A death changes life forever—we're here for everything afterwards

© 2020, Afterword.