Code of Ethics
This Code of Ethics is designed to offer members of the public information about the celebrants who work on their behalf.
AOIC Celebrants recognize the responsibility entrusted to them in their relationships with:
- The bereaved they serve.
- The couples and families they serve.
- The public at large.
- The profession of which they are a part.
Specifically they have agreed:
- To maintain all matters in the highest standard of professional and personal conduct.
- To respect in all circumstances the confidentiality of the family.
- To preserve the right of personal choice and decision making for the bereaved Families, and respect the cultural and spiritual beliefs of the deceased person.
- To provide accurate information concerning the services they offer, the prices of these services, and functions and responsibilities accepted on behalf of clients.
- Neither to judge or give personal opinions on their own or their client’s religious beliefs/spiritual needs.
Marie conducted a Celebration Of Life service for me when my husband Allan passed away.
I am writing this to say "a big thank you" for giving Allan the service he would have chosen for himself it was excellent and he would have been proud of it.
Everyone who attended said you had Allan down to a T and my work colleagues, who had not met Allan, said they went away with the feeling that they had known him all his life.
Marie your suggestion that the Grandchildren release balloons, at the end of the service, was the best. As you rightly said,it is this that they will now think of when they remember the day and their Grandad and not the sadness that went before.
I chose you Marie as our Celebrant because I had attended a friends service that you carried out only weeks before Allan's passing and I was so impressed how you conducted that service that I knew that it would be exactly right for Allan when the time came, as he was already ill and you did not disappoint us.