Doug McCleary: Celebrant, Officiant, Musician

Memorials, Funerals, Weddings, Music, Live Sound, Aviation

Welcome to my website.  My name is Doug McCleary, and I am Portland's personalized life transition celebrant, as well as a musician and sound technician.  This site is an introduction to my services:

Funeral and Memorial Celebrant

I work with families throughout the metro area who have no minister but would like a funeral or memorial service for their loved ones, officiated by someone who has both expertise and the kindhearted compassion to honor and remember their loved one with empathy and honesty.

Wedding Officiant

I am an ordained minister and licensed to officiate Marriage ceremonies in all states.  My weddings are always fun, personal and memorable.


I am available to play and sing for funeral services.  I also play locally around Portland and the Pacific NW with the Pop Band "NW Sugar Shakers" and blues and R&B band "Homebrew." I also "sub" for country artist Michele Drey and occasional sit-in with other local bands.

Live Sound

I can provide sound and lights capable of handling small to mid-size venues and bands/artists, and I bring years of experience to making local bands and musicians sound and look their best.


One of my passions, along with hiking and being an all around animal lover. 

Please click the links above to learn more about me, to see details of the services I offer, or to follow my Blog.

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  • "Thank you for the amazing job you did speaking at my mom's celebration of life last month. I just now had a chance to sit down and send you this to let you know what a wonderfu..."
    Melissa M.
  • "Pat and I want to thank you for your wonderful part in Mother's service. Just the right amount of brevity, humor and sparkle. Everyone said how much they enjoyed her service. ..."
    Pat and Darlene
  • "Thank you sincerely for making our life celebration of Terri personable, relatable and genuine. Your humor, compassion and kindness contributed greatly to people saying it was t..."
    Sue Ferguson

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Wedding & Memorial Officiant

Wedding & Memorial Officiant

I am a fun-loving wedding officiant with 20 years of experience. I will do indoor, outdoor, formal, informal, whatever you wish for your wedding experience. I do not require counseling.

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