The Path Forward – Remembrance Banquet 2023


Join us in honoring our deceased loved ones at a remembrance brunch banquet in beautiful St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Less than 1 hour from the Twin Cities. Guest speaker, author Michelle DeVille.

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Dalles House Restaurant – St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin


We invite you to join us for a special time of sharing memories of our loved ones who have passed, hearing from our guest speaker Michelle Deville, and a touching candle lighting ceremony. All while we join together at the Dalles House for a delicious brunch meal. This banquet will be a sacred time to honor our loved ones in a supportive room with others who understand.

We are honored to have Michelle Deville as our guest speaker. Michele DeVille is an author, speaker and life coach with a passion for inspiring change and helping others to create and live their best life possible. She lives in Minnesota with her family and loves writing, travel, movies, time up in North, volunteering, friends and family.
Please join us as we emerge from the holidays and into the darkness and cold of winter for an experience to warm our hearts and lift our spirits. You are welcome to bring a small framed photo of your loved one to place at your table.

Suggested dress style:

Dressy Casual. This is a wonderful opportunity to dress up a bit and take joy in the ceremony of honoring our loved ones.

Dalles House Restaurant
720 S Vincent St,
St Croix Falls, WI 54024

The Path Forward Remembrance Banquet takes place in beautiful St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Less than 1 hour from the Twin Cities. Providing the perfect scenery for healing, reflection, and hope. 

The banquet will include:

  • a delicious buffet meal
  • guest speaker, Author Michelle Deville
  • time for reflection
  • a chance for you to share a bit about your loved one
  • a candle lighting ceremony in honor of your loved one


More about our guest speaker:

Michele DeVille is a Certified Grief Specialist and Educator, Coach, End of Life Doula, Grief Movement Guide, Author and Speaker.

Michele’s mission is to cultivate a culture of compassion, create a better understanding about loss and grief and to remind people that you can find hope and joy again. It’s because of her own grief journey and witnessing so much pain in others that Michele is so passionate about
helping those who are grieving and changing the conversations about grief in a world that doesn’t always get it.

When she’s not trying to build a more peaceful and kind world, you will find Michele enjoying family and friends, relaxing at the cabin, playing with her grandkids, watching movies, going to concerts, writing or planning her next trip.

Your grief matters. Always.


FAQ’s about Path Forward Events:

Q) Is this a church related retreat?

A) No. This retreat will combine a mixture of grief therapies, real life stories, interjections of our own spirituality, and a bit of woo-woo-ness. We have designed this retreat for people of all faiths, religions, and those without any religious affiliations. We respect each of your journeys and beliefs and ask that you do the same of the other attendees as well.


Q) My husband passed away a few years ago, will I still find this relevant?

A) Yes, What we have found is that grief is cyclical. It will loop back and around us in various forms and levels of intensity for decades to come. Our goal is to present information in an open and honest way so you can see what patterns may still be unfolding in your life as well as gain inspiration and knowledge to use your grief to fulfill goals and dreams you may have.


Q) Can I buy tickets at the door?

A) No, we will not have tickets available at the door. Please advance order your tickets here, online.

About the hosts:

Gwen Wright

Gwen Wright lost her own husband unexpectedly in 2019. Gwen was left with 4 daughters to raise on her own and her busy store she owns in Osceola. She deeply understands the real life balance between sitting in grief while also balancing the ongoing, continued needs of the world and family. She has openly shared her walk with grief, anger, hope, signs, and questions along the way. In 2021 Gwen trained and received her Grief Educator Certification from world renowned grief expert, David Kessler. Gwen is founder of House of Girls.


Noelle Rollins

Noelle Rollins is an artist, writer, and master dreamer. In 2020 Noelle published her book, Sacred Hellos – messages from Heaven. The book is filled with stories about signs from spirit, her walk with over a decade of grief after losing her mom, and is full of hope for those grieving. Noelle has a line of remembrance ornaments, artwork, and a newly launched hand painted casket and urn line. She infuses creativity and a positive energy into the deepest parts of grief and specializes in helping women pursue their dreams and live authentically.

***Legal notes and disclaimers:

*Your purchase email will be used for communications regarding The Path Forward, to do that in the best way it may be used by either Noelle Rollins Art (Sacred Hellos) and/or House of Girls.  Your email will not be shared beyond those two retreat hosts.


Path Forward retreats are not a substitute or in place of therapy. Neither Noelle or Gwen are professional therapists or Doctors; we come with the intent to share what we’ve learned, inspire, and let you know you are not alone.
This type of healing work is for people who have strength & capacity to manage their own emotions & well being responsibly.
Please do not attend if you are sick, or been exposed to Covid. Masks are welcome, but optional for those feeling healthy.


If We Cancel the Program
In the very unlikely case that the Path Forward retreat is cancelled, we will refund to you your retreat payment you have paid or offer you a rescheduled event date. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred.

Additional information

Type of loss (we will try to seat you near others who have experienced similar loss when possible)

Parent, Spouse, Child, Baby – newborn, other

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