I have been making a special candle, meant to be burned partially each birthday, for someone who is Jewish (reform/non-practicing).
It is likely that they are going to pass away before receiving this gift.
About a month or less after I suspect they may pass, for a few days, there will be a gathering of people close to this person (pre-planned event).
I thought it might be nice to burn the candle all the way down during this gathering as a sort of memorial / send-off / celebration-of-years-alive.
It's not meant to serve as a yahrtzeit candle -- more of, "Well, that seems like a nice thing to do with a candle pertaining to the passing of time in someone's life."
Is there any reason that this would be inappropriate to do around reform Jews who will be among those gathered?
Would it directly contradict any rules about death and mourning that I might not be aware of? (I won't bother to suggest it at the gathering if so.)