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Funeral, Memorial and Celebration of Life Ceremonies

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
From a headstone in Ireland

The emotion for a ceremony of this kind is different, but the work is the same. At the core of it all, is love.

I am very proud to have been the spokesperson for the Take the Time to Talk campaign, that helps people to understand, a little more, the importance of acknowledging the end of someone's life.

Check out my video on the FDANZ website. Click here.

 

You need a celebrant who comes to your home for that initial visit and listens to you, and I mean really listen. You want them to try to understand who the person you loved was, and who they were to you, so that a true picture of them is depicted in the ceremony. No ceremony will ever be able to do a person justice, but that doesn’t mean you don't want to give it your best shot.

Because there are often several people involved in organising such an event, a celebrant needs to listen carefully to everyone's wishes, taking lots of notes and then going home to quietly make sense of them all; researching the gaps and endeavouring to craft a ceremony that is personal, memorable and a fitting tribute to the person you have lost – working closely with you every step of the way. If you want it to be fun, then it should be fun. If you want it to have moments of silence and grace, then you deserve a ceremony that fits that brief.


Every human being on this earth is unique, and their farewell should reflect that.

When a person dies, they leave an enormous hole in your life. You will find comfort in recalling all the memories you have of them.

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world,
which I find myself constantly walking around
in the daytime and falling in at night.
I miss you like hell.”

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Pricing

Funerals have a fast turn around time and involve extensive hours of meetings, ceremony creation and travel time. $700

Dear Jane, A big thank you for everything you did for my Grandma’s funeral – you were just perfect. She would have loved it!! It was better than I could have asked for. You are a star! Lots of love Claire, Sue and Stuart. Xxx

Dear Jane, Thank you so much for the beautiful service you provided for my Dad. You made it very personal and special to us all, and a very fitting tribute to a wonderful man. Wendy.

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