Supporting you in the creation and delivery of tender, meaningful and heartfelt farewells
~When it comes to saying goodbye to someone you love, there truly is a difference ~
I understand that choosing a funeral celebrant that you can relate to, work co-operatively with and feel comfortable sharing your memorable day with, is a major consideration for any family at a time of grieving.
At this incredibly vulnerable and emotional time, it is my privilege to assist you, advise you and support you with planning and delivering a personalised funeral or memorial service, that truly reflects the life and essence of your loved one.
With an extensive background as a funeral director, grief and loss navigator and former life coach, I can support you at this often confusing and challenging time, drawing on a wealth of experience, relevant information and resources. It is genuinely a privilege for me to stand witness to the ceremony of farewelling another and I will work collaboratively with you to shape the many facets of a person’s life in to a meaningful ceremony for you, your family, and friends.
My expertise and passion lies with creating unique bespoke services - Memorial Services; unique venues and locations; inclusion of personalised ritual elements; inclusion of family members and friends in the delivery of the ceremony. I also provide release rituals, for close family members and friends, separate to the funeral service itself. These rituals allow for supportive and loving release of your loved one, providing significant connection to the transition process.
The emotional significance and potential healing process associated with personalised rituals is somewhat devalued in our modern day communities and lost in our westernised culture. Because we are often disengaged from the true meaning of ceremony and ritual, tending more towards the aesthetic value, this actually creates even greater potential for meaning making in what we do at the time of a death.
My desire is simply to work with families to create a time and space for them, in full and complete honour of their loved one. Each and every person who has lived their life, is unique and their farewell may be unique in it's delivery - it may be sacred, reverent, full of remembrance; it may be lively, with the sharing of cheeky stories, jokes and up beat music. It may be simple and elegant; it may include costumes and live dance - today, there are no 'shoulds', this is your time and together, we will do it your way.
My genuine philosophy, is that for the time I am supporting you and your family to farewell your loved one, I see you as my extended family. I see your loved one as someone I too respect, admire, long to get to know and create a service that I would consider befitting of my own loved ones. Many of my families go on to have lasting connections with me.
I would value hearing from you at any time, to discuss possibilities, options and meaningful ways I can support you through this often overwhelming time.
Costs for family meeting, creation and delivery of service: $450.00 - $500.00.