What better tribute can you give your loved one than a personally prepared and unique civil funeral. I always visit the family home and spend considerable time learning about the loved one who has died. Then I prepare a personal eulogy which I endeavour to deliver with warmth, compassion and sincerity. There are no rules as far as preparing a funeral ceremony goes, we can adapt to most situations.
Grieving family members need encouragement to express their own views and ideas and I see my role as being the orchestrator of the event, the person who ensures that everyone's needs and feelings are taken care of.
I encourage the use of music and poetry to compliment my words. Family members are invited to pay their own tributes. If children are involved very careful consideration is given to their wishes, and they are encouraged to participate in whatever way they feel they can. Quite often balloons can be released or petals scattered.
Memorial services are often held to allow friends and family members to pay respects to their loved ones who may have died overseas or interstate. These are very emotional and moving ceremonies.
Scattering of ashes- Sometimes I am called upon a few weeks after a funeral ceremony to assist the family to scatter ashes or place them in the ground. A small brief ceremony is usually held.
I have been a celebrant since 1980 and have officiated at many thousands of Funerals, Weddings, Namings, Renewals and all other life celebrations.
I am based in Cranbourne North, but also have an office in Gippsland (Yarram arrea). I am available for ceremonies in that area, including the Tarra Valley.
How to book - You can ring me direct or your funeral arranger will do that for you. All funeral homes have a list of accredited funeral celebrants. Also a proud member of the "A" List of Melbourne's Top Celebrants.