Funeral Celebrant Melbourne

Funerals are not often thought upon with joy, but they are an integral part of our lives, and are often seen by our loved ones as a way of saying good-bye. A good funeral is not just a ceremony but also a way of celebrating a person’s life and helping to cope with our grief and loss. With grace and dignity I can provide memorable funeral celebrant services perfect for Melbourne residents.

I remember going to my sister's funeral in 2000 and being very disappointed with the Celebrant that conducted the ceremony. Firstly, he was late and all through the service I felt that it was obvious he didn't know my sister at all. He hadn't bothered to find out about her and I left the funeral home feeling very unhappy about this.

A couple of years later, I went to the funeral of the mother of a work colleague. During the service the Celebrant mixed up the names of the deceased's husband and son.

I felt so outraged by this, how could he do this? Surely he should get the details right? My colleague and his family were going through enough grief without dealing with the insensitivity of this Celebrant.

Both of these times I felt that I could have done a much better job.

At the time I was working full time for a large communication company and felt that I needed a change, I saw an ad in the newspaper about becoming a Celebrant. The memories of the funerals came back to me and when I discussed this with family and friends; my thoughts on becoming a Celebrant were welcomed with overwhelming enthusiasm and confidence in my ability to perform this role proficiently and skilfully. By taking the time to know the bereaved and the recently departed I can deliver sympathetic and authentic funeral celebrant services to people across Melbourne’s greater area.

When someone close to you dies, you suddenly feel like there is a hole in your life. The emotions of losing a loved one can be very traumatic but sometimes it helps to be able to talk about this person.

Talking about your dearly departed can bring back memories from your lives together. This is where I come in. I can help you by listening to you about your life and love for him or her and obtain all the info from you and your family so I can create a eulogy that will not only validate his/her life but will also help you and your family and friends celebrate their life as well.

Let me help you by creating a funeral service that will suit your loved one. Residents across Berwick, Cranbourne, Eltham, Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island can Call me today on 0439 886 695 to learn more about my unique and careful approach.

Tell Your Story - Your Way

Have you ever thought about writing your own Eulogy, Why? Surely it would be easier to leave this task to your family. After all isn’t it a bit morbid to speak about your own mortality. How many funerals have you been to when you sit back later and reflect about how you will be remembered? Or how you would like to be remembered.

When we were young we can recall bedtime stories that began with “once upon a time” and finish with a smile on our face as the prince or princess found true love and everyone lived happily ever after. In the living years our stories are one of joyous occasions or sad remembrances, but nonetheless a story shared. So in our passing shouldn’t we encompass all the important moments in our lives that define the person we were and not someone else’s recollections? There will still be a place for that but in addition to your eulogy, not in place of it.

Preparing and writing your own eulogy provides a unique opportunity. You may consider what others would say about you but you can write it with your perception and from your point of view.

Some will say that arranging the funeral can work a therapy, keeping us busy and this can be very true, “busy hands, busy mind” but the fact is, arranging a funeral requires as much help as possible and knowing what a loved one wanted is the best guide possible. Having a eulogy already written for a family can help form the funeral but it doesn’t mean that the family do not get to express their feelings as well, as bereaved members can still add their stories and memories.

 But what about the real you? The essence of who you really are can only be told by one person and that is you. Often, we folks have people around us that claim to understand us, know us better than we know ourselves, and this is quite possibly true when dealing with the world out there. A loved one may know our strengths and weaknesses, our moods, how we interact with others, how we are affected by the environment around us, but there is still that part of us that can only be classed as private.