Grieving, remembering and celebrating.

Celebrating and grieving the life of someone who’s passed away typically takes place at funerals and memorial ceremonies soon after the person has died.

When someone we love dies, it’s a very difficult time. But it’s also a great opportunity to remember all those things that made them so special.

That’s where I can help you – I can create a beautiful ceremony about them. And I’ll help you get through what is clearly a very hard time. At funerals and memorial ceremonies that I’ve delivered as a funeral celebrant, I’ve been told I have a calming, sensitive presence.

All you need to do is let the Funeral Director know you would like to use my services, and then get in touch with me.

 

I’ll help you by making sure the style of ceremony reflects the person concerned, and that it honours them and tells of the love people had for them.

As a gay funeral celebrant, I welcome calls from partners, friends, family, colleagues and carers who are in the process of arranging a funeral or memorial ceremony for any deceased person, including members of the LGBTI community.

My

Promise

Distinctively Different

Feel Safe

Connect with you in a way that makes you feel safe.

Flexible With Dates

As full-time celebrant, I'm available throughout the planning process.

Gay Celebrant

Deeply understand the challenges & the pride of the LGBT+ community.

Appropriate Language

Use language that’s affirming, accepting & non-judgmental.

Strong Writing & Narrative Skills

As an ex-senior public servant & ex-English teacher.

No Rush

Take your time to make your decisions about the funeral arrangements or the ceremony.

3 Steps To Conduct a Funeral or Memorial  Ceremony

Submit my Contact Form or Call Me (0410 456 327)

This will tell me your name and details, along with the venue in Melbourne and the time and date of the funeral or memorial ceremony. I will respond promptly and tell you how to proceed.

Meet & Understand the personality of the deceased

I will listen to you with sensitivity and will provide you a safe space. As a funeral celebrant, I will play a central role in drafting a funeral ceremony based on your and the deceased's wishes.

Draft & Conduct the Ceremony

I will create and then deliver a funeral ceremony that authentically reflects your loved one. I understand the high-running emotions around funerals and memorials – especially for LGBTI people - and will ensure the deceased’s story is told in an honest way.

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Funeral or Memorial Ceremony Package

It will be my first priority to treat you with respect, dignity, honesty & sensitivity.
  • Funeral or Memorial Ceremony

  • $0/mo
    • ✅ Meeting with ceremony organizers.
    • ✅ Unlimited e-mails & phone calls.
    • ✅ Access to my suggested readings and music.
    • ✅ Drafting and re-drafting of the ceremony.
    • ✅ Assured delivery of a ceremony that’s authentic.

FAQs

Answers to questions frequently asked by people interested in a funeral or memorial ceremony. Please let me know if any information you are looking for is not available here.
Who is a funeral celebrant?

A funeral celebrant specialises in officiating at personalized ceremonies as a central part of a funeral or memorial. The celebrant talks to the next of kin, family and friends to understand the person who is being honoured and then creates a ceremony based on that information.

Are there any legalities attached to funeral & Memorial ceremonies?

No, there aren’t any legal formalities attached to these ceremonies. Whilst there are laws and regulations governing the disposal of the physical remains, there are no regulations on the location of the ceremony or on things such as the dress code or who officiates at the ceremony.

Does the body committal and the ceremony happen simultaneously?

The ceremony happens when the family or next of kin are prepared for it, emotionally. Sometimes, the funeral or memorial ceremony occurs weeks after the person has died. If the deceased is to be cremated, then often there’s a ceremony that occurs immediately before the cremation. If the person is to be buried, then often there’s a ceremony in a chapel or at the graveside before the burial occurs. And it’s not unusual for the person’s cremated remains to be present at a ceremony where the life is celebrated and remembered.

Is it too late to honor someone who passed away years ago?

It’s never too late to celebrate the life and memories of someone who was valued and is missed by close ones. These memorial ceremonies can bring diverse groups of people together for the sole purpose of remembering the person they loved.

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Let’s Plan The Funeral Ceremony For Your Loved One

My first meeting with you is free and comes with no obligation.