Funeral Celebrant in Melbourne

Funeral-related assistance

It’s always a priviledge for me to provide moral and legal support to clients at this tough time.

  • Two face-to-face meetings.
  • As many emails and phone calls as we need.
  • All travel, up to 100km radius from my Pascoe Vale office.
  • Use of my funeral questionnaire to provide me with information about your loved one.
  • Provision of a draft funeral ceremony for your modification.
  • A run through in the days prior to the funeral.
  • Delivery of the funeral ceremony.
  • Use of my professional quality, wireless sound system if required.

Funeral Ceremony Planning Journey

Our First Meeting

I’ll meet with you and whoever else I need to meet with, to get an idea of the type of funeral your loved one wanted. We’ll use that meeting to get as much information about them as we can.

Questionnaire for you to respond to.

I’ll send you a questionnaire that asks all sorts of questions about your loved one and request that you complete as much of it as you can and send it back to me within 24 hours.

Draft ceremony sent to you

Based on what I learned in our first meeting, and from the information in the questionnaire, I’ll write and send you the first draft of your loved one’s funeral ceremony. I’ll ask you to go through it and make any changes you want, before you send it back to me.

Run-through

I’ll meet with you again, to run through the funeral ceremony – and confirm we’re all on the same page. I’ll make any required amendments and then email you the final version.

Delivery of Funeral Ceremony

On the day of the funeral, I’ll arrive in plenty of time to meet you before the funeral begins. Then I’ll deliver your ceremony precisely how you asked me to – and ensure we’ve farewelled your loved one in a way that’s authentic and memorable!

Let’s plan your loved one’s funeral your way.

No matter how old or young your loved one was, no matter how they died or lived, no matter the successes they enjoyed or the struggles they endured, they deserve to be farewelled in a way that’s authentic to them and, above all, respectful. Let me work with you as the funeral celebrant to create a funeral ceremony that’s perfect for them – and for you and others who were dear to them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the funeral ceremony last?

Usually the ceremony takes an hour. In some cases the reception might be longer. However, I can customise the process for you and shorten it. Informal funerals for instance take about 20-30 minutes

How would you help me plan the funeral ceremony?

I will try to explain the process in a nutshell here. First, I will arrange a meeting with you to discuss the funeral. Here, I would be creating a rough draft of the ceremony based on a short questionnaire.

You can review this draft and make changes as necessary. Then I would collaborate with the funeral director to ensure that the ceremony is completed.

What are the burial and funeral rites options in Australia?

In Australia, a traditional funeral comprises of the following events:

  • A visitation or a viewing
  • A formal service
  • A committal at the graveside

However, I can customise the process for you. You don’t have to follow the rigid format.

Are you a full-time funeral celebrant in Melbourne?

Yes, I’m a full-time celebrant which means that I will be available for the planning and execution of the ceremony. Don’t worry, I will be there with you every step of the way through this tough situation.

How do we reach you?

You can reach out to me via an email or just drop a call. You can also fill out the contact form on the website. I will all you back in an hour’s time to plan out the logistics of the ceremony

Can I have the funeral over the weekend or on holidays?

Yes, but there will be extra charges involved. Also, note that the ceremony will be drafted in a day’s time so as to avoid any hassles or delays

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