Funeral Celebrant in Mackay, Queensland

As a licensed funeral celebrant, I specialize in providing in providing funeral ceremonies, memorials, and celebration of life ceremonies for families and friends of the deceased. When someone we love passes away, it can be a sad and stressful time for everybody. I help families pay tribute to their loved ones and guide and assist them through the process of navigating your loss as well as help you share your vision for the service.

A funeral ceremony helps us acknowledge the life of the deceased, say our final goodbye’s, brings family, friends, and community together for support, and gives us an opportunity to reflect on our mortality.

Rituals and ceremonies are symbolic experiences that help us come together and express our deepest thoughts and feeling with one another. A funeral service, memorial, remembrance, or celebration of life ceremony can be incredibly healing. It gives the survivors a safe place to grieve, acknowledge the deceased’s life and achievements, and provides comfort, consolation, and closure.

Whether contacted before death or after, I will arrange to meet with your family to discuss your plans for remembrance and tribute, as well as guide, assist, and answer any questions you may have. We can discuss your knowledge of the deceased, so I can write a ceremony that pays tribute to your loved one and reflects their personality, accomplishments, and faith as well as provides comfort to the bereaved. We can also discuss which family and friends wish to speak in the ceremony by reading scripture, poems, or making personalized speeches and plan the ceremony accordingly.

I take overwhelming satisfaction in providing families and friends with unique, personalized ceremonies that are fitting for their backgrounds, beliefs, and personalities. I am very flexible and can conduct funeral ceremonies anywhere in the country. I can perform cremation services, burial services, destination services, and more. Ultimately, I leave it up to my clients to decide how and where they want to pay tribute to their loved one, but if you are unsure I can offer suggestions that will help you realize your vision. Some families prefer to conduct ceremonies in the privacy of their home, at a funeral home, a cemetery, or a unique destination connected to the deceased.

Losing a loved one is a very difficult time. As an experienced funeral celebrant, I offer my clients professional, compassionate, and personalized service to help them through this challenging time.

Testimonials: “We would just like to thank you for all the special care and guidance you give our families at the worst times in their lives. Your professionalism is of the highest standard. From helping families write eulogies, select poems and readings to choosing the perfect songs for throughout the service. Your services are always personalized to cater for each individual person and their family. We have had so many positive comments from families about how well you conduct yourself as a Funeral Celebrant. Once again THANK YOU from David and Staff at Newhaven Funeral Mackay. Regards, Newhaven Funerals”


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