"The song may have ended, but the melody lingers on." As an independent funeral celebrant, Chris takes a leaf from Irving Berlin’s book when defining his view on funeral services.
Not everyone wants a traditional or formal ceremony, however some people do. With his flexible format, Chris works closely with families to tailor ceremonies to achieve their vision as closely as possible. He takes pride in getting to know everyone he works with, to make each funeral or memorial service as easy as possible for the families he works with.
Chris describes his role as a civil celebrant as a “whole of life” service, as ceremonies revolve around the important transitions of the life cycle: from birth to coming of age, marriage and end of life. Culturally, spiritually and legally, we mark these milestones with a ceremony. While there is a commonality and a connectedness about these ceremonies, he believes each person’s story is still unique.
Chris services a wide area of regional NSW and Victoria. He lives in Wagga Wagga, equidistant between Sydney and Melbourne, and close to everywhere in The NSW Riverina, Upper Murray, Northern Victoria and Snowy Mountains regions.