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Hi, I'm Merlin Sikes
Funeral Celebrant, VIC
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Canberra’s Jan Phillips started out as a marriage celebrant but found her true calling as a funeral celebrant. She offers tailored funeral and memorial services as unique as the person celebrated.
My name is Lindee Garrett. I’m a mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister, yogini, meditator, baker, sewer and peacemaker. I’ve lived for over 25 years in beautiful Burleigh Heads. I’m almost a local!
Despite having a full and happy life, the proud Perth grandmother has something to offer those who are at a sad and vulnerable time in their lives.
I love my celebrant work, and have found that after this many years, I've become 'the family celebrant', helping families through various milestones, happy and sad.
I have officiated at ceremonies including the Sporting Car Club in Hyde Park, Belair National Park, Old Willunga Courthouse, Hindmarsh Island, and even Keith in the South East. Location plays such an important role in any ceremony, so let's discuss just the right place for yours.
Cry, laugh, chant, sing, dance or simply have silence: Sydney’s Jonelle McDonell believes each person’s memorial should truly reflect who they were.
Mornington Peninsula’s Carol Campbell is dedicated to working with families to create a personalised ceremony that celebrates your loved one.
Chris discovered a passion for connecting with people as a celebrant after working as a funeral director. With Civil Celebrations, Chris offers ‘whole of life’ celebrant services in regional NSW, including Wagga Wagga and Albury/Wodonga.
Bendigo’s Rosemary Taylor works alongside the family to accommodate their wishes and capture their loved one’s personality.
Amanda is passionate about death literacy and guiding people and their families through the end-of-life process, ahead of the actual ceremony. She services Perth and parts of regional WA.
Gail is comfortable including Bible readings and prayers in the service, or working with a minister of any religion. She can also tailor a service around a person's beliefs and ideals.
Vicki is a published author and accredited Funeral Celebrant who loves working with families to help celebrate the memories of those recently departed. She services Bendigo, and central and northern Victoria.
Queensland’s Annette Richards believes it’s important to celebrate the life of those we’ve loved and lost in a way that reflects the life they lived.
Capricorn Coast’s Leanne Smith believes a funeral ceremony should reflect the personality of a loved one as best as possible. there are no “right” or “wrong” ways to grieve for a loved one- only what feels appropriate.
I worked for nearly 30 years with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups in the area of health care and management. Tact, sensitivity, energy, enthusiasm and flexibility were essential.
Mark Carey began working in the industry as a funeral director almost 40 years ago, before moving into celebrancy work about eight years ago.
Sydney’s Lindsay Leung is a UK-born life celebrant who speaks English and Cantonese. She can also write heartfelt speeches and eulogies.
Abbie provides flexibility and adaptability. She believes each personality being celebrated should shine through in their ceremony.
Sharon encourages families to share fun and laughter, as well as tears and sadness. She offers funeral celebrant services from Sydney to Illawarra and Wollongong regions.
Oliver is a friendly, sensitive and experienced celebrant and funeral director. He services Sydney, the Blue Mountains, South Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle.
Kellie Rainbow works closely with families to create a ceremony that reflects how their love one lived their life. She services South East Queensland and Central Queensland.
I have been a Celebrant for 9 years. I would be honoured to assist you prepare your farewell for the special person who has now left your life.
Jo encourages families to think outside the ordinary to create an individualised ceremony that respects and supports the wishes of the deceased as well as their family and friends.
I am a great believer in tradition, but not a lover of traditional. I love ritual, and I believe pomp and ceremony has its place, but only if and how it suits each individual person.
Keryl says being a funeral celebrant was a calling, rather than a choice. She has loved, lost, and even been at death’s door twice, but Keryl is proudly here to serve with compassion and knowledge.
Adelaide Death Care Advocate Trycia Anchor is committed to providing a send-off that truly honours and celebrates a loved one’s life.
Irish-born Michael Dillon speaks English, Gaelic and can communicate in Auslan Sign Language. He has a background in grief counselling and grief education.
People are so surprised when they learn they don't have to have a funeral if they don't want to. I help them plan all the details making the funeral for their loved one unique.
Julie is passionate about helping others celebrate their loved one’s life with a service that will tell their story.
Relive your wonderful memories and allow Narelle to share them with family and friends in an uplifting ceremony.
Rhona truly believes that life is all about laughter, tears and most importantly love. She services Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast.
I am a fun loving and personable individual that works with families to deliver what they want in their memorial of their loved one.
In addition to services as a funeral celebrant, Fleur is also an ’end of life consultant’, also known as a death doula. This enables Fleur to support families throughout the whole end-of-life journey.
Lisa has worked as a life coach and counsellor, but her passion is fully integrated as an end-of-life guide and companion. She offers funeral celebrant and death doula services from Brisbane to Northern NSW.
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Dianne gave her father exactly the funeral he wanted with the help of Bare
Dianne’s father wanted a simple, fuss-free celebration of his life. With the help of Bare, Dianne was able to grant his funeral wishes.
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