Hi, I'm Sharon Swinbourne

Funeral Celebrant, NSW

Sharon provides funeral and memorial services that capture the essence of the person who has passed away. She values the importance of creating a unique service that reflects who the person was, how they lived, what they loved and who they loved.

To provide a more personalised ceremony, Sharon encourages families to include memorabilia or play music that was important to the person being honoured. Sharon has conducted services where everyone wore sports team colours with the theme song played at the end. She’s danced with family to rock ‘n’ roll songs, boot scooted in a backyard memorial and encouraged grandchildren to place candles in honour of their grandparents.

She’s consoled people who needed extra support to get through their eulogy. And she’s been honoured to step in when they were too emotional to continue.

Sharon’s journey into the funeral industry began through working at NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages for 16 years. She retired in 2014 and became a registered marriage celebrant, then was talked into funeral celebrancy. She finds it rewarding to help families through one of the most difficult times of their lives and says it’s a special honour to conduct a person’s funeral – their final goodbye.

Sharon is based in Kirrawee and services the Sutherland Shire and Wollongong.

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