Funerals & Memorials

Ritual and ceremony at the time of death can be rich with meaning, healing and inspiration.

Whether the ceremony is a funeral or farewell service, a celebration of life, a memorial service or a wake, it is a powerful and often painful rite of passage that signifies a farewell, a time of letting go and the beginning of a new relationship with the person who has gone.

It can offer an opportunity to acknowledge and embrace the grief, sadness and loss that family and friends are experiencing.

The ceremony is about creating a safe space where the individuals’ life can be honoured, affirmed and validated. It is important to acknowledge the person’s beliefs and values, their stories and personality; the essence that made them unique, giving space for the expression of all that was felt for the person who has died.

There are many beliefs about what life and death mean and in this light, each ceremony will be unique. The beliefs expressed may be spiritual or secular, or a blend of the two perspectives.

When you contact me to conduct a funeral or memorial service for your loved one

We will arrange a meeting if possible and talk to you about their life and their beliefs. Share your experiences, history, feelings, thoughts and memories. I will ask you important questions that will enable me to see the person that they were and to honor and celebrate their lives in the most sensitive and respectful way.

I provide all paperwork and information:

  • Ideas to celebrate the life of your loved one, depending on your needs and beliefs.
  • A ceremony for your approval from the information we discussed.
  • Funeral Readings and poems to choose from.
  • Information that you need to prepare you to write a Eulogy or I will write one for you from the information provided.
 
  • Information and a format to write an order of service or I will organize this for you from the information we decide upon.
  • Officiate at the ceremony on the day.
  • Officiate at the burial if applicable.
  • Provide you with a presentation copy of your loved ones ceremony.

I would like to acknowledge the help, inspiration and training given to me in this field by fellow colleagues:
Wendy Haynes (CMC- Coffs Harbour), Judy Arpana (Spiritual teacher), Zenith Vergio (CMC – Byron Bay)


Feel free to contact me for any questions.

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  • I would have no hesitation in recommending Linda, she came highly recommend to me and I wasn’t disappointed.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Linda, she came highly recommend to me and I wasn’t disappointed. I found her to be considerate to our needs and I greatly appreciated her compassion in our time of loss. Continue reading
    Francis Schmidlin
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    I am to have had Linda’s support during my mum's passing. The funeral service she carried out was one that will stay in many people’s minds and hearts forever. ... Continue reading
    Kathryn, Iris’s Daughter.
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  • As soon as I met Linda I knew she was the perfect person to deliver a special service for my father.

    Linda has such a warm smile and gentle nature about her which made me feel totally comfortable and at ease during the process of organising the service. ... Continue reading
    Leonie, Sonny's daughter.
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  • Linda conducted a beautiful memorial service for my mother.

    She carefully sought our requirements – particularly the philosophical flavor of the ceremony. She provided lots of appropriate material from which we chose pieces to include. ... Continue reading
    Paul Z
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  • Thank you so much for an amazing service.

    We were so blessed to have had you. The attention to detail was so very special from the first day that you came down and sat with dad and I to the actual service it was just beautiful. ... Continue reading
    Sallyann Turnbull
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