“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
– Unknown

Funeral Services

It can be so hard to say goodbye.

Funeral services are time-honoured traditions that acknowledge and honour your person. A funeral provides the opportunity to acknowledge that life and to say goodbye. It is an opportunity to share, to laugh, to cry. In whatever form it takes, it is an opportunity to show respect to the person who has passed, and to demonstrate support to those who are affected by the death.

The funeral honours the life of the person who has passed and can bring a level of comfort to those who are close. It is a great opportunity to share your loved one’s life experiences and also to learn about their life and times from others.

The Funeral Ceremony allows people to express and share their feelings. It often brings people together who may not have met for a while, to reflect on their memories. For many, the ceremony may be the final chapter of what may have been a time of great sadness, sometimes prolonged, and although that doesn’t finish on the day it may be the point where they return to a “new normal”.

Funeral Celebrant

The face of funerals has changed so much over the past few years.

Driven by a generation who have grown up challenging the norm, funerals have developed into a dynamic and personalised send off that reflects the person being honoured.

While some still take comfort in the tradition of a church or a chapel, others are thinking differently & holding the ceremony in a location meaningful to them, such as in a garden, a park, a beach, a winery or a bushland setting. These ceremonies can feel more relaxed & offer varying opportunities to honour and celebrate life as they often have no time constraints.

As your funeral celebrant, my focus is to liaise with you to create a ceremony that has meaning, substance & dignity, and truly honours your person’s life. I’ll be there to guide you at every step of the way and provide a portfolio of poetry, funeral readings and music to assist with your selections for the ceremony.

Funeral Director

As a funeral director, funeral planner and funeral arranger with Picaluna Funerals I offer full-service funerals from taking your loved one into our care to the final interment. Working with our wonderful team of caring individuals (all celebrants) I will take care of all of the funeral arrangements.

I’m pleased to be now offering Picaluna’s wonderful care in Newcastle and surrounding areas. We have an incredible range of venues to offer you ranging from local Newcastle restaurants, clubs, bars and function rooms as well as wineries in the Hunter Valley.

Please feel free to contact me directly or read more about Picaluna on their website.

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