During November 2021, I made the difficult decision to step away from officiating Funeral & Memorial services & thank the families from throughout Victoria who have trusted me with services for their loved ones.
I have been honoured and humbled to work with many hundreds of families in preparing meaningful & authentic funeral services, from officiating in small intimate settings to the larger more complex, each equally important. The death of a loved one, for many is a traumatic & challenging time, I gained extensive experience working with a wide range of families, including those who have lost an elderly family member, those who have experienced the loss of a baby or child, to those who have been confronted with death by sudden or long term illness, accident or suicide.
Always offering compassion, empathy, gentle guidance & the utmost professionalism. I have been privileged in my role & extend my gratitude for the opportunity offered to me.
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