Recommended Funeral Celebrants
(updated Aug 4, 2017)
No obligation enquiries -
Murray Valley -NSW / Vic
Robert Moore - +61 413 098 030
Diane Storey - Website - +61 417 106 275
Moira Rayner DipFC—— website - +61 407 613 777
Genevieve Messenger DipFC —— website — +61 407 013 014
Lynnette Olsen —— website - +61 417 372 520
Dr Chris Watson DipFC—— Website - 0440 769 350
Yvonne Werner DipFC—— website -1300 446 786
Lisa Foster — website - +61 400 159 639
Suzanne Ingleton DipFC—— website - +61 404 098 920
In 1973 a great Australian legislator, Senator Lionel Murphy, established Marriage Celebrants. Persons were appointed to give their clients the ceremony the client wanted - and never to impose on anyone any element of a ceremony the client did not ask for or approve. Funeral Celebrants evolved as a natural consequence of this program not only throughout Australia but also in the UK, New Zealand and recently in the USA.
It became very clear to the first Funeral Celebrants what those who had lost a loved one wanted. This was, and still is, a carefully composed personal ceremony - words and music which pay proper and adequate tribute to the person who has died. They discovered that to do justice to this task, many hours must be spent in preparation.
Choose Your Funeral Celebrant Wisely
The funeral celebrants associated with the International College of Celebrancy have usually been drawn to this work by a strong realization that this is a task which needs to be done - and done well. Many have experienced grief themselves and have felt that the funerals they had attended were not always satisfactory or helpful.
All are convinced that at the end of a person's life the tribute we pay deserves to be the best that human skill can present. Nothing can take away the shock of death, but a genuine, well prepared tribute eases the pain. The recollection of a truly personal ceremony is a constant consolation.
We welcome enquiries about our work. Clients may contact us at any time through the Celebrants Centre.