Celebrating life

Losing a member of the family or a close friend is one of the most difficult times of our lives. Grief affects people in different ways, and it’s important to have the opportunity to celebrate and remember the life of that special person, whether the death was expected or sudden.

I will work together with you and the funeral director to make sure you get the ceremony you would like for your loved one. Negotiating family differences, providing practical advice, and developing the shape of the service are all included. Talk to me about how you can incorporate songs, special readings, photographs and tributes into the ceremony.



  • Meet with you to discuss your wishes for a funeral or memorial service

  • Create a service to reflect the life of your friend or family member with input from you

  • Deliver the service in a compassionate and professional manner, supporting friends and family/whanau during the day



Please speak to your funeral director about rates for this service.

Other Ceremonies

Ask me about unveilings and other remembrance services.




A fitting farewell

“Sandy delivered the ceremony with professionalism and good humour. She was clear about welcoming everyone to the space, and helped people to celebrate the life of the man they had all known in different ways. The choice of music, words and tributes was a fitting farewell for my husband.”

— J.M.



“Grief is the price we pay for love.”

Prince William, commemorating the Canterbury earthquakes, 2014.