When a beloved family member or friend passes away there are two things that we must do... not only reflect and remember that person's life, but also celebrate their journey. This is what a funeral service can offer – the opportunity to treasure and celebrate the memories, milestones and achievements of someone you hold dear to your heart.
As a trained and experienced celebrant I can help you through this difficult time and assist with the following for the funeral service:
- structure, writing and creation
- readings and poems
- rituals and symbols (candle-lighting, dove/butterfly/balloon release etc)
- reflections (audiovisual, photo boards)
- writing the eulogy
Please call me on 0404566077 to discuss and I'll start helping you straight away. I promise to create a personal, meaningful and memorable service.
My first funeral happened to be my Grandma's. I had only just finished my training and while I wasn't sure if I was ready, I knew that she wouldn't have wanted anyone else to officiate the service. It was extremely challenging, especially working with my own family during such a painful time, but I was so glad I did the service. Not just for my Grandma, but for my family. She was 95 years old and we celebrated what had been a wonderful life filled with many achievements, grandchildren and great-grandchildren! After the service I felt so satisfied that we had given her such a personal send-off. I want to give what I gave to my Grandma and my family to other families during their time of need.
I have worked with Perth's leading funeral homes including Bowra & O'Dea, Purslowe & Chipper Funerals, Seasons Funerals, Simplicity Funerals, Christian Funerals and Prosser Scott & Coy.
I am a member of Funeral Celebrants Association Australia.
Words from families I have looked after:
Kirk was the funeral celebrant for my late Mother, Valma May Luce .
Kirk was the consummate professional who delivered Mum’s eulogy eloquently, with respect and dignity.
Very lovely to deal with from our initial meeting, right through to the end of service .
I highly recommend Kirk. Couldn’t have asked for more . Kerry Newman and family .
Words cannot express how grateful I am to have had Kirk as the celebrant at my mothers funeral. His compassion and professionalism made the saddest day of my life so perfect in every way. Fiona Ingram
Kirk conducted a funeral for my great uncle at very short notice. He is so genuine, compassionate, well spoken and professional. I could not recommend Kirk more! Thank you for everything.
Kirk did the most exceptional job for my step father's funeral. From start to finish Kirk was kind, professional, attentive and an absolute pleasure to deal with. During such a difficult time it was very comforting and so nice for everything to just feel "easy" with Kirk. He did a great service. I would definitely recommend Kirk in the highest standing to anyone considering his services.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help during that difficult time and for the professional but respectful manner in which you conducted what was a very sad and heartbreaking time for myself and our families. I can assure you that if the subject comes up, I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is in interested. Best wishes Kirk and once again thank you. Ross
Thank you so, so much for everything you did for my dad's funeral on Saturday. For a sad and difficult day, it went as perfectly as I could've hoped for and I'm very grateful for the beautiful service you organised. It was calming and had happy moments of reminiscence while being respectful to Dad and to the sad part of the occasion. For me personally, it was a very helpful step in the grieving process. Many of the guests said it was the nicest funeral service they'd been to. One even asked if you'd known him personally, because you did such a great job of speaking 'to' him and of him. This is exactly what I wanted for my dad - a service that wasn't too miserable or stuffy, and honoured who he was. Your bow to the casket before it lowered was an especially lovely touch. Sincere thanks for making a really awful time easier and bearable. We will definitely recommend you if anyone needs a celebrant for an event, happy or sad, and I will be thanking Bowra & O'Dea for recommending you to us. Eleanor
We would both like to sincerely thank you for all you did. We were very impressed with the obvious care and attention you gave to every aspect of the service. You set the tone for a celebration of Brearley’s life and was just what we wanted. We’ve had lots of feedback that as far as funerals go, this one had humour and a fun overtone and Brearley would have loved it. Much of this can be attributed to you and we do appreciate it. Many thanks, Glenda and Bill.