Grief can be consuming. A funeral service, although often difficult during a vulnerable time, is an important part of the grieving process.
Reflecting the strengths and milestones of a person’s life is a natural and beautiful way of marking a person’s time on this earth.
As an Auckland funeral celebrant, it is an absolute honour for me to be a celebrant to help mark the end of a loved one’s life. In this role I am committed to working in a respectful, sensitive and empathetic manner to help weave together a ceremony that is personal, heartfelt and a fitting celebration of life.
You have personal choices around who you would like your celebrant to be. It is only right that you should feel comfortable with the celebrant who is charged with such an important role.
Sometimes a terminally ill loved one can get peace of mind by selecting their own celebrant and planning aspects of their own funeral service. Difficult as it may be, it can feel right that this burden is lifted from the shoulders of those they are leaving behind. I am available in these situations and work with compassion and understanding to reflect these last wishes with integrity and dignity.
When my mother died, I knew that an intimate home funeral would be the right way to say goodbye. I am just so thankful that Robyn was the celebrant. While this was a difficult time in my life, the actual day was a beautiful tribute to my mum and somehow Robyn had managed to capture her very essence. Friends and family all spoke very highly of her. She showed empathy and sincerity and went over and above the course of duty to ensure everything was just ‘right’ for mum’s farewell.
Robyn has the ability to analyse situations quickly with dignity and, when required, with good humour.
Robyn recently performed a memorial service for my brother who passed away 25 years ago. She designed the ceremony with 100% integrity, working closely with family members to craft a personal and heartfelt service.