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"Your gift of helping others is a gift that I will treasure forever. You're an amazing caring person who holds the mana of the event with compassion and style and takes the worry out of a hard situation." 

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"We wanted an evening that reflected love for our loved one, but also to care for our guests emotions and give us all a sense of hope moving forward, with love and laughter mixed in with the sadness of remembrance. We received heartfelt messages from guests, expressing how special the evening was for them. Jill was the perfect fit for us."



Ruby Jones, a Wellington writer, summed up grief when she wrote... 

"Nothing can prepare us for people leaving early.

Grief will come in waves, but the waves will subside and the sun will still rise."


Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience. The absence of an opportunity to bid farewell or hold a farewell service can intensify the pain of loss. In times like these, finding the strength and courage to carry on with life can feel like an insurmountable task.

The aftermath of death within a family or community often brings forth a wave of heightened emotions and surreal experiences. Navigating through this challenging period requires skilled guidance, empathy, and the ability to engage in difficult conversations with people from all walks of life.

As a compassionate celebrant, I am here to offer support and understanding as you navigate the complexities of grief. I specialise in planning and officiating personalized remembrance gatherings tailored to your family's needs. These gatherings serve as an opportunity to acknowledge the recent or past loss of a loved one, whether it's shortly after a funeral or at a later time.

Additionally, I offer my services to help families initiate the pre-planning process for a farewell before death occurs.


Remembrance gatherings provide a space to celebrate the life of your loved one, embracing both the happy memories and the moments of heartache. They serve as a source of healing and a chance to reaffirm the bonds of family and community.

Let me walk alongside you during this difficult time, as we work together to plan a heartfelt and personalised ceremony. Whether it's a small gathering or a larger event, during the day or at night, in a location that holds special significance to you, I am committed to creating a meaningful experience that honours your loved one's memory.

Please feel free to reach out via email or phone to discuss how we can create a memorable ceremony together. Your journey through grief is unique, and I am here to provide the support and guidance you need every step of the way.


"What you did for our family was very special. We all agreed it couldn't have been more perfect, and exactly what        Mum would have wanted. You set the tone beautifully. It would have been clear to everyone there you had met Mum

and spent time with her."

Thank you Jill for your significant contribution to our family interment service. All present remarked on how well everything went."

"Thank you so much for helping us put together such a beautiful remembrance gathering for our family. Your thoughtfulness and suggestions were simply fabulous and you were so accommodating to changes we made along            the way. The day was so very special in so many ways. "

"Thank you for all your support from our first meeting, on-site planning session, the opening night and your reassuring presence on the evening of the memorial."

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