Funeral Ceremonies - Joyce Mathers Celebrant

F uneral Ceremonies

Funeral Ceremonies and Celebration of Life Ceremonies

The prospect of losing a loved one is something we never want to think about. However, sooner or later we, inevitably, find ourselves in that situation. And when that time comes, it helps to call on a calm and composed Celebrant with the empathy and experience to support and guide you through the process of saying goodbye.

Funeral ceremonies are not only comforting and consoling to families, they are also an important step in the grieving process. With your input, I will create a fitting memorial to your loved one; a beautiful ritual that both grieves their passing and celebrates their life.

A Fitting Memorial for Your Loved One

In saying their farewells, some families find comfort by including of personal items that symbolise significant interests or events in their loved-one’s life in their funeral ceremonies.

Some also find it fitting to offer homage through poems or readings of significance.

You may find this Funeral Planning Worksheet helpful in determining what is right for you and your family.

If it will help, I am also happy to lend my experience in writing of a eulogy. I can also help you choose appropriate music and readings for the ceremony and I will accommodate any special requests that honour your loved one's memory.

I promise funeral ceremonies that are:

  • appropriate and personal,
  • comforting and consoling,
  • respectful of your wishes, values, and traditions,
  • a fitting tribute to your loved one.

However you choose to farewell your loved one, you can be assured that I will help you celebrate their life in a loving and heartfelt ceremony that is as unique and individual as your loved-one was.

The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down but gentle warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops and yet it echoes on in sweet refrain.
For every joy that passes something beautiful remains.   (Anon)

If you are looking for a calm, composed, and caring Celebrant with the empathy and experience to deliver beautiful, loving and life-affirming Funeral Ceremonies then, perhaps, we should chat …

What My Clients Have To Say

My promise to you is a magical, meaningful and memorable experience for both you and your guests, whatever the occasion. But don’t just take my word for it; please read what my past clients have to say about me and how I live up to my promise.


Thank You For Your Compassionate Delivery

Joyce, reflecting on yesterday, I just wanted to say thank you for your compassionate delivery. The day was difficult for us but your presence made it just that little bit easier.

I spoke to a lot of people at Dad's wake and they all commented on how impressed they were with you and Suzie. I just wanted you to know.

Leanne May

How beautiful and meaningful it was

Shane and I wanted to let you know just how much we appreciated your assistance with the service of my mother, Barbara Pennington.

All who attended said how beautiful and meaningful it was and this is thanks to you. We appreciated your warm and loving approach with wanting to get a feel of who she was and our relationships. It has been very hard for me losing mum, however, you, Joyce, made it a little easier.

We both thank you so much, you were gorgeous!

Susan Imgrund

You actually took them on Mum's journey!

Joyce, thank you so much for delivering a beautiful service for Mum yesterday. It really was beautiful. Many people after the service commented how beautiful it was and also commented on your delivery of the service. Most said how much you actually took them on Mum's journey and they felt they lived it. You did an excellent job and I am so very thankful you were the chosen one.

I will certainly keep your details for any future celebrant needs I require and wouldn't hesitate in recommending you in the future.

Again, thank you so much Joyce for your help and support during this difficult time. I know Mum would've approved and loved you for helping her 3 girls.

Liz O'Neill

You professionalism and sincerity is a gift

Joyce, words cannot express how grateful our family is for your comforting support and most encouraging words on the loss of our darling mother Jeanie over this very sad time.

Her service was most beautiful!

Your professionalism and sincerity is a gift and we sincerely thank you.


Your warmth and sincerity was comforting

Our sincere thanks for a lovely service. You helped us to make it

through a very difficult day. Your warmth and sincerity was comforting.


Put Together With Compassion and Sensitivity

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the way you handled the service yesterday. It was put together with compassion and sensitivity that Gareth, Ian and I particularly appreciated so much.

Christine Knight

Joyce, you are a beautiful lady

I just want to thank you from all of us for the beautiful ceremony that you gave us and Nan. She would have been so happy and you delivered it with such grace and love. We actually would not have gotten through the day without you so thank you thank you thank you 🙂 I also received your beautiful card which will be cherished.

Thank you again Joyce, you are a beautiful lady!

Liesa Gibbs

You made it very personal and friendly

A big thank you for a wonderful job!

I realise you must do a number of these events but you still managed to make it very personal and friendly.

I know Harry, Paul and Karen were very pleased with how it all went and a large part was down to you, so again thank you.

Kay Radley

Your words, manner, and presence set the right tone

On behalf of all the family I would just like to thank you for the way you lead the ceremony to commemorate our Mother’s life.

Your words, your quiet warm manner and your presence set the right tone for everyone present to reflect on what she meant to us all, to commemorate her life and say our prayers for her final voyage.

You have helped us all through this difficult time .

Jan and I particularly appreciate your assistance.

Geoff Barrow

It Was a Beautiful Send Off

Thank you for doing such an amazing job as celebrant at my brothers funeral.

In this difficult time you helped make the funeral service as stress free as possible, listened to and accommodated our various requests and were considerate all the way. It was a beautiful send off and thanks for the huge role you played in tying it all together.

Adrian Noetzli
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