Funeral Consultancy, Celebrancy & Resource
A resource for those on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to source Funeral information, options and ideas to farewell a loved one. Jacqueline is an experienced Funeral Celebrant, with a wealth of information to provide families looking to choose a funeral director and make funeral choices to suit their ideals and values.
- 20 years experience as a Civil Celebrant
- 4 Years experience as a Funeral Directors Assistant
- Diploma of Counselling
- Hundreds of funeral and Memorial services conducted.
See my TESTIMONIALS page with my many authentic messages of thanks, for your reassurance of my professional, experienced and intuitive guidance in one of the most difficult times of your life.
Updates, ideas, readings and music can be found on my Facebook Page
I have worked with most of the funeral homes on the Sunshine Coast, and will be able to advise as to the funeral director or home that might best meet your budget, vision and requirements
cremation only sunshine coast
So you can't face walking into a funeral home, you don't feel like talking to a funeral director, but you have to attend to the final details. Cremations Direct offer a Cremation only service, forms can be completed online (or a representative will attend your home), with delivery of ashes to your door. Total cost $1600 (extra $375 for night or weekend transfer of deceased) For more details click here: CREMATIONS DIRECT
If you would like me to arrange a private Scattering of Ashes to sea, I am happy to do so. You will be sent GPS location as to where in the ocean or river your loved ones ashes have been scattered. The deceased's details and location of scattered ashes will also be listed on the World Register for Scattered Ashes, for future generations to locate, should they wish. This Register can be found at Scattered Ashes. Consult with me for details and a quote. Every situation is different, so one fixed price is not available for the scattering at sea service.
BEFORE A DEATH OCCURS: I encourage those facing making their own end of life choices, pre arrange their own funeral or memorial, or just chat about what is and isn't possible, to contact me, either themselves, or through a family member, to discuss your funeral requests, and to answer any funeral industry related questions you might have. Often having my presence in your home will open the door to discussing your death with loved ones, enabling acceptance, comprehension and openness. You might like to arrange a 'Living Funeral', and share your life story yourself with family and friends. I consider myself a competent and experienced 'Eulogist', and can assist with writing your life story.
Have you heard of the Queensland Palliative Care initiative 'Dying To Talk'? They advertise on local radio. I know it is not easy to start the conversation with family, but with my presence in your home, this very important discussion can take place.
AFTER A DEATH OCCURS: Once a loved one has died, you might like to discuss the options available on the Sunshine Coast. Either before choosing a funeral director for some guidance to who might best suit your family, or after seeing your chosen funeral director and wishing to discuss the role of a funeral celebrant.
Did you know if there is no money in the family to pay for a funeral, you can apply for Government assistance? See Magistrates Court Application for Funeral Assistance.
Looking for a location to hold a funeral or memorial service?
I am experienced in chapel and graveside services, working alongside the RSL who offer tributes to our service men, women and wives of soldiers. I also have many ideas and options for other special tributes, together with a huge variety of appropriate songs and verses to offer.