Sarah Topliff

Funeral Celebrant

Tel: 021 023 60657

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Funeral Celebrant

You don't have to use a Celebrant or a Religious Minister for a funeral, but most families opt to have one as guidance at a very hard time.  Funeral Celebrants can work with any funeral home and ensure that you have all the options to have the funeral service you desire, and someone who can deliver it in a calm respectful way.

The Process
  • Call me, or ask your chosen Funeral Home to get in contact with me.
  • We arrange a time for me to come and visit with you to discuss your wishes, and to record your memories.
  • I write a service and email it to you so you can ensure that it is the perfect send off for your loved one.
  • I work with the Funeral Home to ensure all your wishes are met and things are ready for the funeral.
  • On the day I am at the location of the funeral an hour before the start time, checking everything is in order.
  • I perform the service with reverence and respect, there is never any rush or stress.
Service Options:
  • Lighting a candle or candles.
  • Music played before/during/after the service.
  • Live musicians or a bagpiper.
  • Video taken of service.
  • Eulogy delivered by a family member or by the Celebrant.
  • Photos backed by music for a lovely reflection time.
  • Hymns or songs sung.
  • Invited guests to speak.
  • Open floor for people to get up and share their memories.
  • Casket signed by those in attendance.
  • Petals placed on the casket. 
  • Prayers, poems or readings.

"The song is ended, but the melody lingers on"

Irving Berlin