Cheryl Opie

Civil Celebrant

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard?”
Winnie The Pooh.

Just as we celebrate births and marriages, we can also honour and celebrate the end of a life with love, dignity, respect, appreciation, and at times, humour.

There are many traditional and non-traditional ways to honour your loved ones’ memory: Funeral Services, Burials/Graveside Services, Cremations Services, Scattering of Ashes (Spreading Ashes), Memorials, and Celebration of Life Ceremonies.

Whichever ceremony you choose, you will be supported with compassion, understanding, patience and sincerity to create the perfect service that both honours and celebrates the life of your loved one in a meaningful and loving way.

I can also help you with photographs, video, memorabilia, rituals, readings, poems, music and a candle lighting ceremony to include family and the people who come to pay their respects.

It would be an honour to be able to support people who were grieving the loss of their loved ones and compose a meaningful and loving celebration of their life.

The questions for a Funeral Service or a Celebration of Life Ceremony are pretty much the same, they can be designed to suit yours or the deceased’s personality.

You and your friends and family will be asked some questions that elicit memories about how your loved one lived his/her life.  Sedately, gently, seriously, full of fun, with a weird sense of humour, outrageously, or flamboyantly? Were they an intellectual, a sportsperson?  What did you/they love?

It can be an extraordinary memory to leave in the minds of family and friends.


Love Never Dies

The song is ended,

but the melody lingers on…

Our Pricing

  • Price on Application for Funerals, Burials, Cremations, Scattering of Ashes, Memorials and Celebration of Life Services

What we provide

~ Initial meeting and planning of Service.
~ Preparation of Ceremony.
~ Unlimited correspondence via email, phone or zoom meetings.
~ Keepsake booklet of Ceremony.

Legal requirements

All the legal aspects of these ceremonies are covered by the Funeral Director.