Hi, I'm Kath ...
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about me. The short story is I’m a mum of 4 and a full-time celebrant in the Byron Bay and Ballina shires. I grew up on the far north coast and returned here in 2005 to raise my family. I have been a celebrant since 2011, I absolutely love what I do and I always feel so honoured to work with families during such a difficult time in their life.
One of the first questions people ask me is why I became a funeral celebrant, and the truth is, because I am passionate about creating authentic, personal and beautiful funerals for people. I want to help others who have lost loved ones, in the same way I was helped many years ago, offering them the love, support and the choices that I was offered, in order to create a funeral that is perfect for them.
Since that time I went on to complete my celebrant training with Australian Celebrations and I have continued to learn and grow in this area, completing my “Funeral Ceremony Master Class” and “Deathwalker” accreditations with The Natural Death Care Centre, under the beautiful guidance and wisdom of Zenith Virago. And I continue to learn, with every funeral that I am privileged to be a part of, working with families, guiding and being guided, as together we break down the old paradigms and bring the heart and soul back into the funeral space to truly honour the life of the person we have lost.
We can never fill the gap that is left when we lose someone we love, but we can farewell them and celebrate their life in a way that is meaningful for us. We only get one chance at goodbye, and so my motto with all my funerals is “no regrets’. I encourage you to do and say what ever you need to, in order to get what you need from this final rite of passage. And if we do that, if we leave it all there, on the table, knowing that you have no regrets around what that goodbye looked like, it can make the journey of healing just that little bit easier.
To discuss an upcoming funeral or memorial ceremony please send me a message via my “Contact Me” page and I will get back to you as soon as I can.