We will help you when you simply cannot do it yourself.
Jan - Your Kindness and understanding as you helped us say goodbye to my mum made an awful time far easier. Thank you so much beautiful Cate.
Ros - Cate, I think of none more suited. Your compassion shines through. People will be blessed to have your care at a difficult and sad time of their journey
Kerri - Cate, when I think of you, your compassion and empathy are foremost in my mind. Together with your sheer love of life, this makes you the perfect person to do this in a way that I believe would be wonderful for those who've lost someone as well as fitting for those who've departed. I think that people would be blessed to have you involved in a time like this.
Laraine - I can highly recommend Cate and Picaluna Funerals. I doubt I would have got through the arrangements that need to be made on the passing of my youngest son without Cate's help. Her organisation and MC of Stevens Celebration of Life was exactly as Steven would have wished
As your Funeral Celebrant, I offer a caring compassionate creativity that allows us to
remember your loved one as the person they were in living.
There is one thing in life we can be sure of. We will die one day. So why not prepare now.
Why not think about how you wish to see your last farewell.
Different Funeral Styles, Unusual places or perhaps even a theme.
Will it be black suits or bright dresses
Will it be your choice of music or a solemn processional
Will it be in a big church, a little chapel, a crematorium room OR
Will your deaths view be luscious Bushland, Ocean and Beach or a Beautiful Garden?
Will your family wear high heels or flip-flops.
Will they toast you with your favourite spirit as your spirit is set free?
Are you from a culture that respects another style of ceremony?
Let us know how to incorporate your wishes in your ceremony.
My Fee for arranging the following:
Direct Cremation without a Service - $500
Direct Cremation with a Service - $1300
Ceremony with Ashes present after Cremation at a special venue - $1300
Chapel Ceremony with coffin in place followed by a Cremation at a crematorium - $1400,
Venue Ceremony with coffin in place followed by a Cremation at a crematorium $1500
Ceremony for ashes to be scattered, planted, Sent off in fireworks or whatever you would like: $1200
Pre-death meeting to discuss the wishes of someone who is very sick or very elderly.
$100 deposit plus travel costs over 1 hour of travel & tolls. Subtracted from the full cost with agreement
After death family meeting to arrange all aspects of the families needs for burial or cremation and service - $100 non refundable deposit plus over 1 hour travel and tolls. Subtracted from the full cost with agreement
My Fee for being the celebrant for the ceremony or service: $850
Please see fee schedules for the following costs from service providers :
Order of Service booklets
Photo and video memorial with opening and closing slide
Music MP4 on USB
Hearse or Horse and Cart
Coffin or Casket
Flowers on the Coffin, Additional Flower Arrangements, Living Plant arrangements. Wreaths and Vases
Certificates - Doctors Certificates x2, BDM death certificate
Wakes and Catering
No additional service fee.
Other useful information:
How to turn your social media footprint into a memory using facebook and instagram
Facebook: Would you like to set up a Legacy Contact or remove your facebook information after you die?
Go to Facebook - Click account in the top right of Facebook.
Select Settings & privacy, then click Settings.
Click Memorialization Settings.
Type in a friend's name in Choose a friend and click Add.
To let your friend know they're now your legacy contact, click Send.
To Delete your profile: continue to the end of the page above and select "Select that your account be deleted after you pass away". Someone still has to let Facebook know, so don't forget to give someone your password.
How to make it easier for your family to close your accounts:
Set up a list of accounts with passwords.
Most accounts can be closed by family if a birth and death certificate are available as proof of life and death.
Some can be more difficult to access.