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funeral and memorial services by wendy haynes

how to create a meaningful funeral ceremony or memorial service by celebrant wendy haynes

Death within a family or community produces heightened emotions and experiences which can be confusing and even surreal. The range and power of emotions - shock, loss, anger and regret alongside love, joy, respect and gratitude can be overwhelming.

Wendy's insightful wisdom will guide you through this experience - one which will be unique to your family, your friends and to you. Her ideas will give you the courage needed to gently navigate through this difficult time.

Ritual and ceremony at the time of death can be rich with meaning and inspiration. They provide a great opportunity to start the healing process. Inspiring Funeral and Memorial Ceremonies is a practical guide to creating heartfelt and personal funeral and memorial ceremonies.
  • Planning and writing a funeral ceremony
  • How to write an uplifting and inspiring eulogy
  • Selecting and supporting speakers
  • How to choose a funeral director or celebrant
  • Dealing with challenges
  • A wealth of inspiring words and stories
  • Examples of actual ceremonies
Buy Wendy's Funeral and Memorial Ceremonies Book

what people say about wendy's funeral book


"This book offers the reader an opportunity to understand and explore the possibility of creating a meaningful, appropriate and beneficial celebration of a life. It is presented in a way that takes your hand and heart, and leads you expertly through the process step by step, and gently lets it all unfold, so that you feel it is possible and you can do it."

- Zenith Virago, Co-author of The Intimacy of Death and Dying

what people say about wendy's funeral ceremonies

Quotation MarkIt seems odd describing a funeral as 'perfect' but that's exactly how we would describe Dad's service. Thank you so much Wendy for making it so. Your presence and advice before, during and after the ceremony gave us the confidence we needed to celebrate Dad's life with dignity and joy - just what he would have wanted for us.

The Terkelsen family, NSW
Quotation MarkWendy's knowledge and guidance was a real blessing to me when my husband died.  She helped direct the proceedings of the funeral with skill and kindness. People came to me after the ceremony and said "When I die, send for Wendy." Knowing Wendy, it is easy to see why.
Quotation MarkI have known Wendy both personally and professionally now for many years, her dedication to the profession of celebrancy is unrivalled as is her knowledge and understanding of what people need at these important times in their lives.

Linda Scholes, Eumundi, Queensland

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Ceremony and Speech Books by Wendy Haynes, Wedding and Civil Celebrant

Having conducted over 1,000 ceremonies, Wendy put her experiences into writing and is the author of 7 popular "do it yourself" books.

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