Genevieve Messenger - Funeral Celebrant of Daylesford, Trentham,
Blackwood and Ballan

"I see death as a part of life. In death, sorrow and beauty live alongside one another."

Firstly, I’m approachable, my clients say I’m warm and approachable - so call me and I’ll listen to your circumstances. There is no obligation to book. My mobile is:
  0407 013 014
  My intention is to guide you with compassion and expertise. There are many different ceremonies and funeral options; I’m here to help. Genevieve Messenger Funeral Celebrant of Daylesford

Funeral and Memorial Ceremonies
I give a funeral ceremony the attention it deserves.

Every funeral ceremony should be different for one person is different from the next. My first approach is to listen to you, the next step is to learn about the person I’m doing the ceremony for. This takes time. You have choices, and I can explain them to you.

A quality, personalised ceremony on average takes me 15-20 hours to put together deliver.

With my professional drama training, I bring a strong and steady presence to all my ceremonies. It’s my intention to bring out the stories of a person’s life in order to create an authentic picture of their character and spirit.

  Some funeral rites of passage include a eulogy and burial. Others are celebrated in parks, venues or any space that reflects the person to whom you are paying tribute.

My skill is finding the essence of your loved one and putting it into words that have feeling and meaning. This is powerful work and doesn’t come easily. It requires skill, an open heart, an ability to hold space and be present to those left behind.

Most of the feedback I get is that I’m professional, high quality, approachable and compassionate.

Depending on the time put in, travel and other stakeholders involved, expect to pay from $770 - $1500

Free consultations available, please contact me and we'll go from there.  Call 0407 013 014 or book an online meeting for no obligation chat.

Genevieve Messenger
Civil Celebrant

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What my clients say:
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Thanks Genevieve, for a wonderful celebration of Deb’s life. We appreciated your efforts, energy and experience your brought to the ceremonies for our beloved Deb. Michael and I were so pleased with both the Burial Ceremony and Farewell Ceremony. There were many compliments from our friends and family of your delivery and performance of our celebration for Deb. Yours sincerely
Paul and Michael 

Hi Genevieve
  It was a beautiful ceremony... Beyond expectations. We'll treasure the memory. Thanks for stepping in at such short notice and being so generous. You captured our father aptly and with great respect .. Especially his connection to the two countries that made his life. My father was revealed to me more clearly as a result of the process and the ceremony itself. Was really powerful. 
Marie Weiss 

Before more time passes I must congratulate you on the very frank and empathetic way in which you conducted the service.   I gained comfort from the service….thank you Genevieve for bringing warmth to me and others at a very painful time.
Aunty Meg (Margaret J. Clark)