Ernest Rigby CMC
Celebrant in Melbourne
In addition to my Marriage Celebrant work I am frequently called upon to conduct funerals. I have a great deal of experience in this area and after having worked with the very best Funeral Directors in the business I have been able to conduct some wonderful life celebrations.
I have been a memoir writer for many years and this work has kept me in good stead for funeral celebrancy.
These are the times when experience, empathy, compassion and old fashioned professionalism are the most important things to consider and I will help you with kindness, consideration and respect at all times. I can incorporate religious aspects if you wish but if you don't then I will respect your wishes completely.
My fee for a funeral service is approximately $600 and it includes:
- Speaking with the family
- Writing the introduction, eulogy and committal.
- Delivering the service on the day at either chapel or graveside or both
- Preparing a hard-cover book of the entire service with up to ten photos
Please give me a call at your convenience and let me guide you through the funeral ceremony. There is no obligation
Here are just a few of the testimonials I have received:
"Thank you again for your care and compassion at our time of grief and for the words you spoke for Nicholas. NS"
thanks for your leading of a great funeral yesterday
"I would like to thank you for the service on Monday. Although funerals are horrible, the service was a good reflection of Dave.
"Hi Ernest, I just wanted to thank you again for doing Emmy's service today. You were very sensitive and made it very personal - we were very happy with the way you did things and the way you spoke so fondly of Em.
"I wanted to thank you for an outstanding day, it exceeded my whole family's expectations and you were wonderful. I thought the whole service was beautiful. I know it's your job but you were exceptional. Thank you.
6 Newton Grove, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150
Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM
Sat: 10AM - 5PM