My Journey Here...

A Little Bit About me

Throughout the years, I have directly cared for the dying. Supported grieving families and friends. Written and presented life stories and ceremonies. And have had the privilege of meeting some remarkable people. All who have been anything but ordinary.” It was with this background, and passion, that my business End of Life Transitions evolved.

After spending many years as a health professional working in aged and palliative care, I was aware that whilst community and hospital healthcare teams were providing the clinical expertise for end-of-life care, there were significant periods of time where the dying person and their loved ones were having to negotiate, by themselves, the transition of dying. Often feeling quite ‘alone’, somewhat daunted and sometimes ‘scared’. This was whether the person lived at home, or was in hospital or in a nursing home.

Personally I have experienced the loss of very close family members and friends — some who had expected deaths and some whose deaths were sudden and unplanned.

I have known the extreme pain felt in losing someone who was part of the very fabric of who I am as a person, and acknowledge that the sadness, sense of loss and grief I have felt was a symbol of the love that I felt for the person who has died.

These losses have allowed me time to reflect and to appreciate the uniqueness of each individual person; and my evolution to becoming an End of Life Doula. It also has made me see how very important it is to have a ceremony.

And it is through ceremony and rituals that we can capture a loved one’s ‘story’ and pay tribute to the life that has been lost.

So it is with this in mind that, if I am chosen as your Funeral Celebrant, I promise to co-create and craft a service that will leave a memorable ‘gift’ of the person you loved….


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It was such a wonderful day and we'll all hold wonderful memories of the final farewell. You were exceptional, thank you. I had quite a few comments about how great you were. Your soft nature and gentle approach is very comforting.
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I really appreciate the way you personalised the service and included many comments and stories about R., that you had gleaned from the family. The family were very positive about the service overall and grateful for your support. I really appreciate your professional approach and support. I am sure we will work together again soon.
Wendy - Funeral Director
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You are such a generous and kind woman Jacqui, our lives are richer for knowing you.
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Thank you Jacqui for a lovely service today. The family messaged me to say that they thought the service went really well and that it was lovely. I appreciate all the time you spent with the family and your care and attention to detail. Great working with you.
Wendy - Funeral Director
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You are very authentic and genuine in the way you speak and conducted the service.
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Thank you Jacqui. It was a lovely service guided by you. I look forward to working with you again.
Jo - Funeral Director
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Thank you so much for making Sandra's service so special.
Medland family
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Thank you so much for a very memorable, professional and moving funeral service for our mother. It was much appreciated.
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I would like to thank you for your celebratory contribution at K's burial service. Everything went so well...on behalf of our family we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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Jacqui, you have done a great job.
Rosemary & Trevor
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Thanks for the good service you provided on the day.
Craig - Funeral Director
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… On Being an End of Life Doula

For the person who is dying there is a genuine need to provide spiritual & emotional support which allows an avenue for expressing ‘what is most important’ to that person; what are their priorities and what choices do they wish to make during this end of life transition; and

For the dying person’s loved ones – it is important to know that they are ‘not walking this journey alone’ and that this experience can be shared through informing, guidance and support .

… On Being a Funeral Celebrant

End of Life Transitions also evolved from my desire to create a highly personalised funeral experience where, with the loved ones, I co-create a “story” – whether a short or long life; whether a story of sadness or celebration, or both – that leaves the bereaved with a ‘positive’ lasting memory of the life that has been lost.

Why not talk with Jacqui today to see how she might be able to assist you or someone you love? 0402 496 360

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