Funerals & Memorials

As an experienced, well-trained End of Life Celebrant, Anne takes exceptional care to support those who might be overwhelmed by coming to terms with the loss of someone they know, while arranging a funeral or memorial.

Drawing on her extensive and personal experience, she has compiled a helpful checklist for you to download: “Arranging a Funeral

Anne can put people at ease

She has a knack for calm and patience. As a volunteer for 13 years with palliative care patients, she has first-hand experience with families who are struggling with the emotions and roller coaster of pain and loss. She is a trained and registered End of Life Doula with The Australian Doula College and

She knows how important it is to record relevant and correct details when creating a funeral service. Her attention to detail allows the ceremony to transition and flow in a natural way. It is often mentioned how much the deceased would have completely approved of their farewell.

“Anne Young is who you need for any special ceremony when you need an absolute professional who is compassionate, empathetic, fun-loving, and who strives to create special moments that guarantee the event is beautiful, memorable, respectful, and full of love. Anne did this for us when we lost Joan – she quickly became a steadfast support for us throughout the journey which culminated in a wonderful celebration of Joan’s life. Thank you Anne – you are a very special woman.”

Alice Guiney

“When my Mum passed away I had no hesitation in asking her to act as our Celebrant. Anne supported and guided us through the week prior to Mum’s funeral. Her manner was kind and warm, she knew the right words to say to members of our family from all age groups. This included encouraging my elderly step-father to write a beautiful poem about his wife which was read out by my daughter at the funeral. Anne worked tirelessly with other members of the family and the funeral directors to make the ceremony a beautiful reflection of our Mum’s life. She conducted the ceremony with dignity and grace. I would recommend Anne without hesitation as a Celebrant for any occasion.”

Sue Stent

“Anne was so helpful and guided us through a very stressful time when we lost Mum. Her warm and friendly manner was soothing and respectful. The ceremony was a true reflection and dedication to Mum’s life. The rosemary plant was a nice touch too.”


“Anne was recommended to me by a friend.  She was so personable and helpful throughout the whole process of organising a special service for my mum.  Her guidance and care was beautiful from the very first phone call. We worked together to create a truly lovely send off for mum. I honestly can’t thank Anne enough for her passion, professionalism and friendly care.”

Rosemary O’Brien