Tim Abbott Celebrant has officiated at many funerals on the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Brisbane. No service is too big or too small. Some funerals Tim has officiated at have been as big as 1500 family and friends and others as small as 3. He has also performed quite a few pet funerals.

Tim likes to refer to his funerals as “A celebration of Life Service”

Tim always has a sit down meeting with the family to discuss what type of service their loved one would have liked. Finding out about the person who has passed is important to Tim to design just the right service, He then prepares an order of service with readings, poems, prayers (if desired), songs and photo tributes for the approval of the family. The service can be lighthearted or solemn depending on the wishes of the family.

“Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.”


Preparing for a Service
  • Discussing options for the ceremony – how formal or informal
  • Setting an order of service
  • How much input will come from family and friends such as readings, music etc
  • Establishing who will do the ulogy
  • Personal meeting with the family to discuss all options
  • Either cremation or graveside services