Louise Spedding Funerals

A personal tribute to your loved one with care & kindness

We are all VISITORS to this time this place.  We are just passing through.  Our PURPOSE here is to OBSERVE, to LEARN, to GROW and to LOVE…. and then, we RETURN HOME.

~ Australian Aboriginal Proverb ~


Funerals play a huge role in the grieving process and losing a loved one is never easy, even if it was expected. It’s a way of celebrating and honouring the Life of someone close to you – a final Good bye.

As an experienced Funeral Celebrant, Louise will help to incorporate all the personal touches with care and kindness and create a service that is personal and respectful, one which embodies the character of your loved one.

Memorials / Scattering of Ashes

Just as important as a Funeral and incorporating all the elements of a Final Goodbye.

Planning Ahead

There may come a time when you wish to plan your own service.

Louise is happy to sit down and chat about your expectations and to help you, and your family, arrange a fitting service.

Everyone is different and Louise will help fulfil your wishes.

Contact Louise

Louise would be happy to help you, so please feel free to contact her anytime on 0414 571 674.


Dear Louise, as I sit here in our lounge surrounded by photos of André I’m at a total loss of how to thank you.

The Service was beautiful, elegant and everything I wished for in capturing all the different times of life of our beautiful André. I think you are so clever (honest) to understand a person from copious amounts of information flung your way, and then write such an elegant, heartfelt Service.

I have been receiving emails from afar all commenting on how beautiful the Service was. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for leaving me with a warm fuzzy feeling of giving Andre the send-off I so wanted for him.

We just wanted to send you an email after having just watching Lisa’s funeral online, to say that you did an amazing job under such tough and emotional circumstances. And kept it appropriately light, which was so fitting for a person like Lisa.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t attend in person due to Covid, however it was a pleasant surprise to see you officiating after having been my amazing wedding celebrant in 2017 and you would remember my mum who was one of your son’s primary school teachers. It’s certainly been a nice reminder this morning of how connected we all are in each other’s lives on The Northern Beaches.

So given we couldn’t be there in person today, I just thought I’d shoot you a quick email on behalf of mum and I to say hi and to thank you again for giving such a lovely and fitting send off to Lisa this morning and I have no doubt we’ll cross paths again in the future.

Dear Louise, thank you sincerely for making Jan’s Celebration of Life special for everyone. We were so pleased with everything and know that Jan would have approved. The service was so special and highlighted the happiness and adventure in her life. What a special way to say goodbye.

We couldn’t have asked for a greater Celebrant to share Pa’s Life with, Louise is an amazing, nurturing, compassionate and loving lady who really does become apart of the family during the up and down times – Thank you so much Louise.

Dear Louise, I just want to thank you again for all your support and for making Dad’s service so very personal…  You are such a compassionate and caring person..  With much appreciation

I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you afterwards today, as I wanted to thank you so much for beautiful service you conducted for Dad – we are so appreciative, and a number of people commented to me about how good you were!  Thank you again – it was very special.

I would just like to thank you for making Dad’s funeral service a lovely celebration of his life.  Your presence and soft nature was so calming to Mum, Peter and I when we met and on the day especially.

To be honest, I don’t remember much of the day and only last night I watched the service.  Your voice reading Dad’s Eulogy was so soft, a real sense of calm was felt with so many of our family and friends commenting on what a lovely service it was.

I can’t thank you enough for making our final goodbye to Dad so wonderful, truly thank you.

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help in our time of great need to celebrate our beautiful Lisa’s life.  Without you as our Celebrant and MC I am unsure how we would have managed, as before you came we were stumbling around in a very dark and unknown place.

You made the day very special for all of us and I have heard nothing but wonderful comments and praise from all Lisa’s family and the many friends who attended.  There is nothing we would have changed in any way.  With your input everything was perfect.   Lisa would have been so happy and proud.  Thanking you again for an amazing job.

On behalf of Alan, Steven, Wayne and us all, I just wanted to thank you for your assistance in planning, (including Alans secret inclusion), as well as your professional and very caring officiating of our service for Dulcie. We could not have asked for more in giving her a celebration of a great life.

Thank you again for the lovely service last week.   Everyone was impressed your service, we even had lovely weather.  Looks like you’re becoming our “celebrant of choice”.

Thank you so much for a perfect, compassionate service today. The family were all very appreciative and Mum would have approved!

Thank you again for the lovely service you conducted yesterday. We were really happy with how everything went.  You did a lovely job with just the right tone.  We can’t thank you enough.

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