Monthly Archives: April 2020

A property farewell and a family funeral

“Krissy is an empathetic, straight talking practical woman who is able to see both sides of any situation. She connects well with people of all ages and has a knack of quietly garnering information, to present in a clear, confident and measured way, using humour well. She conducted a memorial service for our friends and neighbours to farewell our red zoned property in 2013, and a family funeral for us”. Di Madgin & Bill Willmott CNZM

My husband’s memorial

“Krissy performed a wonderful service for my husband’s memorial.  We really appreciate her planning the service with us, giving advice and options, and crafting the wording to suit our needs.  Krissy was very organised and prompt in your email correspondence.  Her sympathetic and sensitive words at the service  were very comforting and her guidance through it made it flow and stay within the timeframe we preferred.  Her professional yet relaxed  manner, with tact and warmth, helped put people at ease and was very fitting with the less formal, yet respectful style my husband would have preferred.  Krissy ensured that the service was a wonderful celebration of my husband’s life.  We are so thankful for her help which made it so much less stressful for us.  So man people commented to us in how well she conducted the service and the lovely way my husband was remembered and honoured”. Angela W

Farewell to our son

“I’m not sure where to start to say thank you to Krissy – Krissy you are amazing and we can’t thank you enough.  When I rang Krissy and told her our 21 year old son had been killed in an accident she was with me and my family in the blink of an eye.  Krissy is compassionate, kind, loving, respectful and organised. Coping with a tragic death leaves you numb and any normal thoughts go out of the window.

Krissy calmly explained what needed to be thought about and organised, she wrote everything down for us so we could digest what was being discussed and be able to make informed decisions. When our minds were a muddle Krissy came to the rescue.  Krissy made calls and found answers to our questions and requests – nothing was too much to ask.  Krissy has been our life line and I’m not sure what we would have done without her.

The celebration of our Son’s life was amazing and Krissy ensured the day was exactly how we and our Son would have wanted it to be.  Krissy, thank you for all your support then and your continued support now”.  Corrina, James and Phoebe

Celebration of our mum’s life

“Krissy acknowledged the whole family and our wishes as she helped us celebrate Dad’s passing and funeral ceremony. We chose to have an intimate family service, followed by a graveside burial.  She gave us really good ideas to choose from, and supported us in deciding what we wanted. Krissy has a passion to make everyone feel relaxed and at ease, even in a stressful time. She showed respect and made it enjoyable to say goodbye to Dad, as she acknowledged our grief and put how we were feeling into meaningful words. She knows the right way to ask hard questions and draw out our responses in a sensitive and caring way. While remaining professional, Krissy is very real and we felt as if we farewelled Dad the best possible way. Thank you Krissy”.  Kathi, Suzanne, Jenny and Lynda.

Funeral for our Dad


“I felt blessed to have met Krissy!  Our family cannot thank her enough for the wonderful service she provided as celebrant for our father’s recent funeral.  I was over from Melbourne and having been through a very rushed process around the same time last year with our mother’s passing, this time I wanted more of a personal touch. We, as a family, chose to have a direct cremation, and to bring Dad’s ashes to the ceremony.   I found Krissy through an internet search for Christchurch celebrants and organised to meet with her the next day.  From her welcoming smile and genuine sadness for our loss, I felt completely at ease.  Krissy took the time to find out as much as possible about dad’s life and pieced together a wonderful reading incorporating a prayer and committal that we chose together.  The service was faultless!  Many of the guests provided such great feedback, and felt that Krissy painted the ‘true’ picture of dad and his wonderful life.

I cannot recommend Krissy highly enough, and know she will continue to provide excellence of service with her warm and comforting manner, to assist and support others at a very emotional time.”  Alison and family

Isaac and Beth

Our day wouldn’t have been the same without Krissy! She gave us the freedom and encouragement to create a ceremony that was unique and special to us, and delivered everything so beautifully. She created a warm and relaxing environment and helped everyone to thoroughly enjoy the day and engage in the service. We were so grateful to have someone that was so genuine and professional with their approach. We felt safe and trusted Krissy with everything she took on! She even helped provide us with the perfect outdoor rug that matched our colour scheme! I highly recommend you book her, pronto!

Honestly Krissy, thanks again for being a part of our day, we can’t tell people enough how perfect everything was!

Kieran and Michelle

Krissy was everything we could ask for in a celebrant. She understood that we wanted a no fuss ceremony and ensured we got to have it just the way we wanted it. Krissy was very friendly and approachable and made us feel comfortable. She was very professional and was able to provide us with all the advice we required to ensure the day ran smoothly. She was always available on the phone or email when we had a question. The day ran very smoothly without an issue. I would highly recommend Krissy as a celebrant. 

April and Sam

Thank you so so much for everything you did to make our day so incredible and so special. The ceremony was so lovely and thank you for helping us hold it together. It was an incredibly emotional and special time we will cherish. 

We really appreciate the efforts you went to and will happily recommend you to anyone. 

The printed vows and handmade card were lovely. 

Jacinda and Nathan

We had the best wedding day.  We were so pleased that we were able to stand close together and hold hands throughout our ceremony.  It made the vows seem so much more intimate and special to us.  We were very pleased with how Krissy listened to us and followed our wishes for a short ceremony at the beach with no extra ‘fillers’ involved.  Thank you Krissy for being our celebrant; we wish we could do it all again!