Anne Conroy


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Creating meaningful ceremonies
and lasting memories

funerals and memorials

William Shakespeare is famous for his quote “Give sorrow words”. How is it possible to express grief and pay tribute by expanding on words?


The funeral or memorial service is traditionally the last opportunity where words are an important part of the grief expressed and shared among family and friends; words which are often remembered long after.


Family and friends are an integral part of the process of bringing the words together, where the essence of the person you are paying tribute to can emerge for all to share. It’s an opportunity for their passions and past-times to be celebrated in a unique way, not just with words, but with pictures, music, and personal tributes.


Like a kaleidoscope, our lives are made up of many colourful parts that, with a simple twist, can show how unique we are in our diversity. It is my role to weave the different perspectives into one story that truly honours your loved one. Breathing the colour into an otherwise dark time is my commitment to you and your family.


This is done with:

•  Deep listening

•  Compassion

•  Honesty

•  Creativity

•  Trust

•  Integrity


A well-considered farewell ceremony provides a strong platform for family and friends to move from mourning to grief. I cannot take away your sorrow, but I can offer a strong platform so you are able to carry your grief.


Contact me on 021 781 873 to help you give your sorrow words.

The Koru

This interpretation of the koru represents my four children. As the child grows the koru unfurls revealing the potential and strength within. My third child died aged 6 months but the symbol of the koru remains significant in that, even in grief, there is hope – for new life, growth, love, and peace.


“The weight of loss may never go away but we learn how to carry it.”


Member Celebrant's Association
of New Zealand

Member of the Order of Bards
Ovates and Druids

Certificate in Applied Grief Studies  •  Certificate in Celebrant Studies  •  Diploma in Creative Writing  •  Diploma in Children's Literature

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