Graham Family Funerals

Funeral Celebrants Hobart

When it comes to planning a funeral, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is who will lead the service.

A funeral celebrant is a trained professional who specializes in creating and conducting personalized funeral ceremonies that reflect the life and beliefs of the person who has passed away. Choosing the right funeral celebrant can make all the difference in creating a meaningful and memorable farewell for your loved one.

Tim Newell

Timothy Newell is a highly regarded funeral celebrant known for his exceptional ability to connect with families during their time of grief. With many years of experience, Tim has become known for his empathetic and down-to-earth approach that puts grieving families at ease. He understands the importance of creating a meaningful and personalized tribute to celebrate the life of their loved one.

As a well-spoken and articulate funeral celebrant, Tim has a way with words that brings comfort and solace to families during their time of need. He takes the time to get to know the family and the person they are remembering, and creates a ceremony that reflects their unique personality, values, and beliefs. Tim is skilled at delivering eulogies that are heartfelt and poignant, leaving families with a lasting memory of their loved one’s life.

Tim’s commitment to serving families in their time of need goes beyond the funeral service. He is dedicated to supporting families in their grief journey and helping them find closure and healing. His compassionate and caring nature has earned him a reputation as one of the most sought-after funeral celebrants in his area, and his work has touched the lives of countless families over the years.

Christina Stephens

I have been working in the funeral industry for the past 6 years, completing my training as a Funeral Celebrant training in 2017.

My aim is to deliver a service that is truly reflective of your loved one’s life.  To celebrate and pay tribute to their life, in the manner they would wish.  Working closely with families to obtain their loved one’s life story, and to create and deliver a service that is both honest and heart felt.

For me, working as a Funeral Celebrant is both a gift and an honour. To be part of your loved one’s final farewell is considered by me one of life’s the most important celebrations, and it is a privilege to be a part of this.  I will not just deliver a chronological history, but a heartfelt and very special story of their life, and the manner in which they lived their life.

Rodney Bester

After a 40 year nursing career, I was asked to consider becoming a celebrant.

Initially I trained and was successful in being registered as an authorised marriage celebrant, however, I found more personal satisfaction in assisting families who had suffered losses from within their families and friends networks.

I now concentrate solely on conducting funerals and memorial services, and hope to continue for many years to come.

Gail Eaton-Briggs

Gail is an Authorised Celebrant. She is compassionate, experienced and  professional, and will work with you to ensure that your specific needs are met as you farewell your loved one.

Ray Curran

I have been a Celebrant since 2008, officiating ceremonies throughout Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory and New South Wales.  Based in Tranmere, I believe strongly that a funeral service should be not only be a celebration of that person’s life but also a revelation of their personal story.

What made them unique, what made them special, what can we learn from their life? Together with your family, I can make that final farewell a special something to remember.

Christine Howard

Christine Howard is a retired nurse with nearly twenty years experience as a funeral celebrant. She will work with you to make sure the funeral you organise with her is just right for you and your family. She is comfortable with people of all ages, has excellent listening skills and appreciates the need for confidentiality and discretion. As well she is warm and friendly with a great sense of humour.

After meeting with you, in your home or at hers, or Graham Family Funeral offices, Christine will write a funeral that reflects what you have discussed and email it to you for editing. This means you will know exactly what she will say and there will be no surprises. She can help with music choices and works closely with the funeral director to make sure the funeral is just as you want it to be.

Edwin Quillian

My driving force in life is, and always has been listening to people and attending to their needs. I spent the first part of my life as a farmer on the North West Coast, but since moving from Smithton to Hobart in 2005 I have become involved in the funeral industry.

My time since has been spent working in the many and varied facets of a funeral home, and this gives me a unique perspective on how important ceremony is for families.

It is a privilege and an honour to work with families in this way, and my passion now is helping them to create personalised, family led ceremonies to celebrate the life of their loved ones with honesty, sensitivity, laughter and love.

Lorna Long

Lorna is a compassionate, family oriented lady who listens to your every need. A hands-on lady who will walk beside you and guide you.

Writes personal heart touching individual services.

Will go over & above to care for you.

Jill Harper

I enjoyed and achieved much during a long career in Nursing and health management.

Then, I retired and I wondered what I would do, because I believed I still had so much to give! I wanted to continue to work with and support people at significant times in their lives, it’s what I do well.

Almost eighteen years ago I chose to work as a funeral celebrant and since then have officiated at many funeral and memorial services.  Each service has been and continues to be special and unique; I give of my time, my energy, my knowledge and skills and I care for the families I work with.

Each service I officiate at is important to me; I value what I do and I always strive to achieve the best possible outcome as families and individuals say goodbye to a loved one, just the way they want to.

My skills enable me to speak with families, to listen to what they have to say, and to help craft a story, then present it with clarity, warmth and sincerity.   I pay attention to detail thus ensuring that the special ‘touches’ that make for lasting, treasured memories are achieved.


Funeral Arrangement Services

From grief counselling to liaising with florists to providing hearses and mourning cars for transport, we provide a range of funeral arranging services to help a family before, during, and after a funeral service.

Our Services

Plan for the future

By pre-planning or pre-paying for your funeral, you will be easing both the financial and emotional burden on those you leave behind by simplifying the arrangements needed when you pass away.

Catering & Flowers

Flowers and food make for beautifully comforting celebrations of life, so we ensure to work with a trusted florist and offer flexible catering options.

Catering & Flowers

Coffins & Caskets

We offer a variety of options for coffins and caskets, including our 'Enviro coffin' for those who are wanting the ‘green’ environmentally friendly option. All coffins and caskets provide quality design and craftsmanship, we also offer a range of personalised PVC wrapped coffins that allow for individual photos or a choice of football team, or ‘lifestyle themed’ options.

View Our Coffins & Caskets Booklet

Contact Our Team

For more information about our funeral arrangement or pre-planning services, please phone us, visit one of our 4 locations or fill in the online contact form below.