jacqui chaplin

…making end of life experiences easier for everyone.

plans & celebrates
unique & tailored
funerals, memorials, cremation services,
burials & releasing of ashes ceremonies

Jacqui Chaplin is a warm and compassionate funeral celebrant in Melbourne and its surrounds.

Metro Melbourne & surrounds

For a unique and tailored farewell service
for your loved one
please call Jacqui Chaplin on +61 (0)412 741 531
…making end of life experiences easier for everyone.

What people say about Jacqui…

In January 2022, Margot wrote

Jacqui … thank you so much for this very thoughtful and beautiful gesture for ‘completeness’. 

I’ll be catching up with family in the next few days and will enjoy the reflection together.

I’ve had so much positive feedback on Faith’s service that you so thoughtfully and expertly put together and facilitated on the day …. will always recommend you!

In January 2022, Paul wrote:

Thankyou  Jacqui , for your support .Mum would have liked you  and your wonderful  outlook  on things. Many of our relatives and friends  have commented on the beautiful funeral ,thanks again  for your professional ways will recommend you if people ask. Yours Paul

In December 2021, Helen wrote:

Ian and I would like to thank you for your wonderful service, everyone told us how good it was and how good you were. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone. Thanks once again.
Helen Godinagh

In August 2021, Nigel wrote:

Again, thank you so much for helping to make Simon’s funeral such a special occassion. I am very grateful.

In March 2021, Chris wrote

Dear Jacqui,
I just wanted to say thank you for giving two great services.
My mum would have really enjoyed both of them. She would also have really liked you as a person.
My Dad, brother and I are glad that we were recommended you as a celebrant,
Kind Regards
Chris 😊

This next testimonial from a while back… but I am so proud of it I thought I’d post it now!

In September 2019, Dason wrote:

“Hi Jacqui
Thank you for the lovely service to send Dad off . We had lots of positive comments on how well the service was conducted.

In August 2019, Franziska wrote:

On behalf of the family, I want to thank you for your service for our mother Elma. The tone was perfect, and your summary of Elma’s life painted a strong picture of who she was. I know it cannot be easy to find just the right temperature, but you did. Thank you – much appreciated.

In August 2019, Arthur wrote:

“I really wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of all of us. Your warmth, experience, knowledge and compassion whilst being firm, direct and providing astute advice at a time we are at our worst was amazing. The commemoration and celebration of our dad’s life was made as good as this part of life can be, was a direct result and entirely due to your wise counsel. 

Even people in attendance were amazed, being of Greek Heritage,  the traditional morbid funerals most people experience was pleasantly transformed by the service you put together. Both family and friends commented on how much more comforting the experience was. You captured our desire to not just grieve, but rather help us all appreciate how “Jimmy”, our dad had touched us in his own special way. You truly have a gift. 
Thank you again

For many more testimonials about
Jacqui’s services go to testimonials.

In November 2018, John wrote:

“Just a quick note to say thank you for your assistance with the arrangements for Bette’s service yesterday.  It went beautifully and so many people commented what a lovely celebration it was.  I was honoured to be a part of it.  Best wishes,  John”

In September 2018, Neil wrote:

“Hi Jacqui,
I am sorry I am a bit late with this message but it has been a hectic couple of weeks. I would like to thank you for the great job you did at my mum’s service. I think you did a great job in piecing together the information on mum’s life. Your assistance was very appreciated in such a stressful time. Cheers Neil”

In February 2018, Greg wrote:

“Hi Jacqui
Many thanks … I would just like to re-iterate my sincere thanks for Tuesday’s service at both Tobin Brothers and at the graveside. You did a fantastic job and I have received nothing but positive feedback from family and friends who attended. 
kind regards Greg”

In January 2018, Marls wrote:

That’s… absolutely fabulous, you have done a wonderful job with it all! It puts the icing on the cake! So to speak , every thing falling into place ! A wonderful send off for Paul so thank you very much for that! Take care Marls Kent and family xx 😀😁💞🙋‍♀️”

In January 2018, Graham wrote:

“Dear Jacqui
A belated word of thanks for helping us through.
We appreciate how fortunate were were to have had your services.
I know you had to work late to be ready for the funeral.
Regards Graham & Caroline Jenner”

For many more testimonials about
Jacqui’s services go to testimonials.

In October 2017, Warren wrote:

“Dear Jacqui

I am so glad we chose you.

Sophie’s service was beautiful. The way you modulated the emotion in the room with your delivery, and supported us all, was fantastic. Your words and choice of other people’s words was just right. People have been quoting bits of the service back to me ever since. We have had so many comments about what a beautiful service it was. And people who did not know Sophie personally came away saying that they felt like they now did. What could be better than that?

The worst day of my life was the day we lost our daughter. I thought the funeral service was going to be the hardest, and in some respects it was. But it was also beautiful in so many ways. And being surrounded by so many people who had been touched by Sophie and loved her and us was truly comforting.

What you do is so incredibly brave and important. I hope that gives you so much satisfaction.

Thank you for your support all the way through this. Your engagement and compassion was so appreciated.

With the the greatest respect and appreciation.

– Warren”

In September 2017, Christina wrote:

“A true professional – exceptional service:

Jacqui was exceptional in helping us prepare a wonderful celebration for the life of a loved one. Nothing was too much trouble, and was contactable at all times. She took such care in getting to know us as a family, as well as our passed loved one, and helped us with planning the perfect service.

On the day of her service, Jacqui was amazing. She paid tribute such a beautiful way, and supported us all in being a part of it. You made the day perfect. Jacqui. I hope we don’t need your services for a long time (as we never want to say goodbye to loved ones), but you will be the person we call when the time arises. Thank you for making such a sad day special.” 

In August 2017 Dean wrote:

“Thank you Jacqui – extremely professional and thank you so much for your friendship and support on the day, we really appreciate it. Thanks so much. 

Regards Dean and Family”

In July 2017 Robyn wrote:

“Many thanks for all your care compassion and assistance during the planning of Dad’s service. You really did a wonderful job in telling Dad’s story.

Again, thank you for everything you made the service seamless and that was much appreciated.”

For many more testimonials about
Jacqui’s services go to testimonials.

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