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Eltham Celebrant - Meg L'Estrange
This weeks featured celebrant is Meg L'Estrange from Eltham Victoria.
I am Meg L'Estrange, a celebrant for all occasions, a former teacher and school counsellor, and a family woman with three adult sons.
While I was teaching I experienced the death of my mother. When my dad had died two years earlier, she was so distressed by the funeral he was given, which was totally inappropriate for him, that she said, 'Let no man of the cloth come near me when I die!'
The only alternative I could come up with was to conduct her funeral ceremony myself. Her friends were very moved by this and I found the experience quite cathartic. I realised there was a need for non-religious celebrants to provide ceremonies that really acknowledged the deceased with dignity and respect.Read more about Meg.