Choosing a Funeral Celebrant



Celebrant, Rod Schafferius 

I havRod Schafferiuse worked in the Funeral industry since 2000 and have served many families in their time of need in Brisbane Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast and surrounds…

Saying farewell to our loved ones is perhaps the most important event in life in regard to family coming together and paying their respects.  We only have one opportunity to say farewell and do it well.

Listening and communicating has always been one of my strengths, and I have the ability to build strong connections and relationships with people. I have  had extensive experience and understanding of Indigenous and cultural events and will always ensure services are conducted in accordance with traditions, customs and rituals.

If you are planning a funeral, memorial service or giving a loved one their final farewell, I can, in conjunction with the funeral director, guide you, support you and deliver a service befitting the occasion.

When it comes to those special needs at the time of the most important moments in life, talk to me….. I will dedicate my time, expertise and guidance to provide you with an event to remember.


Dear Rod
I would like to thank you for your presentation and help for Bill’s funeral.  I appreciated the way in which you stood back and let the boys pour out their emotions, and in doing so it helped me.  
It was special to see his boys and grandsons carrying his coffin to the car and be driven off.  
Knowing that there are sad times ahead for me for awhile, I am grateful that I have family and good friends around me.  Thank you for all that you have done.  
Helen and family

 On behalf of Ben, Aidan and myself, I wish to convey our deepest gratitude for the way you conducted her service today.
 You treated Lucy with so much dignity and respect.
 I will always be grateful for your efforts today, the days already past and the days ahead.
 May you truly be blessed.
 Thank you again.
Murry McCormick

Rod Schafferius – Celebrant

Choosing A Funeral Celebrant

Funeral arranger and life celebration specialist, Terry Ryan.

Terry has been an Afuneral celebrantuthorised Civil Celebrant and Funeral Planner since January 2010 conducting a large number of ceremonies since that time. Throughout his professional life, in both public and community service, he has gained wide ranging experience in dealing with people from all walks of life and in a variety of circumstances. Terry fully understands that at the time of the loss of a loved one there is grief and a sense of loss, however there is also a desire to celebrate that life. He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

With a visit to you in the comfort of your own home or at one of our conveniently located offices, Terry will work through the process of creating a ceremony which truly reflects and celebrates the life of your loved one. Terry is happy to include ritual and cultural traditions as well as work alongside Ministers, RSL Representatives and other Associations as requested. You will find Terry to be very approachable, a good listener and extremely reliable.

With Terry’s experienced guidance you can be confident that your loved one’s ceremony will be conducted with dignity and grace.

When Choosing a Funeral Celebrant to Book Terry Ryan, Simply phone Swanborough Funerals on 1800 100 411

Terry Ryan Celebrations Of Life QLD



“Thank you for your wonderful contribution to dad’s funeral.  We were so grateful to you for the way you put all our information into a thoughtful overview of dad’s life.  It was compassionate as well as insightful and just the right amount of humour. Especially liked the bit about Qld. Health and the hospital bed. We all felt you knew us if only for a little while.”
Margaret – June 2015

“We were very happy with the service you arranged for Dad and we would like to thank you for taking the time to speak to us all and listen to us tell endless Dad stories.Dad would have loved his send off and is probably quite looking forward to a second one back in NZ in a few weeks!”- Ann and Graeme, December 2014

Choosing A Funeral Celebrant




Choosing A Funeral Celebrant