Tracy Crisp Funeral Celebrant

helping you create meaningful ceremonies that celebrate life, love and diversity while making space for healthy grieving

traditional, contemporary or alternative funeral celebrancy and planning services in Adelaide and regional South Australia

If you are looking for a funeral celebrant, please feel free to get in touch or have a look around the site to learn more about my work. 

You can contact me directly or ask a funeral director to contact me on your behalf. Funeral directors often recommend celebrants they know, but if you know a celebrant you would like to use you are always able to ask.

People’s life stories are a rich and powerful gift. As a funeral celebrant, it is my great privilege to honour those stories by helping you create a meaningful, individual ceremony.

My values as a funeral celebrant

My work is grounded in the events of my mother’s final day. Her unexpected death was a profound lesson in what it really means to live every day as if it is your last. Live each day being true to yourself and to your values.

She was a deeply compassionate person, committed to equality and social justice. She believed in dignity and respect for every person. I am proud to bring those values to my work as a funeral celebrant.

You can read more about my mother’s story hereThis story and the quirky advice she gave me through my childhood formed the basis of my 2018 Adelaide Fringe show, Pearls. From time to time I stage Pearls at small theatres and venues throughout South Australia. I learn something new about my mother every time.

Latest from the blog

Published every week, including funeral guides and information as well as my observations of grief and bereavement.

What happens after the funeral?

The day after the day before The day after my father's funeral I collapsed on the lounge and watched three series of Scrubs. I ate when my husband brought me a sandwich and again when my little boy brought me an apple. I drank when my husband brought me a glass of...

What if I’m not ready to hold a funeral?

Apart from the practical considerations, one of the reasons we hold a funeral reasonably soon after someone’s death is that it provides a touchstone for our mourning. It is a kind of milestone that helps us to make sense of the shift in our relationship with that...