"Let Our Family Take Care of Your Family"


Gary Hoffman

Gary was born in Melbourne, growing up in Brunswick and Noble Park. He left school at 16 to pursue a radio career, spending the majority of his 47 years in the industry working in either Melbourne or Sydney. Gary retired from radio at the end of 2013, embarking on a new career as a funeral celebrant, which he has found to be incredibly rewarding.

Gary is married with an adult daughter, and enjoys golf, swimming, ice skating and 10 pin bowling.

Tracey Barker

Tracey Marie Barker is an authorised civil celebrant.

Tracey started her hairdressing apprenticeship at the age of 16 in Mornington Victoria.

Her hairdressing career led her to owning her own successful business “Coastal Clippers” in Tooradin Victoria. After 30+ years of hairdressing her vision was to become a Celebrant. Having had years of connecting with people, listening and talking she was determined to use that skill in another area.

Completing Certificate IV in Celebrancy at Nepean industry edge training. Tracey began her Celebrant career in 2012.

Tracey’s professional, warm and engaging manner has led her to become a very popular Celebrant for Weddings and Funerals. Tracey continues to attend ongoing professional development classes, to ensure that her responsibility as a Celebrant will continue to lead her to engaging with couples and families.

Jenny Tacken

Jenny is passionate about creating a beautiful & tailored Funeral Ceremony ~ ‘A Celebration Of Life’, for your loved one. Since 2013, Jenny has officiated at many Services across Melbourne for various Directors.

As Jenny is a published author of non-fiction and poetry, she utilises these skills when developing your loved ones story. She is respectful, compassionate, down to earth and sensitive to the needs of the families and strives to create not only a beautiful story, but to be there to help and guide her families throughout this very sad and overwhelming time in the lives.

Hazel Rapson

Hazel Rapson Funeral Celebrant

Hazel Rapson moved to Patterson Lakes in Melbourne from the UK in February 2022.

Her background has been very people focused, having been a school teacher and prior to moving to Australia, running a treatment centre for people with Mental Health Issues.

She has had experience of arranging very different styles of funerals for family members, from Church and Crematorium to Meadow and Woodland Natural Burial.

Each funeral required finding the essence of the loved one and ensuring that was conveyed whilst all the time being respectful and caring to those left behind.

After Hazel and her husband moved to Australia, she decided that she would love to use her experience to offer a very personalised service to others and completed her Funeral Celebrant Training with Rose Training Australia.

Through her work in mental health care, Hazel understands the complexity of emotions when people are grieving and is here to help you find a way to provide the best service or memorial possible for your loved ones.

Hazel will take the time to learn about your loved one’s life, what they cared about.

Bill Stubbs

Bill has a warm, caring personality , and his open, outgoing manner ensures he interacts comfortably and effectively with people of all ages, walks of life and cultures.

Whether your plans are for an intimate or a large gathering, a contemporary service or a more traditional event that may incorporate different cultural beliefs, licensed Civil Celebrant Bill Stubbs will work closely with you to create a service that is uniquely yours. Bill will spend time getting to know you, your wishes and needs, then as an accomplished writer, he’ll use his skills to design your service, craft the words and assist you to choose poems, readings or any other special symbol you may require.

Your service will be beautifully delivered too, as Bill has more than 20 years of public speaking experience, comes from a well-known radio family and has the perfect vocal tone for a celebration of life service.

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24 hours, 7 Days


P.O Box 2852 Seaford 3198


0409 770 554