Thank you for visiting my page - my name is Eugene Mathias, I have been trained to the highest level as a Professional Funeral Celebrant by The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.
I bring comfort and support to families at the lowest point in their lives. Working together I will construct and write a personal ceremony and 'Celebration of Life' that helps to mourn the passing of their spirit, in a way which is appropriate, personal and most importantly, special to you.
Allow me the privilege of turning your wishes into reality and producing a unique ceremony that you and your family will treasure forever.
How did I become a Funeral Celebrant?
Having spent 25 years as a professional entertainer and Toastmaster, a very close friend (also an entertainer) asked me if I would look after her husband's funeral and host the reception. I had never done this before, but was trained by the Executive Guild of Toastmasters to officiate on Civic occasions and funerals. She wanted colour, so asked if I could officiate in my Toastmaster regalia. I started the service with a trick her husband loved me to perform, this set the scene for a joyous celebration of life and I ended with his favourite joke.
I was amazed by the compliments, one stuck in my mind from a Celebrant who attended, he said "that was the best service I have seen a Celebrant perform", I explained I was not a Celebrant - his advice - BECOME ONE!