Jenaleen Downie

0417 229833


Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Central Coast.

Funeral Celebrant

Caring and Compassionate Celebrant to farewell your loved one.

Death is viewed by many as ‘taboo’ and people shy away from discussing it, even when it is imminent. As a result, we are often thrust into organising a funeral at short notice when tensions are high, decisions are rushed, and we have no idea what our loved one would have wanted for their final farewell.


As a Picaluna Funeral Celebrant, I care about creating unique ceremonies that celebrate a life that was lived – however long or short - reflecting with respect and dignity on the character, values and memories of the person. I take time to sit with you and others and listen to the comments and experiences shared with the person and I provide ideas and suggestions for including in the ceremony.


There are so many authentic non-traditional ways to hold a funeral ceremony. At Picaluna, we give you the flexibility and choice to craft a meaningful positive farewell for your loved one. I am happy to chat with you in person or over the phone if you would like to know more about creating a unique tribute.



“I recommend everything!! Jenaleen does a most beautiful job, just like you are her own family.”

Liz Pralica