Fri, 23 Apr | Wamberal Surfclub

Honouring the life of Dean Varley

Friday 23 April: Arrival from 2.30pm, Ceremony begins at 3pm. Wamberal Surfclub Cafe & Function Room. Please DON'T RSVP if you're watching the live webcast and not attending the ceremony in person.
Registration is Closed
Honouring the life of Dean Varley

Time & Location

23 Apr 2021, 3:00 pm
Wamberal Surfclub , 1 Dover Rd, Wamberal NSW 2260, Australia

About the Service

Dean’s life may have been cut short, but his love lives large and lives long within all of us. He wanted us to gather and dwell in the beauty of life and love and hold each other in a meaningful space of memory and thanksgiving. 

To participate in the ceremony - please take some time to choose a piece of crystal stone to bring (wrap this or tag this so we know who it came from) - and these will be gifted to Louisa to create a crystal garden in honour of her dad, Deano. If you feel inclined to write a message about Dean for Louisa to accompany your crystal, we would be most grateful. Come prepared to write a memory - share a story - be in reverent farewell.  

The ceremony will be live webcast; following are the details:

  • The webcast link:
  • Guests can leave messages on the webcast page for the family to read.
  • The webcast will remain online for later viewing for one month. A download link will also be available on the page shortly after the ceremony ends.

2.30 - 3pm: Arrival  

On arrival, you will have time to spend your own quiet moment - write some memories - gather quietly. 

3pm: Honouring of Life & Farewell Ceremony  

Led by Sarah Tolmie, celebrant (includes time in meditation - open mic - & singing too :) 

4.30pm - Evening: Time together  

Please stay after the ceremony into a gentle evening to keep sharing your memories of Dean together, enjoy the food and sunset and music. 

COVID-19 Safety 

Please continue to observe COVID safe community behaviours. If you have been in a Covid ‘hotspot’ or have symptoms, please do not come. 


Please RSVP on the link, so we can track numbers.   

Directions & Parking. 

Wamberal Surfclub Cafe & Function Space - 1 Dover St, Wamberal. Plenty of free parking at the club and nearby streets. Dress comfortable, as you like.