End-of-Life Consulting | Death Doula | Vigils | Grief Care & Chaplaincy


Picaluna Funeral Director and Celebrant Sarah Tolmie can also offer a full end-of-life consulting and care practice. 

Sarah is an end-of-life consultant and trained in death doula practices and basic body care mortuary assisting. Sarah is also a grief and bereavement specialist therapist and hospital trained in spiritual & clinical chaplaincy.

Sarah can often work with families well before a death occurs, helping individuals and families navigate the practical, emotional, relational and spiritual challenges when faced with life limiting illness and terminal diagnoses.  Her broad suite of services provides support for individuals and their families as they navigate through the practical, emotional and spiritual journey of illness, dying, death and grief.

Summary of Sarah’s Consulting, Funeral and Doula services

  • Emotional, relational and spiritual ‘pastoral’ care and personal coaching through illness, dying and death (as well as grief & bereavement specialist counselling);


  • Development of support plans and facilitating the conversations at difficult times of treatment/or end of treatment, palliative care and final living pathways;


  • Presence and guidance for the family during the active phase of death (end-of-life vigils);


  • After death care (including first body care rituals such as washing/dressing, anointing, shrouding) and at home Vigils and funeral rites;

"Dear Kathryn, Thanks so much for bringing such heart and soul to John’s funeral. Thanks to you it was such a personal celebration of his life. We are grateful for the time you took to learn about him and so sensitively weave that into the ceremony. You made the process a lot easier and less stressful for us."


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