Kathleen Thomson

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Kathleen (Joanne) Thomson

Region: Canterbury
Mobile: 027 229 9460


Certificate in Celebrant Studies

Ceremonies Provided

  • Marriage
  • Funeral
  • Name Giving
  • Civil Union
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Anniversaries
  • Commitment
  • Interment
  • Memorial/Unveiling
  • Pets and Animals

Region(s) Where I Provide Ceremonies

  • Canterbury
  • Christchurch City
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton

Languages Spoken

  • English

Celebrant since 2015

I am a fully qualified Celebrant with over 30 years experience addressing the public. Whatever your needs are, I will deliver with excellence, empathy and energy. My strength is my versatility. Clear and effective communication are an inherent part of my life and I am able to adapt my presentation-style to speak meaningfully at both funerals and end-of-life ceremonies; as well as the more joyful weddings, birthdays and engagements.

Sensitivity and compassion are core qualities and I will draw on these when talking with relatives of loved ones who have passed. I have over thirty years working with families and in the past have worked as Funeral Director. Through this experience, I have gained a greater understanding of what is needed when coping with the loss of a loved one. My specialty is to listen and to provide support.

I will design a service that truly reflects the style that the family is seeking. I recognise that a wedding ceremony will differ markedly from an affirmation of vows and am able to accommodate this. Similarly that a celebration fo life will differ from a funeral.

As a Wedding Celebrant I am fully conversant with the legal requirements and will ensure your wedding day is conducted with utmost care and attention to detail. My strength is the ability to communicate with people from all walks of life regardless of culture or background. I know that when the family and celebrant work closely hand-in-hand with deliberation and empathy, a life event will be made ever. more memorable.