lifetime celebrations



So many people put time and effort creating their own funeral service from processional to recessional - yes, start to finish. And they are not even going to be there. Funerals are for the people who are left behind. Paying tribute to you is their way of managing the farewell and grieving process. When they play no part but to show up, sit, listen and cry there are limitations placed upon the way they are expected to mourn.

Why would you wait until you are dead to have people say good words about you when you can have a lifetime celebration?


Jacqui Chaplin is vibrant, enthusiastic and warm lifetime celebrations' master of ceremonies. Her commitment and passion to provide you with a celebration of your or your loved one's life will leave you feeling energised, alive and ready to seize the day.

Jacqui's lifetime celebrations or 'being present' ceremonies can include:

  • palliative bedside farewells known as Warm Hearts, Warm Words Ceremonies;
  • life affirmation ceremonies for people recently diagnosed with terminal or chronic illness;
  • celebrations of those 'big 0' birthdays;
  • anniversary festivities or commemorations; as well as
  • roasts: from rowdy to reverent.


Jacqui can:

  • create a structure and schedule for your lifetime celebration;
  • suggest activities and speeches;
  • prepare the festivities running sheet;
  • keep the celebration flowing and to time; as well as
  • be the consummate master of ceremonies.

So what is a roast?

Straight from wiki-pedia...
A roast is an event in which a specific individual, a guest of honor, is subjected to good-natured jokes at their expense intended to amuse the event's wider audience. This type of event was created as a mock counter to a toast. Such events are intended to honor a specific individual in a unique way. In addition to jokes and insult comedy, such events may also involve genuine praise and tributes. The implication is that the roastee is able to take the jokes in good humor and not as serious criticism or insult, and it is seen by some as a great honor to be roasted. The individual is surrounded by friends, fans, and well-wishers, who can receive some of the same treatment as well during the course of the evening. The party and presentation itself are both referred to as a "roast". The host of the event is called the "roastmaster". Anyone who is honored in such a way is said to have been "roasted".

Jacqui can help you or a loved one or infamous friend get "roasted".

Jacqui knows we get just one life. She can create a lifetime celebration from formal to casual and from the sublime to ridiculous. She can prepare a celebration to your specifications as well as offering some suggestions about what works well.

Jacqui is about creating ceremonies and celebrations within your event to create lasting memories for you and your loved ones - while everyone is around to enjoy it! She is not an event planner. She works with you, the venue or your event planner to make magic happen.



For inquires about how Jacqui can help you prepare and participate in a Lifetime Celebration or Living Wake call +61 (0)412 741 531 to have a chat or email jacqui@jacquichaplin.com about what is possible.

There is no obligation or fee applicable for the first conversation.

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