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What our clients are saying about their experience planning a funeral with Rite of Passage Funerals…



We reached out to Yasemin at Right of Passage after my husbands father was admitted into palliative care and it was 100% the best decision for all of us… Yasemin and her team were incredibly professional and compassionate and were able to deliver us the most fitting, personalised and meaningful farewell. It was sad but it was a real celebration of life and the whole time we just kept saying “Rob would have loved this!”

Lisa Hili

Words really cannot explain how fantastic Yas and Rite of Passage Funerals are. When my father recently passed, Yas helped us to make an incredibly sad day , into a truly magical one – really understanding what Dad was all about and creating a very unique and personal service for us . From the beautiful garden setting, to the live saxophonist playing Dads favoutite tunes – every little detail was carefully thought through and delivered beyond expectations. Thank you Yas and your team – we wil never forget that amazing day and are eternally grateful for your genuine love and caring xx

Alexis Davies

Death is usually something that we choose not to think about, and yet the death of family and friends will be part of all of our lives. We are usually unprepared, certainly at an emotional level, but also on an organisational level. While it is undoubtably true that preparation does not remove grief, it does give you the opportunity to help shape how you deal with it. Thank you to Rite of Passage Funerals to for your help with this important step and creating a great memorial for my Dad.

Simon Davies

Yasemin is a beautiful lady who helped my family and I celebrate the life of my husband. She created an amazing space for us to truly honour and remember an incredible life. Even though it was a time of sadness and grief for my family, the service and atmosphere was uplifting and joyous. I am so very grateful to Rites of Passage Funerals and Yasemin for their support and incredible vision. Thank you. 

Linda Biffin

After the death of our Mother I reached out to Yasemin to arrange a ceremony for our Mum was that nothing of the ‘ordinary’. Our Mum was nothing that aligned with ‘tradition’, she was her own woman and would of never wished to be whisked away in a hearse, or her final hurrah to be surrounded by those who she loved so dearly in a dark & dismal setting.

Yasemin set up the ceremony in a beautiful pocket on a secluded beach, and made everyone feel so welcome.. Every single thing that was arranged for the day was like I had done it myself, it was exactly how i envisioned and dreamed of it to be.

For days following the ceremony I had many people come up to me and say ‘the ceremony was so beautiful, it was absolutely what your Mum would of wanted.. and I’ve decided that’s how I want my life to be celebrated’

For what was supposed to be a very heavy day for us kids (there’s 4 of us) and our Dad, turned out to be something so special.. We will carry the memory of our Mother’s farewell as such a beautiful & sacred moment in our lives, all thanks to Yasemin.

We will forever be grateful for the lengths Yasemin went to, to ensure no stone was left un-turned. Our Mum was with us, watching with joy. I just know it.

Again, thank you from the bottom of our broken hearts xx

Caitlin Hannagan

From the moment we made contact with Rite Of Passage Funerals we knew we had made the right decision. The effort they made to truely understand what was important to all family members made our experience effortless.

Yasemin went over and above in all areas, naturing and keeping us informed of all the stages and requirements required prior, during and after the passing of our mother, even assisting in tasks that where outside of her agreed responsibilities

We could not recommend them more.

Peter & Ashley Vogel

From the moment we met Yasemin, we knew we’d made the right choice! Yasemin is a gentle soul, offering a beautiful tailored approach to funerals. She helped us plan the most special service for Mum – simple, personal & full of love. She took care with every detail – & took care of us. We have cherished memories of this day

Kerry Foss

Yasemin is truly an angel… her consideration, empathy, kindness and professionalism was out of this world! During what was a very sad and stressful time for our family, Yasemin brought a sense of calm and peace, nothing was too much trouble and everything was organised seamlessly and the celebration and farewell we had for my grandfather was as special and unique as he was.

Melissa Haviland

My experience working with Yasemin and Rite of Passage Funerals on assisting myself and my family with my dad’s funeral and ceremony was incredible. Having Yasemin gently guide us through choosing a ceremony that dad would have been really proud of.

She continued to assist me thereafter with healing contacts for my mum and me.

Yasemin you are a treasure; so grateful to have found you. You gently listened to all our thoughts and created a beautiful day and memories that we will all cherish as we hold the memory of our dad in our hearts of ever. So grateful x

Gayna Murphy

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