Celebrate Life with Jill Hosken



Baby Blessings

As a Funeral and Registered Marriage Celebrant based in Bayside Melbourne, I am privileged to have been invited to assist hundreds of couples and families as they celebrate and mark significant occasions and transitions in their lives - be it marriages, funerals or baby blessings.

I have been connected to the Bayside area all my life and have been very fortunate to be married to Pete for 46 years who has supported me as I pursued a number of careers culminating in this most rewarding and fulfilling role serving the community for the past 17 years as a Civil Celebrant.

I am blessed to have two adult children who inspired me to keep following my path, even when it seemingly hit dead ends and it's been a joy to see them settled and growing in their lives with loving, supportive partners. Over the past 11 years we have had the delight of welcoming and getting to spend time with our four very individual and precious granddaughters who keep me on my toes and I still have my 94 year old Mum in my life, so family is very important to me.

I very much believe the ritual of ceremony is very valuable even in modern life - perhaps more so as it gives us the opportunity to be still in the busy-ness of life, to reflect and to acknowledge the importance of relationships, friends and family which are the foundation of our society. They also give us the opportunity to express joy, love and gratitude and to create a time for sharing be they welcomes, unions or farewells.

Everyone has a story and I feel very privileged to gain an insight to the lives of so many at times of vulnerability and times of celebration - to accompany and support couples and families as needed through a variety of transitions.

An empathetic listener with an eye for detail, I am told that my communication style is warm, compassionate and engaging.

I am honoured to be able to work with couples and families to help create personalised ceremonies that are remembered for the right reasons - I would love the opportunity to share YOUR story!