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At Lady Anne Funerals, our greatest concern is easing your burden. We’ve created two simple lists to help you with the next steps, please call us at 1300 74 00 74, if you have any questions.

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Your Needs

At Lady Anne Funerals, our goal is to provide the precise service that will celebrate and memorialise the life of your loved one. We’ve assisted families of all backgrounds and beliefs.

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Meet the Ladies of Lady Anne

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Founded in 2004 by Karen Laing, Lady Anne Funerals is an independent, Australian owned and operated funeral home.

We’re a team of lady funeral directors – mothers, sisters, and daughters – each committed to stand with you during this difficult time. We help create a service that celebrates the life of your loved one, in precisely the way that you desire.

A note from Karen

I moved to Sydney in 1994 where I began working in the hospitality and service industry. Before long, I was working with one of the largest funeral directors in the world, managing a funeral home at Eastwood.

I discovered a strong and natural passion for assisting people at a very difficult time. Being a funeral director is a 24-hour-a-day job. I learned to connect with people, and clients told me that I have a level of empathy and sincerity far above the norm.

My husband saw my passion and would playfully suggest the idea of opening my very own funeral home, based on the ideals of empathy and compassion. In 2004, I did just that. I began to fulfil our dream of a customer focused, lady operated funeral home in Sydney.

It came about through hard work and careful planning, and the dream finally came to fruition in August 2006. Our first service was for a young, 13-year-old girl who had sadly passed away. I’ll never forget the deeply moving celebration of a short life, lived. It’s a day polarised in time for all involved.

When I first started the business, I employed ladies, mums, daughters and sisters who shared our ideology of taking difficult situations and creating stress-free, memorable moments in time. It allowed the family and friends to simply grieve and celebrate the life of a loved one. We’ve always strived to do something different than the average funeral home, and to this day and for years to come we’ll continue to create this environment for our clients.

I stay to this day truly proud of what we do at Lady Anne. I sincerely hope that you will feel the same way too.

Kind regards,

Karen Laing

How our Lady Funeral Directors assist you


Lady Anne Funerals compassionate, all-female staff is here to help every step of the way. We understand that losing a loved one is perhaps the most difficult thing you can experience. Any one of our Lady Funeral Directors will take the time to ensure your family member or loved ones funeral needs are met with the utmost care. At Lady Anne Funerals, we pride ourselves on our detail and level of personal service. Our Funeral services are free from any unnecessary stress.

 A stress free experience

It truly is an end-to-end funeral solution –- we help you celebrate the life of your loved one, and help you grieve. A time to be thankful, and celebrate the legacy of someone special. No matter your background, beliefs or life story, we’ll provide the steps to ease your burden when it comes to Funeral Services in Sydney.

From your first phone call -

to your last graveside goodbye, you’ will be assisted by a lady funeral director who knows your name…, and whose name you know. We’re real people, passionate about the experience we provide during this time in your life. We belief it’s to be remembered for the right reasons, and the role of our lady funeral directors is to compliment your requests with support and guidance.

Our values are simple

Our team of lady funeral directors aim to provide a memorable service for every family we serve. At Lady Anne Funerals we don’t believe in the red tape and rigidity of larger franchise funeral homes, and we just focus on allowing you to grieve and celebrate the life of your loved one. All services can be held at times and locations that suit your needs.

We’’re available 24/7.

Any time, day or night, you can speak to one of our compassionate lady funeral directors.

We keep your best interest at heart. That means we’ll help you understand your options when it comes to caskets, funeral services, burial location, etc. We help ease the tough decisions that you face.

The story of a life - The role of a celebrant

We help you remember your loved one in the most beautiful way possible. A celebrant, Judith Marsh, is available to conduct the funeral ceremony. Whether you’d prefer a religious, spiritual, or secular (non-religious) ceremony, a celebrant-directed service is a moving way to celebrate the life of your loved one. For a team of compassionate ladies, contact Lady Anne for your funeral arrangements in Sydney.

Our celebrant can direct a service and even give a eulogy that celebrates and memorializes your loved one. Judith will meet with you to make sure everything is as you’d like it to be.
You can select music to be played at the services, or we can select an appropriate arrangement for you.
We can help with the wording and placement of obituaries and other press notices.
We’’ll tell the story of their life using photos that you provide.
We provide a place for family and loved ones to sign their names and leave a written message.
To help you immortalise the celebration of your loved one’s life, we offer a complete recording of services.


“When I lost my father, I lost my rock, my hero, and the person who represented safety, security, and unconditional love. He was everything that a man and a father should be. I have missed him every day.

The Salvation Army officer who conducted his funeral planned the service for him. There was no input from my mother, my brother, or me. There wasn’t even a tribute from my Mum. The service didn’t celebrate my Mum’s sweetheart. It didn’t celebrate my children’s grandfather. It didn’t celebrate the euphonium player, the watchmaker, the champion swimmer, the war hero who’d served on the front line as an ambulance man. We were never even asked for our input!

As I emerged from my grief, I was overwhelmed with regrets. There was so much we could have said.

Now that I’m a celebrant, I work every day to give grieving families the funeral service they want and need.

Before a service, I sit with the family, typing as fast as they can talk. They recount so many stories of their loved one. I see their grief lifting as they share the values, enriching experiences, and life journey that they shared with their loved one.

My role as a celebrant? To assure the family that it is their service. I’m there to listen, to put their thoughts into the written word, designed around speakers, music, and photo stories. To celebrate all the qualities they admired about their loved one. To see that they have no regrets about their farewell. I’m there to write their loved one’s story.”

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We’re here to help

At Lady Anne Funerals, we’re committed to taking this difficult time in your life, and creating a memorable celebration of your loved one.

Why choose our female funeral directors?

When you choose Lady Anne Funerals, we’re your friend through a difficult time. Call us today at 1300 653 084 for more information.

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