Ross Tizard


I returned to live in New Plymouth in 2020 after several years in Auckland, to renew many friendships and to contribute to community life here.

My life experience includes officiating at funerals for over 30 years, sometimes when loss is expected, and sometimes in tragedy. I can help your family to frame memories in a way that is sensitive to the values and beliefs of your loved one, and to focus on what you treasure about the person being farewelled.

My vocational background includes youth work, negotiation, non-profit leadership, and pastoral roles. This has allowed me to cross paths with many different people who all represent a unique story. As a Celebrant, I will assist you to remember and celebrate your loved family member for the gift they were to you.

I am happily married, with adult children and one granddaughter, and I enjoy spending time now with my wife dancing & singing.

“It would be my privilege to assist your family through your time of loss. A loved family member should be remembered and celebrated for the gift they were to you.”