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About Us

Our History

Do not turn away from the fact of death, but together make gentle its effect.

LibbyMy husband died when I was 26 years old, and our daughter was just 2. Whilst professionally arranged, his funeral was less than what he deserved. That’s why — after years of research exploring rituals and practices of cultures throughout the world — I founded Natural Grace, Australia’s first holistic funeral practice.

I wanted to give grieving families comfort and support but mostly I believed it was possible for families to care for their own dead and to lead their own ceremonies; that natural cremation and burial was legal and possible and that with some gentle care, families could authentically say goodbye to the person they have loved.

Our first funeral was for the 7-year-old daughter of my oldest friend. Since then, we have cared for hundreds of families, helping them honour and celebrate lives with beautiful, meaningful and eco-friendly funerals.      

~ Libby Moloney, Founder ~

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Meet our caring and experienced
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Libby Moloney

Founder and Managing Director
Holistic Funeral Director

Founder and Managing Director of Natural Grace, Libby’s role is to nurture and develop our team and our business as we strive to provide authentic, sustainable and beautiful funeral care to our community. As holistic funeral care givers, Libby and her team will gently and respectfully walk alongside you on this important journey. Our goal is to ensure you have all the information you need to make empowered decisions and ultimately experience a meaningful and beautiful day to honour your family member or friend.

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Jacqui Morgan

Operations Manager
Holistic Funeral Director and Mortician

Co-owner of Natural Grace, a holistic funeral director and our holistic mortician, Jacqui will work with you to provide a gentle and honouring transition. Jacqui will lovingly walk with you through all the decisions and planning to ensure your choices are honoured and your needs met. With a gentle touch and a smile that warms your heart, Jacqui will take good care of you and yours.
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Jodie Ritchie

General Manager

With an extensive professional career in senior business management, human resources and finance, Jodie brings her breadth of skills and empathic, compassionate and heart-felt service to our team and to the families in our care.

Jodie leads our team with a kind heart and a values driven, collaborative approach.

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Sharon Tregoning

Practice Co-Ordinator

Sharon plays an important role through our operations with her well rounded skillset in administrative, along with supporting our funeral directors and guides. She gently leads families through arrangements and navigates them through the necessary paperwork.

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Robyn Cuthbert

Infant Team Lead and Holistic Funeral Director

Robyn holds a vital role  as our holistic lead in infant funeral care. Robyn thoughtfully and gently cares for families and little ones who experience the loss of a baby, before, or after birth. With her special skillset Robyn is able to support our broader team as well. 

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Peter McConvill

Holistic Funeral Director

A proud Civil Celebrant, End of Life Doula and Death Literacy advocate, Peter is humbled to join the committed and compassionate Natural Grace team. He is honoured to be servicing families from both our Woodend and Fairfield sanctuaries. Outside his new Funeral Director vocation, Peter is an enthusiastic Japanophile, wannabe pilot, an avid ‘dog person’ and likes to think of himself as something of a sushi aficionado.

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Sally Cant

Holistic Funeral Director

Sally has a strong interest in and concern for human welfare, values, and dignity. She is a Civil Celebrant and ritual maker, and a published author of  ‘Conversations About Death’. Sally will guide and support you through all your funeral choices and assist you with every detail with the intention that the funeral time is deeply satisfying for you and your community.

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Sharyn McMahon

Administration, Funeral Attendant and Driver

Sharyn comes to us with a wealth of experience in customer service, administration and one-on-one care. She is part of our Macedon Ranges-based team assisting in a range of duties caring for our families.

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Debbie Burvill

Funeral Attendant and Driver

Deb is a stalwart of our Macedon Ranges-based care team that helps create seamless set-ups at funeral and memorial venues, as well as ensuring our guests are driven safely to their destinations.

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Terry Franklin

Funeral Attendant and Driver

Terry ensures our guests are driven with care and respect to their various destinations. He also gently supports our families when attending funeral services.

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Diane More

Funeral Attendant and Driver

Diane is a highly valued member of our team with her intuitive, practical and kind way of being. With a background in nursing administration and leadership Diane is a gentle and steadfast presence at a difficult time.

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Luna

Chief Comfort Officer

Luna provides loving support to our families and team.

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Our Values & Model of Care

As members of the National Funeral Directors Association of Australia, we adhere to the code of ethics that include:

  • To provide a high standard of facilities which are adequately equipped for all services provided.
  • To provide staff who are well trained and experienced in all aspects of the funeral profession.
  • To always be scrupulous in the confidentiality of client’s personal information.
  • To give a written, itemised estimate of costs when required by families at the time of taking instruction.
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How We Give Back

We believe in giving back to our community. This is done by providing financial support or donations in kind where we give other organisations the use of our facilities to support their endeavours.