Andrea Brady


Perfect words,

when you need them the most

Welcome to

Parting Words


A bespoke and deeply personal, writing and storytelling service. 



I'm Andrea Brady, an Auckland based funeral celebrant.

COVID-19 Information

At 11:59 pm on Sunday 14 February, Auckland moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 3. This is an unsettling time for families with planned funeral ceremonies, or those needing to coordinate the funeral for a loved one.


There are now strict changes in place, directing how funerals may operate. No more than 10 people are able to gather together at a chapel, crematorium or graveside. 

You may consider postponing the funeral ceremony until Auckland returns to Alert Level 2 or Level 1. If you are wanting to go ahead with a ceremony, I can support you by coordinating a Virtual Ceremony using online conferencing apps. This allows physically separated family and friends to join together to say goodbye in a meaningful and inclusive ceremony.

Planning a funeral for a loved one?


I am available to talk with you at any time about your needs and to help you plan and create a unique and completely personalised funeral ceremony. I will guide you through the design of a service that respects the wishes of your loved one and reflects their personality, culture and beliefs. 

Are you interested in writing your life story?

I can assist you to weave moments and memories into a celebration of life...

Everyone has a story. 

A story of their life, their loves, their losses, their achievements, their regrets, their dreams, their travels, their friendships, their family. 

Every story is unique. 

No two lives are the same. Our experiences shape who we are, what we do, and how we impact those around us. Friends, family and colleagues see us through their own lens. Only you and your closest family members know the real you; the complex, unique individual that you are.

Every story deserves to be shared.

Shared the way you want the story to be told, so that your memories are celebrated and your legacy lives on.

The service you provided was exceptional. So many of the guests commented on how well you were able to capture the essence of B, as though you knew him. I know from the time you invested in advance of the service, your research and interviews with B’s closest family and friends that this was not an accident, but instead a reflection of how you approached such an important task both personally and professionally. Of course it was a very difficult day for everyone, but if there was anyone who was able to make it easier - it was you. We will be forever grateful for your compassion and support.


Contact Andrea

Tel: +64 21 977 688

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