Edwin Quilliam, father of three, was born and bred on the North-West coast of Tasmania. A country boy at heart he worked building and farming until he eventually made the move to Hobart in 2005 to follow a path of helping others. He studied counselling for a while and through that fell into the funeral industry where he met Bec.
Edwin is now semi-retired but still works casually and enjoys the role of Celebrant for Funerals.
Away from work, it is time with family and friends that he derives most enjoyment from along with travel and a nice sunny day… but also those quiet moments, in his big chair reading the Smithton Chronicle.
You n’ Taboo was Edwin’s brain child and between he and Bec, he often finds himself increasingly busy talking to strangers about death and dying.
Rebecca Lyons, mother of one, hails from the Blue Mountains in NSW. She started her working career in Sydney before making the move to Tasmania in 2006. She had worked in various industries from finance to real estate until she found her path into the funeral industry through a set of fortuitous circumstances.
She made the move out of working for the industry early in 2017 and moved on to new adventures. In doing so it has provided her the opportunity to advance the mission of You n’ Taboo.
She trained as an End of Life Doula and then applied and was granted regulated business status in Tasmania to handle human remains which allows her the unique privilege of being able to offer additional independent funeral directing services to her local community.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, photography, camping and travel, but what makes her most contented is time together as a family. The subject of death and dying is her passion and she loves being out in the community raising awareness and promoting good honest conversations.
We encourage families, friends and communities to be as involved in the care of their person, the planning and all decision making as much as they are able and content to do.
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One of the best things you can do when considering funeral planning is to think about all the possibilities and write down your wishes. A good place to start is by completing a Wishes Booklet.
Click the 'learn more' button to download the booklet and see more funeral planning from Natural Death Advocacy Network (NDAN).
Choosing to spend time with a person who has died, and the option of keeping their body at home allows for a home vigil. This is whether the person’s body is kept at home right up until the point of burial or cremation, or for a shorter time; even just a few hours spent with your person in a familiar setting can facilitate your grief journey. It provides the opportunity for a gentler approach to ‘letting go’.
Choosing to spend time with a person who has died and the option of keeping their body at home allows for a home vigil. It provides the opportunity for a gentler approach to ‘letting go’.
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In 2019 Bec Lyons travelled to six countries on a Churchill Fellowship. She was researching the human relationship to death and ceremony through alternative approaches and technologies. It was a huge effort and this book is the result.
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Call Bec on 0417 307 658 for immediate support.