Conversations around Death and Dying.

Conversations around Death and Dying - Wollongong Memorial Gardens

It’s great to be doing live events again! People ask so many interesting questions.

“Is a will a legal document?” someone asked the last time I stood on a podium, just before Covid-19 hit. The lawyers in the room were surprised.  For them it was ‘Legal Studies – 101.’ But the person who asked the question started a conversation that benefitted everyone in the room.

The Wollongong community is holding “Conversations around Death and Dying” an event and morning tea on Wednesday March 30, 2022 and Good Grief! is a part of it. We’ve had to postpone a few times but we’re doing the Covid-19 ‘pivot’ and our terrific organisers have set us up for live streaming.

Live streaming means we’ll be Covid safe – and you can join us from anywhere in the world.

This means we’ll not only be Covid safe – but you can join us from anywhere in the world!

We’d love to see you – either in person or via live stream.

So exciting!

Conversations around Death and Dying 

Guest speakers will share their stories, knowledge, and experience about legal considerations, managing grief and bereavement, the benefits of memorialisation, as well as the importance of having ‘those’ conversations. 

Guest Speakers

  • Margaret Rice – Author of ‘A Good Death’ and convenor of
  • John Chilby – Operations Manager, Wollongong Memorial Gardens, Wollongong City Council
  • Bianka Eifler – Bereavement Coordinator/Counsellor, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • Margot Kennedy – Acting Manager, NSW Trustee & Guardian, Wollongong, Wills & Estate Planning.

Morning tea will be provided along with the opportunity to ask questions.

Wednesday 30 March, 9.30 – 11.30am
Wollongong Memorial Gardens
, Main Chapel, 176 Berkeley Road, Unanderra.

Book through Eventbrite 

or phone the Wollongong Memorial Gardens office: (02) 4227 7780

RSVP by 24 March. 

Free event – COVID safe
For more information or to join via live stream visit:

To read our interview with John Chilby, about the importance of memorialising to help with grief, go to:

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