About Essentia Rose Life Transitions

Essentia Rose.  Essentia:- The essence of ones self the soul. Pink Rose:- Love, Grace, Appreciation & Elegance.


My name is Carolyn Schmidt-Pietzner and I am the Funeral Celebrant  and Life Transitions Companion (End of Life Doula) for Essentia Rose.  I decided to become a Funeral Celebrant after the passing of my beloved mother in early 2017. As good friends, and my youngest son at the Funeral Home performed the service, it was absolutely wonderful.  Being involved and talking to one of the staff members (who is a great friend now), she said that I would make a good Funeral Celebrant with my personality and caring nature.  It made me realise, after the experience with my mum's death, that this is what I truly wanted to do, that this is my true path in life.  So, I started my journey to my unfolding path.

It was devastating losing a loved one but something wonderful has come from it as well.  Mum would be very proud of me, so I thank you Mum and until we meet again.

My friends asked me “What made you decide to do this?”  I replied “I know what it’ like to lose someone and the pain and grief I experienced.  I would like to offer others the support in their time of need.”

I support those who are grieving for the loss of their loved ones with the same deep caring, nurturing and compassionate understanding that I approach my everyday life. Unfortunately, at some stage, grief will touch our lives in one way or another.  When that time arrives, knowing and feeling confirmed in your decision invite me to support and guide you through the process of this unfolding moment in your life, we will present and release your loved one in the utmost respect that they deserve and continue on with their unfolding path.

Our loved ones may not be here in body

But they are here in our hearts.

Even though we may be apart

Our Love will never die. 

Our paths will cross again someday.

Until then you will be missed and thought of often

With a smile on our face of the funny times and a giggle now and then. 

Whenever we see a shining light

We’ll know it’s you once again guiding us through the dark times. 

It’s time to rest, as you and your love always gave our life the best.

Carolyn S-P 2018


Our Heritage


As my career began in 2017 as a Life Transition Companion, my son's have been in the Funeral Industry for a number of years in North Queensland. As we build our legacy, our heritage, you will continue building your own to leave and pass on for future generations.

A heritage is not only material things but also the person that unfolded in this lifetime. The importance of unfolding thy true self.

Our Staff


Essentia Rose Life Transitions consists of one staff member who is the owner - operator Carolyn Schmidt-Pietzner.  If you would like to know more about Carolyn, please go to the Our Staff page in the About section of this site or click on the quick links below.

As Essentia Rose grows so will our staff members. To offer you the continuous support and care that we honour within ourselves.


Our Facilities


We are a small family business.  Our office is located in our home with the warmth and comfort that it can provide.

We also have available, a Home Call visits.  Where we can call upon your home for your comfort and security. 

Skype Calls are available after the first initial visit if needed. You can find in the Contact section of this site.

Our Community


Essentia Rose Life Transitions supports local and national community groups.  We are fortunate as a society to have access to some important resources to support us through life experiences and challenges.

If you are at a loss and require assistance, please look at our Resource section under Services.

If we don't have a resource listed, please let us know, as we are only too happy to help.

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