James MacLeod's Blog

Tribute to Peter Banfield

Introduction: James MacLeod's recreational pursuits are playing cricket, golf, horse racing, and the Blackburn Football Club of which he is the immediate Past President. In this blog post, J...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Celebrating Transparency, Celebrating Lives

When I was appointed Managing Director of Tobin Brothers Funerals in February 2011, I had many things on my ‘to do’ list. One of my main priorities was to take the transparency of Tobin Brothers F...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, February 23, 2015

A Wish Before I Die : The Peter Gourlay Story

During late May and early June I couldn’t help but be touched by the story 3AW’s Neil Mitchell ran on four-year-old Peter Gourlay. Peter was suffering from terminal cancer and had stolen the heart...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Commiserate and Celebrate

An increasing number of Australians want joy not sorrow at funerals. That’s a key finding of a survey carried out on behalf of the Australian Funeral Directors’ Association (AFDA) by McCrindle Rese...
By James MacLeod & Michael Lynch - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Friday, June 6, 2014

Live Below The Line

A few weeks ago I was reading a Facebook status of my friend Ruben who said he was participating in Live Below the Line. Live Below the Line is an experience, and a challenge, for thousands of Aust...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Friday, June 6, 2014

Rex Hunt Joins Tobin Brothers Funerals to Celebrate the Lives of AFL Greats

After twenty one years of calling the footy for 3AW, a program that’s enjoyed mostly number one ratings, and playfully calling his ABC neighbours the “Tobin Brothers”, Rex Hunt will be jumping ship...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pre-paying a Funeral : Case Studies

Tobin Brothers Funerals recently arranged a funeral for a lady who completed a Fixed Price Funeral Plan with us in the 1980s. Her Fixed Price Funeral was paid off over a 3 year period and then...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Friday, April 4, 2014

Previous Posts

Tribute to Peter Banfield

Introduction: James MacLeod's recreational pursuits are playing cricket, golf, horse racing, and the Blackburn Football Club of which he is the immediate Past President. In this blog post, J...

Celebrating Transparency, Celebrating Lives

When I was appointed Managing Director of Tobin Brothers Funerals in February 2011, I had many things on my ‘to do’ list. One of my main priorities was to take the transparency of Tobin Brothers F...

A Wish Before I Die : The Peter Gourlay Story

During late May and early June I couldn’t help but be touched by the story 3AW’s Neil Mitchell ran on four-year-old Peter Gourlay. Peter was suffering from terminal cancer and had stolen the heart...

Commiserate and Celebrate

An increasing number of Australians want joy not sorrow at funerals. That’s a key finding of a survey carried out on behalf of the Australian Funeral Directors’ Association (AFDA) by McCrindle Rese...

Live Below The Line

A few weeks ago I was reading a Facebook status of my friend Ruben who said he was participating in Live Below the Line. Live Below the Line is an experience, and a challenge, for thousands of Aust...

Rex Hunt Joins Tobin Brothers Funerals to Celebrate the Lives of AFL Greats

After twenty one years of calling the footy for 3AW, a program that’s enjoyed mostly number one ratings, and playfully calling his ABC neighbours the “Tobin Brothers”, Rex Hunt will be jumping ship...

Pre-paying a Funeral : Case Studies

Tobin Brothers Funerals recently arranged a funeral for a lady who completed a Fixed Price Funeral Plan with us in the 1980s. Her Fixed Price Funeral was paid off over a 3 year period and then...