Grief

Art For The Heart 2017

“Wonderful, Emotive, Beautiful, Inspirational!  I come every year and wouldn’t miss it.” Effusive acclamation from some of the many visitors to Tobin Brothers Funerals annual Art for the H...
By Samantha Rennie and Michael Lynch
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Coping at Christmas

Christmas in many ways is about change. As a child growing up, our Christmas meant an early rise and our pilgrimage would begin to my mother’s home town Willuara at the foothills of the Grampians,...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Death Is Beautiful

You often hear people say they are not afraid of death itself, but are concerned about how they will die. But drawing upon the experience of her late aunt, Samantha Rennie suggests that perhaps be...
By Samantha Rennie - Community Education Manager - Tobin Brothers Funerals
In Grief
Monday, September 5, 2016

Australia Needs More People Like Zaidee

It’s always difficult to discuss a subject that makes us feel uncomfortable. The easiest reaction is to avoid it or convince yourself that it won’t affect you or your family. Organ donation is one...
By Matt Weedon - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, August 1, 2016

Art for the Heart Exhibition Keeps Giving

On a cold winter’s day in Melbourne recently, I joined the board of The Compassionate Friends Victoria in front of 173 Canterbury Road, Canterbury to view the building set to become TCFV’s new home...
By Samantha Rennie - Community Education Manager - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Big Freeze and the Hope for a Cure to MND

In London, UK, tens of thousands lined the streets to celebrate The Queen’s Birthday, traditionally marked by the Trooping of the Colour Parade. Meanwhile in Melbourne, Australia, tens of thousands...
By Matt Weedon - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, June 13, 2016

Art For The Heart 2016

“You've created something really incredible here. A place where people can express and share their pain and stories in a way that's uplifting and beautiful.” - Judy, AFTH Artist. Judy’s words beau...
By Samantha Rennie, Community Education Manger, Tobin Brothers Funerals
In Grief
Monday, May 16, 2016

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Celebrating Our Mothers

Mother’s Day this year was a special day for me, especially now my kids are growing up and can appreciate her too, as “Yay Nana” I think that’s her name because they never just say Nana. When they ...

Mother's Day Can Be A Very Difficult Day

Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for us all to give thanks to the unique individuals, often affectionately known as Mum, Mother or Ma, who have cared for each and every one of us. Equally, ...

The Hugely Popular Art For The Heart Exhibition Is Here

To be held at the prestigious Parliament House, Queens Hall, East Melbourne from Monday the 2nd of May to Thursday the 5th May, 9.00am to 5.00pm, entry to the exhibition is free. The donated works ...

Stephen Jenkinson: Talking Grief

Not success. Not growth. Not happiness. The cradle of your love for life…is death. Stephen Jenkinson is a teacher, author, spiritual activist and farmer who has some very thought provoking philoso...

Remembering our Angels Services

Remembering Our Angels is an annual service for parents, families and friends who have experienced, or been touched by, the loss of a baby or child. These services are open to anyone to a...

Our Fatherless Father’s Day

The tools, ties and socks catalogues start rolling in way too soon for those of us who will have no father or child to be with this Father’s Day. But the spiritual presence of Dad can still be cel...

Living With Motor Neurone Disease and Finding a Cure

Although the number of Australians diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) each year is significantly lower than for other terminal illnesses, it still remains a devastating physical and emotion...