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It’s your funeral, an investigation of death care in the Funeral Industry in Australia Comment

  As Managing Director of Tobin Brothers I’d like to make the following comments on a recently released paper “It’s your funeral, an investigation of death care in the Funeral Industry...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

From Daily Mass To The City Of Churches

The name Basil Gary Amott is as synonymous with dignity, service and care as Tobin Brothers Funerals is with excellence in funeral service. During his 42 year career, Gary served the needs of more...
By Matt Weedon & Michael Lynch - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, December 5, 2016

How Would You Like To Be Celebrated?

In recent months Tobin Brothers Funerals, with the assistance of Creative Director Robin Geradts-Gill from RGG Creative, produced four new TV ads that posed the question ‘How would you like to be c...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Fundraiser to Remember…

The 2015 Tobin Brothers Foundation Dinner certainly did put the FUN in fundraiser. Billed as ‘The Greatest Night on Earth’, Friday 7th August saw the Tobin Brothers Foundation celebrate a carnival ...
By Laura Flowerday - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, August 10, 2015

Unlimited Tenure

The era in which fathers told their sons to go out and get a good secure job for life is well and truly over. Today, the average Australian worker rarely stays with one employer for more than three...
By Amy Tobin - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, May 25, 2015

It’s Not Easy Being Green…Or Perhaps It Is

With the environment moving to the front of society’s conscience, many people are now planning their funerals with future generations in mind and looking for more environmentally friendly options. ...
By Wendy Goy & Matt Weedon - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Embalmers’ Conference

Senior Tobin Brothers Funerals Embalmer Jennifer Burge recently attended the annual AIE (Australian Institute of Embalming) Conference, in Adelaide. Jennifer tells us that in attendance were embal...
By Jennifer Burge - Senior Embalmer, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Previous Posts

A Night At The Museum

Just as Ben Stiller described his experience in the 2006 film Night at the Museum as "freakin’ awesome", so too was the official opening of the Tobin Brothers Funerals Museum on Thursday 9th Octobe...

The Tobin Brothers Funerals Team

We receive consistent feedback from our clients that our staff are professional, caring and empathetic. We’re often asked where we find these wonderful people and told to “hang onto” them. “Wonder...

Making a Difference

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill) During the past two years through our work at Tobin Brothers – Creative Communication, my colleague, Matt...

Notes on my Nan

We all knew the time was nearing. One Saturday morning I was summonsed to visit my grandmother whom I called Nan. I had had a similar call on numerous occasions over the past three years but when I...

What is “Normal”?

When planning funerals over the years, I have observed that a lot of people ask me some variation of pretty much the same question, which is: “I have no idea…What’s normal? What do most people do?...

Confessions of a Funeral Director

So…I am a Funeral Director… The introduction that immediately starts or ends a conversation. I have been reflecting in recent times about my role and my job title, and recall being asked by the p...

In Lieu of Flowers

In recent times, Australians have been accused of being considerably less altruistic than Americans when it comes to their support of charities. But within the funeral industry at least, there’s ev...