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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

The Life Celebration of Daniel Harkins

On 18th June 2017, Daniel John Edward Harkins was returning from Bairnsdale after a race meeting when he stopped to assist a car that had run off the road between Sale and Rosedale, he was tra...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, July 10, 2017

Celebrating our People : 2017 Twenty Year Club Inductions

If anyone had suggested to me back in the 1980s that I would eventually swap my career as a radio announcer/journalist for work in the funeral industry, I would probably have said “You must be joki...
By Michael Lynch - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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

Microcosm of Hope

In a world in which the nightly news is so often dominated by reports of unspeakable crime, political unrest and unimaginable acts of terrorism, the people you are about to meet have become beacons...
By Matt Weedon & Michael Lynch - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, March 6, 2017

People Are Really Good At Heart

In her now famous diary, Anne Frank, one of the most celebrated victims of the Jewish holocaust wrote: “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” And contrary t...
By Michael Lynch
Monday, February 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

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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,...

Colours Of My Love

Suppressing grief can intensely affect your health and wellbeing and so each year Tobin Brothers Funerals offers a space and time for bereaved parents, family and friends who have experienced, or b...

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...

#SayItNow: Michael Lynch

When I heard Denis Walter urging his radio listeners to #SayItNow I felt very glad that before my Mum and Dad left this world some years ago I had told each of them how grateful I was for giving my...

#SayItNow: Brad Klibansky

Parental sacrifice is not a novel concept, but it is for the scale of sacrifice made by my parents that I am so grateful.   Over a quarter of a century ago, my parents forewent the liv...

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...

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...