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Fighting Ovarian Cancer With Rapid Autopsies

Each year in Australia about 1500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and tragically far too many do not survive. But in a recent ABC Radio National interview, Professor David Bowtell said ...
By Michael Lynch and David Stevens - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, April 3, 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

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

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...
By Matt Weedon - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, November 28, 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

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#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...

In Lieu of Flowers: What is the etiquette to express sympathy?

Have you ever noticed some families request donations "in lieu of flowers" after a loved one passes? This is becoming quite common, but some mourners have expressed disappointment that they’ve been...

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...

The Aussie Swag Saving Lives

Imagine for a moment it’s cold and the rain is beating down hard across the city. Sheet lightning flashes across the night sky and thunder echoes off the concrete walls and paths of the grimy stree...