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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

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...
By Michael Lynch - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, June 27, 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

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...
By Matt Weedon & Michael Lynch - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Thursday, June 9, 2016

How To Register As An Organ Donor

Don’t take your organs to Heaven – heaven knows we need them here. That’s the message to those who have thought about becoming organ donors but who have not registered their intention to do so. ...
By Michael Lynch - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Sunday, May 29, 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

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 ...
By Matt Weedon - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Thursday, May 12, 2016

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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...

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Colours Of My Love

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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...