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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

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

Previous Posts

Tobin Brothers Foundation Awards the Forgotten & Ignored

There are so many people in our community who are repeatedly ignored, unacknowledged or forgotten and the many small organisations striving to help them are fighting an uphill battle to obtain fund...

Black Saturday Fires 10 Years On

Ten years on and this is the first time we have shared reflections on Tobin Brothers involvement in the Black Saturday fires and their aftermath. The 7th of February is my wife Louise’s birthday.&...

Christmas Message 2018

  Christmas is a wonderful occasion...but equally it can be a very tough day for many in the community. To everyone who is so very much looking forward to Christmas, I wish you a wonderful d...

Coping at Christmas 2018

If you have experienced loss the whole festive season can be extremely challenging.   Time and time again people have said to us they wish they could go to bed at the end of November and wake...

Art For The Heart: Beauty From Loss & Pain

This year’s Art For The Heart exhibition had substance and richness that lifted the spirit with honest, beautiful and sometimes provocative creative works relating to love, loss and hope. Shaped by...

Celebrating Father Gerard Dowling’s 45 Years on Air

Congratulations to our great friend Father Gerard Dowling OAM DE as he celebrates the huge milestone of reaching 45 years on air! Father Dowling hosts a regular spot on the RSN 927 AM every Sunday ...

Father's Day 2018

  Father’s Day is certainly a different occasion for me today because my father died in 1998.  In fact Father’s Day 1998 was the last occasion that we had gathered as an entire family, m...