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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

#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...
By Michael Lynch - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Sunday, August 21, 2016

#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...
By Brad Klibansky - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, August 15, 2016

Previous Posts

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...

Say It Now Week "Appreciation"

One of the very great sadness’s associated with the sudden death of a family member or close friend can, for the bereaved, be the lingering anguish and heartache associated with their not having to...

Six Songs That “Say It Now”

We Australians have always been a stoic lot - most of us are well-practiced in keeping emotions to ourselves. I often get the impression that Aussies of a certain age would rather have a tooth pull...

Prostate Cancer Breakthrough

  "Together in Discovery and Care" is the theme for the 19th Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference taking place in Brisbane from the 22-25 August 2018. Prostate cancer is the most c...

Valda Twaddle Trust Awards 2017

In 2006 I received a telephone call from Perry Westons Lawyers regarding funds that were bequeathed to me.  I made an appointment to attend their offices and in doing so I learnt that Valda Tw...

Cultural Diversity Week : Premier's Gala 2018

Tobin Brothers Funerals is honored to have over 200 wonderful staff from a diverse range of cultures and religions who together can speak 28 different languages. This year we’re once again proud to...