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Working In The Industry

The Tobin Brothers Funerals Team

We receive consistent feedback from our clients that our staff are professional, caring and empathetic. We’re often asked where we find these wonderful people and told to “hang onto” them. “Wonder...
By Wendy Goy – Training and HR Manager, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Making a Difference

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill) During the past two years through our work at Tobin Brothers – Creative Communication, my colleague, Matt...
By Michael Lynch - Creative Communications, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Notes on my Nan

We all knew the time was nearing. One Saturday morning I was summonsed to visit my grandmother whom I called Nan. I had had a similar call on numerous occasions over the past three years but when I...
By Jenny Murray – Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

What is “Normal”?

When planning funerals over the years, I have observed that a lot of people ask me some variation of pretty much the same question, which is: “I have no idea…What’s normal? What do most people do?...
By Amy Tobin – Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Confessions of a Funeral Director

So…I am a Funeral Director… The introduction that immediately starts or ends a conversation. I have been reflecting in recent times about my role and my job title, and recall being asked by the p...
By David Stevens - Manager of Operations, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Friday, June 27, 2014

In Lieu of Flowers

In recent times, Australians have been accused of being considerably less altruistic than Americans when it comes to their support of charities. But within the funeral industry at least, there’s ev...
By Michael Lynch - Creative Communications, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Friday, April 18, 2014

Previous Posts

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...

How Would You Like To Be Celebrated?

In recent months Tobin Brothers Funerals, with the assistance of Creative Director Robin Geradts-Gill from RGG Creative, produced four new TV ads that posed the question ‘How would you like to be c...

A Fundraiser to Remember…

The 2015 Tobin Brothers Foundation Dinner certainly did put the FUN in fundraiser. Billed as ‘The Greatest Night on Earth’, Friday 7th August saw the Tobin Brothers Foundation celebrate a carnival ...

Unlimited Tenure

The era in which fathers told their sons to go out and get a good secure job for life is well and truly over. Today, the average Australian worker rarely stays with one employer for more than three...

Embalmers’ Conference

Senior Tobin Brothers Funerals Embalmer Jennifer Burge recently attended the annual AIE (Australian Institute of Embalming) Conference, in Adelaide. Jennifer tells us that in attendance were embal...

It’s Not Easy Being Green…Or Perhaps It Is

With the environment moving to the front of society’s conscience, many people are now planning their funerals with future generations in mind and looking for more environmentally friendly options. ...

A Night At The Museum

Just as Ben Stiller described his experience in the 2006 film Night at the Museum as "freakin’ awesome", so too was the official opening of the Tobin Brothers Funerals Museum on Thursday 9th Octobe...