Grief

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.&...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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...
By James MacLeod
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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...
By Matt Weedon - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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...
By Mike Lynch
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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...
By Michael Lynch and Matt Weedon
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Art For The Heart 2017

“Wonderful, Emotive, Beautiful, Inspirational!  I come every year and wouldn’t miss it.” Effusive acclamation from some of the many visitors to Tobin Brothers Funerals annual Art for the H...
By Samantha Rennie and Michael Lynch
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Previous Posts

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...