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Bushfire Support and Counselling

As a funeral director of 33 years I think the most difficult thing I have ever confronted was the town of Marysville following the Black Saturday fires. During the days that followed we, at Tobin B...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Coronavirus Assistance

On 30 January 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. ...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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

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

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...
By James MacLeod - Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Monday, March 26, 2018

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

Sunshine ‘Legacy of Life’ Chapel

Built in 1927, the old Sunshine Metropolitan Fire Station is significant to the City of Brimbank as one of the more ornate and well-preserved public buildings in the City. Along with other historic...
By Laura Flowerday - Creative Communications - Tobin Brothers Funerals
Sunday, November 1, 2015

Previous Posts

Cure MND (Motor Neurone Disease)

“I am devoted to the task of raising awareness about Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and funds for research within Australia, with the aim of discovering treatments that can grapple with the disease, a...

Living With Motor Neurone Disease and Finding a Cure

Although the number of Australians diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) each year is significantly lower than for other terminal illnesses, it still remains a devastating physical and emotion...

Rapid Autopsies Used To Fight Ovarian Cancer

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 th...

Operation Stitches: Kids Making Good Life Choices

“Dare to be a dreamer... ...Make good life choices” They are two of the key messages from Operation Stitches to disadvantaged children living on Melbourne’s public housing estates. A non-profit ...

NAIDOC Week : 5th-12th July 2015

Inspired by the grief and courage of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people. At Tobin Brothers Funerals we look after people not just at the moment they lose their loved ones but we have...

The Long Goodbye - Continued

Two of this year’s Academy Award nominations will have a very poignant significance for Hollywood movie makers. Many of the stars who once graced the silver screen, amongst them Ronald Regan, Char...