Dear Christine, Rod and Colleagues
I want to thank you for coming off your holidays to give such a meaningful service for Brian’s Celebration of Life and for the support Rod and your colleagues gave us during a difficult time for myself and family. You gave us a beautiful service that is still being talked about by many including us.


Love and So Many Thanks
Margaret and Family

I just wanted to send you a quick message to say a big heartfelt thank you to you and your family for all you did for my family. Glenns funeral was perfect. We couldn’t have wished for a better send off. Your compassion was real and I don’t know how you cope with dealing with death everyday and still remain so gracious in your empathy but thank you for making this heartbreaking time a little more bearable by taking away the stress of planning and executing a funeral for a our cherished loved one.

Much love and respect
Julia x

We wish to express our sincere thanks for your help and efforts after the death of our father. Your backing and advice helped us as a family make the day of Dad’s funeral a celebration of a life well lived and well loved. Sadness at our loss but thanks for the many years we shared, lived and laughed were prominent in our thoughts. Thanks again.

Bob and family

On behalf of the Dwiar family, I wish to express our thanks for a wonderful service for Dad.
There were a number of comments made to several of us that it was a most dignified and enjoyable experience under the circumstances.
Once again my personal thanks for the courteous and friendly manner in which you conducted all the arrangements.


Thank You
Neil Dwiar
On behalf of the Family

Hi Rod
I just want to thank you on behalf of the family for all of your efforts in organizing dad’s funeral. We were very happy with the arrangements, the service and the great effort you made in bringing it all together despite the obvious challenges.


Kind regards,

We wanted the funeral before the weekend so interstate relatives could get back home and Sensible Funerals were able to help. All the decisions were made stress free and we walked away feeling relieved that it was made so easy. We had the service at Enfield Memorial Park and from beginning to the end Rod Conlon made my mum’s funeral a lovely celebration. My mother also looked very lovely so a big thanks for that.
Highly recommend this company to handle a difficult time with sensitivity and professionalism.


Thank you from my family.

When you lose someone you have to make some decisions at a time that your feelings are raw and you could be very vulnerable. Sensible Funerals staff guided us through the process with the minimum of stress. They are NOT in the ripoff business.
They have an eco-friendly system that uses a re-usable ‘over casket’ which is what you see and is as flash as any – and it has a basic coffin inside which is not seen and goes to the cremation. Very sensible and cost effective!
The Service is held in their facility on South Road and was beautiful. You can have whatever you like re music, a video and flowers. Beautiful. You can check their website for exact costs and options. An excellent, sensitive service. Love this company.


Jan F.

Just wanted to send you a quick email to inform you that my entire family, close friends and definitely myself, really do appreciate how you personally delivered Peter’s funeral last Friday. You did an exceptional job and it made everything so much easier to deal with considering emotions were running so high on the day. I was also hoping you could also pass on the appreciation to all your team, but more so to both Rod and Suzanne, who were both very helpful and made the entire process a breeze.
Once again, thank you so much Shanti and I personally will be referring you to any future funeral arrangements that require an expert team to organise and deliver.


Ryan and family

Hi Rod,
You conducted my Mum’s funeral service April 12th and I just wanted to say you did an outstanding job.

Thank you so very much for giving my mother the sendoff and celebration of life she deserved.

Kind regards,

Hello Shanti
Sorry I didn’t get the chance to thank you and Tim for the amazing job you guys did for Dwayne. We really appreciate the kindness and love you guys gave us. Bless the both of you.


Thank you again!
Take care x

Your efficiency and beautiful ceremony for and on behalf of my mum is sincerely appreciated.

Kind Regards
Leanne and family

Hi Rod,
I just wanted to say thank you for your care, compassion and understanding at Craig’s funeral on 22nd March. The whole service was exactly what I had hoped it would be. It was actually a very important process for me, to ensure that the best of the man that I knew for so long was celebrated in a way in keeping with his very individual spirit.
The way you ran the service, the words you chose and your whole approach was as if you knew and understood Craig, and had a sense of the person that he was. That was a wonderful feeling, and contributed to the emotions everyone felt on the day, I think. Your opening words to the (very non-secular) reading I chose were just perfect and guaranteed that no one of faith would feel offended.
I know I had been overly organised in putting together the service, eulogies, music etc. It was only when you started to read the committal that I realised we hadn’t discussed the exact text of what you normally say, beforehand! There was absolutely no need for me to worry, however, as you spoke beautifully in a way that exactly captured the type of simple, secular, farewell I would have chosen for Craig. Thank you. I feel really lucky that I chose Sensible Funerals as every step of the process was not only easy, practical but also so supportive to create a celebration that was really “Craig”.


Thanks once again

Dear Shanti
I would like to thank you and your staff – but particularly you – for your handling of our brother’s funeral.  You and your staff were very helpful, sensitive, understanding and the funeral was great because it was simple and unsentimental, but in every way an appropriate memorial.
Before we had sorted out the details, I spoke to you and also spoke to Suzanne.  From memory I was still quite emotional, but I really appreciate the kindness and patience that was extended to me.
You really are a credit to your company, and I’d like you to know that it makes such a difference when a family is going through a difficult time.  Our brother’s death was unexpected, and so there was a lot of shock and raw emotions. Your kindness and handling of the family and ceremony was wonderful and professional.


Thank you.
(Names supplied, October 2014)

Thank you so much to Chris and her team for giving my dad the rock star funeral he would have loved.

No one likes going to funerals but you guys made one that people did enjoy and celebrated dad’s life not his death and everyone could not believe how amazing it was xxx

Lisa and family

Your company recently handled the cremation for me of my late mother Elizabeth.
Well this email is to say THANK YOU to yourself and your staff for the EXCELLENT CARE, dignity and respect, shown to myself and family at our sad time. The professionalism at Sensible Funerals is absolute.
I have no difficulties in recommending your company at any time to anyone. One of the things that impressed me so much was that your company was almost $4000 cheaper than that of another funeral home (and that was for exactly what your company provided for my family). Your company handled my mother’s funeral with dignity, respect and professionalism.


Thank you

Dear Rod
Thankyou for a beautiful service today.
It was everything she would’ve wanted.



Hi Shanti
On behalf of the family I would like to thank you and all the staff at Sensible Funerals for assisting us in our time of grief.
The Service was lovely. The kind words that you added were very fitting. Everything was just how it was supposed to be.
Although it’s your job, I’d just like to say


Thank you.

Dear Christine, Rod and staff at Sensible Funerals
Our family cannot thank you enough for the wonderful Service you conducted for our Dad Bryan Norman last Tuesday 14.8.18 in celebration of his life.
Everything was so professionally and beautifully done! You made it very easy for us every step of the way!
It was perfect for our Dad. Outstanding!


Sincerest thanks and appreciation
Julie Chamings, Sharon Chamings,
Betty Norman and family

Dear Rod
We would like to thank you for the sensitive and gentle way you guided us through the funeral process – something we knew little about. The service was simple and dignified, as befitted my dad. The Mawson Chapel was very appropriate for my dad too – very peaceful, like being in a garden.


Anné-Claire and families

Sensible Funerals have done an amazing job with my brother’s funeral at the age of 29 years young. He was riding his Harley Davidson when he was killed! (not his fault). So as a reminder of what Dwayne loved and had a passion for – riding his bike – we sent Dwayne off with Tim.

Tim gave Dwayne a beautiful thing – Dwayne’s final ride! It was such a beautiful way of sending someone off – so sad but with such style and my brother would have loved everything Tim and Shanti have done for us!

Shanti spoke for us at the funeral and she did an amazing job – such beautiful words!

I highly recommend these amazing humans – as my brother would say – they are only here to help and do what’s best for you!

You will not be disappointed on the amazing job these guys will do for you!

Thank you so much Shanti and Tim

This is just a line to thank you and your team for all your help, guidance and support up to and including Nev’s funeral yesterday. I cannot put into words how very much I appreciate absolutely everything you did and all the help you gave Aaron.
Your professionalism and yet friendly care I know helped him so much.


Again, my very sincere thanks for everything.

Hi Shanti,
Just want to say thank you again for all your assistance in making our mothers service go smoothly and especially the preparation before.

Everyone has said that it was a beautiful service with some saying it is the best they had been to!
You have been extremely kind and patient during our mourning and this has been mentioned to many others.
The afternoon was excellent at the Lockleys Hotel who supplied very nice food and I had ordered plenty for everyone, so they were happy 🙂


Kathy and Family

Dear Rod and Staff at Sensible Funerals,
We would like to thank you all for your kind, caring and helpful support towards us during such a sad and anxious time. We were very impressed with your services and how you helped us through this process flawlessly, which in turn helped in making this time a little more comfortable for us.
A big thank you to the Piper – Brett Tidswell – he did a great job and we can look back and feel happy with our decision to have had the bagpipes in Danny’s funeral. We really do deeply appreciate all you did for us in helping to make Danny’s funeral less stressful and more of a celebration.


Thank you!
With love from Wendy, Shaun and Tyla.

Dear Rod,
Just wanted to thank you and your staff for making yesterday run so well. Your kindness and compassion was really appreciated. Many people said what a lovely service you conducted for my Mum. Thank you so much.


Greg, Kathy and family

Hi Rod,
On behalf of David’s family I would like to thank you for working with us to provide a service that represented and reflected dad so perfectly. Everyone that attended and viewed online has commended the service.
You and your team helped to make a difficult situation that little bit easier and it has been greatly appreciated.


Thanks again.

On behalf of Irene’s family we would like to pass on our heartfelt thanks to your organisation for a wonderful service conducted by Christine.
All our family and friends commented on how lovely the service was and it was a beautiful way to send off Irene.
Christine’s professionalism and compassion was felt by all the family and friends and we felt that you needed to know that we all appreciated it at a time of reflection on Irene’s amazing life.
Many thanks for a wonderful and memorable service.


Chris and Olga Schoneweiss

Dear Rod
I want to thank you very much for the lovely Service you conducted for Dad yesterday. Everyone said how beautifully it was done. You made everything very easy for us from the very beginning of your discussions with Carolyn to our family meeting on Monday, and then the Service.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.
Please accept our deepest thanks.


Warmest regards

Dear Rod,
I just wanted to thank you and Sensible Funerals for the professional and caring way you managed dad’s funeral.
We as a family were pleased with everything you did and the manner in which it was done. You certainly made a difficult time easier and we really appreciated it.
We will go on our holiday knowing dad is at peace and we will be able to celebrate him when we are in Scotland.
Thank you once again.


Kind regards

Dear Rod
Please accept my sincere thanks for helping us to put together a truly lovely service for mum. I think she would have been very happy.
Thank you for assisting us to give mum a Christian service in your chapel, with mum’s pastor doing the readings that mum had chosen.
You made everyone feel really comfortable with your warm, genuine manner.
We had many people who attended the service or watched the live streaming, tell us they thought it was beautiful.
Thank you also to Shylah for putting together the photos to the music mum chose, with artists mum loved, as she didn’t specify the singers, only the songs.
Nothing was too much trouble for everyone we dealt with, Christine who we had first contact with, receptionist Sue who assisted me to change my choice of casket spray last minute, Shanti who set up mum’s photo and white roses on small white stands either side of the casket.
Please pass on my thanks to everyone concerned.


Hi Rod,
Just wanted to thank you again for dad’s service last week. It was everything he wanted and we are beyond happy with everything. We received a lot of great feedback from others too so hopefully it will encourage them to organise a prepaid funeral without having to spend over $10K like a lot of them blow out to.


Kind regards,

Our family would like to thank you Rod, Suzanne and your staff for the excellent guidance and support provided to us during our time of grief.
The service you conducted was very respectful, sincere and greatly appreciated. A couple of the people who attended mum’s funeral commented on the sincerity of the ceremony.
We will definitely recommend your services.


With sincere gratitude
Gaye Edwards, Lyn Buck and Amy Buck

5 stars on Google review

I can’t thank the team from Sensible Funerals enough for the fantastic job they did with my partner Shane.  He looked so handsome and just like himself.  Every step of the way Shanti and Tim were very respectful and made sure everything was how I requested. They did not try to oversell me on extras and I knew from the beginning how much it was going to cost.  They made sure everything ran smoothly on the day and Shane would have loved his ride on the Harley Hearse and turning heads as he went past.


Dear Rod
On behalf of the family I wish to thank you very much for helping us with mum’s funeral arrangements. Your calm, friendly, respectful manner helped a great deal on the day. It was a real comfort and appreciated immensely.
Mum’s personal items and flowers were set out beautifully and it was a real joy to see – she would have loved it had she been able to see! It made me feel close to mum still. She pervaded the room. She was honoured in such a lovely way.
You seemed to be quietly, unobtrusively watching over everything to make sure it went smoothly for us and so it did, thank you, thank you Rod. You are a lovely person and my mum would have approved! Well done.

Very kind regards
Jo’s daughter Sue and family

To dear Rod
We wish to express our appreciation and sincere thanks for the professional and warm manner in which you conducted our mother’s funeral.
Your attention to detail was a tremendous help at this difficult time.


Kind regards
Haydn, Cheryl and Merrilyn

To Shanti and Colleagues at Sensible Funerals
I would like to personally thank you all for the help provided with the documentation and process of repatriation to Noumea, New Caledonia of the late Mrs Odile Ulm. Everything went well in Noumea.
Wishing the Sensible Funerals team a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with all the best for 2019.
Thank you again for your professional service.


Kind regards
Alain Piochaud

Morning Rod,
On behalf of my sisters and I, we wanted to thank you for a wonderful service for our mum Joy. It was a beautiful way to remember mum and a lovely tribute to her. Our experience with Sensible Funerals was actually a positive and professional one. All thanks to your lovely manner and knowledge. Thanks again.


Sue Ferguson and all her sisters.

Dearest Rod, Tim, Chris and Staff
Thank you for looking after us during Paul’s Service, helping me navigate its organisation and taking him on his last ride with his mates.
As usually occurs, many people learned a great deal about the man he was, different to the man they thought he was.


Kindest regards,
LeeAnne, Dylan and Laura

Thank you for the beautiful memory of Les looking peacefully asleep, and the comfortable and respectful funeral space with all we needed, and room (and coffee) for a cuppa afterwards. Thanks for looking after us today.


Hi Shanti
We would like to thank you so much for dad’s funeral today. We thought you did an amazing job xx
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Love Clare, Evan and Gay Hall xx

Our mother passed away and we looked at a couple of funeral parlours but just couldn’t find the caring we needed. We went into Sensible Funerals and met Rod Conlon. He was amazing from the first moment we met him. He was caring, understanding and went above and beyond to help us.
His readings at the service were perfect, it felt like he was a friend in our family. We are so grateful to have dealt with someone so special at our time of sadness. He is definitely someone who has been a pleasure to meet.
Thank you so much Rod and thank you Sensible Funerals.



Please accept from the family, our heartfelt thanks for the most professional manner in which you conducted the Service for Mum in a time of our great loss, and for your assistance and guidance in its preparation.

Tony and Jillian

To Sensible Funerals
Thanks so much for your caring ways in dealing with us around the time of Dad’s funeral.
We appreciated it very much.


Vic’s family

To Sensible Funerals
Thankyou to you all for your assistance and prompt service for the funeral of Christine. The Service was perfect in every way.


Christine’s Daughters

Dear Rod, Thank you for my dad’s farewell today. I don’t know what else to say. Please know my heart is in that thank you. I am thankful you chose your profession, it means a great deal to those of us on the other side of the podium that people like you are willing to speak for our families.
Mum mentioned how happy she was that the Service unfolded the way that it did. She was happy with how dad looked, she said he looked himself. The whole process was made simple and we all appreciated that.



Hi Rod
A very big thank you for conducting a wonderful service on Friday for Dad’s funeral. He would have really liked it!
You made the whole process really stress-free for us. Friday was far from stress-free for you with the other service running so late; your calm manner was much appreciated.
We had many comments on the service and how it was perfect for Dad. You must have one of the hardest jobs in the world and to conduct a service for someone you have never met and get it so right is a real credit to you.


Thanks so much

I would highly recommend the family-owned and run Sensible Funerals. Shanti and Tim were very personal and professional to deal with. Every detail was taken care of meticulously and my mum had her perfect send off. A nicer couple you will not meet, who are in the business because they genuinely care.

Thank you again Shanti, Tim and Madeline

We could not have made a better selection when we asked Sensible Funerals to arrange the funeral for our husband and father.
Shanti, Tim and their staff were always kind and caring, and their approach was responsive, flexible and highly respectful.
They spent time with us to develop a viewing and funeral that was tailored exactly to our wishes; we had some specific requests, and they made those happen.
We much appreciate and most highly recommend the service of this wonderful family-based business.


Lesley, Alister, Steve, Nicola and Justine

At the time of grief of losing a loved one, we all need time, comfort, compassion and understanding. We were all impressed with Shanti and Tim and the entire staff at SENSIBLE FUNERALS. We received all of the above plus more from these beautiful people, nothing was too much trouble.
We as a family were able to do whatever we needed to do to send our loved one off in a way we imagined he would have wanted to go. Even though he was only a young man, being able to do this with the full support of Shanti and Tim, it helped us deal with the trauma of losing our little brother and son.
What a way to send him off to his final resting place, ON A HARLEY. 
Yes we had the fortune of Tim to taking Mark for a final ride on the Harley Hearse, WOW !!!!!!!!!!
That’s the way I want to exit this world.
Shanti, thank you and Tim for all you have both done for the family and especially me. 
You and your staff are truly a very special group of people, compassionate, calming and peaceful. I can only wish that I could be as compassionate as you and Tim.
A very big thank you for the way you presented our Mark for the private viewing.
I know who I want to look after me when it’s my time to go, hopefully not for a while yet though.


Warmest and Sincere Regards

Hi Shanti
I along with my sisters were impressed with your service and would like to pass on our gratitude. Thank you once again.



Thank you so much for your part in Dad’s funeral. We were all so pleased with the way everything went – your calm and reassuring manner and all of the family present to share in the celebration of Dad’s life.
We would certainly recommend Sensible Funerals to others.
We have only praise for your kindness, attention to detail and the calm but efficient way in which everything was handled.



Hello Shanti
Thanks for the wonderful service for provided for Ritchie’s funeral, we couldn’t have asked for a better send off for our brother.
Dee and I both thought the words, and way you delivered them were exceptional, we couldn’t be more pleased how with the how difficult process was handled from start to finish.


Kind regards

I would like to send our thanks to all of you at Sensible Funerals for the wonderful service that was given for Dad yesterday. It was a truly memorable day of lightheartedness and tears and without Sensible Funerals professionalism it would not have been as such. I will be recommending you to everyone I know.

Thank you
Hazel and Family

Thank you so much for everything – you guys were amazing and made a really difficult task so easy to handle. I know Mum would have hated all the fanfare but I know she would be so pleased with the role you guys played and especially the support given to our family.

Thanks kindly

Hi Shanti

We would like to thank you very much for mum’s service today, you did such a beautiful tribute to mum’s life and we are very grateful you made a sad day so meaningful.

Kind regards
Sonya, Monica and Wayne

Dear Rod,
On behalf of Mum and all the family thank you again for
conducting Dad’s service in the manner in which you did.
You and your colleague made it all run very smoothly from the
carrying in of the coffin, through the eulogy to the viewing of
Dad after the service. Your humanity shone through and will in
part play a role in the healing process that now follows.


Kind regards,
Lynn & Ken
on behalf of

Please allow me to express “thank you” compliments for your provisions, both preparing and transporting my mother for burial.
Four hours after Mum was deceased, my introduction to Sensible Funerals was Christine’s helpful and informative manner. Christine shared details and unhurriedly answered my questions and concerns along with explaining and quoting all the prices involved.
Your receptionist, Sharon, is “tailor made” for her working role, an excellent asset to your organisation. I have nothing but accolades for her ability in working and walking with me through this maze of death and funerals. Sharon possesses a particular quality that stands out, called “fellow feeling”. She has the ability to walk in another’s shoes, not just feel, at a superficial level.
Your mortuary staff gained my respectful appreciation for their attention to the care and protection of my mother at this final time. They, by doing their part, helped me fulfil my mother’s final requirements.
Shanti, your kind gestures and attention to detail deeply touched me. So often in life it’s the small things that mean the most.
All these folk make a strong team.



Dear Shanti,

Thank you very much for the care and effort that you and Sensible Funerals put into Mum’s funeral. It was absolutely beautiful and your lovely and kind manner in delivering the service was wonderful. Your staff did a wonderful job in preparing Mum for her big day as she looked like she was just sleeping, please pass on my thanks for their great work.


I wanted to say a big thank you for the way in which you handled Dad’s service. The eulogy was delivered perfectly, just as I requested and your warmth and caring was commented on by many of my friends.