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 & family

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.

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.


Hi Shanti

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


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 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)

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


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 & Olga Schoneweiss

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.


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.


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

Please allow me to express “thank you” compliments for your provisions, both preparing and transporting my mother for burial.

Four hours after Mum 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.


Thank you so much for your part in Dad’s funeral. We were all so pleased with the way everything went – your calm and assuring 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.


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


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 & Justine