Testimonials

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. 

Monica

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
Regards

Kate

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

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

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

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

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. 

Annette

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,

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,

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,

Niki

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,

Amanda

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

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

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

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

Carolyn

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

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,

Antoinette

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.

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.

Regards

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.

Belinda

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.

Sally

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.

Peter

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

Stephen

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.

Gail

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.

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.

Kate

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.

Sonya, Monica and Wayne

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.

Rosalie

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.

Annette

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.

Pat

Sensible Funerals

Sensible Funerals was founded by my father, the late Keith Russell, on the philosophy that a funeral does not have to be elaborate and cost a fortune for it to be dignified and respectful.