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Alternative Venue Choices

I have been involved in funeral services here at Murphy’s for 30 odd years. It is an interesting discussion to have, and to reflect upon the way these funeral services have changed over the years....
By Craig Murphy
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Music

Music is such an emotive component of a funeral service.  It has the power to take us back to memories and times of the past.   With my own family, I have distinct recollections of ...
By Craig Murphy
Sunday, May 16, 2021

Covid-19 and Funerals

COVID – 19 Having to arrange a funeral for one of our family members is the toughest of times for us all.  Compounding these pressures right now is the new rules around social distancing...
By Craig Murphy
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Fair Winds and Following Seas

There are so many ways to commemorate a life. I don’t think there ever has or ever will be a request that we won’t try to fulfil for a family. Some are relatively simple, others not so m...
By Craig Murphy
Monday, April 22, 2019

My Lesson

  So, it's a funny thing to have to change my hats from being the funeral director for other families at need to potentially having my business look after my own funeral service. Sadly, this...
By Craig Murphy
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Anzac Day Reflection

  ANZAC Day Yesterday was the 103rd Anniversary of the Allied forces landing on the beach at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey. An important date for so many in our country, and for so many peopl...
By Craig Murphy
Thursday, April 26, 2018

What to Bring

Important Information to bring to your funeral director As a Funeral Director, I am often asked about the ‘things’ that are needed when someone passes away.  And while each individual and the...
By Craig Murphy
Monday, February 26, 2018

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Introduction

Well, my first Blog Post for our new website………exciting and daunting all rolled into one small body of text. In the coming months, I hope to share with you interesting pieces of information regard...