At MULQUEEN FAMILY Funerals we offer a Funeral Home which is centrally located, modern funeral chapel facilities and caring staff combined with an uncompromising service.
As a sixth generation family owned funeral business, we take great pride in providing exceptional values of family care and service to the Bendigo and District communities while embracing the modern trends of celebrating a life. Our staff are very proud of the trust that has been placed in them by so many families over such a long period of time.
I have been a resident of Heathcote for over 27 years, raising our family with my husband and enjoying the beauty of country life. Our children have completed university and are on their way forging their own path in life while it is now time for us to travel, see the world and relax a little. For the past 10 years I have enjoyed my role with the Mulqueen Family and am always thankful for the little things in life.
Eldest son of John and Ruth Mulqueen and fifth generation funeral director. Bendigo has given me a city life with a country feel and I am pleased that I have been able to marry my Louise and raise my family here. Funeral service has been a huge part of my life and I consider it an honour to provide advice and expertise to the many families that I meet.
Born, educated, married, worked and raised a family in Bendigo. I have been married to Chris for 37 years raising three children who have given us six grandchildren. I was a postman for a number of years before joining the funeral industry for the past 20 years. In sport I have experienced a professional boxing career and enjoy playing guitar and singing at the local nursing homes.
I am an Eaglehawk girl born and bred. My love of horses led me to working in the racing industry in my younger years. More recently I have enjoyed membership with the Bendigo Jockey Club. My family have similar interests and I enjoy time off spent with my three children. After working in our Family Funeral Business in Melbourne (Charles Crawford & Sons) I have returned to Bendigo to continue in the funeral industry at the Mulqueens.
I am very new to the Mulqueen Family and the funeral industry however I have enjoyed my participation in providing such a special service to our families when they experience loss. I am a country girl at heart who has lived and raised a family in Scotland before returning to Northern Victoria where I was born. I am a passionate follower of AFL and love nothing more than immersing myself into a good book.
Youngest son of John and Ruth Mulqueen and fifth generation funeral director. Graphic Design is more my field of expertise and after a successful career in Melbourne I have brought my skills to the family business in advertising and funeral service. I love the music scene and occasionally organise street festivals. I enjoy maintaining my family history records through research and my membership with the Bendigo Historical Society.
I have lived and worked in Bendigo for 40 years. Bendigo has been the perfect city for my family’s work, education and sport. From a very young age I wanted to work in the Funeral industry. It gives me enormous personal satisfaction to be able to assist families at a most difficult time.
Originally from Melbourne I enjoy a semi-rural lifestyle in Bendigo with my wife and family. We enjoy travelling to far away places and experiencing good eating houses. I have a great love of football and attend AFL matches most weekends. I enjoy my role with the Mulqueen Family and over the past 10 years I am proud of the support that I have been able to give to our families at an extraordinary time in their lives.
We offer a professional and dignified experience in a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment that helps families to cope with the grief and mourning process. Mulqueen Family Funeral Directors are recognised for dedication to excellence, genuine compassion, understanding and dignified experiential service.
- 24 hour service, every day of the year
- Trained funeral directors who can organise funerals locally, interstate and overseas
- Liaising with Clergy or Celebrants with the ability to co-ordinate requirements for all denominations, faiths and traditions, including civil ceremonies.
- Facilities to transfer your loved one into our care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Peace of mind that your loved one will be cared for in a safe, secure and fully accredited facility.
- Private arrangement consultation rooms, viewing room and a modern air-conditioned Chapel with seating for up to 200 people.
There are lots of questions surrounding funerals, some are easily answered whilst others are more difficult. As funeral directors we often hear the same questions asked time and time again, to this end we sat down and put all the information together in one convenient place.
Our Funerals: A complete guide booklet is the accumulation of decades of experience and practice in the funeral industry, and we hope it will help you to answer some of the questions that arise during difficult times. Download our booklet, and our other resources to assist you and your family in those important decisions for when the time comes.
Of course, if there are questions you have after reading the booklet, feel free to contact us directly.
Thank you for all you have done for our family over the recent years.
You are all caring, compassionate, happy and it comes across that you all love your chosen profession.
It is more than a job to you all and it shows.
Thank you once again.Jacqui T.
I thought I’d write to express appreciation of the wonderful way your firm conducted the funeral of my Aunt. It was the best service I’ve been to, mainly due to your professional conduct. From the very start, having the door opened by one of your staff, being able to sign the condolence book without standing in line, and the outlay of the room. You certainly took care of everything. When, in the future I have to seek funeral services, I shall look no further than your company.Julia A.
Please thank Ian and your team for the beautifully professional way they conducted our mother’s funeral yesterday, and the work that they did beforehand. It was much appreciated and we felt we were in very capable hands.
I also very much appreciated the printed ‘thank you’ notes that I can send to the people who supported us. It’s a task I’m usually hopeless at but think that I can do it easily thanks to you!Pam H.
Funerals are an important rite of passage in our journey of life, not just for the people we are saying goodbye to,
but for those of us who are left behind.
For thousands of years, in addition to offering a way to respectfully farewell someone we love.
Funerals have been a means of expressing our beliefs, thoughts and feelings about life and death.
It is natural that you may be unsure of what to do when a death occurs in your family. We understand that the last thing that you want to think about is arranging a funeral however we do recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, so that we can assist you through all stages of the procedure.
When someone dies, a doctor must sign a certificate that confirms the death. Funeral arrangements cannot be completed until the doctor has signed and issued this certificate (generally called a death certificate).
At a time suitable to you, we can arrange the funeral details either at our funeral home or at your own residence. There is no set timeframe between death and the funeral service, however, our experience suggests that you allow more time than less. Normally this is at least four to five days. When the funeral is over you will be thankful that you allowed yourself enough time to create a fitting farewell for your loved one.
We believe that the role of the funeral director is to guide and assist families in order to provide a funeral experience that meets the needs and desires of the bereaved family, and we will do our utmost to achieve this.
Our caring staff will sit with you and discuss the many options you have for a funeral service for your loved one or yourself. Many haven’t thought about burial or cremation and reality it’s a personal choice. No two funerals are the same, and we will assist to tailor your wishes to suit you or your loved one to have a meaningful and fulfilling funeral service.
Coping with the loss of a close friend or family member may be one of the hardest things that many of us face. Everyone reacts differentially to death and employs personal coping mechanisms for grief. Research shows that most people can recover from loss on their own through the passage of time if they have social support and healthy habits. It may take many months or years to come to terms with a loss. There is no “normal” time period for someone to grieve.
There are many qualified grief counsellors in the Bendigo area, who are available to assist you. Mulqueen Family Funeral Directors can refer you to qualified health care professionals in this field.
Some people may struggle with grief for longer periods of time and feel unable to carry out daily activities. These individuals could benefit from professional help that could be provided by one of the organisations below.
One of the most thoughtful things one can do for your family is to pre-pay for your funeral. This act of fore-thought can help reduce the stress that can be associated with planning a loved ones funeral service. The procedure can be as simple or detailed as you desire and we will help ensure that, as closely as possible, your wishes are carried out when the time comes.