We're so grateful for positive feedback from our families. We always aim to cater to your specific needs and are committed to providing care and comfort to those in grief.
"Thank you so much for the lovely way you organised Barb’s funeral. It was all I could have wished for in celebrating her life. Especially the attention to detail and the unexpected things. I am most grateful for making a sad occasion so special. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Salvos Funerals.”
- Bryce (Melbourne, VIC)
“I lost my partner in November 2019, and recently lost my mum in June 2020. Both times I looked to the Salvation Army for guidance and advice. Phillip Stoneley and his team were very compassionate and helpful in every aspect. They were never pushy and allowed us to have the service our loved ones deserved the way we wanted it. They were very professional, prompt and kind without costing the earth. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Salvation Army for anyone needing a funeral service carried out.”
- Vicki (Newcastle to Central Coast, NSW)
"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you Lachlan, and your team. You have showed me so much care and compassion in the hardest time one could go through. Dad's service yesterday was really beautiful, and I think he would be very happy with his send off. God bless and thank you."
- Alison (Sydney, NSW)
“Following the passing of our beloved mother, Julianne, my sisters and I spent time searching for a funeral home that could appropriately honour and respect her last wishes. We were so grateful that we came across Salvos Funerals. The fact that we were able to find an affordable and ethical establishment that would then utilise our proceedings to benefit the community at-large was, indeed, something that seemed, to us, the best way to say goodbye to our Mum.
After making initial inquiries and having a long discussion with Megan, we were able to finalise most of what we needed after that first phone call. We cannot speak highly enough of Megan’s professionalism, empathy and genuine care she displayed in our hours of need as she made the arrangements for our family. She is a great testament to the wonderful ethos of the Salvos, and we write these words humbly to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for her support and work ethic.
Funerals are never easy, especially for those that we love so dearly, that mean the most, and have had such an instrumental and influential role on who we become. But, with Salvos Funerals, they made it that little bit easier to deal with, so we can only highly recommend them for any service you are looking to have for your loved ones.”
- Sean, Georgia & Rachael (Melbourne, VIC)
"We would like to thank you for all that you have done for our family through a painful, difficult time. Your patience, kindness and support will forever stay in our hearts. God Bless"
- Norah, Anton & Sonia (Sydney, NSW)
"We are so grateful to Russell for your help with dad’s funeral today. It all went so smoothly. Thanks so much for all you and Cameron did for us organising the service and managing dad’s farewell. Very professional and pastoral. Minimum fuss and maximum care."
- Ian (Sydney, NSW)
"A big thank you to the staff at Salvos Funerals for the care and support in making a truly great send off for my brother. You were fantastic helping me get through this very emotional time and even now, in ringing to see how I am doing. The day went well and the Salvo Officer did a wonderful job, keeping it light and at times funny. Just what my brother would have wanted. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Salvos Funerals to my family and friends. Thank you again."
- Debbie (Melbourne, VIC)
"Thank you to Marc for organising the funeral service of our mother for us. Everything went really well and the atmosphere was not sombre – which is what we wanted to achieve, as it was truly a celebration of her 100 years on this earth. Best wishes and thank you to yourself and the Salvos for all the good work you do in our communities."
- Jan & Kim (Sydney, NSW)
"We were very satisfied with the wonderful job you did for us. It could not have been better. We will recommend your service to our friends."
- John D (Melbourne, VIC)
"Russell has been very kind and generous with his time. In his contacts with the family and me; both by his emails and phone contacts. We are very appreciative for his care, patience and understanding throughout this difficult time."
- Saw H. (Sydney, NSW)
"We came to Megan and the Salvos Funeral Services through the most sad and tragic of circumstances. The unexpected death of a young adult leaves you absolutely reeling, nothing makes sense, you don’t know what, let alone how, you are meant to sort anything out.
I had been unaware of the Salvos services and was so grateful, and calmed, when Megan came all the way out to us and just sat with my husband and me and gently took us through all the various options. Her kindness, knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail truly could not have been faulted. She made us feel that with her support we could and would get through… and we did. We were guided through all the difficult decisions and choices that had to be made from coffin to flowers to order of service, music, refreshments and a myriad of others we would not have thought of ourselves.
Despite her own religious convictions, and obviously those of the Salvation Army, there was no problem at all with us not wanting any religious component to our service. We were recommended a wonderful civil celebrant who worked with us and Megan to get for us what felt right.
I cannot recommend the service we received highly enough. The fact that it is a not for profit service ensures that there is no possibility of feeling in any way over serviced – there is nothing for the Salvos to gain by doing so. There is also the opportunity, where families are able, to perhaps donate some of what might have been spent on a for profit service to the Funeral Hardship Fund. Anything they receive into that fund goes towards helping families who are really struggling with the cost of a funeral for their loved one.
We will be forever grateful to Megan and her team for the care, support, guidance and exemplary service we received."
- Lucy (Melbourne, VIC)
"Thank you for the service which you provided for mum. It was so lovely and we would like to thank all your team for the caring service that you all showed to mum and our family. I would be very happy to recommend Salvos Funerals to all people requiring your service. Thank you very much again."
- Karen (Melbourne, VIC)
"We would like to thank Marc for your immediate friendship and understanding, sharing with us at such a traumatic time. Your understanding from the first hello made us realise that that our trauma was going to be looked after with every possible uncomplicated care. Had we not received such care and guidance at such a difficult time, and had the day not gone ahead with love and sunshine and beautiful words and music, we would most certainly not be in as peaceful a place as we are today. You accepted our grief and sad story as friends and we thank God for that memory we will never forget."
- Heaney family (Sydney, NSW)
"I wanted to say thank you again and express my gratitude towards your professionalism and supportive approach in organising at very short notice for my late mother. My family are very grateful for your patience, understanding and appreciate how you have handled yourself in such a professional manner. We are absolutely pleased with the service and cannot thank Salvos Funerals enough. We will be singing songs of praise for Salvos Funerals, as always."
- Anita (Sydney, NSW)
"Thank you for doing such a compassionate and respectful service for my husband. I wanted you to know that I appreciated the little ‘extras’ that you did, like the little packets of tissues at the door, the mints, the beautiful vase with flowers and the beautiful book, with lovely box and cover and pen. Everything done so beautifully. Also our thanks to your team who could not have been more helpful, kind, compassionate and professional. Blessings to you all."
- Carol (Sydney, NSW)
"On behalf of dad and our family, I want to say a big THANKYOU for your handling of mums funeral. The way you made our life so stress free so we could concentrate on saying goodbye was awesome. It was very much appreciated and God bless you."
- Jenni (Melbourne, VIC)