When a person dies in a private residence, or a nursing home, a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death will usually be signed by the family doctor (providing that he/she has attended the patient during the preceding three months). If death occurs in a public or private hospital theattending doctor will usually sign the certificate. Once death has been confirmed, the family, or nursing staff on behalf of the family, is then able to contact Phillip Stephens Funerals to transfer the deceased into our care.
We Can Help
“From your very first contact with us only an hour after Mum passed away, you gently lead us through the process, all the while keeping the feelings and wishes of all members of the family to the fore…”
Arranging The Funeral
An important part of our role at Phillip Stephens Funerals is to assist with the practical aspects of the funeral service.
The venue is an important choice when arranging the funeral of your loved one, and faith, adequate seating, atmosphere, and convenience of location are amongst the points to be considered. At Phillip Stephens Funerals we are able to assist in helping you choose what is most suitable for your needs, and below are listed just a few of the many locations that we can provide.
The Church to which your family are affiliated.
Wellington Chapel, Cornelian Bay
Bahii Centre of Learning
C3 Centre, South Hobart
City Light Centre, Kingston
Your private garden, a park or natural setting of your choice
A Graveside Service
Lindisfarne Rowing Club
Bushland Burial Service at Kingston
Refreshments can be provided at any venue.
Cornelian Bay Cemetery
Hobart Regional Cemetery, Kingston, also the location for Bush land Burials
East Risdon Cemetery
Other country Cemeteries, please ask.
After many years in the funeral industry in Tasmania, Phillip, along with his wife Michelle, commenced Phillip Stephens Funerals in 1999, which enabled them to fulfil their passion in providing families with personal and professional care during their greatest time of need.
The business was the first of its kind to be established on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, with the funeral home, offices and crematorium situated at Mornington, and the Chapel on Rosny Hill, overseeing the scenic Kangaroo Bay Marina. The business has experienced significant growth over that time, and Phillip Stephens Funerals continues to offer a state wide service to families during their time of loss.
We take tremendous pride in our team of dedicated staff, offering the utmost compassion, care, support and attention to detail during this most difficult time. With the continued growth and expansion of the business, Phillip and Michelle entered into an agreement to join Propel Funeral Partners in 2016 where Phillip and Michelle continue in their roles as Joint Managing Directors and, along with their dedicated staff, are committed to ensuring that the passion they have for people in providing personal care, continues to make the difference.
Phillip Stephens Funerals is a member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association, an association which has represented professional funeral directors throughout Australia since 1935. The Australian Funeral Directors Association requires its members to abide by a code of ethics, designed to ensure quality premises, facilities and professional staff, thus ensuring the public a high standard of service.
Phillip Stephens Funerals is part of a network of funeral homes, cremation facilities and cemeteries owned by Propel Funeral Partners, which extends to all states of Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, Propel Funeral Partners is one of the largest providers of funeral and related services in Australia and New Zealand.
Professional, Caring Funeral home
“At a time when my mind went on hold and refused to think properly, I had no need to worry at all. Your professionalism ensured that all necessary arrangements were made which culminated in my mother’s beautiful, dignified funeral – …exactly as she would have wished.”