After being familiar faces in the business for many years Kelly and Rachel took ownership of Peter Murray Funerals in December 2016.
Peter has taken a step back to enjoy semi-retirement, with no intention of leaving the industry any time soon. He remains with our team and you will continue to see his face at our funeral services.
Kelly, Rachel, Chris, Adam and staff pride themselves on delivering high personalised funeral services throughout East Gippsland.
All our staff and funeral directors have a passion for what they do and have been chosen for their ability to provide exceptional care during what is a difficult time for families and friends.
It is a great honour to help a family say goodbye.
Rachel is in her 10th year as office manager. She has implemented a lot of the I.T advancement of the business over the years. Rachel loves to rise to the challenge of any request from a family. She feels it is a fulfilling experience to reduce the stress of the funeral organisation to ensure our client families can focus on grieving. She is a born and bred local from a large extended family.
"During my service in the funeral industry I have met many wonderful families and people that have left a positive impression on me."
Kelly is one of our funeral directors. She has come to this profession from a hospitality background. She has been with the company for 5 years.
Kelly’s family have been involved in business in East Gippsland for over 30 years. Kelly says she gains great satisfaction from assisting families through one of life’s hardest events.
“Being entrusted with a families loved one in their time of need is a very special honour.”
“ Here at Peter Murray Funerals we have the facilities and expertise to offer families a full range of options, to help discuss your preferences & assist you to plan an appropriate funeral service “.
Chris has been with Peter Murray funerals since November 2017 as a funeral director, you will find him on most of our service’s running our visual and audio systems. While not on a service you will see him out and about on our premises maintaining our gardens and premises. Chris has just started a family with his partner Laura and welcomed their first-born daughter in December 2018. Chris has come from the south west of the state growing up in Camperdown Vic. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing football, cycling and enjoys a coffee and a bite to eat at many of East Gippsland’s wonderful restaurants and cafes. Chris finds his roll extremely rewarding and takes great pride in being able to make a family’s tough time that little bit easier.
Adam is Bairnsdale born and bred and just passed his first anniversary with the company. Adam brings his administration nous and natural charm to the front of house. Adam feels privileged to be given the responsibility to handle any and all tasks given that will lessen the burden on families in their toughest times. He enjoys the challenge of working in a small team environment knowing that his role can change in an instant. In his free time Adam enjoys Lawn Bowls, cartoons, reading and keeping up to date with all thing's sports.
Peter has a strong connection with East Gippsland. Peter has been a bit of a nomad - having lived and gone to school in Bonang and Goongerah. "Dad and my uncles Ian and Ewan Murray worked in the timber industry as well. We also lived at Paynesville for a time", says Peter. "I went to school at Paynesville Primary School where my strongest memory is getting 6 of the best under the big old oak tree for throwing stones. I was totally innocent but I was the new boy, so I copped the blame. My other memory of Paynesville is going to Sunday school at St Peters by the Lake when it was brand new and singing 'Onward Christian Soldiers' at the top of my voice. Going back even further, Mum and Dad worked for the Richards family at the mill at Bullumwaal in about 1956. Mum often said that Dad's Ford Custom line would develop a nasty veer to the right in the steering at about the entrance to the Wy Yung Hotel and take a couple of hours to repair!
So there you are, Peter is a proud East Gippslanders with a simple philosophy - to care for East Gippsland families.