As it celebrates 130 years as a family-owned business, H.Parsons has announced the purchase of Shoalhaven funeral services provider Wray Owen Funerals, to be finalised on Wednesday, September 20.
Now in its fifth generation, H Parsons Funerals has been helping families celebrate lives and say goodbye to loved ones since 1893. The family-run business is now celebrating 130 years.
Changing attitudes to funerals and tradition are allowing families to search for more bespoke funeral services. H.Parsons is leading the way to ensure all families receive a personalised experience.
The Illawarra Flame - April 2022
The way that we talk about death nowadays is very different to how it was talked about in the past. That is why H.Parsons is holding Demystifying Death events for the wider community.
The Illawarra Flame - January 2022
H.Parsons Funeral Directors is committed to supporting community through the Parsons' Pillars of Environmental Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Local Community, and Local Business. Accessing renewable energy, reducing our carbon footprint, and ensuring everything we do can be as environmentally sustainable as possible has been a major priority for H.Parsons Funeral Directors.
2515 – October Edition
Every section of society has been impacted by COVID, and the funeral industry is no exception. Shane Chapman, Customer Service Manager at H.Parsons, is seeing first-hand the impact on families.
This year H.Parsons celebrates the longevity of the family-owned business with the dynamic support of the local community. Together they honour 130 years of excellent service and significant partnerships.
“From earning $1000 a day retrieving golf balls from lake beds to “professional bridesmaids” to dressing up dead people – we go behind the scenes of some of NSW’s most bizarre but interesting jobs.”
The Illawarra Flame - May 2022
Headstones, plaques, gravestones, tombstones, and grave markers are all emblems of the deceased’s final resting place. Like many aspects of death, these emblems are steeped in history, rituals and practicality.
The Illawarra Flame - February 2022
Many people don’t realise the level of involvement they can have in personally participating in the preparation of their loved one for their final resting place. Preparation may involve helping with the washing or dressing of their loved one, or holding a viewing prior to the service.
2515 - November - Arrange a funeral without the stress
Most people will only ever have to organise one funeral in their life, and understandably this can be an overwhelming prospect. Here is a guide to help minimise the stress.
Environmental sustainability and reduce the carbon footprint are increase priorities for many families when it comes to organising a funeral. I caught up with Michelle Newland, Manager of Mountain View Crematoria (MVC) for a chat about develops she’s seeing in the industry.