Family owned and operated local business. We take pride in providing a caring and supportive personalised service to families in the Goulburn Valley Region.
Let us take care of everything
Led by Garry Merritt, the team at Merritt Funeral Services can literally handle every aspect of funeral preparation and arrangements. From the very first phone call, the team will take responsibility for every detail, and carefully guide you through this difficult time.
We're here to help in every way we can, so if you need us, please call. We promise you that after one phone call, you'll feel a load lifted off your shoulders.
A new name, but not new to the industry.
We might be a new name in funeral services, but we're certainly not new to the industry. With over 40 years of combined experience, our team has knowledge and expertise that you can rely on.
Garry recognised the need and the opportunity for a real alternative to existing funeral services some time ago.
He believed that it was possible to offer a more complete service, with more care and compassion, with more attention to detail, but with the highest levels of professionalism and expertise.
Garry has been a resident of the Goulburn Valley for 40 years, and his family has lived in the area since 1946. He grew up in Toolamba and now calls Dhurringile Home.
After spending his early 20's living and playing footy in Brisbane and Perth, Garry (or Butch) chose to move back to the Goulburn Valley in 1999 wanting to settle down with his family in the community he grew up in. It wasn't long before he launched his own engineering company (some twelve years ago) and in that time he dedicated himself to growing the business, and earning the respect of clients and suppliers alike.
Garry lives on his fourteen acre hobby farm in Durringile with his wife Jody and three children Cameron, Heidi and Billie. He has maintained strong connections with the community through football (five year in Goulburn Valley League, and three in the Murray League) and now enjoys watching his children play sport all over the district.
He looks forward to giving back to the community that has given to him. He begins the new journey with a wealth of valuable business experience behind him, and is excited by the challenges that lie ahead.