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.

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.

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. 


When he met Jan Pearce, he knew he'd found someone that shared his vision, and that had the wealth of experience and knowledge that was required. Merrit Funeral Services is the eventual result.


Garry has been a resident of the Goulburn Valley for 40 years, and his family has lived in this area since 1946. He grew up in Toolamba and now calls Dhurringile home.


After spendin 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 Dhurringile with his wife Jody and three children Cameron, Heidi and Billie. He has maintained strong connections with community through football (five years 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 this new journey with a wealth of valuable business experience behind him, and is excited by the challenges that lie ahead.

Garry Merritt

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