Brian Broughan, Amanda Webb, and Duncan Norris – Morticians

By , June 24, 2010 8:21 am

This is an interesting interview aired on 612 ABC Brisbane.

Listen here:

Duncan, Amanda, and Brian

Brian Broughan, Amanda Webb and Duncan Norris are morticians and embalmers. Their work sits somewhere between science and art but what they actually do in the mortuary is still mysterious to many of us, probably because we’d rather not think about it.

Brian has been in the funeral industry for 21 years and now runs his own company, Bayside Funerals.

Amanda, a mortician with George Hartnett Funerals, first undertook work experience in a mortuary when she was 16. Now 22, she sees her work as the best way she can help grieving families.

Duncan has described himself as “Best friend to the dead”. He is a full-time mortician and embalmer at Kenton Ross Funerals.

One Response to “Brian Broughan, Amanda Webb, and Duncan Norris – Morticians”

  1. Jack says:

    My condolences on your mtoher’s passing.As a funeral director, and serving in a mainly Irish community I can tell you that an Irish funeral is very basically a Traditional Catholic Funeral with a visitation, a Mass, and burial.Some families choose to display their heritage more than others. There are European caskets available in the US which are what are used in Ireland still today with Irish designs carved on the outside and Irish linen interior. Prayer cards and thank you cards can be customized with Irish designs such as St. Patrick and Irish Crosses and prayers.Overall the services are more a celebration of life rather than mourning. This can be as elaborate or as simple as you want them to be. There is really no exact criteria for an Irish funeral and I’m sure no matter what arrangements you choose your mtoher would be pleased.

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