Peter Mulqueen 1930 – 1999

It is with the utmost respect we honour and remember Peter Mulqueen the man who continued and enhanced the legacy of many generations at Mulqueen Family Funerals in Bridge Street, Bendigo.

He was the driving force behind funeral innovation and service that cared for and helped so many in the community. Although he passed away 20 years ago, everyday we are in awe of his incredible achievements and for being the caring compassionate man that touched the lives of so many.

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At Mulqueen Family Funeral Directors we offer a Funeral Home which is centrally located, modern funeral chapel facilities and caring staff combined with an uncompromising service.

As a sixth generation family owned funeral business, we take great pride in providing exceptional values of family care and service to the Bendigo and District communities while embracing the modern trends of celebrating a life. Our staff are very proud of the trust that has been placed in them by so many families over such a long period of time.

Caring Staff, Outstanding Service...

Offering a professional and dignified experience in a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment.

Safe, secure and fully accredited facilities available 24 / 7.

Trained funeral directors who organise funerals locally, interstate & overseas.

Comfort that your loved one is cared for in a safe, fully accredited facility.

Modern air-conditioned Chapel with seating for up to 200 people.

There are lots of questions surrounding funerals, some are easily answered whilst others are more difficult. As funeral directors we often hear the same questions asked time and time again, to this end we sat down and put all the information together in one convenient place.

Our Funerals: A complete guide booklet is the accumulation of decades of experience and practice in the funeral industry, and we hope it will help you to answer some of the questions that arise during difficult times. Download our booklet, and our other resources to assist you and your family in those important decisions for when the time comes.

Of course, if there are questions you have after reading the booklet, feel free to contact us directly.

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Why funerals matter?

Funerals are an important rite of passage in our journey of life, not just for the people we are saying goodbye to,

but for those of us who are left behind.

For thousands of years, in addition to offering a way to respectfully farewell someone we love.

Funerals have been a means of expressing our beliefs, thoughts and feelings about life and death.

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We have been very quiet for many years, but now after reading an “article” in the latest edition of The Bendigo Weekly we feel compelled to voice our opinion. This advertisement, thinly veiled as editorial, is disrespectful to our father, Peter Mulqueen.

For those who knew him, he was an honest, hardworking, caring and genuine, salt of the earth man who was highly regarded in our community. This advertorial blatantly infers a non existent association between our father and another funeral business for commercial gain.

It is our opinion this company is trying to associate themselves with our father’s well earned and trusted reputation. Dad would be disgusted and ashamed of this deceitful behaviour. His life was given to his family and the funeral business on Bridge Street, which has been with his family for over 160 years. He was instrumental in its development during his lifetime. His legacy is Mulqueen Family Funerals.

We believe this opposition company wants to destroy this legacy while inferring they have his blessing. There are two sides to every story and whatever the community may have heard about our family since Dad’s passing, it has certainly not come from us. We are a very private family, still grieving the loss of our father and our Mum’s husband.

Dad would be ashamed to be dragged into the media in this way and it’s not the first time this has happened. He would feel affronted by this commercial use of his image and reputation, however it is veiled.

After a very empty twenty years, we are just so very, very sad that he is not here to right this tragic wrong.

The Mulqueen Family
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We have been very quiet for many years, but now after reading an “article” in the latest edition of The Bendigo Weekly we feel compelled to voice our opinion. This advertisement, thinly veiled as editorial, is disrespectful to our father, Peter Mulqueen. 

For those who knew him, he was an honest, hardworking, caring and genuine, salt of the earth man who was highly regarded in our community. This advertorial blatantly infers a non existent association between our father and another funeral business for commercial gain. 

It is our opinion this company is trying to associate themselves with our father’s well earned and trusted reputation.  Dad would be disgusted and ashamed of this deceitful behaviour. His life was given to his family and the funeral business on Bridge Street, which has been with his family for over 160 years.  He was instrumental in its development during his lifetime.  His legacy is Mulqueen Family Funerals.  

We believe this opposition company wants to destroy this legacy while inferring they have his blessing. There are two sides to every story and whatever the community may have heard about our family since Dad’s passing, it has certainly not come from us. We are a very private family, still grieving the loss of our father and our Mum’s husband.  

Dad would be ashamed to be dragged into the media in this way and it’s not the first time this has happened. He would feel affronted by this commercial use of his image and reputation, however it is veiled. 

After a very empty twenty years, we are just so very, very sad that he is not here to right this tragic wrong. 

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I am very proud to work with all the wonderful staff at Mulqueens Family Funerals. They are all highly professional and Peter would be extremely proud of the legacy that continues to this day.

Absolutely amazing people and service. Has nothing short of amazing family at the Mulqueens funeral home. They took all the stress away after myself and partner loosing our still born daughter. Thank you so much for everything and the media always turn the story around how they want it to be. Don't listen to them because everyone that knows you all and the hard work yous do will know it's not true x

I did see the article in question and my heart absolutely broke for you. Thinking of you all, keep on being the incredible family that you are x

The only funeral people my entire family have used couldnt ask for nicer or respectful people to look after you at the sadest time of your life would not go to any one else wonderful family

Wow! A good honest read. A pleasure to be associated with this family and this business.

Well said Cousin!

That is so sad and wrong. Mulqueens Funeral Service Staff are amazing. Hats of to you all. Can we find out which is the apposing company as I don't want their services

Mary Corbett

FAQ's

It is natural that you may be unsure of what to do when a death occurs in your family. We understand that the last thing that you want to think about is arranging a funeral however we do recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, so that we can assist you through all stages of the procedure.

When someone dies, a doctor must sign a certificate that confirms the death. Funeral arrangements cannot be completed until the doctor has signed and issued this certificate (generally called a death certificate).

At a time suitable to you, we can arrange the funeral details either at our funeral home or at your own residence. There is no set timeframe between death and the funeral service, however, our experience suggests that you allow more time than less. Normally this is at least four to five days. When the funeral is over you will be thankful that you allowed yourself enough time to create a fitting farewell for your loved one.

We believe that the role of the funeral director is to guide and assist families in order to provide a funeral experience that meets the needs and desires of the bereaved family, and we will do our utmost to achieve this.

Our caring staff will sit with you and discuss the many options you have for a funeral service for your loved one or yourself. Many haven’t thought about burial or cremation and reality it’s a personal choice. No two funerals are the same, and we will assist to tailor your wishes to suit you or your loved one to have a meaningful and fulfilling funeral service.

Coping with the loss of a close friend or family member may be one of the hardest things that many of us face. Everyone reacts differentially to death and employs personal coping mechanisms for grief. Research shows that most people can recover from loss on their own through the passage of time if they have social support and healthy habits. It may take many months or years to come to terms with a loss. There is no “normal” time period for someone to grieve.

There are many qualified grief counsellors in the Bendigo area, who are available to assist you. Mulqueen Family Funeral Directors can refer you to qualified health care professionals in this field.

Some people may struggle with grief for longer periods of time and feel unable to carry out daily activities. These individuals could benefit from professional help that could be provided by one of the organisations below.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement:
Website: www.grief.org.au Tel: 1800 642 066.

Griefline:
Website: www.griefline.org.au Tel: 03 95967799.

Lifeline:
Website: www.lifeline.org.au Tel: 131114

One of the most thoughtful things one can do for your family is to pre-pay for your funeral. This act of fore-thought can help reduce the stress that can be associated with planning a loved ones funeral service. The procedure can be as simple or detailed as you desire and we will help ensure that, as closely as possible, your wishes are carried out when the time comes.

Contact Us

Mulqueen Family Funeral Directors

15 – 25 Bridge Street

Bendigo

Victoria  3550

Office: (03) 5443 4455

Freecall: 1800 300 445

Fax: (03) 5442 4154