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About Hetherington Funerals

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO…Hetherington Funerals

Established from humble beginnings in 1999 by John & Mary Hetherington, Hetherington Funerals has grown to become a successful provider of funeral services to many families throughout Western Australia.

John Hetherington, who in the early days was a Salvation Army pastor and a regular radio show host on Curtin FM 100.1, committed himself to serving the needs of bereaved families as a small, independently owned, family operated funeral home. In time, John decided to amalgamate his business with Classic Funerals, which at the time was another small and independent funeral home. However, in 2014, John and Mary decided it was time from them to retire from the funeral industry and sold their business to another family owned enterprise who continue to operate the business today.

 

Keith Wieske with son-in-law Eric Dekker were already active in the funeral industry through their endeavours with Baskerville Funerals. Although a small player in the industry, it was this business that provided them with the necessary experience within the industry to be confident to pursue development and growth. It was therefore a natural progression that when the opportunity to purchase Hetherington Funerals presented itself that the decision was made to combine Hetherington Funerals with Baskerville Funerals. The ‘Hetherington’ name was retained due to the outstanding reputation that it had developed over its years in existence. In 2015, Personal Funerals was also acquired and over the years that followed the business has continued its upward trend in growth and development. Hetherington Funerals is a true family affair. With Chelsea, Ashton and Tamsyn, three of Eric’s six children involved, as well as Keith’s son Berwan, and granddaughter Katelyn, there is a definite feeling of love and family.

Today, Hetherington Funerals continues to be a proud independent and family owned funeral home offering a high standard of service to WA families in the Perth metropolitan area (and surrounding country precincts). Our priority at all times is to provide a level of service to our clients that relieves the burden of anxiety and stress that often accompanies times of loss and grief. We are committed to providing services in a timely and efficient manner, and our staff are trained to be attentive to the emotional needs of each family. If arranging a funeral seems like a daunting task, contact us and we’ll guide you through all of the necessary considerations. Allow us to minimise any duress by providing the support, comfort and guidance for your family throughout the funeral process.

Get in touch for more information about Perth funerals

It is our responsibility to ensure we meet your individual requirements in any way we possibly can. For more information on burials, cremations or any of our other services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Because you never know when you’re going to need us, our team is available to contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can talk you through the services and processes of a funeral with a dedication to quality of care, and answer any questions you have. Call us on (08) 9459 2846 or alternatively, send an email to info@hetheringtonfunerals.com.au.

David

Very caring staff, my Mothers funeral was conducted with compassion, understanding and professionalism. thank you to all staff, very grateful for the service you provided.

David

Lorraine

Just a short note to thank you sincerely for the excellent funeral service you were able to conduct for my mother. The team was very professional and caring, and the day was relatively stress free, thanks to your efforts. Thanks again for a job well done.

Lorraine

John

Thank you for supporting the family through the preparation phase of Mum’s funeral and at the service itself. We were very pleased with the dignity of the arrangements and the staff assisting were most helpful. Please accept our sincere thanks.

John

Anthony

Very professional and reasonably priced. Will organise everything that needs to be done. Thanks Eric

Anthony

Barbara Bell

Hetherington Funerals did an amazing job in helping organise and implement my Father in law’s Memorial Service. It was held at their Chapel in Maddington. We could not fault any of it, it was respectful, dignified and every thing my Mother in law requested. We had morning tea which was served beautifully and everything was well looked after and unobtrusively topped up (tea/coffee/orange juice etc.) Everything went so smoothly, not one hitch and the Chapel is such a calming, reflective place. I would highly recommend Hetherington Funerals to anyone. Definitely a 10 out of 10.

Barbara Bell

HARDMAN family

We can say without hesitation that you delivered on your commitments in spades. You are not only congratulated but you should take pride in the way every member of your company shows a true commitment to your vision of your company’s goals. And in our case particularly you Ashton you are the right person in the right job. We have no hesitation is recommending your firm to anyone who is looking for a professional outfit.

HARDMAN family

Lorraine

Just a short note to thank you sincerely for the excellent funeral service you were able to conduct for my mother. The team was very professional and caring, and the day was relatively stress free, thanks to your efforts. Thanks again for a job well done.

Lorraine

John

Thank you for supporting the family through the preparation phase of Mum’s funeral and at the service itself.

We were very pleased with the dignity of the arrangements and the staff assisting were most helpful.

Please accept our sincere thanks.

John