Greenhaven Funerals

100% of customers recommend Greenhaven Funerals

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Greenhaven Funerals

18 May 2024
Both Carly and Tim have been amazing! Guiding us through the challenging time of losing our Dad, their support and compassion was appreciated deeply. We cannot thank them enough for their service and attention to detail,
14 May 2024
davidf446 from Malvern East
I would like to thank Carly and the team from Greenhaven funerals. They gave the most amazing send off to my mother Marian recently. Carly was so genuine and warm and provided the human touch we needed at such a sad time. The attention to detail and personalised service made the whole experience so much easier and transparent. I can’t thank the team enough for the care and compassion they showed our family.
12 May 2024
My wife Marian met Carly when Greenhaven established an office in Murrumbeena over a decade ago. She took an immediate liking to Carly and came home from work to tell me that she had just met the person who would be planning her funeral which has only recently taken place. Carly has been fantastic every step of the way from my first phone call to her early that Sunday morning after Marian's passing to the completion of her funeral service. Carly has been there for us every step of the way in this difficult period, highly professional and caring. Carly and Greenhaven come highly recommended from all our family.
27 Apr 2024
JudithPenak from Glen Iris
I met Carly Dalton five years ago as my client at Judith Penak couture. At this time she had a special outfit made for her Birthday party. After five years I came back to her for her services when my husband passed away suddenly. Carly and Tim Dalton are the most caring and professional team in taking care when a loved dies. I highly recommend GreenHaven services Thank you Carly and Tim
09 Apr 2024
Carly was always available to assist and took away the worry of organising a funeral.
28 Feb 2024
I chose Greenheaven for my late wife’s funeral services, and my experience with them was notably straightforward. From the initial phone conversation with Tim and Carly, their approach was highly supportive. They facilitated an open discussion about our preferences for the funeral, simplifying a process that could have been overwhelming. Following my wife’s passing, all that was required on my part was to provide the hospital with Carly’s contact details. Greenheaven took over from there, arranging for my wife’s body to be transported to their facility without any complications. Our planning meeting with Carly was conducted with ease. She was receptive to our needs, presenting various options without pressuring us. We selected the services that best matched our wishes, resulting in a respectful and beautiful service for my wife. Carly’s professionalism extended beyond the service; she was considerate and thoughtful when it came time to return my wife’s ashes. The most significant aspect of working with Carly and Tim at Greenheaven was their ability to make the entire process feel manageable. They provided a sense of calm and control, ensuring we never felt overwhelmed or discomforted by morbidity during this emotionally challenging period.
28 Jan 2024
I was referred to Greenhaven Funerals by a friend, but from the minute I spoke with Carly on the phone, I just knew I had found the right person and the right funeral company. At the saddest and most difficult time of my life, losing my beautiful son, Carly was wonderful. She was warm, respectful and compassionate and had such empathy, whilst at the same time super organised, efficient and clearly amazing at what she does. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble, even when I changed my mind about lots of things, right up to the time of the service. I wanted and needed the last day with my son to be best and most perfect day it could be, and it was that and more. I will be forever grateful to Carly, Tim and their team for everything and cannot recommend them highly enough. For anyone facing the enormously sad and difficult task of saying goodbye to a loved one, Carly's compassion and ultimate professionalism will provide you a guiding hand to ensure they will be honored with love, grace and dignity. Thank you again Karen x
15 Jan 2024
The care and time Carly spent organising my sisters funeral was done with compassion, tolerance and care. Nothing was a worry and even came into the hospital to speak with my sister and ask what she would like. Having to try and organise everything via zoom with teenager children , was a challenge but Carly managed to calmly organise everything. The funeral was perfect. Exactly how Liz wanted it. Thankyou Carly your amazing and your team ️
12 Jan 2024
lorif788 from South Wharf
From the very first phone call to Tim I began to feel at ease with the sad process. During Tim's visit to our apartment, he was respectful, knowledgeable, had all of the required documentation and answered all of my questions. The funeral for Janet [my sister] was exactly as she had requested, the colour, music, psalm, prayers and hymns. Carly read the Eulogies with meaning and care. Thank you Greenhaven Funerals.
11 Jan 2024
When we chose Carly and Tim, I mentioned it to a family member who works in a profession which uses these services and she said that they were the best. After the wonderful caring and compassionate help we had from them, organising the funeral and enabling our wishes and explaining the whole process including paperwork that was required, I would thoroughly agree - they are the best.
08 Jan 2024
tinak719 from Kew
Carly and Tim are the best in the business. The care they showed in helping us arrange Mums funeral was simply amazing. Carly listened, supported and provided much needed guidance and comfort to my Dad and the rest of the family, and helped us create the most beautiful funeral for Mum where everyone felt a part of the day. Thank you so much ️
07 Jan 2024
Greenhaven Funerals were fantastic to work with, and guided my family through organising a gorgeous service to commemorate our loved ones life. Carly recommended the perfect location and worked with us to understand our wishes, guide us through decisions and to perfect all of the details you'd never think of. Carly demonstrated fantastic flexibility and adapted to changes made, even on the day of the service. All loss is hard, but Carly handled an especially difficult situation and a complex family dynamic with kindness, understanding and respect. Not only did she help us plan a funeral, she supported us through the early stages of loss, shock and grief, and throughout the entire process I could truly feel how much she cared for the families she works with. I could not recommend Greenhaven Funerals more highly, both from the perspective of planning a beautiful service to celebrate your loved one, and for the support and kindness shown to those left behind.
23 Dec 2023
css951 from Burwood
Carly and Tim from Greenhaven Funerals first helped us 10 years ago when my mum passed away and again this year when unfortunatelly followed. Carly has been very supportive and well organised during such difficult time and they both walked us through with tender words and warmth. I felt so cared for and am extremely grateful that I have had them organising everything particularly since dad passed away while we were overseas. Carly gracefully guided me through the process with so much patience and flexibility. I am really grateful to both of them for helping us give both mum and dad such respectful memorials and fully recommend Greenhaven Funerals to anyone going though such tough times.
13 Dec 2023
Carly was an old colleague who made a career change from HR to Funeral Directing quite a few years ago now, and I've watched her flourish. Working alongside her husband Tim, they are a dynamic duo! When my Aunty passed away I was so pleased to put Greenhaven forward to the family. They did not disappoint. It was the most beautiful service and the memory of love one was represented beautifully. I'm grateful to call Carly & Tim my friends, but that aside, people need the utmost care and respect during this sad time, and this couple will deliver. Nothing is too much trouble and the professionalism is outstanding.
06 Dec 2023
Carly and Tim were impeccable in handling all aspects of dad’s funeral arrangements. Every request was seamlessly met with dignity. Most important, was the volume of informative communication. It placed us at ease and helped us navigate the process whilst being in the depths of our grief.
06 Dec 2023
michellel53 from Bentleigh East
Carly and Tim helped us organise our Dads funeral with so much care and consideration. They guided us and organised everything we needed making it as stress free as possible. I could not recommend them enough. Carly was also our celebrant and was so professional and thoughtful, she did an amazing job on the day. Thank you Tim and Carly, an incredible help during a difficult time.
10 Sep 2023
From the moment we made the call from hospital, Carly and Tim made us feel as if a weight had been lifted. We feel so grateful and blessed to have found them. They looked after us with care and professionalism and organised a truly wonderful tribute to Dad. It was like finding a safe harbour with a skilful pilot. Thankyou so much.
06 Sep 2023
We recently used Tim and Carly for dads funeral service and they were absolutely amazing. The whole process was done with care and professionalism. Carly and Tim made our dads funeral very special and I highly recommend their service to anyone going through this hard time.
14 Aug 2023
Carly provided a thoughtful and highly professional service from start to finish. We drew comfort from being in such good hands and were very pleased with all aspects. Highly recommended.
08 Aug 2023
Carly and her team have recently assisted us following the passing of both our parents. During such a traumatic time Carly's warmth, empathy and guidance is most reassuring. She is responsive and accommodating - nothing is too much trouble. Our Family could not recommend Greenhaven more highly.
04 Aug 2023
Carly and the Greenhaven Funerals team ensured our beloved father's wishes were followed to the absolute detail. The care, compassion and professionalism they showed to our family and father was really and truly heartwarming. When moments felt overwhelming Carly guided us back on track and our Dad's funeral was so special. I cannot thank you Carly enough for your unique ability to help families in their time of need . We so appreciated you .
23 Jul 2023
I am writing to express my heartfelt recommendation for Carly and Greenhaven Funerals. When my father passed away unexpectedly, Carly became an invaluable support for my family during our time of profound grief. Her professionalism and compassionate guidance helped us navigate the difficult decisions and arrangements with ease. From the moment we met Carly, her kindness and sensitivity were evident. She gently guided my mother through the process, starting from the collection of my father's body from the Coroner's office, Carly patiently addressed all of our questions and concerns, providing clarity and reassurance at every step. During the viewing of my father for the final time, Carly's attention to detail and respect for our emotions created a deeply meaningful experience. She ensured that every aspect was handled with utmost sensitivity, allowing us to say our goodbyes in a peaceful and dignified manner. Carly's expertise in explaining the cremation process and the collection of my father's ashes was invaluable. She went above and beyond to honor my parents' wishes, ensuring that my father's ashes were lovingly placed in the redgum box they had built years before, in preparation for this moment. I wholeheartedly recommend Carly and Greenhaven Funerals to anyone facing the difficult task of saying goodbye to a loved one. Carly's compassionate guidance, unwavering support, and exceptional professionalism make her a true asset during such challenging times. With Carly by your side, you can be assured that your loved one's wishes will be honored with grace and dignity. Sincerely, Melinda Shelley
01 Jul 2023
Carly organised a wonderful send off for my dad. We needed something celebratory and unconventional to reflect his life and they fit the brief perfectly - the celebrant was wonderful.
26 Jun 2023
Thank you Carly at Green Haven for the compassion and care of our late Husband and Father and of those of us left behind. You made a very difficult time in our lives as gentle as possible.
25 Jun 2023
Thanks to the team at Green Haven for making such a difficult time as seamless & as easy as possible. Dealing with Carly was amazing once again & special thanks to Wes the limo driver he was fantastic. Although it's not something I look forward to, when the time comes, we will reach out to you again. Thank you for the wonderful service.
20 Jun 2023
Our heartfelt thanks to Tim and Carly at Greenhaven Funerals for their great compassion, kindness and gentle care in making arrangements for our late brother Ross and his beautiful Celebration of Life Ceremony. They were intuitive to our needs and provided guidance as it was all the more difficult with us being interstate. We so appreciate your professionalism in making Ross’ final goodbye so very beautiful. It was comforting to place our confidence with you at this difficult time.
18 Jun 2023
Carly held space for us so beautifully. We were so grateful for her compassion and patience at such a challenging time. our Dad’s funeral was such a beautiful tribute. The location, the delivery of the service, the flowers and Greenhavens professionalism and sensitivity were all exceptional. We received so much positive feedback from people attending the funeral and we are just so pleased we were able to send our Dad off in this way.
20 May 2023
Very well organized, stress free, great venue and great celebrants. They made us feel comfortable and were very sensitive and accommodating to our needs.
20 Apr 2023
Carly was amazing! Through the hardest time of our life losing our precious baby boy Levi Carly made everything so straight forward.. listened to our needs.. answered us straight away even in the evenings and went far and beyond. Thank you for looking after our precious baby while he was in your care and making everything run so smooth at a time we felt so lost. -Rachel and Troy
24 Mar 2023
Carly was professional, caring and empathetic from the first time I messaged her, asking her to care for Dad when he passed. All details were covered, and all questions answered, including putting a slide show together once I sent photos and music choices. Thank you Carly and Tim - you are both incredible at what you do. I cannot recommend Greenhaven highly enough.
23 Feb 2023
Carly and her team have arranged two funerals for our family - one during Covid. In both cases they were highly professional, empathetic and thorough. Although I hope it's a very long time before I have to call on them again, I thoroughly recommend them. Nothing was too much trouble.
14 Feb 2023
Carly and her team were so professional and caring, nothing seemed too much trouble. After listening carefully and asking the right questions she arranged the most beautiful send off for our mother. It was personal and we felt reflected what our mother would have liked, from the music to the kind words. Several friends commented it was one of the best funerals they had attended. Thank you
08 Feb 2023
Thank you Tim and Carly ... you made sure that every aspect of Peter's funeral was exactly as he planned it. Your personal and professional manner was greatly appreciated by myself and family on the day. A truly beautiful celebration of his life. Thank you.
24 Oct 2022
Thank you very much to Carly and the Team for the beautiful funeral you arranged for our uncle. We really appreciated the effort you put into making it as smooth for us as possible. The service, both in the chapel and at the graveside, was exactly as we wanted. Our uncle's two closest friends said it was perfect, that they wouldn’t change a thing, and it was just as he would have wanted. Nice! Thank you again. John and Liz, and family.
07 Oct 2022
Carly ( from Greenhaven Funerals ) was wonderful in guiding our family through the difficult and complex process of creating a memorable farewell funeral for our wonderful mum. Would highly recommend this professional and caring organization to anyone.
25 Aug 2022
Carly and Tim were nothing short of amazing with their professional and personal approach to our family needs for my mums funeral. Carly went above and beyond supporting our family while mum was still alive and equally if not more when she passed and they promised to fulfill her wishes. Guiding us with patience and smiles, talking to us at all hours of the day, and endlessly supporting us through all the sad and hard bits of funeral planning and saying goodbye, including dealing with the chaos of covid restrictions and procedures- these folks are magicians. I couldn't have asked for a more supportive and helpful team through such an awful time. Highly highly recommended these folks, over and over again. thankyou with all my heart <3
24 Aug 2022
My mum died here in Melbourne and she wanted to be buried at home in New Zealand. So we called other Funeral services who had advertised the ability to repatriate family members to their home of origin, and we were not impressed with their responses. Therefore, we called a company in NZ who we used to receive mum at that end and he gave us Carly's details. She was kind, patient and very knowledgeable. She is also very accommodating and was able to get all the paperwork needed, prepare and present mum beautifully, and have her ready for her final farewell. If you want to send your loved one home to their birth place then I would sincerely recommend Carly and Greenhaven Funeral Services.
28 Jul 2022
Carly, we would love to thank you for a beautiful memorial. Through every stage of creating and planning, you provided suggestions, guidance and a wealth of experience. You always answered our calls and emails promptly and made the most challenging day of our lives bearable. The photo slideshow depicted our loving mother beautifully, accompanied by the music we had thoughtfully chosen. Carly, your kind, caring demeanour allowed us to grieve whilst feeling supported. We want to thank you for giving us the memorial we had envisioned and one which I know our mother would have been proud of.
16 Jul 2022
Thank you Tim and Carly for the wonderful empathy and support you provided to us for our Mother's funeral. Your calm, steady approach helped us through a difficult time, and in particular your ability to bring together all the details at such short notice with empathy and compassion was greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend your services to anyone in Melbourne seeking a professional, but flexible and family oriented, funeral service.
21 Jun 2022
We are so grateful to Greenhaven Funerals for creating a truly beautiful day to celebrate my Dad's life. Thank you Carly and Tim for your incredible care and support before, during and after. You made this very difficult time so easy and so smooth to arrange. We wouldn't have wanted anyone else to take care of my Dad. Thank you!!
19 Apr 2022
Carly was outstanding. She was so easy to speak with, I felt as if I'd known her for years. No request was too difficult. Carly made it so easy and seamless. The ceremony was beautiful and everything went exactly as I had envisioned. Carly guided me through each step and took the stress right out of it. Thank you kindly again for your discreet and kind work, for always making yourself available, for really listening and for your understanding.
19 Apr 2022
My wife's funeral was the most amazing, creative, colourful celebration of her life and that could only have been achieved by using a company like Greenhaven. I wanted it to be a different and creative service and Carly and her amazing team came through 100%. Everyone at the service commented on how well it was run and organised. The service, Carly as MC and the live video stream, all were seamlessly executed. For me, I can't score Greenhaven high enough because they allowed me the creative licence to give my wife what she so deserved. Greenhaven went above and beyond my expectations in service and communication allowing me to relax and fully concentrate on other issues I had to deal with at the time so to Carly and your amazing team, I send you a hug and say THANK YOU for looking after my darling Blaise.
13 Mar 2022
Carly and the team were caring, compassionate and incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. Incredibly grateful for their guidance throughout an exceedingly challenging time.
26 Feb 2022
From the first phone call until the conclusion of the funeral & beyond, Carly, Tim & the Greenhaven team could not have been more caring. We engaged them to care for my father & arrange his funeral & they made everything so easy & really eased our burden, providing my mother with great comfort knowing that Dad was in good hands. The funeral service was a first rate send off for Dad, handled with care, compassion & class, for which our family will be eternally grateful. Couldn’t recommend Greenhaven Funerals more highly
16 Feb 2022
Carly and the team at Greenhaven Funerals did a highly professional job that helped greatly to lighten the burden of losing our mother. She struck the perfect balance between professionalism, being practical and empathetic. Everything ran according to how we discussed it. There was constant communication and updates, with any issues resolved speedily. Feedback on the streaming of the funeral from Europe was that it worked perfectly and was very moving. Costs were easily identifiable, itemized and affordable (total cost includes all costs, including those other than services by Greenhaven (which was about $7,000)). I would highly recommend to anyone Greenhaven Funerals.
22 Dec 2021
Carly and the team did such a great job guiding and supporting us through the tough journey we were going through. It's never easy organising everything when your loved one had passed. Carly made it a smooth sailing Keeping me up to date on everything the way though. Overall the service was as perfect as it could have gone. Thanks to greenhaven funerals. Would highly recommend using them again. Thanks all.
11 Dec 2021
Greenhaven tribute We recently farewelled our father Jeff with the help of Greenhaven Funerals. When looking for a funeral director we were drawn to the fact that Greenhaven was a small, family run business that offered a comprehensive list of options away from the tradition ‘church/chapel’ settings. This is something which suited our father perfectly. Tim made the whole process easy from the very start. Compassionate & considerate yet to the point, no fuss with clear communication & understanding of our needs with the appropriate suggestions to match. Our emails & phone calls were always answered promptly and any requests we had along the way were able to be accommodated without hesitation. On the day Tim, Carly and the Greenhaven team set up the venue beautifully and helped run a smooth service whilst maintaining an unassuming presence in the background giving our family the space we needed. We are so thankful for the hard work and dedication Greenhaven & the team provided to our family during such a difficult time.
03 Dec 2021
Carly and Tim at GreenHaven did an excellent job of arranging and managing the service for our mother.
25 Nov 2021
I contacted Carly at Greenhaven just hours after my Dad had passed and immediately I knew that I was in safe, compassionate hands. Her words and manner of what needs to happen next not only made me feel secure in the process but gave me the confidence to forge ahead with the preparations. After the initial phone call Carly followed up with text messages and phone calls at all times of the day and night throughout the preparations and her recommendations of her collaborators were exceptional. I thank Carly and her team for the respectful, professional and caring way they looked after my Dad in his final farewell. The personal touches they provided were greatly appreciated. Highly recommended.
23 Nov 2021
idab760 from Point Cook
I cannot express the gratitude for Carly and the team at Greenhaven. In the worst possible period of our lives they stepped up and made the impossible beautiful. The kids and I have the utmost respect and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
26 Oct 2021
Beautiful service and team. Thank you. A difficult time and you helped our family.
02 Oct 2021
The personal service that Carly and her team provided me was amazing. Very respectful and ever so happy to meet my needs. Nothing was too difficult for Carly to organise for me. Celebrating my Mother's life was so important to me and I couldn't think of entrusting anyone else to do the job!! Attention to detail was 100%. Carly is so caring, she not only provided a very professional funeral, she also was there for me when I needed someone to talk to. I would like to add that Carly treats you like family. She genuinely cares and looks after you and your loved one with love, respect & compassion. Carly goes beyond the call of duty and when Carly says she will call you back - she will. She listens to what you want and makes sure it happens. I cannot speak highly enough about Carly and the Greenhaven team. I highly recommend Carly and Greenhaven Funerals.
01 Oct 2021
Carly and her team at Greenhaven were very professional, sensitive and respectful in guiding us through all the arrangements required in putting together such a beautiful funeral service for our mum. Carly was available at all hours of the day and nothing was ever too much trouble. We would have no hesitation in recommending Greenhaven.
21 Sep 2021
I cannot thank yo enough for the professional and caring support you provided us. Nothing was too much trouble and I could ask any questions. I felt so confident in you arrangements under you care.
14 Sep 2021
We will be forever grateful for Carly and her team for the support, kindness and attention to detail as we farewelled my dad. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Carly, even dealing with COVID restriction challenges. Thank you Carly, for your patience and understanding.
23 Aug 2021
Thank you Carly for looking after our late Mum. Your magic in making her look serene and beautiful for coffin viewing was amazing! Due to a fall, mum’s face did not present well when she passed. Thank you for making our last image of her so lovely and lasting. Nothing was a problem with our requests and questions. Samples and ideas provided by Carly made our decisions informed and easy. At a very painful time for us – Carley with her calmness and compassion made all aspects of our Mum’s funeral stress free. It would seem that lockdown would make this process more difficult and complex, but it was nothing of the sort! Thank you Carly and team at GreenHaven Unique Funerals for helping us in creating a loving, intimate and serene celebration of our Mum’s life.
23 Aug 2021
Calm, comforting, informative and accomodating. Dealing with Carly and the Greenhaven team helped ease the pressure and uncertainty of what to do when we needed help on short notice. It was a real relief to have someone answer the phone, know exactly what needed to be done and set about doing it with caring and considerate communication throughout. A process made more difficult during a lockdown was made easy by Greenhaven and is much appreciated. Mum was well looked after, thank you.
21 Aug 2021
Carly and her co-workers were very accomodating to our needs during a difficult period of Covid Lockdowns. We had to plan using varying dates & numbers of guests. Nothing was too much trouble and Carly often offered suggestions which led to improvements. Parkdale Yacht Club proved a serene & beautiful venue.
21 Aug 2021
Carly from Greenhaven funerals is a kind, caring person who was a pleasure to work with for our Dad's service arrangements. A difficult time, made even more challenging by changing Covid restrictions, was made as easy and as smooth a process as it could be by Carly. She was very flexible and accommodating of evolving changes. She collated videos from family members who couldn't attend and wove them seamlessly into the service. The livestream team did a wonderful job of making the service available to family and friends that could not attend due to restrictions. The services were exactly as we wanted them within what was able to be done with restrictions.
17 Aug 2021
I would certainly recommend Greenhaven funerals. Carly and her team were very supportive and helped us through the difficult process of saying farewell to my father. Her knowledge and expertise in the many decisions that need to be made was carefully explained to us, from coffin choice, flower arrangements to the type of service we wanted her motivation was always about whatever we felt most comfortable with. She is someone who cares very much about the job she is doing and the price was very good too.
09 Aug 2021
Carly was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She made a very tough process mich easier to deal with and her commitment and customer service skills are fantastic!
06 Aug 2021
BethK from Mentone
My elderly mother contracted Greenhaven to take care of my sisters funeral. Carly was kind, explained everything to my mother with great patience, and arranged a beautiful funeral service for my sister. I highly recommend them. We have a link to view the service again if we want and an app will be provided for people to view all aspects of the funeral again including photo tribute etc. I also loved my mother choosing a family run business, that supports small business and that has environmentally sound funeral options, and although we did not take advantage of that, I love that they have that option.
05 Aug 2021
Anonymous from Main Beach
This review is anonymous due to the fallout and dreadful response to the previous review and someone getting my mother involved and attempting to bully me into pulling my reviews! I just don’t want any other people to go through what I and 36people online did! It is tough enough being in lockdown and unable to attend your sisters funeral let alone attempting to see it for the subsequent 32hrs. There has still been no apology to me personally (although I was not the one who paid for the funeral, and therefore not technically their client) I am the deceased sister. Part of the experience of any rite of passage, including a funeral is seeing people arrive…and seeing and being part of the event at the time it is happening….. Most online streaming of funerals start the streaming 15min prior. (This is how several recent funerals I have attended have been done!) so that any problems can be sorted and so those watching feel part of this important right of passage. Problem: Streaming started later than the apointed time When it streamed it just looped There was no backup system so streaming could still commence… People streaming were asked during these issues by the streaming provider, (as were others half way through the delayed streaming) for personal details, this further interrupted the service and if one didn’t want to give these details it stopped the streaming. (This should have taken place well before the service commenced.) I sent 2 texts to The person running the funeral stating streaming wasn’t working and I was sent two texts back, 1”They are trying to resolve the tech issue now ..” 2“ The service will be recorded and able to be watched this afternoon due to issues with the internet.” No apology was forthcoming… (Mum has I believe has now been refunded the cost of the streaming) I have for the past 32hrs off and on attempted to see my sisters funeral just now managed to do so, 32hrs after the funeral, however it is still not working properly and intermitently stops and has to be started again. During the last 32hrs I went onto a public page of this company to write a review and was shocked to see my sisters coffin on their first post…(At least they have now taken it down!) this added to my distress and was most upsetting. It is so disrespectful to post this image without first speaking to all family members to get permission. Since I first posted this review earlier today they have contacted my mother (my deceased sisters mum) and greatly upset her by talking about a review that I wrote (this) about my personal experience of their service. It was totally inappropriate to do so, especially the day after her daughters funeral, and when she did not write the review and when they could have contacted me directly to sort the issue with an apology and undertakings as to how this would not happen to anyone else. I stand by my review and it is my opinion regarding this funeral business that it has handeled these issues and others in manner that is, if not unprofessional, certainly inappropriate. To not apologise (maybe they did to my mother) and instead to stir up problems in a bereaved family, so that this review would be pulled instead of giving any sort of public apology is, quite frankly, unforgivable. PS another friend who is in lockdown contacted me today and they said “ I think you should know that this eveningI clicked on it, and it went into the memorial briefly - I heard a tiny bit of music - and then it cut out. It did it twice. I do hope the funeral home get the permanent record and site up.“ It is now 2days after the funeral. No apology! No apology…I do not expect one now. I certainly hope they do not make anyone else go through this debacle and upset the bereaved so much…at least 10 days after the funeral (I was notified via my mother) those that wanted to attend via live feed could at last see most of my sisters funeral and the photos… I am glad that my sisters experience when she actually attended in person the same funeral was such a positive experience and that the company was perceived by her and from what she has stated by my mother as kind and patient…I take some small comfort in that.
04 Jun 2021
Carly and the team went above and beyond and were available at all hours to ensure that we had the perfect farewell for my mum. Anything we asked for was possible and I couldn't have asked for better service. Thank you so much Greenhaven Funerals for making the celebration of my mum as personalised and seamless as possible!
27 May 2021
Thank you Carly and Tim for making our experience so special, It was the most amazing celebration of my wife that we will treasure forever. The way you conducted the whole ceremony was so professional and flowed just beautifully, I am forever grateful that this day went so perfectly. I know Sal was with us in spirit on the day and would have been so happy with the whole celebration. A huge thank you to you and the team Matt
26 May 2021
Carly, Jules and the team at Greenhaven went above and beyond any expectations I had of a funeral service provider. I’ve been a 24/7 carer for my mum full time for the past four years and I knew when I met Carly that my mother was going to be in the best possible hands. I knew it in my heart. From day one I felt looked after, supported and guided by Carly and her team who were kind, caring, respectful and clearly love what they do. Communication was clear and easy. They just make things happen. Mums service was yesterday. It was a beautiful tribute to her life and the person she was. Thank you Greenhaven x
26 May 2021
Carly and Tim have been amazing in helping us prepare the best send off we could give to our Brother. They have been attentive, detailed, and extremely helpful. All this done with the upmost professionalism. They are a brilliant team and made this difficult time a little bit easier for us.
22 May 2021
Thank you Carly and Tim so much for conducting Mums Funeral yesterday, everything was perfect, from your professional organisation, woven casket, flowers, photo tribute, order of service booklet, the set up at the church and you even came through with Father Bob. It was a beautiful celebration of Mums life...
16 May 2021
Thank you so much for everything you did to make this difficult time go as smoothly as possible
16 May 2021
I am very thankful to Carly and her team for coordinating the farewell of my only sister. Your kindness and compassion was highly needed at this time.
16 May 2021
Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. I can honestly say that we couldn't have asked for a more compassionate, kind, professional service. Carly, Jules and all those involved at Greenhaven Funerals were simply incredible. If mum was watching we know she would have enjoyed everything that was done for her. Thank you so much. Sofia
12 May 2021
Carly and Tim make a truly wonderful team. They cared for my dad and then helped us in preparing a wonderful celebration of his life. Carly is an excellent celebrant and my family and I felt very supported in the lead up to the memorial service.
07 May 2021
I cannot provide enough praise Carly and her team at Greenhaven Funerals in arranging the funeral for my mum. The care and compassion that myself and my family received from Carly and Greenhaven was exceptional. She guided our family through the process, and was clear and transparent in every decision; each phone call was made with us present, and everything explained, with no pressure or rush. My mum had prearranged much of her funeral with Carly, and so during the funeral service, she was able to personally relate to our experience with mum. Her care throughout the day, and prior to in working with the Church and other agencies was a wonderful weight lifted from the family's shoulders. The whole team was utterly professional and personal; prior to my mum's burial we were talking with Tim, who was empathetic, yet able to lighten our deep sorrows in conversation. HIGHLY recommend, care second to none. Price also reasonable and nothing unexpected.
30 Apr 2021
Thanks Carly, Tim and the team at Greenhaven Funerals for taking just care after we lost our mum recently. You went above and beyond to make Mum's celebration of life service so beautiful and so personal. The display on the day was all and more that wished for and your attention to all that we asked was always accommodated. We can't thank you enough for taking care of our mum. I would highly recommend Greenhaven Funerals, personal and quality service at an extremely reasonable cost.
29 Apr 2021
Thanks Carly, Tim and the team at Greenhaven Funerals for your amazing care after the loss of our Mum. Carly came highly recommended and now I know why. Carly professionally and compassionately walked us through the worst days of our life. She made us feel like caring for our Mum and her final send off was something she would be privileged to do. She comforted us on the day of the service and her ability to “read the room” meant that we could not have wished for a better send off. There were so many extra details that were all part of the service and we whole heartedly recommend Greenhaven Funerals. We hope that this review helps Carly and the team because of everything they did to help us in our time of need. Warmest and Best, Penny Whiteley & Mandy Baker
16 Apr 2021
The Wooster family would like to thank Carly and her team for going above and beyond our expectations when we were planning a funeral for our loved one. Carly was always available to answer any questions we had and helped make the whole process manageable.
16 Apr 2021
andreag5 from Mount Eliza
You would be crazy to go with anyone else!!!!! As a leader of a company who prides itself on customer experience I am not easily impressed. Carly and her team were exceptional. No detail was missed and all requests were treated with a smile. During such a difficult time you need someone who cares and helps you to give your loved one the send off they deserve. I wanted bag pipes and a live singer to celebrate my Mums life. Carly arranged all this. I have so many positive comments from friends and family about what a lovely service and the main thing is my Mum would have loved it. And I also have to mention this all happened over Easter and the team were still working and arranging the funeral.
07 Apr 2021
Very happy with our decision to go with a local family-owned and run company. Tim & Carly made the whole process fairly simple and we had so many compliments overall about our funeral service and life celebration. They were able to achieve our wish of finding a catholic priest who would perform the service at Bunerong so we celebrate our father's life all in one location. Highly recommended.
05 Apr 2021
We could not fault the whole process, from start to finish, Carly was always available, communicated well & her suggestion for the venue was excellent. Cannot recommend highly enough.
01 Apr 2021
I was very impressed with Carly and her team at Greenhaven Funerals. The service she provided was thorough, sensitive and caring.
25 Mar 2021
Very empathetic explanation of the whole process for novices to this industry. Flexible, patient approach and fantastic communication. Totally transparent costing. We are very grateful to Carly for making this difficult time easier.
24 Mar 2021
We have used the services of Greenhaven Funerals previously and in this instance for the funeral of my wife, the contact, the organising and the service and trappings were excellently handled. We have known this family business for a while now and Greenhaven have a personal and familiar feel to the way arrangements are handled. My daughter and I felt that we were handing our loved into the care of people who knew her and would care for her as we would have ourselves. Being local people and a small business offers a familiarity that the larger centrally controlled funeral homes do not. Very Happy
21 Mar 2021
We began with a need to find somewhere beautiful for a service in Melbourne around the Kew area, somewhere relaxed, open and special. Carly knew exactly what we needed and they offer unique locations. We made it all happen so quickly and easily and i knew it would be the memorial that my father in law and family wanted. I couldn’t believe the amount of compliments we had on the location (studley grounds - stunning), the celebrant Carly suggested, the catering (even drinks, which we all needed too!), the order of service, the views, the memorial table and photo tribute. Couldn’t recommend it more highly. And all for a similar or likely much lower price that the bigger places.
09 Feb 2021
When my mum was suddenly diagnosed with end stage cancer, one of my needs as her daughter was to find a funeral director that I believed could and would care for my mums body with care and respect after she passed away. I was guided to Carly through a friend and upon meeting her I found Carly to be a compassionate woman who patiently took me through the process of caring for my mums body and was open to my questions about how involved I can be in this process. Fast forward 3 months and there I was again at Greenhaven, this time preparing my mums wicker coffin for her placement within her last resting space. Alongside me was my daughter and granddaughter which my mum would of loved. This was when I also met Jules who helped support the space and make it ready for myself and my girls to decorate my mums coffin inside and out. While there my daughter and I viewed my mum in the viewing room where Carly had done a wonderful job with placement and my mum looked so peaceful that it was very healing for us. My mum did not want a funeral, her request was a direct cremation. Jules drove the hearse that day to the Springvale Botanical Gardens and before heading to the crematorium family met Jules and we were able to follow the hearse while in quiet contemplation through the Cemetery to a garden where Jules stopped to allow the family to say their goodbyes to my mum/sister/grandmother/greatgrandmother/cousin/aunty. The whole process from beginning to end with Carly and Jules was given with compassion and patience. From my personal experience during this difficult time, I would absoutley recommend Greenhaven Funerals. What was the most important thing to me, the aftercare of my mum, was done with professionalism and it has left lovely memories of mums last days on this Earth.
06 Feb 2021
Personal touch is everything, these people have it down pat. Nothing was rushed, full respect was given to the very challenging dynamics of the surviving family members, an extremely unique service was delivered to commemorate our very talented and 'broke the mold' Jessie. The costs were also in line with what we could fund. While this is very much a secondary consideration in matters such as these, it is one less burden for our overburdened shoulders to bear. In short - Fully recommend, without reservation. The 'Professional Service' is exactly that - you tell them what you want, it happens...
02 Dec 2020
Carly, Jules and the Green haven team allowed my sister in law and our family to create a personal and individual send off for my brother without time, financial or traditional pressures. Carly was supportive and very professional but also sensitive to our needs in every way. We would happily recommend Greenhaven to friends and others. We had a joyous, personal ceremony.
26 Nov 2020
Deep respect, a sensitive attention to detail, personalised care and communication, authentic concern that all aspects of my brother's death, vigil and farewell ritual were conducted with tenderness and warmth - along with discrete professionalism. Carly, Tim and Jules were wonderful. As a family we have had experience of much larger funeral firms. Those experiences were positive, but the personal warmth and care of Carly and the team were exceptional. Thank you!
25 Nov 2020
This is the second funeral Carly and the team at Greenhaven have arranged for our family. Both times the level of service and care has been excellent and seamless. Because of covid there were a number of last minute changes but nothing was too much trouble. Even family and friends who attended the funeral commented on how they made things happen without making their presence felt or intruding on the family.
23 Nov 2020
7b465f32 from Highton
Prompt and efficient attention to all details. Everything ran very smoothly on the day of the funeral. The celebrant was excellent, as was the venue. The only problem was that we weren't advised or offered the possibility of holding a wake at the crematorium afterwards and when we tried to organise this it was booked out. Otherwise, we were very happy with everything.
11 Nov 2020
Carly and the team at Greenhaven Funerals were outstanding. They took care of my husband with dignity and respect. We had a great celebration of his life which we organized with Carly. Highly recommend
09 Nov 2020
Very friendly, caring and reliable service
08 Nov 2020
Thank you so much Carly and team for handling Dads recent Funeral. It’s been a heartbreaking time and your kindness and understanding have helped so much. Really decent people to deal with at such a difficult time. You went the extra mile .. thanks .
29 Oct 2020
Thankyou Carly and Andy you were both amazing at my family's time of need. The care you took of my late husband was exemplary. You put together the whole service which was also live streamed due to covid restrictions just so beautifully. The live stream was clear according to all those that watched. Carly your work putting together the photo tribute was amazing, I really appreciated this. To Jules the driver of the hearse you were truly lovely. Andy Kinnersley the celebrant was just right he did not know my husband but he took the time to learn about him and he ran the service with so much respect for our family. I am so grateful that a friend recommended Greenhaven to me. Thank you team.
26 Oct 2020
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Carly Dalton and her wonderful team for their assistance during our recent bereavement. The professional, caring and compassionate manner that was extended to our family on the death of our beloved Mum was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble no matter the time of day or night. During our grief the comforting and reassuring guidance offered by all at Green Haven Funerals was very much appreciated. Thank you Carly you are truely a gem. x
06 Oct 2020
Caring hands and spirits are so important for funerals and after-death care. Our family are very grateful that Carly and her team guided us through the service planning and respected our requests. They made sure our mum was accompanied by music while in their care - downloading specific music and parking the hearse near the sounds of a waterfall while waiting on family. They can be easily trusted to care for your loved one and deliver a healing farewell. We are very grateful to Carly and her team <3
06 Oct 2020
Carly and her team were very efficient and seamless in providing options for the funeral service. Everything requested was addressed promptly and a lovely farewell for my Dad given these trying times.
03 Oct 2020
Carly and her team at Greenhaven Funerals were amazing they made my mums send off beautiful Thankyou so much for making it a fantastic Thankyou Michelle Watts
18 Sep 2020
Greenhaven funerals helped us create a fitting farewell for our Mother and wife of 68 years. Carly understood our needs and helped us through this very painful process of providing an intimate and appropriate Covid farewell. We can highly recommend Greenhaven funerals. Nothing was too much trouble. Thankyou Carly and Tim for helping us send off Mum in the true way she deserved. .
31 Aug 2020
I first en-counted Green Haven Funerals with the passing of a very dear Friend, they helped give her a beautiful farewell. With the passing of my own Dad recently, they were my first choice. My family and I found Carly to be very attentive and caring and made a very emotional time in difficult times a very smooth process. Carly made every effort to accommodate our wishes. Our Celebrant Andy, was fantastic, taking the time to read Dads memoirs and being able to give an authentic overview of Dads life which was so special as only 8 of our large family could attend the funeral. Their care of Dad before the Funeral, and compassion overall is much appreciated.
22 Aug 2020
Carly and Tim made celebrating my wifes Ingrids life so easy. Being a very painful and emotive time they took care of every detail for us. Nothing was any trouble even at Covid time. We streamed the service and it allowed all our friends to be a part. Carly was brilliant as celebrant and we are so lucky to have used them. Would highly recommend them.Thank you so much Carly and Tim you allowed us to send Ingrid off beautifully.
19 Aug 2020
Losing my beloved wife at 64 was the worst time of my life. I am so grateful I found Carly and Tim who provided our family with kindness, compassion, love and a very professional service. Even our son and daughter, who were involved in every step, were grateful and commended Carly's attention. I have booked my funeral wishes with Carly.
30 Jul 2020
I have never been compelled to write a review but I felt I needed to share my family’s experience, as I too had read reviews when choosing a funeral director when our mother died. We chose Greenhaven and are very happy that we had. Tim was genuine and relaxed, putting us at ease while guiding us through the process, without once trying to sell us any extras. He explained everything thoroughly and kept in touch from the initial phone call to the end of the process. We are eternally grateful for their efforts.
23 Jul 2020
Thank you Carly for arranging everything we needed for mum's funeral. It is a stressful time and to have someone caring and respectful guide us through what needed to be done was helpful beyond words. We can now move on knowing we had the funeral we wanted and needed. Thank you again.
20 Jul 2020
Very professional, organised, and efficient. Highly recommended.
06 Jul 2020
In recently going through the process of selecting a funeral home, we were drawn to Greenhaven after being able to easily identify on their website their links with venues in the Melbourne area where we could hold a unique funeral service. We had an immediately positive experience with them over the phone and this continued over the course of our contact. All of their staff were friendly and warm at every point of the process of losing a loved one & planning for a funeral, providing reassurance through what was a very difficult time. This was demonstrated through small touches that helped us to feel that our loved one was being well cared for even after death. Both Tim and Carly were approachable and responsive to questions we had and provided a personalised approach. We are very grateful for the kindness and professionalism you showed us as we managed our loss & would highly recommend Greenhaven to others.
01 Jul 2020
The experience we had with Greenhaven helped the family through the death of our dearly loved and respected father and grandfather. As a family we were unprepared for the next steps after his passing, however a referral to Carly at Greenhaven and subsequent contact with Amy made the whole process so much easier to cope with. A special mention must be made of Amy. She was professional, caring, attentive and with the aid of her associates (Andy and Sarah in particular), assisted in the organisation of a memorable Funeral Service and Burial. I recommend Amy, her colleagues and Greenhaven in the highest possible terms.
14 Jun 2020
The Green haven teams are extremely fantastic especially Carly and Amy. In behalf of my family we want to thank you very much for taking care of my husband. Absolutely I will recommend your service is beyond expectations.
14 Jun 2020
Such an easy experience with Amy. Considering the circumstances around covid, Amy and the team were extremely helpful and compassionate. A fabulous caring business. They accomodated our family to lead the service, our way, which meant the world to us. Thank you guys! Would always recommend Greenhaven..
08 Jun 2020
We had no idea where to start. But these reviews helped AND I am so glad they did. These are the people to go to. Seriously, Honestly. It is a crappy time and they made it easier. Don't dither around, just ring Tim or Carly they will help. They did for us. They did a great job and get 100% recommendation from me. Kate
06 Jun 2020
Good Afternoon Just wanted to extend our warmest regards and thanks for your teams exceptional service in guiding us, caring for and farewelling our brother. Tim contacted me promptly to clarify my initial inquiry, Carly followed up to ensure it had been received and understood and then reacted promptly once engaged to ensure our time frame could be met. Carly's team on the day greeted us warmly, respectfully guided our family and friends through the awkwardness of a 'socially distanced' funeral and assisted with a professional, dignified service. Pricing was certainly competitive, and our wishes for a 'cost-effective' service was understood from the onset and in no way compromised the level of service we received. Even the budget coffin was surprisingly distinguished and finely finished. Mum remarked "it looks like a nice granite/stone' On behalf of our family, thank you to the entire Greenhaven Team who cared for our brother and us, during what is always a dark time. No hesitation in recommending Greenhaven, my advice would be simple; save yourself and family the stress and just go straight to Tim/Carly, let them take care of the rest. You won't be disappointed. Thanks again. Kind Regards Luke and Family.
18 May 2020
Carly was very compassionate and understanding and helped guide us through the process of our son's funeral with true care. We gave our son the funeral that we wanted and that we felt was fitting for a young man, Carly helped us to make it memorable.
31 Mar 2020
angelar151 from Brighton East
A google search and recommendations via the Bayside Hub introduced us to Carly at Greenhaven Funerals We knew we needed to start making arrangements for mum but had no idea where to start. Yes we needed to contact a funeral provider but, other than that we were somewhat overwhelmed with the whole situation. I made a call to Carly and was instantly reassured everything would be ok. I discussed our initial thoughts and with some input from Carly it all just fell into place. What we thought was going to be a huge emotional and difficult decision became a calm and considered decision As crazy as it may seem we literally could not believe what we achieved as a family who had lost their beautiful mother aged 94 and all agreed this was due to the amazing connection we had with Carly - we actually loved the day - it was a Happy day For most the general perception re the process of a funeral has been : viewing, church, wake. We did not want this and it was just so refreshing to be able to explore the different options with Carly. Greenhaven is certainly a provider of choice if you are looking for a more personalised and individualised service. Everything was transparent, there was no hard sell, we felt we were listened to and given the time and opportunity to choose how we as a family wanted such an important event to play out. Our first experience with Greenhaven was in December 2019, we have since had another need to call on Greenhaven and again the support and care we received was exceptional I guess for most of us we all fear death, losing that special someone in our world that we love. The thought of planning a funeral and saying goodbye for most is such an unwanted experience, something we really would prefer to avoid but can’t. I can honestly say that for me Carly and the team at Greenhaven shifted that fear and created a positive and honest experience for our families Angela
31 Mar 2020
Carly was very helpful and encouraging in tailoring the service to what I was after (for my mother), and was readily contactable even outside office hours. Good value and plenty of options to choose from.
12 Mar 2020
We will be forever grateful to Carly, Tim, Jules and Janet from Greenhaven funerals for taking such beautiful care of my dad and us. It is such a time of making decisions when your heart is breaking, to have that taken care of and to create a service that you know they would have loved was beyond our expectations. I can not recommend Greenhaven Funerals enough there professionalism and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Carly for creating the most beautiful celebration of my fathers life that we will cherish forever ️
01 Mar 2020
If you are looking for a beautiful personalised funeral service, we recommend Greenhaven Funerals with the highest of regard. Carly Dalton is the Funeral Director of the family owned business, Greenhaven Funerals. She came to visit us the same day as we enquired and within a few minutes of meeting her, we knew we had found the right company to honour and celebrate our Mum’s life and her passing. Carly was professional and warm, patient and caring and took her time explaining everything and gave us some great options for where the service could be held. It’s the little things that make a difference and an example of this is when Carly sent us each a text to let us know the progress of things, providing us with a lovely reassurance. Carly was also “on call - 24/7” and made time for us whenever we needed. Carly was also the celebrant and a great one at that, making the time to get to know Mum and writing a lovely personalised opening to the service that preceded our eulogies. She took the hard work out of a difficult time by organising the DVD / Music presentation and the order of service, so we could sit back and know that the service was in professional, capable hands. Also, Greenhaven Funerals were considerably less expensive than the other companies yet without any compromise. This was not really a factor in our decision however it was a nice surprise to have such a considerable saving. Most importantly though, we had a beautiful, respectful and gentle service that everyone favourably commented on and that honoured our Mother in the way she deserved. Thank you, Carly, and to the team at Greenhaven Funerals.
27 Feb 2020
Amy and the team at Greenhaven were fantastic, their empathy and understanding of my situation were just what I needed at that time. The compassionate treatment of my partner after her passing can not be surpassed. I am so appreciative of their support, I cannot recommend them more highly.
20 Feb 2020
vickimumof5 from Pakenham
The ladies at Greenhaven are amazing. I am so very thankful for the support, guidance, care and love they put into creating a beautiful service for my Mum. No questioned was too silly to ask, they were just so understanding of every need. From the moment my Mum was picked up after her passing I knew we had made the right decision. The ladies were so beautiful and gentle with how they looked after Mum, as if she was their own family. And on the day of her funeral Mum looked so wonderful, they had taken great time and care with her. I can not thank you all enough particularly Janet and Carly. You made the hardest time of our lives that little bit easier and even affordable. Would also like to make a special mention of the beautiful cardboard coffin that was provided for free and we were able to make it into a masterpiece just as my Mum wanted. Thank you all again.
15 Feb 2020
Thank you to Carly, Tim, Amy and team for your care with my wife from the no service cremation through to our blast of a memorial service conducted at Woodlands Golf Club. It had everything from tears, laughs and dance with our Zumba girls. You were able to undertake our desires with minimal worries to both Mollie and me. Highly recommended - Neil
10 Feb 2020
Our family would like to thank Greenhaven Funerals very much for helping us make our mother’s funeral a loving tribute and celebration of her life. Both Tim and Carly’s support and guidance talking and walking us through this difficult time resulted in a day we believe Mum would have liked. Many of those present commented on the great job Carly did as celebrant. We also appreciated the way they encouraged us to add several personal touches and come away with many fond memories. Thank you very much.
04 Feb 2020
The friendly and personal touch provided by Greenhaven Funeral Service was very much appreciated. Carly was genuinely caring, and also very willing to work with us to provide the type of farewell gathering we were wanting, to celebrate the life of our mother, who died at age 97.
13 Jan 2020
You guys were amazing, with everything you did for our family. I would like to thank you for being so supportive both before and after the funeral. Cannot thank you enough. Sarah
12 Jan 2020
Dear Carly, On behalf of my brothers and I, I would like to thank you, Amy and the team at Belinda Jane for the outstanding and caring support you gave us during the lead up and day of Mum's service. We really appreciated the way you helped us create a service that was a beautiful tribute to Mum's life; no request we made was too difficult for you, nor too late to include. I have received many messages from people who attended the service saying how lovely it was. A shame that Wilma was not able to revel in the celebration! I am so very happy that we chose Greenhaven to take care of all of Mum's funeral arrangements and I will definitely recommend you to others. While I didn't set out to write this email as a testimonial, I am very happy for you to use it as one.
22 Dec 2019
From the moment Tim at GreenHaven took my call in the early hours of the morning, I knew I'd chosen the right people. When Carly visited my home to discuss arrangements for the funeral for Dad, she made the process seamless with great discussions, suggestions and information but let my family take control to send Dad off in style. Carly organised to be part of the service, the RSL to honour Dad with a special eulogy and tribute for his Navy service which was amazing and still has people talking. This was something we would never have thought of. Our family decided while sitting with Dad in his final hours, that we would like to use a unique funeral director and that is exactly what we got with GreenHaven. The service was organised in two days and it was remarkable. Thank you Carly and your team.
21 Dec 2019
Thanks Carly. Thank you for everything. I know it’s your job and your should be good at it, but I am still genuinely amazed at the service we received from Greenhaven in general and you in particular. It sounds strange to say but it was such an enjoyable experience. You are a credit to the industry. We can’t thank you enough. Regards Dick Mills
10 Dec 2019
“I chose Greenhaven for their more environmentally friendly burial options and their excellent reputation for quality service. I was not disappointed. They provided very professional, well organised, prompt and unobtrusive service for the burial and memorial services for both of my parents. Highly recommended.”
30 Nov 2019
Our family had previous experience with Greenhaven Funerals when my Sister husband passed away . My sister was so impressed by their care it was only natural for my Brother and I to choose Greenhaven The thing that impressed me was , Carly remembered our sister and her husband. Respectful and kind people who are a blessing to families in a difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything was explained and planned. A sad time became a day of memories shared of a beautiful lady. Thankyou.
30 Nov 2019
Recently my sister passed away unexpectedly. My sister,my wife flew in from Brisbane & Perth hoping to be with her, unfortunately we did not make it, we arrived having to arrange my sisters funeral. We contacted Carly from Greenhaven Funerals (who my sister had do her husbands funeral 5 years previously) well it was the best decision we had made. Carly responded as to our call with passion and respect, she remembered our sister from the mentioned funeral and maid everything for us to give our sister a beautiful and memorable service, Our sister would have been proud to be given a beautiful and honest funeral. Thank you Carly for all your help and understanding you and your team from Greenhaven gave us in our hours of need! !!
26 Oct 2019
We are so grateful to Carly, Amy, Janet & Greenhaven for taking care of our baby and his service. At the most difficult time in our lives, the last thing we wanted to do was arrange a funeral, but Carly was so lovely and understanding and made it all so much easier for us. She helped us to personalise the day to honour our baby in the most special way we could have. Even though our baby's funeral was the hardest and saddest day of our lives, it was the most beautiful day where we have many special memories and remember him with so much love. We are so thankful to Carly, Amy & Janet for their amazing and wonderful service and support. We highly recommend Greenhaven Funerals for their caring, unique and personal service.
19 Oct 2019
Thanks so much to Amy, Janet & the team at Greenhaven. Amy thought of everything and was always available to help us through when none of us were thinking straight. We wanted a service that celebrated Mums life and Amy & the team made it a wonderful reflection of her 86years. Highly recommend Greenhaven, can’t thank them enough .
15 Oct 2019
Carly and Tim were compassionate, caring and practical in all dealings with us. They made us feel confident our Mother was treated with the care and dignity she deserves. Having initially spoken to a Funeral Director from one of the larger chains which was (frankly, in my view) like speaking to a brick wall with no compassion nor empathy, followed by the Four Corners program in Sept 2019 - we went to Greenhaven and could not have been happier with the service and care they provided. I could not recommend them highly enough.
10 Oct 2019
As a Celebrant, I work with many Funeral Directors. Tim and Carly stand out above the rest because they genuinely care and go the extra mile to make sure that every detail is covered. An absolute pleasure to work with Green Haven Funerals and I highly recommend them. You are safe in their hands. Lisa Hunt-Wotton
10 Oct 2019
Absolutley Fantastic to Deal with, Amazing and Understanding, and so Caring with Families.. Very Affordable, highly Reccommended for your Loved one, as they Care
10 Oct 2019
Thanks to Amy and the team for all your help and guidance through one of the most difficult times our family has faced. While I don't have much experience with funeral services, Amy was there to answer any questions we had after hours and weekends, you cannot ask for better service than that. We are grateful for the lovely service and respect you showed to our mother. Thank-you Greenhaven & Amy.
05 Oct 2019
I wanted to convey our thanks to you and the team at Greenhaven for the kindness, care and consideration you showed our family during a difficult and stressful time. We felt entirely safe in your hands and confident you would carry out our Dad's wishes.  You and your team were professional at all times and followed through on every detail,  ensuring the service was exactly what we asked for.  We appreciated your personal service. Our sincere thanks.  
21 Sep 2019
My family and I were so fortunate to have Carly and her team at Greenhaven take care of our beloved mother. No words can describe how caring, kind, compassionate, thoughtful and calming the whole process became. From our first meeting with Carly and Amy before Mum passed, to our private viewing then the funeral at Wattle Park Chalet. Mum’s theme was ‘pink’ so Carly bought the team a pink tie and neck scarves! How special! They made a difficult day an absolutely perfect day! All the Greenhaven staff were incredibly professional and treated Mum with so much respect. We’ve had so many comments from our guests that it was the most memorable and personable funeral they had attended and that it was the funeral they would wish for their elderly or themselves. No request was a problem and the process was stress free. We worked closely to ensure the day would be wonderful, and it was. Thank you Greenhaven from the bottom of our hearts.
28 Aug 2019
Hi Carly I would just like to thank you and the staff at Greenhaven for all your care and support following the passing of my mum. I have recieved so many comments from people who attended the service saying what a beautiful service you conducted Carly. I would definitely recommend Greenhaven to anyone as I found the whole process managed with compassion and with minimal fuss.
22 Aug 2019
Our family's service was represented by Amy from GreenHaven Funerals. From initiating a consultation to the day of the service, Amy maintained professionalism all throughout her interaction with us and was also really understanding through our grieving which made the entire process extremely comforting and easy going. For those looking for a funeral director at any time don't hesitate to go with GreenHaven as you won't be disappointed as they did an absolutely amazing job.
19 Aug 2019
My thanks go to Carly and Tim from Greenhaven Funerals for providing my family with kind, professional support during the devestating time last November 2018 when my husband suddenly passed away. Carly understood the sensitivity around creating a memorial service that was personal, and taking into account not only my children but others that came to support us. Carly suggested ways we could create a less threatening, less formal atmosphere, and bringing in momentos of my husband to place around the chapel. Such professionl yet caring personal service, made the day a little less overwhelming. Everything was explained well and Carly prepared us for the service so we knew what to expect. Thank you for your care, considereation, and thoughfulness during the most difficult time of our lives.
12 Aug 2019
From the beginning to to the end, Tim & Carly were wonderful. At a difficult time they arranged everything to perfection & always responded to my queries in a compassionate, sincere & timely manner. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Thank you to you both, and your team Amy & Craig. My mother would have been deeply moved by her funeral & all that you did to make my families farewell & tribute to my mother so moving.
06 Aug 2019
Carly and all the staff at Greenhaven funerals made planning my Mums funeral as easy as possible. The funeral its self was beautiful, it went ahead with out any hitches and every expectation I had was exceeded. I can't thank them enough for their warm and caring attention to detail.
31 Jul 2019
Allround excellent service in a difficult time.
22 Jul 2019
Wanted to share my heartfelt thanks to Calry and team at GreenHaven for organising the funeral and bid good bye to the baby. You and your team have been truly amazing and gracious in everything related to this matter. I am grateful for that and so are the parents of baby. Once again thank you. Blessing to your team.
15 Jul 2019
Greenhaven had been recommended by a friend, and I was very pleased that we accepted their recommendation. Carly was able to understand the way we wanted to celebrate my father's life, and was able to help us create an event that I wanted. She was available whenever I needed to communicate, everything went very smoothly, and she was able to take all the stress away. The actual memorial service was relaxed and calm, and also quietly dignified. Excellent in everyway.
25 Jun 2019
My dear mother passed away when we were overseas and we really needed the support of a caring and well organized Funeral Director. Greenhaven in particular Carly and Tim were absolutely wonderful, kind, professional very organized with great attention to detail and offering a number of extra services, that were really nice and made the day special for mums farewell. i cannot recommend them highly enough for an excellent service when you need everthing to go well, at the most reasonable pices We thank you most sincerely.
24 Jun 2019
Our father had particular requests and Carly and Greenhaven Funerals were able to accommodate all of them - even offered a marine urn which we didn't know existed and would have thrilled Dad. She made recommendations which really suited our needs. Carly was respectful and supportive on the day and left us to say goodbye in private. The family cannot thank her enough for letting us carry out Dad's wishes in having a small family farewell.
17 Jun 2019
Thank you so much to Carly and Greenhaven Funerals for your amazing service. We recently lost our baby girl and Carly’s customer service was absolutely fabulous, her caring nature made us very comfortable and she truely understood our wishes. Carly was available anytime and responded promptly with any questions we had. Very professional and boutique personal service. Thank you Carly.
10 Jun 2019
Thank you Carly for all of your help in arranging the service for our baby boy. In such a difficult time it was very special to have someone who could help us make the hard decisions and provide us with guidance and support. The service she helped us put together helped us farewell our baby in a very special way, that reflected everything we wanted to share about him with our family and friends. We would highly recommend Greenhaven and Carly.
31 May 2019
We sincerely thank Carly from Greenhaven Funerals for a beautiful funeral for our dear old Dad. Carly was supportive, respectful, friendly and professional to our family and turned our words into a moving tribute. Many at the service said it was one of the 'best' services they had attended.
20 May 2019
Thank you so much to you and Tim for all your help and support with mum’s funeral. Can’t thank you enough – right from our first phone call when you were so gentle and thoughtful Carly. I know mum would have been happy with everything. Can you please pass on our thanks to Di who (made us giggle trying to pronounce all the challenging names) who spent so much time with John & I and really nailed the essence of Mum in the eulogy.
24 Apr 2019
Cannot thank Greenhaven Funerals enough for the compassion and extremely caring and professional manner that they showed throughout the entire procedure. From our first meeting to discuss the funeral through to the lovely service that was provided for our loved family member.
14 Apr 2019
It is difficult to overstate the importance of a ceremony that gives comfort to everyone at a time like this. Carly put together my words about my darling husband in a way that was sincere but not intrusive, sad but uplifting. We had a small, private service and those who were there said it was the 'best' service they had ever attended. There is no pressure from Greenhaven to spend big but everything is highly professional yet friendly. We had a viewing for those who wanted it, and they had done a beautiful job and I now have such a precious memory of my husband looking peaceful in his favourite outfit.
11 Apr 2019
Carly and Tim were so caring and helpful through the entire process. We are so happy with their service and are glad we went with them and not a large organisation as they gave genuine care and attention to details we were not even able to think of. In such a hard time they took care of everything for us and we are forever grateful. Roya, Amir, Omid and Tanya
11 Apr 2019
You hear a lot about the cost of funerals. Our family were quietly surprised that Carly and her team were out to save us money, not gouge it from us. Dad got exactly what he wanted and Carly delivered the service beautifully. From the carefully asked questions at the family meeting all the way through to the guard of honor at the end of service made for a send off our Dad not only would have loved but thoroughly deserved.
07 Apr 2019
Carly and Greenhaven Funerals were the only people interested in what I wanted for my partner's cremation. (Others were not keen on supplying a cardboard coffin for him, and didn't respect our wishes for no service, and I felt they couldn't be bothered with anything not standard or conservative.) Carly had the coffin delivered to our home a few days before the cremation so the kids and I could decorate it with love, and supported us in doing what we needed to create our own ceremony through simple ritual, so the send-off became beautiful and healing. Carly was quick to answer the phone or texts and made everything easy, she was so considerate and professional without being distant. I'm so lucky I found Greenhaven funerals Thank-you Carly.
06 Apr 2019
Carly's approach was caring, considerate and compassionate to our needs at the time of the funeral, and also in the weeks after. After attending funerals previously at churches and funeral parlours, and never having to make arrangements myself, I am so glad we called Carly to give us the vision that it did not have to be in one of those places - we had it at Wattle valley Chalet, which was beautiful. Thanks Carly and team!
04 Apr 2019
sarab15 from Bentleigh East
Carly and her team arranged the farewell of our loved one in such a short frame of time with professionalism and empathy. Everything was beautifully put together and her 24/7 availability and personal touch was much appreciated and made everything so much easier to cope. Kind, caring, respectful is what i would attribute to Carly.
04 Apr 2019
It was pleasant having the funeral director call at my home and discuss all options openly and directly in a down to earth manner. The funeral operator is a small one and are local to me which I preferred. I had contacted other funeral directors but the approach was very corporate, call centre handled and very impersonal. During the lead up and the funeral itself, the support from the team at Greenhaven was as though we were being supported by our own family members.
22 Feb 2019
Carly and her team were amazing ! Kind caring and extremely professional!! Thank you so much for the care and respect shown to our parents at such sad times in our lives.
19 Feb 2019
Carly was very kind and professional during our difficult time when our daughter was stillborn and we were faced with decisions that we never dreamed we would have to make. The service was attentive, clear and everything went smoothly. A difficult process made as easy as possible. I would recommend them to others.
12 Feb 2019
I can’t recommend Carly & the Greenhaven team enough. So incredibly personalised, they did everything to make the most impossible day perfect. My husband passed just before Christmas & Carly worked around the clock, always making herself available... in person, by phone, via email, whatever was easiest for us. I’m so incredibly happy we chose Greenhaven.
06 Feb 2019
Carly was so sensitive to our needs and went beyond expectations with every detail from the wording in the booklet to specific flowers. Carly was there on the day to add the finer personal touches which was beautiful. Greenhaven Funerals are exceptional and I will be recommending them to friends. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you Carly and Greenhaven.
08 Jan 2019
Carly and the Celebrant, Sarah Aird, were fabulous, sensitive and highly engaged and both proactive and reactive in arranging the most beautiful service for my father. Venue views were stunning and added to the overall impact and could not recommend their services more highly.
18 Dec 2018
If you are looking for a personal touch with detail to the small as well as the large Greenhaven funerals are exceptional. Carly and the team did everything we wanted and the funeral was made easy for us to organize at such a sad time. We wanted some specific things in the service and they delivered on all and more. Thank you for making a hard time easy.
17 Dec 2018
We were looking for a particular type of funeral: Greenhaven listened to our needs and absolutely delivered exactly what we wanted. Carly and the team were always supportive, symathetic and thoughtful. A heartfelt thank you to Carly and all the team.
15 Nov 2018
We would like to thank you Greenhaven Funerals for the enormous amount of work and seamless production that they put together for Dad's service on Monday. Carly included everything that we asked for and more - nothing was too much. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful and special the Celebration service was and our immediate family was very touched by the presentation of the private cremation service that she did for us in the morning. Carly's emotional support - from the very first contact a couple of months prior till the final farewell can never be praised highly enough. The whole day ran so easily and she took all of the stress out of our hands so that we were able to just focus on saying goodbye to our darling Dad.
12 Nov 2018
Great personal service by Carly and team
11 Nov 2018
A friend used Greenhaven Funerals to provide services for her mother. At the time I was really impressed with Carly and asked her for a card. As quite a few years have passed since that funeral I had to ask my friend for the name and contact number when my dad unexpectedly passed away in March. We planned Dad's memorial service before he died as we knew that he was not going to live for very much longer. Carly came to speak to ask and helped us to plan the service, Dad's cremation and also provided us with support that we needed to get through that rather difficult time. Dad's service was quite beautiful in a setting that took us home to the area in which we had grown up - Wattle Park Chalet. Unfortunately we had to make use of Carly's services again in October as our mum passed away then. We can't speak highly enough of the manner in which Carly helped us. Compassionate, caring, yet ready with a smile and encouragement whenever it was needed. Carly took care of our mum and helped us through this very difficult time. Whenever we needed Carly she was available to us with never a sense that we were intruding on her. Mum's service was held at the Nunawading Basketball Stadium and Carly was not at all phased by us using a setting that she had never used before - a very flexible lady. Thank you Carly for all the things that you have done for us this year.
06 Oct 2018
On behalf of my whole family, I Would like to thank Greenhaven Funerals for their care and support. ' Danii ' in particular. Danii's guidance, support and compassion with the care that she took with Mum's husband Dennis! (of 60 years, our Father ) was second to none. Right from the first phone call to you, you had everything under control for us. Without you Danii, we would have been lost. You promised us all that you would ook after Dennis/Dad/Pop/Poppy/Gpa, as if he were your own, and you did just that. Thank you, Danii, words just can’t express how grateful we are to you. Jenny Keddel our Celebrant for the service. You did amazing. Everything fell into place as you said it would. We all thank you greatly too.
26 Sep 2018
In what turned out to be the last morning of my mum’s life I contacted Greenhaven requesting an estimate for her funeral and it was emailed very quickly. Within 2 hours of receiving the estimate my mother died and the hospital was asking who the funeral director was. When I called Carly she said, “Tell me where mum is and we will take care of her” and she did. From start to finish Carly and her team were respectful, kind and honest. They helped us put together a beautiful service honouring my mum and our families wishes for an very reasonable fee. I knew from my first contact with Greenhaven that they could be trusted, and that mum would be looked after. Thank you, Carly and Greenhaven, for helping us through one of the most difficult times of our lives. - M. Rennick
17 Sep 2018
simonec412 from Brighton
I met Carly Dalton, Director of Greenhaven Funerals five years ago as a professional acquaintance and had heard her speak about her company ‘s philosophy of service and process many times in an always impressive manner. When it sadly came to the time of my father’s passing, it was a great comfort to already know who to call. A first class experience all the way. Absolutely genuine.
07 Sep 2018
We made a good choice in Greenhaven funerals when our mother died. Carly patiently talked us through the details, requirements and options, and helped us organise the type of farewell our mother wanted. Compared to what we've heard the bigger companies can cost, we thought Greenhaven delivered personalised and compassionate service at a very reasonable price. A bonus for us was the fact that Greenhaven also stock wicker caskets, for a more eco friendly and individual touch.
07 Sep 2018
We really can’t thank Tim and Carly enough for what they did to make a horrible experience as best it can me. They both went over and above and made the process as stress free as possible. Our funeral was personalised to us and our needs and nothing was too hard for them to help us with. Thank you for allowing us to have a perfect send off for a perfect man.
30 Aug 2018
Good afternoon Carly. On behalf of the family I would like to thank you for the sensitive and professional way look care of our mother's funeral. In my experience, these things can leave you feel flat and distressed or comforted and inspired - and the tone is set by the funeral director and the celebrant. In both cases I feel we really 'lucked out' and chose the best of both. Your recommendation of Sarah was spot on - How many times at a funeral do you expect people to comment on the sensitivity of the celebrant? And yet many people asked her name yesterday. While I hope I never need to, I would certainly recommend you both to others. Alex & Pam
28 Aug 2018
On short notice many would have possibly declined, however Carly was determined to ensure our service would proceed on our preferred date. Professional, compassionate and caring which gave our family comfort throughout the experience. Very grateful to all involved at Greenhaven. GaryC
26 Aug 2018
we found the whole experience very comforting at this very difficult time carly and the staff were very caring compassionate and efficient at all times
23 Aug 2018
I am very glad we found Greenhaven funerals when my husband first went into care. Thank you both very much for providing a service I was able to cope with, such a lovely venue for the memorial service and Andy the celebrant who was very comforting. I’m not sure how much detail I remember of the last couple of weeks, but you have helped in my regaining the memories of my husband as he was before dementia took hold and especially his last awful week. Please pass on my gratitude to everyone again, thank you both very much.
14 Aug 2018
Sincere thanks to Carly and her team at Greenhaven funerals for their understanding, care,thoughtfulness and compassion. Our son’s memorial service was conducted with such sensitivity, respect and dignity. Knowing all that and more made such a difference to us. Carly, you have such empathy and the service was just what we wanted. Thank You. Loraine and Nino.
07 Jun 2018
having my husband pass away was the first experience I have had in organising a funeral. We had attended a funeral run by Greenhaven prior which my husband liked very much so I was happy that I could match his expectations. Dealing with Greenhaven and Carly herself made the whole process as easy and relaxed as can be. Nothing was too much trouble. Carly went to great lengths to capture a full understanding of my husband and the man he was and the service was wonderful. I have had so many amazingly positive comments regarding the memorial which made his final farewell a beautiful memory. I have no hesitation in recommending Greenhaven Funerals.
29 May 2018
My husband was in hospice care and approaching the end of his life. I wanted to arrange the funeral ahead of time and approached a funeral company advertising itself as offering individualised care. I received anything but; perhaps I did not fit their standard model. I was shocked and more than a little upset. I found Greenhaven on a search and from the first phone call, I found a PROFOUND difference. Nothing was too much trouble. Carly and Jacqui really listened to me and responded with a funeral that honoured my requests and created a positive and joyful celebration of my husband's life. They did so with warmth, kindness, flexibility and understanding. I can only say a heartfelt thank you to Carly and the entire team at Greenhaven.
28 May 2018
My wife passed suddenly and it was daunting with the thought of trying to give her a wonderful service she deserved. Carly and her team delivered and made it all happen with every request and detail followed up without a problem. My mother in law came from Europe for it and she was impressed with the service provided. Recommend Greenhaven to anyone.
18 May 2018
alina-t from Sunshine
Losing our little Aila at ten weeks old was the worst experience of our lives --having to organise her funeral was the hardest thing we have done and Carly made it so beautiful and ensure our little girl had the most amazing send off and helped us deal with some difficult issues with the coroners court. Wayne and I can not recommend Carly and Greenhaven Funerals enough --especially for those who are experiencing the death of a baby. Thanks Carly we will never forget your empathy and professionalism.
15 May 2018
Carly & team made it so easy to create a positive lasting memory of our brother. The wicker casket is beautiful and the flexibility to style the service to best represent the person who has passed came together seamlessly thanks to Greenhaven. Highly recommend them
03 Apr 2018
Thank you Carly & also your team for the most sensitive & caring manner which enabled our family & friends to say farewell to my mother in a manner that was so expressive of the way she lived. Your professionalism was exemplary, the services you provided were perfect, & in reflection your guidance and support went beyond expectation. To all those managing the loss and farewell of a loved one, I would highly recommend the services provided by GreenHaven Funerals.
30 Mar 2018
Carly provided a personal and thoughtful service at the most difficult time, making the whole process easier to manage.
27 Mar 2018
Thank you Carly for your support and guidance as we navigated through a sudden and tragic family loss. You made the process for us smooth and stress free. The funeral service was exactly as our mum wanted it to be, and for that we are extremely grateful.
10 Mar 2018
Losing my beautiful wife so shortly after the loss of my stepdaughter was catastrophic to me. The gentle guiding hand offered by Carly and Greenhaven helped me at this time when I needed it most. I would like to thank her for this, for arranging and presiding over two beautiful funerals which were much too close in time. Her efficiency and generosity and understanding will always stay with me.
02 Mar 2018
Words can't express the gratitude we feel for everything Carly and Greenhaven funerals have done to help our family after the sudden and tragic loss of my husband. Carly is an absolutely beautiful human being. Compassionate, empathetic, totally supporting, genuine, kind and caring. She has a heart of gold. Right from my first conversation with her she put my concerns to rest using her compassion, experience and expertise to manage all the many things needed to be organised at a very emotional time. She gently guided us to an understanding of what we needed to make our farewell perfect for my husband and my family and planned everything to perfection. I didnt need to concern myself with anything but my family on the day of the funeral. So many people have commented on how beautiful and perfect the day was. The lovely cremation jewellery and beautiful timber box for my husbands ashes, were organised with care and were delivered by Carly as soon as they arrived. They have been such a comfort for us. I will absolutely recommend Greenhaven at any opportunity. I cant praise them enough. Thank you Carly I am so grateful that we found you.
17 Feb 2018
Having to suddenly organise a funeral for my brother was a very traumatic time for our family. From our first point of contact with Carly I immediately felt supported and her guidance and professionalism made the whole event a beautiful experience before , during and after the service. Thank you Carly and Tim for taking care of Paul. Kind regards Martina Doolan-Cheyne
14 Feb 2018
I always knew what I wanted once we got the bad news of our baby girl. To actually find someone who understood from the get go that we don't do normal... Just WOW!!! Carly is an absolute gem to work with and be supported by. When she takes your loved one on as a client, she takes the whole family with love, compassion, understanding, open arms and a strong shoulder to lean on. Thank you for coming all the way to our side of Melbourne to bring our baby home to us tonight. Can't thank you enough Carly & Greenhaven Funerals
08 Feb 2018
Greenhaven Funerals were recommended to us from a family member. I'm glad they did. It was the saddest time of my life however the help and kind compassionate way Carly and staff assisted us with my son Marcus' funeral gave us some extra strength to cope. It was a beautiful farewell in every sense of the word. Thank you so much Carly and Greenhaven.
07 Feb 2018
Carly and Tim where just beautiful there compassion helped get us through a very sad time when our beautiful mum passed away . They knew exactly what to do and how to do it taking the pressure off us so we could all grieve for Mum. They looked after her and she looked beautiful We highly recommend the very caring team at Green haven . Thank you
02 Feb 2018
Carly, Tim, Sapphire & Sarah (the Celebrant that GreenHaven recommended) were wonderful at such a vulnerable time, when we were feeling a little lost at how to approach organising a funeral...we knew our Mum was in good hands, and the respect they had for her as our loved one was a great comfort.
02 Feb 2018
Highly recommended team who engaged the great talents of Sarah Aird as celebrant. Great service all round. Thank you.
02 Feb 2018
Carly and Tim recently took care of our family when my mum passed away, and I cannot speak highly enough of them. They went out of their way to ensure mum's service was a beautiful and personal remembrance of mum, and to accomodate all our family's needs and wishes. Carly and Tim were utterly respectful and caring, and provide a very personal and sympathetic service full of care at a time when grieving families need that the most. They took the time to get to know us, and mum's life, and we were so grateful to them for their care. Nobody ever wants to have to use the services of a funeral director, but our family will never use another company again when we inevitably have the need of this service again. Thank you Carly and Tim for taking such good care of all of us at a very difficult time.
01 Feb 2018
My mother passed away just recently , Carly and tim did the most amazing job , from calling me before the funeral to make sure I was ok and helping me with everything they are the most caring people, I am so glad I put my trust in them I would highly recommend them to anyone thankyou greenhaven funerals
01 Feb 2018
Carly and Tim were a wonderful 'find' for our family when my sister passed away recently. It was a lucky find for us, sourcing them for one of their exquisite wicker caskets, but we then discovered they could fill our needs for celebrant, funeral director, mortician and casket supplier. However they were much more than this, and I cannot state the extent of their understanding, empathy, versatility to our many changes, and much more. I would highly recommend them to any grieving family, and thank them deeply for all their care to not only my dear sister, but to all our family.
01 Feb 2018
I selected Carly and the team and GreenHaven to conduct Karen's (my wife) funeral after reading through numerous online reviews. Based on the 170+ reviews I could find both here and on google, there was not one negative comment. Having laid Karen to rest yesterday I could not speak more highly of the personal and professional service they provided. They are a relatively small operation, which might mean you need to be a little bit flexible with your date or time, but let me tell you, it's worth it.
01 Feb 2018
Carly and Tim of Greenhaven Funerals have helped with both my sisters funerals. Both times they have provided the best quality care and provided a beautiful and dignified farewell. Their focus has always been on taking care of my loved ones and would always go out of their way to offer support. I would like to thank Carly and Tim for being genuine caring people.
01 Feb 2018
My family have used Greenhaven Funerals on two separate occasions. Carly and Tim are the most personable individuals you could ask for. They are friendly, compassionate, kind, and professional from start to finish. They handled everything with sensitivity and ease. Everything they did for us was very much appreciated.
07 Dec 2017
Carly and her husband Tim looked after my dad after he passed away. From the moment she came into my home she made me feel at ease, she was comforting and supportive. She kept me involved and updated with every step of the process and completely took the stress away from me, I dreaded every part of it but after meeting Carly I was suddenly very calm. She made me feel very at peace with death and also with the whole after care of my dad. I will never have enough words to thank Carly and Greenhaven. To say I am thankful is an understatement!
29 Oct 2017
Heartfelt thanks to you and your team for facilitating the best send-off we could have given Moth. It was very special and ran so very smoothly with so many little changes made at the last minute. Everyone seemed to "get it". You were a God send in your sensitivity and management of everything. Many Thanks, Lisa
12 Oct 2017
We cannot thank Carly, Tim and the team enough for the incredible service they provided after the sudden passing of our father whist on holidays in Qld. Carly arranged everything with exceptional professionalism, kindness and compassion including the transport of my father from QLD to VIC. The funeral service for my father was beautiful and delivered by Carly with such grace. The team at GreenHaven should be very proud.
25 Sep 2017
My name is Jon von Goes, I'm a celebrant. Weddings mainly, but of late I've been doing a few funerals for Greenhaven. I like the way they go about their business. Straight up. There is movement in the funeral business. There are new ways of conducting funerals. There is a small new breed of funeral directors who are rethinking things and making funerals more culturally relevant. Carly and Tim are a part of that new breed. To do funerals well you need to make them all about the person who has just died. Not about other stuff that doesn't matter. You need to get the tone right. You don't need to bung it on too hard, nor do you want to come on too soft. And you don't want to rip people off by selling them incredibly expensive coffins with ornate handles. You need to listen to what the people who are paying for the funeral want. Carly and Tim get it right.
23 Aug 2017
With the sudden passing of my father, our family was confronted with the stressful and unfamiliar process that surrounds organising a funeral. We had no idea who could help us with the funeral arrangements, so I searched the Internet for reviews and assistance. I soon found Greenhaven Funerals were highly recommended. I don't really do reviews, however the dedication, compassion and professionalism shown to our family exceeded all of our expectations. We never just felt like a client, the attention to detail and service was impeccable. The feedback from friends and family proved we had made the right choice! Thank you Greenhaven and thank you Carly.
11 Aug 2017
Hello Carly, Thank you so much for your level of service at the recent passing of our mother. It was by chance that we happened to contact you as we were seeking John Dernikos to help us with mum's funeral. Your level of professionalism was over and above our expectations and I thank you and your husband for being a part of our mother's final farewell. Thank you also for the beautiful candle. I will light it on the anniversary of mum's passing. I will recommend your service to anyone that may have a need in the future. Wishing you and Greenhaven all the very best in the future. Kind regards Jenny Valanidas.
10 Aug 2017
Thank you Greenhaven Funerals for providing such an attentive and compassionate service during such a difficult time. Every aspect of the experience - not only the service but other matters outside their usual domain was explained clearly and concisely. Even after several days, Carly was on hand to provide further information that we required. Thoroughly recommended from every angle - service, accessibility, attention to detail, price and after sales service. Well done!
08 Aug 2017
Carly from Greenhaven Funerals went over and above all service expectations in regard to saying goodbye to my dad. I cannot recommend them highly enough for a personal and beautiful tribute to the passing of a loved one. Thank you Carly and Tim for the personalised and loving service that you gave my family and I. We will treasure the memories forever. Andrea Bell
08 Aug 2017
A very supportive. professional organisation who made the daunting process much easier to manage and removed the stress. Exceptional value for money.
08 Aug 2017
You will not regret using Greenhaven funerals throughout such a difficult time. Carly and Tim were so prompt, compassionate and explained every part of the process so comprehensively. I felt so at ease and comforted knowing they were taking the absolute best care of my brother with genuine understanding of actually 'who he was and what he meant to us all'. Thanks once again!
08 Aug 2017
I cannot speak more highly of Greenhaven Funerals. Carly made it so easy and stress free to make all the arrangements. The service itself was wonderful and Carly was fantastic as our celebrant. All guests commented on what a lovely service it was. Thanks to Carly and Tim for their fantastic and caring service.
16 Jul 2017
I found Carly very helpful & understanding of my brother & my situation. She took us through the process fully allowing us to take time for our arrangements. Could only highly recommend Greenhaven to anyone to use.
21 Jun 2017
As soon as I spoke to Carly at Greenhaven Funerals, I knew she was the right person to arrange and conduct the private service for our 10 week old baby Grand-daughter. Carly was very professional but also warm and compassionate too, and personally took care of our baby, her suggestion of the wicker casket was perfect for us. I would certainly recommend Carly & Tim of Greenhaven Funerals to anyone.
19 Jun 2017
I found Tim and Carly very helpful and attentive as I organized my elderly friend's funeral. They went above and beyond my expectations with their assistance in preparing her funeral.
19 Jun 2017
I contacted Greenhaven Funerals by chance on-line and was immediately taken by Carly's kind and sympathetic manner and the professionalism shown by her and Tim throughout my husbands funeral. I would highly recommend them to my friends
18 Jun 2017
I have known Carly for close to 40 years, we met at Primary School. In recent weeks, I have been assisting Carly & her husband - Tim in their funeral business - Greenhaven Funeral Services. As owner operators of this special business I have seen first hand the effort and care they put into not only looking after their deceased clients but supporting families to create beautiful, heart-felt services for their loved ones. From funeral services at the chapels at Bunurong Memorial Park and Springvale Botanical Cemetery to bespoke funerals at unique venues, they do their utmost to support families through a very difficult time. I was so impressed with what I've seen at Greenhaven, I've told both my parents and they have decided that they would like Carly and Tim to look after them when the time comes. Until then, I'm very much looking forward to being part of their team that provides such a wonderful service to families in Melbourne.
19 Mar 2017
From my first contact with Tim several months prior to my Father passing away, I thought Greenhaven was the organisation I should recommend to my Father. Even though my Father hadn’t contacted Greenhaven himself, Tim provided a compassionate, caring and attentive service to my family after my Father had passed away, making sure that all members of the family were happy with the arrangements. Even though the Family did a lot of the arranging themselves, Tim’s service was excellent. We appreciated everything that was done for us by Tim, especially the delivery of my Father’s ashes in such a short time frame. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tim and his team to anyone.
16 Mar 2017
We contacted Carly and Tim in search of a Wicker casket and found a total and wondeful funeral solution. Tim managed all arrangements including the flowers, was with us on the day and ensured everything ran to expectations. He made it happen without fuss or excessive stress on the family. Tim also introduced us to a wondeful celebrant, Jacqui who was the right fit, and conducted a fitting and wonderful service. She did extensive research with a number of family members to ensure everything was covered and that those involved on the day were comfortable. Importantly, the cost was alot less than we had been quoted elsewehere. Thanks Tim, Jacqui and team on an experience that made the loss of a loved one more bearable and led to a beautiful funeral service. I should also note that the wicker casket was appropriate and beautiful.
26 Feb 2017
Carly was our point of contact at Greenhaven and from the first contact her compassion and guidance helped make a daunting task run smoothly and without drama. We are certainly very happy to recommend the Greenhaven team based on our experience. Also, whilst service and compassion is what Carly and her team excelled at, it is worth noting that we obtained an online quote from one of tge big name funeral companys and for much the same service Greenhaven were around $4000 less expensive.
21 Feb 2017
From the very first phone call to Carly, I knew Greenhaven was the right fit for our family. Carly & Tim provided a compassionate, caring and attentive service after my father passed away. They were also incredibly accommodating of any changes we wanted to make and weren't phased by any 'out of the box' requests. Carly was also very mindful of how expensive funerals can be and never pushed any services or 'upgrades' onto us. Along with the wonderful staff at Bunurong Memorial Park, Carly ensured the service ran smoothly and continued her kind service to my family after the event. I wouldn't hesitate to use Greenhaven again in the future.
26 Jan 2017
Carly's assistance in planning my husband's funeral was outstanding. She was sensitive and accommodating to the different needs of all members of our family. I really appreciated her accessibility; from the late night emails to the many reassuring phone calls. The personal touch, sensitivity and quiet professionalism is why I would absolutely recommend Greenhaven's services.
26 Jan 2017
I found Carly at Greenhaven to be very helpful and professional. She ensured that the funeral went very smoothly and found an even better venue than the one I was hoping to use close to my home when that closer venue was fully booked. It was far less stressful for me to know that Greenhaven was able to include extra things in the total cost of the funeral rather than expecting me to arrange them with third parties. For example, Carly prepared a DVD photographic tribute to my late husband (that I had no ability to create for myself) which a friend later described as "absolutely brilliant" and was able to arrange live streaming of the service for friends and family who live overseas so that they could feel that they were attending the funeral if they wanted to view it either on the day or later, at a more convenient time for them. I would recommend Greenhaven without hesitation.
15 Jan 2017
Dear Carly, Tim and Mario Thank you very much for all that you did to help us make Dad's funeral such a special celebration of his life. I had never experienced the grim task of selecting a funeral director and planning a funeral before, but from my first phone call with Carly it seemed likely that the Greenhaven team would handle our funeral arrangements in a personalised, straight-forward and professional manner. We were not disappointed. In the midst of a stressful and sad time, it was was extremely reassuring to feel that Dad was being taken care of respectfully and that all aspects of the service were being handled. Mario neither pushed us nor rushed us for decisions, giving us all the time we needed to think through and prepare the perfect content for Dad's service and Carly kept in contact to ensure that we were happy with the final details at every stage. It was comforting to know that the owner of the business was so hands-on and in control of all the arrangements. All we had to do was provide the photos, the songs and the memories! It was also really impressive that the whole Greenhaven team were in attendance on the day of the service; a testament to your truly personalised approach to each funeral. Your caring, competent and unobtrusive handling of such an important day for our family was much appreciated. With many thanks and kind regards, Susan x
08 Jan 2017
Carly created a beautiful service that truly was a celebration of dads life with many more laughs than tears. Her assistance and attention to detail throughout the process was invaluable. Including the ability to accommodate our last minute flower ceremony; even having the additional song at the ready was above expectations. We have had many people take the time to mention what a wonderful job the Greenhaven team did to make the day a beautiful moment instead of a distressing time.
15 Dec 2016
My brothers wife recently passed away after a long struggle with cancer. The last few weeks being particularly hard. In our situation it was hard to know when to start making plans. I shopped around and spoke to many companies and they were all very kind and considerate but only Greenhaven were the right fit and offered the flexibility I thought we would need. No sooner had I confirmed with Carly that we would like them to handle the service things ramped up and within days our sweet beautiful Renee past. The suffering of her immediate family had been great so they decided they wanted to hold the funeral as soon as possible. Carly was nothing short of amazing. I called her late on a Sunday and everything was ready to go by the Tuesday morning. Nothing was to hard or not possible and everything was done with extreme care and consideration with all our requests accommodated. As is often the case you reflect on things and think about what you could do better etc. The service Carly arranged was exactly what the family wanted, I wouldn't have changed a thing. If you are looking for someone to help you navigate and determine how you want to pay tribute to your loved ones then you should definitely consider Greenhaven. Carly can see not just what you want but what you need. In a challenging time the support and guidance Carly and Greenhaven offer is fantastic.
09 Dec 2016
Carly and her team were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble during our challenging time of life. Carly's support meant a lot to us as we dealt with our second family death in a matter of months.
03 Dec 2016
lindag11 from Glen Waverley
Fantastic nothing was too much trouble. My Mum knew Carly personally and all I can is she would have been very pleased with everything. Navigating the constraints of the Catholic Church was especially helpful at such a difficult time.
02 Dec 2016
I was happy with Greenhaven and would recommend them. They were nice and easy to deal with and always responded to emails promptly, and answered the phones at all hours. Very attentive, and flexible. As I was organising a cremation from interstate, they were able to organise fiding nice clothes from an op-shop (and did a fantastic job), and posted the ashes to me once they were available.
28 Nov 2016
Thankyou so much Carly & Tim for facilitating our fathers' recent funeral. Your professional and intimate contact with our family before, during and after the services was brilliant. Your eye to detail and delivery on time with emails, calls and personal care and contact was outstanding during a difficult time; nothing was a problem. Our father would have been very proud of the send off that you and your company helped facilitate . Thanks once again
15 Sep 2016
Carly was amazing at the most difficult time of my life, losing my husband Luke. Everyone at Greenhaven was so caring and took all of my needs into consideration. The service was a perfect mix of my memories and Carly's words of support and wisdom during a terrible time. I couldn't recommend Carly, Eliza and Tim highly enough, they have been there for me beginning to end.
14 Sep 2016
After attending a previous funeral we were impressed by the quality & sincerity. After the first phone call we knew we were in great hands and were taken through the requirements & pricing structure, that with the web site made the process easy. Our celebrant Carly helped us through the arrangements & sparked some forgotten moments we'd lost along the way. On the day we gave our mum a greatest send off, that’s all we wanted.
08 Sep 2016
Thank you Tim, Carly & Eliza for your most supportive and compassionate care shown to our family after the recent passing of Reg. a dear husband and father. We couldn't have been happier with the service and care shown, it was a great comfort to us all that everything was taken care of in such a kind manner. You all went above and beyond before, during and after dads private funeral, nothing was too much trouble, it was such a comfort to us. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this family business to others. Also thanks for organising MC Jacqui Chaplin to conduct the service she was perfect. Kind regards, Thelma, Geoff, Sandra, David & Family.
29 Aug 2016
Carly and Greenhaven were amazing. Organising a funeral for a stillborn little one is never going to be an easy task. The level of care, compassion and support we received was second to none. We know our little girl was treated with the utmost respect and love. A personalised touch was just what we needed to say goodbye to our baby girl and thank Carly and her team for helping us through such an emotional and difficult time.
27 Aug 2016
Carly and Greenhaven funerals arranged the service for my husband with compassion, efficiency and attention to detail. They arranged everything so that the day was all about the farewell; the music, flowers and venue were all perfect. I will always be grateful to them for their warmth and their care.
23 Aug 2016
I would not hesitae to refer Greenhaven funerals, the personalised care i received from Carly and her team was first rate. At this highly emotional time, Carly showed true compassion for my circumstances.
22 Aug 2016
Carly was excellent. She allowed us to personalise everything, provided so much support, and was available to us at any time. My mum's funeral ended up being a really nice, good day, that we can all look back on and say was a wonderful celebration of her life. It was really nice and warm
22 Aug 2016
What can I say about this wonderful caring lady, nothing was too much trouble for her, I would not have made it without her support, Carly for filled all my wishes to the smallest detail even on this saddest day changing my husbands shoes, they cared for him and he looked so natural, just asleep, you would not be sorry to choose this beautiful caring Green Haven Funerals. Raeleene
22 Aug 2016
When my Mum died suddenly in July 2015 I didn't know what to do. I almost succumbed to the pressure Tobin Bros were putting on me after I rang their help line. I am so glad that I didn't. Mum's funeral was as beautiful and individual as her. A real celebration of her life. When my Dad followed Mum less than a year later I knew exactly who to call and Carly was there for us once again. Greenhaven supported us through this very difficult time and Dad also had a funeral to remember. I would not hesitate to recommend Greenhaven. Their personal service and caring approach made the whole process much easier.
02 Aug 2016
I cannot praise Carly highly enough. We were so fortunate to have Carly recommended to us, she was so professional, caring and sensitive to our needs when preparing our mums recent funeral.
27 Jul 2016
I was fortunate that Carly and Greenhaven Funerals were recommended to me by a friend, because it was the best advice I took at a very stressful time, for a wonderful send off for my wife. Carly listened very carefully to my requirements for the funeral and paid attention to all of the details. We wanted a burial first and a farewell ceremony afterwards at another venue and nothing was a problem. The details were very important to me, especially as my wife and I had discussed these details years ago and she wanted a joyful celebration. We wanted smiles, laughing and humour and Carly’s team respected our wishes and encouraged people to be joyful. Carly’s suggestion to hold the farewell ceremony at the Sandringham Yacht Club with the added peace and calm of the ocean in the background, made me happy, at a very sad time. When small unforeseen issues arose, Carly kept me informed and provided me options. Carly was not fazed by our requests for lots of green balloons, a bright blue cloud covered coffin, lollies and our weird sense of humour. Carly reassured me about the Greenhaven's team's care of my wife’s body. Carly openly and respectfully answered my questions about other unpleasant details, which accompany death, of which I had no experience. Eliza in the team, helped us with the DVD photo and music tribute at the last minute and ensured that all of the technical requirements worked. Also, she fastidiously tested the equipment at the venue, before the event. It was obvious that Carly worked closely with our chosen celebrant to ensure that the timings and events were seamless on the day. Carly and her team went above and beyond to make the ceremony special for myself and our friends. People went out of their way to let me know how impressed they were by the Greenhaven Funeral team. It is without hesitation that I would like to recommend Greenhaven Funerals. They were very professional and provided a unique and customised service.
18 Jul 2016
My wife requested no funeral, just a private cremation. This was handled impeccably by Greenhaven Funerals, with everything being done just as agreed.
11 Jul 2016
helenah987 from Patterson Lakes
Talk about going above & beyond. Carly & the Greenhaven family were amazing in organising my dear grandmothers memorial service. It was beautiful & a lovely celebration of her 100 years of life. It was done in such a professional way & the compassion , kindness & understanding shown to my family & I was overwhelming. I would highly recommend Greenhaven Funerals to anyone. Thankyou Carly.
26 Jun 2016
Carly & Tim made us feel very peaceful & looked after. They were refreshing, accomodating & personal. Extremely efficient & caring & we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Thankyou.
10 Jun 2016
GREENHAVEN FUNERALS 100 OUT OF A100 for service, compassion and underderstanding, especially of our situation with what happened with a funeral company in Williamstown. We weren't a number, like you are with the big funeral director's, it was personalized service. We were put at ease with the gentle touch of Carly's handling of our daughter Karen, who passed away suddenly. Everyone who has spoken to us after the funeral has commented how lovely the service was and, how well it was conducted. I would highly recommend them. Thanks again all at GREENHAVEN. The Stewart's
02 Jun 2016
glenysw2 from Safety Beach
I would love to Recommend Greenhaven Funerals to anyone who is having to coordinate a Funeral for a loved one. This is the third time we have used Greenhaven Funerals. Carly, Eliza and Tim have been a fantastic support for us as a family during such a difficult time with the passing of our mum on the 3rd April 2016. Having female handling was important to us and knowing Mum was well looked after, after her death. Every effort was made to accommodate our families Cultural needs and we really felt it was a celebration of Mums life. Thank you once again Carly, Eliza and Tim. From Glenys Wayne Gary and families
16 May 2016
genas from Elwood
Our family would like to thank you for the help you've extended to our family in the most trying time of losing our beloved Ellan. We have been completely unprepared for the sad eventuality and no arrangements have been in place when Ellan has passed away in the early hours of Saturday. We have called you the same morning, having found your company on the internet and from that moment on you have taken care of everything from the hospital collection to the final farewell at the Botanical. More than 100 people have gathered to farewell Ellan at the chapel and very many of them have told us that the ceremony you have planned and conducted has been the most beautiful they've ever been to. You have helped us to pull together the final words of farewell, photographs and the music for the ceremony which has been executed in such a dignified and professional manner. Thank you very much for your kindness and compassion which, in times of grieving, have helped us to pull through all the logistics and farewell Ellan in a way his life deserved. Thank you so much, The Pasika Family
27 Apr 2016
Thank you to Carly and Tim for the extraordinary support and care you gave are whole family on the loss of 3 of our loved ones. We were in the unfortunate position of loosing 3 people in 13 months, yet despite the very real difficulty we faced, after our first funeral we knew that Greenhaven would be the best available able to help us with the our last good-bye. I can't do justice to our sadness in words other that to say it has been a tragedy for our family, yet I know I can recommend Carly and Tim whole heartedly for the kindness, genuine empathy and help we received. Thank you.
25 Apr 2016
This is the 3rd time in 3 years that Greenhaven Funerals have assisted our family in a time of great sadness & made this horrible process so much easier to cope with. When Carly & Tim say nothing is too much trouble they absolutely mean it, from our personal requests for our 28 y.o son not to be placed in a coffin until he absolutely had to, to a gathering with flair. Words cannot express our heartfelt thanks for the above & beyond effort for our son Ben's farwell. We asked for a non traditional funeral for Ben & that's exactly what we had, perfect for our son.
21 Apr 2016
I first met Carly a couple of years ago with my brothers funeral. My wife and I were very impressed with the way Carly and Staff at Greenhaven Funerals made very difficult times easier, with their caring professional approach and assistance in arrangements for his send off. My Wife recently passed away, which was extremely devastating for our family. Greenhaven Funerals was my only choice from past experience. Carly and staff went to great lengths to ensure everything was arranged in a caring and professional way, as we were totally lost and non functional due to our loss. The suggestions with service structure and components of, helped us form something to work with and make the situation less stressful. We then worked on eulogy, songs photo's, and other parts which we needed focus on. We were always kept up to date with progress, which made it easier, knowing everything was under control. Nothing was difficult and Carly was always available to assist with arrangements and make the send off for my wife, PERFECT. (Which it was) The caring and professional approach from Carly and staff at Greenhaven Funerals has helped our family through this very difficult time. I would highly recommend Greenhaven Funerals. Thank you Greenhaven Funerals.
03 Mar 2016
pollyi from Hallam
Having Greenhaven conduct the managing of our dear mother and mother in law's final resting preparation proved to be a very satisfying and lovely experience. Many thanks to Carly and staff who were always advising, obliging and very pleasant at all times during our experience. The chapel was really nice, the after service refreshments and facilities were great and the whole day went without hitch which contributed so well to the occasion. We are pleased to recommend Greenhaven to all that have the need.
02 Mar 2016
terry-c from Strathmore
Carly was the consummate professional.....Nothing was too hard for her to organise....Always available and ready to assist throughout challenging times! Carly, Tim and Eliza were amazing.....Highly efficient, calm and no pressure.....Very thoughtful and provided sensitive guidance in putting together a wonderful send off for my father!
23 Feb 2016
It was a very difficult time for myself and my wife with the loss of our son born 23 weeks . As anyone can imagine you don't know what to do and emotions take over and everything seems daunting . We were still in hospital at the time we had to arrange a funeral for our baby Leon . The hospital suggested a big chain funeral service , so I called and was taken back at the coldness and somewhat uncaring attitude of them . I looked on the Internet for something better and came across Greenhaven funeral service which specialise in these funerals for babies. We dealt with Carly and from the start felt that our little boy would be in safe hands , the caring attention we received was fantastic . She went above and beyond to help us out in difficult secumstances . She came to the hospital to arrange where to have the service , suggested the perfect setting in Port Melbourne and was always contactable about music and how the service was going to be held , suggesting verses , music, poems etc . She picked up Leon from the hospital and took great care of him till the service . Carly made saying goodbye to our son very special and I would highly recommend her to anyone, every step of the way was Handled with caring and respect for us in difficult times . Carly even after the service dropped by our house to drop off Leon to us in the urn which she helped us in picking the right one for our boy . Nothing seemed to be a problem and she made a very hard time for us a little easier . Thank you Carly and Greenhaven funeral services .
22 Feb 2016
Carly and the team at Greenhaven did an amazing job at mum's funeral. They took the awkward family relationships in their stride turned what could have been a very difficult time into a memorable and peaceful experience.
11 Jan 2016
Carly and Tim provide an excellent service that is personal, efficient and comprehensive. I have (unfortunately) had 2 deaths in the family in the last 12 months and Carly's service on both occasions was simply outstanding. Could not recommend more highly.
07 Jan 2016
Carly did an amazing job organizing every aspect of my mum’s funeral. I especially appreciated her person touch and caring nature. Nothing was too much trouble and she delivered the eulogy beautifully. Organising a funeral is never easy but Carly helped so much by giving us clear advice in her calm and compassionate manner. I can honestly say the team at Greenhaven are wonderful and would thoroughly recommend them. I can’t thank them enough for their personalized and caring service.
30 Dec 2015
Carly, Tim and the team at Greenhaven were compassionate, friendly and professional. Our family are very grateful for everything they did for us. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
24 Dec 2015
Professional, helpful and caring - always a pleasure to deal / work with and highly recommended.
23 Dec 2015
I would highly recommend Greenhaven funerals. Carly, Tim and Eliza were warm, friendly, professional and caring, and ensured my husband's funeral went smoothly and was a beautiful celebration of his life. Carly did a wonderful job co-ordinating and conducting the service, and many guests commented on how beautifully this was done. I am very thankful for all at Greenhaven's care of us during this difficult time.
23 Dec 2015
As a venue manager Carly and her team often frequent, I can highly recommend Greenhaven. Extremely professional and attention to detail. Sensitive to all customers and their needs.
22 Dec 2015
brads17 from Lilydale
Carly and Tim are the most kind, warm hearted people who helped me in my time of need when my much loved partner passed away. I highly recommend Greenhaven to anyone who needs funeral advice and guidance. Thank you Carly and Tim I couldn't have got through it without you both.
22 Dec 2015
leoniek976 from Hampton
I am so privileged and honoured to be working for such a compassionate employer. Carly and Tim are excellent role models and are very patient when it comes to imparting their knowledge to me. It is because of their attitude and beliefs that I joined their ranks and can't wait to assist families in 2016, under the guidance and care of Greenhaven Funerals.
22 Dec 2015
Carly and Tim have been very generous with their time to train me in all aspects of funeral arranging. I would not hesitate in recommending them in particular for their personalised service. Nothing is too much trouble and their clients never feel hurried to make a decision. I look forward to working with them in the new year.
22 Dec 2015
From the very first conversation I had to the delivery of my mums ashes I could not be more appreciative of all of the staff at Greenhaven. So many guests at my mums memorial commented on how beautiful and personal the service was thanks to Carly, Tim, Eliza and the team. Can't recommend them highly enough
22 Dec 2015
Carly and Tim - a very professional team. Genuinely caring and compassionate, you can expect a very personal service from Greenhaven. We are very privileged to have had the opportunity to work with you in 2015 and look forward to working with you in 2016. The Team at Wattle Park Chalet
22 Dec 2015
Our family deeply appreciated the way Carly interacted with us to prepare and lead a moving and celebratory funeral service for our mother. A fantastic listener who quickly entered our family spirit with care, concern and a life affirming presence. Preparation of the service was exemplary. Tim and Eliza were supportive too. A fitting closure for the family.
22 Dec 2015
Carly and the team at Greenhaven looked after the funeral of my husband in a highly caring and sensitive manner. They were extremely accommodating, allowing us to completely customise the arrangements to suit our young family. No detail was overlooked, down to 3D textas being provided (for the children and family to decorate the coffin). Carly conducted the memorial service in an extremely sensitive and professional manner, and we have received many compliments on her behalf. She made herself available to discuss many details even months before the fineral (as my husband helped in the planning). We were happy to find ourselves in such safe and caring hands. Thank you Greenhaven for making such a difficult time that much easier.
30 Nov 2015
Carly & Tim where outstanding in there professionalism for my mothers funeral, they treated us as if we where family. with my mothers sudden death we didn't know where to start & Carly so gently guided us through & went above & beyond to make sure my mothers service was amazing. Thank you for your kindness, support & sincerity , I would highly recommend them to all .
25 Nov 2015
Dearest Carly, I will forever be grateful for the genuine compassion and love that you gave to my mother and me in a desperate time of need. It was you who saw me through those early dark days of utter grief and uncertainty. The respect and tender care that you gave to my mother will forever stay with me as well as all the love and support you bestowed upon me (you still do – every now and then you share a beautiful little note of comfort with me that helps with the healing). You answered anything I asked, so honestly; and described every step of the process with great sensitivity – your voice, so gentle and very soothing. Overcome with grief, you gave me so much time to be with my beautiful mother and that was from your heart! You knew how important it was for me and how heartbroken I was (and am); you gave me that time to be with my Mum and I can never thank you enough for that kindness! We all want the very best for our loved ones and I found it with you, Carly! When it’s my turn for Heaven, I will be wanting exactly what you gave to my mother!! Having read all the other reviews, there is nothing but thankfulness, praise, and respect for you. I wish you every happiness and success for your family business, Greenhaven. It’s the most beautiful choice to make…and Carly Dalton, I believe you really are an Angel! Thank you for taking great care of us both and for giving so much … A very, very grateful daughter xox
12 Oct 2015
Personal, sensitive, individualised, responsive to our needs. So helpful at every point, very understanding, efficient and highly professional. So happy.
11 Sep 2015
We looked into funeral directors a while before my father actually died, which meant we could take a bit of time to compare a few companies. We focused on smaller companies - without necessarily knowing the industry, from looking at websites the smaller companies seemed more personal and flexible. Greenhaven was both of these, which was apparent when Carly came to meet us at my sister's place to describe her services. And while cost wasn't the most important factor for us, Greenhaven also happened to have the cheapest quote. When my father did pass away, Greenhaven was great. Carly was very patient as we made the many difficult decisions, small and large, about exactly how we wanted to remember my father and celebrate his life. I remember she said that there's no "right way" to do it, and whatever we chose to do was "right". On the day of the funeral, Carly (who we had as our celebrant) guided us through the service. It might sound stupid, but you could tell that she had done it before - practical, composed, compassionate. I'm very happy with our choice of Greenhaven as our funeral director.
10 Sep 2015
Greenhaven Funerals often use Inglewood Estate where I am the Manager for private funeral services & wakes. We find Carly & Tim to be professional, caring and go above & beyond the call of duty to make sure the family is well cared for. Beautiful people to deal with. Highly recommended.
08 Sep 2015
Dear Carly and Tim, You came to us Highly Recommended We hold you in the Highest Esteem. We do not hesitate to most Highly Recommend you, your services and your team to anyone wanting that "Special Something" for their Loved One. They will not be disappointed. To the last person who came to Farewell Bernd there was nothing but compliments on how beautiful the service was, the warmth, the Love, the flowers, the music, the photographs all came together to show the love and respect held for Bernd. Your attention to detail was second to none, you felt our sorrow, you knew our sadness, you understood. It felt like us, like Family, like Bernd............ Your Compassionate Care and Professionalism bought our Farewell Service to one that we will remember in the future with Love, Peace and Happiness. You supported us to the end, and beyond................this kind of care is rare and we all appreciated it. Our Grateful Thanks from The Family of the Late and Much Loved Bernd Gack Jan, Steve and Family, Family and Friends.
05 Sep 2015
Carly, we can't thank you enough for the way you and Tim handled our mum's funeral. Your kindness, compassion and sensitivity at this very sad time was such a comfort to us. You conducted the service so beautifully and it was a perfect way for us to say goodbye to our much loved mother. We would have no hesitation in recommending Greenhaven.
27 Aug 2015
Carly and her team at Greenhaven provided solid support to help organise my mother's funeral. Carly helped lead us through all the details in a sensitive and thorough manner and was flexible in managing the funeral service. We chose Greenhaven on the recommendtation of an interstate funeral parlour. Their price was also substantially less than other quotes I found. Nothing was lacking in their work.
23 Aug 2015
Excellent service from Carly and the team. So glad we chose them. The service was very personal and exactly what we wanted. Thank you for all your help during this difficult time.
22 Aug 2015
marschelleh from Malvern East
Feeling bereft,broken,angry,confused and grievous beyond any comprehension I had of pain .... Having the task of arranging final rites for our beloved Felisha, one of three young teenagers lost on June 30 @ Avonsleigh ... The shock completely overwhelming more so for her mother, Amanda (my sister) ... Enter Carly, our saving grace through this horrific experience. I thank you on behalf of all our family. foremost for your kind, heartfelt consideration throughout the entire process. You were wonderful in extending yourself beyond what was expected, professional and knowledgable in guiding the family when we were all bewildered. Carly I thank you .... All my family thank you and Felisha would have thanked you for your soft and careful way with the funeral and for still extending yourself afterward to offer further assistance when I'm fairly certain that is not the normal procedure. Kindest regards Marschelle
22 Aug 2015
garyy356 from Mount Martha
Ethical, compassionate, professional, considerate, honest, organised, reliable, intelligent and reasonably priced. All the things we were looking for in a funeral service. Carly conducted our mother's service beautifully - it was such a shame mum wasn't there to enjoy it! We highly recommend Greenhaven Funerals.
21 Aug 2015
I am more than happy to recommend Greenhaven Funerals. We found Carly and Tim offered compassionate, caring and personal service at a time when that's just what we needed. As a family who had also had their own small business, the fact that Greenhaven was also a small family business really felt right to us, Carly was great and spent time helping us work out the right service for dad. Everything went well on the day, and Carly delivered dad's ashes and the dvd of photos back to Mum soon after. Great personal service.
21 Aug 2015
Everything about my mother's funeral organisation was very smooth and warm. We felt very supported, especially on the day of the funeral - nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
19 Aug 2015
melissal941 from Malvern East
My father, brother and I were very keen to support a local, independent business and avoid the corporate machine in our choice of funeral home. My family had never had to organise a funeral before and the staff at Greenhaven made the process very simple and clear. Carly, Tim and the team were very supportive no matter what the request, detail or decision. Our farewell to Mum was a special occasion uniquely tailored to centre around her life and passing. It was perfect and I know she would have loved what was done in her honour. Thank you to Greenhaven for facilitating such an amazing goodbye. The process was so smooth and genuinely caring. We are so pleased to have chosen you.
29 Jun 2015
LynnN from Spotswood
Can't recommend Greenhaven Funerals highly enough. Carly was organised, helpful, professional and a pleasure to deal with - as well as being friendly and warm. She 'kept me in the loop' throughout the process of organising Mum's cremation and memorial service and even passed around sausage rolls at the wake! No 'McFuneral' when you have Greenhaven involved! Thanks again Carly.
15 Jun 2015
Carly and Tim gave us so much care, compassion and professional support following the death of our loved Mum. We cannot recommend Greenhaven more highly to other families facing this difficult, emotional and stressful time. Their support extends before, during and after the event. Carly is organised, empathetic and gently decisive, whilst offering a broad range of options and finding exactly what best expressed our feelings - my sisters and I want to thank you so much for everything you did for us, and for our Mum!
07 Jun 2015
jeanb615 from Keilor
Thank you Carly for making the celebration of my Dads life exactly as he would have wanted. You managed to capture exactly the man he was in the beautiful words you prepared. You encouraged my three adult children to offer their thoughts on their Papa who they were extremely close to and although it was very emotional for them, my Dad would have been so proud of their contribution. You offered professionalism, sincerity and a true caring for my family. Thank you Jean and Joe
26 May 2015
Recently I was required to make funeral arrangements for my mother in law's partner after he passed away from cancer. After meeting funeral celebrant, Kristine Rawlinson, I decided to have Greenhaven Funerals quote on his funeral. I was pleasantly surprised at the total price quoted to me. After accepting the quote I was pleased in the manner Kristine arranged so many aspects of the service from her celebrant presentation including a beautiful poem, organizing the funeral arrangements with the cemetery, preparation of booklets and the after service refreshments. Her attention to detail was outstanding on gathering information on the deceased life and seeking the subsequent approval from us on all aspects of the service. This was all done in the space of only three days. Kristine presented a wonderful service interspersed with perfect music breaks and a poem. It complemented perfectly the other speakers. The funeral was commented on by those that attended as a beautiful celebration of his life. Feedback from all who attended on all aspects was extremely positive. What more can I say, thanks Greenhaven Funerals for everything or more particularly thanks Kristine and Carly.
13 Mar 2015
kathrynj8 from Ashwood
Greenhaven Funeral Services was an absolute god send to me. Even though Carly & Tim were extremely professional, their warmth, care and compassion is outstanding. They respected all my wishes and went out of their way to deliver a high quality beautiful service for my husband. For such a personalised, boutique service I was expecting to pay 4 times the amount that I did. Thank you Carly and Tim from the bottom of our hearts Kathryn and Billy xox
06 Mar 2015
juliang1 from Fairfield
My mother had asked for an Australian owned funeral company. Greenhaven was a perfect fit - small, personal, warm and efficient. All at a reasonable cost.
06 Mar 2015
Carly thank you so much for all your help and support you were absolutely amazing thank you for the beautiful sendoff we gave mum I would recommend you to anyone xxxxxx
04 Mar 2015
leons9 from Hastings
When Heather, my wife of 34 years,recently passed away I was faced with the daunting task of choosing an appropriate funeral director. To provide the very best of care for Heather was important to me, as I am sure it for anyone in a similar circumstance. I saw her funeral as my final opportunity to demonstrate my love for her. From the moment I first spoke with Carly, of Greenhaven Funerals, I knew Heather and I were in good hands. The compassion and support for my family demonstrated by Carly was deeply genuine, and the efficiency with which she steered me through the process of creating a personalised funeral service was very comforting. She was constantly available to me and kept me fully informed as to the progress of arrangements as the day of the service approached. If ever a lady was in the right profession for her, surely it is Carly. A particular highlight for me is the magnificent job Carly personally did in preparing Heather for viewing. I will never forget that final image of my beautiful wife. I would not consider using anyone else should I have the need again. Truly a 5 star service. Thankyou Carly.
18 Feb 2015
My mum passed away suddenly in December 2014 Carly and her husband Tim were fantastic they made my mums funeral special Carly rang me everyday to see if I needed anything they were fantastic and would recommend them to anyone and they are also helping me so that I can pre pay a funeral for my dad as well and my cousins father passed away as well and Carly and Tim done his funeral as well
21 Jan 2015
alexisb3 from Caulfield South
It's taken me a while to write this - My husband Mike passed away suddenly in September and I can't speak highly enough of Carly and the sincere compassion and care she gave to our family. Carly and Tim cared for Mike and every day she made contact with me. I thank you Carly and I will be forever greatful for your love and care. Lexie Bown
19 Dec 2014
leel10 from Noble Park
Thank you so much to Carly and Tim for taking care of mum, Lorraine. You were a comfort to us at one of the worst times in our lives where we experienced the loss of our lovely bubbly mum. Your texts were great to get informing us of when you were picking mum up and also the care taken in making mum look beautiful on the day. The service was wonderful and Carly's voice was so calming and expressive and lovely to listen to. You gave us the confidence to get up and speak about our mum. There was not one hiccough and friends have rung to say they enjoyed the service immensely. The costs were very reasonable and it was a bonus to have a copy of the service, too. Many thanks again for your caring professional expertise leading up, on the day and after the service.
15 Dec 2014
davido12 from Prahran
Greenhaven allowed me to personalise my wife's funeral in a way that wouldn't have been possible with other funeral directors. Carly was very understanding and easy to deal with and also very efficient. I have no hesitation in recommending Greenhaven.
04 Dec 2014
theoriginalnickyb from Balwyn
My amazing step father Frank died after a very swift and aggressive illness. Our family heard about the personalised and cost-effective services offered by Greenhaven Funerals from Kristine Rawlinson, who is one of their celebrants. It took just one brief call to Carly Dalton for her to quickly and carefully take care of everything. Her attention to detail was outstanding, especially in the face of our grieving family. She and Kristine quietly met with my mum in her home, allowing mum to relax in her own familiar environment after such a traumatic event. With absolute kindness and tenderness, they talked mum through the process, offering her a number of tailored options which reflected Frank's personality and the way in which he lived his full life. Within a day, everything had been organised in consultation with my sister and I. Kristine was a wonderfully engaging celebrant, who after a warm conversation with the family was able to craft a heartfelt service full of uplifting stories, poignant moments and perfect musical choices. She and Carly made sure that the funeral ran without a hiccup, allowing our family to both grieve and celebrate Frank's life in a way that would have made him smile. I am so thankful that Greenhaven Funerals were there, taking care of us every step of the way. I count Kristine and Carly as best friends for life. xxx Nicole
24 Nov 2014
janicec13 from Blackburn South
Dad's passing was very sudden. When the hospital told us about dad's condition, I have started to look for a funeral service provider. Carly was very sincere and understanding from the first time we spoke to each other over the phone. A day after our phone conversation, dad has passed away. I texted Carly as I could barely speak, and she has arranged a date for dad's service, liaised with the hospital and contacted our priest within hours. On the day, the service went flawlessly and we have received many compliments how well it went. Thank you Carly and Tim from the bottom of our heart!
20 Nov 2014
Hi Carly, thank you so much for everything you have done! It's nice to know that there are good family business like yours that looks after people so well. This was the hardest thing I had to do in my entire life and I am glad I had you helping and looking after my brother! Thank you again and all the best. Donna xxx
18 Nov 2014
dawnm8 from Springvale South
My husband passed away in October after 2 years of painful cancer. After 5 minutes on the phone with Carly I felt confident that this was the right funeral parlor for me. Carly made arrangements to pick my husband up from palliative care and was out at my place within a couple of hours. She was very caring and sensitive to my needs. She kept in contact with me and my son and reassuring us that everything was going to plan. On the day of the funeral Carly picked us up at the front door and took us to the crematorium. The funeral went like clockwork and I have had so many comments on what a lovely funeral it was. When the ashes were ready to be picked up Carly brought them back to my place. Carly goes that extra step that other funeral parlors seem to forget. I have dealt with several funeral parlors and none of them have come up to the standard of Green Haven. Thank you Carly and Tim for such a great send off to the most important person in my life.
22 Oct 2014
cb1024 from Glen Iris
Carly and Tim were amazing in a difficult time. Carly was down to earth and supportive and arranged everything perfectly. They were both very understanding and adaptive to our needs and ideas and the final ceremony was just what my Dad would have wanted. I recommend Greenhaven.
10 Oct 2014
michelleh70 from Fitzroy North
Losing a Family member is an emotionally draining time, I was relieved when Carly and her team took control of our Dads funeral, Carly immediately started to organise the procedures to make the process easier for us, she went out of her way to pick up clothing from me that we wanted Dad to wear, she also sent us the wonderful Kristine, I immediately felt at ease with Kristine, it was like talking to a friend. Kristine did Dads Eulogy and Photo tribute she organised photos via email from Queensland where my Brothers Live. Kristine was very open to any ideas we might like to include in the Funeral, my children who are 10 & 12yrs decided to write on a Tennis ball (my Dad played Tennis most of his life) about the things they will remember about Granddad, Kristine acknowledge this and on their behalf, placed the ball on the coffin, I am sure this is a moment they will always remember. Our Dad never really liked too much fuss made about him, however we did want to express our feelings about what he had always done, which was to care for his Family! Greenhaven gave us what we were after, a simple Family service that was organised with genuine care and compassion. Thanks to the team at Greenhaven Funerals, Regards Michelle Henry and Family.
01 Oct 2014
nolab3 from Ringwood East
My husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness about five months ago and he and I discussed his funeral. He wanted to be put into a cardboard box and that was it. When I saw the article about Carly Dalton and Greenhaven funerals in the Age newspaper I showed it to my husband who agreed that they sounded just right for us. And so I put the article away. When my husband died so suddenly we were bereft and lost. I phoned Greenhaven and spoke to Tim Dalton first explaining that my husband wanted to be placed in a cardboard box. Tim explained that they had cardboard boxes and I knew we had come to the right people. From that moment on we were in safe sensitive hands. Carly visited our family and gently drew out each member,s memories of Alec . From these memories Carly wove a narrative that was all about Alec. She consulted us all the way. She looked after Alec with tenderness and pride in her work. She and Tim took care of all the details with quiet efficiency and such good humour. I particularly appreciated that all expenses were clearly itemised and appeared on the one bill and , yes as they say ,"did not cost the earth" I can recommend Greenhaven funerals with confidence . You won,t be fact we felt as tho we had gained two friends.
28 Sep 2014
deborahh16 from Highett
Although a sad time for we lost our Mum and Nan I have never been to a more fitting and genuine service. From the beginning arrangements until the very end of Mums funeral - I have to give Carly Dalton from Green Haven Funerals the best rating. Carly and her husband Tim are genuine people and Carly really relates to family and the deceased person. Nothing is a trouble for her and I could not have asked for a funeral any better than the one we shared recently. From beginning to end professionally arranged and with unusual personal care. Many thanks Carly Dalton
16 Aug 2014
jamesh23 from Caulfield North
Thank you Carly and Tim for all your help planning the funeral of our father. Both of you were fantastic during this difficult time. You gave our father a lovely service that suited his life perfectly. We as a family have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone, and are so glad we found your company. The continuity and personal touches you provided throughout are very much appreciated.
12 Aug 2014
richardw24 from Cranbourne North
Thank you Carly Being the only family left, i had very little knowledge of what to do for my mothers funeral. After contacting Carly the morning my 98 year old mother passed away, she helped me in every way possible. The morning after mum dying Carly and I met and explained and advised what to do. Without her help i would of been lost, her information and help got me through a very difficult time. The time before the service and service was excellent, also the follow up afterwards was very helpful I would recommend Carly to anyone
27 Jul 2014
nicoleb52 from Mooroolbark
I have had the pleasure of working alongside Carly and Tim during a funeral. Both of them are genuinely caring for their clients needs and wonderful in their ability to work with other funeral professionals. I can't recommend them highly enough
19 Jul 2014
jillianw2 from Karrinyup
It is with sincere gratitude that I write this review of Greenhaven Funeral Services. Carly and I went to high school together and lost contact about 20 years ago. Through social media I reconnected with her and discovered what she was doing. In May this year my Grandmother had a fall and broke her hip. She had an operation but at 93 years old never fully recovered and passed away later that week. It was all unexpected in spite of her age. My Dad made enquiries at one of the bigger funeral directors and was shown their packages. I suggested I call Carly to find out about Greenhaven's services and she kindly obliged and met me and my family within hours of the call. Carly has always been an approachable, warm and caring individual and I was to relearn how unique she truly is. She gently guided us through what needed to be done and took care of and gave us direction on the many aspects of planning a funeral. Carly's emphasis was on finding out what our wishes were - no packages here. You are treated as individuals not numbers. Carly made regular contact with us to provide updates as Nan had to go to the Coroner. She also offered reassurance that our plans would go ahead as time ticked away and Nan had not been released. This was most appreciated as I live 4000 kms away in Perth and had to organise extended time off work. Carly is genuinely passionate about her business and the families that come across her path. My Dad, my sisters and our families are so thankful that we reconnected with you and that you held our hand in our time of need. If you find yourself needing the services of a funeral director I would highly recommend Greenhaven for their care and unique approach in providing a memorable service to honour your loved one. The Hargreaves Family - Jillian, Allison, Bob and Amelia
13 Jul 2014
brianj9 from Attwood
Carly and the team at Greenhaven were exceptional in the service they provided for our family member, Lorraine. From the moment we contacted Carly, there was a sense of comfort and confidence. It was very reassuring to know that Carly was always there to answer our questions and provide support. Carly and the team made us feel that the occasion of Lorraine's funeral was equally special to them as well. Thank you Carly, and all at Greenhaven. We appreciate the heartfelt and sincere support that you provided to the family at this most emotional and sad time, and would highly recommend Greenhaven Funerals.
08 Jul 2014
Thank you to Carly and Tim from Greenhaven funerals. Your assistance and support during this difficult time enabled us to give our mother and mother in law the funeral service that was just right for her. Carly guided us through the process offering suggestions in a patient, caring and warm manner giving us the highest level of attention to ensure that everything was as deserving as it should be. We really appreciated the faultless service that you provided and highly recommend Greenhaven Funerals.
07 Jul 2014
apalm from Point Cook
Thank you Tim and Carly for taking care of my dad. From the very start to the end they both (Tim and Carly) were very helpful and taking funeral stress away. All of our thanks go to Carly and Tim for their patience and professionalism during such a sad time for our family.
04 Jul 2014
Carly showed sincere compassion from the first moment I spoke to her by phone, and also when she came to visit us that same day to discuss the funeral arrangements of my beloved husband. As this was a very sudden death, Terry was taken to the Coroner's Office and Carly guided us through the process very efficiently. We have a very unusual last name and when Carly spoke at the service for Terry we were very impressed that she pronounced our name correctly. Everything Carly did for us was done professional and compassionate and at all times she maintained contact with our family. Nothing seemed to be too much for Carly. I appreciate everything that she has done and would recommend Greenhaven Funerals without any hesitaiton.
18 May 2014
Anonymous from Hawthorn
My 39 year old brother passed suddenly. I had no idea of how to handle the practical things, or the processes involved, so I blindly made a few calls to the larger funeral homes. Carly was referred to me by a family member, and after contacting her, I remember thinking, thank goodness, here's someone who can gently and professionally guide me from A to B! And was happy to explain the answers to so many of my questions. This included organising the death notice, the funeral notice, dealing with the coroner, transportation, documents, the preparation of my brother, the eulogy, the funeral preparation and so many other tiny details. We had picked a customised coffin, in AFL Western Bulldog colours, with an Australian flag. It was made beautifully and I know Carly went well out of her way to make this happen. All of our requests were met, in a kind, understanding and compassionate manner with a sense of humour (important in our family!). On the day, the biggest and most repeated compliment was "it was as if my brother had planned this funeral himself". It captured his essence perfectly. All of our thanks go to Carly and Tim for their patience and professionalism during such a sad, sad time for our family. I cannot imagine that my brother's life celebration could have been any more perfect.
14 Apr 2014
Anonymous from Melbourne CBD
I would like to share my experience of working with Carly Dalton from Greenhaven Funerals. It is obviously a very sad time when you lose a loved one, regardless of the circumstances. Carly was my saviour as she took care of absolutely every detail, guiding me through all the various decisions that needed to be made. My Dad became very ill and passed away after 7 weeks. If you are in a similar position, I would strongly encourage you to be prepared early. Carly had the plan and nothing was too much trouble for her, including picking up clothes and dropping back jewellery. She even returned Dad's ashes to me with a beautiful card and took the time to check in that I was okay. She patiently answered all the questions my kids asked about her job. The caterers she recommended were fantastic, just the perfect amount of food and of a good quality. Everything including the cost of the church was on the one invoice, making it simple. She works with her husband Tim and they have the personal touch that only a small business can deliver with consistency. Carly is a true professional.
03 Apr 2014
brettd7 from Richmond
How do you describe the services of a funeral director? It is not a service you would normally write down in your contacts for 'future reference'. However, should the need unfortunately arise again, I will call my new family friends Carly and Tim to handle the affairs of the funeral I may be involved with. After many years of fighting Alzheimer's, my mother who was always a proud person departed barely unnoticed. I needed to honour my mother with dignity, respect and some fun. Carly assisted me to create an experience that involved music, orations, a DVD tribute within an audience who knew my mother not when she was ill but when she was young and full of life. What makes Greenhaven stand out for me? That we could work together to create a memorable occasion to share the life of my mother and not simply a funeral service, and that their personal involvement whilst professional was also friendly and positive.
02 Apr 2014
lesr2 from Black Rock
We approached Greenhaven Funerals to find out if they could help us fulfil our Mum's specific wishes for her funeral arrangements. From the very first moment we spoke with them, Greenhaven were absolutely wonderful. They were attentive and caring with all our requirements and kept in regular contact with us throughout. We felt blessed to have found Greenhaven and highly recommend that you contact them to discuss your requirements. All our thanks to Carly, Tim and their dedicated team.
20 Mar 2014
Anonymous from Tyabb
Thankyou Greenhaven Funerals, and Carly for an excellent service for Gary. Very attentive and prompt with any requests that we had. Making a difficult time a little easier dealing with the shock of suddenly losing a loved one. I would not hesitate in recommending you in the future.
25 Feb 2014
lisag51 from Ascot Vale
Our family and friends cannot thank Greenhaven funerals enough for the kind, compassionate and beautiful service provided for the service of my brother Marko. Carly and Tim were most helpful as we were so very confused and made many changes, no change was too hard and the service truly was so much more than we expected. Leaving us all with a memorable service. Thank you Lisa Griekspoor.
23 Feb 2014
fenellah from Chelsea Heights
I did not know or how to accept losing a son. Carly was caring, thoughtful in everywhere making sure everything went smooth to a point 24/7 Carly was there helping decisions and efficient. My beautiful boy had the best memorial service from Greenhaven. I highly recommended Greenhaven for caring, their time and effort they have showed us. Thank you so much Carly for being there and for me. I so appreciated.
22 Feb 2014
sarab15 from Bentleigh East
Carly handled the resting of our beloved nephew in a personal, sincere, caring and efficient manner. She delivered a beautiful eulogy and handled this sad event with compassion, going far and beyond to look after our family. When Carly said she is our one point of contact and will be available 24/7 to answer queries, she delivered on that 100%. I would highly recommend her services.
16 Feb 2014
schmoopy from Mount Martha
Our family has dealt with a few Funeral companies over the years, and we have never been impressed once. They all seem to be sleazy or corporatized and just out to make a buck out of us. We heard about Carly through a friend, and my God, we were so impressed to find someone with a heart and who genuinely showed sympathy and care through everything. Nothing was too much and too complicated for Carly. I couldn't possibly express my appreciation more and I couldn't possibly recommend a company moreso than these guys. Thank you.
11 Feb 2014
TheElflord from Berwick
Greenhaven (Carly and Tim) have been great in supporting my needs for the funeral, including a Pagan celebrant (Nicole). They have been professional and prompt to respond, and the arrangements have been done with care to every detail. I recommend Greenhaven to any Pagans in Melbourne looking for a funeral director.
30 Jan 2014
annj4 from Mount Eliza
Right from the start Carly was sensitive to my needs, and went out of her way to discover the unique qualities of the aunt who looked after me from the age of four. She was a great encouragement every step of the way, and the end result was a simple funeral service which those present agreed was exactly what Molly would have wanted. Many funeral services are professional, but Greenhaven adds that unique personal touch that these days is often hard to find. I would be happy to recommend them to anyone who is looking for something out of the ordinary.
24 Jan 2014
deanner1 from Snake Valley
Thank you Carly and Tim for a wonderful and compassionate send off for our little Mum, you did such a beautiful service, and made a very hard time a lot easier to bear. You were always very professional and compassionate with our Mum for her final journey.You were there 24/7 for any queries we had, We are so grateful to Greenhaven for making such a hard time so beautifully easier to bear. We are so grateful we found Greenhaven, We whole heartedly would recommend Carly and Tim with highest of praise. Thank you
13 Jan 2014
brianb1 from Pakenham
I found Carly and Tim to be very professional and always responded to my queries very efficiently. They are both very caring people who were available at any time through the day and night. I was most impressed with how they both organized the funeral and I would highly recommend Carly and Tim.
11 Jan 2014
A truely beautiful experience, Carly made a very hard time easy and kept the service and all dealing's with her very personal. It was inexpensive but not once did I feel that we were missing anything.
10 Jan 2014
Losing our 7 year old daughter to Batten disease was heart wrenching. We are so grateful to Carly and Tim from Greenhaven for their service to our family. From the moment we spoke to them on the phone, we knew we were in the right hands. Our daughter's beautiful celebration was conducted with such grace and care. It truly was the perfect way to say goodbye. Thank you so much for everything, we recommend this lovely couple with the highest of praise.
04 Jan 2014
from Elwood
I couldn't recommend Greenhaven Funerals more highly. They were absolutely fantastic in what was an exceedingly difficult time. We chose them for their environmentally friendly funeral and burial options but were really impressed not by their environmental credentials but by there flexibility, availability and care.
01 Jan 2014
davinah from Camberwell
Carly & Tim at Greenhaven were just amazing. Their care and dedication at this difficult time ensured a memorable farewell to our loved Wayne. With over 350 people in attendance at the Hawthorn Town Hall, the service and proceedings were perfect, with attention to every detail paid by the Greenhaven team. I'm now a customer for life.
21 Dec 2013
After the sad loss of my mother who donated her body to the university for medical research, we had no idea what we needed to do about a memorial service. After finding Greenhaven funeral services on the internet & calling Carly she assisted us in arranging a beautiful memorial service for mum. Carly's care & professional service was exemplary, l personally would like to thank her on behalf of the rest of my family for providing us with a fitting farewell of my mum at a very reasonable price. I have no hesitation in recommending Greenhaven funeral services to anybody who requires their services in the future & wish Carly & her family all the best in this business venture as if my experience with them is any indication l am sure word will get around very quickly about how well they operate
18 Dec 2013
Not only were Carly and Tim genuinely caring, but they were so helpful and knowledgeable. They were able to put my mind at rest and help make a difficult time bearable. I would certainly recommend them.
04 Dec 2013
bernadetteb4 from Runaway Bay
Tim & his gorgeous wife Carly were absolutely wonderful. We could not have wished for a more helpful, considerate and caring Funeral company. From the first phone call Tim lead us in the right direction. Its so hard to explain the pain of the reality we had to face.....and both Tim & Carly were so compassionate every step of the way. I would recommend and encourage you to arrange future funerals with Greenhaven, its hard enough as it is........but you will have peace of mind knowing as tragic and sad as it are in the best hands. Thank you again Tim & Carly. You got is so right. Bernadette Bromley/Sparvelis Family XXXXXXXXX
03 Dec 2013
This being the most traumatic time in ones life loosing dad. One would not know were to start. My sister and mother chose to be with Greenhaven Funerals simply because the directors Carly and Tim were so helpful and professional and treated them as if they were part of the family. They are new to this profession, but, one would think they were doing it for years. They made it all so uncomplicated and they attended to all our requests and needs with a can do attitude. Dad looked so at peace at the showing due to the excellent preparations that Carly and Tim had done. The day of dad's funeral everything went like clockwork from start to finish. If it's value for money you are looking for. I would not look past Greenhaven Funerals. Carly and Tim will impress you with their professionalism and their genuine, caring approach that will help you through this difficult time. Rob. S.
03 Dec 2013
brettd6 from Newport
Having lost our son Ben Carly was very helpful in taking care of everything while we were trying to deal with our loss. She was very understanding and paid careful attention to some specific requests we made, which we appreciated. Its the little things that can mean a lot in these kind of situations. Both Carly & Tim were a comfort on the day & made things go smoothly. We recommend them to anyone seeking a personal touch and fair prices. Brett
24 Nov 2013
A friend of ours recommended us to Greenhaven Funerals and we are so happy they did. From the first phone call till the end of the funeral service we found Carly very caring and a great listener as well as being very professional. She came around to our house and had us smiling more than crying. Initially I thought that organising my Dads funeral would be complicated and expensive, instead it was totally the opposite. Carly and Tim looked after everything for us and I thank them for this. I would highly recommend their services. Terri Osborne
21 Nov 2013
teenas1 from Greenbank
Dear Carly, I just wanted to say thanks again for everything! Organising Pop's service and tribute with my brother was an honour to do, though incredibly painful combined with the reality he was no longer with us. You and Tim made it all that much more achievable by being so supportive, understanding and available (even late on the Friday night). We appreciate how you kept us all in the loop leading up to the day especially as we were planning across two States. My Dad was distraught at losing his Father and best friend and you helped him through this difficult time more than you realise. Allowing my brother who had traveled from QLD, the opportunity to dress Pop gave him the chance for a final farewell and helped him process his own grief. Our Pop was an incredible man and at 98 extremely proud and wanted no fuss. You respected everyone's wishes and needs and I know he would have be honoured with his farewell. You have found your calling Carly - you and Tim are so empathetic in your support of families in this most difficult time and I am forever grateful. x Teena
21 Nov 2013
Dear Carly, I just wanted to thank both you and your husband for helping with our Pop's funeral. Your patience and dedication made this difficult time much easier on myself and my family. I'd also like to thank you for letting my brother assist with Pop's dressing. Spending this last time with our Grandfather meant the world to him and helped him immensely in processing his grief. You are a credit to your industry. Sincerely, Kyle
17 Nov 2013
mikec11 from Brisbane CBD
I wanted to express how carefully and beautifully arranged the whole funeral process was under the care and management of Carly and Greenhaven Funerals. My sister chose to have a 'green burial' and Carly not only assisted the family with reviewing the options and provided guidance but also provided such a fitting service both beside the grave and at the memorial services. I would without doubt recommend Carly and her team for the truly personalised service of a professional and caring business during our time of loss. Whilst Carly only interacted with us during a few meetings prior to the actual funeral she really fully understand the person the character and the sole of the person that we were laying to rest - it was so very well done. We thank you......
12 Nov 2013
Thank you so much Greenhaven Funerals. Carly, your compassion, support and professionalism made for a perfect day to celebrate the life of our mum and Nanna!! Your friendship was valued and thank you again from the bottom of our hearts , love Jill Gary and the whole Craven family xxx
05 Nov 2013
GrantRickey from Elwood
Dear Carly & Tim My heartfelt thanks for the way you undertook the funeral arrangement for my dear wife Sue. True to her environmentalism Sue left strict instructions for a natural in-ground burial requiring the return of her remains to nature with minimum environmental impact. From my research it became clear that Greenhaven was the only funeral service in Melbourne that has a clear understanding of eco-burials notwithstanding the inherent simplicity of the approach. Your company's professionalism, care and compassion ensured the burial at Healesville Cemetery was a beautiful moment for Sue's family, allowing us to reflect deeply on the strong and wonderful woman Sue was and to farewell her mortal remains as she wished. Your role as celebrant at Sue's remembrance services, held in both Melbourne and Brisbane, was also wonderfully executed and resulted in a send off Sue would have been very proud of. In short I think Greenhaven Funerals Services are one of a kind and I wish you every success in the future. Warm Regards. Grant
29 Oct 2013
fionar12 from Gold Coast Mc
On 10th October 2013 we lost a beloved member of our family. My parents lost their only son and I lost my big brother. He was a beautiful person and much loved by family, friends and especially his little sister. Our family had the daunting task of not only coming to terms with his death, but organising his cremation. It was something I never expected to be dealing with so soon. My father had spent considerable time contacting funeral companies and was not making any head way. I did a search on the computer looking for funeral companies that were accommodating and affordable. As I started my search, reality began to set in that my brother was no longer with us and it didn't take long for the tears to start flowing again. I knew it would be difficult to contain my emotions and to maintain my composure whilst preparing to discuss funeral arrangements for my brother with strangers over the phone. Most funeral companies operate 24 hours so I decided to make contact with 2 of the large companies late in the evening. The first funeral company responded with some empathy but were straight to the point with their dealings and I also found the price of a direct cremation very costly. My brother did not want a funeral with all the trimmings, just a simple cremation. The next company I rang were very professional but again they appeared very businesslike and there was no sympathy for what we were enduring. I searched for other funeral companies and the more I searched, the more heartbroken and depressed I became. My brother lived in Melbourne and our family lived in Queensland so it was quite a task to find a funeral company that were willing to come to the party and help us, let alone be affordable. I came across a website that sold merchandise for funerals and it was during my conversation with them that they recommended Carly and the staff at Greenhaven Funeral Services located in Melbourne, Victoria. I had almost given up but thought it couldn't hurt to ring. On the verge of tears I rang the number and was surprised to be greeted on the phone by a very friendly voice so I knew straight away that it was worth the call. I spoke to Carly who was very sincere and expressed genuine sadness for our loss. She offered a sympathetic ear and listened to me weep and mourn the loss of my brother. I explained the distance and the fact that our family were unable to fly to Melbourne to organise the cremation. Carly did not judge our family nor did she in any way take advantage of our loss by ‘hitting' us up for pricing. She listened patiently to my ranting and understood the need for me to be emotional when dealing with the death of my beautiful brother. To Carly the loss of a loved one is not just a business. To Carly each client is treated as part of her family and the loved ones we have lost are treated with respect and dignity whilst in their care. Our first phone call was quite lengthy and detailed and for the first time within a week after my brother had passed, I felt at ease knowing that he was in the safe hands of Carly and the staff at Greenhaven Funeral Services. After my father contacted Carly, he too was relieved and was ever so grateful for the service Greenhaven Funerals provided. Darren was released from the coroner's court into the safe hands and care of Greenhaven Funerals within days after speaking to Carly. It was full steam ahead. Carly's prompt service was exceptional and she kept us informed and up to date with the process from start to finish. There is nothing greater than knowing that your loved one is being looked after and cared for in their moment of passing with respect and dignity. Every time Carly rang she made sure that we knew Darren was in good hands and that everything that could be done to ease our suffering was being done! Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one and right up until Darren was cremated, Carly offered emotional support and in many respects, became my counsellor. Her reassurance enabled me to deal with losing my brother that much easier. Although no one likes to speak about the costs involved, and no amount of money will bring back a loved one, the fact is we still need someone to provide this service and it takes a very special company and caring people to deliver this. Greenhaven's prices are very competitive and reasonable and in fact this was one of the main reasons we dealt with them. In Addition, the staff's professionalism and compassion towards the family was most endearing and respectful and for this reason we chose Greenhaven Funerals. Darren was a colourful person in life and in death and I sent a picture of my brother with the family to Carly so she could see him as the fun, friendly, caring and smiley person he was in life that we all adored and loved. I didn't want him to be remembered as a motionless vessel. Carly has shared my loss and given me much needed comfort during this very sad time. My family and I are forever grateful for the service Greenhaven Funerals have provided and we have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to everyone, particularly when losing a loved one. To me Carly is my guardian angel and Greenhaven Funerals will be forever in my memories and in my heart. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Carly and the staff at Greenhaven Funeral Services for their professionalism, support, compassion and understanding during this sad time and for taking wonderful care of the family and my big brother Darren. Fiona (28th October 2013)
22 Oct 2013
The support and care they take in your loved one is reassuring and helps make a difficult time much easier. They are there for you as much as you need even if its just a call if you are not sure on anything. Once again I thank you Green haven.
21 Oct 2013
samk10 from Mill Park
Very helpful staff during difficult time, Carly is a very capable and helpful person, available to reach anytime many thanks
19 Oct 2013
Carly i cant thank you enough, you did and your team did an amazing job caring for Julie and her mum at this difficult time. You realy went out of your way to help with the organizing everything and giving that bit of extra support which was greatly appreciated by all. Both i and julie will happily be refering you to all our family and friends.once again thank you for all your help and support
16 Oct 2013
anthonyssww from Bulleen South
I chose Greenhaven from the internet I'd never heard of them. Anyone can construct an attractive web-site, and choosing someone on that basis alone has to be risky. But this time was lucky: performance was every bit as good as the promise - in fact, better. With great skill Carly managed to iron out different, even conflicting input from different family members, and truly "made it happen". She was available at all times. Apart from everything else, she effectively filled the role of celebrant as well as that of undertaker. I was so glad that we didn't go to one of the big firms. One thing about going to a small firm is that you can't be brushed off onto the juniors that don't exist. I doubt that the service we would we would have received from one of the big firms would have approached the service from Greenhaven. Greenhaven was cheap in price (the cheapest of the several prices from several undertakers, and around half the price of some) but without any corresponding cheapness of quality.
14 Oct 2013
In our families experience we say a huge thank you to Carly for her professional approach and her never ending understanding. Like in life our Dad left with hick-ups that Carly gracefully showed us the way through. The experience in total was a blessing and for two girls who had no idea what they would have to deal with we say thank you on behalf of all the family and friends of Norman Gourley. Your survices will never be forgotten.
01 Oct 2013
Marty123 from St Kilda
Having lost my father Carly was a very supportive & understanding organiser & celebrant. She displays a level of caring that matters whilst being very professional & ticking all the boxes that need to be ticked. Both Carly & Tim were fantastic on the day & made things go as smoothly as they could considering circumstances. I couldn't recommend highly enough & the bonus is their prices are extremely competitive. Martin
19 Sep 2013
glenysw2 from Safety Beach
I cannot thank Green Haven Funeral Services enough for the care they gave to our loved Aunty. Carly helped me to coordinate the funeral with care and thoughtfulness. I found her so easy going, professional and helpful. She was not pushy and time frames were also no problem for her. My mum was in hospital at the same time so I was going through so much as well as coming to terms with the death! I have decided that I would like Carly and Green Haven to look after me when my time comes.... So I will be recommending her to my friends and other family members. Thank you so much! The funeral service Carly delivered gave the personal touch with family saying afterward that her words were wonderful and made us all feel it was a lovely tribute to our Aunt. Cheers Glenys
19 Sep 2013
jenniferp16 from North Warrandyte
In what was, and still is, such a difficult, confronting and confusing time for us, we will be forever grateful for Carly's compassion. Her special care and loving approach made such a difference, her communication and attention to detail made us feel as though someone understood us. I can't imagine anyone taking better care of our son. I highly recommend Carly and Greenhaven Funerals for excellent and highly personal service.
17 Sep 2013
sharonm36 from South Kingsville
My family and I were all extremely happy with the service Carly and Greenhaven Funerals provided from beginning to end. At all times Carly showed compassion, understanding and respect for the stress and grief our family was experiencing while providing a caring and human element in the way she interacted with us. Carly took great care of our Mum, respecting her life and death and showed understanding for the person Mum was to us. It was really nice to be able to trust someone to look after both our needs and best interests. From my first phone call to Carly to make enquires, Carly was always very professional and efficient but down to earth and human, something I found was severely lacking from my earliest enquires with other service providers. We can't thank Carly enough for her help through what was a very difficult time. I would highly recommend Carly and the team at Greenhaven.
17 Sep 2013
paulr29 from Kew
Carly and Tim were extremely professional and caring when it came to arranging Mum's funeral. I think one of the most impressive things was we could contact them at all hours of the night to make last minute changes/updates to the service, something I would imaging you could only do during office hours with the major funeral companies.
08 Sep 2013
lyndala from Blackburn North
I couldn't imagine anyone more caring and sensitive to have looked after my tiny niece, born sleeping. My sister and her partner found that Carly was outstanding in providing what I can only describe as 'above and beyond' what was expected under very difficult circumstances. My initial enquiry by way of phone call gave me confidence to encourage my sister and her partner to consider the services offered at Greenhaven. The prices are competitive, but more importantly, they offer a level of professionalism that no one else can match. Thank you to Carly and Greenhaven Funeral Services.
05 Sep 2013
juliek27 from Albert Park
I contacted Greenhaven funerals because I was looking for a smaller, independent company that might embrace a non-traditional ceremony and a greener approach to the funeral. Carly was wonderful. She organised a beautiful wicker casket, was happy for us to run the ceremony in our own way and she was supportive throughout. She made a difficult process less daunting and was always available to help. Thank you Carly and Tim. I highly recommend Greenhaven funerals.
04 Sep 2013
Hi Carly we just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your husband Tim, you really went out of your way especially with the DVD and I couldn't be more appreciative. You conducted a wonderful service and you made it very easy and accommodating for us during this process. Thank you xxx
02 Sep 2013
ssusan from Oakleigh South
Although my dad did not look his best at the end, Carly and Tim treated my dad with the utmost respect. Carly listened to what we wanted for my dad and did not bat an eye when we presented her and Tim with a 'special' urn for my dad's ashes - if you want a caring and compassionate couple to help you in your hardest days, look no further than here - my family were very impressed - Carly and Tim took the time to listen and help us through a very tough time.
29 Aug 2013
Anonymous from Chelsea
My son selected to go with Greenhaven on a 'gut' feel after talking with Carly on the phone and boy was he correct. Carly was wonderful, warm and caring. She put us all at ease and made our very stressful time so much less stressful. With all the questions and worries we had, Carly was always there to help. Nothing was too much trouble. Under difficult circumstances the day was perfect. Somehow Carly and Tim even made the sun shine for us !! And thank you Tim for saving my shoe in the mud !! So many friends made comment about how lovely the service was and this is all thanks to Carly's calm ways. Thank you Carly and Tim so very much for taking the stress out of the most difficult time of our life.
28 Aug 2013
pattym from Glen Iris
Thanks again, Carly and Tim, for all your efforts over what was a difficult time – will recommend you guys to everyone we come across! We really appreciated your personal touch with all our family members and your willingness to assist at any time of the day or night. All the very best with future business success!
20 Aug 2013
joanf2 from Geelong West
thanks Carly for your help with arranging (2)pre-paid funerals Even though I had many queries you dealt with each of them in a caring and thoughtful manner. Thanks also for the "off the cuff" conversations. We both wish you more and more success with your business and will certainly tell others.
19 Aug 2013
darneh from Cremorne
My father past away suddenly with very little knowledge of a cremation ceremony for my families religion is catholic I had reviewed and contacted 3 other companies to widen my education on such maters and found that they all varied in price and expectation. Having only reviewed the topic a day before his death I knew that after speaking to Carly from Greenhaven that choosing them was in my opinion the better choice. Carly made me at ease and her professionalism and confidence on choices that may appeal to my family on the day of the ceremony was so easy to decide once I shared my views on how my father wanted his celebration to be and the type of man he was. Everything that was requested was thorough and to detail I could not fault the day! Carly has a nature that is calming and has a very special quality that makes you believe that she has everything under control which allows you to go through the emotions that you may be having without a worry of anything not being done or forgotten She is blessed with great communication skills to complete any task given to her! I recommend Greenhaven to anyone that I may meet that may ask me for a funeral director! Thank you Greenhaven team greatly appreciated!!!
16 Aug 2013
pennyr3 from Frankston South
Carly I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your care and attention to detail over the past week, both for us and Dad. You have made a difficult time easier for us with your thoughtfulness, compassion and understanding. We appreciate everything you did, the level of care and service was exemplary. Thank you, Penny, Michael, Leah & David xx
13 Aug 2013
karena24 from McKinnon
Thank you to Greenhaven Funeral Services – your professionalism and sincerity shone through in your high quality service. Carly, I knew Mum would be well looked after from the moment you walked in the door – your presence, and that of your team, throughout this life event has been incredibly comforting – I could not have placed her in better hands.
11 Aug 2013
wendyv3 from Glen Waverley
The value of a good funeral celebrant at a time of distress and grief cannot be understated. Carly stepped in seamlessly and organised, in a very caring way, all the details that helped make my Mother's funeral a truly moving experience. I would happily recommend Greenhaven Funerals.
09 Aug 2013
lindag11 from Glen Waverley
Carly was celebrant for an amazing lady who now has nearly 50 descendants. She wove a ceremony that joined up all the generations. High emotion that was warm, honest and caring.
01 Aug 2013
chrisl55 from Blackburn
Carly and Tim were professional, caring, sensitive and thoughtful to make the funeral of my mother a wonderful celebration of her life. They made the whole family feel at ease and comfortable which is difficult when you are all going through different stages of grief. They arranged everything beautifully and helped us make the day an unforgetable celebration of a life long lived for which we are grateful. A big thank you from all of us.
01 Aug 2013
sarz from Heathmont
The service provided by Carly and Tim at Greenhaven was delivered with so much personal warmth and such honest compassion - the type of service that is so imperative at such a time. You are both truly wonderful individuals, thank you kindly
26 Jul 2013
samantham16 from Yarraville
Carly at Greenhaven funerals assisted us when our baby girl, Carrie Sarah, was stillborn. She was compassionate and professional throughout the process, and I felt so comfortable having Carly take care of my baby. She helped make a very difficult situation easier. I felt she went 'above and beyond' to provide that personal touch. She took extra photos of Carrie before she was cremated, and did little hand and foot prints. And she made sure there was a teddy to keep Carrie company!! She evn posted some touching words on the Greenhaven Facebook wall. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Carly and team, we will certainly be recommending your services to friends and family. Samantha and Rod xx
25 Jul 2013
tony19 from Watsonia North
Carly, thank you so very much for helping us celebrate the life of my beautiful wife Sandra. Being a very disciplined person and someone that plans things through in detail, my first contact with Carly was at a time when I believed that I had a lot of time to ‘shop around' for the funeral director that I felt most comfortable working with. Sandra's demise was at a speed that surprised everyone, and I found myself in the unfamiliar territory of being out of control. Fortunately, I had sufficient time to realise that Carly was the person I could trust to take control and deliver. From the time of collecting Sandra when she had passed away through to delivery of her ashes to me, Carly gave me an enormous amount of time. She was contactable at all times (I remember asking whether she ever went to sleep!), and provided me with very good suggestions and recommendations. She is also a great listener, and shows empathy without being overly ‘gushy'. In summary, Carly found out exactly what we wanted and then assumed total control and gave me the confidence to let her. Carly, you are very talented at what you do. Sandra had given us instructions on how she wanted ‘her Service' to be conducted, and even selected a couple of verses and quirky songs to be played. Sandra's wish was that it was to be a true celebration of life .... “only tears of happiness were allowed”. Carly respected this and did a marvelous job of making it work, while retaining the dignity of the occasion. The Service went-off exactly as I had envisaged, and what Sandra had requested. Under most difficult circumstances the day was perfect. Again, Carly, thank you so very much for taking some of the stress out of the most difficult time of my life. Tony
07 Jul 2013
harry1 from Bentleigh East
Carly, and Tim, of Greenhaven really know what they're doing. From the very first phone call I instantly felt comfortable with Carly and knew I didn't need to look any further. Carly has a very soothing voice, which puts you at ease even though someone close to you has just died. Carly took good care of my dad ensuring dignity and confidence the whole time. She stays in touch throughout the process and is very contactable. Carly is also super professional and a great listener. I found her willingness to please, and to be flexible and kind a real advantage. I was very impressed with Carly, Tim and Greenhaven generally. A very well organized and well connected person in charge is what you need at a difficult time and Greenhaven just takes care of everything, leaving you to have as much or as little involvement as you're comfortable with. Carly was really an absolute pleasure to work with.
04 Jul 2013
Thank you and hubby for the very nice service you guys gave with Bills Funeral. Jim and i very much appreciated the service you gave. Yes it was good to see the colourful group of people who arrived ..... Never the less it was a nice day capped off with a few drinks with the others who are a really nice bunch. Once again thank you for your very professional services.
27 Jun 2013
archienhi from East Melbourne
The husband of a dear friend passed away three weeks ago. It was a difficult experience made more so by the fact that none of us had ever arranged a funeral service or cremation before and had to work within a restrictive budget. What was reassuring about finding GreenHaven is that they are upfront about their costs, and clearly set out what you can expect, as well as the optional extras available. They currently have packages ranging from $1820 to $4250. Their website is well laid out, which made it easy to understand and showed that they have the right sensibility for such an event. From the first contact, Carly was calm, friendly, organised and understanding. She made everything easy. She always responded in a timely manner to phone calls and emails, and kept us up-to-date with how things were going. She came over early to get the paper work sorted, so she could pick up the husband's body the next day from the Coroner and start preparation for the viewing as soon as possible. At the same meeting, the chapel was booked, and all that remained were for us to inform family/friends of where to meet. What a relief. She also arranged to pick up clothing for the viewing and, at that meeting, spent time with my friend to discuss his life, her favourite memories of him and the songs she wanted played at the service. Carly then put together a moving and fitting eulogy and ceremony service in record time, which we were able to edit and refine prior to the service. The service was held less than a week after the husband's passing, and was conducted by both Carly and her husband Tim. It was lovely, and almost everyone was deeply moved. We had chosen to organise the flowers ourselves (though they offer this service too), but they set up candles and put together a video photo montage of my friend and her husband's life together. Carly had also developed memorial cards with the husband's picture and the words "In Loving Memory", which everyone could hold during the service and take away to keep. GreenHaven's contact details are also included on this card. I think everyone took away a card as a keepsake; there were hardly any left in the stack by the end of the service. (Tip: Check the placement of the image and words on the card before they go off to the printers to ensure it is laid out exactly as you wish.) Though my friend's home is rather far from town, Carly arranged to personally hand over the ashes there, and spent a bit of time with my friend before she left. All in all, we were very pleased and very grateful for the excellent service we received. Highly recommend!
13 Jun 2013
darren7 from The Patch
We would like to thank Greenhaven for providing a service for a life well lived. We could not have asked for more. A brilliant cello performance at the start followed by Lisa's wonderful summing up of a long lived life. Carly and Tim were with the family at every step of the way. Thank you so much.
08 Jun 2013
kathyb11 from Craigieburn
The loss of our daughter was very traumatic for us and we didn't know what to do regarding arrangements, everything needs to be done so quickly. Carly was so lovely, she took over every aspect of the arrangements from the coroner to the cremation and looked after our daughter so well, leaving us free to grieve. Lisa Foster is a caring and understanding celebrant, everything about the service was beautiful and Lisa was able to express our feelings and paint a portrait of a life lived and lost so well. Both Carly and Lisa were in contact with us at all times, day or night to ensure we were coping and helped in any way they could. Greenhaven care about providing the best service at as low a cost as possible they really went above an beyond our expectations, both of us will be "lay buying" our own funerals with them too so that the path will be easier when we pass. We cannot thank Greenhaven enough for the kindness and compassion they have shown us and the care they took of our loved one.
04 Jun 2013
Cat from Camberwell
Very professional, caring and prompt in every aspect. During such difficult times Greenhaven has been helping us more then we ever expected. Carly, in particular, is a very warm person and she has been guiding us through the entire process with a lot of patience and knowledge. A great THANK YOU!
28 May 2013
Carly and Tim helped my family when my Uncle Ron passed. They were compassionate and thoughtful on a personal level and took special care with my Mother and her sister who were understandably particularly distressed. Carly took the worry out of all of what seemed to be the massive amounts of things to organise. I was living in a fussy world of blur, but felt confident that Carly had the whole situation handled in a very competent manner. She asked all the right questions, knew who the family and friends were and explained the order of what was to happen. She organised absolutely everything and the service was beautiful with all the right touches..... things that we would never have thought of. The whole experience was especially memorable for all the right reasons.
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