Selwyn Allen wanted to go into funeral service when he was a teenager. He thought it would be a fitting way to help people in their time of need.
Half a century on, Selwyn can reflect on a rewarding career in the service of others.
After leaving school, he began working for one of two funeral directors who would be his sole employers over the next 32 years.
In the late 1990s, Selwyn set up his own firm, Selwyn Allen All Faiths Funerals, based in the Melbourne suburb of Mount Waverley.
Today it’s a family affair, with son Geoff following in his father’s footsteps. He started working with the company during his final year at university.
Selwyn, Geoff and funeral consultant Dorothy Hodge are committed to providing exceptional personal service to families at a reasonable price.
Whether it’s a large, small, religious or secular ceremony, Selwyn and his team’s main focus is always firmly on helping those dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Families are looked after by one staff member from the time of first contact until after the funeral is over.
No two funerals are the same, but the high level of service always will be: