Colin and Laurelle Boland have long played a leading role in the provision of funeral services, with Colin first becoming involved in the family business in 1960.
In addition to their primary aim of providing the highest level of care, guidance and support for the families in their communities, they have championed the ongoing development of excellence in their profession.
During Colin’s terms of service as President of the Funeral Directors Association of NSW, President of the NSW/ACT Division of the Australian Funeral Directors Association and Chairman of the Australian College of Funeral Service they employed their usual level of partnership approach; with Laurelle providing support and keen insights from her understanding of the funeral service profession in which she has worked since 1975.
Southern Highlands Funerals is the only current member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association in the Southern Highlands.
Both Colin and Laurelle have been awarded Honorary Membership of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ). They are the only overseas funeral directors to be given this honour, awarded for their commitment to the funeral service industry and their close involvement with New Zealand.