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For Mary’s son, Joesph W. Belgrove, and his brothers these were exciting times!


Helping their mom in the family business, they all got involved in constructing coffins for the next day’s funeral in their backyard. The pride Joseph felt in creating something new and from his free will taught him the most valuable lesson, that is, providing exceptional service to those who lost loved ones.


From there on, Joesph’s passion for the funeral business grew and he went on to expand the business which included haberdashery store, cabinet making and wheelwright services. he then moved the funeral agency to 88 Coffee Street on Wednesday 15th August, 1888 which is the date that we officially use as our Anniversary Date. Joseph was a well-respected businessman in the community and listed as a prominent businessman and funeral agent in the Collins Yearbook 1904