For over 93 years families have trusted us with the care of their loved ones and this tradition continues today. You can have confidence in choosing us, generations of families have trusted WT Howard Funerals in their time of need.
We have remained at the forefront of the funeral industry for more than 90 years and is highly respected throughout Australia. WT Howard Funerals is an accredited member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA), a national body that over sees standards of practice within the funeral industry. This includes every aspect of the facility, the equipment, the vehicles and the mandatory training and up skilling of all staff to maintain continuing professional standards.
As part of that membership, WT Howard Funerals is bound by a strict code of ethics and practice. Every three years the business is inspected from top to bottom to make sure it adheres to the Australian Funeral Directors Association’s criteria for quality, safety and standards.
Being an accredited member the AFDA also means WT Howard Funerals abides by the Department of Health guidelines relating to the funeral industry. Because of these high standards and accreditation requirements, more than 60% of Australian families choose an AFDA member for their funeral arrangements.
WT Howard Funerals is proudly locally and independently owned – not part of a funeral franchise or chain. Our business continues to grow each year, families continue to come back because we have served them well in the past, and they know we are committed to do our utmost to continue to serve them with the sensitivity and care they need.
WT Howard Funerals also has long-established relationships with florists, ministers and celebrants, printing companies, newspapers for funeral notices, and companies that arrange funeral DVDs.
WT Howard Funerals is constantly updating and investing in the business. Out of respect for the heritage of the business, the present owners have maintained the historic frontage of the original building on Flett Street, Taree, while behind it they have constructed a state-of-the-art mortuary and funeral home.
One of the core values of WT Howard Funerals is support of community through donations to local events and clubs including the Great Lakes Hospice, Gloucester Cancer Support Group, Cancer Council, various sporting clubs, Great Lakes Hospice, the Flair Fashion Awards and the YMCA Taree Aquatic Centre just to name a few. Our community has been loyal to us for more than 93 years, and we acknowledge that support by continuing to give back.