Mornington Peninsula Funeral Services

About

We, Andrew Ternes and Julie Davey, founded Mornington Peninsula Funerals with the aim to provide high quality funeral care, in a local environment, at an affordable price. Our backgrounds in the funeral and medical professions and service industries provide a strong foundation for our organisation.

 

While working as an arranger and conductor with a large Melbourne-based funeral provider, Andrew was often questioned by families regarding the whereabouts of their loved ones prior to their service. He understood the need for a local care facility on the Peninsula. Somewhere that families could visit to view their loved ones, if desired, at any time before their final farewell. This was something a small independent funeral home could definitely offer.

Some people we spoke to were also looking for a more personalised and affordable experience with services and ceremonies in venues familiar to each family; such as sailing and bowling clubs, beaches, various local function rooms, community halls – or even at the family home. 

 

So after many months of exploration and planning, then waiting for government approvals, we finally got the go-ahead to start building our Dromana care facility. Today it remains dedicated to caring for loved ones while our McCrae office offers a space for us to meet with families.

Mornington Peninsula Funerals

Managing Directors

ANDREW TERNES

Having owned and operated service-based businesses most of his life, Andrew appreciates the importance of providing excellent customer service.

 

He loves helping people and hearing the many interesting stories that families have to share about their loved ones’ lives.

Family and Community life

Andrew has two daughters and a step dog. He served, for four years, on the board of The Attitude Books Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping build resilience in young children.


He is a member and active volunteer at McCrae yacht club and has been a Bass player in blues bands for more than 45 years.

JULIE DAVEY

Julie's background in general hospital and district nursing holds her in good stead to help families through the difficult time surrounding the loss of a loved ones

 

Family and Community life

Julie is married to Andrew and also served on the board of Attitude Books Foundation and sails at McCrae Yacht Club.

 

She is an author dedicated to helping children become more resilient and, since 2001, has given hundreds of personal development talks in Primary schools.

 

Julie has contributed many presentations for libraries and Probus meetings across the Peninsula and country Victoria, on the topic of Positive Thinking for Health and Happiness.

Mornington Peninsula Funerals

Our team

We currently have five experienced funeral staff who assist with our day to day operations.

 

Whether they are manning the reception desk, attending funerals or working behind the scenes, they are all dedicated to serving our client families in a professional and courteous manner.

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MICHAEL ROBERTS

Michael worked in management for several corporate food and beverage companies over 30 years until he sought a career change in 2015.  

Appointed as State Operations Manager for a large funeral company in Melbourne, he was soon responsible for running eleven funeral homes within the group. With his caring and compassionate nature, and excellent communication style, Michael is well suited to assisting families during their time of need and we are indeed fortunate that he has chosen to join our team at Mornington Peninsula Funerals.

 

Family and Community life


Michael is married and has two children, a daughter and a son. He also has two granddaughters and loves spending time with them. Michael enjoys playing tennis, keeping fit and socialising with family and friends.

VIRGINIA ROSS

Virginia's bio will appear here in the near future.

DAWN CLAVIN

Dawn is a long time resident of the Mornington Peninsula and loves the community feel of the area. She has worked in several admin roles over a long period of time, including previous employment with funeral companies. She loves meeting people and sharing their stories and has a strong desire to support people in periods of stress and difficulty.

Family and Community life

Dawn enjoys spending time with her husband, Peter, family, and friends. She has two daughters and a gorgeous granddaughter. She loves painting and drawing, gardening and cooking.

Funerals Vehicles

 

We have a beautiful, high roof, V8 Holden hearse and – for those passionate Ford enthusiasts – a newly refurbished silver hearse as well. Our chauffeur driven Mourning Coach is available to drive family members to their loved one's service.

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Address: 5 Trewhitt Ct, Dromana VIC 3936

Office: 689 Pt Nepean Rd, McCrae VIC 3938

Ph: (03) 5982 0086

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