Our compassionate funeral staff will attend to your wishes with reverence and understanding.


We are available to help day or night. We are able to assist you with any of your pre-need requirements by way of pre-arranged and pre-paid funeral bonds.

Our purpose is to guide and support you through this difficult time, assisting in arranging a funeral service which will allow you to reflect back knowing that you have honoured the life of your loved one.
This site not only provides you with information about Shaun Hamilton Funerals and the services we offer, it contains information and options available when making decisions on how to celebrate or honour the life of the person you love.

We hope the information on the following pages helps simplify the procedure and requirements for arranging a Funeral. Nothing at all will prepare you for this responsibility, yet having this information may assist you in what could be an overwhelming process.

  • We will provide guidance, care and attention from your own personal funeral professional director, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • We are Funeral Directors serving Tamworth, Quirindi, Werris Creek, Gunnedah, Manilla and surrounding districts. Arrangements may be made with you in one of our offices or in the comfort of your home
  • We will co-ordinate, liaise and supervise all necessary staff and service providers to conduct the funeral service
  • We will provide advice and support before, during and following the funeral, including introduction to grief counsellors, support associations and grief & loss literature, if required




My interest in the Funeral Industry commenced in the early 1980’s. It was during this time I met a Funeral Director based in Currabubula, NSW. Over a period of 12 months, I gained experience in the business working on weekends and school holidays.

In late 1983, after the Funeral Director had relocated interstate, I approached a Tamworth Funeral Director seeking work while at high school. I was offered full time employment with that funeral business in 1984 and worked there until the business was sold to Keith Russell’s Simplicity Funerals in 1986.
Later that year after choir practice in St. Patricks Catholic Church, West Tamworth for the Golden Jubilee for the now Late Monsignor John O’Connor, I was approached by the now late Mrs. Shirley Burke enquiring if I would be interested in establishing a Funeral Business with herself and husband Mr. Hal Burke. Burke and Hamilton Funerals was then formed in late 1986.

As time progressed, we welcomed another partner into the fold and established the Burke, Hamilton and Douglas partnership. We operated Burke & Hamilton Funerals, Bevan Douglas Funerals and Simplicity Park (Lincoln Grove Memorial Gardens and Crematorium), which we purchased from the Service Corporation International who purchased Keith Russell’s Simplicity Funerals assets Australia wide in the late 1980’s.

During December 1995 I decided to leave the partnership and relocate to Sydney, working for several large funeral companies, some locally owned and others owned by large American corporations.

In the year 2000 I went into business with the Flannagan Brothers, where we founded Hamilton Funerals, located at Wahroonga and Brookvale. This business continued late into 2007 at which time I decided to relocate back to Quirindi and be close to my family. It was there I planned to establish a small Funeral Business as the sole owner/operator, Shaun Hamilton Funerals.

As Shaun Hamilton Funerals grew it became necessary to relocate to larger premises. I kept the Quirindi Office at 214 George Street and moved into more suitable premises at 125 Marius Street, Tamworth. This address is now our Head Office, Funeral Home and Mortuary Facility.
In 2023 my staff and I are very grateful that Shaun Hamilton Funerals is now the preferred Funeral Care Provider in our region and hope that we may continue to serve for many years to come.


  • Funeral Service for the late Mr. Noel Park DSO, ED (1994)
    Funeral Service for the late Mr. Noel Park DSO, ED (1994)

  • Funeral Service for the late Mr. Noel Park DSO, ED (1994)
    Funeral Service for the late Mr. Noel Park DSO, ED (1994)


State Funeral Service
State Funeral Service for the late Mr. Marcel Jacques Caux (2004)




 Local Organisations Proudly Supported by

Shaun Hamilton Funerals Pty Ltd

  • Tamworth City Bowling Club
  • West Tamworth Bowling Club
  • Quirindi Bowling Club
  • Quirindi Hospital Auxiliary
  • Eloura Aged Care Auxiliary
  • Currabubula Red Cross Art Show
  • Kootingal & District Football Club
  • Tamworth Clay Target Club Inc
  • Quirindi Show Society
  • Quirindi Silo Art
  • Parish of St. Edwards, South Tamworth – Memorial Bell Tower
  • Parish of St. Patricks West Tamworth – Equipment Upgrade
  • Nazareth House Charity Golf Day
  • Manilla Bowling Club 
  • King of The Ranges -  Murrurundi

What our families say

Dear Claire,

On behalf of the family of Brian Newall, I wanted to thank you for your care and kindness.
You made a hard time so much easier.

Thank you!

Best wishes,
Pat Newall
Paul and Sally Newall
David and Gill Newall
Brooke and Kane Jacobson

Good morning Shaun, Suzanne, Peter, Yvette and Team,

My family and I send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the wonderful job that you did on our mum’s funeral.
There was no detail that was not addressed or taken care of which took the pressure off us and made everything go so smoothly.You have been a great comfort to our family during this time of great sadness, thankyou.

Kind regards,
Jane Erich


Dear Claire,

Thank you so much for everything you did for us when we were in such a sad state organising our dad’s funeral.
You were thoroughly professional and helped us plan an absolutely beautiful and dignified farewell for Dad.
It couldn’t have been more perfect. We are very appreciative of your efforts. 

Helen Alston

Hello Shaun & Suzanne

I would like to thank you on behalf of our family for making the service very beautiful, Mum would of been so happy.
Everyone's heart was truly in it and you can see you all love your job, we are extremely grateful and appreciative
of how much yourselves and your staff care.

Thank you for all the direction and advice you were able to give us, it took a lot of pressure off us during this difficult time.

Please thank everyone for their amazing patience as we stumbled along in our grief.

warmest regards
Sandra Boreham

To Dear Shaun, Suzanne, Yvette and all the The Team

Just a note to say many thanks for an outstanding service at our Mother's Funeral,
your professionalism and caring attitude was exemplary.
We couldn't have asked for a better team, to arranging the funeral,
the booklet and on the day, it all went so well.
Shaun, the hymn was so beautiful & Bill played beautifully and the livestreaming also.

Thank you all once again and kindest regards
Margaret Chamberlain on behalf of the Pyrke family, Nona, Jennifer, Bill & Judith

To the staff

I travelled from Brisbane with my mum, Carole (Casino) to attend her sister's viewing and funeral - Dorothy Coulton, Friday 25th August, Nazareth Chapel.

You were very understanding and respectful. Thank you for such a wonderful job, so well done.

Kind regards

To Shaun,

Suzanne and all staff that cared for our much loved and greatly missed mother and grandmother and great grandmother,
Elsie May Milsom.

Thank you so much for your words of comfort and the care that you have shown towards Elsie and her family.

To Shaun, Suzanne & Team

Our family would like to express our sincere appreciation for the professional service provided to us during a difficult time following the loss of our husband and dad, James (Jim) McCormack.

From the moment the team took dad into care in the early hours of Monday 18th September, we were comforted by the respectful, caring and dignified support and service provided to our family.

Shaun, we would also like to thank you for extending your service to sing two solo's at dad's Requiem Mass and again the family very much appreciated this special gesture.

Our sincerest thanks
Angela, Frank, Andrew, Anna & Celia

Dear Shaun and Staff

Please accept our utmost admiration for the kindness and professionalism shown by yourself and staff during the recent sad passing of our beloved Lynne.
We would particularly make note of the excellent Order of Service prepared by your Graphics staff and it gave us great satisfaction to distribute the spare copies to those interstate and far away who could not attend on the day.

Kind regards
John, Matthew and Rebecca Black

We recently held an end of life celebration for our Mum at Acacia Function Centre in association with Shaun Hamilton Funerals. Shaun and his team were wonderful in assisting my sisters and I, in planning the best possible send off for our Mum.

The service in its entirety was held at the Acacia Function Centre located within the grounds of the Savannah Park Motor Inn, cnr Burgmanns Lane & Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth NSW.

Amy Crocker was very obliging, and provided an excellent selection of food and beverages in a well appointed air conditioned comfortable versatile space. The service was impeccable and we would highly recommend this venue for any gatherings.

We found on site accommodation very handy for people who needed to travel for the occasion.

Mari-Anne Wells

To Shaun & Staff

Thank you for supporting us and the care given to Bruce in his passing.
Thanks also to Peter for his lovely sermon.

Kind regards
Jill Carmichael & family

Dear Shaun, Suzanne, Peter, Shaun and staff

On behalf of my family, thank you for your care of my mother, Joyce Gornall.
We appreciated you all during our time of grief. 

With best wishes
Amanda Hart

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