Botanical Funerals is independently owned by Ian and Shirlene Allison. Ian is a sixth generation funeral director with over 20 years of experience in the funeral industry and proudly continues a 157 year family tradition in funeral services. While continuing to embrace the original values set by his grandfathers before him of high standards, honesty and integrity, Ian and the team at Botanical Funerals are equally committed to evolve and move with the times to meet the changing needs of the community.
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Ian and Shirlene Allison & Family
Continuing a family legacy
Ian and Botanical Funerals continue the Allison family legacy of excellence in funeral services started by his relatives in Richmond, Melbourne in 1860. We are proud of our heritage and several traditional elements which are maintained in our funerals today but equally intent on serving the current and modern needs of our client families.
To the leftAbove are some photos of Ian’s relatives John, Roy and Rob, who were leaders in the Australian funeral industry and widely respected by both their community and peers.
What We Provide
Botanical Funerals provides the highest level of service, care and compassion to its client families. The company supports Suicide Prevention Australia, inspired to save lives through the legacy left by Ian’s late Mother, Catherine Allison who died by suicide in 2016. Catherine’s wish was for Ian to continue the family tradition of working in the funeral industry.
Botanical Funerals’ staff will guide and care for you every step of the way from your initial enquiry through to after the funeral. We are dedicated and passionate about what we do and the outcomes we can achieve for our client families.
Depending on your needs, we can provide your loved one with a simple funeral or a more elaborate and involved funeral as shown to the rightbelow.
You’re helping save lives
My Mother, Catherine Alice Helene Allison died by suicide on 6 November 2016. In her memory, Botanical Funerals – By Ian Allison actively and financially supports Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). We are actively involved in spreading the word about suicide prevention, educating the community through advertising and events. We provide regular donations to Suicide Prevention Australia and therefore in selecting Botanical Funerals as your funeral provider, you too are helping save lives through suicide prevention.