Meet Our Team
Growing up around funerals since the age of six allows Tim a unique understanding of how a family owned funeral and pet cremation business should be. He has seen his Mum and Dad, Denise and Phil Connolly grow from a small commercial unit at West End in Brisbane to witnessing the company grow to a well-known national public company. The business has since reverted to a smaller business under the name Newhaven Funerals which provides more personal and meaningful funeral services for pets through their pet cremation business Pethaven Animal Cremation..
Rebecca has been involved in the family business since birth, starting fulltime in the company in April 1996. Rebecca is predominantly in the accounts department, however enjoys being out in the community assisting our funeral directors. “I don’t think of myself having a ‘job’, I love going in every day and guiding families through the most difficult time of their lives” says Rebecca. “The feeling of knowing you have assisted in the healing process is second to none whether it be a loved person or animal”. Rebecca is married with two children whom already talk of being third generation funeral directors when they grow older.
As part of the Connolly family, it was a natural progression following school for Libby to be a part of the family business. Now with close to 20 years’ experience working in all aspects of the business Libby’s main roll is in administration. Libby specialises in international repatriations and prides herself on being able to meet any request, and assists client families through the most traumatic time of their lives as gently and smoothly as possible.
In addition to Tim, Rebecca and Libby you will be supported by an experienced, professional and compassionate team that consists of Jane Levin, Nathan Wright and Ben Westbury.