Our story, learn about us

The longing to own and operate our own funeral home has come from a place of kindness and compassion and has been a lifelong dream of mine since I was a small child.

 

In my blog I share in depth stories of how I came to be where I am now but in a nutshell, I have always had an urge or a sense of belonging in the funeral industry. My absolute love for what I do has brought me so much joy over the years and has really given me purpose. 


Lovell Meizer Funerals was born from years of hard work and dedication resulting in us finally opening the doors on the 1st of July 2019. We have developed a superior reputation in the community, consistently delivering quality, expert advice and specialised care. We embrace innovative technology to help simplify the process for our families and provide a multitude of options for personalisation.

 

Over the last two years we have fine-tuned our professional team to include some of the most dedicated and passionate people I have ever known in the industry. These ladies have worked alongside us, showing they are a valuable asset to our Lovell Meizer Funerals family.

 

We are proud to assist the Goulburn and surrounding communities through the most difficult times in their lives whilst maintaining the ethics of the Australian Funeral Directors Association as well as our own morals, personal and professional standards.

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Get familiar with our Lovell Meizer Funerals family below, hear their stories and learn the faces of our
caring and professional team.

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Kristy Meizer jp
Managing director & Family Consultant

I am a strong and independent woman, who has, like many others faced adversity along the way. I have had my share of trials and tribulations but at the end of the day have rose above it all to become successful in a field that I love.

I began my career in the funeral industry in 2001 in Canberra and over the years have worked at several funeral homes. I have spent many years working behind the scenes in a mortuary setting.

 

Over the years I have developed specialised skills and a have a true passion for restorative work, allowing families the opportunity to gain closure from seeing & spending time with their loved ones when this might have otherwise been discouraged.

 

During my career I have also worked for the ACT Government at their Forensic Medical Centre. I believe my extensive knowledge, skills and personal love for what I do have moulded me into someone you can trust and rely on in times of unforgiving grief.

 

As an individual my personal life is filled with family. I have strong family values and have close relationships with my beautiful family. I have three beautiful children. Our 19-year-old son has just purchased his first home in Queanbeyan and our two little girls, 3 & 5 years old are both skilled bike and scooter riders. All three give me the greatest sense of pride. Watching them all grow and develop their own achievements is my life’s goal and biggest joy.

 

As for personal hobbies, I enjoy exploring with my kids, going to the beach, and trying my hand at camping, I am the first to admit this is an ongoing trial and i am more of a self proclaimed 'glamper'. I love shopping, some may call me a shopaholic, I see it more as a relaxing pastime.  

I am a registered Justice of the Peace in and for the State of New South Wales Australia.

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Shiane lovell
Managing director

I have 12 years’ experience in finance and event management and as such am extremely organised with an attention to detail.

 

I have worked with many families over the years to ensure the best production and delivery of video and memorial stationary, our ‘Lasting Tributes’. I am caring, compassionate and will ensure the most outstanding service is provided to each family.

 

My family values have been strong since I was a child. I have had the benefit of growing up with very close relationships to my grandparents, together with my mum they taught me the importance of family and made me extremely grateful for today having such a beautiful family of my own.

 

Unlike my partner, I didn’t realise my passion and purpose until much later in life and it wasn’t until we purchased this business and opened our doors to grieving families that I realised this is exactly where I was always supposed to be. I am immensely proud of our ability to help families when they are going through such a hard time.

 

The loss of some of the closest people in my life has really given me a deep understanding for those going through the same and I find my empathy for others is what drives me to do the best I can for every family.

 

Together with my partner / wife we have built a family with our three children and enjoy watching them realise their potential over the years.

 

I have many friendships and value social time with others. At the same time, I am happy just hanging out at home with our dogs or playing games on the computer / Xbox. I consider myself to be somewhat of a tv / movie buff and could happily hibernate watching series after series until I fall asleep with my dogs on my lap.

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Susan ebsworth
Funeral assistant

I have always had a special place in my heart for the elderly. This sentiment was strengthened when it came to caring for my own elderly parents in later life. My own experience and loss have really shaped me and given me an overwhelming sense of direction for helping others move through their journey of love and loss.

I take great pride in assisting families at Lovell Meizer Funerals and consider my position such a privilege. I feel honoured to walk alongside families through their time of loss with a goal to treat every family with the dignity and care that I would want for my own family.  It is my sincere hope that I can make a difference to the lives of others.

 

When not at work I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren who keep me young at heart. I also love spending time in my garden and working on my campervan project. I am creative and like to design and create macramé, crochet babies and children’s garments and toys and dabble in house renovations.

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Melissa chandler
funeral & mortuary assistant

While I have always had an interest in death and different customs across the world the reality of my own mortality and that of those around me is what really struck home for me and gave me that push to enter an industry that always intrigued me.

 

Knowing I cannot fix the loss that someone is going through I take comfort that I may be able to help them in some small way, be it by offering support and comfort or providing loving care in preparation for their loved one on their final journey.

 

In my spare time I like spending time with my husband and children at our home here in Goulburn. Together we enjoy movies, make up, special effects and true crime stories.

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Helena Killington
funeral assistant

My background in aged care nursing has given me a chance to see firsthand the lives of the elderly in our community. I am especially passionate about helping grieving families give their loved ones a final goodbye that is dignified and respectful.

 

Since joining the team at Lovell Meizer Funerals we have been trained in specialist care of families and their dearly departed loved ones. We strive to always provide emotional support with a professional edge on our services whilst also being caring and helpful.

 

Whilst we work in a small team, we are close and support each other professionally and personally. We are careful to respect each individual family and give them the chance to grieve on their own terms. I feel that my role as a Funeral Assistant is an honour and I look forward to growing my skills and helping families on a personal level for many years to come.

 

I love being a part of the Goulburn community and live here with my daughter, our 2 cats Percy and PJ, our rescue dog Daisy and our chickens. I have many close friendships that I cherish dearly, I enjoy catching up for coffee, getaways, games nights and movies with friends.

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shannon Collins
funeral assistant

As a young child I looked up to my cousin who worked in the funeral industry, as I grew and explored my employment options I was told as a woman I wasn’t the right fit, this made me realise that I am just the kind of person this industry needs.

 

Since beginning my employment with Lovell Meizer Funerals I have learnt from Kristy & Shi who are amazing role models.

 

I believe my experience as an Aged Care worker has helped shape me into the person I am today. Every family we care for is given the same care, dignity, and respect that I would want for one of my own loved ones.

 

Living in Crookwell I thoroughly enjoy the sense of community. Some of my passions outside of work include trying new foods and experimenting with cooking, spending time socialising with friends and family, exercising, camping, spending time in the outdoors and travelling.

 

Looking after people makes me happy, I love taking care of others and believe my role as a Funeral Assistant with my Lovell Meizer Funerals family allows me to fulfill my purpose and share kindness.