As a sixth generation of his family born in Central Victoria, Peter Thompson takes great pride in the history of the Thompson family of Central Highlands Funerals.

This year celebrates 95 years of care and service to the people of Central Victoria.

Being locally owned, operated and Independent to the larger firms, Peter knows that this is an important thing to maintain in this day and age. There are very few family owned and operated Funeral Directors left in Victoria with such history.

John Thomson first started in Funeral directing at the end of the 1st World War after his return from active service in 1918 when he took employment with T. Odgers & Co as a then, Cabinet Maker and Undertaker. John found that Central Victoria had a need for new and modern ideas and opened his own Funeral Parlor in 1950. John and his wife Annie, continued their business until 1967 when retirement was due when Edwin and Patsy Thompson took over the business.

Edwin and Patsy’s son Peter has always had a keen interest in following his parents’ footsteps and entered the business in 1980.Edwin sadly passed away in 1992, leaving Peter and his mother Patsy to run the business.

We have provided care and help to people in our community in their time of need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year since 1950, our family has always remained involved in the community through many different and varying organisations.