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Olsens is proud to be a third generation,
family-owned and run business.

For over 70 years Olsens have been helping families across
Sydney, creating meaningful and memorable farewells.

Our heritage and strong family values continue to drive our
commitment to offering exceptional quality, value and
professional care to community members when they need it most.

Our founder, Harry Olsen, began work as a Funeral Director in
Sutherland in 1945. The goodwill he established in the Sutherland
area and the standards he set so long ago have not diminished,
rather they have been extended to our branches at Caringbah,
Bexley North and Revesby.

Today, Olsens is proudly managed by Harry’s grandson, Stephen,
who continues the tradition of service to the community started
all those years ago.

The Olsens team

Our team are committed to providing the best quality farewell services ‘because family matters’. We consider it our privilege to be able to work with community members every day, guiding them through a difficult time and making sure their wishes are expressed in the most beautiful way possible.

Our arrangers

The Olsens team are committed to facilitating exceptional quality, value and professional care to community members when they need it most.









Our celebrants

Olsens Farewell associated celebrants are experienced in guiding family and friends through difficult times, and will ensure all wishes are expressed in the most beautiful way possible.

Brian Taylor

“Lives of people remind us that what makes our lives complete are the footprints that we leave on the sands of time” – Henry Longfellow, poet

Carol Provan

Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We do find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their life and their love.

Ian Toll

Ian has been leading farewells for two decades. His community service and sports affiliations mean he understands the needs of those seeking advice to create a fitting farewell.

Gaynor Cobby

Gaynor Cobby became a Celebrant in 2011. She will sit with you, encourage you, and help to create a unique ceremony that captures your loved one’s life.

Letters from the community

To all the staff at Olsens

Ruth and family send their gratitude for the compassionate and sensitive handling of the cremation and subsequent memorial of our beloved John on September 7th, 2016. Special thanks to Lynora for her warmth and efficiency with all the prior arrangements, and to David who oversaw the memorial with [...]

To the Olsen team,

Just a small gesture to thank you for all the help you gave me in organising my mother’s funeral. Susan was amazing, the way she gently led me to make calls to the Chapel and caterers. Calls that I didn’t want to make but needed to be made. [...]

I wish to compliment…

I wish to compliment 3 staff members who dealt with us on the recent passing of our son. First — David Roseworn. He was so accommodating to all our requests and helped us immensely, was always on the end of the phone if we needed anything. Second — [...]

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