Burkin Svendsens Funerals has over 125 years of experience in tailoring funeral services to the needs and values of families in Cairns and Far North Queensland, having served the local community since the late 1890s.
From our funeral home in Westcourt, Burkin Svendsens Funerals supports families across Cairns and beyond into Far North Queensland and the outback.
We have a proud, long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care and guidance during what can be a very difficult time, and in all that we do, we hold true to our values of family, honour, trust, respect, commitment and loyalty.
Our funeral directors have experience in helping families from all walks of life, including indigenous communities and Torres Strait Islanders. They will take care of all the details and help you bring your family and friends together to truly honour the life that was lived.
411 Mulgrave Road
Westcourt QLD 4870
Just like people’s lives, funerals come in all shapes and sizes. We will help you arrange a memorable event, whether you wish to hold it at:
Following the ceremony, your loved one can be buried or memorialised at Cairns Crematorium Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, if you so choose.
Burkin Svendsens has a beautiful modern and elegant onsite chapel that can accommodate up to 80 guests and two arrangement rooms. Our chapel can be used for both funeral services and wakes.
We also have a crematorium at the funeral home for those who wish for their loved one to be cremated at the same place that the funeral service is held.
With audio-visual equipment which consists of two TV screens and speakers we can offer you the possibility to play both music and videos if you wish. There is parking available for 25 cars in the funeral home car park including 1 designated disability parking spot. There is also plenty of free street parking available in the immediate area.
Our funeral home is accessible for visitors with wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
The team at Burkin Svendsens Funerals are with you every step of the way, keeping you informed and guiding you through the arrangements as much or as little as you need.
What do you enjoy about your job?
What I enjoy about my job is assisting families in a critical and difficult time in their life.
How long have you been a location manager?
I have been a location manager since May 2018 and been working for Burkin Svendsens for 3 years.
What do you enjoy in your spare time?
I am a busy mum of 3. When I am not at work I love gardening and of course spending time with friends and family.
Are there any special community groups you work with or support?
I am also very involved in our community life volunteering at hospitals and for charities such as Cancer Council or delivering meals for Meals on Wheels.