Left to right: Jon Hallam, Alan Bennett, Hope Bennett, Amy Wallace
Hope is our Senior Funeral Director, with a background in teaching, clinical pastoral education, a degree in Theology and is a retired Anglican priest having served in the Diocese of Grafton, after being ordained in Grafton’s Christ Church Cathedral. Hope draws from over 20 years of experience in assisting families at their time of need, and always offers understanding to every families needs with a caring and professional approach.
Alan draws from many years experience in the funeral industry and being born and raised on the Far North Coast of NSW, Alan brings a wealth of knowledge to our team and is dedicated to continuing to provide exceptional service to families in their time of need. Alan was brought up in a farming family and has an understanding of the needs of local and rural families in the Clarence Valley.
Jon is local to the Yamba, Maclean area and a familiar face to many. He has been apart of the team since 2016 and draws from an extensive career in the police force and applies his wealth of knowledge to funeral preparations and logistics. He is an active member of the Yamba Fire Brigade & Rescue Team and is dedicated to the Clarence Community.
Left to right: Katie Bennett, Philip Down, Lincoln Bennett
Lincoln has been with Riverview Funerals since 2013 and is a dedicated part of the team. He has worked in and around Grafton for most of his working life and is a Funeral Director at our Grafton facility. He is father of one (Leon) and Husband of Katie Le, who all live in Grafton.
Philip began working with Riverview Funerals in 2018 and is based at our Grafton facility. He joins the team with qualifications and experience as a Counsellor, and a member of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB), a degree qualified Vocational Educator, Winemaker and Hospitality Specialist, Philip has considerable experience caring for people in many capacities. A father to six children and Grandfather to ten grandchildren, Philip’s life experience is broader than most. He is a professional listener, and this compliments his role as a Funeral Director perfectly.
Katie has been with Riverview Funerals for many years now and is based at our Grafton facility. Katie has degrees in International Studies, and Business and is head of our multimedia department. Katie produces professionally designed printed orders of services, visual presentations, musical collaborations, and manages our funeral webcasting service. Katie has a passion for food and also assists with the preparation of caterings in our function room in Grafton.
Left to right: Sigourney Bennett, Joshua Macdonald
Sigourney has been a Funeral Director with Riverview Funerals since 2016, having commenced as a casual Funeral Assistant in 2012. As the Manager of our Yamba facility, Sigourney is a core part of the funeral arranging team. She also assists in the mortuary and is a qualified beautician. She is currently undertaking training with the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement to apply greater assistance to families and individuals when needed.