Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to Tuckers Funeral and Bereavement Service. In this guide you’ll find complete information on their service costs, customer reviews, branch locations, company ownership, and appearances in the media.
Who Owns Tuckers?
Tuckers Funeral and Bereavement Service is a funeral brand owned by InvoCare, a publicly listed multinational company which operates 34% of all funeral homes in Australia. In addition to Tuckers, InvoCare owns many other brands such as Le Pine Funerals and Simplicity Funerals.
When selecting a funeral home, one question to consider is whether to engage a large corporation (like Tuckers) or the services of a smaller, Australian and family-owned funeral home. While large corporations have the benefit of a well-known brand, it often means that you’ll pay a premium, and that you may not have as much flexibility to personalise the funeral, so it’s worthwhile considering all of your options.
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For more information about Australia’s larger funeral homes, see our guide to Funeral Companies in Australia.
History of the Brand
F.H Tucker & Son Pty Ltd was established in Wycheproof in 1883. In the 1950s, the company was acquired by Les Cole and his family. The Cole family has remained involved in Tuckers to this day.
Tuckers is the largest regional funeral director in Victoria and is committed to being “100 per cent by Geelong people, for Geelong people”.
What Services Does Tuckers Offer?
Tuckers offers all of the typical funeral services that you would expect from a funeral home. Tuckers also offers extensive bereavement services, and the option for a funeral to be run solely by female staff. In terms of how Tuckers compares to InvoCare’s premium brand, White Lady Funerals, and their budget brand, Simplicity Funerals, Tuckers is in the mid to upper range, coming in slightly less expensive than InvoCare’s other Victorian brand, Le Pine Funerals.
Advertising and Marketing
As a brand belonging to Australia’s largest funeral corporation, Tuckers is able to invest significant amounts on advertising and marketing.
Here’s one of their newer ads highlighting their focus on a person’s values.
Tuckers in the News
Generally speaking, Tuckers has a good track record of service and has kept out of the spotlight in terms of any missteps.
In a 2013 Sydney Morning Herald article discussing the use of funeral webcasts (i.e. broadcasting of a funeral on the Internet), Mark Osborne of Tuckers stated that webcasts were offered to all of their grieving families, noting that 35% of their 1,000 yearly services incorporated a webcast.
Tuckers is a mid to upper range funeral brand. To help you compare prices, we’ve set out their professional services fees next to the state averages and minimums. As you can see, the prices Tuckers charges are between 33% – 37% more expensive than the state averages, and 114% – 162% more expensive than the cheapest options in the state.
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Tuckers has 2 locations across Victoria. For contact information, indicative prices and customer reviews at any of their locations, click on the appropriate link below.
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