44 Nind Street
Southport QLD 4215
Two funeral homes you know and trust have now come together to better serve families on the Gold Coast. Somerville Funerals and Metropolitan Funerals in Southport combined in late 2017 to create one funeral home: Somerville Funerals inc Metropolitan Funerals, at what was previously the Metropolitan Southport funeral home.
This partnership has given Gold Coast families a refurbished and improved funeral home with state of the art facilities, giving families a welcoming place to celebrate the lives and values of their loved ones. We are proud to serve the residents of Surfers paradise, Bundall, Ashmore, Labrador, Molendinar, Parkwood and other surrounding suburbs.
Our compassionate funeral directors can help you arrange a memorable funeral to celebrate and honour your loved one’s life. We will work closely with you during the days following their passing, providing gentle guidance when you need it most.
Somerville Funerals inc Metropolitan Funerals can help arrange any type of funeral. For example, you may want to hold the funeral service for your loved one at:
Following the ceremony, your loved one can be buried or memorialised within the grounds of Allambe Memorial Park which is a 20-minute drive away from our funeral home. Southport Lawn Cemetery and Southport General are both less than 10 minutes away.
The Southport funeral home was renovated in 2017 and it is a bright and welcoming space for families to gather and arrange a funeral.
The facilities include:
There is parking available for 7 cars at the funeral home car park with additional parking available on surrounding streets such as Nind and Davenport streets. There is also a council car park 120 metres away. Our funeral home is accessible for visitors in wheelchairs and with other mobility aids.
The team at Somerville Funerals inc Metropolitan Funerals in Southport 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?
If there is one thing about this job that gives me the most satisfaction, it’s being able to be there for others during a time when they need it the most. To be able to hold someone’s hand and usher them through the funeral process makes you feel like you’re making a difference in the world. To be that person to guide and comfort those who are grieving and care for their loved one is a true privilege that not many people get to have in their lives.
It’s difficult to work, at times emotionally exhausting. But being a funeral director isn’t just a job, it’s a constant reminder of how fragile our lives are and a reminder to appreciate every day that we have. I’m proud to wear the title of a funeral director and be in a profession that I honestly love.
How long have you been a location manager?
I have been fortunate to be a Location Manager since 2018, first with White Lady Funerals and now with Somerville Funerals.
What do you enjoy in your spare time?
Living in one of the best beach communities in the world, I endeavour to spend time there weekly with exercise, health and wellbeing is a top priority for me.
Are there any special community groups you work with or support?
Most of my spare time is spend supporting multicultural support groups, Share the Dignity women’s charity work and my role as incoming president for the Rotary Club of Hope Island.
Somerville Funerals inc Metropolitan Funerals supports a range of community programs designed to help the young and old alike, as well as hosting memorial services and informational seminars.
We are members of your local social group, sporting club and church. We are as proud of the support we provide to community organisations and programs as we are of the care and guidance we provide to families.
Preplanning your funeral makes sense. A prepaid funeral takes the emotional stress off your family, locks in your funeral cost at today’s price, and allows you to plan things your way.
When you're organising a funeral service, one of the first decisions will be whether you are organising a burial or a cremation. This choice will directly impact the type of funeral service you will have.
In the Book of Ideas, funeral directors have shared some of their stories of how families have honoured their loved ones, so that you can draw inspiration for your own funeral arrangements.