SIMON MULQUEEN Funeral Director

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Simon Mulqueen - funeral industry history

  • 1976 Starts helping his father in the family business (after school and weekends).
  • 1980 Begins full time work as a funeral director.
  • 1981 Simon arranges his first funeral.
  • 1985 Simon Establishes the Victorian Independent Funeral Directors Association (VIFD)
  • 1996 Appointed General Manager of Mulqueen Family Funeral Group (MFFG)
  • 1999 Appointed to the Cemetery Act Review Committee (Vic. Government Committee)
  • 2000 Simon becomes a partner and is appointed Managing Director MFFG
  • 2003 Appointed Secretary of the National Funeral Directors Association (2003-2006)
  • 2006 Elected President National Funeral Directors Association (2006-2008)
  • 2006 Decides to focus on his own Ballarat-based business.
  • 2008 Appointed to the Funeral Industry Ministerial Advisory Council (FIMAC) (2008 – 2011) (Vic Government Committee)
  • 2012 Establishes new Funeral Home in Bendigo – BENDIGO FUNERALS

Simon and Susan Mulqueen – community involvement

  • 1984 Simon joins Bendigo Easter Fair Committee (1984 – 1991)
  • 1986 Appointed to Bendigo’s Bi-Centennial Community Consultative Committee
  • 1989 Simon appointed as a foundation member of the Bendigo Tourism Board
  • 1986 & 1989 Susan wins two Penguin Awards (voted by the television industry) for Most Outstanding Regional Personality in Australia.
  • 1992 Simon and Susan marry
  • 1999 Simon re-joins the Bendigo Easter Fair Committee being elected President (Serves three terms 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • 2001 Simon awarded Centenary Medal for Services to the Community through his volunteer commitment to the annual Bendigo Easter Fair.
  • 2003 Simon awarded Bendigo Easter Fair Life Membership
  • 2006 Simon joins St Therese’s Primary School Board (2 year term)
  • 2008 Simon appointed Hon. Secretary/Treasurer Marong Racing Club
  • 2010 Susan joins Sandhurst Marist Dockers Junior Football Club Committee
  • Ongoing Susan has a strong commitment to volunteer work at both Catholic College Bendigo and St. Therese’s Primary School.