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John Dunn Funerals team is managed by the 4th generation of his family. Today they will continue to serve the families of Ararat and surrounding district with the same dignity and respect instilled in the business since the beginning.

Personalising a funeral allows family and friends to feel connected to the services and the life being honoured. We work closely with you and your family to get to know the life story of those you love so we can make their services as meaningful as possible. Your call for assistance will be answered personally at any time day or night, 365 days a year. Please feel free to call us for further information or to arrange a personal appointment.

Our History

Ararat district undertakers was originally founded by Thomas Lymer in 1857. John Dunn senior took over the business in July, 1900 establishing John Dunn Funerals in Barkly Street. Upon leaving school John’s children Jack, Keith and Doris began work in the funeral home. 1924 saw the purchase of the first motor hearse in Western Victoria, a T Model Ford. John Dunn died in 1934 leaving Jack and Keith to continue the business. After Jack died in a motor accident in 1962 his son John Dunn joined the business with Keith. In 1970 Keith retired and Laurie Dunn joined the company alongside his father John. In 1994 the business moved from Barkley St to the newly built premises at Campbell St.

After 120 years in Ararat we aim to provide high quality, personalised funeral services


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9 Campbell Street
Ararat, VIC 3377


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