Brian and Lyn Leidle purchased the business Odgers Family Funerals in early 2002, a business that had been offering funeral service to the communities of Castlemaine and surrounds since 1860. Not too long after the purchase, this business soon became known as Mount Alexander Funerals.
With over 30 years experience in the funeral industry, Brian has previously worked at highly reputable companies in Ballarat, Geelong and in Busselton WA.
Along with our staff, we are proud of our reputation of offering a personal and professional service, always with dignity and respect.
Bubby Swift was born and raised in Castlemaine, before moving to Harcourt (just outside Castlemaine) with her husband to raise their family. She was employed at Mt Alexander Hospital for 17 years before retiring and joining Mount Alexander Funerals. Bubby and her husband are active members of the Castlemaine Hotrod Club, which is synonymous with the area.
Bob Cumming joined Mount Alexander Funerals after retiring from 28 years in the Victorian Ambulance Service, having spent his last years as officer in charge at Castlemaine Station. Bob is a highly respected member of the community and continues to assist people in their time of need. He is an active member of the Campbells Creek Bowling Club.
Ross Harding commenced with Mount Alexander Funerals after selling his Previous business in Bendigo, Harding Cycles. His passion for cycling continues on today, as well as being a long standing member of the Castlemaine Hotrod Club.
Ron Stone has joined Mount Alexander Funerals after many years of leadership, service and ministry in the Anglican Church of Australia, as Well as in the welfare and aged care sectors. He brings with him much experience in caring for people at critical periods in their lives, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his work. Ron has a Particular interest in post bereavement follow-up and support, and is well known in Bendigo and the surrounding region.
Jane Hawkins – Carthew was born, raised and still currently resides in Bendigo. Family values and a sense of extreme care are second nature to Jane. She has worked throughout her life with people and brings a special clarity and comfort when caring for families throughout the time we care for their loved ones .
Bruce Fenton has spent most of his life living in the Bendigo area. For many years Bruce, along with his wife Dianne, owned Long Gully Motors in Eaglehawk Road before venturing as a shareholder into a local funeral company in Bendigo. Since leaving that funeral company, Bruce now assists us with funeral services in the Bendigo region. Bruce also has a passion for collecting and restoring historic motorbikes.