The Fitzroy Family

Compassionate & Professional

Colin and Michelle Dean and their family have over 50 years’ worth of experience in the funeral industry. They started their dedicated family funeral services on the Gold Coast, moving to Hervey Bay to Charters Towers and finally back to Rockhampton where they continue to support and help grieving families in their time of need.

The Dean family were inspired to helping grieving families after suffering many losses of their own. They have dedicated supporting families from all backgrounds. They believe that, no matter how rich or poor, everybody deserves the same respect. They understand, paying tribute to a loved one is a process that helps bring us together and appreciate the people in our lives, as well as honour the memory of someone we love. It can be excruciating and over a long period of time.

We can also assistance you with long-term online memorials and ongoing grief support. Our funeral directors are professional, easy to talk too, and experienced in every type of funeral service.

Fitzroy Funerals is proudly family owned and operated. The team are highly professional and compassionate and are trained to ensure your family and loved ones are well looked after with respect and dignity at every stage of the funeral process.

Meet Our Team

Colin Dean

Funeral Director

Colin has been in the funeral industry for over 20 years. As the owner of Fitzroy Funerals, he oversees and conducts the everyday operation of the business and takes pride in the quality of care we provide.

Alisha O’Brien

Administration Manager & Funeral Assistant

Alisha has over 10 years administration experience and is normally the first point of call for our clients. Alisha takes pride in offering great customer service and a high attention to detail to our processes.

Joan Dean

Transport & Funeral Assistant

Joan brings a passion for service and care to our Fitzroy Funeral Family. Joan has extensive experience in health care and a high respect for each of our clients.

Jeannette Bunting

Funeral Assistant

With over 40 years’ experience in the funeral industry, Jeanette has a great understanding of the services and care needed in times of grief. Jeannette is highly respected in the community and is a valuable part of our Fitzroy Funeral Family.

Joan Purdie

Transport & Funeral Assistant

Joan has extensive experience in health care and health care management bringing a high level of service to the Fitzroy Funeral Family.

Lou Sullivan

Transport & Funeral Assistant

Lou has a huge respect for each of our clients and families and offers a high attention to detail and a huge amount of respect when it comes to her position.

Michelle Dean

Human Resources Manager & Funeral Assistant

Michelle also has over 20 year’s experience in the funeral industry, combined with her husband Colin, they ensure the best customer service possible for each of their clients.

Lauren Dean

Funeral Assistant

As the daughter of both Colin and Michelle, Lauren has over 15 years’ experience in the funeral industry and understand the importance of giving great customer service and a high quality of care.

Don Gauntlett

Transport & Funeral Assistant

Don is a valuable part of our team and has many years’ experience in the transport industry. He takes pride in offering a very high standard of care.

Christopher Davies

Multimedia Manager & Funeral Assistant

Chris has over 7 years experience in media and marketing as well as operating his own business. His respect with each client and families is second to none and takes pride in offering the best service possible.

John Formosa

Transport & Funeral Assistant

John has been a part of the Fitzroy Funerals team for 5 years as a part of our transport team and funeral assistant. John is passionate about the care he gives to each family.

Carol Major

Funeral Assistant

Carol is our Liaison in Woorabinda. Carol understands the spiritual needs and processes of our fist nations people. She provides assistance in ensuring the needs of family and friends are met and respected.


We understand every funeral is different because every person is unique and each family diverse in their own way.