Our AGTF Funeral Directors

The Role Of Our Funeral Directors

The Funeral Director will co-ordinate all the service details. Including, liaising with celebrants and Clergy, the organising of chapel, church or outside venue, the Cemetery or Crematorium, audio/visual presentations, newspaper notices, flowers, music, the RSL, mourning vehicles and all other personalised items.

When all these details are finalised, the Funeral Director will confirm them with you. It is our goal to make sure you have peace of mind and everything is in place. We take the “ load off your mind ” at this difficult time.

A Gentle Touch Funerals was founded, and is owned and operated by the Hobson family since 1997.

Terry Hobson – Owner and Director 

Terry was educated in Sydney and became a master cabinet maker. He entered the funeral industry in the mid 1980’s and brings his vast experience to head the Company. Terry exhibits a strong involvement in the local community. He is President of the Mudgeeraba Chamber of Commerce, Past President of Mudgeeraba Rotary Club and Founder of the Automobile Restorers Association of the Gold Coast. His strive for quality and excellence is paramount.

 

Robbie Hobson – Owner and Director 

A Gentle Touch Funerals - Robert (Robbie) Ellen Hobson

Educated in Sydney, Robbie moved to the Gold Coast with a strong sense of community values. She belongs to numerous organisations including the Australian Funeral Directors Association (Women In Funerals), Business Network International and Women In Focus. Robbie also volunteers to assist Family Services and Aged Care. Her caring nature is a comfort to any family in need.

 

Mark Hobson  – Owner and Manager

Mark was educated locally at All Saint Anglican College and is the driving force in the vision of the company as it is today. He continually strives to improve the future development of the company by maintaining a high standard and awareness of the current trends, setting the Company ahead of others. His passion for photography and family, gives an ideal understanding of the needs of families.

Mark’s personal touches creates a calm, peaceful and lasting impression on families.

 

Don Blackmore – Funeral Director

Born in New Zealand, Don has qualifications of Bread & Pastry Chef, Diploma in the Radio and Television Industry, and he has worked in Hospitality for a number of years.

Don found his true calling and entered the Funeral Industry in 1994. Having lived on the Coast for many years, he is well known and respected, as his knowledge is diverse in many cultural and religious requirements. He gains great satisfaction in being able to compassionately assist grieving families through difficult times.

 

Kain Rankin – Funeral Director

Kain jumped the ditch from New Zealand at the age of 9, and has lived on the Gold Coast for over 19 years. At an early age, Kain had a passion for the funeral Industry, having over 7 years experience working in all aspects of the industry, and he has also worked a number of years in Aged Care.

Kain brings a unique flare, sense of humour, empathy & compassion to the families he cares for.

 

Cathy Andrew – Administration and Funeral Director

Living and working in Batemans Bay for 35 years of which 25 years was working in the funeral industry becoming a funeral arranger/consultant. Catherine brings extensive experience and a very caring female touch, it is her privilege to see families through every aspect of their needs during this very difficult time. In her down time Catherine enjoys time with family, friends and photography.

 

Memphis Reyne – Funeral Director

Memphis has lived on the Gold Coast since 2009, and at 39, found his true calling in the funeral industry. Memphis also has a love and passion for music, and he believes it to be an international language. This has given him knowledge of songs suitable for a fitting farewell for your loved one.Memphis is also a solo skydiver, currently studying to pass his licences. He is a unique person with a heart of gold and loves to care for families he looks after.

 

Raewyn Wright  -Funeral Director

Born in a small town in New Zealand. Raewyn and her family have called the Gold Coast home since 2003. In January 1994 when Raewyn’s son Ashley was born prematurely she became a mum of an angel. Late 2021 the opportunity to join A Gentle Touch Funerals as a funeral director was presented to Raewyn and after an extensive career in the contact centre industry she made the change. Raewyn blends her life experiences, her professional background and her unique personality to provide a compassionate, empathetic and supportive experience.

 

Gail Webb – Funeral Director (Covering Brisbane districts and Moreton Bay Islands)

A Gentle Touch Funerals - Gail Webb

Gail brings 30 years of funeral industry experience to the Company, offering a personal and individual service, reflecting on the past by creating a memory that everyone can take with them. Her goal is for everyone to leave the funeral service knowing ‘that was the perfect way we wanted to remember our loved one’.

Gail specialises in offering her services in and around the suburbs of Brisbane, Morton Bay Islands.

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