TS Burstow Funerals was founded in 1900 by TS Burstow, a
former Mayor of Toowoomba, and has remained in his family's hands
ever since. Now run jointly by Trevor and Donald Burstow, our
founder's great-grandsons, the company continues to meet the needs
of the community with the same commitment to understanding and
sensitivity on which the company was founded.
Thomas Stephen Burstow 1858 - 1928
Our founder and former Mayor of Toowoomba who established
the company in 1900. Following his death, the business was
carried on by his son, A.E. (Alf) Burstow.
Alfred Ernest Burstow 1896 - 1960
Alf Burstow was well known and respected for his active
involvement with his Church and his music. He was a foundation
member of the Toowoomba Musical Union, now known as the Toowoomba
Choral Society Inc. He was a member of and tireless worker for
the Toowoomba Sub-Branch of the R.S.L. Many people of the
Downs will remember him as compere of the 4GR Diggers Session
over a number of years.
John Alfred Thomas Burstow 1924 -
John was the third generation to take over the management of the
family company. He rose to this position in 1960 following the
death of his father. During his 42 years service to the
Funeral Industry, he was recognised as a leader in the
field. John Burstow was a sensitive man of very high ethics
and his approach and caring attitude will long be remembered by
many families on the Downs. Since his death in 1988, the business
has been co-managed by his sons, Trevor and Donald.
Trevor and Donald Burstow
This is the fourth generation of the Burstow Family to serve the
community as Funeral Directors. Both Trevor and Donald are
determined in their resolve to maintain the high standards of
service and professionalism created by their predecessors.