Respectful, Dignified and Personal Funeral Services.

Ian J. Arthur & Sons are Sydney based Funeral Directors servicing the needs of our clients from 2 offices in Castle Hill and Double Bay. We also cover intra, interstate and overseas repatriations.

Our dedicated staff are involved in every step of the Funeral process, taking great pride in making sure your expectations are met at every level with the care and compassion that you deserve. Our service is very personal and we consider the privilege of caring for your loved one extremely humbling.

I cannot speak highly enough of Ian, his caring and compassionate nature was so comforting during such a difficult time.He lead me one step at a time with such kindness.A beautiful service for my wonderful Dad.Thank you Ian, you will never quite know how wonderful you were to me, your knowledge, advice and kindness is something I will never forget.Julie
Julie Clarke
06:13 13 Nov 23
A very thorough, sympathetic & respectful service. Every assistance was offered to ensure a trouble free & beautiful service. Highly recommended.
Cat Woman
07:02 24 Oct 23
I highly recommend Ian J. Arthur & Sons. Ian assisted us in September 2022. After the sudden loss of my Dad, we didn't know where to begin with the funeral planning process. It was a daunting process for us. However, I knew my family and I had made the right choice to call Ian. This was made clear to us during the first phone conversation. Ian visited our family home that very same morning to help plan my Dad's funeral.Ian is empathetic and has great attention to detail. He guided us every step of the way.Peter Hoy was the celebrant at my Dad's funeral. He met with us beforehand and guided us through the order of service.Ian and Peter are both caring, respectful, and understanding. I can not thank them enough for their help during this difficult time.I would not hesitate to recommend Ian J. Arthur & Sons.
Kylie Murray
06:02 25 Sep 23
My sister and I were so happy with Ian J. Arthur Funeral Directors. Navigating through the process of planning our Dad's funeral was made significantly less stressful by Peter's compassionate, professional and efficient service. His attention to detail, empathy and dedication were evident in every interaction. And his ability to take our wishes into account, whilst providing expert guidance, made for a dignified and fitting farewell for our Dad. A heartfelt thanks to Peter and his team for their exceptional service during such a difficult time. Highly recommended.
Clare Le Roy
21:09 07 Aug 23
Highly recommend!!! From the start, Vanessa A guided us through all the steps which was a great help as we didn’t know how to proceed during a very sorrowful time. She promptly answered all our questions and costs were very clear. Excellent service, very professional and great team. Thank you so much for helping us through this difficult period.
Jenny H
10:57 25 Jul 23
I would highly recommend the team at Ian J Arthur & Sons. David was so helpful, down to earth and respectful of our wishes. We were honestly surprised at the superior level of service given the competitive pricing. Thanks again, Louise.
Louise Halloran
10:29 21 Apr 23
The staff was very accommodating from the start. Prompt action. They made a beautiful atmosphere for our family during the service despite the tough time. Excellent service. Greatly appreciated! Highly recommend!!!
C Astillo
12:49 13 Apr 23
An amazing service with all the planning and costs laid out and made very clear. Very kind and sincere staff and very efficient catering to anything you needed to the best of their ability. Very lovely people, thank you very much. highly recommended.
Tae Rim
09:00 28 Mar 23
We went with Ian J Arthur & Sons back in October 2021 when my father passed away and couldn’t have been happier with our decision. They made what is a really tough time for the family a very straightforward process, which is exactly what you need. They are very transparent about their prices and provided great advice. We went back to them to organise my brother’s funeral less than two years later and it was just as seamless. Thank you so much David for your help over the years.
Diane Zhang
09:51 14 Feb 23
We had the most heartfelt memorial service for my dad thanks to Ian Arthur Funerals. Ian’s caring approach, organisation and attention to detail helped create a sincere memorial service for my dad which honors his place in our family and helps us to grieve this milestone in our lives. Many thanks Ian and David.
Orange Bicycle
22:20 25 Jan 23
The staff at Ian J. Arthur’s were very helpful and supportive to my sister and I when our elderly mum passed away recently. David listened to us and suggested ways to order the service so that it was what we wanted. He assisted us in every way possible and was readily available to answer all our questions.We made the decision early this year to pay ahead, this meant that most of the emotional decisions & preparations were already done for us. It was a positive experience which then gave us more time to grieve in a relaxed way.They are an Australian, independent company and, as well, kept our funeral costs to under five-figures. We highly recommend them.
23:32 20 Oct 22
Having been completely in the dark about having to organise a funeral, Peter was an absolute guiding light throughout the whole process. It’s hard enough to have a heartbreaking incident happen in the family, so to have the experience and guidance of Peter in our time of grief was very much appreciated. I appreciated his honesty and transparency throughout the entire process as well as his learned suggestions and advice. Thank you for your help in our time of utmost need.
Bryan Hew
06:56 06 Oct 22
It's been almost 10 months since we laid our beloved Mother [Late Yvonne Redden] to Rest [May Mum's Soul Rest in Peace] without the help of Peter Hoy and his team this would have been extremely difficult and even more challenging, from organising the entire funeral, helping us the family make selections etc., conducting the service with the help of [Fr Zvonimir - St John the 23rd] and Peter's coordinating every step of the journey we would have been lost, Peter's professional mannerism, empathy, compassion and care is outstanding and definitely has a sincere message of care during a difficult time. Well done Peter to you and your team for the outstanding service provided to the Redden family in a time of distress, need and a dear loss. Thank you.
Glen Redden
10:39 24 Aug 22
Ian, David and the whole team were very considerate in providing the care and advice to guide us through the whole process of our father's funeral.It was no problem for accomodate us and work with the church that was of another nationality. We are very thankful for the great service.
Robert K
05:27 17 Jul 22
Absolutely outstanding service. Very personal approach from the whole team, led with much compassion and authenticity by Ian Arthur. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for family / intimate - like approach to farewelling your loved one.
Gonzalo Jacome
01:43 03 Jul 22
Highly recommended. Ian was compassionate, showed great patience and didn't overcharge with unnecessary extras. His valuable advice and experience really showed. It made a difficult time much easier for all.
09:21 05 May 22
These folk handled my funeral with the utmost professionalism and dignity. The director, David White, was careful and appropriate at all times; taking into account that I had never arranged this sort of thing before. He was supportive and congenial at every step. We were able to give my partner a send-off that I’m sure he would have been very pleased about.
Tom Kennedy
09:51 13 Apr 22
We highly recommend your company for the professional yet caring way my father's funeral was handled. Vanessa and her team was helpful , supportive and "on call" all the time. She has the patience of a saint as she explained and guided our family through the process. You don't realise how hard it is to make a decision as a family and we had to make several changes in the process. Her familiarity with Filipino traditions helped a great deal as she knew what our expectations were. Thank you so much from the Cosio family!
Toni Ramos
09:16 05 Apr 22
My family and I would like to thank Peter Hoy and the team at Ian J Arthur & Sons for all their care and support. My grandmother’s funeral arrangements were done with such empathy, care and respect surpassing all our expectations, allowing us to mourn without any concerns and worries.Thank you Peter for your kindness, patience and for going the extra mile to ensure my grandmother received a dignified farewell. You blew us away with the Chilean classical guitar music you played at the cemetery, such beautiful gesture.God bless the beautiful work you do.Solange Cruz & family
Solange Cruz
08:35 05 Mar 22
As a family business, Ian J. Arthur & Sons took the time to understand what was important to us to make sure they made our wishes were met. Our funeral director Peter Hoy was not only professional, but very respectful in all matters related to religious traditions, family dynamics, dealing with the different people and organisations involved. He also helped advise on bringing in a singer to the funeral and the result was much more than we had hoped. Thanks Peter for making this event so fitting for the memory of our mother.
Luke I
21:40 23 Dec 21
Ian was very kind and patient and nothing was too much trouble. He took any stress out of what is inherently a stressful situation. Everything happened as expected and when. I thoroughly recommend his services
Frank Begeng
00:59 06 Oct 21
Ian and the team came recommended by a number of friends of ours. Throughout the entire process of planning the funeral, Ian was timely, compassionate, professional, and personable. He made every accommodation to ensure the service and other arrangements were exactly what we wanted. He answered questions, took phone calls, visited our family, and went above and beyond in so many ways. David conducted the funeral service and did a wonderful job – we couldn’t have asked for a better conductor. Thank you so much to Ian, David, and the team for all your support throughout what was a very difficult time.
Matthew Ingram
09:59 20 Aug 21
Vanessa and the rest of the team at Ian J. Arthur & Sons Funeral Directors were extremely professional and helpful during our difficult time. They were patient and kind, making the process and planning of our mother’s funeral as easy as possible for us. We cannot thank them enough for their quality services and we highly recommend their services.
Kelsey F
05:20 19 Aug 21
Losing my father was the hardest, most painful thing I had ever gone through.Vanessa, our funeral director, made laying my father to rest, one less thing to worry about. She is so dedicated to her job, it's unbelievable.She went far and beyond, and most of my father's guests were so impressed at how beautiful the ceremony went.I can not thank her enough for everything she did.Thank you again, Vanessa.You're amazing!Liza & Alicia Saclayan
Liz Maria
01:26 22 Jul 21
An amazing service that helped my family and I through a tough time. Highly recommended
Jeriel De Guzman
14:01 13 Jul 21
We highly recommend your service. Your team did a wonderful, high quality serviceAppreciated by all the family. Thank you.
Esther Polis
00:04 05 Jul 21
Peter and the team made the whole process of organising a funeral for my late brother such an smooth process. Peter worked tirelessly with our family to plan the funeral and did everything in his power to make sure the little things happened. He was compassionate, understanding and professional. What ever you asked, Peter was on top of it.The day ran smoothly despite the weather, thanks to their dedication.You will not find a more compassionate team. Couldn't recommend them more
Andrew Edwards
20:59 05 Nov 20
We had experienced a tragic death in our family and it was our first time ever having to organize a repatriation back home to New Zealand. At first due to the overwhelming emotions we carried because of the nature of the death, we felt a sense of distress and weren't prepared to deal with the funeral/repatriation processes. However, Mark from Ian J Arthur and Sons was a blessing to us. He was open, consistent and transparent in his communication with us, was able to deal with communication needs within Australia and New Zealand. He also gave us the reassurance we needed in order to reduce the impacts of stress on our well being. From the beginning to the end, Ian J. Arthur and Sons was amazing and I am grateful that we repatriated our brother through them. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of a stressful free funeral. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for the service you provided and also the support too. Thank you Mark for your amazing work. I've already told my family when it's my time, contact Mark he'll get me home one day. Haha. Thank you, Linda-Lee Sila
Linda Lee Fatani
02:30 12 Oct 20
Ian was extremely organised, informed and compassionate to myself and my family during a very difficult time.
Ben Fonseca
04:20 12 Jun 20
Eight months ago i lost my beautiful husband John it was the hardest and most saddest time of my life .Ian Arthur funerals conducted the funeral for me it was handled with so much care and dignity that it made this terrible time a little more bearable.I would like to say thank you to you Ian and to your wonderful staff and i would not hesitate in recommending you to my family and friends.Thank You Jenny Cownie.
jenny cownie
02:32 20 May 20
A funeral is a time where you prefer not to have to deal with issues on the day. David and the team were exceptional from the get go. I rang a couple of places while others were happy to quote over the phone and provide an estimate David took the time to send me an itemized quote. That attention to detail gave me the confidence that all would be fine on the day. Additionally, every question, every request was dealt with promptly no follow up was ever needed. Its those little things that they did well. Highly recommended.
Jim Roditis
23:31 19 May 20
Words cannot experience the professionalism and personal service that Peter, Ian and the team provided to us when we lost our darling Mum. The empathy, compassion and ease you showed to get everything done for us was outstanding and the after funeral care was also appreciated. We highly recommend your services. We are forever grateful.The Pereira Family.
Julieanne Adolphus
06:36 27 Mar 20
David handled my mum's funeral with so much gentleness and compassion which made the sad situation more bearable. He was so efficient in dealing with everything and I didn't need to worry about anything . I have no hesitation in recommending Ian J. Arthur & Sons to anyone. Thank you David.SAROJA.
Saroja Hewagama
07:32 23 Feb 20
I was fortunate enough to be referred to Ian by a friend in the funeral industry when my mum suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.Five stars is really not adequate to describe the service that Ian and his team out together. He was very easy to contact throughout the whole process and kept us informed every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend Ian.
10:04 16 Aug 19
Thank you to Ian J. Arthur & Sons funeral directors especially Peter Hoy who went to extreme lengths to make sure my mum's funeral was perfect.I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS COMPANY!!No words will ever be enough for how grateful my family and I are. It was our first funeral that we had to plan and we were really scared to put our trust in somebody knowing we wanted the perfect farewell. Nothing was ever too complicated and Peter was very professional and caring. We spoke to a few funeral places beforehand but knew as soon as we met Peter, we were in the right hands.He just amazed us more and more each time we met up and went out of his way to make sure we were happy.Thank you for making one of the hardest times in my life just that little bit easier.
Racheal Hoffmeister
08:19 23 Jul 19
My beautiful husband passed away recently and I just want to say that we were so impressed with the service we received from Ian J Arthur & Sons. Chris Cullen looked after us and was extremely helpful and guided us along the way. Although a terribly sad day everything was handled so well by their team. I just want to say thank you for looking after us.
Margaret Debelak
00:47 05 Mar 19
David & Chris were extremely helpful at the recent passing of my father. I would have no hesitation in recommending them in the future. A very professional family company.
Kathryn O'Donnell
05:46 19 Feb 19
I just wanted to thank you for all your help over the last few weeks. You made everything much easier for our whole family and guided us through a difficult time. You provided a service that felt personal and genuinely caring. In addition your pricing was very good compared to other companies and you provided extras that we were not expecting. I will definitely recommend you to other people. Thank you for everything.
Judy Christian
07:35 18 Jul 18

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Highly recommended. The professional and personalised service we received from Ian J. Arthur & Sons Funeral Directors was exceptional. Ian went out of his way to ensure all our requests were met. Caring and compassionate. Best of all their price was very affordable and service was excellent !!! Elizabeth Opilas
Dear Chris, I wanted to thank you again for a beautiful memorial service for mum. At such a sad time, you helped it end in a happy way because it was exactly what mum wanted and your service and professionalism was outstanding… I spoke to a few other funeral companies, but nobody was to your high standard of both professionalism and value for service. Vicki Grasso & Family
Our sincerest gratitude to you and the team from Ian J Arthur Funerals. Rosemary and I really appreciated how helpful yet sensitive and unobtrusive you were with the process and in particular the ceremony yesterday. I really appreciate it and your practical help. Alan Daly
Personally, I would like to thank you again Ian for making everything much easier to handle. We were all very pleased with the service and your attention. It was very much appreciated and I know that mum would have been comforted by the way her funeral was conducted. Brent Russell
Ian was the most likeable person that I have dealt with in a long time . He was very kind and helpful . I would gladly recommend him to family and friends . Everyone who attended my husbands funeral commented on the lovely service Raquel Leslie
Good morning David ..Thank you for all your assistance in ensuring Dad was laid to rest properly..Thank you for all the effort and team work from every little bit of details until yesterday.Much appreciated.I have passed on the good words and your info accordingly to the relos for any future burials..You have a blessed week and enjoy your day.Vinaka
I cannot begin to say how happy we are with their services and cost. They were professional, organised, and so so compassionate in our time of grief. I Everything we asked for was given without hesitation and organised for us with a low cost. It was a beautiful service, and many guests also said this. I will not hesitate to recommend Ian J Arthur & Sons Susanna Sevander

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