The best way to say goodbye is just the way they would have wanted. We'll help you create a personalised and meaningful farewell, so you can honour the life of your loved one with dignity, respect and compassion.


Call us now if you need help arranging a funeral.

Funeral home details

135 Merrylands Rd
Merrylands NSW 2160
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24/7 Phone
(02) 9682 4899

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Mon-Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Sat-Sun: by appointment

Available both at the funeral home and off-street.

Facilities at our funeral home

We have everything you need to plan and host a funeral for your loved one.

Debra Gatley

Your local Guardian

How long have you been a funeral arranger?
I joined the Guardian Funerals team 15 years ago after working as a nurse in aged care. I am incredibly proud of the service we provide to local families.

What do you like about being a funeral arranger?
Being a funeral arranger allows me to be involved in my community and connect with families during an incredibly challenging time. It enables me to provide them with help and support, making a lasting impact on their lives.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with family and friends are at the top of my list, however, there is nothing better than a good book on the couch with my two cats, Mishka and Bentley. I also find fulfilment in volunteering at cat rescues and assisting with abandoned colony cats.

What's one thing people don't know about you?
One thing people may not know about me is my love for travel. Of all the destinations I have visited in the world, Italy stands out as my favourite. I also have a knack for holiday planning with Fiji, Hawaii and Germany on the list.

What do you like about your local area?
Merrylands has a diverse community with a vibrant blend of nationalities and cultures. I take great pleasure in engaging with local families, conversing with them about their backgrounds, and gaining insights into their unique life journeys. The multicultural fabric of the area creates a rich tapestry of diverse individuals, which I find incredibly fascinating.

What’s the most remarkable funeral you’ve ever arranged?
One of the most remarkable funerals I arranged was for a teenage boy who was an avid skateboarder. To honour his life, we decided to hold the service at his beloved skate park, and it drew a crowd of several hundred people. Though it was a deeply sorrowful occasion, I was proud to assist the family in creating a service that truly reflected the young man's life and passions.

What makes Guardian Funerals special?
Our dedicated team is wholeheartedly committed to ensuring that your loved one's farewell becomes a truly memorable occasion. We are driven by a genuine passion for creating personalised and meaningful experiences that reflect the life and personality of your loved one. Whether it's a traditional setting or a more contemporary and customised celebration, we have the flexibility to accommodate any type of farewell. Guardian Funerals knows how.


I spoke to Debbie from Merrylands and she was so helpful. She answered all of my questions and arranged my Mother's funeral with empathy. She was there when I needed her.

D McCosker (Dec 2022)

Where to hold a funeral

We can help you arrange any type of funeral. You may wish to hold the service at one of our beautiful chapels, in a church, or a place that was special to your loved one. Here are some other places we’ve organised funerals for local families.

Call us now if you need help arranging a funeral.

Our experienced team is proud to serve the families of Merrylands, Parramatta, Greystanes, Auburn, Westmead, Yennora and surrounding suburbs.