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About Chipper Funerals

Chipper Funerals has been serving families in Western Australia since 1889 and is proud to be a third generation family funeral director. Since 1889 Chipper Funerals has built a reputation on being a supportive and a caring friend of the family to the people of Western Australia.

Our funeral directors have a reputation for ensuring that every detail is impeccably planned and that each service goes exactly according to the wishes of the family. We also go to great lengths to communicate to each family what is going on, what they should expect and answer all of their questions, as we guide families through the process of creating a funeral.

In 2017, Chipper Funerals had funeral homes in Myaree, Subiaco, Rockingham and Mandurah.

Joining Purslowe Funerals

In late 2017, Chipper Funerals joined together with Purslowe Funerals, becoming Purslowe & Chipper Funerals. Our funeral directors joined forces to share their experience and ensure they offer the best possible customer service to the families that choose us for their funeral arrangement needs.

Our people uphold the shared values of family, honour, trust, respect, commitment and loyalty.

At all Purslowe & Chipper funeral homes, and out and about in your local communities, you will continue to see the same faces you know and trust – now as Purslowe & Chipper funeral directors. During the transition you may notice one of our funeral homes remain Chipper Funerals for some time longer, as we are working to bring you new and refreshed funeral homes with more choice and excellent premises.

Chipper Funerals' history

Chipper is a name long associated with the history of Western Australia. Arriving three months after the commencement of the Swan River Colony in 1829, John Chipper started to carve out a career for himself and to start a family which eventually resulted in eight children with wife Mary.

It was John’s grandchild Donald J Chipper and his wife Florence who founded the funeral home in humble premises in Murray Street before moving to Hay Street.

The Chipper family is extremely proud of the contribution made by Florence who, ahead of her time, ran the family business for over ten years after her husband died. Since then two more generations of Chippers have continued the tradition of providing care and support to families in the community.

Being part of the community is an integral part of the Chipper family business. We know how important it is to devote community time outside of the funeral home and believe that to be a productive member of the Western Australia community, we need to give back to our families, local businesses, service organisations and civic groups.

In late 2017, Chipper Funerals joined Purslowe Funerals to become Purslowe & Chipper Funerals.