Wholly owned and operated by the same local family for over 30 years.
Smithfield and Elizabeth Funeral Directors were the first Funeral Home to be established in Elizabeth, officially opened by the Mayors of Elizabeth and Munno Para (now combined as the City of Playford) in 1985.
Munno Park Emergency Fire Service
The Forgie family had been conducting Funeral Services in the Elizabeth and Gawler areas since the 1860s. When the Salvation Army moved from the corner of Main North Road to Kinkaid Road in 1984, there premises became vacant and was purchased by Mark and Gizelle Forgie and adapted especially for Funeral Services.
A new innovation for the time, complete services in Elizabeth were offered, previously all funerals for cremation were conducted at Enfield. A long, difficult journey for many mourners. A catafalque and curtains were installed to replicate the Chapels at Enfield, the first time this concept had been done anywhere in Australia.
In 1987 a refreshments lounge was added to enhance the funeral experience. This was followed in 1988 by the construction of the Funeral Director’s residence on the site. Continual upgrades and additions have seen the Chapel and Lounge enlarged, courtyard areas added as well as electronic apparatus for digital photo presentations.
Smithfield Hotel 1936
GMH Holden – Elizabeth Plant 1958
Thank you for your interest in joining the Funeral Profession. From time to time a variety of positions become available these include:
- Funeral Directors (experienced)
- Crematorium duties.
- Administration with multimedia skills.
- Assistant /Trainee Funeral Director
- Mortuary Technician
- Embalmer trained or trainee
- Transfer Driver with exceptional communication skills verbal and written.
All applicants will need to be able to demonstrate their skills in their application and interview.
More information about careers working in the funeral industry can be found on the AFDA website or download our information pamphlet – So you want to be a Funeral Director
There are no current employment opportunities at Smithfield & Elizabeth
Current as of 15 December 2018