Out Team

Although it is now more than 20 years since we commenced our business, our professional dedication to the people we serve remains the commitment of West Coast Funerals.

Ralph spent more than 25 years in the nursing profession, with more than a decade as Principal Nurse Educator at the Port Lincoln Hospital. During this time, he developed a special attachment and understanding for people in their time of need, leading to his founding of West Coast Funerals in 1987.

Jennifer has a special affinity for the West Coast and its people, having grown up on her family’s rural property where West Coast Funerals and West Coast Memorial Park is situated. Prior to entering the funeral industry, Jennifer worked for many years as a professional secretary, and continues her academic interests through university study, while managing the business.

Linda Dreckow, our daughter commenced her working life in nursing and aged care. Several years ago she moved from the Barossa Valley to live near us, with her husband Cameron (who is an experienced shearer) and their children James and Emily. She now works in West Coast Funerals.

Peter McNicol has a former career background in telecommunications. With his wife Betty, Peter lives at Streaky Bay, where he enjoys his involvement in community affairs. Having worked for us for many years as our Representative in that area, his expertise and empathetic professionalism are highly valued by ourselves, and the people of the West Coast.