Lester & Son was established in 1907 and is one of Albury-Wodonga’s oldest businesses still in operation.
It was started by local carpenters Harry Lester and Joe Trappold, who originally worked from premises in Townsend Street, Albury.
In the early days they were known as undertakers, cabinet makers and furniture polishers and repaired many buildings and furniture items for local business and homes.
As the business grew, they moved to premises in Olive Street and in the 1920s purchased their first motor hearse. During the 1930s Lester & Son became solely a funeral business.
During the years it was run by generations of the Lester family from various locations in Olive Street.
Since 1971 it has been owned by members of the Egan family, currently Andrew and Pauline Harbick and Darren and Julie Eddy.
Andrew Harbick said they were proud of their award-winning service and experienced staff and strive to offer each family total satisfaction and value for money.
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He said funerals had seen a big change during the past 100 years.
Nowadays, some funerals were “events” planned with similar detail to a wedding with photo tributes, real-time internet coverage, catering and live music.
As well as being held in a church, services could also be held in a private chapel, at a pub, football ground or might be a gathering of friends by the lake or river.