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In 1993 Leanne O’Dea Funeral Directors was established, with Joseph and Betty’s daughter-in-law Leanne working enthusiastically to create a brand that would enhance the range of services the O’Dea Group was able to extend to families. Joseph and Betty’s fifth child Lucy also worked in the Female Division for a short time, bringing to six the total of family members working together at one time.


Memorial Groves.

In 1995, after a chance meeting in a taxi with Tim Lawrence, past president of Men of the Trees (MOTT), a volunteer tree planting organisation, Joseph O’Dea Jnr established the Memorial Groves program, and in conjunction with MOTT began planting trees to provide a living and lasting memorial for those who have lost a loved one. Since inception, along with Bowra & O’Dea, Leanne O’Dea have sponsored the planting of over 2.5 million trees in nine Memorial Groves around regional WA and Perth.

Memorial Groves


Looking forward.

Leanne O’Dea Funeral Directors has continued the long and proud history of personal service provided by a family with deep roots in the local community.

Looking Forward