Scott Harrington is a fifth generation funeral director. His great grandfather was Alfred James, of Alfred James Funeral Directors (Adelaide), and his grandfather Nelson James was also a funeral director in the same company.
Scott has been in the funeral industry for 21 years. He was involved in his first funeral in 1992 while working for his parents at Harrington Funerals in the Adelaide Hills.
To build up his knowledge and experience, he went to work at several funeral companies in Victoria where he gained a valuable insight into all aspects of the funeral industry, including embalming, body preparation, coffin trimming, funeral arranging and celebrant work.
Upon returning to SA, Scott worked with his parents at Harrington Funerals until 1998, when he co-founded Sensible Funerals in Adelaide, conducting over 500 funerals per year and turning into one of the fastest growing funeral companies in Adelaide.
In 2004 Scott sold his share of Sensible Funerals and took some time away from the funeral industry to explore other avenues. He realised though that he was passionate about the industry, so in 2006 he came to work for Claude and Elizabeth Minge at Minge Funerals in Murray Bridge.
In November 2012, Scott and his wife Sally took over from Claude and Elizabeth as owners of Minge Funerals. Scott prides himself on his extensive knowledge of the funeral industry and takes satisfaction in helping people through one of the most difficult times in their life.
After gaining a university degree in Professional Writing and Communications, Sally joined the South Australian Police in 2002 where she worked as a constable on the beat, in the Communications Centre and then as a Media Liaison Officer in SAPOL’s Media Unit.
In 2005 Sally took on a position as a Media and Communications Adviser in the South Australian Government’s Department for Families and Communities. She was then seconded to the then Department for Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation, to work as a Media and Communications Adviser on the River Murray Drought.
In 2008 Sally and Scott had their first daughter, followed by a second daughter in 2010. When they took over Minge Funerals, Sally re-entered the workforce on a part-time basis to assist Scott in the day to day running of the business.
Scott and Sally, together with their experienced staff, are committed to keeping Minge Funerals a family run business. They also enjoy raising their family in Murray Bridge being a part of the community they work and live in.