Edwin Quilliam, father of three, was born and bred on the North-West coast of Tasmania. A country boy at heart he worked building and farming until he eventually made the move to Hobart in 2005 to follow a path of helping others. He studied counselling for a while and through that fell into the funeral industry where he met Bec.
Edwin is now semi-retired but still works casually and enjoys the role of Celebrant for Funerals.
Away from work, it is time with family and friends that he derives most enjoyment from along with travel and a nice sunny day… but also those quiet moments, in his big chair reading the Smithton Chronicle.
You n’ Taboo was Edwin’s brain child and between he and Bec, he often finds himself increasingly busy talking to strangers about death and dying.
Rebecca Lyons, mother of one, hails from the Blue Mountains in NSW. She started her working career in Sydney before making the move to Tasmania in 2006. She had worked in various industries from finance to real estate until she found her path into the funeral industry through a set of fortuitous circumstances.
She made the move out of working for the industry early in 2017 and moved on to new adventures. In doing so it has provided her the opportunity to advance the mission of You n’ Taboo.
She trained as an End of Life Doula and then applied and was granted regulated business status in Tasmania to handle human remains which allows her the unique privilege of being able to offer additional independent funeral directing services to her local community.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, photography, camping and travel, but what makes her most contented is time together as a family. The subject of death and dying is her passion and she loves being out in the community raising awareness and promoting good honest conversations.