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Bursary boosts care for grievers

People who are grieving as a result of infant loss or amputation at Greenslopes Private Hospital will soon be able to receive even more support during their struggle. Coordinating Chaplain Petra Milaudi has personally applied for – and been awarded – the Alex Gow Loss and Grief Bursary. Ms. Milaudi said the funding would allow […]

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Why Families Should Pre-Plan Funerals

Pre-planning a funeral service gives you the opportunity to connect with funeral directors and discuss the things you hold dear and what you really want out of a funeral. In this article, we’ve uncovered some of the reasons you should consider pre-planning your funeral.   Writing Down Your Funeral Wishes Consider planning your funeral as […]

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Funeral Personalisation Ideas to Consider

In our modern world, more families are embracing unusual and touching concepts for their funerals. Personalised funeral planning services can be a fitting and memorable way to celebrate the life of someone special. We’ve put together a few ideas for personalising a funeral in Queensland. Native Queensland Seed Cards  Memorial cards contain handmade paper embedded […]

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Why We Embrace Webcasting

Funeral webcasting is cutting edge technology that allows friends and family from around the world to view a memorial service over the internet. At Alex Gow Funerals, we embrace the mobility of modern society and can organise your webcast ahead of time. What Does Funeral Webcasting Involve?  From the comfort of their own home, bereaved […]

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Aged & Palliative Care Bursary Winner Announced

As part of our continuing Community Support Program, Alex Gow Funerals is proud to announce that with the winner of our Aged & Palliative Care Nursing Bursary is Anna Zacharias from Narangba. Anna, a Clinical Nurse Educator at BallyCara Aged Care in Scarborough intends using her bursary to complete a Certificate IV in Training and […]

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Quotes from the Best Eulogies

Funeral eulogies are not always easy to write. There’s no basic template to follow or formula you can plug in. How do you express to yourself and those at the funeral how you feel and what sort of relationship you had with the deceased? If you need a bit of inspiration, we have compiled a […]

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What to Wear to a Funeral

When someone that you know has passed away, the last thing you want to think about is what to wear to their funeral. This is especially true when you’re busy dealing with funeral planning services. However, what you wear is important in terms of funeral etiquette. Think of it in similar terms to an outfit […]

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Funerals: Celebrating Life

The Mexicans have a well-known holiday that seems to celebrate death. Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration that takes place November 2 every year. During the celebration, people go to the cemeteries of their deceased family members and build private altars, ofrendas, to honour the deceased. They include sugar skulls, […]

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What Happens at a Crematorium?

Cremations are becoming more and more popular for funeral services for a number of reasons. Cremation ashes take up less space and the funeral services are generally less expensive than a burial. As local funeral directors in Brisbane, Alex Gow Funerals are available to help with either type of funeral ceremony. To help you make […]

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Music to Play at a Funeral or Wake

Music is incredibly important in any situation. Music helps us experience and understand our emotions, and in some cases, it energises and empowers us to move forward. If you are beginning funeral arrangements and want to utilise music during the funeral, there are many different ways to do this and many different songs to choose […]

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What Food to Serve at a Wake

When someone who you love has passed, the last thing you want to be thinking about is making funeral arrangements and planning a wake. But nevertheless, these tasks need to be done, and they may even help you with the grieving process. It is a tradition to serve food at a wake and this could […]

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How to Help Plan a Child’s Funeral

There is almost nothing more saddening than the death of a child. To have one’s life extinguished before it truly began is the ultimate sadness. The family members of a deceased child are likely to have an even more difficult time with the passing, and they may need some assistance with funeral planning services. If […]

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Dos and Don’ts at a Funeral

For some people, attending a funeral can be a particularly trying experience. Not everyone is comfortable with emotion and grief, and you may find yourself at a loss for what to do when you attend a funeral. You may take notes from films, but most films show caskets and burials, when statistically speaking, 2 in […]

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Burial or Cremation – How to Decide

There are many factors to consider when deciding between burial or cremation. So, how can you decide? We will go over some of the factors below. What Are Your Religious and Cultural Beliefs, if Any? Religion can play a big role in making this important decision. For example, certain religions don’t allow anything but burial. […]

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The Art of Condolence

Taken from the “Palliative Care Australia” Facebook page This Life By BRUCE FEILER OCT. 1, 2016 Recently a teenage boy in my community committed suicide. I immediately sat down to write the parents a sympathy note. I pulled out a monogrammed Condolence card, placed it on the desk in front of me, and proceeded to […]

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The Elements of a Good Funeral

A funeral is a parting gift to the loved one who has died, as well as providing a source of loving support for friends and family left behind. Whether you are planning a traditional or a more contemporary funeral, there are certain basic elements that add up to a meaningful ceremony. These rituals help us […]

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The Difference Between Crematoriums and Cemeteries

Following the passing of a much loved family member or close friend there are many details which the bereaved will need to attend to. In the absence of a will or any religious obligations, the choice between cremation or burial is quite often left up to the surviving family members or friends of the deceased. […]

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Steps You Should Take When a Death Occurs

Coping with the loss of a dearly loved family member or friend is always a traumatic experience for those of us left behind. Often times, the bereaved are in shock, highly emotional and simply do not know the right steps to take. When a person passes either unexpectedly or after a long illness, this confusion […]

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5 Reasons To Choose a Local Funeral Director

If you are in a situation where you need to make funeral arrangements, you might find yourself thinking about the differences between locally owned and corporate funeral homes. There are a number of benefits to choosing a local funeral director over a large corporate entity. In this article, we highlight some of the issues you […]

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Why We Have Funerals

Humans have always searched for ways to celebrate and commemorate the lives of people that we have lost. Whatever your religious or spiritual beliefs happen to be, a funeral is an important shared ritual and essential element of the mourning process. If you are in a situation where you are faced with making funeral arrangements, […]

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Choosing Funeral Flowers

For more than 60,000 years flowers have been a significant and deeply personal part of the funeral service. We send flowers to express something that is hard to put into words. We do it to convey sympathy, love and respect, it expresses sentiment and connection. Flowers add warmth to the environment. They create a softness that would otherwise […]

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How to Deal with Grief

When we lose a loved one, it is inevitable that our own life will be forever changed. Navigating your way through grief and mourning is a challenging but necessary process. We are often not taught the difference between grief and mourning. Grief encapsulates your thoughts and feelings about the loss, while mourning is how you […]

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Why Do We Have Funerals?

Funeral rituals have been practiced since time immemorial in almost every faith across the globe. Why? Funerals are symbolic rituals that help us remember and honour the life of the deceased and express our religious beliefs. But more than that, funerals are very important to our emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing. Some of the reasons […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Coffin and a Casket?

When we refer to a coffin, the image that comes to mind is actually likely to be a casket. The difference between caskets and coffins is subtle, but marked. They vary in dimensions, styles and price range, with caskets often costing more than coffins. Dimensions The shape and dimension of coffins and caskets are the […]

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How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

Every person’s funeral should be as unique as they are. It should reflect their life, loves, interests, and celebrate their life while respecting their memory. Just as each individual and each funeral is so different to one another, so too does the cost of every funeral vary. Funerals can range from small, family-oriented services, to […]

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How to Choose a Funeral Director

After a death occurs in the family, one of the first calls should be to your preferred Brisbane funeral director. The task of choosing a funeral director usually falls to the next of kin, but it can be carried out by anyone as long as the executor of the deceased’s estate has no objection. Knowing […]

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What is a Cremation Service?

What is a Cremation Funeral? A cremation funeral usually involves the same type of service as a burial funeral. The difference lies in the “committal” – the part of the funeral where the coffin is committed to be buried or cremated. While the service still happens in public view at a cremation funeral, it can […]

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Five Crucial Things You Should Know About Funeral Insurance

DO YOU NEED IT? I have seen the ads for Funeral Insurance Why do I need it? Many people believe they will be able to quickly access a person’s superannuation or Life Insurance when a death occurs. No matter how much you are prepared, super and insurance claims often take weeks or even months to […]

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Newstead

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56 Breakfast Creek Rd
Newstead, QLD, 4006

Tel: ( 07) 3851 7800

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Browns Plains

7-9 Grand Plaza Drive
Browns Plains, QLD, 4118


Tel: ( 07) 3800 7500

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Cleveland

4/17 Middle St
(Cnr Waterloo St)
Cleveland, QLD, 4163

Tel: ( 07) 3821 4570

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Deception Bay

31-35 Tallowwood Drive
Deception Bay, QLD, 4508


Tel: (07) 3888 3535

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