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The Benefits of a Pre-paid Funeral

Planning a funeral can be as smooth as silk with every family member in perfect harmony as they farewell their loved-one. Or it can be chaotic and messy, with every individual having different ideas about how the funeral should be organised. Therefore more and more people are considering prepaid funeral plans as part of their […]

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Why do people request outdoor funerals?

An outdoor funeral service is a fitting memorial for someone who enjoys being outside. Some of our own facilities have outdoor funeral areas within the memorial gardens but we can also do these at your favorite park, beach, farm or retreat as long as we can get permission. We may host an outdoor funeral ceremony […]

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What to wear to a funeral?

According to Brett Gow, ‘Almost anything you want, as long as it is respectful’.   Brett is a 3rd generation funeral director and Managing Director of Alex Gow Funerals, Brisbane’s oldest and most respected funeral home.   “A lot has changed. 40 years ago, most funerals were held in churches officiated by clergy, and it […]

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Funerals in the time of Coronavirus: Thoughts for Families

By Dr Alan Wolfelt Needless to say, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is a challenging time for everyone. But if someone you love has died, it is likely that the current social distancing orders and travel restrictions are making funeral planning especially difficult for your family. Losing a loved one is hard enough. Losing a […]

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What Does A Funeral Cost

Excellence in Service – Personal Family Care Alex Gow Funerals philosophy of providing personal care extends from the moment we take your loved one into our care. We guarantee to continue that personal care at all times until our service to you is completed. “Take your loved one into our care” are words used by […]

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The power of music at funerals

In all societies, music is collective and communal. Music brings and binds us together and although we generally think of music as entertainment, we often overlook its power to evoke emotions. When it comes to funeral ceremonies, music plays a vital role. It is an important part of celebrating the life of a lost loved […]

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Alex Gow Funerals Super Puzzle Books

Welcome to the Alex Gow Super Puzzle Book Answers & Solutions page. If you live in a retirement village in the greater Brisbane area there is every likelihood that you have received one of our puzzle books already but if not, you can download them all from the links below for free. By returning to […]

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Aged & Palliative Care Nursing Bursary

Being part of a community means that we care for one another regardless of age, race or creed. At Alex Gow Funerals supporting our community is paramount and is shown in the way we provide service to and care for our families. For over 170 years our mission has remained unchanged, to care for the […]

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Alex Gow Funerals Coffins and Caskets

Choosing the Coffin or Casket What is the difference between a Coffin and a Casket? The difference is basically one of design. Coffins are widest at the shoulders and taper in at the head and the foot so the coffin mirrors the form of the human body. The lid is not hinged and is removed […]

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Planning The Funeral

Arranging The Funeral Planning a funeral is a big job with a lot to consider. The funeral directors at Alex Gow Funerals have many years experience planning all kinds of funerals; we are here to ease the burden of planning the funeral during a difficult time for you and your family. By working with you […]

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Pre-arranging Your Funeral

Pre-planning your funeral is easy with the help of Alex Gow Funerals Brisbane. By organising your affairs in this way you can gain peace of mind knowing that you’ve protected your family from a sometimes unexpected expense at a difficult time. We’ve designed The Executor Funeral Plan as a thoughtful pre-paid plan that helps you […]

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When A Death Occurs

When a death occurs, it’s hard to know what to do first. Amongst all of the shock and anguish, it’s common not to know who to call – whether it should be loved ones, an ambulance or police. Getting in touch with a funeral director is the last thing on your mind when grief is […]

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Newstead

Head Office
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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31-35 Tallowwood Drive
Deception Bay, QLD, 4508
Tel: (07) 3888 3535

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