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COVID-19 – Changed Guidelines for Funeral Services and Refreshments

Alex Gow Funerals takes our responsibility seriously when it comes to caring for our clients, staff and the local community. Caring for their mental health is as important as their physical health. We recognise that a funeral service is an important part of the grieving process and for as long as the Federal Government will […]

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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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Alex Gow Funerals sponsors Cleveland Bowls Christmas Event

Angela Hall, Manager of the Alex Gow Funerals Cleveland office, enjoyed a wonderful prize-giving day at the Cleveland Bowls Club. The 2019 Christmas event was attended by over 130 people from around the Redlands area. Here are some photos of the winners including the overall Christmas dress-up winners. The players said they were so grateful […]

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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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A life’s Work Recognised

We are pleased to announce that on Australia Day 2016, our Chairman of Directors Alistair Gow was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia by His Excellency Governor General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd.), for his service to the funeral industry and the communities of Ashgrove / The Gap. Alistair became […]

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Alex Gow Funerals sorts Gold Coast couple issue for refusing to pay bill for funeral plan bought by mother in 1948/ABC News story

According to an ABC News story back in November 2014 – Alex Gow Funerals sues Gold Coast couple for refusing to pay the bill for funeral plan bought by mother in 1948 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-05/company-sues-couple-for-refusing-to-pay-bill-for-prepaid-funeral/5869254 You would think we had done something wrong but there was a lot left out of the story that could have shown the truth […]

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Alex Gow Funerals resolve Gold Coast mother’s 66 year old funeral plan / brisbane news story

According to a Brisbane News headline back in November 2014 – Alex Gow Funerals ordered to honour $50 prepaid funeral plan https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/alex-gow-funerals-ordered-to-honour-50-prepaid-funeral-plan-20141106-11htxt.html You would think we had done something wrong but there was a lot left out of the story that could have shown the truth and just how far we went to help the family and completely […]

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alex gow funerals help resolve couple’s issue over mother’s old funeral plan bought 66 years ago/news story

According to a Courier Mail headline back in November 2014 – alex-gow-funerals-sue-couple-over-funeral-plan-bought-66-years-ago/news-story/f66a454fb7f3eb1827f9506ed6ba4f01 you would think we had done something wrong but there was a lot left out of the story that could have shown how far we went to help the family and completely honoured our agreement? That is the sensationalistic nature of journalism but here is […]

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Alex Gow Funerals Helping Cleveland Meals On Wheels

Helping Cleveland Meals on Wheels Alex Gow Funerals Cleveland Branch Manager, Angela Hall presenting Cleveland Meals on Wheels committee member Pamela Recchi with a donation cheque. Angela said “Alex Gow funerals care about the community and the great work that Meals on Wheels do. It is an honor to assist these valuable volunteer groups and give donations […]

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2017 Aged & Palliative Care Bursary Winner Announced

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the winner of our most-recent $2000 bursary for study into Aged and Palliative Care is Vanessa Muir. Vanessa is a Registered Nurse who works at Tri Care’s Mount Gravatt Aged Care Facility.  She has been working in the aged care sector in both community and residential […]

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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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2016 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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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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