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Bringing Loved Ones Home: A Guide to Repatriation with Alex Gow Funerals

The world is a vast and beautiful place, and with increased travel opportunities, many Australians, especially our seniors, are venturing overseas for adventures. However, unexpected situations can arise, and in the heartbreaking event of a loved one passing away abroad, Alex Gow Funerals is here to guide you through the repatriation process. What is Repatriation? […]

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Planning for a Meaningful Goodbye: Why Pre-Planning Your Funeral Makes Sense

Let’s face it, as the silver threads weave their way into our lives, conversations about end-of-life plans become an unavoidable melody. For those who’ve built a rich tapestry of experiences, ensuring a final chapter that reflects their vibrant personality takes centre stage. Yet, for some, broaching this topic can feel like a sombre note, a […]

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How to Talk to Your Children About Death and Grief

  Death is a difficult topic for both children and adults to discuss. However, it is important that parents have open and honest conversations with their kids about death to help them understand this natural part of life. As a family-owned funeral home that has served the Brisbane community for generations, Alex Gow Funerals understand […]

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How to Support a Friend or Family Member Who Is Grieving

Grief is one of life’s most challenging emotional journeys to endure. Experiencing the death of someone deeply loved often induces intense feelings of emptiness, disorientation and melancholy that can seem impossible to bear. As a friend or relative wishing to offer your solidarity or support but uncertain how best to assist, having a starting point […]

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Funeral Planning for Different Religious and Cultural Traditions

Funeral traditions and requirements can vary greatly depending on one’s religious beliefs or cultural background. At Alex Gow Funerals, we understand the importance of respecting different traditions and working with families to plan a funeral service that honours their loved one’s faith or heritage. For over 180 years, our family-owned funeral home has served the […]

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Honouring Your Loved One: Creative Memorial Ideas to Celebrate a Life

  Losing someone close leaves a painful void, yet it is important to find ways to honour their memory that can bring comfort and help the healing process. Rather than viewing funerals as solely matters of grief, many people are looking at creative memorial options that allow us to celebrate and remember a cherished life […]

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Understanding Cultural and Religious Traditions in Funeral Services

Funeral traditions and practices vary widely across different cultures and religions. At Alex Gow Funerals, we understand the importance of respecting these varied traditions to honour the deceased and provide comfort to grieving families. With our long family history serving the Brisbane community, we have built strong knowledge of diverse religious and cultural practices related […]

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Coping with Loss During the Holidays: How to Navigate Grief During the Festive Seasons

For those who have recently lost someone close to them, the holiday season brings new challenges on top of existing grief. Family traditions and celebrations that once brought joy can now stir intense feelings of loneliness and sadness. However, with understanding and support, it is possible to navigate this difficult time. Acknowledge Your Feelings Hiding […]

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Why Choose a Family-Owned Funeral Director?

  Choosing a funeral home is a deeply personal decision, and it’s important to find one that aligns with your values and provides the level of care and support you need during a difficult time. In the bustling city of Brisbane, one funeral home stands out for its rich heritage, commitment to professionalism, and family-oriented […]

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Your Legacy, Your Way: How Funeral Planning Can Help You Ensure Your Final Wishes Are Honoured

  Death is an inevitable part of life, and while it’s not something we like to think about, it’s important to plan for it. Many people approach end-of-life planning with the intention of creating a plan for their healthcare, distributing their assets, and assigning power of attorney. However, many overlook one of the most important […]

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Burial vs. Cremation: Which Funeral Service Is Right for You?

At Alex Gow, we understand that honouring the life and memory of a loved one is a deeply personal experience. That’s why we strive to offer a wide range of funeral services to cater to individual preferences and beliefs.  As a trusted funeral director, Alex Gow Funerals is dedicated to assisting families in making informed […]

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The Importance of Grief Support and Counselling

Losing a loved one is one of the toughest experiences that anyone can go through. The grief and emotional pain that come with such a loss can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know how to cope. At Alex Gow Funerals, we understand the significance of grief support and counselling for families during […]

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Crafting a Meaningful Eulogy: Tips and Examples

Losing a loved one is an incredibly challenging experience that leaves us at a loss for words. During this time of grief, expressing our emotions and paying tribute to the person we have lost can feel overwhelming. That’s where a eulogy comes in with a heartfelt and meaningful speech that honors the memory of the […]

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Easing the Financial Burden of Funerals

Losing a loved one is never easy, and planning a funeral can add an additional layer of stress to an already difficult time. Not only are you dealing with grief and emotional turmoil, but you’re also faced with the financial burden of arranging a funeral. At Alex Gow Funerals, we understand the challenges you’re facing, […]

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5 Tips to Help You Navigate the Process of Planning a Funeral

Losing someone unexpectedly is one of the most difficult and heartbreaking experiences anyone can go through. Whether it’s a parent, sibling, child, friend, or spouse, the sudden loss of a loved one can leave us feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to proceed. Along with the immense feelings of grief and sorrow, there’s also the […]

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What to look for in a good funeral director

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences a person can face. In such a challenging time, it is important to have support and guidance from experts who understand the complex process of funeral planning. With a good funeral director to help you navigate this journey, you’ll have more time to process […]

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Why a funeral director’s touch is important

When it comes to saying goodbye to a loved one, there is no denying that it can be a difficult and emotional time for everyone involved. However, having the right funeral director by your side can make all the difference in helping you navigate this difficult process, making the most of your opportunity to say […]

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The Importance of pre-planning a funeral

Pre-planning a funeral is an important step that many people overlook, but it can provide numerous benefits for both the individual and their loved ones. Not only does pre-planning ensure that your final wishes are carried out, but it can also provide peace of mind for your family and alleviate some of the stress and […]

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What services do funeral directors offer?

The process of planning a funeral is challenging for any family. Stress may be both physically and emotionally draining. The funeral directors at Alex Gow Funerals are here to assist for that reason. We will meet with you in the comfort of your own home so you can be surrounded by those helping with the […]

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Going out in style: Choosing the right hearse for the funeral

When a loved one dies, the coffin is transported to the location of burial or cremation by a hearse. It is simply a vehicle used to transport the coffin and is usually the first vehicle in a funeral procession. You’ll usually see motorised versions today, as opposed to their horse-drawn forebears, but a hearse can […]

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What to say to a person who has lost someone?

It’s a near-impossible task to find the right words to say to someone who is grieving because loss affects each person differently. In truth, there is no one-size-fits-all set of words to say, but this article will guide you through an approach that will turn your worries and concerns into beneficial and positive actions.   […]

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5 creative ways to eternalise your loved ones’ ashes!

We all have our own ways of keeping the memory of our loved ones close after they pass away but deciding on exactly what to do with their ashes to honour and remember them can be a little bewildering. The staff at Alex Gow Funerals are very experienced in this area of memorialisation and always […]

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Why livestreaming funerals is becoming normal

Our lives have changed in recent years; the global pandemic has driven many people to stay at home and avoid travel. Even as we return to a “new normal,” not everything has gone back to how it was. Life has slowed down, but it has not ceased. People must continue to work, communicate with their […]

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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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Understanding Funeral Planning

  A lot of people confuse Funeral Planning and Funeral Pre-planning, but they aren’t that different, with timing being the main variant.  Funeral Planning generally relates to loss of life, usually recent, but sometimes imminent. To put it simply, if mum or dad has just passed away or the doctor has suggested that they may […]

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