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Arranging a funeral can be quite emotional and sometimes it’s easier if done in the comfort of your own home with family around to assist. That is why Alex Gow Funeral Directors has offered this service for over 100 years. In the last 6 months alone we have assisted local families with in-home funeral arrangements […]

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Alex Gow Funerals supports Deception Bay Meals On Wheels

Alex Gow Funerals supports Deception Bay Meal On Wheels Alex Gow Funerals continues to support Meal On Wheels in SE Qld with a donation this week to the Deception Bay branch. Alex Gow Funerals Community Liaison Officer, Cath Clark presented the cheque to the President Des Dewer, who was absolutely thrilled to receive our help. […]

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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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Special Packages for Moreton Region Funerals

Alex Gow releases Special Packages for Moreton Region Funerals If you live in or around the Moreton Region and require quality funeral care, you can access some very special funeral packages that incorporate our very own Great Northern Garden of Remembrance at Deception Bay. The facility is by far the Moreton Region’s most outstanding funeral […]

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Helping a Grandparent Who Is Grieving

Helping a Grandparent Who Is Grieving by Alex Gow Funerals and Dr Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. A child or young adult has died. Everyone who loved the child is now faced with mourning this tragic, untimely death. The child’s parents are heartbroken. But what about the grandparents? How might they be feeling? How can you […]

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Helping a suicide survivor heal

Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal – Provided by Alex Gow Funerals courtesy of Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Historian Arnold Toynbee once wrote, “There are always two parties to a death; the person who dies and the survivors who are bereaved.” Unfortunately, many survivors of suicide suffer alone and in silence. The […]

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Helping a Friend Who Is Dying by Alex Gow Funerals

Provided by Alex Gow Funerals courtesy of Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Your friend is dying. This is an extremely difficult time not only for you but for your friend and all who care about him. This article will guide you in ways to help your friend-and yourself-during the last days of his life. When a Friend […]

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Elder Abuse Awareness by Alex Gow Funerals Brisbane

As a professional care provider, Alex Gow has been made aware of an alarming increase of abuse upon our elderly in the community and would like to use this publication as a means of providing information so that you can identify the signs of abuse and gain assistance if needed. Elder Abuse can take various […]

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Helping a Man Who is Grieving by Alex Gow Funerals Brisbane

Helping a man who is grieving – Provided by Alex Gow Funerals courtesy of Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. A man you care about is grieving. Someone he loved has died and you would like to help him during this difficult time. This article will help you know what to do and say as you offer […]

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Helping a friend in Grief by Alex Gow Funerals Brisbane

Helping a friend in Grief by Alex Gow Funerals Brisbane and Dr Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD. A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. You want to help, but you are not sure how to go about it. This article will guide you in ways to turn your cares and concerns into positive actions. […]

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40 Favourite Funeral Songs from Alex Gow Funeral Directors Brisbane

40 favourite funeral songs from Alex Gow Funeral Directors Brisbane Over the years Alex Gow Funerals has kept track of the most requested funeral songs played at services we conduct in Brisbane. You can choose any songs you like to be played and there have certainly been a few unusual funeral songs along the way. […]

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The journey through grief by Alex Gow Funerals

The Mourner’s Six “Reconciliation Needs” Provided by Alex Gow Funerals courtesy of Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. The death of someone loved changes our lives forever. And the movement from the “before” to the “after” is almost always a long, painful journey. From my own experiences with loss as well as those of the thousands […]

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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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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 our first puzzle book already but if not, you can download it here for free. Our second puzzle book is out! If you […]

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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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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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Deception Bay

31-35 Tallowwood Drive
Deception Bay, QLD, 4508


Tel: (07) 3888 3535

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