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New $3000 Bursary from Alex Gow to help nurses studying Aged & Palliative Care

As an organisation, Alex Gow Funerals has become increasingly aware that those who have now reached the twilight of their lives deserve the best of care so they can spend their final years with the dignity that a life well-lived warrants. With this in mind, and to assist those who work with our aged, Alex […]

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Owning our own crematoriums offers greater flexibility

Since 1840, Alex Gow Funerals has been recognised as an industry leader, taking the funeral business in South East Queensland to all new levels of care and quality. A big part of our growth and market strength has been the acquisition of 2 major crematoria and memorial gardens. With Great Northern Garden of Remembrance in the North […]

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Customer feedback is always so valuable

“Sometimes it is the customer feedback you get that reassures you that you are doing things right” – Brett Gow, Managing Director We wanted to share this as an example of the positive feedback we get from customers. It highlights the extent our staff go to, to ensure the families we help, get through the […]

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Be sure your preplanning is complete

We plan for every aspect of life. Weddings, having a family, schooling, holidays, and even our retirement are all planned out perfectly. We even plan and prepare for what might happen such as fires, accidents or storms by taking out insurance but because most of us do not like to think about death – we seem to avoid making important funeral decisions in advance. […]

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Healing your holiday grief

Practical Ideas for Blending Mourning and Celebration by Alex Gow Funerals consultant Dr Alan D. Wolfelt. If you could go back in time and relive a special holiday, which one would you choose? Close your eyes for a moment and think about this holiday. Now, slowly, walk through this memory in your mind. What made it […]

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Bursary for Aged and Palliative Care Nurses

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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Christmas cakes for elderly

This Christmas Alex Gow Funerals will again donate and distribute over 200 Lions Christmas cakes to Aged Care Facilities and Community Groups throughout Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Logan and the Ipswich regions. The Lions Christmas Cake program has been a major fundraising project of Lions Australia since 1965 and has raised more than $56mill. The […]

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Grieving Vs Mourning

GRIEVING VS. MOURNING By Alex Gow Funerals consultant & specialist author Alan Wolfelt. I often remind myself that there is no love without loss. And there is no integration of loss without the experience of mourning. Your capacity to love requires the necessity to mourn. To deny the significance of mourning would be to believe […]

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Surprise visits for aged-care homes

Alex Gow reports – Aged-care homes set for surprise visits According to News Qld, hundreds of new inspectors will spring surprise visits on aged care homes across the country in a bid to catch out substandard facilities. In-depth audits, where inspectors show up unannounced, will increase more than four times in Queensland in the next […]

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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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Finding ways to prevent and cure dementia

Alex Gow Funerals applauds moves to help prevent and find a cure for dementia. The Federal Government recently announced the ADNet registry and research program to research and deliver improvements for dementia care in Australia. It’s estimated 1,700 Australians a week are joining the population living with dementia and without breakthroughs in beating this disease, that figure […]

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We come to you when you need us most

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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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


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