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 decisions. No matter where you live in South East Queensland, our Alex Gow staff will be with you quickly to help create the perfect farewell.
There are a lot of steps to planning a funeral and it is certainly not a job you want to hand to amateurs. Alex Gow Funerals have been helping Queenslanders since 1840 and we know what needs to be done and how to make it as uncomplicated as possible to lift the stress off your shoulders. Because we tailor each funeral to the needs of the family, there are no right ways or wrong ways, just your way.
Here is a list of the professional funeral services we offer. This is what sets us apart from others.
There are 2 basic elements to a funeral, firstly there is the physical funeral where the body is collected, prepared, and buried or cremated in line with family wishes, and secondly, the farewell service or memorial, where you can gather together to support the bereaved, pay your respects and say your goodbyes to a loved family member or friend.
The physical funeral has essential components that must occur by law and the funeral director will ensure this is done correctly. The farewell service is very flexible and can be tailored to whatever you want. The funeral director will present a wide range of options that can be traditional or not so traditional, it is all up to you. Naturally, if there are specific customs or cultural practices that need to be included, be sure to mention this to the Funeral Director.
Understand that there is generally no rush in planning a funeral. If you need time to check Wills for specific requests or consult with family, take your time, and get it right. This also allows for some of the initial grief to subside allowing you to think more clearly. Some cultures do require burial quickly and if you are aware of that need, be sure to discuss it with your funeral director.
Alex Gow Funerals is here to help you at every step and stay with you in your time of need. If you need any advice or assistance, feel free to reach out to our team of experts today on (07) 3851 7800.