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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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Coronavirus and the Six Needs of Mourning

Coronavirus and the Six Needs of Mourning by Dr Alan Wolfelt   Alongside the physical pandemic, the novel coronavirus is causing a pandemic of grief. That’s what we’re all feeling right now—grief. It’s important to recognize that. Grief is everything we think and feel inside of us whenever our attachments are threatened, harmed, or severed. […]

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Alex Gow partners with St John Qld to help seniors at home

Most people know of our commitment to helping the seniors members of our community through our various aged care centre programmes and of course, our popular puzzle books that encourage participation and brain activity, especially in your later years. These books are delivered free every quarter to nursing homes, aged care facilities and retirement villages. […]

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A MEAL DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR

Sometimes the pressures of life bought about by ill-health, loss of a loved one, a disability or depression impact on our motivation, desire or ability to cook. Often, it’s the last thing we can or want to do and our sense of independence can be challenged by admitting we might need a little help. A […]

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Loss & Grief Bursary for those who work with the bereaved

Do you know someone who works with the bereaved? You may want to let them know about this great opportunity to win a $3000 education bursary. Alex Gow Funerals is committed to supporting those who care for the bereaved, particularly those who work in aged care. Alex Gow has now created this bursary specifically to […]

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Remembering a loved one with a celebratory wake

Wakes: From Past to Present Holding a wake for a loved one who’s passed on is an old and beloved tradition, but today’s wakes bear little resemblance to the wakes of our ancestors. While, historically, wakes were solemn vigils intended to watch over and protect a loved one from the time they passed until their […]

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Alex Gow helps in the community

Alex Gow services the community in many different ways. Apart from our traditional funeral and cremation services, the business also provides many free activities to assist seniors. These include: End of Life Planning Grief & Bereavement Support Family Support Event sponsorship Art workshops, and Community Education These programmes are run by our own wonderful staff, […]

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Win $100 Coles Voucher with Alex Gow Puzzle Books

As part of our community service programme, Alex Gow Funerals produces an exciting range of FREE puzzle books for senior citizens to help keep the brain active and alert. Our puzzle books are published quarterly and each month one lucky reader has a chance to win a $100 Coles Voucher. It is so easy, just […]

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The power of music at funerals

In all societies, music is collective and communal. Music brings and binds us together and although we generally think of music as entertainment, we often overlook its power to evoke emotions. When it comes to funeral ceremonies, music plays a vital role. It is an important part of celebrating the life of a lost loved […]

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Alex Gow Funerals kicks off Bowls sponsorship with some shenanigans at Sandgate

Last week Alex Gow kicked off our 2019 Bowls Sponsorship season with a great day at Sandgate Bowls Club. It was a real privilege to sponsor the Ladies Saint Patricks Day Bowls Event which was a whole lot of fun with everyone getting into the Irish festive mood. The Club hosted teams from Sandgate, Pine Rivers Bowls […]

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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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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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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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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 them. 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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Contact Us

If A Death Has Occurred If a death has occurred we would prefer you contact us by telephone so please call us on 07 3851 7800. We are available 7 days a week. Pre-Planning As a part of the Alex Gow family tradition, we offer a 170-year heritage of assistance through personal service, a strong […]

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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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