Alex Gow Funerals philosophy of providing personal care extends from the moment we take your loved one into our care. We guarantee to continue that personal care at all times until our service to you is completed.
“Take your loved one into our care” are words used by every funeral director when talking to families. Unfortunately for some funeral companies the term “our care” is not always true.
When Alex Gow Funerals are called upon to transfer your loved one from the place of death into our care, we guarantee this task will be carried out by our own professional staff. We do not engage third party or contract transfer companies.
Your loved one is transferred into our care to our own mortuary facilities at Newstead and we guarantee the careful preparation of your loved one will be carried out by our own fully trained and experienced mortuary staff. We do not use third party contract mortuaries or their staff. The first 10 days of caring for your loved one at our facility is included in each of our professional service fees, any days in addition is calculated at $55.00 per day. (This is at the discretion of the funeral director)
We have our own fleet of fully maintained modern Funeral vehicles, we do not use Hire-a-Hearse companies.
Alex Gow Funerals are proud to be members of the Australian Funeral Directors Association and the Selected Independent Funeral Homes association. These associations have strict Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct and Good Practice which we must honour to continue our membership. Currently the funeral industry in Queensland is unregulated and unlicensed, so maintaining these memberships is an important way of continuing the trust the community have in our company.
The cost of a funeral can vary a lot and depends largely on the choices you make when creating a funeral befitting the person who has died.
Transparency is paramount when you plan a funeral with Alex Gow Funerals, each item you choose has the cost clearly shown, so you know exactly what you’re paying. This lets you not only create the type of funeral service you want but it allows you to make decisions based on your budget also. Our goal is to provide you with the very best funeral experience, but just as every funeral is different, so is the pricing. For a more accurate idea of what the funeral you would like to plan will cost please call us on 3851 7800 and make an appointment to meet with you in your own home or at one of our 4 offices situated across Brisbane.
The information in the Funeral Cost Table below will give you an approximate guide to some of the most common service combinations chosen by families we serve. These examples are based on funeral services where cremation has been chosen.
While there are some fixed expenses, most costs will vary depending on location, the choice of burial or cremation, religious requirements, vehicle transportation and flower options.
Below are explanatory notes about our professional service fees. For most funerals in our care, our professional service fee is made up of the components discussed below. When a family requests no ceremony or gathering (i.e. no attendance cremation/burial), the professional service fee will only include components 1,2 and 3.
Alex Gow Funerals has been providing funeral care to the families of south east Queensland for over a century. If you would like a more accurate idea of the cost for the type of funeral you would like, please call us on 3851 7800.