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Our next Brendale Death Cafe

Our next Brendale Death Cafe is here! Please join us at 6pm on Wednesday 20 February 2019 for cake, conversations, and chats about all things death and dying. Make sure you let us know here if you're keen to attend! And if you haven't been to or heard of a...

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Jamie’s Final Ride

We feel so privileged to have walked beside the Carter family these last few weeks. They are experiencing immeasurable grief at the loss of their very special son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle, Jamie. Together, they managed to craft a farewell for...

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Maddie judges the Brendale Business Awards

Maddie recently participated as a panel judge in the inaugural Brendale Business Awards, which were presented at an Awards lunch today. The big winner of the day was the Brendale branch of the Bendigo Bank taking out three awards. Congratulations to Mandy...

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A Funeral of Colour

“Colour can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” Oscar Wilde. Guests attending Janet Anderson's funeral this week were asked to consider wearing a colourful scarf or a splash of bright clothing, to honour Janet's love of colour. Albany Creek...

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What are your options?

It can be really hard to know where to start when you're trying to be proactive and plan your end-of-life choices. The TV ads can make it all sound a little too good to be true, and you don't want to be pushed into something you're not quite ready for. The...

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Don’s Soundbites: What can you do with ashes?

In this ongoing series, Don will tackle some of the questions that many people ask about funerals. Let us know if there is a topic you would like him to cover! As I mentioned in my last blog, over 75% of all funerals in Queensland involve cremation rather...

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All traditions and faiths are welcome

We were very honoured to host Tibetan Buddhist Nuns, Venerable Tenzin Chodron and Venerable Lozang Yonten recently. Chodron was officiating at a funeral held in the Chapel at our Brendale...

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Wow Japan… this is different!

Check this out: https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/bj3qy5/drive-thru-funerals-are-now-a-thing-in-japan This week, VICE posted the above article about the latest funeral trends in Japan. These include: Drive-thru funerals Rent-a-monk Mail order funerals We...

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