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To Bury or To Cremate… Is that the Question?

For some, the choice between cremation and burial is an easy one. For others, the decision is not so clear. Whether it be for religious, spiritual or practical reasons, the choice regarding what happens to our bodies after we die is an interesting and...

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Maddie’s Top 10 Funeral Songs

Music usually plays a big part in a funeral service. It can be used for reflection, laying tributes or symbols, entering or exiting the funeral venue. Choosing fitting farewell songs is often a really difficult task. Maddie is always on the lookout for new...

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Death Does Not Discriminate

This month we were reminded of the grief that our families often feel. On the 19th March, Karen’s mother, Don’s mother-in-law and Maddie’s grandmother Colleen passed away unexpectedly. Colleen was the matriarch of our extended family and will be dearly...

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Haka Tribute for Kim Nicholson

Yesterday's funeral service for Kim Nicholson concluded with a haka tribute to honour her Kiwi heritage. A Memorial Service for Kim is to be held in New Zealand in coming weeks....

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The inaugural Brendale Death Cafe

The team at Compassionate Funerals Queensland are proud to be partnering with the local community to host the inaugural Brendale Death Cafe. We know - you probably couldn't think of anything worse than sitting in a room full of strangers talking about the...

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Farewell Kitiona

It has been an extremely sad week for many connected to the Samoan community, following the unexpected death of Kitiona Mauli'o. Kit had only just commenced his bible study school in Samoa. Several services have been held for Kitiona, and it was an honour...

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Changing faces at Compassionate Funerals

It’s a season for change and there’s been a big one happening at Compassionate Funerals. After 12 years, Russell and Katrina have handed over the reins to Don and Karen Blue. Don and Karen have owned their own funeral homes in NSW but have finally seen the...

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Christmas doesn’t always equal happy times

Grieving the loss of family and friends is a challenge at any time of year, but Christmas can magnify your loss and mourning. Gatherings and events can be reminders of loss; sitting around the dining table facing an empty chair can remind us of what we...

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