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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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Nice to meet you Strathpine!

It may not have been the usual “pop-up” stand at Strathpine Shopping Centre on Saturday, but we certainly created a bit of interest. Many people took the opportunity to speak with Don and Karen, especially about unusual requests when you die. We are...

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Have you organised your “Life File”?

We just came across this article after hearing that all funeral directors in Sweden are legally required to have "life files" on hand for people who wish to build them. It made us ask "What is a Life File?" This article, by Serentity, explains "Life Files"...

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Don’s Soundbites: A Question of Ritual

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! In days gone by, mention of a funeral would conjure up some specific images: picture a family...

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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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A unique service for a unique man

Last week, we conducted a funeral for the late Mr Terry Hogan, a much loved family man and Morris Minor enthusiast. With careful planning, the service was filled with very individual aspects, including floral arrangements using car hubcaps and a...

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