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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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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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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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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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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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