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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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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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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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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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