Maddie’s Top 10 Funeral Songs

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 options by...
Maddie’s Top Outdoor Funeral Venues In & Around Brisbane

Maddie’s Top Outdoor Funeral Venues In & Around Brisbane

We recently asked our Facebook followers if they would consider an outdoor funeral when they pass away. Overwhelmingly, many told us they would have certainly choose outdoor ‘if they could’. If they could? This response prompted us to do a bit of research,...
Have you organised your “Life File”?

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...
Don’s Soundbites: A Question of Ritual

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 member...
A unique service for a unique man

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 personalised coffin...