How Losing A Parent Changes You

For those reading this who have already experienced the loss of any parent, you have our deepest sympathies and our sincere hope is for your complete healing, no matter how long it takes. Although grieving the death of a parent is an experience shared throughout human history, it’s no less devastating. No matter how old... Read more

Why do we have a Dawn Service on Anzac Day?

It is often suggested that the Dawn Service observed on Anzac Day has its origins in a military routine still followed by the Australian Army. The half-light of dawn was one of the times favoured for launching an attack. Soldiers in defensive positions were woken in the dark before dawn, so by the time first light crept... Read more

Why You Are Wrong About the Purpose of Funerals

There are popular sentiments of a couple generations of people that go something like this: “Just put me in a pine box and throw me in the ground”. This is the belief that having a funeral is about drawing attention to one ’s self and making one’s self the centre of attention. “I just want to... Read more

Your Questions About Cremation

What Is A Columbarium? A Columbarium is a wall like structure often found in the cemetery grounds, with numerous small compartments called niches designed to hold  urns or vessels containing cremated remains. The niches may be rectangular or sometimes cylindrical. A small plaque with the deceased’s name and details cover the opening to mark the final... Read more

Your Questions About Burials

How Deep Is The Grave? In the Toowoomba Region, most graves are dug to 6 or 7 feet (1.8m – 2.1 m) deep suitable for 2 burials, one on top of the other. This has become common practice in many regions, in an effort to use cemetery space more effectively than single graves side by... Read more