What to Wear to a Funeral

Flowers for the departed--writing and delivering a euology

For most funerals, darker dress outfits like a button-up suit or a black dress will always be appropriate, but you may be going to a celebration of life memorial, so you will have more leeway when it comes to what to wear. Different cultures have different customs for funeral attire but if you are still […]

Options for Funeral Arrangements

ocean funerals

Even though a funeral is a sad occasion, it doesn’t mean your loved one cannot have an extra special send off. Our experienced funeral directors at Newhaven Funerals have been providing funeral services in Brisbane and the Gold Coast since 1979, and we are happy to provide a plain and simple funeral or one with […]

What to do with a Loved One’s Ashes

Cremated Remains

After cremation, many people aren’t sure how to honour the deceased but there are a few ways that may help commemorate them in ways that are sensitive to their grieving family and friends. Our expert funeral directors at Newhaven Funerals can help advise you on what to do with the ashes after a cremation in […]

How much does a funeral cost and what happens if you can’t afford it?

funeral planning

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Yet despite knowing the inevitable, hundreds of people fail to put plans in place to prevent their family trying to pay for funeral costs they can’t afford. And why? Because it’s not a reality people like to face, […]

Rare glimpse of Arnhem Land funeral ceremony

This article offers a raw and honest insight into how indigenous Australian’s deal with the passing of a clan member. What an incredibly amazing ceremony, so very inclusive of the entire community and maybe what we are missing in western society? Funeral ceremonies in the Northern Territory’s Indigenous communities are often spoken about, but rarely […]

Personalised and Unique Funeral Ideas

funeral planning

Losing a loved one is never easy, but a funeral is your chance to say goodbye and respectfully celebrate the life they lived. If you are planning a funeral for your loved one, our family-owned funeral home, Newhaven Funerals, has helped thousands of Queensland families personalise their services to create unique funeral legacies. There has […]

Live streaming funerals: Technology helps mourners around the globe grieve together

Streaming funeral services

Industry moves with the times Alex Medcalf is no stranger to working with grief — his previous career as a British army soldier involved breaking the news to families that their loved one was a casualty in battle. After spending several years helping his wife’s uncle run a funeral home in Burpengary, north of Brisbane, […]