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Arrange A Funeral Online
If you're located far away from Gympie or - for any reason - can't make it to our offices, you can also arrange a funeral through us by simply completing our online form.

Floral Arrangements
Many people like to have flowers at a funeral. We work with Cooloola florists to do this. You can find out more about what's involved with floral arrangements by clicking here.

Our Coffin Range
Gympie Funerals stock a range of beautiful, modern coffins to suit all tastes and budgets. While we encourage you to visit us to make you final selection, you can also view them online
by clicking here.

Memorials & Plaques
If you'd like to erect a personal memorial or plaque to your loved one, we have an extensive range of memorials and plaques to suit all tastes and budgets. You can view them by clicking here.

Making Arrangements
What's involved in making funeral arrangements? Most people have very little experience with this and can find it confusing. But our handy guide explains the process clearly and simply.

Funeral Notices
Gympie Funerals can arrange for funeral notices to be published in newspapers and/or on radio for our clients. These are charged at whatever the individual newspapers or radio stations charge us.

However, we also publish these notices on our website at no charge as a courtesy to our clients.  


SIMPKINS, Maurice James "Maurie"
Late of Coonoongibber Road, Brooloo. Passed away peacefully in the care of Gympie Private Hospital 4th July 2012.

Aged 93 Years.

Beloved Husband of the late Eileen Simpkins. Dearly loved Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather and Great-grandfather of Marlene (dec'd) & Ron Maher, Melvin & Leslie, Alan & Pamela, Philip & Joy, Bradley & Debbie, Gregory & Olga and their families.

Relatives and friends of Maurie and family are respectfully invited to attend MAURIE'S Graveside Funeral Service to be held at the Kandanga Cemetery on Wednesday, 11th July 2012 at 11.00am.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Salvation Army greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

McMURDO, Clara Jean
Late of Clematis Street, Gympie. Passed away peacefully 2nd July 2012.
Aged 91 Years.

Beloved wife of the late Alexander McMurdo. Dearly loved Mother and mother-in-law of Barry & Eileen, Elaine & Frank Richards, Graeme & Janeece, Christine (dec'd), Jenny & Glenn Carlson. Much loved Grandma to Kerryanne, Andrew, Robyn, Linda, Tim, Beau, Celeste, Dale, Brad, Melissa, Troy, Emma and families. Great-Grandma to 7. Loving Sister, Sister-in-law and Aunt to Annie, Ted (both dec'd), Edna, Bev and families.

Relatives and friends of Clara and family are respectfully invited to attend CLARA'S Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday, 6th July 2012 at 10.00am followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Blue Care greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

SEALES Elsie Agnes (nee Smith)
Late of Stafford, Ibis Court Retirement Village, Deagon, Brisbane. Passed away 29th June 2012 in the Care of Winston House Retirement Centre, Gympie.

Aged 97 Years.

Dearly loved wife of Cyril (dec'd). Much loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Fay & Trevor (dec'd) Crowder, Dell & Gary Nugent and Gloria & Bert Vethman. Grandmother to Darryl Crowder, Melinda Haeusler, Craig Nugent, Scott Nugent and their families.

Relatives and friends of Elsie and family are respectfully invited to attend ELSIE'S Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Thursday, 5th July 2012 at 11.00am

Donations in lieu of flowers to Little Haven Palliative Care greatly appreciated.

MORGAN, Clifford Albert "Cliff"
Late of Banks Pocket Road, Gympie. Passed away peacefully 27th June 2012 in the care of Cooloola Private Hospital.

Aged 80 Years.

Beloved husband of Ruth. Dearly loved Father, Father-in-law and Grandfather of Warren & Sandra, Neil & Louise, Gary (dec'd) & Karen, Annette & Paul and their families.

Loving Brother, Brother-in-law and Uncle.

Relatives and friends of Cliff, Ruth and family are respectfully invited to attend CLIFF'S Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Monday, 2nd July 2012 at 10.30am followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

Donations in lieu of flowers and in memory of Cliff to Little Haven Palliative Care greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

KRAFFT, Pearl
Passed away peacefully 25th June 2012 in the care of the Gympie Nursing Centre. Formerly of Upper Ferntree Gully, Melbourne.

Aged 87 Years

Former wife of Roy, Ron and Neil (all dec'd). Dear friend to Arthur. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, nan and gran to Patricia (dec'd), Kathleen, Keith, Roy (dec'd) and families.

Relatives and friends of Pearl and family are respectfully invited to attend PEARL'S Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Saturday, 30th June 2012 at 10.30am.

SALLAWAY, Eunice Irene
Late of Cooinda Hostel, Gympie. Formerly of Pine Street, Gympie. Previously of Cooran. Passed away peacefully 25th June, 2012. Aged 83 Years.

Beloved wife of Albert Edward "AB" Sallaway. Dearly loved Mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother to Judith (dec'd), Ian, Terry & families.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend EUNICE'S Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday 29th June 2012 at 10.30am, followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

RUSH, Roy Baden
(Flt. Lt. Ret'd)
RAAF 1956-1976.
No2 Sqdn Phan Rang Nov 67- Nov 68

Late of Cooinda Aged Care Centre. Passed away peacefully 20th June, 2012. Aged 84 Years.

Eldest son of Baden and May Rush (Toowoomba, both dec'd). Beloved husband of Maureen. Father and father-in-law of Rosanne & Peter Otago, Geoffrey & Jane, and Brett. Step-father of Mark & Karen Nicholls, Peter & Gillian Nicholls, Debra & Jim Dugdale. A doting and much loved 'Pop' of Owen, Sam and Ivy. Loving brother, brother-in-law and uncle of Dr Keith Rush & Mrs. Heather Rush, Jeanette McConnell and their families. Roy will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend ROY'S funeral service to be held in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Thursday 28th June 2012 at 1pm, followed by RSL Tribute and Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

MAHAFFEY, Joyce Ida "Joy"
Late of Goomboorian. Passed away peacefully in the care of Gympie Hospital, 20th June 2012.

Aged 82 Years

Beloved wife of Peter. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Robert and Gwenda, Julie and Alan, Trevor and Cheryll, Murray and Tina, Mike and Robyn, Phil and Michelle, Jill and Glenn, Trina and Barry. Much loved grandmother to 26 and great-grandmother to 15. Loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt of Jim (dec'd), Ken, her twin Marie and their families.

Relatives and friends of Joy, Peter and family are respectfully invited to attend a Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration for Joy's Life to be held in the Church of Christ, Horseshoe Bend, Gympie on Monday, 25th June 2012 at 10.30am.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Little Haven Palliative Care greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

Privately Cremated

CHAPLIN, Charles "Chick"
Late of Exhibition Road, Gympie and formerly of Cooroy and Tewantin. Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving wife and family, 19th June 2012.

Aged 79 years.

Beloved husband of Nellie. Dearly loved father, father-in-law and stepfather of Lynelle & Stanley O'Farrell, Geoff & Dawn Johanson, Darrell Thompson (dec'd), Fred Thompson and Delia & Rex Lawn. Much loved grandfather and great-grandfather. Survived by his brothers Ted and Richard and sister Mary.

Relatives and friends of CHICK, Nellie and family are respectfully invited to attend CHICK'S Graveside Service to be held at the Gympie Cemetery, Cartwright Road, Gympie on Friday, 22nd June 2012 at 10.00am.

BLAND, Keneth Stanley "Ken"
Late of Oak Street, Gympie. Passed away peacefully in the care of Gympie Hospital 18th June 2012.

Aged 88 years & 111 days.

Beloved husband of the late Coreen Bland. Dearly loved father & father-in-law of Carol & Errol Ward, Lyn & Maurie Bathersby, Lucy & Bill Hay, Janet & Peter Charles, Ken & Robyn Bland, and Wendy Esmond. Much loved grandfather to 17 and great grandfather to 20. Sadly missed brother to Mavis & Beryl.

Relatives and friends of KEN and family are respectfully invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Zion Lutheran Church, Nash Street, Gympie on Friday, 22nd June 2012 at 1.00pm followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Cancer Council Qld greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

KERR, Maxwell Arthur "Mackie"
Of Station Road, Gympie. Formerly of Kandanga.

Aged 76 Years

Beloved husband of Lisha. Loving stepfather of Kay, Steven and Tanya. Grandpa Mac to Brooke, Krystal, Jamie, Ace and Liberty. Mackie will be remembered as a loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle and dear friend to many.

Relatives and friends of Mackie, Lisha and family are respectfully invited to attend MACKIE'S Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday, 22nd June 2012 at 10.30am.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Little Haven Palliative Care greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

DAVIES, Margaret Mary
Late of Cooloola Cove and formerly of Mt Warren Park, Beenleigh. Passed away peacefully 15th June 2012.

Aged 75 Years

Beloved wife of John. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of Jane and Tony Vickery, Carol and Steve Scanes and families.

Relatives and friends of Margaret, John and family are respectfully invited to attend MARGARET'S Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Thursday, 21st June 2012 at 1.30pm.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Royal Childrens Hospital greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

CLARKE, Jesse Ronald "Ron"
Late of Horseshoe Bend, Gympie. Passed away peacefully in the care of Gympie Private Hospital 13th June 2012.

Aged 88 Years

Beloved husband of Lorraine. Loving father and father-in-law of Glenn and Ann-Louise, and devoted grandfather to baby Sarah. Loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Relatives and friends of Ron, Lorraine and Family are warmly invited to attend RON'S Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Saturday, 16th June 2012 at 1.00pm.

ALLEN, Arthur Douglas
Late of Batchelor Road, Gympie. Passed away peacefully 13th June 2012.

Aged 94 Years.

Beloved husband of Vi (dec'd). Loving father and father-in-law of Barbara & Duncan (dec'd), Joy & Ken, Lola, Jeni & Robert, Ross & Helen, Gordon & Barbie, Rosey & Ian. Much loved grandad, great-grandad and great-great-grandad.
Relatives and friends of ARTHUR and Family are warmly invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Monday 18th June 2012 at 10.30am.

DEVEREUX, Eric Edward
Late of Cypress Avenue, Rainbow Beach. Passed away peacefully in the care of the Gympie Hospital, 9th June 2012 with loving friends around him.

Aged 86 Years.

Beloved husband of Anita (dec'd). Loving father and father-in-law of Lyn & Noel, and John. Dearly loved grandfather of Clare & Shaun, Mark, Ross and Louie. Great-grandfather of Ethan, Jasmine and Jayden. Sadly missed brother of Joyce (dec'd) and uncle to Joan and Peter.

Eric was genuinely loved and held in deep regard by all of his family and many friends who are warmly invited to attend ERIC'S Funeral Service and Celebration of His Life to be held in The Church of the Good Shepherd, Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach on Tuesday 19th June 2012 at 11am. This will be followed by a Private Cremation.

DOOLEY, Samuel George "Sam"
Late of Mundubbera and formerly of Gympie. Passed away 6th June 2012.

Aged 69 Years.

Sadly missed by Shirley. Loving father and father-in-law of Sue & Wayne Stubbins, Dave & Tracey, Neville & Kelly. Grandad "Poppy Sam" to Kelly, Kimberly, Michael, Lisa, Emma, Kayla and Jack. Great-grandad to Zakk. Sadly missed brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Relatives and friends of SAM are respectfully invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday, 15th June 2012 at 10.30am.

AULD, Charles William "Charlie"
Of Red Hill Road, Gympie. Died suddenly 11th June 2012.

Aged 61 Years

Beloved husband of Lee. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Jason and Ann, Cameron and Kristina, Annika and Jeffrey. Much loved Poppy to Taylor and Amelia. Charlie will be remembered as a loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle and dear friend to many.

Relatives and friends of Charlie, Lee and Family are warmly invited to attend CHARLIE'S Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Saturday, 16th June 2012 at 10.00am.

WEIER, Tara Leigh
Late of Gladstone and formerly of Gympie. Passed away 6th June 2012

Aged 25 Years.

Beloved fiance of Nathan. Much loved daughter of Sharon. Loving sister of Zac. Grandaughter of Iris and Owen.

Tara will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all of Her family and friends.

Relatives and friends of Tara and family are warmly invited to attend A Celebration of TARA'S Life to be held in the Gympie Wesleyan Methodist Church, Exhibition Road, Gympie on Friday 15th June 2012 at 10am followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Ronald McDonald House in memory of Tara greatly appreciated.
Envelopes available at the service.

COOP, Dulcie Edna
Late of Winston House Retirement Centre and formerly of Hilton Road, Gympie. Passed away peacefully 8th June 2012.

Aged 82 Years.

Beloved wife of Doug (dec'd). Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of Terry, Neville, Shirley, Glenda, Brian and their families. Loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt.

Relatives and friends of DULCIE and family are respectfully invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Tuesday 19th June 2012 at 10am followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

LOW, Gladys "Joan" (nee Johns)
Late of Winston House and formerly of Lily Street and Church Street, Gympie. Passed away 9th June 2012.

Aged 86 Years.

Beloved wife of Tom Johns (dec'd) and Les Low (dec'd). Loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of Judith & Max, Marilyn & Mervyn, Lynette & Ross, Wendy & Alan, Kaylene & Erol and their families. Stepmother of Stephen and Michael (dec'd).

Relatives and friends of JOAN and family are respectfully invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday, 15th June 2012 at 1.30pm followed by a Private Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.