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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
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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.  


CANNIFFE, William George "Bill"
Late of Gympie and formerly of Bundaberg and Ipswich. Passed away peacefully in the care of Grevillea Gardens Retirement Centre on the 20th January 2011.
Aged 69 Years and 360 Days.
Beloved husband of Karen. Dearly loved dad of Tom. Much loved father of Catherine, Paul, Tony and Chris. Brother and brother-in-law of Johnny (dec'd), Tom & Gail.
Son-in-law of Ross & Audrey (dec'd) McQueen.
Bill will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all of his family and many friends.
Relatives and friends of Bill and family are respectfully invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Wednesday, 26th January 2011 at 10.30am, followed by a Private Cremation Service.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Blue Care greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

JOHNSON, Robert Harry
Late of Cooloola Cove and formerly of Mundubbera. Passed away suddenly 20th January 2011.
Aged 62 Years
Beloved husband of Mila. Dearly loved father of Robyn, Pamela, Livina, Vanessa and Chloe.
Relatives and friends of Robert and family are respectfully invited to attend His Graveside Service to be held at the Cooloola Coast Cemetery, Rainbow Beach Road, Cooloola Cove on Tuesday, 25th January 2011 at 11.30am

BRENNAN, Robert "Bob"
Late of Grevillea Gardens Retirement Centre and formerly of Excelsior Road, Gympie. Passed away peacefully 20th January 2011.
Aged 86 Years
Beloved husband of the late Val Brennan. Dearly loved father, step-father and father-in-law of Greg and Jenny, Lorraine and Bob Elliott, Rosalind Palermo, Stan and Castle Zischke. Much loved grandfather to 12 and great-grandfather to 12. Sadly missed brother, brother-in-law and uncle.
Relatives and friends of Bob and family are respectfully invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Tuesday, 25th January 2011 at 10.30am followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Little Haven Palliative Care greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

BARGENQUAST, Gladys Mary
Late of Winston House Retirement Centre and formerly of King Street, Gympie. Passed away peacefully 19th January 2011.
Aged 90 Years
Beloved wife of the late Kev Bargenquast. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of Barry and Lorene, Bevan, Peter (dec'd), Mary and Denis Hanlon and their families.
Relatives and friends of Gladys and family are respectfully invited to attend a Requiem Mass in Celebration and Thanksgiving for Her Life at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Tuesday, 25th January 2011 at 1.30pm followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Winston House greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

BROWN, Ian Roger also known as Nikkii Kriess
Passed away peacefully in the care of P.A. Hospital, Brisbane 14th January 2011.
Aged 40 Years
Dearly loved son of Roger and Shirley Brown. Much loved brother of Lisa and her family. A dearly loved nephew. Beloved friend to many.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend A Memorial Service to be held in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Exhibition Road, Gympie on Monday, 24th January 2011 at 12.00pm.

MacDONALD, Valmai Dorothy "Val"
Late of Cogan Street, Gympie.
Aged 77 Years
Beloved wife of Angus. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Jim and Denise, Cheryl and Graeme Biddle, Peter and Robyn, Julie and Leigh (Dec'd) Pollock. Much loved Grandmother to 14 and Great-Grandmother to 22. Val will be remembered as a loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt.
As per Val's wishes, a Private Cremation Service was held on Tuesday 18th January 2011.

SIMPSON, Garth Royston
Late of Adams Street, Gympie.
Aged 53 Years
Beloved husband of Jennifer. Much loved father of Greg, Mark, Steven and Brett. Loving brother to Derek and brother-in-law to Peter, Michael, Bobbie, John and their families.
As per Garth's wishes, a Private Graveside Service was held on Tuesday 18th January 2011.

SUTTON, Ena Ivy
Late of Gympie and formerly of Moy Pocket. Passed away peacefully 15th January 2011.
Aged 99 Years
Beloved wife of the late Doug Sutton. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of Peter and Pat, Adrian (dec'd), Barbara and Alan Parkinson, Ian and Claire and their families. Also a loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt.
Relatives and friends of Ena and family are respectfully invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Monday, 24th January 2011 at 12.30pm followed by a Committal Service at the Gheerulla Cemetery, Moy Pocket Road, Gheerulla at 3.30pm.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Winston House greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

CROSS, Joyce Agnes
Passed away peacefully in the care of Grevillea Gardens Retirement Centre 11th Jan 2011.
Aged 86 years.
Formerly of Graham Street, Gympie.
Beloved wife of the late Bill Cross. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother "Nanny" of Keith (Dec'd) and Pat, Terry and Beth, Graeme and Val, Lorene and Barry, Neville and Lynn, Carmel and Peter, Fran and Adrian, Desley and families.
Survived by her loving sister Dot Wren.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend The Requiem Mass to Celebrate the Life and Love of Joyce to be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Thursday, 20th January 2011 at 2.00pm followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers to the S.E.S and/or Grevillea Gardens, if preferred.

CLARK, Lewis John
Late of Urangan and formerly of Greens Creek, Gympie.
Aged 86 Years
Dearly loved father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather of Allan Clark, Margaret Cochrane, Narelle and Colin Clem and families.
Relatives and friends of Jack and family are respectfully invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday, 21st January 2011 at 1.00pm. followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

GREBER, Grace Isobel
Of Fritz Road, Chatsworth. Passed away peacefully 12th January 2011.
Aged 90 Years
Beloved wife of Albert (TAB) Greber. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to the families of Barbara and Denis Birch, Barry and Beryl Greber, Tony and Lynn Greber, Lyn and Wes Fleming.
Relative and friends of Grace and family are respectfully invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Tuesday, 18th January 2011 at 4.00pm.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Little Haven Palliative Care greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

WARNE, Joan Ellen
Late of Fraser Shores Retirement Village, Pialba and formerly of Gympie. Passed away peacefully 10th January 2011 following a long illness.
Aged 80 Years
Beloved wife of Gordon. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother "Nana" of Robyn and Ian Quinn, Tony and Barbara, Dale and Carmel and families. Loving sister to Jack (dec'd) and Robert Bell.
Relatives and friends of Joan, Gordon and family are respectfully invited to attend JOAN'S Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday, 21st January 2011 at 10.00am.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Little Haven Palliative Care greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

LUCAS, Alwyn Dare
Late of Excelsior Road, Gympie. Died peacefully 6th January 2011.
Aged 88 Years
Beloved husband of Anne (dec'd) and Jeanne. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Alan (dec'd) and Leanne, and Michelle. Loved grandfather to Melanie and her partner Brad, and Nicholas. Loving step-father to Elaine, Linda, Ron, Alan and families.
Relatives and friends of Alwyn and family are respectfully invited to attend His Memorial Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Thursday, 20th January 2011 at 10.30am.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Cancer Council Qld greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

HARWOOD, Dennis Roy "DENNY"
Late of Jimbour Road, The Palms and formerly of Randwick Road, Gympie.
Aged 65 Years
Dearly loved partner of Carol Farkas. Much loved father and father-in-law of Jason and Michelle, Jodee and Marcus Engeman. Loving "Grandy" to Ayla, Connor, Kane and Rhett. Denny will be remembered as a loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.
Relatives and friends of Denny and family are respectfully invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Wednesday 19th January 2011 at 10.00am followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Arthritis Australia greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

GOLDBURG (OAM), Brian Thomas
Of Gympie. Passed away 6th January 2011.
Aged 83 Years
Beloved and loving husband of Margot Goldburg (nee Thomas). Loved son of Joseph and Ethel Goldburg (both dec'd). Much loved father and father-in-law of Loretto (dec'd), Sr Peta Goldburg rsm, Gerard (dec'd), Bryce and Adrienne Goldburg, Gerarda and Chris Marriott, Justine and Justin Beirne. Cherished grandfather of Pascale, Xavier and Octavia Goldburg, Luke and Oliver Marriott, Sebastian and Harry Beirne. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Keith and Pat (dec'd) Goldburg, Ian Thomas, Jan and Lionel Daly and uncle of their respective families.
Family and friends are warmly invited to celebrate Brian's life with Requiem Mass at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Monday 17th January 2011 at 11.30am. Rosary will be recited prior to Mass.

DONALD, Mary Millicent
Late of Barton Road, Gympie. Taken from us suddenly after a short illness, in the care of Gympie Private Hospital, 4th January 2011.
Aged 75 Years
Beloved wife of the late Max Donald. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of Jenny and Clinton Schulz, Kathy and Michael Preston, Maxine and Ian Davis, Allison and Paul Lynch and families. Also a loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt to Ruth, Barbara, Judith, Shirley and families.
Relatives and friends of Mary and family are respectfully invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Saturday, 15th January 2011 at 2.00pm.

SWIFT, Ailsa Rose
Late of Neil Street, Gympie and formerly of Chermside, Brisbane. Passed away peacefully in the care of Gympie Nursing Centre, 5th January 2011.
Aged 71 Years
Beloved wife of the late Ron Swift. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to Christine, Glenn and their families. Sadly missed sister, sister-in-law and aunt to Wayne, Darrell, Dianne, Joan and their families.
Relatives and friends of Ailsa and family are respectfully invited to attend Her Funeral service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Tuesday, 18th January 2011 at 10.30am.
Donations in lieu of flowers to the Salvation Army greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

MAHER, Barry Alexander
Late of Gympie. Aged 60 years.
Beloved husband of Ann Much loved stepfather to Lin and Wayne. Loving brother, brother-in-law and uncle to Les and Jan, Cheryl (Dec'd), Richard, Diane, Craig and families.
Relatives and friends of Barry and family are warmly invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday, 7th January 2011 at 10.30am.
Donations in lieu of flowers to The Hudson Maher Foundation. Envelopes available at the service.

WATSON, Raymond Alexander
Late of Wises Road, Gympie. Died peacefully 3rd Jan 2011. Aged 87 years.
Beloved husband of Lynn. Dearly loved father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather of Frank and Denise, Jim and Joanne and their families.
Relatives and friends of Bunny and family are respectfully invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Thursday January 6th 2011 at 10.00am.
Donations in lieu of flowers to Little Haven Palliative Care greatly appreciated.

HARTLEY, Margaret Joan
Late of 98 Power Road, Widgee. Passed away peacefully in Brisbane 30th Dec 2010.
Aged 58 years.
Beloved wife of Brian.
Funeral Details to be advised in later edition.