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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.  


HUTCHINGS, Kathleen Eugenie "Kathie"
Late of Gympie and formerly of Dargaville, N.Z. Passed away peacefully 25th May 2015.

Aged 72 Years

Beloved wife of Cliff. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother of Garry (dec'd), Paula & Pete, Carl and their families. Sadly missed sister, sister-in-law and aunt to her family in N.Z.

Relatives and friends of Kathie, Cliff and family are respectfully invited to attend Kathie's Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Monday, 1st June 2015 at 10.00am.

No flowers by request.

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

STARKEY, Jean Mary Ellen
Late of Burra-Burri via Jandowae and formerly of Gympie. Passed away in the care of Taralga Nursing Home, Jandowae on Wednesday, 20th May 2015.

Aged 89 years

Dearly loved Wife of Len (dec'd). Loving Mother and Mother-in-law of Lloyd & Edyth, Warren & Hinga, Roger & Glenda, Thomas & Corrin. Cherished Grandmother and Great-grandmother to their families.

Relatives and friends of Jean and family are warmly invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Thursday, 28th May 2015 at 10.30am.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Vision Australia greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

BELLOTTI, Neville Leslie "Nev"
Late of Brisbane Road, Gympie.

Aged 89 years

Beloved Father and Father-in-law of Marshall & Nay E, Marea & David Ryan. Loving Grandfather to Talia and Antonia.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Nev's Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Monday, 25th May 2015 at 10.00am.

JONES, Neil Graham "Master Jones"
Of Parsons Road, Gympie and formerly of Brisbane. Taken unexpectedly 15th May 2015.

Aged 51 years

Husband, Soulmate and Best Friend to Julie. Loving and inspirational Father to Lauren & Eddie, Lochlan & Courtney, Mitchell, and Charlotte. Beloved Son of Graham & Noela and Son-in-law to Trevor & Merle Armstrong. Loving Brother, Brother-in-law and Uncle to Wayne & Kim, Glen & Deanne, Margaret & Anthony, Susan & Clint, Narelle & David and families.

Devoted Teacher, Mentor and Loyal Friend to all.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Neil to be held in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Friday, 22nd May 2015 at 10.30am, to be followed by a Private Cremation.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Cancer Council and/or Heart Foundation greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

CARTWRIGHT, Donald Neil "Don"
Late of Mayfair Drive, Gympie. Passed away suddenly 15th May, 2015.

Beloved Husband of Colleen. Much loved father and father-in-law of Michael & Selena, Greg & Jodi. Cherished "Poppy" to Alex, Amber and Jackson.

Relatives and friends of Don, Colleen and family are respectfully invited to attend Don's Funeral Service to be held in Coolola Coast Cematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 at 10.00am.

Donations in memory of Don to RACQ Careflight greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

BETTS, Shirley Valerie
Passed away in the care of Pine Lodge Home for the Aged, Rocklea, 14th May 2015. Formerly of Strathpine and Gympie.

Aged 78 years

Beloved Widow of the late Stanley Thomas Betts. Much loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Stan & Donna, Barbara & Sash Murarenko, and Robert (dec'd). Loving Grandmother of Caitlin and Emily. Much loved Sister, Sister-in-law and Aunt to her family.

Relatives and friends of Shirley and family are respectfully invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in St Peter's Anglican Church, Lady Mary Terrace, Gympie on Tuesday, 19th May 2015 at 10.30am, followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

DAVIS, Valma Rae "Val" "Mother"
Passed away in the care of Winston House Aged Care Centre, 12th May 2015.

Aged 87 years

Beloved Wife of Col (dec'd). Dearly loved Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother and Great-grandmother of Des & Chris, Brenda & John, Karen & Lou and their families. Sadly missed Aunt.

Relatives and friends of Val 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, 18th May 2015 at 10.00am, followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

McCLUNE, William "Bill"
Late of Rifle Range Road, Gympie. Passed away 12th May 2015.

Aged 77 Years.

Loving father of Craig and Darren. Much loved Partner of Joy. Father-in-law and grandfather "Pop" to many. Sadly missed by all of His family and friends.

Relatives and friends of Bill are respectfully invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Cost Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Thursday 14th May 2015 at 10am.

ALEXANDER, Ivy May
Late of Oak Street, Gympie. Passed away in the care of Gympie Nursing Centre, 11th May 2015.

Aged 88 years

Beloved wife of Bazel. Loving Mother and Mother-in-law to Lorraine & Ken Brown, Jannette & Greg Corbet, Shirley Lund, Diane (dec'd) & Peter (dec'd) Burridge. Cherished Nana to 12 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren.

Relatives and friends of Ivy, Bazel and family are warmly invited to attend Ivy's Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Monday, 18th May 2015 at 1.00pm, followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

SHEPHERD, Isla June
Late of Flynn Road, Gympie. Passed away in the care of Gympie Private Hospital, 11th May 2015.

Aged 82 years

Beloved Widow of the late Jim Shepherd. Much loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Jack & Jan-Maree. Sister to Joyce (dec'd) and Bryan. Loved Grandmother of Chris & Tia and Step-grandmother to Rhys and Braden. Also a loving Partner to Cliff (dec'd).

Relatives and friends of Isla and family are warmly invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Thursday, 14th May 2015 at 1.30pm, followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Diabetes Qld and/or Heart Foundation greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

TANNER, Denis Adrian "Dan"
Late of Winston House Aged Care Centre and formerly of Smerdon Road, Gympie. Passed away peacefully, 6th May 2015.

Aged 91 years

Beloved husband of Jean. Lovingly remembered by all of His family and many friends.

Relatives and friends of Dan, Jean and family are respectfully invited to attend a Requiem Mass in Celebration and Thanksgiving for Dan's Life to be held in St. Patricks Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Monday, 25th May 2015 at 1.00pm, followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

HANNAN, Melba (nee Koochew)
Late of Gympie.

Aged 91 years

Wonderful Wife, Mother, Sister, Mother-in-law, Nanna and Great-grandma.
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Margaret, Geoffrey and their families.

Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend Melba's Funeral Service to be held in the Victory Church, Old Maryborough Road, Gympie on Monday, 11th May 2015 at 10.30am.

FINSELBACH, Reginald Ernest "Reg"
Late of Gympie Nursing Centre and formerly of Popes Road, Gympie. Passed away peacefully, 5th May 2015.

Aged 84 years

Beloved husband of Lorraine. Loving father and father-in-law of Mark, Kym & Michael Ireland, Julie & Ivan Jensen. Much loved "Poppy" of Rebekah, Natasja, Rhiannon, Emma and Mitch. Sadly missed brother-in-law and uncle.

Relatives and friends of Reg, Lorraine and family are respectfully invited to attend Reg's Funeral Service to be held in the Gympie Funeral Home Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Monday, 11th May 2015 at 10.30am, followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Reg to Alzheimer's Australia. Envelopes available at the service.

DWYER, Shirley Rae
Late of Mt Pleasant Road, Gympie. Passed away suddenly, 28th April 2015.

Aged 75 years

Loving Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother and Great-grandmother "Nanna" to Trish Dwyer, Kathy Carter, Donna Gilliland and their families.

Relatives and friends of Shirley and family are respectfully invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Friday, 8th May 2015 at 10.30am.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Mater Children's Little Miracles greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

ORGAN, Evelin Audrey "Ev"
Passed away peacefully in the care of Cooinda Aged Care Centre 3rd May 2015, and formerly of Louisa Street, Gympie.

Aged 90 years.

Evelin was a dearly loved sister, sister-in-law, aunt and dear friend to many.

Relatives and friends of Evelin are warmly invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday, 8th May 2015 at 10.30am.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Cooinda Aged Care Centre greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

LOWE, Stanley John "Stan"
Late of Tozer Park Road, Gympie. Passed away in the care of Nambour Hospital, 2nd May 2015.

Aged 83 years

Dearly beloved husband of Glenda. Much loved Father and Father-in-law of Garry & Vicki, Russell & Justine, Vernon & Judi, Wayne & Stephanie. Also a loving Grandfather to their families.

Relatives and friends of Stan, Glenda and family are respectfully invited to attend Stan's Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Thursday, 7th May 2015 at 10.00am.

Donations in lieu of flowers to National Stroke Foundation greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

JONES, Betty
Late of Mooloolaba and formerly of Ballarat, Vic. Passed away peacefully in the care of Winston House Aged Care Centre, Gympie 1st May 2015.

Aged 88 Years.

Loving mother, mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma to Christine Walker, Lynne Davey, Robert and their families.

"A great sportswoman now at rest"

Relatives and friends of Betty and family are warmly invited to attend Betty's Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Thursday 7th May, 2015 at 1.30pm.
No flowers by request. Donations in memory of Betty to Cancer Council Qld greatly appreciated.

VIERITZ, Lawrence Herbert "Laurie"
Late of Jasmine Avenue, Gympie and formerly of Widgee and Mary Valley.

Aged 82 Years

Beloved husband of Valerie. Loving father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather of Colleen, Laurel, Genelle, Carl, Kym and their families. Sadly missed brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Relatives and friends of Laurie, Valerie and family are respectfully invited to attend Laurie's Funeral Service to be held in St. Peter's Anglican Church, Lady Mary Terrace, Gympie on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 at 10.00am followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

JOHNS, Bernard Lawrence "The Goose Man"
Passed away peacefully 23rd April 2015.

Loving brother and uncle. We will always remember him as the fun Uncle.

Relatives and friends of Bernard are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held in the Church of Christ, Horseshoe Bend, Gympie on Friday, 8th May 2015 at 1.00pm followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

Gone to be with his Lord

HEWSON, Scott William
Late of Harding Street, Kilkivan. Passed away after a short illness 30th April 2015.

Aged 45 years

Beloved son of Gerald (dec'd) and Norma. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Lloyd, Guy, Ashley & Helen, Gillian (dec'd), Randall and Jamie (dec'd). Loving uncle to Aaron, Mitchell and Kirstie.

Relatives and friends of Scott and family are respectfully invited to attend His Graveside Funeral Service to be held at the Kilkivan Cemetery on Thursday 7th May 2015 at 10.30am.

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