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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.  


RUNGE, Beth
Late of Beecroft Nursing Home, Sydney, and formerly of Red Hill and Benson Roads, Gympie. Passed away peacefully 13th February, 2015.

Aged 91 years.

Beloved widow of the late William Henry (Bill) Runge. Dearly loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Greg & Wendy, Ian & Sue, Rob & Lorrelie, Geoff & Anne. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother to their families. Loving sister and sister-in-law to Edna & Jack White (dec’d), Daphne & Keppel Richardson (dec’d), Renal & Jean Burrows (dec’d), Rex & Elvie Burrows (dec’d), Ray (Charlie – dec’d) & Flora Burrows, Irvine (dec’d) & Joyce Runge, John (dec’d) & Marcia Runge (Hopkins), Peggie & Boyd Hatton. Much loved aunt and great-aunt to their families.

Relatives and friends of Beth and family are respectfully invited to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in St Peters Anglican Church, Lady Mary Terrace, Gympie on Friday, 20th February 2015 at 10.30am, followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

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

DAKIN, Lillian Ethel "Lil"
Passed away peacefully 14th February 2015 in the Care of Grevillea Gardens Retirement Centre, Gympie. Formerly of Theebine.

Aged 94 years

Beloved Widow of the late Len Dakin. Dearly loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Joan & Rod (dec'd), Lyn & Keith, Trevor & Cheryl, Warren & Kathy, and Glen. Cherished Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Great-great-grandmother "Nana" to their families. Loving Sister, Sister-in-law and Aunt to Doris Wright, Walter & Muriel Strawbridge (both dec'd), Eric Strawbridge (dec'd), Gordon (dec'd) & Esme Strawbridge and families.

Relatives and friends of Lil 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, 20th February 2015 at 1.00pm, followed by a Committal Service at the Dickabram Cemetery.

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

DONOGHUE, Robyn Christina
Late of Cooloola Cove and formerly of the Gold Coast. Passed away peacefully at home in the care of her loving family, 11th February 2015.

Aged 72 years

Beloved Wife of Ray. Loving Mother of Brett and Anne. Cherished Grandmother of 7 and Great-grandmother of 2.

Relatives and friends of Robyn, Ray and family are warmly invited to attend Robyn's Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday, 20th February 2015 at 10.00am.

DUNSTAN, Mathew James-Dean "Matty"
Late of Gunalda.

Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all of his Family and Friends.

A Farewell Funeral Service for Matty will be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Wednesday, 18th February 2015 at 2.00pm.

BUCKNALL, Donald Charles 'Don'
Late of Gympie and formerly of Sydney. Passed away peacefully 10th February 2015.

Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all of His family and friends.

Privately Cremated.

RING, Colin William "Col"
Late of Pacey Street, Gympie. Passed away peacefully in the Care of Cooinda Aged Care Centre, 11th February 2015.

Aged 83 years

Beloved Husband of Alma. Dearly loved Father and Father-in-law of Douglas & Heather, Beverley & Ian McLachlan, and Gavin. Much loved "Pa" to 7 and Great "Pa" to 12. Sadly missed Brother, Brother-in-law and Uncle.

Relatives and friends of Col, Alma and family are respectfully invited to attend Col's Funeral Service to be held in the Salvation Army Citadel, Stumm Road, Gympie on Wednesday, 18th February 2015 at 10.30am.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Cooinda Aged Care Centre and/or Salvation Army greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

PERKINS, John Leslie (Perky)
Late of Winston House, Gympie and formerly of Tin Can Bay and Moorooka. Passed away peacefully after a short illness in the care of Gympie Hospital 7th February 2015.

Aged 84 years.

Dearly beloved Husband of Pauline (dec'd). Much loved Father and Father-in-law of Joanne, John and Alicia, and Kerrie. Loving Grandfather to Alex, Sam and Daniel.

Relatives and friends of John are respectfully invited to attend A Requiem Mass in Celebration and Thanksgiving for John’s Life to be held in the St John Vianney Catholic Church, corner of Bream and Tin Can Bay Roads, Tin Can Bay on Friday, 13th February 2015 at 11.00am, followed by interment at the Cooloola Coast Cemetery.

Special thanks to the staff at Winston House and Gympie Hospital ESU for your care and compassion.

STOROR, Valerie Joan
Passed away peacefully on 7th February 2015.

Val's sons, brother and sister invite relatives and friends to attend a service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Wednesday, 11th February 2015 at 11.00am and later at the Tin Can Bay RSL.

EVANS, Stanley Raymond "Stan"
Late of Pie Creek and formerly of Kandanga, Bilgola Plateau and Manly NSW. Passed away peacefully after a long illness, 5th February 2015.

Aged 85 years

Dearly loved Husband of Lee (Beverly). Much loved Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle and friend to many.

Relatives and friends of Stan are respectfully invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Tuesday, 10th February 2015 at 2.00pm.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Little Haven Palliative Care and/or Melanoma Research Foundation greatly appreciated. Envelopes available at the service.

FULLER, Norelle Grace
Formerly of Dunwich, Nth Stradbroke Island.

Aged 67 years.

Norelle's family invite relatives and friends to attend Her Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Friday 6th February 2015 at 1.00pm.

FARROW, Craig Anthony
Late of Kilkivan. Passed away peacefully after a long illness 30th January 2015.

Aged 50 Years

Beloved husband of Bonnie. Dearly loved father of Ty and Jazmin. Cherished son of Ken (dec'd) & Judith. Much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle of Mark & Sue, Dudley & Robyn, Desley & Graham McCominski, Glen & Trish Ferguson, Brian & Donna Ferguson and their families.

Relatives and friends of Craig, Bonnie and family are warmly invited to attend Craig's Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Wednesday, 4th February 2015 at 10.30am.

WYETH, Robert James "Bob"
Late of Gympie and formerly of Canberra. Passed away suddenly 27th January 2015.

Aged 77 Years

Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Daniel & Wendy. Much loved "Poppy Bob" to Haylea, Bradley and Cassie. Sadly missed brother of Jeanette. Cherished partner of Cecily.

Relatives and friends of Bob and family are warmly invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 at 10.00am.

GODWIN, Mervyn Charles "Merv"
Late of Horseshoe Bend, Gympie. Passed away peacefully 27th January 2015.

Aged 85 years

Beloved Husband of the late Ruby Olive Godwin. Dearly loved Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather and Great-grandfather "Pap Pap" of Dawn, Gail, Venease, Karen, Loraine, Joy and their families.

Relatives and friends of Merv and family are respectfully invited to attend A Celebration of His Life to be held in the Church of Christ, Horseshoe Bend, Gympie on Monday, 2nd February 2015 at 2.00pm.

Privately Interred

SPILLMAN, James "Jim"
Late of Amamoor and formerly of Deagon. Passed away peacefully at home, in the care of His loving wife 25th January 2015.

Aged 77 years.

Beloved Husband of Jenny. Much loved Father of Patti, Jacque, Jodie, Kerry and Cherie. Cherished Grandfather "Poppy Jim" to 14 and Great-grandfather to 5. Sadly missed Brother, Brother-in-law and Uncle to his family.

Relatives and friends of Jim, Jenny and family are respectfully invited to attend Jim's Funeral Service to be held in the Lakeview Chapel, Albany Creek Crematorium, Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs on Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 at 10.00am.

Donations in lieu of flowers to World Vision Australia greatly appreciated.

HUGHES, Brien Thomas
Late of Gympie and formerly of Mt Pleasant. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, 25th January 2015.

Aged 84 years

Son of Walter Raymond and Mary Jane Hughes (nee Hourigan) (both dec'd). Devoted Father and Father-in-law of Julieanne & James Speirs, Lynette & Michael Peauril. Loved and loving Grandfather of Damian, Joshua & Kyung Ran, Michelle & Andrew, Christopher & Angelique. Proud Great-grandfather to James and Mia.

Relatives and friends of Brien and family are respectfully invited to attend A Requiem Mass in Celebration and Thanksgiving for Brien's Life to be held in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Wednesday, 4th February 2015 at 10.00am, followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.

TURNER, Brian Douglas
Late of Cooroy. Passed away peacefully 25th January 2015.

Aged 82 years

Dearly loved Father, Father-in-law and Pop of Gary, Ron, Sue, Allan and their families. Sadly missed Brother, Brother-in-law and Uncle of June, Martin (both dec'd), Yvonne and families.

Relatives and friends of Brian and family are respectfully invited to attend His Graveside Funeral Service to be held at Cooroy Cemetery, Lake Macdonald Drive, Cooroy on Friday, 30th January 2015 at 11.00am.

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

EDWARDS, Douglas Robert "Doug"
Late of Cooinda Aged Care Centre, Gympie and formerly of Kandanga. Passed away peacefully, 23rd January 2015.

Aged 79 years

Loved Husband of Kathleen (dec'd). Loving Father of Ian, Susan and Michael. Sadly missed Father-in-law, Pa, Brother, Brother-in-law and Uncle to his family.

Relatives and friends of Doug are warmly invited to attend His Funeral Service to be held in the Cooloola Coast Crematorium Chapel, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie on Monday, 2nd February 2015 at 10.00am.

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

FINNEY, Neil Ross
Late of Cooloola Cove.

Aged 63 years

Beloved Father of Matthew and David (dec'd).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Neil's Funeral Service to be held at the Graveside, Cooloola Coast Cemetery, Rainbow Beach Road on Tuesday, 27th January 2015 at 10.00am.

DRAY, Edward Sebastian "Ted"
Late of 'Montana', Dray Road, Woolooga. Passed away after a short illness 15th January 2015.

Aged 90 years

Beloved Husband of Beatrice (dec'd). Loving Father and Father-in-law to Desmond & Nancy, Vivienne & Gary, Brian & Pam, Diane, Sharon & Paul, Wendy, Fiona & Ned. Grandad "Teddy" to 14 and Great-grandad to 5.

Relatives and friends of Ted and family are respectfully invited to attend A Requiem Mass in Celebration and Thanksgiving for Ted's Life to be held in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Street, Gympie on Saturday, 24th January 2015 at 1.00pm, followed by a Committal Service to be held on the family property, 179 Dray Road, Woolooga.

BAXTER, John Joseph
Late of Cedar Pocket and formerly of Kilkivan.

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving Family, 17th January 2015.

Relatives and friends of John and family are respectfully invited to attend A Requiem Mass in Celebration and Thanksgiving for John's Life to be held in St Kevin's Catholic Church, Church Street, Kilkivan on Friday, 23rd January 2015 at 11.00am, followed by a Committal Service at the Kilkivan Cemetery.