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Our Coffin Range
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Memorials & Plaques
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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.

How To Cope With Grief
Death can take many people by surprise and very few of us are naturally good at dealing with it. Our tips will help you cope with grief (or help your family or friends to get through it).

Funeral Notices
Virgo 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.  


B O N D, John Friedrich
B O N D, John Friedrich, late of Stephens Street, Murgon, formerly of Memerambi. Passed away peacefully at Murgon Hospital, Friday 24th June 2011. Aged 72 years.

Loved brother of William (Dec’d), Gladys Sippel, Esther (Dec’d), Irene (Dec’d), Leslie and Kelvin and loving uncle of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend John’s Graveside Funeral Service to be held at the Wheatlands Lutheran Cemetery, Wondai, Tuesday 28th June 2011 at 10.30 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

S K U S E, Stewart Claude
S K U S E, Stewart Claude, late of Boyanda Aged Care Facility, Bli Bli, formerly of Murgon. Passed away peacefully at the Nambour Hospital, Wednesday 22nd June 2011. Aged 82 years.

Beloved husband of Joan (Dec’d), loved father of Margaret, Patrick, Elizabeth and Veronica, loving father-in-law and grandfather of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Stewie’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Tuesday 28th June 2011 at 11 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

S T E W A R T, Barry Vincent (Bazz)
S T E W A R T, Barry Vincent (Bazz), late of Castra Retirement Home, Murgon, formerly Wondai. Last of 7 boys from North Sydney. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews and loved by all.

Passed away peacefully, Wednesday 22nd June 2011. Aged 78 years.

Family and friends are invited to attend Requiem Mass for Bazz to be held at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Bramston Street, Wondai, Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 10.30 am. To be followed by a Private Cremation.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

K N O W L E S, Amy Jean
K N O W L E S, Amy Jean, late of Kingaroy. Passed away peacefully, Friday 24th June 2011. Aged 100 years.

Dearly loved wife of the late Jack Knowles, loving mother and mother-in-law of Shirley Shawcross, Bev Coutts, Lorraine Faust, Daryl and Laurine Knowles, Leon and Marion Knowles, Denise Humphreys, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Amy’s Funeral Service to be held in Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Monday 27th June 2011 at 1 pm. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

“At Rest in God’s Care”

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

B L I N C O, Andrew Oxley (Bill)
B L I N C O, Andrew Oxley (Bill) late of Kingaroy. Passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday 22nd June 2011. Aged 89 years.

Beloved husband of Marjorie (Dec’d), loving father of Kevin, Trevor and Denise, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather to their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Bill’s Graveside Funeral Service to be held at the Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, corner of Anzac Ave and South Street, Toowoomba, Monday 27th June 2011 at 11 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

M I C H E L O N, Michael (Pop)
M I C H E L O N, Michael (Pop), late of Orana Lutheran Complex, Kingaroy. Passed away Monday 20th June 2011. Aged 64 years.

Dearly beloved husband of Bev, for 42 ˝ years. Cherished father of Dominic, Odette and Glenn. Adored grandfather of Cody, Lisa, Siobhann, Micheal, Mason, Braidyn and Emerson, and soon-to-be great-grandfather of Noah.

“Pop was loved by all who knew him. He will be forever sadly missed”.

Pop will be privately cremated as per family wishes.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

D A Y, John Richard (Jack)
D A Y, John Richard (Jack), late of Forest View Nursing Home, Wondai. Passed away peacefully at Toowoomba General Hospital, Friday 17th June 2011. Aged 97 years.

Beloved husband of Nell (Dec’d), loved father and father-in-law of Pat and Merv, Diane and Norman, Carla and Len, loving grandad and great-grandad of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Jack’s Memorial Service to be held in St Marys Anglican Church, Baynes Street, Wondai, Friday 24th June 2011 at 2 pm. To be followed by refreshments at the Wondai Diggers Club, 87 Mackenzie Street, Wondai.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

S T A R T, Brian Keith
S T A R T, Brian Keith, late of Nanango. Passed away in the Kingaroy Hospital, Saturday 18th June 2011. Aged 71 years.

A loving husband to his wife Pat, a kind and caring dad to his children and their partners, Kylie and Chris, Briony and Matt, Ross and Kristy and a cherished grandad to his 6 grand-children, Brayden, M’Kaila, Haylee, Summah, Oliver and Daniel.

A quiet, gentle, kind, wise and loving man, he will be in our hearts and our thoughts forever and we will miss him more than any words can convey and we loved him more than we can say.

Brian’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Friday 24th June 2011 at 2 pm.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

T O W N E, Myrtle
T O W N E, Myrtle, late of Farrhome Nursing Care Unit, Kingaroy, formerly of Murgon. Passed away peacefully Thursday 16th June 2011. Aged 102 years.

Beloved wife of Jack (Dec’d), loved mother and mother-in-law of Norma and Wilf Sommerfeld (Caboolture) and Rhonda and Hughie McNeilly (Kilcoy), loving grandmother of Karen Ramke, Gayle Matthews, Shann Hanley, Christine Jesberg, Lance McNeilly and Brett McNeilly, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother to their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Myrtle’s Funeral Service to be held in the Murgon Uniting Church, Gore Street, Murgon, Wednesday 22nd June 2011 at 11 am. To be followed by interment in the Murgon Monumental Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

H E N S C H E N, Herbert William (Herb)
H E N S C H E N, Herbert William (Herb). Aged 86 years. Late of Kingaroy and formerly of “Pine View” Ironpot Creek. Passed away Wednesday 15th June 2011.

Dearly loved husband of Babette, much loved and loving father and father-in-law of Kevin and Janelle, Scott and Sonya, Jacqueline and Partner Andrew and cherished poppy of Isaac.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Herb’s Funeral Service to be held in Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Monday 20th June 2011 at 10.30 am. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated with envelopes available at the service.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

C A T O N, Frank Richard
C A T O N, Frank Richard, late of Canowindra Blue Care, Kingaroy, formerly of the Sunshine Coast and Melbourne. Passed away peacefully, Saturday 11th June 2011. Aged 95 years.

Beloved husband of Beryl (Dec’d), loved father and father-in-law of Lindy and Noel Russell (Kumbia) and loving grandfather of their family.

Family and friends are invited to attend Frank’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Wednesday 15th June 2011 at 11 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

F R A N Z (Greenslade) Nee Baartz, Olive May
F R A N Z (Greenslade) Nee Baartz, Olive May, late of Orana Lutheran Complex, Kingaroy. Passed away peacefully, Saturday 11th June 2011. Aged 90 years.

Beloved wife of Joe Greenslade (Dec’d) and Reg Franz (Dec’d), loved mother of Fern (Dec’d), Jenny, Garry, Dell, John and Karen, loving mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister and sister-in-law of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Ollie’s Funeral Service to be held in the Uniting Church, Alford Street, Kingaroy, Monday 20th June 2011 at 2 pm. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

L A Y F I E L D, Shirley May
L A Y F I E L D, Shirley May, late of Orana Lutheran Complex, Kingaroy. Passed away peacefully, Sunday 5th June 2011. Aged 85 years.

Beloved wife of Roy (Dec’d), treasured mother and mother-in-law of Michele and Tony Arnell and Margot and Jim Stuart, wonderful grandmother of Bronwyn, Julianne, Natalie and Kate, adored great-grandmother of Bethany.

Family and friends are invited to attend Shirley’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Friday 10th June 2011 at 2 pm.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

C A R R, Arthur,
C A R R, Arthur, late of Orana Lutheran Complex, Kingaroy. Passed away peacefully at the Kingaroy Hospital, Friday 3rd June 2011. Aged 91 years.

Beloved husband of Esme (Dec’d), loving father of Deryck, Peter (Dec'd), Stephen, Ashley, Rosemary and their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Arthur’s Funeral Service to be held in Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Thursday 9th June 2011 at 2 pm. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

T E S S M A N N, Neale Leslie
T E S S M A N N, Neale Leslie, late of Coolabunia. Passed away peacefully, Thursday 2nd June 2011. Aged 61 years.

Sadly missed by his wife Lyn, his children, Cindy, Mark, Shari and their families, his brothers, Larry, Gregals, Russell, Bradley and their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Neale’s Funeral Service to be held at St John’s Lutheran Church, Corner of Youngman and Markwell Streets, Kingaroy, Wednesday 8th June 2011 at 11 am. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

S C H W E N K E, Alan Edmond
S C H W E N K E, Alan Edmond, late of Kingaroy and Strathmay Station, North Qld. Passed away peacefully, Friday 3rd June 2011. Aged 73 years.
Beloved brother of Cliff, Evelyn (Dec’d), Lorna and Harvey (Dec’d), loving brother-in-law and uncle of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Alan’s Funeral Service to be held at St John’s Lutheran Church, Corner of Youngman and Markwell Streets, Kingaroy, Thursday 9th June 2011 at 10.30 am. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

H O D G K I N S O N, Kathleen Ellen (Kay)
H O D G K I N S O N, Kathleen Ellen (Kay), late of Orana Lutheran Complex, Kingaroy, formerly of Maidenwell. Passed away peacefully, Thursday 2nd June 2011. Aged 87 years.

Beloved wife of John (Dec’d), loved mother of John, Peter, Anne (Dec’d), Robert, Francis, Gregory and Jane (Dec’d), loving mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Requiem Mass for Kay to be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy, Tuesday 7th June 2011 at 10 am. To be followed by interment in the Yarraman Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

W A T S O N, Maude Elizabeth Duncan
W A T S O N, Maude Elizabeth Duncan, late of Farrhome Nursing Care Unit, Kingaroy. Passed away peacefully, Monday 1st June 2011. Aged 83 years.

Beloved wife of Eric (Dec’d), loved mother of Jeff & Keith, loving grandmother of Loren, Steven and Scott.

Family and friends are invited to attend Maud’s Graveside Funeral Service to be held at the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery, Tuesday 7th June 2011 at 11 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

M C N A M A R A, John Gerard
M C N A M A R A, John Gerard, late of Bupa (Amity) Nursing Home,Toowoomba, formerly Nanango. Passed away at the Toowoomba Base Hospital, Sunday 29th May 2011. Aged 50 years.

Loving brother of Helen, Colleen, Jill, Owen, Neil, Peter, Judy and their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Requiem Mass for John to be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Gipps Street, Nanango, Friday 3rd June 2011 at 2 pm. To be followed by interment in the Nanango Monumental Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

C O O P E R, Roland Leigh (Leigh)
C O O P E R, Roland Leigh (Leigh), late of Kingaroy, formerly of Nanango and Chinchilla. Passed away peacefully at St Vincent’s Hospital, Toowoomba, Friday 27th May 2011. Aged 86 years.

Beloved husband of Mary, loving father and father-in-law of Glynn & Roslyn, Bev (Dec’d) and Reg Barr, Neil and Helen, Geoff and Karen, loving grandfather and great-grandfather of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Leigh’s Funeral Service to be held in Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery) Wednesday 1st June 2011 at 10.30 am. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

"Resting in Peace"

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au