Virgo Funerals - incorporating South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd
Serving the South Burnett with dignity since 1939
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Common Funeral Tasks
When a loved one passes away there are many things that need to be attended to and many decisions that need to be made. Our simple checklist will help guide you through these things.

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
We can arrange for Funeral Notices to be published in local newspapers and broadcast on local radio for you at whatever rate those media charge us. But we also publish these notices at no charge whatsoever here
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What's Involved With Funeral Arrangements
Arranging a funeral can seem like a daunting task - especially if it's the funeral of a loved one. Many matters need to be attended to and many decisions need to be made at short notice.

However, the task can be made a lot easier if its broken down into smaller pieces (and especially if you enlist the aid of a professional funeral director, who can arrange many of these matters once you've chosen which way you'd like to proceed).

The checklists on this page cover the four most common areas that need to be looked at when arranging any funeral:

Specific Decisions
  • Choose a funeral director
  • Decide on whether you wish to have a burial or a cremation
  • Location of service
  • Date and time of service
  • Do you wish to view the deceased?
  • Is jewellery to remain or be returned?
  • Special clothes for the deceased - if required
  • Select scripture or literature for service
  • Will a friend give a eulogy?
  • Select hymns or music
  • Select floral arrangements
  • Accept floral tributes or a donation to a charity?
  • If required, arrange location and food for after the service
  • Thank you cards for those who give floral or donation tributes


Who'll Participate?
  • Clergy or celebrant?
  • Pallbearers
  • Organist
  • Family or friend to give eulogy
  • Family or friend to read scripture or literary extract


Transport Arrangements
  • Hearse arranged by funeral director, or use a...
  • Friend's car - economical and allows people to show their support


Other Funeral Expenses
  • Funeral director's service fee
  • Doctor's certificates
  • Transfer of the deceased
  • Notices in newspapers
  • Casket
  • Any special preparation requested
  • Cemetery or cremation costs
  • Transport
  • Floral arrangements
  • Clergy or celebrant fee
  • Music
  • Church or chapel cost
  • Collection of ashes