Macqueen's Funerals News

Grave Goods

July 19, 2018They say that the more things change, the more they stay the same.   I remember back in high school (a very long time ago now) learning about the Egyptians as part of a unit on ancient civilisations. We listened with a little bit of horror as the teacher described the process of mummification.  ...
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The Changing Face of Funerals

November 22, 2017I mentioned on our Facebook page not long ago that we’d begun digitalising old records and how interesting it was to see how things had changed over 70 years. I thought today that I’d go a little bit further into that. This information is specific to our district. As far as the funeral service itself goes,...
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Death in Japan

October 6, 2017When I was living in Japan, my apartment complex was across the street from a cemetery. This wasn’t uncommon as small graveyards are dotted throughout towns and cities, sometimes attached to a shrine or temple but also independent of either.     When I first moved into the apartment in the middle of summer, the...
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The Power of Social Media – from a media sceptic (no more)

September 25, 2017I am so humbled! Last week I suggested to our staff that we start our own business Facebook page. This page….. It went “live” on Wednesday, thanks to staff that aren’t afraid to have a go. (They’re a bit younger than me!) I am so overwhelmed by what has happened since then. Our first post...
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The Quilt

September 10, 2017When someone dies at a nursing home or hospital, the process of removing that person into our care can have a certain degrees of awkwardness depending on the time of the day. At night, there are no visitors and the nursing staff usually accompany us, though some places just point us in the direction. During...
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2017 Winter Events at Chapel on High

May 3, 2017Macqueen’s is again holding its annual winter series of concerts this year for the third time. Our first event for the year will be held on Sunday, May 7. It features Professor Kevin Brophy who has just returned from 6 months working in the Kimberley to resume his post in Creative Arts at Melbourne University....
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Macqueen’s Winter Concert Series 2016

November 29, 2016As the festive season approaches and the end of the year draws close, we at Macqueen’s would like to congratulate and thank all those who gave their time and effort to perform and help out at this year’s series of concerts in the Terang Chapel. We kicked off in May with Marie Ewing who’s a...
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Discussing death at any age helps to lead a happy life, expert says

October 25, 2016Talking about death is key to busting a cultural taboo that impacts our quality of life, an expert has warned. University of New South Wales professor of sociology Alex Broom says discussing death — even in a casual setting — is important for the individual, loved ones and society as a whole. It comes as...
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Change to the assets test for 2017

October 14, 2016clients can invest as much as they like to cover their future funeral expenses without negatively impacting their pension. The Government has announced that in 2017 the assets test free areas will increase to: $250,000 for a single homeowner $375,000 for a homeowner couple $450,000 for a single non-homeowner $575,000 for a non-homeowner couple For...
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Merindah Lodge presents Maria Forde

September 16, 2016You may remember back in July we had Maria Forde perform at one of our winter concert events to raise funds for Terang and Mortlake Health Services and Mount View Nursing Home. The concert was a sell out and I think I can say with some confidence that everyone who attended had a great time...
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