Macqueen's Funerals News

Regional Victoria Progresses to the Third Step towards Covid-Normal

September 16, 2020From 11.59pm tonight, regional Victoria will be moving to the third step on the road map to Covid-normal. For funerals, this means that as of Thursday the number of mourners allowed will increase to 20 (not including those people required to conduct the funeral). Social distancing regulations still apply and masks are still mandatory. Our...
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Return to Stage 3 Restrictions

August 6, 2020As of 6th August 2020, regional Victoria returns to stage 3 covid-19 restrictions. For funerals this means that attendance is once again limited to 10 mourners (not including funeral staff and the officiant). It was heartbreaking to go through this once; it will not be any easier this second time. Our hearts go out to...
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Changes to Funeral Restrictions

May 27, 2020As of June 1, the restrictions on funeral attendance will be eased again. We will now be able to have 50 mourners at both indoor and outdoor funerals (excluding the officiant and funeral staff) but social distancing requirements still apply. An indoor venue must still allow for 4 square metres per person. This will mean...
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Update to COVID-19 Restrictions

May 12, 2020From Wednesday onward COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed in Victoria. Thanks to the efforts of the community, the curve has been flattened and the spread of coronavirus in Australia has been slowed. What this means for funerals is that we will now be able to have 20 mourners at indoor services and 30 at outdoor...
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Funeral Restrictions

March 25, 2020Funerals are meant to be the coming together of families and communities to pay tribute to a life that has touched our own; a time to offer support and comfort to one another in a time of grief.   At the moment, for the health and safety of everyone, this is not possible in the...
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Covid-19 Precautions for Funerals

March 17, 2020The health and wellbeing of the client families and community we serve, as well as our caring team at Macqueen’s Funerals, is our highest priority. We also need to be very aware of the contact we have with others and how that may affect extended family and friends, particularly the elderly. We are monitoring the...
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Tips for Funeral Attendees

September 7, 2019Turn off your phone We’ve all experienced a mobile phone going off when it’s not supposed to: the sudden harried fumbling on behalf of the phone owner; the other mourners politely pretending that the service hasn’t been interrupted; the speaker valiantly pressing forward. Nobody wants that embarrassment. Make sure your phone is switched to silent or turned off...
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Terang’s Modern Mortuary Parlour

December 14, 2018From the Terang Express, 17th August 1951 With many thanks to the Terang & District Historical Society Inc One of the most modern mortuary parlors in Victoria has just been completed by Mr. K. L. Macqueen, a Terang funeral director. Located in High Street, it is an imposing double-storey brick structure. The interior of the...
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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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