What's Important
The occasion of the funeral is a very special time; the ceremony can be a fitting farewell and a celebration of the loved one’s life

We believe it is important that the ceremony centres around the life of the deceased and creates a positive and ‘new’ memory for the family. It should also comply with the ritual of the many religious or non-religious faiths and beliefs within our diverse community.

Morleys believe that our role as your chosen funeral director is to facilitate the funeral to meet the needs and desires of the bereaved and their loved ones.

The farewell needs to display a meaningful response to the loss of a loved one and may include:
  • A Church service
  • A Service at our Lakes or Courtyard Chapels
  • A Crematorium Chapel service
  • A Graveside service
  • A service at another venue, family home, a favourite park, garden, beach or other approved location
  • A Memorial service

All the above-listed options may be public or private services.

Our funeral consultants are experienced in all aspects of planning funerals and you can be assured of our commitment to making the funeral an appropriate and meaningful farewell and a fitting tribute to your loved one.

We look upon each funeral as being individual and we assure you of our utmost attention to detail and planning.

Viewings

A viewing is simply the opportunity to see and spend time with your loved one after death. In the Funeral Home, the deceased is presented in the coffin or casket, usually a day or two prior to the funeral. A viewing can take place the day of the funeral if this timing is more appropriate. The usual time allocated for a viewing is around a half-hour; however, this can be adjusted to suit your requirements.

If children wish to view the deceased then this is normally acceptable, however we don’t recommend children attend viewings against their will.

There may be occasions when the family may wish to have a viewing at their private residence. This can be arranged, however we request consideration of certain factors and embalming of the deceased is strongly recommended.

Memorials

Regardless of whether burial or cremation is chosen, decisions regarding a memorial do not have to be made immediately. There are many practical decisions to be made in the first few days after a death and deciding on appropriate wording styles and themes for a memorial is usually best left for a later time. In the days and weeks ahead, your thoughts could alter dramatically as perspective returns and you are more able to consider how meaningful a memorial can be.

With cremation or burial, the visitation or gathering at the memorial site in the weeks, months and years after the funeral can give families opportunity to reflect on the reality of a loved one’s passing and what this means to those who are left behind. It is thoughtful to consider the possible desire of future generations to view a memorial to relatives passed. A visible memorial will often become even more meaningful and important as time passes, and there may be descendants yet to be born who will want to locate and spend time at a site dedicated to their ancestor.

Our Funeral Fleet

We offer one of the most modern fleets of hearses, limousines and transfer vehicles available today. Our hearses are custom built to our specification by leading special-purpose vehicle-conversion companies and they incorporate many options that enhance the way we conduct our funerals in North Queensland.

Our fleet does include some dual cab model hearses which give up to three family members the opportunity to accompany their loved one in the hearse to the final resting place if so desired.
Morleys have a 1925 Buick Master Vintage Hearse which is available for those who wish to use a vehicle that is delightfully different and brings back memories of a by-gone era.

 

 

History

This early beginning gave Basil the opportunity to develop a reputation for the provision of a quality service, assisting Townsville’s residents during the end of World War 2. Basil’s extra care and attention to detail culminated in the creation of Morleys Funerals in 1961.

Ready to help

When a death occurs in your family, if you are unsure of what to do, it is important to contact Morleys as soon as possible, so that we can advise you of the correct procedures to follow. Most deaths are by natural causes and occur in hospitals, aged care facilities and sometimes in private residences.

We can help

We offer one of the most modern fleets of hearses, limousines and transfer vehicles available today. Our hearses are custom built to our specification by leading special-purpose vehicle-conversion companies and they incorporate many options that enhance the way we conduct our funerals in North Queensland.

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