Guiding you through

Heritage Brady Funeral Directors are here to help you through the entire process

Eulogy Planning

As part of most funeral ceremonies, someone (a family member, Minister or Celebrant) shares an abbreviated life story of the deceased person. This is called “The Eulogy” from the Greek word “to speak well of”. Often it is difficult to know what to include and what to leave out.

Generally speaking, the main eulogy should include:

  • A brief history pf the life of the deceased
  • Some personal characteristics or achievements

Some families ask us to create a Slideshow Photo Presentation as a living Eulogy. Sometimes a second eulogy is brought from a grandchild, lifetime friend or work associate. Some people choose to present this as a letter read to their deceased loved one.


  • Personality
  • Character
  • Beliefs or Philosophies
  • Hobbies and Interests
  • Personal Memories (Cooking, fishing)
  • Famous sayings and habits
  • Humour is appropriate also in Eulogies
  • Education history, school or further education

Brief History

  • Name, Nickname, Place of Birth
  • Father’s name, Mother’s name (Maiden name)
  • Place in the family (eldest, youngest)
  • Siblings, Family situation in childhood
  • Work History
  • Marriage at age, to whom and where
  • Children born
  • Circumstances of death (if appropriate)

A check list for the person responsible for the affairs of the deceased person

  • Solicitor
  • Centrelink
  • Superannuation funds
  • Medicare
  • Australian taxation office
  • Banks or building societies
  • Finance companies
  • Companies for directorship
  • Department of transport
  • Employee association
  • Trade unions
  • Service Club/Organisations
  • Ex-service associations

More things to consider:

  • Hospitd, Dentist, GP, Pharmacy
  • Australia post
  • Electoral office
  • Local Government (rates)
  • Meals on wheels
  • Electricity, Gas, Phone
  • Home appliance rental
  • Gardening services
  • Domiciliary nurses
  • Accountant
  • Insurance companies
  • Heath benefit funds
  • church
  • Home assist

Locally owned and operated by the Heritage Family established 1981

Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of the development of this website and it is intended to be an online guide only.

Heritage Brady Funeral Directors and Crematorium reserves the right to make changes and alterations to the information contained herein.

Heritage Brady Funeral Directors and Crematorium accepts no responsibility for any liability incurred in the use of this booklet. Heritage Brady Funeral Directors and Crematorium November 2018.

Established in 1981 we have been a locally family owned and operated Funeral Home
providing caring support to families of Far North Queensland

What should I do?

When a death occurs in your family, it is important to contact your preferred Funeral Director immediately, we can advise you of the correct procedures to follow.

Tailored for you

Planning a Funeral on one of the most difficult days of your life and we the Funeral Directors are here to guide, support, arrange and conduct the service that will create a lasting memory of your Loved One for you.

Why pre-arrange?

We insure our homes and possessions in case of an untoward event. Pre-arranged Funeral planning is in a similar way, an assurance that our inevitable passing is planned for.

Tribute centre

We provide a tribute centre for our communities past loved ones. You will also find our live streaming services here if you cannot attend the service personally.

Phone: (07) 4056 1627 – (24 hours)

At Heritage Brady Funeral Directors we ensure this important moment is covered with the utmost respect and dignity. Since 1981 we have been privileged to serve our local community and walked this journey with you.

We appreciate this moment in your life and will always assist in every way possible.