Gregson & Weight is an Australian family owned & operated funeral business. The company began as A.F. Weight & Sons at Horsham Victoria, in 1898, with three generations, Alfred, George & Stanley serving that area until 1948.
In 1957 a funeral business was bought at Williamstown, Victoria, and run by Stanley & Thelma Weight and their son Lawrence, until Lawrence was killed in 1967, aged 27 years.
Daughter Jeanette and husband John Gregson began working with Stan at Williamstown after Lawrence's death. The decision was then made in 1972 to move to the Sunshine Coast where Stan and John and their familes began Gregson & Weight Funerals to service the small coastal towns.
Pre-planning a funeral makes a lot of sense because it will ensure that the people responsible for making the arrangements can carry out your wishes. There is quite a lot of information to be recorded and important choices made regarding a funeral and your preferences.
Input can be a way of making a very difficult time as straight forward and trouble free as possible. Pre-arranging funerals and organising funeral bonds for people is a regular part of the services we offer.
Registration of Death
It is a legal requirement that every death that occurs in Queensland has to be registered with the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Once the death is registered, a formal death certificate, which is needed in relation to any legal and estate issues, can be issued upon application.
During our initial meeting with you, we will ask you to provide the personal information required to register the death on your behalf.
To make the process easier at the time, you may wish to record this information in advance, and bring it along to your initial meeting with us.
What to do
First contact with a funeral director is usually by phone, where upon the deceased person will be removed from the place of death by our staff to our facilities with due regard for the legal requirement to do this. Usually within 24 hours, the next of kin or spokesperson will make an appointment to arrange the details of the funeral.
This can take place at one of our offices or in a home if preferred. At that meeting, the attending family member or friends will arrange for the time and place of the funeral, whether cremation or burial is preferred, whether a service will be with clergy or a celebrant officiating, and what wording and or songs / music is to be played.
We provide tea, coffee and biscuits and can arrange an assortment of hot and cold food if required. The family can choose from sandwiches, hot finger food, fruit and cheese platters or gourmet lines.
Cost for these items will vary with quantity and will be organised with the family at the time of the funeral arrangement interview.
We provide a room for after service functions at all our premises. Please contact ur or view the photo gallery for more information.