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A Lifetime Of Memories

At some time, we will have to face the reality of death. For many people, this can be an unpleasant and disturbing thought. It is part of nature to put unpleasant thoughts, such as death, out of our mind.

At J Kirk & Sons we aim to help you and your family through this sad and difficult time in your lives. Our caring and highly experienced staff can assist you in arranging a fitting ceremony and tribute for your loved one.

With over 140 years experience, J Kirk & Sons will ensure that this sad, but special occasion is treated with the dignity and respect it deserves.


There is no more difficult time in anyone's life than the time surrounding the death of a loved one. Often we are flooded with emotion and sometimes struggle to deal with reality.

You can find comfort and solace in memories. Memories can form a bridge between the living and the person who has died.

A memorial is an everlasting symbol of remembrance. Selecting a suitable memorial is something that requires a great deal of thought with a sincere appreciation of the sentiments involved.

Funeral Costs

The cost of a funeral depends on the choices you have made. We will discuss with you the type of service you would like and complete a written estimate as a guide to the total cost of the funeral. Prior to the day of the service, when all arrangements are finalised, we will confirm the actual cost which will form the statement of account.

Costs include:

Funeral Directors Charges including our service fee, embalming if required, after hours transfer of the deceased if required, use of our facilities and vehicles.

Coffin or Casket depending on your selection, as they do differ in price. We can assist you in choosing a coffin or casket according to how much you wish to spend and what you consider appropriate.

Our Heritage is Dedication to Service

Service is something more felt by its absence than in its presence, for true service is never obtrusive. We are dedicated to such thoughtful service, the alleviation of bereavement in every way possible without intrusion, without being ostentatious.

Your Funeral Director is available to discuss with you at any time and without any obligation the specific details of Burials, Cremations or Pre-Planned Funerals.

"Our Family serving your family since 1865"


The Maryborough Crematorium was officially opened in 1979 and is managed by the Kirk Family of J Kirk & Sons. The crematorium is located on the Bruce Highway, Maryborough next to the Maryborough Garden of Rest Cemetery.

The Crematorium offers the choice of two Chapels. The Pioneer Chapel for Private Services seating 40 people and the Heritage Chapel spaciously seating 144 people. After service refreshments can be catered for in the beautiful garden area.