Providing a Quality Funeral Service to Townsville Since 1943
Basil Morley achieved his childhood ambition to be a funeral director when he commenced work with a local firm at the age of 16. This early start gave Basil much experience, fully training him for what lay ahead.
In 1961, Basil and his wife, Betty, founded Morleys Funerals with the firm conviction that Townsville and the North needed a caring and committed funeral director. The Morleys Funerals tradition was born.
In those early days Basil and Betty were joined by Basil's brother, Cecil, along with Mr. Harold Carnes and the first funeral fleet consisted of an early model Ford hearse and a Holden sedan. Humble beginnings indeed.
Providing A Valuable And Caring Assistance When It's Most Needed
When a death occurs in your family, it is important to contact us 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 homes, and even private residences. In most cases a medical certificate of cause of death will be issued by the attending doctor.
In some cases, however, particularly with sudden or unexpected deaths, a medical certificate cannot be issued and the local Coroner needs to be notified. Alternative procedures are followed and we are able to advise you in these circumstances.
Selecting a Pre-Arranged Funeral Plan or Selecting One of Our Popular Funeral Insurances Makes Good Economic Sense
At Morleys Funerals we appreciate that one of the most thoughtful things one can do to assist their family is pre-plan and or pre-pay for their funeral. This provides special benefits to pensioners and retirees. Serious thought should be given to this option.
What is a pre-arranged funeral?
Pre-arrangement is the act of planning a funeral service prior to one's death, recording all of your funeral preferences, so that your family will be aware of your requirements in the event of your passing.
Providing a Dignified Service at Your Preferred Venue. Or You Can Take Advantage of Morleys Funerals Lakes Chapel and Catering Services
Which ever option you choose, Morleys will assist your family with all necessary arrangements.
Our Chapel, situated at The Lakes, Townsville, features a beautifully furnished, air-conditioned venue which seats 160 with an overflow area for an additional 80 seats.
The Chapel overlooks a tranquil lake, and complete with gardens, offers a very peaceful setting. We are able to provide music from our collection or you are welcome to provide your own music for the service if desired. We also offer audio visual equipment so that family photos and videos can be displayed during the service if required. The service can also be video or audio taped.
Offering A Wide Range of Coffins, Floral Arrangements And Merchandise
Enabling You To Select With Confidence
At Morleys Funerals we appreciate that everyone's preferences and needs are different. It is our policy to present you with a wide selection of coffins, caskets, floral arrangements and merchandise.
You can select your preferred coffin or casket from any one of our simple, basic units through to the stylish mid-range series, or, if you prefer, make your choice from our most lavish collection.