Helping you to cope with grief
There are no rules when it comes to dealing with a loss of a loved one
At Fitzgeralds Funerals we are here to help you with every step of this journey
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone"
Harriet Beecher Stowe
There are no easy ways or shortcuts
Learning to adapt to how your life and the lives of those around you have changed is important
Making adjustments to continue on with life

Our caring team at Fitzgerald’s Funerals fully appreciate that there is no easy way around grief. It is a natural response to the loss of someone special or something we value.

Grief is not well understood in our society and some people try to deny it, postpone it or avoid it. However, when someone close to you has fallen asleep, there will be adjustments, both big and small, which must be made in your life. These adjustments can bring uncertainty, frustration, fear, sadness and change as each new day comes along. You will change… your routine will change… and all this is called ‘grief’.

It’s really about adapting to the changes in your life, your thoughts, your hopes, your beliefs and your future.

There is no set pattern to follow when you are grieving. Even members of the one family who are mourning the loss of the same person will show their grief in different ways. Why does this happen? Because there are special factors which affect the grief of individuals differently.

There are many factors that will have an effect on your family’s coping with grief
  • Your personality…this determines how you cope with stress.
  • The relationship…what was your relationship with the person who died?
  • Circumstances of the death…was it sudden, untimely, or unexpected?
  • The support you have…do you have sensitive people you can rely on?
  • Personal problems you may be experiencing.
  • Grief is also for children…like adults, children will react to the news individually.

Grieving is healthy and natural. It is a time we all must experience each in our own way. Avoid using words like “Be brave” and “You need to be strong”.

It could cause one to bottle up their feelings which is senseless.

You will find that as you grieve, the hurt you have will lessen as you remember the happy times you’ve shared.

A booklet on understanding and coping with grief is available freely from our office.


What others are saying about Fitzgerald's Funerals
"Many thanks for all that you did for my Gran. Losing her has been the pits, but having her “send off” dealt with so compassionately by you guys certainly helps in the process of coming to terms with her death."
CP, Townsville
Our services
At Fitzgerald’s we appreciate the planning stages of a funeral service can seem overwhelming. Our services are designed to make this process stress free for our customers.
Helping you cope
Our caring team at Fitzgerald’s Funerals fully appreciate that there is no easy way around grief. It is a natural response to the loss of someone special or something we value.
We aim to make the funeral process as personal and caring as possible. Here are what some of our past clients had to say about the Townsville funeral services we provide.
Who we are
A truly local family came to understand the need for a choice in funeral care for the residents of Townsville and districts and in 1997 Fitzgerald’s Funerals was established.
Contact us
Servicing Townsville since 1997

Fitzgerald’s Funerals has a clear focus on providing an affordable and dignified alternative in Funeral Care. Your time of loss and your hour of need is our priority, and as such, we ensure each funeral is individual and our assurance is utmost attention to detail and planning.

Phone: (07) 4724 4000
Address: 7 Yeatman Street, Hyde Park, 4810

Our commitment to you is always to provide personal and professional care