Funeral home has something special
WARWICK is now home to one of the most modern funeral home complexes in the south-east corner of the state.
Equipped with a new 120-seat chapel and reception complex the Burstows funeral centre, Warwick is able to cater to the needs of the district.
A ribbon to the new chapel was cut by local member Lawrence Springborg at an opening ceremony held recently. During the ceremony Mr Springborg commended the funeral chain on their commitment to the Australian funeral industry.
"We like to think that we have people that take care and have pride in operating an Australian-owned business," he said.
"It is rare to see people take back and reverse the trend of foreign ownership."
Since the ceremony, the chapel has already been used for a number of funerals.
The upgrades themselves took between 12 and 18 months to complete.
"It's something we had to do with the demand in the area," Burstows business manager Paul Canavan said.
Mr Canavan said the use of local contractors was a real asset to the construction of the upgrades.
"We tried to source as much as we could from the local area," he said.
The upgrades to the funeral home also include a 20-car carpark out the back of the complex.
"I think everyone can get together and be as a group; sometimes people can't follow along, so this way people can stay as a group throughout the ceremony," Mr Canavan said.
"For us the funeral service is about the narratives of a life lived and sharing that with those who care," Mr Canavan said at the opening.
"Funerals are important to us because life is important".