Academy Funerals

51 reviews

Academy Funerals, Queensland, funeral director in Queensland Academy Funerals, Queensland, funeral director in Queensland

A family run funeral home supporting families in South East Queensland

Latest Verified Reviews

Joel Wallace 13th Mar 2020

Very professional very helpful very understanding I would recommend Australian Academy funerals in a heartbeat

Leonard Chaplin 18th Feb 2020

We found them to be very helpful in our momentof compassion. Due to the sudden passing of our father late in the day. With their help all went well with the funeral.

Lynne Cl 26th Jan 2020

I would highly recommend to anyone.. loved the service and the people

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Location

Address
228 Barrett St
Bracken Ridge
Queensland
QLD 4017

About Us

Proud to be friends and neighbours within the community, Bracken Ridge and Brisbane funeral directors Ashley and Katrina Bergh’s focus is on supporting families through a very difficult time.

As a small funeral home with warm family values, Academy Funerals is on call and there when people need them – whatever the time of day or night. The person you first speak to will provide the reassuring support that you need through throughout the journey.

They will listen and provide support to arrange a farewell that is meaningful, memorable – and healing for those left behind.

Ashley and Katrina want families to feel as reassured as possible. The comfortable, air-conditioned Bracken Ridge office and Lawnton funeral home has on-site parking and is family and pet-friendly, with a secure supervised play area for little ones.

A private viewing room is available for families to spend time with their loved one, with a small chapel of rest providing space for quiet contemplation. A qualified psychologist is on call at all hours for those who need a little extra emotional support at this time.

As a small family business, the Brisbane funeral directors are able to accommodate families wishes and do not charge extra for after hours and weekend arranging, viewings or dressing loved ones. They are also happy to arrange to visit South East Queensland families, or to bring their loved one home to lie at rest, before the funeral.

Academy Funerals offers a full range of coffins and caskets, including coffins and caskets for those requiring a larger or more comfortable size. Funeral transport includes a stylish custom-made hearse with seating space for mourners to accompany their loved one to the funeral and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle hearse.

This Brisbane funeral home strives to do the very best for every family, with a mission to provide “dignity beyond all expectation” to those they care for.

Call Academy Funerals for caring funeral service at the heart of the community.

Latest Obituaries

Neil Geoffrey Rankin "Rocky"

Jul 1941 - May 2020

Peter James Eaton

Apr 1972 - May 2020

Elizabeth Joyce Butler

Feb 1928 - Apr 2020

Deanne Marion Lunson

Jun 1964 - Feb 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Joel Wallace 13th Mar 2020

    Very professional very helpful very understanding I would recommend Australian Academy funerals in a heartbeat

  • 4 Leonard Chaplin 18th Feb 2020

    We found them to be very helpful in our momentof compassion. Due to the sudden passing of our father late in the day. With their help all went well with the funeral.

  • 5 Lynne Cl 26th Jan 2020

    I would highly recommend to anyone.. loved the service and the people

  • 5 Allan Tunney 24th Jan 2020

    Ashley was professional, caring and really helped our family organise this delecate process.

  • 5 Julie-Anne Tuccakau 15th Nov 2019

    My family were extremely satisfied with the professional service we received from Academy Funerals. Personally I feel that I made the right choice at a difficult time, when you want the best for your mother's funeral but also have a budget to work within. Every part of the process felt comfortable, and we were supported in the arrangements. We were able to run the memorial service as a family, without the need for a celebrant which made it more personal. Thank you.

  • 5 Kathy Cook 24th Aug 2019

    Completely amazing and accomodating. Making a hard process easy

  • 5 Sheree Black 22nd Aug 2019

    When my mum was dying I was told about Academy Funerals by a dear friend. Then I made the phone call and Ashley sounded so calm and friendly. Ashley and his dear wife Katrina were just like family. When they arrived at my house, after travelling for and hour, it was as though I had come home. I can't explain it. Nothing was difficult or too hard for them. They were so very caring and kind to me and looked after my mum so tenderly. They helped me get through one of the hardest times in my life. I will be forever grateful. Their prices are very reasonable and I have no hesitation in recommending them as funeral directors.

  • 5 Madonna Quixley 11th Jun 2019

    Ashley provided a professional and friendly service which we all appreciated very much.

  • 5 Michele Nash 30th Apr 2019

    Thank you Ashley - your kindness and willingness at such a challenging time was much appreciated. Your immediate response was very impressive and asking loads of questions was always welcomed. Again thank you very much.  Kind regards Michele Nash 

  • 5 Gwenda Vatro 27th Apr 2019

    A very sensible way to save thousands of unnecessary dollars at a time when you are feeling particularly raw and vulnerable. I’ll be requesting this company in my will. It’s quite shocking to see how other companies manipulate people financially when they are at their most fragile. 

  • 5 Evelyn Morataya 1st Apr 2019

    Both Katherine and Ashley were amazing. They were gentle and caring, down to earth. We were able to tell them what we wanted for our Grandma and they didn't try and push or sell us anything that we hadn't requested. Extremely amazing service despite it being a sad time for us. I can't thank them enough for taking care of my grandmother. Thank you so much.

  • 5 Bridgett Lennox 23rd Mar 2019

    From the very first contact Ashley provided information to assist me to make informed decisions at a very stressful time. His continued professionalism matched with kindness and understanding impressed when family dynamics came into play. Ashley remained true to his word. Delivered and coordinated all aspects of the funeral arrangements as per our family"s wishes from the commencement through to completion.

  • 5 Mirama Mosese 19th Mar 2019

    Ash and his crew were so supportive and caring throughout the funeral process of my Grandmother. This is the second time we have used ‘Polynesian Funerals’ and we would never use anyone else now. Losing loved ones is such a tough thing to have to go through but Polynesian Funerals definitely make the process so much easier through their genuine care, support and understanding. Thanks Ash & the crew! ❤️

  • 5 Marlene Woodward 18th Mar 2019

    Very Happy with the help and support from Academy thank you Ashley and Katrina

  • 5 Melissa Mahoney 11th Mar 2019

    Everything was taken care of in our time of grief.

  • 5 Lisa McKeaten 9th Dec 2018

    Thank you Ashley for organising Mum’s funeral easily and in a straightforward way. Your celebrant Kerry was fabulous. The extra attention to detail and advice was vert much appreciated! Lisa McKeaten

  • 5 Ngawinika Mott 5th Nov 2018

    Ashley & Andrew were absolutely wonderful during our loss. Talked to us about what we wanted, explained everything, were available for questions, night or day. Absolutely amazing professionals with quality service. 100% recommend.

  • 5 Kym Percival 27th Oct 2018

    Ashley and his team at Academy Funerals were fantastic from the initial phone call to the service itself. Ashley instantly made me and my family feel trust in him and his compassionate yet honest demeanor helped us greatly to be at ease and make decisions for the day without concern. When Ashley visited us at our home he went through the options and there was no pressure to go with a particular package. We were able to tailor the details to suit our wants, needs and budget. During the entire period which was also our mourning period, we never once felt we or our mum didn't matter and their understanding and flexibility with multiple visits to the viewing room made it so much easier to grieve and say a proper goodbye. Thankfully this has been my first experience organising a funeral and whenever the time comes again I will be definitely going through Ashley and Academy.

  • 5 Kreskin Valera 19th Sep 2018

    Good communication

  • 4 Marie Smith 3rd Aug 2018

    Ashley and the team were very quick to respond to any requests we had. The funeral went smoothly and we were happy overall with the service provided. A special thanks to Kerrie Hayes who officiated on the day - she did a great job

  • 5 John Broadfield 13th Jul 2018

    Helped us through a difficult time with keeping us informed and guiding us through what was required. Use them with confidence!

  • 4 Brenda Simpson 13th May 2018

    Ashley & Katrina from Acadmey Funerals were very attentive and compassionate. We thank them for their support during this sad time. Brenda Simpson & Family

  • 5 Geoffrey Phillip Barbaro 2nd Apr 2018

    Academy Funerals were fantastic in looking after our deceased mum and the family. Ashley and Katrina advised us flawlessly. Mum died at the beginning of the Easter weekend (2016) and one family member had to return home to Chile. They handled the hospital, all arrangements, worked with the family, created a great atmosphere in their eclectic but delightful viewing area, and dealt with all of the cremation requirements, and did it all quickly, efficiently and in line with our timelines. Throughout it all, they looked after the family, not themselves, making suggestions that helped an inexperienced family group deal with every issue. Thank you for the great work.

  • 5 Susan Blackley 12th Dec 2017

    Ashley and Katrina ensured that the experience was a smooth as possible - they were compassionate, professional and understanding. Their suggested celebrant was a perfect fit. Thank you for making an emotionally difficult process less challenging.

  • 5 Kate Peter-Kennedy 27th Nov 2017

    My family and I would like to sincerely thank Ashley and Katrina of Academy Funerals for the assistance and kindness that they have showed to all of our family over the years. Ashley and Katrina have now done 15 funerals for our family and friends over the past 20 years. Each funeral has been different and at times have presented challenges that Ashley handled for us with complete professionalism. We have used Churches, Crematoriums, the Beach and in one case our uncle was returned to New Zealand after passing in Brisbane. Subsequently, not one of us have cause to criticize the amazing service that has been provided to our family. At all times Ashley and Katrina have been available to take our calls and have always made their premises available for us to come and view and dress our family members. The viewing room is a delight. It has been decorated and fitted out to make the whole experience as peaceful and serene as possible. Times spent with our family members have never been rushed even to the extent of one of our family remaining with our aunty until way past midnight when because of the distance to the cemetery Ashley had to leave for the funeral at 5:00 Am the following morning. Furthermore, at all times all of our family have found Ashley and Katrina to be open and honest and have never attempted to up sell as many other companies are prone to do. Our collective families are very large and we will continue to support Ashley, Katrina and Academy Funerals. On behalf of the Peter-Kennedy clan we can highly recommend Academy Funerals for: 1 Honesty 2 Integrity 3 Friendliness 4 Price Kate Peter-Kennedy

Address
228 Barrett St
Bracken Ridge
Queensland
QLD 4017

Latest Verified Reviews

Joel Wallace 13th Mar 2020

Very professional very helpful very understanding I would recommend Australian Academy funerals in a heartbeat

Leonard Chaplin 18th Feb 2020

We found them to be very helpful in our momentof compassion. Due to the sudden passing of our father late in the day. With their help all went well with the funeral.

Lynne Cl 26th Jan 2020

I would highly recommend to anyone.. loved the service and the people

Reviews