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News & Events

October 2017 -

Brisbane Bayside Volunteer Crime Stoppers Halloween Golf Day

K.M.Smith was proud to be a Hole Sponsor for the Brisbane Bayside Volunteer Crime Stoppers Halloween Golf Day, held at the Redland Bay Golf Club on Friday 13th October. K.M.Smith added to the Halloween theme by having a hearse at the 10th hole. Proceeds from the day go to assist Crime Stoppers Queensland, which is a registered volunteer organisation that provides and promotes anonymous contact mediums for the public to report information to help make a difference in stopping, solving and preventing crime.

Ipswich Turf Club Legacy Race Day Fundraiser

K.M.Smith Funeral Directors were proud to sponsor a race at this years Ipswich Turf Club Legacy Race Day Fundraiser. Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence service.

August 2017 -

Dickson Seniors' Expo

Once again K.M.Smith Funeral Directors attended the Dickson Seniors' Expo at Strathpine Community Centre. It proved to be a very successful two days with entertainment, stalls and catering for the over 60's. K.M.Smith offered advice on Funerals, Preplanning and Funeral Bonds.

June 2017 -

Kate Mary - 85 Years Since Passing

K.M.Smith Funeral Directors family and staff took the time today, June 13th, 2017 to remember the remarkable lady that our company is named after, Kate Mary Smith, who passed away 85 years ago.

To learn more about Kate Mary, the first lady of Queensland funerals, go to Our Family History page.

April 2017 -

ANZAC Day

K.M.Smith Funeral Directors staff proudly remembered our fallen ANZACs by laying wreaths at services across Brisbane.

March 2017 -

Meeting Dr. Alan Wolfelt

K.M.Smith staff enjoyed a rich and enlightening day with Dr Wolfelt to learn more about the importance of the funeral ceremony and how this benefits those that are left behind.

Dr Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D, educates across the world on how meaningful funeral experiences help families enormously when it comes to integrating loss into our lives. He is the Director for the Centre for Loss and Life Transition in Colorado and author of an extensive range of books on the subjects of grief, mourning and meaningful ceremonies. www.centerforloss.com

All Saints Parish, Albany Creek

K.M.Smith Funeral Directors Branch Manager, Russell Galvin, presented a cheque to Father Ron Mollison as a donation towards the Annual Fair of the Church and Primary School of All Saints Parish, Albany Creek.

February 2017 -

Taigum Shopping Centre

K.M.Smith Funeral Directors attended the Taigum Shopping Centre for two days in February. Being in their own environment means that it is an approachable atmosphere for shoppers to enquire about Funeral advice, information on Pre Planning a Funeral and Funeral Bonds.

RSL Care Inverpine 20th Birthday

K.M.Smith Branch Manager Geoff McKnigt presented a confectionery basket, to be used for a lucky door prize, to RSL Care Inverpine, Murrumba Downs to help them celebrate their 20th Birthday.

November 2016 -

Horse and Carriage Hearse

K.M.Smith Funeral Directors, along with 'Dray Horse Shires', helped grant a final wish for a lady who dreamt of a horse-drawn hearse for her funeral. Her white coffin with gold trim, and the pastel flowers in the casket spray were beautifully showcased in the glass carriage, making the lady's final journey most dignified and memorable.

October 2016 -

Lion's Christmas Cakes

Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation, Lions Prostate Cancer Awareness Project and Medical Research Foundations will benefit because K.M. Smith Funeral Directors purchased 144 Christmas Cakes for distribution to Retirement Homes, Aged Care Facilities and Church Groups to whom all will benefit by donation of the Lions Cakes to their organisations.

Victoria Point Shopping Centre

K.M.Smith attended the Victoria Point Shopping Centre for three days. We offered Funeral advice and information on Funeral Bonds. The shoppers opened up more to asking questions about Funerals and this we believe is because they were more comfortable to approach us in their own environment.

Holy Spirit Carnival

K.M.Smith Funeral Directors was a major sponsor of the Holy Spirit Community Parish and School Carnival. We organised a marquee that had brochures and information about Funerals, this was well received by the community especially our sponsorship on the day.

September 2016 -

Bellevue Care Centre Raffle

K.M.Smith Arana Hills Branch Manager Marion Sciasci, presented a Confectionary Basket to Kathy Cook, Company Director of Bellevue Care Centre, Ferny Hills. The proceeds from the raffle of the basket will be donated to assist research into Lyme Disease.

Dickson's Senior Expo

K.M.Smith attended the Dickson's Seniors Expo at Strathpine Community Centre. We offered advice to assist the Seniors Community to prearrange their funeral and also to pay for Funeral Bonds, this was supported by brochures and giveaways.

As always, Wayne and Jennie from the PR department were fabulous thank you!

Dickson's Senior Expo 2016

August 2016 -

Clifford House - 25th Anniversary

Clifford House, Carinity Baptist Community Aged Care situated in Wooloowin, celebrated their 25th Anniversary on Thursday 4th August 2016.

K.M.Smith Funeral Directors supported Clifford House by providing beautiful fresh floral posies for each of the dining room tables and entrances to the Aged Care facility.

Clifford House 2016

July 2016 -

St Peter's Anglican Church Fete - Wynnum

St Peter's Anglican Church, Charlotte Street Wynnum, celebrated their annual church fete in July with gloriously warm winter weather. K.M.Smith were there manning the BBQ and enjoying the local community atmosphere.
Wynnum July 2016

CCR National Conference

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal National Conference was held at St. Leo's College within the University of Queensland at St. Lucia. Over 200 people attended the three day conference with K.M.Smith Funeral Directors sponsoring the morning tea. Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated the opening Mass. The Conference was in response to the call of Pope Francis to Renewal. He said, "To share with all in the Church the baptism you have received".
CCR 2016

May 2016 -

Palliative Care Week

A special Thanksgiving Service was held at St John’s Anglican Cathedral on Thursday 27th May commemorating National Palliative Care Week 22-28 May. K.M.Smith staff joined with clergy, dignitaries and industry specialists in paying tribute to the remarkable service provided by local palliative care professionals and volunteers, tirelessly working to assist people to live well with terminal illness.
Palliative Care Week 2016

Sorry Day

A Sorry Day ceremony was held by the river at the Sherwood Arboretum on Thursday 26th May. Elders, school children, local families and K.M.Smith Funeral Directors from our Sherwood branch attended the ceremony in the park and stayed on to share breakfast together.
Sorry Day Flags 2016

Pamper Days for Mother's Day

To celebrate Mother's Day, the Ladies of K.M.Smith throughout Brisbane are offering "Pamper Days" to the residents of aged care facilities. These special days are offered all year round and are thoroughly enjoyed by all.

If you would like to learn more about how to get involved or invite us to your facility please give us a call at 07 3252 2031.

April 2016 -

Charity Golf Day

Sponsorship for Charity Golf Day for Goodna Special School. This Charity Golf Day is an important occasion to raise funds for equipment and resources to benefit both Junior and Secondary students.
K.M.Smith Hearse at Charity Golf Day

ANZAC Day

K.M.Smith staff respectfully laid wreaths at Anzac Day Ceremonies across Brisbane, including Goodna, Caboolture and Moreton Bay.
Anzac Day Wreath 2016