December 3, 2020
A former funeral parlour in Alford Street, Kingaroy – which became a Salvation Army chapel for eight years – has been resurrected … as a funeral home.
Killick Family Funerals has shifted into 44 Alford Street, Kingaroy.
Director Jason Killick said his business was moving as it had outgrown its existing premises in Youngman Street.
He said the new funeral home would also allow Killick Family Funerals to livestream services using the latest technology.
“Live streaming allows the bereaved to be at a funeral service from anywhere in the world as a virtual guest,” Jason said.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer families a virtual one-stop-shop where funerals can be held followed by the refreshments in a purposely dedicated room.”
The modern-style building, next door to KFC, was originally constructed for Virgo Funerals but in 2012 became the offices and chapel for the local Salvation Army corps.
The Salvos are now planning to consolidate their presence on the corner of Markwell and Kingaroy streets, where the church’s Family Store is located.
Captain Tim Brown said church services would be held at the Killick building at least until Christmas.
After that, the Salvos aim to shift in to the former Ellis Engineering workshop next door to the Family Store.
Welfare and social services are operating from the office inside the Family Store.