Bribie Island Lions Columbarium & Memorial Gardens


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As the water table on the island is too high to allow for a Cemetery to be set up, a member of the Bribie Island Lions Club proposed that the erection of the Columbarium and Memorial Gardens should become a project of the club. In 1988 a request was made to Caboolture Shire Council for a suitable sight. In November 1989 the club was granted one Hectare of land on First Avenue to construct the memorial gardens. With Council Approval in March 1990, a committee of four Lions members put the plans into operation. The plans consisted of a parking area adjacent to a circular pathway with seven columbarium walls radiating from it in the 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock area similar to the Australian Rising Sun Badge. By the 25th November 1990, it was all ready to accept the first Ashes. Early 1991 the first ashes were interned. On Monday 22 February 2021, the Bribie Island Lions conducted their 1000th internment.

In loving memory of Mr Kevin John Carlaw R.I.P. With the months of non-travel due to the COVID Pandemic, today you were interned next to your loving wife Patricia Fay Carlaw. Lion’s Member Genie Kahler conducted the service with your daughter Melinda Cartwright your son-in-law Michael Cartwright, granddaughter Georgia Cartwright, grandson’s Mitch & Bryan Cartwright. Finally being able to travel to Bribie Island Queensland and pay their respects was, Son Phillip Carlaw and grandson Chris Carlaw from Jamberoo NSW. Melinda said this would never have happened without her brother and son being present.

Melinda said that everyone was enjoying the sun as you loved the sun and it was shining bright for you today. “A bit over two years and Mum & Dad are back together looking after each other again. Dad’s gone fishing and Mum’s line dancing with the stars. May you both be happy again”.