In 1957 a funeral business was bought at Williamstown, Victoria, and run by Stanley and Thelma Weight and their son Lawrence, until Lawrence died unexpectedly in 1967, aged only 27.
Their daughter Jeanette and husband John Gregson began working with Stan at Williamstown after Lawrence’s death until 1972 when the decision was then made to move to the Sunshine Coast, where Stan and John and their families began Gregson & Weight Funerals to service the small coastal towns. Since then there has been tremendous growth in the whole area, and younger family members have come into the business as the population and need required.
Stan Weight passed away in 2008 aged 90, having played an active role in the business until that time. Today John and Jeanette, sons Dean, Royce, Glenn and Luke and their wives, and their valued staff attend the four branches.
The family has seen many changes, and has been a leader in the funeral industry during the past five generations, from the days of the horse-drawn hearse to today’s services, that take advantage of the remarkable technological changes which are part of a modern funeral service.
While many things have changed, the human, caring, attentive service side of the business remains the same, and will always be of paramount importance.
Arranging and carrying out a funeral that best helps families cope and assists with the adjustments that must be made, is of vital importance. Very high standards are expected of all family members and staff resulting in a reputation for funeral excellence.
The Gregson family pride themselves on being a family-owned and operated business.