• Pre-Planning

  • Pre Planning Arrangements

    We can personalise the type of funeral that you wish to have. A funeral service is not just for the deceased but is also for family and friends to honour and celebrate a life, to say goodbye, or to reflect on their own lives, without their loved one. 

    Things to Consider 

    • Spend time with the deceased. This can be at a family residence, marae, or at one of our funeral homes. 
    • Funeral venue. Funerals can be held at one of our chapels, at a family residence, club, church or another venue that holds a special significance.
    • Private Family Services. Where family gather and remember their loved one in a private setting.
    • Immediate cremations followed by private/public Memorial Services. An immediate cremation is chosen then family choose to remember their loved one in a public or private setting.
    • Refreshments. We can arrange catering for after service refreshments or you may wish to arrange your own. 
    • Family participation. Involve family, close friends and grandchildren as casket bearers, ushers and other key participants. 
    • Organisations, clubs and associations. Consider involving any organisations which the deceased belonged to e.g. RSA, Lodge, Bowling Club.
    • Service sheet. Have a service sheet printed with favourite photos, poems or hymns. 
    • Memorial register. Invite people attending the service to sign a register to give the family a record of those attending. 
    • Flowers. The casket arrangement can be made using favourite flowers and colours.  Have individual flowers available for family members to place on the casket at the conclusion of the service. You may like to visit these websites: brambles.co.nz; interflora.co.nz; bloomsoncameron.co.nz
    • Casket. There is a wide selection available.  You may wish to visit our display room to help make your choice or visit westerncaskets.co.nz; dyingart.co.nz; returntosender.co.nz; ecocoffins.co.nz
    • Casket memorabilia. A framed photo, flag, medals or other personal items may be placed on the casket to personalise funerals. 
    • Digital photo presentation. 30-40 photos can be projected onto a large screen accompanied by a favourite song during a reflective moment of the service. 
    • Recording service. The service can be audio recorded or filmed for family unable to attend. 
    • Livestream service. The service may be livestreamed via the internet to anywhere in the world. 
    • Photoboard. A photoboard with a collection of photos of the deceased’s life and family can be displayed at the service. 
    • Eulogy and tributes. Have a member of the family, or close friend pay a tribute. 
    • Music. Any music items that were favourites of the deceased may be performed live by a singer, musician or through our sound system. 
    • Readings. Have a favourite poem, reading or a passage from the Bible read at the service.