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Funeral Homes

Funeral Homes

Many families engage a funeral director to help them with the many funeral arrangements, including everything from collecting a loved one’s body when they pass away, to helping to plan and run a farewell service.

When engaging with your chosen funeral director, it is important to know that you and your loved ones can be involved in the planning and decision-making process as little or as much as you would like.

What does a funeral director do?

A funeral director can help you with as much of the organising of a funeral service as you wish, or you may prefer to organise some tasks yourself.

Here are some things a funeral director can assist with if you choose:

Paying for a funeral

It is helpful to know that most funeral directors do not require up front payment but rather invoice for services provided. Find out more about funeral grants and financial assistance…

Choosing a funeral director

There are a wide range of funeral directors working across Aotearoa New Zealand who can support you and your family to honour your loved ones. As well as directors associated with funeral homes, there are also independent professionals who can support you with after death care and funeral arranging.

Find funeral homes near you.

You and your loved ones can be involved in the planning and decision-making process as little or as much as you would like.

Bereavement Support

The Grief Centre has partnered with funeral homes to provide Bereavement Support services in New Zealand for almost 10 years. Their Bereavement Support team sends loss and grief resources to bereaved people and families, and follows up with phone calls to offer support in their time of loss and for up to a year after their loss. Support can also include a complimentary counselling session if needed.
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Ask your funeral home if they provide the Grief Centre Bereavement Support Service.