Everyone has things that are unique and special about them. Their funeral is the opportunity to celebrate those things. Let us help you plan a way to honour their memory that reflects who they are.
Little things mean a lot, and we are told that those small personal touches we do for you make us stand out. We go the extra mile to make the service you have arranged go according to plan.
Making it Personal
You can choose to personalise some or all of the components on our website or bring us your ideas, and we’ll help you make them work.
To get you started on thinking about ways to make the funeral you are organising a true reflection of your loved one, here are some of the ways other people have found to make the funeral as unique and individual as the person they were honouring
Aunty Sandra loved to bake, and people were always after her secret recipes. She left instructions in her funeral plan for copies of her favourite recipes to be given to everyone at her ceremony. She wanted her baking recipes to live on for generations. Her chocolate cake was divine! Friends and family would ask her to bake for a special celebration, and they would travel all over from Twizel to Dunsandel. She never charged them - she loved to make people happy with her baking.
Rebecca was passionate about dogs and had already decided she wanted to be a vet when she grew up and was only fourteen when she died. Her pet Husky, 5-year-old Koda, came to her funeral and sat in the front row with the rest of the family. Her friends brought tiny little statues of dogs to put in her casket, and there was a collection box for the SPCA just outside the Aoraki Chapel. It was a lovely way to honour Rebecca's love of dogs.