We believe that while the funeral service is all about the deceased,
it's for the benefit of the family and friends left behind.
With this in mind, our aim is to both individualise the service in such a way that the life of the deceased is honoured and, provide a safe and comfortable place for the mourners to grieve.
We are dedicated to achieving this essential blend, so we will guide you through the many ideas you may have, and endeavour to make them happen.
Every family is different, some want to do as much as they can themselves,
while others don't want to have to be burdened with anything... many are somewhere in between.
Our goal is to create the perfect funeral experience for all our families,
so we can guide you through or and take care of, as little or as much as you need.
Why choose us?
We are a small friendly locally owned funeral home, with many years of experience in the funeral industry. Every one of our team are professionally qualified, and can be trusted to take care of you and your family with respect and accredited knowledge.
We provide every aspect of funeral care, from the care and treatment of your loved one, to the running of the funeral service itself. Our team are experienced in everything, from completing the paperwork to running our state of the art mobile sound system and visual recordings. For you, this means we are a one stop shop. No nasty expensive surprises for getting 'the experts' in. We do it all, for a fraction of the cost.
We have a portfolio of local catering companies who provide reasonably priced menus and can deliver or bake on site.
Clergy or Celebrant
We regularly use clergy and celebrants from within the local area, who will come to your home to discuss your loved ones life, and your expectations. We also have an in house celebrant Nicola, who specialises in writing life stories. Nicola also holds grief certificates, has a gift for story telling, and has spent many years researching the passage of grief, so will incorporate her findings and caring style within services when appropriate.
Audio Visual Equipment
We offer slide show and videoing options, and have a technical team who edit and reproduce these options for you to view later.Our equipment is of the highest standard, and our team operate every facet of this service leaving you to simply relax and experience the moment.
Caskets and Urns
We have a large range of caskets, from wooden, cardboard, wicker, fabric, MDF painted and plain. As a proudly New Zealand owned company our range contains many environmentally friendly options in both caskets and urns. We guarantee the quality of our range as we only stock those that are crafted and built to legal and industry standards
We have private rooms available within our premises for family to attend viewings or you may wish to have your loved one at home before the funeral. Alternatively we can arrange viewings at the venue directly before the funeral begins
Natural and Eco' Funerals
We often get asked if we can arrange natural funerals. The simple answer is yes, definitely.
We're committed to making sure funeral services are as environmentally friendly as possible.
Let us know your thoughts and we will guide you through all the available options.
In Home Funerals and Care
Some families have expressed an interest in taking care of their loved one, after they have died. If this is something you may be interested in, talk to us and we can, as trained in home care providers, guide you through the steps you will need to take to make this happen.
Embalming is a service provided to ensure that family and friends will have safe access and a positive experience when viewing their loved one.
Embalming at Jason Morrison Funeral Services is carried out by qualified and experienced embalmers,
and in accordance with the New Zealand Embalmers Association code of ethics.
There are 3 reasons for embalming:
Sanitisation: The body is totally disinfected which renders micro organisms harmless. The chemical used is simply one which splits protein, thus stopping the natural decay of the blood, allowing family and friends to view and touch the body without risk to their health.
Preservation: All tissue is preserved which slows down the natural decomposition of the body.
The preservation can be adjusted in each individual case to allow for short, medium and long term preservation.
Presentation: Embalming reconstitutes a naturally firm clean surface to apply cosmetics, dress and carry out restorative work on the body if necessary. For further information on the embalming process you may want to visit the New Zealand Embalmers Association website at www.nzembalmers.org.nz
At the arrangement, we will guide you through all the costs and supply you with an estimate of charges. Please let us know if you have any financial concerns, as we are committed to making sure that the funeral doesn't leave you with a debt which cannot be serviced. Should cost be an issue, we can guide you to less expensive options, and show you ways to manage the choices you prefer by enlisting the help of people within your network.
In some cases there are grants available to help with costs, from places such as ACC or Work and Income. Again, simply let us know and we can direct you to all the help available.
We are members of the FDANZ and so are internationally linked to professionals overseas.
Call us anytime if you need us