No one wants to go to a boring funeral.
That's why we aim to make the service as individual as your loved one.
So bring your ideas, your memories and together
we'll custom design the celebration of their life
which not only reflects who they are...
but creates a perfect funeral experience for their family.
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 can be trusted to take care of you and your family, with respect and empathy.
We are members of the the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand. (FDANZ) Who hold us accountable to ethical standards in all aspects of funeral care.
So when you choose us, you are guaranteed of a meaningful farewell... and backed by the comfort of knowing that in everything we do, our standards are ethical, professional and guaranteed.
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, without the hefty costs associated with employing 'outside' specialists.
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 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 won't leave you with the stress of 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