"A funeral is for those who are living. It is a celebration of the life of a loved one who has died. Everyone who has been touched by the life of the deceased needs the opportunity to share in that celebration. They need the chance to say goodbye. While enabling us to say goodbye funerals also fulfill other important needs. They recognize the life of the deceased person, can strengthen the family ties and responsibilities, reinforce beliefs about life and death, express their emotions and encourage them as they prepare for the future."
Galbraith Funeral Services offer a full range of services to ease the burdens of family and loved ones. Our professional team includes Funeral Directors specially trained to help in a choice of appropriate services. Our staff also assist with Pre-need planning and offer a wide variety of options including Pre-payment plans.
Located at the south entrance to Temuka adjacent to the by-pass our Funeral Home provides a full range of Bereavement services. Adequate secure parking add to our facilities.
The Funeral Service:
YOU ARE ABLE TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT US TO PROVIDE.
YOU ARE ALWAYS IN CONTROL OF WHAT HAPPENS!
WE ENCOURAGE FAMILIES TO PERSONALIZE THEIR FUNERAL CEREMONY.
WE RESPECT ALL PEOPLE WHAT EVER THEIR BELIEFS.
We have professional male and female celebrants available to support families.
We will arrange the cremation at the Crematorium of your choice, including filing of all the legally and medically required documents.
Local Crematorium: Salisbury Park, Timaru.
Local & District Cemeteries:
Temuka, Arowhenua Maori, Geraldine, Pleasant Point, Timaru, Albury, Arundel, Woodbury, Farilie, Burkes Pass, Twizel.
Our professional administration team can produce your personalised Service leaflets and Acknowledgment cards. Add that picture, emblem, or personal photo creating special significance.
Choose from a wide selection of veneer and solid caskets, ranging from the simple economical to the elaborate couch. Make your selection from the photos in our album or visit our display room.
Record your service:
Professional video recordings and audio tapes (with personalised covers) are available.
Invite people attending to sign a tribute card giving the bereaved family a record of those attending. We can add the names of those participating in the ceremony, photos of flowers, and condolence cards for a meaningful memorial booklet.
We transfer caskets nationally and internationally. Our knowledge of I.A.T.A, Embassy & Health requirements compliment our sensitive, professional service.
Our directors will record your wishes, and provide a written cost and service quotation for a future bereavement.
This quotation may be secured against rising cost by pre-payment in the FDANZ (Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand) Family.
The financial aspect of the plan is managed by Colonial Life. A prospectus and contract forms are available on request. Partial prepayments can be arranged to suit individual needs.
"Client Service Agreement" requirement:
For the purpose of protecting both parties a client service agreement will be signed at the time of initiation of arrangements by a person (family member, friend, trustee, executor) who has the authority and responsibility for the deceased.
Please refer to the Funeral-link New ZealandT directory for further information, ideas and suggestions.
NOTE: We are able to arrange funerals and associated bereavement services throughout New Zealand and Internationally with our Funeral-link to other professional directors.
Galbraith Funeral Services
26 King Street, Temuka
Phone: (03) 615 9909
Fax: (03) 615 9909
We are here to help and can assist you
any hour of the day or night.