Members of the Funeral Directors Assoc. of NZ (FDANZ)
A funeral is an important opportunity to pay tribute to someone you loved. Regardless of your traditions, it's a time for relatives and friends to gather, to share memories, tell stories, to acknowledge your loss -------- to cry and support one another.
It's often be said that funerals are for the living. That's why its important to say goodbye in a way that's comfortable for you.
Funerals today are more personal ------------ they don't have to be oppressive formal affairs, with standard music and a complete stranger conducting the service. Far from it.
What a funeral can and should be is a celebration of life!
In your time of need.
Whitestone Funeral Services offers a full range of service 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 variety of options including Pre-payment plans.
In tasteful surroundings
Located in a park like environment our Funeral Home provides a full range of Bereavement services. Our tastefully decorated chapel and complimenting areas will comfortably accommodate as many as 200 friends and family members. Adequate secure parking add to our facilities.
Our New Zealand owned and operated Funeral Home continues to serve the North Otago Community with care and compassion in their time of greatest need.
The tradition of caring service is the guiding philosophy of each and every member of the well trained, knowledgeable staff at Whitestone Funeral Services.
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 personalise their funeral ceremony.
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 certificates.
Local Crematoriums include:
Westview Crematorium & Memorial Gardens (Oamaru)
Local & District Cemeteries:
Oamaru, Twizel, Waimate, Omarama, Hakatarmea, Kurow, Hampden
Our professional administration team can produce your personalised Service leaflets and Acknowledgment cards. Add that picture, emblem, or personal photo that brings 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)
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 inflation by pre payment in the FDANZ (Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand) Family Bereavement Plan. 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 purposes 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 Zealand 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.
Whitestone Funeral Services Ltd
54 Western Road
PO Box 27
Phone (03) 434 8812
Fax (03) 434 8819
Call or Visit "Whitestone" The caring professionals.