If you’ve just lost a loved one it may be a difficult time to have to make decisions on their funeral arrangements.
At Grahams we have the expertise and experience to help with all the decisions needed to make sure the farewell will be memorable. We have facilities in Tuakau, Pukekohe and Waiuku but can make arrangements for the location of your choice.
Funerals can be held at a Church, Marae, Crematorium, Chapel, the graveside, the family residence, Sports Clubs, etc. The family can choose the funeral service venue they feel is appropriate.
The funeral arrangements can be discussed at a place and time convenient to the family. This could be a family residence, at one of our three locations, the hospital or rest home, or a friends residence.
The family may wish to spend time with their loved one in the days before the funeral service. Viewing can be arranged at any of our locations or we can take the deceased home, or viewing may be possible at the funeral venue prior to the service.
The funeral service can be conducted by a Minister of Religion, but if this is not your wish then we can arrange a funeral celebrant to officiate. Any person can officiate at a funeral service, so a family member or friend could fulfil this role.
Clothing will need to be chosen and it is possible to help dress, if desired.
Embalming is an essential service provided by funeral directors. Without embalming, nature begins to take its course very soon after death. To enable everyone connected with the funeral - family, friends and professionals - to view the deceased without unpleasantness and without risk to health, whatever the cause of death, we carry out this careful medical procedure unless a specific request is made by the family not to do so.
Embalming is carried out at our own mortuary facility by our suitably trained staff, with the utmost professionalism, respect and dignity.
For further information, help or advice, contact Grahams on 09 236 8919 anytime.