Our pledge is to support you in your time of need with consideration, understanding and respect, for the deceased, their family and the wider community.
Gillions Funeral Services
Phone: 03 455 2128
Freephone: 0800 85 85 55
Fax: 03 455 4880
Email: support@gillions.co.nz
407 Hillside Road, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand

Planning a Funeral

In the event of a death, you will need to decide on the type of funeral required. The deceased may have left instructions or specific requests which will need to be carried out.

Some of the important considerations are:

  • Did the deceased wish to be cremated or buried?
  • Are there are specific requests in the deceased’s will?
  • Did the deceased specify what type of funeral service, if any?
  • When and where would you like to have the funeral – a church, hall or our chapel, or simply a graveside service?
  • What type of service would be suitable – religious, secular, informal or private?
  • Would you like a reception after the funeral? If so, will this be in our reception lounge or somewhere else?

Other decisions to be made include the choice of casket, flowers, officiant, vehicles and catering. We will help you every step of the way in the decision making process and provide any information you may require. Gillions will help you to be as involved in each step as you wish to be.