About Us


A proud
    tradition of serving
Auckland since 1899


As befits our history and tradition, Sibuns Funeral Directors & Advisors is located in a timeless, turn-of-the-century former homestead – standing as a landmark in Remuera, one of the city’s oldest residential suburbs, and overlooking the eastern bays.

These gracious facilities include a small personal chapel and spacious sitting rooms for families who come to meet with us or who wish to come and view their loved one. Off-street parking is available.

100 years Sibuns Funeral Directors & Advisors have built a reputation for offering excellent service and genuine, caring assistance to the families of Auckland.


Sibuns was established in Wellington in 1899 by Mr Watney Sibun, before moving to Newmarket, Auckland in 1913. In 1989, after the purchase of C.H. Barker Funeral Home in Onehunga, Sibuns again moved, this time to Remuera. In 1996, the old established funeral firm of WH Tongue, originally situated at No.1 Mt Eden Road, joined with Watney Sibun.


The tradition of service set down by Watney Sibun continues today with his grandson, John, adding great value to the Sibuns team. Our dedicated team are passionate about providing support, understanding and professionalism to the families using our services.

Our founder’s legacy also lives on in the quality of our top-of-the-range hearses – another tradition that he established.

The family values that characterise Sibuns Funeral Directors & Advisors and the trust relationship we have developed with our client families continue on under our parent company, InvoCare NZ Ltd, the largest provider of funeral services within New Zealand. In belonging to this comprehensive network of more than 20 funeral firms and associated businesses we are able to share professional development and industry knowledge, and set higher standards in the funeral profession nationwide.

As members of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) we are pledged to uphold the highest professional standards. To ensure we continue to set higher standards, phone calls are recorded for quality assurance and training purposes.

Mr Watney Sibun

John Sibun

Mrs Watney Sibun