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Most people have little or no experience of what to do when someone close to them dies, according to Kaye Shannon, manager of Sibuns Funeral Directors in Auckland. "That's where the funeral director comes in, guiding them through the whole process of organising a funeral and making everything go as easily as it possibly can, given the circumstances," she explains.

"People who are grieving can lose clarity and it's hard to be decisive about anything, which leads to added stress," says Kaye. "It's a very raw time, but if you've been able to build up a level of trust with your funeral director, this can really help."

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Sibuns Funeral Directors & Advisors are proud to be a members of the FDANZ.
Since it was founded in 1937, the FDANZ has promoted quality, expertise and integrity in the funeral profession, and has encouraged the training and education of funeral directors. Today the FDANZ represents approximately 85% of funeral practices in New Zealand. As members of the FDANZ, we follow the Rules of the Association as well as a strict Code of Ethics and a Code of Conduct. In keeping with its commitment to high standards of professionalism and ethics, the Association has introduced an independent disputes resolution process.

For information on the FDANZ click here or contact us on 09 520 3119.

The Role of a Funeral Director

A funeral director's role is to care for the deceased, starting with the transfer from the place of death, through to burial or cremation.
Acting on the family's behalf, they can also help with tasks such as placing death notices and registering the death.

In addition to this, funeral directors can be tasked with organising everything to do with the funeral, including arranging a chapel or venue, supplying the casket and sorting out payment of cemetery or cremation fees. Usually there are a lot of decisions to be made and a funeral director can help with these too.

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