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FUNERAL CHECKLIST

ARRANGING A FUNERAL

After the death of a family member or close friend, it is important to know that you can depend on experienced, professional people to make all the arrangements to ensure the funeral flows smoothly. It is important that you choose the funeral ceremony that is right for you and your family.

Sibuns Funeral Directors & Advisors can guide you through the choices available, and will take care of all the details. Our caring team of professionals will liaise with clergy and celebrants, doctors, hospitals, government departments, coroners and other officials, crematoriums and cemetery authorities so you don’t have to worry.

We can also arrange music and musicians including an organist, place notices in the newspapers, and provide vehicles, order family flowers, organise the audio or video/DVD recording of the service, arrange the placement of ashes and memorials, and anything else you require.

Staff at Sibuns are available to speak to local community groups and schools about funerals, and we are also pleased to host community groups at our premises.

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Sibuns Funeral Checklist

MAKING THE BEST BESPOKE CHOICES

Sibuns Funeral Directors & Advisors can explain the choices available:

  • The different types of ceremony, religious or otherwise
  • The best location for the service: a church or chapel, at home, at the
    graveside or crematorium
  • Who should officiate: a priest, minister, celebrant or family members
  • Whether you want to view the deceased, and viewing location
  • Whether you want to have a burial or cremation
  • Whether you want flowers or charitable donations
  • The most appropriate funeral notice
  • Casket selection
  • The order of service, the choice of music and hymns
  • Venue for a post-funeral get together and how to arrange it
  • What other professional help is available

TAKING CARE OF DETAILS

Once the choices are made, it is up to you how little or how much you would like our professional and experienced staff to help with arrangements. We can take care of the following details:

  • The registration of death and necessary documentation
  • Contacting appropriate burial or cremation authorities, as well as contacting
    the doctor, coroner or hospital and collection of certificates
  • Arranging national or international transportation or repatriation within New Zealand or any other country
  • Liaising with clergy or funeral celebrants, assisting with the service and organising funeral details
  • The provision and preparation of the casket, which you can select from our onsite showroom
  • Embalming to ensure hygienic preservation and natural presentation
  • Providing viewing facilities in comfortable premises
  • Ordering family flowers for the casket
  • Providing transport to and from the funeral in our fleet of hearses and cars, which includes a classic Rolls Royce (available on request)
  • Preparing and placing newspaper notices locally or internationally
  • Arranging monumental masonry for the memorial stone
  • Arranging the scattering or burial of ashes in Auckland or in other centres, as well as providing quality urns.
Sibuns Quote Testimonial 1

Caring Funeral Directors. Nothing was an issue. They looked after our loved one as their own right up to till they were laid to rest. Would definitely recommend Sibuns to anyone that is looking for a Funeral Parlour to take care of their loved ones once they passed on.

WENDY SCHUSTER

We listen to you and carry out your wishes, ensuring that when you say goodbye for the last time it will be an occasion to remember.

KAYE SHANNON - MANAGER & FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Great funeral Directors. Awesome service!

MARTIN KEIZER

I thought Sibuns were utterly professional, empathetic, communicative and frankly - in an age where ‘service’ is sometimes underwhelming, it was a privilege and pleasure to be looked after by the consummate professionals at Sibuns. Thank you all.

LYNN BARTRAM

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