Simple Direct Funerals

Cremation & Burial Services

Affordable Professional Funeral Services in Nelson and Tasman
Formerly known as ‘Purely Cremations’

A loving and respectful funeral without the financial burden

Losing a loved one is a sad and potentially despairing time in our life. The last thing we need in an already difficult time is the stress of organising a funeral and making sure everything is taken care of. Not to mention the potential financial burden.

At Simple Direct Funerals, I help to minimise the stress and financial burden while supporting you through this challenging time. I got into the industry out of a genuine wish to help and support people and I am personally available to you around the clock. My service is all-inclusive (except for a few optional extras), which means that everything is taken care of for a very reasonable fee and without any hidden costs.

Choose Simple Cremation or Burial

  • Affordable prices with no hidden costs
  • Kind and personal care around the clock
  • A low-stress process where your needs come first
  • An empathetic and sincere professional
  • Up to $2000 WINZ grant could be available

Contact me anytime to discuss your needs and how I can help you

“Thanks for your professional service. We appreciate your sensitivity towards us after mum’s passing away.
The last thing on our mind at a time like this is filling in all the necessary paperwork that is required at a family member’s passing.
We were so pleased that you took care of everything for us, and at such a reasonable cost.”

– Hilary and Ron

My role is to…

– Make the process as stress-free as possible for you!

While this is undoubtedly a very upsetting and challenging time for you, I will support you in every way and around the clock. I will be there to make sure that everything that needs to be taken care of is done while giving you the choice in important decisions without any pressure or prejudice.

– Keep the cost as low as possible

As a small business, I can keep the overheads to a minimum, which enables me to provide a complete professional funeral service at a much lower cost. In my opinion, the cost of saying goodbye to a loved one should not add to the grief.

– Provide a professional, personal, and supportive service

My service meets the individual needs of every family. I want to make death feel less foreign and frightening for families, but rather natural and manageable. I am determined to help families face this challenging time through kindness, support, and empathy.

– Complete the paperwork and make sure your needs are taken care of

There are several things that need to be taken care of at a time when the last thing we want to concern ourselves with is paperwork. But that is where I come in and make sure that everything is in place, so that you have one less thing to worry about.

Free Booklet Download

File & Forget (Funeral Information)

A helpful print-at-home booklet that you can fill out and then forget until it’s needed.

Briefly outlines the funeral process, and helps make sure you have all the relevant information needed for a funeral and Death Certificate.

Click the button below or this link to view or download. (Opens the PDF in a new tab, where you can choose to save it to your computer or to print it out.)

Funeral Director, Owen Haring

“My hope is that families and friends are able to focus more on remembering, mourning and celebrating the life of their loved one rather than worrying about how much it is going to cost or getting bogged down in unnecessary extra demands”

– Owen, Director of Simple Direct Funerals

               The Simple Direct Cremation base rate of
                               only $1999 + GST covers…

  • Me being personally available to you 24/7
  • Meeting with you and your family and completing all the necessary paperwork
  • Transferring your deceased loved one into our care
  • A wooden casket
  • All transportation
  • Collecting all necessary paperwork
  • The cremation fee
  • The death certificate
  • Placing newspaper notice(s) 
  • A basic urn
  • Personally returning the ashes to you and your family
  • Coordinating the whole process to cause you and your family the least amount of stress and burden

                The Simple Direct Burial base rate of
                            only $5000 + GST covers…

  • Plot and Interment Costs
  • Me being personally available to you 24/7
  • Meeting with you and your family and completing all the necessary paperwork
  • Transferring your deceased loved one into our care
  • A wooden casket
  • All transportation
  • Collecting all necessary paperwork
  • Graveside service (if wanted)
  • The death certificate
  • A local newspaper notice
  • Coordinating the whole process to cause you and your family the least amount of stress and burden

There are no extra charges for after hours, weekends or public holidays.

Please note that this price doesn’t include the Doctor’s own charges for the medical certificate.  Sometimes there is no cost (if a death occurs in the hospital).  Sometimes the GP will invoice the family directly or the GP will invoice us, which we pass on.

I do offer some additional options that some families may like to use, like the use of the crematorium chapel or keeping the loved one at home. You will find more details under ‘Services and Costs’, or you can contact me anytime to discuss your wishes.

Are you out of town?

If you are out of the Nelson Tasman district I am still able to help you through this difficult time. I have had people from throughout New Zealand and Australia use my funeral services with absolutely no problems. Please contact me to discuss your needs.

We specialize in making this difficult time simple to work through and we will be with you throughout the whole process. The best thing to do is give me a call or send me an email using the details at the bottom of this page.