Don't let the cost of saying goodbye add to your grief.

Simple Direct Funerals - Nelson and Tasman

  • Are you worried about funeral costs?
  • Do you want a truly affordable funeral – burial or cremation?
  • Are you looking for a simple direct or private cremation / burial?
  • Are you confused or nervous over arranging a funeral?
  • Are you wanting a simple funeral that is still meaningful and right for you?

SDF offers 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 our funeral home, 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.

Simple Direct Funerals specializes in providing direct or private cremations and burials in the Nelson and Tasman areas.  We are committed to making the funeral process as easy for families to manage as we can.  At the same time we want families to feel that the funeral they chose is meaningful and right for them.

Offering you a “cheap” burial or cremation does not mean poor service or not honouring your loved one.  Some of the most meaningful funerals have been the simplest.

 

Why choose SDF?

  • The most affordable funeral service in Nelson Tasman
  • The easiest funeral for families to arrange
  • A professional and very caring service
  • A low-stress process where your needs always come first

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

Some Family Feedback

The Simple Direct Cremation base rate of only $2000+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 $3000+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
  • 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
  • Does not include Plot and Interment Costs

Simple Direct Funerals does not charge extra 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 in our invoicing.

I do offer a few 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’.

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; especially to spend more.

– 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 your grief.  It is not simply providing a cheap funeral, but a professional simple service that is meaningful to the family.

– 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.)
Owner of Simple Direct Funerals

“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 Haring
Owner and Founder of Simple Direct Funerals

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 overseas 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 – especially if you can’t be here personally.  We will be with you throughout the whole process.  The best thing to do is give me a call or send me an email.

Native Trees

Simple Direct Funeral donates native New Zealand trees to offset the carbon emissions for all their funerals.

We source 95% of our goods and services locally, which makes our footprint small to begin with.  However being able to make this contribution is to the environment while at the same time leaving a lasting legacy for those have passed away just makes great sense.

Please visit Trees the Count to see the great work they do.  We appreciate being able to support them