Do not let the cost of saying goodbye add to your grief.

Worried about funeral costs?

Want a simple service?

Prefer “low-stress” arrangements?

A caring, respectful funeral service without the financial burden

Losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional time in our lives. We understand that planning a funeral can be overwhelming and stressful, and that’s where we can help.

Our funeral home is committed to easing your burdens while providing a professional, caring service to support you through this time. We believe that even the simplest funeral can have great meaning and we work closely with families to ensure that their wishes are met.

We are transparent with our costs and believe in providing affordability without compromising quality. Our all-inclusive service means that everything is taken care of, and there are no hidden fees or pressure to spend more. We are available 24/7 and offer genuine support and compassion throughout the process.

Our approach is more relaxed for families to celebrate the life of their loved ones in a way they want. We are dedicated to professionalism and care.  Families do not need expensive funerals to show their love and have a dignified farewell.

For more information on how we can assist you during this challenging time, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Owen Haring
Owen Haring – Owner

… providing affordability without compromising service.

Five Star Reviews

Some comments from families
I had the privilege to serve.

Simple Low Cost Cremations

Simple Low Cost Burials

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

Funerals are changing.
It is no longer just left to the church minister and the undertaker.
Many people do not want an expensive funeral.

This is what we think:

A low-cost funeral can still be dignified.

There can be many different ways to have a funeral.

Professional service and support regardless of the cost.

Arranging a funeral doesn’t need to be more stressful.

Families are choosing their own ways to celebrate and remember the life of a loved one.

At Our Heart…

SDF’s mission is to offer families a straightforward funeral process, minimizing their stress and anxiety during a difficult time. Our prices are fixed, presented clearly, and every decision is made with the family.

The added benefit of this “no-fuss” style is that families often opt for private or direct cremation and then arrange a Memorial Service later on. This gives families more time and space to plan, arrange travel to Nelson (if needed) and also recover somewhat from the initial shock and grief.

SDF’s focus is providing an affordable, uncomplicated option for families in this difficult time. We refuse to compromise on service and are committed to maintaining transparency, serving with compassion, and professionalism.

Out of town?

Can you organise a funeral when you can’t be here in person?  Yes, you can.

People throughout New Zealand and overseas have chosen to use my services with absolute assurance.  If you can’t be here in person, I can still look after you.

The main benefit I offer is having a funeral service so simple to manage – even from afar.  Also, the costs are set and clear from the start (no different from local prices).  So you know exactly the cost and will be informed of the process throughout.

I know that not being here in person can make a difficult time even harder and that is why I will do everything I can to support and care for you.

The feedback from families who have contacted me out of town is very positive and something I take pride in.

Please contact me to discuss your needs, either by phone or email and I will reply within the day.

Free Booklet Download

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

Briefly outlines the funeral process, and gives you all the relevant information needed for a funeral and Death Certificate.

Click the picture about 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.)

Nelson Funeral Home with a difference

  • No huge overhead costs
  • Personal relaxed approach
  • Low stress arrangements
  • No hidden costs
  • Competent & Caring
  • 5 Star Reviews by families

Providing affordability without compromising service.