How things work

While offering the best price, Simple Direct Funerals still provides families and clients an excellent funeral service in Nelson and Tasman. – Our first priority is always the needs of the family with the service we provide.

How the funeral process tends to go…

Although families do not need to contact us before the death many do to better understand what needs to happen.  Many have found this very helpful.  One reason is because we have made the process very simple and stress free.

  1. Usually what happens is that after the person has died the family, rest home or doctor contact us.  We then make a time to meet with the family.

  2. We go through all the necessary paperwork with the family, which usually takes only a few minutes.  This is the Cremation Application and Death Certificate Information.

  3. We discuss with the family if they want the person to stay with them or if we look after them.  Also if they want to come to the chapel at the Crematorium at Whakapuaka Cemetery.  

  4. Once the paperwork is completed we take it to NCC to be processed and then we get the permission to cremate.  This can vary in time.

  5. Once all the paperwork is signed off we get a permission to cremate and the cremation can take place then.

  6. As mentioned, the family are very welcome to come along to the crematorium chapel.

  7. Usually the following day we will personally return the ashes to the family.

Although this is a simple funeral service it has been very poignant and meaningful for many families.   We pride ourselves on being professional, supportive and meeting the family’s needs.  Our hope is that our service will allow people to remember their loved one, support each other and celebrate their memories.

Please note the optional prices of coming to the chapel or keeping a loved one at home which is explained in the “Additional Services” section of the Costs & Services page.