Simple Low-Cost Cremation Services
Direct Cremations are becoming increasingly popular for several reasons. They are easier to arrange. The cost is more affordable. There is a degree of flexibility that allows a more intimate farewell for families and friends later.
Simple Direct Funerals specialises in providing families a meaningful and affordable cremation service.
Low costs does not mean inferior service.
SDF reputation is founded on caring, stress-free support to families. Costs are not the focus – serving the family always comes first. This is why prices are fixed and clear from the start.
This is what the fixed price covers…
- You can contact me anytime 24/7
- Meeting with you and your family and completing all the necessary paperwork
- Ensuring you have the funeral you want and your needs are met.
- Transferring your deceased loved one into our care
- A wooden casket
- All transportation
- Processing all necessary paperwork
- The cremation fee
- The death certificate
- Placing newspaper notice(s)
- A Crematorium 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
- Advice for any further services – like a memorial service.
- Available for any follow up care the family may need.
A Direct Cremation
This is a cremation without any chapel service. Sometimes a family has said their goodbyes at the bedside of their loved one and they want that as their final memory. So I collect the person and cremate directly, returning the ashes to the family personally.
Sometimes I have taken the person from their home in a coffin, where the family have said their farewells.
Often families who chose this look at having some type of get together later. Or perhaps they have said their goodbyes while the person was alive and they simply don’t want any service.
A Private Cremation with a
Committal Service at Wakapuaka Chapel
Families may choose to have a private cremation service. This is where immediate family and close friends gather together just before the cremation. This can be more informal and catered specifically to what each family would like.
I use the crematorium chapel at Wakapuaka which is a lovely setting and perfect for small gatherings.
Often families choose to have a private cremation initially and then plan a get-together / memorial service at a later date. This is proving a good way for families to be present at the cremation and then have the time and space to plan for something later.
Simple Direct Funerals is not simply about the low price but also ensuring family feel comfortable and relaxed at a tough time.
Many families say this was a very meaningful way of saying their final goodbyes. And I encourage each family to have this gathering as they want to remember the person. It can be informal or formal, unique as each family. They may have a minister or celebrant lead or simply share some stories with each other. This is your time.
I use Nelson Crematorium at Wakapuaka Cemetery that is located on Atawhai Drive, just north of Nelson city. The team that work up there is very professional and take pride in their work. Each cremation is done individually and with care. Only the ashes of that person is returned to the family.
Wakapuaka Cemetery is a lovely spot on the hill among the trees with a view to the sea. The chapel has recently been redecorated and is perfect for small gatherings. There is parking by the chapel otherwise it is an uphill climb from the main gate.
Sometimes people have a few questions about the cremation, so if you do please don’t hesitate to ask.