Simple Cremations

Simple Cremations

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.
Nelson Bay View
View of Nelson Bay

 A Direct Cremation

– $2576

includes gst

This is a cremation without any chapel/funeral service.  This is what we specialise in providing.  From our setup to our relaxed professional approach, families find us to be an excellent choice.

A Private Cremation with a
Committal Service at Wakapuaka Chapel
– $3151

includes GST

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.

Crematorium Chapel
Crematorium Chapel at Wakapuaka

Wakapuaka Crematorium

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.

Wakapuaka Crematorium
Wakapuaka Cemetery
View to Nelson Bay from Wakapuaka