Our services

At Hibiscus Funeral Services, we provide more than just funeral arrangements; we offer a beacon of light during your darkest moments. Dedicated to serving the Hibiscus Coast community, our comprehensive suite of services is designed with genuine care and compassion.

From the initial planning stages to the final tribute, our team is here to support, guide, and ensure every detail aligns with your wishes. Let us shoulder the logistics so you can focus on remembering, healing, and celebrating the life of your loved one.

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Hibiscus Funeral Services

Deciding on the Funeral Service

Whichever form of service you choose, the purpose is the same — to acknowledge the death and celebrate the life of your loved one, and to honour their memory.

A funeral service is an opportunity to show our love and respect for the deceased and pay tribute to the life lived. It’s about bringing grieving family members and friends together in support of one another, at a time of loss. Whether traditional or contemporary, a funeral is the first step towards healing after loss. In Auckland and anywhere in New Zealand we typically approach funerals in one of two ways. The most common is a traditional funeral service, with a memorial service being the other, more modern option.

Traditional Service

Traditional services are usually conducted in a chapel, church, or any other place of worship. Whatever your religious affiliation, we can work with your organisation to arrange your loved one’s farewell. We will take care of the ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of their funeral and liaise with the facility’s custodian to ensure your service runs as smoothly as possible.

Hibiscus Funeral Services can also work with your local minister, or provide a spiritual leader, or funeral celebrant from a range of religions and ethnicities, ensuring your family receives the care and ceremony appropriate to your faith and culture.

Memorial Service

The days of a funeral being held only in a place or worship are over; more and more people are choosing a memorial service rather than a traditional funeral. This is common where the deceased’s body is not present, or they had to be cremated before a service could be conducted.

A memorial service can retain many features of a tradition funeral, such the ritual and other elements of religion like hymns and prayers. Or it can be simpler and more casual than a traditional funeral — a very intimate and engaging affair. Some memorial services are entirely non-religious or ‘humanist’, led by a celebrant, or family and friends of the deceased.

Often families want a memorial service to be held in a unique setting or a place that has sentimental meaning for either the deceased or the living. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.

about Hibiscus Funeral Services

We believe tradition is important, but it should not limit us.

Where tradition has value in the life of a family, it should be honoured. Where faith is central, it should be observed. Tracey will provide suggestions and guidance on the options available and the choices you are considering.The death of a loved one is a very difficult time and we respect your needs and circumstances.

We will take care of your loved one, and provide you with exceptional funeral services based on over 20 years of caring for people and their families in Auckland. Our mission is to make the toughest time in your life just a little bit easier, and enable you to commemorate the life of your loved one in a meaningful, affordable way.