The Essentials package includes a dignified transfer of your loved one into our care, professional and caring preparation and cremation.
We will transfer your loved one into our care and provide fundamental hygienic services.
One of our funeral directors will visit you at your home or you are welcome to visit us at one of our chapels to finalise arrangements which will include the preparation and lodgement of all necessary documentation including the Death Certificate.
There is no opportunity to view your loved one with this option. If, however, you would like to spend more time with your loved one after we have brought them into our care, the Family & Friends package would be a better option.
We will take care of the cremation and all required fees. The ashes will be available to you within three working days following the cremation.
Due to the unique options and pricing, full payment is required before the funeral service or the day of cremation.
We are able to source an extensive range of memorial jewellery and other urn types. To view our catalogue, click on the link above for options and prices. Please note there will be a delay as these will need to be ordered in.
Capture and cherish the unique fingerprint of your loved one in this precious keepsake. To view the catalogue, click on the link above for options and prices.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I see my loved one again?
With The Essentials option, there is no opportunity to view your loved one. If however, you wish to include a viewing the Family & Friends option may be more suited to you.
When will I receive the death certificate?
The death certificate is registered online on the day following the cremation and lodged with Births, Deaths and Marriages. It then takes 5-10 working days to be prepared and is posted direct to the Next of Kin as stated on the arrangement form.
Can we have catering?
With the Essentials option, catering is not included. However, if you would like to have catering, A Gathering option may be more suited to you.
When will we receive the ashes?
One of our funeral directors will contact you once the ashes are ready to be collected. The ashes may be available two days following the cremation.
What happens to artificial joints?
All artificial joints are recycled and the proceeds are donated to The Canterbury Charitable Hospital, Burnside.
What happens with the glasses?
As glass is unable to be cremated, all glasses are donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Do the flowers get cremated as well?
The flowers get cremated along with the casket, however if you wish to keep the flowers, your funeral director will make sure these are given to you prior.
What are your payment terms and options for payments?
Due to the unique options and pricing, we do not run credit accounts. Full payment is to be made on or before the funeral service or the day of cremation.
Shane L Murray
My father found this place on the internet before his death, and liked the look of it because of the low price. So in line with this we engaged Christchurch Crematorium Funerals to arrange his funeral for us. And not only did they have the low price, they had excellent service as well, a nice chapel and a great spread for the afternoon tea. Every aspect of dealing with them was very professional from start to end when compared to the next one we had to organise (in a different city). Wouldn’t hesitate to contact them for any funeral in the Christchurch area. They just made a hard time so easy.
When my darling mother passed away recently I did not hesitate to engage Christchurch Cremations as had been her wish. The service provided was flawless, as I had expected it would be. This funeral home can be approached with every confidence that its staff are well trained, professional, and very caring.
Very easy to communicate with, flexible and understanding. The chapel is lovely and I couldn’t recommend this company more.
We couldn’t have asked for better support with the passing of our beloved family member. So very friendly, helpful and relieved us of a lot of the stress usually involved with organising a funeral.
Can’t speak highly enough about the service provided by these guys. Thank you!