Family & Friends
The Family & Friends option provides a dignified transfer of your loved one into our care, professional preparation and cremation. You also have the opportunity to spend time with your loved one at one of our venues.
This service includes 24-hour advice and support.
With dignity, 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 preparation and lodgement of all necessary documentation including the Death Certificate.
The opportunity to spend one hour with your loved one in one of our chapels. You have the choice of either the Christchurch Crematorium Chapel or AvonPark Chapel. To view our venues please click here.
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.
If you would like a celebrant to talk on your behalf and have the opportunity to catch up with guests following a service, A Gathering would be a better option.
Additional Hygienic services – Full or partial embalming may often enhance the viewing experience, or be necessary for preservation. Both options are available if required and can be discussed with your funeral director.
Additional casket options are available – click on the Casket Brochure below.
If you would like to spend more time with your loved one, this can be arranged and an additional fee would apply.
Additional fees for weekends, after hours and public holidays.
Additional fees may apply if travel is outside our 50km radius.
Caskets, Urns & Keepsakes
If you would like to upgrade from the Shaped Customwood casket included in this option, please click on the link below to view our full casket options and prices.
Funerals give family and friends the opportunity to connect with one another and celebrate the special people in their lives who have passed. Live Streaming enables people to view a funeral service using the internet, either live or later, at convenient times and across different time zones.
Frequently Asked Questions
We will arrange the opportunity for you to spend some time with your loved one either at our Chapel or you may wish to have your loved one at home.
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.
With the Family & Friends option, catering is not included. However, if you would like to have catering, A Gathering option may be more suited to you.
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.
All artificial joints are recycled and the proceeds are donated to The Canterbury Charitable Hospital, Burnside.
As glass is unable to be cremated, all glasses are donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
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.
A death notice is a short message printed in the Christchurch Press on the funeral page.
Typically, a death notice states the full name, date of death, family details, and general service details of the deceased. Your funeral director will assist you to write the death notice.
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.
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!