Pre Paying & Pre Planning a Funeral

When a relative dies, grief can make clear thinking difficult. If you wait until then to plan the funeral, you may not get the funeral you would have wanted – a funeral that would have truly reflected and celebrated your life. You may pay far more than you would like to or leave difficult decision making financially and personally for your family to deal with. That’s why we encourage you to plan now, before you have to, so it is less stressful for all concerned. We hope this prompts you to do some thinking about funerals now, whilst you have the time!

Being prepared and recording your own choices is very astute, and something we encourage, if not for yourself, then to lift the decision making burden from those left behind.

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Preplanning Form

We’ve included a form here with the details required for formal registration of death, and a brief space to note down some specific personal requirements.
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Prepaying

It is always a sensible idea, if you are worried about costs to your family after you die, to open up a Funeral Prepaid fund with either an insurance company, bank or financial institution offering this service.

As a member of
The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand, we offer a prearranged funeral through The FDANZ Funeral Trust, this will give you peace of mind knowing your wishes are understood, your funeral details are in good hands and all the financial aspects have been considered. The money you put aside for your prearranged funeral is held in The Funeral Trust for you or the person you nominate as the participant in The Funeral Trust.

How do I join?
It has never been simpler to advance plan and make a payment towards your meaningful farewell. Either visit www.thefuneraltrust.co.nz to fill in the online application form, or make an appointment with one of our Funeral Directors.

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Prepaying Form

Here is the form you will need to set-up a prepaid funeral. Please fill this out and then give us a call to make an appointment to come in and see us.
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Video refers to a workbook, this is our Pre-Needs pack we can send you,
but much of this information is also available from the PDFs on Services page and ones above