We believe that the service we provide to families and the funeral service itself should not only be a reflection of what an individual or a family wants, but be an experience that will help them move through a difficult period in their life and be able to look back satisfied that together we have been able to provide a fitting farewell.
Funerals can be a celebration of a life lived and an opportunity for people to gather together and comfort one another.
A death will raise many issues for families, and the funeral should reflect their needs. Different kinds of death will dictate different styles of funeral. A funeral for an elderly and much loved grandparent will be very different from the funeral for a young person who has died in a car accident.
When you are planning the funeral, think about the person who has died and what aspects of their life you wish to celebrate. Think also about yourself and your family and make the funeral a time to remember as well as a time to provide comfort and strength.
Services we can assist in:
- Booking a venue and celebrant
- Selecting a casket and floral tributes
- Readings and music tributes
- Placing newspaper notices and printing service sheets
- Catering and donations
- Recording the service and have an attendance register
We take great care in presenting a loved one so that family can visit and see them either at our tasteful rooms or at home in familiar surroundings.
Crestwood is the largest Funeral Chapel facility in Hawke's Bay that is able to seat comfortably 200 people, while still not appearing to large for smaller services.
Crestwood is fully air-conditioned and has off street parking for up to 20 family cars behind the chapel. A high quality sound system and digital projector ensures that favourite music and photo presentations can be played before, during and after the service.
Adjacent to the Main Chapel is our Reception and Catering lounge, where family and friends may gather for refreshments following a service. Catering can be arranged or families may choose to organise catering themselves.
The majority of funeral services we conduct are traditional funeral services, however over the past few years other influences have meant that this is changing and we must be able to reflect the wishes of the families and individual we serve.
We have been providing ‘Eco' funeral options for nearly 20 years and budget service options are available.
We have been at the forefront in providing personalized service, whether with music, photos, digital projection or personal family tributes.
We have a staff member to help with any music or digital projection tributes you may want for the service.
We are able to source the very best in floral tributes or the most cost effective.
We have a large range of caskets in our selection room and family are able to select an appropriate casket if they wish.
We know how to care for you and your family, while still allowing you to be in control of the process that best suits you.
When someone close passes away, it can be an extremely difficult time. After bereavement, family and friends may support us, but sometimes this is not enough.
Working through Our Grief is a six week course for adults facing the changes and adjustments to life after the death of a loved one. You receive support to learn about and understand the experiences and effects of grief alongside others in similar situations.
Contact us for a free information pamphlet outlining course and registration details or download it here.