I trust this website will assist you and your family whether you are in the pre-planning stages or presently involved in arranging a funeral.
As funerals can be a stressful time, it is understandable that information offered by the funeral director can be forgotten.
It is our sincere hope that this website will fill in some of the gaps and provide you with helpful information.
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.
Hope and Sons, Funeral Directors
As a leader in professional service, experience and qualified expertise, Hope and Sons will make a difficult time easier for you.
With Hope and Sons you will receive all of the services you would expect from a modern funeral director. Over our decades of service we have helped and served families in Dunedin and throughout the Otago and Southland regions, forming many friendships along the way. Hope and Sons has its company offices, chapel and reception lounge on the corner of Andersons Bay Road and Oxford Street, Dunedin. It also has premises at Tiverton Street, Palmerston.
Hope and Sons is a family business that has been operating since John Hope established it in 1887 at premises in St Andrew Street, Dunedin. His sons Bert, Jack and Les all worked in the firm. When Les retired as Managing Director in about 1968 he left the continuing operation of the business to his own sons Peter, Derek, Ian and Brian and the firm moved to its present facilities in 1970. The four brothers all worked until their respective retirements between 1996 and 2005. They now all actively support the fourth generation, Michael and Lyndon Hope, who currently own and operate the firm.
In 2008 Hope and Sons acquired Palmerston Funeral Services upon the retirement of Gordon McKean. The result was to further strengthen Hope and Sons lengthy relationship with the East Otago communities of Palmerston, Waikouaiti and Karitane.Dignity Funeral Services became part of the Hope and Sons Group during 2010 and continues to offer intimate surroundings in a more suburban atmosphere.