When it comes to funerals, many of us don't like to think about them, let alone plan for them.
Today more and more people are changing the way they think and find that it makes a lot of sense to pre-arrange their funeral or join a prepayment plan.
When someone we love dies it can be a stressful and confusing time.
Our 'About Funerals' booklet contains all the information you need to guide you through planning your loved one's farewell.
You'll be greeted with a smile at Hopes
“Every life is important - it’s about legacy, it’s about recognition, it’s about reality, family and gratitude, connection and reunion, heartache and farewells, it’s about love.”
Throughout life we attach great importance to ceremony, and ritual. There is good reason for this; ceremony and ritual give meaning and value to milestones.
These rituals reinforce the significance of happy events such as birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. Although a funeral isn’t usually considered a happy event, it is a valuable and significant occasion.
You have told us how it helped seeing the person after they had died. How good it was to hear stories, and memories, and remember together. How you gained support from those around you, from friends and family. You have told us how hard that final farewell was, but also that it was very important to begin to let go.
Arranging a ceremony that says goodbye in a way that is memorable is a final parting gift and an extraordinary offering of love. This ‘goodbye’ gift is universal; it is not only for the person departed, but also for their family and friends.
A custom-made occasion, a time to express feelings; to laugh and to cry, to support one another and to share stories. There are no two stories the same, every life is as unique as a fingerprint, just by being human we are intrinsically one-of-a-kind.
At Hope and Sons we recognise and embrace each person for their unique fingerprint of life. We are committed to guiding and overseeing a farewell that is as exceptional, and as special as the person we are remembering.
Over our decades of service we have helped and served families in Dunedin, its surrounds, 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, Dukes Road North, Mosgiel, and Gordon Road, Mosgiel.