We and offer personalised individual care to suit your needs:
-Funeral service to reflect the individual wishes of each family
-Graveside, public, private or memorial service
-Inserting notices in local, national papers
-Liaising with clergy, celebrant, cemetery and crematorium officials
-Local churches and venues and catering services
-Organising music, audio, video
-Organising recording of a funeral service
-Organising photo slide show, power points
-Arranging flowers and other tributes
-Organising purchase of a cemetery plot and interment
-Collating official forms from Doctors or Coroner
-Filling out a notification of Death for Registration (BDM 28)
-A remembrance book – a memorable register of attendance
-Personalised service sheets with photo Imaging
-A choice of caskets and ashes urns
-Ashes interment and memorial plaques, headstones
Whether you are planning a large, small or private service, we can provide a venue to suit your needs.
Ranging from traditional church settings or garden venues to purpose built function centres or graveside services, and can arrange to use any facilities in and around Southland.
We will take care of all the details, liaise with local entities to provide a complete service, including flowers, personalised service sheets, clergy or celebrant, location, graveside service, catering, crematorium, tributes, cemetery plot and monumental stones.
Although we are based in Southland we respond with equal care and attention to any family that asks for our assistance to bring a loved one home for a funeral service.
We have been proud to assist families from many places in New Zealand including Otago, Southland, Canterbury and Fiordland.
WINZ GRANT – a funeral grant is available from Work and Income NZ, this is means tested and is to assist towards funeral expenses.
We are able to make this application on your behalf; however the amount provided will not cover the full cost of a funeral.
ACC GRANT – if death is a result of an accident an application can be made to ACC for a funeral Grant.
We are able to help fill out the necessary documentation.
Thank you so much for the lovely job you did with mum's headstone - it just looks great and was so nice to be able pop down with dad to see it. Dad was very pleased with it too. - Sue
Thank you for your wonderful guidance and support. – Johnston Family
Thank you for your kind and caring assistance following the death of our much loved mum and grandma, it was a great celebration of her amazing life. – Ashton Family
To Hammond & Ryder Funeral Services for their incredible help in making Jenny’s service memorable. - Heenan Family
We were touched by the acts of sympathy from Hammond & Ryder Funeral Services and also for arranging the music and filming of the service. – Monaghan Family
Thank you for your professional services and guidance to our family during this difficult time. – Larking Family
Hammond & Ryder Funeral Services for your professional service and care. - Hill Family
Hammond & Ryder Funeral Services for their compassion, care and respect with Jean. - Goodwin Family
The midnight hour, the darkest hour
That human grief may know,
Sends forth it’s hurried summons –
Ask me to come – I go!
I know not when the bell may toll,
I know not where the blow may fall,
I only know that I must go
In answer to the call.
Perhaps a friend – perhaps unknown-
‘Tis fate that turns the wheel-
The tangled skein of human life
Winds slowly on the reel.
And I? – I’m the undertaker,
“Cold-blooded,” you’ll hear them say,
“Trained to the shock and chill of death,
With a heart that’s cold and grey.”
Trained – that’s what they call it
How little they know the rest-
I’m human, and know the sorrow
That throbs in the aching breast.
Bennet Chapple 1903
Hammond & Ryder Funeral Services 2022 Ltd
& Monumental Masons
Marie & Denis Knight
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Hammond & Ryder Funeral Services
3 Surrey Street
Gore, Southland 9710