Farewelling a loved one your way

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Tilton Opie & Pat­tin­son has been pro­vid­ing Auck­land fam­i­lies with dig­ni­fied and car­ing funeral ser­vices for more than 80 years – never wa­ver­ing from their prin­ci­ples of ser­vice.

The com­pany was es­tab­lished in 1930 in Grey Lynn; open­ing a sec­ond funeral home in New Lynn in 1993.

Each lo­ca­tion has a lovely chapel, view­ing rooms, re­cep­tion ar­eas and ca­ter­ing ser­vices.

The New Lynn chapel, much ad­mired for its stained glass win­dow, re­cently had sound and video sys­tem up­grades.

In an age when many see funeral ser­vices as ’big busi­ness’, and build fa­cil­i­ties and timeta­bles to match, Tilton Opie & Pat­tin­son has al­ways favoured the in­ti­mate ap­proach – where fam­i­lies come first, funeral ser­vices are highly per­son­alised, and loved ones are given plenty of time to pay their tributes.

Tilton Opie & Pat­tin­son al­ways goes the ex­tra mile to see that the wishes of fam­ily and de­ceased are met. Many fam­i­lies come to them hav­ing heard from oth­ers of their car­ing ser­vice.

To Tilton Opie & Pat­tin­son what is im­por­tant to the fam­ily is para­mount with them. They cater for all cul­tures and look af­ter them in their own way.

The com­pany also has a good rep­u­ta­tion for af­ford­abil­ity, and will help fam­i­lies over is­sues like WINZ funeral grants and ACC claims.

The funeral direc­tors are happy to dis­cuss pre­ar­rang­ing and pre­pay­ing fu­ner­als.

Plan­ning ahead can help take pres­sure off fam­i­lies at a stress­ful time, can also re­move po­ten­tial con­flict within fam­i­lies, and see that the wishes of the de­ceased are met.

As mem­bers of the Funeral Direc­tors As­so­ci­a­tion of New Zealand, Tilton Opie & Pat­tin­son de­posits all pre­pay funds into the In­de­pen­dent Funeral Trust op­er­ated by FDANZ.

Peace­ful place: The chapel at Tilton Opie Pat­tin­son’s New Lynn funeral home.

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