CH Bark­ers Sim­plic­ity Fu­ner­als: Sim­ply re­spect­ful. Sim­ply af­ford­able

Central Leader - - LIFESTYLE& LEISURE -

‘‘You only get one chance to con­duct a good fu­neral.’’

The team at CH Bark­ers Sim­plic­ity Fu­ner­als is very aware of the im­por­tance of farewelling loved ones in a mem­o­rable, yet af­ford­able way.

For more than 100 years CH Barker has been of ser­vice to the peo­ple of One­hunga, Man­gere Bridge and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. Cel­e­brat­ing their first an­niver­sary CH Barker is priv­i­leged to be able to re-es­tab­lish with Sim­plic­ity Fu­ner­als lo­cated at Royal Oak.

The team of three qual­i­fied staff has many years of ex­pe­ri­ence in help­ing fam­i­lies through a very dif­fi­cult time.

Man­ager and fu­neral di­rec­tor, Brian Stott, fu­neral di­rec­tor Craig Arthur, and ad­min­is­tra­tor Mark Young have been hon­oured to look af­ter many fam­i­lies, en­sur­ing their needs are met and they’re treated with care and com­pas­sion.

‘‘We pride our­selves on hav­ing the high­est stan­dard of com­mit­ment to the peo­ple who rely on us,’’ Brian says.

‘‘We want to en­sure ev­ery fu­neral is tai­lor­made to suit not only the per­son who has died, but those they leave be­hind.’’

CH Bark­ers Sim­plic­ity Fu­ner­als has brand new premises at 725 Mt Al­bert Road at the Royal Oak Round­about, with of­fices, a chapel, cater­ing area and view­ing rooms.

‘‘Our warm, friendly en­vi­ron­ment helps to make fam­i­lies feel a lit­tle more at ease at a very sad time,’’ Brian says.

CH Barker Sim­plic­ity Fu­ner­als of­fers op­tions in pre-pay­ing and pre­ar­rang­ing fu­ner­als, and the staff are al­ways will­ing to of­fer obli­ga­tion-free ad­vice.

‘‘Fu­ner­als are a spe­cial time for fam­i­lies to be to­gether to re­mem­ber a loved one and hon­our them for ev­ery­thing they’ve done,’’ Craig says.

Ac­cord­ing to him, they en­cour­age peo­ple to have fu­ner­als that are fit­ting and mean­ing­ful, but at the same time, af­ford­able. ‘‘We con­sider it an hon­our to be asked to guide a fam­ily through ar­rang­ing and con­duct­ing a fu­neral, and we know our ex­pe­ri­ence can take away some of the stress that many fam­i­lies face.

Car­ing touch: The team at CH Bark­ers Sim­plic­ity Fu­ner­als makes sure fam­i­lies are treated with care and com­pas­sion.

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