Visiting Your Loved One
After your loved one has been looked after by our staff, dressed and placed in their casket, you can come here to visit them.
Our Visiting Room is a quiet space where you can sit and think, perhaps listen to their favourite music whilst having a cup of tea. You can bring things to place in or on their casket, you can write messages, sing songs, say prayers or poems. More importantly, you can gather around them to say your own private and personal goodbyes before the more public goodbyes that will happen during their funeral service.
Spending time with your loved one after their death can help family and friends come to terms with what has happened. Many people expect that visiting their loved one will be a stressful event. They’re surprised to discover that it’s actually comforting to see them, knowing they’re at peace.
Children are welcome to visit. We find that children usually accept the idea of death very well when visiting with a loved one who has died.
If you prefer that your loved one comes home with you, or goes to a church or marae for the few days before the funeral, we are happy to arrange this for you.