Funeral Costs


In most cases the price of a funeral will depend on the choices each family makes. The average cost of a funeral, including payment of disbursements can vary depending on a number of items such as:

Choice of Casket
Floral Tribute
Newspaper Announcements
Service Sheets
Cremation fees
Extra fees apply for funerals on Saturdays & Public Holidays

There is a fee which covers a number of very important and essential services. These include, but are not limited to, the following services:

· Calling on the family at their home, day or night, to receive funeral instructions
· Organising Funeral Venue, Clergy/Celebrant, Organist, Flowers, Catering
and other items as required
· Completion of all documentation
· Registering the death
· Obtaining death/cremation certificates
· Completing the cremation application / liaise with appropriate Cemetery administration
· Insertion of death and funeral notices in local and out of town newspapers, as instructed by the family
· Transferring the deceased, as required, day or night
· Hearse hire
· Payment of all disbursements on behalf of the family

For further information about funeral costs contact Lamb & Hayward Funeral Directors, a fully Canterbury owned funeral business, with chapels in Burnside, Linwood, and Rangiora. You are welcome to contact them for further information, including options for pre-arranging and pre-paying funerals. Phone 0800 992200.