Our Professional service fee is our main fee for families. This covers the overheads of running our business, amenities, our professional guidance, and expertise.
With respect to this requirement, we carry out the following on your behalf: transportation from the place of death, personal attendance to receive instructions concerning the funeral, and directing the funeral in the greater Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough region.
We arrange the collection of medical papers and filing of the appropriate legal forms with the authorities, as well as attending to the medical referee and sexton at the cemetery or crematorium.
The fee includes appropriate care of your loved one while in our care or at a private home and use of our facilities and provision, and 24-hour care.
Explaining our Pricing for Funerals
We understand that everyone's needs are different, and we can provide you with an estimate for the personal service that is tailored to your needs.
No two funerals are the same.
At Shone & Shirley, our prices include many of the funeral elements that other providers may add on as extras.
Shone & Shirley will not charge extra for:
Coming to your home to make arrangements
Family viewing outside of office hours
Additional staff if required
Personal memorial page on our website
Other factors to consider:
Experience of staff
Quality of reputation
Standard of facilities
Funeral costs reflect the elements you choose which may be individual and personalised. You can find a low-cost cremation on the internet for as little as $2000. We charge more than this. Why? Our clients want the highest standard of care for them and their loved one, and receive our professional expertise to arrange a funeral that’s “just right”. Lean on our experience – it costs nothing to have a conversation.
Every family deserves price transparency, no surprises, no hidden costs.
At the completion of all funeral arrangements, we will give you a written estimate. This estimate is followed up by a breakdown of all costs involved, so you remain in charge of the final costs associated with the funeral.
You may be able to get Financial Assistance. We can help you apply for:
WINZ Funeral Grant – $2,280.72
Accident Compensation Funeral Grant – $7,024.80
We can assist you in applying for these grants.