Price Scenarios

Price scenarios can help you understand what the cost associated with a funeral can be.  


We have created some scenarios that may give you better understanding of what your funeral may cost.  
Each funeral is tailored to suit your wishes and budget. 

If you would like to download our brochure you can do so here.

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Essential Care $2250 (GST incl)

 

 

The person who died didn’t want a funeral, and no viewing was to take place.

 
This meant that after meeting with the family, we transferred their loved one into our care, and after minimal mortuary care placed them in a very simple cremation casket.

 
We carried out all of the legal requirements such as gathering the medical and cremation documentation and registering the death, before proceeding with the cremation.

 
It would be our hope as professionals that despite not wanting a formal funeral service, the family would find the time to mark this life. This could be as simple as gathering together to share memories over dinner; or perhaps they may wish to organise a memorial service at a later date.  

Includes:

•  Professional Service Fee

•  Transfer Fee

•  Mortuary Care

•  Cremation Casket

•  Cremation Fees

•  Death Certificate

•  Complementary Certified Death Certificates

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Simple Cremation $2995 (GST Inc)

The person who died didn’t want a funeral. Wanting to respect this decision the family opted for a no-service cremation. A number of friends wanted to spend time with the person in our viewing room.

 
This meant that after meeting with the family, we transferred their loved one into our care, and after minimal mortuary care placed them in a very simple cremation casket.

 
We carried out all of the legal requirements such as gathering the medical and cremation documentation and registering the death, before proceeding with the cremation.

 
It would be our hope as professionals that despite not wanting a formal funeral service, the family would find the time to mark this life. This could be as simple as gathering together to share memories over dinner; or perhaps they may wish to organise a memorial service at a later date.

 

Includes:

 

•  No Service

•  Custom-wood Casket

•  Minimal Mortuary Care

•  Professional Service Fee

•  Limited Viewing

•  Cremation at a Local Crematorium

•  Death Certificate

•  Complementary Certified Death Certificates

•  Option to Personally deliver documentation and or ashes.

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Farewell Cremation $3500 (GST Inc)

This family wish to have a private committal service at our Shone & Shirley Chapel or Nelson Crematorium Chapel.


There will be limited viewing at our funeral home prior to the service taking place and a notice will be printed in The Nelson or Waimea Weekly.

 
Following the cremation, the family intends to scatter the ashes at a special place.  

Includes:

•  Private committal service at our Funeral Home or Chapel or Nelson Crematorium Chapel.

•  Custom-wood casket

•  Professional service fee

•  Transfer fee

•  Mortuary care

•  1 x newspaper notice - the Nelson/Waimea Weekly and placed online on our tribute page

•  Cremation at local crematorium

•  Death certificate

•  Complementary Certified Death Certificates

•  Option to Personally deliver documentation and or ashes.

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Private Family Service $5174 (GST incl)

This family wish to have a service at our Shone & Shirley Chapel.

  
There will be viewing at our funeral home during the days prior to the service taking place and a notice will be printed in the Nelson/Waimea Weekly.

 
A celebrant will be engaged who will meet with the family to determine the structure of the service.

 
Following the cremation, the family intends to scatter the ashes at a special place.  

Includes:

•  Funeral service at our Funeral Home Chapel

•  Celebrant

•  Custom-wood Casket

•  Professional service fee

•  Transfer fee

•  Full mortuary care

•  1 x newspaper notice - the Nelson/Waimea Weekly and placed online on our tribute page

•  Music

•  Hearse hire

•  Cremation at local crematorium

•  Death certificate

•  Complementary Certified Death Certificates

•  Grey Power and Gold card discount 10% of caskets

•  Option to Personally deliver documentation and or ashes.

Meeting Cultural Needs $7514 (GST Inc)

This family have requested us to transfer their father from his residential address and embalm him. The Whānau will come into the funeral home when the embalming has been completed so that they can dress him before we transport him to their home Marae.

 
There will be a Karakia and prayers at the funeral home prior to  leaving for the Marae.

 
They have chosen a standard Rimu casket, and to place a notice in the Nelson Mail. 


We will attend the Tangihanga and transfer from the Marae to the burial site. 

Includes:

•  Funeral service at a Marare

•  Casket, rimu finish, flat lid

•  Professional service fee

•  Transfer fee

•  Full mortuary care

•  1 x newspaper notice - the Nelson/Waimea Weekly and placed online on our tribute page

•  Hearse hire

•  Burial at local cemetery

•  Death certificate

•  Complementary Certified Death Certificates

•  Grey Power and Gold card discount 10% of caskets

•  Option to Personally deliver documentation

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Natural Burial $7233 (GST Inc)

This family have called us to advise us of the death of their Mother at their residence. They have requested that we transfer her back to the funeral home and would like us to wash, dress and wrap her in a natural shroud for burial in the Natural Burial area in the local Cemetery.

 
We have organised to collect the relevant medical papers and arranged for the burial to take place the following day with only immediate family and friends.

 
The family have chosen a Natural Timber burial tray. 


The family don’t want a notice in the Nelson Mail as they will contact friends and family by Facebook. 

Includes:

•  Eco solid timber tray

•  Professional service fee

•  Transfer fee

•  Minimal mortuary care

•  Hearse hire

•  Burial plot (Nelson City Council)

•  Interment fees

•  Death certificate

•  Complementary Certified Death Certificates

•  Grey Power and Gold card discount 10% of caskets

•  Option to Personally deliver documentation

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Full Cremation Service for 50 people $8974 (GST Inc)

This family wish to have a service at our Shone & Shirley Chapel   followed by a reception in our chapel lounge; they are expecting about 50 people to attend.

 
There will be viewing at our funeral home during the days prior to the service taking place and a notice will be printed in The Nelson Mail.

 

A celebrant will be engaged who will meet with the family to determine the structure of the service.

 
Following the cremation, the family intends to scatter the ashes at a special place.

 

Includes:

•  Funeral Service at our Funeral Home Chapel

•  Celebrant

•  Casket, Rimu or Hickory finish

•  Transfer fee

•  Professional service fee

•  Full mortuary care

•  1 x newspaper notice in the Nelson Mail and placed online on our tribute page

•  Music

•  Flowers, casket spray & committal petals

•  Service sheet for 50

•  Personal memorial book

•  Hearse hire

•  Refreshments for 50

•  Cremation at local crematorium

•  Death certificate

•  Complementary Certified Death Certificates

•  Grey Power and Gold card discount 10% of caskets

•  Option to Personally deliver documentation and or ashes.

 

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Full Cremation Service for 100 people $10,645 (GST Inc)

This family wish the ceremony to take place in their local church and be led by their minister; they are expecting about 100 people to attend and want a personalised Memorial Register available for attendees to record their memories in.


They choose a traditional raised lid veneer casket which will be carried into the church as a part of the service and then following the funeral, cremation.

 
An organist will play pre-service, accompany the hymns and also at the recessional.

 
Flowers are important to this family and they have supplied a large beautiful and bright bunch made with a combination of pieces picked from their collective gardens.

Refreshments will be supplied onsite but served in the church hall by the church group.

 
At a later date the family will inter the ashes in a new plot at Marsden Valley Cemetery  

Includes:

•  Service at family church

•  Casket, Rimu veneer

•  Professional service fee

•  Transfer fee

•  Full mortuary fee

•  1 x newspaper notice in the Nelson Mail and placed online on our tribute page

•  Service sheets for 100

•  Personalised memorial book

•  Hearse hire

•  Refreshments for 80

•  Cremation at local crematorium

•  Death certificate

•  New plot (Nelson City Council)

•  Ashes interment fee (Nelson City Council)

•  Complementary Certified Death Certificates

•  Grey Power and Gold card discount 10% of caskets

•  Option to Personally deliver documentation and or ashes.

Full Burial Service (Second Interment) for 50 people $8619 (GST Inc)

There is a real connection to Old St Michael’s Waimea West. The deceased was married there some 50 years earlier and all three of his children were married in this historic Church setting.

 
The Deceased was a furniture maker. Their mother had already died a few years ago and was buried at the local cemetery in a double plot. The wooden casket was a nod to a person who spent many years at the workbench with a genuine appreciation of beautiful  timber.

 
Unfortunately, one of the grandchildren lives overseas and is unable to attend, however their contribution to the service is to format the photographic tribute along with a personal video message from themselves. The service will be live-streamed. Another grandchild will create and print the service sheets and a family friend who is a florist will supply the flowers for the casket and rose petals for the cemetery.

 
The service is held in Old St Michael’s and then on to the cemetery. Everyone then meets at a local bar for a less formal farewell drink.  

Included:

•  Service at St Michael's

•  Minister

•  Casket. true Rimu veneer

•  Professional service fee

•  Transfer fee

•  Full mortuary care

•  1 x newspaper notice in the Nelson Mail and placed online on our tribute page

•  Music

•  Family own flowers

•  Family provide service sheets

•  Livestream

•  Hearse hire

•  Burial in pre-purchased plot

•  Death certificate

•  Complementary Certified Death Certificates

•  Grey Power and Gold card discount 10% of caskets

•  Option to Personally deliver documentation

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Full Burial Service (New Plot) for 100 people $11,958 (GST Inc)

This family wish to have a service at our Funeral Home Chapel followed by a reception in our chapel lounge; they are expecting about 100 people to attend.

 
There will be viewing at our funeral home during the days prior to the service taking place and a notice will be printed in The Nelson Mail.

 

A celebrant will be engaged who will meet with the family to determine the structure of the service.

 
To reflect a love of tramping and the outdoors, they have chosen a natural willow casket topped with a natural bunch of native flora.

 
Following the service, refreshments are served, then the burial will take place. 

Included:

•  Funeral service at our Funeral Home Chapel

•  Celebrant

•  Casket, natural willow

•  Professional service fee

•  Transfer fee

•  Full mortuary care

•  1 x newspaper notice in the Nelson Mail and placed online on our tribute page

•  Music

•  Flowers, casket spray & committal petals

•  Service sheets for 100

•  Personalised memorial book

•  Hearse hire

•  Refreshments for 100

•  Burial fees

•  New plot (Nelson City Council)

•  Death certificate

•  Complementary Certified Death Certificates

•  Grey Power and Gold card discount 10% of caskets

•  Option to Personally deliver documentation

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Costs Associated with Funerals

Our Professional Service Fee is our main fee for families. This covers the overheads of running our business, staff salaries, ongoing professional training and development of staff, rent, power, rates etc.

 
In 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, directing the funeral in the greater Nelson and Tasman region including Marlborough.

 
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 and use of our facilities and provision of 24-hour care.  
We understand that everyone's needs are different, as these price scenarios show nand some things in them may differ from what you would like. We can provide you with an estimate for the personal services that are tailored to your needs. 

Fees:

 

Professional service fees (Funeral Services).  (We do not charge a professional service fee for anyone under 10 years old )  $3800

Hearse hire  $350

Casket Spray $250  Committal Petals $30

Celebrant's fee from $325/Donation to Minister $300

Set up of photo tribute $200

Personalised memorial book  $125

Professional offsite recording and streaming from $450

Standard A4 service sheet (Printed on high grade 200gsm embossed card) $2.50ea

A5 Thank you cards - incl setup and envelope (printed on high grade 270gsm embossed card)

We offer a discount on over 200 service sheets

This information is produced annually and the prices contained within are only valid from 1 July 2020 and are subject to change.

Shone & Shirley Funeral Directors, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui, Nelson 

PH 03 546 5700 (24 Hrs)

Email: funerals@shoneandshirley.com

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