After the death of a family member or close friend, it is important to know that you can depend on experienced, professional people to make all the arrangements to ensure the funeral flows smoothly.
It is important that you choose the funeral ceremony that is right for you and your family. Forrest Funeral Services can guide you through the choices available and then we'll take care of the details to make sure everything flows smoothly on the day.
Our caring team of professionals will liaise with clergy and celebrants, doctors, hospitals, government departments, coroners and other officials, crematoriums and cemetery authorities so you don't have to worry.
We can also arrange music and musicians, including an organist, place notices in the newspapers, provide vehicles, order family flowers, arrange the placement of ashes and memorials and anything else you require. Repatriation is also a speciality.
Forrests has two funeral homes - at Browns Bay and in Orewa. Each has a modern chapel and catering lounge and facilities on site along with off-street parking.
Both Forrest’s chapels have an organ and comprehensive sound system, and we provide a recording of each service if required. Powerpoint technology is also available.
We also print individual orders of service and hymn sheets to an attractive layout and with colour photos to help celebrate a life.
Staff at Forrest Funeral Services are available to speak to local community groups and schools about funerals, and we are also pleased to host community groups at our premises.
Forrest Funeral Services can explain the choices available:
Once the choices are made, you can choose how little or how much you want Forrest’s professional and experienced staff to help with all the necessary arrangements. We can take care of the following details: