Gillions Funeral Services

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Parish Service$9,750

Price includes GST.

Package Includes:

  • Description A full funeral service in a Dunedin church for 100 people. Following the service, the deceased is conveyed by hearse to the Andersons Bay crematorium
  • Professional Services Fee Meeting with you, receiving instructions, necessary administration, arrangement and completion of all the required documents, coordinating with local authorities and medical referee to obtain permission for the cremation, use of Gillions facilities, arranging and directing funeral, paying of all disbursements as detailed below, registering the death and obtaining a death certificate.
  • Transfers And initial transfer from within Dunedin city to our premises, and on the day of the service, to the church and then on to the crematorium
  • Mortuary Services During the stay at our premises the deceased will either be held in our temperature controlled room and/or embalmed. Options for their care will be discussed with the family. This package includes standard mortuary care, casketing and presentation of the deceased
  • Viewing This package allows for viewings within normal business hours. If possible, please let us know when you are planning on coming in.
  • Church Gratuities and fees This package allowed for a gratuity to be paid to the clergy and organist. A payment to cover tea, coffee and juice will be made to the church. Any fees for the use of the church and it's facilities will be an additional cost.
  • Printed Death Notification This package allows for two 80 word notices to be placed in the Otago Daily Times. Additional notices and placement of the notice(s) will be charged separately.
  • Digital Death Notification The notice and funeral details will be placed on our 'on-line' death notices page. If requested, a tributes page on HeavenAddress.com will be created.
  • Casket This package allows for a standard shaped composite photo veneer flat lid casket, fully lined and finished with 6 handles. This can be upgraded for an additional cost if required.
  • Flowers This package includes the supply of a casket spray of flowers or a vegetable basket in a style requested by the family.
  • Service sheets This package allows for the design and printing of up to 100 A4 colour service sheets.
  • Refreshments Catering for 100 people - sandwiches and savouries supplied to the Church with the parishioners serving and providing drinks. Alternative catering items and service options can be requested for an additional cost.
  • Cremation Fees Payment of the cremation fee (during standard operating hours). Returning the ashes to you in a simple cardboard container. Alternative containers for the ashes are available. Please discuss with us.
  • Notes Transfers included in the package pricing relate to transfers within the Dunedin area only. Additional items can be added to the package and will alter the package quoted figures.


Gillions Funeral Services is a third generation locally and family owned and operated company. We have comprehensive facilities here at 407 Hillside Road: offices, a mortuary and controlled temperature room, viewing rooms, a chapel, family room and reception lounge. Our chapel is equipped with the latest technology to record and live stream services around the world. Our trained, qualified and very experienced team of funeral directors are contactable 24/7.

We cater for the simplest farewell through to the grandest event and we will work with you and your family to design a farewell that is meaningful and reflects the life and significance of the person you have lost. We will do our very best to guide you through this time and to lessen the stress by helping you handle the many tasks that must be done before you farewell your loved one.

The packages you see listed here are an indication of the services that we can provide for you. Every day, the team at Gillions work with families to tailor services according to their cultural, environmental and budgetary needs.

We welcome all enquiries regarding funeral options, mortuary care options, pre-planning, pre-payment and pricing. Feel free to pop in if you are passing, or give us a call, and we will be happy to answer your questions and give you some information to take away.

Our company is a member of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) and the New Zealand independent Funeral Homes (NZIFH).



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