Gillions Funeral Services

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Private Family Farewell, Existing Grave$9,550

Price includes GST.

Package Includes:

  • Description A private family service in our Carisbrook Room followed by light refreshments in our reception lounge. Limited to a maximum of 30 people. The service will be followed by burial in a Dunedin City Council operated cemetery in a existing burial plot.
  • Professional Service Fee Meeting with you, receiving instructions, necessary administration, arrangement and completion of all the required documents, coordinating with local authorities to arrange the burial, use of Gillions facilities, arranging and directing the service, paying of all disbursements as detailed below, registering the death and obtaining a death certificate.
  • Transfers An initial transfer from within Dunedin City to our premises and on the day of the service to the selected cemetery.
  • 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 A single family farewell viewing prior to the service.
  • Celebrant This package includes the services of a celebrant to guide the service.
  • Printed Death Notification This package allows for a 60 word notice to be placed in the Otago Daily Times after the service. Additional notices and placement of the notice(s) in other publications will be charged separately.
  • Digital Death Notification The notice and funeral details will be place on our on-line death notices after the service. 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 six handles. This can be upgraded for an additional cost if required.
  • Flowers This packages allows for a simple bunch of seasonal flowers.
  • Service sheets This package allows for the design and printing of up to 30 A4 colour service sheets.
  • Refreshments Tea, coffee, juice and home made biscuits will be served by our staff in the reception lounge. This can be upgraded for an additional cost if required.
  • Cemetery Fees This package includes the interment fee and service fee for a Dunedin City Council operated cemetery. Should a trust cemetery or cemetery outside the operation of the DCC be used the bill would be adjusted accordingly.
  • 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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