Cremation offers a wide array of choices when it comes to the ultimate resting place of the ashes, providing greater flexibility compared to traditional earth burials. Families have the opportunity to explore various options that best reflect their preferences and honor the memory of their loved one.

Expanding Options for the Final Resting Place

One option is to bury the ashes in a designated cemetery plot or a memorial garden, providing a dedicated space for remembrance and visitation. Alternatively, families may choose to inter the ashes in a family property or a cherished location that holds special significance.

Scattering the ashes in a meaningful and appropriate place is another popular choice. This allows for a symbolic connection between the departed and a location that holds sentimental value. In some cases, families may decide to retain the ashes at home, creating a more personal and intimate remembrance.

For local residents, the crematorium at Hillcrest Cemetery in Whakatane serves as a convenient facility for cremation services. Your funeral director will handle all necessary bookings and paperwork, ensuring a seamless process during this difficult time.

Cremation Urns

An urn serves as a beautiful vessel to honour and commemorate the life of a loved one who has passed away. It provides a tangible and lasting tribute, preserving their memory in a meaningful way. At Gateway Funeral Services, we offer a wide range of cremation urns that cater to different preferences and styles.

Our collection includes various shapes and sizes, ensuring there is an urn that resonates with your vision and pays tribute to your loved one in a way that feels personal and special. From rectangle timber urns to wood-turned cylinders, from unique designs like rugby balls to options crafted from resin and fibreglass, we have carefully curated a selection that represents the best urns New Zealand has to offer.

When you visit our showroom, you will have the opportunity to explore the available urns and view the different options firsthand. Our knowledgeable staff will be there to assist you, providing guidance and answering any questions you may have. If you have specific requirements or preferences, please let us know, and we will be more than happy to help you find the perfect urn that aligns with your wishes.

In addition to the urns displayed in our showroom, we can also order other options on your behalf, ensuring that you have access to a wide range of choices that suit your unique needs.

There are three suppliers of urns and cremation tubes that we use. If you want to see more options you can view these below: