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Custom Funerals

If you can imagine it, we can make it happen… all arrangements are just the way you want them.

Funerals made for you might not always mean doing what’s traditional. For you, your day might have a more celebratory feeling to it, or it could involve anything from flowers, confetti, and live music, to home baking or a twilight service.

If you’ve got an idea of what you’d like to do on your funeral day, or if you’d like to meet with us to see if your ideas could be possible, then we’re here to listen. We believe an event like a funeral is something that should be as grand or as personal as you want it to be – as long as it’s how you had envisioned it.

Services can vary, but what’s important is that we start the conversation. From there, you can be better equipped to make decisions about your funeral, and to understand what’s going to work for you and your family.

Talk to us today about your options…

  • VENUE Organising the venue for the service. At Todd Gower Signature Funerals, we can organise a funeral at any location, including private venues or the iconic local funeral venues, Woodhill and Tauranga Park.
  • CELEBRANTS Liaising with the celebrant or providing a celebrant – or maybe you want the service to be run by the family. We can support and guide you, so the service is truly yours.
  • _0019_Layer 3FUNERAL STATIONERY & SERVICE SHEETSWe’re able to help you design and print service sheets for your loved one. We can also arrange for a special book to be passed around at the service for those in attendance to sign if you would like this.
  • _0018_TaurangaPark-29FLOWERS Arranging appropriate floral tributes. Keep it traditional or choose something that lets your personality bloom. Our range of floral tributes includes sprays, stars and committal flowers. We’ve even done casket sprays made entirely of vegetables!
  • FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS If your pet has been a big part of your world and you want them there at your funeral, then let us know and we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.
  • _0016_Layer 5HEARSE Go for a traditional hearse or maybe something unique that fits your passions and personality. Think about the procession route too, maybe passing some of your favourite places or a location that’s important to you.
  • _0015_Layer 6VIEWING We can provide a viewing so that your family can visit at any time. Our place is your place leading up to the funeral service. Or we can take the deceased home into the care of loved ones – it’s your choice and we respect your decision entirely.
  • _0014_Layer 7TIME OF DAY Maybe you’ve always been a morning person, or perhaps you’ve always thought about a twilight service. We’re good to make your time our time.
  • CASKET Choose from a range of traditional coffins and caskets. We’ve organised themed caskets and caskets that lend themselves to handwriting all over them. maybe you want to make your own? Speak to your Funeral Director about our range.
  • _0013_TaurangaPark-32EMBALMING Optional embalming by our fully trained mortuary staff
  • _0009_oldcoupleLIVE STREAMING If you have friends and family who want to attend your service, but they can’t physically get to Tauranga, then we can stream the service for them.
  • _0011_Layer 9MUSIC From a piece of music to a favourite hymn, it’s your soundtrack to your funeral.
  • CREMATION, BURIAL OR OTHER Arranging for either cremation or burial services or other dependent on the faith of the deceased.
  • _0007_Layer 10NEWSPAPER NOTICES Insertion of notices in newspapers (locally, nationally). If you wish, you can save your loved ones from worrying about it by writing your own notice and telling us where you want it to go.
  • _0002_Layer 16CATERING Funeral services don’t have to finish with a sandwich and a sausage roll… if you want pizza, or high tea, or pieces of your favourite cake, then let us know and we’ll have it delivered.