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Bereavement Support

In addition to the support which we offer to families at the time of their loss, the team at J Fraser & Sons have an ongoing commitment to supporting the bereaved in our community.

We can provide a referral to our Bereavement Support Co-ordinator who is available to visit those who are recently bereaved, and extend a personal invitation to all our client families to attend our quarterly Bereavement Support Group meetings held in our Catering Lounge.

The development of J Fraser & Sons - Bereavement Support has been a feature of this commitment and we offer a variety of educational and support programmes throughout the year.

The following brochures are produced by the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) and are available free of charge on request. What you need to know about …

  • Funerals-Knowing what to do when someone dies
  • Time Together -Spending time with a person who has died
  • Children Grieve Too - Supporting grieving children and teenagers
  • Loved Always Remembering Your Baby
  • Bereavement & Grieving - Dealing with the death of someone close
  • Alternative Ceremonies - Can we do it this way?
  • Burial or Cremation - Making a Choice
  • Resolving Disputes
  • The Funeral Director - Making the right choice
  • When You Have to Organise a Funeral - Knowing Your Options


We plan for nearly every financial eventuality we may face in life; we invest for our retirement and have health insurance and house and contents insurance. Yet when it comes to funerals, many of us don't like to think about them, let alone plan in advance.

Thinking about your own funeral is difficult for some people but, as the funeral... Read More

Upcoming Events

Bereavement Support group meetings for 2016:

  • Saturday 27 February at 2pm
  • Saturday 14 May at 2pm
  • Saturday 13 August at 2pm
  • Saturday 12 November at 2pm

•Craig Stoneman •Darrin Christie •Wilson Fraser •Hamish MacPherson •Phil Llwellyn •Rachael Crothers •Kerry de Garnham •Amanda Stephens

Our team will guide your family through the many choices and options available, with knowledge and expertise concerning all aspects of funeral service.