Do funerals need to cost so much?

Who has $10,000 to spend on a funeral these days? Instead, you could leave hard-earned funds for your spouse, children, grandchildren or a chosen charity to utilise constructively in this competitive modern world.

Choosing Simply Cremations to care for your loved one doesn’t equate to anything less than a dignified, respectable, personal farewell that is simple and affordable.  

“Our philosophy has always been one of transparency with costs by communicating prices in our brochures and website,” says funeral director Warren McCarthy.

“We have a base price that covers cremation fees, the casket, registering the death and our professional fee, which is basically our time and use of our specialised cars. Any extras from outside agencies are communicated to the best of our ability,” says Warren.

The loss of a loved one can be the most difficult of times when people are vulnerable and sensitive, but one mustn’t accept high costs for a funeral.

Instead, Simply Cremations wholly support exploring options when planning a funeral and obtaining quotes. Often cremation fees and GST are additional costs on top of a base price and people must be aware of this. Warren says Simply Cremations’ families are positive about their My Essential Information booklet, which documents personal details needed for registering a death, funeral wishes and next of kin details.

“We see many individuals who don’t want to place a burden on grieving loved ones left behind and therefore put plans in place to keep it simple for their next of kin.”

Contact Simply Cremations Bay of Plenty on 07 577 1390 for a free booklet or see their website for details.