About Us

The Natural Funeral Company has been assisting families in the wider Auckland area for 19 years now.

We began after hearing people say they would like a cardboard coffin and would like not to be embalmed. Not much has changed over the years apart from a wider choice of eco coffins, and although we do embalm at times, we have lots of experience with our unique care of a person’s body.

Our premises has a calm ambience (it’s been an old church) created to feel like home with lots of candles, flowers and plants.

And we understand the importance of guiding with sensitivity and support through the many choices and decisions that need to be made.

Read a short synopsis about our team below.

chris foote

Chris

What drew you into this work?

Think it was a meant to be thing. Really questioning as to what it means to die: then realising that I loved people and have researched widely on death. So it was a natural progression to work in this field.

What do you like about your role at The Natural Funeral Company?

Making sure people relax and enjoy their funeral process, even if they are sad. And I love caring for a person’s body, making them look their best.

What do you do when you’re not at The Natural Funeral Company?

I have a large orchard and organic vege garden to take care of, and am working on building a house, love listening to live Jazz, occasionally I write poetry and I love to read.

What’s your view on death?

Well, I believe we go on. I believe in reincarnation that we are all together again with people we love- somewhere, somehow.

What’s important to you in a funeral?

That it runs smoothly of course. That everyone involved feels included and they know they’ve done their best.

catherine

catherine

What drew you into this work?

In my work it is important to me to have purpose and meaning. I previously worked in end of life care and the opportunity to work in this field is the logical progression. Ensuring people have what they need planning their own or a loved one’s funeral – whatever that may be – is very important. Funerals are vital rites of passage and I feel privileged to support people facing this life process.

What do you like about your role at The Natural Funeral Company?

I love being part of a Team that works towards a common goal – excellence in care ensuring people are well taken care of at this stage of life’s journey. Natural care and eco-sustainability as a focus is also important to me so the philosophy at TNFC is a “fit” for me.

What do you do when you’re not at The Natural Funeral Company?

When I am not at TNFC I am creating, making functional and non functional ceramic work aiming towards that next show or exhibition.

What’s your view on death?

For me, death is a transition, from one state to another with lots of questions and possibilities in between. It is a process to be respected, honoured and afforded dignity; always.

What’s important to you in a funeral?

The most important thing in a funeral is to carry out the wishes of the person that has died as fully as possible and supporting family to manage to achieve this as much as possible.

Lyn Amons

Lyn Amos

What drew you into this work?

Funerals are a sacred and special time of transition, both for the deceased and those loved ones left behind. This is a time of transition and our awareness and connection with one another are greatly heightened, so this is very special to me.

What do you like about your role at The Natural Funeral Company?

I enjoy my support role at The Natural Funeral Company – enjoying being part of a team that is warm, friendly, sensitive and heartfelt.

What do you do when you’re not at The Natural Funeral Company?

I am a funeral celebrant, spend lots of time with my family and grandkids, in my garden, or away in my caravan enjoying our beautiful country.

What’s your view on death?

I do not fear death – it’s as natural and as sure as life itself. So I don’t fear the ‘what’s next’ – I have no idea, but I do believe that our soul continues in some form.

What’s important to you in a funeral?

It’s important to me that a funeral reflects this deep connection between loved ones, it reflects the nature of the deceased, and importantly supports the bereaved through their journey of loss, grief and transition.

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