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,,,,,ajfg

chris

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 with my partner, 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.

dani

DANI

What drew you into this work?

I had a conversation about funeral directing with a friend (who had worked in the funeral industry). She encouraged me to look into what this career involved. Chris invited me to a work experience day at TNFC, I knew this was for me.

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

I like every part of my role here. It is very special to be able to be alongside families to help create a farewell for loved ones. Body care is also a passion- to help someone look the best they can.

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

I am a mother of two. My son has been through an intense and lengthy medical journey since 2013, at the age of 2 when he was diagnosed with a rare immune disease. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, listening to music and a good movie is always great. Going for walks is something I like doing- especially along the beach in the summertime.

What’s your view on death?

Death, to me, is a natural part of life that will eventually happen to all of us. I feel that death should be a subject that is talked about more often.

What’s important to you in a funeral?

The opportunity for a personalised farewell, to share memories and to make sure the families wishes are fulfilled.

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.

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