The team at Richmond Funeral Home are caring professionals trained to provide a service that recognises the needs of grieving families and individuals in their community.

The team at Richmond Funeral Home will listen, guide, advise, explain and support you in your decision making every step of the way.

The team at Richmond Funeral Home personalise funerals to suit the wishes of each individual or family they care for.

The team at Richmond Funeral Home understand the diversity and needs of their communities and provide a range of services and facilities to meet those needs.

The team at Richmond Funeral Home are experienced and understand the needs of a grieving family and the grief journey you may travel.

The team at Richmond Funeral Home will support you during the funeral process and provide you with aftercare services, support and information in the weeks to follow.

Every life has a meaning and every person has made a contribution to their family, friends and communities.

It is important to gather and take the time to remember and honour their contribution.

Remembering can take many forms from verbal contributions, photos or slideshows, music, mementos – the list is endless.

What is important is we take the time to remember a person’s life.

Funerals are personalised to reflect the essence of who the person was.
A meaningful funeral captures the person’s whole life and shares their life journey with those in attendance at a funeral.

The funeral, the days before it, and the burial or cremation are important steps in coming to terms with the death of someone close.

The funeral and farewell process allows mourning
and will assist in the grief journey.


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The importance of a meaningful farewell

Across all our relationships we focus on hello – we greet our grandchildren with arms wide open, we give Mum a hug when we see her and we smile and wave to our friends.
Goodbye is just as important as hello.

That’s why the Funeral Directors Association on NZ  Take the Time to Talk awareness week from 6th – 10th September 2021 will focus on the importance of a meaningful farewell.

The FDANZ vision is a New Zealand where meaningful funerals are valued as an essential part of healthy grieving and Peter and Jenny Giddens and their team at Richmond Funeral Home support that vision.

This year our campaign is highlighting to families that a meaningful funeral experience/farewell is the best way we can help those left behind to deal with grief and loss. 

Grief, which is our inbuilt biological reaction to the death of someone we love and care for, cannot be opted into or out of, it will confront us whether we like it or not.

Social science tells us that the only way to effectively cope with grief and start to heal is through the process of a meaningful farewell. “A goodbye.”

The Take the Time to Talk campaign encourages family to realise the value they put on hello, and to think about putting the same focus on goodbye; to allow our families the best opportunity to grieve well.

Peter and Jenny Giddens and their team will support your family to say goodbye.

A funeral or farewell doesn’t have to be a fuss, it doesn’t have to be big, it just needs to be a meaningful experience for those that matter.

A meaningful funeral or farewell is an opportunity for grandchildren, children, friends and other family to say goodbye with as much enthusiasm as you gave them in saying hello.

Take the Time to Talk – to your family about your wishes and their needs

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