Heartland Funerals is a member of the McKinnon Funeral Group, ​a Canterbury family owned and operated funeral group.

  • Our qualified funeral staff have extensive experience in the funeral industry.

  • We deliver ​24/7 friendly, responsive and genuine service.

  • Member of the FDANZ - Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand


We will help you to construct and plan the perfect service for your recently departed loved one, that will fit within your exact budget. Warm and personable, our team understand the grieving process, and will assist in any way possible to help or lessen the load on you during this troubled time. 


Craig Wilson - Manager - Funeral Director


Recent months have highlighted the importance of Community and being able to support one another, to come together and share experiences of our modern life and its struggles.


This bond in our community has found us building valuable relationships and has given us a deeper sense of belonging. Our community is rich and we are fortunate to be part of it.


As Your Community Based Funeral Home we can help you when bereavement comes into your family.

Viki Mckenzie -  Funeral Director

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My aim is to support families through one of the most difficult times of their lives by softening the edges. We will plan and deliver a send off for your loved one, that is special, unique and affordable; delivered with genuine compassion and humour. 

I've been working for almost 40 years and last week, I had the best day of my working career, it is so rewarding to turn plans into a fabulous memory and the family was so grateful. I draw on every single job I've had and every single life experience in this role.  I don't think of what I do as a job though,  it's more of a calling, I love it and I feel that it's a real privilege when families call on us to help. 

Pre-planning your funeral, or together with your loved one documents your wishes such as, cremation or burial, recording important family history information, to what songs/hymns you would like. That way, it ensures you get what you want and helps prevent confusion between family members. Pre-paying helps relieve the very real distress caused if funds aren't readily available for funeral costs. You can pay either a bulk amount or installments into the FDANZ trust, it is a national, independent body that is very secure as the funds aren't held by any individual funeral home. If you have further questions you can absolutely call us and also take a look at www.thefuneraltrust.co.nz

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Pre-Planning and Pre-Paying options are available.

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