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. 



Funeral Director/Embalmer

Nicki has been funeral directing for 5 years. Generally she can handle whatever life throws at her.  A positive thinker and likes to measure her success in terms of the positive effect her actions have on the people around her.


Her passion is people, our clients have needs and are facing experiences that bring challenges.  She has an outgoing personality with a sense of humour that people warm to. Nicki loves to show empathy and support and lead them through this experience. She find’s satisfaction in taking care of personal needs that a bereaved person often faces.


Nicki’s family time and interests make it easy for her to show understanding and appreciate the feelings of others.  She lives with her husband and children, loves her dogs and her horses. Nicki  love’s the outdoors and lives on a lifestyle block so there are many hours spent outside, as a family she has a large involvement in their local motocross club.

In warmer months they enjoy camping.

Pre-Planning and Pre-Paying options are available.

Request a copy of our Funeral Information Pack 

Funeral Options





22 Arthur St. Timaru