Taradale | Napier | Hawke’s Bay

Your trusted funeral experts

With integrity &
professionalism we care.

Howard & Gannon Funerals have built an excellent reputation for providing the very best funeral care to the families and local communities we serve.

When someone dies, where do i start?

Professional, caring advice is
only a phone call away

Howard & Gannon Funerals has funeral directors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond, assist and guide your family through the funeral process.


Contact Support

Family members, friends and neighbours can provide you with immediate support. They can help you and begin to contact other people for you.


Contact the family doctor or attending physician to advise of the death

If the death occurs at home, a doctor will need to certify the death. The doctor is responsible for issuing documentation required before a cremation or burial can take place. If the death is sudden, the police need to be called, and in some situations the Coroner will need to be involved. If the death has occurred in a hospital or nursing home, the duty nurse will do this task for you.


Give us a call anytime (06) 845 1234

We are here to guide you and assist you through this emotional time. We will organise the transfer of the deceased from the place where the death has occurred, into our care. The funeral director will arrange a time and place to meet with your family to discuss the funeral arrangements.

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How to plan a funeral

Talking to a funeral service provider, like Howard & Gannon Funerals Limited, is a good way to gain peace of mind and know that advice and caring assistance is only a phone call away.


Get peace of mind by planning ahead

As it has become more acceptable for people to talk openly about death, the number of people planning and pre-paying for their funeral ahead of time, has increased.

Contact Us for Any Enquiry

We're Here to Assist You

Howard and Gannon Funerals Limited welcomes all your enquiries, whether it's about pre-planning, our services, or any other questions you may have. We are committed to providing you with the information and support you need.

    I would just like to convey my appreciation for the magnificent job you did with Dad's funeral. Through your professionalism, poise and grace you made the most difficult of tasks a little easier. You showed infinite patience with family members as well as myself (especially me) during the process.
    Needless to say I am one of your biggest fans (I know, just one of the many). On talking to people at and after the funeral I have been singing your praises with the incredible job you did starting from the consultation process through to the catering. In actual fact I had people coming up to me to say "that's the best funeral they had been to" (if there is such a thing?). In closing I'd just like to say a very big Thank You. NT

    "Thank you very much for the kindness you showed to myself and my sister when our mum died in June. We appreciated your professionalism and the way nothing was a problem to you. Kind regards and keep on with what you do so well."

    "You couldn’t be more thoughtful, and I couldn’t be more grateful. The words say it all - you are an awesome team. Everything you did for us was faultless."

    "Thank you for your support and everything you have done for us through a ‘somewhat challenging time’. Your professionalism, honesty, and your wonderful kindness was very much appreciated by us, and simply just being there for us is just what we needed."

    "At a time of hurt and pain, I was professionally assisted and advised with real compassion by all of your staff. Howard & Gannon is a 21st century funeral parlour operated by loving and caring people."

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