WELCOME to Vospers Funeral Services
We remain committed to providing our families with the care and compassion in the weeks and months ahead under these circumstances and encourage an understanding that there are enormous changes to the care of loved ones and funeral options available at this time.
We understand how important saying farewell is for you. The value of being able to say goodbye in the present time, which is completely different to what we have ever known, is arguably now even more important. We are able to provide alternative options for our families to view and say farewell during this moment in a dignified and respectful manner.
As New Zealand has now entered level 4 of the Covid-19 Alert this means a significant change of care within our funeral services. Sadly, for loved ones it means that funeral services or tangihanga cannot take place during this time. As an essential service we will however continue to deliver professional services.
Our office is closed to the public and funeral arrangements will now be completed differently with very limited, or no, face to face contact. We will discuss with you personally how we will do this at the time.
The New Plymouth District Council have implemented social distancing control measures under the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. Burials and cremations will still occur however, no family members are allowed to be present at the cemetery or crematorium when they take place.
What has not changed is our commitment to honouring your loved ones. We firmly believe in the value of holding a gathering to say farewell in the future with family and friends. Once Covid-19 is no longer the threat it is today, and the government reduces the alert levels, there will still be huge benefit in gathering together as families and a community to honour those who passed away during these difficult weeks. If someone you love dies during this time, we will be there to assist you to arrange a memorial service when gatherings are allowed again.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss how the situation might affect your wishes at this time, please contact our team on 06 759 0912 so we can assist you further.
Mike, Brent, Jacqueline and Janine
For over 80 years Vospers Funeral Home has built a reputation of offering excellent service and genuine caring assistance to the families of North Taranaki.
Whether traditional or contemporary, a memorable funeral is affordable with Vospers. The Vospers team are experienced funeral planners and will look after all of the finer details with care so the service is meaningful and appropriate.
We hope the following information is helpful to you and we are always available to answer any questions you or your family may have.