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BURIAL or cremation

The way a person chooses to deal with their remains is as personal as the way they choose to live their life.

The most common options that we can assist to arrange are burials or cremations.


There are a number of burial options in the region including privately managed or council owned. Whatever the situation, we can help with all aspects of burial and preparation including plot purchase and opening information.

Families often wish to have a funeral service at besoul, or a church or local venue of their choice, followed by transportation to a private family graveside burial.

Another option is purely a graveside service, with a priest or celebrant overseeing proceedings, followed by the burial and private farewell.  Guests can then move on to a location of their choice for refreshments and further sharing of memories together.

We can also talk to you about natural, eco burial solutions as part of the planning process. Burial shrouds are available as an option if you would prefer not to use a casket.

To enable a burial to take place, families must either purchase a new burial plot, or present a burial warrant or a signed declaration proving ownership of a pre-existing plot which can be reopened for another interment. This is the case whether it is for burial of a body or interment of cremated remains into an existing plot.

At besoul Funerals we can assist you with all necessary paperwork required, and arrangement and preparation of the plot, so everything is ready for when you wish the interment to take place.




Cremations are not performed on site at besoul. However, we arrange to transport the deceased to the crematorium and return your loved one’s cremated remains to besoul.

Families can arrange to hold a funeral service at besoul, or at a church or local venue of your choice, to be followed by a private cremation of your loved one.

Sometimes families wish to hold a direct cremation with no funeral service.  This will often be followed by a memorial service held after the cremation, and sometimes with the ashes present.

besoul Funerals can assist you with all paperwork required for cremation, which includes obtaining a medical cause of death certificate from a medical practitioner, along with permission for the cremation granted by a medical referee, who reviews all the medical information, prior to cremation.

Caskets, urns, monuments

As unique as each person’s life is, we can source a casket, urn or monument that represents the essence of their character. Once we have sat with you to talk about your loved ones life, we can provide some personalised options for caskets, urns, monuments and even memorial jewellery.


Casket pictured: Willow Basket

Urn pictured: Morris & James Turquoise Urn

We were very happy with how Besoul looked after our Dad’s funeral.  It was the perfect amount of helping.  Not too much, but enough to make us feel supported.  They were super accommodating, meeting our wishes, making Dad’s farewell the day we wanted it to be.”


besoul Funerals

At besoul we bring our passion to creating a memorial event that captures that essence of a person. Were they a gentle soul? Were they the life and soul of the party?

Phone 24/7: 09 422 2534

Email: hello@besoul.co.nz

12 Gumfield Drive, Warkworth

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