A Final Goodbye to Remember

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Losing someone close to you is hard emotionally. It also presents you with unfamiliar practical demands. We are here to make this difficult time as easy as possible for you and help you make decisions to get a meaningful and personal funeral for your loved one.


As professional funeral directors, we are here to explain the options available.

Burial or cremation

Choosing a suitable casket

Embalming what are the options?

Viewings of your loved one

Once the choices are made, Duckett Funerals professional staff will take care of everything you need which includes

  • Registration of death & necessary documentation
  • Contacting appropriate burial or cremation authorities, as well as the doctor, coroner or hospital and collection of certificates
  • Arranging national or international transportation and repatriation
  • Liaising with clergy or funeral celebrants, assisting with the service and organising all details
  • Provision and preparation of the casket
  • Embalming to ensure hygienic preservation and natural presentation of your loved one
  • Providing viewing facilities, and facilities for small family services
  • Ordering family flowers
  • Providing transport to and from the funeral, including our classic chev truck
  • Preparing and placing newspaper notices whether it is local, national or international
  • Arranging the scattering or burial of ashes, as well as providing quality urns


What Our Families Say

” Trixie Duckett looked after my step-mother and my close friend when they passed. She was respectful and caring the whole way through and it was never a problem when I needed help or advice during the arrangements or even months after. I have now pre-arranged my own funeral with Duckett Funerals as I know both myself and my family will be well cared for.”


When my mum passed away Trixie was absolutely amazing. She was so helpful, kind and understanding. Her practical, caring and respectful way of dealing with people really helped myself, my sister and my dad a lot at that difficult time. Can’t thank you enough!


On behalf of my entire family, we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for arranging my wife’s cremation. Duckett funerals consistently insured that all details were addressed and solved every challenge that arose and our out of the square requests. At a time of great stress, you relieved us of those heavy burdens. Duckett Funerals cared for my family and made themselves available more than any of us expected.


Hey, I will never have the words to express my gratitude to you and Bronwen over the last week. Your patience, guidance, clear thinking and opinions gave us the strength to give Kath what I consider the best send off. You both deserve all that is good in life and I won’t ever forget how much of yourselves you gave to Kath and those who love her. So great knowing people like you surround Hamish and the kids in your awesome community. ❤️


My mother passed recently and we needed to find a funeral director who would lead us down this unfamiliar path. Trixie and Bronwen were these two women. My sister and I felt so at ease from the moment we met up. Everything was facilitated according to how my mother would have wished even down to contacting the priest for us. We will always be grateful for their empathy and kaindness. We cannot thank them enough


Trixie and Bronwyn were so refreshingly down to earth while organising our Mums funeral and everything that goes with that. They had it all sorted quickly and efficiently without us needing to be contacted too often. But best of all they had our Mum looking amazing. We were all very happy with how everything went. Thank you Duckett Funerals.


We would like to HIGHLY RECOMMEND Duckett Funeral Home – who have recently helped us through an unexpected family bereavement. Trixie is an easy to talk to, supportive, knowledgeable and calm funeral director. From A-Z, everything went smoothly.

Despite the sad circumstances, our family couldn’t have chosen a better company to work with.

– Raewin Peck

Thank you so much for the love and effort you put into Mikes farewell. You were so warm and friendly and treated Mike and us with the utmost respect.

– Sue Anders

I would like to thank you for organising Mums funeral. We really enjoyed working with you and you made the whole experience not too stressful. We were very happy with her celebration and knew Mum would have been too.

– Pip Taylor

We’re so pleased we found you and you found us! Thank you for everything – for your humour and sensitivity and care and knowledge and kindness. We all feel you did an amazing job. Mum would have been very happy with her sendoff!!

– Liz

Thank you so much for all your organising and care you took with Mum. We felt so comfortable with you and it made the whole process that much easier.

I am certainly recommending you to all our Wairarapa friends.

– Sarah

Thank you for making the arrangements so seamless and easy.

Dad was a no fuss man, so he would have appreciated how straightforward everything was for him, and yourself and Bronwen made that happen for us all.

As a family we cannot tell you how happy we were with everything you did for Dad. We all commented how you were both so lovely and we felt like you were part of our family. It felt really special and we were relieved to leave our beloved husband and Dad in your care.

Thank you so much!

– Suz (and family) xx

We wanted to take a moment to share my experience with Duckett Funerals. It’s not easy talking about this stuff, but I really feel like Trixie and Bronwen deserve a shoutout for being such a comforting presence during a tough time.

With any death, there is a lot to do and think about but Trixie and Bronwen were like a guiding light. Right from the start, they were so understanding and patient. They listened to our stories and worries, which really made us feel like they cared about more than just business.

The way they put together the memorial service was touching, everything felt so fitting and was no trouble. And it wasn’t just about the event itself. They helped us with all those little details that can be overwhelming during such times.

But beyond all that, it was the human touch that stood out. The team at Duckett’s was more than just a service provider. They became like friends, offering a listening ear when we needed it most. It’s that kind of compassion that makes a real difference when you’re dealing with grief.

A big benefit was Duckett’s are local and understood and knew the people and facilities we wanted for the funeral service.

Through the ups and downs, Duckett Funerals was there, steady support but pushing things along. So thanks for making a difficult journey a bit easier and for reminding us that kindness and understanding go a long way.

– Big thanks,
David, Stella and the McLachlan family.