Feb 20
Rotorua Death Cafe - Osbornes Funeral Directors

Rotorua Death Café

Death Cafe Rotorua - Postponed We have taken the precautionary step of postponing the Death Cafe on Thursday 26th March to a later date, to be advised.Although we are not expecting 500 people to attend, we wanted the experience to be comfortable and relatable for all ages, especially elderly members... read more →
Jan 21

Tips for writing a heartfelt eulogy

Writing and delivering a eulogy is a fantastic opportunity to participate in a funeral service. Writing a moving, caring and thoughtful summary of someone’s life can be an overwhelming task. When considering what to include in the eulogy, it’s important to remember that this speech is an opportunity to acknowledge... read more →
Sep 24
Funeral pre-planning - Osbornes Funeral Directors

5 Reasons to Pre-Plan Your Funeral

During our lifetime, we are constantly planning for the future. What career path we will take, when we will get married, and when to have children. With all this life planning, we often neglect to consider pre-planning our own funeral, putting it off, sometimes until it’s too late. Now is... read more →
May 28
Social Media | Osbornes Funeral Directors

Tips for Social Media Etiquette After Someone Passes Away

Social media has become an essential part of our lives. Over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed more and more people taking to an online platform to express grief or sadness about losing someone close to them. Expressing grief through social media gives us many opportunities to say ‘goodbye’... read more →
Mar 22
Supporting children | Osbornes Funeral Directors

Helping Children Cope with Grief

Over the last week I’ve watched and listened to my kids discuss the events in Christchurch, a place where we lived, and where our daughter was born. I’ve watched and listened to them talk, process and understand in their own way what is happening. I’ve followed with interest what their... read more →
Jan 15
Oct 08
Personalising a funeral – Osbornes Funeral Directors

Personalising a Funeral – For the Perfect Send Off

Helping families create a meaningful funeral experience is what drives us to do what we do. It helps start a healthy grieving process and allows families to celebrate life, their way. Making sure you have a few things that are personalised & unique is the best way to put together... read more →
May 14
Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts

Thoughtful Sympathy Gift Ideas

When a friend or family member loses someone close, sympathy is a natural and immediate response. Traditionally flower arrangements are sent as gifts of support and sympathy. Flowers are a beautiful visual expression of emotion and respect. However, if someone very close to you has experienced the loss of a... read more →
Mar 06