Windsor Funerals

Windsor Funerals


I have just had a tour of the premises on their open day and am most impressed. The entire place is perfectly formed and is just the right size and environment for the purpose. Hazel and Ryan are the perfect people to talk to for your funeral arrangements. They are caring, friendly, knowledgeable, nothing is too much trouble and will work with you in all aspects of your needs. Well done all involved in Windsor Funerals. May you long serve our community. I wish you well.

Windsor Funerals is part of Windsor Park Hub Ltd. We are a non-profit charitable organisation, with surplus income returned to the community.

Windsor Funerals was established in 2017 as an initiative of Windsor Park Baptist Church's vision of transforming communities one life at a time. Currently based in Glenfield on Auckland's North Shore, the Windsor Funerals staff are Hazel James and Ryan Berry.

At Windsor Funerals we believe that every family has different needs and that no two funerals are ever the same. A funeral is a unique celebration of a very special life. Whether you desire a traditional service, or one that is quite modern, we will offer assistance and support to create a meaningful farewell. Our caring and very experienced staff are dedicated to providing professional advice and step-by-step assistance and guidance. We are here to look after you and your family, answer your questions, and support you as you make the funeral arrangements. Our purpose is to serve the wider community through much fairer pricing of funeral services than is currently available, while still providing the highest quality of care and professionalism.

Coronavirus: Funeral director welcomes Government U-turn on gathering limit, promises 'compassion, common sense' will be applied

We are thankful that the families we care for are now able to have funeral services. "We thought it was obvious. The Government needed a little more convincing."


This is for all the mums... because you make this world wonderful ☀️

And If you can’t be with your mum right now (like many of us) send this to her.... or spend today to remember your favourite memory of her. Love you mamma ❤️

Lockdown concert from 3 different places in the world thanks to Spark sessions ✨

#SOL3MIO #Acoustic #Live

Thinking of you all this Mother’s Day.

Help The Pink Panther's Tour de Glenfield make a difference

Please help our Hospice! With COVID restrictions keeping us from holding our usual vital fundraising events Harbour Hospice need every dollar they can get right now - to keep being able to provide essential palliative care to our community.

Between now and 25 May Ryan is aiming to run 100km - in a rather warm Pink Panther outfit - and he would love your sponsorship please!!!

Even if you can spare a small amount - every dollar counts

Click the link below to donate 😊 I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of Harbour Hospice Trust and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Tour de Backyard. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people....

The value of a funeral Covid-19 lockdown has meant grieving families are unable to gain comfort from loved ones.

Windsor Park Baptist Church


We're excited to be partnering with Foodtogether to help bring quality fruit & veggies to our communities at affordable prices!

Foodtogether source fresh produce from wholesale markets, pack them up & deliver them to local pick up points (like ours) for you to purchase, take home and enjoy! It's not only a cheaper option, but an easier one too!

Find out more about the different produce boxes available & order yours online here: Remember to select WPBC as your pick up location and use the code WP10 for 10% off your first online order!

You will also be able to rock up to our drive-through on Tuesdays & Fridays (1pm - 4pm) or Thursdays (3pm - 6pm), select & pay for your box on the day, and take it home with you then and there! Our drive-through will be contact-less and positioned outside our Auditorium entrance.

Together we can make healthy living affordable for all!

Go in the draw to WIN your very own produce box by tagging a friend in the comments below! We will randomly draw a winner this time next week!

Stand At Dawn

If you click on the link and enter in your cell number or email, you will receive a reminder. Stand At Dawn Anzac Day 2020

Lest we forget.

Harbour Hospice North Shore

What if your daily dash around the block could also raise money for a great community cause?

We’re calling walkers, runners, cyclists and outdoor lovers of all abilities and ages to the driveway start line for the Harbour Hospice Tour de Backyard!

Find out more and sign up today

Alert Level 3 restrictions announced - News -Times The Prime Minister Jacinda Arden this afternoon highlighted just what a drop to Alert Level 3 could look like if the move is made overnight next Wednesday Alert Level 3 will see many significant restrictions on New Zealanders’ movements retained, but will permit aspects of the economy to reopen in...

Coronavirus: Funeral directors and families battle with restrictions

We are here when you need us and will guide your family during this difficult time of lockdown. For immediate attention phone (09)4772433 The Funeral Directors Association says lockdown changes needed to allow families to hold funerals for their loved ones.

At one of the hardest times in your life, we will be there for you. Phone (09)4772433

Lockdown Baking Battle - Harbour Hospice Auckland

Hospice needs our help more than ever before as they rely on donations to be able to continue to do the amazing work they do and care for those with life limiting illnesses. How about trying the baking battle. Click on the link to join.

Harbour Hospice North Shore

We have taken the tough but necessary steps of cancelling all our patient and carer groups and restricting visiting hours and visitor numbers in our Inpatient Units. We have never reduced support for our patients and families before, but this may be just the beginning. Having to close our Harbour Hospice Shops and cancel events has created a funding gap that puts the future of our entire service on the line. We’re desperate to keep our frontline medical and care teams connected safely with patients who are more vulnerable than ever. We can only do this with your help. 👏 Please, if you can, donate now so we can continue our care.

Covid-19: Health Ministry announces new rules for funerals and tangihanga

This is great to hear and something we have been requesting. New guidelines for funerals and tangihanga have been released, allowing a restricted number of family within the same bubble to visit the deceased in the funeral home.

We are facing difficult days where families are unable to have a funeral when a loved one dies. Supporting each other by gathering together is important for a family as they grieve. The link below gives a few ideas of what you can do to when no funeral or farewell can be held.

In light of our country’s current situation and that we are operating under the restrictions of a lock-down across New Zealand, we want to assure you that there are definitely a few options available to you when someone you love dies. Our experienced and trained staff will guide you through all the decisions that need to be made. Our priority is the health and safety of our staff, and the families we care for and we will ensure that the practical aspects of caring for your family member are done in a respectful and compassionate manner. Phone us anytime on (09)4772433. We are here if you need us. #bekind #besafe

We have joined the bear hunt. If you live and are taking a walk in our local area, see if you can spot our bears. #takecare #bekind #bearhunt #nzbearhunt

We are here for you. If you or anyone you know are in self-isolation due to #covid_19 please let us know. Spread the word. Take care, everyone!

Our first burial at sea is on her way.

Tough decisions are made easy with Windsor Funerals. Call us to find out more. Phone (09)4772433

How do you want to be remembered????

Did you know that it costs nothing to sit with us and record your wishes, or even talk through all the options. We will even make you coffee, or alternatively come to your home if you prefer. Phone us today on (09)4772433

Happy New Year, make sure you enjoy every moment.

Armstrong Murray

👫 When does a relationship qualify as de facto? 👫

If you live with your partner, your relationship is legally considered a de facto relationship from a general perspective.

However, the exact definition of a de facto relationship varies depending on why the relationship is being categorised.

For example, if you’re applying to Studylink for a student allowance, they will consider that you are in a de facto relationship if you and your partner are aged 16 or older and ‘have a relationship in the nature of marriage’ (e.g. you live together, share your living costs and are emotionally committed to each other).

The Family Court, on the other hand, uses different criteria to categorise a relationship for the division of property after a separation or death. A relationship generally falls under the Relationships (Property) Act 1976 when a couple has been married, in a civil union and/or living together for at least three years. However, the Family Court looks at many other factors when defining a relationship.

Note: This post is brief and general in nature. You should not treat it as legal advice and should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this post. Armstrong Murray accepts no liability for losses suffered by any person or organisation who may rely directly or indirectly on this post.

Wishing all families that have lost someone this year love, peace and blessings this Christmas.

If you’re struggling with the loss of a loved one this Christmas time, know that you are not alone.
Here are some practical ideas to help you cope if this time of year is difficult for you. You may find some of these tips work, while others don’t. That’s okay – be gentle with yourself and do what feels best for you:
Spend a little time thinking about which festivities and Christmas rituals you feel comfortable participating in and which you really don’t. Don't feel guilty if you have to say no.

You may want to do something to remember the person you have lost. This can be a good time to start a new family tradition, maybe look through the family photo albums together or play their favourite song.
You could light a candle in their memory at the Christmas table, pour a glass of their favourite tipple or cook their favourite dish.
Christmas can be a testing time of year at the best of times, it is always okay to ask for help if and when you need it.
Treasure any moments of unexpected joy and happiness you experience this Christmas, don’t feel guilty about them.
Remember, you can shed tears that they have gone, or you can smile because they have lived and possibly you will do both at the same time.
All of the team at Windsor Funerals would like to wish everyone a very safe and blessed Christmas.

Rosemary is the universal sign of remembrance. We often use it as committals at a funeral service and it leaves a beautiful fragrance on your fingers. We are very blessed to have access to several bushes as well as growing our own onsite, so are able to provide this for families at no cost. #funeral #rosemary #remembrance #windsorfunerals #aucklandfuneralcare #northshore

Windsor Funerals. - making a difference. Phone (09)4772433

Windsor Funerals

As you navigate your way through this holiday season there may be some traditions that you feel you cant continue. Starting a new tradition can help and in time become just as cherished as the old ones. Keeping small rituals can be comforting and help you feel connected to the person who has died. The story below is a wonderful example of this and how it assisted a family face Christmas without their husband and father.

The White Envelope by Nancy W Gavin

It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years or so.

It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas–oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it–overspending… the frantic running around at the last minute to get a tie for Uncle Harry and the dusting powder for Grandma—the gifts given in desperation because you couldn’t think of anything else.

Knowing he felt this way, I decided one year to bypass the usual shirts, sweaters, ties and so forth. I reached for something special just for Mike. The inspiration came in an unusual way.

Our son Kevin, who was 12 that year, was wrestling at the junior level at the school he attended; and shortly before Christmas, there was a non-league match against a team sponsored by an inner-city church. These youngsters, dressed in sneakers so ragged that shoestrings seemed to be the only thing holding them together, presented a sharp contrast to our boys in their spiffy blue and gold uniforms and sparkling new wrestling shoes. As the match began, I was alarmed to see that the other team was wrestling without headgear, a kind of light helmet designed to protect a wrestler’s ears.

It was a luxury the ragtag team obviously could not afford. Well, we ended up walloping them. We took every weight class. And as each of their boys got up from the mat, he swaggered around in his tatters with false bravado, a kind of street pride that couldn’t acknowledge defeat.

Mike, seated beside me, shook his head sadly, “I wish just one of them could have won,” he said. “They have a lot of potential, but losing like this could take the heart right out of them.” Mike loved kids – all kids – and he knew them, having coached little league football, baseball and lacrosse. That’s when the idea for his present came. That afternoon, I went to a local sporting goods store and bought an assortment of wrestling headgear and shoes and sent them anonymously to the inner-city church. On Christmas Eve, I placed the envelope on the tree, the note inside telling Mike what I had done and that this was his gift from me. His smile was the brightest thing about Christmas that year and in succeeding years. For each Christmas, I followed the tradition–one year sending a group of mentally handicapped youngsters to a hockey game, another year a check to a pair of elderly brothers whose home had burned to the ground the week before Christmas, and on and on.

The envelope became the highlight of our Christmas. It was always the last thing opened on Christmas morning and our children, ignoring their new toys, would stand with wide-eyed anticipation as their dad lifted the envelope from the tree to reveal its contents.

As the children grew, the toys gave way to more practical presents, but the envelope never lost its allure. The story doesn’t end there.

You see, we lost Mike last year due to dreaded cancer. When Christmas rolled around, I was still so wrapped in grief that I barely got the tree up. But Christmas Eve found me placing an envelope on the tree, and in the morning, it was joined by three more.

Each of our children, unbeknownst to the others, had placed an envelope on the tree for their dad. The tradition has grown and someday will expand even further with our grandchildren standing to take down the envelope.

Mike’s spirit, like the Christmas spirit will always be with us.

Liquefying corpses could be possible under proposed changes to death and burial laws Water cremations - dissolving bodies in liquid - could become legal as Kiwis move towards DIY funerals and other new approaches.

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