Compassionate Funeral Directors
Whakatane and Eastern Bay
Our compassionate funeral directors at Gateway Funeral Services are based in Whakatane and we service Whakatane and the wider Eastern Bay area. We provide individualised funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.
Our staff of dedicated professionals are available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. Our staff are well known for their care and consideration for families through difficult times.
From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Gateway Funeral Services will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service.
Gateway’s honest service and commitment to excellence have served our customers well, and you can rest assured that we can assist you in your time of need.
Gateway Funeral Services is known for compassion, discretion and respect throughout Whakatane and the Eastern Bay.
Whether you have come to our site for information about an upcoming service or to make arrangements for one, we hope the information you find here will be helpful.
When Someone Passes
Gateway Funeral Services Advice
When your loved one has been unwell and has passed away and it was an expected death you need to contact their doctor. The reason their doctor needs to be notified is so they can supply a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.
When your loved one passes away unexpectedly the first thing you need to do is contact emergency services -111 notify them of what has happened and advise them that you would like Gateway Funeral Services to arrange all funeral related services.
If your loved one has been unwell and is in Hospital or in a Rest home, its likely the staff will ask which Funeral Home you would like to conduct the funeral services. At this point advise them you would like Gateway Funeral Services, Whakatane .