Part of the Bay of Plenty Community since 1967.
The funeral home was originally established by Mr Carr in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ninth Avenue, Tauranga in 1967. George Elliott and his son Nelson purchased the building in 1970 and commenced operating from Rosebank Chapel as W & G Elliott & Son.
Rosebank Chapel was originally constructed with only a small family chapel until a major renovation programme took place in the early 1980s when the current chapel, catering facilities and offices were constructed. In their formative years, Elliotts chose to be distinctive by importing a white Chevrolet hearse, thereby forming a tradition of white hearses, which has continued until the present day.
In 1986 Neil and Lyn Gedge purchased the funeral home and it became the now well known Elliotts Funeral Services. Both Neil and Lyn remain valuable staff members of Elliotts with Neil managing the business and Lyn continuing her role of Office Administrator.
Elliotts’ commitment to the community saw them expand the business in 1990 to a second location in Katikati. Offering an office, viewing lounge and small chapel since mid 2005, they are situated on the corner of Sheffield Street and Main Road. In 2013 Elliotts relocated from Tui Street, Mt Maunganui and opened their Monumental Showroom & Office on the corner of Gloucester & Girven Road, Mt Maunganui, which also offers facilities including a family chapel and viewing lounge.
Elliotts Funeral Services pride themselves on being able to offer a full range of funeral services and providing exceptional friendly care, that is above all sincere. Our strong reputation comes from our qualified and experienced funeral directors, embalmers and support staff who are passionate and dedicated, to ensure families can have peace of mind at a very difficult time. It is important to know that you can depend on Elliotts’ professionalism to help you with all of the arrangements to ensure a funeral service flows smoothly.
Elliotts Funeral Services is an InvoCare New Zealand Ltd funeral home. InvoCare New Zealand Ltd is the largest provider of funeral services within New Zealand, with a comprehensive network of more than 20 funeral firms and associated businesses. By joining together we are able to share professional development and industry knowledge, and set higher standards in the funeral profession nationwide. To ensure we continue to set higher standards, phone calls are recorded for quality assurance and training purposes.