Our story

Elliotts funeral home has always had a proud history of caring for local families and community and we feel very privileged to have been able to continue that tradition.

Elliotts Funerals Rosebank Entrance
Elliotts Funerals Rosebank Entrance
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A calling

We can say with certainty that being a funeral director is a calling. People come to this role by many roads, but we all have this in common; we care deeply. We care for the people of this community in your time of grief and loss, and we never take your trust in us lightly.

A community

As a result, we’ve developed a deep and real understanding of the pain you go through when you lose someone you love.

We’re here to help you through that difficult time. We promise we’ll do everything to make sure your loved one’s funeral is right for you. And we’ll look after your loved one as if they are our own.

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Caring for the Bay of Plenty community since 1967



Mr Carr establishes a funeral home in the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Ninth Avenue, Tauranga. This site is now our Rosebank administration building.



George Elliott and his son Nelson buy the historic building, changing the name of the funeral home to W & G Elliott & Son.


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Tui Street, Mount Maunganui.

Early 1980s


Rosebank Chapel is built. George and Nelson import a white Chevrolet hearse, starting the Elliotts tradition of white hearses. Elliotts open the Tui Street Chapel in Mount Manganui.



Neil and Lyn Gedge purchase the funeral home and change the name to Elliotts Funeral Services to honour the community service of Elliotts.



Elliotts opens a second location in Katikati.


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The Katikati office moves to its current site, on the corner of Sheffield Street and Main Road and is expanded to include a viewing lounge and chapel.


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Elliotts’ Mount Maunganui office relocates from Tui Street to the corner of Gloucester and Girven Road, opening a monumental showroom, viewing lounge, and family chapel.



Elliotts open the new Chapel on Cameron in Tauranga at 414 Cameron Road, adjoining the original premises on Ninth Avenue. The chapel seats over 160 people, with a function lounge, and private viewing lounges.