Hart Funerals new building is expected to be finished by the end of the year, with an official grand opening planned for early 2018.
Progress is going really well now. Everything’s looking good,” said Morris and Morris Funerals general manager Gary Taylor.
A funeral home has operated on the Victoria street premises, in Dargaville, since 1921. In 2013 Hart Funerals was purchased by Morris and Morris Funerals of Whangarei.
“With the old building getting very tired, having served generations we wanted to put something back into the community that has supported us and our predecessors for nearly 100 years.
They deserve the very best facilities and the very best service and we trust our new funeral home will provide just that,” said Gary. During building it has been business as usual, as Hart Funerals moved to 15 Hokianga Street and have used the Whangarei Morris and Morris mortuary.
The design of the new building incorporates a small family room to allow for family gatherings or private farewells, two arrangement rooms and two viewing rooms.
“We’ll have all the most up to date technology, like a brand new mortuary.
To our qualified staff that work here it’s really important. We’ve got trained professionals and now they are going to be in a building that actually represents that as well,“ said Gary.