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Bereavement Support Service

Hope and Sons Ltd —

Continuing Care - Although very important, the funeral is only the first step we take in 'saying goodbye'. 

As you begin to work through your grief, the road ahead may seem long and lonely. Relatives and friends will be especially helpful at the time of death and at the funeral. 

However, as the weeks and months pass after the death, they may not always be available to comfort you and to allow you to talk about the person you love and miss so much. After the funeral, therefore, at no cost to our clients, Hope and Sons provides a bereavement support service to extend the care we give to families we serve.  

Some of our families may not need this additional service; others will need it and benefit from it. It involves a phone call, a letter or a visit from our coordinator and follow-up as required. 

In addition, we are available to speak to community groups on the topics of death and how to cope with grief. 

Clients are also free to use our extensive library of informative literature on these topics.

Cuppa and Chat  - Third Wednesday of each month at 3pm
Bereaved by Suicide - Third Thursday of each month at 3pm
Baby Bereavement Group - Last Tuesday of each month 10am - 12pm

Annually, Hope and Sons with the Bereavement Support Service, invite families we have cared for to attend a Christmas Remembrance Service in our Chapel.

Hope and Sons are contemporary yet respectful of tradition, being a five generation funeral family caring for the Dunedin, Mosgiel, and Otago communities.
Send Michael Hope a message at michael@hopeandsons.co.nz