Hope and Sons Funeral Directors have just taken ownership of Oamaru's Whitestone Funeral Services.
One of the South Island’s largest funeral businesses has invested in Oamaru.
Dunedin-based Hope and Sons Ltd will take over Oamaru funeral directors Whitestone Funeral Services Ltd on February 1.
Michael Hope, a fourth-generation funeral director, said he and his wife Janette were "very positive" about the move into North Otago.
Hope and Sons would bring a support network and "a lot of expertise" to an already well-run business, he said.
Mr Hope praised the location of the Oamaru site, as well as its chapel and memorial gardens.
Whitestone Funeral Services will be the 129-year-old family business’ fourth office.
Whitestone Funeral Services will now be Whitestone Funerals Ltd.
The team at Hope and Sons are looking forward to working with the staff at Whitestone Funerals Ltd.
See the full article on Michael Hope (new Whitestone Funeral Services owner) here.
See what Michael Ardley (former Whitestone Funeral Services owner) says in the ODT article here.