About Us

Betts Funeral Services and the Ireton/Donaldson family names are synonomous with funeral care. We are now in our third generation of being a family owned and operated funeral home.

As a family, we have over 92 accumulated years of trusted and respected service to families in their time of grief.

We are located in the central part of Timaru and are the closest funeral home to both the Cemetery and Crematorium.

Ever since the beginning of civilisation, the custom of caring for the deceased, honoring a life passed, and supporting those who mourn has been at the core of our humanity. From the beginning of time, funeral service rituals were truly for the living, giving those left behind an opportunity to grieve, to try and accept the loss and seek closure. Even today, it is an important part of the healing process.

Deciding how you would like to remember and honor your loved one is a personal choice. With so many options available, you can customise a fitting tribute that reflects the life and passions of your loved one. Today, funeral and memorial services can be as varied as the individual they represent.

That’s why we take time with each family we serve to get to know their loved one so that we can help them plan a fitting tribute to someone special in their life.

We understand the many concerns and needs after a death occurs, from filing newspaper and internet notices, organising a funeral venue and contacting the officiating clergyperson or celebrant. From preparing your loved one to organising a personal time of remembrance and the funeral service.

 We can assist you in these and many other aspects of "end of life" decisions that need to be made.

                                           A caring familiy, caring for families.