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100 years of Morrison History


With all the changes through the years, the care, the high standard of service, the empathy, expertise and responsiveness that William and Margaret Morrison first introduced, has not changed and remains at the heart of our company today.

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The Morrison Family History

Morrison Funeral Directors have been a familiar and trusted name in Auckland since being founded in Parnell, Auckland in 1921 by William Morrison. When William passed away in 1975 his wife Margaret continued on at the helm with the help of their sons. Sadly, Margaret passed away in 2002 after a lifetime of service to the funeral industry. The Morrison grandsons Andrew and Rob are still continuing their legacy as part of our business today.

Morrisons has always prided itself on being receptive to the needs of families. In 2008 the changing times and requirements of families saw the opening of our new, modern facility in Henderson, introducing the concept of chapel, reception lounge, crematorium and florist all within the one funeral home, the first of its kind in New Zealand. Many funeral homes follow this trend today.

In 1995, the success of the Henderson facilities prompted the opening of our funeral complex in Glen Innes, incorporating a chapel, viewing rooms, casket selection rooms and reception facilities.

We at Morrison’s have always been amongst the leaders in anticipating the public needs and we soon installed the addition of a private cremator at our Henderson branch, which allows families to have the entire funeral for their loved ones, all in the one facility.

Ever mindful of the need to keep our client families’ needs uppermost, we have built our newest facility in Henderson, close to the original site. Providing dual chapels with web streaming capability, reception lounges, family viewing rooms, a spacious casket selection room, ample parking and private cremation facilities.

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