About Us

Purely Cremations beginnings

Purely Cremations arose from a personal desire to provide a simple direct cremation funeral service for families in Tasman and Nelson areas that is easy to follow, inexpensive to families and at the same time is very meaningful and respectful.

Although price is an important aspect it does not come at the expense of service, professionalism and care for all.

In providing a limited range of funeral services it removes any pressure or need to spend more money.  Our funeral service has only one price and our smaller overheads help us focus more on service than covering our costs and wanting families to purchase more services.

The service we provide throughout Tasman and Nelson in many ways is more intimate as we work hand in hand with the family throughout every step of the funeral process.

Owen Haring

I grew up on an orchard in Redwood Valley.  I went to Appleby School and Waimea Intermediate and College.  After living in the North Island for many years, I returned to Nelson in 2014 and began this business in 2018.

For over twenty years I have worked with families and communities taking many funerals and supported families and people throughout the death of a loved one.  My experience has been primarily working with families to farewell loved ones, rather than the “business” of funerals.  Therefore my focus is naturally upon the needs of the family.

This way we can focus more on what the family needs at a price that is significantly cheaper than other providers.  I consider it a true privilege that families ask me to help them through this significant event.

My career and personality help me to be sensitive to the needs of the family.  And my passion is to provide families with an intimate and meaningful way of saying goodbye at a price that is very reasonable.

Thank you for taking the time to read about me.

Camille Visser

I’m originally from Nelson, moved to Wellington where I then set off to travel around the world before settling and working in Melbourne for several years.

I have since moved back and am really enjoying the outdoors and the mixture of relaxed and adventurous lifestyle Nelson has to offer.

As a counsellor, my passion is working together with the client to celebrate and life of their loved one.  Also offering support to help process the grief of one’s loss.