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About Us

We’ve been helping families navigate the grief journey for over 80 years

We believe we have one of the most challenging jobs in the world but also one of the most rewarding. With our caring and experienced support, we can help you and your family through this difficult time. At Davis Funerals, we have qualified funeral directors and embalmers and caring for your loved one is handled by us, in-house, the entire way. Demonstrating our commitment to the industry and adherence to the highest standards, we’re proud members of the FDANZ, (The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand), and NZEA, (New Zealand Embalmers Association).

Our history

A family focussed company, Davis Funerals have supported many families, from all walks of life, through this process, each with their own set of needs.

What never changes is that each time, we honour a life as unique as the memories and families left in their wake. We still operate today with the same level of care and professionalism that we did in the 1950s. Yet now we have all the technology of the modern world to provide complete funeral services


We were just beginning

Our origins lie in the 19th century. In 1875, Cornelius Little establishes a family funeral home in Auckland’s Hobson Street with his son Cuthbert.


A family business

Continuing the family tradition, Cuthbert’s son Cliff becomes the third generation of Littles to join the family business.


Davis joins the family

Cliff Little purchases N.C. Davis Funeral Home & Seed Shop, beginning a new era for Davis Funeral Homes.


Family expansion

Cedric Little, Cliff’s son, joins the business.


Expanding our reach

We open a new funeral home in Pakuranga, East Auckland in the beautiful and historic Tyrone villa.


More family members join

Cedric’s brother Neil joins the business.


Improving our facilities

Our original hub at 294 Dominion Road Auckland moves down the road to our new purpose-built chapel and funeral home, Grange Manor.


The fifth generation

Cedric’s son Craig starts at Davis as a funeral director - the fifth generation of Littles to do so.


Going west

We open our new Tuscan winery-inspired chapel and on-site crematorium in Henderson, West Auckland.


Southern expansion

Dianne Troup approaches the Littles to take over Troup funeral home in Papatoetoe, South Auckland as she retires.


Serving the Eastern Bays

A new Eastern suburbs funeral home opens in the old vicarage of the Church of St Thomas, Kohimarama, Auckland.


Joining Propel Funeral Partners

In May 2017, Davis Funerals became part of the Propel Funeral Partners group. Davis Funerals continues to be led by members of the Little Family. Craig Little in his role as Manager Director and Neil Little, in his role as Non-executive Director. The Little’s, along with the Davis Funerals team continue...


Looking Towards The Future

In 2021, Craig takes a step back from the business and joins Neil on the Propel Funeral Partners Board. In January 2022 Davis Funeral Services comes under the appointment of Mike Powell, the new Funeral Home Manager and refreshes it's brand to Davis Funeral Care. This name encapsulates the wrap aro...

Helping navigate
tough moments


“Irene, words are not enough to express our heartfelt gratitude. I don’t know how I could have got through this without Davis’ love, care and expertise. The day was perfect.”

Alison Morgan

West Auckland

“I just wanted to say again how much I appreciated your care of Bob and the family at the funeral on Friday. Martin, your care and the way you dealt with us was appreciated.”

Paul Holmes

Mt Eden

“At times of grief it’s reassuring to have a great company looking after you, and we really appreciate Davis and in particular your invaluable help Shane – thanks!”

Ange Foote

“Thanks again Dani for your wonderful support, understanding and efficiency in making it a special send off for dad.”

Lynne Robertson

“Thank you to everyone at Davis Funerals. Wayne’s service was amazing, we had 300 people in the Panmure Yacht Club. So many people commented on the ashes in the scatter tubes and the service sheets.”

Liz Fong

“Thank you for the amazing people you have working at Davis Funeral parlour. I’m so grateful for everything that was done for Keith. I would recommend Davis Funeral parlour to all my Whanau and friends.”

Melanie Harvey

“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for making Betty’s funeral so kind, warm and special. You made what is a sad occasion better in every possible way. I cannot thank you enough.”

Christine Hazleman

“As family of the deceased we only get one chance to do things right and the importance of trust in the funeral director to guide us in the right direction is paramount. Our grateful thanks to Shane.”