East Auckland

Lovingly refurbished in 2007, this beautiful historic villa is now a modern funeral home which still retains its original features.

Our Pakuranga funeral home serves Howick, Pakuranga and surrounding East and South Auckland communities. Built in 1914, Davis Funerals has renovated it to include modern facilities alongside its traditional features, including original ceilings and gas light fittings. It’s a beautiful and restful place.



Our chapel is in a beautifully modernised room, that still retains the charm of this historic villa. An original ceiling, combined with large timber windows, creates a light-filled yet intimate space.

Air-conditioned for comfort, it also contains a large flatscreen TV to allow you to play presentations during your loved one’s funeral service.

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Grounds and gardens

The stunning white verandah, complete with original fretwork, looks out onto the private landscaped grounds. Fully fenced and secure, including high hedges and well-kept pathways, they complement this historic villa.

The picturesque grounds are entered through a white picket fence and under an archway of branches – a truly peaceful setting.


Reception lounge

Our reception lounge offers direct access onto the historic elevated covered deck, allowing you and your family and friends to gather both inside and outside in all weather and take in the views across East Auckland.

An intimate space full of original features, it’s been modernised with a full commercial kitchen. This means we can offer a variety of menus, ranging from a simple morning tea through to a lunch-type reception.

There’s also a flat-screen monitor which allows you to play DVD presentations during this gathering.


Family rooms

Simple and comfortable rooms are available for you to spend time saying goodbye to a loved one in the days before the funeral.

You’re welcome to use these rooms at any time during business hours, or at other times by appointment. We can also arrange for your loved one to return home before the funeral.

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."
Belinda Manthel
"Rachel, You did a great job organising everything for Johns funeral, the service was just perfect . You must be a very special person to work there and calmly speak to people when they’re in need."
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."
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