Tilton Opie & Pattinson | Simplicity Funerals

New Lynn + GREY LYNN

Tilton Opie & Pattinson have been providing Auckland families with dignified and caring funeral services for more than 80 years – never waivering from their principles of service.

The experienced team at Tilton Opie & Pattinson are dedicated to providing a professional and caring service, taking care of all the details and ensuring your needs are met at what can be an often difficult and stressful time.

We offer a full range of funeral facilities for the wider Auckland community both in New Lynn and Grey Lynn, including, comfortable chapels and catering facilities. We pledge to work alongside you to deliver a funeral that is respectful, appropriate and meaningful.

(09) 827 8332
3232 Great North Road
New Lynn, Auckland 0640



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Our Chapel is a former church that was operated by the Church of the Nazerine. It seats 120 people and has a magnificent stained glass window, an organ, large tv, and a sound room. Our administration building has a reception area, arrangement room, funeral directors office, casket display room, and an outdoor courtyard with monumental display area. We also have a reception lounge with two viewing rooms. Our building facilities have been freshly renovated including new landscaping of our beautiful gardens.



Brian is an Auckland Regional Manager, and the manager of Simplicity Funerals. He has over 20 years experience in funeral directing, being a qualified funeral director. Brian loves traveling and spending time in the sun. Reading and gardening are some of his favourite hobbies, as well as a good wine!


Callum has been working as a funeral director for one year but he loves the challenges and opportunities the role presents. In the past Callum has worked in the food industry, in church pastoral work and has also spent some years teaching. Callums wife is a social worker and they have three children (all adults now). They lived in Taiwan for nearly 20 years so we all speak fluent Mandarin. Now firmly settled in New Zealand, the McKinlay family also foster children which keeps them busy and contented.


Kaipara has over 25 years experience in the Funeral industry as a qualified Funeral Director/ Embalmer. Kaipara is an avid sports fan and competes in tennis locally and nationally, while also watching his son Levi compete in his chosen sports. Kaipara’s other interests include music, singing, playing guitar and piano, theatre, travelling when he can, reading, or just chillaxing with his son and partner.


Shane is a registered & qualified funeral director. In the past Shane has worked in Auckland, Melbourne, Nelson & Whangarei and has 26 years experience in funeral directing. In Shane’s spare time he & his wife Michelle travel the country with their 2 boys Jack & Harry, who compete nationally in BMX.

C. H. Barker | Simplicity Funerals

Royal Oak

CH Barker in Royal Oak has been serving the people of Onehunga, Mangere Bridge and surrounding areas for over 100 years.

Our team of three qualified staff at CH Barker have many years experience. Manager and Funeral Director Brian Stott and Funeral Director Craig Arthur both pride themselves on having the highest standard of commitment to the people who rely on them.

We sincerely believe that a funeral should be fitting and meaningful – while remaining affordable.

CH Barker Simplicity Funerals offer a full range of funeral facilities Auckland wide, including modern chapels and catering facilities, viewing rooms, cremation and burial options.

Our team can give advice on headstones, preplanning or prepaying – just ask us. Whatever your needs, we will look after you with care and compassion and answer any questions you may have.

We have brand new premises at 725 Mt. Albert Road, at the Royal Oak roundabout, featuring offices, a chapel, a catering area and viewing rooms.

(09) 636 6219
725 Mt Albert Road
Royal Oak, Auckland 1023