Simplicity Funerals Nelson Tasman

Simplicity Funerals, Nelson have a beautifully refurbished building on Haven Road, leading into Nelson City.  This has been open since February 2015 and offers a warm, light and soothing chapel facility suitable for up to 30 people.

With our modern, open and fresh décor and furnishing it makes the ideal venue to hold a small but intimate service for your loved one. Our family room also boasts a relaxing environment to discuss funeral arrangements be it for a loved one or to discuss your own prearranged funeral.  With easy access both in and out of Simplicity Funerals, we also have a limited number of parking spaces both directly in front and to the rear of the building.

Being centrally located, Simplicity Funerals can also assist families in holding a funeral service is one of the many beautiful venues or locations throughout the Nelson Tasman district if desired.

(03) 539 0066
69 Haven Road
Nelson 7010

Simplicity Nelson Chapel
Simplicity Nelson Chapel

Our Team

Anna Loach

Anna moved to Nelson from the UK in 2002 with her husband, two boys and two dogs, and then their daughter came along in 2004.

They  feel privileged to be living in such a beautiful part of the world and feel proud to call Nelson their home.  Having been busy running her own business in the UK, upon arrival in New Zealand decided to take some time out from working and became involved in many Voluntary organisations in Nelson from which she established long term friendships.  It was when she returned to the workforce that she discovered her passion for the funeral industry and became a qualified funeral director in 2012.  Anna is now a very proud Manager and Funeral Director of Simplicity Funerals.

“Being part of an organisation that values people and continuously strives for excellence when serving our families through innovation, creativity and flexibility is something that I am very proud to be part of.”

Jamie Harvey

Jamie has recently moved from Christchurch to take up his role as Assistant Manager / Funeral Director at Simplicity Nelson. He is excited to now call Nelson home and to be living in such a beautiful part of New Zealand.

Jamie enjoys travelling both internationally and around New Zealand, exploring the outdoors and learning about different cultures and history. Jamie brings with him several years of experience being a funeral director in Christchurch. Jamie is passionate about caring for bereaved families and assisting them through this difficult time, making the process as easy and seamless as possible.
Jamie is very attentive to detail and takes pride in presenting families with individual options to suit their needs and cultural requirements.

“Going above and beyond, exceeding expectations is what I love and is what we do naturally at Simplicity Funerals Nelson” says Jamie.

Andrea Babington

Andrea has called Nelson home since moving here from Wellington in 2002.  A proud mum, Andrea loves spending time with her family, friends and enjoys singing.

Andrea believes that to honour a life just the way they would have wanted is a privilege, and to ensure families feel respected and valued is imperative.  Andrea considers it an immense honour to be able to work alongside families through what can be a very challenging time.

Jeff Wright

Jeff is pleased to join the team at Simplicity, following 20 years of working in local communities in Counselling and Chaplaincy roles. He has called Nelson home since moving here from the Waikato 17 years ago, enjoying the national parks and cycling tracks.

Jeff is married and has three children, one daughter in law and three Grandchildren. Family values are important to him, along with ensuring your family is honoured and respected during what is a very difficult time.

Angela Hayes

Angela has lived in Nelson for over 10 years having arrived from Scotland with her husband and two children. She loves living in Nelson and particularly enjoys spending time in her garden.

Angela is our administrator, supporting the funeral directors with their workload and is the friendly face to greet you when you visit our funeral home. She enjoys the interaction with our client families and says ‘being able to offer support and assistance to families is very special and hopefully makes the whole experience a little less stressful.’

Stephy-Rose Thelin

Stephy-Rose has called Nelson home for the past 15 years having been born in Gisborne. She is recently married and is a proud mum of her fur baby ‘Lochie’. Previously from a Financial Advising background and self employed, Stephy-Rose was new to the funeral industry some nine months ago and is very excited to be joining the team at Simplicity as a trainee Embalmer and Funeral Assistant. Stephy-Rose says that “after losing a loved one personally, the industry was very attractive to me and to be able to assist families that are grieving and offer support during this time is a great privilege and can have such an impact.”
During her down time she enjoys exercising, playing sport, fine wines and spending time with her husband and dog.