What Happens When We Die

9:00 AM
4:00 PM

Howard & Gannon Funerals Limited 220 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier 4112, New Zealand

Funeral workshop with guest presenters Sarah Gnad, Julie O'Brien, and Ross Gannon.

RSVP NOW until the end of the day on 12 September at https://events.humanitix.com/what-happens-when-we-die

CANZ Hawke’s Bay / East Coast Branch presents




Sunday 18 September 2022 — 9am to 4pm


A Funeral Training Tutorial


Howard & Gannon Funeral Directors

Cnr Lee Road and Gloucester Street

Taradale, Napier, Hawke’s Bay


Sarah is an experienced marriage and funeral celebrant who values nurturing relationships to create meaningful ceremonies that celebrate life and love.

Based in Christ-church, she has spent many years successfully training funeral and marriage celebrants with the Celebrants Training College. Sarah has been a CANZ member since 2011 and will lead you through 2 comprehensive modules.

1. Saying Goodbye: contact from the FD; what you need to know before saying yes; working alongside a family, gathering information, meeting their needs, the grief journey and what’s important to them.

2. Co-creating the ceremony, structure, content and order of service. Liaising with speakers, managing on-the-day, working alongside the FD, technology, music, slide-show; folder setup, timekeeping, pastoral care; facilitating and holding space plus Covid restrictions.

Julie and Ross are Funeral Directors. Their company, Howard & Gannon Funerals, has built an excellent reputation for providing the very best funeral care to the families and local communities they serve.

Their bright, modern premises includes Sugar Loaf Chapel that comfortably seats 160 people, current technology, plus a full range of products, services and facilities. Their culture is very much ‘team’ focussed.

Their tutorial will comprehensively cover what happens from the first call received to laying a loved one to rest, together with sensitive and professional care of the bereaved family. We will also get a guided tour through their premises.

Julie and Ross each bring rich and diverse backgrounds to their services and care at difficult times in people’s lives.


WORKSHOP TUTORIAL COST includes morning tea and a light lunch

CANZ MEMBER - $135 || NON MEMBER - $150

Ticket sales end on the end of the day, Monday the 12th of September.

Attendees from outside Hawke’s Bay may wish to travel to the region on Saturday 17th September.

We recommend the Ballina Motel, which is very handy to Taradale and the venue.

Taradale has numerous eateries and cafes. http://www.ballinamotel.co.nz

BOOKS WILL BE ON SALE at a discounted rate. ‘Conversations about death’ and ‘The Ultimate Funeral Guide’ both by Sally Cant, who is CEO of The Celebrants Training College here in NZ and in Australia.

RSVP NOW until the end of the day on 12 September at https://events.humanitix.com/what-happens-when-we-die