about us

People you can depend on to go the extra mile

Over the years Fountain's Funeral Directors & Advisors has built a reputation of offering excellent service and genuine caring assistance to the families of Papakura and beyond. Located at the corner of Elliot and Wood Streets, Fountain's is easily accessed from the motorway and has plenty of car parking available on and off site.

Our reputation for professional and caring service from our funeral directors and support staff who are passionate about going the extra mile to ensure families can have peace of mind at what can be a very stressful time. As members of the Funeral Directors' Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) we are pledged to uphold the highest professional standards.

Fountain's approach is what you would expect from a funeral firm that has been part of the community for many years: Friendly, understanding and, above all, sincere. The services we provide demonstrate caring professionalism, and we know how to take care of the details when arranging a funeral - whether it is being held now or being pre-arranged or pre-paid for some time in the future.

Fountain's features a large modern chapel, reception lounge with an extensive deck and a view of the Bombay Hills, casket display show room and private spaces for families to view their relatives.

In the weeks after the funeral is over, it can help to have someone on hand who understands what a difficult time this can be coping with grief and Fountain's Funeral Directors & Advisors offers a free book (or colourful poster for children) to help you understand the effects of grief.

Our Heritage

Fountain's Funeral Directors & Advisors was owned by Lambert and Tresnor Fountain. The original premises were on Station Road, Papakura and they then moved to Great South Road, where Lambert Fountain passed away in 1984.

Tresnor then moved to Elliott and Wood Street premises and made massive alterations to personally transform the building in to a funeral home.

Tresnor was the first qualified women funeral director and played the organ, was often the clergy/celebrant and was well recognised by her extremely classy attire and the wearing of hats.

Lambert Fountain was very well known for also running the local picture theatre.