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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 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 Royal Oak, including, comfortable chapels and catering facilities. We pledge to work alongside you to deliver a funeral that is respectful, appropriate and meaningful.

Our Funeral Directors

Brian Stott
Manager & Funeral Director
Top Team Kaipara
Funeral Director & Embalmer
Funeral Director
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On behalf of my entire family, I want to express our gratitude for your kindness and skill in handling the arrangements for my fathers funeral. I appreciate that you as the Funeral Director personally handled everything from start to finish making sure all the details were perfect, it takes special people to do what you do and you and your staff certainly do it with style and professionalism.

Our History


Steve Tilton and Charles Opie started the business in 1930 and traded as ‘Tilton and Opie’. They were cabinet makers who started making caskets and then entered the funeral industry.


They operated from premises at 150 Great North Road, Grey Lynn in Auckland. They built Grey Lynn at 252 Great North Road. These premises include a chapel that seats 80 people, an office and a mortuary /trim room.


After Charles Opie died, Steve Tilton continued to run the business. He was joined by Ernest Pattinson and the name was changed to’ Tilton Opie & Pattinson.


Ernest Pattinson later bought out Steve Tilton, to become the sole owner of the business. Ernest’s son, Robert joined the business in 1960.


Ernest retired in 1974 and Robert took over the running of the business.


The company opened the current New Lynn branch, at 3232 Great North Road.


Robert Pattinson sold the business in to Sandra Kaneshiro.


Sandra Kaneshiro then sold the business to Bledisloe/Invocare on 1 August 2013.


Tilton Opie & Pattinson currently has two branches in
Royal Oak & New Lynn, Auckland.


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