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We are currently refurbishing our New Lynn facilities, but our Royal Oak location is now open with a brand new look. Come in and see!

Our 2 Auckland Locations



3232 Great North Road

Under Refurbishment Grey Lynn Wide

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.


725 Mt Albert Road

Tilton Opie & Pattinson incorporates CH Barker Funerals in Royal Oak has been serving the people of Onehunga, Mangere Bridge and surrounding areas for over 100 years.

Our team of qualified staff have many years experience. Manager and Funeral Director Brian Stott and team 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.

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.

Helpful Hand

On behalf of my family I’d like to thank your team for looking after us so well when we lost our Nana. Through our unexpected time of grieving, our Funeral Director took such good care of us, that the process of organising her funeral was not daunting or hard. From the first phone call to the post funeral care, the process has been seamless. Your care of our family has been phenomenal. It takes an amazing person to deal with loss on a day to day basis, and you have an exceptional team of them. Thank you again.

The aspect of the job I like most is being able to help people at a difficult time of their lives.

A good funeral is when you deliver what the family asks for. Sometimes families want something very simple, others have no limits… every funeral is different.


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