Find a Loved One

 

A directory for Purewa

Search our online database to find where a loved one is buried or to see if they were cremated at Purewa.

Please note that a cremation record does not necessarily mean the remains are buried at Purewa.

CREMATION ONLY records are coded with a YELLOW BACKGROUND.

BURIAL RECORDS are shaded with a WHITE BACKGROUND.

PLEASE SEE EXAMPLES BELOW

As the database covers three different centuries, there are occasional errors in the way the system reads dates. If something looks amiss, please contact us at the e-mail address below. We will be happy to sort it out for you.

Queries: friends@purewa.co.nz

Search for a Cremation or Burial Record

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Search results also include CREMATION ONLY records.

For best results, please see examples below.

Search Results Examples

 
  • Some records have two search results, one for cremation (yellow background) and one for burial of ashes (white background).
  • Details may vary depending on circumstances at the time of the event. 
  • Please check for both records.
  • Full casket burials – no cremation – display as a single record (white background). 

If you notice missing information, such as date of birth, date of death or last place of residence, please let us know through the suggested edit box on the result form.

SEARCH RESULT EXAMPLE SHOWING A CREMATION AND BURIAL OF ASHES AS TWO RESULTS

SEARCH RESULT EXAMPLE SHOWING A CREMATION ONLY – NO BURIAL WAS DONE

IF THERE IS NO WHITE SHADED RECORD – THIS MEANS THERE WAS NO BURIAL

 

 

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