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Haven Funeral Services

Haven Funeral Services

About Us

Our Team | Our Location | Out ‘n’ About

Haven Funeral Services Limited has been owned and operated by Bryce & Carla Mounsey since 2004.

Bryce has many years of experience in the Funeral and Monumental fields and having worked for the former owner found working in this profession so rewarding that he purchased the business (formerly known as Dean Funeral Services).

Bryce and Carla live in Huntly. Bryce was born and raised in the district and has a twenty year professional career in banking and retail. Bryce is also a former elected member of the Huntly Community Board. Both are active in the local community, including being committed to church at the Lakeside Christian Life Centre.

Haven Funeral Services Limited can trace its origins right back to the very early years of Huntly with ownership transferring from names like W. Johnstone, H. Alder, N. McMahon, D & J. McMahon and latterly G. J. Dean.

Away from work Bryce enjoys family time with his wife Carla; daughters Melanie and Stephanie; and son, Cameron. Bryce attends church at Lakeside Christian Life Centre in Huntly, is a member of the Huntly Lions Club and served for many years as a member of the Huntly Community Board. Interests include collecting diecast model cars and trucks; boasting a pretty extensive model hearse collection of over 140 detailed models of varying scales, from the minute HO scale through to the impressive 1/18th scale. Learn More.

If the weather forecast is fine and work allows it, you may even find him out enjoying a ride on his 2018 Yamaha MT10 touring sports bike.

Bryce and Carla Mounsey
Our offices at 32 William Street, Huntly.
Bryce and Carla Mounsey

Haven Funeral Services Limited has been owned and operated by Bryce & Carla Mounsey since 2004.

Bryce has many years of experience in the Funeral and Monumental fields and having worked for the former owner found working in this profession so rewarding that he purchased the business (formerly known as Dean Funeral Services).

Bryce and Carla live in Huntly. Bryce was born and raised in the district and has a twenty year professional career in banking and retail. Bryce is also a former elected member of the Huntly Community Board. Both are active in the local community, including being committed to church at the Lakeside Christian Life Centre.

Haven Funeral Services Limited can trace its origins right back to the very early years of Huntly with ownership transferring from names like W. Johnstone, H. Alder, N. McMahon, D & J. McMahon and latterly G. J. Dean.

Our offices at 32 William Street, Huntly.

Away from work Bryce enjoys family time with his wife Carla; daughters Melanie and Stephanie; and son, Cameron. Bryce attends church at Lakeside Christian Life Centre in Huntly, is a member of the Huntly Lions Club and served for many years as a member of the Huntly Community Board. Interests include collecting diecast model cars and trucks; boasting a pretty extensive model hearse collection of over 140 detailed models of varying scales, from the minute HO scale through to the impressive 1/18th scale. Learn More.

If the weather forecast is fine and work allows it, you may even find him out enjoying a ride on his 2018 Yamaha MT10 touring sports bike.

Bryce with his model hearse collection.
Funeral procession, Ralph Mine Disaster. 1914. Photo courtesy of Huntly Museum.

Our Team

Bryce Mounsey - Owner/Director

Bryce has many years of experience in the funeral and monumental industry and is a competent funeral director and embalmer.

Having worked for the previous owners for six and a half years, Bryce had the opportunity to purchase the business in 2004 and continues to be actively involved in all aspects of the business.

Bryce comes from a 20 year professional banking background, has an eye for detail and always looks for opportunities to put his artistic skills to good use.

As a qualified monumental mason Bryce is able to carry out all aspects of memorial and headstone work – whether it is a refurbishment of an existing memorial or making a choice for a new one – Bryce will ensure a most professional job is done.

Waihine Rotana – Funeral Director/Embalmer

Waihine was born in Hamilton, Wai spent her schooling years in Maramarua and then later in Huntly.

She proudly worked for Brian Tinney Motors in Huntly for 3 years and then went on to work in customer service in Hamilton and then for a time in Melbourne.

On returning to Huntly she was offered the opportunity to work for Bryce at Haven, which she has done for more than ten years and is a Funeral Director, Embalmer and assists with memorials.

Her caring nature and customer service skills are at the forefront of her mind with everyone she meets.

Waihine is committed to church and in her spare time loves trekking, studying theology, community work involvement, music, family, playing billiards and eating cake.

“I feel extremely blessed to be working in this industry and to assist and guide families through extremely difficult times”.

Carla Mounsey - Office Manager/Receptionist (Monday/Tuesday/Friday)

Carla has been quietly in the background of the business since purchasing it in 2004. The opportunity arose for her to participate more actively and has returned to assist with reception and front office duties, and even lends a hand with catering when required.

When not at Haven, she enjoys gardening when the weather permits.

Our Location

We are conveniently located in the centre of the North Waikato district, between Auckland and Hamilton cities. Our premises consist of funeral home, mortuary, memorial showroom, 120 seat chapel and reception lounge.

We service towns such as:

  • Huntly
  • Te Kauwhata
  • Taupiri
  • Ngaruawahia


Along with the many small rural settlements including: Waerenga, Pokeno, Mercer, Meremere, Orini, Tahuna, Glen Murray, Onewhero, Waingaro, Glen Massey, Pukemiro, Glen Afton, Te Kowhai.
We are also able to facilitate funerals in Hamilton, Tauranga and Auckland cities or wherever it is necessary.

Our services also include repatriation throughout New Zealand and overseas.

The Chapel of Memories

We are conveniently located in the centre of the North Waikato district, between Auckland and Hamilton cities. Our premises consist of funeral home, mortuary, memorial showroom, 120 seat chapel and reception lounge.

We service towns such as:

  • Huntly
  • Te Kauwhata
  • Taupiri
  • Ngaruawahia

Along with the many small rural settlements including: Waerenga, Pokeno, Mercer, Meremere, Orini, Tahuna, Glen Murray, Onewhero, Waingaro, Glen Massey, Pukemiro, Glen Afton, Te Kowhai.
We are also able to facilitate funerals in Hamilton, Tauranga and Auckland cities or wherever it is necessary.

Our services also include repatriation throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Out 'n' About

1936 Dodge Hearse Restoration Project

Our Dodge Hearse in 1964 at its prime.

Our journey began in 2012, when we rescued a vintage hearse from a dusty farm shed in Taupiri, New Zealand.
Originally built in 1936, it had a fascinating history, serving for decades before landing in our hands.

Follow along as we breathe new life into this classic vehicle.
We’ll delve into its past, witness the intricate restoration process, and celebrate the dedicated individuals who are making it all possible.

Buckle up, as we bring a piece of automotive history back to its former glory!

Passion for Industry drives Model Hearse Collection

A long time passion for collecting diecast models extended to collecting hearses as a result of Bryce starting a career in funeral directing in his hometown of Huntly, firstly with Dean Funeral Services and then purchasing the business in 2004, changing the name to Haven Funeral Services.

This impressive collection was started when Bryce and Carla bought the business and now numbers in excess of 100 models of all shapes and sizes. The scale models range from tiny HO scale through to an impressive 1/10th scale hand built horse drawn funeral coach. The collection includes hearses from 1904 through to the recent times.

All the popular makes are represented like Cadillac, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Mercedes, Ford, Packard and the list goes on. Many of them are quite collectable and it is getting increasingly more difficult to source new additions to join the fleet.

Haven Funeral Services

A place of rest. A place of solace. A place of shelter.

Freephone –
0800 142 836

24 Hour Phone –
07 828 7629

Email – info@havenfunerals.co.nz

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