About Us

Looking after Hamilton families since 1965

James R Hill Funeral Directors was established by James R. Hill in 1965 to provide a service for people in the Hamilton area. Known as Jim, he worked for his father as a polisher and cabinet maker and then later for E.G. Scrimshaw Funeral Directors. He was lucky enough to be a gold medal winner at the Commonwealth Games in Perth for rowing and, on his return to Hamilton, he decided to set up a funeral directing business in Fairfield. After 24 years at the helm, Jim retired in 1989 and sold his business to Graham Hallam, who recently retired in 2013.

Now located in Claudelands (Central Hamilton) on Grey Street, James R Hill offers a range of funeral services for families in the community. We have a large, modern chapel in Cook Street and a very comfortable reception lounge which offers full catering services.

Our team pride themselves on being able to offer a full range of funeral services and providing exceptional care which is friendly and above all sincere. Our strong reputation comes from our experienced funeral directors and support staff who are passionate and dedicated, to ensure families can have peace of mind at a very difficult time. It is important to know that you can depend on James R Hill’s professionalism to help you with all the arrangements and details to ensure a funeral service flows smoothly.

James R Hill Funeral Directors is an InvoCare New Zealand Ltd funeral home. InvoCare New Zealand Ltd is the largest provider of funeral services within New Zealand, with a comprehensive network of more than 20 funeral firms and associated businesses. By joining together we are able to share professional development and industry knowledge, and set higher standards in the funeral profession nationwide. To ensure we continue to set higher standards, phone calls are recorded for quality assurance and training purposes.

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James R Hill Funeral Directors on (07) 855 5541