Mike Savage, Celebrant & Funeral Director
It is always my privilege to care for you
A compassionate ear
In times of grief when a loved one has died, would you know who to call?
With 30 years of experience as a funeral director/celebrant, Mike Savage has the compassion, empathy and professional skill, combined with God-given talents, to assist you and your family to prepare a service to celebrate your loved one’s life.
Mike is a well-known identity within the Tauranga community. He serves as a member of the Salvation Army, a JP, a Rotarian, a volunteer tutor with remedial reading at a Tauranga College, a volunteer for Riding for the Disabled former rugby player, rugby referee and amateur athlete in Tauranga. And he still likes to keep himself physically fit.
Mike believes it is an honour and privilege to minister to families who are experiencing grief, where he feels he has added strength to be a funeral celebrant and director.
The Tauranga community and its people is where he has been called to serve, however, there is no provincial boundary where he cannot go and minister.
The year 2020 was like no other but 2021 is here, and what is before us?
“I am not absolutely sure, but my service as a funeral celebrant and director will always be as it has been,” says funeral celebrant Mike Savage.
The mark of a good celebrant is someone who is willing to work closely with you, following your instructions whilst bringing your own ideas to create the right funeral service for you and your loved one. The celebrant’s role combines three qualities: a good listener, a good writer and a good performer.
Mike provides these qualities with compassion, empathy and professional skill, combined with 29 years as a funeral director and celebrant.
For Mike it is an honour and privilege to work alongside you and your family to create and officiate a unique service to celebrate your loved one’s life.
“Nga Mihi O Te Tau Hou, wishing you all a Happy New Year.”
If you would like to chat with Mike or for more information, call him on: 022 155 7204, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.mikesavagecelebrant.com
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Although Mike is based in Tauranga he is more than happy to travel throughout the Bay of Plenty and Rotorua areas in order to assist grieving families, his skill, knowledge and training work alongside his natural empathy for people who need his help. See the Services that Mike Provides. Mike works with all Funeral Homes and handles both Burials and Cremations and is available 24 hours a day.
With his wife Dorothy behind him Mike has a tremendous amount of Mana and he does not worry about what race or culture you belong to as in times of grief he will be there for everyone.
Mike married Dorothy in 1975 and are very much involved in the Tauranga Community. They have two adult daughters, Erana, who lives in Hamilton is a Police Officer. Taina lives in Tauranga and is a NZ qualified embalmer. Mike and Dorothy are delighted to have five grand children who enjoy their company as often as they can. Dorothy is an integral part of the business and supports Mike with her administration expertise. This also involves her speaking with people that she meets with regards to funeral arrangement enquiries.
Mike getting ready for a ride in a Harvard aircraft at Tauranga airport