Our History

Founded in 1879 as Thomas and Griggs & Son Ltd, The Lychway Funeral Home is Palmerston North’s oldest funeral home. After four generations of family ownership, and more than 100 years of credibility, The Lychway Funeral Home took on its current form when once again the business went away from the Griggs family ownership and was bought by Ross and Raewyn Carey in May 2006.

The Lychway Funeral Directors Limited was formed in May 2011 as a 100% locally owned and operated business. Graeme and his team are proud to continue the traditions of this business whose foundations were set so many years ago by Thomas Griggs.

‘We show genuine caring in our relationships with our clients. We believe in the importance of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, confidentiality and integrity.’