Macdonald & Weston`s Centennial

Celebrating Macdonald & Weston Funeral Home`s 100 Year Centennial.

100 years ago Kingsland & Ferguson became the Macdonald & Weston we know today, J. T Macdonald and H.P Weston placed an ad in the Southland Times on 9th August 1923 notifying the public of the change of ownership and officially promoted as Macdonald & Weston Funeral Home in January 1924. A lot has changed in 100 years, the phone number back then was simply 126.
The original company of Kingsland & Ferguson Ltd was founded in 1881 by Henry Kingsland, who was joined by William Ferguson and they continued to operate until 1910 when it was purchased by John Hays Pay and John Edward Taylor both employees of the original firm, and continued to operate as Kingsland & Ferguson until 1924 when the Macdonald & Weston was officially changed. The first manager of Macdonald & Weston Ltd was James Taylor Macdonald who died in 1945, who was followed by H. P. Weston until his death in 1956.

Thankfully some things never change, we still offer the same care and compassion that they did back then. Our motto for many years now has been Integrity, Compassion and Kindness, something we hold dear and use in our day to day life. We always strive to be different to other Funeral Homes, for us creating a unique and individual farewell to your loved one is our greatest wish.

For over 130 years Macdonald & Weston Funeral Home has provided a professional service to the public of Southland and the city of Invercargill and has always endeavoured to keep pace with the changing times with first-class premises, modern vehicles and equipment and respectful, compassionate and caring service to the public.

We are going to have an Open Day on 17th March 2024, so mark the date on your calendar. Our last Open Day was a huge success with over 300 people through in 3 hours, our only negative comment was after the event was that some had missed that opportunity to “peek behind the curtains” and get more information. We are still in the process of working out the logistics, so keep an eye on this spot for future updates.