Our History

Robert J. Cotton & Sons Ltd, established 1967.

Robert Cotton (Bob) established Robert J. Cotton & Sons Ltd. in 1967, starting in a small site on Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North. In the early years he was helped out by his eldest son Trevor, and younger son Ross, who both were working at a local joinery firm. When Robert passed away suddenly in 1972, Trevor took over the family business with the help of his wife Ruth.

In 1984, Robert J. Cotton & Sons Ltd. moved from the Tremaine Avenue premises to a larger, purpose built premises on Main Street.

In 1991, the Terracelounge was built on a site purchased on Broadway Avenue, at the back of the Main Street premises. This site was previously a car wash.

A further upgrade to the business was the extension to the Terracehaven Chapel which was completed in 1999.

Trevor, Ruth and Hayden still continue to operate the family business with the help of 3 other funeral directors on staff.

Getting in Touch

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