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Borthwick Kauaʻi Mortuary has served families on Kauaʻi since 1928. Located in old Kōloa town, the funeral home is about 20 minutes from Līhuʻe, near St. Raphael Church. Borthwick Kauaʻi Mortuary is a Poʻipū Road landmark, resembling a plantation building that hints of Kōloa’s history of Hawaiʻi’s first sugar cane plantation.

At Borthwick Kauaʻi Mortuary, we are honored to be a member of our community for 90 years and have established lasting relationships with generations of families. We appreciate and celebrate the diversity of Hawaiʻi and are non-denominational, welcoming all religions, cultures and backgrounds. We offer a selection of memorialization options, and we are dedicated to honoring the wishes and traditions of each family.

A Kōloa landmark funeral home

Chapel at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Borthwick Kauaʻi Mortuary has a chapel that seats up to 150 guests. The chapel has audiovisual equipment and an outdoor dining area for catered receptions. The facility is in a peaceful setting, surrounded by the natural beauty of Kauaʻi.

We are a proud team of dedicated professionals with several decades of experience in various funeral customs and traditions. We also take pride in having families represented with an up-to-date fleet of vehicles that are replaced every few years. A family’s comfort is very important to us.

Please contact us to plan a celebration of life for your loved one.


Borthwick Kauaʻi Mortuary was established in 1928. The funeral home was originally operated by the Medeiros family. Hawaiian Memorial Life Plan acquired the funeral home in 1987 and renamed it Borthwick Kauaʻi Mortuary.

In 1992, Borthwick Kauaʻi Mortuary became a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. As a Dignity Memorial affiliate, we are able to offer exclusive benefits to the families we serve, such as our Relocation Protection Program.

After many decades of serving our community, it is our goal to serve each family with compassion and respect.

Public servants program

In recognition of the courage and selfless service of those who keep our communities safe, Dignity Memorial providers offer honorable funeral tributes at no cost for career and volunteer law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel who fall in the line of duty. In addition to providing funeral, cremation and burial services, the program extends counseling services to their families.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Trisha was professional and so kind. She helped everything flow smoothly."

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September 2020

"Very compassionate Funeral director especially during the corona pandemic times."

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April 2020

"Parents should talk to their family members about funeral plans they have & encourage their children to purchase plans as soon as possible."

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April 2020

"Human, involved ,compassionate ,desinterested , and beyond the call of duty attitude from all personnel reflect a true company ethos"

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October 2019

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