Our Team

As a family funeral director, maintaining the quality of our service is, in no small part, due to the dedication of the whole team. Our funeral care team are more than employees, they are our greatest ambassadors. Only individuals motivated by the same ideals to exemplary customer service are welcomed.

With over 100 years' collective experience, our funeral team works seamlessly to ensure that our client's wishes are carried out both behind the scenes and on the day of the funeral.



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Rod McCormick

Location Manager

Member of Rotary

Rod comes to Hastings District Funerals with extensive Management experience and began his funeral career in 2020

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Jeffrey Smith

Funeral Director / Location Supervisor

Justice of the Peace

Master Funeral Director

Member of Rotary

Jeffrey began his funeral career in 1973 & is experienced in all aspects of the funeral industry.

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Dale Waterhouse

Operation centre Supervisor / Funeral Assistant

Dale commenced his funeral career in 2007

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Chrissy Veech-Farnant

Arranging Officer

Chrissy commenced her funeral career in 2009.

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Pamela Francis

Mortuary Assitant

Justice of the Peace

Pam began her Funeral industry career in 2020.