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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

Master Funeral Director / Location Supervisor

Justice of the Peace

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 Director

Dale commenced his funeral career in 2007


Krishna Barlow

Funeral Director

Justice of the Peace

Krishna is empathetic and compassionate. She joined the team in January 2022 bringing along 30+ years of customer service and 15+ years of management knowledge. She has quickly established herself as an experienced Arranger.

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Pamela Francis

Mortuary Assistant

Justice of the Peace

Pam began her Funeral industry career in 2020.


Gary Newton

Mortuary Assistant

Gary has been a member of the port Macquarie community for over 20 years and brings a wealth of customer service experience.


Craig Marlow

Mortuary Assistant

Craig joined the team in 2022 and has extensive local knowledge and experience from the aged care arena.


Sandy Waser

Administration Arranger

Sandy moved to Port Macquarie from South Australia 8 years ago. She joins our experienced team with years of experience of her own in providing personal centered care. Sandy has various roles within Hastings Funeral Service.

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