Who we are

Welcome, we're here to help at your time of loss.

Cloudy Bay Funeral Services is Marlborough's only locally family owned funeral home, and it is proudly owned and operated by David and Ann Buckley, and Alan and Liz Walker.

David grew up in Marlborough and after pursuing a carpentry career, he became involved in the funeral industry in 1996, and saw the opportunity to own his own funeral business in 2002.

Ann's family has a long Marlborough history. Her great-grandfather first came to settle in the district in 1890 and the family has remained for five generations. Ann has a Diploma in Secretarial Studies and works in the office, attending to administration and reception duties.
Ann and David
Ann and David Buckley
Liz and Alan
Liz and Alan Walker
Alan and Liz came to Marlborough in 1976 as teachers and have made it their home, raising 3 sons who are now all grown up. Alan's career in the funeral industry began in 1998 following many years teaching the intellectually disabled, hospital social work and other opportunities.

For over two decades Liz has been a well loved and respected teacher in Marlborough. She finished her B.ED. as an adult student at the same time her sons were at University. Her experience with other business ventures brings skills in office and accounting management, which is a welcome support to this business.

It's all about family.

Buckley Family

Buckley Family

Walker Family

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Janice Pigou

Janice Pigou has been with Cloudy Bay since the time of it’s opening. She is a Registered Funeral Director and Griefcare Coordinator. Amongst other things Janice spends her spare time reading, gardening, walking, travelling and the company of friends and family.


Pip Wratt

Pip has been involved in the funeral industry since 2009. She has a background of palliative care nursing at Hospice Marlborough and rest homes. Pip has lived in Blenheim all her life and along with her three children she enjoys surfing, fishing and spending time down the Sounds at the family bach.


Jo Renner

Jo started in the funeral industry in Christchurch in 1997, becoming a qualified embalmer in 1999. Moving to Marlborough with her two children for a change of lifestyle in 2005, Jo enjoys spending time with family, camping, hunting and all the Sounds environment has to offer. Jo, the monumental coordinator, assists families to make decisions about memorial stonework.