A funeral director can be judged like any other professional or businessperson and there are reliable guides to follow. Select a person who is competent and efficient, and is courteous, kind and understanding, who has good character and a good reputation. Look for one who maintains an immaculate establishment, endeavours to make continual improvements to the quality and comprehensiveness of their service, gives honest value for their fee, is able to provide dignified and fitting services for people from all walks of life and religious persuasions and is one who is a member of an association that maintains strict guidelines and standards which must be adhered to.
David has worked within the funeral industry since 1996, directing many funerals and is a registered embalmer having obtained his National Certificates in Embalming and Funeral Directing.
In 1998, Alan began his career in the funeral industry. Like David, he also has all the professional certificates and registrations available through the New Zealand Funeral Directors Association and the NZQA.
Janice has attained the National Certificate in Funeral Directing and is the first registered female funeral director in Marlborough. The concept of women funeral directors is relatively new, however, there are times when a female touch is more appropriate.