Sharron started with Macdonald & Weston in December of 2012.
Sharron had a lot of experience from when she lived in Australia in Funeral Directing, and believes the most important part of her job is listening & communicating. In particular at the first meeting where the arrangements are made. “Having time to listen, not hurrying anyone, is so important in understanding what family’s needs are.”
In 2015 Sharron and her husband David bought Macdonald & Weston, so that it remained a local family owned and operated Home for the needs and wants for the families of Southland and surrounding districts.
Sharron obtained her Diploma in Funeral Directing in 2014 and her Diploma of Embalming in 2017. The Company also rejoined FDANZ( Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand in June 2015 and was invited to join the NZIFH, New Zealand Independant Funeral Homes in 2018
David started in 2015 to run the Casket/Back Room and to help out with Funeral Directors assistant duties. He’s often busy with the polishing and maintenance of the hearses and the fitting out of all the caskets , he also creates our DVD reflections/Slideshows and audio CDs, as well as doing Sound Technician duties as required. He is also our main Designer, designing our Sevice Sheets, Memorial Books Etc, Etc.
All the casket preparation is done with attention to even the smallest detail. There is no job too big or small and it’s all done with a smile. David believes in that attention to detail with all he does, "if it`s worth doing, it`s worth doing well", his dedication helps a lot towards making things run smoothly.
Deborah started with Macdonald & Weston in February 2019. Deborah is a qualified mortuary technician and brings with her 13 years of experience in this field. Along with her practical experience she has a caring, kind & compassionate nature which will be an asset in meeting the requirements of families in their time of need.
"To make a difference in someones life you don’t have to be perfect, you just have to care”
Deborah holds the position of trainee funeral director and embalmer.