Our People

Richie Waters

Managing Director / Funeral Director / Embalmer

Richie’s youthful appearance and manner belies his experience and expertise as a qualified Funeral Director and one of the region’s best embalmers – driven by a near-death experience as a child.

His almost 30 years’ background in caring and bereavement gives him a unique ability to understand your needs and feelings, focusing on your wishes, ensuring that your expectations are met. Although he’s on call literally 7 days, he’s also proud father to 3 children with Caroline and makes time to share in their activities.

Ivan Waters


You may have heard of Ivan through his successful memorial and concreting business that works around the region.

But not everyone know that he is also a founding Partner and Director of our funeral business – and works with us behind the scenes as an embalmer.

Ivan is not only Richie’s business partner, but also his father – a relationship reflected in the dedication to service that both bring to you and your family.

Caroline Waters

Manager of Operations 

Caroline has an acute awareness of grief and loss and understands the challenges that can confront you and your family at a vulnerable time. Most times, she’s working behind the scenes, liaising and networking with community agencies, health providers and associated groups.     Caroline’s diligence, gentleness and empathy provides valuable support to our funeral team, ensuring you get the response and efficiency you’d expect when you entrust arrangements to us.

Lynda Sloman

Funeral Director

You could consider yourself “blessed” having Lynda alongside you arranging your loved one’s funeral.

A Funeral Director since 2008, Lynda previously worked as a caregiver with dementia patients and those at end of life. She was also for many years a coordinator of home care for the elderly and disabled.

Although working between our two homes, Lynda is based in Pukekohe where she moved because of her love for the area. Outside of work hours, you’ll usually find her with her children and two grandchildren.