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Hope and Sons Ltd

Hope and Sons 2016

2016 has been another busy, productive and fun year for Hope's and its group of businesses. Michael and Jannette Hope are very proud of all the teams efforts this year, and it is always an honour to look after our many many families who need our services during the year. 

The way we get taken into families lives is humbling and it is a continues privilege to be able to assist our friends, family, and community at special times.

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Some of the Hopes team

Hope and Sons Christmas Function

by Megan Te Amo

This year the Hopes team went to Ironic Cafe and Bar for their end of year Christmas celebrations

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Dansey's Pass - Karen Smith (2012)

Hope and Sons Art Collection

by Megan Te Amo

The support for local art, having become a strong Hope family tradition, is reflected in the many works on display throughout our premises. 

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Michael Hope

Whitestone Funerals Ltd

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Hope and Sons Funeral Directors have just taken ownership of Oamaru's Whitestone Funeral Services.

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Bereavement Support Service Library

Bereavement Support Service

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Continuing Care - Although very important, the funeral is only the first step we take in 'saying goodbye'. 

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Dukes Road Crematorium

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Dukes Road is the only privately owned crematorium in Dunedin and opened in November 2015.

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Chestnut Villa Funeral Home, Mosgiel

by Hope and Sons Ltd

The Chestnut Villa funeral home is a beautifully restored historic kauri villa dating back to the late 1800's. 

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Palmerston Office and Viewing Lounge

by Hope and Sons Ltd

A local base for East Otago families, Hope and Sons office and family lounge. 

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Sophie is off to Melbourne!

by Hope and Sons Ltd

After nearly seven years Sophie Hall is leaving Hope and Sons to move to Melbourne!

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RSA President Lox Kellas and Michael Hope

Morning tea and art awards presentation for the Dunedin RSA and the Welfare Trust

by Hope and Sons Ltd

We were pleased to be invited to attend the Dunedin RSA and Welfare Trust morning tea and awards presentation on 14 December 2016.

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Matt Jenkins

Matt and Maggie Jenkins welcome Baby Ethan!

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Matt and Maggie are proud to announce the arrival of Ethan Jenkins.

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Congratulations to Chris and Bernie Bowen on the arrival of Baby Baylie Bowen!

by Hope and Sons Ltd

Chris and Bernie Bowen have just welcomed their baby girl, Baylie in to the world.

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Chestnut Villa Funeral Home - Hope and Sons Mosgiel

Hope and Sons Mosgiel - Now Open - Chestnut Villa Funeral Home

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

Mosgiel's new funeral home opened today, 12 September.

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Dunedin RSA 100 years old

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

A church service was held to celebrate the 100 years of the RSA on 11 September.

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AutoSpectacular 2016

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

On a beautiful spring day, 10 September, we had our vehicles at the Edgar Centre.

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Ten Pin Bowling - a great night

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

On Friday 9 September at Bowl-line an enthusiastic group of Hope personnel and their families enjoyed a night of bowling.

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Chestnut Villa - 41 Gordon Road

New funeral home consent issued

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

Hope and Sons - Mosgiel -  new funeral home has been issued its consent to operate by the Dunedin City Council.

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Chestnut Villa, 41 Gordon Road, Mosgiel

The Garden Lounge - fellowship and friendship

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

The Garden Lounge in Chestnut Villa, Hope and Sons new funeral home in Mosgiel, is an ideal place to get together, have a nice hot cuppa, and share some stories.

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Hope and Sons Mosgiel - 41 Gordon Road

Spending time together

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

The Front Room in Chestnut Villa, Hope and Sons new funeral home in Mosgiel, is an ideal place to visit and spend time with your loved one.

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Writing a Fitting Eulogy or Tribute

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

Why the Eulogy matters and how to craft a fitting one when it matters...

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Palmerston

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

A local base for East Otago families, Hope and Sons office and family lounge - Tiverton Street.

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Reflections of who we are: Michael, Jannette, Jodie and AJ Hope

Reflections of who we are: Michael Hope

by Megan Te Amo

With the Hope and Sons Art Awards 2016 theme of "Reflections of who we are" we were inspired to ask some of our staff to give their own personal reflections.

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Dukes Road Crematorium

Successful Open Day for Dukes Road Crematorium

by Hope and Sons Ltd

On Saturday May 21st we held an official open day for our Dukes Road Crematorium inviting the public to join us  from 1-3pm to demystify the processes around death, funerals and cremation.

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Dukes Road Crematorium

Dunedin's New Crematorium - official opening

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

Dukes Road Crematorium will be officially opened on Saturday May 21 2016 by Bishop, the Rt Rev Dr Kelvin Wright and Kai Tahu kaumatua Edward Ellison.

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John Finlayson

Cremator operator dedicated to the role

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

John Finlayson has a dual role working as a qualified funeral director for Hope and Sons Ltd, and operating the Dukes Road Crematorium.

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Matt Jenkins - qualified embalmer

Matt Jenkins Earns NZ Diploma and Top Overall Student

by Megan Te Amo

Matt completed his NZ Diploma in Embalming in October 2015. He graduated from Weltec on Saturday May 14, 2016 in Wellington. 

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Reflections of who we are: Gary Wybrow and Sophie Hall

Reflections of who we are: Gary Wybrow and Sophie Hall

by Megan Te Amo

With the Hope and Sons Art Awards 2016 theme of "Reflections of who we are" we were inspired to ask some of our staff to give their own personal reflections.

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Reflections of who we are: John Finlayson and Nicky Third

Reflections of who we are: John Finlayson and Nicky Third

by Megan Te Amo

With the Hope and Sons Art Awards 2016 theme of "Reflections of who we are" we were inspired to ask some of our staff to give their own personal reflections.

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Pastor John Stoddart, Michael Hope, and Colin Weatherall at Brighton RSA

Brighton RSA Service well attended

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

About 150 local residents attended the parade and service at the Brighton Hall. Guest speaker was Michael Hope JP.

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Making it Personal - remember...

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

Remembering is such an important part of the whole funeral process. To remember and accept those who are in the past - so it’s possible to move forward to the future.

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ANZAC

ANZAC Day 2016 Dawn Service

by Megan Te Amo

"We Will Remember Them"

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1961 Dodge Pioneer Beautifully Restored

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

318 V8 with push-button-shifted TorqueFlite automatic transmission fully restored by Hope and Sons and Rob Douglas Auto Restorations, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2015/16.

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"Take the Time to Talk" Awareness Week

"Take the Time to Talk" Awareness Week

by Megan Te Amo

The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand is running a national awareness week from 11 - 15 April 2016 aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to discuss their funeral plans and their final wishes.

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Art Awards 1998 - 2016

Hope and Sons Art Awards 1998 - 2016

by Megan Te Amo

The Hope and Sons Art Awards are a very successful biennial event, first starting in 1998. This year marks our 10th Art Awards.

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Survivor 2020 expo

Survivor 2020 Safer Journeys Expo

by Megan Te Amo

We are proud supporters of the Safer Journeys Expo which is designed to educate young people about safety in and around vehicles and to raise road safety awareness.

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Dignity Duck 

2016 Duck Race - People's Choice Award Winner

by Megan Te Amo

Dignity Funeral Services won this year's People's Choice Award in the corporate section of the 2016 Rotary Charity Duck Race.

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Nicky Third Graduation

Nicky Third Earns NZ Diploma

by Megan Te Amo

Nicky graduated from Weltec on February 24, 2016 in Wanaka.

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Hope's social night and BBQ

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

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Gordon Parry farewelled

ODT writer and columnist, Gordon Parry farewelled

by Megan Te Amo

Mr Parry (95) was the ODT's daily Prester John columnist for 12 years and for two decades wrote nostalgia column Memory Lane, before stopping in 2014.

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Te Whare Tamatea – Otakou

Farewell for the "chief of the Kaik", Marty Taiaroa

by Megan Te Amo

Hundreds packed into Te Whare Tamatea and the marae's grounds to pay tribute and farewell the highly-respected member of Te Runanga o Otakou.

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Jodie Hope

Funeral Work Both a Privilege and a Calling

by Hope and Sons Funeral Directors

Helping families through the most difficult times in their lives is both a privilege and a calling for Jodie Hope (21).

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Hope and Sons Duck

Annual Charity Duck Race 2016

by Megan Te Amo

We are proud supporters of community events and where we can we like to get involved! This year is our third time participating in the Annual Charity Duck Race. 

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