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Continuing the tradition of excellence!

Megan Te Amo —

Hope and Sons Funeral Directors are known for their high standards, attention to detail, and caring and professional manners - Celebrating 130 years!

On Saturday May 6, 2017 Jodie Hope graduated from The Wellington Institute of Technology with her National Diploma in Embalming. Jodie is the only daughter of Michael and Jannette Hope. 

Michael and his wife Jannette, are the fourth generation to represent the Hope family in the family-owned business which has been operating since 1887.

Following in her father's footsteps, Jodie received the Top-Overall Supreme Award, making her parents, and the rest of the team very proud of her efforts.

In 1989 Michael Hope received the equivalent to Jodie's Supreme Award upon his graduation, Michael graduated with the Top Practical, and the Top Theory Award.

A couple of years earlier, Johanna Kinvig (Funeral Director) received the Noel McNee Memorial Award (Top Practical Award).

In 2003 Andrew Maffey (Funeral Director) received the Top Theory Embalming Excellence Award and the Top-Overall Award.

Christopher Bowen (Embalmer) was the first to ever receive the Endeavor Award in 2005.

In 2015 Matthew Jenkins (Embalmer) received the Top-Overall Supreme Award.

Reflecting over the years, the service provided, and the number of Excellence Awards received it is evident that Hope and Sons Funeral Directors staff a highly skilled and passionate team. 

Hope and Sons are contemporary yet respectful of tradition, being a five generation funeral family caring for the Dunedin, Mosgiel, and Otago communities. 
Send Michael a message at michael@hopeandsons.co.nz