Jason Morrison Funeral Services - A little bit of history
Jason Morrison began his career as a funeral director in 1986 working for an Auckland funeral home. Jason had always wanted to be a funeral director, and his gentle and empathetic nature combined with a fastidious attention to detail made him perfect for the role.
After spending five years with the Auckland funeral home, he decided the time had come to open his own. The decision to open in Warkworth was an easy one, as he was raised here... a local lad going to Warkworth Primary and Mahurangi College. So he found premises and, with the help of his dad, set about renovating it to include a small chapel and office, and in 1991 Jason Morrison Funeral Services was opened.
Over the years Jason has extended the premises a number of times, to include a large chapel, viewing rooms and two comfortable arrangement rooms.
Initially Jason was the sole operator in the business, but before long, word spread, and he could no longer cope alone. So began the search for just the right kind of people to work alongside him.
Over the years there have been many changes, until Dean arrived fresh from America a few years ago. His expertise and genuine charm endeared him to everyone, and as a fully qualified embalmer and funeral director, he stood well alongside Jason's own qualifications and extensive experience.
Shortly afterwards came Eddie, who brings with him a wealth of life experience and a deeply empathetic nature. Eddie is also now a fully qualified embalmer and funeral director.
Ten years ago, Nicola (Jason's wife) joined the team as a funeral director also bringing her skills as a qualified funeral celebrant and excellent (eulogy) story teller, to the business.
Four years ago Rosie joined the team, and she is now a fully qualified funeral director, embalmer and natural therapies consultant and embalmer. Rosie also brings with her a great deal of experience in photo shop, and like many of her - young - age, an ability to navigate around a computer like a professional!
Our most recent member of the team is Debbie. Debbie has a wealth of experience in the monumental sector, and has stepped into this role with ease. She also has a delightful, calm, genuinely caring personality, and manages our office and us, with absolute grace.
Although every member of this team is unique, with their own specific skills, together we form a group of people who are passionate about the local people we serve.
Which means we dedicated to making the time around the death of a loved one as stress free and easy as possible for all the families we look after.