Who Are We

Jason Morrison Funeral Services - A little bit of history

Jason Morrison began his career as a funeral director in 1986 working in 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, Jason decided the time had come to open his own. The decision to open in Warkworth was an easy one. Firstly, he was raised here... and being geographically distant from the funeral home which had given him his start in the trade, didn't cross any ethical lines, or compromise his personal principles. 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, enlarging the chapel, and incorporating 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 a few changes, but finally we have the perfect team... of honest, empathetic, professional, genuine and caring people.

Firstly our lovely Eddie, who has a wealth of life experience, a gorgeous sense of humour and a deeply empathetic nature. Eddie has his full New Zealand qualifications in embalming and funeral directing.

Nicola (Jason's wife) joined the team as a funeral director and qualified funeral celebrant. Nicola has studied grief in all it's forms, and so enjoys spending time talking to families who are struggling through their time of loss. She also brings many insights into her services, and combines these with excellent story telling skills in her eulogies (life stories)

Callum, who again brings his qualifications and life experience to our small family. He, like all our current team members, has a bone deep honesty, and a true passion for the emotional welfare of the families we take care of.

Debbie is our office manager, funeral assistant and monumental advisor. With over 30 years of experience in the monumental sector, she is perfect for this role. She also has a delightful, calm, genuinely caring personality, so manages our office and us, with absolute grace.

The latest recruit to our team is Gaye. Gaye brings an exciting new range of experience to our small family team. She has a genuine passion for people, has worked in the ambulance and fire brigade, and is now in training to become a funeral director, who will along with us all, besoul your funeral arrangements with kindness, care and genuine empathy.

Although every member of our team are unique, with their own specific skills, together we form a group of people who are passionate about the families we serve. Dedicated to making your time of loss, as easy as possible on you and your loved ones.

Which means, when the worst happens and you have to face the loss of someone you love... you and your family will be taken care of by our family of caring proffessionals. You can trust us to take care of as little, or as much as you need, and to ensure you are guided every step of the way.

Oh... and that gorgeous old car doing his best to blend into the background? That's Oliver... (Named after Jason's Granddad) He was originally built as a hearse in 1936, and after going through some tough times, was lovingly rebuilt by Howard Porteous until finally coming to live with us here in Warkworth. He is extremely handsome, very distinguished and is the perfect last ride for anyone who appreciates true craftsmanship.

Give us a call, and make a time to have a chat with us
  • What Our Clients Say

    "We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for helping us with the plaque for mum's grave. It is absolutely beautiful, and your kind and calm manner while helping us to make a decision was very much appreciated!!!!"

  • What Our Clients Say

    "Thank you for your thoughtful and caring funeral service for our friend and work colleague Alton. The Leigh Bowling Club provided more food and beer than we could possibly eat and drink and a great afternoon was had by all. Alton would have whole heartedly approved! Many thanks."

  • What Our Clients Say

    "My family and I would like to thank you all so very much for everything you did for our family. You made everything so much easier at this sad time. And thank you for attending to Fraser so beautifully."

  • What Our Clients Say

    "I just had to drop a line to say how much we appreciated your guidance through our recent loss of my beloved dad. From the moment we arrived, we felt as though we were with friends. Your calm efficient and friendly team, took care of everything for us... with attention to detail, helpful suggestions and thoughtful negotiations around some pretty difficult family tensions! It was all absolutely outstanding. Thank you so much for making this time a little easier on us all. We will never forget you."

  • What Our Clients Say

    "Dear 'Team' at Jason Morrison Thank you so very much for all you did to help with our dad's memorial service. Everything went like clockwork and we were so overwhelmed by your kindness and professionalism. You are all such lovely people, and so that's why this email is addressed to the whole team! Each one of you are an absolute asset to your business and I couldn't recommend you highly enough. Thank you so very much for making such a tough time for us all, so much easier."

  • What Our Clients Say

    "I would like you to pass on our personal thanks for conducting the Funeral of the Late Late Ross Cameron held at the Tomorata Rugby Club Hall on Wednesday 19th November. Your professionalism, advice, direction and empathy were of the highest standard. Thank you once again."

  • What Our Clients Say

    "A note to thank you all for your wonderful help to Dawn, Grahame and me in preparing mum's celebration of life. Nicola, your eulogy was perfect, as was your beautiful diction. We received many wonderful comments on your presentation and warmth. Our sincere thanks to each of you for your part in our farewell to our beloved mum, Raina/Lily."

  • What Our Clients Say

    "I could not have asked for a more perfect service under our circumstances. You did everything we asked and more. At such a time of grieving so much is not understood of what is required. With both your help, Jason and Nicola, it was achieved sincerely and sensitively. Death is a horrible time and as I had lost my Dad a year before you gave me a better service than I had experienced before."

  • What Our Clients Say

    "words cannot express adequately our most sincere thanks for your help, support, professionalism, kindness, empathy and sheer hard work on our behalf. We were confident in releasing Richard to the care of Jason Morrison Funeral Services, and to have you as the celebrant was outstanding. Thank you again for your support and kindness, we wish you well for the future."

  • What Our Clients Say

    "Thanks so much for your caring and professional approach. It made things much easier for me during a very stressful time. A number of people complimented you and wanted to 'book' your services! What higher compliment...?!"

  • What Our Clients Say

    "Thanks again for a truly excellent service for my Mum, we all thought the service was very fitting. One of my friends commented that he was surprised to hear you hadn't met mum your knowledge of her was so deep, well done."