Our Team

H Morris has carefully chosen a team of people who understand what really matters when somebody dies. They understand the value of a meaningful funeral, whatever that may look like to your family. Each staff member brings a unique background, different skills and attributes to the team, our mix of staff and personalities means we have just the right person to care for your family when you need a funeral director.

The team at H Morris are skilled professionals and are supported by ongoing training and continuing education programmes. We are members of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand, meaning we adhere to a strict code of conduct and code of ethics, ensuring families can have peace of mind that their loved one, and they themselves, will be treated with the highest standard of care.

To find out more about the professional care our team offers, please click here or phone H Morris Funeral Services.

Robert Fear

Office Administrator

Robert is the first person you’ll meet at H Morris or speak to over the phone, as he manages our reception desk and administration processes. His background in IT and telecommunication systems is balanced out by a visual arts degree in jewellery making, photography and other artist pursuits. Robert is a creative, deep thinking and empathetic front person for H Morris. Robert lives with his artist wife and energetic dog Liquorice and enjoys the company of his teenage daughter. He can often be found late at night with a telescope studying the night sky.

Mark Cathie

Manager

Mark joined H Morris this year, with a varying background in television, corporate consulting and commodity, equity and currency trading. His experiences are well suited for his role as steward of the H Morris team, as is his passion for making a difference in a way that is respectful, caring, and meaningful for families that he and his team have the honour of helping, at the most difficult of times.
Mark and his team embrace diversity and are keen to continually engage with their community, which they are very proud to be a part of.

Dean Maxted

Assistant Manager & Funeral Director

Dean is a registered Funeral Director with FDANZ, and brings an interesting career mix to the job; previously qualified as a mechanic, he gained a Bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology and then spent 20 years as a Grip in the film and television industry.After doing this job for just on 7 years now, is naïve enough and just hopeful enough to believe that we matter; that in our sometimes short, sometimes long lives, we mean something to someone. A family man himself with two young boys, Dean is intuitive in looking after the families providing a service that enables them to mourn and celebrate appropriately. Dean does his job for the self-evident reason that we die, and that we matter, and that we care.

Holly Boreham-Lyne

Funeral Director

Holly grew up on the North Shore, going to school here before spending time in the UK where she worked as a qualified funeral arranger. On her return she worked at the North Shore Memorial Park cemetery and crematorium before joining the H Morris team in 2016. Holly’s compassionate and caring nature shows not only with the families she looks after but is very apparent in the community work that she is committed to. Holly, her mother and grandmother have clocked up decades of fundraising and support for the SPCA. After Holly’s mother died, she and her grandmother now continue this valuable community work together. A love of animals and nature is a strong component of Holly’s personality.  This year Holly is completing her New Zealand Funeral Directing Qualification. 

Jan Cairncross

Funeral Director

Jan brings a wide range of life skills and experience to the team, including qualifications in massage therapy and and experience working for the University of Auckland School of Medicine. Jan has a busy and energetic home life on the North Shore with her husband and school age children.  Her calm and capable manner is appreciated by the families she cares for. Funeral directing is something that Jan thought about for quite some time before deciding to take the opportunity to work in the industry.  This careful consideration is an example of her planning skills and attention to detail.

Jarrod Forshaw

Funeral Director

Jarrod prides himself on taking exceptional care of families he looks after. He always goes the extra mile to make sure that each final send-off is memorable and dignified. Jarrod is from the UK and now lives on Auckland North Shore with his family and dogs. His varied background includes many creative and artistic pursuits.

Adie Lecky

Funeral Director

Adie is a caring and approachable person, with many layers to her personality. Predominantly working in health care, a move into a funeral directing role was an easy transition for her.  Job satisfaction is high on her list and as a funeral director Adie understands the need to create a seamless experience and an appropriate funeral that will encompass the dignity of the people we love and also assist with closure for her families. Outside of her working life Adie is a keen musician, playing a number of instruments and currently in a very sought-after after band. You could also find Adie at the 19th hole of the golf course. With good intentions to get out and have a game - a busy life often prevents that. Often it is a toss up between golf and fishing….fishing tends to be the winner.

Gary Roy

Embalmer and Funeral Director Assistant

Gary has worked in funeral care for over 4 years. Originating from Scotland, Gary and his twin boys now live on the North Shore.  A talented comic book artist in his spare time and Instigator of many creative projects, Gary makes good use of these creative and artistic skills in his work.  He takes time and care with the presentation of everybody he cares for and finds challenging cases rewarding for the attention to detail and technical skills they require. Gary also assists the funeral directors on funeral services and the H Morris Team are trying to encourage him to transport his bag pipes to New Zealand.

Rebecca Fort

Embalmer & Funeral Director Assistant

Rebecca joined H Morris the beginning of 2017 and has always been interested in working for the funeral industry. She has a bachelor in Health Science and previously worked as a registered nurse with a focus on helping families and young people. Nursing and a background in makeup artistry allows Rebecca to provide a subtle but skilled presentation of the deceased. Rebecca is married and lives in Whangaparaoa Peninsula with her husband and cat.

Rebecca Nopera-Boyd

Embalmer & Funeral Director Assistant

Ko Tawhitirahi toku maunga
Ko Mamari Toku Waka
Ko Te Aupouri Toku Hapu
No Te Kao Ahau
Hei aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata
He tangata
He tangata
Nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa
No Rebecca Nopera-Boyd toku ingoa

After spending 8 years in Australia, Rebecca and her family recently returned to New Zealand so that she could pursue her career as an Embalmer after having previously worked in Australia as a Funeral Directors Assistant. Rebecca brings to H Morris and her community her enthusiasm of Tikanga and Whakawhanaungatanga with the hope that she can share and deliver the same understanding of the industry to the next generation and the wider community.

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H Morris Funeral Services 09 489 5737

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