About Distinct Funerals
At Distinct Funerals, we are a family-owned business based in Southland, committed to offering a unique and personalized approach to funeral services.
Our goal is to guide families through the funeral process, from pre-planning to post-service support, with care, professionalism, and integrity.
We believe in delivering exceptional services and products, with full transparency in pricing.
Our team works closely with families to understand their needs and preferences, allowing us to deliver a funeral experience that truly honours and celebrates the life of your loved one.
The Distinct Team
Meet Anneke Campbell, a compassionate and experienced funeral director at Distinct. With a background as a registered nurse and Melanographer in New Zealand and abroad, Anneke understands the unique stories of each patient.
She is driven to personalize the telling of loved ones' stories for families, making her a leading figure in the field. Trust Anneke to guide you with care and create meaningful tributes that honor and celebrate the lives of your loved ones.
Meet Kath Hunter, a compassionate Funeral Director at Distinct. With 13 years of experience as a Practice Manager in the medical field, Kath brings expertise and dedication to providing personalized funeral experiences.
Trust Kath to guide you with care and professionalism, ensuring that every aspect of the arrangements is handled with compassion and attention to detail.
Meet Kellie Thompson, an experienced embalmer and dedicated funeral assistant. Committed to expanding her knowledge and skills in the field, Kellie is currently pursuing a diploma in funeral directing.
With her expertise and compassionate approach, trust Kellie to provide respectful and caring support during difficult times, ensuring your loved ones receive the utmost care and dignity they deserve.
Mandy Reti, a cherished community member for 35+ years, brings vast experience as a Maori Warden for 17 years. As a celebrant, embalming assistant, and funeral assistant, she radiates warmth and compassion.
Guided by "Aroha ki te Tangata Katoa" - Love for All People - Mandy supports families with respect, kindness, and care throughout the funeral process. Trust her expertise and comforting presence to guide you through moments of remembrance.
John Harris (AJ) MNZM
AJ, a proficient workshop manager and skilled craftsman specializing in casket making, also extends his assistance in funeral services.
Boasting an impressive 47 year tenure in the New Zealand Police, including an outstanding 37 years serving in the esteemed Armed Offenders Squad, AJ's unwavering commitment to his country merited him the prestigious recognition of being appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Meet Dalton, a dedicated Lead Designer specializing in exceptional funeral experiences for families in New Zealand. With a passion for creativity and personalization, Dalton infuses unique touches into his designs, creating memorable and meaningful tributes.
Trust Dalton's artistic vision and unwavering commitment to excellence to create a truly special tribute for your loved one.
Meet Devon Campbell, a talented graphic designer and compassionate funeral assistant. With a keen eye for design and a caring approach, Devon brings creativity and support to the funeral industry.
Trust Devon to create personalized and visually stunning funeral materials while providing empathetic assistance to families during their time of need.