Sharron started with Macdonald & Weston in December of 2012.
Sharron had a lot of experience from when she lived in Australia in Funeral Directing, and believes the most important part of her job is listening & communicating. In particular at the first meeting where the arrangements are made. “Having time to listen, not hurrying anyone, is so important in understanding what family’s needs are.”
In 2015 Sharron and her husband David bought Macdonald & Weston, so it remains a family owned and operated Home for the needs and wants for the families of Southland and surrounding districts.
Sharron obtained her Diploma in Funeral Directing in 2014 and her Diploma of Embalming in 2017. the Home also rejoined Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand in June 2015.
David started in 2015 to run the Casket/Back Room and to help out with Funeral Directors assistant duties. He’s often busy with the polishing and maintenance of the hearses and the fitting out of all the caskets , he also creates our DVD reflections/Slideshows and audio CDs, as well as doing Sound Technician duties as required.
All the casket preparation is done with attention to even the smallest detail. There is no job too big or small and it’s all done with a smile. David believes in that attention to detail with all he does, "if it`s worth doing, it`s worth doing well", his dedication helps a lot towards making things run smoothly.
Diane has always worked in Administration roles, but always aspired to working in a Funeral Home, and when the opportunity came along it was soon accepted. Diane works part time in the office, also enabling her to enjoy contact with the families. She has been part of the Macdonald & Weston team for the over7 years. Diane, for the last 18 years also works part time for a visiting Dermatologist. She is very involved in the local branch of the Southland Kidney Society in the role of President. She has two married adult children and five grandchildren who have all been a great support to her.