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Wendy Richardson

Wendy applied for the position of funeral assistant and we are so glad she did.

She is a happy, warm, practical and caring person and fits into our team so well.

She lives locally to the Albany branch with her husband of 20 years – Darryl – and their two children – a boy and a girl.

They have a small farm with cows, chickens, a dog, a cat and two budgies! They live an active family life enjoying travelling, hiking and biking.
Wendy’s previous experience was in signwriting so this is a real change of direction for her.

She is a keeper!



Lynnette joined State of Grace in 2017, working at our beautiful cottage in Albany. As well as attending to all the administration and accounts duties, she steps in to assist the funeral directors when required.  She ensures our cottage is always looking its best, making it a comfortable and comforting space for our families.  Her co-ordination and multi-tasking abilities play a vital part in the smooth-running of operations at our North branch.  She can make a lovely cup of tea and pass round the home baking and the tissues at the same time.

Lynnette lives with her husband on the North Shore, having moved from Christchurch. Her son is based in Sydney doing a post graduate degree.

Lynnette is warm, kind and easily approachable. Besides volunteering for several organisations including Bellyful and Days for Girls, she keeps herself busy by quilting, walking, doing Pilates and reading. She has been called an angel on more than one occasion.