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Trish Williamson

As mum to 3 adult children, Trish’s previous careers in education and the airline industry, have helped to hone her people skills and understand what truly exceptional customer service looks like. As part of the State of Grace team, Trish is focussed on providing an empathetic approach to families along with a practical understanding of what needs to be taken care of when someone dies.

Losing her beloved mum and mother-in-law within a short space of time, means Trish knows what it feels like first hand to lose those nearest and dearest. Her calm and caring approach to those facing the shock of losing a loved one, reflects the State of Grace values of supporting families in a loving and respectful way.

In her spare time Trish is a marriage and funeral celebrant and lives in Mt Eden with her husband Rick and their two fur babies.She likes to walk and read and is an avid musical theatre fan.



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.