As their company philosophy is, ‘Nothing is too much trouble,’ you can imagine what sort of people work for Dil’s Funerals. They’re great listeners for a start; getting to the heart of what you want is the key to a beautiful funeral. They’ll make suggestions, give advice but always try and see things from your viewpoint. They’re creative thinkers who get huge satisfaction from delivering exactly what a family has in mind for a funeral. Most importantly, they’re genuine people who want to help others who are going through a difficult time.
Everyone on the Dil’s team is experienced in working with bereaved families and someone will always be available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Stephen Dil is the Managing Director and is the third generation to lead the family business. With a focus on the strategic direction of the firm, he is always looking for ways to better serve families. Stephen holds the National Diploma in Funeral Services, has a BBS (Management) from Massey University and an MBA from the Smeal College of Business, Penn State. Stephen is currently President of the Funeral Director's Association of New Zealand (FDANZ), a trustee of the Funeral Service Training Trust (FSTT), and the FDANZ Funeral Trust.
Lindsay Dil is a Funeral Director, and keeps in close contact with the family business, and the work that he loves, with a part-time role as a funeral director. It is an intrinsic love of people that keeps him engaged and connected. Lindsay brings invaluable experience and knowledge to his position, and helps cement the strong family atmosphere that continues to make Dil’s the exceptional and highly-regarded organisation that it is today.
Wade Downey is the General Manager, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in the funeral profession to his role of General Manager. The strength of his background enables him to oversee the daily running of the company with outstanding knowledge and skill. In an environment that can be unpredictable at times, you can always count on him for consistency and clear thinking. He is highly qualified with a Diploma in Funeral Services and is a former President of the New Zealand Embalmers Association (NZEA).
There are many more dedicated members of the Dil’s team and this carefully selected, experienced team are very much part of the family and from them you can expect a very warm and personal level of service.