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Olivia Grosh
Manager & Funeral Director

Olivia Grosh is the manager at the Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services. She has completed the National Diploma in Funeral...

Mark Johnson
Manager & Funeral Director

Mark Johnson is the Manager at Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services and also a registered funeral director...

Jessica Priston
Funeral Director

Jessica Priston joined the team at Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services in 2014. With an extensive background in medical...

Sam Kromstain
Funeral Director

Sam Kromstain is a Funeral Director at the Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services. He has worked previously in funeral service, but...

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Olivia Grosh
Manager & Funeral Director
Mark Johnson
Manager & Funeral Director
Jessica Priston
Funeral Director
Sam Kromstain
Funeral Director
Peter Strong
Funeral Services Director
Eva Brooks
Embalmer, National Diploma
John Anderson
Headstone Design
Vicky Conors
Embalmer

3 Columns

Olivia Grosh
Manager & Funeral Director

Olivia Grosh is the manager at the Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services. She has completed the National Diploma in Funeral Directing and, having been involved in funeral service for many...

Mark Johnson
Manager & Funeral Director

Mark Johnson is the Manager at Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services and also a registered funeral director. He has been in funeral service for 34 years, and in 2011 completed the National...

Jessica Priston
Funeral Director

Jessica Priston joined the team at Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services in 2014. With an extensive background in medical management, she has also run her own business, and had earlier...

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Olivia Grosh
Manager & Funeral Director

Olivia Grosh is the manager at the Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services. She has completed the National Diploma in Funeral...

Mark Johnson
Manager & Funeral Director

Mark Johnson is the Manager at Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services and also a registered funeral director...

Jessica Priston
Funeral Director

Jessica Priston joined the team at Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services in 2014. With an extensive background in medical...

Sam Kromstain
Funeral Director

Sam Kromstain is a Funeral Director at the Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services. He has worked previously in funeral service, but...

Our Team

Manager & Funeral Director

Olivia Grosh is the manager at the Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services. She has completed the National Diploma in Funeral Directing and, having been involved in funeral service for many years, is truly passionate about her work.

Olivia Grosh lives in Red Beach and is a member of the Lions, the Rotary Inner Wheel of Orewa and Whangaparaoa, the Silverdale RSA and the Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club. She enjoys walking on the beach, cooking, and retail therapy. Olivia Grosh has a son and daughter that are both in full time study. Her happy family also enjoys to spend their free time going for sports and attending a swimming pool.

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Manager & Funeral Director

Mark Johnson is a Funeral Director at Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services. Prior to his role at Forrest’s, James had worked extensively in the Auckland Council and Rodney Ward Cemeteries.

Throughout the past eight years he has endeavoured to help bereaved families in any way he can. He made a commitment to that ideal and joined Forrest’s team in 2012 where he continues to provide a professional and caring service. Mark Johnson has lived on the Hibiscus Coast all his life and is now raising a family of his own in the beautiful surroundings he knows so well and loves so much.

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Funeral Director

Jessica Priston joined the team at Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services in 2014. With an extensive background in medical management, she has also run her own business, and had earlier experience in the funeral industry.

Jessica Priston is happy to return to funeral directing as she finds it very rewarding to work with bereaved families and to look after their deceased loved one. She is also a Board Member of Connect Supporting Recovery, a non-government mental health service working in partnership with district health boards helping people affected by mental distress to live satisfying lives of their choice, whether it be through residential or training support.

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Funeral Director

Sam Kromstain is a Funeral Director at the Compassive Cemetery & Funeral Services. He has worked previously in funeral service, but he has predominantly worked in education, teaching in the Rodney area.

After losing members of his own extended family, Sam Kromstain decided to return to the funeral service to help families reconcile with the loss of their loved one. A keen boat builder and sailor, Sam Kromstain also enjoys time in the garden. He is married with two teenage sons and has lived in the Rodney area for over 25 years. He also enjoys life outside of funeral service, and takes part in sky-diving, going to the gym and overseas travel.

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