Location Manager & Funeral Director
Steve Haddock lived in Rotorua for over 30 years, where he worked mostly in packaging and then as a chocolate maker. He was a funeral director in Rotorua for four years before moving to Porirua with his wife, Sue to be closer to their two boys and granddaughter. Steve began funeral directing to give something back to the community and enjoys helping families. When he’s away from work, he enjoys walking and fishing.
Anna Wolffram Dip.Embalm
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Anna grew up in Wellington and completed her college years at Wellington East Girl’s College, before spending the next few years working in the film industry. Anna joined Lychgate in 2012 as a trainee embalmer and has since gained the NZ Diploma in Embalming. In 2015 Anna was awarded the Lucentt Top Theory Student Award, the Noel McNee Memorial Award for Top Practical Student, and the Regal Supreme Award for Top Overall Student for 2014. Anna considers it a privilege to work with grieving families during what can be a very difficult time. In her spare time Anna enjoys music, the outdoors and spending time with her friends and family.
Morgan Lynch Dip.Embalm
Originally from Lower Hutt, Morgan is a qualified embalmer, a member of the New Zealand Embalmers Association and a supervisor for WELTEC embalming students. He has been with Lychgate since 2007. Morgan lives in Wainuiomata with his wife and 4 children. When not at work he enjoys completing projects in his workshop with his family and taking walks up to the Wainuiomata water tower.
Gaurav spent his early childhood in Nepal, before moving to India to achieve a bachelor's degree in Psychology. He then moved to New Zealand to study film making, whilst also volunteering at a funeral home in Auckland, subsequently realising his passion and commitment to helping families through difficult times. Following joining the funeral industry permanently, Gaurav moved to Wellington with his wife and very much enjoys living and working there. During his spare time he loves to watch movies, explore new places, play guitar and visit his family in Auckland.