About Us Our Team
People you can trust.
Part of the South Auckland community since the early 1960’s, Fountains Funerals & Monuments was owned by Lambert and Tresnor Fountain. The original premises were on Station Road, Papakura and then a move to Great South Road, where Lambert Fountain passed away in 1984.
Wendy Hunt – Manager
Wendy is a qualified Funeral Director and proud mum to her teenage son!
She has been at Fountains for nearly 20 years and love this life choice just as much today as she did when she first started. Wendy will always be grateful for the chance she was given to do work experience at fountains and then the opportunity to join the Fountains Team some months later. For her, now leading the team in Fountains name is a real privilege. What she loves most about her work is being there for people who need us at often very vulnerable times of their lives and having them trust us to care for the loved one they have lost. She also loves being able to support her team in their own career and life with balance.
Ross Martin – Funeral Director
Ross has been a key part of the Fountains team for ten years. He was drawn to this work following his own fathers’ death. Ross noticed when the funeral director came to see them, it felt like a huge weight was lifted from his and his family’s shoulders. For Ross, being there to help families through one of the hardest times of their life is the most rewarding part of the job. In his spare time, he enjoys pottering around on his lifestyle block, watching motorsports and spending good times with family and friends.
Brett Lake – Funeral Director / Bereavement Support
In 2012 Brett made a career change to funeral directing and hasn’t looked back. His Hospitality, Real Estate background and eye for detail enable him to utilise his natural abilities in working with people. Brett has a natural empathy for people and honoured to be involved in assisting families as they plan for the funeral service and celebrate the life of their loved one.
He spends quality time with family and friends and is a Big Buddy mentor for fatherless boys.
Rav Biswas – Funeral Director
Originally from India, Rav grew up in Nepal and moved to New Zealand to study IT in 2007. After completing his education, he began working for Auckland Council Regional Parks and Cemeteries, where he was introduced to the funeral industry and worked closely with many different funeral directors. For Rav, the desire to help people in grief led him to eventually becoming a funeral director himself upon joining Fountains in 2016. Rav has well and truly made New Zealand his home, and is very proud of his diverse Indian/kiwi family. Rav loves listening to music, spending time with his friends and family and his four year old son keeps him busy! Life is about to get even busier with another little one due next month.
Emma Love – Funeral Director / Bereavement Support
Having worked locally for a number of years as a marriage and funeral celebrant, Emma became increasingly drawn to caring for bereaved families. Having spent the best part of a decade running Fountains Bereavement Support service part-time, she joined the team permanently in 2019 as a funeral director. For Emma, caring for families with authenticity, compassion and respect is the most important part of her work. In her spare time, she is a self-confessed “drama queen”, heavily involved in community theatre.
David Wilkinson – Senior Embalmer
David started his career on Auckland's North Shore, becoming an embalmer after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Anatomy and Structural Biology. In 2012 he completed the National Diploma in Embalming, being awarded both the top theory and top overall graduate awards. After spending 2015 travelling Europe with his wife, he joined the busy team at Fountains Funerals and currently lives with his wife and 2 children in Waiuku.
Maggie & Linda – Customer Service
If you phone Fountains or come in to see us, chances are you will be greeted by one of these lovely ladies. With Linda and Maggie on reception, you will always be assured of a warm welcome and able assistance.
Bella – Chief Cuddly Cat
Bella walked into Fountains around 8 years ago and has been part of the fabric of the funeral home ever since. She’ll often turn up to offer a comforting cuddle to those who need one!