Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Funeral Director

From broadcasting to sales to teaching to financial services, Richard has had a broad and varied career which provides a wealth of experience in business and people management.   Married to Casey since 2003, Richard officially joined the business in 2015, however he has been involved with Eagars Funerals since 2007.  As the business has continued to grow it presented an opportunity to be involved in a more active capacity.  Richard is loving the people contact and being in the privileged position of working closely with families as they create a special farewell for their loved one.   Outside of work Richard enjoys spending time with his children - but, with being teenagers, that's getting harder to do!  He's also a bit of a geek when it comes to technology...!

Kelsey Kearns

Kelsey Kearns

Assistant Manager

Kelsey cares! The obvious theme throughout her various roles which have included nail technician, care giver, mother and house renovator demonstrates her love of people.  Drawing on all these experiences convinced Kelsey that funeral service was a natural fit and since joining the funeral industry in 2016, hasn’t looked back.  She prides herself on the care and attention to detail in looking after others family members and Kelsey’s warm personality quickly puts everyone at ease. Kelsey is a proud mum of Tyler.  Exercise plays an important part in life outside work with running, netball and boxfit keeping her active. While she loves travel and experiencing new cultures, Kelsey still can’t bring herself to eat seafood! The diversity of the funeral industry, the people, the rituals and being part of telling the life story of those who have died are some of the many reasons Kelsey loves her role and is a valued member of the Eagar family.

Casey Martin

Casey Martin

Manager

As a third generation Funeral Director, Casey brings a wealth of experience to Eagars Funerals. Casey joined the business in 1992, helping her father, John, after she returned from training race horses in Japan. This temporary assistance grew into a full time role and Casey has been actively involved in the business ever since. Following John’s sudden death in 2004, Casey stepped up to run the business and has successfully managed the business along with a busy family life.   Married to Richard and mother to Isaac and Emerson, Casey places great value on family and applies that to Funeral Directing by ensuring families are supported, informed and cared for at a difficult time. Casey takes pride in the fact that Eagars Funerals works to provide individual, tailored services and has a reputation for being Taranaki’s caring professionals.   In 2015, husband Richard joined the business full time and has taken over much of the day-to-day operations, allowing Casey to focus more time on the community.  If you would like Casey to speak to your group or organisation please contact our office.