Our Team

We believe, in your time of need, that providing you and your family with professional care and compassion is essential in helping you say goodbye in such a way that is personal and meaningful.

At Eagars Funerals we can empathise with families because we have walked in those shoes; we know the importance of having family around you at funerals. When we say we care for loved ones, we care for them as if they were a member of our family.

 

We know that it eases the pain and grief by having the ritual of a funeral service and the importance of saying goodbye in a style that best suits the family. A funeral is about getting everything right, both big and small - our ultimate aim is to have families come and say Mum and Dad would have been proud of the service we have helped them to create.

Casey Martin

Casey Martin

Managing Director

As a third generation Funeral Director, Casey brings a wealth of experience to Eagars Funeral Services. 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 assumed the role of Managing Director 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 Funeral Services 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.

Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Funeral Director & Embalmer

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 and a director of the company since 2007, Richard has been involved with Eagars Funeral Services for well over a decade.  As the business has continued to grow it has presented the opportunity to be involved in an 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 and supporting their many endeavours – from cricket to dancing and rugby to gymnastics.  He also makes great beer with his micro-brewery so be sure to ask for a sample when you see him!

Kelsey Kearns

Kelsey Kearns

Funeral Director & Embalmer

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 married to Scott and 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.

Glenn McLean

Glenn McLean

Funeral Director & Embalmer

For close to two decades Glenn was in the heart of the community in a variety of roles as a journalist for the Taranaki Daily News.  That time was spent getting to know a wide range of people and sharing their varied stories.  Anyone who follows Taranaki sport will also be familiar with Glenn as he spent many an hour and weekend on the side lines of fields and courts throughout the province.  After finishing with the Taranaki Daily News, Glenn took up a role as the communications and media manager for the Hurricanes in Wellington where he spent two seasons.  However, the pull of home has proven too strong, as he has returned to live and work again with the people in Taranaki.  A father of two teenage sons, Glenn can be found most days on the Coastal Walkway where he soaks up the sea air while greeting the many regulars who share it. 

Glenn Kalin

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Born and bred in Taranaki, Glenn joins the Eagar’s team with many years experience in sales and customer service in both the homeware and automotive industries.  He has always enjoyed the people contact, in particular, listening to his clients needs and supplying the right solution in both a friendly and professional manner. Married to Emma for over 20 years and a super proud father to three teenage boys, Glenn holds family values very close to his heart, and loves to support and encourage their talents within their own unique personality. As a man of Faith for over 30 years and being involved in various leadership positions within his local church, Glenn believes his experience in working alongside people from all walks of life plays a vital part in connecting with and supporting families as they farewell their loved ones. Glenn is an avid sports follower and in his spare time hits the pavement to keep fit, loves a good movie and spending quality time with his beautiful family.

Nicky Bryan

Administration

After a break away from working within the funeral industry, Nicky has returned to a role that she loves.  You may have already come across her at a wedding or funeral when she has led the service as celebrant. She now brings all her experience to Eagars Funerals, joining the team as our first contact in the office. Born and bred in New Plymouth, Nicky has many ties to the community through the organisations she has assisted. You will find her proudly supporting her three sons in their sporting endeavours or maybe just out and about as she enjoys various walks. When you speak with Nicky at Eagars, you can be assured of her sincere desire to make a difficult time less stressful for you. She brings many years of experience to her role and we are sure you will find that knowledge and understanding helpful to you and your family.

Spencer the Dog

Spencer the Dog

Chief Comforter - RIP 16 Oct 2020

Spencer the schnauzer loves to welcome people with a friendly bark and a wag of his tail.  You'll often find him sunning himself on the front porch or greeting other dogs as they walk through to the cemetery or Te Henui walkway.  Spencer loves people and many families - especially with younger children - welcome the distraction he provides.