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Our Team

At Vospers Funeral Home our funeral directors are very much a part of the community, and are passionate about providing a professional and caring service. They have extensive experience in the funeral service and are available at any time to talk through your options with you.

Mike Aro


Mike started his funeral career in 1979 in Auckland, working for 8 years as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He achieved the Certificate in Funeral Services in 1983 after completing qualifications in both disciplines. After a short stint as a full-time Ambulance Officer, he joined the Central Institute of Technology, Trentham as the first full-time Tutor of Funeral Services, a position he held for two years. In 1992 he joined the NZ Police and served for 25 years, transferring to Taranaki in 1998. He retired from Police in 2017 and took on the role of Manager of Vospers at that time.
Mike has found that although the way funerals are organised has changed markedly in the past 40 years, the way that individuals experience grief has not. The raw hurt that results from losing someone you love often has a profound effect on your life and we as Funeral Directors have a responsibility to ensure that we provide services and guidance worthy of this high calling.

Jacqueline Cox


Jacqueline started her funeral career at Vospers Funeral Services in 2013 after a very successful career as a Travel Consultant and Manager. She brought with her a keen eye for detail and a vast array of organisational ability, which complemented the Embalming and Funeral Directing skills she learned. She studied at Weltec and graduated as a qualified Embalmer in 2016 and a qualified Funeral Director in 2019. She had the distinction of being the top student of her Funeral Directing course, an achievement that is a testimony to her empathy and skill, as much as her determination and was a reflection of her hard work.
Jacqueline’s over-arching philosophy is that she will do everything in her power to ensure every person she works with will be able to wake up the morning after the funeral having no regrets. It is about being able to make a difference in people’s lives.

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