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John Julia
John & Julia
John was born in Papakura.  In 1973 at the young age of 17 John became a part of the funeral industry. 

In 1981 he married his lovely wife Julia. 

Between 1989 to 1995 he flew with Air New Zealand for six years as a long and short haul cabin crew whilst still managing to work part time in the funeral industry.

For a number of years John managed a local funeral home, forging strong ties with locals, families, churches and agencies. John is a well respected and trusted part of this community.

In 2007 John and Julia established Ensom Funeral Services in East Street, Papakura, truly believing that there was a need for his personalised care.

Through many varied life experiences and by working and travelling overseas John relates to people from all walks of life.  He feels privileged to be able to provide a service to those who need gentle support, guidance and professionalism and assistance at such an emotionally charged time.

Julia, John’s wife has encouraged and supported John through the years.  She plays a major role in the funeral home being our part time Office Advisor and Office Manager.  She has a fulltime position as a Legal Secretary.

John and Julia in their spare time enjoy walking their dog Gina and spending quality time with friends and family.
Jo was born in Christchurch and has lived in the South Auckland area for the past 25 years.
She did her nursing training at  Greenlane Hospital and registered in 1977.  She continued to work at Greenlane in the
cardio-thoracic surgical unit until 1998.

For a period of six years Jo worked for Barnardos as a Family Support Worker working alongside families with care and protection issues.
With her warm personality and caring attitude, and a long time desire to be a Funeral Director, Jo entered the funeral industry and was lucky enough to train under John Ensom.  Over the years she has worked for a number of funeral homes gaining extensive experience and has been working latterly with John for over seven years.  Jo loves the challenge of being a part of a family funeral home.

Jo has two adult sons. She is a proud Nana of five.  Jo lives with her partner John in Papakura along with their little pug Lucy.
Toni was born and bred in Papakura.

Mum to Ella, a busy eight year old who enjoys dancing, swimming and school.

Toni is a key member of the Ensom team and takes pride in being part of a true family owned and operated business. 

Prior to entering the funeral industry Toni travelled extensively and worked in London for seven years.  Upon returning from England Toni settled back in her home town Papakura to be close to her family.   She became involved in the event management industry with her major projects being All Blacks Corporate Hospitality.

Following the sudden death of her brother Mark, Toni realised she could make a difference to bereaved families, bringing in varied life experiences.  Her ability to relate well to people of all walks of life sets her in good stead for the work that she does on a daily basis.