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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 30 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, humour and caring attitude, Jo entered the industry 26 years ago and has gained much experience working with all types of families, dynamics and ethnicities.  Jo cares very much for the families she helps and over the years has made firm friendships.  She loves being a local Funeral Director.

Jo has two adult sons. She is a proud Nana of seven.  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 13 year old who enjoys dancing, netball 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.
Toni and Sparky
"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn't ever know we had."

2009 - 2022