About us

At Croft Funeral Home we take pride in providing a personable and professional service to our clients. One of the unique things us is we provide our clients a choice of funeral director.

We are experienced in this industry and can guide you, with integrity and discretion, through the legal requirements and practical details of organising a funeral. Call us (24 hours) on 0800 CROFTS / 0800 276 387 or 04 569 7072


Robert Sinclair


Robert joined the industry as a Funeral Director’s assistant in 1985 and in 1988 attained his Certificate in Embalming. In 1991 Robert returned to CIT and graduated as a registered Funeral Director. He was among the first group of graduates in New Zealand to receive a National Diploma in Funeral Services in 2000.  

Rob is an accomplished piper and has performed at a number of overseas venues including Australia, France and Scotland.  A highlight for Robert was his involvement in a successful tour of the U.K. performing in the prestigious Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2005.

 Robert is a member of the Rotary Club of Eastern Hutt and is the current convener of the Community Services Committee and the director for the 2009 year.

Helen Renor

Funeral Director & Administrator

Born in the Hutt Valley, growing up in Wainuiomata, Helen attended Chilton St James for her secondary education. She then trained and worked as a florist for 18 years before a new career path arose. Enjoying contact with people, Helen decided that the opportunity to join the funeral industry was a pathway to future opportunities, and commenced work in January 2010.

Helen lives and has spent her working career in the Hutt Valley and enjoys meeting and helping people requiring her assistance.

Helen has two children Mikayla and Jacob who are involved in many school activities and sports which Helen loves to be involved with.


Kylie Rau

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Kylie lives in Upper Hutt with her husband and two children.

Originally from the business banking and telecommunications industry, Kylie changed direction in 2009 and joined the funeral services industry, training as an embalmer.

Kylie finds it rewarding to assist families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. She likes to help do what she can to make a positive difference in their lives, as they come to terms with their loss.

In Kylie's spare time she enjoys staying fit and values spending time relaxing with family and friends.

Stephanie Van Campfort


Having grown up in the Hutt Valley, Stephanie these days enjoys living on a lifestyle property in Wainuiomata, with husband Karl and their two sons.

Having been the owner of a Beauty Therapy business, in operation for the past 12 years, Stephanie decided to expand her professional skillset and pursued a career in embalming, through Croft Funeral Home. Stephanie feels very honoured to be able to give your loved one the respect, dignity and personal attention they deserve, during their final journey.

In Stephanie's spare time she enjoys the outdoors and entertaining with family and friends.

King Lewey

The Boss

King Lewey has been part of the team from the beginning and has a passion to calm those struggling at such a crucial time in their lives, that have a passion for animals.


Croft Funeral Home is one of Lower Hutt’s longest established companies. Founded by James Richard (Dick) Croft in 1910, the business started out on South Street, Petone before moving to Lower Hutt in 1937. The current Osborne Place premises are a development of that building and remain the only purpose-built Funeral Home in the area.

The youngest son of James Richard Croft, Gavin Croft, joined the firm in 1943 and continued to run the business until his death in 1998. Today Croft Funeral Home is made up of a small dedicated group, including owner Robert Sinclair, retaining a long history within the local community.

Croft Funeral Home places a strong emphasis on staff training and utilises industry training providers (CIT, Weltec), ensuring staff are well ahead with innovative developments in the funeral service industry. We are able to guide family and friends through the legal requirements and practical details of organising a funeral with integrity and discretion.

Click on the slideshow below to see the history of Croft Funeral Home.



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