Andrew Maffey — Funeral Director
Andrew began his connection with Hope and Sons early, as he went through school with a couple of the Hope boys. Hopes always stayed in the back of his mind as a business he would like to be a part of.
As a Funeral Director Andrew enjoys that every day is different, and he gets to utilise his event management skills to pull together carefully thought out services. He finds dealing with people from all walks of life highly satisfying.
Andrew has had some memorable moments at Hopes including a funeral that concluded with him taking the hearse for a lap around Forbury raceway following a horse and driver while Kenny Rogers ‘The Gambler’ played through the PA system. Everyone cheered as the hearse crossed the finish line.
In his spare time Andrew can be found spending time with his wife Philippa (nee Hope) and kids Jack and Alex, cycling (road and mountain bike), and playing the occasional song on his guitar. His favourite place in Dunedin is cycling over Highcliff Rd, taking in the stunning views from all directions and descending down the hill at a cracking pace.
Andrew’s song of choice at his funeral would be ‘Southern Man’ (Denis Henderson).