Johanna Kinvig — Assistant Manager, Funeral Director
Johanna was an embalmer before she became a funeral director. Initially an advertisement in the paper for a position at Hopes sparked her interest back in 1984. What she enjoys most about her job is being able to take care of both the person who has died, and the family they leave behind.
Funerals offer an opportunity to say goodbye in a way that holds significance for the family, one memory Johanna has of a unique service was a casket spray-painted with photo images that had significance to the family.
With a broad range of hobbies and interests Johanna enjoys pilates, cooking up a storm, reading, catching up with friends, spending time with her two dogs Hunter and Lilli, gardening, book club, and being involved in Rotary.
St Clair is her favourite place in Dunedin and the song she would have playing at her funeral would be ‘First of May’ (Bee Gees).