Our Team

WT Howard Funerals was founded in 1922, we have been an integral part of the Manning Valley, Great Lakes and Gloucester areas for generations. We are closing in on 100 years serving our region.

Our business has grown since its humble beginnings; William Thomas was a builder come coffin maker before turning to Funerals. We still operate from our original office located in Flett St, Taree and an office in Manning St, Tuncurry. We continue to have a personal presence in Gloucester.

Presently our key staff consist of the manager and Funeral Director Lloyd Ninham, First impressions officer Kirsty Ninham and Funeral Director Tracey Marriott. We also have a competent support team.

Lloyd Ninham, Funeral Director and Manager. When a previous career in manufacturing had come to an end due to restructuring, Lloyd made the decision to stay in the Manning Valley. Lloyd began his time in the funeral industry after the loss of his first son to still birth, this tragic event encouraged him to the funeral business. “Lloyd says that the funeral industry is not a career but more a passion to provide selfless care to families that need our dedication, care and direction”. Lloyd prides himself on a high standard of community and personal morals, ethical practices, professionalism and transparency, does not discriminate, believes no matter your personal or financial status he can help. Lloyd is coming up to his 9th year with WT Howard funerals.

Kirsty Ninham. Kirsty is the newest key member to the WT Howard team; also is the wife of Lloyd and continues the family theme within the business. She is our First Impressions Officer, and the face of our Taree office, she has only been with WT Howard Funerals for a short time and has fitted in seamlessly the team and taken much of her own time to come up to educate herself with all aspects of the business. Kirsty is a very welcoming and approachable person and with empathy and compassion. She brings prior management and counseling skills to the business. Kirsty and Lloyd’s loss of their first son, enable her to also understand the loss and grief that families experience.

Tracey Marriott. Tracey is our Funeral Director in the Great Lakes, Forster/Tuncurry region. she has experience, compassion and sincerity gained from her 13 years in the funeral industry, beginning her career with another local funeral director. Tracey is available in the Tuncurry office during business for arrangements and is well placed to attend to all your funeral related enquiries.