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Testimonials Archive

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A selection of comments received from services I have recently taken – I have many, many more and you are welcome to see the originals.

"I just wanted to thank you for the lovely service which you took for my late Father.  The service really did go just as you had told us it would, we never had to think for ourselves on the day and it was truly fitting for a man who had requested a non religious send off. Everyone commented on the service and said how lovely it was and how it reflected Dad so well. Losing our Dad has been a distressing and upsetting time and having to plan a funeral has been obviously very difficult, just wanting everything to be right has been a huge worry, one which was made a lot easier thanks to you."

"Thank you for your kind words at the funeral service, everyone commented on what a lovely service it was.  Thank you once again."

"Many thanks for the caring and professional manner in which our son’s funeral was carried out."

"We would like to thank you for the service you gave at our sister’s funeral. We appreciated all the kind words and lovely music which you chose to fit in with the thoughts which we had given you previously."

"I would like to thank you for the service you did for my dad. It was a lovely service; exactly what we wanted.  You did us proud."

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"just wanted to say thanks for the lovely service you conducted yesterday for my Mum. It was exactly what I wanted"

"I just wanted to thank you so much for the service you performed for my mum yesterday. I was absolutely perfect and just what dad and I wanted. You spoke of my mother in a wonderful way and I can’t tell you how many comments I had afterwards saying what a wonderful service it was and how personal to mum it was. I wish you could have heard all the good things people had to say.  Thanks to you our day for Mum was very special."

"I would like to say thanks on behalf of myself and the family for the lovely service you conducted for my husband’s funeral.  It was just as we wanted.  Your kindness and sympathy was much appreciated at such a difficult time."

"Thank you so much for such a lovely service for my husband you did us proud, it was as if you had known him personally by the way you spoke.  Everyone said how much they enjoyed the service and many asked me for you name."

"Thank you for doing such a lovely service yesterday.  Everyone said that you did Dad proud.  You had so many complements; people thought you must have been a friend of Dads by the way you spoke.  We all thought it was a true celebration of his life.  Thank you making it so very special."

"Thank you for the wonderful send off you gave to my wife. Many people have commented on how lovely the service was. The way you read my final words were just as I would have liked to have done had I had the strength to say them. I really appreciate the way you took over the reading from my son when asked to at the last minute."

"On behalf of my wife and the family I would like to say how impressed we all were in the manner in which you conducted the service and achieved exactly the right tone we all hoped for." Not an easy task with such a small congregation".  I wish you well, and would like to say what a pleasure it was for me to see such an accomplished and professional presentation."

"We would just like to thank you for the steadying hand you gave to our dad's celebration service. Both friends and family thought it was both an accurate and fitting tribute to dad."

"Thank you so much for your very kind words and a wonderful service, I can honestly say, even though we did a lot of crying, we feel we all celebrated Dads life and said good bye in a nice way with all our friends and relatives rather than a mournful clock watching service.  A lot of our friends and relatives asked for your details as they were also very impressed.  You got Dad down to a tee even though you had never met him, through your friendly attitude."

"I just wanted to thank you on behalf of all the family for the lovely service today. Everyone said it was exactly right, the length of it and what you said about dad. Any time anyone asks for a reference for one of your services we would be very pleased to give one."

"We want to thank you for the wonderful service you gave in memory of Mum yesterday.  The caring way you spoke about Mum was as if you knew her personally.  Almost everyone at the funeral commented about the lovely service."

"I just wanted to thank you on behalf of all the family for the lovely service today.  Everyone said it was exactly right, the length of it and what you said about dad. Any time anyone asks for a reference for one of your services we would be very pleased to give one."

"I would just like to thank you again for the way in which you conducted the service for my sister.  All of the family thought it was wonderful, if there can be such a wonderful thing as a cremation."

"Thank you so much for the service you gave dad yesterday.  Many of the family and our friends commented on the celebration of my Dad's life and the nice way that you conducted the service.  We found your words and the music most appropriate and comforting."

"Thank you for making what was a very difficult situation easier by your empathy and understanding."

"Please accept our grateful thanks for the emotional and lovely service for Dad. The whole family was deeply touched by the way you talked about Dad and made it very personal and special for us. It was everything we wanted for Dad and your professional and caring service made it possible for us to give him the 'send off' he deserved."

"We want to thank you for the wonderful service you gave in memory of Mum yesterday.  It was a very emotional day for Terry & I so soon after losing his Dad, the caring way you spoke about Mum was as if you knew her personally.  Almost everyone at the funeral commented about the lovely service."

"Thank you for the service you conducted for our daughter Stephanie. You managed to capture the essence of Stephanie perfectly and people who attended have said that the service was wonderful. We appreciate very much what you were able to do - it was most comforting. Again, thank you very much."

"Thank you for getting the service just right yesterday at Geoff's funeral.  Everyone I Spoke to thought what you said was about the Geoff we all knew and loved.  Thank you for your kindness."

"I'd like to express my sincere thanks for the beautiful funeral service you conducted for my father on Tuesday.  My mother and the whole family appreciated your kindness and respect during this sad time. Thank you very much indeed for all you did."

"Just a quick note to say thank you very much for helping to make my husband’s funeral service a cheerful celebration rather than the dour goodbye these thing usually are.  It was just what we had wanted."

"Just a quick email to thank you very much for the lovely service you gave for Roger last Friday and the internment of ashes this Monday.  We had a lot of positive feedback from people who attended the services."

"Thank you so much for the dignified and compassionate way in which you conducted the funeral service for my dear husband."

"I thought today went really well; you pitched it at exactly the right level.  If you ever need a recommendation (highly unlikely I know), please do not hesitate to give my name. With very grateful thanks."

"Just a quick note to thank you for Freddy's service yesterday.  You made a difficult day easier, although we were all upset at times, it was as good a day as it could be.  The sun shone and as requested by all of us including Freddy, the ceremony was speedy although deeply felt."

"We would like to offer our sincere thanks for the special service which you conducted for my sister.  We knew after attending our brothers service, that you took a few months ago, that you were the right person to carry it out.  Everyone who attended the funeral remarked on how beautifully it was done."

"Thank you Paul for helping us to celebrate the life of our mother.  Your introductory remarks, prayers and committal was just right."

"I just wanted to say thanks for the service for my brother yesterday and for your treatment of his wife.  Everyone was delighted by your delivery and the humour & dignity which you showed."

"We would like to thank you for your help, advice and assistance with preparing my husband’s funeral service; and your part in making it a dignified celebration of his life.  Everyone remarked on the thought and care that had gone into it."

"Thank you very much for your help and for the lovely service you gave for mum.  Several people commented on the day on how professional the service was and everyone felt the balance ‘just right’ as a measure of respect to my mother and those present."

"Thank you once again for conducting my father's celebration of life service at Weston-super-Mare crematorium on Friday: you made everything as relaxed and comfortable as it could be and enabled us all to put together exactly the kind of service and committal my father would have wanted, and we're very grateful to you. My mother in particular very much appreciated your kindness and courtesy and your remarks about dad."

"We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your kindness, help and support whilst arranging Dad’s funeral.  We all thought that the service was just as we had hoped it would be, a dignified and personal tribute to dad.  We had many of the mourners come up to us and say what a lovely service you had given.... Thank you so much."

"Thank you very much for the wonderful service you gave at my husband’s funeral.  I could not have wished for better."

"Thank you for the excellent service you provided for my wife’s funeral.  It was just right, the family were all most grateful for the presentation."

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for such a lovely service.  So many people asked me who you were, so I have passed your details onto them.  Thank you so much."

"Just a quick line to thank you for yesterdays service, I think you hit the tone perfectly and put over dad in the light that we all saw him in, thank you for your organisation and input.  In the unfortunate instance that I or friends of mine need a similar service I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you."

2011 TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you for conducting the service for my mum so caringly. Even my aunt, who is notoriously critical, was impressed. Your efforts and help were greatly appreciated."

"On behalf of the whole family I'd like to thank you for the service in memory of my father. In what has been a difficult time, it was a relief to have someone there to make our final farewell a dignified and memorable one."

"I just wanted to thank you so much for such a wonderful interment for Mum and Dad…… We were all very moved and appreciate everything from the bottom of our hearts………Thank you again it was very nice to meet such a lovely caring genuine person."

"The family and myself want to say a very big thank you for your kindness in taking the service for our loving brother……we could not have wished for anyone better for the service…and would have you again no doubt, we thought it went very well…….It’s been nice to have you and meet you, a real nice person, you could wish to meet better. A very big thanks you for all your help in our sad loss."

"Thank you so much for the service you delivered. You covered every aspect of the information we gave you, with such a personal touch. We will always remember your words with great comfort."

"Thank you so much for the beautiful service you conducted for David.  You made it very special for all his friends.  Thank you also for suggesting the standard bearer, it was perfect. We would recommend you to anyone who wants a special service."

"Thank you so much for making my wife’s ceremony such a lovely and moving occasion. You did a great job. I had lots of positive feedback. Thank you for all your help. We had a beautiful day."

"Thank you so much for the wonderful service you gave us for my Mother’s funeral. All the family were so pleased with the whole service, it was so respectfully done. We feel now that she will forever rest in peace."

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful service you gave us for my mother. All the family were so pleased with the whole service, it was so respectfully done."

"I cannot begin to thank you enough for making my husband’s funeral service so special for us. It was everything I could have hoped for and more, so many people said it was one of the best services they had been to. You read all the words so perfectly and meaningful...It was so beautiful I will never forget it."

"On behalf of the whole family I'd like to thank you for the service in memory of my father. In what has been a difficult time, it was a relief to have someone thereto make our final farewell a dignified and memorable one."

"Many thanks for the beautiful service and burial you held for my husband. Many of our guests commented on the lovely service. It was better than we could have wished for."

"Just to say thank you for a beautiful service you performed for my Husband today, he would have felt very proud.  Everyone commented on the service, and one couple said that it was the best (if that's the right word) funeral service they had ever been to……You made a hard and very sad day for myself and the family into a beautiful one. Thank you."

"Many thanks for the beautiful service and burial you held for my husband. Many of our guests commented on the lovely service. It was better than we could have wished for."

"Thank you so much for delivering the perfect service for my Aunty. Your kindness, professionalism and support made everything that little bit easier. We were blessed to have been given you at this time of need."

"Thank you so much for the lovely service you put together for my Mum. It was everything we planned and you were outstanding, it was as if you knew Mum."

"Thank you for the service in memory of our Mum; it was a relief to have someone to make our final farewell a dignified and memorable one."

"Many thanks for the lovely service for Mum, everyone commented on how you got it just right."

"We have been so grateful to you for your kindness, sympathy, understanding and above all, friendliness. We feel you have helped us to face up to the reality of death in a positive way. On behalf of the family please accept our very sincere thank you for the way every aspect of the funeral was handled with impeccable taste and dignity."

"I want to thank you for a really beautiful service you provided for my husband. Your skill in assimilation all the varied information and requests was excellent. Every one of my friends and family commented on what a lovely memorial it was."

"Thank you so much for all your help with arranging my brother’s funeral. Your warmth and sensitivity helped so much at a very difficult time. You were very considerate in helping to make this a warm and healing occasion."

"We would like to thank you for conducting the service for my mum. We all thought that it was a very personal tribute to mum at a very difficult time. There were many very positive comments on how well you organised the service."

"We would just like to thank you so much for the lovely service. We really felt your sincerity and empathy. We felt the way you told the story of Dads life was wonderful."

"I want to thank you for the really beautiful service that you provided. Your skill in assimilating all the varied information and requests was excellent. Several people asked how long you had known us. My heartfelt thanks to you for making this period so much easier to cope with."

"I just wanted to thank you for the lovely service that you gave my husband. Many people thought you know us, as you made the service so personal."

"Thank you so very much for the lovely service of celebration for my Husband’s life. Everyone remarked on how much they had enjoyed it and how it was just him all over. The way it was arranged was perfect, a fitting tribute to a fine man. It could not have been better."

"I wanted to thank you for your help in arranging a fitting tribute to my mother. We were very pleased with the service and much appreciate your interpretation of the notes we gave you, I feel it created an appropriate and personal celebration which mum would have approved of. We would not hesitate to use your kind services again but hopefully won’t be doing so for a long time yet!"

"Thank you very much for your calm professionalism and sympathetic advise and presenting the service for Carol..  We really appreciated all your input and felt the service went really well."

"I just wanted to thank you for your contribution to my mum's funeral service last week.  We all really appreciated not just what you said but the upbeat, positive way in which you said it. You never met my mother but during our brief chat at home you were clearly able to gain a real insight into her life and character and everything you said was so personal. Thank you for your kindness and professionalism."

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