A few of the lovely comments I've had from families:
I can't thank you enough for yesterday. We have had so many people comment on the service, in particular about how it captured Mum and her personality perfectly. Your tone and presentation were just what was required and you made the whole occasion so personal to her. She would have found being the centre of attention so embarrassing but would have loved everything you said and the way the service was conducted. My father is so grateful for your patience in helping him decide what he wanted and found the eulogy really comforting. He coped really well with the whole day and was so thankful that Mum was celebrated in just the right way. Thanks again for your help and sensitivity.
We took great comfort from the service you gave Dad, thank you. It was a lovely tribute to him and thank you once again for all your help, kindness and patience, it was greatly appreciated at this difficult time. Everyone said how you spoke from the heart and what a beautiful service it was. Your words have especially helped J, M & S with their grief & to treasure the lovely memories they have of their Grandpa. J, N & family
It was a beautiful service and a perfect send off for dad, thank you from all of us for everything. These are difficult times especially in the circumstances but the way the whole day was done was absolutely wonderful and a day we can look back on with fond memories despite the grief.
Mum said it was a great way to say goodbye to T. M & the whole clan
Thank you so much for sending over the copy of mum's service and for having one printed for G and me. I also have to say a huge thank you for such a beautiful service, it was just perfect and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The comments from friends who attended in person and also via the webcast have all said how wonderful they found it and how much mum would have liked it, so I don't think you can ask for more than that. TM
Thank you so much for all your support and the wonderful service for our dad. From the moment you came to our mum and dad’s house you were so supportive and genuinely interested in our dad’s life story, long with all of our own memories of him. Your help and support putting it all together was so appreciated during what was a difficult time. The service was exactly how dad would have wanted it and we know, if he was sat in one of the pews, that he would have enjoyed, feet tapping, what was included in the service. Your passion and commitment to the service was appreciated by everyone, friends and family alike. Thank you once again.
The H family
Thank you so much for the excellent service you conducted yesterday and for the copy you have provided. J was very moved by the content and I’m sure this will give her great comfort in the future. There were many comments yesterday of how you had captured the essence of K. Even comments of how it had been the “best” funeral service people had ever attended. I and I appreciate the kindness you have shown and your professional efficiency which allowed the cremation to be completed so well. Without you I and I both believe it would have been a much more stressful experience. Thank you.
I & L
I cant thank you enough for all you did and in such a short timescale, I am truly grateful. Many thanks all the work you put in to make yesterday a special day in Mum's memory. We had lots of people comment on what a lovely service it was and how it was just what Mum had wanted. Even JT, who is a very staunch member of the United Reformed Church, commented positively about the service and thought it very much in Mum’s style and a wonderful and true representation of his friend of so many years.
I think the greatest compliment we can give you is that if Mum had ever met you she would have really liked you and had the she had the option to plan her own funeral she would have planned something very close to what we delivered yesterday. Thanks again for all you have done and thanks for the beautiful presentation of the service and the little extra inside.
Thank you for today's service. It was so important to me that we gave my mother the right send-off. As you note her memory is treasured by many and getting this right is no mean feat. The views expressed to me after the service by the congregation were unanimous in praising the service and your stewardship of same. They said that my mother would have been proud of it, and I was too. Thank you very much for doing such an important job so well. Some went so far as to say they would be booking you for their own event! Well done and thank you from all of the family and mother's friends.
Everyone said what a lovely service it was and we have you to thank for that. It really was perfect, you were certainly sent to us to be a part of it, dad would have been thrilled, I’m sure he was. It really was lovely to have met you too, the circumstances weren’t the best but I feel blessed that you came our way and gave dad the most perfect send off he could of had. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, you put so much work and love into what you did, giving us the transcript of the service was such a lovely touch, I shall cherish it forever. Keep doing what you do for people, you have such a wonderful gift.
The W family
The service could not have been better! I have seen a huge difference in A today she seems to be at peace and knows her Dad's funeral was a fitting tribute to him and just what he would have wanted. ... I assure you we made the right choice in the type of service and lucky to meet your good self, you were perfect for what A wanted and I know J would be looking down with a smile too. Your delivery of the service was excellent, a kind caring and understanding voice and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. ... The cuppa was a master stroke, a very unique part our tribute to J. (J liked his cups of tea so we made a pot of tea and we each had a cuppa as we did the service)
I just wanted to say on behalf of mum, J and myself, thank you so much for the lovely service and kind words. Your words and summing up really did manage to bring dad back to life again in may of the eyes of relatives and friends, to the extent that one of my Aunts came up after the service and said she could remember exact incidents from your service and it brightened her day to be able to laugh at the things he had done and it brought other memories flowing back. Dad was one on his own, but you managed to sum him up perfectly ... Thank you once again .
We think you did a wonderful job. From the amount of time you spent with us & how well you listened, through your attention to our needs & foibles through the planning & most importantly how discretely you conducted & managed the service. ... Yesterday was all about S & you were key to making that all work so well. I have highly recommended you to the Co-op Funeral Service.
I wanted to take a moment to send a personal message to express my gratitude and appreciation to you relating to my Dad's funeral. You enabled us to share precious memories which you then delivered so eloquently and I felt you brought his character back to life during those final moments. Although I felt overwhelmed by the loss of my Dad, with your professional yet gentle approach I was able to embrace the service and found the strength to truly listen and reflect on his long life. Everyone I spoke to afterwards commented on how special they found the service and it felt as though you knew Dad based on your delivery. Thank you so much for helping us celebrate his life and enabling us to have such positive memories of what was a difficult time.
I hardly know where to begin this morning but my very first job is to tell you how much I appreciate the service you led for K last Thursday. I thought it was perfectly composed and reflected K's personality and life ideally. I almost felt you knew him. Quite a few of the mourners expressed their admiration of the beauty and simplicity with which you led us through what was a sad and difficult time especially for myself and his children and extended family. Many thanks for the time and compassion that you showed to all of us.
Thank you so much for delivering the service for my mom and dad today. Everyone attending told me how much they enjoyed it and how beautiful and poignant it was. In fact several people found it so moving that they asked for your details afterwards.From the start it has been so comforting to know that you were the person who would be delivering the service for us. I am delighted with the copy of the tribute which you thoughtfully provided afterwards as well - just one example of the kindness, care and attention to detail that you have shown throughout. Thank you so much,
Your excellent conducting of the service has been on everyone's lips, and Welsh praise for your Welsh. A and P are at one in their praise of you. Me too. The shape of the service helped people greatly, and affirmed life as much as respecting S and her death. Elegantly wrought.
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