Saying goodbye to someone you love is never easy, and arranging a funeral service is the hardest goodbye of all. You may know exactly how you want the service to be but if not I can help you think about what is possible and what would be appropriate.
You can either contact me directly or pass my details to your funeral director. If you simply want to ask questions then give me a ring, I'll do what I can to help.
Phone or text on 07981 211 002 - or pass my details to your funeral director.
Following a burial or cremation you may wish to have a memorial service for your loved one, this could be on a date special to you or to mark a period of time.
Pet funerals - your loved one may be a family pet, and we grieve for these as much as the people in our lives. If you want to honour your pet with a special funeral service then get in touch and we can talk through ideas and possibilities.
A few of the lovely comments I've had from families:
Thank you so much for making the service so much about Dad's journey through life and catching the essence of our wonderful dad. He will be missed but will always be in our hearts. The service was perfect, thank you, ... Thank you so much for all your thoughtfulness and kindness.
GH & L
Thank you so much for the wonderful service yesterday. The extra words and gestures you provided made it even more of a personal feeling. Everyone was saying “what a lovely service it was” , so thank you again.
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.
On behalf of myself and the family I would like to thank your personally for the beautiful service you delivered for Dad today. Whilst today was very difficult for us, the service gave us great comfort as it was very personal to Dad. The feedback from people who attended the service was very positive and in fact one lady said it was the best service she had been to. Thank you once again.
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 .
I really don't know how to begin to thank you for everything you have done. When you are personally involved the day can become a bit of a blur so the copy service, which is beautifully presented, will help me to reflect and remember my mum. Wen we arrived at the bulls head everyone I spoke to told me it was the best service they had ever attended and that is all down to you, the way you spoke and the flow of the service was everything I could have hoped for, you really are an amazing person.
Thank you so much for your brilliant contribution to R's service. It was very much appreciated not only by me but by all the others who attended. People who had known R at different times in the past were interested to fill in the gaps in their knowledge of her and all felt that you had painted a very sympathetic picture of her life. Your little story at the beginning was a lovely touch! Your service, along with the sunny weather, the pleasant setting of (the chapel) ... all combined to make what could have been a gloomy day something to look back on with a smile. Thank you again (and for providing copies of the service).
Thank you so much for the copy of J’s service, I have sent it on to all her siblings. Thank you also for the lovely “flower” card. How thoughtful. It’s difficult to find the right words to express my gratitude to you as regards the service. You were absolutely amazing. Everyone I spoke to said it was such a beautiful service and they were so impressed with the way you conducted it. Thank you so very very much.
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.
Thank you so much for the service yesterday - it was lovely and very fitting for my Dad. It's amazing how you managed to capture him from just an hour's conversation with A & myself last week. I will also treasure the keepsake so thank you again for this.
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.
I wanted to take the opportunity to express my sincere appreciation of the very sympathetic way that you led the funeral of DK last Thursday.Your direction of the service ensured an occasion that conveyed the perfect balance between the sadness and grief of D's death and the joyous celebration of a life lived to the full. It was patently obvious that you had given a lot of time, thought and care to put together an accurate and very sensitive account of D's life, his achievements and his brave battle against cancer over the past two years. The service gave [his wife] a huge amount of comfort and it was exactly what she had hoped it would
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