Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. I really appreciate knowing that I have helped you to remember and celebrate the life of a person who was very special to you. Here is a selection of lovely comments I have received:

“Avril managed to combine our mother’s wishes, as well as incorporating her three different children’s ideas into a very special, moving, funny, interesting ‘celebration of life’. It is a huge undertaking, at a difficult time, that worked so well with her guidance and structure. She really listened to our ideas, stories, wishes – and somehow managed to weave them all into something that we will treasure forever. Thank you.”

“Avril did a brilliant job. The family were all very impressed with the way she handled the service and the tribute she paid to our mum.”

“Avril established and excellent rapport with family members. Her planning was thorough and sensitive to family needs. Very positive feedback from attendees.”

 “Avril performed a great service to our family in conducting a dignified celebration of my mother’s life – exactly what Mum would have wanted in her funeral service.”

“Thank you for your work – it must have been difficult to take peoples’ memories from a discussion and convert them into a workable meaningful tribute, as you did so eloquently yesterday.”

“The family and I wish to thank you for the ceremony you conducted yesterday.  The family found this far preferable in its approach compared with the usual sombre service.  They would also like to thank you for all the work you put into the celebration of my mother’s life.”