Funeral Feedback

Sincere thanks to the families who have allowed me to share their feedback on this page

*****

“Dear Christine, you are the first person on my list, who I must thank for all you have done for us.  The ceremony was conducted entirely to our satisfaction.  Everyone said what a beautiful service it had been and I was pleased with the way you read both what J had written and my ‘eulogy’, especially your reading of the sonnet so that it made sense, (not an easy thing to do).  So once again, Christine, thank you very much for what you did.”

 

*****

“Christine, I just want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your support and compassion today. You made it so special for us and a day that we had dreaded, turned into a beautiful day to remember.  Thank you again for everything; I hope we run into each other again soon.  xxx”

*****

“Christine, I would like to thank you for the way you conducted the service for T.  It was just what we wanted and was appreciated by so many of the guests.  Your enthusiasm and sensitivity helped make it a memorable occasion.”

*****

“Thank you for the warm and personal ceremony you wrote for my Aunt M.  You really captured her and everyone said how well you delivered the service.  Even under such difficult circumstances and with so few people able to attend, I think we managed to give her the funeral that she deserved.”

*****

“You created a superb ceremony. Beautifully written and perfectly fitting. The words flowed effortlessly and smoothly and our feelings were acknowledged in an intelligent and very sensitive way.

The inclusion of contingency plans in case J was unable to give her reading was very forward-thinking and greatly appreciated.

Your suggestions of quotes, readings and music were deeply moving, affecting and perfectly appropriate to S.

A really beautiful tribute.”

*****

“You have a very nice way with words which brought a lightness and ease to a very difficult situation.

You managed to include the family members in the ceremony in such a lovely way, while still keeping the focus on S and it was lovely that you used the actual words we’d said during our meeting – it made it all so much more personal and we all felt properly included. 

There was definitely some angry people at the funeral!  You managed to acknowledge it and validate people’s feelings in a clever way – making it clear it was ok to feel the anger.  You also suggested that while the desire to find someone to blame was natural, in reality there was no-one to actually blame for what happened.  It was a sensitive way to deal with it and very settling for all of us who were concerned that people might lash out in their grief.  Thank you. “

*****

“What a beautifully written ceremony … all-round excellent and the keepsake script you gave us was beautifully presented.  Thank you.

Your delivery of K’s funeral was so warm and dignified… you’re going to be an excellent funeral celebrant.”

*****

“Thank you for J’s beautifully written funeral script; it was filled with warm, gentle humour and a comforting tone.  You conveyed calm and a sense of warm confidence and authority on the day and the tribute you wrote for her was bright and colourful with lots of lovely details. A really fitting tribute that respectfully reflected the character she was.”