Funeral Testimonials

“I just wanted to write to thank you so much for everything you did for us  We have had so many compliments about the service, we really feel the day couldn’t have gone any better. I don’t know how you managed to pull all that information together and then relay it in such an eloquent and caring way. I know Mum would have been very pleased.”

“I just wanted to thank you very much for all your input and the way you conducted the ceremony and delivered the eulogy. There were many complements afterwards and I feel happy that we gave Dad the send off we did.”

“I wanted to extend our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful way in which you conducted Dad’s funeral ceremony yesterday. Your delivery of Dad’s eulogy and your compassionate delivery of our thoughts & sentiments was perfect. So many commented on what a lovely service it was. We couldn’t have hoped for a better ‘send off’ for our dear Dad.”

“Thank you for your efforts on behalf of Linda. For many at the service it was the first time they had encountered a celebrant and all were impressed and happy without exception. I still remain amazed at how you managed to absorb all the information thrown at you and put it together in such an accurate and coherent way. I’m sure also that Linda would have been very happy with everything.”

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the lovely service you did for mum. I’m sure she would have been chuckling weherever she is.”

“I just wanted to say thank you to you for doing such a wonderful job in leading the service for Mum. So many people commented afterwards on how lovely they felt the service was, and how it captured a real essence of Mum, and also others saying how much meaning and genuine feeling was conveyed.”

“My mother and all of the family were very pleased at how lovely the service was, and in most part this was due to your guiding hand and kind words. We  so appreciate your time and attention and your care in ensuring that the celebration of John’s life was exactly what we wanted.”

“Many thanks for your contribution to mum’s funeral service. The response we both had was very good. We had many positive comments from people about your eulogy and the gentle manner in which it was delivered. For many it seemed to be the first non-religious ceremony they had attended and I am sure it will have made many of them consider what type of service they or other close family members will want. Once again, many thanks.”

“Thank you so much for your amazing service at my Dad’s funeral. Everyone who was there commented on how wonderful you are, and how you were just the right person for Trev. You captured his true spirit. It was a truly wonderful occasion and you certainly had a large part to play. We all felt so calm and peaceful afterwards… so again… thank you”

“Thank you so much for today. You handled the service beautifully – so many people commented on what a wonderful job you did and how special it was to have such a full, three-dimensional, well-rounded account of Dad. Many of his good friends loved hearing about parts of his life that they had not heard about before. Thank you too for your kindness, warmth and support leading up to and during today. It has made a difficult process easier to bear. I’m immensely grateful.”

“Thank you so much for all you did yesterday. I felt it was pitched absolutely spot on, and Dad would have been tickled pink. You can imagine there were lots of stories exchanged at the wake, as Dad certainly left his mark.”

“We wanted to write to thank you for the way you interpreted our description of our father Peter to produce such a heart-warming funeral, which was also a celebration of a long life well led.  Your sensitive, calm and warm presence throughout made us feel very comforted.”

“We want to say such a heartfelt thank you for your wonderful work for Steve’s funeral. The piece made a beautiful narrative and was perfect for him and we have been overwhelmed by people expressing their thanks to you and saying how much the service meant to them.”

“I want to thank you for yesterday, and for leading Mick’s service.  I thought it was lovely – warm and affectionate, and captured him to a tee – and others have said how beautiful and touching it was. Thank you for too for being there for me, and supporting me through probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Mick had a good send off, and he would have been touched, surprised and delighted by it.  I couldn’t have asked for better.”

“I just wanted to thank you for helping us plan mum’s funeral service and for the way you conducted it. Although I cried, of course, it wasn’t the awful occasion that so many funerals are. It was a lovely tribute to mum.”

“Just wanted to say a big “thank you “for the service you carried out for Mark. It was beautifully delivered by you and I know Mark would be very proud.  I have received many comments from people who attended saying what a lovely service it was and how you made it so personal for me and my daughter.”

“Thank you so much, the day went better than I could have wished for. The ceremony was perfect and was held seamlessly together by you.” 

“On behalf of myself and all of Dads family and friends we would like to thank you for the wonderful ceremony you conducted. All of the people who attended have passed on very positive comments, and from our perspective we found it to be warm, heartfelt honest and true, and was both scripted and conducted in such a manner that captured the very essence of the man my father was. You managed to make it very personal which dad would have appreciated. We thank you once again and hope that you continue with your duties making a very difficult time just that little bit easier for future families.”

“I felt I just had to thank you officially for the beautiful service of celebration of life of Colin.  I personally have never attended such a beautiful service and so many people made the same comments.  A number of men throughout the wake came up to me and also said how moving it was and that it actually reduced them to tears because of the beauty of the service. 

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the service today – mum would have been pleased. Everyone said how nice it was and how lovely you were – I, personally, felt like you were a good friend helping me through it.”

“Thank you so so much for all you did for us yesterday, we could not have found a better celebrant anywhere. So many people after the service told me how wonderful you had been. Your calmness and reassurance from when we first talked on the phone, our meeting that we had at Mum’s house and through yesterday helped us get through this difficult step in saying goodbye to Mum, we really appreciate all you did for us.”

“You did an amazing job. The whole service was so appropriate to Uncle and I think he would have been chuckling to himself. I actually enjoyed it! I wasn’t expecting to say that. Thank you again.”

“The service for Dad was better than we dared hope for, a perfect portrayal of him and his life. Many people commented about how sensitively you led the service and how appropriate it was for Dad.”

“Thank you so much for the way that you led the service yesterday. The children and I felt it was exactly the right balance of leadership and ‘letting things be’, and the words that you used were very sensitive, particularly at the graveside.”

“We would like to offer our thanks as we felt the service was just right and fitted my Dad very well. Everyone has said it was a lovely service and were moved.”

“I wanted to thank you for the way you conducted Mum’s service. It was delivered beautifully, with such feeling and empathy and I could not have imagined it being as tender as it was.”

“The warmth you have as a person, is so comforting at a sad time and your comfort really helped me.”

“Thank you so much for Mum’s service, it was beautiful. You helped make something very painful a bit easier to bear.”

“I would just like to say thank you so much for conducting the service yesterday.  Many people commented on how it was a first for them and that they thought it was really lovely.”

“Thank you so much for helping to make our goodbye go as smoothly as it could. I’m amazed at how you managed to orchestrate such a full and diverse programme into such a fluid hour. Everybody there said it was the most tender and heartfelt service they had been to. Many people commented on how kindly and professionally you did your job.”

“I just wanted to thank you for all your help with the arrangements for our mother’s funeral.  We all felt very well supported by your calm and authoritative presence.  Your words about our mother were so apposite and well delivered.  It was such a fitting tribute to her.  So a huge thank you from us all.”

“Clare was brilliant. She took me through the whole process so I was confident that everything was taken care of and I had no worries about practical issues on the day. She was very patient with my many changes to the text of the tribute. A calm and warm presence.”

“Thank you for the lovely service you took for my mother. It was just what was wanted and exactly as she would have liked. Your kindness, understanding and compassion was a great strength to us at a difficult time. … There was such a lot to do after the death, but your being there was just what we needed.”

“Thank you for making Cynthia’s service such a joyful and memorable occasion, but with exactly the right amount of compassion, reverence and respect!”

“This is to say thank you again for helping to make Dorothy’s funeral such a dignified and peaceful occasion. Your thoughtfulness and calm presence on that day have stayed with me over the last week as I try to process and understand the meaning of my mother’s death.”

“Both Pat’s daughters and myself would wish to thank you for the careful and humane way you put together a picture of Pat’s life which seemed to us to represent and capture the essence of the real wife and mother we knew and loved.”

“On behalf of our family and friends I would like to thank Clare for her kind and compassionate manner towards us. And I’m sure Dan would have been very pleased with the dignified way in which his funeral was carried out.”

“Clare did an excellent job, interpreting my description of my mum really well and producing a fitting tribute. Other family members commented on what a good ceremony it was, and how lovely to focus on mum’s life. I cannot rate the experience highly enough.”

“I can’t thank you enough for the ceremony you carried out for my Dad. Everyone commented on how good a ceremony it was and how we had managed to bring back so many memories with the little snippets of my Dad’s life. The afternoon was much better for it and the guests were full of memories of a full and happy life.”

“I want to pass on my thanks to you. At the wake I was inundated with people telling me it was the best funeral they have ever been to… it was as close to perfect as we could have hoped.”

“Today I read the three poems you kindly sent. All soothing for broken hearts. Time will heal. Thank you so much for your assistance at the ceremony. It was a beautiful afternoon in all respects.”

“… we wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful ceremony you held for Dad. We know he would have been very proud. So many people who attended the service have expressed what a lovely personal tribute it was to him and how different it was from other cremations they had attended. We feel this was down to the way you delivered it. Thank you also for the warmth and compassion you showed when you came to Mum’s house and when you met us outside the crematorium.”

“Thank you for helping us through Mum’s funeral. I was very pleased with everything. Everyone said that it was a beautiful service and that Mum would have appreciated it.”

“You are carrying out a very important role and you do it very well. Thank you.”

“We would like to express our thanks for the wonderful tribute you put together for Paul. He will be sadly missed but your words will remind us of the love he gave and received and of the lovely person he became.”

 “I just wanted to thank you, on behalf of myself and all our family and friends, for the wonderful eulogy for Geoff. Our whole family was so moved how you summed up his life and qualities to a tee.”

“Clare seemed to sum up Mum perfectly. All family and friends were delighted.”

“Thankyou for arranging such a heart-warming funeral – so many of my family, and friends have told me that is the kind of funeral they would like. A celebration of their life. Thank you Clare.”

“On behalf of the whole clan can I thank you for such a wonderful service on Tuesday, I could not have done it without you.”

“Clare was excellent. Many people at the funeral commented about how easy they felt at a difficult time.”

“I just wanted to thank you once again for your help with my mother’s funeral and to say how beautifully you presented it. After the service several people commented on how lovely they thought both the content and the presentation was – we could not have asked for more and I know my Mum would have been very moved by it all.”

“Clare, just want to say a big thank you for everything you did for Daddy. What an amazing send off.”

“Other family members commented on the service and have said they will consider a Humanist service themselves and that Clare did a lovely service and made everyone feel at ease.”

“Thank you for your help in making my brother’s funeral a loving and easier time for us all, with your very peaceful presence.”

“Thank you ever so much for taking my father’s funeral ceremony. The whole occasion was just what we wanted and came over beautifully. There were many comments from guests about your warm personality, which made all the difference.”

“Clare was extremely sensitive, respectful and thoroughly professional. She also managed to make the moments feel intimate and loving. She made the ceremony all I could have wished it to be.”

“I just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for the dignified and thoughtful way you conducted our mother’s funeral on Monday. Everyone at the service said you summed up our mother perfectly. On the Friday before, I attended my husband’s aunt’s burial.  They had a religious service although they were not religious because they said they did not know how to go about a funeral in any other way.  I wish I had been able to tell them about you as you made the whole occasion a much more meaningful and personal one for us. Thank you so very much.”

 “Thank you so much for the thoughtful script for my father’s memorial.”

“Clare conducted the ceremony extremely well. Everyone was impressed and I was very comforted.”