In common with other non-religious funeral celebrants accredited by Humanists UK, I invite families to give their feedback on my ceremonies. It is important for us to make sure we are delivering the kind of funeral services they are looking for.
Families do not have to give their feedback but this is a selection of the comments I have had following ceremonies I have had the privilege to lead.
In October 2018, I had the honour of being the celebrant at a funeral held at Bedford Crematorium, in Norse Road, Bedford. The family gave me this feedback:
Perfect in every way
To find out more about the Crematorium in Norse Road, Bedford, click HERE.
In October 2018 I was trusted to be the celebrant at a funeral held at The Vale Crematorium in Luton. The sister of the deceased said this:
Many that attended my Brother’s funeral hadn’t been to a Humanist funeral/memorial before. Everyone without exception said it was the loveliest funeral they had ever been to. David spoke to us in great detail about my Brother’s life and it was very important to him, both professionally and personally, that he had ‘a feel for him’ and knew and understood him well enough to give an accurate account of his life. This he did admirably and the ceremony was a highly personal and perfect celebration of my Brother’s life, reflecting both his complex personality and wicked sense of humour. Yes there were tears but there was also much laughter and my Brother would have loved that.
In September 2018 I had the privilege of being the celebrant at a funeral ceremony at the North Hertfordshire Memorial Park and Crematorium. The family said this:
David did the most amazing job with the service. He really shows that he is interested and understanding towards everything. He remained professional but also heartfelt. Listening to the service sounded like he was a member of the family, showing compassion. I recommend Mr Tooley highly.
To find out more about funeral ceremonies at the North Hertfordshire Memorial Park and Crematorium, just outside Hitchin, click HERE.
I had the honour of leading a funeral ceremony at The Vale Crematorium, Luton, in June, 2018. The family of the deceased said this:
David was brilliant, he made the service very special and I had comments all day about how perfect it was.
Following a funeral ceremony at The Vale Crematorium in Luton in April 2018, the daughter kindly said this:
All of the people who attended the funeral had very good things to say. David captured my mother’s life perfectly after only sitting with me to talk about my mother for just over an hour. Though the ceremony was non religious it did capture the spirituality of the moment and pleased both religious and non religious views of those who attended. My brother who tends to be over critical of funerals was pleasantly surprised and as a family we were moved by the way my mother’s life was honoured. David is certainly a talented and kind human being and I will never forget his eloquent words and kindness.
Following a funeral ceremony at The Vale Crematorium in Luton in March, 2018, the family kindly said this:
David went above and beyond our expectations in terms of time spent planning/meeting us as family and writing a lovely article for local press. Absolutely delighted with how the service went and so was our family. 5 stars. I really liked that David had a photo and a bit about him so that I could find out more before I spoke to him. This really helped.
More about The Vale Crematorium, in Luton on the Luton Borough Council website here:
Speak to me if you have any queries or wish to know more about funeral services in Luton, Bedford, Aylesbury, Hitchin, or Hertfordshire. My mobile number is 07760 230 238. Or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org