“It was a beautiful and moving service. The celebrant did an amazing job of collecting and delivering stories.”

“The ceremony was absolutely perfect and exactly what my husband would have wanted. Ian was a fantastic celebrant.”

“Ian delivered a beautiful & fitting tribute to my father, he spoke well & fluidly. I highly recommend him!”

Ian was very helpful, kind and professional. He wrote a very good script and delivered it well, with good comments from attendees regarding his delivery and content.”

“Ian was very approachable and we felt comfortable leaving things to him. We emailed some amendments on a Sunday and he replied the same day despite being away in Scotland.”

“It was so comforting to work with Ian. Both funeral and celebration of life were meaningful and bearable. I am very grateful.”

“Ian offered a thoroughly professional and genuinely emphatic approach which enabled the organisation of the funeral and it’s actual experience to be memorable celebration of my father’s life.”

“Our experience met all expectations. It was calm and beautiful, warm and personal.”

“I had never been to a humanist ceremony before but it was perfect! Ian was so warm and kind. People after asked me how long he’d known my father (never!). I now want a humanist wedding.”

“Ian performed the ceremony professionally, helping ensure that what was objectively a miserable occasion was a happy as it could be.”

“I would like to thank you for your services yesterday. You facilitated a most respectful and kind service upon which everyone remarked.  It was everything we hoped, we said goodbye to mum, paid our respects and managed to do this without much of the distress that is associated with traditional religious services.  Your manner and professionalism helped tremendously, you helped us more than you will ever know.”

“Many thanks for officiating at the celebration of mum’s life on Tuesday. Everyone I’ve spoken to remarked on how well you conducted the ceremony.”

“I felt you struck just the right note. There were times when your words brought me close to tears, as is only right, but at the same time it was as joyful a day as it could be.”

“Thank you so much for conducting a beautiful service on Wednesday. We appreciated all the effort and attention which you had undertaken in the last few weeks. The comments about the Eulogy and the service style have been so complimentary. My siblings, our mother and I are so appreciative of everything you did, and I really feel my father would have approved whole-heartedly of the service.”

“Everyone said Ian was brilliant and we have had lots of lovely comments about the service. Several people who had not experienced a humanist funeral before said it would make them rethink their own plans for the future.”

“Julie and I would like to thank you for all that you have done for us since Dad passed away. The ceremony was exactly how we wanted it – Donald Duck impression included – which made us chuckle that you actually did it. We have certainly left everyone with a lasting memory of Dad.”

“You did us proud – thank you ever so much for organising Brian’s farewell – carrying it out with dignity, humour and compassion. It really was quite memorable and everyone there felt the same. Everything went so smoothly.”

“Ian was very kind and very professional. The ceremony was flawless.”

“I would like to thank you for the sensitivity and kindness you displayed when leading the service for our mother. It made it rather easier for us.”

“Thank you for your initial visit and composing of the tribute ceremony for Stephen. I know this is not premature in thanking you for your presentation on the day because of your professional attitude taken in preparation – because I do not know when we will meet again.”

“Several mourners expressed interest in this type of ceremony. Ian’s approach was warm, friendly yet dignified.”

“Ian is an excellent orator.”

“We were really happy with Ian and lots of positive comments afterwards. One person thought he was a family friend as the tribute was so personal.”

“I found Ian a very lovely man, caring and kind, he made our family feel special. “Thank you Ian”.”

“Ian was approachable, kind and caring. He struck just the right note of seriousness with a hint of humour and carried the service forward smoothly and calmly. I would recommend his services.”

“Good communication throughout. Nice chap.”

“We wanted the spirit of our father to come through during the ceremony and feel that with your help we successfully achieved this. You skilfully drew out laughter alongside the tears. It was beautifully delivered.”

“Many people who attended the ceremony told me how good it was and what an excellent job Ian did.”

“It couldn’t have been any better, the perfect tribute to my husband. Very positive comments from many who attended. Very personal, very informal, the nicest funeral I’ve ever been to.”

“Better than I expected. My husband was not religious, as I had spoken to people who had had a humanist ceremony, I thought this was the way to go. A little apprehensive it was more than I expected, happy but respectful. All who attended said it was the best funeral they had been to. Mr Willox did a brilliant job, everybody was happy.”

“Everyone commented how well the celebration ‘flowed’- it was a lovely funeral.”

“Ian Willox and the undertaker, Lucy, were amazing. It was a beautiful funeral and between them did my husband and family proud.”

“Well organised, thoroughly professional.”

“I can not speak highly enough of Ian and his help and guidance through a highly emotional experience. I was impressed from the start when I first met him. He listened with interest (not with boredom) and sensitivity and appropriate humour in places. Excellent at the funeral too.”

“Attendees at the funeral were very impressed by Ian’s delivery at the service. Many had not been to a humanist ceremony before.”

“It was perfect.”

“I can not commend Ian highly enough.”

“I cannot thank or praise Ian enough, he was patient and supportive and kept the whole ceremony running smoothly. It was exactly how my late husband and I wanted it to be, it was very personal and lovely but also very sad.”

“The ceremony exceeded our hopes and expectations.”

“Ian did a wonderful service. All the family was so grateful.”

“Mr Willox is a lovely sympathetic man. He listened attentively to what we were all saying and brought it out in a lovely way.”

“Ian was caring, thoughtful, kind and professional. the whole family were impressed and grateful for the way he handled the ceremony and the lead up to it, Many thanks Ian!”

“I thought Ian Willox was charming, very engaging and a really nice man.”

“It was a truly lovely service. I couldn’t have wished for better. Mr Willox was amazing. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anybody considering a humanist service.”

“Ian was very kind and caring during this difficult time. He delivered the service as wished and had patience when I kept changing the contents.”

“Ian is clearly a very caring and compassionate man.”

“My two sons and I thought that Ian was fantastic. He made things go very smoothly.”

“5 and 5+++   Our celebrant was Ian Willox and he carried out the service with style and professionalism. He is a fine orator indeed! We could not have been happier with his reading.”

“Very good to have a draft beforehand.”

“Thank you so much for all you did for my father’s funeral. It was a really lovely send off and just perfect for him. We were so impressed with what you did and how perfectly it all went.”

“A very big THANK YOU for making (the day of the funeral) a much better day than it might have been, for us all, but particularly me. Hope you have continued success. You were fantastic.”

“I cannot thank or praise Ian enough, he was patient and supportive and kept the whole ceremony running smoothly. It was exactly how my late husband and I wanted it to be, it was very personal and lovely but also very sad.”

“Thank you for giving dear Jane such a warm and dignified send off today. It was just what she wanted. She would have been so pleased.”

“Many thanks indeed for your huge contribution to yesterday’s two services for Marian. Your tributes were superbly crafted and beautifully delivered and we all really appreciated the thorough and careful way in which you prepared for the day, as well as your great sensitivity. Your sending of drafts for comments and your flexibility in dealing with last minute chops and changes were particularly appreciated. We will have no hesitation in recommending you wholeheartedly to humanist friends in need of a celebrant. Thanks again Ian and I wish you every success with the incredibly important service that you provide to very distressed people.”

“Many thanks on behalf of all the family for your contributions to making yesterday a fitting tribute for Ernie. Many people that attended commented on how lovely the ceremony was and that Ernie would have been very pleased and honoured by what was said and the tributes paid. Thank you also for the copy of the script. You helped make a difficult day much easier for the family and helped create a special memory in our hearts and minds.”
Claire & Family

“Just a quick thank you on behalf of our family. We had so many people saying how well you summed up Dad. Your service was faultless. Should you ever require a reference please do not hesitate to contact me.”

“I’d like to thank you for the wonderful ceremony you gave Chris. Nothing will make up for the fact he’s gone but if he’d been around, he’d have loved the ceremony. You were so helpful, caring and friendly that it made the whole experience (almost) a pleasure. To be part of something that would have made Chris so happy and proud of being who he was was a huge comfort. So, many thanks for all your help and support. I know the rest of the family feel the same.”

“I just want to say thank you for conducting Wednesday’s service for us.  We all think Reg would have approved and several people have said how nice it was so I am delighted. “

“It was a truly lovely service.  I couldn’t have wished for better.  Mr Willox was amazing.  I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anybody considering a humanist service.”

“Ian was very kind and caring during this difficult time.  He delivered the service exactly as we wished and had patience when I kept changing the content.”

“Mr Willox is a lovely sympathetic man.  He listened attentively to what we were all saying and brought it out in a lovely way.”

“…I wanted to thank you personally for your excellent handling of Mary’s funeral.  Your address encapsulated what needed to be said about her life; your kindness made her loss easier to bear.”

“On behalf of the family I would like to say a huge thank you for your part in co-ordinating Mum’s funeral. It was a wonderful tribute to her and exactly what we had hoped for. There were so many positive comments afterwards; everyone was very impressed – not only with the content – but also with the manner in which you conducted the service: it was perfect. We feel that we did Mum proud today and, although it was a sad occasion in parts, we achieved our aim of celebrating Mum’s life. The whole family feels uplifted by it and hopefully the positive memories will help us through the difficult weeks ahead.”
Ros, Bunnie and family

“We just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in making our Dad’s Funeral feel so special to us. Mum was very ‘content’ with how it all went & we all really appreciate your kind words & sensitivity at such a sad time. Thanks also for the nice touch in providing Mum with a copy of the service.”
Martin & Chris

“Your delivery of my mother’s service was pitched perfectly. It was assuredly under-stated and you were congratulated by many afterwards. My aunt, who is in her eighties, stated it was the most moving funeral she had ever been to.  What I most admired, in your role, was how well you listened to us on that Monday afternoon. It was such an important discussion and you made it a cathartic exercise, for which I am grateful.”

“…thank you for the gentle and sympathetic way in which you conducted Joe’s farewell service. It was greatly appreciated by all of his family and friends who joined us on the day.”
Kay, Dave, Ann and Rena

“We would like to thank you sincerely for all you did for Joan’s funeral to make it easier for us. We were amazed at the number of people there, probably over 200, and humbled by the support. Several came up to us and said that they would like a ceremony like that when their time came. Sending us your draft was something we did not have when my parents died and was greatly appreciated, as was the presentation copy.”
Graham, Stephanie and Caroline.

“Thank you once again for conducting the service for us. Everyone commented it was a perfect send off for Harry. It was a thoughtful gesture that you sent me the service with the readings, which I very much appreciated.”

“We would like to say an enormous thank you for all of your work towards making Dad’s memorial service a very beautiful and memorable one. Many people afterwards commented on how lovely and thoughtful the service was.”
Graham, Jane, Jonny & Jess