Funeral Testimonials

“When my Dad died, I spoke to a few Humanist Celebrants, but Jon seemed to have the right approach for us. He listened to all we had to say and wove it into a wonderful service.  He guided us through what he thought would suit us, but was also very open to how we wanted to approach things. We ended up with a fantastic service that had just the right tone and balance for everyone who attended. Dad would have loved it, and in fact he did as he was the last to leave! Thanks so much Jon”

“Thank you so much for officiating yesterday at my father’s funeral. It was just what we hoped for. You set just the right tone and we had numerous comments about how lovely the Humanist  funeral was and how you led the service with kindness and empathy. “

“Thank you so much for all the hard work that you put in today to ensure that Mom’s Service was just as she wished. Everyone who attended said it was just perfect – a fitting tribute I think you will agree. You are an absolute credit to your professional and a very kind gentleman too. May I take this opportunity to wish you the compliments of the season and hope you have a happy and healthy New Year. Many Thanks once again, Ann.”

 “Jon guided us through the whole creative bit, and strung all the disparate elements together to create a moving tribute to our son that was a true reflection of his life and being.  Jon listened so carefully and produced such a sensitive and warmly delivered script, that many people assumed afterwards that he actually knew our son.  In addition he gave great advice and displayed much patience and good humour while we were all faffing about, changing our minds and trying things out.  Many, many thanks!” 

 “I wanted to drop you a brief line to express thanks on behalf of the whole family for your service yesterday.  I feel as though it was very personal and very relevant to dad’s life.”

“People have said how lovely they thought it was, and I did too – so thank you”

 “Dear Jon,  I just wanted to thank you for taking my son`s service and for including so much of his personal life .”

 “Many thanks to you and your staff.  Your recommendation of Jon Trevor to conduct the service was inspirational and demands further thanks.”

“Mr.XXXX has just called into our office to say how simply delighted he and his wife were with the ceremony you conducted yesterday. He said everything we/you did from start to finish was brilliant!”   Susan Taylor, A.B. Taylor Funeral Services Ltd.

“Jon, thank you for the funeral ceremony for my dad.  Family and friends were really impressed at how well you told Dad’s story and his character. In true Irish style the celebrations lasted well into the early hours. We are truly grateful for being able to do right by our dad with your help.”

“Thank you for your special contribution to last Friday’s ceremony. Countless people have said to me how special it was and how well you presented it and held it all together. It ended up being exactly what Richard wanted and hoped for. It was a very special day and deeply satisfying that so many people came to share it.  Thank you again.”

“Many thanks for your professional and sensitive handling of Chris’s funeral yesterday.  Everyone I spoke to after made very positive comments.”

” Hi Jon.   I just wanted to say thank you very much for speaking at our father’s celebration on Friday. I thought you helped the occasion proceed smoothly and your calm presence helped me cope with the occasion.”

“Thank you so much for a really meaningful ceremony yesterday. A civil funeral was a first for our family and everyone came away feeling that it had been special.”

“I just wanted to say ‘Thank you’ for Jon’s service yesterday afternoon. It was perfect. I lost count of the number of people who spoke to me afterwards to say how impressed they were with the sensitivity with which the ceremony was handled.  The level of personalisation was exactly right and, although it was an extremely difficult day for everyone, it was an occasion that beautifully marked John’s passing and one that will be etched into our hearts and memories always. Thank you once again.”

“Many thanks for handling our celebration of Teresa’s life so expertly.  I had lots of very positive comments yesterday, people said that by having some laughs and some tears that they, in an odd way, really enjoyed it.  For some it was their first experience of a humanist funeral and they all found it very moving and a positive experience.  As did I.”

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for conducting our son’s funeral at Lodge Hill Crematorium.  Many people who attended commented on your personable approach, which made the painful process easier.   Thank you again”

“Jon was very thorough and professional in his approach to the family, working hard to provide the first class goodbye to my Mum”

“Hi Jon, Thank you very much for today, the service was perfect.  A lot of people mentioned that is what they would want for their funeral.  Thanks again”

“Jon Trevor gave an incredible amount of help and advice in the planning of the funeral, and his conducting of the ceremony was faultless.  Many of the mourners, for whom this was a first experience of humanist ceremonies, where very impressed.”

“Jon Trevor was compassionate, considerate, patient and generous with his time.  He made an unbearable experience bearable.  Thank you, Jon”

“We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful service you conducted for Dennis last Wednesday.  You captured him perfectly and gave him the send off he would have wanted.  Several people have contacted us since saying that it was the first Humanist Funeral they had been to, but how sensitive it was and some have said that it is the funeral they would want too.”

“Jon did exactly what we wanted for my father’s funeral.  Lot’s of people commented after about how lovely the words were.  We wouldn’t have changed a thing.  It was just what my dad would have wanted.”

“We were thrilled to have found Jon.  He was warm, direct, and delivered everything we wanted and more.”

“The service was perfect.  Everyone commented how lovely it was.  A true celebration of my husband’s life.”

“On behalf of my family, may I just say thank you so much for conducting the funeral service for Dad yesterday.   Everyone commented on how lovely and appropriate the service was and for those who had never attended a Humanist funeral before, they were pleasantly surprised at how personal and heartfelt it was.  Everything went smoothly and just how we wanted it; in part, this was down to you, your professionalism and compassion.  Thank you very much, Jon”

“Hi Jon. Our family would just like to say a great big thank you for the lovely job you did today. Everyone asked if you actually knew my mother-in-law as you spoke like you did. It was a lovely speech and we are extremely thank full that the funeral director managed to get in touch with you to do this for us. Once again all I can say is thank you, you made a hard day a little easier with your lovely words.”

“The family would like to thank you for making a very difficult time easier. You brought a bit of warmth and wit to a sad day.”

“Hi Jon.   Just wanted to thank you again for yesterday – everyone was pleased with your ceremony and said how nice it was to hear things about Dad especially the people who he spent a lot of time with.”

“I’d just like to say thank you for yesterday’s ceremony and for all the work you put in to make it so special.  My family and I felt that it was just right.  So many people commented afterwards about how much they had appreciated and been impressed by your words and your approach.  For most, it had been their first experience of a humanist ceremony. Thank you again.”

“We just wanted to express our thanks for the wonderful job that you did yesterday at Dad’s funeral. We couldn’t have asked for more, the warmth and love shone through your words and made the day exactly what we had hoped it would be. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

“Just a word of gratitude on behalf of myself and my family. Yesterday’s service was conducted with the dignity and respect we had all hoped for. Once again thank you for making a difficult occasion easier for all of us.”

“We just wanted to thank you again for the touching and thoughtful service you conducted for us yesterday.  We heard nothing but positive comments afterwards and we are sure that Dad would have fully appreciated such a nice send off!”