Funeral Testimonials

“Kevin was very kind and thoughtful, taking care to include my late husband’s sister, who could not attend, by asking her to write a piece about early memories. This was read out at the funeral. He also got me talking about G in such a way that, at the funeral, it sounded almost as though Kevin had known him. Very professional, but done in such a way that I felt I was talking to a friend.”

(From client feedback form – August 2018)

I would like to thank you for your services at my father’s recent funeral service. My family and I thought you were excellent in celebrating his life, rather than mourning his death! I have been a funeral director in London for thirty years and rarely do I now see such attention to detail, courtesy and respect, as shown by yourself. Many people commented on how refreshing a non-religious service actually is! The whole funeral was conducted in the manner that originally attracted me to this profession many years ago. DM June 2018

“I just wanted to thank you on behalf of my family, for my dad, P’s service last week. I have been to funerals in the past where it feels like the officiant could be talking about anyone, and feels very impersonal. With what you put together, it felt like you could have known dad and we all felt that your words and manner were exactly right for him, which made such a difference to the service.” EW June 2018

“We wanted to thank you for everything you did to make Mum’s funeral really special for us the family and all her friends. I think Mum would have been very pleased indeed. Your approach, empathy and delivery of the celebration of her life was excellent, your skill in extracting information from M, myself, D and D was quite remarkable, very good questions that encouraged and triggered many more memories. We have had many kind words from all that attended and with most commenting on how nice and poignant the celebration service was and how well you spoke of Mum and her life. Thank you most sincerely for what you did for us.” GG April 2018

“We would like to thank you for the lovely service you provided for B H. You really managed to capture the essence of B in your words. Many Thanks again.” BH December 2017

“I felt the neeed to write to you again for the service you conducted for my mother. It was truly perfect and what my Mum would have wished for, a celebration as opposed to a mourning. My siblings and I  cannot thank you enough… Your uplifting service left me smiling and inspired, not bereft and sobbing. so thank you.” L C November 2017

“Thank you for your guiding us through my mother’s funeral. You have a way of humanising things (very appropriate!) and it seemed as if you knew her. As last time, the people who came to the funeral all said how lovely it was to go to a more uplifting and happy ( not sure if that’s the right word)  goodbye service. So now we’ve gone full circle with you and I’d like to thank you .” DW November 2017

“Kevin was the perfect choice for the funeral ceremony of my partner. He was so very helpful beforehand, giving advice and guidance and very professional on the day. Kevin performed a perfect ceremony for a very sad day and he made it that much easier for us all.”

(From client feedback form – June 2017)

“Kevin was excellent and the ceremony was exactly what Mum would have wanted. He was kind and extremely professional. I would highly recommend him.”

(From client feedback form – Feb 2017)

“I wanted to write to thank you properly for acting as our celebrant on Tuesday.  We were all very pleased with the service and it was perfect for mum.  I know that is what she would have wanted.  I also had several friends and relatives remark on how perfect it was afterwards. You were very kind and also very professional at a very difficult time for all of us and it was very reassuring to have someone lead us through such a sad time. Thank you again for everything that you did.” MG February 2017

“Thank you so much for officiating at P’s funeral. It was all she would have wished: dignified and simple. Such occasions are always sad but it was a fitting ‘adieu’ for which I am very grateful and to which you contributed enormously.” AN February 2017

“Just wanted to thank you VERY MUCH for the service on Friday.  Father had the service he wanted and l thought you read it very well. You made it a service that everyone will remember. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.” CM February 2017

“Thank you for the lovely service you gave for my Dad. Many of our family and friends commented how lovely it was and how they would like the same when their time comes. Will keep your details handy!” SG February 2017

“Thank you very much indeed for the kind and sympathetic way in which you conducted my mother, BT’s, funeral. From the first you showed a complete understanding of the way in which my family wanted the service to be conducted. More importantly, however, you were able to express our feelings about my mother and her character beautifully. We have now managed to read through your Presenation Pack which is a lovely memento of the service you conducted.” LW

“I’d like to thank you for everything that you did to make J’s ceremony exactly what he had wanted it to be. Many people have said how meaningful it was and I appreciate the part played by yourself in making it so. Thank you also for the copy of your script.” LH

“We just wanted to thank you again for making S’s send off perfect and everything he would have wanted. Your words were spot on!” The P family

“Thank you for the funeral ceremony, in celebration of my beloved husband’s life. It was moving and meaningful, and so many of our friends that were present commented that you had captured the ‘essence’ of D and that you spoke of him as if you’d truly known him. Again one huge thyank you.” M S

“Thank you so much for the way you conducted P’s ceremony. I felt everything was pitched exactly right and many people said to me afterwards what a perfect occasion it was – moving and personal. I also appreciated you coming to see me and dealing with everything very sensitively.” A D

“It was a beautiful afternoon and we are so grateful for your part in it. Many people assumed you were a family friend who knew N which just goes to show how well you summed up his life. We will always be very thankful for finding just the right person to help us celebrate his life.
Your words have also been a big comfort to me (and many others I’m sure). Reminding us that to keep on living our lives is a mark of respect not neglect is something I will try to follow every day.” K

“Our heartfelt thanks to you for providing us with a very moving and enjoyable ceremony for D. As you know we wanted this to be as happy a funeral as you can achieve in the circumstances and I believe it worked. So many people have told us how much they enjoyed it, and it was the ‘best’ funeral they had ever attended. I feel it allowed people to remember my jovial father with the happiness he projected. Others told us it was exactly what they would want and that you were superb, combining the joy of Dad’s life with dignity in death.”  J M

“Thank you so much for making the celebration of Mum and Dad’s lives just as we wanted. The synopsis of their lives was well presented with the humorous anecdotes giving us all a lift. The poems you selected were just perfectly poignant and a balance to their personal story. Everyone who attended last Friday commented upon how your words helped them to focus on happy memories. We have a lot to come to terms with and thank you again for the part you played in starting us on that journey.” L D

“Thank you so much for all your help and kindness to me. Thank you for the lovely service and perfect choice of music. You made it the best it could be. Everyone I met said what a wonderful service and spoke very highly of you. Thank you again for everything.” A D

“Thank you very much for the kind and sensitive handling of M’s funeral and your kind words. It would have been just as he would have wanted, and it meant a lot to us as a family.” M C

“A big thank you for yesterday. You really exceeded all our expectations. Without exception, every one of the people attending that we spoke to were extremely positive and complimentary about you and the ceremony.” M R

“On behalf of the family I’d like to thank you for conducting N’s funeral service in such an excellent way yesterday. It was just the sort of service N would have wished for and everyone who attended thought it was meaningful and moving. We all appreciated the part you played.” H S

“Thank you for guiding us through the difficult time after J’s death and for the help in planning the funeral celebration of his life with such compassion. We are all extremely thankful you were able to do this service for him and a number of the mourners came to me echoing these comments that it was exactly right for J. We all agreed it had been a most moving experience.” N G

“What a wonderful goodbye to my dear D. Everyone I spoke to after the service said exactly the same. I thank you so very much.” M H

“Very many thanks for all you did, your advice, kindness and understanding helping me with D’s funeral. You spoke with great dignity and sensitivity. My family and friends also convey their thanks.” M S

“Thank you so much for J’s ceremony. What you said summed up all our feelings and emotions and made us feel that we had done everything we could to say goodbye to him as best we could.” D S

“I’d like to thank you for the very carefully prepared and the calm and sincere way you held the service together at D’s funeral. Everyone who was there agrees with me that he would have been delighted at his send-off.” J B

“We would like to thank you very much for the poignant yet beautiful service you delivered for our daughter T’s funeral. All who attended said what a ‘lovely’ service it was. Hopefully it has helped us to start to come to terms with our sad loss.” P T

“I would just like to express my sincere thanks for the way you conducted the service for my son M. When I first read through your proposed notes, I felt it said so much about M and it made me really think that you must have known him, although I know this was not the case. The trouble taken, therefore, to get the essence of him was so much appreciated by all his family… Your celebration of M’s life struck the right note and we all felt it was truly a good way to say goodbye.” K F

“Thank you so much for the beautiful service you conducted. we really are most grateful to you for all the kindness and patience shown to us. So many people have commented on what a beautiful service it was and I feel sure it was exactly what he would have wanted.” P S

“Thank you so much for Dad’s wonderful ceremony yesterday. You really captured Dad’s essence and it was a very special tribute to a man we loved.” D R

“We thought that your ceremony for P was just superb. He would have been chuffed to bits with the personal nature of the whole thing and it highlighted just what a wonderful and popular man he was. A very big thank you to you. we have decided that when our time comes it will be the thing for us.” R & H F

“We are most grateful to you for such a sensitive and well balanced eulogy for L. Many of those attending saw fit to comment on how much they took comfort from your words.” P G

“I just wanted to say thank-you on behalf of the family for the funeral you designed for M H on 6th February. It was very special and we felt it was a wonderful celebration and reflection of Mum’s life. Thank you.” B K

“Thank you for the lovely service you put together for my mother, E A. My mother was a person of simple tastes and very hardworking and the service did her justice.” G G