When family and friends take time to contact me after the funeral, it means so much to know that I have been able to make a difference. These are some of the recent messages I have received, as well as some feedback from the Funeral Directors I have worked alongside…
Thank you so much for the exquisite service you wove today. It couldn’t have been any better. Perfection. Your voice gave the service such a special ambience too. Thank you for making this difficult farewell so peaceful. That for me is such a comfort.
I would sincerely like to thank you for your kind and gentle guidance and deliverance of our simple but special and relevant service for our Dad.
Can we say a huge thankyou to you again Marie. It was so reassuring to work with you again and to know that we were in safe hands. You guided us and advised us so kindly and so sensitively to ensure that we had a service that was truly reflective of mum and which wove together the elements that we felt we wanted to say to celebrate her life. We are able now to look back on both occasions knowing that they were filled with love and were just beautiful. What more can you ask? Thankyou for your kindness and support.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for your contribution to Mum’s funeral. You were so patient, respectful and helpful in pulling together the eulogy and the service and you read the tribute so beautifully. As well as that, your own words were caring and thought provoking and they really helped to weave together some beautiful memories of Mum. Despite feeling sad, it really did feel like a celebration of her life and an honoring of everything she was. I was able to smile and feel that we had done her proud! Thank you so much and all the best.
You did a lovely and wonderfully beautiful job, a credit to you.
As a family we cannot thank Marie enough for her care and kindness following the loss of our mother. She is calm and very empathetic and her guidance during our meetings and conversations, gave the family time to reflect and draw on long ago memories so that she could get a picture of who mum was. Her genuine care in crafting mums service and tribute created a loving and completely appropriate farewell that allowed family and friends to reflect on the long life lived that made mum who she was. She was always at the end of an email and was patient when “tweaks and changes” arose as memories came back to us. Without exception all who attended mums special day made mention afterwards of how Marie brought an air of grace and dignity to the service that was calming and peaceful. Thank you Marie for all that you gave us in mums memory.
My wife and I both wanted to send you a note to say how wonderful the service was, and that you captured the essence of R. with your empathy, tone and delivery that was absolutely beautiful. Your voice is genuinely amazing. We said it is a shame we don’t live in the area as we would have loved you to host our funerals!
Dearest Marie, We just wanted to say again a huge thank you for your help with mums funeral and for reading our words and sharing all our memories of mum. You did a wonderful job listening to us all with patience, kindness and genuine interest and write an amazing eulogy which befitted mum perfectly. Everyone afterwards commented on how lovely you were and that the way you talked about mum you would not have known that you had never met her in life. This is definitely your calling and we are grateful there are people like yourself who do this very important role. Kindest regards, Sonia, Simon, Katie, Jason, Max and Poppy and the rest of Sheila’s family and friends. Xx
Dear Marie, I just wanted to say a big thank you for the beautiful service you gave my Mother, and for all the help and guidance you gave us when preparing for the service. The Service you weaved managed to balance the solemnity of honouring Mum’s passing; the celebration of her life and her spirit, and the reminder to all that Mum lives on through each of us in our own unique ways and how that bonds us together. Not only did everyone say what a beautiful Service it was, but so many also commented upon how they had learnt about aspects of Mum’s life they had never known about before. This resulted in a very upbeat Wake afterwards where many happy memories and stories were shared by all. So thank you again from the bottom of my heart for all that you did.
I can’t thank you enough for putting together such a memorable service. It was perfect in every way. Everyone was impressed and commented on the way you had conducted the service and we as family, know how much time and commitment you had given. Your web title “weaving memories” is perfect for what you do. You have given me memories I shall cherish.
I wanted to let you know how grateful we both were for the lovely service you co-ordinated for my father.
Considering how little time we had together to discuss my fathers life we felt you encapsulated it in depth and beautifully.
I have had many emails from people who attended the service and said my father would have approved and thought it was a lovely send off. Thank you for making a very difficult day a little easier by guiding us seamlessly though the service with such short notice. We are both immensely grateful.
We just wanted to thank you for your help in planning the service for Mum. You led the service beautifully and there was a sense of calm and peace throughout which is what we wanted to achieve in the celebration of Mum’s life. Your committal words were very comforting and we had many favourable comments about the service. We appreciated you taking the time to get to know us and Mum and the time you spent in preparing for the service.
Feedback from Funeral Directors:
“Just wanted to say what a brilliant job you did for T’s funeral. You emanated a peace and gave it all such dignity. It was written so beautifully and tactfully – truly masterful in every way. You have a gift”
“Flawless – as always!”
“Thanks so much for yesterday – it’s so good to know that the families who come to us are in safe hands with you.”
“D’s funeral was a triumph – you were tremendous – well done and thank you!”
“Marie Pembridge is an independent funeral celebrant and a natural communicator. She has a warm and immediate personality. She has the ability to pick up on the detail of the individual, to distil and then to deliver the essence of that person in a beautifully cohesive, coherent and sensitive manner. One is left in no doubt whom the ceremony was crafted for – a true skill. Marie cares deeply about what she does and gives totally of herself. It is not so much a job but a vocation to which she is so naturally suited . She is calm and measured. She brings light into darkness and transforms the occasion into something uplifting and meaningful for everyone.”
“Good to know it is in your safe hands!“
“Marie has a complete understanding of what we are trying help families to do. When we work with her we know we can trust her to take the time and effort required to create a meaningful and personal ceremony. Her commitment to her work goes beyond it just being a job. She deeply cares about the transformational nature of the funeral service, and the importance of engaging families in the creation of this.
She has a lovely, calming presence and excellent delivery. She brings with her more than just the words of a eulogy and a service. She has brought candles and other items which enhance the ceremony- her attention to detail is superb. She has a wider knowledge and understanding of death and its rituals that she brings with her to every funeral and this helps her to create ceremonies with depth and meaning. We can highly recommend her!” (A Natural Undertaking).
“Thank you so much for the massive input you made for N’s funeral; it was marvellous.”