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 messages I have received, as well as some feedback from the Funeral Directors I have worked alongside…
“I wanted to say again how much I appreciated your contribution to V’s farewell. I feel you conveyed her spirit so sensitively and appropriately and that you provided a wonderful central perspective, which managed to embrace the whole of the diverse gathering, with great skill and wisdom. I know she would have been delighted. I will be forever grateful. Best wishes and thank you again”
“Dear Marie, Our heartfelt thanks to you for making today a memorable experience and for your sensitivity and attention to detail. We really appreciate what you did and feel happy that Dad had a great send off. All best wishes, “
“Marie, thank you so much for such an amazing ceremony, and all your help. Every person said how heartfelt, meaningful and beautiful it was. It has helped so much with our grieving to know that T had the best send-off that was possible. Thank you from everybody.”
“Hi Marie, Thank you so much for the beautiful package you put together. That will take pride of place in my memory box! Thanks so much for all your help. I really appreciated it and I feel we did N proud.”
“I don’t know how I can begin to thank you enough for all that you did to make F’s funeral so special. It must have taken such a long time to find out all about his life, and you made it a celebration of all that he was to me and our family and friends. I was so touched by your kindness and care and compassion, so a heartfelt thank you again.”
“Thank you so very much for the funeral you did for S. It made our heartache so much easier as it was such a lovely service”
“I wanted to say thank you for Monday. The ceremony was all that we could have hoped for and was a very appropriate celebration of mum’s life. People said how nicely you had summed up mum’s life experiences. We very much appreciated your calm and comforting presence.”
“Dear Marie, Thank you so much for the wonderful job that you did in such difficult circumstances. You went ‘above and beyond’, brought the service together and gave me such great support between you and (FD). I felt supported and protected. So many people commented on the great job!”
“Dear Marie, I need to thank you for leading N’s funeral service on Thursday. You were so calm and gentle & the way you had put everything together was a truly lovely tribute – thank you. Everyone thought it was such a personal service and perfect for such a loved, talented person. Thank you for your care and observed detail which came across so brilliantly – it was perfect.”
“I felt really privileged to be at your lovely celebration of S’s life. To me the celebration was as moving and beautiful as any Christian service (of which I have been to very many). His was different – very peaceful, full of love for all the family and T said that you had helped her so much to have what she wanted for him. You will never know how much your loving support helped.”
“Thank you so much for all you did for both occasions for L last week. Your ability to hold us all was incredible, and your words were so touching and well put. It felt like you knew her too. It felt like were in very capable and caring hands which meant everyone could get on and feel what they needed too and say their goodbyes, which to my mind is what the occasions were all about.
“… His funeral was all about him and everything was perfect … I think that M’s service will prove quite the inspiration for anyone who was there and might find themselves arranging a funeral in the future – and that is a lovely thought.”
“I just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks for the excellent job that you did at Dad’s funeral yesterday. You showed great skill and insight in capturing the essence of my dad’s life, and delivered the service impeccably; we received many positive comments from the attendees afterwards that the tone and simplicity was just right. The combination of yours and the funeral director’s efforts brought the whole funeral together to give us just what we wanted.”
“Thank you for conducting the most touching and meaningful funeral ceremony I’ve ever experienced. T. certainly was a remarkable character, and she had a send-off with a difference!”
“I cannot thank you adequately for the way you compiled and delivered the service for S. It was wonderful and I could not have wished for anything different. It was also the comments given to me from all present. Thank you so much for the memory I will always have of it.”
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”
“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 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).
“Good to know it is in your safe hands!”
“Thank you so much for the massive input you made for N’s funeral; it was marvellous.”