Testimonials

  • The service certainly did bring me some comfort and thank you for presenting it in such a meaningful way.  Quite a few people commented on how well it was delivered afterwards. I think it was such a true reflection of my Mum and she would have loved the Apache Blessing at the end. I did as well so thank you for that. I will find comfort in those words  JB 5/19
  • Thank you Sally. The service was exactly as we hoped it would be. Many thanks for your sympathy and kindness.  JMc 5/19
  • Thank you for conducting A’s funeral it was a lovely service and several people commented on it being so . Thank you so much for being there for us. SS 5/19
  • I would like to thank you personally for everything that you have done. You took the time to listen about who L was and portrayed that in a service which was beautiful, so thank you. I will forever be grateful for you help and support through this. RT 4/19
  • Thank you so much for yesterday. Everybody has said how lovely the service was. Although it was obviously a very sad occasion, I left the service with a very peaceful feeling. I’m glad we had a couple of lighter moments in the eulogy. I thought you balanced the service perfectly between paying respect to Mum’s spiritual leanings and our wish not to have too big a religious tone to the ceremony…. Speaking with everyone else afterwards, I think we did Mum proud and you played a large part in that. Thank you. DJ 3/19
  • Thank you for your professionalism and caring attitude whilst carrying out your Celebrant role. We all very much appreciated your input and the effort you put into ensuring the service ran smoothly. Despite being a sad occasion it truly was a celebration of P’s life. MJ 1/19
  • Just a line to thank you so much for the lovely service you did for my father. You made it very personal to our family, it was almost like you knew him. Although it was a very difficult day, somehow you with your beautiful words, took some of the sadness away and made us smile remembering Dad and the happy times, enabling us all to gather the strength we needed to get through.  SG 11/18
  • Thank you for a lovely service, everybody commented on what a beautiful eulogy it was and it helped to bring back fond memories of mum.  ST 10/18
  • Thanks for the way you conducted the service at my lovely J’s funeral. It was perfectly in keeping with what I know J would have wanted and it created a wonderful atmosphere right the way through….everyone agreed that the service was very moving and delivered in a very professional feeling manner. JP 10/18
  • A big thank you for F’s service – your kindness and support got me through it. A 8/18
  • Family and friends commented on the lovely service and how sensitively and professionally you conducted this, and how you brought J to life. Thank you again.  JP 9/18
  • Thank you so much for helping us through such a difficult time and most of all your service and kindness. S   6/18
  • How thankful I feel… you made for me what was the worst day of my life and turned it into a warm heartfelt one…you brought smiles through the tears.   R   6/18
  • …You helped before and during – it was appreciated by all. A big thankyou for your kindness, your help and your support. J&S 2/18
  • Just to say a huge thanks for your kindness and delivering such a touching service. It really did mean a lot to us all. LW 2/18
  • I just wanted to take a moment to say a huge thank you for the wonderful eulogy you did for R. He would have loved the twinkle in your eye when you spoke of his so-called achievements. Everyone, without exception said if was the nicest service they had been to. You really captured R’s spirit. AM 2/18
  • I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you very much for the service you led for. It was a lovely service – thanks again for helping an awful day be one of comfort to us all RA 1/18
  • Just a note to say “Thank You” for the lovely Funeral Service you provided for us for R.  You captured R’s lifestyle perfectly – He was always happy, upbeat and “Happy Go Lucky” and this really came across in the service. It was a lovely tribute to someone that we all thought such a lot of and miss so much. Once again, Thank You so much for all your help and support – it was very much appreciated by myself and all the family.   PD11/17        
  • Thank you so much for this. It was a beautiful service. Dad would of loved it too. I’ve never seen so many people in the crematorium. It was all very surreal and overwhelming. Thanks again DT 12/17
  • It was our privilege to have you take this service. We were so pleased with the service which we all felt you conducted beautifully.  As I said in my text to you last week, a couple of people asked for your details for future reference because they felt you were so sensitive to the occasion.  JM 11/17
  • I want to say a very big thank you to you for the service you did for my Dad. All the people present said what a lovely service it was, once again thank you for your kindness and understanding. KC 11/17
  • I would like to say a massive thank you from myself and my family for conducting Dads service ,we gave him a personal and special service and that was down to you. JE 10/17
  • I really can not thank you enough for your help and support. It made a difficult day so much easier to have your gentle hands at the reins! All the best, and please feel free to use myself as a reference at any time if it would be of use. Thanks again. DM 10/17
  • Thank you so much for delivering Mum’s Eulogy. Although a sad experience it was made memorable by you eloquently sharing our memories of Mum. I will always remember the first time we met with J and D and how you listened to us talk about Mum, and in particular how D, not one to open up, did so to you. TR 9/17
  • Thank you so much for delivering Mum’s Eulogy. Although a sad experience it was made memorable by you eloquently sharing our memories of Mum. I will always remember the first time we met with John and David and how you listened to us talk about Mum, and in particular how David, not one to open up, did so to you.
  • We were very happy with the lovely service you gave and felt you did a wonderful job. You were a great help and comfort to us as we did find it difficult, my dad especially. LS 9/17
  • The service was lovely, sensitive, appropriate and comforting for all of her family. On behalf of all of us I thank you for all you did in helping us to cope with the loss of our mum, grandmother and great grandmother.  We miss her so much and will always keep her in our hearts. JS 4/17
  • All the family would like to say a sincere thank you for the lovely service you did for Mums’s funeral. It was such a tough day for us all but you took care of us before and during the service. It couldn’t have gone any better, it was just what our Mum would have wanted. You did an amazing  job helping us through the most difficult time of our lives, which we will be forever grateful.  DG 4/17
  • Our heartfelt thanks for the importance and meaning you gave to K’s service. It felt so intensely personal and you made a difficult day feel so special for me and my family as we said our last farewell. Many thanks for all the support and kindness you gave us. JD 3/17
  • On behalf of the family we wanted to thank you very much for the service … It was both sensitive and personal and a fitting tribute to dad. Your kind words allowed us all to feel comfortable crying, smiling and laughing. Exactly how he would have wanted it. Many thanks again from all the family. MD 3/17
  • —our sincere thanks for the lovely service. So many people came to us and commented on the very personal tribute to J you gave. JS 2/17
  • I took great comfort from the service for my Mum and would like to thank you for the professional manner in which you arranged and presented it ….a great number of my family commented on how nice the service had been with all the personal recollections of Mum, together with your eulogy. You can take great pleasure in knowing that, in a difficult and emotional time for us, we felt that you were aligned with the things we wanted to remember about her. It was, as it was meant to be, ‘a celebration of her life’.    RP 11/16
  • I just wanted to say on behalf of the family how pleased we were with the way way you led the service for our Dad yesterday. It was perfect, just right for him and for us….. I am sure you will continue to help other families through what is a very difficult time in their lives. You do an amazing job. GM 10/16
  • We were all very pleased with the service, and all our guests thought it was lovely. Although necessarily brief, it never felt rushed, and illustrated many different aspects of my mother’s life, achievements, personality and talents. This is what we hoped for, and we couldn’t have done it without your experienced guidance and participation. We can’t thank you enough for helping us to pay tribute to our wonderful mum, and to say goodbye.      AA 10/16
  • We’d just like to thank you for the beautiful service that you gave for our lovely mum. You were very caring and compassionate which went a long way to making a very difficult day manageable. Thank you so much. J&D 9/16
  • It has been a little while since my mother’s funeral … and the event has returned to my thoughts quite a number of times since, as you may well imagine. We only met on two occasions but each time I was struck by your wonderfully sympathetic and empathetic demeanour. My family were extremely grateful for the way in which you planned and conducted the service. You seemed to catch the right note throughout. AK 9/16
  • We are writing to thank you very much for the way in which you conducted the service for our sister and sister-in-law.    It was quite perfect: very sensitive and without being sentimental.   We were very appreciative of the careful thought and preparation you had clearly brought to the event and the way you carried it out.   D&A P 9/16
  • Just would like to say thank you for creating a lovely service for our L. Everybody has commented on how beautiful it was. It’s much appreciated. SM 9/16
  • Thank you so much for your support and encouragement at this incredibly challenging time. The family and I truly appreciate the time and effort you put in to making sure Dad’s parting was what he would have wanted.  ER 9/16
  • On behalf of H and myself thanks so much for managing and delivering the funeral service for our father. All went well and we had a lot of positive feedback after the service that it was a fitting tribute. PM 8/16
  • Sally … My heartfelt thanks for the ceremony, everyone complimented you on capturing the very essence of G…   We felt confident with you, and I think that helped us all “pull it off”…So many people said they had actually enjoyed it, which for a funeral, might seem strange. JR 9/16
  • Many many thanks for all your help & support that you gave my family at this very difficult & sad time.  You did a wonderful service for A & one which I think she would have been proud of, especially the bit you found on her Facebook! Many thanks again Sally we couldn’t have done it without you. CY 8/16
  • Many thanks for the lovely service you conducted for Uncle R on Friday. We all agreed it was a very fitting tribute for him; quiet, small and lovely, just what he would have wanted. SB 8/16
  • On behalf of myself, brother and families, I wish to express my thanks for your support, kindness and for conducting such a wonderful service. SR 8/16
  • Everyone that I have spoken to commented on how wonderful it was to have someone leading the ceremony that so completely captured M’s memory and led us all through the day with great sensitivity and empathy.  Thank you so much for that.  GT 6/16
  • We (L and I and B’s friends) would like to thank you for the service on the day it was very moving and you managed to capture the essence of B beautifully – thank you. CH 6/16
  • Thanks for making a difficult day bearable with your celebration of L’s life.  Your suggestions and tweaking of the things we had asked you to say pulled it all together in an emotional and memorable way. Thanks again.  BP 6/16
  • Thank you for all your help, support, patience and inspiration. It really made a difference.  AW 6/16
  • I am at a loss at the moment of how to put into words my gratitude for such a lovely service and the way that you conducted it.  Thank you for capturing the essence of W and for making such a bad day somehow good.  WP 5/16
  • Mum, C and I just wanted to thank you for the lovely service you conducted yesterday.  We all felt it was a perfect good bye to J. Thank you once again. SH 5/16
  • On behalf of the family, I would like to pass on my deepest thanks for the thoughtful way you conducted the service. So many of those who attended have said that the service was a real reflection of Mum and would have been just what she wanted. Of course, all were aware that you did not know her, but you dealt with that fact with great tenderness. Once again, many thanks for your contribution to what has been, and still is, a very sad time for us. RB 4/16
  • On behalf of Mum and all of us! Thank you so much for conducting such a lovely, heartfelt service on Thursday. It was just perfect with enough levity for a celebration of Dad’s life. The general consensus from our guests, most of whom had never attended this type of service before, was that they were going to have a non-religious ceremony for themselves when the time comes! Not too sad and quite uplifting!! So – a huge ‘Thank you’ for helping and guiding us all through this time. You created exactly the feeling that we all wanted. Quiet respect and reflection but joy and pleasure for the man he had been.  SB 4/16
  • My family and I would like to thank you for the lovely eulogy and service you did for my mum. My mother would have loved it, as we certainly did.  It helped enormously with the grieving process and we have also had comments from friends and relatives to say what a lovely service. MR 4/16
  • We, as a family would like to say a heartfelt “thank you” for the wonderful service you took for Mum’s funeral. At a time when people feel vulnerable and raw you took us in your hands and held us all together, you helped us laugh, cry and remember, for this we will be eternally grateful. AV 4/16
  • My family and I would like to thank you for the lovely eulogy and service you did for my mum. My mother would have loved it, as we certainly did.  It helped enormously with the grieving process and we have also had comments from friends and relatives to say what a lovely service.  MR 4/16
  • ..you conducted the service in a caring, compassionate way with a little bit of humour thrown in. I thought it all went very smoothly and professionally so thank you again for all your help over this difficult time in my life, it is much appreciated. PH 3/16
  • Thank you for making my Dad’s funeral service so special. everyone said how personal it was and it was a fitting goodbye for Dad, who was such a special man. you did us proud. RR 3/16
  • The Service brought peace to everyone who was there, your kind words, your compassionate and sensitive Eulogy (especially having eye contact with the person who you were going to speak about).  With your soft, peaceful voice you gave great comfort to all of us in the Chapel.  Everyone thought the service was beautiful with the right mixture of modern songs, the poem and the Eulogy before your closing words. I’m especially thankful that G (after a sad life) had a very dignified farewell. This email represents all of G’s family, we all speak with one voice to say a simple “Thank You”. Long may you continue in your work Sally. LH 3/16
  • So, unbelievably, here we are again, one year on, and we are writing to thank you for conducting the service for our dad ……Again, you made the service a personal and fitting tribute for our lovely dad which was delivered in your warm and sensitive manner. Thank you again for your involvement in the truly saddest day of our lives. NB 3/16
  • Can I just express my thanks and gratitude for conducting such a lovely and heartfelt service, myself and L could not have wished for anyone better. It was an absolute privilege to have you around during such a sad and difficult time, I know S would have been so happy at the send-off you helped us create. Sally I wish we could have met under different circumstances, but having you guide us through the process made it far more bearable than we could have imagined. From the bottom of our hearts. Thank you. ES 1/16
  • Thank you for the service this week and all the work you did beforehand in planning, research and preparation.  The service was beautiful – dad would have liked it. I had many compliments about the service from family and friends who commented on how personal and unique it felt; and how it suited dad’s personality. Thank you too for your support and compassion at this difficult time. SK 1/16
  • I just wanted to write on behalf of all the family to thank you for the service for Dad. It was delivered absolutely perfectly. So many people present commented on how nice it was and how it concentrated on Dad’s life and the happy elements of it. Thank you so much for everything, it made a very hard day much easier. BB
  • We thought you captured my father so well in what you said and we can’t thank you enough for making the service so special. Everyone commented on how perfect the service was for a well-loved man. It was a good ‘do’! RF 12/15
  • I can honestly say having you conduct the funeral was a great help, it was unique to her and helped us through a very sad time whilst also celebrating her life, it definitely wasn’t ‘just another funeral’. JH 12/15
  • Thankyou. We all were very happy with the service and all agreed you did a lovely job of it. We had friends and family comment on what a nice service and how my mum would have loved it and be proud of us all. I’d like to thank you again for my Mum’s sake and all our family a really big THANKYOU… MR
  • May I once again thank you on behalf of the whole family for the way in which you conducted our Mum’s funeral service. Your help throughout the process and your kind supportive words on the day helped to make the process easier to understand and deal with. CR
  • Thank you Sally for the support and kindness you gave me and my family at the funeral and burial services of my husband. Everything was just as we wanted it. I hope you go on to give other families the support you have given us. SD
  • …. we were all so glad that we found you and that you were our celebrant, it couldn’t have been more perfect or more fitting.   (We especially liked the way you dealt with the ‘missing verse’, and loved that we had a quirky bit).    Strange that we’ll probably not see you again – you felt like a very real part of things, but know how grateful and happy we all are that you were there and helped us all through. DW
  • I would like to say ‘Thank You’ for taking your time to minister my dad’s service……You have made me and my family feel we said our good byes after such a long wait. It was just the way we wanted simple and to the point.  The Buddhist poem was a lovely touch and my dad would have loved that. I couldn’t thank you enough for making the service run so smoothly. It was pleasure to have you to conduct our last goodbyes for my dad. MLL
  • Thank you so much for what you did ……  It was a beautiful funeral and your words were just right for the occasion.  I am sure it would have been exactly what my husband would have wished. SD
  • We’d like to say thank-you for the professional and personable way you carried out our mum’s funeral service. Everyone commented on how lovely the service was and how you summed up mum in the eulogy. It was a difficult day but it had moving moments because of your and B’s personal touches. NO
  • I can’t begin to thank you enough for the way you have helped us, especially me, through this difficult time.  Your words have been a great comfort and it is lovely to have them to keep. I will give a copy to G too. Your warmth too has been such a support and I will remain forever grateful to you. DS
  • On behalf of all the family I would like to pass on our most sincere thanks for everything you did for us. You spoke so beautifully, everyone said so and it meant such a lot to us, it’s hard to express our gratitude in words! My mum was so happy and said she couldn’t have wished for anything more beautiful.  EB
  • My Mum, S, J and myself are very grateful for all you did to make the service a very fitting tribute to J. We had lots of complimentary comments about you and the service at the wake. JM
  • You did a fantastic job & we are both very grateful for your support & assistance in sending dad off in a way he would have appreciated  SO
  • … thank you again for leading his service – so many people commented afterwards how moving and personal it was.  At difficult times like this you always hold in your heart people who reach out to you , I count you as one of these people and will never forget you and your kindness.  My heart felt thanks and gratitude.   LE 12/14
  • …. once again thank you for the lovely Funeral Service you put together for my Father. M, S and the other guests were all very complimentary about it and yourself. It couldn’t have been done better. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody else in my position in the future who does not know what to do about a funeral they have to organize  JG
  • Every solitary comment made has been so positive……From “refreshingly unusual” and “pleasantly unique” to “the best  I’ve been to yet”. Also I think it was a gentle way to introduce her Grandchildren to the experience. HB
  • We all thought it was a perfect farewell for auntie and we are so pleased we chose to have you speak. Thank you, you really made it personal for her.  I’d like to think she was up in a corner somewhere watching and listening. Thank you Sally, for everything. JO
  • We just wanted to thank you for all your help with J’s service yesterday.  There were a lot of comments from people coming out at it being perfect and that it said everything about J. MF
  • Thank you very much for the professional and caring way in which you conducted K’s funeral yesterday. I was particularly pleased with the way you read the poem which meant so much to me.We had every confidence that things would go well with you there to rely on and we really appreciated the way in which you supported us at this difficult time. LK
  • I am so pleased that R recommended you to conduct my grandma’s service. I have found the whole process difficult due to the circumstances and you have helped to make it as easy as possible. All my family asked me to pass on their thanks for such a lovely, thoughtful service. CG
  • .. I would like to thank you very much for yesterday, it was just how we wanted the service to be….Once again a big thank you for dads service yesterday, amongst all the tears it was lovely.  RT
  • We all just want to say a big thank you for yesterday.  You made the service such a personal and fitting tribute for our lovely mum, and dad’s wife.  You delivered the tribute in such a warm way, and, as for E and I reading our poems, we knew you were ready with support if needed.  Afterwards we had relations and friends say it was one of the nicest funerals they had been to, and we thank you for your contribution and involvement in the saddest of days for our family to experience. NB
  • I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for providing T with such a lovely Service. You interpreted my requirements excellently and it showed in the end result. It was an excellent combination of poem, prayer and eulogy and many people have commented on how professional and yet warm you were with your presentation. You have helped to create nice and lasting memories with a lovely service on what was a very difficult day and I am sure T would have approved. KS
  • I wanted to write to say thank you for helping me to give dad the funeral he deserved. J thought you were marvellous. Lots of the guests came up to me afterwards and said what a good job you did. You ran the funeral with authority and empathy, and with great dignity which felt authentic, not contrived in any way. As soon as you got involved back in January, I relaxed. I have emailed R to thank her for introducing us. You made all the difference. Thank you for listening to what I wanted for the funeral and reflecting it so well. LA
  • I just want to say a huge thank you for such a lovely service for my beautiful mum today.  You made it very special & personal & that meant the world to me. CH
  • We both felt that our memories of J were shared with everyone and that your words conveyed them to others, exactly as we wanted them to.  Several of our friends told us afterwards that it was a ‘fitting’ service and your words prompted lots of good memories in others that they were able to share with us later, after the service. Many thanks. L&T
  • I want to thank you so much for the help you gave me by taking my very few ideas and making them into a service that did indeed honour mum. ….  Thank you again Sally, your help truly meant the world to me.  TL
  • Just wanted to thank you again Sally for helping to make Wednesday not the ordeal I thought it would be. Everyone was very impressed with your eulogy and it, for me, was just perfect. Dad would have loved it too so we did him proud as they say. Many thanks once again.  SD
  • ….  your excellent service as everyone I spoke to really enjoyed the whole thing and some even said it was the best they had attended. I personally thought you got I exactly right. DP
  • Thank you for conducting J’s service … It was such a lovely service……so uplifting compared to more formal funeral services and I know J would have loved it. Your eulogy was really well received and the whole day was a fitting tribute to her, celebrating her life and the lives of those she touched. LS
  • Thank you so much for the lovely service you did to celebrate J’s life.  It was a really special day and J would have loved it. LS
  • … would like to thank you very much for your thoughtful care and kindness to us all in planning and undertaking B’s funeral.  You were very sensitive to our needs during the difficult time of making our parting with B more bearable.  Everyone felt the service was fitting for B and reflected her personality. T&HS
  • just like to thank you for today and for the way you smoothed things over when they went a little awry. Everyone agreed that your care and kindness helped us through a day none of us was looking forward to. Many people commented afterwards that it was one of the most moving and memorable services they had attended. You struck just the right note and although there were tears we laughed a lot too, which is as it should be.  G Family
  • I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful service for my mum. So many of mum’s friends who attended her funeral came to us after the funeral and asked who you were. They said you came across so well and every word you said you meant and it came from your heart. I will be going to fetch mum’s ashes from the funeral parlour in the next few days and I promise I will pass on all the good feedback we had about you.  Once again thank you for your kindness. SJ
  • Thankyou so much for making mum’s funeral service so lovely and special, you said lovely kind words it was a pleasure to have someone as kind and caring as yourself, was a sad time for us all but happy songs and words to be remembered. And thankyou for the copy of the service. I am going to print it off to keep for a memory never to be forgotten. Thanks again you were great.  MB
  • We were all so very pleased with the service, it had just the right blend of reverence and humour and really reflected the type of person my mother was, you made a very difficult day much easier for us all. We all thank you for a job well done. JS
  • … would like to say a big thank you for giving P a wonderful celebration today. Every single person that attended his funeral today said how lovely the service was, and that it captured him. I was dreading today, but can honestly say that it was nowhere near as bad as I anticipated, thanks to you. AC