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Hi Pam - thank you very much for yesterday. Mum would have been chuffed.
Very best wishes
Thank you very much for providing a professional and lovely funeral service for Ginger. Julie g you were so kind and warm to us which made our difficult time a little bit easier. We would highly recommend Mulberry Days to anyone. The Glasspoole family.
Just a note to say a big thank you for guiding us through a difficult and sad family day. Shirley and myself were very pleased how well everything went. It was certainly a very nice service and one that you feel could not have been bettered.
Very many thanks
Shirley & Rex
Dear Julie thankyou for the lovely service you gave to celebrate peter Shearwood’s life ‘many people said what a lovely service you gave thankyou for all your help and kindness Arlene jenny Betts and family
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for leading the service at Nicks funeral yesterday. Your words were a great comfort x
We as a family would like to thank mulberry days for the helpfulness and guidance through a difficult day.
A special thank you to Julie who was our celebrant for mum’s funeral.
The service was just the way our mum would have wanted and your guidance was so helpful. You read mum’s eulogy beautifully and as a family we will always be grateful that you made that sad day a beautiful day to remember mum and to celebrate her life and remember how lucky we were in having one of the most loving and selfless women to be our mum .
Thanks again David, Jonathan, Rosemary, Jane and Tracy
On behalf of my 2 brothers and myself I would like to thank you so much for the personal way that you conducted our mum's funeral service. Everyone who went complimented on what a l9cely service it was and the way you spoke about mum, was as if you had known her. Thanks for sending me a copy of the service.
On behalf of the whole family I just want to say a huge and heartfelt thank you for taking care of everything yesterday.
We all agreed that you captured the essence of Becca perfectly and managed the service beautifully. I know Dave and my siblings were so glad to be able to speak but it was an enormous comfort that you were there to step in if it all became too much.
Apologies for not saying goodbye at the end – it was all such a rush – but I did want to let you know how grateful we all are to you for helping us to say goodbye to Becca in just the right way.
My mother, sisters and I would just like to thank you again for taking Dad’s service on Thursday. It stuck just the right note and was a true reflection of him. It made a difficult day so much easier for us all.
I just wanted to say thank you very much for today, everyone has said what a lovely service and that it suited dad to a tee.
Thank you again
Thank you for the lovely service you conducted for my mum Maureen
It was everything she wanted. The service was has if she had told you
her wishes herself. Your kindness shown to my son and myself will never be forgotten.
Thank you again
Marcella & Andrew Smith
Though they never seem enough the only words I can say are thank you for everything, not least the touchingly personal gift of 21 stars for us to treasure.
By the sincerity of your words, and your positivity in describing Dad’s love of life, you made it possible for everyone who attended his funeral today, to truly celebrate & remember him, in all the many different ways he was & will remain so special.
The reason for our meeting again was a sad one, but for the second time in my life, when I needed it most , you have been a source of support & reassurance that I have valued, & drawn on, to help me get through.
With profound respect & admiration for all you do, & my everlasting gratitude.
Just a note to say thank you very much for the lovely service you held for dad yesterday.
Everyone kept saying to us what a lovely lady you were & what a beautiful service, so personal to dad. You did us proud thank you.
Please could you send me a copy of the lovely poem you read out for dad on behalf of myself & mums for dad too. They were so moving & would like to have a copy to keep.
Once again thank you so very much for your lovely words.
Lisa (Melvyn daughter)
The service you carried out for our dad on 02.05.19 was just perfect.
You managed to capture dad's character 100% and included all the important parts we had requested, friends & family who attended said that they felt as though you had known him personally which I was so pleased about.
I just wanted to say on behalf of myself & siblings that the way the service was conducted and your input made a very difficult day slightly easier for us all.
If you want to put this review on the website please feel free as I have no hesitation in recommending your first class services.
On behalf of my family, thank you for making the day so much more bearable and stepping in to deliver my lines. It was a beautiful service and I had so many lovely comments from those who attended. I have highly recommended your services to the Funeral directors as although I have nothing against religious services I found yours to be far more comforting.
David & Liz
Good Morning Julie
Just wanted to thank you for the lovely service yesterday . Many people commented on it , especially the flower placing , which was very moving . Thank you for making it much more bearable than had been expected . What a beautiful setting Conley Wood is and with a peaceful aura that made the process seem much more natural , which of course , it is .
With very best wishes
i thought it only right to get my son, Simon, to write to you with reference to the funeral that you conducted for my husband Derek on Friday 5th April 2019 at st faiths crematorium .
I hugely appreciated the very compassionate, but very professional, manner that you prepared for and conducted the service for my dear, and very missed , husband last Friday. The service to remember and celebrate his life was of vital importance to myself and also to my family. With your help we look back to a perfect service that he would have been proud of; and your part greatly assisted in this.
Many of my family and friends attending the funeral echoed this and I heard many complimentary comments on your handling of the funeral and especially on your reading of my daughters tribute to Derek; you put real warmth and feeling into it. It was a day that I will remember with sadness but also with great satisfaction that we did the right thing for him. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
thank you so very much
regards margaret .
We were lucky to have Julie arrange my father's service of celebration, she was amazing, after spending lots of time with us at home, gathering as much information on dad as she possibly could,she went away and wrote a lovely eulogy, she was always helpful and supportive, reassuring us it would all be fine. The day was lovely, everything went exactly to plan, she took care of everything ( even providing me with a glass of water , which was much needed). We would whole heartily recommend this company to anyone needing a very special, person service.
(Thank you julie)
Julie Bates was so helpful to us in creating the service for my wife Margaret and then being there for us at the cremation in the morning and at the Celebration at Colney Wood in the afternoon on 11 February. She was calm and sensitive to how we were feeling on that day and supported us so well at a difficult time. I am so grateful to her for all that she did.
Dear Geoff and Jason,
It's hard to believe that it is a week since Graham's funeral, and my apologies for not writing sooner to thank you both for the vital part you played in giving Graham such a splendid send off.
Your support for Lucy, Claire and myself made a difficult time much more bearable, and enabled us to plan a real celebration of Graham's life.
What an amazing attendance at the service, with friends and colleagues from every area of our life together and people who had driven long distances to be there to wish him farewell and to support us. graham would have loved to see so many of his friends and family gathered to gether just for him.
Thank you again for your professionalism and thoughtful support,
With best wishes,
Just a quick line to say thank you for the beautiful service that you put together for Linda on Wednesday, I am sure that Linda would have enjoyed it. Many of the guests had complimentary things to say and I really do have to agree with them. The weather was also very kind to us, especially if we look at what went on before and what we have seen since. Many thanks once again.
now my head is clearing from the the emotional events of last week, I would like to thank you for the way you helped to celebrate the memories our family have of Patricia. The enormous congregation at the Funeral tells its own story of the love and affection that Tricia engended in everyone who knew her.
Your part in passing on those feelings to all who were there was exemplary and I can’t thank you enough for that. After the Funeral the number of people who told me what a lovely service it was and how much they had enjoyed it was quite astonishing and helped to lift the feelings of sorrow that the family were feeling.
I wish you well in any other ceremonies you conduct. Please feel free to use my comments in any way that will help you in future.
Yours most sincerely
Just a simply thank you for Franks service.
I just wanted to drop you an email and say thank you so much for conducting a lovely, fitting service for grandma today. I'm sorry I didn't hang around at the end to thank you personally but I needed to leave at that point and gather myself. Anyway thanks again, take care.
Good evening Bob. I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful delivery of the service for Dad yesterday. It was as if you knew Dad personally , very comforting for us as a family. It was a great send off for Dad and so many of those who attended the service complimented you on the way you conducted it .Several people hadn’t attended a celebrant led funeral before and were impressed and interested in the idea.
It was lovely to hear people chuckling during the ting tong song and everyone said that the service reflected Dad very well. We were surprised at the amount of people who attended too .
Thanks once again , best wishes ,Louise
I Dear Julie
Thank you so much for today’s service.
All of Win’s friends were very complimentary and said it was perfect for her.
Your sensitivity and understanding
meant a lot.
Good Morning Bob
On behalf of Mary Wallace's family we would like too thank you for a lovely service last Thursday and making it so special everyone commented on your service at the wake so once again many thanks
From us all
Just a brief line on behalf of the family to thank you for the excellent way you handled Mum’s service yesterday. It was greatly appreciated. Many commented at the Black Horse [ which was a very good venue..] as to how you set the tone perfectly ...
Thank you so much for conducting the service for Geoff. We could not have wished for a more heartwarming and dignified ceremony, and we all gained some comfort from your presence on a very sad day.
Kind regards and best wishes for a happy new year.
From Mim and family.
DearGeoff, just a little message to say thank you so much, for once again helping to ease a very painful day. Back in august you conducted the service for Bob beautifully and you did it again last wednesday for my dear Mum. whilst we were very few in attendance for Mum, you helped to expand us and make us feel like the crowd she should have had at her send off.likewise with dear Bob. My family and I will never forget how lovely you have been. thank you again Geoff, very best wishes to you for 2019 love from Carol and family x
Dear Julie B,
I am just sending an e-mail to thank you personally and indeed on behalf of my family, for the service that you prepared and completed at The Abbey Chapel, everybody commented on what a lovely service it was and dad would have been pleased, thank you for both preparing the service, conveying it with such care and looking after us all so well on the day.
Once again thank you and I wish you a peaceful new year.
With Kind Regards
Hello Bob ,thankyou for taking the time to e-mail me the poems,also,I'd like to say thankyou for yesterday,we were so happy with the service ,you did an excellent job and your help,advice and kind words were much appreciated, Thankyou again and Merry Christmas
Dear Geoff,I am writing to thank you for the way in which you conducted Dads funeral service. My family and I all agree that without your help and calming influence, we would have had great difficulty in getting through the day.
Everyone of those that attended had nothing but good words to say about how the service was conducted.
I’m not sure that we could ever thank you enough.
On behalf of Mum, Jackie, Tracey and Beverly, once again many thanks Geoff.
Just to say thanks for the service today. I'm sorry we missed saying goodbye.
Everyone said it was a lovely service and how good you were.
Thank you so much
Angela and sue
I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for leading such a lovely service for Nanny yesterday. We were all so happy with how it went, it was such a lovely celebration of her life.
Thank you so much for your kindness and wonderful words.
Dear Julie, b
I would like to thank you, on behalf of myself and my family, for the service you conducted for my husband Brian at the West Suffolk Crematorium on the 7 November. It was a lovely, dignified service which felt very personal to Brian. You were extremely kind, caring and helpful when you visited my son John and I to make the arrangements. You helped make the day, albeit sad, a special celebration of Brian's life.
Kind regards Carol
I just wanted to thank you for your guidance and wise words at the funeral of mum. As you saw mum was a big influence on us all. We held a family get together that evening and everyone reflected on what a 'good' event it was in the circumstances. My brother also felt a lot better in the evening aided by a few glasses of wine and champagne (it was Debbie's birthday - my bad planning).
Once again thank you for your support
A big thank you for conducting the funeral of Eunice in such an upbuilding manner. You seemed to capture her early life extremely well. I have received a lot of positive comments about the ceremony so thanks again for your help and input in making a sad day a positive one.
A big thank you for conducting the funeral of Eunice in such an upbuilding manner. You seemed to capture her early life extremely well. I have received a lot of positive comments about the ceremony so thanks again for your help and input.
Apologies that it’s taken me a little while to contact but as you’ll appreciate it’s been a busy and difficult few weeks since my mum’s funeral. I just wanted to thank you again for the service that you gave. The way that you took the service was very comforting and compassionate and we really appreciated that. You also effectively performed the readings for us which we really enjoyed, despite the occasion.
Alison and Peter
I would like to say a big thank you for the lovely service you gave at Darren's funeral. Although it was an emotional day you managed to make it a little easier with your kind words,which I must say portrayed Darren very well.
Thank you once again.
On behalf of Mum, myself and all the family, we would just like to thank you for your contribution yesterday as Celebrant at Dad's funeral.
Although we all had our own various moments of difficulty, the overall service was as perfect ad it could have been and I truly believe we did Dad proud.
Your opening address was very good and your words during the piano music and then at the end were very well chosen and expertly and sensitively delivered.
It was a truly lovely way to celbrate Dad's life and contribution as I believe he would have wished.
Our heartfelt thanks for initially helping and guiding us when you visited, and for the actual service itself.
With very best and kind regards
Just wanted to say, on behalf of the family and all the others who attended Bob’s memorial service, a very big thank you for all your assistance in making it such a very special and memorable occasion.
Also, thank you for taking the time to have a quick drink in The Trafford.
Don, Tim and I were the last to leave at 0830!
Thank you again
I and my family and friends would like to say a big big thank you for the way you led Bryans funeral service, with such compassion and warmth.
it was a truly wonderful service and Bryan would have been so proud of it.
Mary and family. xxxx
Dear Julie B
Just wanted to say on behalf of the family many thanks for making dad,s funeral so lovely
With Kind Regards
Hi Julie b
Thank you once again for the wonderful service you performed for John on Wednesday. All the family agreed it was just what we wanted. Others said how much they enjoyed it.
Hi Julie b Myself and my family would like to say thank you for the lovely service for our mum Norma , on 18th October . It went exactly as we wanted it to. And as a celebration of mums life. We are trying to move on , but we miss her so much . However , we have lots of memories so we are lucky . So thank you for your input . It really helped us at such a hard time . Best wishes karen .
Just to thank you for yesterday’s service. Joseph has just telephoned with the upmost praise for what you did for him and the family, and wanted me to pass this on to you. I believe he is going to contact you himself also.
You are such an important part of the process, and without you, any provisions I put in to place are of no use, so from my perspective, I love to hear such kind and heartfelt praise from families that are far more than just clients.
I am writing to thank you for your help in deciding the form of our mum's funeral and, on the day, for your management of the service.
When we met in Fakenham to plan the service, you skillfully guided us through the various options available. When we left that evening, we were reassured that everything was under control.
On the day of the funeral everything proceeded smoothly and as planned. You carried out your part of the service very sensitively. Many of the people at the funeral commented favourably on the service. We thought the mix of secular and religous worked well.
Thank you very much for a job very well done!
Chris and Michael
I wanted to thank you for Friday. It meant a lot and you were excellent.
Just want to say a huge thank from Paul & I and the rest of the family for carrying out the service in such a perfect manner.
Everybody was so complimentary of such a special tribute to Cliff that was in our minds thanks to your deliberation of the service, and how you depicted he's life like you had known him, it really was a special service in celebration of Cliff's life, and just what we had hoped for.
So thank you again.
Dear Tina, we just wanted to thank you for making a difficult time, less difficult.
the service you gave for Mum was lovely..
Melanie, Graham and all the family and friends of Annabel..
I hope you are well.
Many thanks for returning the letter.
I just wanted to thank you again for the lovely service we have had lots of people compliment us.
hi Bob, just say thank you for a lovely service for my
son Dusty last Thursday
from carol and family
Dear Geoff, I would like to thank you for Russell's lovely funeral service, many of the " congregation " agreed with me.
All of the family would like to thank you
Thank you very much Geoff, for putting together the eulogy for Bobs funeral.for also delivering it with reverence and a degree of humour, and making sure he got to hear "Tush" all the way through.( I'm told more than once) everyone commented on the day, what a lovely funeral it was.
Carole and family.
I just wanted to say thank you very much fot the lovely service that you gave my father yesterday. You handled it perfectly for us.
Hello Geoff, Just to say once again, thank you so much for a wonderful service on Friday. Also I was wondering if I could have my written copy of the eulogy back please, as the girls want a copy and I don't think I would memorise it all again, Well not in the correct order at any rate. I also would like to keep it for myself too. It was very nice to meet you, the circumstances making it sad of course, but I'm pleased that you were chosen for Bobs funeral and no one else. I know that Bob would have been well chuffed with it all.
Carol and family
Good morning Geoff
I wanted to thank you again for Mum’s service yesterday. The words you said meant a lot and added so much to the service.
We all said how nice you were and we felt you had captured our thoughts and feelings about Mum.
Thank you also for the long conversation you had with Dad before hand, reminiscing about days gone by. He felt he had left things in good hands with you.
We were so lucky that the day was so bright it some how makes you feel you can cope better.
Deanne & family
Hi Julie b,
I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for my mum's service on the 14th August. You made us smile as well as cry. It was all as perfect as it could be and she would have approved.
Dear Julie,b just a short note to say a big Thank you for your lovely eulogy today.I think Dad would have been pleased with it all,we gave him a good send off,and the empathy within your service was much appreciated,everyone has said it was so lovely.
You can never get a 2nd chance at these things so once again thank you so much.
Many thanks again Liz for conducting my mother's cremation this morning. Everything went like clockwork, and your words were so kind. Timed to perfection!
Ivor & Joy Gerry.
Hi, Julie B, we just wanted to say thanks again for the lovely service, everyone commented on what a lovely send off for Fred it was. Its really nice having this to hold onto and remember.
Louise and Andrew.
Hi Liz and Ivan
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for making yesterday so special and for all your help along the way.
Hello Julie B
Sorry this email has taken such a long time to send.
I just wanted to say, on behalf of myself and my Dad (Ron) and siblings (Steve and Sue), a huge thank you for the lovely service you provided at Mum’s funeral on 21 May. It was touching, emotional and a really lovely send off. Thank you for the time and effort you put into making it just right and for your supportive and caring nature shown to us.
With our very best wishes
Hi Julie b,
Firstly I must apologise for not getting in touch sooner. Life has been hectic so sorry.
Just wanted to say a huge Thank you for the excellent service you did in memory of dad Ronnie. We’ve had some lovely comments on your comforting words . You were such a comfort to us all thank you.
Hope all is well with you and catch up soon
Thank you again
Best wishes from Julie , Tony and Janet x
Thankyou very much for the service for Harry Leggett
today, it's was a beautiful service and very fitting for Harry.
Thankyou once again.
The new Mrs Linda Leggett
I just wanted to offer my thanks and those of the family for the lovely service you took for my mum’s funeral.
Everybody who attended said how lovely, friendly and caring the service was. Several have ear marked ‘The Dash’ poem for their own future use. Saying how it made them think about that part of their life.
Now we move forward. Thank you
Hi Julie B,
My apologies for the delay in writing to you – I am now back in Australia and am just getting myself organised.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all your grace and understanding during what was a traumatic and most difficult time for all our family.
Your support, before, during and after the funeral was very much appreciated and your serenity during the actual service was a shoulder we were all happy to lean on.
Thank you so very much
I just wanted to offer my thanks and those of the family for the lovely service you took for my mum’s funeral.
Everybody who attended said how lovely, friendly and caring the service was. Several have ear marked ‘The Dash’ poem for their own future use. Saying how it made them think about that part of their life.
Now we move forward. Thank you
Josephine (Jo) Turner
The whole family would like to thank you for helping to create a service that was truly perfect for our dad. Thank you for the time you spent patiently listening to our stories and our wishes, and for your wonderful suggestions and advice. The family who attended the service that day thought it was a wonderful celebration of our dad’s life.
With kind regards, Christina
Wow! Many, many thanks Bob for the wonderful job you did for us today! Everybody said the service was perfect. We had felt that one of us should read the tribute, in case ‘the Celibrant’ made mistakes, but we felt more confident after we met you. Certainly neither of us could have read it as well as you did!
Thanks also for the ‘commercial’ for the donation box. It contains almost £400!! I shall be delighted to take that to Priscilla Bacon Lodge next week. I shall ask younger son, who works for Archant, to put an acknowledgment in the local papers.
Many thanks again, Anya.
Hi Bob, thank you very much for today. The tribute from Fred and the poem were both perfectly delivered and you captured the tone and spirit of things perfectly. I'm so glad we chose you as the celebrant, Nicola
Just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you once again for last week. The service was amazing and just what we wanted and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. You are truly amazing at what you do and everybody we spoke to at St Faiths and at the wake all said that it was one of the nicest funerals they had ever been to.
Thank you again, think we made Dad proud.
Just to say thank you for taking Ann’s service today and for helping me put some readings etc. together last week.
I thought it turned out to be a fitting tribute to her and I was pleased that so many of the family managed to get there.
Also, thank you for supplying The Lark Ascending, I am sure she would have enjoyed that.
All good wishes,
Hello Julie G
I just wanted to thank you so much for everything you've done for mum's funeral, from our first meeting when you guided us through what we wanted spoken about mum's life, how it could best be delivered, to the actual delivery by you this morning. Everyone at the wake to whom I spoke said what a "nice and personal" funeral it was without the usual hymns and readings. They all thought your spoken words flowed and many of her friends learned quite a lot about her life, a good few picked up on what you said about travelling across war-torn Europe to get to England. As I said to you, it made me think too and I will ask good old Google to see what I can find out.
My sisters and myself are really pleased that we chose you to officiate at our mum's funeral, I had heard you twice before and knew that you did a good job and it was no surprise to me that you continued to do the same this morning.
We thank you sincerely for making this morning's service one to fondly remember,
Very best regards,
Rob, Astrid, and Susan. xxx
Thank you Julie for the first class service for my late mum on 10th May 2018.
You made a sad day much easier for us all.
hi Julie we would like to thankyou for the lovely service you did for my late husband glen chapman 27 april 2018 everybody said what a lovely sevice it was
once again many thanks karen chapman
We would like to thank you for the way that you presented the service. People came up to us after the service and said how nice it was. Everyone thought that the Benny Hill music was good and it helped people to know they could laugh. Thanks also for doing the favours it was a nice touch.
Good afternoon Julie g,
We would like to thank you for your services on the 30th April 2018 at my Dads funeral service.
We couldn't thank you enough, you were fantastic.
Would you mind sending us the final draft of your speech because we did notice a couple of additions to the one we sent over to you which were very nice.
Thanks again for everything you did on the day, it made it that little bit more bearable!
Good morning Julie G,
Just a quick note to say a big thank you for the way you conducted the ceremony yesterday, it was brilliant, I couldn't fault it, everyone commented on how personal it was compared to others they had been too. Thank you for making a sad day pass so nice and making it so personal.
liz,Just a very quick thank you for yesterday. It was (and I quote others) “perfect”, “he would have loved that”, “warm, natural”, “lovely”…. And I echo all of that.
You have been a perfect star from the start.
Thank you so much for being celebrant yesterday, we thought it was a lovely service and we are very grateful to you for co-ordinating it.
Hi Julie g (John Neale 12/4/18)
So sorry for the delay in sending you this but we all just wanted to thank you so so much for Dads service. Everyone said how lovely it was and a couple of people asked mum if you knew dad as you made it sound like you did which was lovely. Your words about dad gave us a lot of comfort at what was such a horrible and difficult time.
Hope you are well and thank you so much again.
Love and kind regards
Thank you Julie Greenslade for the beautiful service you conducted for my late husband David. You spoke as if you had known David personally, and I found that very comforting. Together with David's favourite songs, it was just what David would have wished for.
Sorry It has been a week to get back to you. We would just like to say a BIG Thank your lovely words and Beautiful Service for My Lovely Dad Len last Tuesday.
Without fail everyone said it was a Great send off for him and as Sad as it was it was a truly fitting Service for him.
We are still sorting out all the finer details But are getting there.
We Wish you all the Best and My Mum Peggy especially asked me to send her Best wishes and Thanks to You.
Kind Regards and All the Best.
Martin, Julie, Katie, Tom and Family.
Thanks for a lovely service. It would have been just how Mum would have liked her send off. Such a wonderful way to put a closure on things.
I appreciate it so very much and will cherish the memory of your words for a long, long time.
Thank you so much, Tim.
Dear Julie Bates
This is a quick email to thank you for the way you conducted Kenny's funeral today.
The tone of the service was ideal and my mum and I wanted to convey our appreciation of this to you.
With thanks and best wishes,
Just a quick note to say thank you for all you have done for Debra.
I think you captured the mood excellently.
I have had a lot of great feedback from our friends who attended, all very complimentary.
Dear Geoff, Thank you so much for your wonderful tribute to my father at st. faiths on Monday 9th April at 2pm. It was very touching, humorous and so moving but very him. I have had many people who attended the service who have said the same thing and that I done him proud on the day which is of great comfort to me. Once again thank you .
'Dear Bob, thank you so much for your help - arranging and conducting my husband's funeral service. The service was just as we wanted, simple and sincere, and that was due to your kindness and professionalism. Thank you again Doreen (& Gordon)
Dear Bob, I am just writing to say thank you for making Eddie's funeral a lovely day. You made a sad day a ray of light. We cannot thank you enough. You done Eddie proud. Just wot he would have wanted' . Madeline, Daniel, Michelle
Just a quick line to thank you so much for conducting Mums service today. Although it was a sad day everyone commented on the service saying it was such a gentle and thoughtful farewell to a lovely lady. We are truly grateful for all your help and advice in the organising of the day with such care and compassion.
Shereyl and family
Good morning Bob
I needed to say a big thanks for the service you led yesterday for us to say our goodbyes to Mum
You portrayed exactly how we felt about our Mum & the whole service felt so warm & reflected perfectly the love we felt for her.
You made the service very special.
So Thank you so much
I’d like to say a huge thank you on behalf of my family for the wonderful job you did as Celebrant for my mum’s funeral. You blended the service so professionally and made us all feel at ease, we were all so impressed.
Thank you once again, it’s much appreciated.
I just wanted to say thank you from my family and I for the part you played in my father's funeral on Monday
All of the attendees I've spoken to said it was a fitting service for him
Thanks again for what you did
Hi Liz thanks for a lovely service much appreciated
David Carol and the girls
I just had to say thank you for dad's funeral yesterday. You only see people when they are under a lot of emotional stress and afterwards I can't really remember what I said or who I spoke to.
However, you made the service flow wonderfully. We have had so many comments from family and friends that it was one of the nicest services they had been to. I know we chose the music etc, but the candle lighting and timing made all the difference.
Thank you so much, as it leaves a lovely memory for us all.
Good morning Bob,
I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful service you conducted for Dad yesterday afternoon. The words you put together were perfect and so many people told me afterwards what a beautiful and fitting send-off it was. It was a difficult day but your words gave me and the family great comfort.
I thought afterwards that I should have invited you to join us at the Earlham Arms. Please accept my apologies.
Hi liz,just want to say once again Thankyou from myself and my family for such a beautiful service, Ivan would have been well impressed. Everything just fell into place beautifully. I’m so sorry you were all waiting for us, I think I gave my family a few moments of panic. Everything turned out lovely though and everyone enjoyed Ivan’s celebration. Lots of laughter, tears and all the photos being projected on the wall at the old rectory. Hope you got home safely I know a few people had issues on the way home. Well liz thanks once again for an excellent service and we may see you again one day. Thankyou Betty & family. Take care x
Thank you so much for the service at mums funeral, it was so lovely, it was as if you knew her.
I had so many lovely comments from my friends and family, you really did us proud, thank you again.
Hi Julie it's Rosalyn & David Just a Thank you so much for all your kindness yesterday, (Edward would have been proud) and all his family very pleased too.
Regards and our best wishes to you Julie B.
many thanks for the service today , it was perfect.
Hi Julie B,
I just wanted to thank you on behalf of myself and all my family for the lovely service that you conducted yesterday for my dear dad Philip. You made saying goodbye very comforting by adding that personal touch, and made a very difficult day so much more bearable. Thank you once again.
Kindest regards, Julie, Simon and family. X
Dear Julie (G), thank you for the lovely way you conducted the service at Mick's cremation last week. You carried out your role with such care and understanding for myself and the family and many friends and relations made comments to this effect afterwards, once again, many thanks, kind regards, Pat.
David asked me to pass on his thanks for the brilliant job you did for his Dad's funeral service Friday afternoon.
As you can imagine, he has sat through numerous services whilst working here and he was really keen for it not to follow the 'normal format'. He is totally chuffed to bits at the way the service came together - It was just what he was hoping for.
So, thank you again for being fabulous!
Vicky x (peter taylors)
Thank you very much for the lovely service on Tuesday for my mother, Constance.
I know that she would have been thrilled to see so many people she loved there, to have heard the story of her life as you told it and to have heard some of her favourite music and readings.
It was such a moving ceremony in that beautiful setting, with the flurries of snow and then sunshine - all quite magical. As we chatted afterwards everyone agreed it had been a wonderful service and a lovely ending to my mother’s life.
Many thanks again.
With many best wishes
Julie G, thankyou so much for a wonderful service from all of us , was the best we could have wished for , for her.
thanks again couldent have picked anyone better to sort it x
I hope you receive this email, and I just wanted to thank you for conducting the service for my mother on Monday. It was exactly what we wanted to celebrate her life and was a very fitting farewell for her.
Thank you also for your care and kindness at this difficult time but with your help and organisation all the arrangements went very smoothly.
We are grateful for you taking the service and again many thanks.
With kind regards
Jacqueline W and Diana P
I just like to say thanks for all your hard work at John's funeral. The whole day went very smoothly and we both think he had a wonderful send off. The service was just what John would have liked and you made it so special for all the family.
Thank you again for your help.
Maxine & Richard
Hello Julie B. Thank you for the lovely service you carried out for my mother Joyce on Weds 31st Jan at Norwich Crematorium.Everybody who attended praised the way you carried out the Service and said it was the perfect tribute to her.We cannot thank you enough.Kind regards from Brian,Jenny and family.
Hello Bob ,I wanted to say a huge thank you to you, for Doreen's funeral service today.Thank you for everything it was just perfect .So many lovely comments from family and friends about you, and how the service had been set out .I know Doreen would have been so pleased .
Thank you ,
Julie thank you so much for today it was really lovely, back at the reception everyone said what a lovely send off we had given Joy, it meant so much to us, so thank so very much, regards,
Dear Liz, Just wanted to say THANKYOU for most incredible service you did for my Mum Mary this month. From moment we met you, to saying thankyou & goodbye, you were an absolute angel. Your leadership, sensitivity, warmth & professionalism provided us all with an oasis of calm & order. It was surreal. Service was everything we wanted it to be & so much more to celebrate Mums life. So unique & personal. Will always remember the wonderful service for rest of my days. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart. Was such a pleasure to have met you. Debbie Mills
Just to say thank you so much for making my mum, Jasmin's, funeral service so lovely.
It was just what we, as a family, wanted, and your words and the way you delivered them were just perfect.
All who attended commented on what a lovely service it was.
Many thanks again,
Lisa, Richard and Evie
Thank you for today,the service was perfect and you worded it well,about Bill.Everybody said they thought it was well said.Hope your journey home was better than on the way to St Faiths. Many thanks Carole.
I have just come across your card and it reminded me to send a very belated testimonial for our Nan Sandra Beardsell’s funeral you conducted on Friday 24th February 2017 as you conduct so many I thought a memory of Brad Pitt and Hugh Grant life size cardboard cutouts may jog your memory 😊. You done such an amazing job our Nan would of loved the ceremony, you were so very kind and thoughtful and felt like an extra family member on the day. And I could see how passionate you are about making someones last goodbye so very unique and special.
So many people said that it was the first funeral they went to where it was a celebration of a persons life and not just a solomn day and that they would like a civil celebrant to conduct a future funeral, and I agree it was certainly a goodbye with style. I hope you are keeping well and read this message. Thank you again Hayley & Lee and Family xxx
Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely service you gave at my fathers funeral today.
Carole and Mark
Hi Julie g .. I sorry to contact you this way but I want to say a VERY big thankyou for making it so easy to plan and carry out our service/ goodbye to Jackie ..
Many people have since said what a lovely occasion it was despite our sadness at losing such an amazing friend .
As you would imagine we are under a mound of paperwork and trying to do our very best ( the last thing we can do to help Jackie) so I apologise for the delay in contacting you
With most sincere thanks and we wouldn't hesitate to pass your name to anyone we know who finds themselves in the same sad situation and needing sympathetic guidance
Best wishes Julie,
Sally and Richard and family
Hello Julie g: thank you for doing a wonderful job in leading the funeral today; you did a great job in weaving our various suggestions into a moving tribute to my Mum.
We would appreciate it if you could send us the final version you created; it would be a valuable memory for us.
All the best
Hi Liz, just want to pass on thanks of the whole family who think your leadership and handling of Mum's service was perfect. We had many kind comments about the service and many were complimentary of your part in proceedings, so thanks again from our hearts. It was a sad but also very special day for us.
May I thank you again for the service on Friday 22nd December.2017.
The way you actually conducted his service allowed us to grieve and say our goodbye to Marcel without the cold finality usually felt at this time. Your words conveyed a warmth as though he was still with us as he always will be.
Thank you once again for all you have done for us all and Marcel.
Just wanted to thank you. We were all so pleased at how the service was conducted and how you delivered it. Many people commented how good you were. The tributes to Pat were delivered so well, with empathy and compassion.
Kind regards Trudi and family
Good Morning Julie g,
I wanted to just get in touch to pass on our very heartfelt appreciation for the very gentle and calm delivery of mums service at Colney last Thursday.
The tone of the service was perfect and we can't thank you enough for the very genuine and sincere way you conducted the proceedings.
Your own wording that prepared us to say goodbye to mum was very lovely, and although I didn't hear him, little Oliver responded and said bye Nanny.
I can't think of any funeral that might be children friendly, and it was our concern that it might be too upsetting for them, but we need not have worried. You have a very lovely, peaceful way about you that made it very appropriate for the children to be there.
There are no words really to thank you enough. We only had one opportunity to get our fond farewell to mum right, you did that for us with what seemed like comfortable ease, and you made mums service and final farewell a very fitting tribute to her.
From all the family, thank you so much.
Dear Julie B,
On behalf of our family I cannot thank you enough for helping us plan and then deliver the perfect funeral for Dad, Roy Dye, on Thursday 23rd November 2017.
Andrew, Alison and I cannot find enough words to convey our thanks to you for making it the most wonderful, memorable celebration of Dad's life and giving us the strength to deliver the eulogies that we all were so intent on saying.
Thank you for being so caring and supportive. You put everything into helping us and we were always remember that.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of my family for your kind help in arranging Wally’s funeral on Wednesday.
Everyone said your celebration of his life was perfectly pitched…………..and your personalisation made the short and sweet service a memorable one which is all we could have asked for.
Once again, thank you.
Thank you so much for your beautiful service for Maureen today. Many of our friends also said what a lovely service it was, and I hoped to talk to you and thank you properly at the Community Centre.
I hope you will accept our heartfelt thanks and admiration for the wonderful service you did for us. Such a smooth running, caring, but professional job, really does help to relieve some of the tensions of the day for the family, and will be long remembered.
Good morning Julie,
Thank you for the lovely service yesterday, Everyone said how lovely it was
and the tribute to Dad was spot on,
so thank you very much,
Cindy and David
Hello Julie B
Just a heart felt thank you for the lovely service you performed for my Fathers funeral. We all felt it was so apt and was very much appreciated by us all.
Very Best Wishes,
Paul has already put far more eloquently than I can our deepest thanks to you.
Thursday was just a surreal day of highs and lows.
Thankyou so much for the major part you played in it.
Well done for dealing with everything......
Thankyou again. It's such a shame you never met Dad as I'm sure you would have got on!
Julie and family.
I am taking this opportunity of writing to you on behalf of the entire family to thank you so much for the wonderful service you officiated for my late brother's funeral on Wednesday 11 October, 2017.
Even though we are aware that you did not know Richard we felt that service was executed in a way that was very personal to him.
Both my wife and I were delighted to have contributed to content and success of the service.
We believe we gave Richard the type of sent off that he would have wanted.
Once more many thanks.
Just a brief note to sincerely thank you on behalf of Mum, Julie, myself and the rest of the family for the beautiful tribute to Dad which you gave on the 12th October together with the service which you also conducted – it was just perfect in every way Tina. The whole occasion truly summed up everything we all treasured about Dad and it was delivered with feeling, care and in a way which was very personal to him and which we are all extremely grateful to you for. The day ended with the most stunning and spectacular sunset – so I think it’s safe to say that this was a sign of approval from Dad as well!
Very best wishes to you Tina.
Dear Mr. Hannam,
On this date last year, 13th October 2016, my husband, Tristan York’s funeral service took place at Earlham Crematorium officiated by yourself. I wanted, on the first anniversary of this occasion, to write and thank you again for the warm, kind and efficient way you looked after us all and made sure that everything ran smoothly and without stress. If it is the right thing to say, it was a lovely service and I have clear memories of how warm and loving this celebration of Tristan’s life was. That has been and is still a comfort to me.
Thank you again from all the family.
With kind regards
What can I say, but thank you so much for a wonderful service, you got mum to a tee.
You did her proud and listening to you made it easier for myself and the family to bear.
I'm sure you would have loved mum, she was a very special lady.
Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart
Very kind regards
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for taking the service of our beloved mum, Hazel T.
You did an amazing job in a very short amount of time.
You made it all very personal and for that we are truly grateful.
Thank you again.
Nick, Michelle & Lauren T
Thank you. That was perfect today. You were spot on.
With kind regards,
Heather (Susan )
Thank you very much for conductiing Mum's funeral service with such care and sensitivity I am very grateful to you and know that Mum would have been too.
Once again, thank you for all the time and help you have given, I have so appreciated it.
Lyn Wheeler (For Joan )
Just wanted to give you a heart ❤️ felt thankyou for today the service was beautiful and Nanna would be proud, Thankyou so much .
Regards Tracey (For Ruby )
Thank you so much for lovely service you conducted for my Dad. You made what was a very difficult day for us a lot easier. You certainly have a gift for what you do, and many people commented on the warm and loving way in which you spoke of my Dad. The poem which you picked was lovely and very fitting of a man like my Dad who loved the water. The service was short, sweet and full of sincerity, which is exactly what we as a family wanted.
Thank you again. If you could send me a copy of the tribute and the poem I would very much appreciate it.
Yours With Kindest Regards and Many Thanks,
Good morning Liz
On behalf of Mum and us three girls we would like to say a huge big thank you for the lovely service last Friday for Dad.
We all thought it was a great tribute to him, and so did all who attended, so so many remarked on it.
Thank you once again.
Just to say thank you. Julie led a very upbeat and positive funeral for my sister-in-law Muriel today. She was supportive and caring at a stressful time, for which the family is most grateful.
I just wanted to personally thank you for the service you conducted for my Dad yesterday. It was so fitting and we particularly liked the way you ended the service. It would have been exactly what Dad would have wished for.
Despite the shakes I am proud I was able to speak for him, he really was a much loved Dad who I will really miss.
I so wanted people to walk out and say that was actually a lovely service, and so many people did. Many people said it was the best they have ever been to, and that is exactly what Darren and I wanted.
So on behalf of the entire family thank you very much we are so pleased with how the day went.
With kindest regards
We have to say thank you for the service yesterday. Everyone thought it was lovely. The bufferfly cards on the seats made us smile even though we were feeling so sad. It just felt as though everything was just right for Dad.
Michele & Graham
Thank you for the lovely service for my mother on Thursday. Several people said how much they enjoyed the funeral...which sounds strange but Mum would have been pleased.
Thank you ever so much Tina.
You couldn't have made it better. So well delivered and everyone mentioned how warm and personal you made the tribute.
You are very good at what you do and I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you X
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I would like to say a thank you to julie greenslade for a beautiful service for my mums funeral 23rd August. It was lovely how she but everything together from bits of information that our family told julie. This is the second time we have used your services the other julie did my nanny's service 6 years ago and that to was lovely. I would just like to say again a big thank you to you all. Susan.
Dear Julie G.
A very big thank you for all the preparations and officiating at mums service yesterday it helped all of us through a difficult day. We received a enormous amounts of complements from attendies regarding the content and the lovely way you presented the service and tribute and wanted to pass this on , I would also like to convey the thanks from all our family for the professional and caring way you helped us say good bye to a very dear mum.
Our kind regards
Rob and Margret
I wanted to drop you an email to say a HUGE thank you for Friday. The service was brilliant, exactly what we wanted, you did a wonderful job. Everyone said the service was just so perfect.
Holly and all the family
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the service you gave yesterday everyone commented what a moving service it was.
When you spoke about Griff it was actually like you knew him I have been to funerals where the person taking the service has come across so cold but you were so warm and friendly.
Thank you again Bob.
I wanted to thank you for the lovely service you did yesterday and the support and comfort you have shown me and my sister in such a difficult situation. Things are extremely complicated but it was nice that the complications did not over shadow dad's service.
Thank you so much I am sorry I did not get to thank you yesterday.
Many kind regards
Hello Julie B
I just wanted to say thank you for officiating at our Mum’s funeral service on Tuesday. The eulogy truly reflected her life
in a way that evoked much conversation after the service as relatives recalled occasions and events from earlier times.
Your kindness and care for us at such a difficult time was very much appreciated.
We will forever miss Mum deeply but are comforted by the fact her service was conducted exactly as we had wished.
I would just like to say thank you again for leading and supporting us through yesterday's service for Dad. I had a lot of positive feedback from our family and friends and we all felt that you hit just the right note, helping us to give Dad just the send off we were hoping for. I am sure he would have appreciated it.
Dear Julie B. Thank you for a wonderful service you conducted for Peter last Thursday everyone commented and said it was brilliant.
Peters brothers and sister very pleased with the service.
Thanks again Jean Fiona and family.
Hi Trish, I'd like to thank you for your compassionate reading of the celebration of my dear departed fathers life. You made our day more bearable. Your kindness towards my family at such a sad time was so very appreciated. I would highly recommend you as a funeral celebrant, without hesitation.
Would it be possible to e mail the final version of Ivor's tribute to me. A number of people have asked for a copy. They have also said it was the best funeral they have ever attended and wanted to thank you.
Please accept my personal thanks for an exemplary job done. With love Pat x
I just wanted to write to express my heartfelt thanks for everything you did both before Friday and on the day itself.
Obviously, funerals are emotional and stressful and I was keen to get as much family involvement as possible, so that we weren’t just ‘observers’ but actively participating in celebrating Dad’s life. I sincerely thank you for making that a reality for us. Your words on the day were very fitting and you managed to combine the dignity of the occasion with the intimacy of the family. I will particularly remember you saying prior to the committal, “In his own words, he is ready to roll” - your finger poised ‘on the button’ for the precise moment! My sister and I smiled at each other at that point. Such a little thing – but it means a lot that people take the trouble to get it spot on.
My warmest thanks and best wishes
David Scotton (and the Scotton family)
Dear Julie B
I just wanted to email you my sincere thanks for a truly wonderful service you conducted for us on Tuesday. You put such a personal spin on it and it was so about Gary. I really couldn't have wanted any more for the day. The lighting of the candles was a lovely touch. I was extremely overwhelmed to see so many people there I have to say. Many people have also commented on the service and said how lovely it was.
I repeat what I said to you when you came to our house; I know it's your job to deliver sincerity but you really do a marvelous job and once again you have left a footprint with me.
With kind regards and sincere thanks
Nicky & Joshua XX
Good morning Bob,
I would like to thank you for the very moving and dignified service you
Conducted for my father yesterday.
I believe Hugh would have loved the poems and your tribute which sumed
Him up perfectly.
It was a small family congregation who were touched by the honour shown
To Hugh by the Royal British Legion, the Funeral Directors and yourself.
This email is long over due but things have been a tad difficult since my dear Mums funeral but hopefully things are looking up a bit now.
A heart felt thank you for the wonderful way you conducted Mums funeral service, everyone was very impressed but also comforted by the things you said.
You made a sad occasion so much better for our family.
Once again, thank you.
I hope by now you are happily relaxing somewhere warm and comfortable, and starting to make inroads into the books you packed!
I just wanted to thank you so much, on behalf of us all, for taking Alf’s service yesterday. It was beautiful, and I could just see him in my mind’s eye at the end, a slight glistening in his eyes, saying ‘Thank you, Bobbi, that was wonderful.’ As I said, I am quite a connoisseur of funerals, and I think yesterday we set the gold standard.
Thank you too for giving me the encouragement and the strength to read the tribute – your calmness in the opening phrases, perfectly pitched for the circumstances, enabled my nerves to settle and do something that I never thought I would be able to do. Even David was impressed! I’m glad, however, that you read the poems – your interpretation was better than mine would have been.
Beyond the sadness, I shall remember yesterday with great pride and satisfaction. I hope you will too.
With best wishes,
I went to see Mr Maggs' nieces this morning, Edna and Jane They had wanted to instruct Mulberry Days as you had conducted the funeral of Jane's mum and dad in 2008 and about 2010. Apparently you persuaded Jane to deliver a poem and Edna said that it was the best funeral she has ever attended! They are so happy that Mulberry Days are handling their uncle's funeral because of the funerals you conducted.
There you go
A massive thank you for yesterday. You were amazing and made it so much more bearable. We have had so much feedback on how great you were from people at the funeral. You did Neil proud.
Thank you for all your help, love and support. You have been a rock at a difficult time.
Rob and Katie xxx
Thanks again for today it was really lovely ceremony. We had a nice Sunny afternoon at the Black Swan reminiscing about mum.
Thanks a lot.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely service you conducted for my dad's funeral, Harry Adcock last Tuesday at St Faiths. Everyone said how lovely and personal the service was. Thank you so much for making what was a very difficult day into a wonderful service of remembrance.
Just wanted to say thank you for today, we all thought you did a great job and you really did my words justice.
Thank you very much for your help and support in preparation for our Father's funeral. During the ceremony your sensitive reading of our Father's Eulogy was extremely appropriate and you captured and interpreted our thoughts and feelings throughout. Thank you too for all your care and concern for us all at all times which helped us enormously during a difficult emotional time.
Chris was sorry she did not get to say goodbye to you yesterday,but would like
to thank you for the wonderful way you conducted the service,thank-you for your
help and support through our difficult time.
Chris and Roy.
I just want to say on behalf of my family and especially myself you were absolutely delightful.
The service for dad was just so special. You made a very difficult time for us so much more bearable.
It really has been a pleasure to get to know you professionally. I am sure you be wonderful as a friend.
Thank you once again.
Very kindest regards
Just a short note to thank you for your contribution to our Dad's service today.
It was beautifully conducted and complemented our family's contribution perfectly.
Sad to have to have met you under these circumstances but we will remember you with affection.
Stephen and Jennifer.
Dear Julie b
I just wanted to drop you a brief line on behalf of our family to say thanks so much for the Service you conducted for our Mum, Barbara Wilson, at St Faith's last Friday - it was really just as we wanted it and you presented our family words beautifully. Everyone commented afterwards on what a lovely Service it was and we feel very lucky to have had you.
With appreciation and kind regards
Thank you so much for the lovely service. It was so personal and a fitting tribute to Ted.
Thank you for everything you have done for us to make the service just perfect.
Gill and Steve
Good morning Liz,just to say thank you so much for yesterday,we were so pleased with the way you worded everything about rose,and you made it a lovely service,thank you so much.Alan was really touched by it. Xxxx
I just wanted to say thank you for Dads service and for your help and care during this awful time.
Thank you for helping Daniel get through his poem.
Dear Julie B
Thank you so much for being the celebrant at my mother’s burial in New Buckenham recently. The ceremony was thoughtful and dignified but it wasn’t too solemn, especially when you recalled some of the story of her life.
The family much appreciated the way the ceremony was conducted and we were pleased and grateful to take your guidance.
Thank you for today. I thought you did a fabulous job.
Dear Julie b. I would like to say a massive thank you for the beautiful service you did for John.
Many people were coming out with a tear in their eye saying what a touching service it was.
I together with my family feel with your help it was a really touching tribute to the wonderful husband dad and grandad John was and we all loved him so much and I miss him terribly.
Once again thank you so much.
Dear Tina, i just had to write to tell you that the way you used my brothers and my memories of auntie Joan in your eulogy was very moving. i personally really liked the way that you portrayed her, and afterwards everyone i spoke to agreed. your help and your thoughtfulness made a difficult day easier to cope with
thank you so much
I just wanted to say a very big thank you to you, for conducting mums funeral in such a professional and respectful manner. I was very pleased with the way it went and felt we did her proud. Adam commented how good you were and said you could have been a family friend you had the measure of nan so well. I think that says it all really. Thank you again.
Just like to thank you for acting as the celebrant for Dads funeral last Friday. No end of people there mentioned how uplifting the Service was and how fitting it was for Dad. Your words about Dad were spot on, on behalf of the family thanks you for your work on the day.
Hi Julie g,
I would just like to add my thanks to you for the lovely service your company provided. It was a perfect blend of respect and levity and helped to make the best out of a very difficult and painful occasion for us.
Just a short note to thank you for Thursday. You conducted the service
with such professionalism and kindness, I was very impressed as were the
audience. I will be eternally grateful.
Hi Julie g,
Just wanted to say thank you again for writing and delivering such a beautiful tribute to my mum. You are a wonderful storyteller and made a hard day a little easier.
Many thanks and kind regards
To Bob, I would like to thank you for a lovely and comforting service. it was so very nice for some one from Rose Croix to do it, Malcolm would have been very proud of you. I do not really know what else to say, except a very big thank you from the bottom of my heart. Martha..
Real sad to say goodbye to a top lady today! Thanks to Tina Bowden I know we were all grateful for the wonderful service!!
A very sincere thank you to Julie B for handling Mums Service recently at the New Cromer Crematorium. She guided us through what was a very traumatic time with compassion, care and sympathy. Together we arranged an individual tribute for Mum that she would have loved herself. Emotional, of course, but handled with dignity and a genuine sincerity from Julie who supported us as a family at such a difficult time. "Thank you" doesn't seem adequate enough.
Cheryl, Denise and Elaine.
Want to say a BIG THANK YOU for last Monday celebrating Rodney's life.Everyone said how nice things were and how you conducted it.
We were all pleased and I thank you for your suggestions to help things run smoothly.The candle lighting amazed everyone,no one had seen it before.
Very best wishes.
Thankyou for Dads service yesterday it was just what we wanted, Everybody said what a lovely service you did and how it suited my Dad.
Thankyou Once again.
Dear Liz - I would like to thank you for the beautiful service you conducted for dad today. Everyone has been saying to mum and me that it was such a lovely service (and apparently hardly a dry eye in the house!) and I know Dad would have enjoyed it!
A couple who travelled from Hertfordshire have another funeral to go to on Friday and said they hope it is as lovely a service as Jack's was today, so thank you.
Pam and Doris
I and my family would like to thank you for the lovely service you gave Roger. So many people said you spoke as if you knew him personally which meant such a lot to us. Someone said it was the happiest service they had heard which is what I wanted in the nicest way.
I was overwhelmed with the number of people who turned up also at Caldecott hall there must have been 100 people and although I had requested food for 60 they had put on such a wonderful spread there was more than enough in fact too much.
Although I am so grateful to you I hope it is along time before we meet again.
PS thank you for the cuddle when we arrived at the crematorium!
So sorry not to have. been in touch sooner but the awful fluey
cold that seems to be doing the rounds has had me in its grip.
The unanimous feeling was that Stuart's funeral went very well
and Graham and I were very happy with the ceremony. Thank
you so much for your input and for guiding us through it all with
just the right touch.
Thanks again and best wishes,
I Dear Liz
Just to say a big thank you for yesterday
The service was lovely and everyone commented on it afterwards.
You made a very sad difficult time as easy as it could be, it was a pleasure to meet and get to know you
Kind regards Gill and family x x
Dear Julie B
Just a brief note to say how much Clive and I appreciated your help and guidance to arrange Pa's funeral.
Many of our guests commented on the lovely service and I would certainly agree.
Thank you so much,
Dear Julie G
On behalf of my mother, myself and the family I wanted to thank you for the beautiful service you did today.
It was very befitting my Dad.
With warm regards
I would like to thank you very much on behalf of the family for the lovely service yesterday. Everybody commented how nice it was.
I think it would have made Brian proud.
Derek & family
Dear BobThank you so much for the lovely service for mum today - Shaun and Jacky
PC up and running so thought we would take the time to say all who attended the service yesterday passed comment with regards to your clear and calming delivery, you helped ease the pain and stress of a very difficult day.
As always many Thanks
Glen, Marthese, Maria , Adam
Just had to write and thank you personally for a brilliant service you gave for Frank Haynes Funeral on 29th Dec 2016.
You conducted the service with such dignity, care, ateention to detail and your reading of his life came across as if you personally knew
him as a family friend. We could'nt have wished for anyone else to have taken the service as commented by all members
of our friends and family.
It was lovely to have met you and so many thanks again.
Mrs P Gent Mrs Joyce Haynes and family
On behalf of my family, friends and myself I wanted to drop you a line and say thank you so much for holding the service for my mum, Carole, on Tuesday 3rd January. So many of those whom attended were very impressed with the sincerity, warmth and conveyance of your service. I was indeed very touched by the tribute to my mum, it was a beautifully read piece.
Many thanks once again,
Dear Tina, and Mulberry Days Celebrants,
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for caring for our families at their time of need, and to let you know that we appreciate all that you do!
Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year from Breckland Funeral Service!
Verity & Howard
Thank you so much for all that you did and said yesterday. You were perfect for us. Thank you also for your great warmth and support when you came to the house. We felt able to relax and leave that part of the service to you.
I think we did Michael proud. We can never turn the clock back, we can only do our best with our lives in the future.
Best wishes, Rodney
Just to thank you for the lovely service you put together for Aunt Daphne today.
At the get together afterwards at Elm Farm Country House several of Aunt Daphnes friends and
neighbours and also her nephew Alfred and his wife Goodveig thought how lovely it was that you had
made it more personal to her rather than just talking about somebody.
Some of her friends were church people and we think they were surprised that the service was
just as nice or even better than having a Vicar (shouldn't really say that). So we were very pleased
that everybody enjoyed the service.
Could you please email us a copy of the Euology of the Service as Alfred, Aunt Daphne's nephew
from Norway would like us to send him a copy.
Our very best wishes
Peter and Wendy
Neil and 1 would like to thank you for the service that you carried out on behalf of my precious mum.
Your compassion and natural caring was very obvious and we appreciate all that you have done for us today.
We would like to wish you and your family (who are so lucky to have you) a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year
Pam and Neil
Thank you again for today it was a lovely service, and all the family wanted to thank you again.
Thanks very much for today. It was just as I wanted it to be. My mum would have approved.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the service you did for my dad yesterday you did my mum and I proud. The day was just perfect even the sun was shining. You made it all so personal for us you spoke like you knew dad which meant so much to us.
Everyone who was there all had such great things to say about the service and how we had pitched it right with your version of the hymn and we had made dad proud.
So once again thank you very much.
Take care and all the best
Jill & Joan
(Favourite daughter and wife of William)
I wanted to pass on to you the positive comments a number of people made about your conduct of Thursday's service for my mother. They spoke particularly of the warmth and gentle purpose you brought to the proceedings. You also conveyed a clear appreciation of Gladys the person, not something easy to do.
My thanks for a lovely service and a good memory. As the attached photo, taken on my Mum's 96th birthday, suggests, she would have said 'Cheers!'
Many thanks for the way you conducted my Mum's serve on Monday, we all appreciated your contributions and I appreciated the kind and thoughtful way you looked after me both on the day and before.
All the best
I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the family for your tribute to Nigel. We all felt that the day went well and we were able to celebrate his life as well as feel the sadness of his passing. Having someone speak on our behalf and reflect our thoughts and memories was lovely.
Thank you again
Julie, Audrey, Phen and Paul
A huge thank you for not only one but two funerals this year, each time with your sweet and caring nature, nothing seemed to be a problem. I found it easy talking to you about firstly Geoff and then my mum, Margaret. They were two very different funerals but had the same relaxed feel thanks for your support, I would not hesitate to recommend yourself for any service, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Julie G, thank you very much for the way you conducted Dad’s service yesterday. The fact that you take the time to read through the tributes beforehand means that you actually read them exactly how we would, if we could have spoken.
John, Nicole, Kay, Tony, Gavin and I plus our girls just want to tell you how much your compassion and attention to detail mattered to us at this extremely difficult time. Your own summary of Dad was spot on – he really was an extraordinary person and the world is a much, much sadder place without him.
Thanks for doing the service yesterday. I just thought I would just let you know that at the reception afterwards, everyone was saying how good the service was. Everyone was glad that the service had been very much about Dick.
We want to thank you for the thoughtfulness you showed us when arranging my fathers funeral.
The service was all we could have asked for and the way you spoke of him, well it was like you knew him.
I felt that I really wanted to email you to thank you so much for such a wonderful service for our mum.
I don't know how, in the one afternoon that you met with us all, that you gained enough information to really portray our wonderful mum, but you did!
Everybody commented on what was a truly fitting send off for mum. The only added comment was that some of them wished they could have danced to the music!
Thank you so much
Cant thank you enough for such a wonderful service you did for makayla. The day went like a breath of fresh air and couldnt have done it any better. Thank you so much
I hope you had a good weekend and managed to enjoy some sunshine.
A big thank you from myself and the children for the wonderful Service you took on Friday. I know Roger would certainly have approved and it was a lovely way to say goodbye.
Several people commented on how nice your Service was and it was much better than anything too religious . You summed Roger up very well with your beautiful words and poems.
I hope one day our paths will cross again, albeit under happier circumstances.
Dear Tina and the team, have just heard about your well deserved nomination for " celebrant of the year " award. Just wanted to wish you the best of the luck for the competition and wish you good luck from some of the FDs that work with you all.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for today. The service was put together very well and you made everything very easy for us when you visited and helped us feel at ease.
I'm very grateful that Ivan put us in touch with you as it made a hard time a lot easier to deal with.
On behalf of my brother, Andy, myself, and my family, we would like to say a very sincere thank you to you. We could not have wished for a better service for our mum, Diane, last Friday.
Our mum was taken from us far too soon, and will be so dearly missed, but the words you spoke helped to ease our loss. We really wanted to celebrate our mum's life, and create a joyous day for her. You expressed all our feelings, and delivered a truly personal and thoughtful ceremony, it was almost as if you knew our mum.
We were overwhelmed by the amount of friends and family that joined us on the day, to all share their happy memories of mum, she touched so many lives.
So many people complimented us on creating a beautiful tribute to our mum, they all spoke so highly of you my lovely, and we are so very grateful to you.
Firstly many thanks, somewhat belatedly for which I apologise, for celebrating Margaret and her life so beautifully for us. Several people who attended said how lovely they thought it was and how much they appreciated your warmth and the comforting aura you have. You certainly made it easier for us to mark her passing for which I thank you very much. You have a magical way with you that supports and gives strength yet with no obvious outward sign. It is a great attribute. I'm sure all those who you support in this way must feel the same.
Several elderly friends who were unable to attend have asked if they could see the service order so if you could find it in your way to let me have your words I can let them have a copy. I'd really appreciate it very much. Thank you in anticipation.
My very best wishes Pat
Dear Bob,you made that day something special with your on the spot humour and ability to just tie what we wanted together into a smooth service. We really could not have done it without you, or the funeral directors for that matter.
I really wish you a very happy life and if I can ever do you a good turn please do not hesitate to get in touch. Richard.
Hi Julie G,
On behalf of my father, brother and myself I would like to thank you for taking my stepmother Joans funeral service yesterday 8th August. We were very pleased with the service and we all thought that you conducted it in a very sympathetic and fitting manner, which I'm sure my stepmother would have wanted.
Thank you very much and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
I would like to thank you once again for making the celebration of
Robb's life easier to manage at such a difficult time. Your compassion
and understanding of what I was going through was brilliant, from
meeting you in my home to the actual celebration. I truly feel it was
filled with love and happiness and gave a good representation of who he
was, a loving, caring man who touched many people in his life. I still
cannot believe how many people attended.
I was looking at you leaflet again and realised I recognised Tina on
the back cover - I lived in Hethersett for 14 years - an amazing
Thank you once again
I just wanted to say a very thank you again for today. You put our words together so well and it summed Clemmie Day up so well.
We were overwhelmed by the amount of friends that came to pay their respects. It truly was an emotional time.
Thank you once again.
I shall never be able to THANK YOU enough for the wonderful tribute you did for Clem it all came over beautifully everyone was saying what a change it was and what a special lady you are to sum Clem up to exactly what he was and how they remembered him. A lot of the people today were his past workmates and also people who he had done work for, I could not believe so many people appreciated and loved him.
I know given time I will begin to feel better and today definitely helped in a way I had not realised and I know I will be able to talk about Clemmie without crying one day.
Thank you Liz for your care and help.
Julie B - there are not enough words to tell you how much my family, friends and all Jim's fishing mates appreciated the service you did for him. Everyone said it was the best (if they could say that!) funeral they have ever attended. Your kindness and compassion is second to none. Thank you so much. Barbara xxx
Hello Julie B, thank you for yesterday you gave great comfort to us all with the way in which you delivered dads service it was as if you knew him everyone commented on how lovely it was thank you kind regards Pam Joanne Paul and all the family
We cannot thank you enough for the amazing service that you helped us put together for John. The way you delivered everything felt extremely personal as if you had known him yourself. It was perfect for him and we had so many people afterwards saying how lovely it all was and asking about you. Many of them saying they had been to funerals in the past when the person delivering the service was so impersonal that they came away feeling quite upset and sad. My brother was such a character and meant something to so many people in different ways. He is such a huge loss to our family and his friends and we will take a long while to come to terms with what has happened. We do know however that we gave him the best send off we could with so many stories and tears and laughter at the Blue Boar afterwards, the last people left at about 9pm!
So thank you once again for your patience and kindness and understanding of what we needed for our lovely Johnny.
Hi Julie B
We were in such turmoil and very emotional then Julie stepped into our life. From the moment my daughter Lucy and I met Julie we felt so comfortable with her. She made us feel special and explained everything in such a kind way and introduced us to things we would not have thought of, for example the candle lighting ceremony. If a funeral could be 'beautiful' my Husband John's certainly was.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts Julie.
Brenda and Lucy
I understand that my brother has already written to you, but I wanted to add my voice to his thanks for the way you conducted Mum's service, and also for your guidance in deciding the form of the service. So many of the funeral guests have told us how loving and respectful they found the ceremony.
I must apologise - I had intended to ask you if you would like to come back to the house afterwards, but I'm afraid that I was not as in control as I had hoped that day, and it slipped my mind. Although I could imagine that you might need to distance yourself from family sadness in order to protect yourself. A kind of grief through osmosis must be difficult.
Thank you for your kind support and advice.
With best wishes,
I know that we spoke (of sorts) on the day but I just wanted to write on behalf of the family and myself. We all felt that the service you constructed and presented was excellent and in fact comment was made by others afterwards.
It must be a very difficult line to walk between being impersonal and not interested or being sickly and unctuous. You found just the right line and made no pretence to have known Mum, as some do, yet gave the personal touch.
Thank you very much as it helped greatly on the day.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to others in our position.
I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, Julie Greenslade for her care and kindness and the way she conducted my Mum's funeral. Nothing was too much trouble and she did exactly as we wanted to give Mum a good send off. Thank you Julie, it was a pleasure to meet you.
Teresa Wildman (funeral of June Walker 17th June 2016)
Just wanted to drop you a line on behalf of everyone at Yvonnes ceremony. Your relaxed, warm and informal style helped the occasion considerably.
So thanks again - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your work. All the best.
Dear Tina you are absolutely the best at what you do. Thank you so much for helping put together a service of readings & music so perfect to reflect John's Stepfather Roland's Naval Career which was always a huge part of his life. He certainly had the wind that day!! The care you give is personal & when you spoke of Roland during the service on 31st May 2016 it was as if you knew him that takes a special talent. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us on the day as it was just John & I at the service. Thank you so much with love from us both. Tarina & John Butcher xxx
I want to become a Civil Celebrant and any cursory glance through the Internet reveals a plethora of people offering training. So why did I choose Tina? Because she is local to me and her emails are friendly and personable. I found to my pleasure, that she is just like that in person too. I have completed my training and Tina is an excellent trainer. She dots all the i's and crosses all the t's. Nothing is too much trouble and no question is considered silly. Not only that, but she trains by example, not by classroom. And at the end of it all, she is still there for any further questions for however long I want to ask them. Tina is a brilliant trainer and I am so pleased that my instinct took me to her. Would I recommend her? That's a huge YES. Having seen her work in her Celebrant role, I would also recommend her to anyone looking for a Celebrant to conduct their ceremony. Unless you live in or around Thetford, then of course I would recommend me! You can be confident in me because I have been so well trained, thanks to Tina.
I would like to thank you for your part in the funeral of Norman Cook on the 31st of May.
You made everything perfect for our very sad day.
Thank you from Shirley, Richard and Edward.
With kind regards,
Bob,Just to say a big thank you for your service yesterday, it was perfect, Mum would have been very pleased!
I would like to thank-you for a very touching tribute for my father. It was very much appreciated by myself, my brother and my mother.
This is just a short thank you so much for the brilliant job you did at Dads service on Friday. You delivered his poems & tribute better than we could have hoped & made a very difficult day much easier & more memorable for us. We have received numerous comments on how lovely the service was & you were a huge part of that.
Thank you again
Susan, Mark, Lisa, Grace & families x
I just wanted to let you know that everybody I spoke to yesterday said what a great service you did. And to extend my thanks again, I'm so glad we had you.
Hi Tina. I just wanted to say thanks again for the lovely service you gave for our Merv, he would have been very proud. Everyone commented on how lovely the service was and very appropriate for him.
Rachel and family xx
Hello Tina, What a lovely service for mum on 20th May. Everything significant, short sweet and to the point. Your voice was lovely and clear, you made us all feel at ease on what was one of the hardest days. We had people coming up to us asking who the lady was, Tina the celebrant. What a lovely service they all said. Jordan had lot's of people come to him afterwards saying how fitting the music was. Between you and Jason, you both did a wonderful job. Mum would have been as proud as we were.
Thank you, with regards Albert, Lorraine and family xx
On behalf of all the family I just wanted to say thank you so very much for how you conducted my dear dads service last Thursday.
You delivered the celebration of his life with such warmth and compassion, it really was a special service .
I don't know how you do this as a job, but I have huge admiration for you and wouldn't hesitate in recommending Mulberry Days Celebrants to others.
Thank you once again,
Love from the Hudson Family x
We would like to thank you for the lovely tribute for our Dad last week. Everyone commented on the beautiful service you performed with warmth and empathy.
Thank you again for helping us through a difficult day.
With love from Marlene and Annette
Hello Julie B
Please forgive me for taking so long to write to you. I just wanted to express my grateful thanks to you for the facilitating Andy’s life celebration on the 6th April.
All the attendees have commented on how special you made it with your warm and comforting style.
Your initiation of the candle ceremony was an excellent addition to the service. For me you made a distressing situation bearable.
Thank you once again for bringing you own personal warmth and style to the service.
Hi Julie B
And now it is all over! Thank you for this morning Julie. So many people commented on how lovely the service was. I know I felt very comfortable with you when we met to discuss things and today you carried on in the same lovely way.
Keep up the good work! You have a gift for it!
Very best wishes
On behalf of Mum could I just say a very big thank you for all your work on Dad's service.
Some very kind words.
All the best.
On behalf of Dad, Sally, Chris ,Katy and myself, I would like to say thank you for your wonderful delivery of Mum’s tribute on Thursday. We had hoped that it would portray Mum’s personality and with your sympathetic delivery feel that this was achieved.
With many thanks
Budge, Sally, Becky , Chris and Katy.
Dear Liz,Thank you so much for all you did today, it was perfect. Mum could not have had a better send off.
Thank you so much for conducting a calm, happy and beautiful celebration of a long life and fitting funeral service for mum yesterday.
We were a small congregation, but I have had so many positive comments on the way it was led by you, I thought I must pass on the compliment. You managed to capture the feistiness and personality of mum without ever having met her. I am sure she would have approved!
With very best wishes and thanks again.
On behalf of my family and myself, thank you very much for the warm and friendly way you conducted the service for my husband, John, in March 2016.
Your experience and ideas, when discussing the planning and order of the service, were invaluable, and thank you for recommending really appropriate poems to include in the service.
Also, thank you for taking an interest in John's life and personality and incorporating these into the service in a sensitive and thoughtful way when reading our tributes.
You were perfect!
Many thanks and best wishes,
I would just like to thank you so very much for the beautiful service you done for us as a family for Michael 's funeral,it was sad but lovely at the same time. we were very grateful for the support you gave me and especially the boy's leading up to the day,again thank you.
Wonderful funeral service for Alice Evans.Many thanks from all her family
On behalf of all of us at the service today I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart and all the hearts that were attending for how you took everyone on a journey of Mum's life and made it so real for everyone. My Aunty Louie and cousins and Mum's friends were overwhelmed with the tribute that we put together and how you read it to all of us. It was as one said, "Liz told a story of mums life"
When I got there this morning after having a hug with you and then my mates I really thought i would not get through it too well at all but on the occasions i looked up whilst you were speaking during the service you steered me in the right way. so thank you so much.
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and to have you carry out Mum's service and you have left a beautiful everlasting memory for everyone, as another said to me later, " it was like Liz actually knew your Mum, David"
If you have a copy of Mum's final tribute that you read and of what else you said throughout the service I would love to have a copy when you can.
Again, Thank You so much, the girls read through everything and burst into tears of joy and sadness.
Love and Take Care
David, Kym, Isabell and Bronte
Dear Tina, just a brief note to send my very grateful thanks for the way you conducted my brother Davids service on Tuesday. It was exactly the way i wanted it to be, i felt it was especially family orientated and personal, you were the right person to do it. I'm also happy that Glynn recommended you so highly, and that we took his advice, and that you were able to do it on the day. thank you too for the kindness and empathy extended to us when we visited you at your home. i arrived to meet a stranger and left having made a friend. my love and very best wishes to you and your family
just a few words of thanks for your kindness and help with mothers wishes on her passing
nicely done thank you
glyn webster and family
Thank you for your efforts today Julie B. Between you and Andy you made a difficult occasion a lot more tollerable than it might have been. We all felt that the way you organised everything was seemless and comfortable. Thank you from all of us
Hello Julie, u wanted to say again a very big thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most lovely service I know I've ever been to. And for doing us proud and I know mum proud also. Most of the family and friends came to us after the service and also commented that it was a truly beautiful service. Thank you again, love Louise and Dad xx
WOW Tina! How wonderful was John's service, you made it so lovely, I don't
know how to express how you made me and our family and friends feel. Everybody just kept telling me that it was John down to a tee. John made the sunshine, which for me gave the day a lift, because when we had a holiday usually in this country, we always had perfect weather, and people used to say 'oh' the weather will be great your both on your hols.
I am so pleased with all concerned and of course yourself. You have a very special gift, of interpreting exactly how we feel about John. I feel both you, Paul and myself sent John off in perfect style, there was nothing I would have changed.
The wake at the Waggon went very well to and it turned into somewhat of a party, lots of laughing, singing, drinking and crying.
Once again Tina a big,big Thankyou.
Today I said goodbye to my husband Stephen.Tina did the service and what a wonderful job she did.She is a lovely lady and made our day more bearable.I cannot thank her enough and I am so glad I picked this way to say goodbye.when my time comes to join Stephen I hope my family will do this for me. Thank you once again Tina and carry on with your wonderful work xxx Diane
Sarah here you did my mums funeral Helen C on 14th January. Sorry for not getting in touch sooner but I just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of myself and my brother and my family for doing the funeral. It was really lovely.
Huge thanks Sarah C.
Just a quick note to thank you for officiating at Dads cremation on the 22nd January. Jon and I are very grateful to you and appreciate the help, professionalism and sensitivity shown to us throughout.
Very best wishes Jan
Good morning Tina,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the way you conducted the service for my father on Thursday. All those there said that you did a great job and that the service was really nice. With your voice being so soft and clear and you being in control the whole time, it all came across very well. Everyone thought the Match of the Day theme tune was good and it put a smile on some glum faces.
Thank you very much again for everything you have done for us, people you did not know from Adam only 3 weeks ago.
Take care and make sure that you retain your coping mechanism for dealing with what is a very difficult job done by very special people.
Good morning Julie G
I would like to thank you for the lovely thoughtful service that you provided for Ivan’s funeral. My father was not very happy that it was not to be a religious service, however, he told me how pleasantly surprised he was. I think it is always very difficult to sing hymns and say prayers when you are full of grief and I personally found this much more special to be able to talk more about the person we were there for.
Thanks again Julie I will certainly recommend this type of service.
Dear Mrs Bates
Just a quick note to thank you for the excellent service you gave for my Dad John.
It gave us all great comfort at a difficult time and enabled us to give him the send of I know he would have enjoyed.
All I spoke to afterwards (even the more religious of them) agreed it was an enjoyable experience even given the circumstances.
In theatrical terms a great piece of direction thank you
Dear Julie Bates,
We wish to thank you for the gentle, caring and comforting way that you helped us say our goodbyes to Alma. Guiding us through the service, reading the poem, the quote and eulogy clearly and giving loving meaning to them. We have had many lovely comments about the respectful way that you and George Bush east of England co-op Funeral Directors looked after us on what can always be a very difficult day.
We send you our many thanks. Alan, Jackie and Andy.
Kevin,myself and all the family would like to thank you for conducting my mothers funeral yesterday with such sensitivity and empathy, guiding us through the service with great care. You managed to capture her well!
Thank you and best wishes for 2016
On behalf of my sisters, Valerie and Sharon, I would like to thank you for the superb way that you conducted the service for our mother’s funeral, Evelyn Nottage. From the start you put us at ease and although you offered members of our family an input on the day, we knew that due to our emotions we would rather leave this in your hands.
Mulberry Days was our first choice for mother’s funeral because just 20 short months ago, you had been suggested to us by the funeral director for our father’s funeral. This suggestion was taken up and the service then was conducted by Tina.
Putting Mum and Dad together on your Memorial page on your web site was an excellent idea and we all appreciate this.
Thank you once again Mirian and thank you Mulberry Days Celebrants.
We have had a couple of days now to reflect on Tuesday and Matts passing and I personally wanted to send special thanks to you for your help and support during the last few weeks whilst we were putting the details together. The service was amazing, you certainly grasped how we were as a family and this came through in your comments. Everyone commented on what a special day it was and were privileged to have been part of it.
It is time now for us as a family to find comfort in our memories and to look forward to the future with Jason but I know this will take time.
Thank you again for your support and kindness shown to me and my family.
Wishing you and your family best wishes for 2016.
Thank you for your update on the day, it is very reassuring to know everything went smoothly and to know all the details. Michael sent me a quick text a little earlier telling me how happy he was with the wording and that he really felt everything you prepared and delivered was perfect.
We would all like to thank you for all your patience, time and effort, as well as all your support that went far beyond anything we could have ever expected.
I will definitely be recommending your services to friends and family.
I'd just like to say my heartfelt thanks for a lovely tribute & service for my father today. Many people commented on how lovely the service was and was extremely fitting for my father. On a very tough day it was very comforting to have everything go so smoothly with a well led service by yourself.
Dear Julie G,
Thank you so very much for the wonderful service you conducted for Maisie on Friday. Your tone, your presence, and empathy filled everyone's hearts.
We know without any doubt, that you must have been a very good nurse, but we're so glad that you have changed careers because we're so grateful that you were able to do the tribute for us.
We were completely overwhelmed with how many people came to support us and Maisie, and please be assured that everyone we spoke to thought you were absolutely wonderful.
Wishing you every success and happiness for your future.
Kerry, Iain and Harriet
Dear Tina, thank you thank you thank you, you are perfect at your job, you made such a difficult time a whole lot easier to bear. Your calm reassuring ways meant so much both before and on the day.
Don't ever give up your job, you are too good.
Dear Tina, Just wanted to thank you in writing for making my dads service so special_ it really was perfect for our family and friends.
it was a pleasure to meet you
with kind regards
Sue and Graham.
Hello Tina, would just like to say a big "Thankyou" from all the family for the lovely service given to Elizabeth. It was touching and heartfelt and you captured the essence of Betty exactly as she would have liked it.
everyone commented after on how lovely it was, some even took your details from us.
you made a difficult time go by easier..Thanks Susan and the family. xx
Can I give you a huge thank you for your help in preparing and delivering our mums funeral. Your manner really helped us get everything together and we felt that we gave her a send off she deserved.
Many thanks for your hard work and advice, it was really appreciated.
Valerie and Julie
May we say a huge thank you to Julie Bates. Must admit was very nervous about meeting Julie for the first time to discuss what we would like at my lovely dads funeral, but I couldn't of wished for a better person to of conducted the service it was perfect. Thank you Julie from wendy brown and family
I would just like to thank you for the lovely service you did for my Dad. Everyone said what a lovely service it was and how you made it seem as if you actually had known
him and felt the grief we were feeling. I am so pleased we had you do both our parents service. So once again thank you very much.
Hi Julie g
Kate and I would like to thank you so much for today.
We have had so many comments on how lovely it was.
We really appreciate the time and effort you put in today.
Thank you once again.
I just wanted to say thankyou again for the lovely service for mum last Tuesday.
It must take a wonderful person to help a family at a difficult time, and to effortlessly create & conduct such a nice service.
Dean & family.
Hello Julie g
Just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for the service on Monday.
Although it was an emotional day I thought it was a beautiful service and I know Jean would have been very pleased.
Thank you for making it so special.
I just wanted to write a note to say ‘thank you’ for all you did Monday. The feedback from everyone in attendance was that you delivered a very professional and moving service that hit the mark perfectly. From me personally it was the best we could of wished for and I feel we gave Dad a send off that we can all be very proud of.
Thank you once again, it was lovely working with you.
Good morning Julie g,
Just a quick message to say thank you for yesterday.
Everyone we spoke to said how nice and balanced the service was and that it would have been what Bert wanted.
Thank you again for all your effort.
Brian and Jennifer
Dear Tina, I would like to thank you for making such a difficult day so special. Everyone and I mean everyone, said how special your words were and they would have known you were talking about Malcolm at any time, you made it seem as if you had known him for years.
thank you once again, sorry you could not be with us at the old rectory, but hope things are ok.
regards Katrina. x
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with my husband's (Brian Bird) funeral. You were so kind and understanding of us from the moment we met you. You helped us deal with a really sad time in a kind and professsional manner.
Thank you Julie from myself and my family for helping us through my husband's funeral service. You were such a great help to us all, we so appreciated your comfort and support at this difficult time. We felt the service was a lovely tribute to a dear husband, dad and grandad - thank you x
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for conducting such a lovely service for dad today, it was absolutely spot on. You listened so carefully to us all and ensured we had exactly the right words and brought everything together beautifully.
Thank you so much
You made a very difficult time a whole lot easier. I can only thank and praise you for your kindness and understading of my dad's (Brian Bird) life.
Tina, special thanks to you there are no words to say all that your kindness has meant, thank you so much for celebrating the life of my brother Brian.
Family and friends who came to say goodbye to Brian have all commented on your presentation of a lovely service.
it was very calming and a moving tribute
Neville & June..
You were amazing Julie!! Thank you so very much xx
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for conducting my fathers funeral today, I had several people come up to me at the Black Swan to say how good they thought the service was and a couple of texts to say how they thought the service was just right for my father and how they thought he would have been pleased with it.
Possibly most importantly my mother was very happy with it and felt it caught just the right note! (high praise indeed!)
Thank you again for all your hard work and I hope we can meet again (possibly under happier circumstances) we will certainly be happy to recommend you to anyone else who may want a similar service.
With many thanks for all your help yesterday. It all went well and what Pa would have wanted.
You made things easier for my Mother, brother Alan and me.
With all our heartfelt appreciation.
Just like to say a big thank you for today on behalf of my family in respect of my Mums funeral .
My mum would have been so pleased on how the service was delivered by yourself, as was my Dad, immediate family and all those that attended today. A fitting tribute to her life.
Many thanks MIrian, it was a pleasure to have met you in such sad times, and hope that any future Services conducted by yourself will be greatly received by others as we have today.
Hi Julie G
I would just like to say thank you from me and the family for such a lovely service, she would have loved it (as much as you can a funeral)..
We went back to mine and celebrated her life
Thank you to Julie G. for the lovely service you presented for our father's (Kenneth Kiddle) funeral yesterday
Thanks to Julie Greenslade for all her help and support over the last couple of weeks. Yesterday was a sad day having to say goodbye to such a great person, but Julie summed his life up perfectly and contributed to such a positive send off for an amazing gentleman. Many thanks. X
Dear Shayne (john Browns funeral services)
I apologise for the delay in writing, but has been a very difficult time since dad's funeral - my mother is now in respite at Heath House.
I would like to thank you for all you did for dad's funeral - it made the journey much easier. Heath House were very complimentary about your care of dad.
Thank you for all the information you helped us with - the way you explained our choices made making decisions easier.
I would also like to thank you for putting us in touch with Liz Radley from Mulberry Days. Liz was marvellous - she had a calmness and warmth about her that was very reassuring. I felt Liz was in complete control of everything from the first moment I met her. Several of the congregation made comments about how lovely and personal the service was. I would not hesitate to recommend Liz to anyone.
Dearest Tina, Thank you for being there
Lots of love
Susie and family. x
Just a message to say thank you very much for taking the
services at Woodland and the Crematorium.I,and all the family
and friends thought how lovely they were.
Your words were perfect and the whole 'mood' of the services were exactly
how Jen(yes she's still Jen) and I wanted it.
Thank you very very much again - I shan't forget you.
Liz I would once again thank you very much for lovely service and most wonderful words you said about my father
Dear Liz,Now that I am back I am going to write to John Brown's & thank them for the funeral arrangements, but also to let them know how wonderful you were throughout the whole journey. I really felt you were there supporting me & we have had some lovely comments about the funeral & the Tribute. My uncle asked after the funeral if he could have a copy of the Tribute to take back for his wife to read - which led me to sending a copy of it and the Order of Service to those who could not make the funeral - we have had some lovely replies and memories from everyone.
Thanking you so much for your care & thoughtfulness.
On behalf of my entire family I wish to thank you so very much for making my wife Margaret s funeral service a truly touching memorable occasion you really made what is a very sad situation a beautiful way to say goodbye to my wonderful wife and mother.
Thank you Mirian
My brother and I would like to say a big thank you to Liz Radley who conducted our fathers funeral on 22nd May. She was kind and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.We received many compliments on the service from our family afterwards saying how lovely it was and how personal it was to our father.
She is a lovely lady and our heart felt thanks go to her for making our final farewell to dad so special.
With much gratitude and thanks
Sharon and David
Thank you to Julie for the lovely service you presented for our father's (Kenneth Kiddle) funeral yesterday
We would just like to say a great big thank you for the service that you conducted for our Mum Gill Summers (22/05/2015 Earlham cerm). Quite a few people pass comment to us about how wonderful the service was, I for one would like to thank you once again for the service and the very kind way in which you put Mum's (colourful) life together. So on behalf of myself Big Tony, Little Tony, Lisa and Donna Thank you so much xx
Just a short note to say many thanks for the wonderful service you gave for Mum. Several people commented on how lovely it was and how warm and personal.
Best wishes from
Stella, Frankie and Kate
I would just like to thank you for the lovely moving send off
that you did for our Mum on tues 12th May, we were all touched by the the
way the service was put together and I'm sure Mum would have been happy too.
As you know from the things I told you about Mum she was a quiet lady in
her life and the words you wrote got her life just right. My sisters were
moved by the service and have asked me to thank you too. The Bilney Hall
ladies told me that it was the best tribute they have heard and they felt
that Mum was there too as they knew her well in her last year, and Alison ,
the manager of Bilney Hall has been to a lot of funerals , it's part of
her job .
Again Trish many thanks from all of us ,
Thank you very much for your assistance with the service yesterday. Everyone thought it was a lovely remembrance to my mum, very personal.
The candle poem and lighting of the candles was very well received, so thank you for that suggestion.
Finally thank you for your support on the day to all of us but in particular to the readers who were all brilliant but struggled a little at times, so it was great you were there to help them get through it.
I am certain my mum would have been very happy with the service.
With very best wishes
“Hi Julie G, I just wanted to thank you again for the lovely service on Monday, several people thought you knew my mum, so you did a great job! Rachael x”
Hope you are well.
I understand my sister Deborah has already emailed you to pass on our thanks to you for dads lovely service yesterday but I wanted to thank you aswell personally on behalf of us all.
For such a painful,emotional event you really did give us the personal touch and it felt as though you were part of our family and had known us and dad for much longer than you have.
He would have been very proud to have heard your caring,soft voice detailing his Life the way you did,we all feel blessed that his final tribute was performed with such dignity and feeling.
You are a credit to your profession,a beautiful,caring,warm human being and we all wish you the very best health and happiness for future years.
Please take care and thankyou again from the bottom of our Hearts.
I just wanted to say 'thankyou' again for your words yesterday. I must admit that the service was a bit of a blur to us, even after four weeks of preparation, it was still a strange day.
Dad would have approved of just his small family and close friend (a fellow allotment holder and ex neighbour) being there! Big events were never his thing so it was perfect all round.
My brother David takes after dad with his quietness and great love of the outdoors. He wanted yesterday to be special and afterwards back at mine he had a chance to remember the day and his verdict was that it went exactly as he wished so again thank you for helping to make that happen.
Regards and best wishes
Good morning Tina,
On behalf of all the family , particularly Tony and myself, I would like to thank you so much for your help in leading our service yesterday. We were so pleased with how it all went and your words were perfect. You had certainly listened to our thoughts and read the tributes so youhad the most perfect picture of our Mum. It really made it. I felt the grandsons carrying the coffin and the people reading all gave Mum the best they could. As we all said Grandma/Mum would have loved it.
Yourself, Ivan and Terry from Woodland certainly should be commended on your work.
As much as I would love to meet you again soon I should hope it won’t be for the same reason!
best wishes and thanks
Celia and Tony.
Richard and I would like to thank you for conducting Dick's service yesterday. I must apologise for not thanking you yesterday but confess that we got side-tracked and just forgot.
Your tribute 'hit the spot' and everyone commented on how fitting it was. So thanks again for your help and guidance.
By the way Andy Williams hasn't arrived yet so it was a good job you had Matt ready to step into the breach.
Hi Julie G, Thank you so very much for conducting the funeral for James Belsey on 27th April. Everybody thought that the service went just as he had wanted it, bright, humerous and loving. Your hard work was appreciated by us all. Kindest regards Gloria Belsey and family.
“On behalf of myself, mum and my brother thank you so much for doing Dad proud yesterday with the service, we were all very pleased with how it went. Anna Wheal x”
Good morning Julie g
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful service you delivered yesterday for my father, I think in honesty it would of been the sort of thing he would of approved of ,and I think we did him proud so many thanks .It was lovely to meet you and we can't thank you enough for all of your help and support through this difficult time .
Yours sincerely Steve x
Dear Julie G.
Thank you so much for the wonderful service you done for my dad Mr John Brown.
Really appreciate everything & the wonderful support you gave us too.
Kind Regards Jessie, Mr John brown's Daughter.
Dear Julie as I said on the day of mums funeral I could not have asked for a more beautiful service and final journey for my mum Irene(Rene)you really made my self and family feel as though we had known you as our friend and that made things easier for us on the day and I think talking to you with such ease helped me to do my mums reading which I was pleased to have done well once again Julie a big thank you for your kindness and understanding of what we were feeling as a family kind regards Tricia Jessett
Hi Julie B
Ed and I would love to thank you for the lovely Celebration Service you done for Eric - we were more than pleased.
The Service felt as though there was a Lot of Love and Happiness in it. Lots of people have said this. Most of the people there had never been to a Celebration Service like this before.
It was a joy to meet you.
Once again thanks you so much
Thanks for conducting a lovely service for my father,Jack Burton at St.Faiths on March 19th. It was a fitting tribute and celebration for my dad. I would recommend anyone who doesn't want a particularly religious service to talk to yourselves Thank you,
Hello Julie G,
This is a belated email to send you our heartfelt thanks for conducting Phil's service so well. Many of the guests have said how they felt the service was lovely and a very fitting tribute to Phil, which was everything we hoped it would be.
As you can probably imagine, it has taken me this past week to even try to surface from the funeral, and I know we have a long, hard road ahead of us but we all feel the funeral helped us to say goodbye in the most fitting way.
I do apologise for the delay in contacting you, but I hope you understand.
Thanks again from Ros, Lindsay and Catherine.
Thank you once again for the lovely service that you conducted for my father (Edward Cletheroe) at St Faiths last Monday (16th March). All the people who attended said how nicely it was done.
One of the ladies would like copies of the two poems which you read at the service. Could I worry you for that please?
I just wanted to say as big thankyou for the lovely service for dad on thursday.
It was a very fitting tribute to him, and i've had some lovely comments.
Dear Julie B,
We felt that we must put into writing our sincere thanks for Ivy’s service today which we felt was delivered with empathy and sincerity. You managed the perfect tone.
We both felt very confident, after meeting you, that we had made the right decision and our confidence was certainly rewarded.
You did everything to make a painful experience into a caring and thoughtful reminder of Ivy’s life.
Thank you so much.
Jane and Allan
dear rowena, Thank you so much you gave my dad a lovely service bless you, we had a lovely dad considering it was great to hear so many memories from other people about my dad it was very comforting
Thank you xxx
Hello Rowena, I just wanted to say Thankyou on behalf of all the Family for the lovely service. We were very pleased with how it went and we feel Mum would have been happy with it too. Best Regards, Catherine.
Just to reiterate our thanks for all that you did for us and for Claire. You read with sympathy and sincerity on behalf of Claire’s family and friends.
We received nothing but lovely comments about the whole service, your part being congratulated many times. Thank you again.
Thank you so much Mirian for your kindness and the very personal way you conducted my husband Franks and my daughter Debbie's service you made a very difficult time a little easier to cope for me and my family.From jean Rocco
Dear Julie B.
Thank you so much for the beautiful service you gave us yesterday for our dearly loved Leslie. You made it all run smoothly and were so very kind and helpful to us all, both in the planning and on the day.
With kindest regards,
Frances, Debbie, Linda and John.
Hello Julie B
I would just like to say a heartfelt thankyou for the lovely service you gave us yesterday for my darling Jeff.
At the get-together afterwards everybody was saying how beautiful it had been. If Jeff was watching over us I think he would have been a very proud man.
Hi Julie B
Thank you so very much for all you did Wednesday It was exactly as we wished for and I am
sure Valerie was well pleased.
Every one was talking about the lighting of candles which really made it a most memorable and lovely occasion. Thank you
I couldn't have wished for a better service for my Dad yesterday. Thank you so much for conducting it and you did a fantastic job.
Richard is a great organist as endorsed by yourself and Gavin (funeral director) and please pass on my thanks to him.
My Dad had a wonderful send off and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I must thank you so much for the beautiful service for my Mum (Win) last Thursday, it was a very emotional day for me but I did manage a few smiles amongst the tears also with the wonderful presentation you gave.
Many people came up to me after the service to ask if you had known Mum and where you a family friend. As they thought that you must have known her by the way you spoke of her.
The whole service came across as a heartfelt appreciation of Mums life, thank you so much Rowena, you did Mum proud.....and me of course too!
I can't thank you enough.
With much love and appreciation, Margaret, James and Sophie Young. x
Here we are nearly 2 weeks after the service for Mum, Andrea Sabala.
I wanted to thank you very much for your input. I found the service "one of the best"! If one can say that. Everyone had very similar comments. (Even mum's brother Dudley who has been a Mormon all his life)!
I understand you meeted and greeted people before our arrival, thank you.
It was a good send off for Mum.
Sending you and your familly health and happiness
Good Morning Tina,
As you can see from the time of writing, my sleep pattern is isn't improving any!
Thank you so much for helping me to put together the Celebration for Judy yesterday and for conducting the proceedings so smoothly and effortlessly; your lovely calm manner and thoughtful words were just so right for the occasion.
Thanks to you and all of the friends who contributed so well, I really did feel at the end of it that we had done Judy proud, that it was the day I/we had planned and hoped for, and that all of her many friends would remember for all of the right reasons; we even sneaked some sunshine in. I hope it also gave you some insight into the girl she was and how much she was appreciated.
As we gathered and chatted over lunch, so many of our friends, many of whom had not experienced that type of ceremony before, were genuinely brimming with compliments for your contribution and sewing the whole proceedings together. The unanimous verdict was that you were brilliant - so don't blush !!!.
I now know that you and your other half are also keen photographers; once I get some cards made from a selection of our photos, I'll send you one.
On behalf of all the family we would like to thank you for conducting a beautiful service on Monday.
Good afternoon Julie. Having had time to reflect over the last few days and discuss the funeral with the family and friends I would like to say a very big thank you for the compassionate and professional way in which you approached the service.
We are so glad that we used Andy Free and that he in turn put us in touch with yourself. I would also like to apologise that we completely forgot to invite you back to the Bowls Club for the after service celebration, which went very well. Once again thank you
On behalf of the family
Just wanted to say thank you for a lovely service you gave my Grandma on Friday. I think she would have been very happy.
Hello Tina, a big thank you for yesterday, we have so many of our family
comment on the venu and the service and how moved they were by it all.
Thanks you so much for helping us through the process.
Julie, David and I went up to Mum and Dad's grave today and feel that mum is
now at peace.
kind regards from us all
Dear Julie B.
Just wanted to say thank you for your service yesterday for my mum (Barbara). We were all very appreciative of your help with the planning and for making the process go well and smoothly at a difficult time for all of us. I wish you the very best for the future.
I would like to thank you for the sensitive and sympathetic
way you handled mothers funeral service on Monday.
We received several
comments echoing our own feelings as to how you represented Lamby, as
if you knew her personally. You made the experience much easier for us
all. An experience which could have been much more traumatic.
Now back in Scotland.
Would like to thank you for a wonderful service.
Everything was perfect .
Thanks once again .
Dear Julie G
I am writing to thank you very much for what you did at the Crematorium. The whole ceremony was very dignified and your words were just right for the very sad occasion. All of those who at tended the Cremation Ceremony were most impressed and I would like to let you know that I thought it went without a hitch. I am sorry that I got a bit overcome during my speech, but it was the saddest day of my life, but I knew that everything was going well and all were very appreciative of what you did.
Thank you again
Thank you so much for the lovely service on Wednesday. I am sorry i didn't get to thank you on the day.
Your words touched so many people at the service , my mum would have been so proud. Words cannot justify the feelings of not only the family but friends as well. I especially am touched by your time and care through out the service. your kindness will never be forgotten.
On behalf of the family but most important of all my dear mum thank you so much.
My dearest regards
Rich and family
Please forgive my very late email. I wanted to thank you for having conducted the service for my father, Ken. You handled the ceremony with great sensitivity, especially given the awkward nature of the situation. Your music choices for the voluntaries was very moving.
Again, thank you for your support.
All the best,
JOHN AND I DID NOT REALLY GET TO SAY THANK YOU LAST FRIDAY FOR THE WAY YOU CONDUCTED VINCENTS CELABRATION OF HIS LIFE.
WE CAN HONESTLY SAY WE HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A FUNERAL LIKE IT,WE WERE AMAZED AT HOW MANY PEOPLE TURNED UP, AND THE WAY YOU READ OUT ABOUT HIS LIFE WAS FULL OF HAPPY ACOUNTS FROM HIS YOUNG DAYS, TILL HE WAS SUDDENLY TAKEN FROM US,THE WORLD IS A VERY UNFARE PLACE AS IT SEEMS TO BE THE GOOD ARE TAKEN BEFORE THIER TIME.
FRIDAY WAS VERY HARD TO TAKE BUT YOU MADE IT MORE BEARABLE FOR ALL OF US.
THE HARDEST THING FOR US IS KNOWING WE WILL NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN BUT WE WILL NEVER FORGET HIM. THANK YOU SO MUCH
MELVA AND JOHN VINCENTS MUM AND DAD
Thank you for the truly beautiful service today, we loved it and Richard would have as well!
My apologies for not attending at graveside, it in no way diminishes the thought and feeling you put into the day and it all is and will always be sincerely appreciated.
If, by any chance, you have the words you spoke throughout the service typed by section would you be so kind as to forward me a copy? Some of the family overseas would love to see it...
Thanks from us all xx
Would like to thank you so much for the wonderful service you gave for Sid's funeral yesterday. It all went really well and everyone was pleased with the service.
Marion and Andrew
Dear Julie, we would like to thank you for the service you conducted for our mother Ellen Green on Monday 27th Oct. Although you didn't know our mother your eulogy was very personal & you made sure you included all the family in your kind words. You helped to make a difficult time a bit easier. Many thanks Cheryl, Keith, Jill & Gary.
Dear Julie b
I just wanted to say a very personal thank you for your ministrations on Monday at Mum's memorial service.
It was obvious that you had taken the time and trouble to get to know the person she was and I felt that everything you said was very apt. I couldn't have asked for a more personal service.
With kindest regards
Just to say thank you again for Jeans service today at St Faiths. Your delivery was perfect, a fitting tribute to Jeans life.
Sarah and Michael
Dear Mirian Just a note to say thank you for an excellent services you did for my dad ( Leslie joe Tufts ) in september .
Thank you from
Just had to say thankyou for doing such a lovely tribute to my dear Uncle Bob.
Thank you Rowena
MY family and relatives thought the service was conducted really nice. And we are very greatfull for all your input
Dear Tina - I just wanted to thank you again for the excellent way you handled the ceremony at my father's funeral - especially considering the limited amount of info! Several people commented afterwards how tasteful it was which has greatly pleased my mother. She feels that it all went off very well and I feel it has greatly helped after such a long period of suffering.
Thank you so much for a lovely service yesterday. It was such a comfort and your delivery was excellent, we will all take away fond memories from that service. We couldn't have given Mum a better farewell.
Many people passed comment and I'm sorry that we didn't ask you back to Elm Farm, we had meant to, but it slipped our minds.
We shared many happy memories with family and old friends, many of whom we hadn't seen for some time.
So thank you once again, for your support and kind words.
Sue & family
“Just to say thank you once again for taking Mum’s service last Friday. Everyone remarked on how nice it was - just as she would have wanted. Also remarked how good you were Mirian – as if you had known George and I for some time – which was exactly as we wished.
I have found services at Crematoriums in the past a bit impersonal but certainly not this time – Many Thanks.
Sue and George”
Dear Mirian, “ A belated thankyou for the lovely service you did for my brother, DONALD in June this year.
We would have no problem in recommending you to other people as you made the service very warm and personal ----- Thankyou.”
Dear Rowena, Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for Rob's service. Such a sad day yet one that I know he would've approved of! I still can't believe how many people turned out to say goodbye.
Kind regards Amanda.x
My parents in law have told me that Jean's funeral went very well
yesterday and I thank you for that.
They were surprised to discover that you hadn't met Jean as you made the
service so personal to her memory, well done!
I have relayed all this to Sheila, Jean's sister in Toronto and she was
comforted by the number of people there and the content of the service.
Many thanks again,
Thank you so much for today, it was special and perfect, the sun shone and I think dad would have enjoyed it.
Sarah and all George's family xxx
Thank you so much for the lovely service that you gave us for Rays funeral, it was an amazing tribute, Thankyou for your kindness and sensitivity, everyone were very impressed with what you presented us.
I still cannot believe what has happened
Would just like to say a big thank you for the lovely send off you gave Ray.
Everyone thought it was great and fitting to a lovely husband, dad and
granddad. It was lovely that the sun came out for him. Many thanks again.
Dear Julie,thank-you so much for conducting such a wonderful service for my husband Andrew today (also Jonathan's) February.
So much thought goes into it on your behalf and that makes the whole awful process so much easier.
once again many thanks -please don't take this the wrong way but I hope our paths don't cross
unless we are in a supermarket !!
Regards Pat and family
Dear Julie, I would like to thank you so very much for the amazing service that you led in tribute to my dad, bert.
My brother and I truly believe that it was exactly what Dad would have wanted. Many of the family and friends have commented on what a wonderful service it was.
Your words inspired me to speak confidently through what was a difficult tribute , as it was so emotional.
Thank you again, with all best wishes ( and a hug from me )
On behalf of Caroline and the family could I say a very big thank you for the lovely service you conducted for John. It was delivered in a very caring and sensitive way. It was amazing how you picked up so much detail in a brief meeting and made sense of it. You are very good at what you do and will gladly recommend you should the need arise.
Thanks again for all your help and support.
Simon, and for Caroline
I really want to thank you so much for Mum's beautiful service, she would have been happy to know that we gave her the very best goodbye, thanks to you.
I want you to know you gave me strength during the service & felt you connected with feeling with everyone in the chapel. So many people asked me how I knew you & would like you for their service, which is a real credit to you.
I should have asked you to come after the service to the Kings Head so we could chat to each other. Thanks once again for your kindness.
Many thanks for your service today, Mum would have been proud too, it was a moving and personal celebration and everyone who attended commented on how it was one of the best they had been part of
Just to say a huge thankyou for such a lovely service for Mark. Everyone said that they had never been to such a nice funeral.
Mark would have been proud.
Once again ....on behalf of myself and Abigail...thank you.
Dear Tina, thank you so much for your excellent ceremony on friday. Everyone said you delivered a very fitting tribute to Daisy.
Allen was very touched by the card you gave him
Love Mel and Allen.
Just to say thank you so much for Tuesday.
You spoke about Dad as if you knew him and made his service wonderfully intimate and personal; making it as gentle as possible for Mum Andrew and myself along with the children.
Your kindness and empathy you showed us all over the last couple of weeks has been very much appreciated and helped us at such a rubbish time.
I certainly felt that you were a family friend talking about Dad and his life, so many many thanks.
All our family and friends said what a lovely service it was. Just wished the weather could have been a little kinder to us, but maybe that was Dad having his last say!
Much love and best wishes
Just a note to convey our grateful thanks in such a wonderful service. I know I drew up the Order of Service and Mum and I put together the tribute, but it all came together with the way you conducted the whole service.
Thank you again.
Marcelle and I would like to thank you for your kindness and compassion at Micki’s funeral.
Everyone felt that it was a good occasion, and that Micki would have appreciated everything, including your own major contribution.
It was a loverly service, and thank you again,,
Marcelle & Chris
Just a quick line to say thanks and congratulate you on yet another perfect service.
I got more emotional than I thought I would and that was probably because of the excellent job you did and the touching tributes made.
I'm sure Jean and Lesley would have agreed with me when I say it was just what they would have wanted.
Thanks a million
Thank you so much for the photos and for a lovely service yesterday. Every word you said was true to Nana. I know she was smiling down at us.
Karen and the rest of the gang
Thought I would email you to say a massive thank you for the calming and caring way that you handled John's funeral service. It was a truly lovely service and even though you never met John we felt that you had known him for some time and captured his personality very well.
Everybody was impressed with your approach to sensitive matters and I was really pleased that you were recommended by Carol at Peter Taylors. Thank you for being part of our farewell service to John and I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet you.
Love from Anne xx
Thank you very much for conducting the service in a way that Mum would have appreciated very much.
Guy & Gem
Just wanted to thank you for officiating at mum's funeral on Friday. As with my Dad's funeral, you gave a lovely service which was commented on by everyone who came back for refreshments afterwards.
Neil and I feel that both the services would have been appreciated by mum and dad. They were lovely people and me and Neil were lucky to have parents who loved us and really prepared us for life.
Its been lovely to meet you despite the sad circumstances.
With all our good wishes,
Fiona and Neil
Thanks again for helping both compose and deliver a wonderful service today.
All family and friends were very appreciative and complimentary. It all went as we had planned.
My father would have been proud .
just a note to say thank you for a really professional service that you delivered at St Faiths Crematorium.
The service that you provided was brilliant and I think that my mum would have been very pleased
A big big thank you to you
Just a line to say thank you for your very professional service, many people have said what a lovely service it was and very personal to Basil and Margaret, which is what we all wanted.
We are all now clearing out the bungalow and garden, and still finding things that bring back many happy memories as you can imagine
Derek and Diane.
Sorry it has taken me so long to send this email.
I just wanted to say a massive thank-you for the service you conducted for Uncle Roy at St Faiths. Everybody commented on how personal it was and it was as if you had known Uncle Roy yourself. It's so lovely to be able to think of the service and how lovely it was.
Thankyou Julie for a lovely joyful service for our son Michael.It made a very sad day more bearable,and we had so many comments on how very Michael it was.With so many people there I don't know if we thanked you properly, so I will put that right now ,by saying a heartfelt thankyou for helping us through a really horrible day.
Joan & Bryan Dix
Many many thanks Julie for a beautiful service yesterday. you brought a little sunshine into a very sad day.
So many people commented on how lovely the service was.
I think Frank would be proud.
Thank you once again.
to dearest Tina, just a little heartfelt thank you on behalf of Paul, myself and our family.
we really appreciated your wonderful contribution to Basils service which you delivered in such a beautiful way.
without exception everyone present thought you were lovely and did an amazing job.
as you know I sought you out and you exceeded all expectations!
thanks again, wishing all the very best to you.
love Elaine, Paul Chris, Lisa and bump, Charlene and Scott. xx
I just wanted to drop you a quick note on behalf of Mum and I to say thank you so much for what was a beautiful service you gave for my Dad.
I know it's what you do everyday but to us it was a special day made all the more special by your kind words and special touches.
Lee & Lyn
I'm writing to thank you for your conducting of my mother's funeral service. It made a very sad time much more bearable. Several of the mourners commented on how nice it was, one even saying how beautifully the organist played. Up till then I'd been amazed at your skills as a DJ in timing the music so well!
Once again, grateful thanks to you, and your husband.
John and Margaret Collins
Thank-you so much for a thoughtful and personal service last thursday for our Diane
it meant so much to Michael,myself and Iris.
I would just like the say thank-you for the service for dad today.
We were amazed at the amount of people who turned up today, which just goes to show you what a well thought of & loved man dad was. Thank you once again for a lovely, well presented service, and some lovely words.
This is in praise of Rowena.Although are family knew we did not want a religious service we realy weren't sure where to begin but Rowena was amazing in guiding us through. She delivered a beautiful and flowing service which encorporated all our needs and wishes.I would highly recomend this lady for her calmness,understanding and guiding way and would not hesitate to use her again. Thank you Rowena from the Catchpole family.
hello tina, just wanted to send you a very big thank you for your tribute to Trev. it was wonderful and when people come up and say to you 'that was the best funeral they have been to' i know it was in the main due to your tribute. the day went really well and i am so happy that my boy had the send off he deserved.thanks again love Jen.
Dear Tina,we wanted to thank you for the beautiful service you gave to our dad on Monday 7th April,we have had some lovely feedback and people wanted to know if you had been a friend of dad as it captured him perfectly.thank you once again.ann ,Denise and Tracy
I just wanted to say thank you for contribution you made to my Dad’s funeral on the 8th March.
Being able to say goodbye to someone special (especially someone who had been a shining example to everyone he knew) in a befitting way was very important to us. You played a massive role in allowing that to happen and we are very grateful indeed. The way you led proceedings on the day was just right, and the help and support you gave us leading up to the funeral was invaluable.
The day was a genuine celebration of his life and an opportunity to reflect and be thankful for what he had given us all. That is exactly what we wanted it to be.
Many thanks and kindest regards
Hi Rowena, I am sorry I missed saying goodbye Saturday.
Your service was perfect for what we all needed.
PaulB and family
Many thanks for making the funeral service go so well today. There were many comments about how it was different but very warm and loving.
I know they were paying attention because I heard the chuckles. Many were surprised how it is possible to avoid the usual routine service.
I really appreciate having a lovely memory of today.
On behalf of my Mum, Val, Mike and myself I would like to thank you so much for delivering such a lovely service for Sir. We received so many compliments on your behalf.
Love Sharon and family x
I would like to thank you for the lovely service yesterday, everything went to plan! There was some sadness but a lot of happiness, everyone said it's was just Jeff, and the fairground music bought a lot of smiles to everyone's face..folk that know him would have understood that!
With lots of love and a massive thank you
Mike and I want to give you our sincerest thanks for leading mums service. We were all touched by the way you led the proceedings which brought peace and tranquility to everyone.
All our friends and family were very complimentary about the way you conducted things.
Once again thank you very much
I can't thank you enough for the moving service you provided for us. You managed to capture Darren as if you too had known him all your life. We as a family found extreme comfort that Darren had a day that he would have been overwhelmed with.
Darren is such a special person, equally you too came across to us in the same way.
So once again from the bottom of our hearts we sincerely thank you, for making the hardest day of our lives a bit more at ease.
Our very best wishes - Sue Godbold & family xx
How can I ever possibly find words to thank you enough for today? Thank you for an absolutely wonderful first day of my new life.
Good Morning Rowena
Hope you are well.
Just wanted to send my sincere
thanks when you conducted the service for my late Father in Law on 22nd
January. It was a most beautiful service and everybody commented how brilliant
you came across. You made the whole family at ease and also made us so proud
He is so missed by us all.
Many thanks again.
Hi Tina, I would just like to thank you on a lovely service you gave for my father today, everybody said how nice it was, thanks again Tina, all the best, Carl xx
Thanks for today- you did a grand job. We had so many comments about the lovely service especially at Colney I am truly grateful to you.
Just wanted to say thank you so much for Dad's service today. You really captured him in your words and everyone said the service was extremely good and was a fitting tribute to a man who was truly a great dad and husband, and also a very well respected and much admired man among his many friends. There were old friends from various parts of the country and representatives from the various clubs he was a member of - sailing club, muzzle loaders (antique gun club) and the North Walsham Rifle and Pistol club. I feel I should point out that dad only ever shot paper targets as he was an animal lover too!
Again, thank you so much for helping to make a difficult day much easier to bear.
With kindest regards
Fiona and Neil Leighton and family
I was just browsing and realised I had not called u to say Thank You so much for a lovely service and your support, advice and kindness.
Apologies for late acknowledgement.
Again Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I apologise for my delay in writing. I wanted to say thank you for the brilliant celebration you provided to mark Mum's life. It was exactly what we were looking for, and she would have approved. Andrew Jon and I attended the cremation the following day, which went according to plan.
Thanks again for the care and attention you took with arranging Mum's service.
Just like to thank you again for the service you conducted for Paul yesterday.It was really specific to Paul's life and brought back lovely memories from our past. Naturally Paul's passing is a very sad event, especially as he was only 52, but your words helped us to celebrate his life as well as mourn his death.The poems you chose were also perfect for the ceremony, thank you very much on behalf of me and my family.Dave
Dearest Tina, My family and i would like to thank you most sincerely for your compassion and kindness showed to us all on celebrating Ted's life. It gives us great comfort that he is lying at rest in a serene and peaceful location -such as colney woodland, surrounded by the nature that he loved so much as a farmer.
the final verse of 'the woodland' so true.
Our thanks once again the Littlewood family.
As a pellucid sun snaked through the trees,
To cast thin shadows on the ground,
How glad was I, my eyes could see
This woodland royally crowned.
We cannot begin to thank you so very much for the way you conducted Mum’s (Kathleen Waters) funeral today, our family and all the people in the congregation commented afterwards how you radiated warmth and compassion throughout the service.
Your unquestionable sincerity and professionalism stood out from the first time we met you.
When you visited us at the outset of this sad time, you were courteous, helpful and respectful which put us at ease and made the preparation time for the funeral more endurable.
Kate always had a good word and a smile for everyone and we are sure she would have been delighted with your kindness and respect today, she will be sadly missed by many people.
Shirley and I both thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done.
Peter and Shirley
Dear Mrs Forshaw
This is just a short note to thank you for your sensitive handling of yesterday's service for my mother. It was exactly as she would have wanted, and my father found it a lot less harrowing than he feared.
We are most grateful to you.
Dear Ms Bowden,
We should like to add our personal thanks to you for the meaningful way in which you handled our son Nick's sad funeral on 16th January.
Yes we know it's your job but we and everyone present were extremely impressed by your knowledge and sincerity.
Being a old signaller myself it was most rewarding to have a Guard of Honour mounted by the Royal Signals Association's Norwich branch together with two standard bearers during the service.
Bryan & Doreen Clark
Hope that you don’t mind me thanking you by email and not by letter but seem to be struggling to get pen to paper and I wanted you to know how much I appreciated the kind and gentle way you conducted Bernie’s funeral, he would have just loved it. The tone that you set and the care you took to make sure that it was a celebration of his life with all the light and shade of his personality was just perfect.
I know that you must take the same care over others but I wanted you to know how much it meant to me to follow Bernie’s instructions and make an awful day bearable.
So thank you Tina for you kindness and professionalism
I am sorry it has taken me until now to be in touch to thank you for leading the lovely service for Mike on Friday. We wanted to thank you not only for leading the tributes but for guiding us into putting together a fitting choice of poetry for Mike. We were surprised by the number of people who came to pay their respects many travelling from Scotland, Cornwall and the North West to be with us. So many commented afterwards on the moving service. It is such a pity that you couldn’t have met Mike.
Thank you again.
Apologies it has taken me until today to make contact, but it was back to work Thursday. However, we (George's family and friends) wanted to say thank you for giving him such a lovely send off on Wednesday. It was a difficult day for many of us, but your words of kindness really helped. Those at the service who had't met you before thought you did a wonderful job and hit just the right note where George was concerned.
I'm sure our paths will cross again some time in the future, but for now many thanks and take care.
Vanessa, Gary, Carla, Derek, Margaret, Dick and Owen.
I had to let you know the wonderful response we have had to Grahams funeral at Colney Wood and afterwards at Mattishall Cemertry.
I do not think we could have done bettter for him. The people who attended, many not knowing of Grahams early life, were amused and delighted with the speeches, and were very pleased with your telling of these tales, the poems were also very much appreciated.
I do however get in touch to say a very big thankyou for making it all so good, so easy and so enjoyable. It sounds a little as though we were not upset, but we had time before and there is too much time after to reflect on all the the could be*s.
So thank you once again, I know several people who are rethinking what they would like when the time comes.
I hope you can get the meaning of what I am trying to say, - a really big, thankyou.
Anne and family.
Thank you so much for a beautiful service. Your words were chosen so well and the end reading was perfect. You handled the science so well which is surely not part of your normal job description.
Thank you for a smooth and thoughtful service. I felt totally at ease from the first contact. Your staff at the service were courteous, well dressed and dignified.
Together you produced the perfect funeral for David
Thank You So much
Just wanted to thank you for a lovely service. Everyone agreed that it came across very well - i.e. personal and light hearted and that it was perfect for mum. We all had a good time back at mine afterwards which my mum would have loved and we had lots and lots of photos of her, and other family members, over the years which was really interesting for all the family. I'm so pleased it all went so well.
Just a quick note to thank you for your excellent service at Horsham on Tuesday in respect of my late Dad.
I think everybody felt that the event, while of course sad, had a light airiness that reflected Dad’s approach to life. (Plus it was such a relief not to have to pretend to sing ‘The Lord is My Shepherd ....’ !)
I think our choice of music etc. complemented your tactful oration. (I think that sounds OK!).
I’d be happy to recommend your work to anyone and do appreciate that it must be a ‘walking on eggshells’ occupation – ensuring you remember family names and relate life events accurately and so on.
Anyway thanks again and all the best for Christmas and next year.
Ref Lillie Smith Funeral Service 3rd January 2014
Thank you for your care, kindness, warmth and attention to detail. Also when words failed us you were able to guide us in the right direction. We couldnt have wished for a better person to have performed the service. Thank you from Lillie Smiths family and friends x
May I thank you on behalf of the family for conducting the service for Donald Kenneth Gordon last Thursday. We are very appreciative of the fact that you did not know Don personally, but that did not come across during the funeral.
Would you also please thank your husband Richard for playing for the hymn and exit music....
Just a quick note to say how pleased we were with the manner you conducted the service for us. We felt that the way it was done showed great compassion , sympathy and this enabled saying good by to Rita so much bearable. Once again thank you.
June & Ian
Just wanted to thank you very much for the excellence of the ceremony for Olives funeral on Tuesday. I was not really sure how it was going to work as I had always been to services with hymns and prayers before. Several people commented afterwards to say how they had enjoyed the service (maybe enjoy is not a good choice of word but I am sure you will understand what I am saying).
Anyway thank you once again.
Just a short note to say thank-you very much for the lovely presentation of mum's funeral on Saturday. I hope your voice has now recovered, it must be one of your worst nightmares so wake in the morning with a sore throat knowing you have to speak in-front of people all day. Any way all went well and thank you once again.
Could I ask you please to email me the tribute as one of mums cousins did not have her hearing aid turned up loud enough and missed some of it. I have promised to email it to her.
Thanks once again
Good afternoon Rowena
I am now back at home in Dundee and just wanted to say a big thank you for a very lovely service ahnd tribute you paid to my father .It would be one he would have loved for sure .I had people say to me afterwards how lovely it was and he would have had wanted just how it turned out .For a sad occasion and day it brought some comfort and happiness to me to know it all went well and we had a very lovely meal after where all toasted him and sat around chatting as if he was there with us .So the very least I could do was to pass on my many thanks and I wish you and your family a very Happy Xmas too
Thank you so much best wishes
Julie I can not thank you enough for the lovely and very sensitive service you done for our mum. You made this very upsetting time a lot easier to get through, and it was lovely to have a few laughs on the way.
It was lovely to have you there to support us when we were doing our speeches because we really wanted to do them, even though we knew it would be hard.
Nigel and myself felt really comfortable with you from the moment we met, and you made it very relaxed for us.
If you ever are near this way, please give us a call and pop in for a coffee and chat.
Thankyou so much again Julie
Christine and I would love to thank you once again for a fantastic service you performed for us on the 20-11-13, for Christine's brother Alan. You gave us comfort and support to get through it.
This is funeral no 3 that you have done for us, two of which have been in this year alone, and each one you have listened and made individual to each person. Your care and compassion is second to none. Our thanks once again to an amazing Lady.
Christine & Rodney.
Just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for the way you led Dads(Ted Manners)funeral last week. It was a huge comfort to look up & see you being so respectful to his memory & for the calm & dignified flow to the service. We had many very complimentary comments from our guests & would not hesitate to recommend you to others.
Very best wishes, Jane Knight
A few days have passed since my father's cremation last Friday. I
just wanted to thank you for your kindness and guidance in providing a
warm and loving service for my father. I really appreciated your
Just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you so much for reading out our tribute at the funeral this morning. I thought that the service was really lovely and I also thought that you spoke beautifully throughout so thank you.
Thank you, Rowena, for helping us make my mother, Madge's, funeral as worry-free as possible. Your help and kind advice before the day meant a lot. The service you conducted was perfect; we are so glad you were recommended to us.
I just want to thank you so much Tina for the way you conducted the service.It was just perfect. How do you keep so cool & calm ? It makes such a difference & something I would love to be able to be myself .You are so cool & collected & it really shows & helps a great deal when people like me are nervously trying to keep it all together. Thanks Tina, I so appreciated the way you always contacted me as soon as possible when I emailed & how you made the whole procedure very easy to get through. It is of course not easy for the people affected but it cannot be that easy for you either to have to perform more than 1 funeral per day on occasions & still make every one seem a little bit special.Thankyou.
A quick thank you for all your help today. We had a lot of complimentary comments and we are grateful for how you pulled everything together on the day.
Dear Rowena,I just want to thank you so much for all you did for me yesterday, the service was all that dad would have wanted. Everyone said how wonderful you were and how well you read the poems and the Tribute, you helped me find the words I wanted to say to reflect how I felt. Thanks once again.
Tina, I just wanted to thank you for ensuring & creating such a memorial,true reflection of the wonderful man Mark was.
It was so lovely to have the day as a lasting memory of him.
I miss him daily but our little Alfie keeps me strong & determined to carry on raising our son in the way we would of together.
Love & thanks always Rhoda XX
Thank you for the service you provided for Dorothy Dawson. The family were delighted with the sincerity of your words, and we came away knowing she would have been pleased with all your efforts.
I have already thanked you but I just wanted to say so much more.
Your personal service really was second to none and you certainly went that extra mile for us in every way. From the first home meeting with you right through to the end of the funeral service you made us feel special and at ease. The service really was a true celebration of Rob's life and on such a sad and difficult day we were able to smile and even laugh amongst our tears as your words were so special to us. We could feel you were really "with us" on the day. I cannot ever thank you enough.
Elaine (Steve and Jo).
A big thank you from the family for the way you delivered Mum's Service.
Your closing words especially made my sister Linda feel much comforted.
You appeared from nowhere and when we went to thank you, you had disappeared.
Thank you again
Sandra and all Florrie's family xx
I just wanted to thank you for making a difficult time so much easier for us. The service was lovely and you made everything easier, stress free and most importantly you helped us to cope. Thank you kindly. Yasmin and family xxx
I will follow this (eventually) with a hand written thank you, but I just wanted you to know how pleased we were with your part (and indeed all) of the service. You just got it spot on and the glances you gave us, and to me personally gave me such ........... I can't think of the right word but think you'll know what I mean.
You are the perfect person for the job you do and we are so pleased we chose you. Thank you a hundred times.
Kind Regards - Elaine
This is just to say a heartful thank you from all of us for everything you did to support us through Thelma's funeral. Your thoughtful and sensitive help with the preparations and the way you supported us all through the service was brilliant and we couldnt' have asked for more. We are most grateful.
We would also like to pass on our sincere thanks to the man who managed the music. This was such an important part of the service and we didn't make it easy, but he got it absoltuely perfect. We would like to thank him in person and if you could please let us know how we contact him, that would be great.
Several people who came along had not been to a service like Thelma's before and found it very thought-provoking and moving. People said very complimentary things about yourself and the service and two said it was the nicest funeral they'd ever been to. We believe it was the best way possible to say goodbye to Thelma and we will not forget the part you played for us .
With very best wishes
John,Ann, Clare and Robert.
Hi Trish, We just want to say a very big thank you for the way you
conducted our mums (Joan Wheeler) funeral service. Several people
commented how nice and relaxed it was. You really showed us
all a lot of respect and dignity which we very much appreciate.
Mary Barbara and Andrew
I wanted to say how perfectly you interpreted my dad's funeral (Brian Lake) - we were very very specific on the timing of the music and the poems and the 'practical' part of the service.
I would certainly recommend you to anyone who wants a personalised service.
You were fantastic - thank you so much.
I just wanted to say thank you very much for conducting such a beautiful service. Everyone that attended shared the same feeling that the memorial was a fitting and heartfelt tribute to the memory of Gary.
With all best wishes,
Thank you so much for the beautiful service for our Mum, Lillian Brooker,you were very friendly and open on your visit to us and listened to our thoughts on Mum and that certainly came through on the day, it is very clear you enjoy what you do. We have recieved many comments on your compassion during the service, it helped us through a difficult day and will remember the way it was handled for many years to come.
I would like to say a very big thank you for the graveside service you led for my dad Colin at the Sprowston Cemetery on Thursday 8th, it was very moving and emotional but a wonderful send off, thank you for helping me through such an emotional time
Thank you so much for delivering the service with so much love. We all felt as if you knew us as a family and I think I can speak for everyone that the service helped us to say goodbye to Denise and leave her in peace.
Just a note to say thanks for pulling together the service for Mum at St Faiths. I did wonder how you were going to pull together the diverse opinions of us all, but you managed it remarkably well. It was really good that so many of us participated in the service, and most of the congregation thought the service was a great tribute and send off for Mum.
I didn't get a chance to say thank you for the wonderful service you led for our dad Robin yesterday. You did an amazing job and me, Charlie and the rest of the family are very grateful to you for the work you put in to making it such a positive day. Thank you very much,
Sharon and Charlie.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the funeral service you carried out for Dad (Les Brown), it was just as we wanted and I am sure Dad would have approved too.
with kind regards
Thank you so much for the wonderful service you conducted for Dad (Bill King) on Monday, and also for your help with the speeches. We couldn't have got through it without you. I have been asked to pass on compliments from our friends and I do this with great pleasure. They really appreciated the personal nature of the service and said Dad would have been proud of such a send-off.
Thank you once again.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the service you conducted yesterday.
I thought you had a lovely, genuine approach, which I found very comforting and reassuring, and I had no end of people say how nice you were and how lovely it was.
Thank you again, you made a very difficult occasion easier to get through.
Dear Tina just to say a big thank you for the lovely service you conducted for dad (John Hopwood). It was perfect for him in every detail.
Thank you so much for helping us give Dad such a lovely 'send off'. The ceremony was really personal and everyone thought it was a fitting celebration.
The Bull and Crown was an ideal place for refreshments. Providing a lovely buffet in a room with a horse racing picture, pictures of dogs playing snooker and a couple of badmington rackets on the walls!
We are so happy that Debbie recommened you. You both did Dad proud.
Lorraine and Mark
Once again thanks for all you did yesterday – we were all very pleased with the service – you got the mix just right and helped us make a difficult time into a celebration of my Dad’s life.
Dear Julie, Just a line to say thank you very much, on behalf of my family, for your sensitive handling of the ceremony on Friday and, of course, for all your patience and helpfulness in the weeks prior. Many guests on Friday came up to me afterwards and said how they had so enjoyed the setting, the music, your words, in fact the whole thing was very beautiful.
Here's wishing you well in the future,
I just wanted to say thanks for all your help in dealing with Mums service, it was just perfect - I have logged onto your web site and lit a candle and it looks cool -
You take care and once again thanks for everything
Both of us and our family, would like to thank you for such a comforting and moving service today.
This is a stressful time for us all and our heartfelt thanks go to you for guiding us through this period of our lives.
Brenda and Paul
Dear Tina, just to say a very big thank you for the service which you composed and conducted for Mum's funeral last Thursday, like Dad's it went off very smoothly. Angela reckoned it was the nicest funeral she had ever attended, and this was echoed by quite a few people, my best friend from London said he had never been to a service so beautifully conducted, yes Tina you are a star..
as a matter of interest david got onto radio gold that night and told them all about you and the funeral that day and they played '24 hours from Tulsa' again for Mum. Thank you once again Tina, lots of love Les, Angela, David and Rose.
Thank you so much for all your support before and during my mother's funeral.
It was such a relief to talk to someone who truly understands.
Thank your husband for his playing of 'Singing In The Rain' , Mum would have loved it.
With kindest regards
I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. The service was just as David
would have wanted it; short, simple and surrounded by his friends, family
Just a quick message from My Family and I to say thankyou for the wonderful service you conducted for Our Dad David on Friday.
Everyone loved the touching service,
Thanks again for all you have done
sorry it has taken a while to get in touch, I had a lot of sorting out to do and then went away for a while.
Myself and all the family would like to thank you for the lovely service you gave for my Dad. It felt really personal as if you were a friend of his and the family. Everyone commented on how nice it was.
So once again thank you very much.
All the very best for the future Gary
Tina, honestly, so many people asked me to pass on to you, what a beautiful service you gave, thank you so much xxxxxxxx
A quick note of thanks to a lady so sweet.
Who provided a service with professional elite.
Everything sorted all tidy and neat.
With your guidance and care our day was complete.
No stone unturned from the mess in my head,
It's now down on paper, through your pen , Go ahead.
Nerves and emotions, creeping closer with dread.
Then we met, you spoke, my words had to be said.
The send off was great, how did you know what I see?
That our goodbyes were dealt with such sincerity.
It's from Wayne, the gang, but mostly Marie.
We'll love you forever, Miss Chocaholic Julie xxx
Dear Rowena, Just a small note to say a very big thank you for such a lovely service. I had several comments about how appropriate it was for my dad.
Thanks again for making a difficult time easier
love Anne x
Dear Richard. I would like to say Thank You for the way in which you conducted the celebratory service for my dear Mum Edna.
Like her surprise 90th birthday party last May, of which she kept saying 'I shall never forget it' I am sure she is saying the same about her funeral.
For many people who were there last week, a celebrant rather than a member of the clergy was a new and very pleasant experience...one even remarked that the service was a 'magnificent change'.
Once again Thank you Richard, Kind regards Tricia.
Just want to thank you for the lovely service you done, my Dad would have approved of that and everybody said that was one of the best services under the circumstances that they have been too.
My nan, Maureen, just wanted me to email you (she's not into technology!) to express her gratitude for the wonderful service you officiated for my grandad, Peter's, on 10th May at Earlham Crematorium.
It was a beautiful service and we all commented on your professionalism but also genuine, caring attitude.
Thank you on behalf of all the family,
Dear Dr. Baker
I am so sorry I was not able to thank you following the service you conducted yesterday to celebrate my Mums life. It is , as I am sure you must have witnessed many times, an emotional time, despite the age, the final goodbye is so hard.
The service was really appreciated by all present, my brothers would like to join me in thanking you for your efforts, it was so obvious you had absorbed the feeling we wished to convey. The words and sentiments that you had added around the eulogy seemed very appropriate.
Many, many thanks again for making such a sad day for us such a memorable one , one which we will look back on, not only with the pain of our loss but also with a positive feeling, remembering mums long and full life.
I would like to say a big thank you for such a lovely service you gave for my mum my family could not get over how personal you made it for her it was just what my boys and I wanted all about her, so thank you again you helped to make a very sad day special.
with love from
Lesley, Andrew, Philip and Antony
Tina, Thank you so much for the way you conducted my Dad's funeral (Jumbo). It was perfect, just as he would have wanted. It was very personal without being too 'soppy' as one person commentated.
Thank you again
Linda, Keith and Lauren.
Dear Julie the service you did for Marie Morgan On WEd 1st May was really lovely. We had very positive feed back from everyone we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for making it easier for us all. your help all the way from beginning to end was much appreciated. Thank you from John Morgan Pam & Gordon Hughes.
Mr Wilder has just been to see me (Marlene Joyce Wilder) and wishes for me to pass on a big thank you to the young lady!!!!!!!! who took the service for his wife – yesterday at Earlham. Everything was so lovely.
So, from Mr Edward Wilder and family and all of us folk here at Aldiss a big thank you for all you done and all your help and support.
Kind regards as always, Lisa
P.S: Did tell him that I didn’t know if “lady” was the right word –
I felt I had to get in touch with you as soon as possible to say a big 'Thank You' from me and Shirley, Maurice & Brian for taking the service for our mum Daisy today. We could not have wished it to be any different and your manner & thoughtfulness made everything just perfect.
We all agreed that your words and the tribute delivered in your very distinctive way set the tone of the day - solemn but as you said - a celebration of her life as someone we all loved and will miss terribly but so glad she was a part of our lives for so long.
Thank you once again for all you did from all the preparation to the end of the service at Earlham.
Dear Tina, Thank you so much for the celebration for my Mum, it was just perfect. All our family and friends have all said how lovely everything went on the day, we all thank you so Much from Julie, Adam and Scott..
You've showed me so much kindness,
I hope I can repay,
these words don't seem,
like quite enough
but thank you anyway. x
Dear Julie Bates
Myself, Family and friends wish to Thank you from the botttom of our hearts for the most wonderful service you that you conducted for my Dear Mother Florence Bird on 18th April. We have heard so many comments on how lovely the service was and including the grandsons rendition of Lady in Red, hymns, and your lovely words of comfort about Mag.
Love from Helen,Dick and family
Many thanks for a lovely service, everyone has commented on how personal it was to mum.
You did us proud and thanks a lot.
Stephen, Sheila & Marilyn.
Dear Julie, I just want to say thankyou for the beautiful service you did for my husband Don, on the 1st March. It was so different from other funerals that I had been to and so much nicer.
The candle lighting was lovely and the poems, also very sad, but were very comforting too.
I have had so many comments from family and friends saying what a lovely service you did, so many many thanks for everything. Rosemary and family.
Just to say thank you for today a lovely service mum would have loved it.
Thanks from all my family.
I would just like to say many thanks for today, you made our Mum proud , it was a lovely service. I can honestly say that was the hardest day of my life, but thanks to you, you made it a little easier for me.
Just to say a big thank you for Tony’s funeral ,you did it perfectly .We all felt ,family and friends it was good ‘send off’ ,at home all went well ,so pleased that Tony’s brother and son came ,we had not seen them for years ,so a big family reunion.
Thank you again
Dear Julie, On behalf of the whole Dunnell family, we would like to say a massive Thank -you for the wonderful service you did for Our Darling Denise yesterday. Your kindness and thoughtfulness will be remembered always. Everybody commented on the whole procedure and we will remember it and you always. Patricia Dunnell.x
Thank you so much for yesterday, it was perfect. Many people commented how lovelly it was and how it was if you had known her which made it even more special.
Hopefully we will meet again under nicer circumstances.
Thank you so much for the lovely service that you gave for my sister. It was just perfect for Susan. It is always so hard to say goodbye to someone you love but even harder when they are taken before their time. Having a service that truly reflects a loved one and knowing that it was how they would have wanted it to be is a great comfort. I was so pleased that you chose the closing reading/poem that you
did at the end of the service as both Roger and I thought it was so beautiful and Susan loved meaningful poetry. I wonder if it would be possible for you to send me a copy of it by e-mail as we would dearly love to have it to reflect upon and remember Susan.
Thank you once again
Just wanted to say a massive Thanks to Rowena for a wonderful send off she gave my dad on Mon 11th March,it was just what he would of wanted,everyone who came to the service said how nice it was. Lots of people asked for your number. I would happily recommend you to anyone. Thanks again. Ian,Julie&family.xx
On behalf of all the family, Bernard and I would like to thankyou most sincerely for the very moving service in memory of Ralph.
It was conducted in exactly the way we know Ralph would appreciate, and struck just the right balance of sorrow and humour.
So many people commented on how much they enjoyed the service, which is a testament to your empathy.
Please pass our grateful thanks to your husband for his support in the singing, as well as his organ playing!
With sincere thanks,
I would just like to say a very big thank you to Julie for the way she helped and guided us through a very difficult time, with a very kind and understanding way.
It was a beautiful service very much the way my late brother in law would have wanted.
Thank you once again
Dear Rowena, just wanted to say a very big thank you to you from all our family, for helping us to create a
service that we felt really celebrated mum's life. Several people commented and said, that although it may not be the right thing to say they felt it was the 'best funeral' they had attended. Thank you again for making a difficult time so much easier.
kind regards Alan & Alison
Rowena done the service for my son Scott who was killed in a tragic accident, she helped us to make the right decisions so we had laughter as well as tears, it was a beautiful send off for someone so young. many thanks
dear julie just to say thankyou for the lovely service you gave my dad it was everything we hoped for and more to say our goodbyes many thanks yvette
Would like to thank you enormously for the service you carried out for the late Gerald Oakley, was a lovely service, and really appreciated all your help, input and support at this difficult time. Many thanks again,
The Oakleys xx
We all just wanted to say what a lovely service you did today -
several people commented on it! It all went really well, and although it was bitterly
cold the day was just as I wished it to be.
Thank you again and I wish love and good luck for the future.
I know my nephew Adrian spoke to you at the service and my brother rang you later - but i just wanted to personally thank you for helping us through such a difficult time. I know my mum has really appreciated the kindness you have shown.
Your professionalism and organisation helped so much on the day and leading up to it.
I am sorry it has taken me a few days to get in touch. I would just like to say, on behalf of our family, what a wonderful service our Mum had. We are very grateful and comments from guests included remarks that this was the nicest cremation service that they had ever attended.
I would always recommend your services to anybody who was in need of them.
My grateful thanks
Everything was brilliant yesterday so thank you so much. It is still hard to think mum has gone now but time heals so they say! Thank you again.Robyn
Many thanks to all you lovely ladies for giving support to me and comfort to all the families I have helped look after at such a difficult time of sorrow and grief. Everyone is always so grateful for the care and attention received from you when helping them make their loved ones final day a special one.
Tina it was perfect thank you so much, all the family said how lovely your
reading was, it was as if you knew him ,i am so glad we got you to do
the service as you are a lovely lady ,
love & thanks Elaine xx
Dear Julie, we can't thank you enough for all the help and guidance you gave us during a very difficult time. You helped us make David's life shine for all his family and friends. You put into words so wonderfully, all our happy memories and left us with smiles as well as tears. Thank you so much, best wishes Megan Williams and family
Hi Tina , just a short message to thank you for officiating at Mum’s funeral on Friday .Everyone was highly complementary about your presentation, and some friends said it was the best funeral they had ever been to.
It went as we hoped it would, so thanks again for your advice and support. Regards Peter.
I'm afraid my emotions got the better of me yesterday at the end of Dads Service. Thankfully Arfie was there to help me and i'm glad it happened at the end of the service and not during the tribute.
It did mean however that I did not get a chance to thank you for the lovely service you gave. It was not just myself who thought this as during the afternoon several people also said to me that they thought it was a lovely service.
So thank you Tina, not only for the lovely service but also for the kindness you have shown me and my family.
Dear Tina, I feel I must thank you for the lovely service you conducted for my late wife Brenda. Although it was a sad time I'm sure she would have loved the way you conducted her service. All the people who were at the service at St. Faiths, told me it was one of the best services they had ever been to. Once again thank you so very very much. Yours Sincerely Alan.
Tina, I just wanted to thank you for looking after us all on Thursday, Many people have told me how lovely the service was, they loved that it was so personal to my Dad and the way you delivered it made it special too. Thanks again Sue x
Thank you so much for the service you gave for my grandad on tuesday.
it was really beautiful, felt like you'd known him for ages.
So thank you for bringing laughter to a sad occasion
Sorry it took so long to do this, but my sister and I, and all our family, were so delighted with how you conducted Dad's Funeral. You really gave him a good send off and respected our demanding wishes! We were pleased with the way you presented the service and how you sensitively helped us at such a unsettling time.
Have a merry christmas
Thank you so so much for taking such a lovely service. We were right there,albeit via the computer link but the picture and voices were crystal clear.
You have a lovely voice and It felt like you knew mum, with the way you spoke.
I couldn't have asked for anything more.
It has been a pleasure working with you, you made it so much easier than I imagined it would be, even though it has been from afar.
Mum would have been proud of her send off.
on behalf of the staff family i would like to thank you for the wonderful service you gave for the funerals of nidge and joy staff.your care and compassion was a realboost for our family at this most difficult time.once again a huge thankyou tina,
thank you very very much Tina of Mulberrydays, for your care and support in our recent bereavemnet from the late mr Gottfried Gassners family. x
To Julie Bates
Thank You so much for making a difficult day Beautiful for My Brother Joc McAllister. Your Words were so nice, and I appreciated your service.
Scottish Elsie x
Dear Tina Just a note to say that You made the whole experience so much more meaningful, especially for me (with the understanding of our needs, as well as Caths), and l can't thank you enough for that. Whenever l spend some quite time remembering Cath, I shall also remember with great fondness the gentle smiling way, you gave me an inner strength, and I hope that when my time comes I will have someone like you to give the same, to my loved ones.Thanks for the opportunity to know that Caths light is going to shine for ever !!!!! I would love you to use my words.... if they can help anybody to find a sense of peace because you have been able to give them the comfort you gave me, l would be honoured.
Regards, love and thanks, Theresa
Dear Tina, just a little note to express our sincere thanks for such a lovely service you gave for our dear Trevor. It was really comforting and seemed special for Trevor. You deserve to do well in your business, and we will certainly highly recommend you to others. Thanks again, Bye for now, Margaret, Ralph and family xx
Thank you for the memorial page, it's a lovely idea. I have only just checked e-mails, but I've told Becky who will then tell everyone else!
We are all so thankful to you, for yesterday. Our relatives remarked how lovely you are. The service was beautiful and we all felt the day went very well.
You are perfect for the job and we are all so grateful.
Thank you again,
My sister, brother and I would like to thank you for the lovely service
that you gave for our dad.
I think he would have approved of his send off.
Dads guests also came to us afterwards to say that the day was a lovely
celebration of his life, which is exactly how he would of wanted it to be.
Again Many Thanks
Lana, Andrea & Glen
Just a few words to say what a lovely service you did for my husband Malcolm. It was just perfect and gave so much joy to say goodbye to him with the respect he deserved.
With fond regards
Pauline, Lisa and Stuart
Thank you so much for your help with creating a ‘celebration’ for Brian’s service. Your professionalism, quiet gentle manner and good ideas supported us through this difficult task.
We were surprised and delighted that you were flexible enough to come and visit us on a Monday evening at 7.30pm in order to hold a meeting the three girls most affected by Brian’s passing. That way all could contribute and it helped to lessen the stress involved with a challenging task.
The efficiency of the email exchanges also helped to give up complete confidence in striking the right balance with the service , and that the service would be as we would have wished.
On the day the ‘celebration’ was very touching and exactly as we had hoped. I have received some very positive feedback about the service from those who attended.
Heartfelt thanks for a job well done!
The family of Stanley Elliott would like to thank you for the lovely funeral service at St Faiths Cremetorium on 24th Ocotober. Sorry I did not have a chance to speak to you on the day but I was concerned for my children.
Julie Thank you for the lovely calm and careing funeral service for our dad Robert Oldman on 22/10/12 we could not have wished for a better way to say goodbye to dad everybody said it was a lovely service
Ian & Julia
I know that my brother has sent you an email, on behalf of the family, thanking you but I would just like to add that I really appreciated you making the whole process comfortable and easier for me. Although I was upset, I couldn't have wished for a better 'send off' for mum, thanks to you.The added touch of the little cards at the end was just lovely.
Thankyou so much for everything.
Julie - thank you for carrying out the funeral service on 26th October for my beloved mother Dilys Tuddenham. All the family agreed it was just the sort of funeral she would have wished for and your calm and compassionate manner helped me through what I feared would be an unbearable experience. I'm not one for hugging strangers but I needed your hugs that day so thank you! Jennifer Duvall.
Julie - Thank you so much for the lovely funeral you carried out at Earlham on 17th October for my darling Mum Gladys Dewing. So many people said that they had been to many services but none as lovely as this one. Your caring voice and calm manner made it a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady. Thanks again for making a very difficult day abit more bearable. Regards Tracy Dewing
I would just like to send my thanks to you as i missed you after the service on Friday. Your tribute to Elfriede Saunders was really lovely and her German family were very pleased at your reading of the poem in German. They did say your pronunciation was excellent!!
Once again thank you
Thank you again for the service. I was worried but It went better than I could ever have hoped for. My Mum got a lot out of it I know it was a great comfort to her. My Husband tried to steal the scene with his shoes I know, which i shall take great delight in relaying to the rest of the family.
Kind regards Eve.
To Trish A very special service for my dad, Mr Richard Clark
you dealt with the service at Norwich on 22nd August
we could not have asked more of you.
Thank you so much, so professional, you are a star
Best wishes Patricia Wicks
Dear Tina I would like to say very big thank you for excellent service for my dear wife Chrissy on wednesday 29 August.Every one there said it was very moving and you showed so much compassion and little humour,it was as if you had known her personally and indeed many said it was very friendly and professional service that they had ever attended.Thank you once again on behalf of our family and myself.
Trish, Thank you so much for the way you conducted the ceremony. I have been inundated with compliments about you and how you conducted the service; ranging from the lovely tone of your voice and the way you spoke about Colin to the support and respect you showed to me, Colin and all present. Even members of the congregation have approached me and have commented that they would like you to conduct their service when it is their time to pass.
I thought you did an excellent job and it would have been just the way Colin would have wanted it. He would have been so pleased and overwhelmed.
Thank you again, so much.
Thank you for a beautiful service today. Ronnie would have been pleased.
Dear Julia Many thanks for the way you conducted Ron's service on the 27th June. I really cannot express in words how satisfied I felt with the way everthing was managed. I received much praise on your behalf from relatives and friends. Thank you so much for all the help you gave me.
On behalf of Valerie and all the family I am writing to thank you for your service on Monday at Bill's funeral.
Thanks so much for writing such an accurate piece about him, and for expressing our love and devotion to him in such a sensitive manner.
Just a quick few words to pass my personal congratulations to Rowena on her service she officiated the other day at Great Yarmouth Crematorium. The family were really pleased with everything, so I feel it is appropriate to pass the message on. Well done Rowena!
Quick word in retrospect to thank you very very much for all your work on Thursday. You told me not to worry, and you were right. We were all agreed that it was everything that Jen could or would have wanted, and your contribution to it was great. I think you will have seen by the attendance that our claim she was very special was justified, and you very successfully and sensitively made this clear, even if you were preaching to the converted. I've already been told by many people there that it 'lovely', 'wonderful', perfect' etc. From my sons and myself, and everyone else who loved Jen, thank you again, and best wishes, Andrew Daniels.
I want to thank you so much for Dad's Celebration of Life Ceremony. You gave him a lovely dignified, moving send off. Everyone said afterwards that it was the most beautiful funeral service they had attended. Even though we had tears in our eyes, we all felt it was such a fitting service for Dad/Grandad and felt comforted by your sensitive handling of it all. You are definately gifted in what you are doing and I hope and pray that you continue to do this wonderful service for the families and their departed loved ones.
Thank you once again Tina.
Lots of love,
Christine Stebbing and family X X
Tina Thank you so much for the support you gave to me and my sons both before and during the funeral of their father. Your thoughtfulness made a difficult day more bearable. Despite only have met us a short while before taking the service I really felt that we had a friend on hand to carry us through
I wanted to say how much we appreciate the service you gave at Mum’s funeral at St Faiths, it was very moving and personal and just what we wanted for the day. There were a lot of very positive comments from family and friends on how much more personal a civil service was than a traditional one, and how much those present enjoyed the service (if you can say that about a funeral service)
Judy & Dave
Thank you Tina for a reaaly lovely, heartfelt service. Everyone was very complimentary and said it was a great tribute and felt very personal.
People said you spoke like you knew my Dad and that meant a lot to us. Thank you for spending time with us before the service, to get to know my Dad. Thank you also for the poem you gave me after the service - what lovely words and a lovely gesture.
We really appreciated your help and support at that difficult time
Rosie and John Howlett xx
your sensitivity was a balm, your engagement with our humour at the saddest of times a breath of fresh air, on the "day" your support invaluable !
your help and kindness we will never forget
sister of Iain ( deceased )
How can we ever thank you for such a wonderful memorable service for 'mother', Alma Sexton at St Faiths on 25th May. We very much appreciated the time you spent with us beforehand in discussing the arrangements and your advice was invaluable. The service went very smoothly and was conducted with genuine feeling and sincerity. Many family and friends commented very favourably and particularly liked the candle lighting.
Thank you also for the cards - a beautiful poem.
Peter and Linda Cason
One BIG "thank-you" for the service you did for my Auntie Sylvia at Mintlyn today the 10 May 2012
All relatives and friends thought the service was very well done with sensitivity, sincererity and warmth.
My Auntie Sylvia couldn't have wished for a better send off.
Take care and best wishes
Shelagh and Colin Catchpole
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the service provided for Eileen’s funeral.
Jean’s just been on the phone and was just so thankful and so full of praise for what you achieved yesterday.
She said the service was just so perfect and everyone in attendance agreed. She’s had phone calls ever since telling her how wonderful you were.
Thank you again for helping us achieve everything Jean needed.
East of England Co-operative Funeral Service
Many, many thanks,
Tina, Thank you so much for making Bobs celebration of his life so personal on April 27th. His sister said "Bob would have loved it". Once again your guidance and help has been invaluable. Thank you. Dee
Tina, Just to say thank you very much for the service we had celebrating Peter's life on 21/04/11. It couldn't have been better and everybody who attended thought the service was a lovely and personal tribute to Peter. Many had not been to a civil service before and did not know they had a choice. Thank you for helping out with the music, especially The Twelth of Never. I really appreciated it. Hazel
Julie, thank you very much for the service you conducted for my father John Knights on Monday the 9th of May. The words and poems used in the service were both moving and personal and made a sad occasion very special. - Denise McNabb and family.
Tina, thank you so much for the lovely and personal service you gave for my dad Peter Wilby on 21/04/11. The service was obviously very difficult to bear but your lovely words made it easier to cope with. Thank you.
Thank you for the words and the care you gave at the funeral of my old friend Pete Wilby. 21/04/11
Tina, I just wanted to say a sincere Thank You on behalf of myself and my family for the service you conducted today (20/04/2011) for my Great Grandfather Henry Curtis. At a very difficult time your words brought warmth and comfort to us all. Thank you for honouring his memory with such a special and heartfelt ceremony. We are very grateful. From Lauren Baker and all of Henry's family
Sincere thanks to Tina for all her help and empathy in making the funeral of my mother, Joyce Cobb, on 18th April, a celebration of her life. The whole family commentated on how you made everything seem so right on the day with your personal service. We feel we made a friend, if only for a short while. Many thanks, Barbara Howard and family.
From Peter Dymond - Many thanks for a very sensitive and well planned ceremony for the funeral of my dear wife Liz, last week. Our family had nothing but praise for your gentle manner and consideration, at this, our most difficult of times. Please accept our most sincere thanks for all your efforts. Peter.
Sadly Peter passed away this year, and I had the honour to conduct his service as well, I hope that he and Liz are now re-united Tina x
For Julie .
we would like to say a big Thank you to you for the lovely funeral service that you conducted for my Father James Wade on the 18th March it was such a sad day but made much nicer by all your kind help .
Regards Caroline Gary Wife Pauline and all the Family
Thank you so much for the lovely service you did for my best friend Pat Mason......Very Caring. On 22nd of February.
Yours sincerely,Pat Huggins
A note for Julie.
Sue and I really appreciate the care and attention that was given by yourself at the funeral of our sister Kay.
You made it a special day for us all.
Many thanks, Ann and Sue x
Tina, what a lovely service for our Dad Ted Bradshaw. My family and I thought it was very special and expertly performed, a traumatic time for all but helped enormously by the caring way you dealt with us and did all that we and Dad wanted. Thanks so much.
Julie just a note to say thankyou so much for the funeral service of my dad Reggie. Although it was a very sad day for us you really did help. Thankyou also for helping my youngest daughter get through her speech which she so wanted to do. You are a very caring and lovely person - thankyou once again.
Julie, thank you so much for a wonderfully personal ceremony for my father Dave. The celebrant approach was beautiful.
The first civil funeral i attended was on friday for a lovely gentleman- George the service was such a positive reflection on his life
Tina, Thank you so much for eveything you did for Chas Mann's funeral. The extra little touches were excellent. He would've loved it.
From Janice, Simon and Caroline.
Julie, We would just like to thankyou for the wonderful service you did for us in the memory of Kaden. You have helped everybody involved through a very traumatic time. Love and best wishes Eric & Heidi
Thank you so much for the beautiful service you conducted for our Mum's funeral. Your help and support in bringing both her wishes and our suggestions together was wonderful. The end result was a service that everyone who attended has told me was very special, moving and unique - bit like our Mum - so you captured her completely, even without meeting her. You have a true gift of communication and compassion, our families were very lucky to have found you. I do hope we meet again, although I hope in happier circumstances.
Our thanks and love to you
Jennie & Dave Smele and families
Tina - I've just re-read the poem you sent to me after David's funeral, as I've done many times but this time I really wanted to say how lovely it is, so typical of what he'd have wanted to tell us himself. It's given comfort to Helen and Robert as well as me, especially the photos on the back! Thanks so much. Very kind regards, Diana Greenwood.
Dear Tina, what you did for our Mum was beautiful. Every single person who attended including the undertakers said they had never heard such a personal, warm, & sometimes funny Eulogy. It meant so much to my sister, Dad & I that you were able to perform the ceremony. We cannot thank you enough
The service you provided for our dear dad Frank was very warm, heartfelt and personal to him, his wife Edith and our loving family.It made a sad day easier to handle knowing that all of Edith's requests had been dealt with in a very professional and caring manner.
Thanking you once again for a perfect tribute and 'send off' to our lovely Dad!
Love from the Wilcock family.
Dear Tina, you gave me such wonderful support when my brother and then my mother died. The way in which you handled their services was so heartfelt and I knew I could rely on you to make everything go smoothly. Thank you for giving so much thought and dignity to those occasions, it meant so much and will be remembered always.
Many thanks for the service you gave for Shaun. Everyone took great comfort in what you said, bringing smiles amongst so many tears and helping to make such a tragic loss a little more bearable with your warmth and positivity. You do a truly wonderful job Regan, Charlotte, Sophie and Carole
How can we thank you for the service you provided for Mum (May) on the 23rd March 2010? Your kind, respectful, caring and totally professional attention to detail made the service memorable in all the right ways. The tribute which you wrote was compassionate, it was as if you had known her personally and was a great comfort to all of us. Thank you so very much. Jo and Stefan Markiewicz
Dear Tina, having spent two weeks, day and night worrying how we would all cope with my mothers funeral service ( June Brock ) We cant express enough how your delivery of the service made the day something special to remember,a day of sadness yet lifted by light laughter and silent smiles, you eased us all through this difficult and sad day with such personal compassion. These sentiments were also expressed to the family by everyone attending. You summed up mum so well one would think you were old friends. You have exceeded all our expectations of the day, we would all like to thank you wholeheartedly for your services. With the best of wishes Carl, Jane, Laurie and the family.x
Tina conducted the funeral of our dear mum. Everyone present said how personal and special the service was.It was moving but filled with laughter and positivity. Tina said the words we were unable to speak. Mum would have loved it.
Thank you so very much Tina x
Thank you Tina. You have now conducted the services of both my father George Ward and my mother, Joan Ward, and you did a wonderful job. You were spot on and you turned a very sad day into a warm and personal tribute for both my parents. You do a great job,
Val and John.
Thankyou Tina for the really enjoyable service you gave for our son-in-law Philip Austin. Neither my husband nor myself have experienced such a warm and personal service as you gave,and haven't stopped talking about it.
Tina thank you for the lovely service you gave for my wife Rita on the 17 december 2009. You are so sincere and such a lovely person. Thank you once again. Alan Hill
TINA I ATTEND A SERVICE YOU CONDUCTED FOR A FRIEND OF MINE AT HER SONS PASSING I THOUGHT THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE YOU GAVE WAS WONDERFUL IT WAS A VERY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND ONE I WILL REMEMBER WITH AFFECTION
REGARDS ANITA 4
Just to comment on the service for my nephew Gareth Peter Howes. Myself, Gerald, Sarah & Kerry (Dugdell) found the service very uplifing, tears & laughter at this very sad time. Also the poem on Gareths card was very touching. Rest in peace 'our Gareth'.
I was asked by lots of people for the poems from Gareth's service, so here they are.... Tina
No pain beyond, no tears, no fear.
No thought of death for I'm still near.
No hugs I know, nor sweet caress,
But I'm still close to love and bless,
No quiet word, nor gentle touch,
But don't despair I love you very much
No gesture kind to show I care,
The veil is drawn, but I'm still there.
Grieve not too long-but look around
In earthly things I shall be found.
A falling leaf, a growing tree,
In every breeze you will feel me.
I walk in life, death holds no pain.
Be reassured we will meet again.
I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the mornings hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone-
I am with you still in each new dawn.
Many thanks Tina ... Tuesday 28th was lovely and just as Dad wanted! Carol x
Thank you so much for a wonderful service on Tuesday 28 July. Your appreciation of our thoughts and memories was 'spot on' and the service was so personal and special. Many people remarked that the service was really wonderful, and pleasantly calm and just that bit different, so I'm really happy.
Tina knew her stuff brilliantly, and from the moment she showed up made YOU feel like the important one without making any fuss.She has a relaxing and calming personality that makes you feel you have known her years. We had a day we will remember forever and a BIG part of that is to her credit. Thankyou Tina and (Dave)
regards Dave and Anna Merry xx
Dear Tina, We wanted to write & thank you for the lovely service you conducted for our son Steven's funeral. The help and guidance you gave us was perfect and as hard as the day was going to be we felt it was something that truly reflected his too short life and personality to the full. On the day and since we've have had so many kind comments from family and friends as to how personal the service felt. Thank you again, David, Sheila, Matthew & Daniel
I can't thankyou enough for the service you gave, the care,warmth and absolute professionalism whilst taking care of my brother's funeral. As you know he was taken at only 38 years of age leaving behind two beautiful children, and i thankyou for making them feel so precious. You truly are an amazing lady. Kim.
just wanted to say Thank you to all the people who have left such lovely messages on here for me, they are much appreciated. Thank you to you all. Tina x
Dearest Tina, A very big thank you for reading my daughters verse today for her nan Pam. She was too emotional herself and it being a difficult time for us all, but you made it feel as if you knew Mum personally. Spending the time with Dad to find out about mum was really appreciated. He like us said it was a beautiful service. Thanks again, Debs xx
Just wanted to say thank you for conducting our daughter Millys funeral. It was a difficult day for us but made so much easier by the kind words and support you provided to us. The help and ideas you gave us to come up with ideas for the funeral helped us through. I cannot thank you enough. Luke & Georgina
Thank you so much for the fabulous service you conducted for Dad's funeral. I was so pleased with the help you gave us before the day and the caring and thoughtful way you dealt with us and the other mourners on the day, it made a very difficult time so much more bearable. I was so touched with the personal time you put into preparing the tributes for Dad and for the perfect way you read my eulogy to him, I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. Thank you again, I wish you every success for the future, you deserve it,
Kindest regards, Lisa Hoare & family XX
thank you so much for all your help in putting together a service in memory of my mother Lilian Leaney. It was remarked upon by all the family as being very true to her life and personal to all those who attended. Many thanks again.
Dear Tina Tony and Jan family and friends would like to say a big heartfelt thank you for the caring and sensitive way you conducted our Dads service. It was very personal and special to all who knew and loved Harry
Sorry I didn't get talk to you properly yesterday, I'm afraid I was feeling very emotional.
I wanted to thank you so much for the lovely service you gave at the Woodland Park and for speaking the words I'd written with such understanding. Norman couldn't have wished for a better heartfelt 'send-off 'and everyone I spoke to felt the same.
Again, Many Thanks
Linda, Paul and Joshua
Dear Tina, thank you so much for the very special and beautiful service you did for Gillian. Everyone who attended commented on how wonderful the service was and several asked where we got the idea of the flower placing, that was down to you and it was perfect. John especially appreciated your words of encouragement whilst he did the eulogy. You made us feel at ease from the very first moment we met you and with your help and guidance we gave Gillian a fitting farewell. Thank you for the "Angel Kisses" cards, everyone who attended Gillian's funeral took one home, that was such a kind touch appreciated by us all. We weren't really "with it" enough to express our thanks on the day but hope this makes up for it. You have a very special gift and touch in what you do. With deep and heartfelt thanks from Tarina and John.
Hi Tina, I was not in a fit state to say what I wanted to you after the funeral, but now I want to thank you for doing such a wonderful service. I was not the only person who commented on how well you conducted the whole thing and I thought it was extremely moving and sincere.
Tina Many thanks for your assistance in our days of need, the service went off very smoothly; however I'm sorry that I was unable to read out my contribution to the service. As you know I found it was really too much. All I can say is thank goodness my daughter Suzanna was able to stand in. Once again thank you, it was nice meeting you however it would have been even better under different circumstances. Kind Regards Ian
Dear Tina thank you for the poems and a big thank you for the great service you provided, so many people commented on your role and said that you really brought every thing together with sensitivity and love. Keep up the good work. Wishing you love and happiness for the new year. love francesca xx
Hello Tina, I wanted to say how much I appreciated your help in choosing the format of Dad's service and then the lovely suggested poems. The whole family were so pleased with the results. We also were very touched with the way you conducted the service & made it seem so personal, as if you knew him yourself. I have sent the folders to my sisters in New Zealand & Tobago, again, thanks for them. The little cards with the poems I have shown them to several friends & everybody cannot believe how much consolation the poem seems to give.
I wish you & all your family well, Seasons greetings and Best Wishes & good health for 2008.
With Love & Thanks
Hello Tina, I just wanted to say, on behalf of my Father and the rest of the family, thank you for the service and the help you gave us in the days leading up to the funeral. Everybody I have spoken to has commented on the fact that it was a really good service, so thanks once again
Dear Tina, I hope that you have a lovely time over the Christmas holidays, please send us some snow as it was 26C yesterday!
I wanted to thank you for organising Thelma's funeral service for us and all the arrangements you made on our behalf, Mike and I felt that the ceremony held and conducted by you with the assistance of Glynn at Peter Taylors was dealt with in a very friendly and professional manner, a lovely tribute to her.
It was hard leaving North Walsham and returning to Houston, (as it always was), however Thelma's in my dreams and my thoughts during the day. I miss her a lot; her advice and the wise words she always had for me. I have contact with her friends and neighbours to share their memories of her as they wish. I am looking forward to returning to North Walsham in February.
Thank-you again and Happy New Year!
Hi Tina, just a quick thank you from me, Jane and Madge Barker. Despite it being an obviously sad occasion for us, we thought you gave a beautiful 'service' for Stan. It was a send off we know he would have liked and approved of. A lot of friends and family also said they were really impressed, so once again thank you and all the best.
Tina Thank you for a difficult job well done. From Bob,C, M & J Norwich
Thank you for your kind words and the lovely service you did for our mum - from The T. Family Norwich
Tina Thank you for your kindness and a beautiful service. And now comes the hard part without my darling Len, may he rest in peace. Thank You again. Rhoda. Norwich
Tina was very kind, caring and easy to talk to at our first meeting, we were very happy with the ceremony, everybody who spoke to me afterwards said that they had never been to a funeral like it. Very caring, everything Tina said was true about my dad, the way Tina spoke at his service was all spoken with kindness. Thank you very much Julie W and Family Norwich.
Tina was very professional and the ceremony was absolutely perfect, I feel that my mum would have been very proud of her service. I cannot praise you enough. Lee. Norwich
At our first meeting Tina was very calm and helpful and had done her homework before talking to me, the ceremony was conducted to our specifications and Tina understood exactly the kind of service I wanted, it was much better than I had expected. Everybody commented on what a personal service it was, my sincere thanks for going along with my unorthadox kind of service Veronica. Norwich
Dearest Tina, We are particularly grateful to you for putting us at our ease and for making us feel that we were participating in a ceremony that we had chosen. You struck just the right note, the required solemnity with your professionalism, still allowing for the human touch. All friends and family have asked us to say how much they enjoyed the ceremony, going away with the feeling that the whole procedure had been worthwhile and not just a stiff formality. Yours Sincerely F and J
Tina, you made us feel at ease and were very helpful when we met to arrange dads celebration of life. You helped us through every stage, and we were very happy with the way you conducted his service Thank You Mrs G.
Dear Tina, Thank you very much for the service for my husband Terry, My son and I were pleased with the 'celebration' of his life and all your kind words. You were pleasant and understanding right from our first meeting, and the ceremony was conducted to our specifications. Mrs. C