Testimonials

What a beautiful service you gave mum. We could not be more grateful to you for the attention to detail and the love and kindness which you showed my family and my mum. Many people told us that was the best funeral they had ever attended. We cannot praise you highly enough. Thank you so very much.” J.F.

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A very big thank you for all your hard work, enquiry, patience, creativity and yes, love. I think you are a very special human being. Everyone said what a lovely service it was for Dad. He would have loved it too.” D.D

Thank you, thank you, thank you. The wording you put together for dad’s funeral was superb. I can’t say how much I appreciate what you did.” D.C.

Great work today, Lisa. You were so present and professional and passionate – all the ‘P’s! No hesitation in working with you again. ” Funeral Director

“The family were talking about you even before we left the Cemetery after yesterday’s service. What was expressed the most was the amount of time you spent with them – they really appreciated that – and this came through with the service you gave.” Funeral Director

I have no constructive criticism for you… sorry!  I thought it was a very good service. We will indeed work with each other again!” Funeral Director

You get great feedback – one of the reasons I send funerals your way!” Funeral Director

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I feel very fortunate that our paths to have crossed at this very difficult time. I think I presented you with quite a challenging job and you were quite simply exceptional. From the beginning, you were very easy to talk to, you listened carefully and provided exactly the right guidance that I really needed at the right time. Thank you for providing such a beautiful and poignant tribute to my mum. It was good to walk away and feel comfort in the fact that everything had gone very smoothly. A.E.

Thank you for the most amazing and professional way that you lead the service for us. I know from the comments from everyone at the wake how moved everyone was. We couldn’t have had a better ceremony for M than the one that you gave us so thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making that possible. Thank you.” A.J. 

Thank you for leading the service for M. From the time F and I spent talking to you via Zoom, you were able to share stories about M in a sensitive and collaborative way. We have received lots of comments from those who attended, including friends and family across the world who shared through the web cast, saying what a beautiful and fitting tribute the service was to M. Thank you.” B.C.

Thank you once again for all your help with Mum’s funeral. You are an amazing listener and you distilled my family’s history into a wonderful eulogy that really captured my Mum and all who surrounded her. Your inclusion of C and B into the service was so thoughtful – to engage a four and seven year old at a funeral is a pretty good accomplishment. Your comments about having a good funeral are so true and your thoughts about the music, hymns and timings were invaluable. At a time where I was required to make so many (almost overwhelming) choices and decisions your guidance was key. So, thank you.” C.B.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the compassion and professionalism you showed in conducting the funerals for both Mum and S in what was such a traumatic period for us all. We thank you for the time you took to really get to know them both – everyone commented on how you “got” their essence. Your ability to ask just the right questions and strike the right tone during the ceremonies is admirable. Thanks again for helping us get through a very dark time, and all good wishes to you.” N.H.

I just wanted to say thank you for today. Your words and emotion made it a very personal occasion and so very special. I will keep your details. You are a credit to your profession.” S.W. 

Thank you for a lovely service. You made me think about my Dad’s achievements in a different way. I hadn’t realised just how big some decisions he had made were. Everybody thought the service was lovely and learnt something about Dad that they didn’t know.” D.A.

I feel drained and exhausted, but have a huge sense of calm and that has definitely come from you. The way you conveyed mum’s story, and included dad and T and all of us, has made the most horrendous of times so much easier. I honestly don’t have the words to say how grateful the whole family is to you. Every one of my siblings have made a point of saying just how perfect they thought it was. And all the people who watched online said “how you described mum down to a T” and what a lovely service it was. Thank you so much.” G.P.

Your contribution was outstanding Lisa. I can’t thank you enough for the combination of solemnity and levity you brought to the proceedings. It’s a ceremony I shall never forget. Your words so perfectly interpreted what M meant to us. We have received lots of compliments and praise from members of our family and friends who watched on-line.” R.F.

Thank you so much for all your work and for truly going above and beyond to make Mum’s service perfect for us all. You seemed to us to strike just the right balance between professionalism and empathy, helping us through it all with great gentleness.B.Z.

Thank you Lisa. Many people have said how your sympathetic approach created a beautiful experience for us all. As a family we were so impressed by the thoroughness and diligence on your part that underlay the sincerity you showed. B.M.

“Thank you again for all the time and care you gave us. We were amazed how much thought you put into getting to know us and Mum. It felt like you knew Mum well when you gave us all your wonderful tribute today.” L.M.

Testimonial for ‘Planning Ahead’ Conversation

Listening again to part of the taped conversation that Lisa and I made to record how I would like the Celebration of my life to be conducted after my death, I am convinced that I am doing the right thing in asking for her help.  I know that with Lisa by their side my family and friends are going to find the whole process so much easier, and for that I am truly grateful.

 Lisa guided our Zoom conversation so gently and sensitively that finding myself completely at ease I swiftly became confident enough to open up and express the true feelings and opinions that I hardly even knew that I had.  And so the Celebration of my life gradually began to take shape in our minds.  I can now happily picture the scene and, being assured that the stress upon my family will be greatly reduced, feel confident that the ceremony, when it happens, will be all that I could have wished.

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