“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments which take our breath away.”
Testimonials from Funerals which I have personally lead:
13th January 2022: Paul – we could not have asked for more from you today. The service you created for Pat was so personal and so thoughtfully written that it made such a difficult day a lot easier for us. Thank you for all your help over Christmas and the New Year as we brought it all together. Love G and family.
17th January 2022: Thanks for all your help in creating a service which was just right for Dad. Best wishes, J, J and family.
18th January 2022: Sometimes, you don’t need many words to say farewell – thank you for listening to exactly what we needed and creating a gentle, loving ceremony which has helped us all through such a difficult and tragic time. Best wishes, Paul. C and family.
21st January 2022: Paul – I have to say what an amazingly beautiful service you led for Mum today. The chapel was packed to overflowing with the service also broadcast outside on the speakers. You have been first rate all the way throughout helping us – and delivered everything so beautifully on the day. Word perfect, and with just the right amount of emotion and humour. Love D, S, N, G and families.
26th January 2022: Thank you so much for everything you did for us this afternoon Paul. Mum’s Funeral was the best Celebrant-led Funeral I’ve ever been to and – I have to say – I enjoyed how you pulled it all together and delivered it on the day. It was so personal, and bought out a few laughs too, which was exactly what we wanted. Mum would have loved you. Love B, D and family.
28th January 2022. Just want to thank you again so much for Friday Paul it was all and more than we wished for – both at Parndon Wood and, later at Greenacres. Everyone was so complimentary about you – even a minister friend who came from Reading. I loved the gathering outside the hall with the music – never had that at Greenacres before. You did Jim and us proud so thank you very very much Now we have the video which is superb and can actually enjoy it all. My friend in Loughton wants you when her and her husband’s time comes! Take care and thank you. B
31st January 2022: Good Morning Paul. We cannot express our gratitude in words for your input in Uncle Ron’s send off on Monday, Humility, Kindness & Sincerity from our first meeting till the funeral day. I have passed your website details to the Care Agency owner, Tina Ayling, and feel sure she will ‘spread the word’ as such. With Many Thanks and the kindest of regards. Gef, Mary & Jan xx
1st February 2022: Morning Paul. Roy, myself and the family would like to thank you for David’s service yesterday, which we felt was right for David and the way you conducted it, we couldn’t ask for anymore. Thank you once again.
Sue and Roy.
2nd February 2022: Dear Paul, We just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful service you conducted for us on Wednesday. We felt it captured Dad’s life and character perfectly – and having the chapel lights dimmed for his last performance on the clarinet on the video tribute was just so special. There wasn’t a dry eye. We had many people say how much they enjoyed it. Thank you! Kind regards – Pam, Fiona and Caroline.
8th February 2022: Paul, I would just like to thank you so much for the time and consideration that you put into making the funeral for my Father a celebration of his life. With your help and guidance we put together content for the service that we were pleased with. Afterwards I had a number of comments on how heartfelt your delivery was and how caring your attitude was in showing respect and empathy in our time of deep sadness. You went above and beyond our expectations and when we reflect on the events of the funeral our contact with you will be remembered with a warmth and with gratitude for the great support you gladly gave us. Best Wishes, Carole Harvey
11th February 2022: Paul, we would like to thank you for all your hard work, compassion and for leading a truly great service for Dad at Three Counties on his last day with us. Everyone was so positive about you and the way you communicated Dad’s story – many part sof which didn’t fail to raise the smile expected! Love Sue.
14th February 2022: Dear Paul, we truly could not have asked for a more caring and kind person to look after Mum’s service for us at Chelmsford. Your support, professionalism and dignity on the day shone out and was commented on by everyone who came along. Thank you again, C, I and family.
22nd February 2022: Paul, we know it was a wet and wintry afternoon – but that totally didn’t bother you in the slightest. despite everyone getting soaked, you remained completed composed, and delivered such a heartfelt farewell for Elizabeth. A true professional, and we are very thankful you were recommended to us. With thanks, David and family.
16th March 2022: Dear Paul. Thank you, thank you for doing our dear Danny so proud today. The ;place was absolutely packed, and we can not thank you enough for all your support, and for ensuring the day itself went without a hitch. Despite how busy it was, it still felt calm, dignified and timeless as we said our final goodbyes – you gave us all that we asked for, and more. Love S, T, A, L and family.
16th March 2022: Paul: I want to say thank you for your professionalism this afternoon, and to let you know that I will commend your services to the Funeral Director. It wasn’t an easy service to prepare, but from the word go, you put me at ease and helped us to focus on all the good moments of Mum’s life, culminating in a farewell that everyone, young and older, appreciated. With thanks, Ken.
17th March 2022: Dear Paul – thank you again for a lovely service for Dad. I know there were only two of us there, and you adjusted your words accordingly. It just made it all the more personal. Thank you for supporting me through saying goodbye to Dad – you’ve been brilliant. with love, Amanda.
18th March 2022: Paul – thank you for coming all the way down to Kent to do Dad’s Funeral for us. You knew we’d ask for you when the time came and you didn’t disappoint. Your service was absolutely superb – and everyone said how personal it was, as well as how moving your own delivery of your words were. You did him proud, and for that, we truly thank you. Love A, J, J, J and families.
22nd March 2022: Paul, once again, you have been truly outstanding. Although this is the 4th time you’ve helped us, we can say that each time, your services have been unique and totally fitting. As always, you held the space and huge number of us perfectly, leading the afternoon with lightness, humour and dignity in equal measure. With, thanks, P & H.
24th March 2022: Paul, thank you for all your support over the last 2 weeks – your gentle guidance led to a lovely, farewell for him this morning at Upminster. Mum was so pleased, and I can’t thank you enough. With thanks, E & K.