Words fail me, but I suppose I just want to say a big thank you for what you did for us yesterday. Everyone present, and there were a lot of people, commented on what a great service it was. They all spoke very highly of you. The service was excellent - the attention to detail, your presentation - everything.
Many many thanks again. You did us proud.
**** and and family
Thank you for the beautifully elegant service you did for us today. The service perfectly reflected Bertie's life and personality. We would particularly like to thank you for the work you put into getting to know him, through his friends and the residents of the nursing home, and even we got to learn things about him we didn't know.
Thank you again,
Susan and family
Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate our dads life today. Your words and the photos that you put together were beautiful and helped us to give dad the special day that he deserved.
Everybody has commented on what a beautiful and unique service it was and how you really managed to convey what dad was like as a person.
Thank you once again, it really was a special service for a truly special man.
Lynsey, Martin and Phil x
Just a quick message to thank you so much for your guidance, organisation and presentation at Freda’s remembrance service yesterday, your content and delivery was so appropriate and perfectly commemorated Freda’s life.
The comments about Broad Meadow were appreciated by all the staff who attended and people commented that you must have known Freda well, as you perfectly reflected her personality and life.
Again, thank you so much for you professionalism and support.
Chris and Annette
We wanted to thank you for your sympathetic and understanding conduction of David's funeral. We are so grateful for the careful preparation you had obviously given to understand the man David was.
Please accept our heartfelt thanks.
****** and family.
Steve is a true professional. Kind, compassionate, sympathetic. His real gift was revealed in how he drew all our ideas together on the day of my father's funeral. He did it in such a highly polished and considerate way. Very impressive! Thoroughly recommend.
P.S. Thanks for the card Steve. Mum appreciated it.
Good morning Steve,
Just a short note to thank you for conducting my fathers Funeral Service on Monday 3rd it was much appreciated. We were all touched by your kind words and the way you conducted the service with dignity. Most people afterwards commented as to what a nice service it was and would have been just what Tom would have wanted.
Steve & Fiona
Being present to the suffering of others and responding from the heart, is my life's work. I believe that understanding compassion means that we are prepared to understand what suffering means.
I remember having a coffee with a work colleague some years ago, who asked for a little of my time and to have a chat. He began to tell me that he was very happy with his job and that he was also very proud of his new flat he had saved up for and bought, and how he had tastefully decorated it and furnished it. He wanted me to know that he felt very comfortable with what he'd achieved in life - and his eyes began to water. I assumed they were tears of joy and I felt momentarily very happy for him. But then, he slowly began to tell me that despite his obvious success he felt profoundly alone. His family had moved away. He wasn't a natural socialite, so had no meaningful friendships for all sorts of reasons. It became an incredibly moving encounter.
We chatted for several hours over many cups of coffee, but it was his concluding words before we parted ways that hit me: "Thank you for being in the pain with me," he said. This is what I mean about being prepared to understand what suffering means.
The world is in greater need of compassion than ever before. Of course, we are not responsible for the lives of others, but I do believe we have a social responsibility. We appear to be rapidly losing sight of this as a society. Acts of kindness, caring and support cost only a little time and effort and they will only ever increase the possibility of living peaceful lives.
With the kind permission of my work colleague.
We honestly can't thank Steve enough for the thought put into making our service so special and thoughtful. Such a lovely man with a heart of gold.
Respectful, welcoming and a really well thought out dignified service.
We will always remember our little Harley, but Steve will also be remembered, as he helped us so much, whether it be a simple idea or his lovely kind presence on the day. Thank you again.
Tom, Tam and the little ones