Fortunately, it isn’t very often that you have to arrange a funeral –
But it IS something you want to get right.
Here is some of the feedback I’ve received over the past few months:
“Many thanks for the draft. We’ve each read it over multiple times – I really want say that you’ve captured what we wanted to convey about Dad, how we and others see him, and even our attitude on losing him and wanting to celebrate his life. We are very appreciative for that.”
“On behalf of my family and our friends I write this message to convey our sincere and heartfelt thanks for the wonderful way you conducted my Dads funeral service.
The funeral was a day we all dreaded but knew would come soon. I have to say that I cannot imagine the day going any better.
A word that has been said to me numerous times about the day and that I have used myself to describe it is “lovely”.
I never thought that word could be used to describe such a dreaded day.”
“Susan, I would like to express my sincere thanks for the way the service went on Tuesday. Everyone thought it was a most fitting send off for a lovely lady and I have received many complimentary comments on the day and by text/email since.”
“Just a short message to say thank you from all the family for the service. It was exactly how we wanted it to be.”
“We both love it. You’ve done a great job.”
“Can’t thank you enough for the wonderful job you did today.”
“Just wanted to say thanks for what you did yesterday. Everybody felt it was a really good service and that you hit exactly the right note with your presentation. The way you portrayed my mother was remarkably accurate given that you knew nothing about her until a week or so ago, which is a tribute to your skill.”
“On behalf of all the family, I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to you for being our Celebrant at Mum’s funeral on Friday. I think everyone agreed that it was a beautiful service. You transformed my ordinary words into a deeply personal and moving tribute to Mum and you really understood what she was like. I don’t think it could have been any better.”
“Thank you so much for taking the service yesterday. We were all really pleased with the way it went and I think it was exactly what my aunt would have been happy with. You set the tone perfectly.”