Words of thanks
Well, what can we say, apart from it was perfect.
I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer sea of faces that met me as we arrived yesterday and although I knew it would be a ‘good turnout’ even I was surprised.
I can’t express enough for myself, Mum, Steve, Chrissie, Katherine and Mark just how pleased we were that Claire suggested you perform the ceremony, so many people said how beautiful and perfect the service was and captured Dad’s spirit completely, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the day so memorable.
I have had so many lovely comments about the service. A lot of people have said it was the best one they had ever been to, and without exception everyone says how brilliant you were, and how had I managed to find someone like you.
I will never forget how special you made the day.
I just wanted to say that we were both touched and impressed with how you conducted a complicated and difficult family funeral last week. I said thanks at the time but wanted you to know they weren’t just polite thanks.
Your combination of sincerity, compassion and spirituality couldn’t really have been better.
This may not be everybody’s vocation but I think you have definitely found yours.
Long may you continue to help people like this.
I just wanted to send you a personal message to say how much I appreciated your words, your delivery and your organization at my Nan’s funeral yesterday.
As I gather that you’ve conducted many funerals, I’m sure that you have a full understanding of how difficult they can be, and hopefully you got a sense both from yesterday’s service and also from speaking with us individually just what Nan meant to us all.
In her very low-key way, she was a phenomenal lady, and was certainly one of my main pillars of support, even at her advanced age, and I feel quite lost without her, but her funeral yesterday did her proud.
So, thank you, Alex, for what you did on the day for the whole family, and for your thoughtfulness and your words when dealing with my uncles and I before and on the day.
We really have appreciated it.
With sincere thanks, and wishing you all the very best,
Thank you so much for the lovely service you did for us.
Your advice and steering with the speech with regards to the complicated family relationships really helped resolve the awkwardness.
What we had dreaded as a bleak and daunting day, turned into a celebration- all thanks to you – so a sincere and heartfelt thanks to you from me and my mum.
I wanted to say a huge thank you for the splendid service.
It was everything and more than I ever expected and you really made it as if you had known my sister for years.
I am so grateful to you for making it so special for my wonderful sister.
Many, many thanks,
Now that I am in recovery mode I felt I had to write and say thank you for giving Dorothy such a wonderful ceremony.
Everyone I spoke to felt it had been splendidly done, and that you had struck the right tone and that Dorothy herself would have been proud to have been given such a send off.
Of course she is much missed but at least we all have the consolation that we had done our best to ensure she had a ceremony she would have approved of.
Once again my grateful thanks,
A sincere and heartfelt thank you for conducting Leslie Rigby’s Funeral Service.
The whole service was a credit to your professionalism. The delivery, eloquence and content was pitched perfectly for all the mourners present, and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in the future.
Losing Dad has been the biggest life event I have needed to deal with, at times it felt like I was dreaming.
Having you to lead the service made everything easier.
The way you captured Dad was truly amazing, for that I say ‘Thank you.’
Everyone has mentioned how well the service went, and that is thanks to you.
Regards and best wishes,
I wanted to thank you for all your help and wonderful contribution to the service for Hans on the 5th December.
So many people have said what a wonderfully uplifting, life affirming occasion it was.
“The best funeral I have ever been to,” and only very positive comments from a huge number of people.
So thank you very much indeed you did a fantastic job and I believe we gave Hans the best send off possible.
With very best wishes,
On behalf of everyone who was at the commemoration and celebration of mum’s life today, a very big thank you for handling the ceremonies with such insight and sensitivity.
Everyone commented on how well you pitched the occasion and how thoughtfully and inspiringly you held the events together. Maureen from the Unitarian Meeting House was so touched by your sensitivity to their chapel and approach. She says she wants you to take her funeral!
You know how much Graham and I valued your input and how comforting we found your support. I think mum would have been pleased with the send-off and one can ask for no more than that.
Thank you Alex. It has been a privilege to have you involved in this most sensitive and challenging of times for our family and thank you for helping to make the process bearable and indeed uplifting. We shall forever be grateful
Warmest wishes and thanks