Testimonials

Hi David,

Thank you for the amazing job you did last week for Joshie’s funeral.  I know this is your profession, and you are very good at it, but the service you provided went above our expectations.  Your interest in what people had to say and the grief we were/are all experiencing was appreciated by all, not only us.  Quite a number of friends and family have commented on your ‘style’ so thank you!

This has been the hardest thing we have had to do in our lifetimes and your compassion, integrity, respect and listening has certainly eased the journey for us.

Take care, Jo, Baz, Jack, Joel and Molly-Grace

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Hi David,

Once again from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for your heartfelt service at our son, brother & friend’s funeral.  I cannot find the right words how to relay the respect and admiration I have for you as a person. It was so much more than perfect the way we all celebrated Shaun’s life.

Love and Thanks, Julie & family

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Dear David,

I would like to thank you so much for all your great efforts concerning “Our Junie”. You certainly have a special talent as a storyteller; it was as though you were an old family friend who had known Mum for ages.

Thanks again for all your hard work.

Cheers, Stephen

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Hi David,

We would like to thank you very much for Ian’s eulogy today. We have received so many comments from all who attended and we would just like to let you know. Everybody was moved by your comments and it was great how you went out of your way to include his carers. They really appreciated being involved and it gave everybody more insight into Ian’s life. You have a very special gift and we were very lucky to have you at his funeral service.
Thanks once again.

Regards, Maureen & Nick

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Hi David,

I really appreciate the warmth and connectedness of your role in the ceremony for mum yesterday. I know we all felt it and others that attended mentioned how wonderful your reflection/eulogy was. You struck an impressive balance between respectful and informal.

I/we also appreciate the time you took with us when we first met to get mum’s story and to connect with us. That 3 or so hours seemed to fly by, especially considering the potential for it being a sad, difficult process. You’re definitely a credit to your profession.

Thanks again David, Richard

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Hello David, I just wanted to thank you again for your time and sensitivity on Monday – you helped to make a difficult time a little easier for all of us with your thoughtful, gentle and kind manner, while still showing your sense of humour, which was really nice. Fiona

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David,

Just saying thank you just doesn’t seem enough. You handled the service for Sharon so well and so sensitively. I know your explanation of schizophrenia helped a lot because we had some people that had caused grief for years came to us and said “sorry we didn’t know” and it was said several times with different words so your words got to a lot that were there. We have been asked many times how long we have known you and what side of the family you are from with amazement when we explain. You may not have been part of us before but you are now – Thank you.

With affection, Bev and Lindsay

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Good Morning David
Once again, and on behalf of Kath, Gwen, Morrie, our family and friends I would like to extend a sincere “THANK YOU” for your warmth, sincerity and respectful way in which you not only conducted the service at the Chapel and Cemetery but also when you met with us earlier in the week. As a Civil Celebrant you have much to offer. We wish you and your family all the best for the future.
Warmest regards, Peter

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Dear David, thank you for your heartfelt celebration of Prue’s life and thoughtful weaving into your story, Gerogia’s, Tracy’s and my memories.  I think it made an interesting delivery and I believe overall was helpful and encouraging for everyone.  Your particular interest in oral history serves you well in this role.  I thought it a memorable funeral and I reckon Prue enjoyed it too.
I wish you well in your career.  Your voice is very calming and helpful to listeners.
Yours sincerely, Helen

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Dear David,
I just wanted to thank you sincerely on behalf of myself and all of my family for all your work in regards to Tony’s funeral service.  You were very empathetic and very sensitive with all of my family’s feelings during this difficult time.  It was a pleasure dealing with you.
Kind regards, Trish

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Hi David

Everyone we spoke with after the funeral felt good. John said he now felt at peace. From every angle, it was a most satisfactory funeral – and you were a significant part of that. You had just the right touch. You engaged with us individually extremely well and then presented in just the right manner for us as a family. Your ‘wrap’ at the end was judged perfectly. Thank you so much.

Best wishes, Tom

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David,

Thank you for all your assistance and encouragement on Thursday and Friday of last week. I thought you celebrated the funeral and dealt with all the subtleties superbly.

Many thanks, Trevor

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Dear David,

Thank you for your help with Mum’s funeral. These occasions can be difficult for families because of differences. Your involvement was caring and careful and we appreciated this.

Thanks again, Geoffrey

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Hi David,

We just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for Michael’s Service on Friday, everybody has commented on how great it was. We really would like to thank you as you did a fantastic job in understanding what we wanted, it was the perfect send off for Michael, we know he would have been smiling.
Thanks again, the service really was perfect.

Michael’s family

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Hi David,

Thank you for celebrating the life of Aunty Faye in your warm and professional way.  It was a beautiful service and I’m sure she would have been happy with it.  Also, thanks for handling a tricky family situation with such diplomacy.

Take care and thanks, Cass

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Hi David,

We thank you so much for delivering Dad’s celebration of life yesterday.  You were so clear and confident, it really did sound like you knew him!  Also thank you for letting Maurie say his piece for “Nackers”.  Family and friends also thought that you did a great job.

Take care, Lesley, Garry and Nick

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Hello David,

I would like to thank you very much for conducting the service for my mother. It was a wonderful send off for mum and I am sure she would have thought it was lovely and the way she would have planned it for herself.

Quite a few people commented on what a great service it was and thought you did a great eulogy. Once again, thank you so much. We really appreciate your time and effort to cover the life of mum.

On behalf of myself and my brother (Peter). Thank you, Jenni

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Hi David,

I just want to take the opportunity to thank you for your work at Raymond’s funeral. I know a job can be a job but the warmth and care that you showed our family and Andrew was fabulous. Thanks for allowing my brother to be farewelled with dignity. On behalf of my family, Thank you.

Best wishes, Brian

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David,

I just wanted to thank you for the excellent work that you performed in facilitating the funeral service for my mother. I now have a much better understanding of how a well structured service can improve the outcome for the bereaved. All of the comments from family members were equally positive.

Thanks and regards, Owen

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David, you were wonderful. We had so many people come up to us, saying that it was the best funeral they had ever attended. So many praised you and I have even given out your details. Listening to you was like you knew us and my family and most importantly you new and respected my dad. It was like some how we drew you into my dad’s story and you told it so well. I was told you had a tear in your eyes while I did my reading, to me that says that I did it well, I thank you so much for listening to us and making my dad’s last farewell a memorable one.

We all thank you with all our hearts. Raelene, Shane, Sharlene, Julie and family

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David,
Thank you for your eulogy yesterday.  I received a lot of positive feedback from many people that were there.  They way you spoke about Suzanne was very warm and heartfelt.  Some matters that eventuated throughout Suzanne’s life, you spoke with great dignity.  Thank you once again, your words will always be with me.
Regards, Darrell

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Dear David

I’d like to thank you from the heart – your words on the day and the time you spent with us in preparation far exceeded our expectations.  Both Glenn and I were sincerely touched with your eulogy and your warmth helped to make our own tributes to our father that much more special.

Thank you again. Best wishes, Cynthia (and Glenn)

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Hi David,
Thank you once again for today. Nan had a great send off, just as she’d have wanted. So many people have commented on the service, so credit to you for making it a memorable one. As you saw today, nan was certainly loved by many, it means so much to the family that everyone heard about nan the way she’d have liked.
Many thanks again. Tanya

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Hi David,

All of the family, mum, myself and my sisters were extremely happy with the service and could not have asked for a better tribute to dad.  We were very happy with your professionalism, relaxed manner and friendly approach. It encouraged openness from us which in turn you translated perfectly into the eulogy. I speak on behalf of the family to pass on heartfelt thanks for a wonderful service.

Denise

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Dear David,

On behalf of Lyn and Julie I would like to thank you for an excellent funeral service you conducted for us on Friday. We have also had fantastic feedback from those attending, expressing the same sentiment and how well you captured Mum’s life. It particularly reminded a lot of people of different aspects of mum’s life.

We appreciate the care you took in preparation and were thrilled that you took time to identify the grandchildren and where necessary still gathered material just prior to the service.

All the very best. Kindest regards, Paul

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Dear David

Just a quick note to say a very big thank you for the wonderful way in which you conducted the service for Grandpa on Friday. It really was greatly appreciated. It seemed as though you had known him and had sat through his stories and life experiences.

Many thanks, Tanya

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David,

My family and I would like to thank you for services – speaking at our beloved wife, mum, nan and gran’s funeral service. The time and effort put in by you to get to know Shirl showed true dedication and your effort really shone through on the day. (We had many comments complementing your work.)

The easy-going structure of her life story and loved ones tributes were perfect. The whole service felt so calm and relaxed – which is exactly how Shirl would have wanted it. It really was a beautiful service and a memorable celebration of her life. We honestly could not of asked for anything more.

Thank you for an exceptional job!  Yours sincerely, Bill, Nikki, Vicki and family

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Dear David,

Adrian’s funeral was just beautiful. So many people commented on it and most of that credit goes to you. I would just like to thank you for conducting the service in such a heartfelt manner, it certainly portrayed the person Adrian was. You did a brilliant job.

It must be difficult to put together a service of someone you don’t know in such a short time, and that just shows your skill and talent. I will certainly highly recommend you to others.

Regards, Julie, Cameron and Rebecca

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Hi David,

Just wanting to pass on the family’s thanks for your lovely service for Nella. We all felt it really reflected Nella and her life and thank you for that given you only had that 3 hours to gather all that info on Nella.

The feedback from people was that it was a lovely and meaningful service delivered in a thoughtful and reflective way. So thank you for making that part of it all that much easier for us and for delivering her eulogy and service with meaning for us all. It was lovely to meet you.

Kind regards, Sue and all the family of Nella

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David,

Wishing to thank you from the family for your tribute to Rick, we were all extremely happy with the detail and attention you gave us and the service that you presented. Thankyou so much,

Libby

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Hi David
I just wanted to let you know that we’re so happy that you were the celebrant for Nigel’s funeral you said everything perfectly & that helped make it a great send off for Nige. Thanks so much.
Regards, Caz, Adam & Rhys

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Hi David,
I’m writing on behalf of Margaret, Martin, Brendan, myself and all of Tony’s extended family and friends.  We would like to thank you for the wonderful and heartfelt service you performed for Tony.  Several people have commented on how fantastic you were and we wanted to thank you personally.  It made a very difficult time a little easier for all of us.  It was a pleasure to meet you and it is with our deepest gratitude that we thank you.
All the best for the future, Amanda and family.

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Hi David
Louise and I, and in fact all members of the family would like to thank you so much for the guidance and professional service you gave at Riki’s funeral.  So many people commented on how well you had encapsulated mum’s life in such a sincere way.  They all thought that you must have known her for years. Thanks again David.
Cheers, Jos

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Dear David

On behalf of the family we would like to thank you dearly for such a wonderful ceremony. Everyone who came could not believe how wonderful it all was. Your diligence and enthusiasm was greatly appreciated and impressed everyone with your knowledge of Dad. Thank you very much for helping make this a wonderful farewell for Dad.

Best Regards, Asime

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