Funeral testimonials

Ric & Maggie

"Thank you so much for such a beautiful service. It was so lovely and the best farewell Bob could have had, thank you too Den for ushering and helping out as well to make it all run so smoothly. We will never forget your extreme kindness and professionalism at this very emotional time. Thank you so much."

Simon & Alex

"Such a wonderful send off for Dad. We can't thank you enough for being so professional and delivering a wonderful service for Dad, perfect, thank you."


"Elaine dealt with our grief in a very empathetic and personal way. She listened and supported. She was professional and thorough, giving me many pointers on things that I had not thought of. On the day Elaine was perfect. She was measured, poised and gracious. She bought happy memories to life which enabled friends and family to grieve, say goodbye and celebrate the light that Sarrah bought to us all in her life. Elaine, words fail me. Thank you for everything around Sarrah's celebration of life. It was fabulous. Never forgotten."

Trevor & Roger

"We very much appreciated the kind and considerate way you guided us towards concluding mother's funeral service. Given the circumstances and restrictions, we felt that we had done the best we could to say goodbye to mum as a family and it was in no small measure that you helped us do that for which we are grateful. Your words were kind and gentle, most appropriate and well received."

Keith & family

"Our sincere thanks for the lovely service and eulogy. The service fused Dad’s wishes with our desire to celebrate his life and in doing so proved that you can please everybody. Thank you so much for your care and attention to detail."

Ray & Rose

"It was a lovely send off for our daughter, and we were all moved by it. It was a lovely tribute to her and the reverence you showed to Sara, and was a lovely touch talking to her, facing her coffin. Thank you once again for all your help in making it such a lasting memory for the family."

Michelle & Paul

"Thank you so, so much for writing and delivering mum’s eulogy. It made her funeral service so personal and reflected her perfectly. We will be forever grateful that you made sure that we could give her the send-off she deserved. So many people have got in touch to say how lovely the service as and how much they enjoyed hearing the details of her life and they all mentioned how interesting and entertaining you made it. Thank you once again for doing mum proud."

Mari-Louise & Hadley

"Thank you so much for the care and attention given to Nan’s eulogy, and for all the great stories which bought her to life. Each time I read it; it makes me cry. Nan would have loved it so very much. A million and one thanks from both of us."

Angie & Gilly

"We were concerned at how we could give Terry a good send off during these very challenging times and with his partner, our Mother, Margaret being in a care home with dementia. But we needn’t have worried with you by our side to guide us with your love and professionalism. You saw us through every step of the way, and we had a beautiful service, which was appreciated by all. Thank you for all your kindness."

Shirley & Family

"Thank you so much for your kindness, gentleness, and understanding, when our family was going through such a sad time with both my husband and my dad. We felt it was like talking to a friend. The way you worded the services about their lives was beautiful, and made a very sad time special to us as a family."


"Thank you, Elaine, for being very kind and supportive and helping me through this very difficult time, and for your kind words and support always. Thank you for taking Dave’s service which I am sure that he would have approved, and so grateful for writing his eulogy, putting together the lovely words which really is a gift you have. Thank you so much."

Len Carole & Paul

"Thank you so much Elaine for helping us to make such a sad occasion so much easier. Elaine is very understanding, compassionate and we wouldn’t have managed without her. Nothing was too much trouble. The service was beautiful and a lovely tribute to Mum. Very professional and caring, I would highly recommend."

Fleur, Jo-Anne & Georgina

We want to thank you for the truly lovely service. It really was delivered with such genuine care and compassion that it somehow made it all a little easier on us. Most of all though, our thanks goes to you for the days before the funeral. You made it so much less difficult for us at a time when we really couldn't have handled any more on our plates. I'm so glad I thought of you when I realised we needed a celebrant. Thank you.


I am Elaine's partner and I wish to add a few words after seeing Elaine offering her expertise as a Celebrant at various funerals. They are obviously sad occasions but with a dignified approach, and time spent with families to make sure the service is delivered as they require, Elaine certainly constructs a beautiful scenario. It is a time for tears, but also a celebration of the life of the deceased, which will be remembered for many years. My sister's funeral, conducted by Elaine, was simply perfect, the balance between quiet dignity and a joyful departure, a release from the indignity of Alzheimer's disease. Better times recalled and an out flowing of love for that beautiful soul so well presented by Elaine.

Robbie Angie & Gillie

Elaine, you made our day to say our goodbyes to our precious Mum so special. Such a sad day turned out to be a happy occasion inspired by your words and love. All that attended left feeling such love and positivity for the future without our beautiful selfless Mum. The presentation of her life was amazing and we can never thank you enough. With all our love, Robert, Angie & Gillie.

Sue & Chris

Elaine spent time with us, to really find out what we wanted on the day, what dads interests, and life was about, and then created a eulogy to bring all these aspects together, in a kind, respectful way, she made us feel at ease, and helped us both before and after the event. We would highly recommend her to anyone who asks.


Elaine help us all pull together our thoughts and feeling into a speech she delivered on our behalf as we said goodbye to my father. She was patient and helpful as we put together our memories and took care to get the balance right.


A very professional and polished service provided by Elaine. She showed a great deal of understanding and empathy throughout my dealings with her. I have nothing but praise for her and the way she went about her business.


I cannot recommend Elaine enough. She will ensure she finds out all the little snippets and stories of your family and works this into the service as if she has known the family for years. Whilst the event is sad and emotional, with Elaine at the helm you are supported throughout the process and it makes the day run smooth and allows you to grieve.


Elaine was wonderfully warm, supportive and helpful throughout the process of putting together the funeral service for my father. Elaine supported us through all the details and helped to make a painful process uplifting and beautiful, with great attention to detail and to the curation of something highly personal and poignant. My family and I would highly recommend Elaine and her work in helping to make a service special.

Nigel & Mary

We would like to thank Elaine so much for making a very difficult time so much more bearable with her professional and caring approach to our mum’s funeral. It made the time after her death easier to deal with, as Elaine took the pressure away from us in organising the perfect send off for a very special person to so many. A very big thank you once again Elaine and we would not hesitate in recommending her.

Carole & Richard

Elaine officiated at my Dads funeral. The service was beautiful and such a great tribute to Dad. The eulogy was so well-written and summed him up so well. Elaine is a very understanding person and nothing is too much trouble. Everyone said that it was a lovely tribute to Dad. I would highly recommend Elaine.


Elaine did a fantastic job as celebrant at my mum’s funeral. She was professional and very attentive to detail from start to finish. Could not have wished for a lovelier person to give my mum a beautiful send-off. Thank you so much Elaine xx

Laura and Family

From the moment we contacted Elaine her care and compassion shone through. She made a very difficult time so much easier to bear. Her kindness and patience ensured that we were able to create a personal service that truly celebrated my brother’s life in the most wonderful way we could. We cannot thank her enough.


I can’t thank you enough for putting together such a lovely service for Mathew. If there is a place we go to, and can look down on the world then he would have been a very proud man yesterday, it was perfect and all went so smoothly. Thank you again for all your work and patience from the bottom of my heart.

James & John Owen

Elaine produced a lovely service for our Mum, she helped with the choice of music and created a perfect eulogy from the information we supplied and read it out perfectly too. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone for either funeral or a wedding too as I’ve also been to many weddings over the years that she has officiated at.

Mary Edmunds

Elaine was very approachable and open to our ideas of the sort of service we wanted, but also offered ideas and suggestions to guide us. She spoke with warmth and sincerity and we thank her for the very memorable service. Mary and the family.

David Hughes

As soon as Dad passed away you were there to guide us through the whole process with kindness and compassion. On the day of the funeral, you conducted the whole service and read the eulogy which was a great tribute to our father. I would just like to say thank you for being Elaine x

Anne & Richard

Elaine acted as celebrant for my sister’s funeral, she was very reliable, helpful, understanding, polite and considerate throughout the whole process. Her professionalism shone through. The service was lovely, and Elaine was lovely, could not have wished for a nicer person to give my sister a beautiful send-off. Thank you. Elaine.

Ted Edwards

We wanted to express our thanks and heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful personal and empathetic approach Elaine extended to us after the passing of our dear dad. The kindness and help in assisting us every step of the way in planning for the service, spending time understanding our dad’s life, and the personality to deliver the perfect eulogy at his ceremony was truly heart-warming. You certainly made such a difficult time easier, and we couldn’t have asked for more.

Laura Bosworth

From the moment we contacted Elaine her care and compassion shone through. She made a very difficult time so much easier to bear. Her kindness and patience ensured that we were able to create a personal service that truly celebrated my brother’s life in the most wonderful way we could. We cannot thank her enough.

Mary Ralph

I chose Elaine to be the celebrant at my husband John’s funeral because I was so impressed with her genuine feelings towards my friend, and her family, when her husband passed away, and I knew I was right to do so. Me and my family talked at great length with Elaine about John and she could tell what a wonderfully loved man he was. This she portrayed perfectly during her touching eulogy to John. John had a long and eventful life with so much to tell, so much that it could have filled a book, but Elaine, in her wonderful way managed to convey his story so well. without leaving the important things out. After the service we had so many complements and praises and would absolutely recommend Elaine for her love and compassion to us all.


I have had so many messages from people saying just what a lovely service it was and 'How Sean'! He would have wholeheartedly approved and thank you so much for making it possible and guiding us. It was a fitting farewell to a very special man. So, thank you Elaine from the bottom of my heart. Much love. X


I wanted to write and thank you personally for your wonderful and empathetic approach to creating the celebration service for Dad.  You were so very kind and supportive to Mum and Peter, and the time you took to really understand Dad’s life and legacy was truly heart-warming.  We really could not have asked for more.

Sarah M

I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of us all for the personal service that you delivered at my Grandad’s funeral on Tuesday. We all felt that the service captured his true character and a life well lived. We thought that you conducted the service with warmth and professionalism. And provided a service that paid great attention to detail, which I know my mum found very helpful and welcomed your helpful guidance at a stressful time. Thank you once again and best wishes.

Daniel Faulkner

Elaine made us feel very at ease during the meeting to discuss our father’s life and our thoughts on his funeral service and how it should be delivered. It was a very straightforward process. As a family we decided to make some changes and Elaine was very accommodating and helped us plan timings and the order of service within the time constraints we had. Elaine spoke beautifully at the service, giving our father the fitting send-off, he deserved. Her contribution and role as the celebrant was excellent and as a family we cannot be more pleased with how the service went.

Debbie F

Thank you so much for yesterday! Your words were very moving and personal! You did him proud.

Ian Lloyd

Really thankful to Elaine in assisting my sister and I in preparing all the service content for our mother celebration of life service. Elaine helped us through it all and made the event go so smoothly and to the required timings. We were truly delighted with everything and how Elaine read the eulogy, tributes and conducted the service. We know mum would have enjoyed it all.

Jackie Hough

Elaine was our perfect choice as celebrant as she had met and known my husband for quite a few years. She was so friendly and helpful in guiding us through our initial plans for Tim’s service. We spent a pleasant morning with Elaine and with her warmth and kindness we spoke about our life together and with our daughters sharing our memories with her. From this Elaine put together a beautiful eulogy that with a little bit of humour included told truly the husband and father he was. The compassion and sincerity in which Elaine delivered the whole service with the poignant words she had chosen made it such a personal tribute to Tim. You did us proud Elaine and we cannot thank you enough.

Helen Marsey

Elaine conducted our father’s funeral in a very professional manner. She is a kind, considerate, and compassionate person, we as a family cannot praise her enough. Nothing was too much trouble, always at the end of the phone, she worked closely with us, and everyone said what a wonderful service it was and very uplifting. The funeral service captured my father’s character and life perfectly, such a great tribute to my father. Thank you once again for all your love and support.

Jayne Dean & Family

Elaine took the service for our son Sam. It was a beautiful service and a wonderful celebration of Sam’s life. Everyone commented on how personable it was. From the moment we contacted Elaine, nothing was too much trouble and she was there for us every step of the way. I felt we were listened to and all our requests for our precious boy were met. I couldn’t recommend Elaine highly enough. Thank you so much X

Miranda, Melissa and Camilla

Thank you Elaine for helping us plan the eulogy and for your professionalism. You were so kind and helpful. You made a difficult situation much less stressful. You were amazing, we could not have done mum's funeral without you. It was an emotional day but we celebrated mum's life with words and music… and some dancing later on!! We cannot thank you enough. We would highly recommend Elaine.


Thank you so much Elaine for helping us with the funeral service of Dennis Merkel. The eulogy and the content of the service reflected the life of Dennis. You spoke so beautifully and with compassion. After the service we received many compliments. We really could not have asked for more.

Anna & Simon

Dearest Elaine. What a gift it has been to meet you. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our family and orchestrating the most peaceful celebration of my granny’s life. As I recount back on today’s service, I am filled with joy and gratitude for how it turned out. As we say in the states, gratitude turns what we have into enough.


Elaine worked with us to create a very personal ceremony for my mum last week. She was quick to reply to emails and very patient with several requests for changes in the wording. I would highly recommend her.


Elaine was professional and sensitive throughout the process of preparing and presenting the funeral of Jean Oversby. It was delivered as the family had wished, and I would not hesitate to recommend her. Thank you, Elaine.


Thank you again Elaine for a perfect service for our Dad, less than a year ago Elaine did the same for mum and we did not hesitate to book her again for Dad's.


Elaine, thank you for everything. You made the whole process seamless and have been such a support to us all. The service was beautiful and it felt so personal. You captured Mum perfectly and she would have been made up.


What a wonderful tribute for Pip yesterday. Thank you so much for all the work you put in to make the Ceremony such a memorable event. We too could feel the love for Pip in the Chapel - she had touched so many lives over the years. If we needed any confirmation of how people felt, it surely came afterwards when so many well-wishers spoke so fondly of her.

Andy & Family

Elaine was our chosen celebrant for my late mums funeral. Elaine came to my dad’s home and was so wonderful the way she conducted herself during a very difficult time for my family. We discussed our lovely memories about my mum and she translated this into the most beautiful tribute. Elaine conducted the service beautifully like my mum was her own family, and delivered this with so my love and passion. Everyone who attended the service commented that Elaine did a wonderful job and her comments and speech was just beautiful, capturing Julia (my mum) absolutely perfectly. Thank you Elaine from myself and all my family for looking after use from start to finish and being so kind and gentle with us during this heart-breaking time in our lives. We could not have asked for a more beautiful lady to look after us and do such a wonderful job.