Testimonial2023-1

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“Hi Claire, You made a difficult process very easy. From our initial meeting you created a tribute to Dad that was very fitting and accurate. A lot of people said to me what a true reflection of him it was. Thanks again “
R Stroud
June 2023
“Dear Claire, Thank you so much for everything you did and the support you gave us following dad’s passing. Very best wishes and hopefully our paths will cross again xx
J Stroud
June 2023
“Claire, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful service you gave and for all your support. Everyone has commented how personal it was to him and how it was delivered with warmth and humour- thank you so much. “
S Gloucester
June 2023
“First of all, I would like to thank you once again for a beautiful service on Friday. I watched the weblink today and it made me cry again. Secondly, I would like to thank you so much for the beautiful keepsake of his Funeral. It was such a lovely personal touch. “
T Cirencester
June 2023
“Dear Claire Thank you so much for the three thoughtful and special funeral keepsakes folders and lovely wooden hearts attached, which I received today! A lovely keepsake in memory of her. Thank you for all your support before and during the funeral-much appreciated! Was lovely meeting you despite sad circumstances! Take care and Thank YOU:).”
B Cheltenham
June 2023
“Dear Claire Thank you for helping to make the service for him so special and memorable . Many of our friends and family commented on how it reflected his personality and captured the essence of the man. We could not have achieved this without your input and guidance . My grateful thanks and kindest regards.”
J Cold Aston
June 2023
“Dear Claire Thank you so much for a beautiful service yesterday. It was so moving and poignant for us all. Thank you so much xx”
L Cirencester
June 2023
“Thank you so much for the beautiful package that arrived this morning. Love it!! It’s also so nice to have your committal words and together with the little wooden heart. It’s perfect. Everything is elegant and neat. Hugs xx
K Cheltenham
June 2023
“Dear Claire Just a quick note on behalf of myself and all my family to thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony for my wife on the 1st of June. Whilst very sad it was also a beautiful reflection of her life. You were very kind and professional, Kind regards
B Gloucester
June 2023
“Thank you so much for guiding us through the very amazing service for Dad. You were (and are) utterly lovey. It was so special. Much love xx
L Cheltenham
June 2023
“Thank you! It was perfect in every way. Couldn’t have done it without you!! xxx”
K Cheltenham
June 2023
“Hello Claire, I know I said yesterday but I just wanted to say again, thank you so very much for your beautiful celebration of life for my son and us all. It was so touching, meaningful and a beautiful service at such a heartbreaking time. I can’t thank you enough for all your time that’s gone into my sons service, and how beautiful you’ve made it for my son and I thank you His celebration of life was truly beautiful. I can’t thank you enough, your such a lovely kind and caring lady as well, and at a heartbreaking time, you listen carefully to all our memories and  do a beautiful service for my son. Also kind words to me all the time. Thank you”
E Cheltenham
June 2023
“Claire, You made me laugh and cry, it was perfect, thank you!”
K Tewkesbury
June 2023
“Hi Claire, I just wanted to say a huge thank you from me and all our family for Monday. You got us through a very hard time and made sure we gave my dad a brilliant send off. I just received your copies of the service this morning thank you so much it’s so nice to have the complete service to remember. Thank you again so much.I do hope we don’t have to meet anytime soon tho !! Take care “
B Gloucester
June 2023
“Claire, thank you so much for everything you did to make mum’s funeral as perfect as it could be. Your words were wonderfully personal and thank you for teh printed copies, with such lovely presentation. Thank you again, you were wonderful and I’m so glad we had YOU!”
S Cheltenham
June 2023
“Hi Claire just wanted to pass on all our Thanks for yesterday, we couldn’t have asked for a better service for Dad and you really did him justice 💕💕💕 we can’t thank you enough xxxx”
A Gloucester
June 2023
“You done the service beautiful and we have had many comments saying how amazing you were. Still not hit us but I’m sure in time it will. Thank you again for a beautiful service x”
S Stroud
June 2023
“Claire I would just like to thank you for providing a excellent service . Everything went as well as we could have wished for. I was very aware that we were running a bit late on giving you the final choices and info to create your service but you came up trumps so thank you again and i’m sure if i needed to have another celebrant i would have no hesitation on recommending you. Once again i thank you . Ps .. had my dad been around i’m sure he would have loved to of had a natter with you ! … dare I say over a nice cup of tea.”
S Gloucester
June 2023
“It was such a beautiful service – thank you again for doing it for you – you have such a beautiful way of representing the person and staying true to who they are; so many commented on it! Look after yourself Claire. All the very best “
K Gloucester
June 2023
“On behalf of our family I wanted to put on record our thanks to you for your help and support with Dads funeral. It hit the right mark and represented perfectly what he wanted and who he was. The sun shone and we met up with family and friends who all enjoyed the service and the hospitality in the tea room afterwards. Thank You “
J Gloucester
June 2023
“Thank you so much there beautiful if I ever get married I’ll be sure to contact you xxx “
C Gloucester
June 2023
“Hey .. I hope u didn’t mind me msging you on here .. honestly thank you so much 4 everything you Done for our family., was definitely a shame how we met 🙁 I sed to my sisters .. u are one of the nicest person I’ve ever met 🙂 u seemed to get our family banter to 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ my mum had the best send off .. thank you again for everything xx
L Gloucester
June 2023
“Many thanks for your help, the funeral went perfectly and the family wanted me to say how grateful they are for everything you have done”
K Gloucester
June 2023
“Hi Claire, Many thanks for all you did yesterday. We had so many lovely comments on the service and it was very special that far flung family were able to join in. Hope to see you again, although not in a professional capacity!”
W Norton
May 2023
“Awww thank you it was lovley to meet you too and you done the service perfect so thank you so much xx
C Gloucester
May 2023
“Hello Claire What a lovely surprise to receive our copies of Dad’s service and tribute. I wasn’t expecting such a beautiful folder and thank you so much. Everyone who attended said the service was lovely and the Royal Oak looked after us very well. So all in all wewere happy with how the day went. Dad’s ashes have been placed in the casket with Mum so they are literally back together again! Thanks again 😊”
L Cheltenham
May 2023
“Claire everyone said how nice the service was and how it summed him up perfectly. Don’t forget if you are ever in Stroud to call in for a cup of tea x”
P Stroud
May 2023
“Claire thank you for copy of Terry’s service it was a beautiful service and he had. A lovely send off – once again thank you.Take care
A Cheltenham
May 2023
“Claire (The Celebrant) All the family would like to say a big “thank you” for the wonderful way you handled the proceedings at the Crematorium and indeed in the organisation of the same. We received many words of priase for the way it was done and thanks are to be forwarded to you by all who attended. Thank you too for the beautiful copies of the service we will all treasure them x”
T Gloucester
May 2023
“Hi Claire, wanted to say thank you for everything on Tuesday for dad’s funeral. On reflection it went exactly how I wated it to. I’m glad we chose you to be the celebrant”
T Gloucester
May 2023
“Thanks again for such a lovely and fitting service. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the service. You genuinely were awesome!”
A Cheltenham
May 2023
“Friday couldn’t have been better and all who attended said how lovely the service was. Thank you for sending a copy of the service and memories of the day – I have to say what you’ve sent is beautiful and so considerate. Hopefully next time we meet will be in much happier circumstances. Once again many thanks for you kindness and send you love and best wishes..”
J Eckington
May 2023
“Hi Claire Thank you so much for the service today, which was awesome, with bells on! Thank you so much. I am truly grateful xx.”
A Cheltenham
May 2023
“Thank you so much for the help and advice in preparing the Eulogy for my wife and the sensitive and dignified delivery of the address and conduct of the proceedings on the day. All the family felt it was a true celebration of her life and personality and gained great comfort from the ceremony..”
A Cheltenham
May 2023
“Hi Claire, Thank you so much for sending the beautiful folder which I will always treasure. Thank you for the wonderful support you have given at a very difficult time. You did an amazing job of helping us say goodbye to our dad. Thank you so much. Best wishes.”
P Eastington
May 2023
“Hi Claire Thank you for making mums funeral service go so well. We couldn’t have done it with out you.”
M Exmouth
May 2023
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for today. You have no idea how I was dreading the service but you really have such a calming way with you that made me feel so much better. You spoke about Dad as if you had known him forever and I really appreciated that. As I said before he would have loved you. Everyone who attended were singing your praises and couldn’t speak highly enough of how you conducted the Service. I could not have asked for anything better. Thank you again from the bottom my heart for the way you handled the Service and for all your kindness towards me. I will never forget it.”
S Stroud
April 2023
“Thank you so much you’ve done a great job,you really are a star putting our words together so beautifully. You have been a great support to our family at this difficult time.”
T Cheltenham
April 2023
“You did such an amazing job for us and I can’t thank you enough. Everyone was commenting all afternoon how fitting the service was for my dad Kind regards.”
L Cheltenham
April 2023
“Thanks so much for doing such a super job with the funeral. It was a lovely service so thank you.”
P Stroud
April 2023
” I would just like to thank you so much for everything that you did to celebrate the memories of my wonderful wife . The service that you provided on such a sad occasion was without doubt truly sincere and very memorable. Once again, many thanks for your dedication and the wonderful service that you provided.”
D Gloucester
April 2023
“I would like to say thank you for making dad’s service so special and personal to him. Thanks again for everything
T Cheltenham
April 2023
“You have been so supportive, and did an amazing service for dad. We all really appreciate and truly thank you. Take good care of yourself. Much love”
N Cheltenham
April 2023
“It was lovely to meet you too yesterday and to be honest I couldn’t have wished for someone nicer to take the service for Dad. He would have loved you. You are so easy to talk to and you made everything a whole lot easier, so thank you so much for that. Everything you have laid out in your email seems perfect,. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart and I look forward to speaking to you soon.”
R Gloucester
April 2023
“You delivered the service with such sincerity and compassion. Thank you so much”
R Gloucester
April 2023
“Hello. I received your wonderful remembrance thingamebob — it’s beautiful. What a brilliant and kind thing you do. Please stay in touch, meeting you was such a bonus. xxx “
V Bristol
April 2023
“I can’t thank you enough for everything Claire I was dreading the whole thing but it was even better than I’d hoped it would be thanks to you. I shouldn’t have worried. Once again thank you so much you really are such a special person and I can see why you’re so good at what you do. “
L Cheltenham
April 2023
“Hello Claire, Thank you very much for for sending the ‘celebration of life’. It was good to see it all put together. Thank you also for the suggestions you made and smoothing the whole process. I think everybody was happy with the service which was a great relief for me. Kind regards,”
J Buckinghamshire
April 2023
“Good evening Claire I just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful memorial of my Dad’s funeral service that you sent me. It was a very emotional moment to open the envelope and see what was inside, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart and will treasure it always. Wishing you a Happy and peaceful Easter.”
J Malvern
April 2023
” Good afternoon Claire I have just received the full copies of the service that you sent off- they are beautifully presented and will be a lasting reminder to us of Dad’s life. Thank you once again for everything you did for us. Kind Regards”
D Cheltenham
April 2023
“The turnout was amazing and we had an equally good turnout at his celebration, which continued into the evening. We are grateful for your contribution towards making the day go so well. It was daunting for us but did an excellent job and it really helped in our thoughts about him and we are both really proud of him. Thanks for the copies of the service. It’s appreciated.”
B Gloucester
April 2023
” Hello Claire, I would very much like to thank you for your support and for giving Dad such a lovely service yesterday. It is a shame that there were only nine of us there but we all appreciated it. I do miss my dad very much. With many thanks”
J Malvern
April 2023
” Claire, Thank you once again for today – you were brilliant. I’m so glad I went with you as a recommendation. Thanks once again for an amazing bit of work. Whilst I tried to zone out from your tribute and the photos (to help me keep it together), everybody said it was a lovely service. I’d obviously read your tribute before and it was brilliant. Anyway thank you – you helped me enormously today. .”
A Cheltenham
March 2023
” Claire, It was lovely to finally meet you today. Thanks for taking my father’s service today it was put across very fittingly and I’m sure he would have loved it, just a shame that many of his friends and family are no longer with us to say goodbye. Thankyou once again. “
D Cheltenham
March 2023
” Claire, it was a wonderful service for her, we all really appreciated it, you took the time and managed to understand her totally. It was everything she asked for. “
M Gloucester
March 2023
“Hello Claire, Just a quick line to say thank you so much for helping us give my Mum such a lovely send off. I think it is just what she would have wanted. One of her carers wrote the following to me after the service; “I just wanted to say what a beautiful service today. You really did her proud and it was her to a tea. I told my Mum that if I could only use one word to describe today, it would be ‘pretty’. I don’t know why, but it was lovely….. Someone else commented that we had captured Mum’s life so well and it helped them to bring back memories of her from when she was younger. I have received the service pack today and will treasure it. I will pass the second copy on to my brother when I next see him. Thank you again.”
T Stroud
March 2023
“I just want to thank you so much for what you have sent us in the post. That was very nice of you. We will keep that with his memories. If we ever need a celebrant, you will be first person we will contact. Your work is extremely amazing. Thank you so much.”
L Gloucester
March 2023
“Thank you Claire for being so thoughtful and caring you have been so good, cant thank you enough, take care hope you and your family have a great summer.”
L Gloucester
March 2023
“Hi Claire Thank you so very much – such helpful powerful words ☺️You really are one very thoughtful soul xx With warmest wishes & love to you xx”
A Stroud
March 2023
“Hi Claire, I just want to say thank you so so much for today. It was the best service we have ever seen/been to. The compliments from everyone on how well you done it was unbelievable. You truly helped my dad have the best send off he deserved. We thank you so much. If we need another celebrant in the future, we will always contact you first. Best wishes and kind regards”
L Gloucester
March 2023
“Thank you so much for the beautiful service yesterday. You are remarkable, caring, fun and real and those are huge qualities to have doing the job you do. I had so many people in the afternoon comment on a beautiful service and thanking me for giving him the perfect send off so I happy we got it right for him. We had an amazing turn out at the club people were actually queuing to get into the place, it was a true celebration. Once again thank you so very much for your help and your beautiful service. xx”
N Scotland
March 2023
“Hi Claire, Thank you for everything you have done for us, I thought the service was exactly what mum would have wanted, it’s very much appreciated. I have received the services, again, a big thank you, they are a really nice touch that I wasn’t expecting. All the best from all four families.
G Stroud
March 2023
“I really enjoyed meeting you too…who knew that planning a funeral could be so much fun?? 🤣 The tribute is excellent. Thank you so much for this…. Once again I think you have done and absolutely brilliant job. Thanks SO much xx”
V Bristol
March 2023
“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to express my great full thanks for all you did yesterday. Everything was perfect for us. Thank you.. xx”
S & D Gloucester
March 2023
“Dear Claire, Thank you for all your support through Knife Angel. Your words perfectly captured the despair of the past and our hope for the future. I hope we can work on some legacy projects in the future xx”
L Gloucester
March 2023
“What a lovely gift to receive in the post Claire. Thank you so much! I’m still getting messages saying it was the nicest service they’ve been to. Thank you, couldn’t have done it without you xx”
A Gloucester
March 2023
“Thank you for making our dad’s send off such a lovely day. We could not have askd for a better service and the copy of the service you did for us was the icing on the cake. Many thanks again x”
A Gloucester
March 2023
“Just wanted to say thanks for conducting Dads service so well. Even my brother was impressed, praise indeed! Many thanks.”
D Worcester
March 2023
“Claire, Thank you so much for today’s wonderful service you put together for Mum’s farewell. A difficult time/day for any family, the whole process came smoothly together on the day. x “
C Newent
March 2023
“Claire, Many thanks for your lovely email. We have received copies of the service, thank you. The service you gave us was outstanding and made the day a little easier with your kindness.”
C Newent
February 2023
“Dear Claire, Thank you for the love and care for making my dad’s journey so special and how you have put our words together for a lovely tribute. Love all the family x “
A Gloucester
February 2023
“Claire, thank you so much for the lovely copies of his service. It all went as we wished and the whole family would like to thank you very much for making it special x “
H Stroud
February 2023
“Many thanks for the kind thought and your email. I would like to thank you again for all your help and support in giving my Dad the funeral he wished for. “
G Gloucester
February 2023
“We would all like to thank you most sincerely for the amazing support and empathy and care shown to us as a family after the loss of our mum and nana. The celebration of her life was teh best she could ever of had and she so deserved the best! We can’t thank you enough for the ceremony we will always remember it and mum would be so proud.
Thank you for walking with me in front of mum’s coffin, I felt very priviliged. We as a family are so grateful to you for everything you have done for us x”
G Cheltenham
February 2023
“Claire, thank you so much for a brilliant send of for him. The bearers were absolutely amazing, I can’t thank those guys enough. His coffin arriving with Sabbath blasting out was just perfect. I reckon he would have loved his send off…it was amazing. I am just so made up”
T Cheltenham
February 2023
“Your skill poise and empathy shone through, Everyone commented on what a wonderful service you conducted and certainly captured the spirit of him Many thanks”
R Bristol
February 2023
“Many thanks for helping us get through the ceremony yesterday it was a lovely way to say our goodbyes. Thank you for kindness and compassion both at the service and during the preparation of the eulogy.”
R Bristol
February 2023
“Thank you for everything you did to make the day run so smoothly, it was really lovely getting to know you a bit too. Everyone shared what a positive feeling and lovely memories they had which was really good to hear as that was what we wanted. Take care and thank you again”
G Gloucester
February 2023
“Hello Claire, everyone said what a lovely service it was. You were truly amazing and helped us get through a very sad day. Thank you so much for everything you did. Best wishes .”
D Bridport
March 2022
“To Claire, I’m sure you get lots of thank you cards from appreciative families because you are so incredibly amazing at what you do We couldn’t have asked for anyone more suited to mum, or to us, than you.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for what can only be the saddest say of our live turned inside out to a joyous celebration of mum. She would have absolutely loved every bit of it.
You are a wonderful celebrant, you pick up on every detail and gauge the mood in an instant – a rare and valuable skill. It is testament to your love and care for us that mum’s funeral was complimented by EVERYONE who came. So much so that I reckon you could be the most popular celebrant on Gloucester!! So many people asked for your name! Crikey I hope they don’t all pass at once!!
Thank you Claire…”You Rock”!!
S Gloucester
February 2023
“Claire, we can’t thank you enough for your heart felt service, comforting words spoken with such passion.
It’s hard to believe that you never met her – the way you spoke of her was as if she was a life long friend. You certainly bought comfort to each and evry one of us. Many thanks x”
W Evesham
February 2023
“Hello Ciaire I cant thank you enough for what you did for us organising and taking the service, it would have been so much more stressful without your help. Thank you for reading out my tribute, you read it perfectly no one could of done better. Best wishes Claire. Many, Many thanks.”
L Gloucester
February 2023
” I would like to thank you on behalf of all the family for the amazing celebration of life ceremony that you gave to mum yesterday. Eneryone commented how nice the tribute and ceremony was and we are so grateful to you for conducting it. We appreciate everything you did to make it such a great memory we will cherish forever. xx”
G Cheltenham
February 2023
” Thank you Claire for an amazing service. Everything went to plan and the turnout was fantastic. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I watched the service again on Wednesday and I know mum would not have had it any other way. Just perfect x”
S Cheltenham
February 2023
” Claire, I wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to make mums day so beautiful. It truly was very special. Thank you for everything xxx”
S Gloucester
February 2023
” Claire, I thought your service was a lovely celebration of our mum
Many Thanks
M Gloucester
February 2023
“I just wanted to send a message to say thankyou again for all the planning and support with the girls funeral it was the perfect day for them and was excatly what I wanted for them it was perfect and it’ll be a beautiful memory forever ❤️ You ladies are incredible with the jobs you do and I really have appreciated everything x “
H & J Cheltenham
February 2023
“Thanks from all of us for doing such a great job on the day. Your help and advice was very much appreciated, especially as it’s something we’ve not been through before.”
P Gloucester
February 2023
“Thank you so much for yesterday, all present said what a lovely service it was and that we did her proud – can’t really ask for more than that. I really appreciate your help and assistance through this emotional time.”
J Gloucester
January 2023
“Thank you so much for your input and sensitive leading of the funeral service. You made what can be a difficult day much easier and it felt very relaxed. Everyone attending thought that the service had done Mum proud and she would have approved. They also enjoyed Brodie being present, including those watching on-line!”
J Coleford
January 2023
“We are also very grateful to you for the hours you spent with us , to begin to get to know us both, and to find out about the life and times of our 102-year old mum. Apart from one small glitch with the microphone this was a seamless service, and we particularly appreciated your words at the time of the Committal, beginning. Thank you so much for being there with us at this very emotional time, and also for our beautifully-presented full copies of mum’s funeral service, which we will treasure.”
J and R Stroud
January 2023
“We are doing ok and taking each day as it comes. Everyone who attended his funeral commented on the service and said how beautiful it was and a fitting tribute to him. Thank you so much for everything.”
A Gloucester
January 2023
“Dear Claire, On Behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank you for the wonderful way in which you conducted D’s funeral yesterday. Your heartfelt words were so appreciated and we were pleased this sad occasion was carried out with much dignity.
Thank you again”
M Hudson Falls NY
January 2023
” Claire, the service went very well, I thought it was the right one for Mum – I am sure she would have liked it – thank you once again. Thanks for getting us through it.”
R Gloucester
January 2023
“Thank you for you kind words and for yesterday its was so lovely and I know Mum would have been very happy, the weather was beautiful for a beautiful lady.”
S Gloucester
January 2023
“Dear Claire, On Behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank you for the wonderful way in which you conducted D’s funeral yesterday. Your heartfelt words were so appreciated and we were pleased this sad occasion was carried out with much dignity.
Thank you again”
M Hudson Falls NY
January 2023
“Thank you for your email. We did share lovely memories of mum yesterday and everyone said what a lovely service it was. From myself personally, thank you for making the service so special.
L Gloucester
January 2023
“We just wanted to thank you again for holding such a wonderful service for her. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was”
C Alderton
January 2023
“Thank you Claire, you are so thoughtful, we need more people in the world like you”
P Stroud
January 2023
“Friends from abroad who watched the service live have responded how perfect and fascinating it was to learn more about mum’s life. Thank you again, so appreciated”
I Tetbury
January 2023
“Claire, Everyone I spoke to after the service stated how perfectly the service and its content was taylored to reflect our Mother’s life, foibles and personality”
P london
January 2023
“Claire, Thank You so much for everything you did for her service yesterday. It was beautiful”
C Cheltenham
January 2023
“Claire, Thank You from the bottom of my heart, I watched the service again on Wednesday and I know mum would not have had it any other way. Just perfect x”
S Gloucester
January 2023
“Thank you so much for yesterday, you were amazing and it was perfect.”
D Gloucester
January 2023
“Claire wow that’s amazing and a really lovely thing to do. As a celebrant you get to know the bereaved much more than many others including the drs etc. You are the link with the departed, so to still be there at a key family moment is very touching. Not sure if you got my very belated thank you message, for the card I only recently found! But thank you once again.”
G Cheltenham
January 2023
“Many Thanks for today, everything was perfect, Just like Mum x”
N Gloucester
January 2023
“Thank you for the care and compassion you showed us all while arranging and then at officiating at her service. With best wishes”
D Gloucester
January 2023
“Claire you are always so thoughtful we need more people in this world like you.
P Stroud
January 2023
“You are a very kind soul.”
C Bristol
January 2023
“Think what you’ve achieved in that time and be proud. We do enjoy working with you (as long as you don’t overrun next Tuesday….)☺️and overcoming challenges together, with a good dose of humour thrown in.”
Funeral Director Gloucester
January 2023
“I don’t think I ever thanked you properly for your part in his funeral celebration. You were a brilliant team leader and we so appreciated your contribution.”
J Cheltenham
January 2023