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Cremation May 2014

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Friday, June 12, 2015,
I just wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did for us and my mum. You made her funeral more special than I could have wished for, many, many thanks.
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Cremation May 2014

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Friday, June 12, 2015,

I felt I had to get in touch to thank you for yesterday, I am so sorry I was too upset to talk to you, you did an amazing job, you were so sincere it was as though you knew her, thank you so much.


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Burial May 2014

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Friday, June 12, 2015,

Thank you so much for your wonderful input about my mother. Anyone who didn't know her would have certainly have learned a lot and some people who thought they did know her also found out some things.

The feedback I had was all excellent. I was really surprised that after only a short meeting with you that you were able to speak of her as though you'd known her. Well done you!

 


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Cremation Ceremony May 2014

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Wednesday, May 28, 2014,
Thank you so much for every thing. You were perfect, I felt the service was just as I wanted it so much appreciated . I would have no reservations in recommending you.
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Cremation Ceremony April 2014

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Wednesday, May 28, 2014,

Thank you for taking the service and for the copy of it.  I think you got it just right and Emma and I were both very pleased with it.  We also received lots of positive comments on the service from the other mourners too.   Thanks again.


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Cremation Ceremony April 2014

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Wednesday, May 28, 2014,

I would just like to say thank you very much on behalf of my family for the lovely service you gave for my Mother. Most of the other guests also commented to us that it was such a lovely service.


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Cremation Ceremony December 2014

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Wednesday, May 28, 2014,

I know Dad wants to write to you personally but I just wanted to send you a note to thank you so much for Mum's service on Tuesday. All the family were really touched at how personal you made the service, you had really listened to the things we had said about her and communicated our love and grief perfectly. Dad, Dave, Jason and I all said that as soon as we met you we were confident you would do a great job!   I was so worried about our eulogy. When you have pored over the words for so l...


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Cremation Ceremony November 2013

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Wednesday, May 28, 2014,

I just wanted to write to say thank you very much for all you did on the day of Dad's funeral last week. Despite the emotion of the day for me personally, I think it went off very well and the words you used in your address were just what we needed.


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Cremation Ceremony November 2013

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Wednesday, May 28, 2014,

I wanted to thank you most sincerely for coordinating Beni’s funeral so appropriately and well.   I think you interpreted our feelings brilliantly and I could not have asked for more.   I am deeply grateful. 

I was not in the least prepared for a funeral – one is always in denial – but I feel very happy with what was achieved and many people have told me how impressed they were.   Please feel free to use this email wherever it seems appropriate.

Thank you once again.

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Cremation Ceremony October 2013

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Wednesday, May 28, 2014,

I wanted to thank you so much for the lovely service you gave at my Mother's funeral, especially the poem that you picked to read at the beginning, it was rather lovely.

Again, I thank you for making it a memorable service and I would not hesitate to recommend you if asked.


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Crematon Ceremony 23rd October 2013

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Wednesday, May 28, 2014,

On behalf of the family, I would like to express my thanks for the way in which you conducted

my mother's funeral service yesterday.

I have been to services in the past where the person in your position has "said the words"

but they have carried no meaning or sincerity.

You made it feel as if you had known my mother all your life and that, together with the contribution

of her grandchildren, made it a beautiful and highly emotional experience.

Once again thank you.

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Cremation ceremony 24th April 2013

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
Phil, I would like to thank you on behalf of myself and my family for the lovely service you gave at Mum's funeral last week.

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Celebration and Burial 15th January 2013

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,

Hi Phil.

 

I am sorry it has taken me so long to send you this message. I suppose it's only now I feel able to do it.

 

On behalf of myself and my family I would like to say an enormous thank you for enabling us to give Charlotte such a beautiful farewell.

 

Many people were surprised to learn that you in fact never met Charlotte! A testament to your incredible listening and interpretation skills. 

 

The entire service was very 'Charlotte' and I know that even on such a sad day most...


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Cremation ceremony 1st February 2013

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,

I just wanted to say how impressed everyone was with your service at Dad's funeral on Friday - it was perfect and thank you so much for all your hard work and effort - you really made the day such a success. We had so many nice comments and people asking us where we found you!  So, once again, many, many thanks to you for all your help and understanding.

 


 



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Burial ceremony 8th January 2013

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
Hello Phil, I just wanted to take this opportunity to THANK YOU very much for doing such a wonderful service yesterday for my mum. The details you added to the transcript were spot on.  It all went better than I could have hoped for, and you made it very special.   Many, Many thanks from Me and my Family we wish you the very best.

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Pre-ceremony family visit 19th December 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
Dear Phil, we would, in return, like to thank you sincerely for your time and patience. Before we spoke to you we were feeling somewhat daunted at the sheer scale of the task ahead and were really feeling the pressure to 'get it right' for Dad, however you have reassured us and made a difficult task so much easier. Thank you.

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Cremation ceremony 16th August 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
Regarding the ceremony, it was not “alright” - it was brilliant!!

We all felt it was about as close to perfect as humanly possible, especially given the short time to prepare everything.  You did a masterful job in weaving together all the different pieces and information you had gathered and your presentation was skilful and sensitive.

Anthony will be writing to you separately so, speaking for myself, thank you very much for all you did to give Alice such a wonderful closing ceremony. ...

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Cremation Ceremony 13th June 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
We all felt that Wednesday’s service was just right with the balance between all the facets of mum’s life perfectly represented. As good as such an occasion could be. Thank you so much for the time, effort and attention you invested in making the service so apt and memorable.

 



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Cremation ceremony 14th May 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,

Just want to say a huge thanks to you for the service yesterday it was a true reflection of dad and wanted to pass on the positive feedback we got everyone said what a great job you did and it was as though you'd known dad for years thank you for making it a day with fond memories as well as a sad one but one that everyone said was dad all over .  Once again thank you 


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Cremation ceremony 1st May 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,

Forgive me for not writing before, as you can imagine it has been quite a week – in fact it is really difficult to believe it is only a week, in some ways it feels like a lifetime. I cannot thank you enough for your help and support in making Dad’s funeral such a wonderful send off.  I could not have wished for it to be a better tribute to him and would not have changed a thing.  Even the Cornish music theme at the end worked so well, and had the desired effect of lifting people’s spi...


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Cremation ceremony 27th April 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
Thank you once again for Friday’s ceremony and for the transcript, you are quite right, it was one of those occasions that you don’t quite take in. I think Dad would have been very proud of the service, not too much fuss but enough for others to enjoy and yes we had some very positive feedback about a lovely upbeat occasion and celebration especially as it was a non religious service. So thank you and if anyone requires a celebrant for any other occasions I won’t hesitate in recommendin...
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Cremation Ceremony 10th April 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,

Dear Phil

 

Thank you so much for conducting the service for Doris Wisdom on Tuesday.  All of us were so very pleased with it.  Doris's sister and brother in law made a special point of saying how nice it was and how well you spoke and handled it all.  The immediate family were all really happy that it went so well. 

 

I would like to say a big thank you from me personally once again for your help and patience with my trying to get the order of service completed and apologies for what ...


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Cremation Ceremony 20th March 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,


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Cremation Service 14th March 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,

Just a brief note to say thank you for yesterday's service.  I appreciated the fact that even though you were struggling with a cold you delivered the service with your usual warmth and professionalism.  You helped take the edge of what was a very difficult day.


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Cremation service 3rd February 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Thursday, May 9, 2013,


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Cremation service 19th January 2012

Posted by Philip Donoghue on Friday, February 10, 2012,

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