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Funerals; Interment of Ashes
Mortlake Crematorium | April 2020
From Jean-Marc's friend, Paul:
Dear Paul. Thank you for performing a wonderful service today, you spoke so eloquently about Jean-Marc and captured him so very accurately, that is a feat indeed. Please accept my sincere thanks and very best wishes.
From Jean-Marc's Mother and Daughter:
Dear Paul. Thank you so much for conducting my son’s funeral in Mortlake. We were so impressed by the way you managed to get across the man he was in a very natural way. You had the absolute right mix of solemnity, respect and humour. We are very, very grateful to you that from a tragic event you managed to leave us with a peaceful feeling in our hearts. We wish you all success in the future. You certainly deserve it. Love Lena and Brooke x
Bentley Crematorium | July 2020
What can we say, Paul? As soon as we knew you were available, it put our minds at rest. You were brilliant at Mum's Funeral last year and we wanted no one else but you to look after Dad. Yet again, a super tribute to his life. Thank you, again, for taking such excellent care of us at another difficult time. Love from Martin, Lorraine and Susan, and all our families xxxx
Forest Park Crematorium | June 2020
Hello Paul. Thank you so much for this beautiful presentation script of Mum's service. It was a wonderful surprise when I opened the envelope - to think I’d just asked you for an email copy to send to several who weren’t able to be there on Thursday! It was such a beautiful service, I did feel sad that numbers were so limited, but this will be perfect to forward to those absent and, of course, something for me to look back on when I think of Mum in the future.
I would again like to express my gratitude for the professional way you guided me through the planning of the service, all in such a friendly manner and in the most difficult of circumstances. I am very happy in the knowledge that we couldn’t possibly have given my dear Mum a better farewell. Sincere thanks and warm regards, John.
Lytham Park Crematorium, St. Annes. | May 2020
Dear Paul. What can we say? Dad/Brian knew he wanted you to take his Funeral last year. Thank you so much for fulfilling his wish and making a 560 miles round-trip to Lytham / St. Annes for him and us. The way you guided us through everything so smoothly, from our WhatsApp video meeting, to writing the service up and collating memories from Dad's friends and colleagues, you were perfect. No fuss - just working quietly away. It can't have been easy for you to speak about Dad, being as you knew him so well and were good friends and colleagues, but your professionalism shone through, and the service was greatly appreciated by everyone who watched it on both livestreams. Love Angie, Danny, Sonia and families. xxxx
Herongate Wood | April 2020
Hi Paul. I hope this email finds you well. I would just like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful tribute you gave to us all yesterday, so deeply moving and I know I can speak for my mum, brothers and our children that we will treasure that forever. I hope you were able to feel the love we had for our dad in the room….he was a true GENTLEman in every sense of the word,, a rare thing these days but we take so much comfort in knowing how he was exactly the same to everyone else who had the honour to know and love him. A very special, special man. A beautiful setting and glorious sunshine just added to the serenity of it all. Thank you for sharing that moment with us when we have been denied the comfort of extended family friends and colleagues. I wish you peace. With fondest regards. Pam, Matt, Si, Jo and families x
Greenacres - Epping Forest | March 2020
Hi Paul, I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you did on Friday. Apart from the fact that we were missing some important people, Mum's funeral was exactly as I would have wanted it. You managed to pitch it in just the right way for a family that had really done its grieving some time ago and now just wanted to remember Mum as the lovely, always laughing person she was, to say "cheerio" and then see her laid to rest in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. I am so glad you were pleased with D's recording and photos. It will be lovely to share them with Mum's neighbours when I eventually get to see them. I hope you manage to steer your way through the choppy financial waters ahead and, rest assured, should anyone I know find themselves in need of a funeral celebrant, I shall be passing on your details. Many thanks and best wishes, Wendy, Colin and families.
Enfield Crematorium - North Chapel | February 2020
Hi Paul. Thank you for such a wonderful service at Enfield. You are such an amazing orator and had such a magical way when explaining what a great life my Mum had. We certainly had a few people who didn't realise all that she had done. We did actually enjoy the service, which bought us a lot of comfort. And - thank you again - for wearing your superb Lederhosen at our request as a final nod to Mum's Austrian Heritage. You looked amazing. Love Cathy and Pete xxx
Chelmsford Crematorium | February 2020
Hi Paul. Thank you so much for your handling of the service for Mum. I can honestly say it far exceeded all my expectations – and you did too. You have a wonderful ability to speak words provided, I don’t think I have ever been to a funeral where the celebrant was able to do what you did for us during Mum’s service. Coming from you speaking the words, it was as if you had known Mum and the family for years. You impart them in such a warm way. It’s a great natural talent which is very rare to find. THANK YOU so much… In my mind you brought to life the idea of one last special memory for a very special person. I am and always will be completely indebted to you for what you did for us and for Mum. Very best wishes to you, and, again, “thank you” from the bottom of my heart. Love Jim, Christine, Tony and families.
Enfield Crematorium - South Chapel | March 2020
Hi Paul. Thank you so much for today's service for Dad. From arranging the service to you delivering it was spot on. We couldn't have asked for any more of you today. Your suggestion to relay the service on the crematorium's external speakers to those outside who couldn't come in due to the COVID-19 restrictions at Enfield, was brilliant. They all sat in the sunshine and heard every word perfectly clear. We could hear them all laughing along to some of the stories too - and they all had the Order of Service before we started. You have been very helpful and made these tough times that bit easier for us all. Thanks again, and stay safe. Love Wilf, and families.
Forest Park Crematorium | March 2020
'Thank you from the Cole family'. Paul - wanted to say thank you so much for everything today. Steff would have been so pleased. Thanks again for your idea to record the service. What an inspirational thought since so many people couldn't attend. All the flowers were beautiful and the scent as we walked into the chapel at Forest Park was amazing. The thought and effort that went into today was not lost on us - and you supported us in making this happen. You were so respectful and listened perfectly to the family and made what (as you know) was a very difficult day so much more bearable. You caught and captured the essence that was or Steff. Love, G, M, C, P and families.
Bentley Crematorium | February 2020
Hi Paul, we just all wanted to thank you again for the brilliant send off you gave Dad yesterday. From start to finish you have been nothing short of brilliant, and the way you talked about Dad yesterday was superb. You encouraged, guided and supported us through an incredibly difficult farewell bringing out the best of Dad's amusing life. The crowning glory was leaving the pile of Cadbury's miniatures on his coffin as we left so he had chocolate for his next journey. Even the Funeral Director said it was one of the nicest Funerals she'd ever been to, so I suppose that's definitely saying something! Love, Nikki and family xxx
Forest Park Crematorium | February 2020
Hi Paul, I am writing on behalf of our family to express our thanks for B's service you conducted on Monday 10th Feb at Forest Park. We felt it could not have gone better and was both sensitive and respectful. This opinion was echoed by other family members in attendance. We thought you spoke with eloquence and emotion, and your reading of the swan poem with the music coming in, as our goodbye to Beryl, was quite beautiful. We didn't expect a real rainbow to the closing Eva Cassidy music but it was very unexpected and quite special on the day. I don't know if you or her late partner, J, 'upstairs' had a hand in it ! Once again many thanks for your services and friendly efficiency. Love, Keith and family.
St. Marylebone Crematorium | November 2019
I’ve been wanting to write to you to say thank you. You were an amazing support to us during those surreal and painful days trying to plan the funeral and of course on the day itself.
I know you dedicated huge amounts of time and energy into ensuring the service was just right for Paul. It was evident how much genuine care and love you put into it, for which I am very grateful.
It must be very strange as a celebrant, to work so closely and intensely with people and to then step away from their world after the service has taken place. But I have thought about you and everything you did for us a lot since.
I hope you have a very happy Christmas and New Year. Love, R, B & N.
Enfield Crematorium | August 2019
We saw you on this website, Paul...and liked the open body language and smile in your pictures and that you specialised only in Funerals.
But I just wanted to say a huge thank you for today. All of the service was so lovely, and I feel you did my Dad proud.
We are so grateful to you for making the whole process so heartfelt, warm and genuine.
Lisa and family.
Herongate Wood | June 2018
Paul – thank you for a brilliant outdoor service today for A. It was so ‘her’ she loved nature and the outdoors and to do things ‘differently’ so even when the ducks waddled through the ceremony whilst you were conducting just made it even better. Thank you for everything, you’ve been amazing, and so many people commented on the ‘different’ service…I think it impacted a lot on many people who came to say their farewells in a really positive way.
Herongate Wood | March 2018
Paul – Just Wow! You created and delivered an amazing and very special Ceremony for K today. It was absolutely brilliant – a whole hour of him which was spot on all the way through. People asked how long you’d know us…but we were honest and told them ‘about 4 hours!’ Seriously, everyone sung your praises straight after we exited, and we saw a lot of people go to you directly. We were so glad to see you come back to the wake for a proper chat with us all. Thank you, thank you for everything – and for your support of us as a family. You were totally brilliant!
Green Acres - Epping Forest Woodland Burial Park | January 2018
Paul, Thank you for everything you did to make sure S’s service went so well. From start to finish it was just perfect, the care you took from the time you met us was excellent. I know people always say ‘it was such a lovely service’ but it really was. A beautiful time filled with memories and love, and I know S would have approved. So many people asked about you. Thank you so much. It was exactly what I wanted – you made it all possible.
Southend Crematorium | January 2018
Paul, we can't thank you enough for everything you did for us for Grandad's Funeral. Not easy for you being close to him, too but you really did do him proud. Your support and guidance every step of the way was such a comfort and the service was beautiful. we couldn't have wished for a better send off for the true gentleman he was.
Forest Park Crematorium | March 2018
Paul, you are amazing at what you do. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for the amazing send off you gave Tilly-Rae and Samii. You did them both proud. You're top-date and would recommend you to everyone. Once again, thank you.
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