Testimonials...

There is nothing that brings me greater pleasure than when I receive feedback from families.  Whether it be after a naming day, from loved ones following a funeral or happy couples who have celebrated their weddings.  To hear your words of appreciation, reflecting the service I have given, is just the most wonderful gift! It helps other couples and families to decide if I might be able to help them and brings comfort to those who want to give their loved ones the send-off they deserve.  In all big life celebrations, you only get that one chance to get it right. Often, it is a difficult decision to decide who will help you to do this. Below are some words of thanks shared with me. (All personal details have been removed to protect identity)

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY...

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Mrs M.F.

"Claire really listened to our wishes and worked with us as a family to make sure that everybody felt involved in Dad's send off...

In a time where we were so limited to attendees Claire still made the service warm and inclusive"

  -May 2020

 "Thankyou so much for the help and understanding you gave all my family in our hours of need.  The service at Bentley was very special to us all.  I don’t know how I would have managed without yours and the family’s help.
Please accept my enormous thanks for all your time and lovely suggestions you made to make a very sad time so very special".

June 2021

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Willis Family

"We are so excited to have our little girls naming day booked with Claire for next year.  Together we have built a theme around our little girls favourite things and it is set to be fabulous!"

Family of Mrs J.P - March 2021

Losing our Mum was such a blow and we wanted her to have the best send-off possible. You gave her a wonderful service and we are forever grateful."

Mr L.M - September 2021

"Thank you for everything. This says it all...Thank you."

Family of Mr G.S - April 2021

"Losing our Dad was a tragedy and we were a bit lost as to how it all worked.  We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant to hold our hands and make it feel easy and comfortable.  Thank you doesn't seem enough."

Mrs R.K - May 2021

"Although we wrote the service ourselves we appreciated your help in orchestrating the day to run smoothly. I would wholeheartedly recommend you to others. Thank you for making our Mum the star."

Mrs T.M - May 2021

"Thank you so much for putting what we felt into words to express what my brother was like. It was perfect!". 

Mr K.T - May 2021

"The service today was thoughtful and kind paying homage to both marriages beautifully. Thank you for you sincerity."

Mr L.K - November 2021

Claire, thank you for today. You were cracking and everyone said you did a fantastic service. You're a diamond...Thank you so much".

Mr P.K - November 2021

We had so many positive comments about the service, not only how you captured Dad but how it was delivered. This was all down to you and thank you.  Without your help, it wouldn't have been possible."

Mr P.B - December 2021

"Claire, Thank you for today. You calmed our nerves as we were all very nervous!  Today was simply smashing and we received so many comments of how fabulous the service was.  We as a family will always be grateful for your support."

Mr D.W - December 2021

"Claire I cannot thank you enough for everything.  Your service was beautiful and everything about you was wonderful.  My wife would have loved you.  I have lost count of the number of people who commented on the service and what an amazing speaker you are!  Thank you so so much!"

Mr C.B - January 2022

 "Claire’s eulogy was meticulously researched with myself and the family and was delivered with the perfect mix of respect and a dash of humour. I really can’t express how grateful we all are. Many people approached me afterwards to compliment comment very favourably on the service and on Claire’s sensitive delivery.

Claire came to our house to meet with the family and asked quite searching questions which had the effect of helping us to dig deep for memories of mum and incidents to relate. Nothing was too much trouble and the end result reflected this. I would recommend her to anyone with complete confidence. We cannot thank her enough for making our celebration such a success." 

Mr T.B - January 2022

"Thank you for your fine performance yesterday.  The service was excellent and eulogy first class.  Our guests all commented how impressed they were."

Mr M. Oldham - January 2022

"On the day of the funeral Claire got up to conduct the service, and all I can say is,

it was beautiful, simply beautiful.  She talked about my wife in such a way, with such passion that at the wake afterwards, her family asked me how Claire and my wife had met.

How had they become friends.  I had to explain they weren't friends they had never met. 

She made us laugh, she made us cry, but above all, she made us think.  People donated to a charity simply because Claire brought awareness through her eulogy of what my wife suffered with. The service was about life, love, family and friends. And on that day, for those few moments, Claire became part of our family.

And I for one, will miss her."

Mrs B - January 2022

Claire was simply wonderful. She put us all at ease and delivered a first-class service that I know my husband would be so proud of.  The aftercare and the wonderful pack that we each were gifted was phenomenal and something we will each treasure.

Mr.D.Taylor - January 2022

I would highly recommend Claire Townsend for any funeral.
She was very tentative to details regarding my mother's funeral, special attention to detail, whether we would want curtains open or closed, she drew stories from us all, making sure that all relevant people were mentioned, she put our stories together and emailed the eulogy so we could Prof read before the day.
She added a few poems that she felt my mother would like.
She made us all feel very comforted as she read.

We even received a very lovely booklet at the end of the service. With many thanks from the wheeler family.

Mr . D. M - January 2022

Thank you for the wonderful service that you gave Mum.  It was perfect.  You brought her life alive again in the way you delivered the eulogy and even though there were only a few of us in attendance the service was respectful and very sincere.  It was completely Mum and so wonderful. Thanks again from us all.

Mrs J. P - February 2022

My daughter and I were so worried about the service and didn't know where to begin with the planning but Claire made it all so much easier.  She spoke beautifully and gave such a well-written eulogy. Her poem is something I shall treasure. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.