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Thank you so much for placing Mum’s beautiful casket spray and wreath at our Dad’s grave. Maxine and I and all of the rest of our family present in the church yesterday thought Mum’s service was beautiful. It was a very sincere, meaningful and respectful tribute to Mum. The cheeky presence of Father Robert’s cat and it’s antics and cousin Michael’s spontaneous reciting of the Irish blessing added warm, unexpected touches. We consider that our Mum had exactly the quality of send-off that we had hoped for. Our late cousin Kevin Flynn was very impressed with the way you had handled arrangements for the funeral of his mother (our aunt) Joan Flynn. We were so pleased that when it came to our turn that you were at the helm overseeing the arrangements for Mum.
You have done a wonderful job Deb. No request ever appears to be too great for you and you are so quick to respond...We are so grateful that Mum had such a fine service given current restrictions. Absolute perfection is very challenging for anyone at anytime to achieve let alone current uncertain Covid times.
Grateful thanks for everything Deb. Very best wishes,
Kathryn and Maxine
To Marissa and the team at Grahams,
Once again thanks for the support and care you showed to Leo and our family. The Franklin community is truly blessed to have the team at Grahams providing funeral services at often a sad and stressful time.
Thank you,Paul and family.
Good morning Daniel,
Thank you again for all the support you gave our whanau for the arrangements of our Uncle Miki's funeral.
There's no doubt that aspects of his tangihanga were very different but there were also new beautiful elements that we as a whanau could adapt in the future for tangihanga. We as a whanau believe that Uncle Miki's pure essence of humility flowed through his tangihanga and funeral day as we all had to navigate through rules, guidelines and structures of Covid.
So thank you once again. Kind regards,
Thank you Deb. You made the day seamless.Jenny
Firstly we couldn't thank Grahams Funerals and yourself enough for your care of our wonderful ❤ Dad, you did him and us proud. Extremely grateful for the drive by and beautiful video, there weren't enough tissues in the house.
Jess has been absolutely amazing. We managed to get the family together yesterday to get to say farewell to our beautiful Nana. Grandad was able to be there too, and it brought so much peace to everyone. I can't thank your team enough.
Ngā mihi nui
Thanks Deb, on behalf of all of us thank you so much. Everything was perfect Dad would have been proud of the service. You and your team were fantastic through the whole process and GFS made it much easier than we all thought it would have been in such a difficult time. Will recommend your services should it be required again.
Thanks and Regards
Thank you for all your help over the past week. All the family is really happy with the tribute you helped us put together.Martin
Thank you so much for organising such a lovely funeral for Janice. It was perfect in every way. The flowers on the casket were the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen on a casket. We loved the order of service and how it had been designed with the horse picture in the background and flowers around her photo on the front. The funeral attendants were fantastic and so was the man who did the live streaming. All in all I would give you 20/10 if I had to rate it! So thank you from us all, you really helped make Janice's funeral a very special day of celebrating her life.
Just wanted to say a special Thank-You to Robert. He was OUTSTANDING...!!! He was Extremely Professional, Extremely Helpful and A Good Bugger. And a BIG Thank-You for your OUTSTANDING service, to Farewell Patrick,
Honestly you were FANTASTIC...!!!
Regards Gerard Devereux
Hi Robert and Team,
I want to once again thank you all for the kindness and professionalism with which you have looked after both our father, and his lovely service last Thursday. We really did appreciate your time, patience and care.
Thanks again, and I hope you've all had some time to relax over the long weekend.
Ngā mihi nui
Thank you for making Dad's funeral go exactly how he wanted. Also thanks for suggesting Grant as he did a magnificent job.
Thank-you and your team for your help in my mother’s send off. It was caring, fitting and professional, with all we had asked for, and Simon Mercep was perfect (and Trevor).
Right from the time you picked Dad up from Possum Bourne the whole process with you and your team has been effortless for us. After watching the way you dealt with our Aunty and Uncle there was never any question that we would go with you and your team when the time came. However, not having been this close to the coal face before, Peter and I were quite apprehensive.
You were so gentle with Dad when you came to get him. Marissa guided us beautifully through everything that needed to be done. People with dementia can be challenging to say the least but Marissa was always respectful and patient with Mum and made sure she understood what we were doing and why, no matter how many times she had to explain.
The day of the funeral remains a bit of a blur. Pete and Vicki and Darryl and I have discussed that and figure that if you hadn't been guiding things so smoothly we wouldn't have been able to go with the flow on the day. Ivo was really easy to deal with too, very patient while I was getting the boys to check things and he completed the headstone in record time. Honestly, even the ladies in the office were gentle with me, you do have a team to be proud of. Very impressive! You have all worked very hard to make a tough time for our family that little bit easier, we greatly appreciate it.
Thank you again, and kind regards,
Claudia Smith and the family of Vincent Nicholls.
We would like to thank Mark and his team for the awesome service in our difficult time with the sudden death of our daughter Janna. We recommend Graham's funeral service to anyone. We found them down to earth ,very caring, and professional ,taking care and to have those answers to questions you didn't know to ask .
Larry and Paula McCall
I will take this opportunity on behalf of my family and myself to thank all staff assisting on an excellent 100% all round effort during both my unfortunate and unforeseen incidents during 2020. Thanks again. The late Margaret (June) & Anthony (Tony) will be well pleased. God Bless.
Kind Regards To All
From The Grass Family.
I would like to convey my appreciation to you and your team for the excellent job of organising the memorial service on Wednesday. Since my brother died during COVID-19 and we did not have a "normal” funeral, this service has been a part of the healing process for me.
Thank you for your empathy and understanding of the bereaved.
Our family just wanted to thank Graham's Funeral Services and you in particular, Marissa, for your professional, kind, helpful manner when looking after our husband and father.
The initial consultation and other contact with you went smoothly and was done in such a way that we felt very comforted and sure that David was having the very best of attention whilst in your care.
The service was so appropriate to our family and to David. There was nothing we would have changed. The funeral room, the lighting and the catering were perfect. This made our whole experience and grief so much easier to bear because the service run so smoothly.
Carol Seay, the Celebrant was also excellent and I would recommend her to anyone.
Firstly, to say thank you again for your amazing support, work and compassion throughout the week leading up to the service - it was beyond appreciated by myself and the rest of the family during a very sad time. You really made us feel looked after and supported through the whole process and able to focus on "getting things right” to deliver a service that really reflected Dad. So thank you so much.
Debra and Carol
I wanted to thank you both for the way you organised and conducted Heather’s funeral last week. We felt that we achieved what we wanted, a reflection of Heather’s life that concentrated on the good times and full life she had. A number of people commented to us that they felt the qualities that Heather had were on display: her cheekiness, independent spirit, will to live and full family life.
Thank you so very much for everything. You all at Grahams, made Mum's send off, so caring and it was simply perfect.
Very Kind Regards
It has been a pleasure dealing with you. Everything came together so well before, during and after Mum’s funeral thanks to your organisation.
Also very much appreciated your compassion and patience.
Just wanted to pass on in writing our sincerest thanks to your team for showing such empathy, professionalism and flexibility dealing with Mum and her passing. From Sheryl on the phone, right through to Ben, Marissa, and yourself, we really appreciated you all!
Thank you so much for being you, you where brilliant for us in this terrible time in our lives & I would recommend your service to people & I wish you well for your future. You are fantastic at your chosen job.
Thanks for the beautiful service yesterday. Your personal touch made a hard day just a little easier.
Nick and Jane
Mark, I would like to thank you sincerely for all your help with Mum - even interrupting your holiday. We really appreciated your efforts and everything ran like clockwork - we even got to follow you to the gardens and that wasn't in the plan!!
Dianne and John June 2018
Thank you so much for all your hard work this week. Nothing was a problem for you guys and you made what was one of the most difficult days for our family a beautiful celebration to remember mum. Everyone in the family was pleased with how it went (including Rob – so well done!)
No doubt you will hear from George in the near future when he comes to Tuakau to take you all for a drink.
Also, if you are ever having a bad day play the video Iain made – we laugh just thinking about it.
Thanks again. Kind regards
Helen, Johanna & George McCarthy January 2018
Good afternoon Sheryl
Kind regards, Pali Panchia