Funeral Testimonials

Evelyn, where do we start, you are one in a million and we appreciate everything you did for us to get us through such a heartache of a time.

My Dad passed away last week and we had no idea what to do or even where to begin. Evelyn was recommended to us by Leura memorial gardens. She came in to our home, spent sometime with the family to get to know dad and his life from start to finish. She was extremely compassionate and guided us through one of the hardest times of our lives. It was like she had known us and Dad for years.

She is one of a kind ..the service she did for Dad was heartfelt and memorable. She went above and beyond to make it perfect for the family. We all felt she was like part of the family. Evelyn, we thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for your professionalism, kindness, compassion and empathy for what we were going through. The whole family is more than grateful.

You are amazing at what you do and I would highly recommend you to anyone.

Evelyn was recommended to us from the Springwood funeral service to undertake the service of our mother Gloria Summerell. Evelyn contacted my father two days prior to the Service scheduled date, to arrange a time to sit down with us to get a history of Gloria’s life.

We found Evelyn to be very professional, but also compassionate during this trying time for us. Evelyn also prompted us about Gloria’s life and events which could be noted during the service. Evelyn also asked us if anyone would wanting to make speeches at the service and if there wasn’t she would read testimonials for us. We wrote down what we wanted read during the service, as this was a very sad time for us all.

A schedule of the proceedings was emailed to us by Evelyn, so we knew what was going to happen on the day. On the day of the service Evelyn arrived early to ensure everything was ready to commence on time, as we were in a Covid restricted environment we used Zoom videoing as we were limited to 10 guests attending the funeral service.

Everything went very well, we were very impressed with the overall professionalism of Evelyn and the way the service was undertaken. We would highly recommend Evelyn to anyone who needs a professional, caring celebrant to undertake a funeral service.

Evelyn was truly wonderful to work with in creating the perfect ceremony for our mother. In such a difficult time, she went out of her way and made the process as easy as possible. With the perfect balance of guidance/instruction and freedom to personalise and make the day our own, she helped us to celebrate our mother’s life in the way she would have wanted. I’m very grateful for her service and will remember the day fondly. Luke

I wish that I hadn’t needed a funeral celebrant, but I did, and I am so grateful that I was directed to Evelyn. She made an unbearable time bearable and was always caring and thoughtful. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Evelyn.

Thank you for everything you did for us in preparing and delivering the memorial of my fiance’s mother at the Leura Memorial Gardens.

The warmth and generosity you showed him and our family was so greatly appreciated, especially as we navigated a very unexpected and difficult time. I really can’t thank you enough.

Evelyn’s professional and caring approach supported my family through the sadness of our farewell to my beloved niece. Her experience and suggestions confirmed we were in good hands at such a difficult time. She has an innate sense of understanding and connection to people. Our farewell was beautiful and all we hoped it would be.

Thank you once again for making our Mum’s memorial so special and memorable, and for spending so much time with us, making sure of it. We are so grateful. Thank you also to Daniel for his help and lovely presence.
McKay Family

Very happy with Blue Mountains Funerals from start to finish. Everyone said, it was the nicest Funeral they had been to. The Rose Chapel was so fresh and full of light, Evelyn was wonderful and the wake was in a new light-filled space.

It was lovely to meet you. You performed a very moving service.
John & Margaret

Thank you for your lovely words yesterday, you did what we couldn’t have. Warmest regards and many, many thanks for making a very difficult moment beautiful.

On behalf of all is family I wanted to thank you very much for leading our funeral/farewell for Glenn Phillips on Tues 23rd. It was a truly wonderful ceremony, and we had many comments about how your manner was lovely, and that it was like you really knew Glenn. People really appreciated your professionalism, and calm, kind manner.

I am very pleased that we could give him a great farewell, and it was largely due to your help.

Hi just wanted to thank you for doing such a beautiful job of dads funeral service – I know it went overtime but it was very special and the way you spoke and the respect you showed to our family was lovely. We really appreciated your professionalism and your warmth. You made a difference at a difficult time.

Many thanks for the beautiful service this morning. Everyone I spoke to said what a lovely service it was and how well you seemed to know Mum. Well done to you on giving that impression – it was a very comforting feeling.

Thank you again for the amazing job you did at mum’s funeral. I had many people comment in the following days, about your style and how lovely you were!

Thank you for all you did to make sure mum’s funeral was the way she would have wanted it.

Thank you for your gentleness, respect and understanding during our recent bereavement. We received numerous comments on the loveliness and persona nature of this service, and its positivity.

Thanks you for the lovely job you did at mum’s funeral. So many people expressed to us how lovely the service was and what a lovely lady you were. Your compassion and understanding makes you stand out from eh rest. Never lose these endearing qualities. It makes a difficult situation bearable.

Thank you for the lovely service you did for Danny. It made saying Good-Bye a little easier.

Thank you so much for your assistance in making Dad’s send off perfect. You are so kind and considerate it is much appreciated.
Lunnon Family

I just wished to thank you sincerely for the way you conducted the remembrance ceremony for dear Gwenny; both leading up to and the ceremony itself.

Your empathy along every step of what is an arduous journey, was greatly appreciated, and for which there were many complimentary comments, which I undertook to pass on to you.

Your attention to detail, when our minds were not functioning that well, was commendable.

Thank you so much for a beautiful service. Looks like No Fuss funerals came through. Love is a never ending circle.

Now that was a funeral!!!! Wasn’t’ it amazing!!!! Thanks for all of your help.

Thank you for your warm and gentle contribution to my beloved Gary’s farewell last Monday.

Thank you very much for helping organise and taking the service to farewell my friend and brother Gary last Monday. You did a superb job.

Everything was exactly as we’d hoped it would be. All that Joe & I told you last Saturday, was conveyed to everyone in what you said. You got it spot on and delivered it with feeling.

On behalf of my mother and myself and all of the family I wanted to extend to you our sincere thanks for the beautiful service you provided for our husband, father and grandfather. It was a beautiful service and it was perfect for him and for us. All of the comments from family and friends were that Alan himself would have been so happy with it. Thank you so very much.

Thank you for helping me with Mums funeral last Tuesday, everyone commented on how well the day went. My mother would have loved it.

We would like to thank you for mothers service on Thursday. It was a very good, we could not have had better. WE would like to thank you very very much.
The Palmer Family

My family and myself would like to thank you for the professional and caring way you prepared for, and presented the service for Wendy. Everyone thought the service was the way Wendy would have liked it.

Thank you very, very much.
We are so grateful to you for the wonderful job you did for Mum and us last Thursday. Everything went so smoothly and it was all done with such care, sympathy and dignity.
David & Paddy

Thank you so much for making today such a special day for us.
Stuart & Katy

Thank your for your kindness and dignity and guidance on a difficult day. It would not have been possible to get through it without you.

Thanks so much for your dignified and intelligent handling of the funeral. Even though it was a sad day for the family, I think everyone came away from the event feeling that our father received an excellent send off exactly as he would have hoped for.

Thank you so much for being so caring, passionate and understanding during our very difficult time. Your service was just beautiful, you captured dad perfectly. Thank you so much for giving our beautiful dad/husband such a lovely send off. You made the day so much easier for us to say goodbye.
Kirsty, Jody & Amelia

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Thank you for the most beautiful ceremony, we were both incredibly touched by your kind words and all the love you put into it. Lucy & Tim

Evelyn's professionalism, sensitivity & compassion were thoroughly appreciated during what was a very difficult time. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking the services of a celebrant. Henry

Her warmth, sensitivity, flexibility & professionalism make her a perfect choice for anyone. Robyn Yates RN CEO Blue Mountains Cancer Help Inc.