Testimonials and messages of thanks from families
Below are some of the testimonials and messages of thanks received from family’s we have served. All messages have been reproduced with the kind permission of the author’s.
I wanted to write in to thank you personally for the perfect organisation of our late mother’s funeral. At such a sad time, after a long battle with her health and the difficulty of finally getting her in to a nursing home in which to spend her final days, my brother Robert and I felt that you certainly helped us with this next part of the process. You made us feel calm and positive about the arrangements for the funeral.
Everyone on the day of the funeral remarked on how lovely it was, you were never morbid and we felt uplifted with the service from the minister and the way that the family were treated. It was everything our mother would have wanted it to be.
It was especially nice to hear from you the day after the funeral to find that you had taken Mum’s ashes to the West Herts Crematorium, her final wishes fulfilled for her to be laid to rest with our late father.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your business to anyone else needing your services, as we were recommended ourselves.
Dear John, I am writing to once again thank you for the excellent service you provided my Mum in handling my Dad’s funeral. The service you and your staff, especially Dave, provided was I am sure second to none. I also want to thank you for the support you gave me and the rest of my family during what was of course a very difficult time. I know my father would have deeply appreciated the way you treated all of us especially my Mum. You are a very kind man and I could never thank you enough.
I would like to recommend Pearce Funeral Services to all those in need. Mr Pearce personnally drove to Exeter to collect my Mother Olive. She would have been so please he brought her back to Stratton. Upon their return, he gave her a slow drive past her house. A special moment from a special man. He has a wonderful and kind touch.
My Mother thought so verily highly of Mr Pearce when he presided over the funeral of my Father Charles in 2010. Pearce Funeral Services give a professional and caring service. Nothing is too much trouble. Qualities that help to soften the saddest of times.
We would like to say a big thank you to Dave and the rest of the team at Pearce’s for all they did for our son Terry’s funeral arrangements.Every request we made was accommodated to make the whole experience more personal for the family.We would also like to thank the celebrant for the service she gave which touched everyone who attended.Thanks again to everyone at Pearce’s,we would recommend them to anyone in their time of need as they give such a personal level of service and make you feel at ease.
We went to Pearce Funeral Services after my mother died in March 2014, after approaching several other companies, as there was a slight difficulty with my mother’s funeral plan. John Pearce and all the staff could not have been more helpful, and my mother had the funeral she wanted. I cannot praise this company highly enough, in terms of practicality and personal service.
A death in the family leaves a void that no-one else can fill and we know life will never be the same. We cannot understand how one minute the person we love was here talking, laughing, enjoying all that life has to offer…..and the next minute they are gone! I write this because how lucky are we that when life affects us so deeply that we can hand over our beloved into a caring and professional funeral service, to take over and offer such care and devotion. Honestly, they are unique.
John Pearce and his team were superb, from the first difficult phone call I made right through the very difficult period he couldn’t do anymore – thank you John I would highly recommend John and the team at Pearce Funeral Directors.
Such professionalism and attention to detail, my family and I cannot express enough our gratitude for the way you conducted my mother’s funeral arrangememts. At a time when everything seems surreal and incomprehensible you guided us through a most difficult time with such gentlemanly dignity. Every detail was attended to and nothing left to chance, everything was perfect for my mother’s farewell. You have set such a high standard that I would suggest many in this difficult business would struggle to emulate. I commend you for your work and will speak highly of your services to others.
Just a note to thank you for your excellent service. Myself and my family were heartbroken to have lost G___. At a time when we needed help David was there. He has been so thoughtful and kind, from first meeting him he has been so helpful and has helped us through. Thank you again.
On behalf of my family and I, we would all like to express our sincere thanks to you all at Pearce Funeral Services for looking after our mother and directing her funeral. John, the day I met you I trusted my mother to your services. You walked into my home and an older brother, became like a member of our family and lightened our grief, we thank you so much. Everything you done for our mother was perfect.
Thank you very much for the wonderful service you conducted for our brother and for the care and compassion you showed for all of the family at this sad time.
My mum passed away on 5th March 2013. This was the hardest thing I have ever had to cope with, arranging my mum’s funeral. Amongst losing her my sister and myself had to clear her home and try to arrange a funeral. My sister found this company, Pearce Funeral Services, they are the most kindest people. When you’re suffering a great loss you need a little time to adjust and a lot of consideration to what has happened. Pearce’s have been patient, polite and everything was just right for my mum, I know she would have been pleased with the send off. I wish to say thank you mostly to John Pearce who was dealing with mum’s funeral, you have been wonderful to the family and myself. I would give this funeral service a 10 star for all over service. Thank you so much.
“I would like to recommend Pearce Funeral Services to all those in need. Mr Pearce personally drove to Exeter to collect my Mother Olive. She would have been so please he brought her back to Stratton. Upon their return, he gave her a slow drive past her house. A special moment from a special man. He has a wonderful and kind touch.
My Mother thought so verily highly of Mr Pearce when he presided over the funeral of my Father Charles in 2010.
Pearce Funeral Services give a professional and caring service. Nothing is too much trouble. Qualities that help to soften the saddest of times.”
I just wanted to say thankyou from the bottom of our hearts, for the wonderful service, help, understanding and compassion you have given to myself and my family. It has been a very difficult time for all of us, and you made us feel welcome and unrushed in any decision we have made. Everything was beautiful, and you looked after our mum the way she deserved. We will certainly be recommending you. Many thanks again to you and your team for everything.
John, my family and I want to thank you for the superb, professional service that you and your company provided for us. From the very beginning your calming and friendly approach made a very difficult and sad time much easier to bear. Words and the service content were very important to us as Terry was such a unique character and with your help and relevant suggestions, we got everything that we all wanted. We were even able to share some humour as we made the funeral fit Terry’s charismatic personality and something that even he would have appreciated. Your dignified and personal touch made us much more relaxed on the day and we were so grateful that with your help we’d given Terry a fitting tribute. Thank you once again and we have already recommended your services to many other people.
June, Daryn and Carl L
Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic service that you have given to my children with regards to their father, who’s funeral took place today at Kingsdown Crematorium.
My eldest daughter Lisa had said what a lovely person you were and how you had made her feel so at ease when she initially spoke with you. When I first met you a day or so later, I saw for myself exactly what she meant. You were so welcoming, so calming and so professional in all you did.
When I came to the chapel of rest, again you were welcoming and so understanding and again today at the funeral.
May I personally say a big thank you for the heart-warming service you gave.
Thank you for the magnificant service you gave my late mother. My brother, sister and I are also grateful for the support, time and understanding you gave us.
May I say a personal thank you for the kind and attentive service which you provided. Dealing with a funeral at a distance was not easy but you made it seem simple and everything on the day went so smoothly.
I wanted to say thank you for all your assistance and support in the time from Mum’s death to her funeral. I have been grateful for your guidance and advice in an area where I have so little knowledge and found myself not knowing what action to take next.
From the first conversation it was evident that you were the right person to help us through this difficult time. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to others.
I just wanted to thank you and your staff for the way you conducted Mum’s funeral. I think it would have been exactly as she would have wanted. It was a very diginified service and I am so pleased to have met you. If I ever get the opportunity I will not hesitate to recommend you to others.
My wife and I, on behalf of all the family and friends would like to offer our sincere thanks to you and all members of staff for the wonderful service you offered us in our saddest hours. You were there to give us comfort and instruction, which made the ordeal much more bearable and we cannot express our gratitude enough
Thank you for the way in which you conducted the cremation of Les, I can honestly say that family and friends alike were very impressed with the service. In fact from the time I first spoke to you on the phone I knew I had made the right choice and I thank you for making a difficult time as easy as possible for us all.
Thank you for the wonderful service you have provided for me and my family. You treated my Mum with such dignity that I will never forget it, and I will cherish the last time I saw her, she was so peaceful, which is thanks to you. We also appreciated how your service was so personal and friendly, which helped take so much pressure off us at this sad time. The feedback from my family and friends spoke sincerely about the service you provided for us, the funeral itself could not have gone off any better. Once again thank you so much for your kind, dignified and personal touch that you showed throughout the whole process. We would recommend your service to everyone we know.
Many thanks for your help and support over the past couple of weeks. I would like to thank everyone involved for their kind and professional manner. You do a difficult job exceedingly well. This is the first funeral I have had to organise and you managed to relieve a lot of the trauma and smooth the way in a very calm and organised manner.
It was with such trepidation that we returned from our last visit to Ann in hospital. Turning to you for assistance with final arrangements removed all the worry and hassle for us associated with the funeral. Thank you for the kind and considerate way you helped us through the myriad of complications with seemed to arise each day. Our friends and family, who had travelled long distances, were most enamoured of the church and all the arrangements, made quietly and unobtrusively, managed to create an ambience in keeping with Joyce Grenfell”s verse and the way we felt.
J & P
Thank you for all the help you have given me at this very stressful time of my life. Thank you once again.
Just a short note to thank you for your personal attention, help and kindness given to me on the day I visited your office, and for the excellent service you gave on the day of my sister”s funeral. I would also wish to thank all of your staff for the excellent way you all performed your duties on the day.
We are writing to thank you very much for your organisation of Mum”s funeral, which you did with such support and empathy. Your professionalism was very much appreciated by all the family.
N & A
I chose Pearce Funeral Services from the internet yellow pages. From the time I rang to make the enquiry John Pearce could not have been more helpful or sympathetic. My husband”s body needed to be brought from Wales to Swindon for the cremation and this was dealt with dignity and compassion as were the rest of the arrangements. John Pearce dealt with the cremation with professionalism, dignity and sympathy which impressed family and friends alike. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pearce Funeral Services to anyone who wants the best possible farewell to a loved one.
Thank you for the excellent service you”ve given me over the last 5 or 6 weeks. You were a pleasure to deal with both during the planning process when your suggestions were always pertinent and helpful (and we were even able to enjoy a little humour!!) right the way through to the events on the 15th & 16th December when everything was done perfectly – just as we had discussed. Thank you John – your help was much appreciated.