Finally, may I say how well you handled all this? Thank you so much. It really has been an uplifting experience, as several have said to me, and could have been so much worse. Your happy, smiling face just seemed to smooth things along the way! Well done.
Thank you Chris for a wonderful, empathetic service. You were kind, understanding and very supportive in honouring our wishes for our darling Rupert. Even though it was a sad situation for us all. You turned it into a moment to remember with grace and calm. And I know Rupert would have been happy in how his cremation was handled. Many thanks.
We are very grateful to Chris for the warm, sympathetic and professional way that she supported us through dealing with the death of our dear brother. She was very responsive to our needs and made helpful suggestions, such as the choice of music at the funeral. We wanted it to be informal and personal for the family and she helped us to achieve just that. The experience was much easier to deal with because of Chris. Thank you again.
Chris demystified the whole business of funeral planning, and offered advice on so many issues that I’d previously been scared to even think about – from the choice of coffins , where to hold a funeral, -prices – burials/ cremations -any relevant aspect you may want to discuss about your own or someone else’s funeral. A kind friendly understanding chat.. I thoroughly recommend a talk with her when needed
When my mother died we decided we wanted to try and make all the arrangements ourselves without a funeral director. We were able to do this but I’m not sure we would have succeeded without Chris. When we started out she drove to our house, which was not that local to her, and talked us through the process even though we were not asking her to arrange the funeral. She was entirely generous with her time and advice. She was straightforward and practical and made us believe we could succeed. And when we hit a brick wall or two during the process she was always on the end of the phone with an immediate solution.
In the future when I remember this last week – filling in forms, talking to crematoriums and finally achieving what we wanted for my mother – I will always think of Chris and what she did. She feels like a friend who helped us at time when we really needed it. We will always be grateful to her.
Chris of Last Wishes was nothing short of brilliant in how she helped us, both when my Dad died and then my Mum very soon after. Her attention to detail, knowledge and intention to give us good value for money was outstanding. Even to the point of bringing her own bamboo trestles for the coffins, by far the nicest I have seen. It is this kind of thoughtfulness and her good communication that made a difficult time so much easier.
I highly recommend Last Wishes, who simply want to give you what you want, with great service, and at the best possible price.
It has been a pleasure and a relief to meet you to discuss my funeral wishes with
you. It has been so much easier to talk about the details with you than with my daughter – however close we may feel. And yet, on the day, the details matter, and will help the funeral go smoothly and with dignity. My dearest wish is to cause my daughter as little distress and worry as possible.
I could not wish for anybody better than you to deal with the practical and necessary details regarding my bodily remains. It is reassuring to know that people like you – and your family – are there when needed the most.
Just to simply say that Chris provided everything and more that my dear wife, Nicky would have wanted. Nicky’s bywords were ‘be the best you can be’ and Chris and Georgina (the Celebrant), left the family and myself feeling uplifted that we had done just that. I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to them both for the way everything was done without fuss, without formality – just with love and empathy. Every single person at the service said what a wonderful service it was and how well it matched Nicky’s warm and loving personality. My deepest heart-felt thanks. Chris, Esme and Kit.
That meeting you had with my sister, my Mum and Dad and me was just great Chris. Thank you so much. You clearly led us through all the different options in a practical but kind and compassionate manner. My parents are both alive still, but facing up to their end of life, and you were able to support them in doing this by facilitating them choosing what they wanted for their funeral. Surprisingly, it felt like we were organising a party! I think that is testament to how you were with us. I will be recommending you to everyone I know!