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Funeral Testimonials

Dear Gerry
Thank you so much for the ceremony yesterday. Everyone commented that you
spoke as if you knew Colin and it was a very appropriate send off for him.
I would also like to thank you for reducing your rate as this is a difficult
time financially for me – whenever Colin and I saved up any money we went on
holiday ! It may sound irresponsible but as things turned out I am so glad
that I have those memories.
Best regards
Laura

 

Hi Gerry,
I’m sorry it’s taken me a few days to write this but thank you so much for the outstanding job you did at dad’s memorial on Monday. You read the eulogy like you knew dad, and the whole occasion really reflected him. I also appreciated your concern for me on the day. Many thanks once again, I have fond memories on such a sad occasion.
Kind Regards,
Amanda G

 

Good morning Gerry,
It was lovely to speak to you the other day. Thank you for your help and support to my family at this sad time. As discussed, please find following a small tribute to my grandfather that I would like to read out at the service tomorrow.
I really appreciate your offer of being my safety net if it becomes too emotionally difficult for me to read.
Cheers,
Tanya

 

Hi Gerry,
Thanks so much for ” sharing the load ”
Cheers Ron.

 

Thank you SO much Gerry for your kindness, patience and care to make Barrie’s farewell as nice as we can. I do appreciate the trouble you have gone to for me.
My sons and I will meet you tomorrow at Crib Point at 2-30pm.
Stella.

 

Hi Gerry
This is amazing thank you so much 🙂
Will be in touch with music choices
Thank you
Betty
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Gerry
Thanks for being the celebrant for our mum’s funeral.
Your assistance and guidance in getting us through this difficult time is much appreciated.
Thanks
Michael

 

Thank you Gerry
The service is beautiful , I am delighted with your presentation.
Over to me now for my part.
Sincerely.
Mary
Sent from my iPad

 

Hi Gerry, thanks for doing a really great job today, I think the service went really good.
Cheers
Darryl C
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Hi Gerry,
Thanks for delivering a lovely service for my father on Friday. We have had many comments saying it was a lovely send off.
Thanks again
regards
Diane
Hi Gerry,

I had not the opportunity to see you again after Terry’s service yesterday to say a big thank you.
I believe he would have approved of proceedings and the highs and lows of the emotions encapsulated within.
It had been a tricky chain of events, so many of us not knowing his family…I had met them just Monday…when they really had no wish for a formal farewell. We had encouraged them to hold one…..and I think they were pleased that they had. They had no idea of the numbers of friends Terry had and the extent of his popularity in Melbourne.
Life had been difficult for him as a young gay man in the 1960s…..and he told me how his family had not been comfortable accepting that.
Your words and sensitivity were very much appreciated by our band of friends and I sincerely thank you for that,
Warm regards,
Lizzie B
Sent from my iPad

 

Hi Gerry,
I owe you and your lovely wife a big thank you for leading such a fine service last week for my dad, Ken. I include your wife too as I know she called you and transcribed all my extremely last minute changes over the phone – Rex’s poem and the inclusion of Bailey saying the tributes! Mum, my brothers and extended family all commented on what a great job you did leading us with warmth and intelligence at a difficult time. It was definitely “World Class!”
Thank you again,
Sally. (April 2014)

 

Hi Gerry,
It was lovely meeting you today. Thank you so much for all your support and kindness in preparing Dad’s funeral.
Regards, Robyn.

 

Hello Gerry,

Sorry I haven’t had a chance to email you soon in regards to Dad’s service on Friday.

On behalf of Dad’s family, I’d like to personally thank you for organising such a wonderful service and giving my father such a great send off. I feel the entire experience could not have gone any better, and your expertise and help during this stressful time lifted a huge weight off our shoulders.

Thank you very much Gerry, take care.

Kind Regards, Phil

 

Hi Gerry. I never got a chance to catch up after Dave’s service yesterday. Just wanted to say thanks for doing such a wonderful job. You understood exactly what we all wanted on the day and it felt as if you got what Dave was all about rather than just reading lines. Thanks again from us all. Colin

 

Hi Gerry,

From my family and I, I’d like to say thank you for today’s’ service.
My mother was happy that it was succinct, relevant and without drama or pretense.
Cheers and good wishes,

Ian H

 

 

Dear Gerry

Just a belated thank you for being MC at our fathers funeral service at Fawkner on Monday 6th October 2014.
We have just viewed the DVD of the service and given we are now less stressed and emotional, it really turned out exactly as we hoped even with little Emma [Tom’s great grand-daughter] wandering all over the Chapel. We know he would have loved to have seen that.
Again our sincere thanks for your work and assistance in putting together the service and the eulogy.
All our best, Gail W and family, Rhonda K and family

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One comment on “Funeral Testimonials

  1. ian bray
    June 18, 2016

    dear gerry

    we would like to thank you for making things so easy for us at mums funeral. We had no idea were to start u came in to our home and just listen and got to know mum the poems were just great it was her. thanks so much . ian and maureen bray

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