Chris helped us to arrange my Mother’s funeral last month and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a more personal arrangement than can be found at the traditional funeral directors.
Chris meets you with no pre-determined ideas about what you want, her approach is to explore what you expect from the funeral, encouraging you to be involved in the arrangements and decision making, supporting you fully at all times. As well as her open approach, Chris has a keen eye on the costs involved and aims to keep them down with lots of alternative ideas, which also result in a much more personal connection with the funeral.
My Mothers wish was to remain at home after her death and only be attended by Jacqueline, her daughter in law. However, in the event, she died in hospital but Chris arranged for her to be returned home the day before the funeral so she could spend her last night at home, with Chris and Jacqueline attending to her.
At Chris’s suggestion, we chose to carry the coffin ourselves and I would recommend this to anyone, if they are able, as I felt a very strong sense of purpose in doing this, the last thing that I could ever do for my Mum. We had chosen a wicker coffin, much nicer than a wooden one and it looked beautiful in the church on a rustic stand with our simple bouquets of flowers on top.
Finally we must say, my Mother’s funeral was a very dignified and deeply personal event and we cannot thank Chris enough for making this possible. We should also like thank the Vicar of St. Everilda’s, the Reverend Jeremy Sylvester for a warm and personal Service and Graham, Chris’s outstanding driver, for his expert guidance and assistance.
With Chris’s help, we were able to create a woodland funeral which met all our wishes. Chris was very sensitive and supportive, helping us through this difficult time. Thank you Chris.
Our family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Chris after the tragic loss of our son/brother/fiancé.
Her patience and understanding from start to finish enabled us to create a loving and personal farewell, and, at our request, a peaceful, warm, non religious ceremony.
Chris went above and beyond, being always available and making last minute changes for us.
We could not have got through it without her.
Many, many thanks.
We had a lovely funeral for my mother, thanks to Chris, who was kind, caring and very helpful. We wanted a small, personal family funeral with refreshments at Middlethorpe Hall and it turned out to be a very happy day – a celebration of Mum’s life in which all the family took part. Chris was sensitive to our wishes and helped us every step of the way. A big thank you.
Rosalind A Maggs
Chris was amazingly helpful without being patronising.We had the personal funeral we wanted for my parents.(double funeral being unusual).would recommend her services very highly.
Chris made it so easy to conform to the wishes of my wife to have a very special funeral. It was as perfect a funeral as one could wish for.
Thank you for your help and understanding.
Chris has a very sensitive and understanding approach.
I would like to thank Chris on behalf of myself and my brother for the lovely way she organised our mother’s funeral. She was very helpful and sympathetic and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone who might need her assistance .
Arranging my son’s funeral was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. A friend recommended Last Wishes as a funeral director who specialises in treating their customers as individuals.
Chris helped me to plan the day so that I could give my boy the kind of ceremony he would have wanted. She and her team helped with suggestions and explained the costs so that while the event was dignified and unique it was also kept to an affordable budget. It was a comfort to be so well cared for at a very painful time. I would like to say thank you to Chris and her colleagues at Last Wishes you made a difficult time a little easier to bear.
Thank you so much for your support and kindness during an unexpected and sad time. You made everything so easy for us and we all will be eternally thankful. You did my nephew proud. No doubt about that you are a true testament to the work that you do and I truly believe that you were meant to be where you are today. Thank you Chris and Catherine.
Trisha ,Jim, family and all of Andys friends, York