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What people Say

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for helping us to arrange Tricia’s funeral, for all the effort you put in and the advice you offered. I remember how well you handled my friend Ian’s mum’s funeral in May last year, and so was delighted to find out that you would be free to help us say goodbye to Tricia. You were very accommodating and sensitive to our wishes and it was obvious that you put a lot of time and effort into getting to understand us as a family, and Tricia as a person, even though you’d never met her. Your reassuring presence on the day itself made sure everything went as smoothly as these things should. It was the prefect send-off for my rather quirky sister.

Sarah, York

I’d like to express my appreciation for the lovely service you organised yesterday.  So many friends and relations have said how moving and special it was for them.

Nothing can replace my loving daughter, but I now have memorable tributes to look back on.

With heartfelt thanks,


Just want to thank you so much for all your help and comfort just when I
needed it. I really didn’t know what I was doing and felt lost but you sorted
me and my girls out which is very much appreciated. I will definitely tell
family and friends how easy you made things flow, and I really wanted my
Howard in the hands of someone with empathy and who was spiritual. It
gave me comfort.

Christine, Urmston, Manchester

Just a note to thank you for all of your kind words of advice, help and
patience whilst dealing with our mother’s funeral. It really was the most
difficult time of our lives. However, you made it simple, straightforward and
reassured us kindly along the way.

Victoria, Emma, Dawn and Ian, York

The service was beautiful and I/we cannot thank you enough. And there are
no words.

Priscilla, York

I know I said it on the day but I just had to drop you a line to make sure you
know just how grateful I am that you agreed to arrange Mummy’s funeral
(Oakworth, Keighley). It was just right.

Yvonne, Swanland, E Yorks

Words can’t express our appreciation and gratitude for all your personal
help and support Chris. You’ve made a very difficult and sad time so much
easier. Thank you

Tricia and Tony Hornsea

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for today and for all your hard work
that made today as special as it was. We really couldn't of wished for
anything more and everyone said it was such a special send off for Gordon.
You really gave it that personal touch which meant a lot and you
should keep doing what you are doing! I want to take this opportunity to say
how touched we were in your approach towards us, you really are a
wonderful lady. We will definitely recommend you to anyone in the future.

Chris and Laura Nr Selby

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.

Paul Medley

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.

Diana Mason

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.

Sharon Erridge

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.

Ian Richardson

Chris has a very sensitive and understanding approach.

Maureen, Malton.

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 .

Martin, Malton

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.

Jean, Durham

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

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flower Contact Details
  Last Wishes Funerals
  Holme Lea
  North Yorkshire
  YO62 4AU

Last Wishes Funerals • Holme Lea • Slingsby • YO62 4AU

Telephone: 01653 627 170 • Mobile: 07824 639 244 • E-mail: [email protected]