What People say about us

We want you to know how much we have appreciated your involvement and handling of dads funeral. We are so glad we chose to come to you, as you were the perfect person to help us. Right from the moment we as a family met you, you almost became a part of us as you walked us through those last few days planning for and preparing our final celebration and tribute of dad. Emotionally we were shot, so it was good to have you doing some of the thinking for us, and guiding our thoughts as needed.Your sensitivity towards all my family members as you listened to each one of us talk, and then your ability to translate our personal connection with dad and our understanding of him, his favorite things from yellow chrysanthemums to the music he loved into a funeral we all loved was extraordinary. I know dad also would have been proud and pleased.Some of my favourite parts of the day suggested by you were a family brunch in the morning to allow for out of town family to arrive, catch up with each other and rest a little before the funeral itself; walking into the service and been given a yellow chrysanthemum to wear in honor of dad; painting dads casket yellow and inviting any family or friends that wished to write messages on it; the dutch themed afternoon tea, the dutch and N.Z. flag symbolizing his heritage; remembering dads love of a cold beer and giving him a final toast with beer just before he was taken away ….Jill, you have an ability to not only draw from us aspects of dad that has given him a fabulous tribute , but you have helped us think ‘out side the box’ so to speak, and allowed us to both be a little unconventional and feel good about that. And all of this with such compassion, care and professionalism. How do you do that?So thank you dear friend, you have been absolutely amazing, and we would not hesitate to recommend your help to others at such a time as this our lives.
Love Wendy
In such a difficult period of bereavement, Jill has played a phenomenol role in helping to facilitate the ceremony whilst we were all left shocked and saddened. It was certainly most helpful to have a professional co ordinator to take care of the planning period.The last thing on our minds at the time, was to successfully co ordinate this funeral. Jill spent many hours providing a listening ear to our families background and stories of the lost loved one.All in all, Jill has done a marvelous task by putting everything we required together. It was much appreciated, and highly recommended to others.
When a loved one passes it is such a time of grief and shock, it is hard to think straight.The thing that made the whole experience even vaguely bearable was Jill from Findlay Funerals.Jill’s caring attitude and personal approach touched all of us as a family. She was there for us all. The planning was impeccable. She understood the brief for everything we wanted to achieve and she exceeded our expectations. When it comes to recommending someone, funerals are a strange thing, because no one wants to be in that position. All I can say is Jill is the best. Making funerals special and the process of saying goodbye bearable - is her gift.
Sarah Tiplady