Testimonials

Hi Rod,

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Many thanks to you on behalf of the family for the lovely service you led yesterday. Yvonne and I watched the link this morning (as it was a bit of a blur on the day) and you hit just the right balance of humour and reverence. I very much appreciated the piece for Mum at the end of the service.

Thank you again for your professionalism.

Regards,

Nicole


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Dear Rod

Thank you for the lovely service celebrating Daphne's life.  It was the service she wished for and I  am sure she would have approved of it. 

I'm grateful for the long happy and healthy life we had together and realise it is hard to end, but it doesn't make it any easier, as I miss her so much.  

Once again thank you for all you have done. 

Kind Regards

Dom

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Dear Rod,

Thank you for your kind words of sympathy to me and my family in our sad loss of Ray.   Also for the tasteful way in which you conducted his funeral service.  

It was just he way we wanted it and I am sure that if he had been there to witness it, he would have said 'They did it my way.'

Thanking you once again

Kind regards

Nerida

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Hello Rod ,

 

Thank you for visiting with my mother & sisters yesterday .

 

The relief felt by us all after your visit  was quite tangible .

 

It’s a small world as I was talking to Paul today & it would appear he & his wife Kerry & her brother Bob have been fortunate enough to have used your services ( that probably doesn’t sound right, but you know what I mean).

 

Bob is a good bloke & Paul is a former business partner of Joe so he & Kerry will be attending Friday as will a coterie of former staff .

 

This may well be the largest congregration ever held at Wonglepong Cemetery so be forewarned !

 

Thanks Rod

David 


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Thank you so much for the wonderful service you delivered today. It was tender and heartfelt. You made everyone feel comfortable.

Best wishes,

Nola and Family


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Dear Rod


On behalf of my family I would like to thank you for helping all of us to say 'farewell' to Fred.  Fred was a beautiful man who we were really blessed to share our lives with.  I miss him so much.  

Warmest regards

Diana and Family
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Dear Rod

A belated thankyou from all of us.   Several fo our family and friends have remarked on the high quality of service you delivered on our special day.    And I can only agree with that.

Thank you 

Marlene

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Rod 

Just a short note to say thank you very much for your great words at Mum's service.  It meant so much to us.

Regards

Gayle and Bob and family

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Dear Rod

A little late , but a few words of thank you for all you did.   You did. a great job at Leigh's farewell and our family really appreciate it.  Sadly things don't seem to be getting better, but I guess time will tell.   He is so greatly missed. 

Thank you once again

Barbara

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Dear Rod 

Thank you so much for the immeasurable support through our saddest times.  Your initial advice, and your wonderful work and your ongoing concern are gratefully appreciated. 

With love 

Ann and family
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Dear Rod

I just want to say thank you so very much for doing a wonderful job farewelling my husband Rick.  

Every single person I spoke to afterward said what a lovely service it was - not only due to the words and the photos - but your manner and words as well. 

Many people asked if you were a family friend, as you spoke so naturally about Rick and the family. 

It's still so sad and Im trying to come to terms with losing Rick, but having such a lovely service is comforting.

Thankyou and kindest regards 

Gaylene and Vivian

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Dear Rod

Thank you very much for the excellent advice especially in coping on the day.  Thank you for being so kind and running the service exactly as we had asked. 

Many thanks

Dilys
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Dear Rod

Thank you so much for officiating at Mum's funeral.  We really appreciated the time you spent in preparing the order of service and personalising it with the 'Irish Blessing' to make it uniquely 'Mum'.  

Your relaxed and respectful manner ensured that Mum's farewell was a true reflection of the wonderful lady that she was.  

On behalf of my Dad, Jim and the family you have our heartfelt thanks.  

Thanks again

Margaret



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Dear Rod 

Thank you for such a special service to farewell Scott.   You did a wonderful job.

Kindest regards

Doug and Merril
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Thank you Rod,

We had a beautiful day farewelling our Mark.  Thank you for helping us get through this sad day with the beautiful memory of our Mark.

Jan Kerry Glen and Craig
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Dear Rod 

I would just like to send you a very big thank you for the beautiful service you gave my husband Paul it was absolutely amazing you are a brilliant celebrant and knowing a few schafferiouses myself they have always been very easy speaking people and know how to ease peoples pain .im not coping to well but I’m trying to be strong .Rhinnon had her baby girl Maliha Bonnie May on the 6th of November so Paul missed her by two weeks she is a darling baby Paul would have loved her to bits but I’m sure he’s here with us .

So once again thank you for the beautiful send off you gave Paul I will recommend you to anyone.


Kind regards

Carole  


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Dear Rod,
It has been a few weeks now since your services for Mum’s funeral. These thoughts have been in our heads since that day. Finally, we found the time to connect with you and apologise it has taken until now.
Dorothy and myself would like to take this time to thank you for your guidance, support and direction during this challenging, heartfelt time in our lives.
We particularly would like to thank you for your delivery on the day. You pulled everything together soo well, linking significant times to Mum’s life and sharing stories of Mum as if you knew her personally. You addressed family and friends respectfully, with such ease, sensitivity and inclusiveness, and were extremely professional in both your verbal delivery and body language.
Words really cannot express how grateful we are for you.
With much gratitude,
Lynda and Dot.
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Rod,
Thanks very much for today.  You did a great job.
Cheers,

Rick.
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Hello Rod
 
Thank you for the lovely note.
 
On behalf of myself and the family, I would like to say thank you for the most wonderful memorial service you did for our mum and wife Margaret.
 
We would like to reiterate our sincere gratitude for the wonderful job that you did at my mother’s funeral service.You said so many things which were very kind, caring and compassionate.

You got the mix right and many of our friends afterwards had high praise on how you conducted or the service.
 
Thank you for making this such a special and memorable moment for us all.
Kind regards 

Linda
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Dear Rod,

Col and I would like to thank you very sincerely for all your help, support,

and love on guiding us through a difficult time!.

 

It was the most beautiful service for Rodney and Mum.

Even though, you had only known us, and the family history,

from that day we met, it seemed like you had known Rodney

and us for our whole life!.

 

Rod, your service was so warm, loving, personal and sincere.

It was so special and you honored Rodney and Mum with warm

embrace and respect.

 

With our sincerest and deepest thanks for everything.

 

Love

Dawdie and Col.
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Hi Rod,

 

Many thanks for running the service  for the celebration of Jim’s life.  Your words and delivery were just right and the ceremony was one Jim would have approved of.  We appreciated your sense of humour. 

Your assistance and guidance at this difficult time was greatly appreciated by all of the family.  If you ever need a reference we would be more than happy to provide one.

 

Kind regards

 

Colleen and family
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Dear Rod 

Thank you overmuch for all you care and compassion and the beautiful service you conducted for Colin.  It was very much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Wendy
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Dear Rod 

I would just like to send you a very big thank you for the beautiful service you gave my husband Paul. It was absolutely amazing and you are a brilliant celebrant and knowing a few Schafferius' myself, they have always been very easy speaking people and know how to ease peoples pain.  

I'm not coping to well but I’m trying to be strong .

So once again thank you for the beautiful send off you gave Paul I will recommend you to anyone 

Kind regards

Carole  
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Rod,
I have to email you to thank you for an outstanding service today. I really can't thank you enough.
You are a star.

Michael
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Hi Rod,

Just wanted to say a big thank-you for lovely way you conducted Damien's farewell we were very happy with all you did for us on a very sad day

You're a very kind man

Bless you Rod

Kind regards
Colleen & Earl
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Dear Rod,

Your kindness and compassion at our home and on the day put me at ease.  You delivered a brilliant service and captured mum and our spirit well, in particular your piece at the end which not only captured mum perfectly but you could see the hurt in the room and brought us back to a place of peace before we said the final goodbye.  I received your incredibly thoughtful note.  I am yet to learn how to grieve as this is all new to me and I don’t even know if I have or it is yet to come.  I am just going to ride the waves as they hit.  It was a lovely touch.

 

It only remains to say that when the next time comes – hopefully you both will have retired by then 😉 - I will get in touch.

 

Kindest and warmest regards

Kym, Jeff, Jaclyn, Roxy, Richard, Dale and John
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Dear Rod,


Kaitlin and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for being part of our day.  I couldn't think of anyone better to have officiate at our wedding.

Thankyou sincerely 

Zac and Kaitlin
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Dear Rod,

Thank you very much for the wonderful way in which you conducted the funeral service for our Mum, Dot Broadbent.  We are so pleased that Frank (from Anton Brown Funerals) recommended you to us.

We said that we didn’t want anyone, as the celebrant, who would be dry and stuffy, but someone who would give life to the service, which is what you did.  You were interesting, injecting just the right amount of humour, whilst, at all times, remaining respectful.  Your Reflective Thoughts were most apt and very touching, thank you.

We also greatly appreciate the advice you gave us before the funeral, both with regard to the music, and also to techniques to use to enable us to cope throughout the service itself.  While none of the three of us thought about any members of the congregation as being naked while we were doing our speaking (which was one of your suggested techniques), we did do deep breathing and made sure we didn’t touch each other; your standing behind us, giving us support and whispered advice, was also calming and most helpful.

We have received very many complimentary comments regarding the service, one person even saying that it was the most beautiful funeral she’d ever attended; your conduct of the service definitely helped to produce this feeling of comfort and well-being.

Thank you for helping us to honour the memory of our beloved mother in such a positive way.

With sincere appreciation,

from

Linda, Tim, Lacey
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Dear Rod

So many people have said what a lovely service it was.  I thought so too.  I hope you are around in 20 years time to do mine.   Just the same you have many admirers among those who attended.  

Thank you again for the wonderful effort you put into the service for Michael.

Yours sincerely

Thurza-June
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Dear Rod 

I want to let you know how much it meant to my children and to me the way you encouraged us to their father and my husband Allen.  

The ceremony was all we could have wished for and we thank you for that.  

The people you help and comfort are indeed very fortunate.  

Thankyou

May and family
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Hi Rod


Apologies that mum and I didn't get to speak with you after the service yesterday. I believe that you spoke with my sister Nik.

Mum wanted me to pass on our thanks for your kindness and genuine approach to officiating the service yesterday. We felt comforted in our time of sorrow by your personal touch, your calm and friendly nature, and the words you spoke.

We had many comments yesterday about what a genuine and heartfelt send off that it was for dad. We feel we took your very good advice and gave him the farewell he deserved. Mum was so pleased you encouraged her to consider writing some words - something she can keep a copy of with her.

We hope not to meet again soon but wanted to express our thanks.

Thanks

Beck

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Dear Rod

Thank you for your expression of sympathy to our family, on the loss of Adrian.

Thank you for the way you conducted the service and helped us all feel a bit more secure throughout the process.

Kind regards

Bev
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Hi Rod

Sorry I missed you at the end of Mum’s Service.

I just wish to express my sincerely thanks you for your help today. Your words were both inspiring and comforting. You have a wonderful gift of communication.

Many thanks

Cam
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Hello Rod
I wanted to thank you for officiating at Dad's funeral last Tuesday.  It was a bit of a daze for me but everyone said that it was a nice funeral, which is all my sister and I wanted for Dad.

I was going through Dad's things yesterday and he had a memorial sheet from my daughter in law's funeral - Tania which was held in November 2012.  You officiated at that funeral also, although I didn't realize it until yesterday.  I do remember thinking that you did a great job at Tania's funeral so it is fitting that you also was at Dad's.
Best regards

Lesley
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Hi Rod,

On behalf of Michael and our extended family I would like to thank you very much for the ceremony yesterday.

You did a great job and really respected dad and the family. There were a number of people who were very complimentary on your facilitating of the ceremony. 
Kind Regards 

Steven & Michael
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Hi Rod,

Steven and I wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for hosting Dad’s funeral.

Steven and I received so many positive comments about the service.

Once again thank you.

cheers

Sally

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HI Rod

I just wanted to send you my heartfelt thanks for the lovely service that you did for my darling Mum on Thursday.

It was beautifully done. I have had so many lovely compliments about the service and they all said how lovely you were during the service.

I found the last verse you said very helpful & I was wondering if I could get a copy of this verse so I can read it again when I need to. It might help my healing.

Once again you are very special & I will never forget how caring & loving you spoke of my Mum.

I am grateful beyond words.

Kind Regards,

Sharyn 
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Hi Rod

On behalf of all of Eunice's family - thank you so much for the wonderful job you did of her service today.  Everyone commented on what a lovely service it was and what a wonderful job you did.

Eunice was such a tremendous woman and deserved nothing but the best - which is what you gave her today.

Thank you again - we really appreciate it

Kind regards

Leanne

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Hi Rod.

We have just finished up at the Hotel. Jenny and I just want to thank you very much for the wonderful service you helped put on today for Dad. I think he would have enjoyed watching it from above.

Thanks also for helping us get through our words. You have been amazing.

Jo and Jenny
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Hi Rod

Thanks for everything on the day we were told by Karlee's grandmother that it was the best wedding she had been to ever which means a lot to Karlee and myself as she was able to understand everything you where saying which was very important.

Dean
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Hi Rod,

Thank you so much.
Once again thank you for doing Kevin’s Service.  I have had so many people say how impressed they were with what you did.  I was so happy with the way everything went.  
Kind regards

Denise
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Dear Rod

I would like to thank you for your conduct of the service yesterday.  It was excellent.  Many commented to us on what a nice service it was.
You demonstrated your great skill of being able to draw your remarks about Ian from our short conversation and the speeches.  As you anticipated when we met - it sounded like you knew him.  In fact Frank asked me just that.
All the best
Frazer
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Dear Rod

 A belated thank you for the lovely service for Jack.   Several of our family and friends have remarked on the high quality of service you delivered on our special day and I can only agree with that. 

Thank you

Marlene
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Hi Rod

Just a quick note to thank you very much for your contribution to our mother’s funeral.
Your reading of our Mum’s life story was lovely, and the extra poem written about “Nanna” by the young child, was delightful.
As you also did our Dad’s funeral two years ago, we feel we know you (and you know us) quite well, but hopefully we won’t require your services again for a very long time.
Many thanks again
Cheers

Louise
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Thank you so much Rod you gave our beautiful Mum a wonderful send off , I have passed your card onto a few as they were very impressed,
Cheers

Catherine
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Dear Rod,


We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful service you delivered for our Gwenny O.

Everyone commented on your very special delivery and how sincere and kind and fun you are!  We are eternally grateful that the funeral director gave us you  'The Rolls Royce' celebrant.

Best wishes 

Janine and Sonya xx
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Dear Rod,


You made our farewell to my dear Ian very special as you guided us, his family, through the service.

Thank you for your sympathy and words of comfort.  

As I sit back and ponder over it all I thank God for Ian and the wonderful life we had together. 

All my days are golden - what a wonderful world.

Regards 

Pearl and Family
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Dear Rod,


Thankyou so much for the beautiful ceremony that you conducted for our mum, Betty.  

I'm sure that Mum would have been very happy with her final goodbye.  

Sincerely 

Suzanne and family
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Hi Rod,

Thank you so very much for officiating at the service for my Mum.  All arrangements on the day went smoothly and it was a lovely service. I am not one who likes to be put in an organising role so I have a personal thank you as I immediately relaxed after our first meeting, knowing you were taking charge and making sure everything was in place to run smoothly.
Thanks again on behalf of our family.
Kind regards,

Carolyn
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Dear Rod


My heartfelt thanks for the way in which you conducted Mum's funeral.  I'm sure Mum would have appreciated the simple but meaningful service surrounded by her close family.

Regards

Noela
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Hi Rod

On behalf of my family I would like to Thank you for making  my Dad’s farewell service a very memorable day in a  positive way. We were very proud you were a part of his day and  helped Dad to be the center of attention the way he loved to be when we were all around him. No dry eyes from us all  as his grandsons carried him away for his one last ride.

My deepest thanks

Wendy
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Thanks again for your lovely and so fitting send off for Sharon....so many people have given you a rap.

Kind regards
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Dear Rod


We want to thank you for the way you conducted Keith's funeral.   We were very happy with the service with some added laughs as well.  You were very professional.

Many thanks

Fay and Neil
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Dear Rod

We would like to thank you for a fantastic service to farewell our brother Bruce.  

Everyone commented on how good it was.   Thank you again from the entire family.

Merry Christmas to you and your family,

Best regards

Robin and Janice
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To Rod

An especially warm greeting to show extra thanks for the way you took Neville's service.   So thoughtful of you.

All our thanks 


The Lynch Family
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Dear Rod

Many Many and a big thank you for giving my beautiful boy Mark such a lovely farewell on 27th October 2017.   

Even though it was bloody hot, you did a great service, just how we wanted it.

We miss Mark every day and we visit him often and leave lots of flowers as do others.   There's always flowers there.  

BIG thank you again

Wendy
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Dear Rod

Thank you for your celebration of Dad's life last Thursday.
I very much appreciated your empathetic words and wonder if you would mind sharing these by emailing a copy (or part thereof) of your speech.
Your kind and caring approach eased a difficult situation and made the funeral a memorable event for us.
All the best and thank you

Di
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Hi Rod,

Thanks again Rod, at a difficult time for myself and especially James, and still in shock with what happened, and thanks again for your work, we really enjoyed the service, and all your help, so thank you again Rod for your help in remembering Tracey,

Best wishes for the future,  

David
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Dear Rod

 

Thank you so much for the lovely service you gave Howard ..everyone commented on how beautifully you spoke and how gently you managed  everything ..even my motherJ !!!!

 

I am so sorry I did not get to thank you in person . your words were a great comfort to me and the boys  and especially how you helped protect us from “well meaning statements” ..it work well.

 

I send you many blessings for the peace you helped us find

 

With deep affection and thanks

 

Kate  and the boys
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Hi Rod

 

Just wanted to pop in and say what a wonderful farewell you gave Geoff on Monday.  Was loverley to see you and I know Dawn was very very happy with your orchestration.  Your opening statement was just amazing….you are definitely in the right vocation.  

See you next time

Maz
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Good afternoon Rod,

I wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you did at dad’s funeral, we have had heaps of positive comments about you and we were very happy with it – job well done 😊 .

Have a good weekend.

 

Regards Sarah
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Dear Rod

Thankyou for your kind words in our service for mum.   

Its so appreciated by us all.

Desley and family
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Dear Rod

Thank you for making Mum's farewell so beautiful.

Yours sincerely

Lee
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Dear Rod

My family and I are extremely grateful to you for your wonderful presentation of the service to help us say goodbye to my wonderful husband Ron.  

Many people commented on the service and in particular you part in it.  

Heartfelt thanks 

Beres
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Dear Rod

I wanted to thank you for your kindness to me and my family when you officiated at my son Darren's funeral.  I suppose in a position like you have.. you have to be kind, but I really felt your kindness came from your heart.  

We miss Darren everyday, when I go to bed at night I think ' Tomorrow will be better' but it isn't.

I suppose in time it will be.   We haven't done anything with Darren's ashes but we will before the end of summer.   There is a spot near the Giant's Causeway where we used to go when he was home, as I think we will do something there.   He loved the sea. 

Once againRod I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sincerely

Sally
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Hi Rod


Just wanted to say a big Thankyou for lovely way you conducted Damien's farewell we were very happy with all you did for us on a very sad day.

You're a very kind man

Bless you Rod
Kind regards

Colleen & Earl
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Hi Rod,


I apologise for taking this long to get in touch with you, as you can imagine in between feeling up and down life goes on regardless.

I wanted to thank you for the lovely service you delivered in addition to the guidance that you gave us.

You'll be fondly remembered for the role you played in helping us say good bye to our Dad.

Many thanks,

Naomi. 
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Dear Rod 

Thank you so much for your kindness you showed to me and to everyone.  

You did a wonderful job acknowledging a man you had never met, and the service was so perfect thanks to you. 

David will always be with me, just taken from me too soon

Thanks again

Lynda
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Dear Rod

On behalf of our families I wanted to thank you very much for helping us to celebrate Ken's life at his funeral.  Your genuine caring approach was obvious to all in attendance and the way you brought the whole message and family feelings together was simply excellent.

Sincerely

David
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Once again I would like to thank you very much for the farewell you gave Dad.  What you said was well appreciated. God be with you and your family .

Yours sincerely 

Charlotte
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Dear Rod.
On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank you for the lovely service today.

Regards

Ian
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Received you kind letter.

Thank you so much Rod.


I would like to say just how much we appreciated your words and kindness.
People openly was taken back by the  service one even asked me if you have your words written down. I did say maybe inspiration from what you receive from the family.


Once again thank you so much I cannot believe it is a week passed .my mind is a blur my family have returned to the uk and I must continue to do


Regards

Doreen
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Dear Rod


Just a short note to thank you for your 'farewell' for Keighley.  You did a wonderful farewell..sensitive, respectful, thoughtful and with a dash of humour.  

We were all impressed.  You have a lovely gift.

All the best.  

Kind regards

Sherryl and Gretta
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Hi Rod,
 
Well, we all got through the day unscathed, much thanks to you my friend.
 
I have unfortunately been to quite a few funerals over the years, and I have never seen one handled with such warmth, care and attention to detail... you’re the best!
 
We had so much great feedback from family and friends about you, and it’s so gratifying to know, because of you, mum had the send off she so richly deserved.
 
Thank you Rod, from the bottom of our hearts.
 
Craig & Rowen
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Rod

I want to thank you so very much for your letter we received today.

You won't believe me but I started to type out an email to you last night but it didn't read very well. So I deleted the draft and left it.

Thank you for the lovely service you put together for Darren. I really do believe you were sent to us for a reason.. our circumstances connecting us. You definitely were the man for the job and Darren would have approved. You spoke of him with kindness and gave him a dignified send off. He truly deserved that.

I hope winter in Brisbane isn't too bad now.  We have had non stop rain and a high of 13 degrees since we arrived home on Monday. Good old northern Irish summer weather!

Take care
And warmest regards

From us all

Sally Ruth and family
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Rod 

Many thanks for your words of comfort at Ollie's service.  The family join me in appreciation.

Regards

Cathie 
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Dear Rod

This is an email note from all of the family members to thank you for the way in which you conducted the service for Alma yesterday.
The whole service was warm, but at the same time, professional.
We appreciated very much the way in which you spoke and helped people to handle their own tasks of speaking .
We had hoped to catch up with you at the refreshments afterwards but overlooked directly inviting you on the assumption that you would simply be there.
Once again our thanks

Kind regards

John
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Hello Rod 


Just a short note to express my and my family's appreciation for the compassion and respect you showed toward Wendy and all present during Wendy's service.   And also for your professionalism and easy mannerism in our meeting leading up to the service.  

Thank you so much

Derek and family
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Hello Rod 


Thanks you so much for taking charge of us 'weepy girls' on the day.  I received a lot of favourable comments about you and only wish I had thought of you last year when we had Karen's wedding... 

I do believe things will improve for me and intend to take it slowly, no rush decisions.  It is not easy, we were such good 'mates' and so, so close.

Thanks for everything and hoping the next time I need your services will be for a wedding.

Jacqui
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Dear Rod,

Thank you so much for presiding at Mummy's funeral service and for ensuring that was a celebration and an expression of gratitude for her honourable life.  

Please know we are deeply grateful.   I will miss Mummy with every ounce of my being, but I think you know that.

Again thank you

Sincerely 

Jan
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Dear Rod,

i just want to take the time to thank you for the lovely service for Doris.  Every person I spoke to said it was a very moving service.  

And thank you so much for all your help... better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.

Very warm wishes

Julie
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Dear Rod,

On behalf of all our families I want to thank you very much for helping us to celebrate Ken's life last Friday.

Your genuine caring approach was obvious to all in attendance and the way you brought the whole message and family feelings together was simply excellent.  

Sincerely

David
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Dear Rod

Thanks again for being an amazing celebrant to help us celebrate by husband Peter's life.  the family and I were very confident in your genuine, professional but relaxed style.  Coming into our home and guiding us through was also down so well. 

So many of our family and friends commented on how whilst you didn't know Pete personally, it seemed like you did.  It was an excellent choice to us you for this occasion.

Many thanks

Michelle and family
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Rod,

Just wanted to say thank you once again for making Russ' farewell so special.  We have had so many positive comments about the service and have been told what a great job you did.  

We are just taking each day as it comes sustained by so many beautiful memories of Russ. 

Many thanks

Joanne and family
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Dear Rod,


Thank you for all you have done.   Our family with to thank you for making Mum's farewell so beautiful.  

Yours sincerely 

Lee
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Hi Rod,

Thank-you so much for everything you did on our wedding day. The ceremony was everything we had dreamed of, and we were delighted that you could be part of it.  All of our guests loved your relaxed and fun way of marrying us and we will cherish these memories forever.  I will be sure to recommend you to any of my friends who want to get married.

Kind regards,

Otis and Hayley Reynolds


Dear Rod

Many thanks for your efforts.  Everyone commented on waht a wonderful day it was, and what a bright cheery ceremony you performed.  Sorry the nibblies didn't turn out the way we expected, but we enjoyed them on your behalf anyway.   Thanks so much for the unique touch to the day.  


Sandy and Tom



We want to thank you for the excellent service you provided for Albert and his family.  For most people there are never any trial runs for a funeral to see if they like what they will be getting, like most people we have been to a few funerals for friends and never really taken that much notice except for one a couple of years ago that was poorly run from the church service to the grave side.
 
We consider it pure blind luck to have chosen the White Lady Funerals, we were completely in their hands as to who to have do the service.
 
Rod you were excellent – everything ran smoothly, you spoke kindly and professionally and we appreciate your attendance.
 
I can see why our Donna LOVES you!
 
Thank you again,
 

Dianne 



Hi Rod,

 

Just wanted to thank you so much for everything on our wedding day!! Sorry it has taken so long to contact you, life has been very busy. But we were very thankful for everything you did for us, and we had a wonderful day. 

Thank you once again

 

Brittany and Corey 
 


 

Dear Rod

I would like to thank you for your presentation and help for Bill's funeral.  I appreciated the way in which you stood back and let the boys pour out their emotions, and in doing so it helped me.  


It was special to see his boys and grandsons carrying his coffin to the car and be driven off.  

Knowing that there are sad times ahead for me for awhile, I am grateful that I have family and good friends around me.  Thank you for all that you have done.  

Sincerely 

Helen and family


 

Dear Rod, thank you so much for officiating at our wedding.  You made it exactly the way we wanted – laid back, fun, loving and genuine.  Your words were meaningful and heartfelt and everybody commented on how wonderful the Celebrant was. 

We appreciated the way you interacted with our guests and went along with the humour of the ceremony, sorry about the “novel” that was  my  wedding vows.

 

All our love and appreciation

Tammy and Paul Bowdern


 

Rod made us feel relaxed and looked after from our first meeting. He was willing to personalise the ceremony, make it fun and we loved his words of wisdom about marriage! So many people commented on what a beautiful ceremony it was! We couldn't have been happier!!"

Clayton & Prue 




Rod,
 
On behalf of Ben, Aidan and myself, I wish to convey our deepest gratitude for the way you conducted her service today.
 
You treated Lucy with so much dignity and respect.
 
I will always be grateful for your efforts today, the days already past and the days ahead.
 
May you truly be blessed.
 
Thank you again.
 
Regards
Murry McCormick



Hi Rod,
 
I’d just like to thank you for the beautiful service you conducted yesterday for my Dad.  I think he would have approved of his send off and I’m sure he’s up there now reunited with my Mum and all the other McGregor rellies who will be asking why it took him so long to join them!  All the family and the close friends who attended the service thought it was one of the best they have been to.  
 
 Thanks again for everything.
 
Regards,
 
Joyce S.




Hi Rod

We would like to thank you so much for making the hardest day of our lives a little easier and for your kindness and beautiful words.

God bless you

The Engle Clan
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Dear Rod

Thank you so much for presiding over Mummy's funeral service and for ensuring it was a celebration and expression of gratitude for her memorable life.  Please know, we are deeply grateful.  I will miss Mummy with every ounce of my being, but I think you know that.

Again thank you sincerely 

Jan
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Hi Rod
 
I cannot tell you how wonderful you were today. Your professionalism, genuine sincerity and easy delivery fitted perfectly.
 
Thank you so much for making this such a heart-felt farewell to my mother. Superb!
 
Again  thank you. And if you are on the Gold Coast in the future for happy times, pls feel free to contact me. We would love to have you and your wife over for a drink..


Best Wishes and thank you once again.

Dianne  x
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Rod. Thank you again for yesterday. It was perfect! So personal and humble and honest. I could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony and celebrant. Sam and I are so happy, grateful and appreciative. Can't thank you enough. Love

Izzy
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Hi Rod,

Just a note of thanks for your warm and personable service on the day of Fred's funeral.  It really added a lovely touch and I was so pleased a few of his old mates managed to turn up.  Fred would have loved it.

Have a great Xmas and best of health.

 
Regards
Steve
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How do I say this Rod?
There is so much that should be said at this time, but no words seem adequate
enough to say thank you - to you. Your words and comments were not only a
comfort but a source of strength to Nicole and the young family, sister Karen,
brother Greg and to us ,Craig’s parents at this difficult time.

Your unique presentation of The Celebration of Craig’s Life offered inspiration
to all who were present. As one of Craig’s best friends, who also lost a brother quite
some years ago quoted “ Of all Celebrant Services that I have been present, Rod’s words and how they were expressed had the most meaning for me."

With our Appreciation

Brian and Delphine
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Dear Rod,
                  On behalf of my Family, I would like to thank you for your Professionalism & Caring on this very difficult day.  I am still very shell shocked but managing, with a lot of family & friends support.  Thank you again.
 
Kind Regards
 
Lesley Smith

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Dear Rod,

I have been meaning to send this earlier to you, but on behalf of myself and family,i just want to thank you so much for the beautiful service that you done for my mum Dulcie. I could not have asked for better,and many people commented after the service what a wonderful job you done. I would highly recommend you to anyone in those circumstances. Thank you once again rod,take care and god bless.

Kind regards.

Lynn
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Dear Rod,

Just a short thanks again for Dad's service.


Cheers

The McKean Clan
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Hi Rod,

I don't have an address to send you a thank you note but I would like to say thank you.
What an amazing service you held. I had so many people ring me or message me afterwards to say how impressed they were.

You did Davids memory proud and you took a huge weight off our shoulders.
I cannot even express how grateful I am for the wonderful job you did.
Today is the  first day I have really felt like I am getting myself together so I apologise for not contacting you sooner.
Thank you once again, although the circumstances were sad, it was a pleasure to meet you and I am grateful to have had you perform as the celebrant at Davids Memorial Service.

Kind regards

Kristina 
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Good evening Rod 

Noel and I would like to thank you for the caring and supportive service you gave yesterday officiating with Dad leaving us.  I am realising now how lucky I was to get 67 years with him. 

With thanks 

Roberta Rogers
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Hello Rod

The family thank you very much for your wonderful contribution to Philippa's memorial.  Seems all present enjoyed celebrating Philippa's life's journey.  

Thanks again

Isabel Taylor
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Dear Rod
 
On behalf of the Koy family, we would like to express our sincere thanks to you for making Betty’s funeral so very special. We had been very happy with the way you conducted the service on Friday but re-watching the footage has reinforced what a wonderful job you did.  
 
Even though you hadn’t met Betty personally, you were able to capture perfectly what a beautiful and truly loved lady she was.  Although Betty didn’t like being the centre of attention, we know that she would have accepted the well-deserved adulation she received on the day with grace and dignity.
 
The ‘time travel’ part of your presentation was great and really appreciated by the young ones and the beautiful poem at the end of the service touched all our hearts. We are sure that the service would have been exactly what Betty wanted.
 
Once again thank you for the sincere support and care you gave to all the family during a sad time.
 
We have copied Anton Brown into the email and hope that many other families will have the benefit of your professional, kind and sensitive care when most needed.
 
Kind regards
 
John and Jan Koy
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Hi Rod,

First of all thank you for an amazing day last year, you were amazing and would pick you a million times over.

Please see link below:

http://www.casuarinaweddings.com.au/blog/angela-aaron-babalou-real-wedding-tweed-coast/

Also I’ll forward you some photos of shortly.

All the best,

Angela & Aaron xo
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Good morning Rod,

I would like to thank you for being the celebrant at Danny’s funeral last Wednesday. The manner in which you conducted the service and personalised the service was amazing. You really captured Danny’s personality and the atmosphere we wished to create. Many people who attended, commented on your service and thought you really were able to discuss Danny as if you had known him. I would like to thank you for this. On another note, would you be able to send me the poem or verse which you read towards the end of the service. It was lovely. Thank you again for all that you did to create the most respectful and moving service for Danny.

Best wishes,

Judy, Renee and Taylor 

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Dear Rod

Just a note to thank you for speaking for us for our Lionel.   Many people commented on the beautiful eulogy you delivered.  And thank you for also respecting my concerns, that meant a lot to me.  

Again thank you

Lynne
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Hi Rod

Just wanted to thank you again for a warm and well presented Service. It was informal but extremely professional. Thank you again. Several people have asked me for your details. I have passed on your phone number I hope you don’t mind. Once again thank you.

Sincerely


Margaret 

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Rod You're the best! Thanks so much for today. Everyone complimented your presentation and the content. I know Bert would have been pleased. Thank you again.

Regards

Fiona

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful and caring words at mum's service today. Your poems even brought a few smiles and the guests commented on the simple but meaningful service. They said how "different" it was from other funerals they had attended. We were sorry that you had to leave before we got to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for changing this sad occasion into such a memorable day.

Jean and Linda
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Good Morning Rod,

I would just like to say a huge thank you for assistance and compassion at my Dad Trevor’s funeral on Friday.
Your calm & informative nature helped us through what could have been a much more difficult process.
My Mother Sheila really appreciated your kind & informed words. We were complimented on our choice of the celebrant a number of times during the day & since.
It is so easy to forget to pass on compliments in this day and age and I am sure that once a funeral service is over not many people want to think back to that day so I thought it important to say “ A huge Thank You” you made it a lot easier.
 
Kind Regards
 
Carol
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Dear Rod,

We just wanted to say a very big thank you for Amanda's service today.  You did such a wonderful job and made it a happy celebration of Amanda's life.  We know that she would have been proud!

Thank you again - your professionalism, care and support is greatly appreciated!

Leanne, Mark and Gwen
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Hi Rod 

On behalf of mum and all the family we wanted to thank you for your efforts in pulling the service together.
 
Everyone was blown away by the service and thought it was a tremendous and fitting send off for Dad.
 
We even had devout Catholics marvelling at the service.
 
Thanks again
 
Regards

Mark
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Dear Rod & Sharleene, Sending you both my personal thanks for a wonderful send off for Pat today. Sharleene, your assistance, support and service were hugely comforting and I felt at all times in good hands. I cannot be more grateful.

Rod, your professionalism in delivering Pat’s eulogy and service today was superb. Pat would’ve been so proud and delighted. Thank you both.


Warm regards,

Melissa
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Hi Rod,

I would just like congratulate you again on the service you gave us for Mum. Everyone commented how honest, personal and succinct it was. It met the brief perfectly. The 'wake' was also quiet and personal, so as family left and went their own ways, they had some lasting memories of a last good day spent with Molly, Mum or Nan.

Thank you for your assistance is making this happen.


Val & Phil
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Hi Rod,

I had intended giving you a call yesterday but I knew I would get all emotional so this message will have to suffice.

Thank you so much for the wonderful service you put together for our darling Mum, Rita. When we met with you, you said that it would be warm and sincere....and so it was. I think Mother would have been very pleased with the send-off we gave her.

So many people commented afterwards about how lovely it was and one 'older' cousin was heard to say "when my turn comes, I want him!".

I won't go into too much detail but it was a relief to all of us when Mum finally closed her eyes for the last time and I don't think it has actually hit us yet that we're not going to see her beautiful face again but we'll have the memories of that lovely final goodbye to carry us through.

Many thanks once again. We will be more than happy to recommend you to friends and family who are looking for an excellent celebrant.

Best wishes,

Sue, Peter and Family.
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Hi Rod,

Just wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful service. At the after party my family and friends ALL commented on what a wonderful man you were and made the service light hearted and loving just as my brother would have wanted. You truly are exceptional at what you do. Your loving words will stay in my memory forever.

All the best.

Sandy x
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Hi Rod,

We all wanted to say thank you for the wonderful ceremony you performed at our mothers funeral it was beautiful, lighthearted and warm we are so happy that you were recommended to us by Tony Holland funeral services. You read the situation perfectly were very respectful and completely professional. We truly appreciate it. Once again many thanks.

Sincerest regards,

Bellona and family
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Hi Rod

Hoping you remember me - Pete's brother Matt (Michelle's brother-in-law) from last weeks service?

I just had to send you a heartfelt thank you for your wonderful service! I had reservations about having someone who didn't even know Pete reading his 'story'. So I was pretty impressed when you managed to do it with real empathy, clarity and seeming knowledge of the man. I also loved the way the service flowed and was interspersed with your personal observations about life and the process of celebrating it. You helped us find joy on a day where it seemed it wouldn't be found, and made Pete's Memorial Day meaningful and memorable.

Kind thanks and Regards

Matt
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To Rod,

I would like to express my appreciation for the manner in which you conducted our sister Carol's funeral late January At Great Southern Memorial, it was obvious that you really care and have a genuiness and gift in this area.

Also thank you for your kindly words which has been helpful in the grieving process and is a great resource to help others.

God Bless

Louise and Angela
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To dear Rod

Great service ...many thanks for all that you did.

Leigh Barb and family 
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Dear Rod

Thank you so much for your kindness in farewelling Glenn.  The service was very beautiful and honoured his life.  

We are grateful for your caring, gentle manner

Kind regards

Isabelle and Aimee
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Dear Rod

What a wonderful farewell to Greg you delivered.  My family and I appreciated it so much and I know Greg would have loved it. 

I was only disappointed that you didn't join us at the wake.  My head was elsewhere at the memorial and I didn't even speak to you after the service ... my apologies.

I have not been able to shed tears as yet (you almost brought them on) but am aware they will come.  

Thank you so much  

Rosie
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Dear Rod 

Our thanks to you for a loving and caring service and the care you showed and expressed was just perfect.  

My sincere thanks

John
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Rod

Just note to thank you for speaking for us for our Lionel.  Many people commented on the beautiful eulogy you delivered.  

Thank you also for respecting my concerns, that meant a lot to me.

Again thank you

Lynne
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Dear Rod 

Thank you so much for being a great celebrant at mum's service on 1st March 2017.  

You did a great job.

Kindest regards 

Karyn and Sue and families
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Dear Rod

Thanks you very much for your service for Allan.  It was much appreciated in a sad and difficult time.  

Thank you for your words, they are so helpful.

Kind regards


Betty and family
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Dear Rod 

Thank you most kindly for conducting the service for my father.  You words were of great comfort my mother and many others there.  And we all appreciated that we didn't feel worried. 

Instead we felt well held by your experienced way of explaining what was happening, what is to come and what is required.  

We are grateful for your care and flexibility in meeting the family's requests.  

Very best regards and good wishes


Kerrie and family
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To Rod

Thankyou for your inspiring words portrayed through your service.  The service was enjoyed by all. 

Lyn and family
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Dear Rod 

My family and I am extremely grateful to you for your wonderful presentation of the service to help us to say goodbye to my wonderful husband Ron.  


Many people commented on the service and in particular your part in it.. 

Heartfelt thanks 

Beres 
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Hi Rod,

Thank you very much for your creative wedding ceremony on Saturday. Everybody commented on and appreciated your easy style of conducting the ceremony it made it all very comfortable for not only us but all of the quests.

Mr and Mrs Alan Brazil.
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To Rod

My family and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the way you conducted Brian's funeral.  

You made it so personal and friendly as though you were part of our family.   We have been told by many people how beautiful and calming the service was and how it ran so smoothly. 

So many, many thanks from all of the family, especially from me. 

Kind regards

Shirley
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Rod,

We have been very lucky that during such a difficult time we found you, Frank and Carolyn– absolutely professional and wonderful people.

The way you conducted the service for mum was perfect – really perfect.

It took so much pressure off us and allowed for us to rejoice mum’s life – for this we are forever grateful.

Thank you Rod from Arthur, Carol, Brett and Dean, immediate family and friends.


All the very best,

Brett
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