TESTIMONIALS

It is always an honour for me to conduct the funeral service

for somebody’s loved one.

I appreciate the very kind words that are sent to me by families.

Below are some recent comments I have received from families that I’ve conducted funerals for.

 

 

21st January 2019

 Jay was a great celebrant for my dad’s funeral. We wanted it to be a celebration of Bill’s and not a time of mourning and grief. He took that on board, was smart, punctual and sympathetic to our wishes,   setting the tone perfectly.
Best wishes,
Gordon

 

20th January 2019

Hello Jay,

    Just wanted to say a big thank you to you for all your help.  The service was perfect, I really liked how you spoke about people coming together. That is exactly how my dad lived his life, looking for common ground, avoiding conflict. He wanted to enjoy himself and see others around him enjoy themselves.
It was good we had time to add the extra song too, which brought back happy memories for Tony and his family.
Kind regards and many thanks
Barry

 

14th January 2019

Hi Jay,

On behalf of all the family, we just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a lovely service last week, we are so grateful that you were able to conduct it for us. It was Tracey down to a T and she would have absolutely adored your kindness and humour, it was like she was with us on the day.
Thanks again
Kara

 

7th January 2019

Dear Jay

We just wanted to say thank you so much for conducting such a personal and touching service for our auntie. Although it was a very sad occasion you were brilliant and you made it very special.

I am sorry I did not to say goodbye.

Take care

Michelle Ivie and Family. Xx

 

6th January 2019

Hello Jay,

I know that I thanked you for the part that you played at our dad’s funeral last Thursday but thought I would like to do it officially. You were a great comfort to us all. I realised that when you spoke that not only did you use the information that we gave you, but you were obviously listening to us chatting too. You picked up on words that helped us to cope with the day.

Many thanks from Pam and all the family Denny, Terry, Dean, Danielle, Martin, Kerry, Tom and Alfie and not forgetting Princess Lulu.

 

4th January 2019

Dear Jay
I just wanted to thank you for the lovely service for Albert on Wednesday.  A lot of people have been very complimentary about what you said.  We particularly liked the reference to the “dash” and I liked the tree analogy very much.  It all seemed to go so fast and already seems a bit of a blur, but I guess that’s inevitable when you are so closely involved.
Kind regards
Jenni

 

22nd December 2019

Hi Jay

Just wanted to say thank you again for Mums service on Wednesday. It was perfect and mum would have been so proud to hear all the lovely thoughts and comments.
Thank you again

Gill & Chris

 

21st December 2019

Morning Jay
Just a small email to say a BIG thank you for the service on tuesday. It was perfect in every way.
Thank you
Michelle and Jonathan

 

25th November 2019 

Hi Jay you done my partner John Freeman’s funeral. Services yesterday thank you so much for a great service respectful ,sad and funny especially the taj Mahal  (bbq )  it was a perfect funeral for John and the family and friends , a few people there thought you were a friend of John’s as you seemed to know a lot about him and got the poem you choose so spot on ,you are a great bloke thank you again x

 

24th November 2019

Dear Jay

I just wanted to write & say thank you so much for the wonderful
service you did for John yesterday. It was so much John that people
thought you were a personal friend of his. You made it happy,emotional
& poignant& the part about the dates your born & died was something we
have never heard before but so right. We laughed & cried our way
throughout but came away feeling we all did John proud.

Thank you once again for a wonderful service

from Bruce Tina & myself
Regards

Ann

 

16th November 2018

Hi Jay, just to say thank you so much for the service yesterday.  Everything went brilliantly.  Your service was dignified and fitting and everyone said that they were comforted by your kind words.

Many thanks again.  I so appreciate it.  You are a wonderful person who brings so much to others.  You should be proud of yourself.
Kind regards
Val xxx

 

8th November 2019

Jay, thank you so much for the lovely service for dad. I felt that I was rambling on and on when I put together details about dad, but you put it all together beautifully. You conducted a service that was respectful and personal to dad for which my family and I are extremely thankful for.

Thank you
Claire

 

1st November 2018

Dear Jay

Thank you for celebrating my father yesterday. The service was just as we wanted & more than we had hoped for, we can’t thank you enough.

Best Wishes

Tracy

16th October 2018

Dear Jay,

Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely service yesterday.
Kevin and I thought your service was really nicely balanced and I know my Mum would have approved. It made a difficult day much easier so thank you again.

Yours sincerely

Eunice

 

10th September 2018

Hello Jay

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for the lovely service you did for my brother Mark last Thursday. We had lots of comments afterwards to say how nice it was and that’s exactly what Mark would have wanted. It’s never easy especially under these circumstances but you definitely made it easier.

Many thanks

Debbie

 

20th August 2018

We would just like to express our sincere thanks to Jay for a wonderful service at my fathers funeral. His calming presentation and subtle but important input into the whole process was a great comfort and help. Many present have since come up to me and said it was the best send off they have ever been to, which is everything we could have wanted for my Late father.

 

16th August 2018

Hi Jay,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful ceremony you prepared for my Dad Ron last week. I can honestly say it seemed like you had known our family all our lives. It was warm, relevant and appropriate in every way. My husband found the proceedings very different to what he is used to in Spain and was overwhelmed by the formalities and customs… It was truly a special send-off for Dad.

Thank you so much… I will recommend your services in the future, although I hope it won’t be necessary for a very long time.

Best regards,

Joanne

 

15th July 2018

Dear Jay

Just thanking you for the beautiful service that you conducted for Mum.It was pitched just right and portrayed the person that she was and I know she would have approved.

The family take comfort from this at this difficult time. Thanks once again .

Regards

Chris John and families

 

14th July 2018

Dear Jay

I would like to thank you for the service for my mother-in-law, Mrs Catherine Lambert on 11th July. I feel you absolutely captured her nature and the person she was.

I have re-read the draft and realise that, while the words fit, it requires a good presentation to bring it to life which you did so well.

I think the whole service flowed well which is down to your planning and attention to detail.

We had many positive comments from other people who attended, including some who I believe had never previously attended a humanist service.

Thank you again.

John Clark

 

25th March 2018

Dear Jay

On behalf of the family, I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful service you gave for our Steve. The tone was exactly right and we are very grateful that you took time to convey such kind and reassuring words to Steve’s friends and loved ones. Thanks also for giving Viviane the opportunity to sing at short notice– it meant a lot to us to add a personal touch for Steve..

Jay on the two occasions you visited our home, you uplifted us all despite the sad circumstances. We don’t want to see you again too soon but do wish you all the very best for you and your family.

Kind regards

The Thomas Family

 

5th March 2018

Dear Jay,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for a lovely service for my Dad, Ken Collins, last Thursday.

Despite the weather, it all came together very nicely in the end.

Our youngest daughter was a little apprehensive about attending her grandad’s funeral. I think it really helped that she met you before the actual day. It really put her at ease after meeting you. I think you impressed both of our girls by playing music on your mobile phone!

I loved it when you spoke about the dash in the middle of the dates between birth and death. It really makes you think doesn’t it and it is a nice touch.

You also did the service for my mum 6 years ago and it was the same professional, yet friendly service we received.

Thanks for everything.

Julie, Toby, Evie and Lilly Harris

 

7th February 2018

Good morning Jay

The whole family send you heart felt thanks for the wonderful service you conducted for Beryl yesterday.

It was a very special service for a very special lady and was a true celebration of her life.

The readings, flowers, music, glitter and butterflies really gave Beryl the wonderful send off she deserved (and even the sun shone for her).

Once again, sincere thanks.

Jan & Ken

 

16th January 2018

Dear Jay,I would like to thank you for the way you conducted the service for my wife.

Your opening was touching and suitable for the surroundings.

I was grateful for the meeting we had before the service.

Knowing that you would be there as support gave me the confidence to speak the words of my own tribute myself.

Many thanks

John & Family

 

29th November 2017

I was so concerned that the service may feel impersonal and too formal for my lovely mum. I should have had no fear. The service Jay performed could not have been more in keeping with what the family wanted and we could not have wanted a better tribute to my gorgeous mum from her family. Jay was outstanding.

 

22nd November 2017

Hi Jay

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for today. It was seamless and left us with a warm feeling in our hearts and something we will never forget. Once again, thank you for being great during this tough time and wish you all the best for the future.

Simon & family xx

 

5th November 2017

Dear Jay,

Just a note to say thank you so much for the service you gave for Fred and us yesterday. Maureen was so moved by your words, but was so upset yesterday that she couldn’t remember them all and we wondered if you’d be able to email us a copy of either the whole service, or your words about the tree and the dash which we thought were lovely.

Thank you very much.

Becky

 

15th October 2017

Good morning Jay

Just wanted to email you to send you our sincere thanks for everything yesterday.

The service was perfect, and made a very difficult day a bit easier for us all.

I think that we did dad proud, and I am sure that he would have approved.

Thank you too for mentioning about the picture tribute. We felt that this added greatly to the service.

With warm wishes.

Julie Turp & Family x

 

12th October 2017

Dear Jay,

Phil and I would just like to thank you for the way you handled my mothers recent cremation. Without exception everyone that attended mentioned how lovely and light hearted the service was. Most of them had never been to a funeral conducted by a celebrant before and were certainly convinced this is the way to go. Thank you again for turning a day we were dreading into the start of great celebration.

Lyn x

 

17th September 2017

Good morning Jay

Just wanted to email you to send you our sincere thanks for everything yesterday.

The service was perfect, and made a very difficult day a bit easier for us all.

I think that we did dad proud, and I am sure that he would have approved.

Thank you too for mentioning about the picture tribute. We felt that this added greatly to the service.

With warm wishes.

Julie Turp & Family x

 

12th September 2017

Just wanted to send my thanks for all you did yesterday at mums funeral. It really was a perfect day, better than I expected it to be to be honest!

The service was fantastic and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house! Everyone commented on what a great send off it was!

ery best wishes and again sincere thanks from all of us!

Donna & Family

 

18th August 2017

Hi Jay,

Just wanted to send my thanks for all you did yesterday at mums funeral. It really was a perfect day, better than I expected it to be to be honest!

The service was fantastic and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house! Everyone commented on what a great send off it was!

Very best wishes and again sincere thanks from all of us!

Donna & Family

 

Hi Jay

Thank you for conducting the funeral service of my aunt so perfectly. We greatly appreciated meeting you a few days beforehand and the thoughtful advice you gave us. You helped us decide on what would be most appropriate regarding the content and the overall sense of the occasion. That preparation ensured everything went to plan on the day. Everyone who attended remarked afterwards that your words were very moving and uplifting.

With many thanks and all best wishes.

Terry & Nicola

 

3rd August 2017

Dear Jay,

I would like to thank-you for the way you conducted my dad’s funeral service yesterday,

we couldn’t have asked for anything better.

You really conveyed the essence of my dad in a way that was fitting for everyone present

& I know dad would have appreciated this himself too (if not a little overwhelmed).

On a personal note, I just like to say how glad I am that my dad’s funeral was taken by such an interesting man who himself is living life to the full.

I’m sure your job helps you keep a sense of perspective in life & you’re obviously making the most of that. My dad would also have been glad for you.

With many thanks

& much gratitude

Janet

 

24th July 2017

Evening Jay,

A huge thank you for your kind words and impeccable delivery, (and great singing) for “our” Mum Betty.

Everyone who attended commented on the highly personal tribute, and you did us proud.

Thank you again ,

Best wishes, Martyn &Julie

 

23rd July 2017

Good Morning Jay,

We would just like to say thank you for yesterday and that the reading of our memories was perfect , you passed with top marks :):):)

The service was light hearted, a true celebration of his life and the photos and music all came together perfectly.

Many thanks

Chris, Jo and Jack

 

23rd July 2017

Hi Jay,

I just wanted to write to thank you for the lovely service you gave at Mums funeral yesterday. Everyone thought it was special and I personally took great comfort from your closing words.

Thank one again for your kind support and beautiful service, it meant a lot to us all and gave us all comfort at this difficult time.

Kindest regards,

Ian

 

23rd July 2017

Good morning Jay

Thank you so much for the great service that you led for Jane Holly, as a family we could not have wished for a better service.

Kind regards

Michele

 

22nd July 2017

Afternoon Jay

I know it has been a while since you very kindly officiated at dads funeral but I have found it very difficult since then to communicate about the event.

This email is just to say a very big thank you for everything you did on the day. The funeral was perfect and I know in my heart that dad would have been very pleased with everything that we did for him.

You made the whole process so very easy and did everything we asked. I am so very happy that we were lucky enough to have you on the day. Please accept my sincere thanks.

I will most definitely recommend you in the future.

Kind regards

Julie

 

7th July 2017

Jay,

I want to thank you on behalf of all

my family and friends for a fantastic service today.

Your delivery and execution was superb and I could not have wished for a better service for my Mum.

My Mum would have been unbelievably proud and we all thank you so much for making a tough time so much more bearable.

With kindest regards and thanks,

The Johnson family

 

30th June 2017

Hi Jay,

I just want to say thankyou on behalf of Dad and myself, Charlotte and AJ for the service you held yesterday. The way you conducted it came across as extremely personable, and the words you added when you concluded the service were extremely fitting and could not have described Mum any better.

Regards,

Jon

 

20th June 2017

Hi Jay,

Just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful service. Mum had the best send off. Thank you for putting me at ease and making the experience less stressful. It couldn’t have gone any better than it did.

All the best to you.

Kind regards,

Tracey

 

9th June 2017

Hi Jay,

I would like to thank you for your services at my Dad’s funeral on Wednesday 7th June 2017.

I have recieved a message from my Dad’s brother which said:- You gave a true recount of my dad and his ways and you led the service with empathy and compassion.

Those comments were echoed by all the relatives at the wake that I spoke to.

You helped so much to make a sad occasion so much better for us all.

Your inclusion of the bag of crisps will be a family talking point for many years to come and I thank for that special touch.

It is little things like that helped to make people smile on such a sad occasion.

I will always recommend you as a Funeral Celebrant.

Regards

John

 

30th May 2017

Hello Jay,

My brother, John, and I would like to thank you very much for conducting an excellent “service” at our mother’s funeral on 26 May. The service was extremely good and you struck exactly the right note. Many people commented on your presentation and we, and our families, appreciated your deliverence very much.

Best regards

Dennis Maney

 

30th May 2017

Dear Jay

This is just a quick email to say thank you for conducting Dad’s funeral service for us last week.

Not having arranged a funeral before you made the process an easy and not too stressful one with

your kindness and understanding.

Thank you & warm regards Jo

 

23rd May 2017

Jay as a family we would just like to thank you for conducting dads funeral yesterday . It was a tough day but made a lot easier with your help . Your words and tributes were appreciated .

Many people commented on what a lovely service it was .

Thanks again Jean , Nicola ,Steve, Sonia, Aik and Familie

 

10th April 2017

Hi Jay

I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for Saturday. Everyone commented on how perfect you were and 1 lady has even requested you do her funeral when she passes!

I realise I put you on the spot but I know I couldn’t have done it better. You were able to bring my dads personality through the story of his life.

Than you

Sharon

 

31st March 2017

Dear Jay

I just wanted to thank you so much for conducting the funeral service for my Dad, Keith, yesterday.

You transcribed the words from our meeting so accurately and I know that the family and friends who attended could relate to the condensed overview of his life story. The additional words and readings you included were meaningful, and I shall always treasure the poem you suggested, When Tomorrow Starts Without Me.

Your contribution towards the music was much appreciated and I’m sure Dad would have approved.

You are a truly professional, caring man and have a wonderful way of making this difficult, emotional process less traumatic. I wish you well in the future.

With kind regards

Caroline

 

27th March 2017

Hi Jay

Would just like to say a big thank for your services last week

You made it light and kept it as short as possible whilst being dignified

Again thanks from all of us

BR

Sue

26th March 2017

Hello Jay,

I just wanted to write and thank you for the lovely way you conducted Steve’s Service on 22nd. March.

Having met you on 28th. February, and liking you immediately, it felt like I had a friend waiting in the Chapel when I saw you. When you read your tribute, you had taken on board everything I’d told you and you led the singing with gusto.

Thank you very much for helping the Service to run so smoothly.

Regards,

LINDA

23rd March 2017

Dear Jay

My family and I would like to thank you sincerely for all your support and your amazing delivery of Jim’s eulogy yesterday. We loved both the beginning thoughts on life

and the final thoughts about the train were such a lovely surprise for us. If funerals can be enjoyed we came close to it.

It takes a very unique person to be able to present a eulogy not written by yourself and about a stranger as if you knew them and to hold a service both with dignity as

well as the injection of appropriate humour and a twinkle in your eye!

It was a perfect delivery for our perfect Jim/Dad.

Wishing you all the very best for the future

Thank you

Diana, Penny & Caroline & family

17th March 2017

Hello Jay

I cannot thank you enough for yesterday’s service.

It was absolutely the best send off for Harty that I could have ever have hoped for. He was surrounded by so many family and friends, many of which told me afterwards, that it was the best funeral they had ever attended.

This was all down to you and of course our four fabulous nephews, who also did a fantastic job.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I will remember it forever.

Kind regards

Jan

25th February 2017

Hi Jay

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the lovely service you gave for our dad last Friday. We really appreciate it and there was lots of positive comments.

Kind regards

Alex

21st February 2017

Dear Jay,

Firstly I apologise for not writing sooner.

It was a pleasure to meet you back in October/November last year to arrange mums funeral. You made us feel at ease and must say it was nice to reminisce all about mum and the good times we had and for you to get some idea of the person mum was.

We three daughters can’t thank you enough for the beautiful service you performed on the

30th November 2016 at South Essex Crematorium, Upminster. It was if you had known mum personally for years! You made it very personal and light hearted but in a good way.

Everyone that attended mums funeral commented on your approach and service and thought you were excellent.

Sorry we did not get to see you after and personally thank you for a wonderful service.

Should anyone want a service like we had for mum I would highly recommend you Jay.

Kind regards

Irene, Carol and Jackie

5th February 2017

Hi Jay

We would just like to let you know how pleased we were with dad’s funeral service.

Everyone says how lovely it was and how wonderful the speaker was which we agree you did a wonderful service.

So thank you so much for the great send off you gave dad.

Mum says a big thank you too

Thanks so much

Helen and Iris x

13th January 2017

Jay,

Just a line to say many thanks for your help and advice in the arrangements for my mother’s funeral.

Also to say what a lovely service you gave on the day. Family and friends were very pleased with the whole ceremony.

Thanks again

12th January 2017

Dear Jay,

Thanks on behalf of all my family and friends for such a lovely service, you made the day memorable for all the right reasons, so many positive feedbacks, not bad from quite a few catholics!

Thanks again, Ken

17th December 2016

Jay

Thank you for your service you gave it was very well delivered .

we could not be any happier the day went very well and all were very

comfortable.

kind regards

Peter

16th December 2016

Hi Jay,

We just wanted to thank you for such a lovely service for Mary on Monday. Everyone present said how lovely it was, which was all thanks to you.

You are certainly a credit to your profession.

Kind regards

Karen

13th December 2016

Dear Jay

Many many thanks for the way that you conducted Dad’s funeral service.

It was uplifting for us to remember all the good times after the traumatic last few months.

We are grateful that you made the experience as stress free as possible for us.

All the Very Best

Angela, Bill and family

23rd November 2016

Dear Jay

I just wanted to thank you very much on behalf of myself and my sister,

Sue, for the way in which you conducted the funeral service for our Mum

last Friday.

You really managed to capture the essence of her as a person with

sensitivity and humour which made a difficult time for all the family

easier to come to terms with. The whole service was, I feel certain,

just what Mum would have wanted.

So once again, thank you very much.

Kind regards,

Anne

16th October 2016

Dear Jay,

We feel we must thank you for the loverly way you conducted the service for my late wife Sandra, It was perfect many friends have commented how perfect it was, So once again A heart felt thanks from myself and my son.

Colin & Marc

9th October 2016

Jay,

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for Mum’s service last Tuesday.

Although it was a sad occasion the service was lovely and a fitting tribute for Mum. A number of those in attendance mentioned how it was a ‘lovely service for a lovely lady’, so thank you again for battling through your cold to deliver the service. Alex and I are sure Mum would have been extremely proud.

Thanks & Regards

Russell

5th September 2016

Dear Jay,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of my self and my family for the service you provided for my late Wife’s cremation service.

I found it to be conducted in a very respectful and sincere manor.

Many people remarked how well the service went and how you described Karen as a person who was well loved, respected and will be deeply missed.

A celebration of her life.

Once again Jay, thank you.

Yours very sincerely,

Steve

5th September 2016

Dear Jay

Thank you so much for your help prior too today and your caring and sincere leading of Jackie’s service today.

Everybody commented on how lovely the service was and how fitting it was for Jackie .

You have helped enormously and made a very difficult day that much easier to bear .

Thank you so very much.

Kindest Regards

Laraine and Alan

9th August 2016

Hi Jay

Its Jennie, David’s partner.

Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful service that you gave Dave on Thursday. I know that I wrote the tribute but it was the way that you read it and also all

the other words too.

It was very respectable and just what I wanted.

Everyone came up to me and said how wonderful it was and also the reception afterwards.

I know Dave would have been proud of me and you helped me to have the service that I wanted for him.

There were over 300 people there so it shows how much he was loved

Thank you again Jennie x

7th August 2016

Hi Jay

I just wanted to send an email on behalf of the family to say thank you so much for last Thursday.

Everyone commented on what a lovely service it was. We are very grateful.

Kind regards

Becky

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3rd July 2016

Jay,

Just a quick note to thank you for doing Dad’s service. It went really well and we could not have asked for more.

Thanks again,

Derek

1st June 2016

Dear Jay,

We would like to write and thank you for everything on Tuesday. Your words about our mum were amazing. We cannot thank you enough for the service.

Wishing you the best,

Kind regards,

Maureen

26th May 2016

Hi Jay

On behalf of Terry, Maureen, Brenda & Dick I would like to say thank you for a lovely service for Eve yesterday, we had lots of complimentary feedback from the family.

Thanks again

Pat

26th May 2016

Dear Jay

We would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You so much for

the beautiful service you led at the funeral of Doris Dunn on Tuesday.

Many members of family and friends commented on how nice and well

delivered your service was and it helped us immensely through this

difficult time.

Thank you once again

Brian, Gary, Tony and families

22nd May 2016

Dear Jay

On behalf of Maureen, Steve and myself, I would like to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful service you gave for our dear Ken. Many of the guests commented very positively regarding the tribute you wrote and delivered about Ken and his life.

It was also a great comfort to know that you were there and ready to catch us if we faltered regarding our tributes.

Thank you once again Jay.

Kind regards

Alicia

20th May 2016

Dear Jay,

I’m emailing you on behalf of all of the family. Thank you for all of your help and for conducting the service for Shirley. We feel that it was perfect and wouldn’t have changed a thing.

We are all grateful for your helping to make a fitting send-off for her.

Kind regards,

Davies family

16th May 2016

Dear Jay

Can I start by saying a deep and resounding thank you for your support at Cyril’s funeral today.

Your contribution was outstanding and it is difficult to thank you enough.

At the George afterwards we had so many people say to us that it was one of the best funerals that they had ever been to.

Complements enough, I personally thank you for all you help.

With very best wishes,

Jeff

5th May 2016

Good morning Jay,

I would just like to say a massive thank you for making my dad’s funeral service such a wonderful and very memorable ceremony. We were very moved by the way you read our tribute, the memories Alan Graves had and also my poem. The music you helped us choose was perfect and everyone commented that it was very ‘Len’. Mum found great comfort in the ceremony and also was very appreciative of the care that she was shown by you.

We really cannot thank you enough.

Kind regards

Sue.

April 8th 2016

Hi Jay,

Wanted to drop you a line to say ‘Thank You’ for your services at Mum’s funeral. The way you delivered the tribute to her summed her up completely and was done in a friendly caring, professional way, without pretending you knew her personally (a pet hate of my brother and mine).

The words you spoke in between were beautiful especially one poem you quoted. Can’t for the life of me remember it now but know it really touched me at the time! And Jay I must mention your singing voice. Both my sister in law (Gaynor) and I both commented on what a lovely voice you have!

Shame you didn’t join us after for a drink but I think, with the emotion of it all, no one mentioned it to you. You would have been most welcome.

Thanks again Jay. We would have no reservations in recommending your services.

All best wishes

Tina

April 3rd 2016

Good morning Jay,

Just wanted to say, Thank you so much for the beautiful service you gave on Thursday 31st March, at Upminter crematorian, for my dear mums funeral, you read the poems and my memories of mum so beautifully, the whole service from start to finish was done so well, everyone commented to myself and dad how lovely your service was, I can’t thank you enough, the sun was shining, lots of pretty flowers, lots of friends & family present, a beautiful service, the releasing of white doves to say our final goodbyes to mum, all made a difficult day bearable.

Thank you x

Kind regards

Des & Pam

March 20th 2016

Hi Jay

just wanted to say many thanks for such a wonderful service for dad last Thursday.

I can honestly say we all ‘enjoyed’ it and it was everything we hoped it would be.

I think both mum n dad would have been very proud.

we have had several winners with our pennies from heaven too!

best wishes

Sally and family xx

March 8th 2016

Would like to say a huge thankyou for the service you conducted Monday 7th March for John Smith, you summed up John perfectly, without making it sad, making it a celebration of his life, I know John would be proud! Everyone commented on what a really lovely service it was and you made it feel very special to us, making a very hard day bearable, so on behalf of all the family thankyou so much, would highly recommend you! Nothing was to much trouble & thankyou for helping us with Kevin’s recording, it was great.

Kindest regards

Kevin & Tracey Gould & Family

February 7th 2016

Hi Jay

Sorry this has taken so long, but I just wanted to thank you for the way you ran the service for my dad on Friday 22 Jan, everything you said, and the way you said it, was completely appropriate and comforting. The overwhelming feedback from the family and friends who attended the service has been very positive.

Thank you.

Richard

January 29th 2016

Dear Jay

Just a note to thank you for Friday. We were all really pleased with the way the service went and, in the nicest possible way, we hope we won’t need to speak to you again any time soon!

All the best.

Wendy

January 29th 2016

Dear Jay,

I wanted to say thank you for such a beautiful service yesterday. Everyone said to me how lovely it was. I was really touched with your own words of introduction as well as the tribute – you spoke with such dignity and respect for Zandra.

Thank you also for being so lovely and make us laugh at such a difficult time.

With love to you from myself, SJ and little Ted!

Sophie

January 28th 2016

Hi Jay,

Thank you for conducting such a lovely service for my dad today.

You spoke about my dad as though you had known him personally ( and added just the right amount of light heartedness to the occasion too!)

It was truly a celebration of his life and a wonderful send off for dad.

Please forward me a copy of the reading as I would love to keep it.

Kind regards and heartfelt thanks,

Kim

January 14th 2016

Hi Jay,

Thank you for making sure that our good friend Helen had a wonderful service.

Everything went exactly how we wanted it to go.

Best regards,

Derek

January 13th 2016

Dear jay,

Jonathan and i would like to say thank you for your suggestions and in conducting dad’s service in such a loving manner, it was a good send off for a good man. we will sprinkle dad’s ashes with mum’s in my brother’s garden. i will always think of them dancing to ‘forever and ever’ from mum’s funeral and ‘red sails in the sunset’ from dad’s. if you’re still around i’ll book you for mine!

kind regards,

Anne

January 12th 2016

Hello Jay,

I just wanted to thank you for the service yesterday at Corbets Tey when we said good bye to mum.

So many people said how wonderfully it went and how impressed they were with your lead on the day. My friends actually thought you had known my mum .

Although it was a very emotional day for us, it was a perfect funeral made possible by the thoughtful and compassionate way you conducted the service.

I would also like to thank you for encouraging the applause when my daughter Katie finished her tribute. It was a very difficult task and I think earned recognition but we weren’t sure if it was appropriate to clap someone at a funeral . Your lead again made it ok.

I do hope we don’t meet again in the near future, for obvious reasons. But I couldn’t just let it go without saying a very sincere thank you.

Frances

December 20th 2015

Dear Jay,

On behalf of us all, we would like to thank you for the lovely celebration of mum’s life that you officiated on Friday.

We very much feel that it was fitting service that mum would very much have approved of.

Thanks again.

Regards, Ruth

December 15th 2015

Hello Jay,

Just a email on behalf of myself, my mother and sisters to say thank you for the lovely service you did for my Dad on Monday. We were really pleased the day went to plan and the sun was out. We will be eternally grateful to you.

Best wishes,

Kerry X

December 15th 2015

Hi Jay,

I have had lots of very positive feedback from my friends and family after my mum’s funeral on 30 November. As a family, we felt it was everything we could have wished for, music, flowers and the way it was conducted. Although we had only met you briefly before, you really spoke passionately about her life – she would have loved it!

Thank you again Jay and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

Best wishes

Christine

9:26 PM Nov 2 2015

Hello Jay

Following our conversation yesterday I just wanted to add what a breath of fresh air you were under such sad circumstances. The day ran really smoothly and you certainly are an expert in making people feel at ease.

We are eternally grateful to you and wish you every bit of luck for the future.

Kindest regards

The Keeble Family

4:32 PM Oct 10 2015

Dear Jay

Thank you so much for all your help and for the lovely service yesterday in celebration of Mum’s life. We have had loads and loads of comments on how appropriate the service was, and what a lovely occasion it was. I’m sorry I couldn’t really say a great deal on the way out, and then never got another opportunity to thank you in person. I would also have liked to invite you back for refreshments, but that, too, just got forgotten in the emotion of it all. The kettle is always on here if you are ever passing!

A couple of people have asked us for your details (yes, you were that impressive!) and I wanted to check that you are happy for me to pass these on.

Thank you again for everything you did. You came into our lives as a complete stranger at a very difficult time and yet you made us all feel at ease at once and as if we had known you for some time, and you also managed to draw together a service that was just right from just a brief conversation with us. A definite gift! We felt we were able to talk and laugh freely with you at a time that others might have considered it inappropriate to do so (I’ve recounted your ‘Oh Happy Day’ music mix-up story several times since) and this, I think, helped us to express just what we wanted to be included in the tribute.

With kind regards

Jo

7:25 PM Sep 26 2015

Dear Jay

On behalf on myself and my family thank you so much for the service for my Dad, George William Eames, it truly was superb and exactly what my dad would have wanted.

A particularly funny moment was when you announced “quot;If your names not on the list you’re not coming in” this was truly priceless. Many people were unsure if they were allowed in and it truly lightened a very sad day for us all. You included so many wonderful personal touches to the service including Dads newspaper and The King of Dagenham sign which we all appreciated so much.

Everyone is still talking and smiling about the service and that’s how dad, and our family and friends, would want him to be remembered, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing this, our final goodbye was truly special.

Best wishes and thank you,

George, Mum and family

8:32 PM Sep 9 2015

Jay,

The way you conducted Samantha’s funeral service was amazing. We cannot thank you enough for the time you must have spent in making sure everything was perfect.

Wishing you the best for the future,

Kind regards,

Stacey

8:31 PM Sep 9 2015

Dear Mr Belshaw,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the funeral service that you conducted for my dear friend Brian. So many people said how beautiful it was.

We shall all be recommending you to others, but hopefully not for a long time!

Best regards,

Stanley

7:01 AM Jul 7 2015

Hi Jay,

I just want to say, on behalf of the family, how pleased we were with the service you gave for Dad. A real true reflection of his life which made us, and would have also made him so proud. I’m sure he would have been listening and had a smile in his face.

All family and friends commented on the wonderful service, so thank you again. We will certainly recommend you for future!

Kind regards,

Kerry

7:01 AM Jul 7 2015

Jay,

My sincere thanks to you from the whole family for the service for Sam, it was so “perfect and fitting”.

Kathy

7:00 AM Jul 7 2015

Hi Jay

Just wanted to say thank you again on behalf of the family for doing such a lovely job of conducting my dads service on Monday.

You played your part in making things a little easier for us all.

If he could have been there I think he would have loved it!

Thanks again and all the best.

Tina

8:50 PM Jun 8 2015

Hi Jay,

Just a short note to saŷ thanks you for the lovely service today, everybody thought it was wonderful, everything went smoothly and we all left the chapel with lovely memories of Mum.

Many thanks again.

Kind regards

David, Marcia, Danie and Ryan

8:49 PM Jun 8 2015

Hi Jay,

Just want to say thanks for the lovely service yesterday and giving our Dad a good send off. Everyone commented on how good you were.

Cheers

Dave

8:49 PM Jun 8 2015

Jay we would just like to thank you for making yesterday run so smoothly. It made the best of a difficult day.

Thanks again the Batchelor family.

8:49 PM Jun 8 2015

Hi Jay

Like to thank you for your kind words on Friday 29th as Dad’s service and thought the day went very well (except the rubbish weather)

Regards

Nick

May 3, 2015

We have used Jay for both my sister Sandra (2011) and sadly my father Bill recently and on both occasions Jay has been a professional.

From the moment you meet him until the day of the service he has your wishes at heart.

He can’t help you enough and your wishes and thoughts are respected.

If everyone was like Jay life would be a pleasure.

God Bless you Jay xxx

Andy Bailey and family

Apr 30, 2015

Just wanted to say thanks for yesterday. A few of my cousins thought you were one of my mates, which I thought was quite a compliment for how personal the whole thing felt. Also, my auntie Grace (the 86 year old in the front row) seemed pretty chuffed that you kept to the script with regard to swearing haha.

Cheers!

Apr 30, 2015

Dear Jay,

I just wanted to send you a message to say a big thank you for the beautiful service you conducted at my lovely Nan’s (Iris Lake) funeral on Friday 10th April, the way you spoke about Nan was perfect and dignified and exactly how I wanted it.

You managed to ensure that even on such a sad occasion everybody had a smile on their faces when they left and laughed at all the special memories you spoke about, the comment about the amount of carers from the home that where there and the fact the other residents must be running riot made everyone chuckle and was exactly what we all needed.

I want to thank you for the time you spent with me & Jon to find out about Nan’s life, you delivered it perfectly. I also wanted you to know we had lots of lovely comments about you from the rest of the family and I’m glad we managed to find you after the beautiful service you conducted for Uncle Harry.

I really cannot thank you enough for making one of the hardest days I’ve ever had to get through as easy as possible, it would not have been the same without you and I know Nan would’ve loved it, she would’ve found something to moan about as you know she found something to moan about in everything lol but she really would’ve loved your words.

Once again thank you jay, take care.

Kindest regards

Christine & Jon

Apr 30, 2015

Hi Jay

So sorry didn’t see you go on Thursday. I just want to thank you so so much for the lovely service for mum (Jessie). It couldn’t have been better and as with a lot of the testimonials on your website we had so many lovely comments from everyone that was there.

Thanks again for making the service what it was, a celebration of life.

Best regards

Linda

Apr 30, 2015

Dear Jay,

On behalf of my family, a very sincere thank you for the perfect service you conducted at my Mums funeral yesterday. It was very sad day for us but you helped us celebrate her life in a cheerful and positive way. Everyone present was very complimentary about you and the way you led us through the service.

Thank you for being with us and making it go so well.

Best regards,

The Boyling family

Apr 30, 2015

Jay

Once again you did my family proud regarding Bill (DAD), Hope you was not offended by my offering but i forgot your cider 😉

I think you wanted me to speak , that’s why you asked my how you did and i am proud that i said what i said, hope i didn’t sound stupid.

Thank You Jay you are a nice genuine man.

God Bless You

Andrew and family xxx

Mar 31, 2015

Dear Jay,

Thanks for today. What a great send off mum had! We all loved your ‘life is like a train’ analogy. It was spot on!

Wishing you and your family a pleasant easter,

Best regards,

Tom & Jan

Mar 31, 2015

Hi Jay

Thank you so much for a wonderful service on Tuesday for mum’s send off.

The whole day went smoothly without hiccup.

The day is never easy and with your help we got through it.

Thanks again.

Best regards

David

Mar 31, 2015

Hi Jay

On behalf of myself, Shivon and the rest of the family, I just wanted to say a big thank you for the service you conducted for my Dad on Thursday. The service and delivery was spot on with the perfect measure of reflection, humour and positivity in what is a terribly sad time for us all.

Thank you again and best regards.

David & Shivon

Mar 31, 2015

Good Evening Jay—

On behalf of all of us that attended mum’s funeral today, may I offer my sincere thanks for your wonderful service. It was absolutely perfect in every way and really gave mum the send off that we hoped for and that she deserved.

We could not have wished for a more moving, personal and respectfull farewell.

Thank you so much.

Sincere regards

Ken & Jan

Mar 31, 2015

HI Jay

I know I should have done this much earlier but time has just gotten away- sorry, but I would sincerely like to thank you for making such a sad day for us one of the most memorable for all the right reasons.

Dad would have really loved to have been there in person to hear your words – he would have said it was Absolutely Brilliant!!

and it was…

The day went perfectly with many smiles along with the tears – but for me personally I was really uplifted and felt that was exactly what Dad would have wanted – humour, respect and a touch of cheekiness!!

Thank you

Patsy and Mike

Jan 16, 2015

Hi Jay thank you for such a lovely service it was so moving and personal. Everyone commented on the way you conducted the service and how warm it made them feel.

Regards, David

Jan 16, 2015

Hiya Jay.

A huge thankyou for the service you gave Ronnie wed 17th Dec… For sure Ronnie would have been so proud of the send off he was given..

I must let you know…. that everybody thought you were amazing when we had Ronnies funeral in

July.. and the same was said about you yesterday ( but a smaller crowd this time haha)

Thankyou so very very much Jay….. we had the best person ever….. and that was you.

Jan

Jan 16, 2015

dear jay,

Jonathan and i would like to thank you so much for the lovely service for our mum yesterday, you made it an uplifting occasion which she would have enjoyed.

kind regards

anne & jonathan

Jan 16, 2015

Dear Jay

On behalf of all of Jean’s family and friends we would like to personally thank you for making Mum’s service so beautiful on Friday. Your ability to read appropriate words so well at a difficult time, made the whole service so meaningful and special. Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to have all the correct information prior to the service.

Many people commented on the poignant way the service was carried out. It was the least we could do for such a lovely lady.

Thanks Jay

Kind regards

Ivor and Maggi

Dec 7, 2014

A BIG THANK YOU for yesterday!!

Everyone remarked that you were the glue that held us all together.

Well done and thank you again

regards

Simon

Dec 7, 2014

Hello Jay.

I would like to thank you on behalf of the family of Joseph Fisk for giving him such a wonderful service. Everyone who attended thought that was exactly how Dad would have wanted it to be.

Thank you once again

Yours sincerely

Val and John

Dec 7, 2014

Dear Jay,

I just wanted to thank you for the service for my mum, Barbara.

You were amazing and everyone commented on the service saying how lovely and suitable it was and very upbeat, it was everything I could have hoped for.

You did a fantastic job and mum would have been smiling 🙂

Best Wishes

Karen

Dec 7, 2014

Dear Jay,

This is very belated as work commitments have kept me away from home.

Adam and I just wanted to thank you for giving Dad such a dignified and respectful send off.

You judged the tone of the day to perfection and we have had so many comments from his friends and family to say how very much they appreciated it.

Thank you for guiding us through the process and helping to make such a difficult day pass without a hitch.

With kind regards

Amanda & Adam

Dec 7, 2014

Hi Jay,

Thank you so much for the recording. I also wanted to thank you for the

wonderful service yesterday.

It was very moving, David all the family and friends were very moved by your

words and the way you conducted the service.

It was perfect.

A difficult day was made so much easier.

Thank you

Kindest Regards

Tony

Dec 7, 2014

Hi Jay

Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful tribute you put together and delivered at my dad’s funeral service yesterday. We had so many positive reactions and lots of praise and kind words, about how fitting and apt it was, from our families and relatives. Well done Jay!

Thank you once again

Best wishes

Jackie

Dec 7, 2014

Hi Jay thank you for such a lovely service it was so moving and personal. Everyone commented on the way you conducted the service and how warm it made them feel. So my family and I can not find the words to thank you enough. I wish you and your family all the best for Christmas and the new year. Plus thank you for the recording John will be Knocked out when he gets it as we kept it from him for a surprise.

Kindest regards David

Oct 16, 2014

Dear Jay,

An amazing service yesterday for our mum. Many thanks and wishing you the very best,

Regards,

Cliff

Oct 16, 2014

Jay,I just wanted to write to say thank you for the fantastic way in which you conducted the service for Jo today. You judged everything perfectly and delivered the sentiments with sincerity and humanity. It has been a pleasure to deal with you during this very distressing time.

So congratulations on a job well done and a heartfelt thank you.

Kind regards

Gary

Oct 16, 2014

Dear Jay

I wanted to say thank you on behalf of my family and my mum and uncle in particular for a truly beautiful service for my grandmother. I particularly enjoyed your opening talk about the tree of life and I think it would have resonated with her, and my grandfather too as they were both very much attuned to the environment and the natural order of things. It is really good to know there are people like you who can offer an alternative to the religious ceremony. You provided an opportunity to reflect and celebrate and you did so with compassion and sensitivity.

Best regards,

Claire

Oct 16, 2014

Dear Jay,

It’s a week now since you officiated at my fathers funeral. I have just got around to answering everyone’s letters and I wanted to write to say thank you for doing such a good job. Everything was exactly as we asked – even though we asked for some very specific details. You took care in your preparation and it showed on the day. Since the funeral I have had a number of people who were there on the day say how good the service was and commented on how well you conducted proceedings. Your sentiments and readings were all very well balanced and delivered.

Thank you again, from myself and the family.

Andy

Oct 16, 2014

Hi Jay, hope you are well

Just wanted to say thank you very much for the eulogy you did for my father last Friday, it seemed to go down very well, and we managed to get a few giggles.. which was great.

thank you again

Sharon

Oct 16, 2014

Good afternoon Jay,

I just wanted to thank you for yesterday at Dave’s funeral. A number of comments were made on your speech and how well it came across so thank you for making the day special and a suitable ending for him.

Kind regards

Sue

Jul 14, 2014

Hi Jay,

Just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday – the service really was lovely. Everyone commented on how personal to Dad it was.

Thank you again on behalf of my brother Chris, my son Dan and myself.

Kindest regards

Annette

Jul 14, 2014

Dear Jay

On behalf of Lillian, Sylvia, Laraine, myself and the rest of our family, I would like to thank you for the beautiful service you conducted for my aunt, Gladys Watkinson, on Friday at South Essex Crematorium. It gave us all great comfort.

Everybody in attendance commented on how lovely it was and how very much it was Aunt Glad.

I want to thank you especially for your friendliness and courteousness you showed towards my family.

Kind regards

Deborah

May 21, 2014

Dear Jay We would all like to thank you for the presentation at our dads funeral service, we felt you were very true to the memory of his life and we all gained a good deal of comfort from the poem chosen and your tributes.

We were very pleased with your suggestion of uniting mum and dad on the back cover of the order of Service in that happy photo and this contribution has been a great comfort as it has created a memory of them “Together Again” and help us come to terms with their passing.

We would be happy to recommend your services.

Many thanks again

Kathy Patricia Trevor and Martin

May 21, 2014

Hello Jay

on behalf of the family I would like to thank you for the lovely service you held for my Dad last Friday. Although a very sad occasion we felt the service did him proud

many thanks

Karen

May 21, 2014

Hi Jay

Just to say a HUGE thank you for the service yesterday… I cannot believe how different it felt from a religious one and it certainly helped to keep the tears at bay.

A few comments from the others attending were…. “The delivery and timing was perfect”… “he really sounded as though he knew Uncle Les” and how you made the poem come from the heart (the music played in the background was perfect).

If im ever in that situation again, I shall be calling on your services without a doubt.

Thanks again !

Lynn

May 21, 2014

Hello Jay,

Just wanted to say a great big thank you for the delivery of Les’ tribute and the way you conducted the whole service.

I am so sorry we didn’t get the chance to see you after we left the chapel. We would have invited you to the venue for a farewell drink but I suspect you had somewhere else to be anyway!

You did such a fantastic job! Our guests commented on what a lovely service it was. It was certainly beyond any of my expectations and we couldn’t have wished for a better person to deliver it.

Our heartfelt thanks to you for your sincerity, empathy and the extra verses and anecdotes you included which really helped and uplifted us through that awful occasion. The songs and prayer were in just the right place.

It was a pleasure to meet you; and the communications we’d had, and the freedoms you gave us, just made it all the more personal.

You do a great job and make a difficult time a lot easier for those who are grieving.

Wishing you all the very best.

With kind regards,

Margaret & Family

Apr 16, 2014

Hi Jay

Thank you so much for everything you did for us on Monday. It really was a lovely day.

Wishing you the very best,

Colin

Apr 16, 2014

Hi Jay

I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday, it was a really lovely service. So many people asked after you at Dad’s wake, saying you’d done a terrific job, and also thought you’d lead the singing really well. Im glad we chose a few ‘belters’ in the end.

I hope that we did Dad proud.

Many thanks again, and i’d be happy to recommend you to anyone.

All the very best

Val

Apr 16, 2014

Dear Jay,

Thank you for all you did on Thursday, the service and the burial were just as Mum wanted. So a very big Thank You once again.

Chris.

Apr 16, 2014

Dear Jay

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful delivery of my darling Mike’s funeral service last Friday at Basildon Crematorium, it was just perfect in every way and I couldn’t have asked for more.

It was a pleasure to have met you and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to people who may ask for your details.

With kind regards

Charlotte

Apr 16, 2014

Hello Jay,

We just wanted to say a big thank you for the beautiful, professional service you delivered for our mum, June Middlemiss, on the 19 March 2014 at Forest Park Crematorium. Your service provided us with what we needed for our final goodbyes to her.

Prior to the funeral you visited the family home and spoke to me, and from what we discussed and took away you gave such a fitting tribute.

You were also able to supply her favourite songs for the service, read the poems and her life history as though you knew her. We could not have asked for better. Thank you so very much.

Graham, Ian, Sue, Charlotte, Peter and friends.

Mar 31, 2014

Jay,

Words cannot express how grateful we are for all your help with arranging my Dad’s service. It was fantastic and Dad would’ve approved!

Wishing you all the best for the future,

Best regards

Sonia xx

Mar 31, 2014

Dear Jay,

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you very much for conducting my Mum’s funeral service today.

I think it went extremely well and I am sure my Mum would have been proud.

This was due to your guidance, help and understanding in putting the service together and I very appreciate the time and effort you put in.

Again many thanks for all your efforts both Kevin and I appreciate it very much.

Warm regards

Jan

Mar 31, 2014

Hi ya Jay,

Just wanted to say a big thanks to you for the lovely service you done for Steve yesterday

Anyway, don’t take this the wrong way… But I hope I never meet you again, professionally that is lol

Be lucky

Mike

Mar 31, 2014

Dear Jay,

Mum, Billy and I were just singing your praises for the wonderful service you performed. Honestly you were & are absolutely fantastic. You created an atmosphere that was bright & breezy just like my nan.

You made by mum feel, especially, at ease on the initial phone conversation & then at my house. Yesterday couldn’t have been a better day. Thank you.

We went back, ate too much, drank too mum and even had a sing along! Just how nan would of loved it. Wish you could of made it back.

Thank you so much

For your caring, kind and thoughtful approach to my family & I.

Best

Nicola

Mar 31, 2014

Hi Jay

We both wanted to thank you soooooo much for the wonderful service you did for Dad on Thursday.

You certainly made our sad day lots more bearable and you lifted the spirits of everyone! They all commented on what a lovely service.

We spent the whole of the afternoon sitting in the pub garden as the sun shone down on us! What a wonderful send off for our Dad!

Now, we hope we don’t have to see you again in the near future!

Thanks again Jay, we are so pleased what you did for us.

Best wishes

Michelle & Sam

Feb 6, 2014

Hi Jay,

I just wanted to email you to thank you very much on behalf of the family for the service for Norah on Thursday.

I have been to far too many funerals where the people conducting the service speak in a monotone manner and don’t even seem to know about the person, Norah’s was entirely different, you made it very personal and spoke as if you knew her, thank you!!!

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the service and felt that she had a good send off.

Rep

Jay Belshaw

Feb 6, 2014

Hi Jay just wanted to say how happy I was with the lovely verse you chose for mums sending off. The tree was such a great way to describe life and lots of her friends and relatives said after how lovely it was. Thanks again Jay for your help I will recommend you to anyone that requires a non religious service.

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 6, 2014

Hi Jay,

As I mentioned on the phone, the family really appreciated your input at our dad’s service at Corbets Tey yesterday. We thank you very much.

Once again our thanks for a job very well done.

Kind Regards,

Mike

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 8, 2014

Dear Jay,

No words would ever be able to express how grateful we are to you. Thanks to you and your staff, Dad had the best send off in the word.

Best wishes mate for the future.

Don

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 8, 2014

Hello Jay

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely service you gave for my aunt Doris today. It went really smoothly and I really liked your choice of words and the way you delivered them.

I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants a non-religious service.

Thank you so much.

Deborah

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 8, 2014

Dear Jay,

I just wanted to send you warm thanks for making my dad’s service so very special, heartfelt and well thought out on Christmas Eve. It has obviously been such a hard time for us all, especially for my dad, and your service really did bring some comfort and laughs too which I think helped everyone through it.

Lots of people said it was the best – if that is the right word – funeral service that they had been to so my hat is off to you. It really was exceptional.

With thanks and best wishes,

Sarah

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 8, 2014

Hi Jay

Just a short message to thank you so very much for Monday – we were all absolutely delighted with your handling of the proceedings and felt it was just what my mother would have approved of! It wasn’t too solemn and yet it was respectful and dignified and you described her brilliantly.

Many people mentioned to me afterwards how impressed they were with your words and general organising of everything so once again, thank you for a very special service.

With kind regards

Geraldine

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 4, 2014

Dear Jay

Just a quick note to thank you for Tony’s service at South Essex Crematorium yesterday.

It was exactly what we had hoped for. Your words were so well chosen, and you hit just the right tone. We received so many positive comments afterwards, all saying how professional yet personal you made it.

It was obviously a difficult day, but everything went very well and even the weather was sunny. Your kindness made it just that little bit easier.

Thank you again.

With kind regards

Valerie, Jackie and Chris

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 4, 2014

Hello Jay.

I hope you’ve had a good festive break.

I wanted to say thank you for your input with my Dad’s funeral last week. I thought you struck just the right tone throughout – it felt necessarily serious, but not overly sombre, and that was exactly how we wanted it.

It’s obviously a very difficult time for all involved, so being able to rely on you to hold it together in the right way was so important.

Thanks again.

Andy

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 4, 2014

Hello Jay

Thank you for the service yesterday. You got the mood, timing and organisation spot on. Many people have commented on how well it went, not least of all Mum who despite her tears at the time is reflecting back on it all and is very happy with the whole day.

Thanks again. Dad would have enjoyed it in a funny sort of way.

David

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 21, 2013

Hello Jay,

On behalf of family and friends of Reg thank you again for such a lovely service. Reg himself would have been very happy the way it went, Just hope he was looking down on us.

Best regards,

Audrey

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 21, 2013

Hi Jay,

I just wanted say thank you very much for yesterday.

It went very well. Many people came up to me afterwards and commented how wonderful your service was.

Thank you so much , You made it a wonderful send off.

Once again thank you .

All the best.

Best regards.

Mick.

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 21, 2013

Hi Jay, thank you again very much for doing my Uncle’s service this afternoon. I thought it went very well and he would have appreciated that kind of service for him. Celebrating his life is what he would have wanted. Again, thank you very much, you done a great job.

Paul and Valentina

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 21, 2013

Dear jay

Thank you so much for the lovely service you gave to celebrate Bob Bells life.

Thank you for your support with Lauren’s speech.

kind regards

Janet, Lorraine, Jason and Lauren Bell

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 26, 2013

Jay,

You are amazing and we cannot thank you enough for everything that you did for us today.

Mum was thrilled with the eulogy that you wrote for Dad. Spot on mate! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Best wishes to you,

Eddie

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 26, 2013

Dear Jay,

I am writing to thank you very much for the funeral service that you did for my father on Friday.

I would like to thank you for creating a very respectful and dignified space for us to remember and give thanks for the life of my father. I appreciated that way in which you gave some information about my father’s life whilst acknowledging that we all knew him in different ways. I was also very touched by the way that you gave a space for everyone to have their own feelings and to make progress in their life journey in their way. You do have special qualities of empathy, generosity and kindness and I am grateful to you for sharing these with us on Friday.

All peace and blessing to you,

Clare

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 26, 2013

Hi Jay,

Just a short note to say such a huge heart felt thank you for the way that you conducted Dads tribute and service last Monday. You never knew my dad and I know i gave you quite a lot of information about dad but you unfortuantley never knew him, but what you said and how it was said through out the service was first class and I can only thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Many thanks

Kind regards.

Gary

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 26, 2013

Jay,

I wanted to send you a message of thanks for the service you conducted for Dave last week. It was exactly as we wished and we have received very many compliments as to your performance, the sensitive way you projected yourself and Dave’s life & experiences. So many folk were impressed that the balance you made for the serious notes versus the amusing anecdotes was perfect. I personally am very grateful to you for your compassion and sensitivity.

As a final note, several of our guests were very touched by the section concerning the “dash”….can you let me have a note as to where I can find this passage, as I am sure I have heard mention of it previously – it really stuck a cord with all?

The boys & I thank you once again.

with kind regards

Anne

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 26, 2013

Dear Jay,

Thankyou so much for yesterday your words were lovely and very touching about mum, mum would of loved that service from start to end and so would of dad!

All the very best,

Sharonxx

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 26, 2013

Dear Jay,

Just wanted to say a big thank you from all of us for today. You did an excellent job, and we are so grateful to you. It is so sad to think that we won’t see Ernie again as he was such a big part of our life, but at least he is not suffering any more. Life goes on and he will stay in our hearts and minds forever. He was a very special person.

Thanks once again. Take care.

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 26, 2013

Jay,

Thank you once again for the lovely service you gave us for Dave’s Dad. Everyone was really pleased with how it went. We hope that you and your family are keeping well. All the best for the future. Many thanks!

Kind regards, Kay, Dave and Emma

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 16, 2013

Hello Jay,

I just wanted to send you my personal thanks for the grand job you did for us at Janine’s cremation service on Thursday. It was a tense time for many of us but your experience and professionalism were evident in the way you managed to weave the whole service together so seamlessly .

I have received several messages from people who attended, commenting on how lovely it was, including from Janine’s Mum and sisters, and I’m also sure Janine would have approved!!!

I know Ray and the boys share my thoughts, as do my Mum & Dad.

Thanks again for your part in helping us say goodbye to Janine,

Kindest regards

Elaine

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 16, 2013

I meant to write at the end of last week to thank you for your help and support last week Jay. I found it harder than I had anticipated and I very much appreciate your helping to get us through.

Best wishes

Richard

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 16, 2013

Thanks for today mate.

Be proud of what you do, because what you do is good.

You,re a good man.

Paul.

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 16, 2013

Hello Jay

Thank you for guiding us through Ronnie’s funeral. Your words of comfort were reassuring, moving and helpful.

Everything went very well, especially the idea of finishing with a double portion of Only Fools and Horses. This helped all of us to finish with a smile.

Very best regards and thanks again,

Ann and Phil

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 16, 2013

Hello Jay,

Just wanted to say a big thank you for a lovely service for my brother. We are a non-religious family and your service provided us with the right words needed in our final good byes to our brother/son. Prior to the funeral you visited the family home and spoke to myself and my mum, with what we spoke about during your visit you took that away and wrote such a fitting tribute to my brother. One that summed him up to a tee. I’m sure he was grinning in agreement inside that coffin!

You remained professional throughout the service and patient whilst we all gathered inside the chapel. You were also able to supply the songs we had requested for his service, thank you so very much.

The Ridge family.

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 20, 2013

Dear Jay

Sue and I would like to thank you so very much for the way you conducted both Mum and Dad’s funerals this year.

After Dad’s funeral in February we did not hesitate in choosing you to conduct Mum’s funeral in August too as she had been so pleased with you. It has been a very difficult year for us losing both of our wonderful parents, but your services have helped us to say ‘goodbye’ in just the right way. Other family members also commented on how nice the services were, with a really personal touch and just the right tone.

Thank you once again for your kindness at such a difficult time.

Kind regards.

Linda Ball

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 20, 2013

Hi Jay

Would like to thank you for a the wonderful service and touching tribute you gave nan yesterday.

Many Thanks

Karen

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 20, 2013

Hi Jay

Just wanted to say thank you for the service yesterday. It was a great celebration of Mums life and everything went perfectly.

All those who attended said that it fitted Mum down to the ground!

Thanks again

Best

Glen

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 20, 2013

Hi Jay

So sorry its took so long in thanking you for the lovely service you did for Frank he would have been so proud

Myself, Big Frank, Lily and the rest of the family would like to say a big thank you for your very kind words and a lovely service, as Frank would have said cushdy

Take care and thanks again xx

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 3, 2013

Jay,

Wow what can I say. Mum had the best send off that she could’ve had. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making Monday a day to remember in a good way.

Wishing you the very best for the future and keep up the amazing work. I will recommend your services to anyone in the same situation as us.

All the best

Derek

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 3, 2013

Dear jay

Thank you once again for conducting the service for my mother last week.my dad, my sister and myself got great comfort from it !

best regards Alison

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 3, 2013

Dear Jay,

I’m writing on behalf of myself and family to thank you very much for the way you conducted Geoff’s funeral

last Tuesday.

It was, naturally, a very hard day for us to say goodbye to someone we all loved so dearly, but we were consoled that his funeral was just how he would have wanted it.

Thank you so much for your help, support and consideration.

very sincerely,

Stella

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 3, 2013

Hi Jay

I hope you are keeping well. I just wanted to let you know how many comments we got about the service for Mum. All the family thought it was perfect and a totally fitting tribute to her. My friends thought it was brilliant to be able to get such a personalised tribute. Dad, Chris and I also thought it was excellent too and just wanted to thank you for making it so memorable.

Thanks again.

Jill

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 3, 2013

Dear Jay

Just wanted to say a very big thank you for delivering the service so beautifully at our mother’s funeral service last Thursday at Pitsea Crematorium. (4th July 2013)

We really appreciated that you got the tone so right for her and everyone commented that my mother would have enjoyed it herself.

Thank you again,

Very best wishes

Sheila and Jacki

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 3, 2013

Thank you for the lovely service you held for Mick on 8th July 2013.

We received so many comments on what a lovely service it was and how you spoke about Mick as though you had known him for years. You made the day special with your personal touches especially playing Hi Ho Silver Lining at the end which was not expected but a lovely end to a perfect service.

Thank you from all of Mick’s family,

Gill, Cheryl and Julie

X

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 3, 2013

Dear Jay

On behalf of his wife and family I would like to thank you for the service you conducted for my father-in-law, Ronald Lambert on 24 July.

You successfully portrayed Ron exactly as he was, and your professionalism and attention to the small details were nuch appreciated. You brought out his sense of humour and I am sure he would have thoroughly appreciated it.

Many others present have said how good the service was and that you turned what could have been a difficult occasion into a genuine celebration of his life.

Thank you again.

With Very Best Wishes

John, Jean, Ken, Rob & Cath

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 30, 2013

Hi Jay,

Thank you so much for making yesterday such a success for everybody. I’ve had too many comments to mention but you really did capture the ‘one off” personality of my father and everybody could relate with the many stories that you told. He would have loved yesterday.

Kindest regards,

Mary 30th June 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 30, 2013

Jay,

I just wanted to thank you again for the lovely service you provided for my mum. I received many comments of how moving and apt it was.

Thank you for reading out my little tribute – a lovely idea of yours and for all the other very kind, thoughtful words you spoke. They really helped me get through and give me strength to cope with the occasion.

Kindest regards,

Angela 30th June 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 30, 2013

The Butler family and friends would like to thank you again for the lovely service you gave.

We really do appreciate all your kindness and thoughtfulness.

Thanks again and all the best for the future!

Dave, Kay & Emma 26th June 2013

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Jay Belshaw

May 24, 2013

Dear Jay

i would really like to echo Cheryls thankyou and comments,you really did a good job he would have been really pleased,many people said it was the best funeral theyve ever been too,thankyou for your home visit to us to discuss Daves life and all his likes your speech about Dave was so accurate we couldnt have it better ourselves ,a big thankyou from all of us,i am happy for you to put this email on your website

,take care julie x 24th May 2013

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Jay Belshaw

May 23, 2013

Dear Jay,

I just wanted to say thank you for the great service to provided for my Dad, David Brooks on the 17th May 2013 (Ring of Fire). You will remember that there was a few tears but above all lots of laughter which is what my Dad would have wanted. I think you got the tone just right, respectful but upbeat. I had lots of comments from people afterwards that it was a great service and that it was the best funeral service they had ever been to ! I think it couldn’t have gone better. I am more than happy for you to put this email on the testimonials section of your website.

Thanks again,

Cheryl, 23rd May 2013

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Jay Belshaw

May 8, 2013

Hello Jay.

I just wanted to say a huge ‘thank you’ for the service you gave yesterday for my father Frank and for the support you gave my mother Joan. Our family and friends have taken comfort from your kind words during the service and I know my father would have been very happy knowing everyone was so well cared for. Jay, you are a true professional during such a difficult times, I cannot thank you enough.

With my regards and best wishes.

Kevin
8th May 2013

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Jay Belshaw

May 8, 2013

Hi Jay,

Just a quick note to thank you for yesterday.

I thought your words were spot on both for me, someone who has read a lot of Bertrand Russell’s writings, and more importantly the imagery of your words were entirely appropriate for my Mother.

The above analysis was echoed by all the family and friends who returned to her house after the ceremony.

As I get older I understand and appreciate more and more when people get stuff right/act professionally. Often this can be doing the simplest things in the most straightforward way and at the right time. Yesterday offered another lesson of this form of knowledge to me. My daughters both really appreciated their naming in your reading, it would never had occurred to me that this would have been such a simple yet positive action, but now seems so obvious and inclusive!

Once again thanks for everything, and doing it so well

Mark
7th May 2013

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Jay Belshaw

May 8, 2013

Hi Jay

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say what a lovely service you gave yesterday and thank you so much for all of your help. My Dad would have approved!

Many thanks again and take care.

Anna
6th May 2013

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Jay Belshaw

May 8, 2013

Hi Jay,

Just wanted to say thanks for the lovely tribute you did for Mum today. I found your words very comforting and particularly liked what you said about us all being leaves on the tree of life. Everybody agreed it was a lovely service and Dad thought it was a great tribute to Mum. It was all over so quickly and I didn’t feel I had the opportunity to thank you properly.

Kind Regards

June
6th May 2013

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Jay Belshaw

May 8, 2013

Dear Jay,

We would like to thank you for conducting the Service at our mother’s funeral held at South Essex Crematorium on 22nd April 2013.

The Service content was both relevant and appropriate and more importantly was just as Kathleen would have wanted.

Your help and guidance, at what was a very sad and difficult time, was greatly appreciated.

Kindest Regards,

Mike and Rita

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Jay Belshaw

May 8, 2013

Dear Jay

I really wanted to say a very BIG thank you for the truly excellent service you conducted in memory of my husband Dave. It was such a wonderful tribute, with some of the humour that he will be remembered for by his friends. Afterwards, so many of my family and friends remarked on how refreshing they found your delivery and that the event was more of a celebration than the usual sombre affair. Dave would certainly have wanted people to be smiling rather than feeling low……..the closing tune certainly helped in that regard!

Take care

Betty
5th May 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 5, 2013

Hi Jay,

Sorry it has taken me so long to send you this email but I would like to

thank you so very much on behalf of all my family for the service you gave

at my dad’s funeral.

It was so touching and funny exactly how we wanted it.

My nephew said we realised after we first met you that we just chucked a

load of random info at you which you then changed into the great service

that it was – exactly how our dad/grandad was. My brother who you didn’t

meet until the day also said it was just so honest again exactly how we

wanted it to be, not to make him out as anything he wasn’t – just a funny,

kind and gentle man who just loved his drinking, gambling and smoking!! 🙂

Also, everyone, all the tough rugby boys, commented on how brilliant it was.

As we said a celebration of his life.

Kindest regards Jay
Wendy, 5th February 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 4, 2013

Dear Jay,

We cannot thank you enough for the way in which you carried out the funeral of our Dad last Friday. After the service, so many people came up to us and said that it was the best funeral service that they had ever attended. They could not believe how you managed to capture exactly what our Dad was like!

We are 100% sure that if Dad could’ve been there himself, he would’ve loved it! We loved your choice of poems on the day, and thank you so much for getting him the bourbon biscuits! I can see him eating them now!

Jay, we cannot thank you enough for all you have done. We would recommend your services to anyone who was in the same situation as us. A beautiful send off and we could not have wanted any better. You should be very proud of what you do. We had seen you before at other funeral services for family and friends and you have always made it so special.

Wishing you the very best,

Kim, Mark and Tanya. 4th February 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 1, 2013

Hi Jay, just wanted to say thank you for the lovely service you conducted for our mum Avril Willmott on Friday 18th everybody commented on the service and said how your words about her were lovely and that you did our mum justice, it helped to have such a lovely service on the hardest of days.

Thanks again Karen, Sue and Terry x 1st February 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 1, 2013

Jay,

We just wanted to thank you so much for the service you gave mum (Dot Burchnall) on Friday 11th January. You put us at ease from the moment we met you and you really understood what we wanted. We were so pleased with the suggestions you came up with too. It was almost like you knew Dot and the way you conducted the service was a fitting tribute to her.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Julie, Mike & Stephen Burchnall 23rd January 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 1, 2013

helloJay,

We just wanted to say a big thankyou for the service and tribute you gave for my dad Ron Mason on Thursday 10th January, although very sad it was uplifting and a celebration of his life, exactly how we hoped it would be, he would have liked it himself. Family and friends all commented on the service and thankyou for sorting the first piece of music, it was all very special to us.

With much appreciation Steve, Karen & Mary Mason x 20th January 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 1, 2013

Dear Jay

I am writing to say thank you for the service you conducted at Corbets Tey Crematorium on Tuesday 15th January 2013 for my Mum.

Having met you the week before and talked through what we wanted I immediately felt that you understood what I was trying to convey to you and,I feel you fulfilled our needs on the day entirely to our satisfaction. Your calm, yet positive approach was both comforting and reassuring and I couldn’t have wished for a better send off for Mum.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who should need your services in the future.

With very best wishes,;

Sylvia, 18th January 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 1, 2013

Hi Jay,

May I thank you for all the help and kindness you have shown both to me and my wife with the arrangements for my Mother & Father, Annie and Alfred Wright.

I am not sure considering the circumstances how we would have managed without your support. The service went so very well and was appreciated and may I say enjoyed by all my family and relatives.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to our friends and family.

Thank you once again,

Dave. 18th January 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 1, 2013

Hi Jay,

Thank you for such a wonderful service on Tuesday. You made it very special for us all. We had loads of compliments and good wishes sent to you.

Good Health for the future to you and your family, and God Bless.

Gary and Family

Sent from my iPhone 14th January 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 1, 2013

Hi Jay

Many thanks for the Service on the 3rd, Everyone said afterward that they loved the service and the music. I don’t think we could have made a better choice of Minister for a service for Dad, very much

appreciated.

Brenda 1st January 2013

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 25, 2012

Jay was the Minister at our Mother’s funeral at South Essex Crematorium on Thursday 22nd November 2012.From the moment Jay greeted us and the funeral party into the South Chapel to the closing prayer at the graveside Jay was a complete professional. Jay’s warm and friendly character made us all feel as though he already knew our Mother.

Therefore it is with such gratitude we cannot say anything else except a very deep THANK YOU.Yours sincerely,Derek, Lorraine, Susanne and family.

25th November 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 22, 2012

Jay,

Just wanted to say on behalf of my brothers and sister, thank you for Mum’s funeral on Tuesday it was a really lovely service.

Many thanks, Laura

22nd November 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 22, 2012

Hi Jay Thank you for your service today. Everyone mentioned what a lovely service it was. It really summed up Mums life well. Thanks once again Nikki & Steve

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 22, 2012

Hi Jay,

Apologies for not contacting you sooner to thank you for the sincerity of your service, all the attendees came up to me after and asked me to let you know it was a first non religious service they had ever attended and how impressed they were with your empathy for Mum.

Many thanks for making a difficult time a lot easier to deal with.

All the best to you

Steve, Jackie, Helen and Jennifer, 22nd November 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 22, 2012

Hi Jay We just wanted to say thank you for the memorial service you performed for Phil. It gave comfort and inspiration to everyone present. Phil’s brother thought you had a very good singing voice and how you presented the tribute as if you knew Phil personally. Your words brought comfort to all in attendance. We greatly appreciated your service. Once again many thanks Kind Regards Sandra, Michael, Stephen, Sharon, grandson Joshua and all the family. X

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 24, 2012

Hi Jay,

We just wanted to write to you and say thank you so much for the way you conducted Jim’s service on Monday. It really was great to hear such positive comments from everyone who attended.

Wishing you the very best for the future,

Regards

Jan and Pete, 24th October 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 17, 2012

Dear Jay

Thank you so much for the beautiful service you did for my Mum. It was perfect in every way.

Best wishes

Pete

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 17, 2012

Dear Jay

We cannot thank you enough for the service you gave today for our dear dad. Everyone said what a beautiful service it was and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Wishing you the very best for the future,

Regards,

Dave, Harry and Eileen, 17th Septmeber 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 17, 2012

Hi Jay

On behalf of myself, my Dad, Slim (sorry for not telling you his name before, but really our brains hadn’t function properly since my Mum passed away), my sister Sam and our husbands,Nick and Brad, we would sincerely like to thank you for conducting such a wonderful dignified, uplifting service for my Mum, Sonya on Thursday afternoon.

The balance of essence for the occasion was just right. It was the saddest day for me and my family but you was able to bring some lightness.

Everyone commented on what a lovely service you carried out.

In the broad scheme of things, the funeral was the easiest bit, it’s life looking ahead is more difficult to deal with.

Many thanks again Jay.

With warm regards from

Michelle, Slim, Sam, Nick and Brad x, 17th September 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 9, 2012

Jay,

I wasn’t able to thank you properly earlier for carrying out mum’s funeral. For some reason, I had a bit of difficulty stringing a coherent sentence together! Many many thanks for such wonderful choices of poems and such appropriate words, you made the day so good. As an atheist myself, I found the idea of a non religious service very appealing but I was concerned that some attendees would have issues with the lack of religious content. I needn’t have worried, everybody commented that the service was perfect.

Many thanks Robin, 9th September 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 9, 2012

Many thanks from my Aunt Irene and family members on Bert’s service yesterday. It was very much as bert would have wished.

Regards from Diane and Pete, 9th September 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 14, 2012

Dear Jay,

We could never thank you enough for everything you did for us. Mum’s service was commented on by everyone there and they couldn’t praise you enough.

Thank you for all your hard work and for making mum’s send off one to remember.

Kind regards,

Fiona, 14th August 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 14, 2012

Hi Jay,

Just a note to say thank you so much for all your help with arranging Mum’s funeral last week. Although it was a sad day, you enabled us to celebrate Mum’s life in a way that she would have appreciated. You managed to set the right tone for the service and I know that friends and family all felt that it was a fitting tribute to our dear Mum.

On behalf of Dad and all the family, thank you once again.

Best regards,

Ruth, 8th August 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 1, 2012

Jay

Thank you very much for the great personal service you gave for my father, it was the perfect send off for Dad. It brought the family great comfort and closure in our distressing time.

Thank you again

Malcomn and Sally, 31st July 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 29, 2012

Dear Jay

just wanted to say thank you for the way in which you conducted dads service on Friday. You set just the right tone and spoke with real sincerity.

Our friends and family all commented on how lovely the service was in every respect.

Thanks once again,

Joy, Sharon and Tony, 29th July 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 22, 2012

Hi Jay,

Sorry it’s taken a while to contact you, everything has been a bit hectic! I would like to say how gratefull we all are for the service you did for our dad last Monday. We have had so many comments from people saying that it was the best funeral they have ever been to! Some people were even asking for your number in case they ever find themselves in the same situation as us. Jay it was a real celebration of dad’s life and we cannot thank you enough.

Best regards,

Susan, 22nd July 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 13, 2012

Jay,

Just a short note to say thank you for the professional and compassionate way in which you conducted the funeral service of my late mother last Wednesday. Everybody was asking me if you knew her personally!

We could not have wanted any more. Everything was spot on.

Wishing you the very best for the future,

Colin, 13th July 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 3, 2012

Hi Jay,

Absolutely brilliant service, everyone commented on it and more importantly, mum would have loved it, so a huge thank you. It couldn’t have been more perfect and it was a fitting send off.

Many thanks once again and kind regards,

Karen & Kim, 3rd July 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 28, 2012

Dear Jay

On behalf of my mother and the rest of our family we would like to take this opputunity to offer you our sincere thanks and apreciation to the proffesional and sincere way that you conducted the funeral of my father thomas white.

we had numerous people that attended comment that you managed to grab a little bit of tom in everything that you said and that every person was reminded of him by different parts

again thank you very much and best regards

Brett and Familyl, 28th June 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 17, 2012

To Jay,

We can’t thank you enough for the service you gave for Dave. You listened to and took on board everything we wanted to say, and delivered a true and genuine service. For that we will always be grateful.

Thank you Jay

Sincerely,

Irene, Dave, Sion, Jayne and Clare xx

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 17, 2012

Dear Jay,

It is with heartfelt thanks that I write to you today on behalf of the friends and family members who attended my father’s funeral last week. After the event I was inundated with positive comments about the content and delivery of the service, the tone of which was exactly as it should be, respectful, yet light and bright and a true celebration of my father’s life. We could not have asked for better.

Thank you once again.

With kind regards,

Anne, 15th June 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 9, 2012

Jay,

Thank you so much for everything you did for me and my family. Such tragedies should never happen but I know that my son would’ve been very pleased with the way you portrayed his life and character. We will never forget you because you made it all so much more bearable for us and made sure that Paul’s send off was memorable. Everyone at the service commented on how comforting it was.

Thank you

William, 9th June 2012

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Jay Belshaw

May 15, 2012

Dear Jay,

I am writing to say thank you for the service you conducted for dad last Wednesday. So many people thought that you knew him personally! The Eulogy was spot on. If possible, can I please have a copy of what you wrote so we can put it in a memory box?

Thank you once again Jay for making a day we were dreading into a day we will never forget, but for good reasons.

Wishing you the very best,

John. 15th May 2012

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Jay Belshaw

May 15, 2012

Jay.

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself, Mirry, Mike, Josie and all of our family and friends to thank you for the wonderful service you gave on Friday 11th May for our mother Esther. The service gave us much comfort. All of those present had nothing but praise for the way you conducted the service. It made a sad day into a celebration of her life.

Thank you once again,

Jim, 14th May 2012

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Jay Belshaw

May 12, 2012

Hi Jay,

What can we say! You listened to everything we told you and managed to put together such a lovely tribute to mum. We couldn’t have summed her up any better if we had tried ourselves!

So many people were talking about you after the service. Your ears must have been burning red. We could never thank you enough for everything you did for our family and for making sure that mum got the service she would’ve loved.

Thank you so so much.

Linda, Colin and Famill, 12th May 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 23, 2012

Dear Jay

Firstly, please accept our apologies for not writing sooner but as you no doubt understand, things have been very hectic.

I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the help you gave us & the sympathetic way in which you conducted both the funerals of, my mother-in-law Brenda, last year and my father-in-law Fred, this year.

The fact that we were in need of your services twice within a year was heartbreaking. But you put everyone at ease, the service was personal yet proffessional.

We have nothing but praise for you.

Once again Thank you.

Suzanne & Pete, 23rd April 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 19, 2012

Dear Jay,

Thank you for the beautiful service you gave for our mum on Wednesday. Everybody said that it was the best funeral they have ever been to! Would you be kind enough to send us a copy of the poem you read out at the end of the service? A lot of people commented on how appropriate it was.

Everything you did from start to finish helped our family. We could never thank you enough for giving our mum such a beautiful funeral service.

Jean, 19th Aril 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 11, 2012

Jay,

Losing our beautiful daughter is the hardest thing we have ever had to face. Thanks to you, Laura’s funeral will always be a memory we can cherish forever. Everything you said on tuesday brought us so much comfort and we could never thank you enough for the way you managed to sum up her life in the time we had.

You are more than welcome to post this message to your website, which by the way we also found very useful.

Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts and thank you also for joining us after the service.

All the very best wishes,

Emma and Bradley, 11th April 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 10, 2012

Dear Jay,

I am just coming up for air after the events of the last few weeks and especially last Monday. The family join with me in thanking you again for conducting Mick’s funeral so well and making it so special for us and all our friends, neighbours and ex. colleagues of my husband. I have received many favourable comments on the whole afternoon from those who were in attendance.

Yours very sincerely,

Beryl, 10th April 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 1, 2012

Hi Jay

George and I just want to say many thanks again for the lovely service you gave Aunt Ethel, I know Paul and Sue would thank you just the same if they were here, So many of the friends and family were talking after wards about the lovely way you held the service, you were a big hit. So from all Aunt Ethels friends and family a huge Thank you.

kindest regards

Barbara, 1st April 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Mar 25, 2012

Jay,

We would like to thank you for the dignified manner in which you conducted our mum’s funeral service on Friday.

Everyone said that it really was the best funeral service that they had ever attended.

Thank you for making what should have been a very sad day into one that we will always fondly remember forever.

Best wishes to you and your family and keep up the good work!

Tina, 25th March 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Mar 11, 2012

Dear Jay,

Just a short note to say thank you so much for the service you held for my mother yesterday at Basildon Crematorium. A few of mums family and friends said what a lovely service it was and that they had learnt something new about mum even after all these years. Despite it being a very sad day for us it was also the sort of gathering that mum would have loved, so thank you once again from myself and Ian for paying such a wonderful tribute to her.

With many thanks,

Joan, 11th March 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Mar 1, 2012

Hi Jay

I just wanted to say on behalf of all the family, thank you for making dads send off so personal to him, everyone commented on the lovely service (I think they will be queing up to book you -). I am sure he was looking down and smiling on us all!

It was a very memorable and meaningful day. Thank you.

Regards

Wendy, 1st March 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 29, 2012

Hi Jay,

We just wanted to say a huge big thank you for the service/ceremony you conducted for us last Wednesday. It was absolutely all we were hoping it would be. You managed to deliver the service in such a caring and uplifting way that many of our friends and relatives, who were very moved, were able to leave the crematorium with many more fond and positive memories of our Mum. Not only did you totally capture the right tone for the occasion but you did it with such sensitivity and warmth and you achieved this at such short notice. I can’t thank you enough for making our Mum’s funeral such a wonderfully memorable occasion.

With many kind regards

George, Sue, Terri and Jacki 23rd February 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 28, 2012

Dear Jay,

I just felt I had to write to you to express my sincere thanks for the wonderful ceremony you presented for my wife Brenda on Thursday 23rd February 2012.

A large number of people actually thought you knew Brenda personally the way you conveyed to them details of her life.

I do not know how you manage to capture all the information we gave to you verbally the week before and present it in the orderly way that you did.

Thank you again for a wonderful service.

Bert Furze, 28th February 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 26, 2012

Hi Jay,

I would like to thank you for a lovely service that you give for my son Ryan on the 17th Feb. It was said so nicely, and everyone commented on this and said it was the best service they had heard. I could not have had any one better to describe Ryan’s life. Thanks again Jay for everything you done for us that day.

Forever thankful.

Karen Hatch x 26th February 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 23, 2012

Dear Mr Belshaw

I wish to thank you for the lovely service you gave for my husband Charles Ellett at Forest Park Crematorium on Wednesday the 15th of this month. Inspite of the occasion, the memory of that day is a happy one . You expressed so well his character and all the happy times came flooding back to me.

Thank you again,

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs T Ellett, 23rd February 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 23, 2012

Hi Jay

You did it just perfect!

My goodness you would have been signing autographs the amount of people that came up and said how wonderful you were!

Thankyou sooo much, it went so well and you are now our no. 1 minister!

Suzie xxx, 23rd February 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 22, 2012

The family of the late Doreen Devine would like to thank Jay for the service on Friday 17th February. It was a lovely personal and moving tribute to our Mother, and though Jay never met her he spoke from the heart on our behalf.

We cannot recommend him highly enough and he made a very sad and emotional time bearable. Everybody who attended my Mothers funeral said that it was the best non religious service they have ever been to.

So Jay, thank you most sincerely from Jan, Val and family and friends in helping us say goodbye to Doreen and giving her the ‘Gunners’ send off that she had requested.

xxx

Kind Regards

Jan, 22nd February 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 15, 2012

Dear Jay,

We would like to thank you for the way you conducted James Pereira’s funeral. You gave such a lovely tribute into the way dad lived and loved his life.

Thank you again,

Denise Laws and family, 15th February 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 12, 2012

Jay,

Thank you so much for giving our mum the best send off ever! Everyone commented on how you managed to make the sad occasion a happy one. You captured her life to a tee and for that we will always be grateful.

Thank you also for choosing such an appropriate poem for the day.

Once again, Thank you so much,

Colin Honey and family, 12th February 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 2, 2012

Dear Jay,

I cannot thankyou enough for the wonderful way you made my dear Dad’s funeral a celebration you helped me greatly from breaking down completely. The number of people who asked ‘where did you get him from’. I have to say it was one of the best funerals I have attended apart from the fact it was my Dad’s but I think you know what I mean, when people laughed at some of the funny things like my Dad sitting on an old tyre of a lorry it just made it what I wanted a celebration and my family were delighted.

Again many many thanks Jay.

With kindest regards from

Barbara Waltham and Family, 2nd February 2012

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Jan 31, 2012

Hi Jay

Hope this finds you well, I should have been in touch earlier than this but have not been well,

I would like to say a big thank you to you for the way you conducted the service for Dave, so many people complemented on the way the service was conducted, if was said that they thought you new Dave.

If any body asked about this sort of service I would strongly recommend you to them.

One again thank you so much for everything, you helped me get thought this day.

Kind Regards,

Carol Robinson, 31st January 2012

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Jan 27, 2012

Dear Jay

My family, friends and I would like to thank you so very much for the truly wonderful way you conducted my Aunts service yesterday.

Each one of us was there with our own thoughts and special memories of Auntie, and for you to deliver your words of comfort in such a special and personal way meant so much to us and was very much appreciated. Those last few moments of saying good bye to a loved one stays with us for ever and with your help it made it that much easier to cope with.

Thank you once again

Very Best Wishes, Nigel, 27th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 18, 2012

Dear Mr Belshaw,

My wife and I attended a funeral service that you took today for Eileen Marsh. May I say that you are to be commended for you professionalism and the empathy in which you conducted the proceedings.

We overheard so many others praising you as well. You may well end up with a few bookings in the future!

I just thought that we should pass on our sincerest thanks for making our friend’s funeral so special.

Peter and Anne Branton, 18th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 18, 2012

Hi Jay,

Thanks again for the superb job you did with my Dad’s service yesterday.

Best regards,

Adam Barton, 18th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 18, 2012

Hi Jay

Thank you so much for your delivery of the service for Dad on Monday.

Obviously it is a very sad and distressing time for anyone who has lost some-one they love, but your service was a true reminder that you can say goodbye in the way they would have wanted and not with hymns that no-one wants to sing/can remember/don’t even know and a vicar who had no knowledge of my Dad.

I think a lot of people who came along had a good think as to what they would want to happen at their last goodbye to everyone and they were very supportive of the humanist side to the funeral.

I would recommend you to all, so thank you again – hope you don’t mind that I don’t want to see you again soon!

With best regards

Karen Farr-Hulbert, 18th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 18, 2012

Hi Jay,

Just a quick (and belated) note to say many thanks for conducting my Dad’s Funeral service so well and sympathetically last Thursday at East London Crematorium. Both my brother Steve, my wife and daughter Amanda and Sophie also send their heartfelt thanks too.

All my family and friends commented on how nice the ceremony was and it was performed as if you knew my Dad.

He would have approved….

Best Wishes.

Regards

John Court, 18th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 16, 2012

Dear Jay

Thank you so much for making things easier, I would like to say that I enjoyed the service and thought it went off well. Everybody has commented on how well it went and think its one the nicest funerals they have been to. I’m sure my father would have appreciated it.

I have very fond memories of him and I think all in all we gave him a nice send-off!

Thanks again, your doing a fantastic job!

Kind Regards

Jacqueline Ridley, 16th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 13, 2012

Jay,

I would like to say how much I and my family appreciated the way that you conducted mum’s funeral yesterday. I thought that it was very dignified and gentle and you made the funeral so much easier for us.

Everything was thought through and you helped us to cope with a difficult time. Thank you very much for that. Everybody was very appreciative of what you did and there were some thankful comments afterwards.

Please accept our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all you did yesterday.

Geoff Walker, 13th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 12, 2012

Dear Jay,

On behalf of my Dad, and all of my family and friends I would like to say thank you for your efforts and a job well done.

Everybody (and I do mean – everybody) said what a great service it was, and the care and consideration afforded to us was without fault.

I thankyou all from the bottom of my heart for making a very difficult day a time of celebration and something I will not forget.

Thankyou

Glen Smith, 12th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 12, 2012

Jay

Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely service you gave for our mum, Gladys.

As with Dad’s service everyone was touched and pleased with how you assisted all of us in saying farewell to mum.

Yours Sincerely

Paul, Terence and Family, 10th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 8, 2012

Jay

I would personally like to thank you for the wonderful service you gave our dad yesterday, I personally liked the poem which I thought was most appropriate, it was a sad day but it was also a happy day for the amount of people that came to join us in showing their last respects to dad it showed us he was well liked and respected and loved, you done us proud, and I think dad would would have also been proud too. We heard lots of comments afterwards on how moving your tribute was and it captured the true essence of our dad, again we would like to thank you for a very professional service.

Very much impressed

Yours sincerely

Mr William Quinn and Family, 8th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 8, 2012

Jay On behalf of Mum and the family, I just wanted to drop you a short note to express our thanks for a lovely service.

We were very pleased to meet you before Christmas and found that you were a great listener and captured many details about Dad. Your words at the Service were very nicely and sincerely said and this all helped to make the day as good as it could be.

Again, our thanks to you and we wish you well for the future.

Warm regards Chris, 7th January 2012

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 25, 2011

Jay, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the glowing testimonial that you presented at my fathers funeral service. The whole family were so pleased with what you said and how you presented it.

As you said it was a celebration of his life narrated by you which painted such a lovely picture in our minds. The poem was so well chosen and fitted in so well.

Your visit to us beforehand was very settling to us and eased the pain a little before the day. You spent a long time with us gathering as much relevant information as you could. I didn’t get the chance to thank you properly at the service but I hope this will relay our gratitude.

I will not hesitate in recommending you in the future to relatives and friends.

Once again Jay, thank you so much.

Richard Harmsworth, 25th December 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 21, 2011

Hi Jay,

My sister, Mandy Smart, sent us the complete order/wording of the service for my Mum’s funeral (Gladys Croxford) held at Gunnersbury Cemetery on December 7th. I just wanted to say “Thank You” for the excellent address you made during the service. Clearly you had put a great deal of effort and thought into your presentation, which resulted in a lovely tribute to Mum. All agreed Mum would have been most pleased at the way the hymns, tributes, music and psalm were beautifully blended into the service, it was truly a wonderful celebration of Mum’s life and legacy.

Best Regards,

Bernard and Catherina Croxford, 21st December 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 21, 2011

Dear Jay

I just wanted to mail you to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful service that you did for Uncle Stan.

It’s a good job that you were reading my poem too…..I had real difficulty holding everything together (as you may have noticed J)

My dad said that we gave him a really good send off……so once again thanks!

Ironic about the weather though…….’glints on snow’ will never have the same meaning again – and I had cleaned the bloody car the day before!!

Anyway….. I am certain that our paths will cross again – we’ll definitely recommend you to all of our family and friends, as you made an awful time really special for us.

In the meantime, I wish you and your family a super Christmas and a very happy 2012.

Kindest regards

Julie xx, 21st December 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 16, 2011

Hi Jay,

I just found your email address, i’m so sorry I didn’t get to thank you personally at the funeral. We were so happy with how it went it was exactly how we wanted it.

Everyone was impressed and said they want you to do their funeral! I will certainly recommend you in the future and thank you on behalf of Bob he would have enjoyed it.

Best Wishes for Xmas and the New Year

Jennie, Kimberley and Roxanne, 16th December 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 16, 2011

Hi jay

Just like to say thankyou for the service that you provided, family and friends all commented on how well the service you gave was,

once again i could not ask for better.

Thankyou Paul Pearson, 16th December 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 15, 2011

Dear Jay,

Your professionalism and empathy shown to our family over the past week has been amazing.

Everyone has said how well you managed to make dad’s service light and people will remember it as being a real celebration of his life.

You are a very special person and bring so much comfort to the bereaved. Thank you.

Lucy, Brian and Shirley, 15th December 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Dec 15, 2011

Hi Jay,

We just wanted to let you know that everybody commented on the service you gave for our mum. They all said that it was the best funeral they had ever been to!

We could never thank you enough for all your kindness at such a difficult time.

Wishing you all the best in the future,

Paul Broxbourne, 15th December 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 30, 2011

Dear Jay

Ref Eileen Shaw

Please forgive us for the delay in sending you this note.

Thank you so much for giving us such a moving service we felt you captured the real essence of our mum and it was certainly a celebration of her life.

We have received a lot of really nice comments about the service from both family and friends and our dad was very moved by it too.

Kind regards,

Jennie and Hilary, 30th November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 28, 2011

Jay,

We could never thank you enough for all the hard work you put into preparing my wife’s funeral service. Everyone there on the day said how personal the service was.

Thank you so much,

Have a nice Christmas,

Brian, 28th November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 28, 2011

Dear Jay,

We know we speak for everyone who was present when we thank you for the way in the which the celebration of Derek’s life was conducted. You struck just the right tone and people mentioned that many happy memories came back to them. Although tinged with sorrow it was indeed a happy event.

Several people asked about the poems and your website will, no doubt, receive a number of callers.

Again many thanks for your excellent work in conducting the ceremony.

With all best wishes,

Gillian and Michael, 28th November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 24, 2011

Dear Jay

On behalf of myself, Denise, Paul and Lils family and Friends, we would like to thank you for a lovely, heartfelt Service on the 22nd November 2011.

Everything went extremely well, thanks to God, and the Wake was a lovely afternoon. Lil will be so pleased with everything.

Once again, thank you, and for remembering to wear a Pink Tie!

Kind regards

Elaine, Denise, Paul, David, John and Lil 23rd November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 16, 2011

Jay,

Thank you for the lovely service you conducted at my mums funeral.

It made the transition a little easier

Mum would have liked you as a person, which would have mattered to her and would have liked your service a lot.

You did her proud she would have approved.

I know a lot of the other mourners thought so as well.

Thanks again,

Have a good day,

Paul Mose, 16th November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 14, 2011

Dear Jay

Just to say thank you for the beautiful words you used at my sister Nell`s (Ellen Daniells) funeral I thought the analogy of the tree and the leaves gradually changing was so apt, I have had to email details of the funeral to some relatives who live abroad and found myself describing it and remembering it again, it would be a particularly nice way to explain death to children.

Everything about the service was so well organised it is such a relief when you have spent two weeks organising things on the home front to have everything taken out of your hands at the crematorium when you are not quite in control of your head and your emotions.

Thanks again

Grace Garratt, 14th November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 14, 2011

Hi Jay

I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a lovely service for my Mum. Lots of people came and said how much they enjoyed it, if “enjoyed” is the right word! They seemed to appreciate the very personal focus plus the readings you gave – the poems and talk about nature etc – were all very nice and certainly more meaningful for me than a religious text would have been. My auntie was very touched to be able to speak – I’m sorry if we took too much time.

I think many people don’t know that a non-religious option is available which is a shame. Certainly, this was the type of funeral that my Mum would have liked and I am so pleased we were able to work together to make it happen.

Again, thanks very much!

Hazel, 14th November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 13, 2011

Hi Jay.

Would just like to thankyou for yesterday’s service. It was just what we wanted and everyone said how nice it was.

Thanks again,

Lorraine and family, 13th November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 11, 2011

Hi Jay,

I would just like to say what a marvellous service you gave to our good friend Justin at his funeral.

Having worked with you for many years in this profession i feel blessed to know you, and that we can all trust you to deliver a eulogy fitting for a departed loved one or friend.

The words you chose to deliver summed up how lovely and caring Justin was,and how he will be missed so much.

Thankyou so much,

Nick Hughes, 11th November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 9, 2011

Good morning Jay

This is the first opportunity I have had to let you know my Mum, Caroline and I would like to thank you most sincerely for the service. Everyone said you spoke fondly of my Dad as if you had known him and that is such a comfort to us all.

Thank you so much,

Pam, 9th November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Nov 5, 2011

Hi Jay,

Thank You for the care and attention you showed to my family and for making mums day so special on Wednesday. We will always be so grateful to you,

Wishing you well,

Paul and family, 4th November 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 26, 2011

Jay

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving dad such a dignified send off. Everyone said that your words brought them great comfort. So many people have telephoned me already asking for your name so you can do their funeral! I have directed them to your website, however I hope they do not need your services for many more years to come! We as a family can recommend you with confidence.

All the best for the future,

Tom and Ann Brucker (and family), 26th October 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 23, 2011

Dear Jay,

We could never thank you enough for the level of care and dignity you provided for our mother last tuesday.

Her funeral was something we were dreading, but you made the occasion one to remember, in fact, so many people were saying that they ‘enjoyed’ the day! I do not know for second how you made the magic happen, but we appreciate it and can never thank you enough.

Thank you,

Pat and family, 23rd October 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 23, 2011

Hi Jay,

Just a quick note to say thankyou so much for the tribute to Richards life and overall ceremony on the day. As you know it was an extremely difficult time for the family after losing Richard so suddenly but the way you conducted the funeral was very comforting to us all.

Thankyou again.

Kind Regards

Karen, 23rd October 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 23, 2011

Jay,

just to say thank you once again for a lovely service. Although it was a very traumatic day for us, we can take some comfort from the number of people that attended, and the way the funeral service was conducted. It was a fitting tribute to Roy.

So behalf of the family, thanks again

Lesley, 23rd October 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 23, 2011

Dear Jay

I just wanted to thankyou for the beautiful service you gave for Roy

You made it feel warm and meaningful.

At this moment in time i still feel raw but I wil lbe able to look at back in time and remember a wonderful send off for him.

Thank You so much

regards

Roy sister Jackie, 23rd October 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 13, 2011

Hi Jay,

Thank you so much for yesterday, you did an amazing job. Everyone who was there was saying how lovely it was, and complimenting you. I am so glad that Jimmy and Don were able to get their words out.

Mum, Paul, Gracie and myself thank you once again for making a really horrible day so much better.

Kind Regards

Laura, 13th October 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 13, 2011

Hi Jay,

Just wanted to thank you once again for the beautiful service yesterday for Richard. The eulogy gave us another chance to think of him in the best way possible, recounting the wonderful, fun memories we have of him as a brother, uncle & great friend/work colleague.

Yours,

Graham, 13th October 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 13, 2011

Dear Jay

Four weeks have passed now since you conducted the service to help us say goodbye to our Mum and I wanted to let you know how grateful the Molinari family are for your professionalism, empathy and ability to help us focus on the good times with Mum. As a mainly Catholic family, there was a slight worry about giving Mum a non-religious ceremony but after that day we have never had a doubt that the celebration of her life you delivered was exactly what was needed and wanted. Your service instigated many a talking point and the odd story about Mum after the funeral.

Thank you again, Jay – if any one is considering utilising your services I would gladly give the “thumbs up” endorsement.

Kind regards

Clare Molinari

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Jay Belshaw

Oct 1, 2011

Jay

Just a short note to say thankyou for the manner in which you conducted mum’s service. I did not have much chance to speak to you afterwards. It seemed to go well and the comments after were very positive especially your own contributuion.

It was much appreciated,

Best wishes,

Peter. 30th September 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 28, 2011

Hi Jay,

Just thought I’d drop you a line to say how pleased we all were with mum’s funeral service on Friday. So many people thought that you knew her personally! You obviously listened to everything we said and took it on board. We will definately recommend you to other people in the same situation as us. Thank you so much!

John, 28th September 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 20, 2011

Dear Jay

On behalf of myself, my brother, sister and Sandra i want to say a huge thank you for a beautiful service. My dad would have been smiling down on your words!

Everyone at the wake commented on your service- and how touching it was.

Thank you so very very much. I couldnt have wished for a more beautiful tribute to my dad.

Yours

Rebekah, 20th September 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 9, 2011

Hi Jay

Just a Big Thank you for a very heart felt service that you gave Mum yesterday, it was very warm and with the love that was needed, exactly what we asked you for and more.

The family and friends of Mum could’nt have asked you for any more. As you can probably gather I was very moved by the tributes and had a very emotional ride through the service and did’nt get the chance to thank you personally. I know how hard it must be sometimes to conduct such a service without getting some sort of feelings.

You did us proud, and I thank you with all my heart for that.

A massive big THANK YOU from all the family, it will never be forgotten what you did for Mum.

Many many thanks Alan, 9th September 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Sep 7, 2011

Jay,

I would like to thank you for the service you gave to my mum last Thursday. We could not have wanted anything better and we will never forget what you did for us.

Thank you again so much,

Pauline and family, 6th Seltember 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 31, 2011

Dear Jay

Just a short note to thank you for an excellent service, and I can tell that without exception that everybody were of the same opinion.

Thanks again

Derek, 31st August 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 29, 2011

Jay

I would like to thank you on behalf of our family and those friends of mum who attended the service, for such a thoughtful service.

For me it was an extremely positive experience and one that I would not have wished to have altered in any way.

We had so many people saying how much they appreciated the words of comfort.

Some one thought that they would use the tree model of life and society for their children.

The poems where particularly poignant and I feel we will read them for a long time to come.

Once again our heartfelt thanks

Paul & Len, 29th August 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 21, 2011

Just a final heartfelt thank you Jay for the most professional and moving service you conducted to bid farewell to my Dad. I know your sensitive and sincere words helped make a difficult occasion both respectful and memorable. All of Bob’s family and friends were moved by the service and this will help us all in the coming months to remember his life in a positive light.

Regards,

Tony, Jill and Barbara, 20th August 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 18, 2011

Dear Jay

On behalf of mum, Joy and family I would like to thank you for officiating at Dad’s funeral, at Corbets Tey yesterday. In fact, I felt I had to contact you and thank you since a number of family and friends felt that the service was excellent and so appropriate to Dad and that you were so sincere and sympathetic throughout that you had to be a good friend of the family and they were more than surprised that mum and I had only met you the once until yesterday.

Everyone who attended Dad’s funeral felt that the whole day was a fitting tribute to Dad’s life and I think we did him proud so thank you once again, Jay, for helping us to make “Dad’s Day” special.

Kind regards.

Sue, 18th August 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 18, 2011

Dear Jay,

On behalf of my family and everyone who attended my mother’s funeral yesterday I would like to thank you very much for the service you conducted for us Everyone said it was a beautiful service, getting the right balance and making it much more a celebration of my mum’s life rather than a very sad occasion. Thank you once again for making a very difficult day into a bearable one.

Christine, 18th Auugust 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 13, 2011

Jay

Thanks you from the bottom of our heart for the way you out carried out the ceremony yesterday, it could not have been any better.

The amount of people who came up to us after and said what a lovely ceremony it was, you touch on every right button and done Nicola proud. At first I thought have I done the right thing having a non religious one and not a funeral like the ones I have been to before, but I know now 100% I was right., you were definately the right person to carry it out.

Once again, thank you.

Shirley and Family, 13th August 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 13, 2011

Dear Jay

I just want to drop you a line to say, once more, how grateful Bill & I were for all your support and kindness regarding Dad’s funeral. The service was beyond all expectations and your guidance gave us reassurance that we were making the right choices the day. Apart from pitching the eulogy just right – dignified but uplifting with a hint of humour, it was the little touches which helped us get through the day: the looks of encouragement at difficult moments, checking the venue for the reception beforehand to make sure it was all how we wanted it and much more. Many of our guests commented on your part in the day and were very complimentary about you. Thank you for taking the time afterwards speak to our friends and family to sit and chat with me- it meant a lot to have you alongside us.

May I wish you all the best for the for the future.

Kind Regards

Lesley, 13th August 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 11, 2011

Dear Jay,

We would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the ceremony you conducted on Thursday for our daughter Clare.

A lot of people who attended commented on how light and dignified the whole day was and quite a few want to book you for theirs!

With love and thanks for turning a sad day into one we will always remember,

Ray and Gill. 10th August 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 11, 2011

Jay.

Just a little note to say thank you for the service you conducted for our dad on Wednesday.

Everyone said it was the best funeral they had ever been to!

Thank you so much,

On behalf of the Jones family, 7th August 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Aug 4, 2011

Thank you

Jay i would like to thank you for a lovely service you did for my sister on 27/07 11 at south essex crem you did us all proud thank you.

From the Bailey family xxx, 4th August 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 29, 2011

Dear Jay,

I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday. Family and friends all commented afterwards on your service and what a lovely tribute it was to Eileen.

Sally and family, 27th July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 27, 2011

Jay

Just a few words to thank you for yesterday. The service was the perfect celebration of Dad’s life and the feedback from all attending was excellent. Thank you for your support and for the service.

Regards,

Dave, 26th July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 25, 2011

Dear Jay,

Hi jay, just a thank you for a lovely service for Joan, the whole family were over the moon with it!

So once again thank you.

Tony, 24th July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 21, 2011

Dear Jay

I can not express how grateful we are for the lovely service and tribute to my mum yesterday. You made it so personal and dignified it was a pleasure to listen to and a fitting farewell to mum. It sounds strange to describe your mums funeral as lovely but that’s just what it was in every way and in fact every one who attended said the same. The manager of the care home said she has attended quite a few humanist services but yours was by far the nicest and what a nice man you were.

You made a sad and difficult day much easier to cope with and in the evening I sat with Frank and felt quite at ease and peaceful in my thoughts of mum.

Thank you on behalf of all our family,

Kind Regards,

Valerie, 21st July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 20, 2011

Dear Jay,

You service on Friday was exceptional. So many people came up to me and asked where you were from as they want to book you for their funeral! You managed to turn a very sad day into one that we will remember forever with warmth.

I shall not hesitate in recommending your services to other people.

Thank you so much,

Ian, 20th July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 20, 2011

Jay,

I just wanted to say what a brilliant service you gave last Tuesday. Every person there said that you were a great comfort. I can’t thank you enough.

Joan, 20th July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 20, 2011

Hi Jay,

Just wanted to thank you once again for the lovely service. You captured mum’s personality beautifully!

Karen, 18th July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 18, 2011

Hi Jay,

My sister and I would just like to take moment to say thank you a perfect service, the balance was just right a fitting tribute.

John, 18th July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 13, 2011

Hi Jay,

I wish to say a heartfelt thank you for today and the kind words and thoughts. Everyone was very complimentary about how the service was handled.

Thank you again.

John, 12th July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 12, 2011

Hi Jay

Just a quick email to say thank you for your time yesterday, the service was lovely and we are very pleased.

Thank you so much.

Jo, 12th July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 8, 2011

Dear Jay

I would like to say thank you for a fantastic service you gave my dear nan franie.

I’m lost for word it was a true celebration of her life and I’m very sure she would agree with me.

Once again I would like to say thank you from all my family.

Many thanks,

Lisa Bole, 8th July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jul 3, 2011

Hello Jay,

I just wanted to say thank you for Dad’s service, it was lovely and apt!

Everyone commented on it and we felt that it was a celebration of life.

Many thanks and all the best,

Kim, 1st July 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 26, 2011

Jay,

I didn’t really get a chance to speak to you properly after the service yesterday.

I just wanted to say that we all thought the service went very well and that you did justice to my Mum, I’m sure she would have been pleased.

Thank you very much for making a difficult day bearable and leaving us with some good memories.

Regards

Steve, 23rd June 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 26, 2011

Dear Jay,

Thank you so much for all your help in organising my brother’s cremation. Your advice and help made the ceremony so special. We are so grateful that you made a difficult day a lot easier for us to cope with. Your choice of poem will stay with us as a fitting tribute to Peter.

Yours sincerely

Angela de Swarte, 24th June 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 23, 2011

Dear Jay,

Thank you for officiating at my mother’s funeral service today.

We were all very pleased with how the service went today. Eva will be deeply missed, not least by my father, but today provided an opportunity to acknowledge our sad loss but to think of her in a happy way and to look to the future with wonderful memories.

Kind regards

Helen, 23rd June 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 13, 2011

Hi jay,

Just a thankyou for your tribute. The day went smooth with your kind words to start a sad day.

Many thanks,

Darren, 13th June 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 13, 2011

Hi Jay,

I am the son of Allan Watts, who’s funeral you ministered last Thursday.

Just a quick note to offer my thanks for your exceptional service, I couldn’t fault it at all.

Everything was perfect, right from ‘bubbles’ at the beginning (which incidently we was not expecting but never the less was happy with, as it was only quiet background music) to the choice of hymms, the lovely song at the end, which was a great choice from my Mum, but most importantly the speech about my Dad, which was superb.

Everyone was talking about it at the Golf club afterwards, you certainly hit home on what you said, particuarly about ‘the dash’.

A lot of people were praising you, you will be pleased to know.

It’s a shame you didn’t come along for a drink afterwards, but I suspect you was busy. So thanks again on giving my family something very nice and poignant to remember on such a sad day.

Needless to say we will of course recommend you to anybody else looking for a non religious minister in the future.

Cheers,

Allan, 13th June 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 12, 2011

Hi Jay,

I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the family for the wonderful service that you gave for my father. It really felt personal and was conducted with a great deal of dignity. Your positive outlook made the day easier to cope with.

Everyone we spoke to afterwards commented what a lovely and fitting service it was.

We would certainly be happy to recommend you in the future.

Thanks again.

Trevor, 10th June 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 6, 2011

Dear Jay

Thank you for your sensitive service on Wednesdays 1st June, for our Mum Daisy.

To also add for the help you gave us.

Best Wishes

Annette Peter and The Cassinos Family, 5th June 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 6, 2011

Jay,

I’d just like to say thank you for all you done with regard to Charlie’s service on 1.6.11 it was a beautiful service and a beautiful sending off for Charlie and I would highly recommend you to anyone I know.

The personal piece about Charlie was spot on and my mum (who’s 88 and deaf) said she heard every word.

Thanking you again for all your help and kindness.

Regards

Debbie O’Donoghue, 5th June 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jun 1, 2011

Dear Jay

I wish to thank you on behalf of my mum and the rest of the family for the lovely service you gave my dad.

Once again many thanks Graham. 1st June 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 28, 2011

Hi Jay,

Just wanted to say thank you for Wednesday, it was a lovely service.

Thanks again.

Courtney Brown, 27th may 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 28, 2011

Dear Jay

Firstly, many thanks for driving 40 miles to come and discuss my brother’s funeral arrangements.

The service was tasteful but also moving and made a difficult day very memorable and special. I felt that he would have approved greatly.

Thank you so much.

Kind regards,

Marilyn Scofield, 27th May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 28, 2011

Dear Jay,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a lovely service every one was amazed for the way you conducted it.

The ‘jump up’ was the talking point at the gathering to celebrate Jims life and many other stories were remembered.

You will be highly recommended in the future!

Once again thankyou Best wishes to you and your family,

Yours faithfully,

Ann Brown, 27th May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 25, 2011

Dear Jay,

Many many thanks for your leading of my mother’s cremation ceremony.

Alan Saville, 23rd May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 23, 2011

Hi Jay

Thank you for the service for mum on Friday – everyone said how lovely it was.

Nicola, 23rd May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 23, 2011

Jay,

What can we say, your service on Friday brought so much comfort to everyone.

We could never thank you enough for what you did for our family, and would certainly recommend you to other people in the future.

Thank you once again,

Mr & Mrs Bunding, 21st May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 17, 2011

Dear Jay.

On behalf of mum and myself, thank you for a beautifully conducted service.

After the service whilst viewing the floral tributes with family and friends, the obvious comments with respect to how beautiful the flowers were, were matched equally by how ‘warm’ and uplifting the service was.

A fitting tribute to a lovely man, and devoted husband and a wonderful father, for which you can be rightly proud.

Thank you again.

Sincerest regards.

John Hammond, 17th May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 17, 2011

Hi Jay,

I’ve been to many funerals in recent years, and friday’s service for our Dad was the only one that truly captured the essence of the person to whom we were saying goodbye.

He was indeed the most loved man any of us had the privelege of knowing.

With sincere thanks,

The Humphries Family, 17th May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 14, 2011

Hi Jay

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the service yesterday, Everything was just as we wanted it to be and many people came up to us afterwards to ask who you were and to say how much they had enjoyed the readings, tribute and music.

All in all a splendid effort and one that we all greatly appreciated. You did Bill / dad proud and we would certainly recommend you to anyone who required a non religious.funeral.

Kind regards

Kath, Jude, Jackie, Graham & Glyn, 13th May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 14, 2011

Hi Jay

I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday’s service. You really captured mum “to a T” and a number of people thought you knew her, as the service was so personal – it was a lovely tribute to her.

The whole service was beautiful and everyone came up and commented on it. Thanks again for your contribution on what was a very sad day for us.

Regards

Sharon, 13th May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 8, 2011

Jay

Just wanted to say thank you for a lovely service.

Everyone who spoke to us afterwards said it was the “best” service/funeral they have ever been to, we agree. As sad as the day began your words, the balanced tone of the service, the music which we were able to hear, in it’s entirety, the pace of the service, the surroundings and the beautiful weather all made saying our goodbyes to dad as perfect as could be.

Yours Sincerely

Paul, Terence and Family, 7th May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 5, 2011

Dear Jay

I would like to thank you for the beautiful service that you gave for Kevin.

Many family members and friends have commented on how you gave such a lovely, personal service. Both my sons and myself are very grateful to you. Once again ‘thank you’.

Kindest regards

Denise Crudgington, 5th May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 3, 2011

Dear Jay,

On behalf of our family I would like to thank you for contributing,in no small way,in making what could have been a very sad day into a day of celebration of our Mum’s life.

Of course, we shall always remember our dear Mum, and thanks to you, those memories will be happy ones even to the very end .

Very best wishes

Debbie (Doris the younger), 2nd May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

May 3, 2011

Hi Jay

Just wanted to write myself and thank you for the lovely service you gave to Dad, everybody has said what a personal service it was and how you described him exactly as he was.

Kind regards,

Jan, 2nd May 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 28, 2011

Hi Jay

Thank you so much for delivering my dad’s service last week. It was humorous and dealt with feeling. All thought it had gone very well.

Once again, thank you for making it a slightly easier thing to deal with.

Regards

Linda and Keith, 27th April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 27, 2011

Jay,

Just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support during our sad time of losing our dad.

Again, thank you.

May, Lois, Jill and families xxx, 26th April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 22, 2011

Hello Jay

We just wanted to say a great big ‘thank you’ for giving Aunt Joyce such a lovely service yesterday.

Everyone enjoyed it and said because you put so much into it, it felt as if you actually knew her, right down to her red boots and tartan skirt!

We really appreciate the time and effort you put into this and thank you just doesn’t seem enough. (Maybe next time you’re in Hullbridge you can come here for shepherds’ pie!)

Thank you again Jay and our very best wishes.

Dave and Sylvia O’Brien, 21st April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 22, 2011

Dear Jay

I just wanted to say thank you again for the service you conducted for my beloved Mum yesterday. Thank you so much for reading my tribute to mum on my behalf, in such a sensitive way.

Your professionalism, encouraging words and the kindness you showed to dad and I were very much appreciated.

Kindest regards,

Jenny, 21st April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 22, 2011

Dear Jay,

We wish to thank you for making our dear father Arthur’s funeral service on the 18th April, 2011 more bearable.

Your kindness, sensitivity, genuine helpfulness, poignant choice of poems and delicate humour helped us all through. We could not have had a nicer minister.

Thank You.

Kind regards,

Therese, Rosemarie, Michael, Teresa, Keith

Patricia and Kenneth. 20th April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 18, 2011

Hi Jay

Just wanted to thank so much for the lovely service you gave Dad. Everything was so perfect, and you would not believe how many people commented on you and the service you gave.

Mum, I and Maureen and all the family want to thank you so very, very much.

You were compassionate, and did not gallop along at 100 miles an hour to get the service over with!!!……….thank you.

Kindest regards

Linda Shearman, 18th April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 16, 2011

Jay,

We all wanted to thank you for giving Dad a great send off the day went really well.

Everyone was impressed with your choice of poems!

Thanks Again.

Sue, 15th April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 13, 2011

Dear Jay,

Just a small note to say thank you for how you conducted my mother’s service at Rippleside Cemetery. Many of those who attended told me how much they appreciated it – not too sad, not too religious, a perfect balance.

Thank you so much.

Regards,

Phil Henvey And Family, 13th April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 13, 2011

Hello Jay

Just want to say thank you for the way you conducted the funeral service for my husband Dennis on the 11th April 2011.

It was very professional and dignified – exactly the way i wanted it to be.

There were many comments made about how lovely the service was.

Kind Regards

Doreen Higgins, 13th April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 13, 2011

Dear Jay,

Thank you for the excellent service on Monday morning. It was delightful and delivered with charm and expertise.

Your visit to my mother’s home to gather the facts about my deceased father’s life was also conducted with charm and professionalism.

Several of our guests at the cremation, who had seen a number of religious funeral ceremonies in the past, actually felt that your ceremony was more touching and more relevant than most. The poems that you choose were very inspiring.

If any potential customers are reading this and debating if your services are the right option for them, they can rest assured that my family and I were 110% satisfied.

I have no hesitation in recommending your services. If fact they would be missing out if they did not use them.

Kind regards,

Malcolm and Gillian, 12th April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 11, 2011

Hi Jay

I would like to thank you so much for mums lovely service.

Everyone came out of the Chapel smiling and saying they had never been to such a nice ceremony.

Although heaven sent us a few tears and the sun didn’t shine it was a beautiful day.

Once again thank you and we will definitely recommend you to family and friends.

Pauline, Graham, Emma and Natasha, 8th April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Apr 5, 2011

Dear Jay,

We really must thank you for the professional and sympathetic way in which you conducted mum’s ceremony yesterday.

Everybody present considered it to be a most fitting tribute after such a long and fulfilling life.

You achieved a lightness of touch without forfeiting the right degree of gravitas.

We are very pleased that all of our requests were met and in our view everything went perfectly.

We would certainly recommend you to anyone else looking for someone to organise and conduct a memorial service.

Good luck in the future,

Sincerely Yours,

Lesley, Malcolm and both Ians, 2nd April 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Mar 26, 2011

Dear Jay

We would like to thank you for the service you conducted for our mother Gladys, and the help and guidance you gave when we first met you.

I feel it was a highly charged and emotional affair that you conducted with sympathy and grace. You supported my brother during his poem which was much appreciated.

Everyone commented on what a lovely warm service you gave.

Thanking you,

Alan Foster, 26th March 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Mar 26, 2011

Jay,

I didn’t have a lot of time on the day to thank you for the fine service you arranged for Phyllis. We all came away elated by the whole experience.

Many Thanks,

Malcolm Fester, 22nd March 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Mar 23, 2011

Jay

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for holding such a lovely service for us yesterday for Grandad.

Your visit, research and truly professional conduct throughout was very much appreciated and commented on by all who attended.

Best Regards,

Julie, 11th March 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Mar 14, 2011

Dear Jay,

Thank you for the professional, sympathetic way you layed Dolly to rest. The music was her and the lovely peom spoke volumes. It was as if you knew her. Thank you for travelling from Dagenham to Radstock, Somerset. We the family can only highly recommend your service.

Mavis/Rodney/Micheal/Julie, 14th March 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 9, 2011

Dear Jay,

Thank you so much for making dad’s funeral so special. We had so many people saying what a lovely service is was – mum chose well! Both Julie and I surprised ourselves that we managed to read our tributes, but it helped to know that you were there to step in and that took the pressure off. I think mum even wants to book you for herself! Regards and thanks again,

Carol and Julie, 9th February 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 8, 2011

Jay arranged my Partners Funeral (Bob) it was a beautiful send off for him and jay gives you a personal touch and chose a lovely poem, which he read with great sensitivity – I would highly recommend him at such a sad time with his warmth and kindness.

Ann Peryer, 6th February 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Feb 5, 2011

A very thoughtful, sensitive, caring young man, who comes highly recommended.xxx

Sue Beckwith, 5th February 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 31, 2011

Having delt with Jay arranging and conducting my own fathers funeral, he will always come highly recommended from myself and my family. He gave a very personal and sensitive service to my family at a time of great difficulty and will be remembered always for this. Any family will be privileged to use jay and i could not speak more highly of him .xxx

Joanna Peryer, 31st January 2011

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Jay Belshaw

Jan 31, 2011

Dear Jay

On behalf of the family of Andrew we would like to send our sincere thanks and appreciation for the professional and sympathetic way that you conducted his funeral.

From the very first day you helped us by making all the arrangements and giving us the best of advice. Due to your professional, friendly manner and the dignity and respect shown to us, you made things so much easier for us. Your attention to detail was first class and although it was a very sad day we felt that you made it very special and our uncle got a wonderful send off.

Many thanks and best regards

L. Harper, 31st January 2011