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From Annemarie 
 
Dear Gail, Graham and Aimee 
We can not thank you enough for your kindness, compassion and professionalism when caring for our Mother, Marie Lewis. You were always, without exception, warm and friendly....nothing was too much trouble and this made a huge difference to us at such a deeply sad time. 
It felt like a very personal service and that is an irresplaceable quality when losing a loved one. 
Sincere thanks and Very Best Wishes to you all from Marie's children, friends and family X 
From Jim Everiss 
 
Dear, Graham, Gail, and Aimee, No words can explain how grateful myself & my family are, for all the help & kindness you bestowed upon us following the sad loss of my dear wife Rita & mum to the girls. You certainly made a very hard time, into a much easier one, in that nothing seemed too much trouble for any of you. Rita would have been very proud to have been in your hands, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts sincerely Jim. 
Valerie Marilyn & Teresa Everiss - you have our full recommendation. 
From Sally Jackson 
 
To Gail and the Team 
On behalf of my family I should like to thank you for the caring and helpful way you handled my Mum's (Buzz) funeral. 
From start to finish you dealt with us and our wishes sensitively and professionally. Aimee was very patient with my chopping and changing things about! The end result was a send off that we were so pleased with. 
On the day Graham dealt with everything very smoothly and there was even time for a little humour! Mum would have been thrilled with it all. 
Once again many, many thanks. 
From Helen Furby 
 
The funeral you organised was perfect. You understood the simplicity of what we wanted and made suggestions that made it even better and more personalised. You showed immense kindness and care. I would choose you for myself when I die as I think you were a great comfort to the family. 
Thank you so much. 
From Kevin Trim 
 
Words cannot express the superb and caring service that was supplied by Wessex funeral services from the first phone call to Kerry at Winchester through the preparations to the funeral day itself. Such a professional organisation looked after dad supported mum and us great in every detail from Graham and Gail until the end when we picked up the ashes from Kerry where it all started. I'm sure that at some stage we will be in need of this service I won't be using google I will call Wessex again. Well done to you all a small family business with a huge personal touch. 
From Greig Walliss 
 
Gail, Graham & Team, 
Thank you so much for the care and consideration you have all given to what can be a very traumatic and stressful time. You made the celebration of Dad's life the best it could be from helping us make important decisions on things such as the coffin, flowers and service to probably the most important which was telling us about Vicky as a celebrant. 
On behalf of Russ, myself, the family but most importantly my mum, I would like to thankyou all for your support empathy and professionalism. 
Kindest regards 
From Russ Walliss 
 
Dear Gail, 
I'd just like to pass on my sincere thanks for helping us create the perfect send off for my dear Dad. 
You helped create and deliver the most personal of services which is a credit to the whole team at Wessex. We were treated with great respect, empathy and provided with guidance when appropriate. 
I /we dreaded the day of the funeral, but as heavy as his loss was and continues to be felt, it really did feel like we'd given him the send off he would have wanted. It's clear you really do enjoy helping people through what is a very painful period for the bereaved. 
Please keep doing what you do, in the way you do it. 
Kindest regards 
From Alan Gregory 
 
Dear Graham, Gail, Kerry, Aimee & Luke 
I and my family would like to formally thank you all for the graceful and memorable final parting you gave Mum/Nan last month. You all made what is a very emotional and sad time, so much easier by your thoughtful actions and perfect organisation. 
It is the thought and attention to detail which makes the difference between someone who truly cares and someone just doing their job; Gail curling Mum's hair (she would have been so pleased); checking the Order of Service for the background music when my sister visited in your Chapel of Rest and Gail spending time with my sister giving her comfort and sharing her own experience of losing parents. 
It is these small things and the detail that makes all the difference. It shows thought and care. It made a big difference and impressed us all. My sister text me as she was leaving the Chapel of Rest with the message 'I want to thank you for choosing Wessex Funeral Services'. 
Aimee's Order of Service was so well presented and Kerry was very helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. 
We found your words at the committal far more appropriate and more moving than the vicar's at the funeral service, and the idea of giving each of us a rose to place on the coffin as a final gift of farewell was so very thoughtful. 
Unfortunately, your line of business is not one which you hope to recommend to friends and associates, although we would have no hesitation in doing so and have sung your praises to all who have asked. 
You are all a credit to your family, your business, and your profession. 
Thank you and thank you for caring. 
From Gayla 
 
To Graham & Gail 
I cannot thank you enough for your kindness towards myself and morever my Jim. 
I will letting everyone know just how wonderful you both are and your services. 
Thank you for looking after Mum too. 
From The Dawkins Family 
 
To Graham, Gail & Aimee 
Just a card to say thank you for arranging Mums funeral. We couldn't have asked for a better place for mum to spend her final days and to be cared for by people whom she would have enjoyed knowing. 
We have felt like we have known you for a long time and this has very much helped us through this difficult time. 
Thank you for recommending Peter to carry out the service on the day. It was a lovely tribute to Mum. 
You show so much compassion, professionalism and friendliness to all and we cannot thank you enough for helping us arrange Mum's final journey. 
Best wishes. 
From Lynne, Paul, Alan & Laura Betteridge 
 
Dear Graham, Gail, Aimee & Kerry 
We can't thank you enough for your kindness, help and support in arranging Paul's funeral. You both took away all the stress at such a sad time and your help went far beyond what was expected of you. 
Thank you again you really are a lovely, caring family. 
From Pamela and Ian Ford 
 
We would like to take this chance to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you for help making Mums special day as memorable as we hoped for. 
Everything was just as we wished and knowing Mum was being looked after by yourselves until her commitment in St Mary's Church put our mind at rest. 
You are all wonderful in everything you do ! 
Our kindest regards. 
From Sarah Jordan 
 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
 
I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to you all for the way everything was handled regarding Dad's funeral service on Friday. The day itself went perfectly, couldn't have been better. 
 
Thanks again for all your help and support in the lead up to the day also. It was a real comfort to all of us that you were there to make sure that all our wishes were carried out and your recommendations for the minister, florist and pub were perfect. 
From Fiona Northover 
 
I would like to thank all at Wessex Funeral Services for your help and support. You made the whole painful process so much easier. Your choice of Bishop Paul was perfect and together you made it such a beautiful service on Friday. 
I'd especially like to thank Graham, who went above and beyond by contacting my Dad's old regiment, getting his regimental flag made and all the extra touches that made it so special. You really gave him a send-off to be proud of. I know I definitely made the right decision coming to you and would always recommend you in the future. 
Thank you for everything x 
From Ken, Kate, Mark and Kathleen 
 
Dear Graham, Gail, Kerry and the rest of the team 
We would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for making the last few weeks as bearable as possible. At times, we have even smiled and a month ago we weren't sure when we would next do that. 
 
The professionalism, care, dedication and thoughtfulness you have all shown us and the utter respect you undoubtedly showed to Mum (Brenda) was second to none. 
 
Thank you also for sorting out the logistics of international regulations- we wouldn't have had a clue where to start with that one! 
 
Thank you for making a difficult journey more bearable - you do your essential service proud. 
With sincere thanks and best wishes, to your extended teams too, including Carole and Simon, although we've also messaged them separately. 
From Marjorie Hutchins 
 
We made it up as we went along. And it was perfect. Because Gail, Graham and Aimee always said “Yes”, and made it happen. We called it a “Salute” and made it very personal. We spoke to my dear husband rather than about him, as if he really was there with us. We chose special songs and music, just to listen to. I wanted to be a bearer but thought only six-foot men could do that. But Gail said “Of course you can”, and so I helped to carry my husband on his last journey, which meant the world to me. 
Thank you for everything, Gail, Graham and Aimee. xxx 
From Dee Langrish 
 
I would just like to thank both Gail and Graham for the wonderful way they helped my sister Paula in carrying out the last wishes of her partner and making everything go so smoothly. The way you dealt with the whole emotional procedure was outstanding, everything was done to ensure that Paula's and Pete's wishes, were brought to fruition. Beautiful, simple service with some outstanding touches, we are all so grateful. Will definitely be recommending your services. 
Thank you. 
From Amanda 
 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
I am so grateful to you all for the fantastic way you cared for David and my family. The funeral itself was just as I wanted it to be, but you all exceeded my expectations. Your kindness and sincerity was breath-taking. I made the right decision when I chose Wessex Funeral Services. 
Thanks so much, love and best wishes, 
Amanda and all the Hibbitts. 
From Tremayne 
 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
Thank you for the wonderful send off you arranged for my grandfather. Such a professional, sincere, warm and cheerful bunch. I will recommend you to all and cannot speak highly enough about you.  
Thank you again from myself and family. 
From Dayra, Max & Kris 
 
Dear Gail, Graham, Aimee and Paul 
We just wanted to say thank you for the lovely service yesterday, thank you for all your support and good words to us. All of you were just great. Thank you for the extra miles you went for us. Everyone is writing to me this morning to say how nice the service was. 
Thank You. 
From Jenny & Claire 
 
Dear Gail, Graham & Aimee 
Claire and myself would like to thank you all so much for everything regarding my fathers funeral yesterday. 
It was all and more of what we hoped it would be. 
From Clarissa & Paul 
 
Dear Graham, Gail, Aimee & Kerry, 
Just a short message to thank you for the support and professional way in which you dealt with my mother's funeral last week. 
Your guidance, your sympathetic attitude and your sincere approach to the day meant so much to me and my family. 
I would like to thank Graham especially as he was always there to provide help and a guiding hand throughout the days before the funeral and 
his words on the day were very moving and heartfelt. 
Aimee was also extremely approachable and efficient in her dealings with me and my family. 
We could not have chosen a more friendly and professional funeral services. 
Once again thank you for everything we will be forever grateful to you all. 
From Nigel & Vicky Woolfe 
 
It was lovely to meet you. 
We just wanted to thank you sincerely for your guidance in dealing with my late Mother, Marion Woolfe's funeral. 
The service was everything Mum & ourselves could have imagined - Rev'd Paul touched a lot of hearts. 
With fondest regards. 
From Rob and Shirley Brown 
 
Dear Graham 
We would just like to say a most sincere 'Thank You' to you and Kerry for organising the funerals of both my Mother and my Wife's Brother. They died on the same day so this was a most stressfull time for us. Your service was friendly, sympathetic and most professional and efficient, and I have to say most reasonably priced.  
Thank you once again. 
From Sarah Marlow 
 
Graham, Gail and Aimee 
Just wanted to say thank you for all you did for mums funeral. You all made the process so much easier. Gary and I truly were blown away by how kind, considerate and caring you all were. Would highly recommend your services to all. 
Thank you from all of us. 
From Chris and Margaret Shaw 
 
Dear Graham 
On behalf of the Shaw family, a sincere thank you for making a difficult time a little less difficult. 
Your support was much appreciated. 
Kind regards. 
From Barry Ryan 
 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
Please accept our thanks for a wonderful send off for Peggy, also for the compassion shown by all at this stressful time. Your kindness, patience and professionalism was second to none, I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone. 
Many thanks, from all the family. 
From Nick Colyer 
 
Dear Gail, Graham and Aimee 
Thankyou so much for all you have done, a great family with so much care and the way you handled everything to do with my Dad. Quite simply a gem with total personal touch. 
Kind regards 
From Lourdes Collins 
 
Dear Graham, 
Thankyou for your kindness and your help during this bad time for me. 
Warmest wishes. 
From Phil, Lynn & family 
 
To Graham, Gail & family 
Thankyou for helping to make Andrews service one we know he'd be proud of. Everyone who attended said what a lovely and moving service it was. Thankyou for everything you've all done for us as a family during this sad and difficult time. 
From Janina and Dianne 
 
Dear Graham and Gail 
For the outstanding compassion, kindness and understanding you provided for Greta Gay, our Mother. 
Again many many thanks. 
From Sue and Paul Traynor 
 
Dear Gail, Graham and Aimee 
Paul and I just wanted to thank you so much for all your support, kindness and friendship and for being there for us as we said our Goodbye's to Pete. It was a very sad and emotional day and we will miss him very much always. 
We are so glad we come to you, you are so special to us. 
With much love xxx 
From Alex McHugh 
 
Dear Graham, please except our thanks, for all your help with organising the service at Pear Tree Church for my Father's ashes. You have been a credit to your profession and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone. 
Kind regards 
From Katie McHugh 
 
Dear Graham, even though it's been a few months since my Grandad's funeral, the amount of support my family has received from yourself has been remarkable. Even the little things such as meeting at the Church and placing the flowers so lovely on Saturday just really meant the world to myself and my family. I honestly cannot say thank you enough. 
From Graham Thorne 
 
Dear Graham and Gail 
 
Thank you so much for your care and thoughtfulness in looking after all the arrangements for my Dad's cremation. We felt that our wishes were listened to every step of the way, and it was a great relief to know that these would be carried out although we were not present. Your efficiency and friendliness were most welcome. 
Thank you again. 
From Rob Rowland 
 
Dear Gail & Graham 
 
Thank you so much for making a difficult time so painless for all of us. We are all incredibly impressed and grateful for your total professionalism and we are so glad you conducted everything for us. You are an example to follow. 
Kind regards 
From Jacqui Stanley-Johns 
 
Dear Graham, 
 
This is long overdue but no less heartfelt, thank you for your kindness, patience and excellent service in all aspects of my Mother's funeral. I doubt you will have dealt with more complex itineraries, more changes of minds and altered programmes (at least I hope we havn't been the most difficult!). But you took it all with great professionalism and courtesy, and the result was a day that could not have gone better. All who attended commented on the arrangements and how good they were. So on behalf of my family I send my grateful thanks to you and your team for your help and advice in the whole process. You made a very painful situation much easier than I had feared. 
Best Wishes 
From Julie Allen 
 
To Graham & Gail 
 
There are no words to thank you for your support, friendship and compassion during the most awful time for us as a family. To lose Mum and Dad within 23 days of each other was unbearable and a complete shock. 
We got great comfort from seeing Mum and Dad in the chapel of rest looking so beautiful and at peace. Gail you looked after Mum and Dad and they looked beautiful, thank you. 
Thank you Aimee for your patience with our constant changes to the order of service. 
Graham thank you for being amazing and supportive, 
 
With much love 
Jules, Charlie, Jeanette, Michael & Clive xxx 
From Sue, Lesley & Alison 
 
To Graham, Gail & Aimee 
 
Thankyou so much for making a very difficult time as pleasurable as it could possibly be! Aunty Elsie's funeral service is just as she would have liked it. 
Best wishes. 
From Ali Griffin 
 
Dear Peter 
 
Please can I thank you for the service you delivered for us and Aunty, a number of people commented about the service and where we found you! You really helped to ease what is an exceptionally difficult time. 
Thank you once again. 
From Barry Cantelo 
 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
 
A VERY BIG THANKYOU - to all of you for all the help and consideration shown to us at this sad moment in our lives, you all made the process much easier to contend with, and with obvious attention to all the necessary details, which quite certainly Martyn and myself were not familiar with. We were particularly touched by the care Gail paid to our Mum, who is experiencing some huge personal challenges at this time, and was clearly rather confused at what was taking place. Gail, we cannot thankyou enough, - WELL DONE! 
Kind regards, 
Barry 
From Ali Griffin 
 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
 
Thankyou so much for helping us to pay a final tribute to our Aunt. The service you provide is outstanding but the kindness and care you deliver it with is commendable. 
My sincere thanks. 
From Mr Wright 
 
Dear Graham, Gail & Aimee 
 
We thank you so very much for your care. Your service and help to us at this difficult time was fantastic. 
 
Very best wishes, 
Eric, Wendy, Nigel, Lara and Luke. 
From Jayne Reynolds 
 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
 
Thankyou so much for all the arrangements and funeral service that you gave Richard on Wednesday. Everything went so well and we are very grateful for all the support and guidance we received from you all. 
Grateful thanks. 
From John Earley 
 
Dear Graham, Gail, Aimee and Paul 
 
I am writing on behalf of my Mother, Sister and myself to thank you all for the effort and support we recieved from you during a very difficult time for us. My Father's funeral was held last Monday at Southampton Crematorium and everything was exactly as we had discussed and was done in a caring and professional way throughout. 
 
My Mother has said that it was a beautiful service, celebrating his life and exactly what he would have wanted. The time and effort spent during our initial meeting at your office and subsequently through emails and calls to make sure that everything was as we wanted it is much appreciated. This was all done without us feeling pressured at all. 
 
Everything you have done has been of the highest possible standard and well beyond our expectations given the fees. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. 
 
Once again, please accept our sincere thanks. 
From The Chung Family 
 
To Wessex Funeral Services 
Thankyou for everything you have done. You've been very supportive and proffessional. 
 
Best wishes. 
From Paul, Tony & Tara 
 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
 
Thankyou so much for everything you've done for us as a family. Mum had a lovely send off and would have been so happy. 
There's not enough words we are just truly thankful. 
From Carole Stables 
 
Dear Graham, Gail & Aimee 
 
Just a quick note before I go on holiday to thank you. 
From the phone call at 2:30am in the morning, your help and gentle support was very much appreciated. 
The whole process has been a difficult one for me, but made so much easier by the help you have all given. 
I do feel we gave Dad a great send off. Thankyou for the huge part you all played in this. 
 
Love and best wishes 
From Sharon, Kim, Dennis, John, Ollie, Charlie and Molly 
 
Dear Graham, Gail & Aimee 
 
Thank you all so much for all you did for out darling Dad, Stan the man! And for making his final journey just amazing. He will be chuffed to think we all put together such a great day, whilst gutted he missed it! 
Hope to catch up soon. 
From Margeret Crockford 
 
Dear Graham, your care attention and love you put into the business makes it so unique, not forgetting your staff! 
 
Thankyou. 
Kindest regards 
From Jim Dunderdale 
 
To Graham, Gail, Aimee, Peter and Team 
 
Myself and the family would like to offer our sincere thanks for the way you helped us to say goodbye to Avril, from the first phone call I made, until the return to the wake (party), the service provided was very compassionate and professional. Guidance was always there when needed, you provided everything we could have wanted and more. 
 
Best regards 
 
Jim and family 
From Val Janaway 
 
Graham, Gail and Aimee 
 
On behalf of Tony, myself, family and friends I thank you for the compassionate and professional way in which you managed the logistics of Mum's funeral. 
To Graham for his support from the initial meeting through to, and during, the actual traumatic event. A special thank you comes from three very nervous young men and one equally nervous young lady. 
To Gail who prepared Midge so beautifully for the viewing. 
To Aimee to whom I must have been a real pain during the preparation and printing or the Order of Service. 
 
Again - many thanks to you all, 
Val 
From Nicki Mundell 
 
Dear Graham, Gail and family. 
 
Thank-you for making the funeral so special yesterday. It all worked out so well. The white roses were magnificent and I really felt you all did a marvellous job. The Order of Service cards were so lovely too and I appreciate the extra run around you did for me. The John Lennon song was very Fred. 
Most people came to the reception and it all went well.  
Although I was not ready to say goodbye to Fred, I feel more peacful. I will always have the memory of the funeral to take with me, through the next obstacles and whatever lies ahead. 
 
Thank-you 
Much love 
Nicki 
From Mandy Jones 
 
Thanks so much Graham, Gail and all of your team. What a relief it was to find you! With your help we were able to give Peter the send off we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble, and we felt that Peter was really cared for in his last place of rest. 
 
Many thanks and best wishes to you all. 
Mandy and Sam 
From Nicki Mundell 
 
Hi Paul 
Thank-you so much for leading the service yesterday. I thought you did a fantastic job and I appreciated your thoughtfulness in mentioning me in reference to tributes e.t.c. 
It was a hard day, but it all went well in the end. 
 
My best wishes 
Nicki 
From Mark Winter 
 
I would like to say a huge thankyou for all your help and support at what was a very difficult time with the passing of my beloved mother. The whole service was beautifully done and mum had a great send off. 
 
Many many thanks, from the Winter family. 
From Angela 
 
You made what was a very sad time so much less stressful and upsetting than it could have been and it was a comfort to know you were taking such good care of Dad. The flowers were also beautiful and we are grateful for the recommendation, thank you. 
From Alex McHugh 
 
On behalf of my family, I cannot thank you enough for all your help with my dad's funeral, right from the very beginning you could not do enough to help my mother and the rest of the family, Gail was very understanding and helpful, Graham was very good with the communications, and Peter was absolutely wonderful conducting the service, again all I can do is thank you. Kind regards, Alex. 
From Kath, Lorraine and Lisa 
 
Thankyou for your services on behalf of our family. Sad occasion as it was, we were very pleased with your services. Everyone said how well it went. 
From Karuna Vedi 
 
I just wanted to thank you and Gail for all the arrangements for my mum's funeral; it went really well. You both made it very easy for me to deal with what was required as it was a very sharp learning curve when I am not really at my best. I will always remember you both whenever I think of her last few days and am so grateful that it all worked out well - even the weather behaved! 
 
Best wishes 
From Amy Cesnas 
 
I just wanted to say thanks so much for yesterday, and for the whole process leading up to it. You both helped to make a difficult time much more bearable for me and I really appreciate it. I don't feel like I'd have been anywhere near so well supported by anyone else I'd been in contact with before choosing Wessex Funeral Services. To the extent that both myself and Amanda, my cousin, will be writing you into our funeral plans in our Wills next week (she's your biggest fan and quite literally telling everyone)!  
 
From the extra words and music yesterday, to the chat when I first came to see you both, you just do an incredible job - I don't even have the right words. So thanks. 
From Lucy Freckleton 
 
Many thanks from all my family for all your help arranging Dad's funeral. We were so pleased with how it went and you made the whole day so easy to organise.  
From Chris, partner to Trisha 
 
Thank you Gail, you and Graham did us proud. Many telling me how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Your attention to detail ensured it was a really personal service for Trisha. 
 
Thank you also for your generosity, YOU WERE BRILLIANT. 
From the family of Trisha Gibson 
 
Thank you Gail, Graham and Janet, it was a lovely service, lots of people afterwards said this and you were all so lovely to deal with and helpful when we didn't have a clue what we were meant to do x 
 
Shira Gibson Middleton 
From Ruth, Helen and Sarah 
 
All we can say is , anyone who is thrust into the world of having to plan an unexpected funeral needs a Graham and a Janet. We simply can't imagine how we would have coped without you. 
 
Yes I am sure there are competent funeral service companies out there, but the degree which you both seemed to manage us - effortlessly, patiently, with such compassion and dignity yet still getting the job done was truly impressive. I shall be forever thankful. The service itself was simply wonderful and I have had many such comments from those who attended. It made such a difference at an incredibly sad and vulnerable time and I am sure that made a difference to our ability to cope as well as we did. 
 
You also coped with whatever we threw at you, even providing Sarah with her special request. Nothing was to much trouble and I felt truly cared for. Communication was efficient and reliable. You made a potentially stressful event as good as such an event could possible be. 
 
I am so pleased you followed us to the hotel where Janet did a stupendous job and the auction was the icing on the cake. 
 
Ruth, Helen and Sarah 
From the Dewey Family 
 
 
Many Thanks for the service 
We really appreciate everything you have done 
it couldn't of been better 
 
Jack 
From Jack Dewey 
Just want to thank you Graham and the family for everything you have done for our Dad,we deeply appreciate it 
From Sara Nicholl 
 
Just like to say a massive thank you for giving my dad { Gary Dewey} the send off he deserved!!! I would recommend ur services to everyone, very professional caring and eagar to pls. Thank you so much xx 
From the family of Adrian McGartland 
 
Graham 
 
Thank you for the service we received in respect of Adrian's Care and funeral last week. 
Regards 
 
Joy and Eunice 
From the Mother of Elizabeth Wilkes 
 
Graham 
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your excellent services provided for the memorial for Elizabeth Ann Wilkes on the 17th June 2015 at Millbrook Christian Centre and Hollybrook Cemetery. You and your team dealt with the service with sensitivity and dignity and we truly appreciate your work and recommend you to anyone looking for funeral services across the area. Many thanks for everything. 
 
Sylvia Childs 
From the Family of Ken Davies 
 
Graham, Gail & Rev Paul. 
 
Thank you for making my Father's funeral and celebration of his life so perfect. 
The feedback from those that attended was wonderful. 
By all accounts it was a difficult day but Wessex Funeral Services made it as good as it could have possible been! 
My Dad would have been truly thankful. 
Thank you so much and we would highly recommend Wessex Funeral Services. 
The family of Ken Davies 
The Family of Ailsa Doran 
 
Reverend Paul 
Just a quick note to thank you for conducting Ailsa's funeral so eloquently and appropriately on Saturday. 
Everyone felt that it was a lovely service. 
Many thanks for your help. 
Regards 
Eric Spreng 
From the family of Joyce Thorpe 
 
It was a privilege to meet you earlier Graham. You made us feel very comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Your professionalism and eye for detail were very impressive. I know my family made the right choice in choosing Wessex Funeral Services and I would not hesitate in recommending your services to anyone. 
 
Stuart Thorpe 
Romsey 
From Ann Salked 
 
Dear Graham and Paul 
 
I would like to thank you both for all the care you showed in the planning and execution of the funeral for my husband Geoff Salkeld. 
 
The day itself was everything for which we could have hoped and all Geoff's friends and relations there on Thursday were most impressed. 
 
In closing I should like to thank Gail very much for the wondeful way she looked after my beloved husband. 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
Ann Salkeld 
Bishopstoke 
From the family of Geoffrey Salkeld. 
 
Dear Graham and Paul, 
 
Thank you for making a difficult time much easier. You have a lovely way about you. Thank you too, to Gail for looking after my Dad. We shall certainly recommend yourselves; and we shall certainly use you again. You'll understand however we will not be rushing to do that! Thank you, you are very good people. Best wishes, guy 
From the family of Denis Green 
 
Graham is a lovely caring man, he was so kind when my dad passed away, he did everything he could to help my mum and our family, a big thank you to Graham and Paul such lovely understanding people 
 
Mrs Sandra Gumbrell. 
Winchester 
From the family of Clare Pullinger (Wilson) 
 
A big thank you Graham to you and your staff, I am so glad I chose you to handle Clare's funeral. The patience and understanding you had was second to none. All the friends and relatives that attended the service had said how lovely it was and the best service they had ever been to. You helped make the day a beautiful tribute to her, a great send of for one so young. 
 
Many thanks again. 
 
Therese. 
Eastleigh 
From the family of May Boffy 
 
Dear Graham and Paul 
Phil and I wouldlike to say thank you for a wonderful service. Everything went just as we hoped and was a fitting final tribute to our mum, May Boffy. Thank you again for making it a perfect day. 
Best wishes 
Suzie and Phil Boffy. 
Bishopstoke 
From the Family of Stan Whittaker 
 
A big thank you to Graham and Paul for making my Dad's funeral as easy and comforting as possible. They were both brilliant with my Mum and kept in constant touch with me about arrangements. I would definitely recommend Wessex Funeral Services. 
Gail Barry 
Arthur Frederick (Fred) Dyer 
Graham and Rev Paul did a great job to give my dad a good send off with dignity, decorum and compassion. I really appreciate the quality of service we received especially as we were on a tight budget. I would definitely recommend Wessex Funeral Services. 
 
Nigel Dyer 
Havant 
Peter and Jean Moorby Family 
 
We chose Graham and Paul to do our Dad Peter Moorby's Funeral after attending the Funeral of my best friend Mel Ovington. Everything ran so smoothly and nothing was too much trouble. They kept in contact with us constantly and really went out of their way to make it as pain free as possible, they showed such compassion. So when my lovely mum Jean Moorby passed away a year later we didn't even consider using anyone else. So many friends and family commented on what a lovely Service they gave. 
I would highly recommend Wessex Funeral Services, genuinely nice guys! 
 
Justine Hine 
Hedge End 
From the family of Martin Burt of Chandlers Ford 
 
I just want to thank all of graham and his team for the time and effort to make dads day a good one. 
Nothing was a trouble and I fully recommended wessex funeral services to people. 
In a very difficult time for myself and my family and made it all bearable 
 
Thank you so much from the family of Martin Burt 
Chandlers Ford 
Ian Hutchinson's family 
 
Hello Paul and Graham, 
Thank you for giving Ian Hutchinson the send off he deserved. Thank you for taking care of everything for us, we can't thank you enough for everything you done. We couldn't of wished for a better send off for Ian and we couldn't of wished for anyone better to conduct the service for us. You are both very approachable and friendly, thank you Paul for speaking with me and stopping me crying (for a bit) haha. 
Thank you from Kirsty and Family :) x 
Essex 
Jean McGurn-Stewart Family 
 
Hi Paul 
Thank you so much for all your hard work. I'm sure Jean would have been very happy with the service. The whole day went very well and it felt like we were celebrating her life as much as comiserating her death. 
Graham and his team were also brilliant and we are very thankful to you all. 
Best wishes. 
Sam and Mark 
New Forest 
Iris Gylnn 
 
I just wanted to say thank you to both Graham and Paul for all of your help and your kindness you both showed me at my Mum's funeral. It was much appreciated. 
 
Evelyn Cooper 
Chandlers Ford 
Dee Di Maiolo writes 
 
I would like to thank all those involved in giving my mum MARCIA CAMILLERI the send off that she deserved. It has been an emotion journey, that I am sure will continue for some time! Grahame, Gail and Paul ....... Words are not enough to explain the gratitude and appreciation for all that you have done, you have dealt with mums passing with heart and compassion. The countless calls and sobbing were dealt with kindness and Grace. She looked beautiful and at peace. Mum would have approved ! ! The funeral today was above and beyond all my expectations and for that I am truly thankful xxxx 
 
Amie Camilleri 
Thank you for a lovely service today for my Nan, Marcia Camilerri, it was brilliant and such great support! X 
Cheryl Beddoe- Whitfield 
Graham 
Just wanted to say thank you for today. Really appreciated everything you have done. I know that's what you're paid for etc, but you have been brilliant. Also please can you extend my thanks to your team who were all respectful but also approachable and friendly. Super impressed. 
Thanks 
Matt Whitfield 
Wickham 
Maureen and family of James Hobbins 
 
We really can't thank Graham and the team enough; they took care of everything for us with speed, efficiency and care. Nothing was too much for them - every single request was met with a positive response and we really felt cared for by them. From Mum seeing their advertisement, to the service itself and beyond, their service has been professional, consistent and comforting. Thank you all 
 
Colden Common 
Elsie Corstorphine 
 
If you are reading this because you've just suffered a loss and you're wondering whom you should trust with the funeral arrangements, you need search no further - you can absolutely rely on Graham and Paul and their team. 
 
Graham is a real professional: nothing is too much trouble and nothing is left to chance. 
 
Paul will listen sensitively and carefully guide you so that you have the personalised funeral service you want, and on the day you'll find his support and gentle humour invaluable. 
 
You will be in safe hands with Wessex Funeral Services and, not least, their charges are very reasonable for the exceptional service they provide. 
Thank you so much, Graham and Paul, for all your help at such a sad time. 
Best wishes, 
Duncan Corstorphine 
Sally Marian Constantine 
I would just like to say thank you for everything,you have provided an excellent service,made a difficult situation better,and always answered communications promptly. 
 
regards 
Chas, Bradley 
Winifred Chalk 
Graham 
Words can't express the kindness , understanding ,and support you have given following the death of Winfred Chalk. 
You were professional , with a good heart and communicated in a way that gave confidence and lessened the stressful planning that a funeral can cause. 
I will ensure your name and business is spoken about to people who are looking for a special person like you and all that your business conveys. 
A big thank you 
Ann and Vernon 
 
Winchester 
Oli Ewers 
 
Thank you so much Graham, 
We have really appreciated working with you to support Oliver’s family, and feel it worked very well, and most importantly that they received the service they wanted. 
We will certainly be in touch with you in the future as needed when we are supporting another family. 
 
Many thanks, 
 
Kind regards, 
 
Liz 
 
Liz Hopper 
Senior Family Support Worker/Counsellor 
Naomi House and Jack's Place Children's Hospice 
David Goodwin's Family 
 
I can not give enough praise and thank you's to Graham and Paul who without their help i wouldn't have known what to do. They were absolutely fabulous through out the whole time and nothing was to much for them. They made what was such a sad time for the whole family much easier and i just wouldn't have been able to do it without them. Grahams support and Paul's amazing sense of humour was brilliant and made us laugh and smile through out what was a sad time x 
Thank you again. 
Jo and the Goodwin family xx 
Dennis Bell - Normandy and Korean Veteran 
 
To Paul 
Thank you for taking a wonderful service and for the support that you showed me on the day. 
Your sense of humour was much needed. Laughter and tears work well together. My Dads Funeral will be a cherished memory thanks to you and Graham. Once again, Thank you for making it so special and memorable. Keep Smiling. Tracy and Guy x 
Professor Peter Calvert's Family 
Many people have said kind things about Peter's funeral, that it was uplifting and not depressing as so many are. That they thought so is in large part down to Graham who organised things as I wished and as Peter would have wished. Graham made helpful suggestions at every stage and gently guided us through the process. 
Dr Sue Calvert 
Chandlers Ford 
Brian William's Funeral 
Thank you so much for the way you organised Brian's funeral{ The funeral couldn't have been nicer. Everything went as I wanted and everyone commented on how lovely the service was. Brian would have been so pleased. Please convey my many thanks to Mr Burrows-Gibson for a wonderful service. I was extremely pleased with the flowers, they were exactly as I wanted and the flowers now fill all the rooms of the house. Thank You for your help in getting me through a very stressful time. 
Yours Truly, 
Margaret Wiliams 
Chichester 
Thank you so much for everything you did for Billy Whelan, you did everything to try and make the family's distress as painless as possible at such a hard time and you were brilliant with the requests that we frequently put upon you. The service at the crematorium was lovely and so many people commented on how great you were and also what a lovely touch it was that you gave all the close family members a rose to put on Billy's coffin at the end of the service. We really can't thank you enough and I will always recommended you to anyone and would certainly use you again although lets hope that's not for a long time! Kerri and Anthony Whealan and family 24th July 2014 
A big thank you for ensuring that Barry's Funeral went so well. Thanks also for the lovely extra touches at the funeral with the candles and the roses. 
Many Thanks for everything 
Terrie McLean and family 
Dear Graham and Gail 
 
Dad and I cannot thank you enough for what you did for us from that first difficult call, taking care of Mum at your Chapel of Rest and Paul making her funeral so personal to us all. It made a very hard time easier to cope with and it was very comforting to know that Mum was in safe hands right up to her interment which you, again, performed in a very personal and dignified way for which we will be eternally grateful. 
 
Thank you 
 
Jane and Keith. 
16 June 14 
Dear Paul and Graham 
Thank You for ensuring that Tom's funeral was so special. We were really pleased to see such a lovely crowd, especially as Tom had lost touch with so many people during his years of illness. 
The guidance and help we had from you made arranging the funeral so much easier and we are very happy with all the help and support that you gave us. Thank you again. 
Regards, 
 
June and Karen 
Dear Graham 
 
Re: James Larkin 
 
Please forgive the direct email approach but I am thinking of a million and one things since early this morning. I thought I'd email you before this slips my mind this morning. 
 
Firstly, thank you and all your colleagues for everything you carried out to make my father's celebration of life a memory we will all be able to treasure forever. 
On Sunday it was very comforting to visit him at rest in Whalesmead Road especially for his wife Elizabeth and the family. 
Yesterday was a very emotional day for everyone, however with your support and organisation it went very well indeed. 
From all of us, a very big, big thank you. 
 
Kathleen Marsh 
James Larkin's Daughter 
We’re now back in Toronto and I’ve had a few days to reflect on Dad’s passing and our time in the UK. 
 
I would like to thank you and your team so much for your help during this very difficult time for our family. You were all, without exception, the epitome of caring and kindness throughout and made the task of arranging Dad’s funeral a much less traumatic one than it could have been. All those who attended were impressed by the service and whole occasion. It was very fitting for our Dad, simple but full of the people he cared about the most and his beloved RAF memories. 
 
We are truly grateful that Claire chose you out of the several companies that she called - you impressed her just in the short conversation she had with you on the phone and her instincts were spot on. 
 
Thank you again. 
 
Julie Singer 
Wing Commander "Steve" Stephenson's Daughter 
Graham & his team are all very open, honest, caring, personal, understanding & compassionate people. To name but a few of their excellent qualities. The attention to detail was second to none, as was their helpfulness - this is a truly exceptional service in all aspects. 
 
And at the end of the day, when you look back and reflect ................... You'll also know that you did the right things in the right ways for the one that you have loved and lost - Right up to the very end. 
 
A very big THANK YOU to Graham & his truly outstanding & exceptional Team. Please also thank your special wife Gail for the lovely flowers and how she displayed them. 
 
Many thanks again Graham ~ You should be very proud of the way you work & services that you provide. 
 
Kindest regards Phil Taylor and Family 
Hi Graham, 
 
I'd like to say thank you on behalf of myself and my dads 
family and friends for an amazing service, we couldn't of asked for a 
better send off for him. 
 
Many thanks 
Drew Clayton 
Following our Father’s fatal accident, my brother and I (in our 30’s) were completely lost and had no idea what to do. From the first phone call with Graham, we felt a sense of relief and understanding. We could never have known how important Graham would become to us both. The personal service we received made the whole thing more bearable and gave us strength. Graham always came to the house when we had to discuss and organise things and without knowing it, that’s what we needed. The costs were clearly laid out, honest and more than reasonable for the services we received. 
 
The obituary, the order of service, the flowers (by Graham’s wife) were all beautiful and just as we wanted. The team that looked after Dad did a great job and when we went to visit him in the chapel of rest, everything had been so thoughtfully completed that it made saying good-bye to him more peaceful and dignified than we could ever have imagined. When the cars came to the house to collect us with the hearse, we were truly touched by the traditional methods used and the dignity and professionalism of the team who all looked immaculate in their red ties, as we had requested 
 
The funeral itself was perfect in every way, dignified, personal and uplifting and I know our Dad would have felt the same about it as we did. We did him proud. So many people commented on how wonderful the service was and how lovely the whole team involved on the day were. Everything we asked for and everything we discussed was made possible by Graham and his team from our song choices through to our extra collage of photographs of Dad to hand out alongside the order of service, they took the stress off of our shoulders at every stage. Not only did Graham and his team do everything we asked but they always went above and beyond – to the extent that Graham contacted L.F.C himself and got the “You’ll never walk alone” flag from the club donated to have over our Dad’s casket. This was honestly one of the most thoughtful and kind things I have ever known. 
 
We have never experienced this level of support and care in any walk of life so our words will never do justice to how much we respect and admire what Graham and his team at Wessex Funeral Services do. The importance and significance of a funeral director is not understood until someone you love passes away. We think of Graham as a friend and will never lose touch with him as he has been such a huge part of our lives now. We could never thank him enough for everything he did for us through the most difficult time of our lives so far. We couldn’t recommend this company more highly and if anyone finds themselves in the same situation as us and isn’t sure who to choose – put your trust in Graham, he won’t let you or your loved one down. 
Heather and Scott Cunliffe 
Dear Graham, 
I would like to thank you very much for the professional and compassionate service which you afforded me and my family on the death of my father, Denis Richardson. 
Your kindness and the way in which you helped us navigate our way through all the necessary procedures for a funeral, will never be forgotten by any of us; especially as not one of us resided in England!! Today I received a copy of the order of service conducted by Revd. Paul Burrows-Gibson and it truly was a wonderful service. Naturally I would have wished to be present at my Dad’s cremation service but will be forever grateful that Father Will of St. Anselm’s was so obliging to organize a Memorial Service for us at such short notice and the family could all attend that religious service. 
Once again – thank you Graham. Please would you also pass on to your wife my thanks for the flowers for the coffin. Your choice of music for the service was great - “In the Mood” happened to be a favourite of my Dad’s! 
Kindest regards, Marilyn Fowles 
Graham, THANK YOU so much for your wonderful email. I have forwarded it on to all the family. Thank you for the beautiful flowers and for playing music – Grandad { Denis Richardson} would have loved that. Special memories and thoughts that we will cherish. Thank you also for arranging for the Ashes to be brought to me by David in April. I sincerely appreciate the wonderful and thoughtful touches and for you being so kind to us throughout this process. Warm regards, 
Bridget M. Fowles 
Hi Graham, 
Justine and I wanted to thank you and the team so much for making Pete’s Day so memorable. It was a difficult time for all of us, especially Justine, but the way you handled things, right from the first call, was absolutely brilliant. We couldn’t have asked for any more. You were there to help, guide and advise but at no time, did we feel that it was anything other than our decision. I know Justine has emailed Revd. Paul but he too, was superb. Thanks again. Ian and Justine 
To all at Wessex Funeral Services 
A massive thank you to you all for the wonderful care and attention you gave us and ensured that Chris Eales had a fitting send-off according to his wishes. The level of service was much more than we expected and you did him proud. Best Wishes Catherine Thom 
Hi Graham 
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a beautiful job today. You really are a treasure and you made everything very easy from start to finish. Everybody commented on what a beautiful service it was and how smoothly everything ran on the day. Richard did a great job of driving Nan's friends in the Limo - they considered it a great treat and an honour. 
Thanks again for everything Wendy and Steve 
Dear Graham 
Thank you so much for the care and attention for Walter. The service and the arrangements were absolutely perfect. From the moment I contacted you the personal family responsibility for the funeral disappeared and Elaine and I could concentrate on her mother in the full knowledge that we had selected a great team. Nothing less than perfect service and support. 
Kind regards Ray 
Dear Graham 
Ian and I would like to thank you so much for looking after our mum (Irene). You were marvellous ! The service at mum's funeral was lovely. The help you gave to me at such a sad time was wonderful. Please consider coming to Camberley as we need people like you. 
Once again Thank you Jan and Ian