More Testimonials…

There are many more testimonials on Jacqui’s services at Word of Mouth – an independent feedback collection site.

In December 2019, Neil wrote

Thanks so much Jacqui, I was meaning to send you an email as in the rush on Thursday. I forgot to thank you personally as you left . I was really pleased with the atmosphere you created and I received so many positive comments from my family and friends , such things as “ this is the best and most celebratory funeral we have ever attended “, etc etc . 
Thanks heaps for the way you managed everything, and your sensitivity, compassion, enthusiasm and kindness . You did an amazing job, and it made an emotional sad day much easier for me.
I know Wal would have been very pleased with his send-off.
Thanks again for everything,
Sincere kind regards, Neil 

In September 2020, Jill wrote:

Hi Jacqui
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful service you designed and led for Joanie yesterday. … I loved your approach to grieving/ the purpose of life/ your poems/ your compassion. She would have too.
I thought you might appreciate the comments Liz, the Art teacher sent to me…
“…I thought the celebrant was excellent, and so in tune with Joanie’s life.
A glass of champagne around her flower covered coffin, with sun streaming in through the window was a joyful sight…

In July 2020, Tina’s family wrote:

Thank you kindly for the support you gave Myself and Dad over the duration of my mothers send off. Your professionalism, kindness and ability to understand what Mum’s story and journey was incredible whilst turning it into an inspiring service that whole heartedly captured our family morals was just incredible. 
I also, kindly, thank you so much for the memorial book. I love the images and the photos. My Mum’s brother and sister will treasure this keepsake for many, many years.
Mum always helped those who needed it and that’s why she always has a place in all of our hearts, and now you do too, for the help you have given to my whole family.
Thank you, thank you, thank you from both Dad and myself for making this experience a peaceful, calm and beautiful one.

In July 2020, Jen’s family wrote:

We cannot thank you enough for for your help care and attention to detail in preparing for Jen’s celebration. You have a real gift and we are so glad you came into our lives at this hard time.
Your support enabled us to get through. We have received so many compliments about the service and how well you led it.
We feel that with your help we did the very best we could.
Warmest regards
Gerry and Wally

In May 2020, Gerald wrote:

Thank you and I will get [this commemorative book] to our family and friends who couldn’t be there on the day. Also, for your help and putting a beautiful service together, it was very appreciated by all of us.

In April 2020, Jan wrote:

Thank you Jacqui for thinking of us at this time.  A beautiful gift to the family to keep in our family tree collection and to bring out occasionally to reflect on.
You did a wonderful job at Randolph’s funeral and we will certainly let the relevant entities know how wonderful you really were.
Many thanks once again.

In January 2020, Evelyn wrote:

Thank you Jacqui,
That (the Commemorative Booklet delivered) is a beautiful gesture. Tim and I appreciate the thought, and your light heartedness during the time.
Thanks again,
Evelyn and Tim

In December 2019, Vikki wrote:

Kelvin and I would like to say thank you very much for your kind words today and at Ron’s service. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. 
Cheers Vikki and Kelvin and family xx

In October 2019, Ryan wrote:

Hi Jacqui,
Thank you for this (the commemorative book you prepared) and all of your help.  I don’t have a lot of words at the moment apart from thank you, so thank you… it’s appreciated. 

In October 2019

Lynn wrote:

“Thank you very much for the commemorative book Jacqui. We have just returned from a trip to North Queensland so your email has come at a good time for us to attend to it.
Thank you once again for the lovely service for Mum. 
Regards Lynn” 

In September 2019

Arthur wrote:

“I really wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of all of us. Your warmth, experience, knowledge and compassion whilst being firm, direct and providing astute advise at a time we are at our worst was amazing. The commemoration and celebration of our dad’s life was made as good as this part of life can be, was a direct result and entirely due to your wise counsel. 

Even people in attendance were amazed, being of Greek Heritage,  the traditional morbid funerals most people experience was pleasantly transformed by the service you put together. Both family and friends commented on how much more comforting the experience was. You captured our desire to not just grieve, but rather help us all appreciate how “Jimmy”, our dad had touched us in his own special way. You truly have a gift. 

Thank you again.
Arthur Athanasopoulos

In July 2018

Stewart wrote:

“Hi Jacqui
I hope this finds you well and my apologies for not sending this earlier as we have all had a lot to deal with.
On behalf of the family and friends, please accept our sincere thanks for your part in Wendy’s “send off”. I use the words send off as Wendy once said to me that when you send me off I hope its a happy one. And that it was. 
Every one contributed and may I say we all did very well considering the circumstances.
We have had some contact with people who were at the funeral and all have said how nice it was and the venue was just perfect.
Anne and I have read through the attachment (Commemorative Book) and we both thinks it’s wonderful. The pictures are terrific and certainly express the day well. 
I will pass it on to the family and those that  I think would like to see it.
Again many many thanks and hope our paths may cross again but in better circumstances. 
Cheers Stewart” 

Robert wrote:
“…we had many positive comments from Sue’s friends and family about the service, in particular that it was the right atmosphere and setting in which to remember her life, so I think all in all it went well. 
Again, thanks very much for all your efforts.”

In October 2017, Warren wrote:

“Dear Jacqui

I am so glad we chose you.

Sophie’s service was beautiful. The way you modulated the emotion in the room with your delivery, and supported us all, was fantastic. Your words and choice of other people’s words was just right. People have been quoting bits of the service back to me ever since. We have had so many comments about what a beautiful service it was. And people who did not know Sophie personally came away saying that they felt like they now did. What could be better than that?

The worst day of my life was the day we lost our daughter. I thought the funeral service was going to be the hardest, and in some respects it was. But it was also beautiful in so many ways. And being surrounded by so many people who had been touched by Sophie and loved her and us was truly comforting.

What you do is so incredibly brave and important. I hope that gives you so much satisfaction.

Thank you for your support all the way through this. Your engagement and compassion was so appreciated.

With the the greatest respect and appreciation.

– Warren”

In September 2017, Christina wrote:

“A true professional – exceptional service:

Jacqui was exceptional in helping us prepare a wonderful celebration for the life of a loved one. Nothing was too much trouble, and was contactable at all times. She took such care in getting to know us as a family, as well as our passed loved one, and helped us with planning the perfect service.

On the day of her service, Jacqui was amazing. She paid tribute such a beautiful way, and supported us all in being a part of it. You made the day perfect. Jacqui. I hope we don’t need your services for a long time (as we never want to say goodbye to loved ones), but you will be the person we call when the time arises. Thank you for making such a sad day special.” 

In July 2017 Robyn wrote:

“Many thanks for all your care compassion and assistance during the planning of Dad’s service. You really did a wonderful job in telling Dad’s story.

Again, thank you for everything you made the service seamless and that was much appreciated.”

In July 2017

Dean wrote:
“Thank you Jacqui – extremely professional and thank you so much for your friendship and support on the day, we really appreciate it.
Thanks so much.
Regards Dean and Family”

Lisa wrote:
“Hi Jacqui
Thank you for the beautiful booklet it has brought back some wonderful memories of mums funeral.
I think we will be happy to have the pdf at the moment, maybe later we may look at having printed copy for keep sake. Thank you once again for the wonderful tribute the family was very happy with your service.

Darlene wrote:
“Hi Jacqui
Thank you for the book and thank you for doing Dad’s service. He didn’t like funerals and didn’t want one but I think he would have been pleased.  I have had lots of positive comments about you and so again – thank you.”

Andrea wrote:
“…And thanks again for all your help, and for a lovely service.”

Robyn wrote:
“Many thanks for all your care compassion and assistance during the planning of Dad’s service. You really did a wonderful job in telling Dad’s story.
Again, thank you for everything you made the service seamless and that was much appreciated.”

Andrea wrote:
“Thank you so much and thank you for all your help and support to make my dad’s funeral lovely and perfect, we couldn’t have asked for it to be any better than it was.”

In May 2017, Lia wrote:
“I picked the [commemorative] booklets from the printer today.  They are just wonderful.  Thank you so much for organising them.  The booklets are something that my family and I will treasure forever.”

In April 2017

Lorraine wrote:
“It is with grateful thanks to you for the excellent way you helped our family to prepare and organise Roger’s funeral. You were so helpful and made it as easy as you could for all of us. You were able to tell Roger’s story, making it serious and also funny. And I cannot thank you enough for all the support, and for  being so approachable.
You are doing such a valuable service for grieving families and are truly one in a million.
Bless you, take care of yourself and again thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Judy wrote:
“I wish to thank you for the lovely Service you conducted on Wednesday to Celebrate Lyn’s Life. I believe all her wishes for her final farewell were beautifully met, and we appreciate your help and the way you conducted the Service.
This expression of thanks is also extended to the staff of Green Haven Funerals, together with the staff of Inglewood Estate for their commitment and lovely service.
Thanking you again.”

Michael wrote:
“Hello Jacqui.
Firstly let me thank ‘you’ Jacqui for doing such a great job, to such an extent that our family could attend to the service in far greater detail. 

In March 2017, Rob wrote:
On behalf of Annie’s extended family, thank you for the incredible job you did with her service on Friday. We felt so comfortable from the minute we met you. Your attention to detail, understanding and empathy made the whole experience much more bearable for us, and we have had wonderful feedback from family and friends. Thank you also for being there in back up for the various family members who spoke. While not required, it was great to know that you were there for us.
The next few weeks and months will be extremely hard for Greg, Zac and Jasmine. They will have the wonderful memories of such a beautiful send off for Annie to help them.
Best wishes

In February 2017, Russ wrote:
I just wanted to thank you both for the work you put into Leonie’s service.
The process was very well organised and everything went very smoothly.  The structure of the service worked well with Jacqui’s words matching the style and tone of the occasion by weaving my thoughts in with the family’s stories.
Thank you

In April 2016, Beth wrote:
“Dear Jacqui,
My family and I would like to sincerely thank you for the all of the support you gave us during our mother/gran’s funeral process. We cannot thank you enough for making extra time to meet all family members and you truly made our life much easier.
You gave my mother courage and support to read the eulogy that we wrote together as a family. She really didn’t think she could do it but knew that she wanted to for her mother. You gave her that confidence and we thank you!
You read people very well and you know when patience vs push are needed most 😉 This is an amazing skill you have as from my experience people respond in different ways to certain approaches and it is a huge strength that you understand how personalities work.
We were particularly impressed that you remembered so many names and in order!
We would highly recommend your services to friends and family and we wish you all the best in your future services and projects.
Thank you again for helping us make a magical celebration for our Mum/Gran.
Beth Chiuchiarelli and family