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Testimonials & Memories


🌼On behalf of our family, the Halliday's, the Stevensons and Fiona's extended family, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to you for the beautiful reading you did for us today at Portchester Crematorium. The inflection and intonation of the service you kindly produced was precisely what we had hoped for. I believe Fiona couldn't have wished for a better tribute.

Thank you once again for your input and helpful suggestions, it was greatly appreciated at what was and still is a difficult and emotional time for us.

(January 2021)


🌺Dear Deborah

I would like to send my sincere thanks for the beautiful service for Mum today. When I first met you on Zoom, I had a lovely feeling about you. Your wonderful outlook on how with love our lives on this earth and how we leave made it easier to embrace Mum’s life and departure.You’re very gentle Deborah as was Mum, so it was a gift to us today that it was you who came into our lives to guide us and help us deliver a service that was perfect for Mum.

( March 2021)


🌺From the lovely family of Mr Brian Wild ... thank you Sarah

(April 2021)


🌺 Hi Deborah

On behalf of Iris’ family I would like to thank you so much for being our celebrant yesterday. What you said and the way you led the service was perfect in every way.

Your help was much appreciated by us all.


Kind regards and best wishes

Nick, Mark, Paul, Nigel and Kiervan

(January 2022)

🌺 Kind words from the family of Mr David Carlton (January 2022)

From all of our family we want to thank you for your kindness, support and efforts from beginning to end. The written and visual tributes were lovely and a true representation of Dave. Thanks to your guidance the service was all that we wished for.

​🌺 From Mr Pat Jennings ... the Brother-in-Law of Mr Derek Baker, now reunited with his Wife Beryl

Good morning Deborah

 I am writing to thank you for the service yesterday for Derek. All of the his family and friends were most appreciative of the way you conducted  matters at this difficult time. You helped in no small way to add colour and brighten our day. Again many thanks. Trafalgar Place has taken on a new dimension.

🌺 From Amy Stone ... in loving memory of her dear Wife Shelley

I cannot thank you enough for your help, support and lead on the day of Shelley's service, it was very special and perfect for her, and those are not just my words, but the comments from everyone I spoke to and have spoken to about it.

 It was funny on the ride with Shell to the crem that day as I remember your words to me beforehand about watching for the signs on the way. We rode a route Shell and I took often on her motorbike over Portsdown Hill on the way and I smiled to myself when it was foggy so I couldn't see the view we love so much so I turned to Shell and said 'It's ok because I only wanted to look at you anyway'. And then it was a little bit clearer as I looked up and out for Portchester Castle, as the view from the roof there is my favourite, and I could see it so I thanked her for letting me see that before looking back at her.

 Warmest regards,


🌺Deborah, it was an amazing day! We wept and laughed. The twins entertained people (hearing 'roar' and 'quack quack' during the service lifted my heart! Malc would have been so happy to hear them! They adored him and he adored them! 

Thank you so much for a beautiful service. Everyone loved it! 

The sun certainly did shine on Hayling, yesterday! 

Jenny xxx

(May 2022)


Dearest Deborah,

 Thank you so very much for giving me and the family such a beautiful service to celebrate mum's life. You have been absolutely wonderful throughout this difficult time. Your support, guidance and kind words have made the world of difference. Thank you for being there.

Kindest regards.


(from the daughter of Mrs Jean Hawkins, May 2022)


Good evening Deborah,

Thank you so much for everything that you did for us in saying good bye to Mum. You met her, and I sense you know she would have approved and been delighted by the way in which you reflected her time on this planet. She was a wonderful person, and you captured her spirit, energy and personality perfectly. My entire family were moved by the way in which you captured this - thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

From the daughter of Mrs June Summers (August 2022)

🌺A lot of nice things were said by so many people. Thank you for doing the presentation, which people commented on, saying you came across so well.

From the family of Mrs Sandra Scammell (September 2022)


Dear Deborah,  I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the family for the way you conducted dads funeral on Monday. You did a great job and my father could not have had a better send off. I would also like to thank you for spending time with the family prior to the funeral to get to know the kind of father/man, dad was, I know coming out in the evening isn’t always easy when you’re working yourself and have a number of dogs to care for. However, we really appreciate you giving your time so freely. Thank you also for the wonderful visual tribute which would have taken us hours, as we had no idea where to start. Everyone commented on what a lovely reflection of dads life it was and that was down to you putting the slides together for us.

 So many thank yous! We really can’t thank you enough for helping to organise dads final send off, and making us think about things we hadn’t really thought of.  He certainly went out in style. I hope we don’t need to use your service again in a hurry, but if we do I would be more than happy to come back to you. Kind regards, Tracey

from the family of Mr Trevor Jones (October 2022)


Dear Deborah,

Thank you so much for today’s wonderful service. Thanks to your help and advice, everything went perfectly and as planned to honour my darling Chrissie's beautiful life which meant everything to me, Annie, Eddie, Gary, Amanda, our Grandchildren and all of my Chrissies friends

Thank you so much,

Rob xxx  

(April 2023)


Sue and I would like to thank you on behalf of all the family for the wonderful tribute you gave at Mums funeral, it was fantastic and delivered with a lot of passion and respect. Everyone remarked on the service and all said how lovely it was. We had a good wake celebration and I was the worse for wear, but it was a good send off and everyone enjoyed it. Thank you again and kindest regards. 

Michael and Sue

The family of the lovely Elsie Chester (August 2023)


We would like to thank you so much for everything you did for Mum's funeral. You were amazing and got the readings and tone just right.

It was a lovely mix of reflection and joy.The visual tribute was beautifully done. We can't thank you enough for your support, professionalism and empathy for which both Janet and I, along with the rest of our family will be forever grateful.

 Karen and Janet

from the family of the dear Juanita Brooks (March 2024)


On behalf of Jack and myself I just wanted to say thank you very much for your handling of Mum's service at Wessex Vale last Thursday. Everything went according to plan and feedback from everyone has been that it was a very special occasion.  You captured the 'essence of Mum' in your welcome and tribute and the whole service flowed seamlessly.

The family of Mrs Dorothy Turner April 2024

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