Testimonials

Dear Steve…

I would like to add my 100% positive feedback for your web site so that others seeking a professional Humanist Funeral Celebrant will be reassured that no request is too trivial or too much trouble for you. We appreciated your availability, guidance, management of the difficult funeral director, supportive approach and attention to detail in planning for the celebration of our mother’s life which far exceeded my expectations. My mother would have been delighted with her funeral and described it as perfect.


I just want to say a big thank you for AC’s  celebration last Monday. It was so beautiful and everyone has said that it was the best celebration that they had ever been to or watched on line, although they were all moved to tears as it was all about A and who she was. Thank you again for helping us to celebrate A’s life.


Thank you for a fantastic service for my brother. As sad as it was for me and mother and brothers, it is one of the best funeral services I have been to (and I live in Ireland – it’s a pastime there!) Thank you.


Just a quick line to thank you for the brilliant tribute you did for D today, all of those present were very impressed and all agreed its just what she would have wanted, so many thanks from myself and all the family.


‘Thank you again for such a comforting and satisfying creation.  D would join me with the thanks.’


On behalf of my family I would like to record our thanks for the excellent way you conducted the service today. All the feedback from those watching on the webcast was so positive and I will be amending my own will to have a similar send off; fingers crossed it will be some time before that happens!


I wanted to let you know how very grateful the family are for your services yesterday and over the last few weeks.  But more than this, I wanted personally to thank you for all your words yesterday, the kindness you showed my Mum and the sensitive way you managed everything. We were all so very moved and touched with the words you chose to honour my Dad.  From our relatively brief meetings you skilfully extracted the very essence of his personality and life and reflected these yesterday with beautifully chosen words and perfectly selected passages.  As a non-religious person myself I felt at moments that I had been able to obtain that peace that the believer has in the spiritual through your words about the cycle of natural elements and the natural words – it was truly beautiful. Thanks again so much for giving us all an experience which (despite our tears!) was not sad, was supporting and uplifting and calm and felt so very, very right.


Thank you so much for making my Mum’s funeral beautiful, joyful and ‘funny’ too – forever grateful. Thank you.


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday.  The service was beautiful and you took all the worry and anxiety away from us to ensure the smooth running of Mum’s funeral. Dealing with you has been a pleasure, you have a wonderful way of blending reverence and respect with just the right amount of humour. Thank you so much, we have received so many lovely comments from people who attended.


I just wanted to express sincere thanks and gratitude for your ceremony yesterday. Everybody … yes, everybody, commented on the empathy and tone of the reading, capturing quite beautifully the comments, fond memories and remembrances of S. You delivered it beautifully, Steve. And we thank you.


A very heartfelt thank you for today. You did a lovely service and we are so grateful. My Dad was very moved by your words and we found it very comforting. You provide a much needed service and despite all the restrictions it felt personal to my Mum. Thank you again and best wishes  for the future.


I would like to thank you for a beautiful service, all my friends and neighbours were very impressed as they had not been to a humanist service before, and said you had done T down to a…T! The music and readings were very appropriate and the reading about the ghost had S laughing. It was just what we all wanted and we had quite a few chuckles on the way.


Thank you so much for all your hard work putting together such a moving and fitting tribute to our brother J. We bombarded you with such a lot of information it is a wonder you made any sense from it all let alone come up with the beautiful verses and words which were so moving.

Thank you for your patience and understanding with my constant changes and additions or deletions. It certainly made us feel you were there for us as well as celebrating J’s life.

We had great feedback from our friends and family and we would not hesitate in recommending you to others. You are certainly the correct person and in the right job


I just wanted to thank you again for the fantastic job you did yesterday. The feedback was that it was one of the nicest funerals people had been to.  You made a very sad day turn into something that will always be remembered as a happy occasion.


If ever a person was perfect for his job it is Steve Emmett. A wonderful, warm and understanding man whose presence on the phone and in person was both reassuring and comforting. Can’t recommend him enough!


I am writing to thank you for the most beautiful service you gave in respect and honour of RO my dear friend. I am so pleased that R had the service she wanted, and, I’m happy to know that she had read about you and seen your photo as I had taken her the information I printed off.

I want to thank you for supporting me re my speech. I truly did not think I would have the courage to stand up in front of everyone, but with your encouragement I did it, and am so happy I did, despite falling off the podium afterwards. I had to laugh at that later on at home with my partner.

Once again thank you very much for everything. You made the day very special in R’s memory.


This is just a note to express my thanks for your organising and skills as compere for the Celebration of David Nobbs’ Life. I believe your work was appreciated by everyone, and I wish you happiness and success in all your doings.


Thank you so much. A few of our family are regular church-goers and they loved the service. So credit to you. Thanks again.


Thank you so much for the way you conducted the ceremony yesterday. Many people commented on it and said it was the best humanist funeral they had attended.


Thanks for the past week or so! Crazy times but you helped a lot!


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