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Thank you so much for everything that you and your colleagues did to make Maria's funeral such a memorable tribute to a remarkable life. She would have been applauding you from the wings for your skilful 'stage management' - the timing and level of the music etc was spot on, and just what I had envisaged. I think we should take the fact that everyone stayed to listen to the very last note as evidence that we had 'hit the mark', and many people have said that they found the service very moving. Maria would have been so pleased. It was a great help too to have your calm and humorous response to last minute amendments to the Order of Service. Both Peter and I are very appreciative of your superbly professional service at a very challenging time.
Just a short note to thank you for the wonderful arrangement of the service today. I have written to Jonathan separately to thank him but you made a very good choice for what was a challenging service, a very difficult line between recognising the sadness of the death and still celebrating Dan’s life but he judged it perfectly. Both Dan’s mother and sister asked me to pass on their thanks. It made a huge difference to have everything so smoothly organised and it is very much appreciated.
Wanted to thank you for such a lovely and seamless experience from start to finish concerning all related funeral arrangements. I was very happy with the service today and your lovely customer service throughout this process.
Thank you for your support and planning over the last three weeks. It was a very special day and every part of the day and service went well and I know that we would have my Mum’s approval of a job well done, even though she would say I had been too extravagant with the flowers. Thank you so much for helping me let the detail emerge as it was just a perfect balance that included everybody who had loved and helped to look after Mum.
We just wanted to say a very big thank you for the excellent and professional service you provided in making the arrangements for my Aunt’s funeral. This was very helpful to us at what was a difficult time for us and was much appreciated. Many thanks again and all good wishes for 2019.
Thank you SO much for arranging the funeral today. As you said when we met, this is never a purchase one wishes to make, yet when one is in the hands of professionals such as you it makes everything feel so right. From the moment we called your offices through to the close of our ceremony, we were treated with such humanity and respect that it eased a painful process considerably. Every detail was handled to perfection and the celebrant you recommended, Jane Morgan, was a superb choice – compassionate, kind, witty and a brilliant speaker. I am grateful to you and your team. Your enthusiasm for delivering exactly what we, as a family wished for, is much appreciated.
May I take the opportunity to thank you and your colleagues very much for the services that you provided. On such a sad occasion for us, your competence and your compassionate attitude allowed us to focus on remembering our mother in the way that she would have wished. Thank you.
RH, Muswell Hill
I would like to thank you and all the staff at Levertons for the excellent service you provided in laying Audrey to rest. Thank you too Tiffaney for your kindness and patience with the planning and arrangements.
I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the kindness and compassion offered by Drew at Levertons Golders Green. The meeting to discuss arrangements was further supported by immediate email responses. This was really reassuring as I had to organise the Funeral of my dear friend from long distance.
My family and I are immensely grateful for all that you and your firm have done for us in helping to orchestrate a dignified and peaceful departure for Patrick and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! With gratitude and very best wishes from the three of us.
C. A. Huggins, London
To Barry & The Team,
Myself and the family would like to thank you for the wonderful work you have done in arranging our father's funeral. We could not have asked for a better team. We are especially grateful for your professionalism throughout and your compassionate attitude during this difficult time. We would also like to thank you for the way you kindly cared for our father in the weeks before the funeral and the care you made to ensure he looked presentable for viewing. Yourself and your team will always remain in our hearts and we will always remember the support you provided.
Tony & Family
Just wanted to send a quick note of thanks and appreciation from all involved to Deborah and her two colleagues for their part in my Brother's funeral. They took it all in their stride and were all extremely helpful, professional, thoughtful and they ensured that the proceedings went smoothly. And of course thank you to you as well!
Tom Burke, London
I thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my daughter Miranda in her passing and with all those who approached you leading to her cremation.
I found the services Levertons exceptionally good - efficient with care and consideration. The suggestion of the celebrant, Steph Bramwell, was a triumph for me in both in giving the oration and conducting the attendees.
Can I first thank you and Levertons for helping to make Dad's funeral such a dignified event. We really appreciated the warmth you showed us, and how responsive you were to all our questions and requests. We honestly felt the service could not have gone better; it is just what Dad would have wanted.
E & H Tilley
Leverton’s did a really excellent for my family following the death of my mother. Their helpful and flexible approach at a difficult time made a real difference. They made the arrangements for the collection of her body and organising the funeral as straightforward as possible and we also appreciated their efficiency and attention to detail over printing the order of service and arranging the flowers to be woven into the wicker coffin on a Sunday morning. We would definitely use Leverton’s again and would highly recommend Drew and his team.
Tiffaney, you and your team were magnificent last week with all your help.
D Browne, New York
Just a little card to say thank you for all your help and support through a tough time losing dad. You made the process less stressful and we can't thank you enough for that.
Thank you so much for managing Nora's day and giving her the most beautiful send off.
Tom & Bernadette
What a star you are! Thank you so much for all the effort you put in to make sure the funeral will be a fitting success to him. My dear Mum and I are both so grateful to you and as we chatted last night we said what a genuinely nice person you are and how lucky we feel that it was you there on that day to deal with us.
I just wanted to thank you so much for organising my husband's funeral on June 8th at St Mark's church. It was a lovely service with 250 people in the congregation. Thank you for making it all run smoothly.
Thank you so much for organising such a delightful and memorable funeral for my mother yesterday. It could not be faulted and everyone who attended was extremely grateful.
I would just like to say how thankful me and my family are to you both for everything you have done for us. Barry I am especially grateful to you for going the extra mile in doing that long walk on such a rainy day. I can't thank you enough
Donna and Family
I just wanted to write and thank you for handling my aunts funeral in such a caring and sensitive way, everyone was very happy with your service.
Thank you again for everything Mark. You and the firm were very accommodating and understanding. This meant a lot to us as her family.
I wanted to say thank you so much for such a lovely send off yesterday. You and your men were so respectful and kind. I know you must have been getting slightly stressed about the timing but you did not show any sign of that and we couldn’t have wished for anything better.
First I would like to thank you and your colleague for a very good job accomplished today. Everything was perfect and everybody was very impressed.
I want to thank you again on behalf of all of my family for your clear, consistent information and comforting contribution to our collective experience last week, which culminated in just the right kind of ceremony for my father on Friday morning, which helped us all through the process. As you know, it was my first time in this situation and right from the start you were a reassuring presence –giving me the time to absorb things before moving on to the next steps. I felt guided and managed, in a good way!
Many thanks indeed for the funeral on Monday. It was all so well organised that didn't have to worry about anything at all. It makes a huge difference at a time like that; especially when, like me, you've never done it before and there's nobody else to help you! So a big thank you.
Thank you very much for your help yesterday. You made what could have been a traumatic experience utterly painless.
Thank you so much for all your help at such a sensitive time .... we are deeply grateful for the way you handled everything prior to the funeral and especially for the way you calmed our nerves on the actual day. Your professionalism and warmth shined through at all times and your recommendation of Andrew was a perfect choice.
Levertons have a wonderful reputation which preceded our contact with them – it is well-deserved. Mr Michael Cooney, Funeral Director, treated us with tact and sensitivity. His understanding and sympathy helped us enormously at a very difficult period in our lives when we were unable to think straight, due to our shock at the sudden death of our beloved family member. We were well supported throughout and would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude. His experience and knowledge of all necessary arrangements made everything incredibly smooth and straightforward. It felt entirely right to put our total trust in him and his team.
The Iglesias Family
We just wanted to reach out to you and tell you how thankful we are to have had you as our Funeral Director for our Beloved Mom.
The Service was flawless because we had you at the helm. Your coordination skills, empathy and compassion did not go unrecognized!
The Lewis Family
I would like to express our thanks to you both and to your team for helping us stage such a smooth and 'successful' funeral for our mother on Monday. All our guests commented that it was a charming service. My sister and I are most grateful to you for your professionalism and for helping us get it organised in such a trouble-free fashion.
Ginny and Jackie
As the deceased's family live in various parts of the United Kingdom we were very thankful for the patience and consideration of your funeral director Tiffaney Grant in guiding us through the preparations. We were able to travel to the funeral itself with the quiet satisfaction that all had been attended to in an orderly fashion. We were further grateful that Tiffaney was able to lead the group consisting of the family and carers to the family burying place and we were able to spend time there before making our way back home.
My family highly recommend Drew and his team at Levertons for their kindness, understanding and compassion during the stressful time of arranging a funeral. Libby conducted the service and everybody commented how she set just the right tone. We thank you all
from The Hempstead Family
Wishing you peace & joy this Christmas and to thank you for all your sympathetic help in arranging Ms Boyd's funeral. No wonder Levertons has such a high reputation with people like you involved in it!
Dear Barry, Annett & Team,
We are so pleased we entrusted you with our late father's funeral. Your professionalism, care and respect for us and our late father was exceptional, we could not have had a better service. You made a sad and difficult time for us so much less stressful. Thank you very much.
M Jakoby & Family
Good day Drew,
Many thanks for your services - we found you all to be highly professional, punctual and discreet.
Mr A Garman
I Just wanted to thank Annette & yourself for everything you have done to help & for helping give my Dad a beautiful send off! Really can’t thank you enough.
Thank you so much for your empathetic and professional handling of Nick's funeral. It made, what was for us all, a difficult day less dreadful.
As James said, one thing that really 'got to' Nick was incompetence and the organisation and execution of his funeral would have really impressed him. Please pass on our thanks to Julie and the rest of your team.
Rebecca, Justine and Natasha
Thank you so much for your support and guidance with mum's funeral. We all felt that it went very smoothly and just what mum would have wished for.
With best wishes
There is nothing I can complain about however much I try to find it. My Dad and I used you when my Mother had died in 2009 and you looked after us as well as we could wish. So I naturally called on you again and couldn’t have wished for better service. In spite of this I hope to never need you again. I have no more parents. If you could give them back to me that would be my only wish. So thank you very much for your very kind and considerate help. I would recommend you to all.
Thank you very much for organising such an efficient funeral on Tuesday and for passing on my request for a service to Rex Morton. He was great and there were many comments about how sympathetic he was.
Very many thanks
I recently had occasion to use the services of your Haverstock Hill office and was most impressed with the professionalism shown by your Ms Kathryn Isherwood. My task in arranging the funeral was made that much easier by the assistance of Kathryn, who clearly has the right touch when dealing with grieving relatives. Many thanks for a professional job - well done.
Just a brief note to thank you sincerely for your kindness and efficiency in dealing with the unusual funeral requests I made follow the death of my friend. After contacting two other Funeral Directors before Levertons, I was amazed and delighted at the quick, positive response I received from you. So again I cannot praise you and your company enough. Thank you!
J. King, London
I just wanted to thank you for your caring, professional service in dealing with the funeral arrangements for my father. You made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable - so thank you for that. We had a lot of comments about James too and how good he was so thank you for putting us in touch with him.
On behalf of my late wife’s family and friends I’d like to say how much we all appreciated your flawless service; not least because plans were so drastically changed at short notice. As a result Friday’s mass and brief vigil were the greatest consolation to all of us. Can you please also thank your staff.
Yours very gratefully
We were very happy with the services you provided, the whole thing was very tastefully done and as we're not local we much appreciated being able to turn to you for anything we required. In particular your flexibility and practical approach regarding the distribution of the family ashes made what could have been a difficult matter into something that worked beautifully for both my mother and myself. We were able to have a lovely drive up to Aviemore to complete the circle and take some of him and his family back to Scotland.
Frank's Funeral has been handled with such kindness - A special appreciation for Andrew and thanks to Sam, Joe, Michael and the Bearers' Salute!
Frank and myself started to embrace this very special country nearly 12 years ago. Frank was particularly curious towards the History and Soul of other Cultures. He was my Gentleman and was delighted when experiencing real Englishness. And I feel blessed in having found by chance Leverton & sons.
I am quite an unorthodox person and from a contrasting culture that can be so painful at times. I haven't got this feeling in this very sad moment. I am so grateful Leverton & Sons has rather given me a great sense of peace!
All the best,
I want to thank you most sincerely for your excellent help today. You and the staff were superb in every way and it was noticed by many of those who came to Basil's funeral.
What a difference, being looked after well, makes to such sad events. Both myself and many of those attending were most appreciative.
Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful service and making it as straightforward as it was. All of the staff on the day were exceptional and you did my son Michael proud.
Mary & Family
I just wanted to say on behalf of the family. Thank you so much for helping us give my Dad a fantastic send off.
You and all your team were fantastic, and very calm and reassuring on the day, which was a great help at a hard time for us, and you were especially helpful in the build up.
Thanks a lot,
Hope you're well.
I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for your professionalism, understanding and support throughout this process. Your an asset to the company you work for.
Your professional service and assistance were noticed by all of us on the lead up to the funeral, but also on the day itself.
Thank you so much for taking Beatriz into your care, and helping us to arrange her send off (both her funeral service, and her reptariations). We would have been at a loss without you, and we truly appreciated your warmth.
Cecilia & Bernadette
I can see that today I am not going to be able to write the letter I would like to send to you, but I want to thank you now for everything you did to make Tuesday a day we could remember with sorrow, but also with love and friendship. I shall never forget the quiet efficiency that ran alongside your kindness and gave us time and space to remember and mourn.
With my deepest thanks,
Dear Barry & Team,
Thank you for looking our mum and making our sad day not so sad. You were all marvellous especially Barry as he had to put up with 7 of us in one go.
Pat & Family
This is to thank you for your services for the cremation of my husband, making it much less trautmatic than I feared. The efficiency and discretion of Barry White was second to none. Thanks again.
Thank you all very much for an excellent service and also for your kindness.
C Murphy & Family
To Barry and Team,
This is just to say thank you for all your help with making mums final journey as painless for us as possible, for your care of mum and support of us it has helped us immensely.
Thank you and regards
The Coffey Family
Mr Kallis has just called into Muswell Hill to say to thank you to everyone who contribute to the arrangements, and service for his late wife.
He, and sons, are extremely grateful for the faultless service they received throughout.
I just wanted to pass along our thanks for all your work putting together Mum's funeral last week. We felt very well looked after from start to finish.
The whole thing was simple, moving, and unpretentious - just like Mum!
Michael and Andre, London
Thank you for all you have done - it has all been handled very sensitively!
I would just like to add a brief note of extra thanks. Of course you are accustomed to dealing with recently bereaved people but my daughter and I greatly appreciated your supportive and reassuring manner. You made it as easy as could be for us, and you gave helpful assistance in making the arrangements. We are very grateful.
I just wanted to write personally to thank you and your colleagues for doing such a first-rate job. It was a truly beautiful service, much appreciated by the nearly 300 people in the congregation.
The arrangements for my mother were perfect – and we are very grateful to you and the Levertons team.
D. Davison-Jenkins, New York
I just wanted to write to thank you for arranging the funeral for my husband on Friday, 21st April. Everything went beautifully and punctually. The drivers of the limousines were polite and unobstrusive and none of us felt flustered or rushed either going to the crematorium or to the Old Bull and Bush pub afterwards. The whole occasion turned out to be a real celebration of my husband's life.
Please accept the family's thanks for helping us at this sad and difficult time.
Rosie, Jim and Tim
I and my sons thank you for the compassionate way in which both Deborah and Mark made all the arrangements and the smooth and efficient way the pallbearers worked to make the day troublefree. Everyone agreed that the funeral was an uplifting experience and a wonderful memory of someone who had served as an organist for so many years. Thank you for all Levertons did.
Mr Burden, London
I wanted to thank you on behalf of the whole family for the excellent way you conducted every aspect of Mummy's funeral. Everything went so smoothly and in such a dignified way. We are very grateful indeed.
Mrs O, London
Thank you so much for arranging the funeral and cremation. It was so beautifully done and I know that my mother would have been pleased.
I have been receiving letters saying that the service for was remarkable.
Thank you again for the outstanding service.
Catherine De Mare
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the dignified way in which you conducted the funeral. We were happy with the service received and the respect shown by you and the rest of the team.
The McGarry Family, London
We can't thank you enough for your kind and caring service in helping us navigate through the most difficult task for our darling sister's send off. You and your (invisible) team were impeccable in every way and we are so grateful we found you. It was a perfect service on Wednesday.
C Yeo, London
Thank you so much for all your help and your sympathetic organising of the funeral. Right from the start when we first contacted you, we felt we would be in very good hands. And so it proved to be. The organising went so smoothly and your choice of James (Celebrant) was inspired. He couldn’t have conducted the ceremony more sympathetically. Everyone was delighted and we’re very grateful to you and your team for all your good work.
R Archer, London
We just wanted to pass on our heartfelt thanks for the planning and support that you provided. Your manner was so warm and personable. You helped to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the team who were also great, especially when providing instruction on the bearing of the coffin. We are so pleased that we used Levertons, as everything was handled in a professional and respectful way.
Thanks for making Monday work so smoothly. If I ever make a programme about people who are totally professional and effortlessly efficient while never losing their humanity, you will have a starring role. I can’t tell you how much it means to have people like that around you at such an awful time.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for all your patience and kind attention. The quality of service has made what seemed an overwhelming task for me, so much easier to organise. Thank you once again for your care and attention to every detail.
M Hargreaves, Lancashire
I just wanted to write and thank you for all the arrangements you made in connection with my aunt’s funeral and to let you know that everyone remarked at how well it had gone. The service sheet was just as we had wanted and the flowers on the coffin were perfect.
I am most grateful to you for all your help, advice and guidance. It has been of great value and I much appreciate your care and professionalism throughout.
M Wilson, London
Thank you to Julie and all of the staff at Leverton & Sons for organising a wonderful funeral for my wife. From the amazing Valentine pink coffin (on Valentines Day) to arranging the wonderful celebrant James Fields who conducted the service with such compassion.
Dear Mr Cooney,
Myself and my family were delighted with all aspects of your handling of my mother's funeral and thank you most sincerely for your expert arrangements.
M Faber, London