Funerals

TESTIMONIALS

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Hamilton memorial

“What a delightful service.  We could n’t have done it without you.  All those lovely little touches.  Thanks from the bottoms of our hearts.  We treasured all your generosity and love as we farewelled Claude.”

Hunt/Ross family Interment

“Krissy, you were perfect and the family thought so too.  It was amazing to have a ceremony that reflected Dad so honestly.  big thanks and hugs, it was a really right ceremony.”

Funeral for our Dad

“I felt blessed to have met Krissy!  Our family cannot thank her enough for the wonderful service she provided as celebrant for our father’s recent funeral.  I was over from Melbourne and having been through a very rushed process around the same time last year with our mother’s passing, this time I wanted more of a personal touch. We, as a family, chose to have a direct cremation, and to bring Dad’s ashes to the ceremony.   I found Krissy through an internet search for Christchurch celebrants and organised to meet with her the next day.  From her welcoming smile and genuine sadness for our loss, I felt completely at ease.  Krissy took the time to find out as much as possible about dad’s life and pieced together a wonderful reading incorporating a prayer and committal that we chose together.  The service was faultless!  Many of the guests provided such great feedback, and felt that Krissy painted the ‘true’ picture of dad and his wonderful life.

I cannot recommend Krissy highly enough, and know she will continue to provide excellence of service with her warm and comforting manner, to assist and support others at a very emotional time.”  Alison and family

“Krissy acknowledged the whole family and our wishes as she helped us celebrate Dad’s passing and funeral ceremony. We chose to have an intimate family service, followed by a graveside burial.  She gave us really good ideas to choose from, and supported us in deciding what we wanted. Krissy has a passion to make everyone feel relaxed and at ease, even in a stressful time. She showed respect and made it enjoyable to say goodbye to Dad, as she acknowledged our grief and put how we were feeling into meaningful words. She knows the right way to ask hard questions and draw out our responses in a sensitive and caring way. While remaining professional, Krissy is very real and we felt as if we farewelled Dad the best possible way. Thank you Krissy”.  Kathi, Suzanne, Jenny and Lynda.

“Krissy is an amazing, empathetic, gentle and gracious celebrant and I wouldn’t have gotten through the funeral of my husband without her kindness and helpful suggestions. We were able to create a funeral that fully reflected his personality and Krissy enabled us to do this with her experience and gentle suggestions. I have had so many people comment on what a great celebrant she was and how she did Josh justice throughout the ceremony. I cant recommended her enough”. Michelle

“When our daughter died recently, Krissy helped us deal with the unbearable. She was generous with her time and her hugs. We never felt rushed and when it looked like things were getting too much, she gave us space to breathe and gather our thoughts. She took our memories and stories and made them into a unique story of our daughter’s life. The funeral service was conducted with kindness and compassion and gave us strength for the ordeal to come”. Phil and Julie

“Krissy helped us organise a celebration of my sister’s life.  She was kind, caring, and well organised.  Krissy helped us at a very sad time to order our thoughts and helped to make it a time that honoured my sister, just they way we wanted to”.  Pene C

“I’m not sure where to start to say thank you to Krissy – Krissy you are amazing and we can’t thank you enough.  When I rang Krissy and told her our 21 year old son had been killed in an accident she was with me and my family in the blink of an eye.  Krissy is compassionate, kind, loving, respectful and organised. Coping with a tragic death leaves you numb and any normal thoughts go out of the window.

Krissy calmly explained what needed to be thought about and organised, she wrote everything down for us so we could digest what was being discussed and be able to make informed decisions. When our minds were a muddle Krissy came to the rescue.  Krissy made calls and found answers to our questions and requests – nothing was too much to ask.  Krissy has been our life line and I’m not sure what we would have done without her.

The celebration of our Son’s life was amazing and Krissy ensured the day was exactly how we and our Son would have wanted it to be.  Krissy, thank you for all your support then and your continued support now”.  Corrina, James and Phoebe

 

“Krissy performed a wonderful service for my husband’s memorial.  We really appreciate her planning the service with us, giving advice and options, and crafting the wording to suit our needs.  Krissy was very organised and prompt in your email correspondence.  Her sympathetic and sensitive words at the service  were very comforting and her guidance through it made it flow and stay within the timeframe we preferred.  Her professional yet relaxed  manner, with tact and warmth, helped put people at ease and was very fitting with the less formal, yet respectful style my husband would have preferred.  Krissy ensured that the service was a wonderful celebration of my husband’s life.  We are so thankful for her help which made it so much less stressful for us.  So man people commented to us in how well she conducted the service and the lovely way my husband was remembered and honoured”. Angela W

“My Dad was such a fun and caring family man so when he passed away we wanted his funeral to reflect that.  Krissy met with our family to make sure she felt she knew him well enough so it would be a fitting farewell.  She was understanding and kind, and her caring guidance was greatly appreciated at such a difficult time.  When she spoke and led the funeral it was absolutely the celebration of a life well-lived that our family wanted and some people even commented that it was the best funeral they had been to.  We can’t thank you enough Krissy”.  Lynette H

“Krissy’s communication with family and professionals is very clear and approachable. She is able to mix with all ages, cultures and social statuses. She makes everyone feel comfortable, is always immaculate in presentation and service”.   Michelle (Funeral director)

“Krissy is an empathetic, straight talking practical woman who is able to see both sides of any situation. She connects well with people of all ages and has a knack of quietly garnering information, to present in a clear, confident and measured way, using humour well. She conducted a memorial service for our friends and neighbours to farewell our red zoned property in 2013, and a family funeral for us”. Di Madgin & Bill Willmott CNZM  

“Krissy is sensitive to the needs of others and understands listening skills. She has a warm natural way with people and is able to reach out to a diverse group of people. She is an articulate and confident speaker, and can relate wellto her audience, displaying a sense of humour. She makes each celebration personal, meaningful and memorable”. Sue B

“Krissy conducts services with compassion, person centred involvement, discernment and wisdom. She is thoughtful and creative in presentation and brings a vitality with her interactions that is sensitive to the situation and people involved”. Kathy M

“Krissy’s interactions with others are respectful, sensitive and compassionate. She demonstrates the ability to respect other’s views on wide range of issues, including religious and spirituality, and responds appropriately in a variety of settings and circumstances. She has a real interest in people and genuine engagement in conversation. Krissy is sensitive and respective, to ensure our views were heard and acted upon. She puts real life and clarity into words, and makes sure a persons life is truly celebrated, supporting and smoothing over family tensions”.                Judith Duncan

“Dad’s funeral service was everything I could wish for. With warmth, dignity, compassion and a calm and measured manner, we had a service that was real. lnclusive, full of love, laughter and tears. I am so grateful we were lucky enough to have Krissy co-ordinating, giving it heart and helping to reate a worthy and memorable tribute to my dad. Her ability to read people and see their hearts, her way of gently finding common ground and consensus, of hearing the quieter voices and ultimately leaving everyone feeling worthy and represented, is a real gift indeed”. Janna, June 2014

 

6 thoughts on “Funerals

  1. Julie and Philip Cheyne

    When our daughter died recently, Krissy helped us deal with the unbearable. She was generous with her time and her hugs. We never felt rushed and when it looked like things were getting too much, she gave us space to breathe and gather our thoughts. She took our memories and stories and made them into a unique story of our daughter’s life. The funeral service was conducted with kindness and compassion and gave us strength for the ordeal to come.

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    1. admin Post author

      It was a horrible tragic accident, but to be able to help you find special unique ways to celebrate Susan was my honour. Hugs continue.

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  2. Corrina, James and Phoebe Shilling

    I’m not sure where to start to say thank you to Krissy – Krissy you are amazing and we can’t thank you enough.

    When I rang Krissy and told her our 21 year old son had been killed in an accident she was with me and my family in the blink of an eye.

    Krissy is compassionate, kind, loving, respectful and organised. Coping with a tragic death leaves you numb and any normal thoughts go out of the window.

    Krissy calmly explained what needed to be thought about and organised, she wrote everything down for us so we could digest what was being discussed and be able to make informed decisions. When our minds were a muddle Krissy came to the rescue.

    Krissy made calls and found answers to our questions and requests – nothing was too much to ask.
    Krissy has been our life line and I’m not sure what we would have done without her.

    The celebration of our Son’s life was amazing and Krissy ensured the day was exactly how we and our Son would have wanted it to be.

    Krissy, thank you for all your support then and your continued support now.

    Hugs

    Corrina James and Phoebe xx

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    1. admin Post author

      To be with you all at such a devastating time was very humbling. You all share so much love, it was an honor to be apart of that. i hope I can continue to learn and love with you all. Dan was a special guy who was well celebrated.

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  3. Judy Erasmuson

    Krissy’s innate kindness and wisdom combined with tact,compassion and thorough professionalism eased the time of my sister’s passing earlier this year. From proof-reading euologies to making the coffees at our home after the service,the full spectrum of Krissy’s warm assistance was available to all who needed it.

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