Dear Ashley and Katrina

Just a short note to say how pleased we were with the way that you helped us when our mum passed away.

We were particularly impressed with the way that you presented mum for us when we came to see her the evening before her funeral.

And the funeral the following day, although sad was truly inspiring.

Julie, Kippa-Ring

Dear Ashley and Katrina

On behalf of myself and my family I would like to thank both of you most sincerely for the respect you showed towards our father “Otto”

Thank you for your kindness and the helpful way that you conducted the funeral. It’s not an easy time for families when a loved one dies, but you’re caring made the experience a little easier to bare.

Thank you both once again

Regan, Forest Lake

Dear Ashley

Many thanks for your competent help at my mother “Cassandra’s” passing. Your years of experience and ability to mould to our specific wishes was a huge comfort to us during our darkest hour. We were especially grateful of the opportunity of holding mum’s funeral at our family home under her favourite fig tree.

I will be more than pleased to recommend you to everyone that I know who might need a funeral.

Martin, Caboolture

I can not thank you enough for the love and understanding that you have shown when our son was accidentally killed. When Jason was killed we were at a loss as to what to do and who to turn to. However, once you came to our home and placed your guiding hand on the tiller, a sense of peace came over us. And we knew that Jason and all our needs would be taken care of.

We especially thank you for the assistance that you arranged for us with “Compassionate Friends”. I understand that you are both members of this organisation and that we share the bond of both losing sons.

Thank you once again for your understanding and compassion at such a difficult time for us.

Gretel and Warwick, Mansfield

How can I ever thank you for your understanding and love when my husband Peter died?

It is impossible for me to thank you enough. Before, I called you I had spoken to many other funeral places. Not one of them were interested in me because of my predicament. But once I spoke to Ashley I knew that Peter could have the funeral that he so richly deserved.

As you know in the beginning Nikki and Liam were both too scared to see their dad, but after your encouraging words they decided to go in and spend some time with him. I know that they are both pleased that they did and still talk about how good he looked.

Ernistine, Wooloowin

Just a short note from New Zealand. Everything went well with Ben’s funeral. On the day of the funeral it rained heaps but no one minded. We were all amazed that you could get him back home at such short notice, and also arrange for 15 of us to fly on the same plane with him.

We will certainly be recommending you to all our friends.

Margaret and Bill, Goodna

Thank you for looking after mummy when she died. You made her look nice in her coffin, and it was good that we could have her home to sleep with us before she was buried.

Michelle (8 Years old), Alexandra Hills

Dear Ashley and Katrina

Many thanks for looking after Sangetta for us. Being new to Australia I did not know that anyone understood our cultural requirements and I was really surprised when you knew exactly what do and how to do it.

Our family now has a very big hole in it but just knowing that my wife had the traditional funeral that our culture requires was of great comfort to us.

Max, Waterford West

Dear Ashley and Katrina

Thanks heaps for your kindness and understanding when Tubby passed away. Living in Narrabri we were at a loss as to what to do when Tubby died in Cairns.

It was a big weight off our minds when a friend in Brisbane suggested that we contact you. We were also very pleasantly surprised at the reasonable price that you charged to come to NSW and do the funeral for us.

On behalf of the whole family we sincerely thank you and Katrina for all your help and understanding.

Tammy, Narrabri NSW

Thank you Ashley

It’s been a pleasure dealing with someone with thought and understanding as far as our kaupapa is concerned. Your integrity and your professionalism has been nothing but spectacular. I am sure that with your guidance this saddened event has been made easier for Clifton and our whänau in Australia.

It is times like these that we rely heavily on our family and friends but with that in mind your generosity to awhina (help) and guide will always be appreciated by our whanau in New Zealand.

Once again Ashley let me thank you from the bottom of my heart and may you be blessed in all that you do.

The Kaumoana Whänau