"We are so grateful to you for the tribute you paid our Mum. How, without ever knowing her, you got it so right will forever be appreciated. You managed to say exactly what I would have liked to say.
I was so impressed, that if you are still around in 60 or 70 years, you can do my tribute as well."
"Thank you so much for today. The service was lovely. Everyone commented on how lovely it was.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!"
“I just wanted to pass on our thanks for a wonderful tribute and service. Everyone commented on how personal you made it. Thanks again”
"Ian, you worked very hard with us to give my dad the send off he deserved. You listened to the stories of his life and used these to give a wonderfully personal eulogy...even managing to capture the humourous parts perfectly."
"You were so calm and organised and helped us to all cope with such a difficult and sad day."
'Your unique sense of humour made my husband's funeral ceremony very special and memorable. I was really pleased you interwove references to my husband's main interests, motorbikes and Lord of the Rings, so successfully and many people commented on how lovely the ceremony was''
"I just wanted to send a big thank you for all your hard work. We couldn't have chosen a better person to conduct our service. Thank you for making a special day run so smoothly. Hope to see you again some day."
"My sister asked to meet Ian before she died and was able to chat to him about how she felt and also about what she wanted him to say at her funeral. I'm sure he'll agree that she was a delightful lady who knew exactly what she wanted. Although she found communication difficult, Ian listened with patience and kindness and she felt much more settled about her illness once she knew everything was in order."
"I just want to say a big thank you for today, and for all your help this past week or so. You took in everything we gave you about mum and organised a lovely service. Although I read the tribute I don't think I would have been able to do it without knowing you were there right by my side to take over If I really couldn't carry on. You allowed me to honour my mum and say goodbye properly."
"Just to reiterate our thanks for your general care, consideration and attention to detail in making the funeral go with such ease."