02380 371677 
(24 hour) 
Family Run Independent Funeral Directors in Winchester, Southampton, Alresford, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh and New Milton 
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Dear Gail and Graham, 
On behalf of Andrews’s family, I would like to express our sincere thanks for Andrews’s funeral on the 26th June. 
Although from our perspective it was the culmination of a difficult and immensely sad few years, we are grateful for all of your efforts and experience that allowed us to say our final goodbyes and Andrew’s final journey to take place with such dignity. 
From the first phone call to ask about Andrew’s collection, your staff acted with such kindness for Andrew it was as if he hadn’t passed at all, not to mention the thoughtfulness for us as a family at that time. Gail’s knowledge, experience and dynamism shone through the first time we spoke and left me feeling that nothing was a problem and it would all work out. 
With Graham kindly coming to the house to meet us as a family helped take the pressure off us to get everyone to you. Graham has such a clever mix of compassion, knowledge, experience and humour to gently steer and advise us on what would be the best course for the type of funeral we wanted for Andrew. Even speaking to Aimee about the photos for the order of service was a pleasure, she gave us as much time as possible to find photos that we had in mind – and yet still produced a wonderfully elegant guide that that was very fitting for Andrew. 
On the day of Andrew’s funeral, your limousine chauffer Will – as well as the limousine was impeccable. On time and attentive whilst showing great sensitivity to the emotions of all the family, a great combination of polite chat without being overbearing – and without hesitation helped mum get back in to the car at the end of the service, a really nice man whose manner fits in well with everyone that we dealt with at WFS. 
We are grateful for everything you have done to make that day a successful start for Andrew’s final journey, all the ‘behind the scenes’ work that when put together gave us Andrew’s service. You helped us in more ways than we can express to bring it all together for what we could afford, Thank you all. 
Philippa, Michelle, Nick, Lauren, Izzie and Terri. 
'July 2024' 
To Sam 
My son Daniel, my partner Steve & I would like to sincerely thank Samantha Mills and her team for their warmth, compassion, friendliness and professionalism during difficult times. Your care and attention made all the difference to us, sincere thanks. 
'February 2024' 
To everyone at Wessex. Just want to thank you all for arranging my Aunt Iris' funeral. 
Your care, compassion and friendliness have been amazing. 
Thank you also for the care and support you have shown my Uncle Ted. It has meant the world. 
'January 2024' 
Graham, Gail & staff 
Thank you for all your love, care and attention on mums final journey. 
'January 2024' 
Sam and Brandon. We can’t thank you enough for your compassion and understanding during the tragic loss of our beautiful Tina. You were there from the beginning right through to the end, you made such a difficult time so much easier. We thank both of you from the bottom of our hearts. Wouldn’t want to use anyone else. 
'November 2023' 
I would like to say a huge thank you to Gail, Graham, Aimee and the team for all the excellent support they gave me when my husband Alan passed away. Gail guided me through every step, always giving me the time and support to make decisions when required. Gail is very professional but gives an empathetic, human approach which means you can relax and ask questions and seek advice knowing you will be supported to a very high standard. Words really can’t justify what a great job they do. Many thanks. 
'November 2023' 
Graham, Gail & family 
Just to say a huge thank you for everything, Sophia's funeral was outstanding. 
'September 2023' 
Just a note to say thank you. The service, the handling of his death, being kept informed of the details was amazing. The service he would have loved. 
Thank you so much for making a hard time so much easier. 
'August 2023' 
Sam, Will, Brandon 
Right from day 1, I knew I had chosen the right place to come to see "Sir Dave" off. You are all so caring, compassionate and you are a credit to your profession. There are not enough words to say how grateful we all are for what you did. Our family and friends all said what a wonderful job you did. Thank you once again. 
'December 2022' 
Wessex funeral services were outstanding. The team, and Sam in particular, were caring, transparent, professional, and went far above and beyond what was required of them. They made a really tough time that little bit easier, and helped create a really special funeral service. Thank you. 
'October 2022' 
Over the years you have delivered a fantastic service, from my Dad 7 years ago to my Mum this month. You and your family are always kind, caring and extremely efficient. My Mum's funeral was beautiful and a fitting send off to a very loved lady. 
'April 2022' 
Can’t thank Gail and her team for helping my family at such a difficult time, because we live away, we had to arrange a direct cremation. Gail helped with everything and more, we were overwhelmed and thankful for such a great service. 
'October 2021' 
Dear Kerry 
I just wanted to write and thank you on behalf of myself and Cathy, Ellie and Imogen for organising Neil's funeral so beautifully for us. It was a process and an event I was dreaqding, but you took away the worry, and the service was a lovely tribute to our darling Neil. Thank you too for recommending Vicky as celebrant. She was wonderful. 
With best wishes and many thanks, 
(Please convey our thanks to Aimee too. The photo tribute was beautiful). 
'July 2021' 
Worst month of my life made a whole lot easier with Graham and Gail. Courteous, respectful, passionate, professional. I could go on. When you face these difficult challenges in your life, Graham and Gail are the ones you need to turn to. They stepped forward when needed and stepped back when required. I cannot recommend them enough. God bless. R xx 
'May 2021' 
The service provided by Aimee and everybody at Wessex was superb. 
We had very specific requests which were all met without issue and handled professionally and considerately. 
Aimee devoted all of her time to ensuring that we gave Sue the best send off possible, even throughout these uncertain times. Every aspect of the preparations and the service itself were handled with support, compassion and dignity. 
Wessex Funeral Services made a very difficult time much less stressful for us. 
Thank you all so much. 
Brian, Laura and Jonathan. 
'April 2021' 
Dear Gail Graham and Aimee 
I wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful service that you gave my belated father Hugh Jackson. 
Everything we requested was done without hesitation and nothing was a problem you thought and did everything taken the stress away from my grieving family. 
Excellent service I would highly recommend your company. 
Again many thanks Sheila 
'March 2021' 
The quality of service you provided for my wife Carol's cremation was first class. From the very start when Carol died to the cremation service itself you ensured that everything was dealt with in a dignified and sensitive way. You also recommended Vicky as the celebrant for the service, who was so understanding and helpful - so many people have commented that she did an excellent job in leading the service. The flowers provided by Jayne were beautiful and just what we hoped for. The day of the cremation itself was well organised and Graham and Will provided the best possible support. Finally, the help provided by Aimee and Kerry in the lead up to the service was excellent including preparing the order of service to a high standard and making sure everything went smoothly. We will be forever grateful. 
'February 2021' 
On behalf of my late Uncle`s family (Danny Jones), I would very much like to thank Graham, Gail and their fantastic team at Wessex Funeral Services in Fair Oak. Losing someone, especially on New Years Day and during these difficult times is never easy. But the advice, guidance, information and practical support provided by Graham and Gail was greatly appreciated. I can thoroughly recommend this extremely professional and well run family business to anyone. My Aunt was truly thankful in the way the whole process was thoughtfully carried out in such a dignified manner. In particular, the return of my Uncle`s wedding ring which had been cleaned, polished and presented in a small pouch. It`s the little things that really matter at such a difficult time and Wessex Funeral Services over achieved in every area. Thank you. 
'February 2021' 
I would like to thank Graham and Gail for their kindness following the loss of my Father. They took care of everything for me, taking all the stress and worry away. Their whole team supported me with all the arrangements. They recommended Gareth Benton to over see proceedings and Jayne from the flower basket for the flowers which were perfect. I could not be more great full for the way Gareth lead the service and supported me and my family from start to finish . I would also like to thank Aimee for putting together the order of service and music, nothing was to much trouble. 
Thank you once again Jane and family 
'December 2020' 
The family would like to thank Steve and all at Wessex Funeral Services in New Milton for everything they did to make John's funeral such a trouble free and moving experience. During these current exceptional times, Steve was a huge help in getting everything sorted out for us and made himself available to answer any questions we had. We would also like to thank Aimee for putting the order of service together and sorting all of the music we wanted. Steve's recommendation of celebrant David Hodson was perfect and put us at ease and really helped to celebrate John's long and eventful life. Everyone was very professional but with that all important personal touch. With many thanks again, Nicky and Robert. 
'October 2020' 
Graham and Gail carried out our wishes all the way.After losing my stepdad so suddenly and without warning we were devastated and in shock.Covid has made funerals and grief so cold and different now.Thanks to Graham and Gail for all their effort to give us exactly what we wanted and although funerals aren’t held in the traditional way right now ,my stepdad was buried with love,dignity and respect that he deserved .Gail and Graham are genuine,professional people who work on a personal heartfelt manner which for me, personally made all the difference at the worst time of our lives.My children were and still are heartbroken that Grandad has gone ,but they both took comfort in how his funeral was managed and how both Gail and Graham made them feel at ease that Grandad would leave this earth with the privacy,dignity and respect he had while he was with us. Thank you both so much, although we are still coming to terms with this enormous loss we take comfort in what you did for us all to ensure his final fair well was the way we all wanted it to be. I cannot thank you enough for all that you did,and the manner in which you did it. Funerals aren’t something we like to talk about ,but when we think of my stepdad’s we know we placed him in the best hands and that the whole process was provided with genuine care and compassion. Once again ,Thankyou . 
'October 2020' 
Thank you so much Graham and Gail and lovely Aimee for your kindness and support through such a difficult time for our family. You made a very difficult time run so smoothly and the service was just perfect. Vicky was amazing too. Thank you again for everything. 
'September 2020' 
Thank you to Gail Graham Aimee and Will for all your help with the service selected by and for our Dad. 
Special thanks to Aimee for finding the perfect Amazing Grace along with the other pieces of music that made Dad's service so personal. 
The courtesy and professionalism shown to our family when visiting the Chapel of rest where you made Dads clothes fit and look at peace. 
Your recommendation for the flowers that were beautiful. 
Nothing was too much trouble even down to helping sort plot re ashes and jewelry for Grandsons. 
Once again thank you for helping to make this a celebration of our Dad's life. A truly professional family run business with the personal touch. 
'August 2020' 
Dearest Gail and Graham, thank you so much for making Dad's funeral run so smoothly. You helped me so much through this awful time, and your choice of celebrant in Vicki was amazing. Everyone commented on her service, and one has even asked to have her attend at their funeral. You made Dad look so peaceful, the best he has looked for a while, which helped me a lot. Little did we realise when we took out Dad's funeral, how quick he was going to need it but so glad we did as it made everything so much easier, and I was sent to you, and given the best service I could have ever have asked for. Your recommendation to Jayne at the Flower Basket was also gratefully received. Her flowers were amazing. You done my Dad proud !!! ( as he would have said) Thank you again. 
'August 2020' 
To all the lovely people at Wessex Funeral Services including Vicky Wesley and Rob Hazel 
Arranging a funeral anytime is stressful and heart wrenching but during a pandemic it’s a whole new experience. Every single one of you were exceptional, going the extra mile to help me and my family arrange a fitting farewell to my husband Nigel. 
Choosing Test Valley was perfect, what a stunning place, beautiful and tranquil. 
A special thanks to Vicky, a friend and celebrant herself, who recommended Rob who had everyone convinced he’d known Nige, and Aimee for being so patient with me trying to sort photos for Nige’s tribute, the result was perfect. 
Thank you everyone, considering it was all done without meeting face to face, I feel I know you all. 
Thank you one and all 
'June 2020' 
My whole family would like to thank you for your professionalism, kindness and empathy you showed regarding our Dads funeral Service. As you know it was a very difficult time for us and under the circumstances, we could not have asked for anything more. Although the funeral was a couple of weeks ago we just wanted to thank you for your commitment and understanding. Gail, you made things so much easier for me when I visited Dad in the Chapel of Rest. Graham, as Dad was in the Navy, you said to me that it was close to your heart, being a ex-Naval man yourself. Kerry, you were always there for any questions or worries that I had. 
We could not have wished for a better service and send off for our dear Dad and we would like to thank everyone involved. 
Kindest wishes - Maggie xxx 
'May 2020' 
Thank you so much for providing a wonderful, professional service. Your expertise shined through it what was very emotional and trying times. Your assistance and willingness to answer all of our questions helped immensely. Considering everything was organised over the telephone and by email makes this even more special during the current restrictions. I must congratulate each and everyone of your team for their outstanding commitment to my/our needs. Thank you. 
'April 2020' 
Who to choose to look after my precious Dad who passed away recently? 
I really had no idea so I searched online, as one does these days. I liked the look of Wessex Funeral Services so I made a call and got through to Gail. I then visited Kerry in the Winchester office and felt that I'd made a good decision. I then sent a few emails, as my Dad was ex-Navy; the naval associations wanted to be involved which I was very happy about. I emailed Kerry to let her know and within a few hours I heard back from Graham, an ex-Navy person himself. From start to finish I received the utmost help and care. We are living through unprecedented times, with Covid-19, yet they responded to changes without hesitation and at all times acted totally professionally and yet with humour when appropriate. They allowed my Dad to have the best send off possible in such uncertain times. I can honestly recommend them with no hesitation whatsoever. 
Thank you Kerry, Gail and Graham, you were fabulous. 
Lesley x 
'March 2020' 
Dear Kerry 
I would like to thank you for all your help. We all thought the funeral was excellent and would not hesitate to recommend your company. 
With sincere thanks, 
'March 2020' 
To All at Wessex Funeral Services, 
Can't thank you enough. From start to finish you made the whole process easy for us, and you made mum look lovely. Thank you for everything. 
'March 2020' 
Dear Gail and Aimee 
Thank you so much for your professional service. It really eased our job. Funeral went really well and reception was perfect. 
Many thanks, 
Wendy and Liz x 
'February 2020' 
Dear Gail, Graham, Aimee and Will (plus everyone else behind the scenes), 
Thank you for your support with all aspects of mum's care and funeral arrangements. It was a special day and a lovely way of saying goodbye. 
We all appreciate the care, sensitivity and time that you have given to us over the past few weeks, and earlier when making arrangements for Dad. 
Kind regards and best wishes 
'January 2020' 
We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Gail, Graham, Aimee, Will and team for taking such good care of Phil on his final journey. 
Nothing was too much trouble and any request was carried out with true professionalism. 
The recommendation of Gareth Benton for celebrant was very welcomed as he made the service complete with his compassion and empathy and also of Jayne the florist who made the beautiful casket display. 
Thank you to you all for helping us through a very sad time. 
Julie, Ginny and Vikki 
'January 2020' 
To the staff at Wessex Funeral Directors. 
We would like to say a big thank you to you, for arranging my late Mother-in-law's funeral. 
We were so pleased with the ceremony and the sourcing of the Juliet Roses, at our request. 
Thank you Gail for all your support, you have been amazing. 
We will be recommending your company to family + friends. 
Once again a huge thank you. 
From all the Bridge family xx 
'November 2019' 
To Graham, Gail and Family. 
Thank you for all your kindness and care towards my beloved husband Michael. 
With Love and Best Wishes. 
Christobel and Family xx 
'November 2019' 
To Gail, Graham and the team. 
We wanted to say thank you again for your 5 star care and service for our mum, also for all your love and support. 
With love from Rachel, Lee, Eric & Kids xx 
'November 2019' 
Gail, Graham and everyone at Wessex. 
Thank you so much for the wonderful care + love you showed Mum while she was with you. 
The kindness you showed to us as a family will never be forgotten. 
Thank you for making a really difficult time that little bit easier. 
Best Wishes 
Neil, Philip, Helen, Fran, Geoff, Holly + Lauren xxx 
'October 2019' 
To Gail, Graham, Aimee + all the staff at Wessex Funeral Services. 
Thank you for everything. We really appreciate everything you have done for us + for the excellent care you gave to AJ. Yet again you provided us with a beautiful service for AJ + your care and attention on the day was amazing. 
You are all wonderful! 
Best Wishes 
Love Fran, Geoff, Holly + Lauren x  
'October 2019' 
Dear Gail, Graham, Amy, Will + Anton. 
Thank you all so very much for all the care and attention you gave to Warren's funeral Service. At a time when we couldn't even think clearly you gently guided and advised us all the way so that Warren's funeral was a wonderful celebration of his life. 
We really appreciated all the support you gave to us at such a difficult time as we were all very much in a complete state of shock and grief. Nothing was too much trouble for you and we will never forget your kindness at such a difficult and emotional time for our family. 
With all our very best wishes and heartfelt thanks... 
Linda, Alan + Family x 
'September 2019' 
Gail + Graham + Staff 
Can't thank you enough for the support, professionalism and care you gave to us. Mum's funeral was so lovely, everyone said she would have been so proud. 
Dad also wanted to say thank you. 
Best wishes to you, 
Tracey, Don + Family x 
'August 2019' 
To Graham, Gail + Family 
Thank you for everything that you done for Geoff and the family. 
Angie + Family xx 
'August 2019' 
Dear Gail 
I can't thank you enough. I was so moved, my tears just flowed. It all looked so beautiful. My family + I can't thank you enough. The words + flowers were so wonderful. Kathy would have loved everything. 
God Bless 
Bette + Family 
'August 2019' 
Dear Gail and Graham. 
Myself and the family want to say a very big THANK YOU for all the care and attention you extended to us while attending to Tom's funeral. 
You made us feel part of a loving family with the care you gave us. 
Once again THANK YOU. 
Best wishes 
'July 2019' 
Dear Gail, Graham & the 'Wessex' family, 
We all wish to thank you for your care and compassion, helping us through when we needed it most... it was so much comfort to know he was in such good hands, until we could have him home again... 
~ Thank you for looking after all of us ~ 
Warmest wishes 
Sue + family x 
My dads funeral was arranged and carried out recently by Steve at the New Milton Branch of Wessex Funeral Services. He was fantastic from start to finish, and made a very traumatic experience bearable. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he made our family feel that we mattered on the day of the funeral as well as my dad. I chose to visit my dad in the Chapel of Rest and I can say that how Steve had cared for him prior to my visit was just brilliant and I personally drew great comfort from being able to see him. So Steve, thank you from me and all the family for your professionalism and compassion. 
'27th July 2019' 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee, 
Thank you so much for Stan Stovell's send off. The courtesy and care before the day, on the day and after was second to none, all guests remarked on how smooth the day went. You took all the worry away and organised everything for us. Thank you so much.  
John and Janet 
'22nd July 2019' 
Graham, Gail + all those who made Ricky's funeral a special and fitting send off. 
Thank you for your attention to detail, for going the extra mile (or 2 in this case), for your patience and your availability during the time Ricky was with you. 
Vicky was the perfect person to conduct the funeral, and thanks to her and Graham on the day everyone remained calm, and it was lovely to share with Ricky's friends the memories and good times shared with him. 
Thank you for everything. 
Tony, Ruth + Family x 
'30th May 2019' 
To Gail, Graham & Family, 
Thank you for everything you have done during this difficult time. Your help and kindness meant a lot to us all. 
A big thank you once again. 
Kind regards. 
Stephen, Andrew, Rachel, Rod & Ros. 
'30th April 2019' 
To Gail, Graham & Team 
I thought I would drop you a quick note to say a big thankyou for everything you did to ease us all through a difficult time, culminating in Dad's funeral on the Friday. I know that mum was pleased with how things went. 
Thank you also for introducing us to Vicky, who did a really exceptional job as celebrant. 
Everything went really smoothly, thanks to you all. 
Very best wishes from Bridget 
'24th April 2019' 
Hi Gail & Graham, 
I would just like to thank you all for taking care of Kim & also the kindness you showed Andrew in the most difficult time of his life. I know Andrew took great comfort in coming & sitting with Kim, & knowing you didn't min any time of night or day made it so much easier for him. 
Living so far away made it easier for us too & for that we are so grateful. You are such a loving & caring company, & I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking care of Andrew.xx 
Affectionately Yours, 
Sylvia xx 
'18th April 2019' 
Dear Gail and Graham, 
I can't thank you enough for all your care of Mat and consideration and kindness to me leading to Mat's funeral and on the day too. 
I had no idea what I was doing and so I'm very grateful for your clear explanations and friendliness which helped make the process 'normal'. 
You are an amazing team. Thank you again. 
Best wishes, Josephine. 
'15th March 2019' 
Dear Graham, Gail, Aimee and Luke 
My family and I wish to thank you all for the very special care you gave to my very dear husband Dave, and for the loving, caring support you gave to all of us at this very sad time, you made a very difficult time loads easier to cope with. The flowers and doves were beautiful, the funeral service I must say was lovely, it went really well. Also a big thank you to Vicky Wesley who was really kind and lovely too. We all really appreciate the lovely caring support you all gave to us, and I must say I will recommend you to everyone. A very big thank you xxxx 
'8th March 2019' 
Dear Graham, Gail & family, 
I can't thank you all enough for everything you have done for myself & my family. 
You made us all feel very proud and almost part of your own when you took care of my mum. She looked so peaceful and calm, and at rest. 
Thank you again, 
with love Tracey & Chris xxx 
'7th March 2019' 
Gail, Graham & Aimee, 
Thank you all for all your hard work and support for Jim's funeral. I really appreciate everything you did for him and our family. 
With love Mary & family xxx 
'7th March 2019' 
I very rarely write testimonials but having read such positive remarks from the other families I felt I needed to echo the thanks and sentiments expressed. It is so difficult when you start to organise a funeral of a loved one – you can hardly ask your friends about funeral services – but reading the comments from others, who had used your services, gave us great confidence that we had chosen well. We were so right and can only thank you for everything you did - for Vicky's lovely words and all the wonderful touches such as the white roses, the service sheet including everything we asked for, and overall for taking the stress out of the whole experience. 
The biggest thing is that once we had met with you we felt we didn’t have to worry anymore and that everything would go well. 
Thank you, Judith and Richard 
'14th February 2019' 
The whole family were very pleased with the way Mums funeral was carried out. Everything went perfectly from start to finish and we all loved the red roses to put on the coffin at the end. A very special touch for us all. 
Gail made us feel so at ease going through the initial procedure and also recommending the Celebrant Vicky. Steve at New Milton has been of great help and support to us. Nothing was too much trouble and we have been able to get guidance with everything. Always making us feel welcome. Also thanks to Aimee and to Graham who helped us with a special request. 
We certainly would not hesitate in recommending you. 
Elaine and John, Alan and Stephen and families. 
Dear Gail, 
Thank you for everything you have done in this difficult time. Your help and kindness meant a lot to us.  
We couldn't imagine better service and thank you for going an extra mile for our family. 
Family of Krystyna Staśkiewicz 
Gail & Graham 
Thank you so much for all your care of Jamie and for all your help & support during our family's difficult time which made it easier to cope with. 
We know it's your job to do these things but the personal kindness and caring attitude goes way beyond just a job, and for that we thank you so much. 
Love from Tracy, Bob & all the families involved xxxx 
We will never be able to thank you enough for all of your kindness and support. Losing mum was the hardest thing we have ever been through, but it was made easier by your love and support. 
Love from Clive, Lorraine & Lizzy xxx 
We had decided as a family to have a direct cremation for my Mum, however when it came to it our feelings changed and I spoke to Steve Kelly, who I knew worked in the funeral business. None of the family lived in New Milton, we all live in Poole and Bournemouth , but from the moment I spoke to him I knew we would be entrusting our Mum to Wessex. Steve was kind but professional, he organised everything effortlessly and all arrangements were in place. He never batted an eyelid when at the last minute, due to family discussion, everything was changed! Once again he guided me through the process for a full funeral at Poole Crematorium. This was carried out just before Christmas and was, despite the sadness, a wonderful day. Everything was smoothly arranged and executed, Steve was always at the end of the phone. His recommendation for Mum's flowers was spot on (Flower Vogue) and the Celebrant Vicky Wesley, was a great find, wonderful. The whole thing, from start to finish, which we were dreading was such a positive experience. Once again our thanks to Steve and Vicky. 
Dear Kerry & Graham, 
Just a quick note to thank you both. 
Your efforts and support at this very difficult time has made our day at Kamran's farewell ceremony a wonderful success. 
Thanking you again & God bless. 
Gail, Graham and Aimee. I just wanted to say a special thank you for everything you did to make the arrangements for Mum's funeral stress and worry free. You made it very special and nothing was too much trouble. I am so grateful for everything you did and will never forget it. Your choice in Vicky was perfect, she was fabulous and everyone commented on how lovely she was. If a funeral can be regarded as great, then Mum's was, exactly how I wanted it, full of fun and laughter, a real celebration. Thank you again, Laura xx 
I would like to say a big thankyou to Gail and Graham for making my late husbands funeral on Friday 28th Dec such a special day. 
From the day my sons came to see you about organising their Dads funeral to the actual day you were so helpful, and made a heartbreaking job so much easier. The attention and care you showed made the day very special. 
Thankyou again, 
Mrs Jewell 
A big big thank you to Gail & Graham for organising everything for June's brother Andy's cremation on the 
10th December 2018. It was hard for June because she is Registered Blind. Gail & Graham took care of 
everything and it was done so professionally. Gail & Graham were marvellous and we thank them very very 
much for all their help. 
To Gail & Graham 
We are so thankful for the help, patience and understanding you gave to myself and family during the sad time of the loss of Trevor, 
and for the lovely service you provided us. 
Thanking you so much, 
Davina & Tracy 
Dear Gail, Graham and Team 
Thank you all for making Mark's funeral such a special occasion.  
I knew nothing of your company when I needed to provide Fleming House with an undertaker so I researched online and found you. I liked the way you presented the company - the openess and testimonials to you. 
When the need arose I could not have been more pleased with the way you handled everything, from the time at Fleming House to the funeral at Ramalley. 
Your kindness made it feel so much easier, and for me Monday was a joyous time celebrating Mark's life. 
Thank you again. 
With Love, 
Dear Gail, Graham and the team 
I want to thank you all for dealing with my husband Mark’s funeral arrangements. 
It was dealt with in a very professional way but also with kindness and loving support. 
It was a very special joyous occasion.  
Thank you 
Dear Gail, Graham & Aimee 
Thank you all so much for your help and understanding at our difficult time. 
It was a lovely send off for Sue/mum. 
Thank you Gail for your chats and support, I really appreciate the time you spent with me - Sonia x 
Thank you all again 
Steve, Sonia, Lizzy & Pete 
To Gail, Graham & Family 
I just wanted to say many thanks for your understanding & care that you gave to my late husband Graham. The attention shown was second to none. 
Kind Regards, 
From Mavis, Grant and Craig. 
Dear Gail and Graham, 
Jane and I would like to thank you both for the help and kindness you gave us for Peter's 'Celebration of his life' and his funeral arrangements. You were always at the end of the phone when I needed you. A big thank you once again. 
Joan & Jane. 
Dear All, 
I have just got back from mum's cremation and it was beautiful. 
I just wanted to thank you all for the care and attention that you have paid into getting every last detail right. The flowers were beautiful and exactly what mum would have wanted. You have been so professional and yet caring, and it has made a real difference to our day. 
Many thanks, 
To Graham, Gail & Aimee 
Thank you so much for your care of Aunty Tessa. You have all made the process easy and stress free. 
David, Anne-Marie, James, Laurie & Monica 
Gail, Graham, Aimee & Luke 
With many thanks to you all for making the day so special for us and Eileen, and for helping us through the maze. 
Best Wishes, 
Kathy, John & Beryl 
Dear Gail and Graham, 
We would just like to thank you for arranging mum's funeral. Though it's been a difficult time, you have made the process easier with your kindness and nothing was ever too much for you. 
You cared for mum so well and she looked lovely and peaceful. 
Thank you for also recommending Vicky, she brought to life mum's life and Jayne for her gorgeous flowers. 
The service was beautiful and we were very moved, and mum would have been so proud. 
Thank you once again for all your help. 
With Kind Regards, 
Donna, Derick and Kathryn 
Dear Gail, 
Thank you very much for helping JingJing say goodbye to us with a beautiful image. 
Everyone who helped us in the funeral was amazing (Thank you Peter, William & Aimee). 
Appreciate everything you have done for us! 
We wish you all the best! 
Zeng's Family 
Dear Gail, Graham & Aimee 
Thank you so much for all your help and support over a very difficult time. My dad's funeral was perfect and was made easier and less stressful because of your warm and friendly service. 
Thank you, 
from Abi & Ben and all the family 
To Graham, Gail, Aimee and all that helped with the care of Jenny 
Thank you for the wonderful care you showed towards us. The funeral was lovely and a difficult time was made easier with your professionalism, and recommendations for flowers and celebrant. I had so many compliments on the funeral and will recommend you. 
Kind regards 
Colin, Becky, Billy, Damon and family. 
Dear Graham 
Thank you for looking after Brian today, all your family did him proud, I'm sure Avril was very pleased how it all went & she said how helpful you had been to her. I know you’ve also looked after quite a few of my friends this past year who also sing your praises, as much as I like you all & how you’ve helped Avril & family these past few week, I’m hoping I won’t see you all again to soon. Although I would recommend you highly to anyone, it’s lovely the care & understanding you give to the families. 
Once again, thank you 
Dear Graham. 
Our most heartfelt thanks go to you and your wonderful family for arranging the funeral of my late husband Bryan. It was a devastating shock to lose him so suddenly and my family and I are still in a bubble of disbelief not knowing when we are going to wake up out of this horrendous dream. From my first random phone call to you, your air or calmness and detail was such a relief. 
After a brief discussion with my children, we arranged to meet with you and from the moment you walked through our door- we realized you were the person to look after Bryan. Your compassion thoughtfulness, attention to detail was second to none and we knew we were safe with you steering us through this uncertain time. 
Changes we requested to the Order of Service were dealt with immediately for which we were very grateful. Most endearing to us was your personality! So so respectful, but with an appropriate amount of humour which you judged so well; you made this very sad time more bearable for us all. 
When my son came to visit his dad he was heartened by the care and attention Gail had given to his dad which meant his lasting memory would be bearable in time to come. 
On the day, your arrangements went like clockwork, (obviously your military background!!) In the sweltering heat, you and your team escorted Bryan with such dignity and respect it made us feel proud and thankful that we had found you. 
In conclusion Graham, I thank you and your family, from the bottom of my heart, your professionalism is outstanding, you operate your business through your heart, this is so rare nowadays. I would recommend anyone who is starting this traumatic process to call you, I (we) felt safe secure and exceptionally well supported in your care. Thank you. 
Yours sincerely 
Philippa, Michelle, Andrew & Nicholas 
From the Family of the Late Patrick William Cuthbertson 
Dear Graham, Gail and the Team 
Thank you so much for looking after Grandad and arranging a service that was perfect for him and everything Grandad would have wanted. You have all been amazing and we are forever grateful for the great service you provided from the day we picked up the phone to the day we laid Grandad to his final place of rest. 
Thank you so much for everything. 
From Annemarie 
Dear Gail, Graham and Aimee 
We can not thank you enough for your kindness, compassion and professionalism when caring for our Mother, Marie Lewis. You were always, without exception, warm and friendly....nothing was too much trouble and this made a huge difference to us at such a deeply sad time. 
It felt like a very personal service and that is an irresplaceable quality when losing a loved one. 
Sincere thanks and Very Best Wishes to you all from Marie's children, friends and family X 
From Jim Everiss 
Dear, Graham, Gail, and Aimee, No words can explain how grateful myself & my family are, for all the help & kindness you bestowed upon us following the sad loss of my dear wife Rita & mum to the girls. You certainly made a very hard time, into a much easier one, in that nothing seemed too much trouble for any of you. Rita would have been very proud to have been in your hands, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts sincerely Jim. 
Valerie Marilyn & Teresa Everiss - you have our full recommendation. 
From Sally Jackson 
To Gail and the Team 
On behalf of my family I should like to thank you for the caring and helpful way you handled my Mum's (Buzz) funeral. 
From start to finish you dealt with us and our wishes sensitively and professionally. Aimee was very patient with my chopping and changing things about! The end result was a send off that we were so pleased with. 
On the day Graham dealt with everything very smoothly and there was even time for a little humour! Mum would have been thrilled with it all. 
Once again many, many thanks. 
From Helen Furby 
The funeral you organised was perfect. You understood the simplicity of what we wanted and made suggestions that made it even better and more personalised. You showed immense kindness and care. I would choose you for myself when I die as I think you were a great comfort to the family. 
Thank you so much. 
From Kevin Trim 
Words cannot express the superb and caring service that was supplied by Wessex funeral services from the first phone call to Kerry at Winchester through the preparations to the funeral day itself. Such a professional organisation looked after dad supported mum and us great in every detail from Graham and Gail until the end when we picked up the ashes from Kerry where it all started. I'm sure that at some stage we will be in need of this service I won't be using google I will call Wessex again. Well done to you all a small family business with a huge personal touch. 
From Greig Walliss 
Gail, Graham & Team, 
Thank you so much for the care and consideration you have all given to what can be a very traumatic and stressful time. You made the celebration of Dad's life the best it could be from helping us make important decisions on things such as the coffin, flowers and service to probably the most important which was telling us about Vicky as a celebrant. 
On behalf of Russ, myself, the family but most importantly my mum, I would like to thankyou all for your support empathy and professionalism. 
Kindest regards 
From Russ Walliss 
Dear Gail, 
I'd just like to pass on my sincere thanks for helping us create the perfect send off for my dear Dad. 
You helped create and deliver the most personal of services which is a credit to the whole team at Wessex. We were treated with great respect, empathy and provided with guidance when appropriate. 
I /we dreaded the day of the funeral, but as heavy as his loss was and continues to be felt, it really did feel like we'd given him the send off he would have wanted. It's clear you really do enjoy helping people through what is a very painful period for the bereaved. 
Please keep doing what you do, in the way you do it. 
Kindest regards 
From Alan Gregory 
Dear Graham, Gail, Kerry, Aimee & Luke 
I and my family would like to formally thank you all for the graceful and memorable final parting you gave Mum/Nan last month. You all made what is a very emotional and sad time, so much easier by your thoughtful actions and perfect organisation. 
It is the thought and attention to detail which makes the difference between someone who truly cares and someone just doing their job; Gail curling Mum's hair (she would have been so pleased); checking the Order of Service for the background music when my sister visited in your Chapel of Rest and Gail spending time with my sister giving her comfort and sharing her own experience of losing parents. 
It is these small things and the detail that makes all the difference. It shows thought and care. It made a big difference and impressed us all. My sister text me as she was leaving the Chapel of Rest with the message 'I want to thank you for choosing Wessex Funeral Services'. 
Aimee's Order of Service was so well presented and Kerry was very helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. 
We found your words at the committal far more appropriate and more moving than the vicar's at the funeral service, and the idea of giving each of us a rose to place on the coffin as a final gift of farewell was so very thoughtful. 
Unfortunately, your line of business is not one which you hope to recommend to friends and associates, although we would have no hesitation in doing so and have sung your praises to all who have asked. 
You are all a credit to your family, your business, and your profession. 
Thank you and thank you for caring. 
From Gayla 
To Graham & Gail 
I cannot thank you enough for your kindness towards myself and morever my Jim. 
I will letting everyone know just how wonderful you both are and your services. 
Thank you for looking after Mum too. 
From The Dawkins Family 
To Graham, Gail & Aimee 
Just a card to say thank you for arranging Mums funeral. We couldn't have asked for a better place for mum to spend her final days and to be cared for by people whom she would have enjoyed knowing. 
We have felt like we have known you for a long time and this has very much helped us through this difficult time. 
Thank you for recommending Peter to carry out the service on the day. It was a lovely tribute to Mum. 
You show so much compassion, professionalism and friendliness to all and we cannot thank you enough for helping us arrange Mum's final journey. 
Best wishes. 
From Lynne, Paul, Alan & Laura Betteridge 
Dear Graham, Gail, Aimee & Kerry 
We can't thank you enough for your kindness, help and support in arranging Paul's funeral. You both took away all the stress at such a sad time and your help went far beyond what was expected of you. 
Thank you again you really are a lovely, caring family. 
From Pamela and Ian Ford 
We would like to take this chance to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you for help making Mums special day as memorable as we hoped for. 
Everything was just as we wished and knowing Mum was being looked after by yourselves until her commitment in St Mary's Church put our mind at rest. 
You are all wonderful in everything you do ! 
Our kindest regards. 
From Sarah Jordan 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to you all for the way everything was handled regarding Dad's funeral service on Friday. The day itself went perfectly, couldn't have been better. 
Thanks again for all your help and support in the lead up to the day also. It was a real comfort to all of us that you were there to make sure that all our wishes were carried out and your recommendations for the minister, florist and pub were perfect. 
From Fiona Northover 
I would like to thank all at Wessex Funeral Services for your help and support. You made the whole painful process so much easier. Your choice of Bishop Paul was perfect and together you made it such a beautiful service on Friday. 
I'd especially like to thank Graham, who went above and beyond by contacting my Dad's old regiment, getting his regimental flag made and all the extra touches that made it so special. You really gave him a send-off to be proud of. I know I definitely made the right decision coming to you and would always recommend you in the future. 
Thank you for everything x 
From Ken, Kate, Mark and Kathleen 
Dear Graham, Gail, Kerry and the rest of the team 
We would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for making the last few weeks as bearable as possible. At times, we have even smiled and a month ago we weren't sure when we would next do that. 
The professionalism, care, dedication and thoughtfulness you have all shown us and the utter respect you undoubtedly showed to Mum (Brenda) was second to none. 
Thank you also for sorting out the logistics of international regulations- we wouldn't have had a clue where to start with that one! 
Thank you for making a difficult journey more bearable - you do your essential service proud. 
With sincere thanks and best wishes, to your extended teams too, including Carole and Simon, although we've also messaged them separately. 
From Marjorie Hutchins 
We made it up as we went along. And it was perfect. Because Gail, Graham and Aimee always said “Yes”, and made it happen. We called it a “Salute” and made it very personal. We spoke to my dear husband rather than about him, as if he really was there with us. We chose special songs and music, just to listen to. I wanted to be a bearer but thought only six-foot men could do that. But Gail said “Of course you can”, and so I helped to carry my husband on his last journey, which meant the world to me. 
Thank you for everything, Gail, Graham and Aimee. xxx 
From Dee Langrish 
I would just like to thank both Gail and Graham for the wonderful way they helped my sister Paula in carrying out the last wishes of her partner and making everything go so smoothly. The way you dealt with the whole emotional procedure was outstanding, everything was done to ensure that Paula's and Pete's wishes, were brought to fruition. Beautiful, simple service with some outstanding touches, we are all so grateful. Will definitely be recommending your services. 
Thank you. 
From Amanda 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
I am so grateful to you all for the fantastic way you cared for David and my family. The funeral itself was just as I wanted it to be, but you all exceeded my expectations. Your kindness and sincerity was breath-taking. I made the right decision when I chose Wessex Funeral Services. 
Thanks so much, love and best wishes, 
Amanda and all the Hibbitts. 
From Tremayne 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
Thank you for the wonderful send off you arranged for my grandfather. Such a professional, sincere, warm and cheerful bunch. I will recommend you to all and cannot speak highly enough about you.  
Thank you again from myself and family. 
From Dayra, Max & Kris 
Dear Gail, Graham, Aimee and Paul 
We just wanted to say thank you for the lovely service yesterday, thank you for all your support and good words to us. All of you were just great. Thank you for the extra miles you went for us. Everyone is writing to me this morning to say how nice the service was. 
Thank You. 
From Jenny & Claire 
Dear Gail, Graham & Aimee 
Claire and myself would like to thank you all so much for everything regarding my fathers funeral yesterday. 
It was all and more of what we hoped it would be. 
From Clarissa & Paul 
Dear Graham, Gail, Aimee & Kerry, 
Just a short message to thank you for the support and professional way in which you dealt with my mother's funeral last week. 
Your guidance, your sympathetic attitude and your sincere approach to the day meant so much to me and my family. 
I would like to thank Graham especially as he was always there to provide help and a guiding hand throughout the days before the funeral and 
his words on the day were very moving and heartfelt. 
Aimee was also extremely approachable and efficient in her dealings with me and my family. 
We could not have chosen a more friendly and professional funeral services. 
Once again thank you for everything we will be forever grateful to you all. 
From Nigel & Vicky Woolfe 
It was lovely to meet you. 
We just wanted to thank you sincerely for your guidance in dealing with my late Mother, Marion Woolfe's funeral. 
The service was everything Mum & ourselves could have imagined - Rev'd Paul touched a lot of hearts. 
With fondest regards. 
From Rob and Shirley Brown 
Dear Graham 
We would just like to say a most sincere 'Thank You' to you and Kerry for organising the funerals of both my Mother and my Wife's Brother. They died on the same day so this was a most stressfull time for us. Your service was friendly, sympathetic and most professional and efficient, and I have to say most reasonably priced.  
Thank you once again. 
From Sarah Marlow 
Graham, Gail and Aimee 
Just wanted to say thank you for all you did for mums funeral. You all made the process so much easier. Gary and I truly were blown away by how kind, considerate and caring you all were. Would highly recommend your services to all. 
Thank you from all of us. 
From Chris and Margaret Shaw 
Dear Graham 
On behalf of the Shaw family, a sincere thank you for making a difficult time a little less difficult. 
Your support was much appreciated. 
Kind regards. 
From Barry Ryan 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
Please accept our thanks for a wonderful send off for Peggy, also for the compassion shown by all at this stressful time. Your kindness, patience and professionalism was second to none, I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone. 
Many thanks, from all the family. 
From Nick Colyer 
Dear Gail, Graham and Aimee 
Thankyou so much for all you have done, a great family with so much care and the way you handled everything to do with my Dad. Quite simply a gem with total personal touch. 
Kind regards 
From Lourdes Collins 
Dear Graham, 
Thankyou for your kindness and your help during this bad time for me. 
Warmest wishes. 
From Phil, Lynn & family 
To Graham, Gail & family 
Thankyou for helping to make Andrews service one we know he'd be proud of. Everyone who attended said what a lovely and moving service it was. Thankyou for everything you've all done for us as a family during this sad and difficult time. 
From Janina and Dianne 
Dear Graham and Gail 
For the outstanding compassion, kindness and understanding you provided for Greta Gay, our Mother. 
Again many many thanks. 
From Sue and Paul Traynor 
Dear Gail, Graham and Aimee 
Paul and I just wanted to thank you so much for all your support, kindness and friendship and for being there for us as we said our Goodbye's to Pete. It was a very sad and emotional day and we will miss him very much always. 
We are so glad we come to you, you are so special to us. 
With much love xxx 
From Alex McHugh 
Dear Graham, please except our thanks, for all your help with organising the service at Pear Tree Church for my Father's ashes. You have been a credit to your profession and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone. 
Kind regards 
From Katie McHugh 
Dear Graham, even though it's been a few months since my Grandad's funeral, the amount of support my family has received from yourself has been remarkable. Even the little things such as meeting at the Church and placing the flowers so lovely on Saturday just really meant the world to myself and my family. I honestly cannot say thank you enough. 
From Graham Thorne 
Dear Graham and Gail 
Thank you so much for your care and thoughtfulness in looking after all the arrangements for my Dad's cremation. We felt that our wishes were listened to every step of the way, and it was a great relief to know that these would be carried out although we were not present. Your efficiency and friendliness were most welcome. 
Thank you again. 
From Rob Rowland 
Dear Gail & Graham 
Thank you so much for making a difficult time so painless for all of us. We are all incredibly impressed and grateful for your total professionalism and we are so glad you conducted everything for us. You are an example to follow. 
Kind regards 
From Jacqui Stanley-Johns 
Dear Graham, 
This is long overdue but no less heartfelt, thank you for your kindness, patience and excellent service in all aspects of my Mother's funeral. I doubt you will have dealt with more complex itineraries, more changes of minds and altered programmes (at least I hope we havn't been the most difficult!). But you took it all with great professionalism and courtesy, and the result was a day that could not have gone better. All who attended commented on the arrangements and how good they were. So on behalf of my family I send my grateful thanks to you and your team for your help and advice in the whole process. You made a very painful situation much easier than I had feared. 
Best Wishes 
From Julie Allen 
To Graham & Gail 
There are no words to thank you for your support, friendship and compassion during the most awful time for us as a family. To lose Mum and Dad within 23 days of each other was unbearable and a complete shock. 
We got great comfort from seeing Mum and Dad in the chapel of rest looking so beautiful and at peace. Gail you looked after Mum and Dad and they looked beautiful, thank you. 
Thank you Aimee for your patience with our constant changes to the order of service. 
Graham thank you for being amazing and supportive, 
With much love 
Jules, Charlie, Jeanette, Michael & Clive xxx 
From Sue, Lesley & Alison 
To Graham, Gail & Aimee 
Thankyou so much for making a very difficult time as pleasurable as it could possibly be! Aunty Elsie's funeral service is just as she would have liked it. 
Best wishes. 
From Ali Griffin 
Dear Peter 
Please can I thank you for the service you delivered for us and Aunty, a number of people commented about the service and where we found you! You really helped to ease what is an exceptionally difficult time. 
Thank you once again. 
From Barry Cantelo 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
A VERY BIG THANKYOU - to all of you for all the help and consideration shown to us at this sad moment in our lives, you all made the process much easier to contend with, and with obvious attention to all the necessary details, which quite certainly Martyn and myself were not familiar with. We were particularly touched by the care Gail paid to our Mum, who is experiencing some huge personal challenges at this time, and was clearly rather confused at what was taking place. Gail, we cannot thankyou enough, - WELL DONE! 
Kind regards, 
From Ali Griffin 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
Thankyou so much for helping us to pay a final tribute to our Aunt. The service you provide is outstanding but the kindness and care you deliver it with is commendable. 
My sincere thanks. 
From Mr Wright 
Dear Graham, Gail & Aimee 
We thank you so very much for your care. Your service and help to us at this difficult time was fantastic. 
Very best wishes, 
Eric, Wendy, Nigel, Lara and Luke. 
From Jayne Reynolds 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
Thankyou so much for all the arrangements and funeral service that you gave Richard on Wednesday. Everything went so well and we are very grateful for all the support and guidance we received from you all. 
Grateful thanks. 
From John Earley 
Dear Graham, Gail, Aimee and Paul 
I am writing on behalf of my Mother, Sister and myself to thank you all for the effort and support we recieved from you during a very difficult time for us. My Father's funeral was held last Monday at Southampton Crematorium and everything was exactly as we had discussed and was done in a caring and professional way throughout. 
My Mother has said that it was a beautiful service, celebrating his life and exactly what he would have wanted. The time and effort spent during our initial meeting at your office and subsequently through emails and calls to make sure that everything was as we wanted it is much appreciated. This was all done without us feeling pressured at all. 
Everything you have done has been of the highest possible standard and well beyond our expectations given the fees. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. 
Once again, please accept our sincere thanks. 
From The Chung Family 
To Wessex Funeral Services 
Thankyou for everything you have done. You've been very supportive and proffessional. 
Best wishes. 
From Paul, Tony & Tara 
Dear Graham, Gail and Aimee 
Thankyou so much for everything you've done for us as a family. Mum had a lovely send off and would have been so happy. 
There's not enough words we are just truly thankful. 
From Carole Stables 
Dear Graham, Gail & Aimee 
Just a quick note before I go on holiday to thank you. 
From the phone call at 2:30am in the morning, your help and gentle support was very much appreciated. 
The whole process has been a difficult one for me, but made so much easier by the help you have all given. 
I do feel we gave Dad a great send off. Thankyou for the huge part you all played in this. 
Love and best wishes 
From Sharon, Kim, Dennis, John, Ollie, Charlie and Molly 
Dear Graham, Gail & Aimee 
Thank you all so much for all you did for out darling Dad, Stan the man! And for making his final journey just amazing. He will be chuffed to think we all put together such a great day, whilst gutted he missed it! 
Hope to catch up soon. 
From Margeret Crockford 
Dear Graham, your care attention and love you put into the business makes it so unique, not forgetting your staff! 
Kindest regards 
From Jim Dunderdale 
To Graham, Gail, Aimee, Peter and Team 
Myself and the family would like to offer our sincere thanks for the way you helped us to say goodbye to Avril, from the first phone call I made, until the return to the wake (party), the service provided was very compassionate and professional. Guidance was always there when needed, you provided everything we could have wanted and more. 
Best regards 
Jim and family 
From Val Janaway 
Graham, Gail and Aimee 
On behalf of Tony, myself, family and friends I thank you for the compassionate and professional way in which you managed the logistics of Mum's funeral. 
To Graham for his support from the initial meeting through to, and during, the actual traumatic event. A special thank you comes from three very nervous young men and one equally nervous young lady. 
To Gail who prepared Midge so beautifully for the viewing. 
To Aimee to whom I must have been a real pain during the preparation and printing or the Order of Service. 
Again - many thanks to you all, 
From Nicki Mundell 
Dear Graham, Gail and family. 
Thank-you for making the funeral so special yesterday. It all worked out so well. The white roses were magnificent and I really felt you all did a marvellous job. The Order of Service cards were so lovely too and I appreciate the extra run around you did for me. The John Lennon song was very Fred. 
Most people came to the reception and it all went well.  
Although I was not ready to say goodbye to Fred, I feel more peacful. I will always have the memory of the funeral to take with me, through the next obstacles and whatever lies ahead. 
Much love 
From Mandy Jones 
Thanks so much Graham, Gail and all of your team. What a relief it was to find you! With your help we were able to give Peter the send off we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble, and we felt that Peter was really cared for in his last place of rest. 
Many thanks and best wishes to you all. 
Mandy and Sam 
From Nicki Mundell 
Hi Paul 
Thank-you so much for leading the service yesterday. I thought you did a fantastic job and I appreciated your thoughtfulness in mentioning me in reference to tributes e.t.c. 
It was a hard day, but it all went well in the end. 
My best wishes 
From Mark Winter 
I would like to say a huge thankyou for all your help and support at what was a very difficult time with the passing of my beloved mother. The whole service was beautifully done and mum had a great send off. 
Many many thanks, from the Winter family. 
From Angela 
You made what was a very sad time so much less stressful and upsetting than it could have been and it was a comfort to know you were taking such good care of Dad. The flowers were also beautiful and we are grateful for the recommendation, thank you. 
From Alex McHugh 
On behalf of my family, I cannot thank you enough for all your help with my dad's funeral, right from the very beginning you could not do enough to help my mother and the rest of the family, Gail was very understanding and helpful, Graham was very good with the communications, and Peter was absolutely wonderful conducting the service, again all I can do is thank you. Kind regards, Alex. 
From Kath, Lorraine and Lisa 
Thankyou for your services on behalf of our family. Sad occasion as it was, we were very pleased with your services. Everyone said how well it went. 
From Karuna Vedi 
I just wanted to thank you and Gail for all the arrangements for my mum's funeral; it went really well. You both made it very easy for me to deal with what was required as it was a very sharp learning curve when I am not really at my best. I will always remember you both whenever I think of her last few days and am so grateful that it all worked out well - even the weather behaved! 
Best wishes 
From Amy Cesnas 
I just wanted to say thanks so much for yesterday, and for the whole process leading up to it. You both helped to make a difficult time much more bearable for me and I really appreciate it. I don't feel like I'd have been anywhere near so well supported by anyone else I'd been in contact with before choosing Wessex Funeral Services. To the extent that both myself and Amanda, my cousin, will be writing you into our funeral plans in our Wills next week (she's your biggest fan and quite literally telling everyone)!  
From the extra words and music yesterday, to the chat when I first came to see you both, you just do an incredible job - I don't even have the right words. So thanks. 
From Lucy Freckleton 
Many thanks from all my family for all your help arranging Dad's funeral. We were so pleased with how it went and you made the whole day so easy to organise.  
From Chris, partner to Trisha 
Thank you Gail, you and Graham did us proud. Many telling me how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Your attention to detail ensured it was a really personal service for Trisha. 
Thank you also for your generosity, YOU WERE BRILLIANT. 
From the family of Trisha Gibson 
Thank you Gail, Graham and Janet, it was a lovely service, lots of people afterwards said this and you were all so lovely to deal with and helpful when we didn't have a clue what we were meant to do x 
Shira Gibson Middleton 
From Ruth, Helen and Sarah 
All we can say is , anyone who is thrust into the world of having to plan an unexpected funeral needs a Graham and a Janet. We simply can't imagine how we would have coped without you. 
Yes I am sure there are competent funeral service companies out there, but the degree which you both seemed to manage us - effortlessly, patiently, with such compassion and dignity yet still getting the job done was truly impressive. I shall be forever thankful. The service itself was simply wonderful and I have had many such comments from those who attended. It made such a difference at an incredibly sad and vulnerable time and I am sure that made a difference to our ability to cope as well as we did. 
You also coped with whatever we threw at you, even providing Sarah with her special request. Nothing was to much trouble and I felt truly cared for. Communication was efficient and reliable. You made a potentially stressful event as good as such an event could possible be. 
I am so pleased you followed us to the hotel where Janet did a stupendous job and the auction was the icing on the cake. 
Ruth, Helen and Sarah 
From the Dewey Family 
Many Thanks for the service 
We really appreciate everything you have done 
it couldn't of been better 
From Jack Dewey 
Just want to thank you Graham and the family for everything you have done for our Dad,we deeply appreciate it 
From Sara Nicholl 
Just like to say a massive thank you for giving my dad { Gary Dewey} the send off he deserved!!! I would recommend ur services to everyone, very professional caring and eagar to pls. Thank you so much xx 
From the family of Adrian McGartland 
Thank you for the service we received in respect of Adrian's Care and funeral last week. 
Joy and Eunice 
From the Mother of Elizabeth Wilkes 
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your excellent services provided for the memorial for Elizabeth Ann Wilkes on the 17th June 2015 at Millbrook Christian Centre and Hollybrook Cemetery. You and your team dealt with the service with sensitivity and dignity and we truly appreciate your work and recommend you to anyone looking for funeral services across the area. Many thanks for everything. 
Sylvia Childs 
From the Family of Ken Davies 
Graham, Gail & Rev Paul. 
Thank you for making my Father's funeral and celebration of his life so perfect. 
The feedback from those that attended was wonderful. 
By all accounts it was a difficult day but Wessex Funeral Services made it as good as it could have possible been! 
My Dad would have been truly thankful. 
Thank you so much and we would highly recommend Wessex Funeral Services. 
The family of Ken Davies 
The Family of Ailsa Doran 
Reverend Paul 
Just a quick note to thank you for conducting Ailsa's funeral so eloquently and appropriately on Saturday. 
Everyone felt that it was a lovely service. 
Many thanks for your help. 
Eric Spreng 
From the family of Joyce Thorpe 
It was a privilege to meet you earlier Graham. You made us feel very comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Your professionalism and eye for detail were very impressive. I know my family made the right choice in choosing Wessex Funeral Services and I would not hesitate in recommending your services to anyone. 
Stuart Thorpe 
From Ann Salked 
Dear Graham and Paul 
I would like to thank you both for all the care you showed in the planning and execution of the funeral for my husband Geoff Salkeld. 
The day itself was everything for which we could have hoped and all Geoff's friends and relations there on Thursday were most impressed. 
In closing I should like to thank Gail very much for the wondeful way she looked after my beloved husband. 
Yours sincerely 
Ann Salkeld 
From the family of Geoffrey Salkeld. 
Dear Graham and Paul, 
Thank you for making a difficult time much easier. You have a lovely way about you. Thank you too, to Gail for looking after my Dad. We shall certainly recommend yourselves; and we shall certainly use you again. You'll understand however we will not be rushing to do that! Thank you, you are very good people. Best wishes, guy 
From the family of Denis Green 
Graham is a lovely caring man, he was so kind when my dad passed away, he did everything he could to help my mum and our family, a big thank you to Graham and Paul such lovely understanding people 
Mrs Sandra Gumbrell. 
From the family of Clare Pullinger (Wilson) 
A big thank you Graham to you and your staff, I am so glad I chose you to handle Clare's funeral. The patience and understanding you had was second to none. All the friends and relatives that attended the service had said how lovely it was and the best service they had ever been to. You helped make the day a beautiful tribute to her, a great send of for one so young. 
Many thanks again. 
From the family of May Boffy 
Dear Graham and Paul 
Phil and I wouldlike to say thank you for a wonderful service. Everything went just as we hoped and was a fitting final tribute to our mum, May Boffy. Thank you again for making it a perfect day. 
Best wishes 
Suzie and Phil Boffy. 
From the Family of Stan Whittaker 
A big thank you to Graham and Paul for making my Dad's funeral as easy and comforting as possible. They were both brilliant with my Mum and kept in constant touch with me about arrangements. I would definitely recommend Wessex Funeral Services. 
Gail Barry 
Arthur Frederick (Fred) Dyer 
Graham and Rev Paul did a great job to give my dad a good send off with dignity, decorum and compassion. I really appreciate the quality of service we received especially as we were on a tight budget. I would definitely recommend Wessex Funeral Services. 
Nigel Dyer 
Peter and Jean Moorby Family 
We chose Graham and Paul to do our Dad Peter Moorby's Funeral after attending the Funeral of my best friend Mel Ovington. Everything ran so smoothly and nothing was too much trouble. They kept in contact with us constantly and really went out of their way to make it as pain free as possible, they showed such compassion. So when my lovely mum Jean Moorby passed away a year later we didn't even consider using anyone else. So many friends and family commented on what a lovely Service they gave. 
I would highly recommend Wessex Funeral Services, genuinely nice guys! 
Justine Hine 
Hedge End 
From the family of Martin Burt of Chandlers Ford 
I just want to thank all of graham and his team for the time and effort to make dads day a good one. 
Nothing was a trouble and I fully recommended wessex funeral services to people. 
In a very difficult time for myself and my family and made it all bearable 
Thank you so much from the family of Martin Burt 
Chandlers Ford 
Ian Hutchinson's family 
Hello Paul and Graham, 
Thank you for giving Ian Hutchinson the send off he deserved. Thank you for taking care of everything for us, we can't thank you enough for everything you done. We couldn't of wished for a better send off for Ian and we couldn't of wished for anyone better to conduct the service for us. You are both very approachable and friendly, thank you Paul for speaking with me and stopping me crying (for a bit) haha. 
Thank you from Kirsty and Family :) x 
Jean McGurn-Stewart Family 
Hi Paul 
Thank you so much for all your hard work. I'm sure Jean would have been very happy with the service. The whole day went very well and it felt like we were celebrating her life as much as comiserating her death. 
Graham and his team were also brilliant and we are very thankful to you all. 
Best wishes. 
Sam and Mark 
New Forest 
Iris Gylnn 
I just wanted to say thank you to both Graham and Paul for all of your help and your kindness you both showed me at my Mum's funeral. It was much appreciated. 
Evelyn Cooper 
Chandlers Ford 
Dee Di Maiolo writes 
I would like to thank all those involved in giving my mum MARCIA CAMILLERI the send off that she deserved. It has been an emotion journey, that I am sure will continue for some time! Grahame, Gail and Paul ....... Words are not enough to explain the gratitude and appreciation for all that you have done, you have dealt with mums passing with heart and compassion. The countless calls and sobbing were dealt with kindness and Grace. She looked beautiful and at peace. Mum would have approved ! ! The funeral today was above and beyond all my expectations and for that I am truly thankful xxxx 
Amie Camilleri 
Thank you for a lovely service today for my Nan, Marcia Camilerri, it was brilliant and such great support! X 
Cheryl Beddoe- Whitfield 
Just wanted to say thank you for today. Really appreciated everything you have done. I know that's what you're paid for etc, but you have been brilliant. Also please can you extend my thanks to your team who were all respectful but also approachable and friendly. Super impressed. 
Matt Whitfield 
Maureen and family of James Hobbins 
We really can't thank Graham and the team enough; they took care of everything for us with speed, efficiency and care. Nothing was too much for them - every single request was met with a positive response and we really felt cared for by them. From Mum seeing their advertisement, to the service itself and beyond, their service has been professional, consistent and comforting. Thank you all 
Colden Common 
Elsie Corstorphine 
If you are reading this because you've just suffered a loss and you're wondering whom you should trust with the funeral arrangements, you need search no further - you can absolutely rely on Graham and Paul and their team. 
Graham is a real professional: nothing is too much trouble and nothing is left to chance. 
Paul will listen sensitively and carefully guide you so that you have the personalised funeral service you want, and on the day you'll find his support and gentle humour invaluable. 
You will be in safe hands with Wessex Funeral Services and, not least, their charges are very reasonable for the exceptional service they provide. 
Thank you so much, Graham and Paul, for all your help at such a sad time. 
Best wishes, 
Duncan Corstorphine 
Sally Marian Constantine 
I would just like to say thank you for everything,you have provided an excellent service,made a difficult situation better,and always answered communications promptly. 
Chas, Bradley 
Winifred Chalk 
Words can't express the kindness , understanding ,and support you have given following the death of Winfred Chalk. 
You were professional , with a good heart and communicated in a way that gave confidence and lessened the stressful planning that a funeral can cause. 
I will ensure your name and business is spoken about to people who are looking for a special person like you and all that your business conveys. 
A big thank you 
Ann and Vernon 
Oli Ewers 
Thank you so much Graham, 
We have really appreciated working with you to support Oliver’s family, and feel it worked very well, and most importantly that they received the service they wanted. 
We will certainly be in touch with you in the future as needed when we are supporting another family. 
Many thanks, 
Kind regards, 
Liz Hopper 
Senior Family Support Worker/Counsellor 
Naomi House and Jack's Place Children's Hospice 
David Goodwin's Family 
I can not give enough praise and thank you's to Graham and Paul who without their help i wouldn't have known what to do. They were absolutely fabulous through out the whole time and nothing was to much for them. They made what was such a sad time for the whole family much easier and i just wouldn't have been able to do it without them. Grahams support and Paul's amazing sense of humour was brilliant and made us laugh and smile through out what was a sad time x 
Thank you again. 
Jo and the Goodwin family xx 
Dennis Bell - Normandy and Korean Veteran 
To Paul 
Thank you for taking a wonderful service and for the support that you showed me on the day. 
Your sense of humour was much needed. Laughter and tears work well together. My Dads Funeral will be a cherished memory thanks to you and Graham. Once again, Thank you for making it so special and memorable. Keep Smiling. Tracy and Guy x 
Professor Peter Calvert's Family 
Many people have said kind things about Peter's funeral, that it was uplifting and not depressing as so many are. That they thought so is in large part down to Graham who organised things as I wished and as Peter would have wished. Graham made helpful suggestions at every stage and gently guided us through the process. 
Dr Sue Calvert 
Chandlers Ford 
Brian William's Funeral 
Thank you so much for the way you organised Brian's funeral{ The funeral couldn't have been nicer. Everything went as I wanted and everyone commented on how lovely the service was. Brian would have been so pleased. Please convey my many thanks to Mr Burrows-Gibson for a wonderful service. I was extremely pleased with the flowers, they were exactly as I wanted and the flowers now fill all the rooms of the house. Thank You for your help in getting me through a very stressful time. 
Yours Truly, 
Margaret Wiliams 
Thank you so much for everything you did for Billy Whelan, you did everything to try and make the family's distress as painless as possible at such a hard time and you were brilliant with the requests that we frequently put upon you. The service at the crematorium was lovely and so many people commented on how great you were and also what a lovely touch it was that you gave all the close family members a rose to put on Billy's coffin at the end of the service. We really can't thank you enough and I will always recommended you to anyone and would certainly use you again although lets hope that's not for a long time! Kerri and Anthony Whealan and family 24th July 2014 
A big thank you for ensuring that Barry's Funeral went so well. Thanks also for the lovely extra touches at the funeral with the candles and the roses. 
Many Thanks for everything 
Terrie McLean and family 
Dear Graham and Gail 
Dad and I cannot thank you enough for what you did for us from that first difficult call, taking care of Mum at your Chapel of Rest and Paul making her funeral so personal to us all. It made a very hard time easier to cope with and it was very comforting to know that Mum was in safe hands right up to her interment which you, again, performed in a very personal and dignified way for which we will be eternally grateful. 
Thank you 
Jane and Keith. 
16 June 14 
Dear Paul and Graham 
Thank You for ensuring that Tom's funeral was so special. We were really pleased to see such a lovely crowd, especially as Tom had lost touch with so many people during his years of illness. 
The guidance and help we had from you made arranging the funeral so much easier and we are very happy with all the help and support that you gave us. Thank you again. 
June and Karen 
Dear Graham 
Re: James Larkin 
Please forgive the direct email approach but I am thinking of a million and one things since early this morning. I thought I'd email you before this slips my mind this morning. 
Firstly, thank you and all your colleagues for everything you carried out to make my father's celebration of life a memory we will all be able to treasure forever. 
On Sunday it was very comforting to visit him at rest in Whalesmead Road especially for his wife Elizabeth and the family. 
Yesterday was a very emotional day for everyone, however with your support and organisation it went very well indeed. 
From all of us, a very big, big thank you. 
Kathleen Marsh 
James Larkin's Daughter 
We’re now back in Toronto and I’ve had a few days to reflect on Dad’s passing and our time in the UK. 
I would like to thank you and your team so much for your help during this very difficult time for our family. You were all, without exception, the epitome of caring and kindness throughout and made the task of arranging Dad’s funeral a much less traumatic one than it could have been. All those who attended were impressed by the service and whole occasion. It was very fitting for our Dad, simple but full of the people he cared about the most and his beloved RAF memories. 
We are truly grateful that Claire chose you out of the several companies that she called - you impressed her just in the short conversation she had with you on the phone and her instincts were spot on. 
Thank you again. 
Julie Singer 
Wing Commander "Steve" Stephenson's Daughter 
Graham & his team are all very open, honest, caring, personal, understanding & compassionate people. To name but a few of their excellent qualities. The attention to detail was second to none, as was their helpfulness - this is a truly exceptional service in all aspects. 
And at the end of the day, when you look back and reflect ................... You'll also know that you did the right things in the right ways for the one that you have loved and lost - Right up to the very end. 
A very big THANK YOU to Graham & his truly outstanding & exceptional Team. Please also thank your special wife Gail for the lovely flowers and how she displayed them. 
Many thanks again Graham ~ You should be very proud of the way you work & services that you provide. 
Kindest regards Phil Taylor and Family 
Hi Graham, 
I'd like to say thank you on behalf of myself and my dads 
family and friends for an amazing service, we couldn't of asked for a 
better send off for him. 
Many thanks 
Drew Clayton 
Following our Father’s fatal accident, my brother and I (in our 30’s) were completely lost and had no idea what to do. From the first phone call with Graham, we felt a sense of relief and understanding. We could never have known how important Graham would become to us both. The personal service we received made the whole thing more bearable and gave us strength. Graham always came to the house when we had to discuss and organise things and without knowing it, that’s what we needed. The costs were clearly laid out, honest and more than reasonable for the services we received. 
The obituary, the order of service, the flowers (by Graham’s wife) were all beautiful and just as we wanted. The team that looked after Dad did a great job and when we went to visit him in the chapel of rest, everything had been so thoughtfully completed that it made saying good-bye to him more peaceful and dignified than we could ever have imagined. When the cars came to the house to collect us with the hearse, we were truly touched by the traditional methods used and the dignity and professionalism of the team who all looked immaculate in their red ties, as we had requested 
The funeral itself was perfect in every way, dignified, personal and uplifting and I know our Dad would have felt the same about it as we did. We did him proud. So many people commented on how wonderful the service was and how lovely the whole team involved on the day were. Everything we asked for and everything we discussed was made possible by Graham and his team from our song choices through to our extra collage of photographs of Dad to hand out alongside the order of service, they took the stress off of our shoulders at every stage. Not only did Graham and his team do everything we asked but they always went above and beyond – to the extent that Graham contacted L.F.C himself and got the “You’ll never walk alone” flag from the club donated to have over our Dad’s casket. This was honestly one of the most thoughtful and kind things I have ever known. 
We have never experienced this level of support and care in any walk of life so our words will never do justice to how much we respect and admire what Graham and his team at Wessex Funeral Services do. The importance and significance of a funeral director is not understood until someone you love passes away. We think of Graham as a friend and will never lose touch with him as he has been such a huge part of our lives now. We could never thank him enough for everything he did for us through the most difficult time of our lives so far. We couldn’t recommend this company more highly and if anyone finds themselves in the same situation as us and isn’t sure who to choose – put your trust in Graham, he won’t let you or your loved one down. 
Heather and Scott Cunliffe 
Dear Graham, 
I would like to thank you very much for the professional and compassionate service which you afforded me and my family on the death of my father, Denis Richardson. 
Your kindness and the way in which you helped us navigate our way through all the necessary procedures for a funeral, will never be forgotten by any of us; especially as not one of us resided in England!! Today I received a copy of the order of service conducted by Revd. Paul Burrows-Gibson and it truly was a wonderful service. Naturally I would have wished to be present at my Dad’s cremation service but will be forever grateful that Father Will of St. Anselm’s was so obliging to organize a Memorial Service for us at such short notice and the family could all attend that religious service. 
Once again – thank you Graham. Please would you also pass on to your wife my thanks for the flowers for the coffin. Your choice of music for the service was great - “In the Mood” happened to be a favourite of my Dad’s! 
Kindest regards, Marilyn Fowles 
Graham, THANK YOU so much for your wonderful email. I have forwarded it on to all the family. Thank you for the beautiful flowers and for playing music – Grandad { Denis Richardson} would have loved that. Special memories and thoughts that we will cherish. Thank you also for arranging for the Ashes to be brought to me by David in April. I sincerely appreciate the wonderful and thoughtful touches and for you being so kind to us throughout this process. Warm regards, 
Bridget M. Fowles 
Hi Graham, 
Justine and I wanted to thank you and the team so much for making Pete’s Day so memorable. It was a difficult time for all of us, especially Justine, but the way you handled things, right from the first call, was absolutely brilliant. We couldn’t have asked for any more. You were there to help, guide and advise but at no time, did we feel that it was anything other than our decision. I know Justine has emailed Revd. Paul but he too, was superb. Thanks again. Ian and Justine 
To all at Wessex Funeral Services 
A massive thank you to you all for the wonderful care and attention you gave us and ensured that Chris Eales had a fitting send-off according to his wishes. The level of service was much more than we expected and you did him proud. Best Wishes Catherine Thom 
Hi Graham 
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a beautiful job today. You really are a treasure and you made everything very easy from start to finish. Everybody commented on what a beautiful service it was and how smoothly everything ran on the day. Richard did a great job of driving Nan's friends in the Limo - they considered it a great treat and an honour. 
Thanks again for everything Wendy and Steve 
Dear Graham 
Thank you so much for the care and attention for Walter. The service and the arrangements were absolutely perfect. From the moment I contacted you the personal family responsibility for the funeral disappeared and Elaine and I could concentrate on her mother in the full knowledge that we had selected a great team. Nothing less than perfect service and support. 
Kind regards Ray 
Dear Graham 
Ian and I would like to thank you so much for looking after our mum (Irene). You were marvellous ! The service at mum's funeral was lovely. The help you gave to me at such a sad time was wonderful. Please consider coming to Camberley as we need people like you. 
Once again Thank you Jan and Ian 
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