Here are just some of the kind words that our families have written to us, and give permission to share:
It seemed to me that everything you did created a beautiful, gentle, sacred space in which this lovely family’s grief was held with respect and care. I look forward to working with you in the future. grace & peace,
Your warm, loving attitude, concern for everyone and attention to the smallest detail has made a difficult time much less stressful. Out deepest thanks to you and to all your staff.
Everyone was thrilled with the service and Father Joe turned out trumps! After all, he was a perfect choice (even though about number 10) and probably better than others we had tried before him.
Many have commented – “the best funeral ever”. The coffin and the flowers, and the booklet, have all been highly complimented and the left-over booklets are disappearing fast.
We loved your idea of decorating Jim with flowers and taking the rest home. I have a beautiful vase in front of me now.
Once again, love and thanks dear Libby,
Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail helped make this terrible time for us so much better. I cannot say in words what your sensitiveness, advice and professionalism meant to the children and myself.
Thank you again.
We will be forever grateful for your kind and compassionate care of my much loved husband and our extended family. From the comforting SMS that let us know my husband was 'safely tucked up at the Sanctuary' to his respectful and beautifully conducted service and burial - we could not have asked for more sensitive and gentle guidance.
Conducting a funeral during Covid19 restrictions was difficult and Jacqui you helped us to work this in our favour. We were able to organise an intimate service in the appropriately named Sanctuary that was heartfelt and peaceful. Jacqui - you listened to everything we asked for and ensured all the details were handled in such a way that the stress of organisation was lifted from our shoulders.
Thank you Jacqui for your thoughtful and beautiful words as you conducted the service and the way you warmly included our young grandchildren. Every detail throughout the service was perfectly managed and you helped us feel supported and at peace. Thank you.
My beautiful brother Jamie chose Natural Grace for his after-life care knowing how compassionate, supportive and connected with nature Natural Grace is. We had witnessed their exceptional care and gentle compassionate guidance at previous celebrations of life of close friends but experiencing it first hand when Jamie died was such a comfort and truly honoured Jamie as the wonderful man that he was and is.
Jacqui and Libby acknowledged our Scottish family traditions and incorporated that into Jamie's care. They allowed us to be a part of every step of the process and walked alongside us lovingly. To know that my big brother's body was in loving hands, being respectfully nurtured by those who also have a spiritual understanding of life and death put all of our minds at ease and allow us to now celebrate Jamie's life.
The greatest gift I imagine we can give is love; the greatest honour... to lovingly nurture another being on their journey into or out of this physical world and it takes exceptional and gifted people to do both of these things with such grace. Thank you to Natural Grace for being the exceptional people that you are.
I can never thank Jacqui and Libby enough for their patience, care and professionalism over the past week. They were calm and caring and were somehow able to wrangle our complex family communications and emotions.
It felt like they were with us the whole way. We never felt like we were alone in this and their graceful patience gave us the confidence and courage to keep going. They helped us give Dad the send off he would have loved.
They helped us as a family feel like, for the first time in a long time, that we could do something to help Dad. It was a powerful week for us. We grieved, we bonded, and we started to heal. This was largely due to Natural Grace enabling us to do this. We will never forget what Jaqcui did for us, our family and for Dad.
We would like to thank the staff at Natural Grace for their loving care of us when our father/husband passed away.
This was a very sad time for us and the staff at Natural Grace were caring and understanding, they made the whole process easier by organising everything which took a great deal of pressure off us. Nothing was ever too much trouble for them.
Val, Annette, Pete and family