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Thanking Peter, Sean and all the staff at Peter Smith and Son for providing an excellent no hassle funeral for my Mother, they were very polite, understanding, friendly and extremely helpful. Peter and Sean made this difficult process uncomplicated and straightforward, which I was very grateful for. On the day of the funeral they made the whole funeral run trouble free and really looked after us. They provided an exceptional service.

Theresa - May 2021

My mother died on Oct 24th 2020 after two very traumatic weeks in Hospital, so when choosing a Funeral Director, I was looking for someone who could guide me and my family through the whole procedure with as little stress as possible. From the very first telephone call with Sean Smith, I felt confident and comfortable as through his efficiency, patience, and kindness he showed me that he had everything under control at all times.

The funeral was arranged locally and in these 'Covid' times (only a small amount of family were able to attend the funeral), Sean was able to source all my mum's favourite hymns, sung by various choirs and these were played at the funeral, filling the church with music (my mum would have loved it)! Sean spent hours on this task as he had to match all the music with the words in the 'Order of Service' (who knew that the same hymn could have so many versions)! We used a local Catholic Church but my mum wanted to be buried with my late father in Pickering, North Yorkshire and I thought that this would be a logistical nightmare! Once again Sean took all the worry from us and contacted the local council, gravedigger and local Catholic priest who officiated at the burial. Sean's thoughtfulness and kind attention to detail throughout the whole process was fantastic!

My family and I would like to thank Sean and his colleagues for looking after my mum so well. They were professional and efficient throughout whilst being understanding and attending to every detail, I cannot recommend them enough!

Teresa - January 2021

On behalf of all the family I would like to thank you and your team for the caring and very professional service given in all aspects of organising my parents funeral. Everything went perfectly. Once again thank you in very difficult times.

Graham - June 2020

I wanted to thank you for the most beautiful, perfect funeral for my Mum yesterday. I felt so proud, my Mum would have loved every minute of it.  Thank you for taking care of her from the moment you collected her from Mill House.

Your service that you delivered was kind, caring, professional and  superb, it was exactly how I and my family wanted it.

Also thank you for taking the flowers to my Grandmothers grave, its was a real pleasure to be able to go and see them last night.

You organised everything so well.

Rachel - May 2020

Thank you for looking after our father as he was such a special man. 

I was very apprehensive in coming in to see dad but it was perfect. 

You and your company were so professional and personable and made us all feel special.

Thank you for everything and the day was a perfect send off to a father who deserved it.

Thank you very much.

Elizabeth - April 2020

I just wanted to say a big thank you for Dad’s funeral yesterday. Despite the challenging and restrictive circumstances you were so kind and made it the best that it could be.

We are all so very grateful to you and your team.

Louise Brown - April 2020

We wanted to pass on our thanks and praise for such a wonderful you all did with our Dad.

From the first phone call to Peter, to meeting Sean and putting my sister and I at ease, all the way through to a really respectful and lovely service yesterday.

Adam Gibbons - March 2020

A note to say a heartfelt, big thank you to you both for making my wife’s funeral - so very smooth and for dealing so well with both the bureaucratic requirements and our family’s particular wishes on how the funeral was organised.  

Your tone with us was just right - not over the top and not ingratiating at all. 

Thanks again 

March 2020

Dear Peter and staff

On behalf of myself, Becky, Johnny and Hannah we would like to say an enormous thank you for all your superb professional services in the organisation of John’s funeral.

From the moment I telephoned to inform your firm of John’s death to the burying of the ashes we felt completely confident that everything would be handled as we wished. Nothing was too much trouble and you made an extremely large funeral run smoothly.

You made a very hard time a little bit easier.  Thank you so so much.

The Shuker Family

Shuker Family - February 2020

After suffering 2 bereavements within 6 weeks I can honestly say that I found the services provided by Peter Smith & Son were carried out with compassion, sensitivity and proprietary.

With little personal experience of funeral planning I found their guidance and experience to be informative and extremely helpful.  Their awareness of my family’s situation and grief, along with their understanding, made things much easier in what was a difficult time for myself and my sons. 

The sudden and unexpected loss of our Daughter, Sarah-Jane came as a hammer blow to us all, and subsequently the loss of my Wife 6 weeks later, made things undeniably difficult to come to terms with.  At all times Peter and Sean shone through and their experience came to the fore, any problems were solved quickly and easily and their attention to detail was always paramount.

I would have no hesitation in my recommendation given, in the circumstances surrounding a bereavement, all sense of normality disappears.  Peter, Sean and their team can be relied upon to bring calm and a sense of peace to the situation.  Their experience and discretion is beyond measure.

Steve Plant – November 2018
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