Our funeral directors, Libby Varela and Katriina Mansbridge have received such kind words from these grateful families who shared their lovely comments with us.
Jeanette Ann Le Clerc
Libby and Wayne, you were incredible. It really was a stressful time having to do this on my own. You could not have been more compassionate and supportive during this time. Your communication was frequent and responsive. I even threw a last minute spanner in the works, which you managed extremely professionally, meeting all of my expectations. On the day however, my expectations were far exceeded. It ran so smoothly, and was the most beautiful send off for Mum. The location was idyllic. The cross and nameplate on the coffin, the petals, the book and the ultra modern hearse were all lovely touches. I cannot express how grateful I am for the wonderful work you both did and for choosing your company in the first place. Thank you so much.
Douglas Willcocks McFadden
Our family had never had to plan a funeral before and during such a difficult time, Libby and the team at McGuiness Funerals made such an effort to ensure our Pop had a respectful and loving service. Nothing was too much to ask for and they kept in touch every step of the way. Thanks again to the team at McGuiness Funerals.
Gladys Emily Glasby
Our family would like to thank the kind and caring staff of McGuiness Funerals for their help in arranging the funeral of our late wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother. McGuiness Funerals are consummate professionals. Their kindness, understanding and attention to detail made our family feel comfortable and so special throughout a very difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble. Communication was excellent, everything was explained in complete detail, which meant there were no misunderstandings and no undue stress on our family. We would like to especially thank Libby and Sheraden for their valuable assistance and their personal touch, which made such a difference. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending McGuiness Funerals they offer both professional and personal service.
The Glasby, Baker, Boyd and Harth families.
Dorothy Theresa Washington "Tess"
Libby, we particularly wanted to thank you personally for your incredible empathy, patience and understanding. We know we have a very complex family, with lots of powerful voices, and you took it all in your stride. We appreciate that you understood that “simple” things, were not. We feel blessed that you were the person to guide us through this part of our life journey with our amazing Grandmother. To make this bit happily memorable to us. We had not ever done this before and you made it as smooth as you could, as supported as you could. Whilst we all worked on behalf of our wider family, your loving care shown particularly to me, Sylvia & Ellie (as the family members with whom you had personal contact), will never be forgotten. Thank you Libby.
Anouk, Ellie and Sylvia (And our children, particularly those who attended the viewing and felt so welcomed by you: Sidera, Rollie and Mishi)
John Henry William Perkins
As a family we could not have been any happier with McGuinness Funerals. Libby was absolutely amazing. Her kind & compassionate way made it so much easier for our family when organising Dad's funeral. On the day they were all respectful and did everything we asked of them. If there were 10 stars it wouldn't be enough for the such wonderful service. Thank you.
Noel William Pittaway
Our family were very impressed with the care we received from Libby at McGuiness Funerals. From our first phone call we were treated with respect and compassion. It was a very difficult time but Libby helped us through the formalities and we were very pleased with the service for Noel. The organisation was terrific and we felt the service couldn’t have been handled any better. Thanks to Libby and Ruth Dunbar the celebrant for a lovely celebration of life. The photo presentation was exceptionally well done and saved the family a great deal of stress. Thanks to everyone involved.
Geoffrey 'Geoff' Budden
The staff at McGuiness Funerals are exceptional. They are caring and compassionate and available at short notice to help wherever possible. I am grateful for their assistance during a difficult time and definitely recommend their services. A special shout out to Libby and Sheraden who made the experience of organising a funeral as seamless as possible in trying circumstances.
Jillian 'Jill' Budden
The whole team at McGuiness Funerals were excellent. Libby and co. were attentive, informative, helpful and most of all caring and compassionate. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you
Ronald 'Sooty' Saddler
We dealt with Libby Varela who did an excellent job & made the whole experience a lot easier to deal with. Her care & compassion was nothing but excellent. The whole staff were great.
Edith Catherine Miller
Was extremely happy with the service provided by McGuiness Funerals. Our funeral director, Libby Varela, was most helpful, caring, supportive and considerate during this difficult time and made the whole process so much easier. Thank you so very much.
Rachel Joyce Cook
I highly recommend McGuiness Funerals. They assisted us in dealing with all that is required, to be arrange & funeral details. These beautiful McGuiness ladies giving so much help & support to myself & my sister Janice in a time that is so overwhelmed with sadness & loss of our beautiful mother. Thank you
Lance Edward Sinclair
Libby Varela of McGuiness Funerals organised the funeral for our father. Her organization skills were superb, we met with her only the once. The funeral and everything associated could not have been more professional and ran without a hitch. I could only give her the highest accolade and recommendation.
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