Our funeral directors, Annette "Annie" Walters, Wayne Schulz and Libby Varela have received such kind words from these grateful families who shared their lovely comments with us.
Annette "Annie" Walters
Dorothy Shirley Hardy
Dear Annie, Shirley's family would like to thank you in particular, and all your amazing team at Mcguiness Funerals. The way you led us through the finer details of Mum's farewell eased our burden at such a sad time for us all. We appreciated your empathy and compassion and the professional way you conducted your business. Our Mothers Celebration of Life was Dignified and Respectful (befitting of the lady she was) and for that we are so deeply grateful.
Very Kind Regards,
Annemaree and all Shirley's loving family.
Ursula Brigid Mills
Thank you so very much for assisting me in organizing and looking after mum's, Ursula Mills funeral. The thought and understanding you gave to me I cannot thank you enough. Mum's funeral and lead up to ran smoothly and professionally, and I was proud of such a lovely send off we gave to her. This could not have been possible without your support.
Annie was an absolute angel sent from god as she has done both my parents services within a year apart from one another and had such a beautiful and caring nature and was amazing with conducting both of their services with such dignity and respect to both them and our immediate family members .
Malcolm Arthur "Mal" Lillie
This is the 3rd time but 2nd funeral I organised with the help of McGuiness Funerals. Annie and Wayne are the most amazing beautiful people. They both give you that outside support you really can’t do without. They make you feel as though it’s also a family member of their own that the funeral is for. Highly recommend to everyone.
Allan Geoffrey Dudgeon
The Staff and service were amazing, they made me and my family feel at ease. I can't thank them enough, it made a trying time so much easier.
Joan Alma Churchward
I just lost my Mother in early January 2018, I enquired around Murwillumbah as to whom was a reputable company & McGuiness Funerals where recommended to us. We met with Annie & after talking to her we I appointed McGuiness Funerals Murwillumbah to organise and handle my Mother's Funeral. Noting that this was an extremely upsetting time for me, McGuiness Funerals were just amazing, with a very short time frame they organised the cards, the Crematorium, the flowers, they supplied support and helped with the photo presentation, and also recommended a celebrant whom was just lovely. On behalf of my Family and myself I cannot recommend them highly enough. All the Staff at McGuiness are just remarkable, they made a very sad day for me a very good celebration of my Mum's life with the ceremony. Thank you.
My Kindest regards, Dale Churchward
Nancy Marguerite Metcalf
Thank you to Annie and Sheraden for making us feel comfortable in such a difficult time. The funeral was well planned and everything went very smoothly. Thank you!
Grant 'Cookie' Cook
Honestly this is the most heartbreaking and tragic time in my life. So, support and compassion are key components to deal with my grief ... I received this and more. We were recommended McGuinness Funerals Murwillumbah from family friends who also felt they were well looked after when they experienced a loss. This is a hard job for anyone, however I was guided and treated so delicately that the hardest decisions in my darkest days were made easier with Annie and her team by my side. Thank you x
Elvin 'Ed' Taylor
I would highly recommend McGuiness Funerals. They were very helpful & supportive. Organising a Funeral is a really emotional time & I really appreciated the kindness & compassion shown to me & my family. Thank you, Annie, for all your help you are a very special lady.
Patricia Anne Whippy
We, the family of Patricia Whippy found McGuiness Funerals to be excellent in their professional guidance and empathy when we found ourselves having to arrange the final farewell for our beloved sister. They offer an excellent service above and beyond expectations.
Very happy with McGuiness Funerals from first point of contact. I found the staff to be compassionate, caring and very professional. They were available for any questions or concerns the family raised. A special thank you to Annie who was truly amazing. So, thank you.
Marc Cleveland Austin
All at McGuiness were caring, open, engaging and empathetic to our family during a sad and traumatic period. We are very grateful for their support.
We were extremely happy with every aspect of our contact and service with all staff. They were all very kind and professional, and we as a family were all very grateful. The experience was made very easy in the midst of a very sad occasion.
Marie Agnes Murnane
Dear Wayne and crew just to say thank you, for the care and kindness shown to our family during this difficult time. I know that we all express our grief in different ways and appreciate your tolerance, support and professionalism. Thank you for organizing the streaming and for the USB and remembrance book's which will be a lovely reminder for us and others in years to come. We were happy with all aspects of the service at the Catholic church, the crematorium and assistance with the local council. God bless.
Kevin Eric Walters
Thank you Wayne for your guidance and professionalism. You and your team made a hard time, bearable.
We will always grateful for your care and understanding. The service for Dad was Dad to a T.
The Walters family
Allan Ernest Bryce
To Wayne and all the staff,
We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to you for the personal and professional assistance you gave us when making arrangements for our beautiful Dad, Allan Bryce. Wayne you made it so easy for us at such a sad and difficult time, taking the stress away and making us feel that Dad was in very capable and caring hands. The room and catering at Melaleuca you arranged for us was wonderful, music and video faultlessly provided, and the caring support you gave us on the day was really very much appreciated. We came away from the Memorial Celebration for Dad feeling we gave him the best send-off we could have wished for. Thanks again Wayne, you're wonderful at what you do.
Michelle, Nigel and the Bryce Family
Adeline Fay Mudge "Fay"
Wayne and Staff, our family would like to say a big "Thank you' to you for the care and compassion shown to us in the loss of our Mum, Fay Mudge. Your thoughtfulness and kind consideration to our big family was very heartwarming and meant so much to all of us at a most difficult time. Thanking you.
Julie Corten and all of the Mudge Family
Adeline Fay Mudge "Fay"
Thank you again for the professional and sincere services with the funeral of our late mum, Fay. Your obliging manner and the team support was very much appreciated.
Gwenyth Mavis "Gwen" Bartlett
The entire service appeared to be carried out in a very professional manner and every person who spoke of the service were very happy with it. I personally was very happy and satisfied with the way McGuiness Funerals handled the funeral for Gwen Bartlett and would recommend McGuiness Funerals to anyone who was looking for this particular business in a time of help.
Kenneth John 'Ken' Gilmore
How can I ever thank you for the wonderful way you helped us Honour Kens life, from our first "chat" to the day after, your services and friendship has been one that we never forget. Thankyou from all the family
Rosslyn Marie Colefax
The service and compassion that was provided to myself and my family was everything that we needed. Thank you for making something so hard to deal with bearable.
John Kenny 'Ken' McDonald OAM
On behalf of the McDonald Family, I would like to say thank you to Wayne and team. Your service and attention to detail is outstanding. We would recommend your service to others. Kind regards, Peter
Thank you to Wayne and his wonderful team of professional caring staff. You provided complete confidentiality, love and kindness to my beloved husband, myself and my family at all times. A very well-orchestrated funeral which followed our instructions and enabled my husband's wishes to be fulfilled.
Allan Francis Burton Griffin
Couldn't fault anything. The communication was outstanding.
Thank you, very efficient, kind, friendly on first and all meetings. Went out of way to even work back late to make sure all things were in place for Wednesday Service. Beautiful Chapel. Thank you very much.
Gwendoline Margaret Price
The staff and service were excellent. They were respectful, understanding, and helpful in every respect of our journey through this difficult time. I would definitely recommend them. Thank you for your care.
Adam Troy Bourke
Beautiful service. Supportive Staff. Very grateful we chose McGuiness.
Bradley Allan Sims
Wayne, Annette and everyone at McGuiness Funeral Home were professional, helpful and compassionate. It wasn't easy dealing with our family who is widely dispersed around the world making funeral arrangements primarily through emails but they were patient and did what they could to make the process as easy as it could be. Add on top of that that our brother died overseas and they had to handle working with a funeral home overseas to repatriate his body - really McGuinness went above their call of duty. We can't thank them enough.
Mary Woo Sims
From our first contact McGuiness Funerals were helpful, considerate and made it seem as if nothing was a trouble to them. Thank you to Funeral Director Wayne, and all the staff, for meeting our every request and providing a funeral that was exactly what we wanted.
Very professional and accommodating. Thank you.
Made it easy. One stop shop that arranged everything. Helpful, friendly, efficient and professional. Highly recommended.
Beryl Grace Boorman
On behalf of the Boorman family, I would like to express our thanks and appreciation to Wayne and the staff of McGuiness Funerals. Every one of our requests was met with compassion and understanding. Helping us walk through such a difficult time was priceless, the funeral service provided for Beryl Grace Boorman was all and more that we asked, thank you for your care and respect.
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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