• Testimonials

  • Clients Write ~ here are some of the many letters of thanks we receive


    "I would just like to say a very big thank you for everything you did for … The funeral was a very difficult day for my family and me but we knew we were in very capable hands. Wayne (funeral conductor) was there at just the right moments helping us though the day. The attention to detail was perfect ~ thank you so much." ~ 2019


    "I would like to thank you for your kindness, patience and understanding during the most traumatic experience of my life. You made the ordeal so much easier I thank you from the bottom of my heart." 2019


    " On behalf of my family and myself I would like to express my sincere thanks to you all. Without exception, the professionalism, kindness and support you showed was of great comfort. We shall never forget that..." 2019


    "... on behalf of family, can I thank you for the empathetic way that you helped and advised the family at such a sad time for us and the exceptional service you provided at … funeral. We were pleased with the funeral itself as it was quiet and understated, just like …; we felt that we had done her proud and this was in no small measure down to the professionalism of all the staff at Abbotts." ~ 2019


    "The family of the late … would like to sincerely thank you all for your attention to detail, kindness and pulling out all the stops to ensure … funeral was able to go ahead... Thank you for the beautiful flowers and the refreshments that were second to none. You all made a very sad occasion a lot easier" ~ 2019


    "... would like to thank you all for the excellent care and service given to … funeral. At times like this it is nice to know you can rely on Abbotts... " ~ 2019


    "Thank you so much for your excellent service and wonderful support you provided …" Dec 2018 


    "Just a note to thank you for the professionalism and care you provided before, during and after the funeral of our …" Dec 2018


    "Many thanks for your care and support in taking care of my …  and ensuring that her funeral was very beautiful and calm for us all …" Dec 2018


    "Thank you so much for all your efforts for  .. funeral, especially the slide show of photo's portraying … life. Lots of people were very impressed." Dec 2018


    "We would all like to thank you for the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful service you provided for our wonderful … Your care for us as a family was of the highest quality, nothing was too much trouble for you. You all made a very difficult time easier to cope with..." Dec 2018


    "To Everybody, Thank you all so much for all your help and kindness attending to the funeral of … Again many thanks" ~ December 2018


    " To everyone at Abbotts. Just a note to say Thankyou for looking after my dad for us, from the moment you collected him ... to the church service and cremation we cannot praise you enough. At this very sad time you looked after us all so well taking some of the stress away in sorting everything out for us..." ~ June 2018


    "...would like to say a thank you to all the staff at Abbotts Funeral Service for the kind and professional way in which the service and buffet was carried out and a special thanks to Sue Homer [celebrant] for a very beautiful service." ~ June 2018


    "...My thanks to everyone for helping to make what could have been a really awful time into a very uplifting experience. We have, in the past, used Abbott's for our family funerals and know that you can always be relied upon for your friendly, but professional service. However, this was as perfect as it could be. The service at the Asher Suite was so much less daunting than a church but still had a feeling of reverence. Sue Homer [celebrant] was absolutely wonderful with the way in which she guided us through, especially in choosing the music, and when she read our eulogy it was exactly what we wanted to be said... The food and service at the Saxon Hall was beautiful and Sue & Sheila[Abbott's in house caterers] had it all to perfection. Thank you ladies! And not forgetting the flowers which were so lovely. Thank you all so much." ~ June 2018


    "We would like to thank you so much for your care and support following our mum's passing... your kindness was very much appreciated." ~ May 2018


    "...had to write this note to you expressing our thanks for the lovely funeral given to my mother. The flowers were beautiful and so are you people that work there, so thanks again..." May 2018


    "A Big thankyou for all the help and kindness given to us. It was most appreciated. FIRST CLASS SERVICE" ~ May 2018


    "Thank you for everything! I am truly grateful. Your professional service and kindness, just perfect" ~ May 2018


    "Thank you very much for all your hard work involved in the funeral of ... Everything you did was superb" ~ May 2018


    On behalf of [family] and the extended family, thank you all so very much for all your help in preparing for the cremation ... at Wellingborough. Your advice and help in the previous week took much of the stain from us and the arrangements on the day were perfect. Could you please pass on our thanks to your lovely family team who made it such a peaceful and unstressed day and also to your caterers -who were fabulous - and the florist - who really did achieve the 'spectacular'. .... Thank you again for all your kindness and understanding" ~ May 2018


    "Thank you for looking after our mum's funeral and helping us to give her such a good send off. We were very impressed with your professionalism and emphasis on dignity." April, 2018


    "... would like to thank you so much for being the directors of my late husband's funeral... Your kindness, thoughtfulness and understanding from the time we first came to you to his committal was greatly appreciated." ~ April 2018


    "I just wanted to write and thank you all on behalf of our family. Your professionalism and kindness made my father's funeral run as smoothly as it possibly could. Your guidance throughout made a difficult time much easier than it might have been..." ~ April, 2018


    "To everyone at Abbotts. To say thank you again for all you have done for us over the past year ... Now you have organised a beautiful headstone for us which is just perfect. You have all been such a help and such a comfort to us ~ you have been and will be in the future recommended by us whenever we get a chance"...


    "... it was a beautiful send off ..." ~ April 2018


    "... & I wish to thank you all very much for your kindness and guidance at a time when we were in need, for conducting... funeral in a quiet, caring and respectful manner, for this we will always be grateful" ~ April 2018


    "Just wanted to say thank you so very much for helping us every step of the way in organising a perfect send off for ..." ~ April 2018


    "Can't thank you enough for all the care & thought you all put into making ... funeral a very special occasion..." ~ April 2018


    "Many thanks for looking after ... and ensuring everything went well" ~ April 2018


    "I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you very much for organising the funeral for... Everything was taken care of perfectly. Thank you again for all the help and support you gave me at this difficult time..." January 2018


    "Just a brief note to say thank you to everyone who was involved in ... funeral. We were all treated with such dignity and professionalism throughout from our first meeting prior to Christmas to the end of the service itself. Thanks once again". ~ January 2018


    "I would like to just say a few words of thanks and appreciation for all your help and support in this most trying of times. The caring and compassionate way you guided myself and family through such a difficult time for us all was very much appreciated ... Once again our heartfelt thanks for your help, advice and support". January 2018 


    "Our family would like to offer their most heartfelt appreciation for the help and guidance you provided to them..." January 2018


    "...Thank you for all your help and support, and thank you for the amazing service, it was a really nice send off for..." January 2018


    "Thank you for your kindness, care and attention shown to our family whilst you dealt with our late ... funeral arrangements. Your respect to us and our late ... was most welcomed and appreciated. Thank you again." ~ November 2017


    "Thank you to you all for your wonderful care and compassion we received following the sad loss of... You made everything so much easier for us at a very difficult time." ~ November 2017


    "We would like to express our sincere thanks for the compassion shown at the sad loss of ..." ~ November 2017


    "I wish to thank you all very much for the send off, it couldn't have gone better. I know we set you a few tasks, but managed them beautifully. Thank you so very much." ~ November 2017 


    "Thank you all so very much for everything you did for our ... funeral. The professional service that Abbotts provide is very much appreciated." ~ Sept 2017


    "Thank you all so very much for your kindness and support. All your professionalism and advice was greatly appreciated at such a difficult time." ~ September 2017


    "...family would like to thank Michael Hart-Abbott and all the staff for their kindness and caring help in our hour of need while our [relative] was in the chapel of rest. You provided us with courtesy and respect and gave us a very professional service." ~ September 2017



    "Thank you for your excellent service and special thanks to Sheila for organising and running the reception so efficiently." ~ September 2017


    "Just to say hoe much I appreciated your compassion and efficiency in handling my [relatives] funeral." ~ September 2017


    "...We as a family cannot thank you enough for all your assistance - helpful and professional to the last and ...  was perfect - everything just "happens". ~ September 2017


    "....Just wanted to say a big thank you, my father's headstone is stunning. Truly beautiful. Couldn't be more pleased with it. My mother sends her thanks for everything you have done and for your patience and consideration in all aspects of this delicate process in helping us to get things perfect for my father. Many, many thanks from us all..." ~ September 2017


    "Thank you for your letter and phone call letting me know that my parents' headstone was now complete. We have been to see it in the cemetery and I am so pleased with it. It has all been done beautifully. Thank you so much for all your help with this and also with the memorial service...." ~ September 2017


    "Firstly I would like to thank Abbotts for the care and sensitivity shown my mother while making the choices she had to make. The guidance and professional approach made this very emotional experience easier to bear. The whole journey we had with Abbotts was wrapped in respect and dignity, none of us had been through this before, at such a personal level and we are grateful Abbotts were there for us. Thank you for making a very, very difficult day just a little easier." ~ August 2017


    "We would like to thank you very much for the excellent way you conducted every aspect of our ... funeral. We really appreciated your assistance and support with all the funeral arrangements and a very sad day was made a lot easier for us to bear with your compassion and sensitivity. Your team showed utmost respect and professionalism and we would like to pass on our sincere thanks to all concerned. We found that the experience of ... farewell was very comforting" ~ August 2017


    "Just a little note to say many heartfelt thanks for all the care and consideration we received for my ... funeral... Nothing could have been better. Thank you so much" ~ August 2017


    "We are very grateful for the attention to detail that you all made. It was a stressful time for us all and you managed to overcome that for us with a quiet and professional confidence" ~ August 2017


    "...would like to sincerely thank everyone who assisted with mum's funeral, especially Alison & Michael, Jonathan and his team, and all in the office and behind the scenes. You all played a part in ensuring Mum had the send off we wanted. You are a credit to your business. It takes special people to do your job, and your kindness and compassion throughout well exceeds you call of duty. Thank you once again" ~ July 2017


    "Thank you all so much. You were so kind and helpful through this difficult time. You made saying goodbye... so beautiful" ~ July 2017


    "A special thank you to you all at Abbotts for your kindness and thoughtfulness with the way you helped us through this sad time... Your caring ways were much appreciated throughout this difficult time" ~ July 2017 



    "Thank you for a lovely service and for the support you gave us at a difficult time" ~ July 2017


    "We just wish to thank you for your care and understanding at what was a difficult time for us... It was our first time for organising a funeral and you made it a very simple process which was greatly appreciated." ~ July 2017


    "... on behalf of our family we want to say thank you for the sensitivity in handling the [funeral] arrangements. We will not hesitate to recommend you..." ~ June 2017


    "We would like to take this opportunity as a family to express our heartfelt thanks for the kind and sensitive manner with which all arrangements were carried out by your staff. The professional and sympathetic conduct of your staff was a great comfort to us all at a very difficult and daunting time..." ~ June 2017


    "We can not thank you enough for all you did for us for our ... funeral. Your professionalism, friendliness and organisation is just indisputably the best. You made what was going to be a difficult and stressful day for us the absolute best if could be. Everything we had asked for just happened with no fuss or problems..." March 2017


    "I write to thank you on behalf of all of my family for the excellent service you provided for my ... funeral. The arrangements were executed faultlessly and your staff were compassionate and caring throughout. One could not have asked for a better service at such a very difficult time..." ~ March 2017


    "Our family would like to thank you for arranging the funeral, you did a wonderful job. Everything was very efficient and thoughtful, we didn't have to think about anything ~ only saying goodbye to our mum" ~ March 2017


    "We would like to give you a big thank you for all the support, understanding, care and dignity regarding the funeral of... Without your patience I am sure the arrangements would not have been so smooth..." ~ March 2017


    "On behalf of myself and my family I would like to say thank you for your true care and professionalism in arranging the funeral. It was a perfect send off for ... and we are extremely grateful" March 2017


    "...We would like to thank you for the services that you provided in respect of the late... The professionalism that you conducted before, during and after the funeral was second to none, and all our requests were met to a high standard. Thank you once again" ~ March 2017


    "Thank you for arranging my mother's funeral at Nene Valley Crematorium. I was pleased with the service and also the buffet afterwards ~ I have received some very good comments from family & friends." ~ March 2017


    "I very much wish to thank everyone for the care and consideration I received when arranging the funeral of my husband... At such a distressing time, it is an enormous relief to know that all the arrangements will be covered by an exceedingly efficient and kind team of people and one does not have to worry. The service you offer and deliver is exemplary" ~ March, 2017 


    "The warmest thanks for everything. Thank you" ~ March 2017


    "I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you did in arranging the funeral. Your attention to detail and professionalism is suburb and you made a difficult time much easier to bear.." January 2017


    "Thank you...the past two months or so have been a very sad and difficult time for us. In these circumstances it has been an enormous comfort to know that the funerals of both Dad, and then Mum, were in the hands of completely reliable and dedicated professionals. It meant a great deal to us, in the days before each funeral, not to have to worry about any aspect of it: we knew that everything would be done properly. Again with Mum we felt that, in every way, the service we received could not have been bettered." ~ January 2017


    "We wanted to express out thanks to you all for making the arrangements for mum's funeral and all the events on the day so much easier for us all. Your care, guidance and support made a difficult time for us all, including dad, much easier to bear. Thank you for your kindness and friendship to us all throughout" ~ January 2017


    "...would like to thank you for the wonderful, warm and friendly way in which you helped us over the difficult time of...death and funeral. All of you made everything run so smoothly..." ~ January 2017


    "My grateful thanks to Michael & staff for the way in which you handled ... funeral yesterday. We both realized right from the start of us setting up our funeral plans with you that we were in safe hands; thank you so much..." January 2017


    "On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you and your staff for the care and attention paid to arranging the funeral of... The exemplary professionalism shown throughout made a difficult time for all of us pass with fitting dignity and respect..." January 2017


    "I just wanted to say a big thank you for the kindness you showed me. I was concerned about things, but your kindness has given me some breathing space" ~ January 2017


    "I would like to say how extremely impress my sister and I were by the service we received from A. Abbott & Sons, both in making the arrangements for the funeral and on the day itself. We felt that we were given the fullest and most caring attention at every stage..." ~ December 2016


    "...it only remains for me to say thank you again for your support and professionalism throughout - it was immense help to us at such a painful and difficult time" ~ December 2016


    "I would like to express my appreciation of the dignity, compassion and thoughtfulness shown by A. Abbott & Son..." ~ December 2016


    "I just wanted to take this this opportunity to write and express my sincere thanks to all at A. Abbott & Sons. Abbotts and the celebrant were like a ray of light and everything was dealt with in the most professional manner and with just the right amount of compassion, sincerity and a little humour (where needed). Your company is an incredible example of professionalism in a world where customer service appears to be a thing of the past..." December 2016


    "The family of the late ... would like to express Thank You for all your support" ~ December 2016


    "Many thanks for all the help you've given us, it was very much appreciated" ~ Headstone ~ November 2016


    "As a family, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to you all, for the help you have given us over the past weeks. At a very difficult time, your professionalism and care was very much appreciated by us all. We know that ... was safe in your care until his final journey". ~ November 2016


    "Thank you to all the staff at Abbotts for your care of ..., also for the great kindness you have shown to my family and I." ~ October 2016


    "I would like to say thank you, along with my family, for the efficient way you arranged ... funeral. You and your staff were kind and caring. The sun shone on the funeral day, the church was full to over-flowing, the flowers were beautiful. Through your help my grandchildren did what they wanted to do - to say goodbye to their granddad. ... just had a beautiful day". ~ October 2016


    "...would like to express our appreciation of the service offered by your company... All members of staff should be commended on the way they care for clients... also thank the florist for her beautiful flowers and the lady who served food and tea so effortlessly on the day of the funeral." ~ October 2016


    "...from the first phone call, you took all the worry of organising things. Every time one of us contacted you, we were treated in a kind and caring manner and all queries were dealt with quickly and efficiently. Thank you so much for helping to make such a sad time just that little bit easier." ~ October 2016 


    "...would like to express their gratitude for all the help and kindness extended to them at this sad time." ~ October 2016


    "Thank you for all that you did for us for our... celebration of life. It was very much appreciated. You provided a professional service, reassuring and very supportive. Everything was handled with compassion and understanding. Nothing ever seemed too much, it just made it as pain free as possible at a very difficult time." October 2016


    "What can I say but a big thank-you for your services & all your staff are amazing. We really appreciated everything you did." ~ October 2016


    "I just wanted to thank you and your staff for the wonderful care and attention you gave us around the interment of my ... ashes. Everyone was so kind so professional..." ~ September 2016


    "Thank you all so much for arranging my ... funeral so well. ... we are very appreciative of the professional way everything was arranged. It made a sad day easier to bear" ~ September 2016


    " I can't thank you enough for all the help & guidance that you gave me while organising my mother's funeral. It was the first time that I'd done anything like this & your patience was outstanding. The funeral & cremation passed just as I had imagined. Thank you all very much" ~ September 2016


    "A huge thank you for everything in our very sad loss of mum. Special thanks to Jonathan with your exceptional kindness & consideration in taking my back home. That meant everything to us all, in making her wishes come true" ~ September 2016


    "A quick thank you for looking after my Dad and helping to arrange [the funeral] the way he would have wanted..." ~ September 2016


    "Thank you for making a difficult time ~ easier" ~ September 2016


    "Just a little note to say thank you to you all for your kindness and help during such a difficult time for us.... my children and myself feel a great deal of comfort from the support you have given us... thank you to each and everyone of you" ~ September 2016


    "We would like to thank you and your staff for the professional and caring way you looked after us in our time of need, right up to the headstone for our ... being laid earlier this month. We really appreciate the time and care you all showed us" ~ August 2016


    "With sincere appreciation to everyone involved in the planning and arranging Dad's funeral. Especially to you Michael for the kind and generous consideration you have given to myself and... and all the family. It will never be forgotten. We had a very 'Special Day' on the 22nd August. Thank you." ~ August 2016 


    "Thank you so much for your guidance and understanding in the planning and delivery of our ... final journey. Your sensitivity and professionalism was second to none and made what was a very difficult time for us a little easier. Thanks also for the use of the Asher Room and the lovely catering staff." ~ August 2016 


    "On behalf of the family I would wish to thank you and all the staff for the courtesy, care and professionalism given and shown in regards of ... funeral arrangements and subsequent cremation..." ~ August 2016


    "...Grateful thanks to all the staff at A. Abbott & Sons. Your kindness & professionalism was immeasurable & greatly appreciated. Special thank you also to the catering team for the buffet & wonderful service provided. In fact many thanks for everything"... Aug 2016


    "Thank you for your kindness, compassion and professionalism shown to our family at such a difficult time! ~ August 2016


    "Thank you so much for your friendly help in the organisation of the funeral for... and you suggestion regarding catering was just perfect." ~ August 2016


    "Thank you so much for everything. Words can not say enough" ~ July 2016


    "Thank you all very much for helping us arrange the funeral ... it was very good and the flowers were lovely" ~ July 2016


    "Thank you... for all your care and attention" ~ July 2016


    "A big Thank You once again for all your support & help in the loss of our lovely mum..." ~ June 2016


    "We would like to say Thank You for your support regarding the funeral arrangements and for the donations..." ~ June 2016


    "Just wanted to say a big thank you for your help and kindness with the funeral arrangements..." ~ June 2016


    "Thank you so much for your kindness and respect whilst arranging the funeral of ... So glad we decided to choose Abbotts" ~ May 2016


    "Thank you doesn't really say enough! Your professionalism, guidance and sincerity helped the family through a sad time" ~ May 2016


    "Many thanks for your efficient and patient service, when helping us arrange ...funeral service. ...your professional and friendly advise and guidance helped us deliver a funeral that did... justice." ~ May 2016


    "Thank you for the professional way you helped to organise...funeral. The kindness and consideration shown by all your staff made a difficult time more bearable. A special thank you to the ladies who provided the refreshments, which received many compliments..." ~ May 2016


    "Thank you very much indeed for all you have done over the past few weeks to organise the funeral. Your professionalism shone through from start to finish, making the funeral perfect" ~ May 2016


    "I would like to say thank you all for everything you have done for us at a very difficult time. You were all so supportive and helpful and this bought great comfort to us all..." ~ May 2016


    "I want to thank you for all your help and care whilst arranging... funeral" ~ May 2016


    "Thank you for the wonderful service you gave us for ... funeral. Everything was perfect and dealt with in a very professional & compassionate way" ~ May 2016


    "Thank you all so much for all your kindness and support these past few weeks ~ it had meant so much to us" ~ May 2016


    "A sincere thank you for providing us with support & guidance during recent weeks... from the initial phone call to A. Abbott & Sons we have been treated with compassion, reassurance & professionalism at every stage. On behalf of the family ~ thank you all." ~ April 2016


    "Thank you so much for taking care of... he looked so peaceful when we saw him in the Chapel of Rest. Thank you for the kindness and consideration to me and my family... Thanks also to Michael Abbott for the service delivered at Raunds Cemetery.


    "... we wanted to say heartfelt thanks for the compassion, kindness, professionalism and first class service you provided for mum's send off. You made what was a prodoundly sad and difficult day a little easier to bare and indeed the whole preceding period. We really do appreciate this" ~ April 2016


    "...We would like to say thank you for the care and compassion..." ~ April 2016


    "I would just like to thank you all for the dignified way that ...funeral took place... You were all very kind and thoughtful to us. It all went off beautifully..." ~ April 2016


    "We are very impressed with the service we received in respect of... funeral. Thank you for making a difficult day run so smoothly. We would definitely recommend you..." ~ April 2016


    "Thank you so much for the help and thoughtfulness through our most difficult time..." ~ 1st April 2016


    "Thank you for all the care and kindness shown in our very sad loss.... " ~ March 2016


    "We would like to thank everyone at A. Abbott & Sons for looking after my husband and dad.. with care and dignity. Everything was carried out perfectly." March 2016


    "Just to say Thank You for your care and professional manner the funeral arrangements were carried out...The funeral service was a credit to your team" ~ March 2016


    "From the moment I made the sad phone call through to the final resting place, i was shown kindness, compassion, patience and support, alongside a professional and calm approach throughout" ~ March 2016