Testimonials

The following are some of the testimonials I have received from clients and Funeral Directors regarding my recent ceremonial services.   

Cremation Service

I would recommend a Civil Funeral to anyone. I hope to have the same when my time comes. 

The funeral celebrant (Dennis Silverlock) was wonderful. I had dreaded the coming interview (it was such a shock when my husband died – so unexpectedly). Mr Silverlock was so sympathetic and asked all the right questions, I felt as if we had always known him. I managed not to cry at the interview and that was only due to Mr Silverlock speaking to my daughter at upsetting moments. 

The interview went well and the funeral was exceptional. I can say this because my husband was a Yorkshireman and all his relatives were there andwithout exception said the event was just as David would have wanted. 

**Sheila Johnson : February 2019**

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Cremation Service

“Dennis was an absolute star throughout the whole process. He did a wonderful job of collating the memories of family and friends into a perfectly fitting tribute for my father which he delivered with great sensitivity and the perfect tone. 

Dennis spent time getting to know us and understanding our father’s personality and was always available for discussion. In addition to the services he provided for the tribute Dennis also provided invaluable advice at every step of the way. He has a wide knowledge of funerary customs and is very open minded when considering the wishes of the family. Arranging a funeral and understanding the practicalities involved was very daunting; however, with Dennis’ guidance the whole process went very smoothly and he prepared us fully for the day of the ceremony. 

I would most certainly recommend Dennis and can sincerely say that he is a credit to his profession”. 

** Ashley Charles : March 2019 **

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Cremation Service

“Well pleased – Excellent”

**Richard Baggot : April 2019**

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Cremation Service

“Thank you Dennis for an amazing service, you were very professional throughout. The rest of the family would also like to say thank you as they did not have the opportunity at the service. The reception afterwards was a tearful but happy one. Lots of reminiscing with family and friends. 

Once again, thank you so much for making the service a special one.”

**Kim Grass : April 2019**

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Cremation Service

Just a short thank you for conducting Margaret’s service today. We thought the tone of the service was just about perfect and we got so many positive comments from the other friends and family attending. It was a fitting tribute to Margo and she would have been very happy with it”

**Jonathan Thomas : July 2019**

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Cremation Service

Perfect service yesterday. Family very happy have left feedback on your site, you did a wonderful job .
I also have your details for future services

**Andy Weaver: July 2019**
**Funeral Director – APNE Sanderson**

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Cremation Service

We cannot put into words how grateful we are for all you did. Everyone who attended our Dad’s funeral commented on what a lovely service it was. 

You guided us when we were at our saddest and helped us to make sure his life was celebrated.  Thank you so very much!

**Lorna Hamill and Family**

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Cremation Service

Dear Dennis

I want to thank you for leading us during the funeral service for my sister Wendy.

None of us thought we would be able to survive and it was a day we all dreaded.

So to come through it feeling we had honoured Wendy and been able to tell her how much we all loved her and how much she meant to the family was important to us all.

Thank you once again.

**Sue Ashwin ( Sister): September 2019**

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Cremation Service

Dennis brought calm and comfort to our traumatic time. From the moment myself and my son Tom met him, we felt reassured and the service was beautiful. 

Thank you always. 

**Louise & Tom Bailey: October 2019**

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Cremation Service

Thank you so much Dennis for the wonderful service you gave mom. Everyone said how beautiful the service was. We cannot thank you enough.

**April Middleton : January 2020**

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Cremation Service

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely service you did for my aunt. It was exactly what she wanted, all who attended said how beautiful it was.

**Linda Lishman : January 2020**

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Memorial Service

You made the funeral very special for us, you are a kind and caring person. I would recommend you to everyone because of how you gave Tom & Joey a fantastic send-off. 

Many thanks Dennis 

**Jennifer Watton & Family : February 2020**

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Cremation Service

Thank you for today Dennis, it was a lovely service. Everyone said dad would approve xx and thank you for mine and Amy’s hearts, we will treasure them

**Jackie Lloyd : March 2020**

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Cremation Service

Hi Dennis,
just a quick note to say thank you for today. I know we kept it simple but it felt intimate and personal so thank you. Take care and stay safe,

**Darren Mullaley : April 2020**

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Cremation Service

Hi Dennis
I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the family for a truly lovely service. The only wish is that we could have shared it on the day with so many others who loved Kev.
Thank you for your kindness and help at such a sad time for us.
Again, many thanks, Take care

**Angela Newman : April 2020**

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Cremation Service

Just to say thank you very much for the lovely service this morning.
Both my cousins have been in touch and echo my sentiments.
Thank you again :    ** Penny **

Just wanted to say a big thank you for your contribution to our dad’s funeral on Tuesday. It was a fitting tribute to him and I know he would have been impressed with your kind words and the military precision of the service.

We had some great feedback from some of those streaming too!

**Andrew Taylor : April 2020**

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Cremation Service

All the questions we asked you answered to our satisfaction. We were very pleased with the service which was very personal and fulfilled Roy’s wishes.

Thank you very much Dennis.

**Maureen Williams: June 2020″”

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Cremation Service

Can’t express how thankful we all are Dennis for the brilliant service you conducted for our dear brother Alan’s send-off. 

**Vera Holland: July 2020**

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Cremation Service

Thank you so much for conducting Jason’s service, it was so fitting and made us feel as though you knew him personally which made all the difference.

** Dionne Mullings / Zoe Johnson (Sisters): August 2020**

 

Cremation Service

“Regarding the funeral service of my brother Tony.

The day couldn’t of gone better under the circumstances, from start to finish. All the family commented on what a lovely service you provided.

Prior to the service you kept in touch with us to ensure everything was perfect and you showed great empathy when talking to myself and Sheila.

On behalf of myself and the family I would like to thank you for everything you did to make the day as bearable as possible”.

** Terry Newnes : March 2019 **

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Cremation Service

“Dennis’ manner was extremely compassionate in all aspects, both at the original meeting and service.
His speech at the service was extremely well condensed but gave a really personal touch.
Since then he has kept in touch with myself and my mother via email.
All in all he gave an uplifting tone to sad situation

My mother was happy to be able to thank him personally after the service as he was still outside the crematorium”

**Sue Cotterell : March 2019**

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Cremation Service

“Dear Dennis. The service was excellent. Thank you so very much.”

**Jim Auld & Family: May 2019**

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Cremation Service

“Thank you Dennis for a beautiful service today, you really did a service that my dad would have been proud of. Thank you and all the best for the future”

**Collette Williams** June 2019

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Cremation Service

“Thank you for making my wife’s / mom’s day go beautiful – you are an amazing man.

Thank you with all our hearts”

**Wilf Pritchard & Family : May 2019**

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Cremation Service

Many thanks for the lovely service you performed I know everybody thought it was really fitting and done with the right amount of gravitas and light-heartedness.

Apologies for the gap when Terry was supposed to speak but he didn’t inform me that he wasn’t up to it. Many thanks again

**Richard Walker: July 2019**

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Cremation Service

We were all very pleased with the time and effort you put into the service. Thank you very much for all your help and guidance. You made us feel that Anona had the best funeral service. 

**Mick James: July 2019**

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Cremation Service

Very friendly easy manner. Took time to talk about what we wanted and to get my dads history.

Extremely happy

**David Whitehouse: August 2019**

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Cremation Service

Everything was excellent. I will always recommend Dennis & Celebrants-UK. 

I hope that Dennis will be the celebrant at my funeral whenever that is.

**Shirley Fidler : August 2019**

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Cremation Service

Helen & I (and on behalf of our mom & close family) just wanted to say thank you once again for doing such a lovely service & tribute for our Dad’s send off on Tuesday. We as a family felt that we had honoured him as best as we could of.

Thank you for your time & patience on the lead up to the service.

**Robert Eastment : September 2019**

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Cremation Service

Dennis Silverlock was the celebrant and I found him very helpful with his guidance through the whole process. He was polite, professional, gave clear advice and provided and excellent service

“Joseph Fuller (Nephew) : November 2019”

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Cremation Service

I would like to thank Mr Dennis Silverlock for a lovely service. Everyone who came to talk to me commented on the service.
Thank you very much.

**Norman Emery : November 2019**

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Cremation Service

We would like to pass on our sincere thanks to you for your kindness, consideration and excellent delivery of the service.

We have received several comments to the effect that it was one of the best cremation services that they have ever attended due to the lovely way in which you delivered the tribute, kindness to Danny after his reading and the way you say the final goodbye to Rita.

Thank you so much.

**Edward Taylor : January 2020**

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Cremation Service

Thank you for conducting such a sensitive funeral under difficult conditions for all of us.
We really appreciate the care you took in preparing and deliverinbg the service.

**Stephen de Courcy Hall : March 2020**

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Cremation Service

A very moving and memorable service considering the exceptional circumstances

**William Leech : March 2020**

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Cremation Service

First of all thank you for the great service you held for my Mum last Wednesday. Under difficulty circumstances I think we had a service that did.Mum justice.

The feedback from around the world on the video link was excellent. Within minutes of the end of the service we were getting excellent reports on the video link. Australia, New Zealand and France all tuned in and words like perfect, heartfelt and it was almost like being there were mentioned. Other comments from Yorkshire also reported good reception.

Once again a big Thank you for your participation, you made a difficult time for us all a little easier to bear.
Kind Regards and stay safe.

**Marion Hocking : April 2020**

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Cremation Service

A perfect service in difficult circumstances, dad would have approved.

**Gail Faith : April 2020**

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Cremation Service

Thank you so much for yesterday – the service was so very fitting for my lovely mum.
Please can I contact you when we are able to celebrate her life properly?

**Alison Mooney : April 2020**

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Cremation Service

Thank you for all your input in preparing my father’s funeral celebration. Your input was invaluable and your level of input at the funeral itself was perfect. You did just enough. Thank you again.

**Andrew Stockton: July 2020**

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Farewell Service

Dennis thank you so very much for a really beautiful ceremony today everyone said how lovely it was, you delivered a wonderful ceremony and i shall never forget it, all your hard work allowed me to just concentrate on the day without any worries.
It was a truly beautiful experience, and i came away at the end feeling very calm and satisfied That i and yourself had done Chris proud, and having your input put me at ease, all my best regards,

** Alan Cooper: August 2020**

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Cremation Service

The family were very impressed with the service.
It was exactly as Ron would have wanted it.

** Audrey Johnston: September 2020 **

Cremation Service

“I’m very happy to write a review for you but also to personally thank you properly for the service. It’s incredibly difficult to summarise an entire life of someone into a short memoir, but somehow you crafted our thoughts and memories into a truly fitting tribute. Many people commented on the ceremony and thought Dad would have liked it…even the cringe-worthy song by The Shadows!! 

Thanks also for your compassion and understanding of our grief and for helping to guide us both through the funeral process.  I wish you all the best for the future and am certain you’ll continue to bring much comfort and support to many other families in their time of need”.

** Alex Charles : March 2019 **

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Cremation Service

“The ceremony was excellent. I highly recommend the Funeral Directors and the Funeral Celebrant”

**Lin Gibson : March 2019**

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Cremation Service

“Thanks for all you did for us. The service was lovely.”

** Eileen Frayne : April 2019**

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Cremation Service

“Thanks again Dennis for a lovely service this morning, everyone enjoyed it!”

(To IoCF) : I found the celebrant to be extremely compassionate, warm and kind. He dealt with my complicated family situation with great diplomacy

**David Wincott: May 2019**

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Cremation Service

Dennis, thank you.  Everyone said what a lovely service it was… and I thoroughly agree with them.  It just seemed to hit the right note from beginning to end. 

Ian would have approved. 

**Ishbel Walker: May 2019**

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Cremation Service

“The service was perfect. There were many positive comments from friends and family”

**John McLaughlin : June 2019**

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Cremation Service

Both the family and ourselves were extremely pleased with the Service for the late Anona. It was a fantastic tribute to her life and thank you so much for all your help and hard work – It is much appreciated.

Also it is a lovely idea to let the Family and ourselves have a copy of the script for the service.
We hope to work with you again in the future.

**Jane Maddock: July 2019**
**Funeral Arranger – Co-operative Funeral Care**

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Cremation Service

I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you.

I thought that your reading of the tribute was perfect and I am honoured and grateful that you delivered this at my dad’s service, it was very fitting.

** Wayne Carter: August 2019**

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Cremation Service

Very kind and supportive person. Very Helpful and a lovely service.

**Jason Griffiths: August 2019**

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Cremation Service

Dennis was a very kind man and made my family feel relaxed and very welcome. He did an amazing job of my brother’s funeral; he did everything we asked and was very caring to us all.

**Rachel Turner (Sister) : August 2019**

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Cremation Service

We could not have asked for a better celebrant. Dennis was warm, attentive and gave a wonderful depiction of my dad. His ability to tell tales as if he knew him personally was remarkable. Thank you.

** Michael Pickering  (Son): September 2019**

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Cremation Service

Thank you for being so kind and sensitive and making everyone attending the ceremony feel so welcome

**Maria Tanaka : November 2019**

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Cremation Service

On behalf of the family, Sara and I would like to thank you for conducting such a wonderful service for Simon. It was so personal and special. We can’t thank you enough.

**Vincent Chang : December 2019**

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Cremation Service

On behalf of my brothers, our Mum and myself I would like to thank you sincerely for the wonderful send-off that yesterday’s service was for our Dad. Your professional and caring approach greatly assisted us and it was much appreciated.
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Thank you very much Dennis.

Everyone was so moved.  Obviously with some sorrow, but most importantly with the love, friendship and joy that characterised Dad and his life.

Some folks who had only attended ‘normal’ funeral ceremonies previously, said they now had a clearer idea of how they would like their own funeral to be arranged.  That’s a testament to Dad, but also very much to how you lead and presented the ceremony.

**Michael, Alerick & Jonathan Miller : February 2020**

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Cremation Service

In my mothers words, Dennis cionducted the service wonderfully and included everything we wanted said – and it was a shame there was a limited number of mourners due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

We also recognise that additionally this was a personally challenging time which Dennis managed most professionally. We offer our sincere sympathy.

Thank you for the dignity you afforded to a fellow Mod man and your kind reassurance to the family.

Best regards to get through these uncertain times

**Susan Green : March 2020**

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Cremation Service

We really appreciated all the time and effort Dennis put into arranging the service.
He was very compassionate and genuine, ensuring every detail was perfect.
It was screened live, people watching it said how well it was done.
Thank you

**Mary Reynolds : April 2020**

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Cremation Service

This is the first funeral I have had to organise, so was very unsure of everything. Dennis made this very easy for me, so helpful and kind. In particular, considering the current situation with COVID-19, the service was very special and personal.

Thank you Dennis for everything 

**Dawn Hughes: June 2020**

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Cremation Service

We found Dennis to have compassion and dignity in the way he conducted the service for my late mum.

**John Halfpenny: June 2020**

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Farewell Service

Just to say a big thank you for the thoughtful and sincere delivery at today’s service. The whole thing ran smoothly from start to finish. It was good to see the kids‘ wry smiles at the anecdotes too.

I would recommend your services unreservedly. Sympathetic and heartfelt. 

**Shirley Easton: June 2020**

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Cremation Service

I just wanted to send my own personal thanks to you for your contribution to my Dad’s funeral last Wednesday. We all felt that the service captured the essence of my Dad very well and that you got the tone just right. Not any easy task with such a small group, and when you hadn’t been able to meet with any of us beforehand. You were kind, patient and considerate in the planning, listening to my wishes and to those of my two sisters, and we thought that you delivered the service very well.

I think my Dad would indeed have been complimenting you, and we all (including my Mum, Jill) would like to convey a hear-felt thank you to making what was a very difficult day, just that little bit easier.

**Penny Davies: July 2020**