Simple Cremations Reviews
Simple Cremations Reviews
The reviews below have been posted on Facebook or emailed to us by individuals and families using our service. We also receive a number of Thank You cards and have included quotes from them…
Review of the wonderful service of Simple Cremations Hull. I would like to award 5 stars and more to Leanne and her husband, for being the brightest stars at a very dark time for myself and my family.
My father died suddenly of unexpected heart failure, in tragic circumstances at sea. He was a very active man of 74, so we were thrown into shock and confusion. My father had always been clear that he wanted a party when he died, and not a funeral. I felt that I would be unable to look at my father’s coffin. The typical lugubrious and pompous funeral arrangements would be macabre and make us feel we were on set in a horror movie. There are various views on faith within the family, but my father was a humanist, and wanted to avoid any fuss at his death.
We shipped up in deep grief on Leanne’s doorstep and were brought into an ordinary sunny sitting room, with boxes of children’s toys and beautiful photographs of her sons.
Leanne turned out to be a very calm, empathetic, serene and beautiful soul. She made us a cup of tea, and we felt so soothed and healed. Because she had worked with the dead and the bereaved for so long, in addition to her own experience of bereavement, she was able to answer all our questions about how to cope and what to expect emotionally.
She calmly explained that she and her husband would arrange everything. They would collect my dad’s body from the hospital, settle mortuary fees, talk to him and treat him with respect. Leanne told us that she and her husband would accompany Dad quietly through the chapel and into the crematorium and collect the ashes a day or so later if we wished to retain them for our own ceremony.
Furthermore, she looked after the ashes in her home until we felt able to face them, a period of several weeks. Leanne and her husband then brought the ashes all the way to my Mother’s house on the east Lincolnshire coast.
We primarily chose direct cremation because we felt it gave Dad the private dignity with which he wanted his death to be treated. Furthermore, the £2000 that we saved on conventional crematorium services was put, last night, into the most wonderful party for about 90 of his friends, with delicious food and drink all provided. Many friends and family were musicians, so we had lots of jigs and reels and everyone sang sea shanties. We had huge boards of photographs celebrating all the wonderful things dad had done in his life, and we took turns to read out or tell our own stories and memories of him.
The services of Simple Cremations thus enabled us to be able to afford the most personal and meaningful memorial for my Dad, and also to feel joyful because we had been able to treat his mortal remains in a way he would very much have wished for. Thank you Simple Cremations, from the bottom of my heart. Nicky Lodge (Daughter of Bill Hather)
Just a note to say a massive ‘Thank You’. You made an unhappy occasion bearable. My mum would have been very happy with her send off, it was a beautiful service. Many thanks Tracey & family, also thanks from my sister & brothers Lesley, Lee & Matt
Well where do I start? Leanne was amazing, really helped me all the way through my dad’s cremation! After been the only child I was faced with a lot of problems and I felt very insecure. Leanne was there every step of the way and she still is now. Thank you so much Leanne and Simple Cremations. I’d of been lost without you xxx
You made something impossible, possible and I will be forever grateful xxx
Reply: Oh Vicky, that’s beautiful, thank you for your lovely kind words!! Of course I am still here for you, any time xXx
Leanne was absolutely amazing. One of the most lovely women I have ever met talked us through everything and was full of compassion for everything that was going on. She is a star!
Reply: Thank you Selina, that’s what I’m here for, to help make things as easy as possible. I really appreciate your kind words xXx
Leanne and her husband did a fantastic job with my father in laws funeral on Thursday 20th, it looked absolutely lovely, thank you on behalf of all the family and friends xx
Reply: Thank you Mel, it really did look beautiful
To Leanne & Hubby, Thank you so much for all that you have done for my family and I. It’s so nice to know that there are people out there willing to help others where some would just take advantage! I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. You’re such a nice person; so compassionate and understanding and I’m so glad we met you, despite the circumstances. Thanks again. Lots of love Jess + Matthew xx
Thanks to Leanne for helping us say goodbye to our mam.
Fantastic very friendly service would highly recommend them. I felt like it was a friend dealing with things for us which made the whole experience a good one. Thank you xx
Leanne has a heart while others funeral directors seem to lack one. She is amazingly considerate and helped us add the personal touch that others seem to lack. Thank you so much Leanne x
Just a simple thank you for such a lovely service on Monday 30th. You made it very special and so personal. Couldn’t have made his send off any better. You have an exceptional skill. Thank you.
Brilliant service very informative think this will become very popular.
Reply: Thank you Jacky x
A heartfelt thanks for your personal and professional help in the organising of my husbands funeral. The day was as perfect as could be and all down to you. Continue the good work Leanne
Thank you Leanne. The service was beautiful, it was exactly what Pete wanted. You went above and beyond all expectations. Truly grateful for what you did.
Thank you for a fantastic service at Terry Thomas funeral, we appreciate every thing you both did. Love Dave, Kerry & Mel
Thank you for all you have done for Terry. Love Jean xx
Thank you on behalf of Jean, Family & Friends xxx
I shall always think of you as ‘The Lady Angel Undertaker’. Thank you so much for everything you are doing for Liz and I.
God bless you and your family.
We wish you all the love in the world xx
Dear Leanne, I wanted to say a little thank you for all your help & support and during my Dad’s funeral. You were fantastic and I can only say Thanks!
Best wishes Janey Ainley & Family
Thank you so much for your tremendous help during our sad time. Doing what you do must be tough and we appreciate the strength and integrity you show in your work. Thank you so much for your help. Becca x
Would definitely recommend this service can’t thank you enough for your help at such a sad time x you are angels
Leanne was professional, compassionate, kind and helped us every step of the way. Thank you.
Thank-you for helping us so much. We will always remember you x
Thankyou for going above and beyond. Fantastic people both of you are. Seriously can’t thank you enough for taking great care of my dad, much love Louise and family xxxxxx
Once again thank you so very much for all your kindness and for making it so beautiful.
You care about people and it shows.
I will be eternally grateful to you.
Love Chris and Clive
Thank you so much. Today was lovely. My family keep saying how special today was and your calmness and words were perfect. You really helped with his passing today. Thank you x
May I just say Leanne a heartfelt thanks for your personal and professional help in the organising of my husbands funeral.
The day was as perfect as could be and all down to you. My son Martyn and the rest of the family send the same thanks. Continue the good work Leanne.
All my love and thanks Jackie Woods and family xx
Thank you so much with your help regarding the cremation of my father Roy. You were very kind and helpful and did everything I wanted.
The forget me nots was a wonderful thought.
Many thanks for your help in organising Lilians funeral.
I would just like to say thank you for all your help with my Dad’s funeral (Mr Christopher Padley). You are such a lovely person and very professional.
Simple Cremations will really help a lot of people who are unable to pay for a funeral director. Your service is amazing…
Thank you Vicky x
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We understand that the loss of a loved one can be an unexpected expense.
No payment is necessary until after the cremation.
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A vicar, humanist or celebrant will charge around £215 to lead a service. However, we offer a free personal service led by Leanne. Learn More »