Easter

Easter at Crumpton Rudd Funerals.  As we look back over this reflective Easter time and take time out of our busy lives,  we thank God for the amazing privilege we have in being able to provide support, advice, comfort and practical help in arranging funerals for three lovely families this week.

Easter can be a tough time for the bereaved.  Traditionally a time when families spend time together, the loss of someone special is particularly hard felt.

As commented by one of the families last week, “Firstly I wanted to convey our sincere thanks and gratitude for your gentle, sympathetic and kind manner in the arranging of our darling mother’s funeral.  Although a terribly difficult day, we were very pleased with her service and our farewell to her.  She deserved the best and more.  Now that the craziness of all the arrangements have passed, our time to process her passing and acceptance starts”.

Springtime in the park

The Good Funeral Guide Nomination For Crumpton Rudd Funerals.

We are very pleased to announce that we have been nominated for ‘Best New promising Funeral Director’ award at ‘The Good Funeral Awards in September.
Not that we do what we do to get awards, this year has been the most rewarding and inspiring of my whole working life. I just love that we can help people at this time. There are nine other funeral companies nominated for the same award and some of them we know and they do amazing work, so although we may not win it’s nice to be amongst such company.

Testimonials

As always, it’s lovely to receive feedback when we have helped families through this difficult time. Many thanks to these families for their comments:

“Yes, thanks indeed for your keen attention to detail and your extremely kind words” Richard, Joanne and families

“Rob, thank you so much for all your help and support, and for the lovely service and send-off you helped us give Andy on Friday.  We really appreciate your patience, time and compassion during a very difficult time”.  Kind regards, Lisa, Amy and Dom

“I just wanted to personally thank you for taking my grandad’s funeral, it was lovely and I know you were crazy busy at the time. I really appreciate it and you are a blessing to so many bringing peace and hope to those you meet. ”

“Dear Rob, with thanks for all your help and kindness during my mum’s funeral. We couldn’t have done it without you”. Best wishes, Amanda

“Dear Rob, thank you for the lovely service… Sincere thanks for making her send-off so beautiful. We, as a family took, and are still taking, a lot of comfort in the beautiful tributes that were made. Lots of people who attended have commented on how BRILLIANT the service was. Thank you”.  Jason

Natural Death Centre Charity recommendation

Well….. time is rushing past at the moment. We are so blessed and privileged to have been able to help seven families this month with funerals for their loved ones. Yesterday at Mortlake the service ended with a family friend playing a beautiful violin solo. A fitting finale to a loved Mum as she made her final journey. Thoughts and prayers for the family as they prepare to continue with their lives now. Mum will always be in their hearts and minds until they meet again.

Around mid December 2015 we received the news that we we had been accepted as a recommended funeral director on the Natural Death Centre charity website! We are so excited about this, if you’re unsure about what type of funeral you would like or what funeral director to use please look on their site, you’ll be well informed! We are also now part of the Green funeral directors Association which is again something that sits well with our hearts.

 

 

 

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Christmas

Christmas, a magical time for most but for some it can be a time of sadness. We fully understand this as our very first funeral as Crumpton Rudd was for an old friend of ours, Carol. So with this in mind our thoughts and prayers go out to all the bereaved families at this time.
May you find peace in your hearts and be surrounded by loving family and friends.

Love Rob and Kate.

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Crumpton Rudd Funerals/Testimonies

It’s always our pleasure to help families and nice when we get some feedback as it lets us know we’re on the right track in how we carry out our funerals. Thanks to the lovely people for these recent comments.

Dear Rob
“I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak with you yesterday”
“Thank you so much for all your hard work, I was lost in your words, they were beautiful and sincere. Nothing makes sense at this time. I don’t know if it ever will. You should be so proud of how you comfort people at such a difficult time, I couldn’t have asked for anyone better”
Thank you Rob
Regards
Tina. 28/11/15

Hi Rob
“I would just like to thank you again for the wonderful service yesterday. I’m certain I speak for all the family when I say we couldn’t have asked for more and it was a privilege to hear your beautiful words spoken about Mum and Dad.
With heartfelt gratitude and sincere regards”
Steve. 28/11/15

Hello Rob.
“I would personnally like to thank you for the lovely service you gave for Mum and Dad.It was perfect in every way and we couldn’t have wished for a better person to speak for us all.I think we all done Mum and Dad proud and sure they are looking down at us all and thinking the same.
Thank you again”
Sue x 28/11/15

Hi Rob
” I’d just like to say a very thank you both for your services. Very impressed and the comments we have had from our very small gathering have been great. Everyone though how nice it was and for myself never having been to a funeral before found your guidance throughout the service from initial contact to the big day, invaluable. Wanted you both to knowhow appreciative we are for making our Mum’sfuneral a lovely day, running smoothly and to time. We have our white roses, candles lit and of course several toasts prepared to celebrate Mum’s life”
Many Thanks guys!
Kind Regards
The Fry family

Rob
I wanted to thank you for the most wonderful service. Everyone thought you were great (me included) and hit just the right notes.You have great skills for this job of yours where emotional intelligence is key.
Thanks again and for your patience.
Best Wishes
Dominique. 15/10/2015

Babies and Children’s Remembrance Service at Mortlake Crematorium

We were privileged to be asked to take the Babies and Childrens remembrance service at Mortlake Crematorium yesterday. As part of the service we all gathered in the new Waterbugs and Dragonfly’s childrens garden where we released a Dove with a blessing for each child represented.It was a very moving time and our hearts go out to all parents who have lost babies and children.
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Crumpton Rudd Funerals, News

Well… the weeks are flying past!
Another week on our Crumpton Rudd journey with another two families helped this week. Our name is slowly getting out to the community and hopefully we can start helping more people with their loved one’s funerals. We’ve been asked to speak at the local Deanery meeting next week which is very exciting for us, and we get lunch!

Even if you just need to talk about what to do and what type of funerals there are, call us we’re always happy to help and don’t forget Rob is also a Funeral Celebrant if you need any help with preparing a service. Heading out to see a family this afternoon in funeral celebrant mode, helping them to bring their ideas together for their funeral service, such a priviledge for us to be able to help.

We have been accepted as a member of ‘ The Association of Green Funeral Directors’ which we are very happy about and more news to come soon we hope with another organisation we believe in.

Have a wonderful weekend