TESTIMONIALS

 

FIRST AVENUE FUNERAL HOME


TESTIMONIALS


Dear Prue and family at First Avenue:
I say Prue and family as I have experienced first-hand how you and the staff at your company treat one another, like family. What you guys do for Bikers in the PE area is phenomenal!! I fully understand that you as a business also have financial constraints and obligations and therefore I realize the enormity of your good-hearted generosity. It is with heartfelt gratitude and respect that we send you this note, just a thank you is the least we can do. May God always bless all of you at First ave Funeral Home.
Much Love and Respect!
Eddie Hall and The Dirty Dozen m.a.

Dear Sue
You were so wonderful - just the person we needed to help us through arrangements during the week preparing for my mom's funeral. Thank you for your graciousness, professionalism & evident competence in all you did. You were a blessing and help to our family in our time of great sadness. Best regards - The Jennett family

Dear Heila
Thank you so much for all you did in organizing the service and everything else for Ian Chree. Your professionalism and making every effort to assist us with various requests was really appreciated. The family would like to offer you a very big thank you. Regards - Chree family

Thank you all for the wonderful and most sensitive way in which you handled our dear mother's passing. You were ALL so very kind. Much love - The Vogel family

To First Avenue Funeral Home
I would like to thank First Avenue Funeral Home, who made an incredibly painful process as smooth as possible, during a time when the entire family was in complete shock and despair.

The service and handling of all the logistics, services, and documentation was seamless. The personalized care that Prue Gillespie and her team delivered, made our family feel as though our case was the only one they were handling and also managed to expedite the funeral and cremation, making it possible for overseas family members being able to attend both ceremonies - putting to rest a much loved and respected family member. - Angela Newton, Port Elizabeth

Dear Sue and colleagues
On behalf of the family, I would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to all at First Avenue Funeral Home concerning the funeral of our father. From the outset when Dad’s body was fetched at his home, right through to finally receiving the ashes, everything ran like clockwork and in a dignified manner.

A special thanks to you, Sue, for your attention to detail, following up on our requests and ensuring that everything happened as planned. We, as the family, were free of any worries related to the many steps, official and other, that need to be completed on the death of a loved one. The emails that went back and forth were always speedily attended to.

Thank you also for making the special arrangements concerning the cremation. This gave all family members, who had travelled from afar to PE, the opportunity to share in a small ceremony the day after the funeral to inter the ashes at the St. John’s Garden of Rememberance. It was a special moment.

Once again a big thank you to all concerned.
Regards,The Young Family

Caring service eases sad return
How wonderful to be held in the arms of the friendly City in a time of bereavement. The caring aspects of your friendliness became apparent in a way no other City can boast- mainly because of unique service by First Avenue Funeral Home. As a visitor here, I would not have known how to start arranging my Mother’s Funeral, until the minister of my daughter's church suggested the Funeral Home, which turned out to be a one-stop-service. All I had to do was write out one cheque. In the most sensitive and compassionate way, this organization arrange every detail; death certificate, newspaper notices, undertakers, commissioner of oaths, flowers, cremation arrangements, Minister, organist, fees, final tea at the end and delivery of ashes. Everything was done in a beautiful historical house in Walmer. Port Elizabeth has always had a special place in my heart, because I am a Settler’s descendent. Now I am even prouder to claim my roots are here.

I would like to thank First Avenue Funeral Home, who made an incredibly painful process as smooth as possible, during a time when the entire family was in complete shock and despair. The service and handling of all the logistics, services, and documentation was seamless. The personalized care that Prue Gillespie and her team delivered, made our family feel as though our case was the only one they were handling and also managed to expedite the funeral and cremation, making it possible for overseas family members being able to attend both ceremonies - putting to rest a much loved and respected family member. - Angela Newton, Port Elizabeth.

Dear Sue
The Memorial Service at the Milnerton House Chapel, as the final tribute to our Mom, we know would be exactly as we wanted after Jeanette and I met you on our initial visit to the First Ave Funeral Home. We felt that we were in very capable hands, and how right we were! You smoothed the way for us efficiently and with compassion, dealt with all the complexities of the funeral arrangements.

To all at First Ave Funeral Home
Thank you for your help, guidance and understanding during this difficult time and your assistance with all the arrangements to ensure my Husband had the send-off he was worthy of.

Dear Marzelle
Thank you for everything you did to assist us with our father's funeral arrangements. Your kindness means much more than you could ever know. Thank you. We wouldn't have managed without your help & compassion, we truly appreciate everything. God bless. Fond regards. Michelle Renders, Belinda & family..

To all at First Ave Funeral Home
Thank you for your help, guidance and understanding during this difficult time and your assistance with all the arrangements to ensure my Husband had the send-off he was worthy of.

Dear kind folk at First Ave Funeral Home
What compassion yet professional service we received as you handled every detail relating to the funeral of our dear Mom. Thank you! We felt totally cared for and nothing was too much trouble. Your warmth and sincerity are amazing.

Dear Pru & Staff
On Sunday, I will be concluding my tenure of 13 years at my Church and that will bring to a close 18 years of Ministry in the City. I have conducted well over 250 funerals during my time here and I would estimate that at least 90% of those were arranged by your company. We have had a long and very happy association. I can confess to always ‘relaxing’ when I heard that a family had chosen you to undertake the funeral of their loved one. Your professional service and excellence in all aspects of your business, does not need my endorsement as it is a matter of common knowledge and discussion in the City. Many thanks for such a happy and courteous relationship and may you continue to provide such an essential service to our community under God’s guidance and blessing.

Liewe Mev Gillespie
Ons wil julle bedank vir julle wonderlike bystand met die reëlings van Shanna-Leigh. Dankie vir die donasie van 'n groot gedeelte van u dienste en vir persoonlike belangstelling. Ons waardeer dit so baie!

Dearest all at First Avenue Funeral Home
I can’t find the right words to express my gratitude to everyone at First Avenue Funeral Parlour. You certainly eased the pain we suffered at the loss of our dear one. God bless you all!

Dear Heila
Thank you for all your guidance, support and endless arrangements, making the passing of our loved one less traumatic. Your caring in sincerely appreciated.

Dear Sue
I would like to record my sincere thanks and appreciation to the two gentleman who fetched the body of my brother last Sunday 18th March from the Buffelsfonteion retirement centre. They acted with great compassion and sensitivity and are a credit to your firm. Thank you too for all the further arrangements you organized with my niece and her husband.

Baie baie dankie vir jou liefde en besorgdheid met begrafnisreelings van my Ma. Alles was pragtig!

Dear Sue & staff at First Avenue Funeral Home
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the professional, friendly and compassionate way that you helped our family, with the funeral arrangements of our brother. This was a difficult time for us, especially as none of us are based in PE. No request was too big or small. Your kind support is appreciated.

Aan al die wonderlike mense by First Avenue Funeral Home, wile ek namens my gesin baie dankie sê vir al jul hulp en vriendelikheid tydens one Ma en Ouma se begrafnis. Ons is soos familie behandel, en kan nie glo hoeveel moeite julle vir ons gedoen het nie. Ek wil ook net noem dat one dieselfde vriendlikheid en kwaliteit diens van Doves op Oudshoorn ontvang het. Julle doen wonderlikke werk!