We highly recommend The Cornish Funeral Company.
Our family lost our mother and father during the summer. Their deaths were not unexpected as they were both in their late eighties. Still, when mother died we were unprepared and being new to Cornwall we had to start from scratch.
Within a few minutes of starting an internet search we came across The Cornish Funeral Company. The website had an instant appeal because it had some practical links and in the ‘blurb’ there was reference to ‘affordable’ funerals. Although as a family we are in a better situation than many others we are wary of paying for unnecessary costs or adding costs because someone says we ought to.
We contacted Katrina who runs the company with Terry. She arranged a meeting with us. The meeting was simple and explored the whole process. Katrina wanted us to say what we wanted with an emphasis on allowing us to talk about how we felt. Gradually she revealed all of the details that we just didn’t know about but were essential for a satisfactory funeral.
Due to the careful work and preparation done by Katrina the ceremony was a real success making all present feel that we gave mother a suitable send off.
Sadly a few weeks later our father also died and again we contacted Katrina and Terry. The same care and attention to detail was given and, although the ceremony was different to reflect the preference of father, it was again a success.
The Cornish Funeral Company can be relied on to make all arrangements professionally and will treat everyone with respect, care and dignity. Funeral arrangements are effective, comprehensive and affordable.
Dear Katrina and Terry
I just wanted to write and thank you both personally for your thoughtful and professional help in arranging everything for Sam’s funeral.
As I know you are aware, it was so hard, so emotional but you eased the burden, took away the worries and made it so so much more bearable. Just taking us through exactly what was possible (anything it seems) made all the difference.
Many people have said what a lovely, moving and personal service it was, and Marion the Celebrant that you introduced us to was wonderful.
It was a very fitting service for Sam and thank you again for making her last journey so very special.
Hello Katrina and Terry
I just wanted to send you such a big thank you. Not only for all your professionalism and the perfect way you enable people to have the service which is right for them, but also for being you and having that look in your eyes which shows you really care.
You made such a huge, huge difference to us and helped us through the worst days of our lives.
9th May 2016
On behalf of the family I would like to say that your kindness, patience, warmth and understanding when aiming to meet our many little, albeit important requirements was appreciated more than words could say. We were able to say goodbye to a Husband, Dad and Papa in our own way and in a way that he wanted us to. Thank you so much to Terry for driving Dad to his last resting place with rock ‘n’ roll playing in the car….he would have laughed and loved it.
Thank you so much once again and if anybody would like to contact me for a reference, they can.
My sister passed away unexpectedly in Cornwall and I was left to arrange her funeral, living over two hundred miles away. I searched the Internet and discovered the Cornish Funeral Company, who I contacted. Katrina was wonderful with her help, advice and professionalism; choosing the type of funeral that was affordable and a choice of coffin. She kept me updated with the necessary requirements for cremation, service and recommended a celebrant. I have to say the service was beautiful. I chose a coffin made of sea grass and I was impressed with the quality. A fitting tribute to my sister, I know she would have approved. Thank you Katrina and the Cornish Funeral Company. Highly recommended, I can’t thank you enough for your help and compassion.
We would just like to say how much we appreciated your caring and yet very professional handling of Wendi’s funeral. From the outset we found you most helpful and sympathetic to our concerns.Everyone we have spoken to commented on how well things went and what a successful occasion it was.
Both you and your husband were excellent and we will certainly highly recommend you should we come across anyone who, like us at an emotional time has to shoulder the responsibility of organisation of a funeral. You were the answer to our prayers.
With our sincere and genuine thanks,
Derek and Ding Buckett
I was delighted with the support and service I received from The Cornish Funeral Company. It was a relief to discover that I could meet my Aunt’s wishes and omit the pomp and ceremony that traditionally accompanies funerals. I did not realise that apart from the legal paperwork, funerals can be a completely personal affair. We were able to celebrate my Aunt’s life through music and reflection through the words of someone who knew her really well avoiding any reference to the religion that she rejected in her later years. The Cornish Funeral Company provided a professional and efficient service and at a very reasonable cost. I recommend the company without reservation.
In the midst of the shock and sadness of the sudden passing of my father came the Wagstaffs, directors of the Cornish Funeral Company. With discretion and empathy they helped us to achieve the funeral we wanted for my father. With a willow casket adorned with his favourite flowers, we found the personalised style of funeral deeply moving and almost uplifting. After the cremation we felt my father would have whole heartedly approved of his send-off. No hesitation in recommending this service, I hope for a similar send-off.