VETERANS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERVICES 
Supporting all those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and Merchant Navy 
as they experience bereavement and loss. 
 
 
 
 
 

COMMENTS AND REVIEWS FROM OUR SERVICE USERS  Paul, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you but I have been away, I would just like to thank you and all the veterans and their families who attended my friend and fellow Royal Marine Ray Derbyshire`s Funeral, With the Standard and the mourners it left a big lump in our throats. Ray would have been so proud and the small family members who did attend were so moved by it all. Please thank them all from both me and the relatives of Ray. May all ex Royal Marines experience what you did when it is their turn. Very good memories of it all now. Regards and thanks. Ken. ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................  Hi Paul.  Can i just say a big thank you for the arrangements you put into place for my brothers funeral yesterday. It was a fitting tribute for my brother. Words cannot express how thankful all the family are for what you and the regiment did. Do you have contact details for the outriders as we did not get chance to thank them yesterday. Thanks once again  Charlene and Stewarts family  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Hi Paul, Mr Sharples funeral went very well thank you, really happy with the service received from us. His family said he would have been proud to have such a wonderful send off. Thank you for everything you organised once again  Best Wishes  Mark Jackson --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Hi Paul.  Tim's funeral went very well today and we had a lot of positive comments about what a "lovely service" it was. We had a guard of honour made up of four representatives from the Royal Naval Association and our three buglers. Our standard bearer led Tim's coffin into the chapel and he stood at the front of the chapel, next to Shirley, so that everybody was able to see him perform the dipping of the standard during The Last Post, followed by its raising shortly afterwards. Lots of people commented on the incredible sound of our three buglers which was, as always, a truly memorable part of the service. It was very good of Tony, from the Royal Naval Association, to read The Navy Prayer and Tim's children were overwhelmed to receive the memorial pins and letters that you sent to me for them. So thanks again for all your help Paul and I have no doubt that we will be in touch with you very soon.  Your White Ensign will be posted back to you tomorrow and I will let you know how much me have collected on Tim's behalf for your wonderful organisation.  Warmest regards, Ian and Shirley ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Hi Paul   I saw and spoke with two of our Officers yesterday who attended the funeral service of John Golden and they said what a brilliant send off he had. Thank you so much for the efforts you went to make this happen. WW2 Standard was returned safely and back in its box it was deservedly used on this day.  Kind regards Dee  Dee Hutchison Secretary Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ I would just like thank you so very much for my Dads Veteran Memorial pin along with the touching letter that accompanied it. I was so overwhelmed at how quickly this was sent as my dad’s funeral was only last Thursday. I was unaware that you also provide a veteran’s funeral. So, receiving your beautiful pin & letter today has brought more tears to my eyes, but in a very proud and humbled way. Thank you, Paul, so very much. I do believe when I emailed you that you mentioned dad would also be put in the book of remembrance and on a poppy. I will soon be donating to your wonderful cause and all the you do for deserving servicemen. many thanks again Helen Wright daughter of Corporal Rodney Cooper of the 1st Battalion Kings Own Borders x ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... I would like to thank Paul from Veterans Bereavement Support for all you did for us as we mourned the loss of our Aunt Norah on Friday 15th September. You were there for myself & Linda every step of the way and fulfilled our every need, comforting us and supporting us like you would your own family. The compassion & professionalism you showed towards us was as Linda said above and beyond the call of duty & we were overwhelmed by the amazing work yourself & Paul did to ensure Norah got the send off she deserved & for all the touching moments & extra research Paul did on Norah. You really are a special Team and I want to highly recommend & thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Caroline Fallon 

Dear Paul 
Just wanted to say a huge thank for all of your help and support in organising standard bearers, a guard of honour as well as the protocol and appropriate words . Fred Milward's funeral service was a beautiful, moving tribute. 
Hope you have a restful weekend. 
Regards 
Miranda x 
Sayce & Bull Funeral Directors Ltd 
Good morning Paul, 
Just went over the order of service for John. 
I am absolutely thrilled and amazed at the beautiful job you have done. I think it is perfect and elegant. You will have made John very proud. 
Well done. 
Kindest regards, 
Shobha 
Many, many thanks for all of your help and support in arranging Reece's funeral. The day went perfectly and everybody involved (myself included....DEFINITELY myself included!) was quite overwhelmed by the military support offered, not only on the day, but during the build up to his funeral. 
Take care and many thanks once again. 
Warmest regards, Ian 
 
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