"Just a short note to thank you very much for assisting my family plan such a special service for my mom. I really appreciated your gentle guidance, support and kindness as my family grieved the loss of my mom. I appreciated your facilitating my ability to see my mom's body, your safekeeping of her ashes, the coordination with the cemetery to have her ashes in her bench when my family had a ceremony at her bench, and the beautiful ceremony at the funeral home. Your assistance, professionalism and kindness comforted me and my family. Many, many thanks."
"Thank you for all, your considerable help after the death of my mother - You were kind and patient - two qualities I'll always be grateful for. I think it was the single red rose left on my doorstep which made me realize I was not dealing with just funeral directors. I was given help and support by good people. Thank you for your kindness and understanding."
"Your services did indeed "lighten my burden." You and your staff were most kind and helpful. It was a very difficult time for me, but dealing with you made it easy.
Thank you for your gentle kindness..."
"I want to thank you for your empathy and professionalism at this time. You made everything so easy and very effortless for me. Everything was perfect."
"My deepest thanks for your professionalism and great care of my husband's service...You could not have made things so any smoother and I am eternally grateful. The Island is indeed fortunate to have you here."
"We want to thank you with all our hearts for your help and concern in the preparation of my husband's funeral. Everything was taken care of from beginning to end. My family was very pleased and we received many compliments from other family members and friends."
"Equally supportive was The Island Funeral Home and Crematory. They now provide a wonderful service for area residents wanting their pets cremated. ...took care of all of the arrangements picking up (my pet) from the vet's office and later delivering his urn to me.
Susan W. in a letter to the editor, The Island Packet
"My many thanks to all of you for your kindnesses during a most difficult time in my life. I can truly understand why your reputation is wonderful. Each and every one of you that assisted me did so with great compassion and thoughtfulness."
"We were very touched with your sweet card and the...memorial picture of our dear Millie. It was, indeed, a difficult decision to put her to sleep - inevitable and right - but still very hard. You all made the process so much easier by your kind, helpful demeanors. Allen knows how much we love him, but we were really strangers to most of you - and, you treated us like we were the most important people to walk through the door. Thank you for your kindness and compassion towards us. You are the best!"
S & R Woods
"He let me stay with my dad while they prepared him for transit from his home to the hearse. I got to say goodbye as he entered the hearse. I did not do this when my mom passed & not knowing haunted me for 17 years. Knowing has given me peace."
"My mother was about 80 pounds when she died. When I saw her it was as if all her health and beauty had been restored in a most "natural" way."
"....most helpful with all aspects and preparations, publications and procedures - We had many favorable comments on the beauty and efficiency of the services, etc. Island Funeral Home staff is to be highly commended!"
"When my Uncle ... passed away in February 2009, my husband and I were present for his viewing (and funeral) so we know first-hand of the serene and comforting surroundings my aunt will be in at your location. "