How Adele has helped other families
I would recommend Adele Chaplin as she felt like one of the family, very understanding and nothing was too much for her. When we had our first meeting with her she did not rush us and gave us time to think and made everything very easy. On the day of the funeral she made everything go very smoothly and we felt comfort in the way she spoke about Derek, just as if she had known him. I am so glad we met Adele, thank you.
Fantastic lady! Helpful, supportive and funny which made the whole experience so much easier!
Adele was superb and created a warm and loving occasion.
The ceremony was superb and exceeded all of our expectations. I can do no better than attach for you a comment made by one of those who attended.
"I just want to say that after we left,in spite of the intense sadness I felt on arriving, I had the feeling that I had been at a baptism or birthday party, everyone was so sweet and the atmosphere was light and beautiful. "
Adele was superb, I couldn't have wished for more. So personable, kind and understanding. I cannot thank you enough for your superb work. You were brilliant, everything I could have asked for. So kind and understanding, personable & just perfect for the job! Thank you thank you! I look back at that day with great pride that we did him proud, and gave him a superb send-off!
Adele was very patient with us (a group of six siblings) as we organised a memorial service for our mother on a tight time line. She made many good suggestions, was calm and caring throughout, and helped us give our mum exactly the kind of sendoff she would have wished for.
Adele was the celebrant for my dads funeral on the 19th March. she helped make the most painful of days into something beautiful. My dad had chosen a lot of the readings and music himself but she made the whole service flow smoothly. The story of my dad's life was created by an in-depth chat with Adele which she wrote and we were able to edit, it was everything we wanted it to be. Adele helped liaise with the funeral directors and orchestrated the day perfectly. People were captivated by the service, a friend said it was the most personal service they had ever been too, they really felt they knew the whole story of dads life. We left the crematorium feeling that we made our dad proud. without hesitation, I would recommend Adele.
I honestly couldn't imagine a better or more fitting narrative for my father than the one you so unerringly put together. After Alex had read your script, he turned to me wonderingly and said, 'It is amazing that she has caught the essence of Dad without ever having met him'-and his observation was exactly right. You had asked us just the questions that would allow us to conjure up his life to you and you must have listened to our answers so attentively. We really appreciate both your level of commitment and your talents.
Then, too, your reassuring presence and natural delivery of the words you spoke made the service so much easier than I expected. Everyone who attended the ceremony told us how much they had been moved by it. One woman, the wife of a taxi driver who had often driven my father to hospital, came up to me to say that she now knew exactly what kind of funeral she wanted. I think that even my traditionalist uncle --who had been earlier grumbling about the absence of hymns--was entirely brought round by the simplicity and dignity of the service.
So thank you so much, Adele, for making what could have been a painful and worrying experience into a day that we will cherish as truly marking the love and respect we have for my father.
The family and I wanted to write to express our sincere thanks for conducting such a wonderful service. You brought our father’s story to life in a wonderful way .. blending very vivid perspectives with sensitivity and humour. Thank you for making an extremely difficult task, so effortless. Your kindness, attention to detail and genuine interest shone through in all that you did. You took the time to research the material we provided, to contact the other speakers and responded quickly to all our queries and thoughts. I understand fully why you see this a natural role for you.
On behalf of us all … many, many thanks.
Alex, Joanna and the whole family.
I would just like to say, on behalf of myself and my family, thank you so very much for the service that you conducted for my dear mum. The words you chose were lovely and related perfectly to her. Others that attended also expressed how very well the service suited my mum.
"Adele celebrated my dad's life today and I just cannot recommend her highly enough.
She was patient and kind in the preparation, thorough and detailed in her scribing and wrote the most amazing eulogy that had us, in turns, laughing and crying.
She will do your loved ones proud."
"Adele's attention to detail on every service is second to none. Instructing Adele to look after your loved ones service is a must. Her kindness, organisation, love and compassion will never let you down."
ELENA OBIANG ONDO
"Adele is so warm, caring and personable, but also thoroughly prepared and organised. Her attention to detail is second to none, and her kindness knows no bounds. She’s an amazing person and a great funeral celebrant. Five stars!"
"Clear headed, calm, understanding, a good listener, excellent organiser and has a canny sense of humour too!"
"Adele is very professional and at the same time she is caring and sincere and her way of looking at life is both refreshing and comforting, just what is needed at times of loss."
LESLEY ANNE BREWSTER
"She's a lovely person, very competent and compassionate."