Julian Bamford Funeral Celebrant Melbourne Australia - Thank you's
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Thank you
 
In the days following services, I am honored each time a thank you message arrives from a family, or sometimes a close friend, or distant relative, or someone who gave a tribute. 

Sometimes a card or handwritten note delivered by the Postie, often an email or a text, and others a phone call out of the blue and a chance to say hello and see how things are going.    

Occasionally they come in the days before a service, others on the same day and in the hours following.

Thank you all. 

It is truly pleasing to know things went so well in the midst of such sadness and loss combined with the heartfelt joy shared in celebrating what your loved meant to you all.

May the kind and generous actions, seen and unseen, of your loved ones, along with your heartfelt good wishes go with them, and be shared with all those I have had the privilege to serve.  
Wishing you the best of health and happiness.

Julian Bamford.




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Nicholas 'Nick' Karpathiou 
1 February 1947 ~ 15 June 2020


'Nick was ... just an average sort of a guy, a man of routine, not having done anything particularly remarkable, he was a relatively private person, his life kept simple, ... known by his many close and good friends, as reliable, trustworthy, with a good work ethic, he thought well of others, as they did of him.'


Funeral Service held at: 
Le Pine Funerals, Ivanhoe
2.00pm Friday 3 July 2020
Arrangement by: Angela Kellet


Hello Julian, 
Just a few lines to thank you personally for your contribution to Nick's service on Friday. The service reflected Nick's nature, no frills but lots of sincerity. Your clear, detailed delivery provided the backbone to the service. Most professional, and a great job done.

Thank you sincerely 
Erwin Polis
5 July 2020 (text)



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Elizabeth Walker
16 April 1935 ~ 24 June 2020


'...remembering her great zest for life, love of cream cakes, learning, her love of friends, new experiences, a commitment to hard work and absolute abhorrence of wasting a moment of any day.' 


Funeral Service held at: 
Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Trinity Grammar School, Kew
Arranged by Pine Funerals, Camberwell
2.00pm Thursday 2nd July 2020
Conductor: Colin Wegner

Dear Julian,

As I try to collect my thoughts after the blur that was Mum’s death and funeral, I am aware that I owe you deep gratitude. 

According to other attendees, the service was delightful, appropriate and smooth, which was certainly no thanks to me!

Your sensitivity, permission to let us laugh a bit, kind attitude and professional organisation meant that there are no regrets for us.

Many, many thanks 
From Sue Doig
4 July 2020 (email)





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Ian Robert Vallance 
25 July 1939 ~ 3 June 2020


'...a good man much loved and definitely quite a cool Grandpa, his friendships enduring and lifelong, always polite, definitely no hats inside, his wry humour and care for those close to him always shining through.'


Funeral Service held at: 
Le Pine Funerals, Ivanhoe
2.00pm Friday 12 June 2020
Arrangement by: Ian DeBlaquiere


Thank you Julian for presiding over Dad’s service yesterday. 

Many people have expressed to me what a lovely service it was and that it was a fitting tribute to Dad and one that he would have been pleased with. People who viewed it over the video link were also very pleased with the quality, both picture and sound.

I was wondering if it would be possible for you to send me a digital copy of the service. I have a hard copy that Ian gave me but would like to have a full, final copy of the service in soft copy. 

Thankyou,

Kind regards

Nicola
13 June 2020 (email)



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In Loving Memory of

Roger Treacher 
9 July 1931 ~ 20 April 2020

'... look after yourselves and each other, enjoy life and the successes it brings, explore as I did and enjoy the world around you, have good health and be well and happy.' 


Funeral Service held at: 
Le Pine Funerals, Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
10.00am Friday 24th April 2020
Arrangement by: Chris Geake.


Dear Julian, 

I wanted to thank you again for all your help with Dad’s service yesterday. 

We were very pleased with the service, especially your wording of the service and organising for our eulogies to be included, which I know Dad would have appreciated. 

Thank you also for being able to take Ann and myself home after the service, which was lovely of you. 

We appreciate the sensitivity and kindness you showed to us and we were really pleased you were our celebrant. 
It was a special day that will be remembered. 

Thank you again.  

Kind Regards,
Ross 
25 April, 2020 (email)



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In Celebration of the Life of

Alison Jane Galvin ...Aly
12 October 1941 ~ 9 March 2020


...with her truly vibrant, fun loving approach to life, a great friend, a great cook ....
and great company, her focus ever-attentive to her family’s wellbeing and happiness, and likewise all she shared friendship and life with.


Funeral Service held at: 
Le Pine Funerals, 981 Burke Road, Camberwell
2.30pm Monday 16th March 2020
Arrangement by Kim Brown


Julian thank you for today - it was perfect. Aly would have loved it. 
-  Kate, Bill, Richard and Glenda 

16 March 2020 (email)



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MIcheal William Cahill ... 'Mike'
9 December 1933 ~ 2 March 2020

A Celebration of his Life... 

'... remembering the kind hearted and loving man Mike was. His generosity, warmth and quiet wise approach to life - with that gentle ability to give you a fresh view on things, alongside his country boy love of life and Sandy Point, and his ever welcoming and open hospitality.'


Funeral service held at: 
Le Pine Funerals, 339 Warrigal Road, Burwood. 
10.00am Thursday 12th March 2020

Arrangement by: Chris Geake.


Julian, Thank you so much for the service for dad today. I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye to you. You tied it all together so well and I had numerous people say that celebrant was excellent- we thought he could have been a family friend! I greatly appreciate how you contributed to making my dads celebration of life so special. Dyon.

12 March 2020 (text)



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A Celebration of the Life of

Betty Laidlaw
23 February 1934 ~ 1 February 2020

Funeral Service held at: 
Le Pine Funerals, 981 Burke Road, Camberwell
10.00am Thursday 6th February 2020
Arrangement by: Colin Wegner


Thanks so much Julian, 
You did such a beautiful job at mums service. 
You managed to capture mum and dad so well and help us through the process. 

Thank you, Melissa
8 February 2020 (Text)


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Celebrating the Long Life of

Reginald Newcome Ballard 'Reg'
16 April 1919 ~ 18 January 2020

'Reg was born the year following the end of the Great War, now over a century ago, in Hamilton in the Western District. 
He was a character, a man’s man, and a great bloke. One of the last of the 'Rats of Tobruk', and in recent years, said many times of his life, how lucky he was!'


Funeral Service including RSL Tribute at: 
Le Pine Funerals, Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe
10.00am Friday 24th January 2020

Arrangement by: Mark Ostril


Hi Julian, 

Thank you so much for today. It was a lovely service, you did a wonderful job. 

Dallas
24 January 2020 (Text)



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In Loving Memory of 

Poey Tan  
13 August 1934 ~ 15 January 2020

'To remember and bring to mind the kind hearted woman Poey was, one who was always about fostering peace and harmony and kindness to self and others. Her life, from those earliest days, low key, quiet, compassionate and simple.

To acknowledge Poey's Buddhist practice and belief in Quan Yin Bodhisattva, and to generate many kind and good wishes and blessings for Poey.'  


Private Funeral Service & Buddhist Blessing held at: 
Le Pine Funerals, Burke Road, Camberwell
2.30pm Wednesday 22nd January 2020

4.00pm Witnessed Cremation, 
Springvale Botanic Cemetery Crematorium

Buddhist Blessings by: Venerable ChiKwang Sunim.
Service Arrangements by: Silvana Chiovitti


Dear Julian,
 
Just a note to thank you for the wonderful funeral service you arranged for my late mother on Wednesday 22 Jan 2020 which went extremely well.
 
Also, thank you for contacting and transporting Venerable Chi Kwang Sunim for the Service.
 
I am sure Poey would have been very happy with the Service, the Blessings and last rites.
 
Best regards,
 
Allen
25 January 2020 (Email)


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A Celebration of the Life of

Oonagh Allen
13 July 1960 ~ 10 January 2020

'To say farewell and importantly to remember and celebrate Oonagh’s life and all she packed into it. Her wit, wicked sense of humour, intelligence and the spirited and amazing lady she was.'

Funeral service held at: 
Sandringham Yacht Club
2.00pm Monday 20th January 2020

Arrangements by W.D.Rose Funerals, Cheltenham
Conductor: Debra MacAllistar


Hi Julian,

Great job yesterday for the service for Oonagh Allen, the whole family thought you were faultless ...

Thank you again.... Rob Allen.
21 January 2020 (Text)


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In Celebration of the Life of

Ronald Davies 'Ron'
16 April 1919 ~ 18 January 2020

'To celebrate his life, and say thank you for all the good things Ron brought into the world, the ways in which he made his contribution, and unique enjoyment of being his company.  A man who could fix everything and anything, and that always meant beginning at Bunnings, no matter what.' 


Funeral Service at: 
Le Pine Funerals, Springvale Road, Glen Waverley
10.00am Friday 17th January 2020

Arrangement by: Colin Wegner


Hi Julian,

Just wanted to thank you again for being the celebrate for my Father's funeral last Friday you did a fantastic job. We were overwhelmed by the number of people who attended. We have received many compliments on the service in particular the uplifting way it was presented.

Thanks again
Debbie and Family
20 January 2020 (Email)


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A Celebration of the Life of

Andrew Nicol McCallum 
18 March 1943 ~ 23 December 2019

'To remember and recollect Andrew. His life, intelligence and all he achieved. His quirky sense of humour and easy to be with presence, and the unassuming, kind, generous and truly lovely man Andrew was.'  In whatever challenge or opportunity life threw up at him, Andrew was someone who if he saw something that needed doing, he’d do it.' 


Funeral service at: 
Leonda by the Yarra, Wallan Rd Hawthorn
2.00pm Monday 6th January 2020

Arrangements by: 
Le Pine Funerals, Camberwell 
Arranger/Conductor: Lena Davies


Dear Julian,

Thank you very much for your wonderful service yesterday. We are all so happy you coordinated and took us through the service, and have had many compliments on how well it was conducted. 

You helped to make a difficult day a true celebration of Andrew’s life. 

Very sincerely
Pat and all the family.

7 January 2020 (Email)



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A Celebration of the Life of 

June Patricia Maher  
17 April 1928 ~ 21 November 2019

'June’s biggest achievements were very much her six children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren, always interested in your achievements, to see you all healthy and successful, and always took great satisfaction in what everyone one was doing. June's family were everything to her, and are her legacy.' 

Funeral Service held at: 
Le Pine Funerals, Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
10.00am Friday 29 November 2019
Arrangement by: Kim Brown


Hi Julian,

On behalf of my brothers and sisters, and really, the extended family we would like to express our appreciation for your efforts and research.Everyone in attendance thought your presentation, kind words and down to earth knowledge of both our parents was wonderful, and heart felt.

Once again,

Sincere thanks Julian

John
2 December 2019 (Email)


Hi Julian,

Thank you once again, on behalf of my brothers and sisters.
We certainly appreciated your kind and well researched words, and would highly recommend your services to others.
We are more than happy for you to add our thank you to your website.

Thank you very much once again.

Kind Regards

John (and siblings)
19 December 2019 (Email)


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Margaret Allison Snelling   
19 January 1936 ~ 7 November 2019


Funeral Service held at: 
Le Pine Funerals, Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
2.30pm Thursday 14 November 2019
Arrangement by: Sean Campbell


Hi Julian,

Just wanted to send you a quick note of sincere thanks for everything you did to ensure my mother’s funeral ran flawlessly.

You simply did a wonderful job listening to my Father, Fiona and my sentiments including every minor detail into your Eulogy.  It totally represented the elegance, grace and love that Mum had for life.  The Order of Service was perfectly performed with attention to detail which made the service beautiful and touching.  Just how Mum would have wanted it. 

Cheers to you Julian – tremendous job.

Rob Snelling
22 November 2019 (Email)


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A Celebration of the Long and Good Life of

John 'Jack' Leonard Peirce 
16 December 1923 ~ 2 November 2019

'Jack's funeral service - as he would have wanted it to be, most definitely a celebration of his near to ninety-six full years. Jack would also have loved that his service was held on this Remembrance Day, the 11 of November 2019. Lest We Forget.'

The service was held at: 
Le Pine Funerals, 388 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley
2.30pm Thursday 14 November 2019
Arrangement by: Sean Campbell


Hi Julian, thank you for help make Dad’s farewell memorable. Your help with the format, photos, songs and presentation made it a fitting ceremony. 

Regards Anne & Graeme 
13 November 2019 (Email)



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In Loving Memory of

Thomas 'Tom' Patrick Welsby  
2 June 1932 ~ 21 September 2019


'The kind hearted, hard working, independent and good man he was - friendly and easy to like, Tom was adored by everyone who met him. He was a family man through and through, and as granddad was the best, simply one of the kids.' 


Funeral Service held at:
Le Pine Funerals, Ivanhoe
2.30pm Thursday 26th September 2019


Dear Julian,

Thank you for capturing the essence of our Dad, Tom's life last Thursday, for helping us say 'good bye' and to celebrate the life of the wonderful man Tom, Dad and Granddad was. Very much appreciated. 

With warm regards and sincerest thanks from
Michael Wesley and Valerie McNeil
and our families
2 October 2019 (Mail)




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In Loving Memory of

Joan Evelyn Fuller  
10 February 1926 ~ 16 September 2019

'The kind hearted, family orientated, strong and good woman she was....Always with her quirky answers, a sharp mind and quick wit, and very endearing, ...someone people easily warmed to and found it easy to love.'

Funeral Serviceheld at
Le Pine Funerals, Lilydale
5.00pm Friday 20th September 2019


Dear Julian,

I wanted to again re-iterate our appreciation for your support on Friday. It all felt very right; I think it would have been what Mum would have wanted. We had a very warm function with about 15 close friends of Ann, Mum and myself that evening. Very many thanks

Peter
22 September 2019 (Email)


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In Loving Memory of

John Bell Compton  
19 September 1923 ~ 23 August 2019

'A hardworking and serious man, always independent, with a great sense of humour, a good laugh, and his Scots brogue as strong as ever.'


Funeral Service held at:
Le Pine Funerals, Lilydale
2.30pm Friday 30th August 2019


Dear Julian.

My sister and I wish to thank you so very much for your caring way in helping us with the service for my dad (John Bell) Compton). It was everything we could have wished for. 

It was a very sad time (still is) for us but your thoughtfulness was greatfully appreciated. I think dad would have been happy with the send off we gave him. 

Yours truly

Cecilia (Varaga)
22 September 2019 (Card)




















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In Loving Memory of 

Melba Jean Nielsen 'Bebe' 
9 December 1939 ~ 30 July 2019 


... among the entries in Melba’s diary, of life in recent years by the sea, she wrote the following words around mid way through last year (2018): 

"Base life on what you have – not what you haven’t got.  Winter living at the seaside, is a joy, a joy of the dawn and the sunset, of little things – a little sun, birdsong, a heater, a few blooms on the balcony, and winter walks. May you be well and happy.  Thank you.  Melba Nielsen, Chan Painter."

Memorial Service 
Le Pine Funerals, 1084 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully 
10.30am, Saturday 17th August 2019  Conductor: Louise Price

"I want to thank the family for turning up, thank you so much. To my lifelong friends, Phil and Liz and Fiona. Thank you. And to Linda, and to June. Julian, you've worked tirelessly to do all this, so thank you so much. And to Louise, job well done. And to Frank Carter who I've known for decades. Frank, you’ve done so much work. My heartfelt thanks. 
So, thanks so much for turning up. 
Thank you indeed."

Peter Nielsen.
Family Tribute, Sat 17 Aug. 
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Celebration of the Life of 

Mark John Pritchard 'Richie'
26 March 1961 ~ 23 August 2019

'The hard working, loyal, funny man he was, with a witty if dark sense of humour, always with a song about something and a nick name for everyone.' And Richie's favourite saying, to stand up for yourself and be your own man.'


Funeral Service held at 
Le Pine Funerals, 329 Warrigal Road, Burwood
2.30pm Thursday 8th August 2019


Hi Julian thank you so much for everything for Richie's service yesterday. Sorry I didn't get a chance to thank you in person as it was so overwhelming with so many people but you did an amazing job in telling his story and we are eternally grateful.  

Regards Joyce Pritchard
1 September 2019 (Text)



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Celebration of the Life of 

Kin Kwan Francis Tam
14 March 1941 ~ 25 July 2019

'To say farewell and celebrate Francis’s very full life, and the happy, friendly, hard working good man he was. Who with his child like and playful approach to the world, saw problems simply as a step toward the solution, and enjoyed it all the way.'

Funeral Service held at:
Le Pine Funerals, 329 Warrigal Road, Burwood
2.30pm Thursday 8th August 2019


Hi Julian, 
From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank you for your amazing and beautiful service for my dad. You truly have an incredible talent to communicate stories within an emotional environment. 
Thank you again Julian.
Sincerely 
Our family

Ken Tam
9 August 2019 (Text)



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In Loving Memory of
Walter Winwood  
9 October 1929 ~ 17 June 2019

"A thoroughly English Gentleman"

Memorial Service 
Le Pine Funerals, Burwood Chapel
2.30pm Tuesday 25th June 2019


Julian. Just wanted to thank you again on behalf of Julia and myself, and all the family. You did a fantastic job and it worked seamlessly. Sincere thanks, Tony

Tony Winwood
26 June 2019 (Text)





















Julia Lee
28 June 2019 (Card)



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John Hunter Jarvis
3 February 1946 ~ 2 June 2019

Funeral Service held at:
Le Pine Funerals, Camberwell Chapel
981 Burke Road, Camberwell
2.30pm Monday 17th June 2019


Dear Julian

Thank you so much for your time and patience during your visit to me to hear about my brother John. 
The beautiful service that you prepared and presented showed your attention to detail. 
It was appreciated by every-one. 

Warm regards,
Gwenda, Richards and Clare.

Heidelberg 3084
24 June 2019 (Text)



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Bill Mountjouris 
18 November 1920 ~ 21 May 2019

Funeral Service 
2.45pm Monday 27th May 2019
Crick Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park

"Honouring his 98 years and the wellspring of gratitude for all his kindness and good actions brought into the world, and enabled for his family, friends and so many more. He was hardworking, a gentleman, loyal, generous and caring. His was a happy life, simple and uncomplicated."


Graveside Service
4.00pm Burial, Edendale Garden, Northern Memorial Park
Arrangement: Le Pine Funerals, Conductor: Angela Kellet


Thank you Julian for an excellent facilitation of our fathers funeral yesterday. It was very professionally done, so thank you. My family are very appreciative of your embracing and sensitive approach when managing the service.

Thanks again.
Irene
28 May 2019 (Text message)



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George Comopoulos 
20 November 1931 ~ 12 May 2019


'You will be dearly missed, though we are forever grateful  for all the wonderful and happy times we all shared together. May you Rest In Peace.'

Funeral Service

1.30pm Friday 24th May 2019
Joyce Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner
Arrangement: C.J.Moody and Daughter Funerals
Conductor: Kim Williamson


Thank you Julian.

Many said it was a lovely service and you did a wonderful job.

Regards, Effie
28 May 2019 (Text message)




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Maxwell Claude Carpenter 'Max ~ Cappie' 
12 November 1924 ~ 14 May 2019

Funeral Service

'In loving memory of Max ~ Cappie's long life of ninety-four years, 
his passion for flying and being a pilot, his flight captain’s hat, his 
love of his family, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and 
the good man and happy times you shared.'


10.00am Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 
Federation Chapel, Lilydale Memorial Park 
Arranged by Le Pine Funerals, Lilydale. Conductor: Ian deBlaquiere


Hi Julian, just a quick thank you from me, Barry and Bruce. 

You did such a wonderful job today, everyone loved you. You didn't feel like a celebrant, it felt like you were one of the family.It was just a perfect celebration of Max's life.

Thank you once again.
Regards
Angela
22 May 2019 (text message)



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Kevin John Walklate 
7 April 1946 ~ 27 April 2019

Funeral Service
10.00am Thursday 2nd May 2019
Le Pine Funerals, Camberwell


Dear Julian, 

Myself, Mercedes & Richard, Simon & Amy would like to say thank you for presenting Kevin’s Life at his funeral service. 

Your professionalism and compassion shown helped us all through a difficult time and also helped us remember the good and fun times.  

We had many comments from friends and family complimenting your presentation, it was as if your had also known Kevin in his life time which made the service very special.

Thank you again. 
Kind Regards
Heather, Mercedes & Richard, Simon & Amy
21 May 2019 (text message)



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Jannine Pownall
28 April 1956 ~ 1 May 2019

Funeral Service
1.00pm Wednesday 8th May 2019
Federation Chapel, Lilydale Memorial Park 
Arranged by Le Pine Funerals
Arranger: Scott Williams / Conductor: Ian deBlaquiere



Dear Julian,

As a family we wanted to let you know how grateful we are for your role in mum's funeral last Wednesday. 

Your words and style were sincere and eloquent. Many friends and family commented that the funeral was different from others, in that it was personal and we believe you helped us to achieve this. 

Ever so thankful, 
Mal, Nicole and Amy. 
13 May 2019 (text message)




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Owen Wallis Spurway
10 January 1941 ~ 5 April 2019

Funeral Service
11.00am Thursday 11th April 2019
The Chapel, Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham
Arranged by Kingston Funerals
Conductor: Leonie Kent


'All will be ok. May everything in your life go well, be mindful for each moment, 
look out for each other, enjoy the simple things in life, and be well and to be happy.'  OM MANI PADME HUM

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
May the Gods hold you in the palm of their hands.



Julian. What can I say...it is absolutely perfect there is nothing I would change. You are a true blessing to us and to Dad. Thank you for you kindness and for and depth of spirit that you host such an auspicious event for Owen and his family. X 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️
Megan
10 April 2019 (text messages)


Thank you again for today Julian We are so blessed to have met you and the service is something we will cherish for the rest of our lives ❤️ Each day we have spoken of our gratitude for you. Always and thank you again ❤️

Megan
11 April 2019 (text messages)



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Celebration of the Life of
Betty Morley
3rd September 1923 ~ 9th March 2019

Funeral Service
Le Pine Funerals, 1084 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 
2.30pm Thursday 14 March 2019
Conductor: Colin Wegner


Hi Julian,

I realised I didn't get to thank you for helping us celebrate Betty's life yesterday. So thanks for your understanding of what we wanted and carrying it through. No offense, but I hope we don't see you again in the near future!

Kind Regards
Sheryl Jurey
15 March 2019 (email message)



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Timothy David Stothart Orr
15 July 1934 ~ 27 February 2019

Memorial Service
W.D. Rose Funerals, 
139 Marriage Road, Brighton 
Friday 8 March 2019, 10.00am 
Conductor/Arranger: Toni Petrone


Thanks for today Julian. Spot on. Warm regards,

Juliet
8 March 2019 (text message)



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A Celebration of the Life of 

Peter Alleyne Cook 
18 May 1935 ~ 28 February 2019

Funeral Service
Le Pine Funerals, 741 High Street Road, Kew East
Thursday 7 March 2019, 2.30pm
Arranger/Conductor: James Malachi



Hi Julian,

Thank you so much for conducting such a great service for Peter Cook.  It leaves me with a wonderful memory of it.

Sincerely
Janet Cook.
16 March 2019 (email)


And...


Dear Julian, 

Thank you for making a tough day a great day for us all. Kind regards,

Barry Pointon 
8 March 2019 (text message)



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In Loving Memory of
Michael Miljenko Bogunovic
15 May 1959 ~ 18 February 2019

Funeral Service
Joyce Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park
10.30am Wednesday 27th February 2019
Graveside Committal
11.03am, Northern Memorial Park
Arranged by Tobin Brothers Funerals


Dear Julian, 

I would like to once again thank you for your utmost care and professionalism in handling my father’s service. From the very first moment we met, we knew that we were in safe hands. 

Again, I would like to express my gratitude in guiding us in such heartbreaking, difficult circumstances. 

Many thanks, 

Anja & Nada 
5 March 2019 (email message)


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Alan Daniel Sinclair
2nd February 1950 ~ 22 December 2018

Funeral Service

Le Pine Chapel, Camberwell
Friday 4th January 2019, 2.30pm
 



Hi Julian, 

On behalf of Alan’s Family and myself our appreciation for your time, effort and ability to capture the essence of Alan’s spirit.

All the people I have spoken with since the funeral have only had 
very positive reflections on the way in which the service presented a wonderful tribute to a special man that touched many people’s lives 
in a variety of ways.

We thank you for helping make this possible.
 
Best regards
Jan
18 Feb 2019 (email message)



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Celebration of the Life of  
Brian Edwin Thomas
26th March 1946 ~ 26 December 2018

Funeral Service
Le Pine Chapel, Camberwell
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 2.30pm
 
Arrangement by: Le Pine Funerals 
981 Burke Road, Camberwell
Conductor: Lena Davies


Hi Julian,

A quick message to thank you so very much for the wonderful job you did yesterday as Celebrant at Dad’s funeral. 

We’ve received so much positive feedback on how such a sad event was actually made enjoyable and many people commented on you and also wondered if you were family. 

We couldn’t have been happier with how the service went. 

Once again, thank so much. 

Best wishes, 

Belinda
3 Jan, 2019 (email message)



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A Celebration of the Life of  
Aileen Ewin 
8th November 1925 ~ 3rd October 2018

Funeral Service
Le Pine Chapel, Camberwell
Wednesday 11 October 2018, 10.00am
 
Arrangement by: Le Pine Funerals 
981 Burke Road, Camberwell
Conductor: Chris Geake


Julian,

Thank you for yesterday. We thought you did a great job - right tone, right length 
and in your content you captured mum well.

Chris

Chris Ewin
9 Oct 2018 (email message)



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In Loving Remembrance of 
Donald 'Don' Phillip Armstrong AM 
21 November 1931 ~ 3 October 2018

Funeral Service
Leonda By The Yarra, 2 Wallan Crt, Hawthorn 
Wednesday 11 October 2018, 2.30pm
 
Arrangement by: Le Pine Funerals 
981 Burke Road, Camberwell
Conductor: Lena Davies


Hi Julian,

Thank you for yesterday. It was a lovely and very well suited service that 
you conducted on our behalf. We very much appreciated it.

Yours sincerely,

Lauren Sanford
4 Oct 2018



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Pauline Rosalie Clark
13 July 1922 ~ 29 September 2018

Funeral Service 
Le Pine Funerals, Camberwell
Monday 8 October 2018
Conductor: Chris Geake


Dear Julian,

Thank you very much for conducting my mother Pauline's  funeral service so 
beautifully.  I was very happy with it and in my heart I feel she would have liked 
it too. 


with best wishes
Judy  

Judith Clark
8 Oct 2018

also...


Hi Julian,

A quick email to thank you for doing the service today for our mother.  
I thought you got the right ‘tone’ for her and described her life really well. 

Lots of people who came said how good the service was, and much of that 
is down to your choreography of the event.


Best regards,
Caro
Caroline Clark
8 Oct 2018



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Dr. Edward William ‘Bill’ Pick 
3 January 1930 ~ 8 August 2018

Funeral Service 
Le Pine Funerals, High Street, Kew East 
Monday 27 August 2018, at 2.30pm
Conductor: Colin Wegner


Julian,

On behalf of all the family, thank you for doing a lovely job yesterday.  
The service was a happy event and I had lovely feedback from so many people.   

Warmest wishes

Jennifer
28 Aug 2018



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Merle Elaine Teese

18 November 1941 ~ 1 August 2018

Funeral Service
Leonda By The Yarra, 2 Wallan Hawthorn 
Thursday 9 August 2018, 10.30am
 
Le Pine Funerals 
981 Burke Road, Camberwell
Arrangement: Angela Kellet


Dear Julian, 

On behalf of my dad, Barry Teese, my brother and sister and our families, 
thank you for delivering a beautiful funeral for our adored wife, mum and nana. 

Your advice and support before the funeral and your professionalism on the day 
were very much appreciated. 

Karen Conrad (Teese)
4 Oct 2018



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In Loving Memory of

John William Iacono
28 September 1954 ~ 9 August 2018

Funeral service 
Tuesday 14 August 2018, at 10.00am

Le Pine Funerals, 
981 Burke Road, Camberwell 
Arrangement: Lena Davies


Hi Julian, 

We would  like to thank you for the kindness that you showed
us at John's service yesterday. Your calmness and attention to
detail were greatly appreciated. 

Cheers Angelina and Matt Iacono
15 Aug 2018




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In Loving Memory of
Joan Frances Manhire
22 September 1932 ~ 30th July 2018

Funeral service 
Joyce Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner
Held Tuesday 7August 2018 ay 3.00pm

Arranged by Le Pine Funerals
Conductor: Scott Williams


Julian, 
Just like to thank you again for a lovely service yesterday. 
Much appreciated and well done. 

Allan Manhire
8 Aug 2018



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Peter John Fraser
18th July 1949 ~ 22 June 2018

Funeral service held at Le Pine Funerals, Camberwell
Thursday 28 June 2018

Arrangement: Le Pine Funerals, Kew East
Conductor: Kristy Bradie


'Celebrating Peter's larger than life enthusiasm for living, his love of music 
& saxophone, and boundless friendship and people around the world who his 
life touched and benefitted, and the good-hearted man he was' 


Hi Julian. 

Thank you so much for yesterday. You were brilliant. 

Blessings, Jane
29 June 2018 




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Shirley Elizabeth Crewther
18th December 1934 ~ 19th June 2018

Funerals Service 
Thursday 28 June 2018
Arrangement: Le Pine Funerals, Camberwell
Conductor: Chris Geake


Morning Julian. 

Just wanted to thank you for doing such a lovely service yesterday. 
Whilst it was a sad day it was also beautiful, David and I are very 
grateful for you delivering such a lovely service.
 
Many people told us how lovely it was, we have all walked away 
with beautiful memories. 

Many thanks. 

Nadine
28 June 2018 



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Anthony 'Tony' Palmer
25th July 1953 ~ 28th January 2018

Funeral Service 
Thursday 8th February 2018
Boyd Chapel, Springvale Botanic Cemetery

Arrangement: Le Pine Funerals
Conductor: Lena Davies


Dear Julian,

What a lovely human being you turned out to be. When Lena suggested you 
as a really good match for us to perform the role of celebrant for Tony Palmer's 
farewell, she was spot on. 

You gave your time and your interest in our circumstances selflessly and 
wholeheartedly. 

You were genuinely interested in our lost family member and by your kindness, 
patience and attention to detail, were able to speak for us and fill in the gaps in 
a way that made me feel at times that you must have known Tony yourself. 

Thank you Julian for your professionalism and kindness to both Jack and I and 
the rest of Tony's family. You did us all proud.

Love and goodwill for the future.

Sally and Jack. 
14 March 2018 
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Richard Berian Phillips
3rd April 1957 ~ 2nd January 2018

Funeral Service held on Monday 15th January 2018
Wattle Park Chalet, 1012 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills

Arrangement: Le Pine Funerals
Conductor: Chris Geake


Dear Julian

I apologise for the delay in sending this note of thanks to you for delivering such 
a fine service for my beloved Richard.

At the outset I knew exactly what Richard would have wanted, how he would have 
wanted his life to be celebrated. From our first meeting with you,  I felt a sense of 
calm and confidence that you understood and would help us to do Richard proud. 
And that's exactly what you did - perfectly.

The unrelenting pain of losing my perfect partner in life has no salve. But I take 
comfort from the comments from those who attended the service who say that it 
was dignified, perfect for Richard, and that it captured the true person and his 
wonderful qualities.

I thank you for that, and for the comfort that has brought to me. I cannot understand
why Richard was taken, why someone who was so good could have their life cut so short. 
I can only hope that one day I will find a meaning to all of this. 
I know I will not stop looking until I find it.

I applaud you for helping people like me in the very darkest of our days. It takes a 
very special person to do that.

Thank you, and my kindest regards.

Ingrid Phillips 
1 February 2018



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Monika Schneider
15 October 1940 ~ 25 May 2017

A Family Farewell to Monika 
…a little before 10am to a little after 11am, or there about’s…

Wednesday 20th September 2017
RJ Hamer Arboretum, Chalet Road, Olinda.
Arranged by and with Horst Schneider, Children: Dirk, Rita, Katja and all their family.  
 

Dear Julian

.....on behalf of my Family I would like to thank you so much for a Ceremony that 
was outstanding in every way. 

It was not only a ‘Farewell to Monika’, it was also a ‘homecoming’ for Monika. 
A ‘homecoming’ to the Land Monika loved so much....Australia ! No doubt it was 
a sad occasion, but with your help, understanding and kindness it was a 
perfect farewell for Monika. 

....and I say Thank you to you ! 

My sincere gratitude Horst Schneider...and Family
1 February 2018



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Katrina Jane Sedmak (nee Murray)
26 June 1967 ~ 29 December 2017

Funeral Service held on Friday 5th January 2018
Tobin Brothers Funerals,
49-55 Main St, Diamond Creek Vic 3089
Conductor; Lisa Harris


Dear Julian,

On behalf of our family...

We would like to thank sincerely for your guidance in conducting the Service 
for our beloved Katrina on January 5th at Diamond Creek. 

The room was so full of love for Katrina.It was indeed a beautiful tribute 
and celebration of her life.
 
Thankyou for suggesting.....and introducing the Lightening of the Candles for us.
It was a moving and touching moment for all the immediate  family to participate 
in the Service.
 
Your empathy ,understanding and patience with us all at this sad time is 
greatly appreciated.
 
I regret I did not have an opportunity to thankyou personally on the day.
 
Kindest regards
Beverley Murray
31 January 2018



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Gwenda Olive Hodgkins
19 October 1931 ~ 28 December 2017

Funeral Service held on Tuesday 9th January 2018
Le Pine Funerals, 1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 
Arrangement: Greg Downes


'Service for Mum'

Hi Julian,

Just wanted to thank you for the lovely service you put together for Mum. 
I felt it really captured the essence of who she was. When it came to do my 
reading I could sense her encouraging me to get up there and do it myself! 

Best regards, Jane. 
11 January 2018




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Say Eng Goh
15 February 1931 ~ 30 December 2017

Funeral Service held on Saturday 6th January 2018
Wilson Chapel, Springvale Botanic Cemetery.

Kingston Group Funerals, 146 Argus Street, Cheltenham 
Arrangement: Karl D. Megan, Conductor


Hi Julian,

Thanks very much for this final version and all the effort that you put into 
preparing and delivering the service. My mum appreciated the care that you 
showed in selecting the appropriate sutras.

When we started, we didn't have a clear idea on how the service should be.
And you helped us put together a service that helped us honour and pay our 
final respects to our dad.

Many Thanks and Kind Regards from all of us.

Khunn.
9 January 2018
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Professor Anthony William Linnane 'Tony'
17 July 1930 ~ 11 November 2017

Funeral Service held on Thursday 16th November 2017
Le Pine Funerals, 339-347 Warrigal Road, Burwood
Arrangement: Ray Thomas, Conductor


Dear Julian

Before 'normal' life once again assumes its rightful place, I just wanted to take 
a moment to express my - and our - most sincere gratitude for constructing 
and conducting the service for Tony Linnane last Thursday (16/11).

From the moment you arrived at the house last Tuesday (a mere 36 hours before 
his service) to his final farewell from W.D. Rose on Thursday, we could not have
felt more supported. 

Your enquiry interview was tender, empathetic and respectfully conversational; 
your representation of his life within the service itself was accurate and appropriate 
in every way; your personal care and attention to our family throughout the whole 
process was compassionate and supremely kind.

I have been overwhelmed by the multiple acts of kindness visited upon our family 
this last 10 days or so. You are amongst those who will always be remembered with
deep and abiding gratitude by me and my family as a person who embodied and 
imparted grace and compassion in our moment of supreme sorrow.

Thank you Julian.

With every best wish and kindest regards,

Dan Woods
19 November 2017



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Doris Margaret Ploughman 
9 April 1929 ~ 9 November 2017

Funeral Service held on Fri 17 November 2017
Le Pine Funerals, 1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Arrangement: Greg Downes, Conductor

and

Edwin Leo Ploughman 
24 April 1932 ~ 24 September 2017

Funeral Service, Mon 2nd October 2017
Le Pine Funerals, 1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Arrangement: Steven Paschetto,Conductor


Hi mate. 

I wanted to thank you once again for your help in recent times.
Your good nature and warm approach made both funerals easier to contend with.

All the best.

Ross
17 November 2017 
(text message)



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Kevin James Dobson
24 October 1938 ~ 11 March 2017

Funeral Service held on Fri 17 March 2017
Le Pine Funerals, 941 High Street, Camberwell
Arrangement: Lena Davies, Conductor


Dear Julian,

Thank you for the lovely service you gave for our 
Dad, Kevin Dobson, on Mar 17. 

Thanks also for your patient support in getting us to - 
and through - that difficult day. 

Many of our family & friends commented on how beautiful 
the service was. 

Our Sincere Gratitude,

Karen, Stephen & Shelley. 
March 2017



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Eric Kronk
10 January 1943 ~ 3 February 2017

Funeral Service, Thu 9 February 2017
Le Pine Funerals, 741 High Street, Kew East
Arrangement: Scott Williams, Conductor


Julian...once again, 

I would like to thank you for your participation in Eric's "farewell" service....
I could not have found anyone who would have suited the occasion better. 

Scott was right saying he fits people to people, I am glad he chose you.  

Regards, Barb Kronk.
15 February 2017



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Adolf Just
23 July 1940 ~ 7 January 2017

Funeral Service 
Sat 14 January 2017
Sanctuary Reflection Space,Bunurong Memorial Park
790 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong South.

Allison Monkhouse Funerals
Arrangement: Lys Davidson, Conductor


Good morning Julian, 

I wanted to touch base with you and thank you so much for everything 
yesterday.  

I got so overwhelmed with people chatting to me that I did not manage to
 acknowledge you, for that I apologise. You captured Dad’s life and story so 
beautifully. It was soft yet powerful J.  

The service was really lovely and I truly believe that Dad would have been happy 
with what we put together for him. 

I was surprised at the number of people that turned up for him, so that again was 
really nice. I feel somewhat lighter today and able to breathe a bit better with 
yesterday behind us.

The family were extremely happy with the way the service was put together and 
presented so on behalf of my siblings, children etc, we thank you again. 

The Sanctuary is a really lovely space, so glad that we chose it. I know now that 
Dad is resting in peace, and that he received the farewell that he deserved. 

Namaste,Blessings. Wendy and family
15 Jan 2017



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Barbara Elizabeth Dwyer
21 March 1941 ~ 5 January 2017

Memorial Service - In Loving Memory 
Share in the Celebration of her life   
Tues 10 January 2017
Wattle Park Tea House, Surrey Hills

W.D.Rose Funerals, Burwood
Arrangement: Ray Thomas, Conductor


Good afternoon Julian

Thank You for the photos..They will be put into a DVD for family..

Thank You for a great service..

Kind Regards.

Beth..
10 Jan 2017



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John Oliver Stevenson Kennedy
6 September 1947 ~ 26 December 2016
 
Funeral Service 
10.00am Friday 6th January 2017 
Le Pine Funerals
Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe 
Arrangement: Colin Wegner, Conductor


Hi Julian,

Just wanted to thank you for yesterday. We all felt that you had understood 
the person John was and had given him the dignity he deserved. 

Warm regards

Ann
7 Jan 2017



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Kevin Coppock
9 May 1932 ~ 29 November 2016

Memorial Service 
Wed 7th December 2016
W.D.Rose Funerals
339 Warrigal Road, Burwood
Arrangement: Tony Petroni, Conductor


Hi Julian, 

Thank-you very much for your caring manner in conducting the service 
for dad today.  Your guidance and support was very much needed and 
appreciated.  

After the service, we went to the memorial park which was very intimate 
and peaceful, then onto lunch at a favourite café of dad’s in the Yarra Valley 
which was the perfect way to conclude a highly emotional day. 

Sincere gratitude and thanks. 

Kind Regards
Dee West
On behalf of the Coppock family
7 December 2016



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Geoff Hutchinson
24 June 1957 ~ 13 September 2016

Memorial Service 
St James College Hall, 
152-162 Bignal St, East Bentleigh
Sun 20 Nov 2016

Memorial arranged by and for the NuTaoFit Martial Arts Academy and 
their community, with Gratitude and in Memory of their Academy 
Teacher and Founder. 


Hi Julian,

Just a short note to thank you again for your great support in putting 
together the memorial service yesterday, it got great response from all 
those that where there. They all felt it was a fitting and touching memorial 
and certainly brought back the memories for everybody. 

Once again thanks and all the best for the coming festive season.  

Yours sincerely, 
Paul Mracek JP
21 November 2016



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Robin 'Robbie’ Lucy Phillips 
15 May 1955 ~ 11 October 2016
 
Funeral Service 
W.D. Rose Funerals, 139 Marriage Road, Brighton
2.30pm, Mon 17 October 2016
Arrangement: Peta Faehse and Jo Hounslow, Conductor


Hi Julian – just wanted to say thank you again for what was the best 
send-off for Robbie.  

It was truly amazing, and the way you weaved everything together was 
brilliant. Your warmth and compassion were clearly evident, but so too 
was your sense of humour and you certainly “fitted the family mould” beautifully.  
Robbie would have loved you!! 

From Glenn and myself and all of the family, I sincerely thank you from the 
bottom of our hearts..

Kindest regards, Leslie  

PS – the wake just continued on from where we left the service… absolutely brilliant!! 
Oct 18, 2016 


Thank you Julian for making Robbie’s last day special. She was an exceptional 
lady, well loved and admired by many.  You would have liked her too. The feedback 
we have received from everyone was “it was the best service they have ever been to, 
exactly what Robbie would have wanted”.  I’ve never seen so many young and 
older men rush to be pall bearers – should’ve got an 8 handle!! 

Anyway, just wanted to send a short note to thank you again. 

Best regards, Jane Goode.
Oct 18, 2016



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Michael Sigalas
30 November 1956 ~ 2 October 2016
  

Funeral Service
10am, Fri 7 October 2016
Leonda by The Yarra, 2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn
Le Pine Funerals. 941 Burke Rd, Camberwell
Arrangement: Colin Wegner, Conductor.


Dear Julian,

Thank you, for your exceptional help throughout this very sad time .. You managed 
to make a tough day enjoyable. 

Cheers Sigalas Family (Lilly) 
7 Oct 2016


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Florence May Burge
23 August 1912 ~ 31 August 2016
 

Funeral (Private) Service 
10.00am, 7 September 2016
Le Pine Funerals Chapel
High Street, East East.

11.00am, Life Celebration Memorial, 
Kew Golf Club, 120 Belford Road, East Kew.
Arrangement: Colin Wegner, Conductor


'So nice to meet with you today, Julian.  

We feel that everything will run smoothly in your 
hands – providing that I do my part !'

Lesley.
5 Sep 2016



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Raymond Ernest Tucker
26 June 1937 ~ 5 August 2016
 
Funeral Service
2.30pm, Monday 15th August 2016
W.D. Rose Funerals, 139 Marriage Road, Brighton
Arrangement: Tony Petroni, Conductor


Good evening Julian,

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you, and convey our appreciation 
for the lovely send off for dad this afternoon. Through taking time with us, 
you got a sense of dad through us, and were able to tell his life story in a way 
that I'm sure he would have been pleased with. 

Wishing you every success in the future.

Kind regards,
Michelle Francis
August 18, 2016



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Wednesday 27 July 2016


John Fife Nixon-Smith
22 July 1942 ~ 20 July 2016

10.00am, Le Pine Funeral Services,
941 Burke Road, Camberwell
Arrangement: Lena Davies, Conductor


Dear Julian,

Thank you for officiating at John's funeral - your role as Master of Ceremonies 
suited Marc, Tim and me. 

It also helped the boys to get through the difficulty of giving the eulogies, 
and you support was much appreciated. 

Kind regards

June Nixon-Smith
22 Aug 2016


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Helen Florence May Sherlock
16 May 1922 ~ 3 July 2016
 

1.00pm, Thursday 7th July 2016

Federation Chapel, 
Lilydale Memorial Park, Lilydale
Arranged by Le Pine Funerals, 
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale
Arrangement: Ian De Blaquiere, Conductor


Julian, thank you for the way yesterday's service for mum was conducted. 
We very much appreciated your words and kindness.

Thank you, Helen 
July 8th 2016



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Donald 'Don' Leslie Sinclair 
16 September 1938 ~ 3 April 2016

Tuesday 5 April 2016, at 3.15pm
Wilson Chapel, Springvale Botanic Cemetery
Princess Highway, Noble Park.
W.R. Rose Funerals, 139 Marriage Road, Brighton
Arrangement: Jo Hounslow, Conductor


Dear Julian

Thank you for being our celebrate on our special but sad day. Just a short 
note to express the gratitude and thanks of our family.

Kindest regards,

Loris Sinclair and family
April 2016


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Frederick 'Fred' Andrews Ernest Kimberley
8 December 1924 ~ 25 February 2016

9.45am, Wednesday 2 March 2016
Blair Chapel, Springvale Botanic Cemetery, 600 Princes Hwy, Springvale

W.D.Rose Funerals, 221 Charman Road, Cheltenham.
Arrangement: Tony Petronie, Conductor


Dear Julian and Tony,

Thank you sincerely for a very memorable service for Fred.

It was very well planned and executed, which was the result of a lot of 
effort in a short space of time from both of you and your staff.

We could not have asked for a more fitting send-off for our father.

With thanks,
Gary Kimberley and family
March 2016

&... 

Hi Julian,

Just want to say thank you again, I was very pleased with your service, you 
made a very sad day into a very pleasant and memorable day.

Thank you.

Regards 

Brian Kimberley


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Cyril Kovacic
24 December 1937~18 February 2016

3.00pm, Friday 26th February 2016
Crossway Baptist Church Chapel
2 Vision Drive, Burwood East.
Le Pine Funerals, Glen Waverley


Dear Julian,

You made today such a beautiful, spiritual and dignified tribute to our 
beloved Cyril. 
You conducted the service from your heart with great compassion.  
Thank you so very much. 

Patricia, Kath & Jason
26 Feb 2016


Thank you Julian. 
You helped to make it a very special day. I wish you and your family 
all the very best for the future.
Fond regards,

Jason
29 Feb 2016


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Franki 'Frank' Joseph Kopciewicz
4 July 1946 ~ 14 February 2016

2.30pm, 18 Feb 2016,
Le Pine Funeral Services, 
941 Burke Road, Camberwell


Hi Julian,

Thanks for your insightful preparation which did justice to Frank Kopciewicz 
at his funeral. William, Amy and I felt the funeral was very much 
a "Frank" type of celebration. 

Your presentation and care towards us was noticed. 

Heather Beech

7 March 2016


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Fung Ying Shu
28 August 1928 ~ 15 February 2016

2.30pm, 18 Feb 2016
Le Pine Funeral Services, Springvale Road, Glen Waverley
Arrangement - with many thanks to Peta Faeshe, Conductor


Dear Julian, Peta, & Le Pine Staff,

On behalf of the entire Shu family, we would like to sincerely thank you 
for your professional services and heartfelt dedication to our 
beloved mother, Fung Ying Shu.

Naturally, it has been a very challenging time for us but your wonderful 
direction and assistance have definitely eased the process. 

We are extremely grateful to you for organizing the service on such 
short notice and being able to incorporate our diverse religious beliefs.

Thank you once again.

Warm regards,

Jimmy, Selina, Nina, Bo and Kathy



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Jillian Edgerton
19 September 1944 ~ 7 February 2016

Funeral Service, 17 February 2016
W.D. Rose Funerals
139 Marriage Road, Brighton


Julian, 

Thanks for your great service.

Greville

3rd March 2016


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Lois Joan Eade
27 August 1929 ~ 1 February 2016

Funeral Service
4.00pm, 5th February 2016
Heritage & Heritage Funerals
733 Boronia Road, Wantirna


Hi Julian,

I missed you after mums service on Friday and I would like to thank
you very much. 

We were very pleased with how well the service went and you in particular 
you were terrific. You were very professional and compassionate and made 
it very easy to talk about our mum.

Thanks again for everything.

Kind Regards

Cheryl Rutledge on behalf of 
Ron Eade (dad)
Kehren Eade (brother)

2nd February 2016


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Nils Francis Hansen
24 August 1931 ~ 25 January 2016

10am, 24th February 2016
Le Pine Funeral Services, 941 Burke Road, Camberwell


Dear Julian,

Many thanks for all your help to make our goodbyes to Nils so special.

Look forward one-day to sharing with you Nils paintings of Newstead. 

Once again from us all.

Thank you

Janet

5th February 2016













Watercolour painting by Nils Francis Hansen


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David Henry Chilver
9 April 1974 ~ 10 January 2016

2.30pm, Wednesday 20 January 2016
W.D. Rose Funerals
221 Charman Road, Cheltenham


Dear Julian,

Just a short note to express my thanks for the way you conducted my 
son's funeral,  David Chilver.

Also can you thank Roses of Cheltenham in the way they presented 
Dave on that day.

With grateful thanks.

Carol Fowler


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Derek Turner 
11 June 1929 ~ 10 January 2016

Memorial Service
2.30pm, Friday 15th January 2016 
Le Pine Funerals, Whitehorse Road, Box Hill


Hi Julian, 

We would like to thank you for the lovely service you gave on Friday 
for the memorial of my father Derek Turner.  

As my mother Val said, despite Derek not wanting anything, it's a pity 
he wasn't here to enjoy his service, afternoon tea and wake.  

Regards Hilary, Grant and Val. 

19 Jan 2016



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Alan Ormiston Robertson
26th August 1931 ~ 4th November 2015
 
12noon, 11 November 2015
Heritage Pioneers Chapel, Heritage & Heritage Funerals, Woori Yallock


Hi Julian,

Can't thank you enough for helping us make dad's celebration and 
farewell just right.

Warm regards and wishing you and yours well.

Julie, Tom, Vicki, family and friends.

11 Nov 2015


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Ian Robert Watts
9 May 1933 ~ 6 October 2015
 
Memorial Service
12 noon, Monday 19 October 2015  
Le Pine Funerals, Springvale Road, Glen Waverley


Dear Julian,

We would like to thank you so much for the wonderful service you 
gave our Dad on 19th October 2015.

Your presentation made us all feel that you knew Dad and we appreciated 
your compassion, thoughtfulness and good humor that was shown 
throughout the service. 

We had many people comment that your presentation was wonderful. 
We know that Dad would have loved his service. You truly picked up 
the essence of Dad's life.

Thank you again.

Heather (Medhurst), Jenny (Kemp), Sue (Brenton) and families

November 2015


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Chester Maxwell Fox
20 November 1921 - 11 October 2015

10am, Friday 16 October 2015
W.D.Rose Funerals, 221 Charman Road, Cheltenham. 
 

Hi Julian,

I just wanted to thank you so much for the great job you did last Friday 
for my Dad’s service at WD Rose in Cheltenham. You spoke as though you 
knew him – afterwards a few people asked me where you had met my Dad? 

I have had such fabulous positive feedback about the service + especially 
your handling of it + your wonderful words that I wanted to pass them 
on to you as well as expressing my thanks again.

Thanks + take care.

Fran

20 October 2015


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Roma Helen Aubourg
18th September 1925 - 6th October 2015
 
3.30pm, Thursday 15 October 2015
Weeroona Chapel,Bunurong Memorial Park, 
790 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Bangholme.

Arranged by W.D.Rose Funerals - Cheltenham.


Dear Julian,
 
Just wanted to thank you again for the lovely service yesterday.  
It was a sad day for all of us but you helped to make it in many 
respects a happy day too. It was a day that will stay with us for a long time.
 
Best wishes to you from all of us.
 
Kind regards,Sue Marshall

16 October 2015


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Leonardo 'Leo' Antonio Michele Varisco
12th September 1926 ~ 1st October 2015
 
1.00pm, Monday 12 October 2015
Heritage & Heritage Funerals, 733 Boronia Road, Wantirna
 

Hi Julian,
 
Thank you once again for being our celebrant at my dad's funeral 
on Monday. I have no doubt that we will be seeing you again in the future.  
 
Kind regards
Jo Sarll


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Jack Bevan Turner
8 July 1925 ~ 2 October 2015

2.00pm, Saturday 10 October 2015
Le Pine Funerals, Springvale Road, Glen Waverley


Dear Julian,

A week has passed and I thought I'd send you a quick thank you for 
your work in putting together the Service for my Dad last Saturday the 10th October.

It was my first experience with this, but you were patient, thoughtful 
and delivered on the day the most wonderful story of Dad's life. 
This meant so much to us all.

We had many people to dinner that evening and a very late night at our 
place where everyone celebrated Dad's life as he would have wanted 
- with a party! Everyone was so complimentary about your presentation, 
the words and delivery were just perfect.

Please feel free to offer us as a future reference if you require. 

Thanks again,

Rob & Leandra Turner

18 October 2015


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Monday 5 October 2015


Bruce Harold Holding
21 April 1943 ~ 30 September 2015

2.30pm, Green Acres Golf Club
51 Elm Grove, East Kew
Arranged by Le Pine Funerals, East Kew.


Dear Julian,

Thank you so much for your care in preparing and delivering the 
celebration of Bruce's life for us. You managed to successfully 
recap Bruce's story.

Thank you once again.

Carol Holding & Family

5 November 2015'


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Wednesday 22 July 2015


Ellen Elsie May Fillis
31 March 1934 ~ 16 July 2015

10am, Le Pine Funerals, 388 Springvale Road,
Glen Waverley


Dear Julian,

Just wanted to take this opportunity on behalf of the Fillis family, 
to thank you for a thoughtful and respectful service on Wednesday, for our mother Ellen.

It helped make what could have a difficult day, bearable, Roger was very 
pleased and told us all how well he thought it all went.

Thank you, again.

Regards,
Robyn and Robert Fillis.
24 July 2015


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Friday 17 July 2015


John Grimes
19 May 1948 ~ 9 July 2015

12noon, The Great Hall, Montsalvat.
7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham

Kingston Green Eco Funerals
Arrangement with many thanks to Claire Gaffney, Conductor


Re: Thank you from John's loved ones

Thank you Julian for facilitating such a momentous time in our lives -
farewelling our beloved John. Your sensitivity and compassion in 
conducting the service allowed us all to honour and celebrate 
John's life in a very serene and loving way. 

Thank you very much.

Warm regards
Michela and the Grimes family.

19 July 2015


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Friday 10 July 2015


Janis ‘Jan’ Annette Lyngcoln
4 May 1949 ~ 3 July 2015  
 
10am Le Pine Funeral Services
981 Burke Road, Camberwell 3124


Dear Julian,

From all the family, thanks so much for your very professional conducting 
of the service for Jan this morning. We are very pleased with the way 
it all went. It was a fitting send off.

Nev, Julian and Kate.


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Thursday 9 July 2015


Frieda Johanna Richter
4 April 1925 ~ 5 July 2015  
 
10.15am, Joyce Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner
Le Pine Funerals, Greensborough


Hi Julian

Ruth, myself and the family would like to take this opportunity to 
thank you for the way you conducted the funeral ceremony of 
Frieda Richter last Thursday.

From our initial contact on the Tuesday night and our conversations 
to the end draft represented exactly what we thought of Frieda.

Thank you so very much.

Ruth & Ray McDonald and family.

12 July 2015


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Monday 29 June 2015


Gwendoline 'Gwen' Murison Greensill
29 December 1925 ~ 22 June 2015  
 
2.30pm, Joseph Allison Funerals
941 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon


Hi Julian,

Thank you very much for today. Everyone has said Gwen would have loved it.

Thanks again.

Sharon Petrou

29 June 2015


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Friday 22 May 2015


Kimball James Wyatt
18 November 1954 ~ 17 May 2015
 
10.00am, W.D.Rose Funerals, Marriage Road, Brighton
11.30am, Burial Service, Cheltenham Memorial Park.
Arrangement with many thanks to Tony Petronie, Conductor


Hello Julian, Tony and Shaun,

Felicity, Patty and myself just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you 
all for the help you gave us on making my Father - Kim Wyatt's funeral so 
beautiful.  It was a lovely send off to a true gentleman.

Julian - You spoke so well on Friday and really understood how the three of us 
felt towards Kim/Dad.  I even liked how you gave a nice comforting nod to my sister 
once she completed her speech, in other words telling her how well she did. 
Thank you.

Tony - All your organising was outstanding and the meeting we had with you on 
that Monday was so professional and you answered all the questions we 
were thinking.

Shaun - The digital side of things was truly incredible.  Everything went so smoothly.  
I'm sure you enjoyed our choice of tunes.

Overall thank you all so very much.  W.D. Rose Brighton was where our mother 
had her funeral so it was lovely to have our fathers there too.

Overall your service was fantastic and we are all truly grateful.

Kind Regards,

Stephanie

May 28, 2015


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Friday 15 May 2015


Raymond Stuart Brownlee
5 January 1924 ~ 10 May 2015
 
10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,
741 High Street, Kew East.


Dear Julian,

I just wanted to thank you for your excellent work last week at dads 
funeral service. 

We all felt that the service went off very well and that your guidance and 
support in the days leading up to Friday was invaluable and your words
really captured the spirit of dads long life.

Thanks again, and kind regards.

Clive
May 21 2015

...also

Hi Julian,

Just wanted to thank you very much for being our celebrant today. We were 
all very happy with how everything came together in Dad's honour. Mum 
especially was very happy with the way you presented the service.

Our sincere thanks again.

Angela and Ken 
May 15 2015


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Thursday 7 May 2015


Edgar 'Ivor' Flavell 
27 Dec 1919 ~ 2 May 2015
 
10.00am, Le Pine Funerals, 
132 Mt Dandenong Road, Croydon


Hi Julian,

I have just had a call from someone who attended the service yesterday 
and said “what a wonderful job Julian did with the service, it was so well 
balanced”....so well done J.
 
Thanks
 
Lisa 

(received c/- Lisa at Le Pine Funerals, Croydon)


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Tuesday 28 April 2015


Pauline Judith Pick
3 May 1934 ~ 20 April 2015

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals,
741 High Street, Kew East


Dear Julian,

Thank you for your advise in the planning and running of Pauline's funeral. 
All went well. With our best wishes

Sincerely,
Bill and Jenny

7 May 2015


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Tuesday 28 April 2015


Thomas 'Tommy' Boyle
13 October 1929 ~ 9 March 2015
 
2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals, 
1096 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully


Dear Julian,

Please forgive the lateness of this letter, I have only felt like writing this week.

I want to thank you for making a terrible time so bearable. I couldn't have asked 
for a better Farewell to my lovely Tommy. The service you helped to build just said it all.

I can never thank you enough for your kindness and help to get me through. 

With kind regards,

Barbara Boyle

April 2015


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Thursday 5 March 2015


My Chuong Hitchcock
24 January 1939 – 22 February 2015

10.00am, W.D. Rose & Joseph Allison Funerals,
339 Warrigal Road, Burwood
11.30am Committal, Ogilvy Lawn, 
Springvale Botanic Cemetery, Noble Park.


Dear Julian, 

Thank you for being the celebrant at Chuong's funeral yesterday. I appreciated 
both your own contribution and also that of the two monks whom you arranged
to join us. Please pass on my sincere thanks.

I hope we will keep in touch.

Barry

6 March 2015


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Wednesday 4 March 2015


Douglas 'Doug' George Barr 
22 August 1930 ~ 27 February 2015

10am, W.D. Rose Funerals, 
221 Charman Road, Cheltenham


Hi Julian, 

I wanted to thank you for your caring manner and approach at Dads funeral service. 
I am sorry I did not get to speak to you after the service, to express this in person.

Kind regards.

Christine Casey

4 March 2015


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Friday 23 January 2015


Leslie 'Les' Charles McDonald
11 November 1926 - 16 January 2015
 
10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,
513 Greensborough Road, Greensborough
1.00pm. Committal, Broadford Cemetery, Piper Street, Broadford


Dear Julian,

We sincerely thank you for how you put our words together for the chapel and 
graveside services for Les. You were so kind and we were very happy with the 
way it all went. Many relations and friends commented on how well you spoke. 

All the things that you have done in a such a thoughtful way, are appreciated 
so much more than these few words can say.

Thank you.

From Jean McDonald, Colin, Joy and family

February 2015


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Tuesday 2 September 2014


Elizabeth 'Mary' Symons  
7 April 1936 - 26 August 2014  

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals, 
1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill.


Hi Julian, I just wanted to thank you for yesterday. I think the service 
went very well yesterday. 

Kind regards, John
3 Sep 2014


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Friday 22 August 2014


John Trevett Tilley 
24 November 1937 - 17 August 2014  

10am, Le Pine Funerals, 
High Street, East Kew.


Dear Julian,

On behalf of my family I would like to say how pleased we all were with 
your delivery of John's service. We received lots of positive feedback about you.

You were both caring and genuine.

Thank you again.

Kindest Regards

Lillian Tilley

2 Sep 2014


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Monday 1 September 2014


Norman 'Jack' John Watson 
14 August 1917 - 27 August 2014   

10am, Le Pine Funerals, 
1094 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully. 


Hi Julian,

The service went really well and the family ended up having a great catch-up 
back at the Royal Hotel afterwards (Jack used to like going there for a bet).

Many thanks for the part you played in making the service a worthy tribute 
to Jack and the life he had, it was very much appreciated by all the family.

Best regards

Mark

2 Sep 2014


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Friday 29 August 2014


Colin John Palmer 
4 March 1951 - 22 August 2014   

10.00am, W.D. Rose Funerals, 
 221 Charman Road, Cheltenham


Dear Julian,

I would personally like to thank you for Colin's service on Friday.  
You conducted the ceremony in a caring compassionate way and included 
all we had spoken about, at the same time telling it as it was.

Appreciation and thanks.

Regards,
Lynette King

1 Sep 2014


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Friday 29 August 2014


Winifred Emily Ruby Foley
28 October 1915 - 15 August 2014   

10.00am, W.D. Rose Funerals, 
139 Marriage Road, Brighton   
Burial Service, Cheltenham Memorial Park.


Dear Julian,

The kindness and thoughtfulness that you have shown will always 
be remembered.
Thank you.

Beverley Nopper and Bryan and Bev Leighton


Aug 2014


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Friday 1 August 2014


Fay Goddard
7 December 1933 - 28 July 2014   
                        
2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals, 
848 Main Road, Eltham 

Dear Julian,

Thank you for the lovely service you conducted at our dear mum's funeral.

Love, all the Goodards.

Aug 2014


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Monday 26 May 2014


Willie Veit  
4 Nov 1939 - 21 May 2014
 
2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals, 
1084 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully


Hi Julian,
 
Thank you so much for a lovely service.  

I feel you did my father justice and portrayed his character beautifully, 
as this must be a difficult job when you do not know the deceased personally. 

We were very happy with the professional and caring way Le Pine staff 
and yourself conducted Willie's funeral, it is a very vulnerable time for all the family.
 
Kindest regards,
 
Tania

30 May 2014

 
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Thursday 1 May 2014

Alan William Bowman
10 March 1922 - 26 April 2014 

12pm, Le Pine Funerals, 
1096 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully  


Dear Julian,

Finally I have a few minutes to myself today, to say thank you for a 
wonderful service for Dad. 

It was everything I could have hoped for, and you undertook that task 
of being the MC in a very professional and dignified way, of which my 
father would have approved!!! 
Overall our experience at Le Pine was outstanding, and we thank 
everyone who helped in this regard.

Many thanks again
Carol Shade

1 May 2014


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Tuesday 9 April 2014 


Rose Elizabeth Fischer
12 September 1923 – 4 April 2014

10.15am, Wilson Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Le Pine Funerals, Princess Highway, Oakleigh
 

Hello Julian,
 
Helen and I wanted to thank you for the way you conducted the 
service for our Mother.
 
Almost unanimously the people we mingled with afterwards commented 
on how fine it was and that is something I haven’t experienced at a funeral before. 
Thank you also for your assistance with putting it all together and 
making sure our thoughts and feelings were represented.
 
Best regards,
 
Tom Fischer 
11 April 2014


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Friday 28 March 2014 - Memorial Service


Michael 'Mike' David Brayshaw
19 September 1932 – 22 March 2014

2.30pm, W.D. Rose Funerals, 
221 Charman Rd, Cheltenham
 

Hi Julian
 
I am writing to thank you for your support as well as the professional 
and competent way that you carried out your role as celebrant for 
Mike's memorial service. My mother Joan and my family were 
impressed and most appreciative.
 
Thank you once again and I wish you all the best.
 
Kind Regards
 
Mal Phillips

3 April 2014


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Monday 31 March 2014 


Doris 'Jean' McDonald
3 October 1919 - 26 March 2014

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals, 
981 Burke Road, Camberwell.


Dear Julian,

On behalf of our family I wish to thank you so much for conducting 
the service for my aunt. We were particularly pleased that you took 
the time to meet with us to get a strong understanding of my aunt’s life 
and why she was precious to us.

Being my mother’s only sibling she left the funeral feeling that you had 
reflected perfectly her wishes and that her sister would have been
very happy with her service.

Kind Regards,

Greville

2 April 2014


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Thursday 27 March 2014


Dr John Barry Drake
4 January 1939 – 22 March 2014

10am, W.D.Rose Funerals, 
139 Marriage Road, Brighton


Thank you from the Drake family
 
Dear All,
 
I would just like to thank you all for the wonderful Service you organised 
and delivered for Dad & ourselves yesterday.
 
Sharon, Julian, Shawn, Tony & Nicole all worked so hard to support us 
and ensure the Service and the organisation were perfect and exactly 
what we and Dad would have wanted. 

Thank you also for being patient with us when we had a few extra 
requests along the way.
 
Dad would have loved it and would have been humming along, 
where ever he is.
 
Kind Regards,
 
Johanna Drake on behalf of Rosemary, Sarah & Prue & all our Families.
Friday, 28 Mar 2014


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20 March 2014


Marina Trance Perez ‘Nanay Marsha’
14 June 1932 - 14 March 2014

7pm, Le Pine Funerals, 
1096 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully.


Subject - Thank you Julian
 
Hi Julian, I didn’t get to say goodbye to last night.
 
However on behalf of the entire Perez clan especially my Uncle Ben, Sherrie and I – 
Thank you for all your assistance with the viewing organisation. From the program 
booklet editing to music suggestions for the introduction/final of the program.
 
Your kind, wonderful words in the speech you had touched a lot of 
my family members.
 
So, thank you very much.
 
Kind regards,
Leaf
Friday 21 March 2014


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Friday 14 March 2014 


Stephen Kevin Corr
21 July 1967 - 6 March 2014

10am, Le Pine Funerals, 
848 Main Road, Eltham.


Hi Julian,
 
I was really pleased with how (last) Friday’s service went.  
When you asked Simon and I how what we would like from the service and Simon 
answered that he simply wanted people to come up and tell us what a fantastic 
service/send off for Steve, well that happened from lots of people 
and was something we were very proud of. 
 
I’m sure you hear it all the time, but your words are truly perfect. 
You have really captured Steve completely.  Thank you. 
Your skills of listening and capturing Steve’s spirit was amazing 
and once again thank you.  
 
Best wishes
 
Joeline
Fri 21 Mar 2014


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Thursday 20 February 2014


Patrick ‘Pat’ Maher
28 July 1923 - 14 February 2014    

10am, Le Pine Funerals, 
1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill


Hi once again Julian,

On behalf of the family, I would just like to express our appreciation for 
your terrific organisation and sympathetic management of the processes 
we have gone through.

We have had numerous friends and relatives let us know that they thought 
the ceremony (or celebration of our father's life) was an enjoyable and rewarding 
experience for them. We very much appreciate your involvement, along 
with Doug's excellent organisation. Thank you once again. 

On behalf of Pat's wife June, and kids Pauline, Glenn, Susan, 
Kevin and Peter (and our wonderful kids and grandkids)

John Maher

Fri 21 Feb 2014


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Thursday 6 February 2014 


Peter Gysbertus Maria Vink
14 May 1927 - 29 January 2014
 
10.00am, Le Pine Funerals, 
Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully 
Committal, Ferntree Gully Cemetery.


Hey Julian,
 
Thank you !!!  Dads farewell was very special, l will never forget.

It brought a lot of family, old friends back together.  Dad would have been 
so happy, it was beautiful, l am so proud of him. Over the last 18 months 
l saw him or called him everyday, whilst sometimes it was draining, 
l am so glad that l did now.  Life is so precious.

Again thank you for your help and understanding.

Kindest regards
Sam (Sandra)

Sun 9 Feb 2014 


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Friday 10 January 2014 - Memorial Service

Daniel Fox
6 October 1981 ~ 29 December 2013

12.00pm, Private Service, 
Crick Chapel - Fawkner Memorial Park
2:30pm, Joseph Allison Funerals, 
941 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon.


Hi Julian, 

Just wanted to say how deeply grateful I am for all your help and amazing speech.
I thought you were great. Thank you so much for everything you've helped me with. 

Hope to see you again sometime. 

Kindest regards from mum and I. 

Kaori

14 Jan 2014


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Mon 16 Dec 2013 ~ Memorial Service


James Jones Watsford
25 April 1923 ~ 10 December 2013

Le Pine Funerals, 
981 Burke Road, Camberwell.


Subject: With thanks and warmest wishes.
 
Thank you Julian so much for your compassion and Patience with 
us during this process.

It was a pleasure to work with you, even though the circumstances 
are sad and challenging, your advice and the way you delivered the 
service yesterday helped in creating a wonderful tribute and send off to our Dad.

With much Gratitude
Sandy Weekes {Watsford}

18 December 2013


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Fri 15 Nov 2013


Raymond 'Ray' Ernest Newland
12 July 1933 - 8 November 2013

W.D. Rose Funerals, 
221 Charman Road, Cheltenham.


Julian,
 
On behalf of our family, I would like to thank you for your words this 
morning and your support in preparing our fathers funeral.
 
Your calm yet confident presence helped us all get through the service 
and allow us to celebrate our fathers life. We thank you for your guidance 
at this difficult time for our family.
 
Many Thanks,
 
Sharon 

Fri 15 November 2013


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Wed 23 October 2013


James McAlpine Reid
4 June 1924 - 17 October 2013

Weeroona Chapel, Bunurong Memorial Park
790 Frankston-Dandenong Rd Bangholme
W.D. Rose Funerals, Cheltenham.


Hi Julian,

Just wanted to thank you again for the way you conducted Dad's funeral 
service the other day. We all thought it went very well and was just what 
Dad would have wanted.

Kind regards
Morna

25 Oct 2013


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Wed 23 October 2013


Ronald James Porter
23 March 1938 - 19 October 2013

W.D.Rose Funerals, 
221. Charman Rd, Cheltenham.


Good afternoon Julian,

I'm writing to you on behalf of the Porter family.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for your help 
and guidance during the arrangements for Ron Porters funeral.  More notably 
we can't thank you enough for your fantastic execution of the service today. 
My family with your help had a stress free and flawless send off for my father...

Once again Julian, many thanks for your help.

Deepest Regards The Porter Family


Wed 23 October 2013


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Fri 4 October 2013


Arthur Edward Carlin
17 Jan 1926 - 28 Sep 2013

W.D.Rose Funerals, 
221 Charman Road, Cheltenham.


Dear Julian,

I did not get a chance to speak with you yesterday but I wanted to thank you 
for your involvement in the service. We were very happy with how you conducted 
the service and appreciated your words of comfort.

Kind regards

Rosemary

Sat 5 October 2013


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Wed 24 July 2013

Dora May Lickorish
2 May 1912 ~ 17 July 2013    

Le Pine Funerals,
1084 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully.


Thank you.

Julian everyone thought the funeral was what mum would have loved thank you 
from all of us you all made it the way we wanted to send her off.

Regards Pam

Thu 25 July 2013 


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Tues 2 July 2013


Souraya Bramston  
26 February 1953 ~ 23 June 2013

Federation Chapel, Lilydale Memorial Park
Le Pine Funeral Services, Mountain Highway, Croydon. 


Dear Julian,

Thank you for your lovely service today. Although I am still struggling with 
the loss of my beautiful mum, I have found great comfort from your words today.

Georgia. 

2 July 2013

and...

Dear Julian,

I have just received your email, again I am so thankful to you for all
 you have done. Thank you for sending last nights blessings, I am so happy to 
be able to do this for mum. The dedication you have added for mum 
is lovely thank you. 

Thank you kindly,

Georgia
11 July 2013


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Friday 28 June 2013 - Memorial Service


John 'Pro' Charles Prohasky 
24 January 1947 ~ 20 June 2013
 
10.00am - Private Service, Le Pine Funerals, 
981 Burke Road, Camberwell
2.30pm - Memorial, Friday 28 June 2013
Box Hill Golf Club, 200 Station Street, Box Hill 3128


Hi Julian
 
I wanted to thank you on behalf of the family for the amazing job you did in 
helping us remember dad recently.
 
We all marveled at the memorial service and it will stick with us for ever. Y
our approach matched our dad perfectly and you helped his memory live on.
 
All the best
 
Nick Prohasky

11 July 2013


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Wednesday 10 July 2013


Marie Jean Jones
22 June 1918 ~ 1 July 2013

W.D. Rose Funerals, 
221 Charman Rd, Cheltenham. 

Hi Julian,
 
Just wanted to say thank you for all your help & your service today. 
You did a wonderful job on Nan's service & helping all of us through it.
 
Regards, 
Julie Jones

10 July 2013

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Wednesday 26 June 2013


Joan Hanslow
8 October 1920 – 21 June 2013

Le Pine Funerals, 
1084 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, 


Dear Julian,

On behalf of Peter, Keri and Janine I would like to say a big thank you 
for your advice and assistance in planning and celebrating Mum's funeral. 

Your warmth and compassion was very much appreciated. You made a difficult 
time simple. I was very happy with the whole service - plenty of laughter!  
I know Mum would have absolutely loved it.              

Again thank you,       
                                                                                  
Sincerely
Ruth Henderson.

27 June 2013

Also.... 

Dear Julian,
 
Thank you very much for your assistance in making my mother’s funeral such a success. All went smoothly and everyone thought it was a great send off. I know mum would have loved it.
 
Thanks again
 
Peter Hanslow

21 July 2013 


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6 June 2013


Keith Colin Williams
17 April 1928 - 1 June 2013

Le Pine Funerals, Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully
then Committal at Bulla General Cemetery, 
Cemetery Lane, Bulla.


Hi Julian,

Just a quick note to thank you for last Thursday, conducting my Uncle, 
Keith Williams funeral. 

It was a wonderful send off for a wonderful Man, and I thank you for your 
professional, caring manner in which you conducted the service,

Regards, Melinda Conn

13 June 2013 


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Friday 24 May 2013


Henry William Duus
21 March 1919 - 19 May 2013

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals, 
Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon


Hello Julian
 
Our family would like to thank you for yesterday - mum says dad would 
have been really chuffed. So many people have commented on how wonderful 
the service was, it was lovely to hear the laughter at such a sad time for us.
 
Again our sincere thanks.
 
Chris Smith

25 May 2013


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Friday 24 May 2013


Evelyne Eileen Scott
23 June 1928 - 14 April 2013

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals, 
941 Burke Road, Camberwell. 


Dear Julian,

Just a brief note to say thank you for you service at Mum's funeral. 
The day went pretty much as I had hoped, in no small part to your assistance and 
counsel both ahead of time and on the day. 

It was very much appreciated.

Kind regards

Richard

29 April 2013


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Friday 24 May 2013


Tralford ‘Ted’ James Packer    
23 December 1936 - 8 March 2013 

Federation Chapel, Lilydale Memorial Park 
Le Pine Funerals,  Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon


Dear Julian,

I am sorry to write this back to you so late.

However I wanted to thank you very much indeed for the fantastic way 
you handled Dad's memorial service last Wednesday.

You managed to synthesise all our our notes, comments and stories and 
feelings (along with Louise's excellent summary!), and present Dad's life 
as though you had known him and our family personally for decades. 
Your presentation did significant justice to Dad's life and family, with spirit 
and a dash of irreverent humour that he would have thoroughly enjoyed.

While we'll all have an empty bit where Dad was for a long time, the memorial 
was a fitting send off and it will be an important part of our treasured memories 
of Dad. It makes such a difference to know that it was done properly.

With sincere thanks again,

Rob Packer

21 March 2013


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Friday 15 February 2013


Joyce Dorothy Argoon
23 February 1923 – 10 February 2013

Le Pine Funerals, 
1096 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully


Dear Julian,

We wish to extend to you, our heartfelt appreciation for the outstanding 
role you recently played at the funeral of our mother Joyce Argoon.

We were greatly impressed with the time, care and attention you devoted 
to ensuring the facts and feelings portrayed at the service were accurate and 
respected.  The sensitivity, reassurance and hope expressed throughout 
your address was admired by all.

Mum was fare-welled with dignity and love, with your wonderful guidance.

Ron and Lynne and Family.

26 Feb 2013


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Wednesday 20 February 2013


John Kenneth Williams
27 November 1920 – 16 February 2013

10.00am, Le Pine Funeral, Upper Heidelberg Road,
Ivanhoe 3156


Dear Julian

Our Family would like to sincerely thank you for the funeral service you 
presented for my father John Williams.

After the service many of the mourners who spoke to us were highly complementary 
of both your insightful and thoughtful words and we were equally impressed 
with the way everything flowed along perfectly.

Regards from
Bev, Graham, Darren & Megan

21 February 2013


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Friday 8 February 2013 - Memorial Service


John Lewis Foster
11 May 1931 – 28 January 2013

Private Service - Allison Monkhouse Funerals, Brighton
Memorial Service - Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 
Glenferrie Road, Kooyong.


Dear Julian,

How fortunate I feel to have had Peter introduce you to me and my family. 
I trusted his judgement and was more than amply rewarded.

You offered support with warmth, charm and a calm understanding at a 
difficult time and your smiling eyes helped me "Keep my chin up" ~ mostly.  
As both our Celebrant during our quiet, close-knit service in the morning and as 
our M.C. later through our no-nonsense wonderful farewell to John, you excelled; 
I felt that you seemed to know us.

My thanks are of the most sincere kind which I offer together with my best 
wishes for you and yours.

Elizabeth Foster.

11 February 2013

Also...


Dear Julian,

Thank you very much for doing such a great job for our Memorial and arrangements 
for Dad last Friday.  You made it very easy for us and ensured the occasion went 
so well for we, as family, and all those who came to Kooyong.

If I may be so bold I would suggest you are worth way more than your fee! 
Thank you once again for your help and support.

Regards

Margo

14 February 2013


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Wednesday 23 January 2013


James Shinnie
28 May 1927 – 16 January 2013

10am, Le Pine Funerals, 
Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, 
Committal, Eltham Cemetery, Eltham.


Hi Julian, 

Whilst I saw you respectfully walk from Eltham Cemetery today I wanted 
to run across to give you every bit of warmth I had in me. I am completely 
honoured that you would do such justice to the life of my father. Believe me, 
he really deserved the best and the best came into our life in the form of 
Julian Bamford not once but twice for my mother also. 

I feel very lucky that you will always be a part of my parents journey into 
the next world and I know they would have both saluted you having done them so proud. 

My utmost thanks Julian. Just can't express it enough. 

Take Care please. 

Gordon.   

23 January 2013.


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19 December 2012


John 'Jack' Thomas Lewis 
6 September 1925 – 14 December 2012

Le Pine Funerals, Greensborough, 
Committal, Preston General Cemetery.


Dear Julian,               

My family and I would like to thank you sincerely for your kindness and 
understanding in the way you presented the celebration of Jack's life.    
    
We feel we are now able to relax in the knowledge that Jack would be well 
pleased with the way you presided over proceedings as we bade him a sad farewell.   
                                                           
Sincerely,                                                                                                          
Joyce Lewis 

23 December 2012


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Monday 3 December 2012 


William ‘Bill’ George Wilson 
17 November 1922 - 29 November 2012  
         
Le Pine Funerals 
848 Main Road, Eltham. 


Hello Julian,

We would like to thank you as it was a lovely service you carried out and 
remarks were passed on to us from guests saying this as well. Also from my sister Vicki. 
So thank you again,   

Joan and Daryl McStravick.  

11 December 2012 


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Thursday 8 November 2012    
 

Norma Torpy     
4 February 1922 - 4 November 2012  

Le Pine Funerals, 440 Maroondah Highway, 
Lilydale. 

Dear Julian,   

It was a most enjoyable pleasure that our family had in meeting and working 
with you to celebrate our mothers life last Thursday.  

The day took on a happy spirit and we are sure our Mum would have been 
pleased with the way the service was handled by your good self.   

Many thanks from the Torpy Family.   

Regards, Owen  
   
16 November 2012


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Thursday 8 November 2012     


Allan Nichols Cook   
20 March 1921 - 16 August 2012

Le Pine Funerals 
1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. 


Dear Julian,

We greatly appreciated your care and professionalism in helping us to 
see Allan off with dignity and respect. 

Thank you so very much

Adrienne, Wendy and Don.

Aug 2012


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24 August 2012


Frederick 'Derick' James Todd
6 June 1920 - 20 August 2012

W.D. Rose Funerals,
221 Charman Road, Cheltenham.  

 
Dear Julian,
 
It would be hard for us to have had a more suitable celebrant for 
my father's service on Friday. My mother was so happy and comfortable 
with you as you expertly guided her through all the stages.  

Your biography was beautifully pitched and, as you would have seen, 
my mother was smiling during much of it. The anecdotes and reminiscences 
that you chose from your taping of her stories were just right. Deidre and Geoff 
and I and the rest of the family are most grateful.
 
Best wishes,
Diana  

27 August 2012

 
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16 Aug 2012

Grace Milligan Shinnie
30 March 1926 -11 August 2012

Le Pine Funerals, Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, 
Burial Service, Eltham Cemetery. 
 
Hi Julian,
 
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank-you with all my heart for orchestrating 
and conducting such a very warm service for mother Grace. It was if you had known
her for years and this came through so well and with such warmth and affection. 
For what it is worth, she would have adored you.
 
I just couldn't let the day go by without offering you my very sincere thanks 
for your efforts and for your guidance, support, and sympathy. It was truly appreciated. 
Whilst I truly hope it is not for some time I hope that you would consider us worthy 
in supporting us should my father pass in the future. 
 
Please take care but I truly cannot thank-you enough for what you have done for
 me and my family.
 
Thank you
Gordon

25 August 2012

 
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9 August 2012


Albert William Charles Prohasky
15 September 1919 - 7 August 2012

Le Pine Funerals - Box Hill.
 
Dear Julian,
 
The family join with me in our grateful thanks to you for conducting the 
service for Albert on Friday 10th.  You brought friendly and sympathetic 
meaning to it for which we thank you. 
 
I am sorry I didn't get to say "goodbye" to join us for a cup of cuppa.
 
Your shiny shoes were great!
 
Beth Prohasky

15 August 2012
 
 
Hi Julian,
 
I am so sorry that I didn't get to personally thank you yesterday for the 
wonderful job you did conducting Dad's memorial service.
 
We couldn't have asked for anything better. Your words were lovely and your 
support for me was much appreciated. Also thank you for your lovely 
clean shoes........!
 
Kindest regards
 
Helen Kelly

11 August 2012

  
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Wednesday 31 August 2012


Anne Pui Yin Lee 
4 August 1949 – 20 July 2012

10.15am, Wilson Chapel. Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 
John Allison Monkhouse Funerals, Frankston.  


Hi Julian,
 
We just wanted to say a big thank you for overseeing mum's service. 
I greatly appreciate the time and care with all the details put into the reading.
 
You're an amazing person and celebrant.
 
Thanks again and kindest regards,
                                           
William, Phil, Lauren & Family.

3 August 2012

 
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Friday 6th July 2012


Guisto Godina
7 December 1927 - 2 July 2012

Crick Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park, 
Le Pine Funerals, Greensborough.
 
Dear Julian,
 
This comes to let you know just how much I appreciate your kindness 
and your special thoughtfulness.
 
Many thanks
 
Nives and family

July 2012

  
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Monday 4 June 2012


Rita Pfauder
16 March 1936 - 21 May 2012

10.00am, Federation Chapel, Lilydale Memorial Park - Lilydale, 
Le Pine Funerals, Ferntree Gully.
 
Dear Julian
 
I am contacting you to sincerely thank you for the way you conducted 
my mother, Rita Pfauder's, funeral last Monday.  

The level of sensitivity, professionalism and support you provided to both 
my brother and I made our mother's funeral not only emotionally manageable 
but also a memorable celebration of her life.
 
Thank so much.   
 
Once again many thanks all round.
 
Best wishes
 
Maritta Parsell 

12 June 2012

 
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18 April 2012 - Memorial Service


Ronald Alan Clark
13 April 1942 - 10 May 2012

The Manningham Convention Centre - Bulleen
for Le Pine Funerals, East Kew. 
 
Dear Julian,
 
Thank you so much for the lovely service.  You made it personal and 
dignified.  We will always be grateful.
 
Peta and Liam Clark

19 May 2012

  
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6th March 2012


Simon Street
26 January 1956 – 29 February 2012

Joseph Allison Funerals
941 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon.
 

Hi Julian,
 
We thank you, for everything you did for us at the funeral of Simon Street in March.
 
Aderle, Anna and John. 
 
 also...
 
Dear Julian,
 
I wish to thank you so much, for being the celebrant at the funeral for 
my son Simon Street.
 
You did the most wonderful 'job' and spoke as if you knew Simon. Many people 
commented on your very professional and friendly manner and what a very nice
service you conducted. Several people asked me if you knew Simon.
 
Many many thanks
 
Aderle.

May 2012
 
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8th March 2012


Margaret 'Marg' Doris Hope 
13 Jan 1939 – 3 March 2012


Templestowe General Cemetery - Templestowe.
Le Pine Funerals - Lilydale
 
Dear Julian,
 
Thank you for the beautiful service you conducted for my friend Margaret Hope 
last month. Although Margaret had "a bit' to do with it, it was beautifully presented 
by you and that helped us all to feel at ease.  
 
If you ever want to visit 'The Centre of Light' you would be most welcome.
 
Kind regards
 
Ada Streeter.

May 2012

 
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3rd May 2012


Murdoch Donald 'Don' Morrison
11 January 1926 - 26 April 2012

W.D Rose Funerals,
221 Charman Rd, Cheltenham

 
Dear Julian,
 
Thank you very much for all the work you did to make Don's funeral come 
together in such a warm and positive manner. That was no easy task given Don 
has such a large and extended family!
 
It was definitely a heartfelt and memorable occasion, many people have remarked 
upon how enriching they found it. It had parts that were organized and planned 
and other parts that were quite spontaneous and sincere, just like Dad!
 
Thank you for trusting in the family members and allowing the service 
to evolve, best wishes.
 
Jen Morrison. 

6 May 2012
  
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20th April 2012

Nicholas 'Nick' Keeble Davies
2 January 1958 - 14 April 2012

Le Pine Funerals,
741 High Street, Kew East.

 
Hi Julian
 
Just a short note to say thank you for the service you provided for my husband 
Nick on 20th April. There was a serious side to it and also the funny side 
(in regard to the pronunciation of the dog's name). 
 
Everyone commented on the lovely service and I appreciate it in the way 
it was conducted.
 
Thank you once again
 
Sue, James and Paul Davies

1st May 2012

 
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4th April 2012


John Maxwell Stacpoole
15 December 1923 - 31 March 2012

Le Pine Funerals,
741 High Street, Kew East.
 
Julian, many thanks for your professional and personal approach with our family.

Warm regards from
 
Jean, Michele, Mary, Daryl and Trevor.

5 April 2012

  
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16th January 2012


Phylis 'Phyl' Moore
7 November 1924 – 8 January 2011

Le Pine Funerals,
Whitehorse Road, Box Hill.

 
Dear Julian,
 
I just wanted to thank you for acting as celebrant on the occasion of the funeral 
for Phyllis Moore on 16 January.
 
Everyone said they thought it was a very good funeral – one that Phyl herself 
would have liked. No matter that the incorrect piece of Vivaldi was played.
It still was Vivaldi and it may have been a better piece than the part we chose.
 
Thanks again
Regards
 
Jan Hanslow

1st March 2012
 
 
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17 February 2012


Klaus Peter Ulrich Jurisch
7 November 1940 – 11 February 2012

Cordell Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park.  
Simplicity Funerals, Reservoir. 

 
Hi Julian,
 
I just wanted to say thank you for your services regarding my Dad's funeral. 
Your professionalism, expertise and compassion was much appreciated.
Kind regards,
 
Heidi Winchester

2 March 2012
 

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23 February 2012


Maxwell 'Max' Holman George Williams
9 March 1925 - 20 February 2012

W.D. Rose Funerals, 
221 Charman Road, Cheltenham.

 
Thanks for Service for Max Williams.
 
Dear Julian,
 
Thank you again for a beautiful service. You captured Dad well in your 
service and we appreciated your words of comfort.  It would have been 
exactly as Dad had wished.
 
Thanks again for your part in what was a lovely family gathering in honour of Dad.
 
Regards,
Kathy.

23rd Feb 2012

 
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2nd Dec 2011


Neil Donald Watts
24 March 1955 - 28 November 2011

W.D.Rose Funerals
221 Charman Road, Cheltenham.

 
Dear Julian
 
Thank you Julian for doing such a wonderful farewell for Neil.
 
Your sincerity and special way was exceptional and appreciated greatly by us. 
My friends and family thought you knew Neil!  Thank you also for your understanding 
and calming approach in my time of need.
 
Kindest regards
 
Robyn, Brendan and Liam (Watts)

  
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31st January 2012


Sydney ‘Jack’ Waight
4 March 1922 - 26 January 2012

Mulqueen Funerals,
Sydney Road, Coburg North.
 

Dear Julian
 
Thank you for helping us Celebrate the Life of “Jack Waight.”
 
Your empathy and kindness enabled us to talk about and remember “Dad & Pa” 
with laughter and tears. It is very appreciated and will be remembered 
with gratitude.
 
Thank you
 
John, Dawn and Sarah Waight

  
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6th January 2011


Peter Keith Davies
9 August 1927 – 31 December 2011

W.D. Rose Funerals
139 Marriage Road, Brighton.
 

Dear Julian
 
Everyone enjoyed the farewell you gave to Peter Davies, Friday 6 January (2012). 
It was light and sad, Peter would approve.
 
Regards, Aya (Davies)
 
16th November 2011


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November 2011 

Anne Suzanne 'ZsuZsa' Pasztor
13 July 1937 – 12 November 2011

Le Pine Funerals,
Princess Highway, Dandenong.


Hi Julian,
 
Just wanted to express our thanks for the lovely service for Zsuzsa. 
I thought it all went very well.
 
Thanks again,
 
Giselle Stelfox

17th Nov 2011

 
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 21st July 2011


Thomas Po-Wong Lee
16 November 1936 - 22 July 2011

Boyd Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
Le Pine Funerals, 121 Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon. 
 

Hi Julian,
 
Thank you so much for your all help and support over the past week.
 
You did a superb job yesterday and several people commented on how well it all went. 
A colleague from my previous workplace even commented that after hearing his story 
she felt like she had known him all his life.
 
I was really pleased when my Uncle Greg told me today that dad would have been 
happy with his send off.  Thanks again for the wonderful service 
you conducted for my dad.
 
Best wishes,
Andrea (and Mum and Connor)

29th July 2011

  
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30th June 2011

 
Ruby Dorothy Crockett
15 November 1917 – 26 June 2011

W.D.Rose Funerals,
221 Charman Road, Cheltenham. 

 
Julian
 
On behalf of my brothers and all our family, thank you for so appropriately 
running the celebration for our Mother and for the careful preparation 
you put into it. 
 
Thank you for the documents you forwarded.
 
Regards
Jonathan Crockett

6th July 2011

  
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11th May 2011


Fredi Karl Wilhelm Bruse
1 February 1930 – 5 May 2011

Le Pine Funerals
Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully.

 
Dear Julian
 
On behalf of myself and my family I sincerely would like to thank you for yesterday.
 
Kind Regards
 
Heidi & family

12th May 2011

 
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3rd May 2011, Memorial Service


Ian Kenneth Reed
17 Jun 1943 – 21 April 2011

Le Pine Funerals, 
Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon

 
Hi Julian,
 
On behalf of my family, I want to thank you very much for what you did for 
us over the past week, and at Dad's service.
 
We are very appreciative of all you did, we were very pleased with the service 
and glad we had you speak for us and for Ian/Dad.
 
Sincerely, 
Andrew Reed

4 May 2011
  

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6th April 2011

 
Brian Francis Coward
30 May 1965 – 30 March 2011

Le Pine Funerals, 
Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully 3156.
 

Hi Julian
 
I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a big thank you.......the 
memorial service for Brian was exactly the way we both wished. 
 
The feedback we received from those that attended enabled them to see 
exactly the person Brian was, and as much as it is a very sad occasion they 
all came away saying how well you had conveyed his life story.
 
Kind regards Vikki

7th April 2011

  
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1st February 2011


John Ernest Plozza
9 March 1948 – 24 January 2011

Cordell Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park 
Joseph Allison Funerals, 941 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon.

 
Hi Julian,
 
Just wanted to thank you again on behalf of myself and our family for a 
job really well done with Dads service on Tuesday. 
 
I've had so much positive feedback and I am wrapped...the pressure was definitely 
on, but I think all factions were happy in the end and I think there was a great mix 
of humour and reverence.
 
So thanks again, all the best
 
Tracey Graham (daughter of John Plozza)

3rd Feb 2011

 
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17th Jan 2011


Stanley Arthur Morris Gundry
24 August 1920 – 13 January 2011

Le Pine Funerals,
Springvale Road, Glen Waverley. 

 
Good afternoon Julian,
 
I didn't get a chance yesterday, but wanted to say thank you for the lovely 
service you presented yesterday for Pa (Stan).
 
You did a great job capturing the man Pa was, and everyone appreciated your
work leading up to, and your presentation, of the service.
 
Again,thank you.
 
Kind regards
Amanda Cuxson

18th January 2011

 
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4th January 2011


Cyril Walter 'Joe' Cockroft
16 June 1921 – 29 December 2010

Le Pine Funerals,
Whitehorse Road, Box Hill.
 

Thank you so much, Julian. 

You did an awesome job and everyone commented on how well it went. 
We were privileged to have you as the celebrant … thank you.
 
All the best for your future, Julian.
 
Thanks again!
 
Gail and David

6th January 2011

  
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22nd December 2010


Joan Rodgerson
13 December 1932 – 18 December 2010

Le Pine Funeral Services,
Mt Dandenong Road, Croydon

 
Hi Julian 
 
Thank you so much for the time and care you have taken to compose a 
lovely tribute to Mum - we all appreciate it so much!
 
Regards, Helen
 
 
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9th April 2010


Gary Earle Butzin
6 July 1945 – 6 April 2010 

Le Pine Funeral Services,
121 Mt Dandenong Road, Croydon.
 

Hi Julian,
 
What you have written is great.
 
Thank you again.
 
Rachel
 
 
also....
 
 
Hi Julian,
 
Words to Dad's poem:
 
There is really nothing you must be,
except yourself.
 
There is nothing you must do,
except be yourself.
 
There is really nothing you must have,
except yourself.
 
There is really nothing you must know,
except yourself.
 
There is really nothing you must become,
except yourself.
 
Thank you Julian,
 
Kind regards, 
Rachel

8th April 2010
 

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May all beings be well and happy.
 
May all beings gain happiness and the causes of happiness.
'Love'
 
May they be separate from suffering and the causes of suffering.
'Compassion'
 
May they never part from a sorrowless state.
'Empathy'
 
May they live in equanimity with no hated or attachment to those near of far.
"Immeasurable equanimity'