Testimonials

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“We visited all three funeral directors in St Neots before being drawn to Kingfishers. They are lovely people, with a warm, friendly and caring approach. They explained all the options to us, and gave us time to decide what we wanted. What impressed me the most, my husband had been ill for many years, with a number of disabilities, so it was hard to think beyond those times. But by listening to my family and I talking about the past (the better times) the celebrant was able to give my husband the send off he deserved, and reminded us of the good and fun times. And even now, nearly 5 months on, they still stop and ask how we are. We are really grateful for their help and the kindness they showed us.”

RD, Eynesbury, St Neots

“Having read other testimonials I liked the sound of Kingfisher and so made contact. From the moment I got in touch I knew we were going to be well looked after. Scott and Andrew are just lovely and so professional. My children aged 22 and 23 arranged the service for their father and  everyone commented on what a lovely service it was. It was a hugely difficult day for them and everyone at Kingfisher was wonderful. Thank you so much.”

MS, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“It takes special people to handle the recently bereaved with such sensitivity, kindness and respect. We  cannot even begin to express in words how truly wonderful you were during this most difficult of times. Making arrangements for a funeral we never expected to have to do, during a time of extreme stress and shock, was handled by you with the utmost care. We were so impressed and grateful that there was no ‘hard sell’ – just an explanation of everything we wanted for [B]’s last journey. Though I would never have wished to have met you in these circumstances, thank you for helping us through this awful transition to life without [B].”

PN, Somersham

“We can highly recommend Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services. From the moment we met Nicola we knew we were in good hands. We were looking to arrange an informal ‘funeral’ which we wanted to lead ourselves. Nicola listened to us and immediately confirmed that they could arrange everything just the way we know [A] would have liked it. She recommended a fantastic florist, we chose our own music, they provided the room, laptop, speakers, screen for slideshow, collection and forwarding of money for charitable donations and transport of the coffin to the crematorium. On the day, both Nicola and Andrew helped us tirelessly and professionally but in a very friendly and relaxed way. So many of our guests actually wrote to us afterwards saying what a fitting tribute it had been to [A]! At what was a very sad time for us, Nicola and Andrew really helped to guide us through the process. Thank you so much.”

CM & RM, Huntingdon

“I am writing on behalf of [H]’s family to say how impressed we were with the way you took care of the funeral arrangements for our dear husband, brother, father and son. All of you at Kingfisher, including Roxie the black lab, displayed such care, concern, warmth and professionalism over this very sad time, and instilled us with much confidence that you would not let us down, from the moment [S] telephoned you and up to and including yesterday. Scott, I particularly felt that you would be by my side when I needed you, and your guidance to us all was second to none. You should all be very proud of the standard of service that you offer. Gillian too was absolutely fantastic, very caring and so good with words. An excellent asset to Kingfisher I am sure. Our most sincere thanks to you all once again.”

AC, Little Paxton, St Neots

“My husband chose Kingfisher himself before he died, he liked “The feel of the place”. Every detail was carried out according to our instructions, Scott explained everything to me with compassion and patience. The celebrant, Lorraine Inglis was wonderful and after just talking and remembering the good times in our 44 years of marriage, she summed up [B]’s life brilliantly. Thank you Scott and everyone at Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services for making a sad occasion memorable, I would recommend your services every time. Thank you.”

JP, Little Paxton, St Neots

“The service received from Kingfishers throughout the whole process was outstanding, everybody was polite and caring, we weren’t forced into making any decisions by the staff or pushed into purchasing anything unnecessary. Calls where always returned when they said they would and the level of professionalism on the day of the funeral was next to none. I couldn’t recommend Kingfishers enough!”

JA, Caxton, Cambridge

“After a deeply distressing period of illness, dreadful hospital experience, a death that was not how my mother had wished it, followed by unacceptable coroner delays, the one shining light was Andrew and his whole team at Kingfisher Funerals. Right from the start nothing was too much trouble; the care, support and advice they provided was first class; and Andrew’s outstanding professionalism on the day, ensuring that everything ran like clockwork, yet at the same time discreetly involving all present so that no-one felt ill-at-ease or that they ‘didn’t quite know what to do’, gave us a funeral and a final memory that was immensely healing – and was commented on by several mourners. There are no words to thank them enough. I have already given my children strict instructions that when it’s my turn I want Kingfisher to do my funeral!”

DS, Saffron Walden

“Thank you for all the work, guidance and support that you have all so willingly given me in my time of need. When faced with the loss of a loved one, life is difficult enough without the stress of not knowing what to do next. With your expertise and guidance you took me step-by-step through the whole process to reach a perfect conclusion. I will be forever grateful for all your assistance and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone requiring your services in the future.”

RB, Old Hurst, Huntingdon

“The service here is truly personal and nothing is too much trouble. Nicola helped us with all aspects of Dad’s funeral in a calm, caring, compassionate, friendly and professional manner. She put Mum & I at our ease and made us feel that nothing was too much effort, taking time to listen to what we wanted. On the day the whole team ensured everything went to plan in an unhurried and dignified way. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Kingfisher.”

SA, Somersham

“I cannot recommend this company and the wonderful staff enough. Scott explained everything, was incredibly helpful, and steered us in the right direction to give my father a fitting service. My family and I can’t thank them enough. Do not hesitate to use them!”

DM, St Neots

“Thank you so much, it has been a pleasure having you help us through everything. I know I speak on behalf of the whole family when I say how much we appreciate your kind and friendly service, attention to detail, and efficiency. Very professional.”

AP, Little Paxton, St Neots

“Thank you for everything you did on Friday, and leading up to the day of [B]’s funeral. Your approach was most refreshing, and helped us all at a difficult time”

PC, Hail Weston, St Neots

“A friend of mine who recently lost her father recommended Kingfisher to me when my mother passed away. Arranging my mother’s funeral was a very daunting prospect but Andrew was so very kind, sensitive, professional and thorough in helping us make all the right choices. The day itself was very dignified and all the team at Kingfisher handled it professionally and sensitively. I would highly recommend Kingfisher Funeral Directors.”

PF, Hemingford Abbots

“The unique, talented team of people who work at and run Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services offer personalised, reasonably priced funeral services to the bereaved, second to none. A combination of high professionalism, efficiency and respect, coupled with unequalled friendliness, warmth and compassion. They take great care of every detail, nothing is too much trouble, resulting in a beautiful ceremony, tailored to your wishes. I cannot speak highly enough of this firm and recommend to all without hesitation or doubt.”

JI, Ramsey, Huntingdon

“We just wanted to say thank you for all your help over the past months with all the arrangements for dad’s funeral and the new memorial. We have all been to look and are pleased with the result. Your service has been outstanding and has made a difficult time so much easier. Many, many thanks.”

RB, Gamlingay

“Thank you for arranging my father’s funeral. Scott, Andrew and the team were great with helping with decisions from collecting dad’s body through to the funeral itself. They kept me informed all the way. Such a beautiful and lovely funeral and so many beautiful comments. Also thank you to Phil and Andrew in helping with the interment of dad’s ashes. Such a professional company would not hesitate to recommend them in the future. Thank you once again for a lovely funeral that was very professionally organised.”

LH, Little Paxton, St Neots

“I’m amazed to find that it is six months since my husband [C] passed away. We used your ceremony room, and revamped it for [C]’s funeral, dressing it with beautiful greenery, [C]’s tools and photos of happy days. Andrew, I didn’t write to thank you for your kind attention, and the help and guidance that you offered. Belatedly, I want to thank you now, for facilitating, along with Nicki, a funeral ceremony that was everything that I wanted. My best wishes to you and the team.”

MT, Great Barford, Bedford

“Thanks for giving my dad a lovely send off yesterday. We did appreciate the way that everything was conducted. Especially the walk past at Field Lodge touched us all.”

GH, St Ives

“I can highly recommend Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services. Costs and charges were clearly explained and reasonably priced. They provided guidance and advice in relation to my husband’s funeral which was organised and conducted in a caring and professional manner. Thank you Andrew and team.”

MC, Eynesbury, St Neots

“We can’t thank you enough for all of your support and hard work arranging mum’s funeral. It was such a beautiful event, full of dignity and grace.”

SK, Buckden

“Kingfisher arranged my husband’s funeral and it was perfect. We had a small intimate service in their premises and all was arranged in 3 days due to visitors from Australia. We welcomed their unstuffy approach and the fact that we could arrange the room as we wanted it and spend as much time as we needed. They even served tea! A lovely company.”

MW, Offord D’Arcy, St Neots

“Kingfisher is a small independent funeral company driven by a passion and commitment to put the customer at the heart of its service. For my wife’s funeral they were caring and compassionate about every aspect, striking exactly the right balance between friendly and professional, with meticulous attention to detail and careful listening. The funeral itself, whilst highly emotional on the day, was one to look back on as the perfect tribute and celebration of my wife’s life. Highly recommended.”

Professor DH, Huntingdon

“Kingfisher Funeral Services were recommended to us when Mum died. We would now recommend them to anyone looking for a professional, friendly and caring team to help with the organisation of a funeral. The whole process from the first phone call through to the collection of the ashes made a difficult time easier. We were given clear price guidelines, suggestions when required, and the resulting funeral was just as we wanted. The service was held in the ceremony room at Kingfisher’s premises and we were able to personalise that room with flowers, photos and music. This created the right atmosphere to remember and celebrate the life of Mum. There was plenty of time for the service and to talk before and after. Thank you Kingfishers for everything you organised.”

MM, Hartford, Huntingdon

“We looked at the websites for all the local funeral directors before finally choosing Kingfisher. We were particularly impressed that the different options were all itemised with their costs. This enabled us to have a realistic idea of the final amount and we had no hidden surprise items. The service was excellent with great attention to detail and exactly how we wanted everything. Nicola has a very understanding and caring manner and we felt confident in entrusting all the details to her. During our time of trauma and grief she provided a comforting , professional service. Thank you.”

EP, Godmanchester, Huntingdon

“Kingfisher delivered both a dignified and professional service for my mother’s funeral, together with an empathetic understanding throughout which helped me through this distressing time. I cannot recommend this company enough, and in particular Nicola whose compassion and attention to detail far exceeded my expectations.”

SK, Buckden

“I really appreciated the tailored service that we got. All of our interactions were dealt with promptly and with very individual and personal care. The smallness of this business meant that we got a lot of flexibility to suit our needs. The arrangements and delivery of service were carried out with class, perfection and gentleness. The personal and caring service meant that what is a very difficult time was made easier by understanding, and by allowing us to take the time we needed and go at our own pace. Thank you to Andrew and his team.”

SC, St Neots

“I just wanted to thank you on behalf of my family for all your help with arranging my Mum’s funeral. Your help over the weekend Andrew was so helpful in finding a date that could accommodate the whole family under difficult circumstances. It made such a difference. Nicola your calm and practical advice in sorting out the details was much appreciated and helped make the experience as pain free as possible. Finally, your recommendation and  putting us in contact with Gillian so we could meet her on Monday before the funeral on Thursday meant that we could make arrangements that made the service meaningful and special for all of us.  Mum would have loved it. All the arrangements were achieved in such a short space of time and the event was exactly as we would have wanted it. We appreciate all your help so much.”

SS, Huntingdon

“I would like to express our heartfelt thanks for your handling of the funeral arrangements for mum. We very much appreciated the manner in which you managed all the arrangements for us and the fact that you explained very clearly and honestly what the arrangements were to cost us. Your kind and sincere handling of this traumatic time has allowed us to grieve, but also made coping with our loss somewhat easier.”

DK, Huntingdon

“Thanks so much for all your wonderful support in giving my mum the funeral that we wanted. From the first phone call to Scott, we knew we had found the right people. Your welcome and encouragement made all the difference, and Nicola and Scott’s gentle guidance and practical support as we created the ceremony gave us the confidence to lead the ceremony as a family as mum would have wished. We felt in safe hands all along the way and I will certainly recommend Kingfisher to friends.”

RW, Cambridge

“On behalf of my family, I would like to express our sincere thanks for the excellent organisation and advice you gave us for my mum’s funeral. I felt confident that everything was organised and going to plan, and had any unforeseen circumstances arisen they would have been sorted for us. This very much assisted us to get through the day. Thank you.”

JE, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“What a fantastic service we received from Kingfisher. Special thanks to Nicola and Phil for making all of the arrangements on our behalf. My Dad’s funeral could not have gone better – it was a perfect day. You took the stress out of the arrangements and handled everything in such a kind, personal and professional manner. You made arranging the funeral in another county easy for us. It was a real pleasure to get to know you and we can’t recommend you highly enough. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

SL, Hemingford Abbots, St Ives

“It feels like the words ‘thank you’ can’t begin to express our gratitude for your thoughtful and sympathetic handling of dad’s funeral yesterday, but I’ll say a massive thank you anyway. Mum, [V], [P] and I all thought the day went wonderfully well, and the Italian relations have decided that funerals in the UK are much better affairs than they are in Italy! Please convey our gratitude and thanks to everyone involved in making everything go so smoothly and beautifully; your team were clearly working hard behind the scenes to ensure we had nothing to worry about, and were able to focus on our farewell to dad.”

YZ, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“On behalf of our family we just wanted to thank you for helping us get through the tough task of organising mum’s funeral. We were so nervous about everything and then we walked into Kingfisher and you made everything so simple. Hard decisions all of a sudden became easy. You had a wonderful knack of making us feel so at ease and we felt very confident that everything was going to go as planned. We all said that you made us feel like we’d known you for years. We can’t thank you enough.”

KD, St Neots

“First class professional attention to detail. Scott and the team were so helpful and understanding. Thank you all.”

JS, Buckden, St Neots

“A straight-forward company who did exactly what we wanted, and did not try to sell additional services. Kind, caring & respectful without being excessive. I would always recommend Kingfisher.”

CL, Huntingdon

“Scott and Phil were excellent from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble. They were very understanding, helpful, and listened to our opinions and respected our decisions. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them highly.”

JJ, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“When my Father died in September we didn’t know where to start with making funeral arrangements, and the situation was even harder as we aren’t local to the area. After the first phone call to Nicola we felt much calmer and knew that we were in safe hands. Nicola even suggested and arranged for the vicar from my father’s parish to meet with us at her office at the same time as we saw her to discuss the funeral arrangements. This made life so much easier for us at a very difficult time and is just a small example of the caring, considerate way in which we were looked after. Nothing was too much trouble and we cannot recommend Kingfisher more highly.”

SI, Hertford

“Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services made a very difficult day a little bit easier. The funeral directors went out of their way to be helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The service was extremely professional and sympathetic to our needs.”

VC, Upwood, Huntingdon

“Very professional and family orientated service. Explained the procedure well and offered help with regard to the civil celebrant to run & help with order of service. All done ‘in house’ including the service within their own premises. Very friendly & personal.”

RM, St Neots

“Very professional, caring service at a difficult time, and independent to boot! Would recommend to anyone in need of funeral services.”

PL, Buckden

“I believe my aunt’s funeral was conducted in a  compassionate, respectful and caring way, providing clear and straightforward information enabling me to make informed choices with regards to the funeral arrangements. Fees were clearly defined at the start with no hidden extras being applied. At such a problematic time clear understanding becomes important.”

MB, Ramsey, Huntingdon

“I am so grateful we chose Kingfisher to take care of my Mother’s funeral, on Thursday 26th November. I would recommend Kingfisher Funeral Services to anybody. Their sensitivity to your needs is second to none, nothing is too much trouble and they allow you the freedom to arrange the funeral however you wish.”

CW, Little Paxton, St Neots

“I cannot recommend Kingfisher enough. They turned a difficult time into a fantastic memory.”

JH, Hail Weston, St Neots

“I would just like to say thank you – you carried out exactly what my husband wanted, and made my life easier at a sad time. I felt a feeling of trust from the first moment I met you. Thanks again.”

SC, Alconbury, Huntingdon

“Following the untimely and unexpected death of my dear wife in April 2015 a close friend suggested that I contact Kingfisher Funeral Services as they had served him so well when he was in my position recently. I am so very glad that I followed his suggestion! Nicola, from the outset, helped enormously to keep my family and I on the right track with every aspect of preparing and organising my wife’s funeral service. She was always there with advice when we needed it and at every stage made absolutely sure that every little thing was just as we wished, and just what my wife would have desired. It all came together seamlessly, and resulted in a service, conducted by Nicola herself, which was both moving and uplifting. Many of those attending contacted me later to say how lovely and appropriate the farewell service had been. My family and I will be ever grateful to Kingfisher for providing an excellent service and sympathetic attention at very reasonable cost.”

AB, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

“I was recommended by a friend to use Kingfisher Funeral Services and I was not disappointed. They were extremely sensitive and caring to all my and the family’s needs and wishes at the distressing loss of my husband. Nothing was too much trouble and the organisation of the entire funeral was dealt with the utmost care and consideration. I would not hesitate in recommending them.”

SC, Great Raveley, Ramsey

“I just wanted to say thank you. You were so caring, not only with my mum, but with all of us, and you made a really difficult time a little easier to bear. Nicola is such a lovely lady with great compassion and she is certainly in the right job. The ceremony was held in Kingfisher’s funeral premises, and the service was taken by Nicki Hallett, and exceeded all our expectations. Everybody commented on the lovely service, a true tribute to [P]. Thank you.”

MT, Huntingdon

“Thank you all very much for the sensitivity and the feeling of normality you gave us as a family, in handling my mother’s funeral at The Arbory Trust. It was a great help to feel the benefit of how you make death feel a normal part of life – we are born, we live, we die. This is a special gift you have, to be able to do this, with still the utmost respect given to the occasion.”

CS, Little Paxton, St Neots

“We couldn’t fault the service and support we received from the team at Kingfisher. From the moment we walked in the door, Nicola was there to guide and reassure us about all aspects of arranging my Dad’s funeral. Every detail was attended to and explained to us sensitively, along with all the different options, so we could create a funeral service that truly reflected and celebrated my Dad’s life. Nicola and all the staff at Kingfisher put us at our ease and understood what we were going through. The actual funeral went exactly as we had planned and was a perfect tribute to my Dad. The funeral celebrant was lovely and had spent a great deal of time finding out about my Dad’s life in order to write and deliver a moving tribute that made us feel as if she had known him. The communication from Kingfisher was great at all times, they were always on the end of the phone to help, even on weekends. I can’t praise them highly enough.”

LW, Somersham, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

“We used Kingfisher because they are a small company and we thought we would receive a more personal service. We were right, everyone was so helpful and understanding. Giving suggestions when they were needed, listening to my suggestions and together I ended up with exactly the funeral I wanted for my Mum. I talked to Nicola about my Mum’s life, and she put together a reading that was moving, funny and exactly right for the occasion. I cannot recommend the team highly enough. Perfect.”

MG, Yelling, St Neots

“Kingfisher were excellent.  They did everything with dignity and professionalism, as you’d expect. However, there was a compassion and empathy there which made all the difference to me. I struggled seeing the hearse pull up outside our house and Nicola recognised what was happening and just gave me a big hug. I knew then that we were in safe hands. I appreciated dealing with one person (Nicola) throughout and will be forever grateful for her advice and support through what was a very hard time.”

VM, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

“Excellent caring service. Nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended.”

BM, St Neots

“I would highly recommend Kingfishers. The entire staff were caring, friendly, compassionate and professional throughout. They met our wishes, working hard to meet our individual needs. Always had the ability to put us at ease, and no details were overlooked.”

TT, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“Kingfisher Funeral Services made a wonderful job of organising my husband’s funeral. They are kind and compassionate whilst being totally professional.”

SE, Huntingdon

“Professional, compassionate, thoughtful, caring and helpful. Look no further.”

PS, St Neots

“Philip and the team provided a first class service folowing the sad loss of my Mother In Law. They worked hard and were incredibly flexible in delivering my family’s wishes. Thank you and will definitely recommend.”

PT, St Neots

“Excellent professional and caring service. Scott was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. He made what was a very upsetting and traumatic time a lot easier, we can’t praise Kingfisher enough.”

CF, Southoe, St Neots

“Thank you for helping my dad and I through the difficult job of planning mum’s funeral. You were extremely professional but at the same time felt like one of the family. The service you provided us was exemplary, even looking after us on the day. It has been a sad and difficult time for all of us, so thank you for helping us and giving mum such a lovely send off.”

SL, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

“An absolutely 5 star company, without the 5 star prices. As an Executor I had to arrange a very minimalist funeral, which obviously meant that Kingfisher would make a minimal profit. Yet the courtesy, care, attention to detail and lack of attempt to increase the cost with suggested embellishments etc. was most impressive. However, I am aware that they can provide a much enhanced service with equal care. I would recommend this company to anyone.”

SD, Earith, Cambridgeshire

“It was a great comfort to me to have someone so kind, caring and respectful to minister to my husband. I cannot thank you enough. The whole sad time was made more bearable by your thoughtfulness. We had such confidence in you and we didn’t have to worry. Everything was perfect. We were very happy with the whole ‘Kingfisher’ experience.”

CJ, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“Many thanks for your sterling, faultless service. We felt you gave just the right balance of efficiency, flexibility and sensitivity for our circumstances. Another one of my sons and I went back to my mother’s  grave, earlier this week, and I was reminded of how smoothly and effortlessly the whole sad proceedings had been conducted, thanks to your efficient handling of the event. When I first read on your website the ethos that governs the way you operate, I knew that was what we wanted… and we found it in the way you conducted every aspect of our mother’s funeral.”

CH, Longstowe, Cambridge

“I cannot praise the staff at Kingfisher enough for guiding us through the process for our son’s funeral. They were recommended to us by a friend and we were so pleased we went to them. Never having had the need to organise a funeral before, the thought was daunting. However, they were so caring, compassionate and helpful that it made a distressing time a lot easier and nothing seemed too much trouble for them. It goes without saying, that I would definitely recommend them!”

AL, St Neots

“When my wife passed away Kingfisher Funerals were recommended to me as nice people to deal with. In my darkest hour when I was desperately trying to hold everything together I visited Kingfisher straight from the Registry Office in Huntingdon and was welcomed with genuinely warm understanding and kindness by Nicola. Throughout the whole process right up to the funeral and beyond I was warmly welcomed on every occasion and never felt that I was just another customer. More a case that Nicola was doing everything just for me. A very special quality. Everything that I wanted to make the day special was arranged for me and I could never have asked for more. I would recommend Kingfisher Funerals without hesitation.”

AG, Huntingdon

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Kingfisher. Everyone was so helpful and understanding, helping me arrange the funeral I wanted for my Mum. Nothing was too much trouble, bending over backwards to fit everything in with me. If it is possible to say a funeral was beautiful, my Mum’s was. Nicola put all my ramblings into a coherent memory of my Mum’s life, it was amazing. It made everybody look back at the person she had been, such a positive reading. We all left feeling emotional but uplifted. I would recommend Kingfisher to anyone. Thank you again.”

MG, Yelling, St Neots

“A very friendly supportive team. Andrew and Scott were very well organised and dealt with both my parents’ funerals perfectly. Thank you.”

MH, St Neots

“Kingfisher’s Phil & Scott made a difficult time in our lives run smoothly and personally to what we wanted for our mother. Professional care and respect was given from start to finish. Many thanks to you from all of us.”

JL, St Neots

“I cannot recommend Kingfisher highly enough. At such a sad time they were a tremendous help to us. So kind, caring and respectful. We knew that they would take great care of our Dad / Husband / Grandad John. With grateful thanks.”

KL, Cambridge

“We visited the Huntingdon branch of Kingfisher Funeral Directors after my husband passed away. They were considerate and understanding of our requirements. The details were explained clearly as was the cost. The funeral service was lovely and all the family wish to say thank you for everything.”

MG, Chatteris

“I am so glad I used Kingfisher for mum’s funeral. Scott was so friendy and helpful when talking me through the whole process. I would definitely recommend their services.”

JR, St Neots

“We would like to say a big thank you to you for helping us all through a difficult time. You made what seemed like a daunting task all the more bearable by your easy-going manner. You guided us calmly through, with nothing being a problem – from making dad tea to overcoming coffin fears to applying mum’s lipstick and perfume. Nothing was too much trouble, and we are so thankful that you were recommended to us.”

CT, March, Cambridgeshire

“The family found your support to be extremely helpful, indeed made things easier, when losing a loved one. You were open and honest, and gave options allowing us to decide which would be the most appropriate for us. Thank you for all your help and support.”

PS, Huntingdon

“I thoroughly recommend the services of Kingfisher. Andrew, Nicola and Scott are all warm and welcoming people. We used the Gate Lodge in St Neots for the funeral service and cannot recommend enough. The service was lovely and (our choice) far less formal than the crematorium. It is a lovely bright and light room, which is ideal for small parties, and everyone who attended was very impressed wtih the place and the lovely service. We chose to have played two hymns accompanied by a choir which really helps where there are many shy singers! Prices up front allow you to plan ahead of your requirements. Excellent all round.”

SB, Easton, Huntingdon

“I was impressed with Nicola’s quiet and caring professionalism. She arranged everything for us and the service, held in Kingfisher’s Huntingdon premises, allowed us to display photos and articles from my sister’s life which made the event more relevant, homely and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for Nicola and she was also by our side at the crematorium. The dogs were an added bonus as my sister loved dogs. Kingfisher pointed out to us that we had inadvertently overpaid them and they gave us a refund immediately.”

ND, Walthamstow, London

“Needing to arrange a long distance funeral for my mother who was to be buried in the Manchester area, I knew as soon as I rang Kingfisher and spoke to Nicola that they were the people I needed. And so it proved. Their care, understanding, attention to detail and patient helpfulness ensured a wonderfully fitting service for my mother. I would recommend them unreservedly.”

BP, Huntingdon

“As soon as my sister and I walked in, we knew we were to use them! Very friendly, caring, professional people. Hopefully won’t have to arrange any more funerals, but if I do I wouldn’t look elsewhere. Dad had a good send off thanks to all the effort and time from all at Kingfisher.”

LM, Toseland, St Neots

“My mother recently died, had her funeral at St Mary’s Church Eynesbury, and was buried at Eynesbury Cemetery. Throughout the whole procedure Kingfishers were, and continue to be an extraordinarily caring, considerate and highly professional team.”

DS, Eynesbury, St Neots

“Thank you so very much for everything you have done for me, my family, and more importantly my dad. I cannot praise your patience and caring, professional nature enough. This helped and carried me through a very sad and disjointed time. Your open-minded approach, thoughts and suggestions fitted mine and my families needs to a tee. It was so reassuring that if I or my aunt had a concern with dad’s arrangements you were always on hand to answer any query, even if it meant on an evening or weekend. A big thank you once again.”

DP, Cheddar, Somerset

“Thank you for all your help and guidance during the difficult time in arranging my brother’s funeral. We felt that the venue, arrangements and service were exactly what we wanted, and this was due in no small way to following your advice.”

SB, Southend, Essex

“Thank you for the lovely words that you spoke at the interment of our Dad’s ashes in the churchyard on Saturday morning. It was very comforting for all of our family present and to know he is now back in Toseland and re-united with our Mum. A big thank you also to Scott. You truly are the best funeral service in this area. I know you’ll understand when I say I hope we don’t see you soon!”

JP, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“Thank you very much for all that you have done regarding my mum’s sad parting. You showed such kindness at this sad time. Thank you again for your help and guidance.”

EW, Warboys, Huntingdon

“Wonderful. Nicola and her team were pleasant and caring. My brother had the best send off I could have wished for. Thankyou.”

IW, Caterham, Surrey

“So glad I chose Kingfisher for my dad’s funeral. Scott was amazing. Best in St Neots. They went the extra mile. Well priced. A massive thank you from my family and I for the service you provided.”

DA, St Neots

“Helpful and understanding with a very caring and unhurried attitude. Nothing was too much trouble, advice and support was always at hand. We felt the addition of Roxie a real asset.”

GB, St Neots

“Thank you once again for your kind and considerate handling of [J]’s funeral and the attention to detail. We were particularly pleased that you were able to arrange flowers from one overseas well-wisher at the very last moment. Please pass on our gratitude also to Nicola Hallett for managing the service so well. Between you, it became a genuine celebration for [J]’s long life rather than just another funeral.”

JP, St Neots

“Hi Andrew. Thank you, Scott, and your business for looking after my father’s funeral so sensitively. It was common agreement that on such a sad day everything went so well and was a tribute to my father. On behalf of myself, my brothers, and my family, thank you for making it as smoother process as it could be.”

DT, St Neots

“I would like to pass on our thanks for the professional service you provided. From the moment we asked you for your help and advice, you have made the whole, sad process easier. We were complimented on the organisation and venue, however the success was due to your expertise and competence. I would especially like to thank John for his humanity and humorous words. He hit the spot just right. If there is any way I could encourage others to use your brilliant service then please let me know.”

GN, Huntingdon

“A very friendly and professional service. Scott arranged the funeral to our entire satisfaction – nothing was too much trouble.”

LH, St Neots

“Dear Nicola, I must congratulate and thank you for arranging [J’s] funeral so tastefully and efficiently, and making it easier for all of us who loved her to adjust to our loss. She was not an over-assertive feminist, but she would certainly have approved of you in your role. I thought the flowers were particularly nice, and your suggested venue for our little reception afterwards was exactly right.”

SJ, Huntingdon

“Thank you all for all your kindness at such a difficult time. We are so glad we chose you! Everything was just as we wanted it to be.”

TD, St Ives

“Kingfisher Funeral Directors of St Neots – A well-organised, efficient, kind and caring company.”

PB, St Neots

“My family and I would like to convey our thanks and appreciation for the wonderful funeral arrangements. Everything was so well organised, and for that we are very grateful. It was a difficult time for us, but your guidance and compassion helped us through it. People attending the funeral passed comment on how professional you all were, and as a family, we agree entirely.”

BC, Spaldwick, Huntingdon

“Thank you for arranging [P]’s funeral, it was really beautiful and exactly as I know she would have wanted it. There is a reason why your business has been so successful – it’s because you are so very very good!”

AB, Kimbolton

“I wanted to write and thank you for the excellent service and support you gave to our family, planning [P]’s funeral. I know that it was just as she had wanted it, and now understand why she had asked for you specifically. You really did make the whole process easy for us, and I can’t thank you enough for your quick response, patience, understanding and attention to detail carrying out [P]’s wishes. What a fantastic team you are…”

KN, St Ives

“The service provided by Kingfisher was excellent. Our special thanks to Scott who at this very distressing time was so professional and took control of the whole situation. Our thanks also for his recommendation of an excellent celebrant.”

AT, Little Paxton

“We are eternally grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness, which have made this difficult time – in fact, the hardest time of our lives – bearable.”

RM, St Ives

“The Best of St Neots for the family sums it up for all of us. Everything was to our satisfaction. Thank you so much, the privilege was ours.”

BW, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“My family and I found Kingfisher most compassionate and helpful. No one could have been more caring. Nothing was too much trouble.”

PB, Abbottsley, St Neots

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you both for the caring and supportive way you helped my brother and I over the last week or so. The sensitive but relaxed manner prior to the service was of great help, and I was particularly impressed and grateful for the beautiful prose in the tribute. I am sure mum appreciates the care you took to find the right words and prose. I know we are both appreciative.”

KL, Huntingdon

“Thank you all for the help you gave me in making my husband’s funeral so special. Andrew – thank you for putting me at ease on my first visit, and reassuring me that all would be well. Nicki – thank you for making [T]’s funeral truly special and wonderful. Nicola – thank you for bringing [T] to me and helping me get to his funeral in one piece! With gratitude and thanks.”

MS, Huntingdon

“We would most certainly recommend Kingfisher Funeral Services. My Mum saw an advert in the local paper and decided that was who she wanted!! Andrew, Nicola and Scott were extremely kind, helpful and efficient with all arrangements, including the most memorable service held at Kingfisher Funeral Services in Cemetery Road, with a wonderful reading by Nicola, that everyone is still talking about. Thank you once again.”

CJ, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“I wanted to pass on my gratitude for the excellent service you provided yesterday and since the death of Mum. Although it was a dreadfully hard day it was of such comfort to know that Mum had been in such good hands and that all her wishes had been fulfilled. I know when Mum spoke with you initially she told me how safe she felt in your hands and we certainly felt that yesterday. Please accept all our thanks for your help over the past couple of weeks.”

ZM, Great Paxton

“Hi Scott, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us and Dad yesterday. You made a very difficult day go smoothly and we all knew that you were right there if we needed you, even down to warning us about the traffic on the way home. Also thank you for all the help and advice you gave in the lead up to the funeral, it was very much appreciated, and also thank you for recommending Nicki she was absolutely brilliant and so helpful. On behalf of the whole family, thank you.”

EP, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“I just wanted to express my gratitude to you for all your hard work in making mum’s farewell journey easier to bear. Your care and support was commendable and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services in such a difficult time. Thank you for everything.”

MW, St Neots

“Thank you for all you did on behalf of our father. The service you offered from start to finish was exemplary. At what was obviously a very difficult time it was reassuring to know that everything was being done behind the scenes and we were kept informed. Our extended family and friends also commented on how special the occasion was, and how smoothly everything proceeded.”

GH, Eynesbury, St Neots

“Kingfisher arranged the funeral for my grandfather within two weeks. All the staff were professional and friendly. The efficiency is unlike anything I have experienced in the UK and I was VERY pleased. Everything went smoothly and they kept us informed every step of the way. They are very reasonably priced, and the value for money is brilliant! I can’t recommend them enough. In our time of need they comforted us and ensured that any concerns of our were addressed promptly. Again, I could not recommend them enough!”

CT, St Neots

“The most friendly and caring funeral directors I have ever come across, where it feels that they want to make a hard time just that bit easier. Very professional and transparent.”

JB, Godmanchester, Huntingdon

“Kingfisher Funerals were recommended by a friend for a very good reason. Friendly, approachable and quietly efficient, Kingfisher did everything we asked and more. Highly recommended.”

DM, St Neots

“I was recommended Kingfisher Funeral Services. I found this small, independent company most kind and helpful, offering positive and appropriate ideas at this difficult time. Their premises served as a more intimate venue, and our funeral service was conducted with courtesy and compassion. From my first enquiry to final collection of the ashes, I was confident that my loved one was in capable hands. I could not have asked for better service. Thank you Nicola, Andrew and Scott.”

GF, St Neots

“My family and I found Kingfisher most compassionate and helpful. No one could have been more caring. Nothing was too much trouble.”

PB, Brampton, Huntingdon

“I recently used Kingfisher Funeral Services for my brother’s funeral. I highly recommend the professional, caring service which I received. They are a great team. In the main Scott Hardiman handled my brother’s funeral from the initial meeting to the day of the farewell. Scott is a considerate and confident young man who gently guided me when things were tough, and brought together the funeral my brother wanted, which included several unusual requests. Thank you Scott and Nicola for all your help at such a very difficult time.”

PS, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“I was most impressed by the service offered by Kingfisher Funerals. They achieved the right balance between care, concern and friendliness in what was a very difficult situation. They were so much better than any of the other companies I contacted. The way they present their services was easy to understand so I could select what I wanted and clearly understood the cost. So good to find a local company who could provide such a service.”

CC, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“From start to finish, Kingfishers made a very special difference to our family’s mourning. Highly recommended. Particular thanks to Scott and Philip”

DP, St Neots

“Everyone was so helpful and kind at Kingfisher, from the first contact until we felt everything was taken care of. It is definitely a personal service they give.”

GY, Little Paxton, St Neots

“At a very difficult time the service we received from Kingfishers was truly exceptional. We would recommend this Funeral Directors without hesitation – caring, compassionate and considerate.”

AM, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“For their help and support at a very sad time for our family, we cannot thank Kingfisher enough. From our first visit, Scott treated us with sympathy & kindness. Throughout, Scott managed Mum’s funeral arrangements to the smallest detail & to our entire satisfaction. The funeral was completed to a very professional standard, showing sensitivity and caring throughout. Our sincere thanks go to “The Team” at Kingfisher Funeral Services and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

AB, Ellington, Huntingdon

“I cannot speak highly enough of all at Kingfisher Funeral Services. They are very helpful, caring, thoughtful, kind, considerate and above all very professional. I would highly recommend Kingfisher as they exceeded all of our expectations at a very sad time.”

JP, St Neots

“In the world that we live in, it is rare to find a business that is so compassionate, caring and professional. Their service went above and beyond expectations.”

NF, St Neots

“I can thoroughly recommend the use of Kingfisher Funeral Directors. They have provided excellent levels of service and care this year for my father’s and then my mother’s funeral services. Being a small independent funeral directors ‘big enough to cope’ and ‘small enough to care’ you could do a lot worse than to entrust them to help in your time of need.”

JW, Hail Weston, St Neots

“I would definitely recommend Kingfisher Funeral Services as I could not have wished for a more helpful team.”

SE, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“A very friendly, caring, helpful concern, yet thoroughly professional and competent. The crematorium service was excellent and really appropriate.”

DS, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“We would recommend Kingfisher’s services to anyone. They are extremely thoughtful and helpful, going above and beyond what is expected.”

AB, St Neots

“I couldn’t have asked for a more sympathetic and efficient service. Thank you to everyone concerned.”

JG, Little Paxton, St Neots

“Great service from all the staff at Kingfisher Funeral Directors in St Neots. Thank you.”

BS, St Neots

“Highly recommended, very courteous, understanding and sympathetic. Updated us at all times.”

CJ, St Neots

“Kingfishers were recommended to us. They were affordable, so personal and warm. The company was brilliant. I’ll spread the word. A big thank you!”

SC, St Neots

“Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services supported our family in a compassionate and caring way at a difficult time. We could not have asked for better.”

MS, Warboys, Ramsey

“Outstanding organisational skills with regards to my husband’s funeral. The whole funeral went off without a hitch and saved any worries on our part. Thank you.”

CP, Little Paxton , St Neots

“The help, consideration and compassionate way that []’s funeral was conducted has helped us all with the healing process. The way you blended our wishes with the practicalities of holding a funeral was a credit to you all. We could not have wished for more and we will never forget any one of you.”

CS, Tempsford

“Excellent service – Kind – Friendly and very helpful. No pressure and accommodating.”

ML, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“Scott, Nicola & Andrew provided a caring and sensitive service at a difficult time. Our friends and relatives were very impressed with the humanist service. It was as though Nicola knew my husband personally. I cannot fault the quality of service received. The costs were also very reasonable.”

AR, St Neots

“Scott. Thank you for your caring and personal attention to steer the family through the day, and for your first class attention at all times.”

AG, Buckden, St Neots

“Warm, welcoming, very professional and friendly service. Great communication and understanding of what is needed at such a sad time. Lots of respect for those grieving and the departed. Have made it a lot easier to deal with.”

PC, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“Scott and Andrew were excellent throughout. Scott carefully acted on all our requests to make everything happen the way we wanted. It was all very easy, with everything being taken care of effortlessly. Just what you want at a difficult time. Also, excellent value for money – this funeral cost less than two-thirds of the cost of a similar funeral for my father with a different funeral director.”

DC, Little Paxton, St Neots

“Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services are a highly professional team. The nicest thing about them is that they don’t push in any way to make you choose, they just guide and advise and you have full control. They are all highly personable and made us feel cared for and totally reassured. They offer the full service and a very high level of care.”

JH, Eaton Ford, St Neots

“I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the conduct and ceremony at mum’s funeral last Thursday: it went very smoothly, everything in order, and punctual, and you were very kind to dad. We both noticed that you were meticulous about the placing of the coffin on the trestles, and it raised a smile! Again many thanks and I will be recommending Kingfisher.”

OD, Brampton, Huntingdon

“Warm and friendly service. Made a difficult time a lot easier. Would recommend their services to anyone.”

SP, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“For my wife’s funeral I found Kingfisher considerate throughout and efficient. I would recommend.”

DB, Huntingdon

“Thank you so much for making things so easy, and for guiding us through a difficult time.”

CS, Somersham, St Ives

“Thank you so much for making my mother’s funeral so in-line with our wishes. The whole process of working with you was easy and enjoyable. Thanks again.”

DC, Little Paxton, St Neots

“I couldn’t fault the service we received from Kingfisher. The whole process from our initial visit through to the ceremony and beyond went very smoothly and with great care.”

JR, Kimbolton

“We received excellent service from Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and the funeral proceeded faultlessly. Nicola and the staff were very organised, sympathetic, friendly, dignified and supportive. We were very impressed.”

FD, Brampton, Huntingdon

“Your kindness, and the beautiful celebration of [E]’s life which you arranged, were so much appreciated.”

JM, Upminster, Essex

“When [A] passed away at his home, his partner was so anxious to find an independent, small and private funeral home to carry out the requirements without any fuss or drama. She entrusted me to this area and I acted on my best instinct. I had heard of Kingfisher from several of my friends, the feedback was all better than first class and I put this suggestion to [ ] and showed her how to access Kingfisher’s website. Needless to say, she was completely blown away. From your website we just knew you would be different from the rest, and you have truly excelled in this. From the initial contact with Scott, the requested home visit from Nicola and the visitation at Kingfisher today, we are all better than impressed by the caring, genuine and sincere support you have shown and provided in such a difficult time especially for [ ]. There are no words that are good enough to describe our amazing experience at Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services today, truly unique and outstanding! I would also like to say, how wonderful it was that we all got to meet Roxie yesterday morning! Oh my goodness, how stunning is she? What an amazing and gorgeous addition to your already unique funeral home/business. Thank you all so much for being there not only for [ ], but for all of us.”

GG, Ramsey, Huntingdon

“We wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful way you helped us arrange Dad’s funeral. At such an emotional time, you gently eased us through the process, never rushing us, but taking time to listen and offer support and guidance. Your professionalism, kindness and attention to even the smallest detail shone through and lifted a big weight from our shoulders. We knew we were in excellent hands with you. Nothing was too much trouble and your caring manner with us all, and especially Mum on the day, was very much appreciated. It is so obvious you take great pride in the service you provide and this enabled us to give Dad a beautiful and fitting service. Many, many thanks again.”

BA, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“Nicola, this is to express my and my family’s profound thanks and admiration for the way you, Scott and the team conducted [ ]’s funeral yesterday. I can’t imagine more compassionate and caring people in charge of such an occasion. We were overwhelmed by the number of people – it was humbling to know how much [ ] was loved and respected. She was a remarkable wife, mother and friend, and these attributes were reflected so brilliantly and with so much empathy in your tribute. Thankyou for being so caring.”

RE, Wyton, Huntingdon

“We could not let time go by without thanking you for organising our father’s funeral. You came highly recommended, but you exceeded our expectations. Not only did you listen, advise and provide exceptional customer service (rare in this country!) but you did so with such sensitivity and with a caring nature for which we are hugely grateful. Thank you for making such a sad occasion easier for us to bear. Our father was in good hands. Thank you so very much.”

NM and family, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“On behalf of us all, I want to pass on our sincere thanks and appreciation for the service that you have provided us, and the wonderful service yesterday for my father’s funeral. What was a very traumatic time was made less so by your support and guidance. We could not have asked for more on the service yesterday and I know my dad would have been extremely proud. Being able to make it so personal was very much appreciated. We have had some fantastic feedback from the family on the service, with many commenting this is what they would like when their time comes.”

NK, St Ives

“You bring optimism, a positive demeanour, an innate sense of when to inject humour, encouragement, reverence, deference and solemnity; a rare ability. You provide an excellent service and I would not hesitate to pass on my recommendation to others in need of such service and support. We wanted to celebrate a full life rather than its passing. I believe that with Katie and your help we succeeded. Thank you.”

SB, Hilton, Huntingdon

“Excellent service, no detail overlooked. All staff genuinely care about you and your loved one.”

PM, St Neots

“I just wanted to thank you and your colleagues for the kindness you showed my family on the day of, and before, my brother’s funeral on 2 July. My parents, my sister and I were really touched by your support; you made a difficult day a little easier for us all and I know my mother in particular was very moved by the care and concern you showed.”

AP, Offord Cluny

“Thank you very much for the superb way you handled the arrangements for our dad. The little touches meant so much. We appreciate the professionalism of the drivers/pallbearers on the day of the funeral, and their respectful demeanor. A special thank you goes to Scott who handled everything with a wisdom and kindness beyond his years.”

JB & family, Little Paxton

“Dear Scott, We would like to express our sincere thanks for your kind, gentle and compassionate handling of our mother’s funeral arrangements. You and your team made a difficult time easier for us. Your attention to detail is to be commended. A special thank you to Nicola for polishing Mum’s shoes!”

ES & family, St Neots

“I would recommend Kingfisher Funeral Services 100% – they were brilliant!”

SR, St Neots

“I just wanted to say thank you very much for the excellent way in which you handled Mum’s funeral arrangements. It certainly made a difficult time easier for us all, knowing that the funeral details were all being arranged in such a calm, professional and dignified way. I have had no hesitation in completing and returning the Best of St Neots card and would highly recommend you to anyone.”

CR, Croxton

 “I could not possibly imagine a more compassionate, sincere, friendly and competent company to deal with at possibly the saddest time in my life. Truly wonderful people!”

RE, Huntingdon

“Just a short note to thank you for your help and professionalism when dealing with the funeral of my husband. You really did take all the worries I had away. Also for the personal care and attention you gave to me & my daughters. Many thanks Scott”

MT, Stilton, Peterborough

“Andrew and Nicola were very helpful, friendly and compassionate throughout. Nicola’s eulogy was spot on and we had many lovely comments after the service. Very highly recommended.”

EM, St Neots

“A job well done. Thank you for your friendliness and help, and for making all the arrangements. It took a lot off us.”

EH, St Neots

“Kingfisher were very courteous and professional in arranging my mother’s funeral, and this greatly relieved the stress to our family. I would strongly recommend them.”

CR, Croxton

“I would recommend Kingfisher Funeral Directors – Excellent service throughout a difficult time.”

GF, St Neots

“A very sympathetic and personal service. Nothing too much trouble. Everything arranged.”

DC, Offord D’Arcy

“Thank you for attending the service at St Mary’s on Tuesday, and for all your assistance over the past few months. We are all very grateful to you for quietly working behind the scenes to ensure that everything went smoothly at every stage. There has been much to do in terms of arrangements in January at Cambridge Crematorium, arrangements for this month at St Mary’s and Buckden Cemetery, and all that went in between including the cleaning and inscription of the headstone – which I thought was a great success. Very best wishes to all at Kingfisher for the remainder of 2013.”

CP, Buckden

“[M] had worked passionately for many years training funeral celebrants and was widely respected. She had planned her own funeral ceremony, choosing Kingfisher Funerals. As always, she got it completely right. Andrew Hickson was fabulous, [M] would have been proud of him. He made suggestions including a white hearse to go with the colourful ceremony that had been planned. He even played the Moonlight Sonata on the piano during the ceremony, one of [M]’s favourites. I would have no hesitation in recommending Andrew as someone who goes the extra mile to make it a very special, personal occasion. My thanks for Kingfisher Funerals.”

CN, Alconbury, Huntingdon

“”I would recommend Kingfisher Funeral Services without hesitation. Andrew was a great support to us during this difficult time. Thank you!”

KQ, St Ives

“The family join me in thanking you for the way in which you organised and carried out the arrangements for my late wife’s funeral. You, and your team, showed great sensitivity in handling the situation. Many thanks.”

Dr B J, Gamlingay

“Thank you so much for today, it all went very smoothly and was handled very professionally by yourself and your team with the appropriate amount of decorum.”

DR-C, St Neots

“A very good service was provided by Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services. I would recommend them.”

MA, St Neots

“A very kind and caring funeral director. Andrew went out of his way to accommodate my wishes. I would like to recommend his company to anyone who finds themselves in a similar position to me. Andrew gave me so much help and guidance.”

RN, Somersham, St Ives

“The service was of the very best in every way. I would recommend Kingfisher Funeral Services.”

DG, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“A very professional and sympathetic service, which made a very difficult time easier to come to terms with. Highly recommended.”

BM, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“Neither I nor my family have met such a kind, caring, hospitable, beyond fault man as Andrew Hickson. Not only was he very professional in his work as a funeral director, but as a person too. He states in his letter “a privilege to help and guide”, as it was our privilege to have his help and guidance. Could not fault in any way.”

FB, Eaton Socon, St Neots

“Andrew made what was a very difficult time for our family a totally stress free and friendly experience. Nothing was too much to provide and he carried this out with a dignified and caring manner in a very professional way from start to finish. A first class service!”

BC, Eynesbury, St Neots

“We were after a personal service which is exactly what we received. The team at Kingfisher went with exactly what we wanted. When we were unsure they were helpful. The website tributes are superb.”

SG, Huntingdon

“A hugely professional and efficient service. Andrew is friendly and caring, and his personal touches and organised nature cater for your needs every step of the way. Highly recommended.”

RG, St Neots

“Over the past couple of difficult weeks for the family you have been exceptional in your level of service and co-operation, ensuring that the service held yesterday was a true tribute to Dad. Particular thanks to you for allowing all of the family the time and space to say their personal goodbyes, whatever the time or day of the week. Numerous people commented on the quality of the service and specifically Carolanne’s contribution to it. If I am ever asked to recommend a Funeral Director you would be at the top of a shortlist of one.”

DC, St Neots

“My family and I would like to thank you for everything you have done for us, the personal touches, for being so kind, caring and thoughtful. You made things easier for us in our hour of loss. We would highly recommend you to people, as we were grateful for all that you did.”

SR, St Neots

“I wish to thank you for the sympathetic help you were able to give the family at this time, and I would not hesitate to recommend your services.”

JP, Heacham, Norfolk

“A huge and sincere thank you for all your help and understanding with dad’s funeral. A job well done! Mum will be recommending you for sure!”

RG, St Neots

“The dedication and service received from Kingfisher Funeral Services was impeccable. I would certainly recommend the company to others. I would like to thank Andrew and all his staff for all their hard work.”

JL, St Neots

“Andrew’s care and commitment is first class. His support and guidance helped me through a difficult week. Andrew provides a very professional service with a personal touch which I would highly recommend.”

DA, Hail Weston

“You gave us simply the best funeral experience possible. Words are inadequate to express just how much this has meant to us. You looked after [ ] and her family in such a gentle, caring and respectful manner that we all felt so supported. Everything was done with [ ]’s and our best interests at heart. Your thoughtful professionalism enabled us to have not only the funeral we wanted, but also the one we really needed. We now look back on a funeral that was a fitting tribute to our Mum, and this has helped us all with the grieving process. The best blessing has been to be guided by someone who so clearly cares. We are most grateful for your incredible generosity of spirit.”

L & DW, Little Paxton

“Thank you for a perfect service. Your compassion and understanding was felt by all our family. You found a way of helping us send Dad to his final resting place in the way that he would have wanted, and for that we are eternally grateful.”

FL, Godmanchester, Huntingdon

“Thank you so much for your patience and understanding at such a very stressful time, for meeting all our requests, and so providing a funeral service just the way we wanted it to be.”

DF, Gamlingay

“Very professional, everything with Mum went smoothly, very helpful, nothing too much trouble.”

DB, Great Stukeley, Huntingdon

“At this difficult time on the death of my Dad, Kingfisher were most kind, caring & helped me very much. I would recommend Kingfisher.”

CC, Huntingdon

“Thanks for all your help, guidance and understanding during our dad’s funeral arrangements. Your professionalism and attention to detail gave us less to worry about at this painful time. Many thanks from all the family.”

ML, St Neots

“Thank you for sorting out everything recently. Your degree of sensitivity and reliability meant a very great deal. The funeral world certainly needs somebody with exactly your ability to cater for variable needs balanced with practical reality. I am sure your lovely puppy will bring great comfort to your bereaved clients. I wish you well with your business venture and will certainly revisit you as the need arises.”

M H-R, Great Paxton

“The service was excellent. Andrew and Carolanne were really polite and arranged a perfect service for my father.”

MJ, St Neots

“Thank you once again for arranging Mum’s funeral. Your support and guidance was much appreciated and you helped me to get through what was a difficult week. I am so glad that I chose you to look after Mum. The professional yet personal service you provide enabled me to put together a funeral that was right for Mum. I really don’t think I would have received the same level of care and commitment from any of the other local companies. Funerals are not the normal sort of thing you talk about but I would certainly recommend you to my friends.”

DA, Hail Weston

“Thoroughly recommended, a most professional service with a very caring touch. Thanks again Andrew.”

GW, Covington

“I just wanted to say a special thank you for being such a source of support and reliability over a difficult week. It has helped make a very peaceful, humane memory of the last month, and especially my dad’s funeral day.”

LW, St Neots

“Very professional, advice very good without being overpowering. Reasonably priced. Situated in the old part of St Neots with easy access. Offer excellent alternative to church or crematorium service. Seated 35 people comfortably.”

PM, St Neots

“This is a service that listens to your requirements, and then provides them with care and guidance. An excellent service.”

LB, Great Paxton

“Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services give you a wonderful personal service with lots of attention to detail.”

PD, Diddington

“Having recently used Kingfisher Funeral Services, we would have no hesitation in highly recommending their services. When our Dad passed away Andrew was very supportive and helped us make the right choices for his funeral. Being a large family we had to make many visits to see our Dad in the chapel of rest, and although this meant visits out of hours and especially on Sundays, Andrew was always accomodating and nothing was too much trouble. He took care of dad and carried out our wishes with compassion & dignity and we were always kept informed throughout the whole process. We are very grateful to Andrew for his help in making a very difficult time easier to cope with. Once again thanks to Andrew and his team.”

BL and Family, St Neots

“Arranging a funeral is not an everyday task and can be both stressful and confusing. When my mother died I was keen to avoid the ‘one size fits all’ approach and wanted to find a funeral service that was not part of a large group and would give a truly personal service. I was fortunate to find Kingfisher Funeral Services. Andrew Hickson provided exactly the type of personal service I was seeking. There was absolutely no pressure to go for expensive options. In fact he recommended some of the least expensive! Andrew displayed great empathy and efficiency and also recommended an excellent civil celebrant so that the funeral service was perfect – exactly as I had envisaged it. Andrew so obviously cares about what he does and the people he does it for. Thoroughly recommended.”

SS, Sawtry

“We would like to thank you for the compassion and understanding you have shown to our family over the past months. Your warming gesture of putting flowers in the vases touched us all. Your attention to detail made sure everything was perfect for us. It takes a very special kind of person to go that extra mile, and you did much more than that for our family. You are a truly dedicated professional offering a first class personal service. We have no hesitation in highly recommending you, and wish you and your business every success.”

MD’C, St Neots

“Coping with my sad loss and bereavement has been made so much easier by your personal and professional involvement in every aspect of the funeral arrangements. You could not have done more to assist me at this difficult time and it goes without saying that everything was to my entire satisfaction. My family have expressed a wish to join me in thanking you for your expertise, sympathy and kindness.”

RR, Upper Dean

“You couldn’t wish for a better person to deal with such a painful situation. We felt at ease with Andrew’s professional, respectful and approachable manner. He let us plan the funeral of our baby daughter and guided us where needed. A true gentleman, very considerate, thoroughly recommended.”

S & L, St Neots

“I faced the funeral arrangements for my wife with trepidation – but I needn’t have had any worry. From the first few minutes with Andrew I felt at ease, knowing that everything would be arranged with dignity and with feeling. I was led through the maze of ‘things to do’ and was surprised that most of them were taken care of by Andrew himself. The day of the funeral progressed without any problem and this could only have been achieved by the way that attention to detail had been given. My sincere thanks for the caring and compassionate manner in which all the multitude of tasks were undertaken. I would not hesitate to recommend this business to anyone who unfortunately needs such a service.”

DS, St Neots

“I recently lost my Mum and Andrew had been recommended to me by a friend who said that he was a ‘really nice chap’. I can honestly say that Andrew is that and so much more. He is genuinely caring, considerate and kind and he guided us so gently through the preparations and the day of the funeral. Andrew made such a difference to the whole awful process of losing someone you love. By the end of the ordeal he really felt like a part of the family. We will always be grateful for the kind, respectful way he treated Mum and for the understanding and patience he showed us too. I would certainly recommend Kingfisher Funeral Services.”

S P-W, St Neots

“I just wanted to write to say thank you so very much for your professionalism and your support with the arrangements for the funeral. We have appreciated the care you have taken to make sure that [ ] had a dignified and respectful funeral. I would have no hesitation in recommending your service in the future. Thank you again for your care and attention.”

BB, Papworth Everard

“May I take this opportunity of thanking you for your services which were at all times efficient, helpful, friendly, discreet and dignified. I am grateful that you took the time to telephone me on occasions with further information regarding the funeral, thereby relieving me of any concern about funeral arrangements.”

WO, Little Paxton

“May I on behalf of [ ]’s friends say a big thank you for all your help and guidance over the past weeks. Without you I don’t know how I would have coped. Nothing was too much trouble for you, I would have been lost without you. I know you gave [ ] the best service ever. Thanks a million Andrew, you’re a star! May God bless you always”

KN, Dorset

“I wanted to write and thank you for the funeral service you arranged for my dear brother last week. I was very unsure about visiting him in your chapel of rest as I was not sure if it would upset me too much. Your kind words and explanation of what I could expect helped me greatly and it was comforting to see him at peace and restful. I was so pleased to have visited him one last time. The service was a great tribute to my brother, and I thank you for your concern that I was not comfortable in church: it was a comforting gesture that you noticed and offered me another seat. Thank you again, Andrew, for a fitting service, treating [ ] with the dignity he deserved, and for showing me compassion in my grieving.”

KE, Great Paxton

“Everything was like clockwork. My family and I were treated in a business-like but respectful way. First Class Service.”

RH, St Neots

“Thank you so much for your help, support and friendship during this sad time for the girls and I. God Bless.”

JE, Great Paxton

“Your caring professionalism, attention to detail, support and sense of humour, enabled us to deal with the arrangements needed as easily as possible at such a difficult time. The funeral was beautiful and a fitting celebration to such a special man.”

J, P, P & S, Little Paxton

“Thank you very much indeed for your very great help and kindness at the time of the death and funeral of our father. We were very conscious of the dignity and respect accorded to him and to us throughout. We could not have asked for more. With our warmest thanks for helping us all at this sad time.”

HT & JB, St Neots

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for arranging the ceremony and interpreting our requirements perfectly.”

JB, Abbots Langley

“On behalf of my family, thank you once again for your extremely helpful, sympathetic and professional support and guidance throughout our difficult and sad time. You facilitated a funeral that was both a comfort to all the mourners, and a true and meaningful celebration of our father’s life. Your attitude, effort and skill have all been appreciated.”

JC, St Neots

“We can’t thank you enough for all your help and support. With your help we managed to give [ ] a perfect day.”

S, L & T, St Neots

“Just a note to say thank you for all your hard work in ensuring that Mum’s funeral arrangements were carried out as smoothly as possible on our behalf. We felt everything was just as she would have wanted.”

S & KM, St Neots

“We would just like to thank you for assisting us with the interment of my dad’s ashes and for the lovely reading you did for us. Also for the professional way in which you helped us sort out and order the memorial. We would highly recommend your company!”

DM, St Neots

“I must congratulate you on an excellent job, [the memorial] really does look a treat. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your services to family and friends. Once again, thank you for all you have done.”

RS, St Neots

“The grave looks just like new. It will now be a welcoming sight to anyone attending or visiting the church. Thanks for all you have done, it is greatly appreciated.”

DB, Little Paxton

“I can warmly recommend Andrew and Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services to anyone looking for a professional, personal and caring Funeral Director. I have been very impressed by the efficient and sympathetic way in which Andrew has helped and guided both my family and myself through the various aspects of choosing and laying a memorial plaque. Kingfisher Funerals would be my first recommendation for anyone at such a difficult time in their lives.”

JD, Great Paxton