The Aitken / Zalmstra Family
Anyone who has lost a loved one knows that many mixed emotions can arise as you come to terms with your loss. As you work through the grief it is sometimes helpful to look for deeper meaning in everyday life. Sometimes connecting the past life of your loved one with present happenings is of great comfort.
Recently my dearly loved Father passed away and although he was very old and ready for his ‘next adventure’ as he called it, it was still a shock when it happened.My first thought was to provide dignity to him in death and then to acknowledge and celebrate the amazingly interesting and fulfilled life he had lead. Faye, Nikki, Terry and Scott from Mid West Funerals were there for me immediately. Their help and gentle guidance was invaluable in preparing a service that honoured a man of great character and spirit.
Dad had been a farmer for most of his life and many years had been spent farming a small property in Anderson St, Geraldton where Mid West Funerals and many other businesses are now sited. I have so many memories of him growing and developing crops, cultivating the soil, breeding animals and poultry on that land. It seemed very fitting that Dad should rest there awhile before the day we said our last farewell.
Now as I find ways to reconcile the empty space he leaves in my life I find comfort in knowing that the team at Mid West Funerals were gracious and caring not only to my dear Father but also to my family and friends who gathered to pay their respects on his passing. I will be forever grateful to Faye and her staff for helping ease the burden of loss.
Our sincerest thank you to you all.
Fantastic Friends and Caring support throughout the whole experience.
The Ritchie Family
We want to give a very big Thank You to Faye Blanchard and her EA Nikki Hislop for the beyond wonderful service they provided for our Mum yesterday. Without you it would have been such a stress and with you it was a breeze.
You helped us to allow the day to flow with so much love and your care and understanding was felt by all of us and Dad was so very pleased and thankful as would Mum have been.
She knew who to choose Faye, and we really do wish you so much love for the care you took for us.
Much love from all the Ritchies and our Families
Fr Richard Shortall SJ
It has been for me a privilege to have met each one of you and travelled in your hearse.
Thank you so much for your care of the Relic, and the courtesy and kindness each one of you showed me.
Terry, I particularly enjoyed your commentary along the way. It was a wonderful introduction to Geraldton.
Faye, thank you for taking pity on me when I was trying to locate the RAC office. I appreciated your kindness.
Warm regards - Fr Richard Shortall SJ
Thank you for being so thoughtful and helpful and sincere.
Danice Watts & Family
The service for Frank could not have been better very pleased. Faye you are one lovely lady xx and thank you to your staff.
Dee & Kevin
Hello Faye, My husband and I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful service you provided for his father. Kevin had gone through a lot of stress in regards to arranging the funeral and was very moved by the professional and personal touches you and your company provided. From both of us thank you very much. Dee and Kevin.
The Service was exactly how Dad would have wanted it. The price was really affordable. Mid West Funerals were professional, understanding, compassionate and very easy to talk with.
It is so hard to go through organising a funeral whilst the family are so upset with the whole emotion of losing someone you love so very much. Faye, Nikki, Sue and staff made this process calming and very easy, nothing was too hard or made difficult. Thank you for everything that you did.