Caring and Sensitive
Walter Yates | January 2022
Sensitive, compassionate and empathetic
Paul Fenney | January 2022
Thanks for making a difficult day easier
Thank you so much for conducting the service for Stan . You certainly made myself and family at ease during the pre visit and it was much appreciated at such a difficult time. Family and friends found the service comfortable and brought amazing memories to so many of them. Thanks for making a difficult day easier.
Ann | January 2022
Perfect from start to finish
I would like to thank Steve for all that he did for my brother’s service and his kindness to me and my sister. From the first contact with Steve we knew we’d chosen the right person. Steve made the whole ceremony perfect from start to finish. Thank you Steve.
Dawn | January 2022
Jackie and Family | January 2022
Set just the right tone
Heather | January 2022
caring nature and empathy
Amanda Carter | November 2021
We could not have asked for more
The first time the family met Steve we found him very easy to talk too in our darkest hour, he is caring, understanding, and extremely professional. Steve understood all mine and the families wishes and carried out the service with the highest regard for our loss, we could not have asked for more.
It was a privilege for us too chose Steve to carry out dads service and thank you for all of your support and guidance during dads final journey, we will never forget
The Armstrong,Galione,and Dean Families | November 2021
Unique and touching tribute
Alison Baker | November 2021
|Just want to thank you for the beautiful talk you gave to my late husband, Duncan, I couldn’t have wished for a better send off for him. You did a great job and did him proud. Thank you so much|
Chrissie | November 2021
Support and Compassion
Steve is an absolutely amazing person who offered both support and compassion and his warmth when we met him assured us that he truly cared. Many people who attended the service commented that it was such a perfect way to celebrate my husband’s life and a very fitting tribute and we could not agree more. Steve also put together the most amazing video tribute with a touch of humour that captured my husbands character so beautifully. Thank you Steve for everything. I would not hesitate to recommend you.
Jackie and Jordan Gifford | November 2021
We could not of asked for more
Vi , Melanie , Chris and Callum | November 2021
Everything went perfectly
Nick Geary | November 2021
We could not of asked for more
Vi , Melanie , Chris and Callum | November 2021
The whole ceremony was perfect
As a family what can we say. Well WOW. Steve was amazing from start to finish, his compassion,soothing voice and empathy were very comforting to us all. The whole ceremony was perfect. Steve spoke about our dad like he knew him and really captured what kind person he was. The video which was put together of our fondest memories was amazing and very comforting to watch. Family and friends have all commented what an amazing celebration of life. Steve you went above and beyond to ensure we all were able to share our memories you also made an 8 year old little girl feel so very special being able to read her prayer for her grandad. Thank you from us all
Richard Sivori | November 2021
Steve has a unique gift
Steve is truly something special. I was blown away by his work and have no hesitation in recommending him for any event that needs a conductor to unify and direct the day. Steve is approachable, compassionate, thoughtful, creative, dedicated and professional. He truly has a gift, combining his professional experience and skills to elicit the best out of people. He turned our chaos of memories and ideas into a beautiful singular shared experience.
Steve was recommended by our funeral director following a frank conversation about the difficulties in honouring my dads life without being either hypocritical or disrespectful. As Steve would later say, every life is significant no matter how it was lived and all life should be honoured. Easier said than done when real people are involved!
Unaware of what a Celebrant could offer, I appointed Steve expecting very little. I saw it as job that needed doing, no more, no less. Within 5mins of meeting Steve, I felt reassured of his capabilities but more than that, it inspired me and my family to find a way to celebrate a life that had been far from perfect. Steve gave us all so much more than a service, he gave us a positive way to process our loss.
Working with Steve felt effortless, cathartic and worthwhile. With so much to deal with following the death of a loved one, I cannot express the gratitude I felt to have one element of this process taken care of. Instead of simply doing what needed doing and worrying about everyone and everything else, Steve carved out a little something for me. He kept his final presentation secret to ensure we benefited from the service as much as those attending. I’d never thought about it before, but sadly it’s those most in need of the time for reflection, closure, emotional support, etc of a funeral are often those burdened with making the arrangements. Steve gave us that back.
His slideshow was incredible. How Steve managed to combine our photos told a story of my dad’s life with a poignancy that until that point, even I had not fully appreciated.
I will be forever grateful to Steve for his contribution to our family. I would’ve been happy to pay 3 times as much for his part and in future will forgo the more traditional expenses around the death of a loved one in favour of his services. At least 7 attendees have since amended their final wishes to replace a ‘normal’ funeral in favour of a celebration of life event due to Steve’s work.
His advice and guidance was personally tailored to our family and his can-do approach made the overwhelming organisational effort seem manageable. He liaised with the venue, multiple friends and family and delivered a service that was surprising beneficial to all who attended.
For any life event, milestone, noteworthy occasion, I can honestly assure you that involving Steve will make it so much better than you could’ve hoped.
Steve has a unique gift. Like a human emotional filtration system, he has a terrifyingly fabulous ability to distil your feelings into a purer and simpler form and hand it back to you.
I look forward to needing his services again but for something more joyful. In the meantime, I’m just glad he’s chosen to use his powers for good, not evil!
Laura Herbert | October 2021
Beautiful and meaningful services
Steve recently conducted the services for both my mum and dad, who we lost very close together. Steve was absolutely impeccable with his attention to details in getting to know all about mum and dad, with his caring and kind demeanour and his professional and efficient manner. I wanted a celebration of life for both my mum and dad and to be able to share what a wonderful life they had lived. Steve took the time to listen to our stories and delivered two beautiful services including two wonderful video picture tributes, including favourite and meaningful music. They truly told the story of my dear parents lives and through the tears, there was laughter and most importantly fond and loving memories. Everyone at the services commented that they had never been to such beautiful and meaningful services . I can’t thank Steve and his team enough, you made a very sad and difficult time easier to cope with and enabled us to remember all the good times . I would highly recommend Steve.
Karen and Gareth Brunt | October 2021
Exactly what mum would have wanted
I would like to say how much myself and the family appreciated the service you gave to celebrate Mum’s life, everyone we spoke to afterwards said what a wonderful service it was, and exactly what Mum would have wanted. I cannot thank you enough for making a sad day a special day.
Robert, Sarah, Pauline and family | October 2021
Above and Beyond ... In every sense
Good morning, I lost my dad last November, and due to covid restrictions we could only hold a small ceremony, which Steve arranged so beautifully. This Monday, 10 months later, we were finally able to have dad’s ashes interred as were his wishes, and Steve kindly came along to initiate at this ceremony too. I have never been to such a beautiful graveside ceremony, succinct and perfect. Everything I wanted to say my final goodbye to a dad who meant so much. A true gentleman who obviously cares so much, his professional dedication knows no bounds and I can never thank him enough for.making such a tough journey so easy. He tells me he wasn’t responsible for the sun shining, but I think, maybe he was!
Above and beyond… in every sense.
Thank you from us all.
I will always recommend you to help anyone I know who is unfortunately having to say goodbye to a loved one.
Anon | October 2021
Compassionate and Professional
We would like to thank you for all your help with Dorothy funeral ceremony.
From our meeting within my home to the service you were compassionate and very professional.
All my family and friends said you were excellent giving special personal touches that made all the difference.
I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for a celebrant.
Anon | October 2021
Darren Nicklin | September 2021
And thank you for the lovely compliments on my speech, it really meant a lot to me.
Lian | September 2021
We would without hesitation recommend Steve
Yvonne and family. | September 2021
Thank You for all the energy and commitment
Thank you Steve for a lovely service, you did susan proud. The videos you put together were excellent and will be a talking point from that day with a heartfelt speech that caught everybody’s attention. It wasn’t just a service that was full of prayers and hymns, it had gone beyond that noting the points throughout her life with the music playing captured the moments we sat with her listening to it on Alexa which she treated as a person.
Chris Smith | September 2021
Thank You Steve
I cannot praise Steve too highly. When my brother passed away, I wanted a sensitive but thoroughly thought out tribute to him, warts and all. I wanted musical and visual tributes that were philosophical, not religious, uplifting not sorrowful, and a little bit different from the norm. Steve went above and beyond the call of duty to make this work including at the 11th hour getting permission to use a video clip that we had resigned ourselves to being unable to use. He conducted the whole procedure from beginning to end perfectly. He listened to our thoughts and feelings like a friend who had suffered the same loss as the family, empathised with our feelings, and translated these into a perfect tribute for my brother.
Adrian | August 2021
Steve Was Amazing
Sadly we lost our dear Uncle, which was an emotional time for all of us, however it was made a little easier knowing that Steve was taking care of the ceremony. Steve was amazing from start to finish, his compassion, soothing voice and empathy was so comforting to us all. The ceremony was perfect from start to finish. He spoke about our Uncle fondly, like he knew him, he went out of his way to get to know who and what sort of a person he was. He put together a video of our fondest memories of his, and it was played during the service, this was so comforting to watch, and to have as a keep sake. Friends and family have all commented on what an amazing celebration of his life Steve created.
You went above and beyond.
Zena and Family | August 2021
All very good I would recommend him for future ceremonies.
Brett | August 2021
Hilary | August 2021
Susan McKenna | August 2021
It was perfect thank you. I really appreciate what you did for us. Beautiful service!
Aimee Shaw | August 2021
Star Trek Themed Funeral
My husband ‘Roy Burrows’, had a ‘Star Trek’ themed funeral, which went really well. Steve put a brilliant video together, with his own touch of ‘Star Trek’ in it. Everyone thought it was a very touching , unique + personal tribute to Roy. Steve was very gentle , understanding , thoughtful + enthusiastic and I would recommend him to anyone.
Suzanne Burrows | August 2021
A Memorable celebration
Steve helped us make Nicholas’ send off a memorable celebration of a busy and happy life, full of love, friendship and some very funny stories. His input to preparation was most helpful, and his delivery on the day was relaxing, well-paced and respectful. Feedback from family and friends was unanimously positive.
David & John | August 2021
Steve was most helpful
Caroline Burnett | August 2021
It was a lovely service from start to finish, we couldn’t have asked for anymore, it was very much appreciated.
Ian Parker | July 2021
Excellent Customer Service
Peter and Kathleen Silvester | July 2021
Goes above & beyond his standard duties
I wish to give Steve Game-Blackmoor a very big thank you for making my mother’s funeral so beautiful. He did exactly as I asked & even added one or two extra verses that were very relevant to my mother. I felt like Steve was looking after me during the service, he helped me with absolutely everything, even things I would have missed.
Graeme Jones | July 2021
Recommended to us
Michael Tipper | July 2021
It was amazing
Laura, Shane and family | July 2021
Sympathetic, sensitive, efficient
Steve managed my husband Nigel’s funeral service, a non-religious event, so beautifully. He was sympathetic, sensitive, efficient and appropriate in his approach to the event. The music, video display and spoken words, were a fitting tribute to our Welsh rugby fanatic and many people commented on it being the best service they had attended. Nigel would have loved it. I would recommend him most definitely.
Julie | July 2021
Heartfelt Thank You
I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Steve. I am sure Tim would have appreciated the service. The day was a perfect tribute to him. The candle and dragonfly were a lovely touch and gave me comfort. Thank you again.
Jackie O'Donnell | June 2021
service was memorable and just perfect
Deborah Gough | June 2021
Irene | June 2021
Nicest send off
Just want to say a great big thank you to everyone concerned for the effort and compassion putting Carols service together, she would have rightly been so proud in the way everything was conducted. I personally want to reiterate this. Steve, your such a fantastic person and wish to thank you so much on behalf of Carol, myself and all the family and friends who attended. 100% of Attendee`s said it was the nicest send off they have witnessed.
Dave Vernon (and family) | June 2021
Heartfelt, Intimate and Meaningful
Asking a stranger to conduct my Mum’s funeral service felt like a leap of faith. Steve came highly recommended and he was absolutely the right choice. He conducted the ceremony with great dignity, distilling the events of my Mum’s long life into a heartfelt, intimate and meaningful remembrance of her character and personality. Afterwards mourners asked whether Steve knew my Mum, which is testament to his professionalism and integrity.
During our first meeting he quickly gave focus to the ceremony with useful ideas about the order of service, while also supporting our music choices with helpful feedback and encouragement. His delicate balance of listening and suggesting was a great reassurance to us at a time when the service seemed vague and uncharted.
In a second meeting Steve got to know the details of my Mum’s eventful life through our own recollections. Steve was able to absorb a lot of detail in a short space of time without losing sight of who my Mum was. During the service he didn’t simply repeat the minutiae, but treated us to a story of how my Mum’s experiences formed her character, and how she in turn influenced others. He took the trouble to include things that each of us had told him about my Mum and this inclusivity helped bring people together during this final farewell.”
Philip Jnr Barnard | May 2021
I am writing to thank you for the excellent manner in which you conducted the memorial service for my late wife Danuta, on 24 May at Bushbury East Chapel.
You emphasised to us in the preliminary discussions that the service would be about Danuta, not only the obstacles she had to face in life, but also the way her presence in this world had been so loving and influential in the lives of everyone who was privileged to know her, ourselves included.
You most certainly did that. Our three sons (Alexander, Philip Jnr. and Richard) and I are very grateful that you were able to do that so well. Everyone who attended, or who were able to view the live webcast, were united in their praise. Please accept our sincere thanks. We were so thankful that we had made the right decision in our choice of Celebrant.
Philip Barnard | May 2021
Lovely and Moving
Teresa Evans | May 2021
Professionalism and Integrity
Just a few words of thanks for your pitch perfect service for my Mum this afternoon.
As a family of empiricists, with a smattering of scientists, I think we naturally found it daunting to take a leap of faith and ask a stranger to conduct Mum’s farewell. Until today, the funeral seemed like a looming, amorphous cloud of uncertainty. You received a weight of information from us at short notice and you handled it with good grace and patience.
You distilled the details into a heartfelt, intimate and meaningful remembrance of Mum’s life. You had paid attention to everyone’s input and took the time to reference things that each of us had told you. People afterwards were asking whether you knew her, complementing your words and the accuracy of your observations. Surely that is a testament to your professionalism and integrity.
Yours is a quite fascinating profession, and an important one.
Thank you for steering us through uncharted waters, for giving us focus and shaping the service into something real and memorable.
Philip Barnard Jnr | May 2021
Just want to say ‘thank-you’ for a lovely service yesterday for my Mum. It was perfect. Also, the candle is a lovely touch and I will treasure it.
Jo Whitby | May 2021
Wonderful Celebration of our Dad
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful celebration of our dad, Robert John Shaw.
It was a credit to him and us, his family. Very personal and Steve listened to everything we wanted and said. The touching video with pictures and music for him. Just beautiful.
Thank you Steve for everything.
Emma Longshaw | May 2021
Everything Was So personal
As a family loosing my dad suddenly was a truely traumatic time, the compassion and attention gave by Steve was nothing short of wonderful
Everything was so personal, it truely felt Steve knew my dad,
The video eulogy was beyond moving and captured my dads uniqueness
Parting words particularly meant something special mentioning about noone is truely gone due to the ripples they cause, a favourite quote from Terry Pratchett that holds a special place with me
Thank You Steve for all your work and dedication.
The Fox / Camm Family | April 2021
Kind Hearted and Spoke With Such Warmth
Thank you so much for making the service for my uncle so special. You took so much time gathering the information and making my aunt feel connected to the ceremony. You were extremely kind hearted and spoke with such warmth about my uncle. All those who attended commented on how lovely the service was. Thank you again
Karen Salisbury & Family | April 2021
Very Special and Very Well Done
Joyce Parker | April 2021
Beautiful Send Off
Jenny, Ray and Diane | April 2021
Steve was brilliant, he made what little I could give him about mum when younger into a heartfelt memory, both my brothers and the small handful of guests thought he did a lovely service. I didn’t have a clue where to start but he was patient with me and listened to my worries, can’t thank him enough it was lovely.
Lynn Surman | April 2021
Sincere and Supportive
We suffered an unexpected and tragic loss this year, a life that was taken far too soon. I was so pleasantly surprised by the support we got by the party’s involved in putting the funeral together. Steve was very sincere and supportive, definitely a kind hearted individual who made the day go by as perfectly as possible. He was very smartly dressed, conducted the service in the most respectful and sincere way and did everything within his control to make the service as perfect as possible. Genuine great guy.
Kayden Barrett | March 2021
Watched on webcast
Just wanted to say thank you for conducting Stuart’s funeral yesterday. I couldn’t attend as I’m shielding but I watched on webcast.
I’ve spoken to the rest of the family and all say what a nice bloke you are and how you ensured it all ran smoothly. Paula was particularly moved by the ‘candle gift’
Many many thanks for looking after my lovely brother, ensuring his goodbye was efficient and without hitch.
Kate | March 2021
Jill Di Trolio | March 2021
Dedication, professionalism and Empathy
Your dedication to the task, professionalism and empathy for us as a family was outstanding. We certainly felt that we were in safe hands, when we weren’t sure what our emotions would be on a difficult day.
I felt it really was a celebration for mum, with the room full of love, warmth, support and amazing memories. She certainly with my dad, were there to support us and give us strength.
I was equally proud of our beautiful daughters … delivering their love and memories for their beautiful grandma.
Linda Deas | March 2021
Steve was highly recommended
Amanda Boyd-Smith | March 2021
personal but sincere celebration of my mothers life
David Millward | March 2021
Graham's Funeral Service
A largely virtual and pre-recorded service was a new experience for us. This service was flawless, lovely and moving.
Brilliantly coordinated, edited and shepherded by your sensitive insight and technical mastery.
Thank you for making this a fitting tribute to our dear brother Graham.
We have received many very positive comments from friends and family that this new experience was so apt and loving.
I have no hesitation in recommending your services.
Brilliant, exceptional and caring. Well done!
Peter Coy | February 2021
Keith's Funeral With South Staffordshire funeral directors
Thank you so much for the very apt and caring words you spoke at Keith’s funeral. Everyone commented on the service in a very positive way, saying it was Keith to the “T”
Thanks for your help and guidance through a very difficult time.
Margaret Tyne | February 2021
Robert Ian Birkenhead
Deborah Brown | January 2021
Stanley Arthur Lindop
Steve was the celebrant at our Dad’s funeral on 18/1/21. He delivered a true and touching celebration of Dad’s life. He did us and Dad proud.
Everyone including those attending via live streaming commented on what a wonderful ceremony Steve delivered.
Steve was so helpful throughout the entire process.
Thank you very much.
Peter Lindop | January 2021
Elaine Tittensor | January 2021
A wonderful tribute was provided by Steve for my late Mother’s cremation.
Steve took the time to understand & connect with us in a sensitive manner to enable him to be able to deliver a tribute that was both reflective of my Mother’s life but also a celebration of her life.
Due to Covid restrictions & concerns a number of people were unable to attend the service however the weblink allowed everybody to feel a part of it.
Helen Del | December 2020
A proper tribute
I just wanted to thank you for conducting the service at my Dad’s funeral last Tuesday. I think the best compliment is from Mum who said that he would have really enjoyed it, a proper tribute to him.
I thought that the segment of music with photos worked really well and thank you for the way you put it together.
Dad had asked for a celebration of his life and that is what we gave him.
Thanks again from all of the family.