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Elite Funerals


I would like to highly recommend Elite Funeral Services. At all times they were caring & professional. All the people I have dealt with were courteous & helpful at this special & sad time. Thank you Diane & Maureen.

- Ann M -

I have nothing but praise for Diane and her professional staff for the compassionate and courteous manner in which my wife’s funeral was conducted by Elite Funerals. At the outset, every request I made was carried out and nothing was a problem or a trouble for them. Based on our experience, my family and I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Elite Funerals.

- Brian -

Maureen is amazing. Diane and Richard are fantastic. As a team they just make everything work the way you want it to.

It’s always sad if you have to organise a funeral however the wonderful staff here are helpful and considerate. Nothing is too hard for them.

I’ve had a fantastic experience at a difficult time. I hope when you need help you feel as comfortable as I felt and you’re as satisfied as I am with all they offer to assist you.

I have never organised a funeral before and I had no idea what to do. They guided me and helped me at a time when I needed it most. Importantly they also spent time LISTENING to me so I could have things done EXACTLY the way I wanted it.

It seems odd saying lots of positive things regarding a funeral… and I can’t report on how well the function went because it’s my own funeral… but as I said, they all worked together to make all the planning very easy. I trust them completely.

- Ne il -

Organising a funeral for a loved one is a tender and challenging task – especially if you’ve never done it before. When my mother died, I had no idea what to do, or where to go. A personal recommendation from a friend led us to Elite Funeral Directors. Diane came to the house, met the family, and took lots of time with our aged and grieving father.  In addition to being professional and dignified, Diane and her colleagues were friendly, compassionate, and generally caring.

- Gillian H -

Maureen, Iain and all the magic people of Elite Funerals – It’s with a grateful heart that I say thankyou for the help you have been in helping us navigate the path of grief to where we are now.  John Dominic Agius was my father in law, Dad, Nannu, friend to all and a role model to so many of those close to him. You are all now a part of our extended family. If on your final journey to eternal rest, you experience the same amount of compassion we received today, then your world will have truly turned full circle. Each and every one of you made this most painful day, one that we will look back on with a smile. Why? Because of the way Elite Funerals treated us.

Tony Bushell (Johns son in law)

- Tony Bushell -

Diane .. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing you are.. Fate handed us the worst card a parent could have, we lost our twin boys and had to arrange a funeral for them. Diane was thoughtful, amazing, her attention to details.. just unheard of.  She went above and beyond, down to the smallest details ie making sure the chapel is warm enough! You are amazing, thank you so much Diane!

- Ferrina Chandra -

Losing a loved one is undoubtedly one of life’s most challenging and emotional experiences. During our time of grief, we were fortunate to have the compassionate and dedicated services of Beautiful Farewells, a funeral director who truly made a difference in our lives as they helped us say goodbye to our beloved Auntie. We were met with unwavering support, empathy, and professionalism from the moment we first reached out to Beautiful Farewells. They went above and beyond to create a beautiful and meaningful farewell for our Auntie.

The planning process was handled with utmost care and sensitivity. The funeral director and their team listened attentively to our wishes and needs and offered valuable guidance when we were unsure of how to proceed. They took the time to understand Auntie’s life and personality, which allowed them to create a service that truly celebrated her memory.

The attention to detail in arranging the service was remarkable. Every aspect, from the choice of venue to the floral arrangements and the order of service, was thoughtfully considered and beautifully executed. The calm and peaceful atmosphere provided a serene space for family and friends to gather and pay their respects.

The support provided by Beautiful Farewells extended beyond the day of the service. They took care of all the logistical aspects, allowing our family to focus on our grief and the emotional journey of saying goodbye. Their assistance with paperwork, transportation, and coordination with other service providers was invaluable during this difficult time.

What sets Beautiful Farewells apart is their commitment to tailoring the service to the individual and their unwavering dedication to providing comfort and solace to grieving families. They offered us not just a funeral service but a beautiful and meaningful farewell that we will always cherish.

In our moment of sorrow, Beautiful Farewells proved to be a source of strength and support. They guided us through the process with kindness and compassion, ensuring that Auntie’s farewell was a fitting tribute to a life well-lived. We are eternally grateful for their services and highly recommend Beautiful Farewells to anyone needing a compassionate and professional funeral director.

During such a challenging time, Beautiful Farewells shone as a beacon of light, helping us find solace and closure as we bid farewell to our dear Auntie.


- Jane -

Dear Diane

We were thankful we chose you as our funeral director, in which was a very quick decision. We felt so relaxed with you Diane, from the minute we met you. You provided such a genuine, personal and efficient service and were so accommodating with our changes or additions. We were pleased we didn’t choose a large organisation.

If we could have ever imagined what Heather’s funeral would be like, which we hadn’t,  it was perfect for her and for us.

Thank you very much.

- Sally and Claire -

Diane was incredibly helpful, communicative and thoughtful from the moment we contacted her. We needed to arrange a funeral over the weekend. Diane picked up the phone straight away and we met that same day to get things arranged. This was a huge relief given other big funeral providers remain shut through the weekend despite having “24 hour hotlines”. Diane was also very knowledgeable and sensitive about Hindu customs, which was a massive help during a stressful time. Finally, Diane and her team ensured the service itself was perfect – everything ran to plan and we couldn’t have asked for a better farewell.

Thank you so very much Diane and all the best,


- Darshan -

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