These were recent comments that came to my Families First email account:
Thank you for playing those four songs at our mother’s “Celebration of Life” service. Your music sounded wonderful, and your voice was very soothing to us. You provided a very “special touch” to such a sad occasion. I wish you continued success and good health for you and yours.
Marco also suggested the soloist, Jules Gouin and it was money well spent. The soloist Jules Gouin was amazing. The music definitely added to the service.
The family of the late Marcel Bissonnette wish to thank you for the beautiful music you presented at Marcel’s funeral. It was all wonderfully thoughtful and inspiring. The French Hymn at the end of the Mass was especially touching.
~Neta Bissonnette & family
I wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful music at Thayer’s Celebration of Life Service. I have had so many wonderful comments from people who attended the service and many said it was the BEST Celebration of Life Service they’ve ever been to. Your music really added a peaceful comforting tough to the service.
We loss my Dad, Nick Macko in May of 2014 and most recently my Mom, Mary Macko in October 2014. They had their funerals all arranged by Families First on Dougall Avenue. Kate Laub was the funeral director for my Dad. She was lovely to deal with. Her kindness and gentle approach at a most vulnerable time was extremely appreciated by myself and siblings. Her attention to detail was second to none. Kate walked us through such a dark time in our lives. We also had Jules Gouin sing at my Dad’s funeral. He was lovely and gave such comfort to the family through song. I know he must sing the same songs over and over again but it was like he was singing for the first time and the peace he gave us will never be forgotten. With great respect,
~Deb (Macko) Gouin
Just to let you know, I drove both Rev. Mackendrick and Bishop Peck to the cemetery today. They were both talking about how great you are and how much you add to the service. They were also impressed by how adaptable you are.
Jules, I have spoken to a few families lately that mentioned how you made the services so much more meaningful and personal. Specifically the Klyberg’s (even with the extra song!), Thibert (Lauzon), and the Rutt families.
We were deeply touched by the funeral services you provided for the death of our Father, Ernie Masse. Thank you Brian for the gift of Jules, the singer. We were very surprised at the difference it made. Debra you were terrific and we were very pleased with your professional approach to delicate matters. It was just what we wanted and needed.
~Brenda and Floyd King Jr.
We appreciated the wonderful gift of music Jules provided and how even at the conclusion of the service he continued to play while the casket was closed and we said our final good byes.Thank you so very much.
~Brad Hill and Cheryl Brook
Jules the singer was fabulous, especially with his rendition of “grandma”. Please pass along my deepest thanks to him personally.
I have been to many services at Families First and each time I am very touched and impressed with the singing, guitar paying and beautiful song choices of Jules. Each time whether it was a friends parent and he performed their wedding song or a favorite song of a deceased friend of ours and most recently at the service for Vince Tuck when he played the same song that was played at Dale Earnhardt’s memorial because Vince was a huge NASCAR fan. We were all so grateful for that choice and how eloquently it was performed with Jules melodic voice. Jules makes the services even more meaningful and memorable at a very difficult time. Your facility really does such a wonderful job in the time of need.
Thanks to Jules. This beautiful soloist lightened our heavy hearts. I am so happy I choose Families First Funeral Home and would highly recommend you to anyone. So many thanks to you and your professional staff for treating us so well.
Thank you to you all especially Kate, Jessica for all your help and guidance with my mom’s, Marilyn Doman’s funeral. Jules was a delight to listen to and was enjoyed by all. You are all fantastic people. Thank you we are truly grateful.
~The Doman Family