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What people say about us

Every now and then, people come back to us with feedback about how we did. To all those people who have passed on comments, please accept our sincere thanks. It means so much to us to know that what we do makes a difference, and enables us to learn a little about what we can do to make things even better for our future families.



I would like you to pass onto Dean Weber our personal thanks for conducting the Funeral of the Late Late Ross Cameron held at the Tomorata Rugby Club Hall on Wednesday 19th November.      
His professionalism, advice, direction and empathy were of the highest standard.  
Thank you once again, Dean.    
 Kind Regards from the Smith and Cameron Families.        



Thanks so much Nicola and Jason for handling this sad occasion so well and beautifully for us. Nicola took the trouble to know exactly who our son was before she prepared the eulogy and the result was spellbinding and very, very special.
 Absolutely everyone we spoke to could not have spoken more highly of their handling of this sad and difficult occasion. Many remarked that they had never been to a ‘nicer’ funeral (if you can say that about funerals!).
We were uplifted by Nicola’s performance and cannot speak highly enough of her and Jason’s sensitive but professional handling of our son’s day.
Thank you, thank you, thankyou…
From Chris’s Mum and family


Hello Nicola, Jason & Eddie,

 

Today is Mum's one year anniversary and I wanted to send you all an email to say thank you for your services over what was a very difficult time for me and my family.

 

I must say I never expected to assume the role of family matriarch from my mother at such an early age, however from the moment I was forced to make arrangements,  Nicola, you're presence, confidence and personal experience allayed my fears and I honestly believe fate brought me there.

 

Following my experience I was inspired to become a celebrant myself, however, life goes on and I recently moved to Melbourne to start a new chapter... still as a boring banker. Lol.

 

Anyway, thanks for everything you're team did for me and my family and it will certainly be something that stays with me until its my time

Eddie Woodmass

 



 

'My husband’s death, while not unexpected, was very sudden and as I was fairly new to the area, and unaware of local funeral homes and their services.

Jason Morrison Funeral Services were recommended to me by the hospital where my husband had been, and I have to say that from the outset, Dean, Nicola and Jason were compassionate, helpful and practical at a time when I was confused and distraught.

     Dean handled all the practical aspects and form filling, even managing not to comment on the fact that on that first visit I drove into the funeral home down the exit drive instead of the entrance.

    Nicola, was our celebrant, who with tact and discretion, teased out of me, and my husband’s brother, all aspects of my husband’s life, which she delivered at the funeral

with respect and touches of humour, which I know my husband would have enjoyed.

We all loved the brochure she put together showing photo’s of Ross with his daughters, and granddaughters and the poem which covered his love of gardening.

Even my brother-in-law, who is a known cynic and prejudiced against celebrants, was impressed.

 

I cannot thank you enough and heartily recommend Jason Morrison Funeral Services.'

 

Christine Isles




 

We have recently faced the death of my mother. We engaged Jason Morrison Funeral Services to take care of her, and to guide and support us till her final farewell.

 The funeral directors were caring and professional at all times. Their advice was gentle and sensitive and of the highest standard. Nothing was too much trouble. They were flexible and accommodating throughout, understanding our needs and responding appropriately.  They gave us confidence,  and enabled us to be relaxed throughout the process. We  asked particularily that Mother's hair be as it was when she was alive . Eddie and Dean prepared her beautifully- Mum looked so natural and just like her!   The necessary paper work was done efficiently and effortlessly. We were delighted with the service sheets. The day of her funeral went smoothly,  just as Mum would have wanted. My mother was cared for in a respectful and dignified way, as were we, and our family were most grateful for the care and competence of  the funeral directors  at Jason Morrison Funeral Services. We recommend them unconditionally.

  

Sincerely

Dianne




Dear Nicola, Jason and Eddie,
a note to thank you all for your wonderful help to Dawn, Grahame and me in preparing mum's celebration of life.
Nicola, your eulogy was perfect, as was your beautiful diction. We received many wonderful comments on your presentation and warmth.
Our sincere thanks to each of you for your part in our farewell to our beloved mum, Raina/Lily.'warm regards
Kay.


Well I was very fortunate to have my mum and dad move in with us last year.............we had always discussed if it got too hard for them at home they were always welcome here with us........

My mum had a short time in hospital and we all agreed the time had come to give dad  a break, so they came here and only 2 weeks later mum passed away, but she wanted her funeral here at our house...She was able to say what she wanted, what clothes she wanted to wear and who she wanted here, so was really good, flowers out of the garden and me to do the catering..........only 30 people but a wonderful day.

Then only 8 months later dad passed away and I asked him what he wanted and he was able to say the same. ( he had chosen a pink coffin for mum) and so he wanted a green coffin ( the colour of beans) as he had an  amazing garden here, so that is what he had, a basket of vegetables  out of the garden he so lovingly tended before he died on top of the coffin

We had another wonderful funeral at home here with all family and friends dad had requested

 I didn't know Dean when mum died but called Jason Morrison's as we lived at Matakana and what a wonderful thing I did.
Dean is the most amazing young man, so kind and genuine, he made the process so easy. he listened, asked the appropriate questions and then put everything into place, a very special person who is hard not to like , right from the start.

My father thought he was the most genuine man he had met for a long time and felt safe in his hands, a compliment from my father!

Thank you for letting me write what I wanted to say and hope it helps all others trying to make their funeral a memory


Regards 

Megan Herrick




As I come to the end of sending my Thank You cards for all the words of Sympathy following Mums death, perhaps on reflection I should have put Jason Morrison Funeral  Services at the top of my the list.
On a very cold, wet and dark  Sunday morning in early July I had a call   from the hospital to say my Mum had passed away.
This was unexpected at the time although she had reached 100 years of age.
 
I had had in my mind for some time that I would ring Jason Morrison when the time came, I had no idea what to expect and wondered do they work on Sundays ??.
All my worries were taken care of  with one phone call, Eddie from The funeral home took over right away and by lunchtime Mum was safely back in Warkworth.
 
The following day My eldest son  and I  met with Eddie at your lovely premises in  Warkworth to discuss the plans we wanted to put into place.
There was  a lot  to go through but everything  was so well organised and we were  given many ideas and options for Mums send off, all of which  Eddie explained with great  detail and yet in such a caring and thoughtful manner it made the choices seem effortless.
 
Mums funeral was to  be a very small family occasion and we choose not to have a celebrant , but for my eldest  Son to perform this part of the service.
On the day of the service the sun shone for the  first  time in many weeks, and I think that  made the day  for me, just seeing the family including my 4 young grand children arrive at your premises in Warkworth enjoying the bright day we had been blessed with for Nans funeral.
Dean had  the chapel set  up just  as we had discussed and it  seemed so perfect.
It was our choice that any family members could get up and talk about their memories on Nana Lily, and most did including all  4 grand children , and I can tell you that as their Nana I was so proud of them. After the service my 3 grand daughters,  decorated the entire surface of Nanas casket with great love and fun using the  flowers petals and buds form the basket provided, a lasting memory  for me.
 
To sum up  our entire experience with you as our funeral Directors in a few words is difficult but  simply OUTSTANDING. You are true masters in Communication, Compassion, and  SERVICE and I would like to take this opportunity to Thank you so much for making my Mums final day such a memorable  one.
 
Kind Regards
Maureen Travers



I could not have asked for a more perfect service under our circumstances.
You did everything we asked and more.

At such a time of grieving so much is not understood of what is required.
 
With both your help, Jason and Nicola, it was achieved sincerely and sensitively.

Death is a horrible time and as I had lost my Dad a year before you gave me a better service than I had  experienced before.
 
Thank you
Pam Leslie


 

Writing as one who has personally conducted a number of funeral services we found the attention and care that your team gave us extremely helpful, unhurried and reassuring. We sensed a genuine interest and thoughtfulness in all your dealings with us and open communication with nothing too much trouble.

    At the service itself your care and attention to detail was much appreciated as well as the unobtrusive observance of areas where practical assistance was needed. You acted as an integral part of the family scene which all led to the smooth and cohesive running of proceedings assisting us in bringing glory to God.

    It was a real blessing and very helpful having that excellent sound system for the graveside service.

 

Sincere thanks and every blessing as you seek to bring blessing to others at stressful times.

 

Campbell & Elaine McSkimming
 



My Aunt passed away in 2013 at the Amberlea Rest home. I was unfortunately out of the country on business and there was no other next of kin available to take care of matters. A simple call to Jason Morrison Funeral Services and I had all the support I needed. My wife and I met with Nicola at Morrison’s together with two of my Aunt’s closest friends to work through an appropriate eulogy. Nicola has an extraordinary way of drawing all those wonderful life stories out of you and then compiling them into a stunningly meaningful eulogy. The service that Nicola led for my Aunt was extraordinary, it was a celebration of her life – we had laughter, we had tears, we had stories many people hadn’t heard. I am sure that all who attended the funeral left with a smile and a lightened heart.
Needless to say all the other aspects of the funeral were seamless and perfect, I sincerely recommend Jason Morrison Funeral Services.
 
Rob Friend




Dearest Nicola
words cannot express adequately our most sincere thanks for your help, support, professionalism, kindness, empathy and sheer hard work on our behalf.
We were confident in releasing Richard to the care of Jason Morrison Funeral Services, and to have you as the celebrant was outstanding.
Thank you again for your support and kindness

we wish you well for the future
Jackie and Harry O'Rourke




Dear Nicola and Dean,
Thanks so much for your caring and professional approach. It made things much easier for me during a very stressful time.
A number of people complimented you and wanted to 'book' your services! What higher compliment....?!
Jo-anne and Graeme




Nicola,
Thanks again for a truly excellent service for my Mum, we all thought the service was very fitting. One of my friends commented that he was surprised to hear you hadn’t met mum your knowledge of her was so deep, well done.
 
Regards
Anton Lawrence