What to do
when someone dies?
For many, losing a loved one is an emotional experience that needs to be faced perhaps only twice in a lifetime. Yet at this very moment of deepest grief, some important and difficult decisions still need to be made.
If you’re not sure where to start then you are able to find our guide here. We also have a PDF guide available from the button below.download booklet
J. Perigoe & Son and A. W. Court Funeral Directors are a privately owned, independent, family run business, offering the highest standard of care and facilities to those we serve in and around Kent and East Sussex.Meet The Staff
Chloe & Team, we cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us as a family. Your support, care & compassion helped get us through such a heartbreaking ordeal. My son would have been so pleased with his funeral. Thank you! Best wishes. Thank you so much, Chloe for all that you have done for us during this difficult time. You made arranging my brothers funeral and celebrating his life so much easier for us. We will be forever grateful.
Dear Alastair, We would both like to take this opportunity to give you our deepest thanks for the care, attention and utmost professionalism we have received whilst in your care. At every point, you have helped us with courtesy and sensitivity and you have made an unfamiliar and somewhat daunting process smooth and ultimately very manageable.
Dear Alastair, I just wanted to say thank you so much for making the organising of my Mum’s funeral so easy and professional. The care from you and your staff was over and above brilliant. I’d like you to thank all the other staff that helped through the day too.
Dear Mark, thank you so much for helping me to organise a lovely funeral for my father. Having to make all the arrangements on my own was a bit nerve wracking but you gave wonderful support and guidance all along the way. You went out of your way to ensure we had the music I wanted, and the flowers were just beautiful. A big thank you!
To Dear Alastair and Staff at Perigoes, I wish to express, on behalf of my family, our gratitude on the service you provided in the funeral arrangements for my Grandfather. There was an amazing turn out at the service with far more people attending then we could have ever imagined. From the first meeting we felt confident of the service we would receive. Your guidance and attention to detail was exceptional. At this difficult time it gave us great comfort in knowing that John was treated with the upmost respect and dignity.
Hello Alastair, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help in making mum’s service a very special one. The compassionate and professional way in which you arranged everything has been outstanding. Best wishes and kind regards.
Hi Alastair, I wanted to write and thank you for all that you did for Vera leading up to and including the funeral on Friday, both you and your company were kind, considerate and very professional. Everything went very smoothly and the church service itself was amazing, we could not believe all the butterflies flying over the coffin at the end. It was such a relief to have a company, I felt complete trust in and to handle for me as I have been in a bit of a daze since Mum passed away. I will certainly recommend your company if I am ever asked. Once again thank you for all your help.
Hi Mark, I want to say a huge thank you so much, for all of your help with David’s funeral from start to finish your kindness and professionalism from our first meeting and all of your help with the planning and all the last minute requests to the actual day of the funeral was faultless, and organising with the Vicar too. You and your team looked so smart on the day with the little touches that were very appreciated with tartan ties and Thistle button holes. The blue folder which included the Thistle, memory card with attendees from the day and picture of the flowers and service cards. Thanks again for giving the send off that David deserved and celebration of his life. You helped me through all of this in such a sad, difficult time. I can’t recommend yourself and Perigoes more highly. Kindest regards.
Dear Alastair, Both myself, family and all the attendees would like to thank you for an excellent and extremely professional service. In times like these it takes someone special to achieve all requirements and appease all involved. You not only succeeded but surpassed all expectations. Please also pass on our gratitude to all your staff involved who were also exemplary in every manner.
Thank you, Alastair so much for you precise, informative and extremely professional service. Your excellent personal approach and demeanour were very well received and really appreciated.
Dear Alastair, I and the whole family want to thank you for your excellent service. As you wrote, losing a loved one is never easy and my mum was, for all of us, someone truly special. Your kindness and guidance were really appreciated. You manage that difficult balance of sympathy, professionalism and yes, even a little humour where it is appropriate. We really did feel that we were in very ‘competent hands’ both during the preparations and the actual funeral service. The ‘order of service’ card which you put together was a delight and several people said they will keep it as a lovely memory. What more can I write other than that my mum would have loved it.
I am one of Martin’s daughters and I was struck by your professionalism and kindness throughout the day. The way in which you took our family through every difficult moment was strengthening and respectful. My overriding thoughts of the day are your sombre team, the beautiful black cars, the red roses and the rural locations. The dignity your team brought to the occasion was most befitting of my father who valued occasions to be done properly and would have been grateful for the care you gave my family. I hope that you continue to sense the enormous influence you have on families at their time of sorrow and that you know just how much your utmost attention to detail, calm assurance and human kindness helps.
I just wanted to write and thank you very much Alastair, on behalf of myself and the family for the way that you dealt with our father’s funeral. All the way, we appreciated your kindness, sensitivity and efficiency. I know that sometimes funeral directors get a bad press, but we never felt any pressure to have something that we didn’t want. The funeral itself albeit a small one was most memorable and appreciated by everyone.
Dear Alastair, May I take this opportunity to express both mine and the families grateful thanks for the excellent service you have all given. It was with a sense of relief to finally bring Vera home last Friday, knowing that I can now go and chat to her. I’ve given strict instructions that when the time has come, I want everything to be carried out by Perigoes.
Firstly I must say a big thank you to Chloe and all her staff for making my husbands funeral go so smoothly, everybody has remarked how they liked the service. I would certainly recommend your company and I thank you all for making this as easy as possible under the circumstances.
Thank you for the efficient and sensitive way you handled the funeral arrangements, Alastair of my late husband. Courts came highly recommended, and I would heartily agree with that.
Good morning Chloe, Thank you so much for everything you did for us yesterday, we appreciated it so much. You made the day a little easier. We thought you were all very professional and respectful. I know mum would have been happy with how it all went. Thanks, again.
My family and I would like to thank Mark and the Staff for the service they provided in arranging late husbands funeral . They showed compassion, consideration and professionalism and were just so caring and lovely at what was a very stressful and upsetting time. The service was perfect. So much so, that we have now asked them to arrange my lovely mum’s funeral. Can’t thank them enough. True stars in our eye’s and would highly recommend to anyone.
The family can’t thank Mark Redwood-Kerr enough, from the first time we met him we felt totally at ease, he helped with any questions we had & was there for us through out. His care & Service on the day of the funeral was beyond all expectations, a sad day made so much easier by Mark. I would recommend J Perigoe and Son to anybody, Thanks again Mark.
I want to say a huge thank you so much for all of your help with my late husband’s funeral from start to finish your kindness and professionalism from our first meeting and all of your help with the planning and all the last minute requests to the actual day of the funeral was faultless, and organising with the Vicar, for my late husband to be buried in the Church Yard right near my mother’s cottage, we went to visit his grave yesterday and to see the flowers which where beautiful and the Wooden engraved cross is perfect This was of great comfort to my mother. You and your team looked so smart on the day with the little touches that were very appreciated with tartan ties and Thistle buttonholes. On Saturday, to receive the blue folder to include the Thistle, memory card with attendees from the day and picture of the flowers and service cards. Thanks again for giving the send-off that he deserved and celebration of his life. You helped me through all of this in such a sad difficult time. I couldn’t recommend yourself and Perigoe’s more highly. Kindest regards.
Dear Chloe, I wanted to say thank you for a really lovely and memorable send off for my dad. Everything seemed perfect, the procession, flowers and service – even the sun decided to turn on its glorious rays on full blast for him. Thank you!
Hi Alastair, A brief letter, simply conveying my most sincere thanks to you for your kind and discreet help when arranging the details of my husbands funeral; subsequently at the committal the following day at Charing. For all of us that mourn the loss of someone so dearly loved, those moments are the most painful of ones life. Your tact and understanding – and discretion – helped to alleviate my pain.
My family and I would like to thank Mark and the Staff for the service they provided in arranging Lionel’s funeral . They showed compassion, consideration and professionalism and were just so caring and lovely at what was a very stressful and upsetting time. The service was perfect. So much so, that we have now asked them to arrange my lovely mum’s funeral. Can’t thank them enough. True stars in our eye’s and would highly recommend to anyone.
Thank you again, Alastair for all your wonderful care before during and after Malcolm’s death. As a family we felt we couldn’t have asked for more and as you know the memories around this time are so important and the trust in the funeral director fundamental. We felt we had that trust in you and your team from the very outset. Thank you again.
Dear Alastair, I would like to take this opportunity to say a very heartfelt thank you for the care, dignity and empathy you have shown to both my late father and myself. You have made the whole funeral process a kind and positive experience and I am incredibly grateful for everything you have done. I could not have hoped for a more compassionate funeral director.
Dear Chloe, I wanted to thank you personally for all the amazing care you showed us as a family. Just perfect from our very first meeting. You went above and beyond to give us a very special day. Please thank your wonderful team for the respect they showed us all. Lots of love from a very appreciative family xx
To Mark and all the staff, Thank you so much, for your kindness and understanding for the funeral of my late husband, Del. The family and I appreciate, everything you have done for us.
Dear Mark, Since we lost our dearest husband and father you have been a tower of strength in a sea of sadness. You have guided and advised, organised and removed concerns and worries, leaving us free to grieve and plan. Your team were professional yet kind, the office staff, especially Diane, were always helpful and compassionate and the service on the day of the funeral was wonderful – we were able to make it personal and relevant. The flowers were perfect – just what we wanted. It has given us enormous peace of mind, knowing we could leave all the details in your capable hands and that we would be so well cared for. Thank you, The King Family.
Hi Chloe, I just want to thank you and your colleagues for everything you have done for my sister and I. You have made a very stressful time, feel so much better. You have such compassion and understanding. Nothing was too much trouble and I definitely felt guided and in very safe hands. Thank you.
Dear Chloe, I just wanted to say a BIG thank you so much for making my Mum’s funeral so perfect, as funerals go. You have an amazing gift in what you do and how you deal with people and families at their most sensitive time. People have asked me how the funeral went, and my response has been that we as a family and individually were cared for, looked after and gently guided through the most distressing time of our lives by yourselves. So, thank you again. Please take of yourselves. I send you all our love and keep doing what you do best. You are amazing.
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