Testimonials

Dear Uden’s Eltham,

Thank you for making our mums funeral so special.

From the time she passed away you made everything easy for us. She looked lovely when we saw her and dressed in all her new clothes and her jewellery.

Her funeral was so respectful and we felt she was the only lady being sent of that day. She will live within our hearts forever.

Thank You,

 

Nora’s Family xxxxxx

Chris & Staff

Thank you all so much for the respect and professionalism by all for my Dad ‘Gerald Medcalf’s’ service on 26th April 2017.

Stanley & everyone involved, including the vicar ‘Jim’ done an amazing job.

My Lovely Dad deserved the best and that’s what you all provided.

Thanks Again X

 

Love Caroline & Family

Dear Andrew and all at Udens and Sons,

I would like to extend our huge thanks and gratitude for the superb quality of care and attention to detail that made the funeral of our father, Ian Park, truly memorable for all the right reasons. The sensitivity and care was registered right from the first meeting through to the day of the funeral itself. You helped the family make a difficult day, a celebration of his life and we all felt that your skill in managing the event, took a great pressure off us all.

Many, many thanks once again.

 

Andrew Sinclair and family

To all at Udens,

Just a note to express our sincere thanks for the way to all dealt with the funeral of dad and husband Brian Powell. Which was with dignity and compassion, something we will be eternally grateful for.
I can’t end without saying a special thank you to Stanley. He was a great help in making a very difficult day a lot easier.

Thanks Again,

 

Cathy, Joanne and Family

Matthew, Spencer and everyone at W.Uden&Sons,
Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help in making my dads funeral so perfect. The Bike Hearse was perfect and he would of loved it.
Many Thanks,

Claire Spalding

Dear Nigel,

My family and I would like to thank you and the staff of Udens for the professional and dignified funeral you conducted for my husband, Francis Turner.
Your kindness was much appreciated and it eased what was a difficult time for us.
Thank you also for your patience in handling the donations for Francis’ choice of charities. We have been amazed at the generosity of our friends – a further tribute to the memory of my husband.

With kind regards,

Gloria Turner.

To Spencer,
Thank you for the dignity you showed when you took my father, it was much appreciated. On the day of the funeral, you so helped to make it a lovely day, I felt I had a friend guiding me through, your lads were lovely and I was so proud.
Dad would have loved it.
Best wishes.


To Nigel,
No words can say how you have been so helpful and compassionate to me and my family, especially to me as I was the main contact. You were always there for me, I never felt alone – you cannot know what that meant to me.

We left my Grandad, Grandmother, Mother and Brother and now my Dad in your care, you did them proud. Thank you for helping me when I came to see him, I will never forget your kindness.

 

Val Eastwood.

Dear Nigel,

Just a note to say a big thank you for all your support during a difficult time. Planning our mother’s funeral was made so much easier with your advice & support.

On the day, we really appreciated your caring approach and taking charge of arrangements. We all felt very well looked after and we are so pleased that our father, Roderic, chose Udens to be the Funeral Directors.

You dealt with all aspects with great sensitivity and it was very reassuring. We felt well looked after, thank you.

With our very best wishes.

Myrtle & Christopher Bechervaise.

Dear Nigel,

just a brief note to say thank you from myself and from my family for managing my husband / their father’s funeral arrangements with dignity and empathy throughout. It made a horrible experience more bearable because of you and your staff – especially Stanley, who we all thought was a lovely young man.

Kind regards,

Nicola Ely

Hi Len – just a quick note to thank you and all at the Petts Wood Office of Udens for making Mum’s farewell such a professionally run occasion.

Everything went like clockwork and  the kindness and respectfulness shown by everyone was second to none.  It was a very sad day for us all, but I was so pleased that there were no hiccups at all.  It made things a bit easier knowing everything went so well and all the fellow mourners felt it was a good and fitting tribute to Esme

Many thanks again.

Kind regards

 

 

Angela and John Hughes

To all at Uden & Sons, Biggin Hill.

I am writing to express my sincere thanks for all your help in dealing with my dad, David Syer. Firstly Nigel, although we never met, I spoke with you several times regarding the funeral date, which you arranged in time before my brother had to return to Canada.

You all looked after dad and he looked at peace when we came to see him.

Finally Stanley, from the courtesy call you made before hand and all throughout the funeral was a lovely send off for dad. So, once again your empathy and kindness will always be remembered with what was an emotional but lovely service.
Thank you all.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Miles.

To all the staff at W Uden & Sons, Biggin Hill.

We would like to express our profound thanks for the manner in which you arranged the funeral of our late Mum ( Babs ). Your consideration, passion & personal touches were truly appreciated.

On the day of the funeral the attendants undertook everything with such care & dignity.

Thank you so much.
Kind regards,

 

Garry, Dawn & Sharon. ( Family of the late Babs Quinn ).

Hi Nick

I just wanted to say thank you for looking after myself and family so well at a very difficult time for us.
The whole process from start to finish was seamless we felt in very good hands with a very professional set up.
I would also like to say thank you for putting us in touch with Philip Painter who did an amazing job at the service I got such positive feedback which I have already passed on to him.
I would like to think our paths won’t cross too often but be assured if anybody needs a funeral director recommendation yours will be on the top of the list.
Thanks again and kind regards

Alison

Dear Nick, Spencer, Matthew and the Uden ‘Family’ Team,

On behalf of the Urquhart family , I would like to thank you for supporting us through this devastating time.

From the moment that my brother and I met Nick, we knew that we would be in safe hands as would our beautiful sister Annabel.

Your kind, thoughtful and professional manner from each meeting, to the funeral made everything a little easier. I am so thankful , that with your help at Uden’s we could honour my sister in such a respectful and beautiful way.

God bless you all,

Cecilia, Alex, Lucy & Ian

To Matthew, Mr. Uden and Ben, but especially to Matthew,

It was all so beautiful, so very sad and it was distinguished, impressive and memorable.

The coffin, the om and the cross sign on the Eltham coffin, you looked the picture walking down the high street, the flowers were expertly arranged. I do so miss him.

 

Sincerely, Barbara Duggal

To Nigel & all at Uden.

Thank you so much for your time and effort put into our little Arthur’s funeral. We cannot fully express our gratitude. You made an extremely hard time bearable.

Love,

Zoe & Chris Rawlins x x

To Chris & Staff,

I would like to thank every one of you for managing my brother’s funeral (The Late Michael Shannon). Your help during this difficult time was greatly appreciated. From the moment we entrusted Michael to Udens undertakers (Camberwell Branch) we knew he was in a caring place that would ensure his dignity and respect.

Thank you for your professionalism and knowledge, sensitivity and attention to detail, this made the experience easier for us all, and was a perfect tribute to Michael’s special memory and to celebrating his life.

Kind Regards

Pam Shannon & Family

To Chris, Colin, Alan & all the other Merry Men,

I’d Just like to say many thanks for everything. Your professionalism, kindness, helpfulness goes without saying.

What a Wonderful Team.
Many Many Thanks

P.S Special Thanks to Colin for taking us to the Wake Venue.

Estelle & Philip

To W Uden & Sons at Bexleyheath

Thank you so much for your Service for Clifford Hussey. A special thank you to Nick and Spencer, both very helpful.

 

 

June, Lisa and Jason Hussey

Dear Matt and all at W. Uden & Sons,

We would like to thank you all for all the care and support you have given us also for talking care of my husband Jerry so well.
We cannot express the comfort you have all shown us at this very sad time, we appreciate everything you have done.
Thank you so much.

Valerie, Tracy, Paul, Amanda & Kevin.

Dear Jason

Many thanks for undertaking mums funeral last Friday (Rita Whitmarsh 10/2/17). At all stages of making the arrangements you and all at Uden’s were very professional, calmly efficient and warm. The services of your recommended printers (Spectrum) and florist (SweetP) were great and special mention to the funeral celebrant you arranged – Matthew Neil was excellent and delivered a lovely service. On the day Ben and the team guided us and ensured everything ran smoothly and like everyone at Uden’s treated us with dignity, compassion and kindness.

Sincere thanks and regards

Tracey and Ted Baldwin

Hi Nick
I am writing to thank you and all of the team for making my Mothers funeral so special. From the moment we met in your office through to the day of the funeral we were dealt with in such a respectful and caring manner. Stan on the day was thoughtful and considerate to all of our needs making the day stress free and bearable.
We can not thank you enough and would certainly recommend your services.
Many thanks

Cassandra and all of the Martinez family

Hi Spencer,

I am writing on behalf of all of the family to say a massive thank you for everything that you did to ensure that dad got the best send off that we could possibly give him.

From our very first contact with you, you and your colleagues at Uden’s took exceptional care of dad and everything else in a very professional yet compassionate way.  Your attention to detail and support to our family throughout this very sad time was exceptional. In particular your ability to gently guide and help us to achieve exactly the right funeral for dad within the very short timescale, before Christmas, of just two weeks was brilliant. From carefully listening to our wishes to making them happen I don’t believe that we could have asked for a better person to help us.

We wanted this to be a celebration of dad’s life and it certainly was, with many of our family and friends saying how well the day went and how impressed they were with the attention to detail and overall arrangements. They had enjoyed being a part of dad’s special day and dad would have loved that!

On the day itself you and your team guided dad’s five grandsons on how to carry his coffin into the chapel, expertly set up for the service allowing for dad’s children, grand daughters and sons to share their fond memories of him. You also solved a last minute problem in being able to play a recorded message from one of his grand daughters who was in Australia and unable to be there on the day.

Family and friends are still talking fondly of the day and we the family are also able to think of the day with good memories.

So on behalf of all of dad’s family and dad himself, thanks again Spencer.  Job well done!

All the very best.

 

Terry & family

Hi Nick,
I am sorry it has taken me so long to email you.  I can’t believe it has been over 3 weeks.  I just want to say on behalf of my family and myself just how grateful we  are to you all for everything you have done for us for my mum’s special day.  It couldn’t have gone any better Nick.  All the way through this difficult time you have been our rock.  We could totally rely on you all at this sad time, and felt very at ease knowing you were all taking care of everything in your very professional and compassionate way.  Even knowing you had our mum with you in your Chapel of Rest.  Thank you to Ben and Matthew and also Nick Bennett who did a wonderful job of getting the music sorted out for the graveside.
We have never had to do anything like this before, and you made it the best possible day it could be in the circumstances.  So many people came up to us and said that although it may not be the right thing to say, they had a wonderful day and thought it was beautiful.  I said that is exactly what we wanted to hear.  It was more like a wedding celebration than a funeral. Lots of people said it was the best funeral they have ever been to.   It certainly was a celebration of my mum’s wonderful life, and everything went so well.  Thanks too to the drivers of the cars.  Also for allowing the boys to carry my mum and finally lay her to rest.  And as for the beautiful Doves, I was fortunate enough to be able to hold one and let it fly when the music started.  Everything just went perfectly Nick and I know my mum would be more than happy with everything you all did for her and us on this very special day.  Matthew was brilliant.  He took care of everything.
Thanks again Nick.  People are still talking about it saying how wonderful it was, which has given us a lot of strength as we too are able to think of the day with very blissful memories, thanks to all you all have done for us.
All the very best.
Kind regards.

Derrice and family xxx

Dear Nigel and all at Udens,

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the impeccable way in which your team took their duties in respect of my grandmother and grandfather’s funeral.

All members of Udens showed the utmost sympathy to our family and beloved grandfather and most recently grandmother. Your composed, efficient and friendly manner was of great support and comfort to my family and I.

Throughout both funerals so much care, compassion and attention to detail was shown. We felt assured that all was dealt with effortlessly and that we could be free of worries.

I particularly valued the sensitivity of all your staff who responded to our needs and concerns so appropriately and made us feel confident that all would be well during the challenging occasions.

I would not hesitate to recommend Udens to others and commend them to all, when faced with the difficult circumstances of loss.

I would be most grateful if you would pass my regards and appreciation onto all your staff who were involved with both services.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi Harriott-Gayle, Granddaughter of Hanna Jones and Jonny Jones

To Chris and Andrew,

I wanted to thank you for the care you took of my son.
Philip’s death was sudden, unexpected and still unexplained. The kindness and and consideration you showed to my daughters at this traumatic time was all that I could have wished and my gratitude knows no bounds. Thank you so much.

 

Valerie Pearce.

Dear Chris,

Just a note to say a big thank you to you and everyone else involved in both the funeral arrangements from start to finish for our Mum (2015) & Dad (2016).

Thank you all for such a professional, caring and friendly service was very much appreciated on both occasions.

Best Wishes

 

Busula, Ade, Dotun & Ayo (Mr & Mrs Osibogun’s Children)

Dear Nigel,

I am sorry that this letter is long overdue.

I am writing to say thank you for how well my Dad, Roy Perrin’s funeral was arranged and carried out by yourself and your colleagues at Udens. You completely understood what I was trying to achieve by having the Thanksgiving service at the RAF Chapel in Biggin Hill and put everything in place accordingly.

I so much wanted the service to be a tribute to my Dad for his years serving in the RAF and particularly his bravery as a Lancaster bomber pilot in WW2. I am particularly grateful to you for contacting the Ministry of Defence and organising a trumpeter and Union Flag to be at the service. That meant so much to me and my family.

Also, please would you pass on my gratitude to Andrew Uden for running everything on the day so smoothly and for kindly agreeing to play the music at the Chapel. In particular, please thank him for showing such a moving act of respect when he walked with Alison Newman in front of my Dad’s coffin as it left the Chapel and processed up the road. I didn’t know that was going to happen and it was very poignant to watch.

Thank you and very best wishes.

 

Louise.

Dear Chris,

I just want to thank you in particular and everyone else involved in the arrangements for my sister’s funeral two days ago.
As you know her death was sudden and unexpected and I also had the added complication of living here in West Yorkshire.
All arrangements went smoothly from the first time I spoke to you, even though it all had to be done by phone.
We were particularly grateful to be offered a lift to a local pub so that we could have a quiet hour or so with my sisters in law and niece before they headed back in the opposite direction to Taunton!
Many thanks for all you did to ease what has been a difficult 3 weeks.

 

Pat Cannings

Dear Nick and Spencer,

Just a note to thank you so much on behalf of my Mother and my entire Family for looking after my Father, from his death to the service at the Crematorium.
Your kindness and help, helped us get through a most difficult time and a very stressful day.
Spencer was so kind to us on the day and looked after us so well.
Thanks once again,
Kind regards,

 

Carol Parker

Dear Gentleman at Udens,

Thank you Len for helping us with the Funeral arrangements of Patrick O’Donnell and thank you Matthew and your team for making the actual Funeral as Funerals can be.
We are grateful to you all.

Sincerely,

Bridget & Patricia O’Donnell

To
All the staff who organised John’s Funeral.

From our first contact with spencer and Steve who came to my home the day John passed away and all the way through the funeral arrangements they were so professional but also caring and every detail was catered for.

On the day of the funeral both spencer and steve showed my family such compassion. I would gladly pass on the service you provide to anyone who requires them.

 

King regards Janet Townsend And Family

To Andrew, Chris and ALL in the firm,

Thank you all so, so much for having such a big heart during the sad loss of our Father.

With the unheard of situation you guys did not add a penny. You were cautious, mannerful and patient. This was all highly appreciated.

You did not add to the pain.

Thank you all once again,

Ese (On Behalf of the Family)

I would like to record my thanks to you for your kindness to me in handling my cousin Joyce’s Funeral earlier this week.
The arrangements were handled efficiently and courteously and, on the day, Spencer was so kind.
Thank you very much.

Regards

 

Susan Small

Dear Nick,

Just a short note to thank you, Ben and everyone who was involved in arranging the Funeral of my dear Mum, Mrs. Monica McEwan last Tuesday 13th September.
You made all the arrangements and Tuesday itself so smooth.
Everything was perfect.
Thank you all for such a professional and friendly service, it was much appreciated by us all.

Best wishes,

 

Vivien Armanino

Dear Len and all at Udens,

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help, compassion and advice when we were at our lowest ebb, not knowing what to do when organising my Dad’s funeral.

 

The Celebrant Steve Browning that you recommended to conduct the service was absolutely brilliant.  It was a beautiful, dignified yet humorous and fitting tribute to my Dad. He would have been both proud and smiling. Many people commented afterwards that it was such a beautiful service, full of happy memories and much laughter, a perfect day.

 

On the day itself, an explanatory phone call confirmed all the arrangements and informed us what would happen and when, at a time of great sadness and grief, it was comforting to know that you had everything in hand.
Please also extend our thanks to Stanley, Anthony and all involved on the day, we were treated with such kindness and professionalism and were given time every step of the way to do things when we were ready; at no point did we feel rushed or hurried, everything was at our pace and we cannot thank you enough for helping us through such a difficult day.

 

Kind Regards

 

Nevill & Taylor Family

Nick,

Just a note to thank you for the professional way your staff conducted my Dad’s Funeral.
From the moment we met you we felt at ease and understood every step of the way to a perfect Funeral.
Spencer was a superb captain of a well organised crew, they performed their duties with dignity and respect.
Thank you all.

 

From David & Janis Kinnard

Hi

My wife and I would like to express our sincere appreciation of the service provided by your company.

From our first visit to make the arrangements for my mother’s cremation through to the actual event yesterday we were very impressed by the extremely professional, seamless yet very caring and supportive service you, Andrew and the rest of the team delivered.

It made a difficult time more bearable

Many thanks

 

David & Barbara

Dear Nicky, Matthew and Michael

A very belated thank you for the way you organised Mum’s funeral with such dignity. It truly was a marvellous tribute to her long life. We wanted it to be a example of her faith in God and in the goodness of people and her love for everyone; and while deeply saddened at her death, a celebration of her long and wonderful life.

You all helped us to achieve this so beautifully. We are receiving such an amazing number of comments from parishioners, friends and family saying what a beautiful occasion it was. Thank you for all you did.

We really cannot thank you enough for the generosity and compassion you have shown and the beautiful way you conducted Mum’s funeral.

With our love

 

Libby and John

To Nick, Stanley, Matthew & all at Udens

The Sutherland family just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all. When you dealt with Mum’s Funeral none of us even remembered to say thank you to you at the time, it was so devastating but you did a fantastic job to deal with the same people again almost 4 year’s later for James funeral was so reassuring.
Even talking to the lovely guy at Forest Hill branch who said to just come to you as we were confident in you was great, people we could trust.
Nick, your help and advice was spot on and when I realised that Matthew had been in charge at Mum’s Funeral and now at my Grandads.
I think i said to him “well we have nothing to worry about”. Everyone was so kind, respectful and thoughtful we just can’t thank you enough.
My Dad was so overwhelmed on both occasions but you eased his worries and concerns and we are eternally grateful.
I hope to not need your services again too soon but if it will be the case I will always return to Udens.
Thank you all so much for the fantastic send off.

from

Donna Sutherland Bassett, Terry Sutherland and the whole Family

Dear Stanley,

I should thank you, and your team, for the professional manner in which my Mum’s funeral was conducted.
I could’nt fault anything apart from the choice of the first hymn, for which I must shoulder the blame. Sadly, I did’nt think to query the tune to which it was to be sung.
Spencer and his gentleman were superb on the day, the limousine’s were immaculate, bringing praise from one of the in-law’s.
Quite a few of the party asked whom I had engaged, and all were highly impressed.
If I were not a dinosaur I would write separately to Graham for his leading role in the proceedings.
Practically all of the party returning to the house afterwards were singing his praise.
I do hope you will pass on my heartfelt thanks to him.
Again thank you and all concerned with making Mum’s send off such a fitting tribute.

Sincerely,

 

Terry

Dear Len & Staff,

Just a little not to thank you so much for helping us with the arrangements for our son’s funeral.
Your attention to detail and professionalism was first class, and made the whole process so much better and easier for us.
A special thank you to the gentleman who prepared Son for us. We never thought that he could even look the way he did, and was very comforting to the whole family.

Thank you to you all.
Kindest regards.

Maureen Walkar

To Spencer and staff,

Thank you so much for making our day so much more bearable.

Yours faithfully

 

Wendy & Family xx

Dear Nigel,

We wanted to take a few minutes just to offer our thanks to you and the team at Uden and Son for all you did to help us with Mum’s funeral last week.

We had no experience as a family of organising such an event and didn’t know where to begin; thankfully when we called in unexpectedly, even though you had little time due to a planned meeting with another family, you still took the time to sit with us to explain the basics. A subsequent telephone call that I really wasn’t expecting to be answered over the weekend caught Andrew ‘on duty'; he was so friendly and informative and again took the time to chat over a few questions that had come to mind. These initial interactions confirmed your company’s appointment for us.

Your advice, care and expertise made us feel looked after and reassured us that all the arrangements were in safe hands. On the day itself, an explanatory phone call from the conductor confirmed all the arrangements and just knowing what would happen and when, again took away unnecessary stress.

We were treated with kindness and professionalism and were offered time every step of the way to do things when we were ready; at no point did we feel rushed or hurried, everything was at our pace.

At a time of great sadness and grief, it was so comforting to know that you had everything in hand on our behalf and we cannot thank you enough for helping us through such a difficult day.

Kind regards

 

Donna and Brad Martin

Dear Jason

On behalf of the family I would just like to thank you and your colleagues for the excellent service you provided for Dads funeral, from recommending the printer,
the florist, Graham Horak and of course a special mention to Colin.

Everything ran so smoothly at this most stressful time.

Many thanks again

 

Pauline Chard

Dear Andrew and Christopher,

I am writing on behalf of my sons and myself to thank you for arranging the funeral of my husband, Robert Jones.

We appreciate the quality of service you provided and the tact and consideration you showed to us.

Many Thanks

 

Brenda Jones

Dear Matthew,

We would like to thank you for everything you did in organising my Dad’s funeral. Nothing was too much trouble and you even managed to track down Steve to conduct the service!
Please also extend our thanks to Darrell, Charlie and all involved on the day.
They were also very kind, respectful & supportive, showing the greatest professionalism which helped a very sad day be a little less painful.
With kindest regards.

Maureen & Lee Shepherd. Lynne & Tony.

Chris,

We would like to express our appreciation to you and all at your company for all that you have done in organising baby Jacob’s funeral last Monday. Your expertise and compassion made such a difference to us as we struggled with saying goodbye to our baby son. The professionalism, respect and dignity shown throughout are a testament to the care that we received at such a difficult time for us both.

Kind regards

Laura & Adam

Hi everyone!

A huge thank you all, for such a lovely service and send off for my Dad Percy.

You Were all Superb. Top Class!

 

Monica Mahabier + Family

 

Dear Nigel,

Just a few lines to thank you very much and all concerned for a first class funeral for my father.

As my father was ex Royal Navy, we wanted the best for him and your choice of Colin to manage the funeral was an excellent one.

Colin and his team were very professional and perfect in every respect and we are very happy with the funeral that your company performed for my father.

Yours sincerely,

Keith Crowley

Dear Nick & Spencer

Words cannot express how truly grateful my family and I for everything you did for us and giving mum a wonderful send off. Nick, The moment we met you we knew mum was in safe hands and she would be looked after. You made the whole process as painless as it could be, when in those first few days we were living a nightmare, you were so very kind to us. Thank you for letting me visit mum so often and letting me sit with her on the day of the service. You knew before I did that I would want to see her and planned for me to do so.

Spencer, you and your team were outstanding on the day, from beginning to end the whole thing was faultless. Dad was so touched by the respect you all showed mum I only met you on the morning of the service, but you made us all feel like we had known you for ages and that you were there for us if we needed anything. My brother Richard had such a tough job to do on the day and with your guidance he managed it.

Thank you both once again for your kindness and support.
Kind regards,

Keeley, Richard and Richard Field

Matthew,

Thank you for all your assistance on the day of mum’s funeral.
It made the day go much easier.

Best wishes,

The Connell family

Dear Nigel,
We would like to thank you all for your support and guidance on the lead up to Trevor’s funeral and for the calm efficiency and care of Darrell, Fred & Brian on the day.
We especially appreciated your pro-activeness in organizing the trumpeter, it was a very moving and fitting end to the service.
We have been shown kindness and concern at every stage and yesterday will remain a positive experience for the family to treasure.
With thanks,

Jeremy & Stephanie Peacock and family.

I just wished to extend my sincere thanks to yourself and your staff for your peerless work and support yesterday, in organising my father’s funeral.

All involved (namely Spencer and Colin) were kind, supportive, highly-respectful and well-organised: we were very impressed by how easily they instructed us (the pall bearers) in our task and very much enjoyed the small touches of leading through Sidcup High Street, with another member of staff coming out to pay respects on the way! It is most definitely the “small touches” that make a difficult day less painful, in in this, your staff truly excelled.

Given your long history and prominence in Sidcup throughout my lifetime, I always knew that Udens would be the best choice, should sad circumstances arise… and you and your staff proved that excellence in these matters is your calling. I will be the first to recommend your services to any I can assist… a truly excellent, respectful and painless process provided by all!

 

Andrew Crickett

Mr Uden,

My mother June Cheetham’s funeral was on 18 February and your company provided its service on that day. I want to sincerely thank you and your team for the professionalism and consideration that we received. It was obviously a distressing day but you helped to give us some comfort and it was very much appreciated.

Kind regards

Julie Wakefield

To Nick & Sons,

words cannot express how grateful we are for your care, kindness and professionalism in regards to my Sister ” Maryanne’s” Funeral. From the start to the finish you have made this painful time in our lives less so with your thoughtfulness.

Thank you.

 

Bernadette ( Morgan ) & Family

Thank you for the Funeral you arranged for my son Mark Smith on 30th March 2016, and also to Stanley who headed the Funeral procession.
It was a lovely Funeral and much appreciated.

 

Shirley Smith & Family

Dear Len and Spencer

Thankyou so much for your calm and thoughtful professionalism in dealing with the funeral arrangements for my mother.
In particular on the day she died (she had deteriorated very quickly so had been sudden) when I called you to collect her for us I was still in shock – you responded so promptly and with such reassurance – it made such a difference to me. Your team who arrived were very respectful and discreet.

Spencer was very impressive on the day leading and directing all and again it felt very reassuring to have someone to turn to and tell me not to worry about anything on the day. He and the team were great. It was very important for us as a family to give my mother a beautiful farewell and the Udens team most certainly made it feel that.

Thankyou also for providing the details of Owens the printers and Belles florist – made it so much easier knowing it was all well coordinated with yourselves.

Thankyou so much again

With kindest regards

Marian Rye

Dear Nigel,

We wish to thank you and your colleagues for the respect, dignity and professionalism that was shown at the the funeral of my dear wife and mother, Eileen.

Thank you for your kindness – it really meant so much.

Yours,

Walter Lorez, Linda Barton Heidi Stevens

To Andrew and Team,

Andrew, words cannot express how grateful we are for everything you did to help us give our brother the send off he deserved. Your team and yourself are a real credit to the business, very professional but also very compassionate. I knew from the first time I spoke to you that I chose well.

From all the family thank you so much.

 

Mary, The Hawthorne Family

Dear Matt

On behalf of my brothers and I, I would like to thank Udens for the superb service afforded to our family on what was a very difficult day. We had used your services before for our Dad which is why we had no hesitation in asking you to help us again.

Please pass on our thanks to all involved.

Kind regards.

 

Julie Forster

Dear Mr Gammon,

It is my privilege to commend the services of W. Uden & Sons for the Funeral of my wife, Isobel, of late. There was nothing that could be wished for better than the manner in which the ceremony had been conducted.
The smartness of all staff concerned was impeccable, and all who attended the service at Bromley Parish Church on the 15th day of February this year were deeply impressed by the solemnity of the occasion enhanced by your Pall Bearers together with Spencer’s punctilious attention to every detail.
I have attended Funeral services which have not been of the highest standard; on one winter in Scotland a service had been so poor that the family concerned were clearly distressed and apologised to their own relatives saying that things would have been done differently had they anticipated the maladministration of the event.
Mention must be made of the limousine, just the one was requested. Superbly prepared for the mourners comfort and sumptuously appointed; driven by Spencer as chauffeur with consummate skill as the creases in the uneven contours of the road were ironed out of existence. That limousine service was important. All concern for route and for traffic, and anxiety for time-keeping evaporated in the confident knowledge that W. Uden & Sons would have the measures in hand for the appointment in full.
Family will hold a copy of this testimonial, for the day will surely come when it shall be required to point the way to go and how to proceed. We are thankful to your company sir, and words do not do justice for a service beyond praise.

Yours most sincerely and with our gratitude,

Gordon Lewis and the Family of the late Isobel V Lewis.

Dear Nicky & Team,

Just to thank you for being so wonderful on Wednesday 30th March. Every detail thought of and was so appreciated. The service at Kemnal was outstanding too.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

 

Lyn Thorogood.

Dear Matthew & Jason,

Thank you both for your kindness and help in the arrangements for Dad’s Funeral. It made the occasion most bearable and the warmth and personal touch was just lovely. Dad would have loved it all !

PS – Matt – The Haribo’s were such a welcome surprise. Thank you Thank Thank you !

Kindest regards. Sharon

Dear Jason,
I  would  just like thank you for offering a very professional service last Thursday at my brother’s funeral. Please pass my thanks on to Stanley and the rest of the team and also for offering a car for the carers who attended.

 

Yours

 

Alison Brookland

Hi Nigel,

Just wanted to thank you and your team for all your assistance, compassion and guidance. Dad would have been so impressed with your professional and respectful service (and of course, that beautiful Jag), all of which made the day a little more bearable for the family.
Please pass our comments on.
Many thanks again,
With kind regards,

 

Linda Chorley-Harrington

Dear Nigel,

Just a note to say thank you for looking after Diane Neath. Once again, you and all your staff have the utmost respect for families at this very difficult time.

We would especially like to thank Colin for making sure everything ran smoothly.

Kind regards,

Kev & Jo Neath.

Dear Chris & the team,

You All did a fantastic Job.

My family and I would like to thank you all for making our sad occasion as smooth and as seamless as you did. You Made it possible for us to say goodbye to our Dad without a worry.

Thank you all so much.

Ms. Lwin & Family


I am writing to express my sincere thanks for the arrangements of my Husbands Funeral Edward McLellan on the 24th February 2016.
My family and I are very grateful for making a very sad time so peaceful and perfect.
It was much appreciated.

Your’s faithfully

Janet McLellan


Dear Spencer,

Thank you for making a distressing day a little easier for us all.

Your comforting approach was very much appreciated at my late husband’s funeral.

Kind regards,
Jacqeline Jones.


Dear Nigel,

I would just like to say thank you so much for the way you looked after the family and myself during the arrangements for Alan’s funeral.

Your sensitivity and care was much appreciated.


To Nigel Jones,

We would just like to say Thank you for the kind, sensitive way you handled everything for our mother.

Also, we would like to thank Graham Horak for a lovely service, full of wonderful memories.

 

From all Jean Fielder’s family.

Dear Chris, Mr Uden and all staff involved in the committal of Mr Clyde Adolphus Hurley on 5th February 2016.

The Hurley family wish to extend it’s sincerest gratitude for the patience and professionalism you demonstrated to our family and beloved father.

With Thanks

The Hurley Family

Dear Len, Matthew and the Uden team,

I just want to write a few words to say the the service you have given me both in the lead up to Friday and on the day has been impeccable. Discreet, compassionate, considerate and highly tuned

Thank you so very much indeed.

My wonderful mother could not have asked for more.

Kindest regards,

 

Carol Drinkwater

Dear, Nick, Spencer & Team,

On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to say a big thank you for the huge part that you played in organising and delivering my Dad’s funeral on Friday 5th February.
We were very impressed with the high quality customer service that you provided and it was extremely comforting to know that Dad was in your safe hands, especially prior to the funeral when Mum was so poorly in hospital.
We are very pleased that we chose you to be our Funeral Director’s. It was a very fitting send off for our Dad.

Best wishes for the future, Kind regards,

 

Dan & Karen Waterman

Dear Trevor
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the team for making Mums’ Funeral (Kathleen Murray) a special day for us all.
The white horses were lovely and everything went so smoothly thanks to Colin. He made us feel a part of everything right through the afternoon and it was very professional. You are all a credit to Udens.
Thanks again guys.

Carole Keohane and family

Dear Nigel,

Just a little note to say thank you for the way in which my husband’s
funeral was conducted throughout.

Nothing was ever too much trouble and both you and Graham accommodated
all our requests with compassion and understanding, which was deeply
appreciated.

We cannot thank you enough for making such a traumatic event tolerable
and conducted in such an efficient and professional manner.
Please convey our gratitude to all involved.

With kind regards,

 

Karen, Emma & Alice Savory.

To, Nick & your team

Especially the wonderful Spencer.

A big thank you, we felt so grateful and confident that Steve had the best “Send Off”.

Kindest regards,

 

Claire, Katie, Rhianna & Joey Parsons

To Spencer & Everyone at Udens,

Thank you all, we really are so grateful for all you have done for us and Mum.
All our love and best wishes.

 

Vickie, Tony & Family (Cullen)

Mrs Ann Harris

I thought I should write to say thank you to everyone at W Uden & Sons
for all their assistance in arranging and preparing for my Mum’s
service.

During such a difficult time the service and support provided made a
huge difference, enabling me to manage the stress and strain. In
particular, the recommendations you made regarding Think-Pad and
Graham Horak proved invaluable. Graham’s service was pitched
perfectly and helped to ensure a celebration of life rather than a sad
memorial, which is exactly what we wanted.

Once again, thank you for all your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harris

To Nigel and all the staff at Udens,

Thank you so much for making this very difficult time as bearable as possible.
You all showed great care, kindness and thoughtfulness.

Many thanks and best wishes,

 

Annie Dalgleish.

To Michael, Nicky and all at Uden’s for making the Funeral of Stephen Sheaf so special from start to finish.

Thank you so much for all your support at this very sad time. All that you have done for us is much appreciated.

Best wishes to you all.

Love From Nora, Tony, Janet, Jeff, Bobby, Annie, Marrion and all family and friends. xxx.

Dear Chris,

May I thank you so much for conducting my partner, Clay’s, funeral so beautifully.
It was exactly as he had planned and wished for.
Spencer, was so professional and put me at ease on the day, he looked after me when I was walking infront of the cortege with him.
I can not thank you more.

Best Wishes

Nigel, Shirley and Family

Dear Mr. Uden

I would like to thank you so much for the care taken over I. L. (Peggy) Smith’s funeral.

To Spencer who visited her at home and made it so easy for her.

To Chris who was kind and thoughtful in looking after me.

And to Andrew whose caring and gentleness at the funeral service was greatly appreciated.

Yours Sincerely

 

Doreen Walker

Dear Matthew,

I just wanted to write and say thank you for the lovely Carol Service of Reflection and Thanksgiving you organised on 9th December. It is hard to describe why it felt so right but I think it was because we were surrounded by those who understood how hard it is and how extremely hard Christmas is now. There was no need for explanations.

I was not sure if the service is just for those who passed away in the year. The talk mentioned making new memories and I was wondering if it is for our family to attend next year as it is a really good way to remember our loved one.

We would be grateful and honoured if we could be invited next year.

 

Many thanks and best wishes.

Matthew & Family,

Thank you so much for all your help and kindness during our difficult time. We cannot fault any part of the day or the planning of her Funeral beforehand, everything was seemless.

Again our heart felt thanks to all the Uden family and staff.

 

Sue Mooney and Family

Dear Matthew,

I would like to thank you on behalf of my brothers and sister as well as myself for all the care an tenderness you showed our dear Mum.

At every part of our small journey you and your colleagues kept us informed, reassured us and above all took time and care of our Mum’s day with the deepest respect.

Our heart felt tanks.

 

Dean

To Nigel and all at Udens,

Thank you. We are very appreciative of all your hard work; our mum’s funeral went off without a hitch, your team were superb, every last detail was covered.
Your team were polite, not intrusive and a credit to your company. We cannot fault your service in any way.

Many thanks,

Mick & Leslee Friend.

Dear Nick, Colin & everyone at Uden’s,

Thank you so much for arranging Mum’s funeral . It could not have gone more smoothly and we are so grateful for your help.

Best wishes.

Clare & Emma Carpenter

To Everyone at Udens,

Thank you for taking such good care of Granddad and making his send off such a lovely day.

Special thank you’s!

To Nick – Thank you for making everything so easy from sorting the funeral plan just over a year ago to arranging Granddads funeral a few weeks ago, for always being at the end of the phone and making things easy from so far away.

To Spencer – Thank you for being so respectful and kind to Granddad and us all, seeing you walking and bowing to and bearing Granddad was so special to me and granny was overwhelmed.

To Dave – Thank you for putting up with me and mum in the car!

But my thanks does go to everyone at udens from the time Granddad was collected to the day of his funeral, he was in such  good hands and and I am so appreciative.

Natasha, Hazel & Babs xx

W Uden & Sons,

My wife and I would like to thank you for your kind invitation to your Carol service of reflection and thanksgiving for our loved ones.

The soloist, Jay Britton, had such a wonderful voice, the evening we thought was a grand success, the light refreshments and mulled wine following the service were much appreciated.

You certainly are a loving, caring company.

With best wishes,

Roy and Veronica Drake.

Dear Nigel,

I just wanted to thank you so much for organising my mother’s funeral so well on November 12th, for Mrs Kathleen Kynaston. The whole thing went very smoothly and it was very tasteful and dignified throughout.

On the day, Ben looked after us very well and ensured that the service went smoothly and also the committal at Eltham Crematorium. The Reverend Eric Heselwood conducted the service with great sensitivity and we are very grateful to have had him officiating.

Thank you very much for the plaque you have obtained for me and we look forward to collecting that from you, along with mum’s remains.

By the way, the gesture of giving me a little posy of flowers afterwards was wonderful, most thoughtful and appreciated.

With very many thanks and best wishes,

Barbara Wallis, supported by daughters Clare Caley and Melanie Ralph.

Dear Nick,

I just wanted to thank you for your kindness and the support (and cups of tea) you gave me every day when I came in to see my Mum.

The way in which you and everybody dealt with everything to do with looking after Mum and her final service was excellent in every way and I am so grateful for you allowing me to come in and see Mum whenever I wanted. I think this really helped me.

Could you please also pass on my thanks to Ben and the other gentlemen for their care and professionalism on the day of the funeral. It was a wonderful service and the beautiful way in which everything happened – Ben walking in front of the hearse and then the way Mum’s coffin was carried into the Chapel at Kemnal Park. It was all so dignified and meticulously carried out. I am sorry that I didn’t express my thanks properly to Ben at the end, so if you could please pass on my thanks, I would appreciate it.

I must also add that my dear Mum looked absolutely beautiful. She looked so peaceful and pain free – completely at rest.

Once again Nick, my sincerest thanks to you for helping to make such a difficult time for me, more bearable and for looking after my dear Mum with such dignity and compassion.

Kindest regards,

Lesley Baker

Dear Len,

I just wanted to thank you again on behalf of myself and my Dad for all your help in organising Mum’s funeral.

From the moment Dad initially called you when I was staying with him in Devon, it was evident of your professional and efficient manner. Indeed, this continued throughout the whole process.

It was also a comfort in dealing with one person, so you always knew exactly what was happening.

Please would you also convey my thanks to Spencer who looked after us last Wednesday and the other attending bearers.

With

 

Sally Mayer

Dear Matthew

I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help and support with Dads funeral.
You and your team really put us at ease through this difficult time.
You were particularly attentive you our mother Eileen who praise is not easily earned.
I wish you all the very best

Kind Regards

Peter Robbins

To all at Udens,

I’m writing to say thank you for the very professional and kind service you provided on 9th October 2015 laying my Nan, Patricia Eileen Moody to rest. You made the day go very smoothly and your respect on the day for both my Nan and other family members and friends helped steady a few nerves and calm a few emotions.

I did not have much dealings in the funeral arrangements and the faultless service however I would like to personally thank the lead under taker Spencer for helping me, my brother and two cousins to carry my Nan to her final rest. I’m not going to lie it was hard but i would have found the last act of respect a lot harder to do without calm and understanding and very clear instructions. Also sharing a joke and showing a sense of humor on the way back from Falconwood eased the mood in the car. I also appreciate the respect of the other pool bearers and drivers knowing they could step in at any time to help was reassuring.

I will always be grateful you helped give our family give my Nan the respect and dignity she deserved on her final day of rest.

Thank you

Ben Lancaster

Dear Nick,

On behalf of our family, I would like to express our many thanks to you and the team at W. Uden & Sons for the superb job you did in handling the funeral of our Dad, Peter Noel Ryan.

From the first meeting we felt confident of the service we would receive. Your guidance and attention to detail were exceptional. At this difficult time, it gave us great comfort in knowing our Dad had been treated with the utmost efficiency respect and dignity.

Once again our most sincere thanks to you all.

Regards from the Ryan family and the Williams Family

Dear Matthew & all at W. Uden & Sons,

Thank you so much for the kindness and professionalism you gave throughout the preparation and during Dads funeral service. We are so happy with the send off Dad had.
Not one thing was too much trouble and the fact you are a family business shines through- Just Perfect.

Keep up the fantastic work.

Love and kindest regards.

 

Natalie, Paul, the girls and family.

To Andrew and Chris at Uden’s

Thanks For Everything Re – Roseline Erhunse.

Thank you so much for the good job. It was nice to know that she was treated with respect and dignity.

Many Thanks

 

Ruth Balogun

To Andrew and all the staff at Uden’s,

I would just like to say a big thank you for carrying out my Brothers funeral with great care and professionalism. It was a great comfort to our family that this very sad day went as well as we all hoped, thanks to you and your team.

Yours sincerely

 

Michael O’Connell

I and my family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Ben and others from Udens for their help, kindness & compassion which made a difficult time a lot easier to bear. Also thank you for recommending Graham who performed his task admirably and guided us through everything.

 

June Brockwell & Family

Dear Andrew, Chris & All at Udens,

We Just wanted to say thank you so much for taking good care of our Mother Kyriakou Sotiriou, & for everyones hard work to make her send off a very beautiful & special day.

We are so grateful.

Again Thank You.

The Sotiriou Family xx’

The Sotiriou Family xx

Dear Nigel and Andrew,

Just to say a sincere thank you all for everything. “Professionalism at it’s Best”.
Thanks again,

 

Carol Spencer & family x

Dear Mr. Gammon,

On behalf of our family , I wish to thank you very much for the excellent service you provided upon the recent sad passing of our beloved mother.

The funeral arrangements were conducted extremely sensitivity and in accordance with our wishes and this made a great difference on the day.

We are grateful, especially, to Ben and his colleagues for their assistance. They conducted proceedings with the upmost respect and were very attentive to our requests, ensuring that everything went smoothly, for which we thank them sincerely.

Again, many thanks from all of us.

Your sincerely

K. Turner

Dear Jason,

On behalf of Jean, David and myself I would like to say “Thank You”.

You and your staff have been wonderful at this sad time for us and guided us all the way to ensure today went smoothly and it did. We cannot fault anything and especially would like to thank you for arranging for Michael Branch to take the service – he was amazing. Colin and his team were excellent and again were there for us every step of the way – please pass on our thanks to them. We are so grateful for all you have done – thank you.

Many thanks,

 

Sandra

To Chris and Andrew,

On behalf of the Sesay and Kamara family I would like to say thanks so much and for helping go through this difficult period with us.

We thank you very much for your (help) during this time, continue the good job.

 

From the Sesay and Kamara Family

To W. Uden & Sons

Thank you for providing such a wonderful professional service in looking after our late beloved mother and making sure all went well on the day of the funeral.

We are truly grateful and appreciate all of the hard work and caring support.

Kindest Regards

Love from

 

The Gayle Family (Family of the late Mercyline Gayle)’

Dear Len and Matthew

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you both for all that you did to make my dear Dad’s funeral go so smoothly. The event was a true celebration of his life and the fact that the proceedings fitted together so seamlessly was a testament to your experience and expert planning.

Sincere thanks to you and the rest of the team for your support

Warmest regards

 

Jo Bown and family

Dear Len,

On behalf of my brothers and myself I would like to thank the very professional and courteous way you handle our fathers funeral. From the first meeting with you through to the day of the funeral I felt everything went smoothly and without anxiety.

Would you please pass on our thanks to Spencer and you drivers who were very sympathetic and helpful on the day.

On your recommendation we asked Eric Hesslewood to conduct the service and this was definitely a good choice, he was also very helpful and did a wonderful job.

Once again many thanks for making a stressful event far more pleasant.

With kind regard

Your sincerely

 

Janet Allinson

Dear Matt, Nick and all the Uden Boys,

We can’t thank you enough for everything you have done.
This little drink really isn’t enough compared to what you have done for our family.

You are simply the best !

 

From the Tyler Family

To Chris & Staff,

We would like to the thank you all for your support, kindness and help during this difficult time. We would also like to thank you all for your excellent service and for looking after Mum. We will recommend you if anyone would require a funeral directors.

Many Thanks

 

Jose Janvario & Family

Dear Nigel

On behalf of my Dad, and all my family I would like to thank you for everything that you and your team did for our us yesterday, conducting my mums funeral.

We were all very impressed with the care and attention shown by Spencer. He collected us from our home and drove us to the church. His caring nature and professionalism was second to none. He consulted us at every stage on how we would like things done with an attention to detail.
His team, who carried my mum showed respect and care.

With Udens help a difficult time was made easier.

Many thanks,

 

Mike Theobald and Family.

Dear Nigel and all at Udens,

In memory of Joyce Allen, we would like to say thank you for arranging mum’s funeral. The whole experience was very kind and professional and we appreciated all your hard work and kindness at such a difficult time.

Andrew was as kind as ever and it was reassuring to know we were in good hands.

Kind regards,

Debbie & family x

Andrew and Chris

Many, many thanks for the way you all dealt with the funeral’s of both My Wife and My Sister. From start to finish, they were both completely faultless and a credit to the company.

I knew it would be like that but my whole family were amazed at how everything was handled so perfectly. So My sincere thanks to everyone.

Best Wishes

 

Keith

Just wanted to thank the firm for the really excellent way you handled Patricia Browns funeral yesterday at St Andrews Church Sidcup.

Rupert Hankey had suggested your firm and I really understood yesterday why he had done so.

Not easy to arrange from Bath where I live and also with Peter Watson in Dorset

Well done Udens.Please feel free to use me as a reference should you need it.

Please thank all the staff yesterday

Sincerely

Frances Brown

Dear Matt

We just wanted to say “thank you” to you and the Uden family for making the funeral of our dear mum, Pat Sawyer, a sensitive and beautiful day.

From day 1 when we met you in the Eltham office, you were so kind and caring it meant everything to us that mum’s final journey was going to be handled with such respect. Your professionalism was amazing and the way you looked after everything was of great comfort at such a sad time. It was lovely to see you walking in front of mum as we left her home. So dignified and respectful. And then the loveliest personal touch at the end by giving posies to the ladies in the family.

Steve Browning gave an outstanding address and the way he conveyed the essence of mum was so lovely. He caught her humour and noted the things she loved.

We really can’t thank Udens enough for the level of service and kindness shown to us during this difficult time.

Everything was perfect for mum. Thank you so much.

 

Love from Valerie, Jackie, Gill and the Sawyer family

Dear Andrew
Well what can I say…?! A million thanks, you saved the day yesterday- not once by finding dads ring, but also by calmly and efficiently taking control of the situation when we had those late arrivers yesterday. The Uden team made sure my Dad had a dignified and elegant end to his life, for which we are immensely grateful. So special thanks to you all. Have written seperately to the very helpful and efficient Trevor.

 

Dear Trevor
I just wanted to thank you very much indeed for making the funeral arrangements for my Dad so easy. At these difficult times it’s such a relief to have someone so efficient and competent to take control of everything. The ring was a bonus as we couldn’t think where we’d last seen it, wonderful. Thanks again.
All the Best 

Sue Millward

 

Dear Nigel,

Just a few words of thanks for all your help and kindness in helping us to arrange dad’s funeral.. It all went very well and Eric Heselwood was the perfect person to have to do the service.

We all felt that the day was how dad would have liked it to be.

Thank you so much.

Kind regards,

 

 

Alicia

Jason
Just to say that the service went off very well yesterday and the coffin was fabulous. It really cheered everyone up.
Thanks for all the help and the excellent organisation – your cousin and the chaps were so very kind and efficient.
Do I still owe Thomas Bragg for the removal of the body or did you settle with them?
Many thanks again
Kevin


Jason, Spencer & Staff,

I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for me, and my family on the 12th May.
All with such thoughtfulness and precision to detail, It truly was a memorable day for us all.
I would’nt hesitate to recommend you to anyone ‘SO PROFESSIONAL’!
And not forgetting Steve Browning.
Kindest regard’s

 

Peggy Carter & All, X

Dear Matthew,

There aren’t enough words to thank you for all the help you have given us over the past weeks.

You have treated us with love and respect and helped us to give my Dad the Funeral he so deserved. We will always be grateful to you all.

 

With love from Sue & Mike.

Dear Uden’s

Thank you so much for all your help and support with Denver Bedford. You helped us through an extremely difficult time and knowing that Denver was being treated with respect and dignity helped us as a Family to get through. We really can’t thank you enough for all your support.

 

Denver’s Family

Dear Sirs,

It was such a difficult time for me and my family. My Wife’s death was so sudden, there was never going to be enough time to arrange everything. So when we went to your office we needed help.

You treated us not just with respect but with helpful kindness. Everything we asked we got, we never had a single worry. You made our most difficult time go as we had hoped it would go and for that we are enormously grateful.

Many Thanks

Mr. L. Bruce & Family

Good afternoon Jason,

This is just to say thank you to everyone at Udens for their very professional and sympathetic manner that you dealt with my Father (Thomas Bacon) funeral on Thursday 2nd April 2015.

You also handled my Mother (Lesley Bacon)’s funeral on 18th July 2012 which was also dealt with in the same manner, which made our decision easy when it came to choosing a funeral directors for my Father’s funeral.

It is a very difficult time, but Udens caring nature made it a bit more bearable.

We would highly recommend your services to anyone.

Thank you from myself and all of my family.

Kind regards,

 

 

 

Nicola Hodgkinson

To Everyone at Uden’s,

Thank you for making our Aunt Doris’ funeral a beautiful goodbye.

Best wishes from

 

Lorraine & Colin Kelly & all our Friends

Dear Nick,

On behalf of my sisters and our families, I would like to thank your wonderful company for caring for us and my late mother so well. We had no idea what to expect and we were guided so well by you all. I want to name everyone as an outstanding credit to the company.

Many thanks

Alyson Potter

To Nick, Spencer and all the team,

Just would like to say thank you for giving my mum Sheila a beautiful send off.

Lot of love,

Karen, Lee and The family xx

Spencer, Jason & Team

I know a little overdue as Dad’s funeral was in march, but would like to say a big thank you for everything and looking after Dad from the minute you picked him up from home.
You helped make a very sad day lovely for Dad and he would of loved the piper Spencer, thanks for the recommendation.
Your professionalism was second to none and everything was timed and conducted just right.
This is the third member of my family you have looked after in just over two year’s sadly, but truly thank you for doing so with such a caring manner.

Thank you,

 

Joyce & Debbie Clark

‘Dear Matthew, Chris, Andrew and all the staff at Uden’s. From start to finish you did a great job!

Thank you so much for making a sad day so special! The music you played at the cemetery was such a beautiful extra special touch! much appreciated!

Kind Regards

Rita O’Sullivan and all the Watson’s & Families’

Jason,

Many, many thank’s for all your hard work in making Mum’s (Lucy Bray) funeral go so well, both my husband Terry and myself are so grateful to you and your team for making it as painless as possible especially thank you for recommending Kemnal Park.
It was absolutely beautiful.
Would you also please pass on our thanks to Spencer for being so caring and doing everything possible to ensure all went smoothly.
You are very lucky to have him in your team.

Many many thanks,

 

Yvonne & Terry

Dear Matthew & Nigel,

I write to say a sincere thank you for the most professional and friendly way you conducted the funeral of my dear husband Ted.

Your close co-ordination with Andrew, Kate and Margaret at St Mary’s enabled the whole afternoon to run so smoothly from the time you and your team arrived with the Hearse and cars to the final burial and enclosing of the coffin.

I went to the plot after everyone had left and was pleased to see the flowers laid on and around the grave.

As I am still not fully mobile, Odette is taking me to visit Ted and plant in a pink and blue flower next to the grave in celebration of our 49th Wedding Anniversary on the 26th March.

Thank you again,
Kind regards and God bless you all,

P.S. Thank you for the Condolence Book you gave us, which now has so many wonderful messages in it.

Lorraine, Edward & Odette

Dear Nigel,

The family of the late Elizabeth Farrant would like to convey our thanks and appreciation for all the help and advice you gave us at this sad & difficult time.

Also please convey our thanks to Spencer for looking after us on the day. He was a tremendous help and comfort, nothing was too much trouble. He advised us every step of the way.

Kind regards,

Mr & Mrs Cohen and family.

Dear Nigel,

The family of the late Miriam Wootton would like to thank you so very much for giving our mother a beautiful send off. She was a very special lady and would have been so impressed with the way every last detail was taken care of.
She lived her life in style and with the send off you provided she went out in style. Can’t thank you enough for that.

Martin & Lynette,

Martin & Lynette, Son & Daughter.

Dear Jason,

This is just a note from my brother and myself to say how wonderful my father, Patrick Coman’s, funeral was yesterday. We wish to express my gratitude to Spencer and the other gentlemen, for the way the whole event was handled. Spencer was kind, considerate and very professional. Spencer didn’t hesitate when I asked if some of my family could be pall bearers, this was a last minute decision on our behalf, and he dealt with this brilliantly. Please pass on my thanks to him personally.

This is the 3rd time in 14 years we have used Udens and each time you have been so professional and considerate to our needs. For that we thank you.

I understand we will hear from you in the next few weeks regarding any donations you may receive and about Dad’s ashes.

With best wishes,

Annette Runacres

To W. Uden & Sons,

I would like to thank you on behalf of my son and myself for the excellent way you handled my mother’s cremation – Mrs. Hilda Cross.

From start to finish we were dealt with in a professional and competent manner. Will defiantly recommend you.

Thank you once again

 

Yvonne & Max Flego

Dear Nigel,

Thank you to everyone at Udens, the service you gave us was absolutely amazing from beginning to end. The truly professional, respectful & caring way in which we were looked after was such a great comfort at this terribly sad time. Matthew even made up 3 posies of the flowers which was a wonderful thought & very much appreciated by myself & daughters.

My best wishes to you all.

 

From Sandra Batrick.

Dear Jason

We would like to thank you for everything you have done for us since dad (Robert Stevenson) passed away.

From the very first phone call to finally the funeral service which was all carried out in a very caring and professional manner. We could not have asked for anything more and will recommend ‘Udens’ in the future.

Kind regards

Maggie, Lorraine, Angie and Sarah

Dear Jason, Spencer & team

Yesterday was a wonderful tribute to our dear Father.
The day could not have gone any better, we would like to thank you all for making things run so smoothly.
Your care and consideration shone through.

 

Karen & Michael

We wanted to write to thank you so much for the professional service you gave us recently (for our daughter Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Seekings) delivered with such respect and kindness.
In particular we would like to send a big thank you to Spencer who on the day of the funeral gave our beautiful daughter ‘Charlie’ the most wonderful send off, including stopping outside our house and placing a rose from her flowers on the wall and bowing in respect.
It was so unexpected and moving.
I hope she was there, smiling and judging by the rainbow that morning, perhaps she was!
We would like to thank Jason who made it so easy to sort out the arrangement’s, nothing was a problem or too much trouble.
We also noticed him standing outside Uden’s, in respect as we passed by with ‘Charlie’.
Thank you once again, with very best wishes,

 

Andre & John Seekings & Family

I would like to thank all the caring people at Uden’s, especially Jason & Matthew for looking after all the Fyfe family in the run up to my dear ‘Bill’s’ funeral.
We all felt very cherished and cared for on Friday with your professional and attentive approach.
The whole experience was a comfort to us.
Thank you all,

 

Wendy Fyfe

Hi Jason

Mum and I would like to say a big thank you for your services today, Spencer and he’s team were the epitome of sensitive professionalism. Spencer is a credit to Uden’s.
The car’s were beautifully prepared. Dad’s Coffin was very nicely made and presented.
I must also thank you for the provision of Graham to conduct the service. Graham came to see us at a very tender time, just a day or so after dad’s death, he’s manner makes him perfect for he’s role.

Thank you again

 

Andy

Dear Jason,

Can you please pass on our thanks to Colin and his team, for carrying out my mother’s funeral (Doris Ager), with such dignity and compassion.

Everything was dealt with so professionally, from start to finish with every detail being dealt with.

Your Company made the day special for us.

Many thanks to you all.

Regards

Gill Jacobs & family.

To everyone at Udens.
Many thanks for making mums’ last journey so memorable for us and for all your support throughout the process. It was a great comfort to know mum was being looked after and treated with respect.
Regards

Anna Mansell & Family

Dear Nigel,

I wish to add my thanks for your kindness & care during a difficult time. We appreciate all you did for us and the professionalism of your staff.

The “day” went off very well. Thank you also for dealing with the donations.

Kind regards,

Ursula, daughter of Stanley Parker.

Hi Nick
Please can you add the following to the testimonials:-

‘Dear Trevor, Michael and Staff
I am writing to express my gratitude, and that of my family, for the care you have taken for my mother Margaret Corcoran over the past weeks, and for the discretion and attention to detail displayed at her funeral and burial in Oxford.
Your kindness and understanding has been a great help to me during this time.
Sincerely

 

Michael Corcoran

Dear Mr Uden,

Please thank Nigel and all your staff for the kindness and consideration that you showed to myself and the family yesterday at Peter’s funeral & cremation.

We all appreciate the help that everyone gave us on a very sad day.

Yours sincerely,

Nora Pendleton.

Dear Nigel,

I want to thank you for your excellent service and Spencer was outstanding in his role.

Thank you for suggesting Graham to lead the service. He was excellent and the service was conducted just how I had envisaged.

Everyone – it was only a small number – however, enjoyed the service as it was a true celebration of my mother’s life and interests.

Best regards,

Jan

Dear Nigel & the Uden family,

On behalf of my mother, Mrs Jean Potts, I would like to take this opportunity, thanking everyone for such a beautiful day.

The professional expertise and the nurturing care shown was noticed by all that were present.

Once again thank you so much, you did my Dad, Valentine, proud.
Thank you,
Kind regards,

 

Christine Etheridge.

Dear Nigel,

We would like to thank you for the excellent way your staff conducted the recent funeral of John Slade. It made a very difficult occasion so much easier for us.

May we also send you our very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Sincerely,

Linda Slade & family.

‘We would like to say a HUGE thank you for all you did for our Mum/Wife (Margaret Spencer) funeral on 5th January. Every part Was so special to us and the way you conducted it was truely amazing, we will never forget what you did for her and us. You ALL are a credit to the Uden’s Name.

Our Grateful Thanks

 

Forever from Spencers x

Dear Jason, Dear Matthew

I just wanted to say a big  thank you to you both and your colleagues who attended at my Dad’s (William Fyfe)  funeral on January 2nd. Your calm and efficient service and attention to detail made everything run perfectly, and  made a difficult day  that little bit  easier, not having to be concerned with  the organisation.

My Mum, Brother,  myself and  family and friends   thank  all the Team at  Uden’s,

Best Regards

 

Tim Fyfe

Dearest Spencer,

I am writing to thank you for making the final tribute to our beautiful little Mummy a memory that we will hold close to our hearts forever.
Spencer, I do not think you realise the impact that your presence had on my family and me.
Leading up to the funeral, I wanted to run away.
When I came to escort Mummy home, you were amazing, I knew straight away that God knew that these final days would be the hardest days of our lives – so he sent you, Spencer to look after us.
I have never felt so comfortable and confident under the guidance under a stranger, Spencer you were outstanding in your professionalism and attention to detail.
I know I would not have got through the last days without you.
You guided us through each stage, allowing us to take our time, treating each one of us as an individual, anticipating our needs and carrying out our wishes.
Your team were so respectful, considerate and caring throughout the whole day.
You allowed our beautiful little Mummy to have the fantastic celebration of life that she so deserved.
We cannot find the words to thank you enough, our Mummy would of been so proud of everyone.
You are an absolute credit to your firm Spencer, every funeral directors should have a Spencer.
Thank you for making our beautiful little Mummy’s last day so perfect.
May God bless you, your team and your families and keep you safe and happy, as you continue to help people like us in our grief stricken hours of need.
Our fondest love and thanks to you all.

 

The family of Kitty Quirk.

Dear Nigel,

My husband, family, relatives and myself would like to commend you and all the staff in your Company on the superb way the service you carried out for us.
A beautiful day set the scene. The coffin looked extremely gracious set amongst the flowers. The elegant cars and the extremely kind attendance your staff paid to us all was superb!
Eric Heselwood gave us a wonderful service which everyone commented on and you, of course, Nigel created a very calming, efficient and kind reassuring service for your Company.

Our deepest thanks to all at Udens.

 

Ken & Peggy Abrehart.

Dear Nick & Michael,

My Mum, Mrs Monica McEwan and I would like to thank you both for making the funeral of my Dad, Mr. Arthur Joseph McEwan go so smoothly and well last thursday , 6th November.

From the moment I first called you, Nick, you put my mind at rest about all the arrangements which I found very daunting at the time.

It was the same with you Michael when you called me on the day of the funeral.

Thank you all at W. Uden & Sons, Bexleyheath for such a professional, caring and friendly service. It was much appreciated by us all.

With very best wishes,

Vivien Armanino

Dear Jason

I would like to take the opportunity of personally contacting you regarding the above. My family and myself would like to express our sincere gratitude in respect of the way you conducted my mum’s funeral. You and your staff were so respectful, considerate and caring during the whole service. We will all have great memories of that day, everything was so perfect. You gave my mum the fantastic send off she deserved. I cannot find the words to thank you enough, you treated my mum with so much dignity and the professional way you and your staff conducted themselves was above perfect.

Once again, thank you so very much, you are all a credit to Uden’s.

With every best wish to you all.

Kindest Regards

Mrs Christine Elson

Dear Nick, Matthew & Team.

Thank you so much for everything you have done for us during the past 16 months. It has helped ease the pain knowing you were in charge of the proceedings, especially collecting Nan from Dymchurch, it was always what Mum wanted.
We look forward to seeing you all at the Christmas service.

Love & Thanks, Geoff, Laura & Nicola

Dear Spencer,

I write formally to thank you for the service that you provided to me and my family at my mother’s funeral this week.
We all were very appreciative of the attention to detail, the courtesy that you gave on the day and planning leading to it, not to mention your patience and respect during your house visits.

Very many thanks

Your’s sincerely

 

Mr. Alan Taplin

Matt
I just wanted to thank you so much for the funeral for my Dad today. Everything was done in a beautifully, traditional and classy manner. There’s something so touching and honorable about when you walk the hearse down the road.. My Dad lived in that house for 65 years and before that across the street with his parents for a further 13 years so 78 years in total in Northumberland Avenue… It was so fitting for his final journey along that street..
So many people commented on the “West Ham Utd” theme and in particular your ties and the “I’m forever blowing bubbles” at the end.. My Dad would have loved it all!

Thank you once again for your impeccable service…

Kind Regards

Alison

To Matthew, Nicky & everyone at Udens.

Just to say thank you for a wonderful funeral for my husband Gavin.
It couldn’t have been more perfect. And you made it easy and painless. Thank you again.
Kindest regards.

 

Leesa Reeve-Daniels

‘Dear Chris & Team at Udens,

On Behalf of the family, I Want to say a big thank you for all your hard work & efforts. The funeral wouldn’t have gone smooth as it did if it wasn’t for you. Thank you, we really appreciated your help & Service, you were very understanding & professional.

Kindest Regards

 

Ha-Le, Raymond & The Dang Family xxx’

Dear Spencer,

I write formally to thank you for the service that you provided to me and my family at my mother’s funeral this week.
We all were very appreciative of the attention to detail, the courtesy that you gave on the day and planning leading to it, not to mention your patience and respect during your house visits.

Very many thanks

Your’s sincerely

 

Mr. Alan Taplin

Dear Andrew, Chris & Team,

Your Assistance made a very difficult day a lot simpler. From the beginning of the process, the planning for my Mother’s funeral was made as pain free as possible, removing the pressure on our family at such a difficult time.

Your team were very sensitive and patient, not rushing us, but knowing the right moments to help move us along during the day. You and your team made it possible for us to send our mother off in the most dignified and respectful way.

Thank You

 

Phoenix & Family

 To all at Udens,

Four years ago you looked after my Dad and for that reason we came to you again. the level of service is exceptional, your care and consideration at such a difficult time is most welcome and appreciated.
My family thanks You very Much.

Jennifer George

 ‘To Andrew & Chris,

Thank you for your sensitivity and discretion leading up to, and on the day of, Nathan’s Funeral.
You made the whole unhappy experience so much more bearable for us.

Alison, Stewart & Ellen

To all staff at Udens, Biggin Hill,

We would like to thank you all, you did a great job for us, everything was so professional, you looked after Arthur’s wife and our mum, Marjorie White, so well. Our viewing was made to feel so comfortable, the netting over the coffin was a fantastic touch, I have viewed my mum and felt it gave such a natural looking touch/feeling. You made us all proud on the day and looked after everything so well.

Love Arthur, Sheila, Ian, Simon x

Special thanks to Nigel,

You are worthy of the job you do, we were made to feel so comfortable – your experience shone through throughout the time Marjorie was with you until her beautiful send off.

Great company, great staff, thank you from a true “Camberwell Butterfly”

 

Sheila x

Dear Udens,

 

A few words to say thank you for making our loved ones Funeral a very memorable day, especially Matthew who was very kind, helpful & considerate and made up the little posies which were lovely.

Thank you again

 

Mr. Butler & Daughters

Dear Matthew,

 

I would like to thank you for the excellent way that your company handled the Funeral of my husband, Mike.

From the beginning you took the burden of organisation from us and everything was done beautifully. My Children and i appreciate the way that everything was conducted.

Thank you also for the letter about the donations to the Queen Elizabeth ccu.

Yours sincerely.

 

Mrs. C. Hamson

Dear Jason,

 

Thank you so much for everything yesterday, Spencer in the top hat was respectful, kind and considerate, especially with mum. The driver’s did an excellent job getting up Ravenswood and the whole team was very professional. We will certainly be recommending Uden’s in the future.

With very kind regard’s

 

 

Helen Colao (Daughter of Laurence Appleby)

Hello Jason,

 

We would like to thank you for the extremely professional yet friendly and caring manor in which you dealt with my late mum’s funeral yesterday.

 

Nothing was too much trouble and you didn’t rush us in any way with was appreciated.

 

From the very first phone conversation, when Jason said that even if we chose not to use Uden’s, we were welcome to phone for any advise we might need, to Spencer conducting the funeral was flawless.

 

Also, a big “thank you” to Graham Horak who administered the Service, we couldn’t have asked for anything better.

 

Thank you and your team very much.

 

Regards

 

Mike and Maddalena Burgess.

Dear Len & Andrew & Team,

 

Just a quick note to convey my sincere gratitude for the extreme professionalism that was experienced by ourselves at my late aunts funeral.

 

From my initial contact with Len, who organised all the funeral details without fault. To Andrew who led the funeral service with military like precision, it made a very sad and stressful experience a lot easier to cope with.

 

Many thanks once again on behalf of my family and I.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Theresa Barker

Hi Len , just wanted to thank you and your team for everything you did for my Dad and our family during this difficult time. Your service and help throughout the whole process was impeccable . On the day of the funeral your team made every effort to make sure we were well looked after and that everything ran smoothly. Please pass on my thanks and gratitude .

 

Your sincerely

 

Adam West

Dear Matthew,

 

I wanted to write to thank you, in particular, but all your team for all your kindness over the last few weeks. From the first phone conversation you have in deed guided us through the process.

 

My Sons wanted me to thank you for all the help, support and guidance you gave them in carrying the coffin. Something they wanted to do but were concerned they wouldn’t do it correctly. Having the team standing by filled them with confidence. I was very proud that they were able to do that for Mum.

 

I know that you will say “But its my job” and that is true but you have an empathy and care for people which is a gift that you use to bring comfort and confidence to people in difficult time and we are all very grateful to have been at the receiving end of it.

 

 

Barbara Burns.

Nigel,

I am writing to say thank you for your assistance during this difficult time.

My family & I were very impressed by the sensitive, helpful and friendly service you and all Uden’s staff dealt with my husband John’s (Jo’s) funeral.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs M A O’Sullivan.

Dear Matthew & Staff,

 

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and for making everything so easy for us at Ciaran’s Funeral last Thursday 19th June 2014. Everything ran so smoothly and efficiently and you were with us every step of the way, so we had no worries. You are most sincerely appreciated.

 

Jeff & Pat.

Nicholas, Matthew & Ben,

 

On behalf of the family i would like to thank you for playing such a major part in the smooth running of my husband – Derek’s Funeral recently. From the initial contact with Nicholas to the transport to the Tudor Barn after the service each of you made a valued contribution. You were very professional but at the same time very approachable and friendly. Please also pass on our thanks to our driver Keith.

Your Sincerely. Mrs Waters.

Dear Matt and team

 

Please accept my apologies for not writing sooner, you have been on my conscience and i am cross for not getting my head around things and prioritising this “thank you”.

 

I wanted to say what a marvellous job you and your team did taking my dear mum to her funeral services, and looking after her and us from the day she passed away – your manner and conduct was very professional, not to mention caring. The journey you took my mum on was perfection, i.e. from my house, past her flat, then to days lane, where you really took me by surprise, and placed a white rose on the pillar of the wall where mum and dad lived for twenty three years – THANK YOU! You arranged all the music beautifully and took a weight off my shoulders, and need i say how much everyone enjoyed the sweets after a stressful few hours. The posies were a nice touch too.

 

Best regards,

 

 

Love from Pat O’Donovan x

Dear Matthew,

 

I am writing to thank you for the manner in which you arranged the Funeral of my Husband Michael Singleton at Kemnal Park Cemetery on Tuesday 24th June 2014. You were courteous at all times and very obliging to any request the Family made. We had complete confidence in you and that removed the pressure on our Family at such a difficult time. We would certainly recommend Uden’s with confidence to anyone who finds themselves in need of your services. With grateful thanks.

Your sincerely. Mary Singleton.

To Jason, Andrew and everyone at Udens

 

I would just like to say thank you to you all for arranging a stress free funeral which took place last week 16th May, for my dear Aunt Peggy. My Aunt had a funeral plan and I was not sure what to expect, but from start to finish , you all dealt with it in a sensitive and compassionate manner, that made us feel better during such a distressing time.

 

A personal thank you to Andrew who was so patient with us throughout the day and let us take our time and never once rushed us we truly appreciated his consideration.

 

Also a heartfelt thank you to Lee Scott the life celebrant you contacted for us, he conducted a wonderfully sensitive service that he made for my Aunt Peggy, which everyone passed comment as to how lovely it was. It made a sad day a little brighter.

 

Lastly I’d like to thank you for recommending Spectrum Graphics, they were very helpful and created the order of service which we were very happy with.

 

Thanks again for your sympathy and support at this sad and difficult time.

 

 

From Loraine Lewis and family

Dear Jason and Spencer

 

I am writing to thank you for the care and attention to detail you provided when arranging and conducting the funeral of my mother June Sellers on the 23rd June 2014. My family and I are very grateful for the professionalism, compassion and delicate touch of the service you provided. The tone was ‘pitch perfect’ neither zealously solicitous nor dispassionate; but proficient and effective guidance proffered when required, engendering a confidence which made, what was a difficult day, easier for all.

 

Thank you again

 

 

Tim Sellers

Dear Nigel and all the Uden’s team,

I write on behalf of my family for the wonderful dignified service we received, following my mother’s death (Margaret Moore funeral 19.05.14). I would particularly like to thank Colin who was our funeral director on the day, for the very sensitive way he dealt with us all and gave us time to acknowledge everything that was happening, making it a day we’ll remember as a celebration of my mother’s life.

I am grateful that my mother chose an independent funeral company and the service we have received throughout the whole process has been a very sensitive and professional one. Once again a big Thank You to you all for your support at a difficult time.

 

Rick Moore and all the family.

Dear Nigel,

 

I am writing on behalf of my brother Rick, myself Astrid and the rest of our family re the funeral of our dear Mum Margaret Moore from Downe whos funeral was on Monday 19th May.

 

Thank you so much for all your help and your kindness in arranging everything, the actual day went so smoothly and professionally, please thank all of the staff involved that day it was all perfect.

 

Regards

 

Astrid Green

Dear Nigel,

This is a brief note to thank you for your guidance and support in making the arrangements for Bertie’s funeral. Fiona and Karen have asked me to pass on their thanks too. We have appreciated your thoughtfulness and the professional care with which you have managed all the many funeral arrangements, as well as your personal care of us, as a family.

 

Although not the easiest of moments to recall, the memory of the service and your help has been a comfort to us, as we look to the future.

 

Yours very sincerely,

 

Iza.

Chris

 

Thank You for taking such good care of Dad and us during our stressful time.

Everything was beautiful. You are a credit to your profession.

 

Regards

 

 

Denise Coltart

Dear Trevor

We will never forget the care and respect you treated us with during this difficult time and the professionalism also played by yourself and the team at all times

Kind Regards

 

Caroline and Bernie Ford.

Good afternoon Nigel,

I know that Mum will want to contact you for herself but this email is simply heartfelt thanks on behalf of Mum, Karen and I for your professional help and personal kindness in making the arrangements for Dad’s funeral. I am still almost in disbelief that Dad is no longer here and walk into the house expecting to hear him call down the stairs to say hello. But your personal support throughout the process has helped us to accept God’s will – both for him and for us – in trust and with gratitude.

 

Michael was in his element yesterday, gently guiding and keeping us on the ‘straight and narrow’. Your colleagues managed the movement of the coffin beautifully and their sense of protocol and respect was tangible and re-assuring. To be honest, it was exactly the way Dad would have wanted it to be. There is nothing more for which we could have asked.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Fiona Minnis

Dear sirs,

The funeral service you organised and ran for Audrey Robertson Stewart at Beckenham Crematorium on Thursday 1st May was as fitting and well conducted as any I have attended.

I cannot speak highly enough of the lady who conducted the committal service. It was excellent.

The comments coming back to me from the other parties present are equally effusive.

10/10 Uden Funeral Undertakers of Biggin Hill and much thanks.

Yours sincerely,

 

James C Stewart

Dear Len,

This is just a brief note of thanks for handling our Mum’s funeral arrangements yesterday with consideration, sensitivity and efficiency. Colin, the funeral conductor, was a great asset to the smooth running of the occasion and performed his role unhurriedly and with great decorum and professionalism.

Thank you for facilitating the whole process of arranging and delivering a stress free and calm funeral at a time when emotions are high. If such an event can ever be classed as ‘good’ we would say that mums funeral was a good occasion, thanks in large to Udens role in it.

We remain yours sincerely,

Peter & Richard Redman

Dear Nigel and Matthew

 

Just a short note to pass on my thanks for your help in ensuring that my Mum had a wonderful service.

 

There was no stress in making the arrangements, and our requirements were carried out simply and very compassionately.

As we mentioned, Mum was a Baptist, and Steve Browning gave an excellent address which we all enjoyed. The organist also played beautifully.

 

We were also delighted with the flowers from “Lily of the Valley” and Diane kept her promise with a display of stunning country flowers in the wreath.

Everything was perfect for Mum.

 

With much gratitude to all concerned, please pass on our appreciation to your company, staff and everyone I have mentioned.

 

Kind regards

 

Janet Glancey ( Daughter of Daisy Selwood)

Dear Jason,

I write to sincerely thank you and your staff at Uden’s who assisted at my late wife’s funeral.

The caring and dignified manner your staff portrayed coupled with their professionalism was truly admirable and never to be forgotten. From the very first day we visited your office in Sidcup your company’s invaluable support covering all aspect’s of Margaret’s funeral arrangement’s was greatly appreciated by all of Margaret’s family especially during very harrowing time’s for us.

A special mention must go to Spencer. Spencer showed total respect and understanding at all time’s.

He’s performance he’s sensitivity and attention to detail were impeccable. We knew in our heart’s very soon after meeting with him that he’s support would get us through a very difficult period.

Please pass on our appreciation to him. I know my late wife would have been proud, thankful and humbled by the way Spencer looked after her and her family.

I enclose an ex gratia payment for Spencer and he’s team of pall bearer’s all of whom were outstanding on the day of Margaret’s funeral.

Thank you all so much.

 

 

Peter Lyons and family

Dear Mr Uden,

 

I am writing to thank you for the organisation of the funeral of my wife Elizabeth Shirley on Wednesday, March 26 at Eltham Crematorium.

 

I was very impressed and deeply appreciate the respectful and extremely well organised arrangements made and carried out on the day, from the ushering of the many people at the beginning, the carrying in of the coffin and the final leaving through the arcade to view the flowers.

 

Matthew and his team are to be commended in that their efficiency and competence were so intriguing, and yet so supporting, that I had the confidence to concentrate on the day, especially the service, without any extraneous concerns.

 

Your firm made the whole process from the arrangements with the crematorium, the printers and the florist as well as other administrative matters through to the service far more bearable.

 

I would like to donate an honorarium of fifty pounds to the team as an expression of my gratitude for their comforting presence on the day. I remember there being five who bore in the coffin to the chapel.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Alex Economou

Matthew

 

I just wanted to say a massive thanks to you and your team for the way your have handled my dad’s funeral arrangements. I very much appreciate the way you have all acted with great professionalism and sensitivity. I particularly appreciated the way you personally have sensitively supported my mum today and gave us all time to deal with my dad’s passing.

 

I know my mum has also appreciated the way everyone has helped her deal at this difficult time.

 

Many thanks again

Kind regards

 

Rob

Dear, Spencer, Jason & co,

On behalf of the family, we would like to say a massive thank you for the beautiful way you cared and respected our mother June Easson.

The horse and carriage was stunning and you made it a special day.

So many thanks to you all.

 

Love Paula, Kerry and the Easson family

We would like to express our thanks to your company, and in particular Spencer Baxter, for the wonderful, personal and professional service that we received for our son, Darren’s funeral. The wonderful attention to detail could not have been improved on.

We would not hesitate to recommend your services or use them again if the need arises.

Once again, all our thanks for making a very difficult day as easy as it could ever be.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sandra Alexander

Dear Nigel,

Thank you so much for all the kindness and compassion you have shown us. It really is much appreciated.

Best wishes,

 

Robert Jenkins and family.

Dear Nigel,

Just a word of thanks to you and your team for how you conducted my father’s funeral, it was 1st class and all we could have hoped, for such a very sad day for my mother and the rest of my family.

I can’t thank you enough for making it so much easier than I ever thought it could be.

A special mention must go to Spencer, who seemed to know just how to say the right things and show so much respect, he helped us get through the day, so if you could thank him I’d be very grateful.

Once again Nigel I thank you so much for your care and understanding on behalf of the Astell family.

Yours sincerely,

 

Chris Astell.

On behalf of Geoff’s family, I would like to thank you, for all you did on Thursday, at his Requiem Mass. It was a wonderful occasion, that was handled with sensitivity and care, and will provide us with good memories of a sad day. All your staff were very professional and helped to put us all at ease. Everything ran smoothly and even the weather was perfect!

Thanks for getting the timing ‘spot on’ for coming out of the church…Buddy Holly went down very well, Geoff would have loved it!

 

Kind regards

 

Barbara Bashford

Dear Jason and Spencer, we would like to thank you for the perfect joint funeral of our parents Frederick and Sheila Sheldon last year in July 2013.

From the start you showed us all such care and courtesy in dealing with the arrangements. Most importantly we were overwhelmed with the dignity and tenderness you gave to looking after Mum and Dad.

The funeral was led by Colin who was outstanding. Attention to detail was impeccable and yet a complete sense of calm existed amongst such emotion. Even though time has moved on, to reflect on that special day is a comforting lasting memory and for that we are all so grateful.

 

 

Best regards the family of Fred and Sheila, Mum and Dad. Julie,Linda,Graham and Sarah.

Dear Nick & Matthew,

Following our text to Matthew recently , we wanted to take the time to write a proper thank you to you both and Udens for the care and attention that you showed to us and our Mum on arranging our dear Auntie Beryl’s recent funeral.

From the moment we came to your office in Eltham we felt that we were in safe hands. It is never an easy things to arrange a funeral for a loved one especially in the early days after their passing but you were both very professional, helpful, sympathetic and kind to us.

As we had some complications in arranging a date, it was reassuring to know that once everything had been planned, we were able to ask any questions or come into the office when we needed too. It was also very kind of Matthew to give us his mobile number in case we wanted to ring the office out of hours.

Nick we would like to thank you personally for helping us with the grave ownership problem and for talking to the Rural Dean to arrange for a vicar to take the service at st Lukes and also for telephoning our Mum on a couple of occasions to advise on a few things that she was worried about.

We were so impressed with how the funeral arrangements were handled on the day. We didn’t have to worry about anything. Matthew can we also thank you personaly for ringing us in the morning to go through the final details and making sure we were looked after throughout the whole occasion. We especially appreciated the extra little touches such as you asking if we would like to look  at the flowers in the hearse before setting off to the the church and for sorting out the last minute changes to the music and for giving Mum , and the two of us beautiful posies made up of some flowers from the arrangements at the cemetery.

We would also like to thank the pall bearers and the driver of the limo for being very respectful and kind which helped us get through the day. Thank you for recommending Spectrum graphics to us. we were impressed with them and their delivery timescales and were very happy with the final version of the order of service.

We really cant thank Udens enough for your level of service and kindness shown to us during this difficult time both during the lead up to the funeral and on the day itself. We used another funeral director 24 years ago when we sadly lost our dear Dad and the service we received from them was nothing compared to yourselves.

We would have no hesitation in recommending your family to others when they may need to use a funeral directors.

Kind regards

Mary Elton & Susan Adams

Dear Nick, Spencer and all at Udens,

Just a note to say thank you. From the very start you were so respectful and understanding. You treated Jessie like a true princess. We couldn’t of asked for a better service, we will never forget your true kindness to us during the most difficult time. You really are truly lovely people and all of our family commented on how proud you done Jessie.

I know Jessie would of felt safe with you and for that we are eternally grateful.

Also a special thank you to Graham who conducted a beautiful personal service for our Jessie, Friends and family all commented on how lovely the service was and that’s thanks to Graham. A true gentleman. Thank you xx

Kindest regards

Vick, Ashley and Tommy

To all at Udens,

Thank you for the excellent service you gave to my mother Marjorie Small recently.

You were professional, helpful and friendly.

A special thank you to Nick and Spencer. your help is appricated

Bill and Maureen Small

To Nick,

This is just to say thank you for making the celebration of Rob’s life so memorable. Spencer was wonderful and so respectful – in the background but always there when needed.

Thank you so much!

Irene Heath & Family

To Nick, Matthew and everyone at Udens,

We would like to say Thank you for everything you did last friday for our Mum Brigids Funeral. There were a few hiccups that you sorted out with minimal fuss and the things carried on smoothly . You all went above and beyond which none of us was expecting and are very grateful to you all as what is a stressful and emotional day you managed to make it that bit more bearable.

Thank you once again from the Giltinane’s

Hi Matthew,

I hope you don’t mind us texting you today but we just wanted to thank you, your dad and Uden’s so much for all your help and assistance with making sure everything ran so smoothly with the arrangements for Auntie Beryl’s funeral yesterday. We will be writing a proper thank you but this text is just to say how impressed we were with the care and attention to detail we received from you all and especially from yourself. After the complications of the grave ownership and the delay in arranging the date, everything came together on the day and we can’t thank you enough for looking after us so well yesterday so that we didn’t have to worry about anything. All the extra little touches were so lovely. The little posies you gave us from our arrangements at the graveside were so special and very beautiful, thank you so much for doing that, we will treasure them, such a thoughtful thing to do. Thank you again for all your help and Udens help in the lead up to the day, we couldn’t have asked for more kindness and support, it has really meant a lot over this sad and difficult time.

With kind regards and best wishes,

 

PS Wasn’t it lovely that the sun came out at the graveside

Susie Adams and Mary Elton

Dear Nigel & all staff,

Just a note to say thank you to all involved in my dad’s funeral.

The respect that he received was very much appreciated.

Kind regards,

 

Kevin & Joanne Neath

Thank you Udens for all the care, respect and compassion shown for the funeral of Iris Cook, from taking her into care to her final journey.

 

Thank you Nigel for taking care of the arrangements.

 

Thank you Colin for taking time to talk to my 98 year old father when he had a “wobble”, allowing him to regain composure and think of happier times.

 

Thank you Andrew for taking time to lift each of the small great grandsons to enable them to place their floral tributes themselves on the beautiful seagrass basket for Iris.

 

As ever, it is the small things that become the big things which are remembered. These personal touches of going the extra mile were greatly appreciated.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Carolyn Jones and family.

Dear sirs,

 

Mr Leslie Neath

 

I would like to express my sincere thanks for the care and dignity you showed my uncle yesterday.

It was very thoughtful of you to pick a rose from the funeral flowers for my mum and allow her to kiss the coffin.

Another kindness you showed my mum was allowing her to keep one of the floral arrangements which we safely brought back to Lincolnshire.

These small acts of kindness mean so much during a sad time.

 

Thank you,

 

 

Beverley Gooding (Niece)

Dear Spencer,

 

My dad and myself and my brother and sister’s want to thank you for your professionalism, caring and up most respect that you gave to us all and my mum (Lesley Bradbury), who we laid to rest yesterday.

My three lad’s carrying my mum was the greatest compliment we could have shown her.

Thank you Spencer

 

 

 

Debbie Martin

Dear Jason, Colin & Udens,

 

We, the Finch family, collectively would like to express our sincere gratitude for the perfect send off of our beloved Bert, Dad, Grandad, Brother & Uncle.

We all felt well looked after & highly respected.

Colin & he’s team were extremely professional, highly attentive & gave us a beautiful day, which will remain in our memories forever more.

 

Your’s sincerely

 

 

Sue Finch, families & friend’s, x

Dear Nick,

I would like to say a big thank you to you and to W. Uden & Sons for giving Madeleine such a lovely send off on her funeral. Although a very sad occasion, it was deeply moving and in a way quite uplifting day in all. Everything went very well and your staff were very kind ad thoughtful, ie, Spencer, he was a credit to you guys.

Even the weather was kind to us on the day and minister Steve Brownings heartfelt tribute was lovely.

So on behalf of myself, Mads husband Andy, My partner Doreen and my family and all of Madeleines friends and colleagues, I again say a big Thank you.

Yours sincerely

 

Simon Smith

To Nick & Matthew,

A very humble thank you for all your helpfulness and support from when we first went to see you to make all the funeral arrangements right through to the funeral itself and the burial.

Thank you also for the lovely gesture of presenting us all with a little bouquet of flowers. (We had never seen that before)

 

Kathleen, Teresa & Maureen

To Nigel and ALL staff

 

Thank you seems insufficient for the fantastic service, care, consideration and support shown to myself and my family and friends at the sad time of my mother’s, Grace Sweeney’s, death and service and cremation.

 

EVERYONE was so courteous, helpful and considerate.

 

I never thought I’d be able to say a funeral was “fantastic” but the last thing I was able to do for my mother was carried out so “fabulously” by all at Udens.

 

THANK YOU,

 

 

Christine Griffiths.

Dear Len, Graham, Colin & Staff,

One month ago today was Dad’s funeral – so thought it was a good day to write this note.

I wanted to thank you all – for your help, your guidance, attention to detail and above all your kindness.

Len – for making the arrangements with me – a daunting task that went with ease.

Colin – who guided us gently on the day. There was a feeling of calm throughout and even to sorting out the chair in the chapel so my sister Linda could sit beside us.

Graham – thank you for the time you spent with me, your suggestions and guidance and most of all your ability to make the funeral such a personal remembrance for all of us.

Dad was not an easy person to please! but I think even he would have been very pleased!!!

Thank you all

Jenny Linda and Families

Matt,

Just wanted to say a personal thank you for the thoughtful , caring , professional way that you looked after our family in December.

My brother in law was very special to me and as a family his loss was a great shock.

My sister and his son & daughter have asked me to pass on their gratitude. It was comforting to know he was in such capable hands.

Thank you

Kath Ide

Dear Mr Gammon,

I would like to thank you and all those from your company who were involved in the funeral of my mother, Mrs Marie Gardener on December 23rd.

The professionalism and care you all displayed helped make the occasion a memorable one for the right reasons.

These times are always difficult but the attention to detail you gave made it a lot easier and bearable.

Many thanks again from me, my father and brother.

Regards

 

Barry Gardener

We just wanted to thank everyone at Udens, especially Spencer & Nicholas, for being so kind, patient and efficient on a sad day.

Thank you from all the Family – Roy Slaughter

Hello Jason

 

I just wanted to take the time to thank yourself and your family/staff for the wonderful service we received on the passing my mother-in-law. From the initial phone call to the final handshake goodbye your family and staff went above and beyond, nothing was too much trouble. You kept up informed every step of the way, looking out for and pointing out things we had overlooked or forgotten.

 

You managed to make what is a very upsetting process especially during this festive time of year if not necessarily a joy, then as near to it as can be expected of such a service.

 

Thank you all again.

 

Regards

 

 

Jody Osborne

Our sincere thanks go to all of Udens staff for helping us make George’s funeral what he wanted and what we wanted for him.

We have very much appreciated the respect shown to George and us by you all, and our particular thanks go to Andrew who looked after us all so well on the day.

Our best wishes to you,

The Family of George Strachan

From Elsie Strachan, Fiona & Isla

Thank you so much for the lovely way you have looked after us following the loss of our dad, Albert Camfield.

We don’t know how we would have managed without the care of Spencer, Jason and your folk’s at this difficult time, especially so soon after you looked after our mum too.

 

 

The Camfield Family

Hello,

I just wanted to thank you all for organising my dad’s funeral (Alan Barrett).

Spencer you were an absolute star, from the minute we walked into your office to arrange it, to the minute you dropped us off to the pub. You were respectful, thoughtful and you knew exactly what to say and what to do. You made what was a really emotional day for my mum so much easier with all the little touches and I can’t even find the words to say thank you properly.

Thank you also for recommending Kemnal Park, It is the perfect place for us to go back and remember our dad.

Thanks again so much from all of us.

 

 

Daphne, Rose, Tricia, Roger and Tacha, x

Hi Graham,

I wanted to thank you for the lovely service you gave at my mums funeral.

Afterwards, everyone said how they felt the service really gave a sense of sylvia.

I hope you had a good christmas. Happy new year

Sharon

To all at Udens,

Just want to say a massive thank you  for the smooth running  for my father George Dixons funeral and the lead up to it.

He had a great send off!

 

The Dixon Family xx

To W. Uden & Sons,

I could not have asked for a better service when my Mother – June Craymer died, you were kind & caring throughout the whole process.

As well as professional, reliable and nothing was too much trouble. I cannot recommend your service enough and you will never know how grateful I am to you all.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart

Amanda Craymer x

Nigel

 

I wanted to quickly thank you for your help with the organisation of my Father’s funeral.This was dealt with in a professional and caring way in what were sad circumstances.The day went smoothly and all according to plan and the Uden Staff were very attentive at the crematorium.

 

Thanks once again.

 

 

Peter Wade

Hi Matt

Albert Davey Funeral Date 30th May 2013

I have only just found my feet after moving so soon after my dad’s funeral. I would like to say a big thank you on behalf of the Davey family for your fantastic service you gave us at dad’s funeral and hope you will use this email as a testimonial.

From the moment dad died you offered us such strong support and guidance. When your gentlemen arrived to take dad they were very professional and despite our grief they talked us through everything they were going to do. I thought it was a wonderful sign of respect as they drove away with dad and had their hazzard lights flashing until they disappeared from our eyesight.

The following service you and your team gave us was beyond words. We never felt that we were detached from the dad. You and your team were on hand to guide us through such a difficult sad time.

On the day of the funeral you followed the families wishes to detail. You helped to give dad a great send off and one that will always be remembered. Your team were amazing and very professional. We felt that your personal touches were so special. I have attended many funerals but none of them can compare to dads.

Thank you so much for your patience, guidance, support and care. We are so thankful we chose W. Uden & Sons and have no hesitation in recommending you.

Many thanks

 

 

The Davey Family

Dear Mr. Jason Uden,

We would like to thank you and the entire family member’s for the way you conducted our son ‘Richard Edward Motie’s Funeral with such dignity and great respect.

A special thank you to Spencer, he is such a gentleman. He was so kind to me on the day of our son’s funeral. Also thanks to Stanley, always there when we visited Richard at the chapel of rest. Many thanks for inviting us to the church service which was really comforting to us.

 


Dear Spencer,

Many thanks for all your help arranging my dad Leonard Gewitzke’s cremation. You made it so easy for the family to cope with the loss of our dear Dad.

Your’s faithfully.

 

 

Pauline Twose

Dear Sir’s,

I would like to thank you all at Uden’s for the caring way your company conducted my Son’s funeral. Spencer was a gentleman, helping me, my sister and brother in law during a very difficult day.

Everyone who attended the funeral was moved.

Your’s sincerely.

 

 

Lesley Brooke

To W. Uden & Sons

Heartfelt thank you to all the staff for their caring and compassionate support of Dean and the family. With a special thank you to Christopher Bennett and Colin for your professionalism and sensitivity.

Thank you to all the team on the day of Deans funeral.

 

From the Genas Family

I would like to say a few words to express my gratitude for the excellent handling of my late Uncle George Russell’s funeral. Right from the very first meeting the whole event was handled with sensitivity and kindness. We felt supported every step of the way and my Aunt’s wishes were carried out to the letter. Many thanks to Nicholas, Matthew and the rest of the team.

Best wishes, Kathleen Taylor

Dear Sirs,

I would like to express my thanks, and that of all the family, for the professional services you provided during the funeral arrangements of my late partner, Mary Searls.

We were all delighted with your sympathetic yet efficient handling of all the arrangements, which were more complicated and unusual than for many funerals.

Please pass our thanks onto all your staff, and especially to Christopher Bennett who was excellent at all times.

Once again, Sincere thanks to you all

 

Michael J Dyer JP

To Andrew & Chris and everyone at Uden & Sons

Thankyou for your kindness and and for all your help with organising our Mum Theodora’s funeral.

Best Regards,

 

 

Rosemary and Michael Cooman

To everyone at Udens,

We would like to thank Nigel and Spencer in particular. Their professionalism and dignified support has been first class. They have helped us through a very difficult time in our lives.

Thank you once again!

Kind regards,

 

 

Ron & Lyn Shypitka.

Dear Mr. Gammon,

The level of care and service we received, from the moment of Dads passing on Sunday 10th, through to our arrival back at Christchurch from the crematorium, was well beyond outstanding.

The manner in which you enabled the smooth arrangement and running on the day was a huge blessing to myself and the whole family.

I wish you, and all your colleagues, my most sincere best wishes

Stuart Greenwood

Dear Nigel,

Just a brief note to thank you and all the staff concerned for your kind, courteous and sympathetic approach over the recent death of my mother, Hilda Perram.

Every part of the arrangements for the funeral could not have been better. You made a very difficult time for us so much easier by your quiet and efficient approach.

On the day itself, once again, was perfection. Spencer and his “team” were faultless.

Please pass on our gratitude and thank you for all your support during our time of such incredible sadness.

Yours,

 

Andrea Loscombe & family

Dear Nick,

This is just to say thank you for all your good work on the 6th November 2013, for Beryls passing.

The organisation, the cars, the Uden’s staff, were all really fabulous. Spencer did a stunning job, walking all the way from home to the door of St Johns, Bexley Village.

David, especially, felt you were so, so very impressive. The crematorium too was really full, the whole thing did my dear Beryl proud. Her hand is on my shoulder as I write this.

God bless you,

Sincerely,

Roger Fyth & David Allan-Auty

To Nicholas and Matthew,

I understood the beautiful coach my daughter and I rode in to switch on the Christmas lights on Saturday was a loan from W. Uden & Sons.

Thank you for making this possible.

I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed the evening. A highlight of my year as Mayor.

Thank you for your generosity

Kind regards

From the Mayor of Bexley, Sharon

Dear Matthew,

 

I wanted to write to thank you for all you did to ensure that Geoff had a very well presented and managed funeral, and to let you know how much I appreciate everything you did for us. People are still talking about the funeral, and were so impressed by your calm, organised manner, attention to detail, and general care and respect towards us, and Geoff, from the day you brought his body home. From my initial contact with Nick, who dealt very well with us, to the end, you and your team were kind, helpful and professional at all times, and this has made a lasting impression.

 

On a personal level, I would like to thank you for the care you showed me: when I saw the sea of faces at the funeral, there was the potential to be overwhelmed, but I felt completely confident that you had everything in hand. When we came out of St Paul’s to go to the crem, I was struck by how beautifully the cars were lined up in the car park, and how seamlessly things were going, and I thought that Geoff, who did like funerals to be well organised, would have been very pleased with his. Thank you for everything Matthew, and well done for a very good job indeed.

 

God bless,

 

Caroline Clarke

Dear Matthew & Staff,

 

My Family and I would like to thank you for the kindness and support you provided us with during the Funeral of my late husband, Clive Nightingale.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Tina Nightingale & Family

Dear Matthew,

I just want to thank you personally for the very professional way in which you directed Neil’s funeral on Tuesday.

Although it was professional it did not lack that personal touch of kindness and care you gave us all. Thank you so very much. My family and friends were most impressed too.

Neil was a stickler for correctness and I know he would have been proud as well.

Your sincerely

Dinah Broome

Just a short note to thank all those people we have dealt with at Uden for the funeral of Peter.

Your kindness and consideration shown to us from start to finish made the whole process far more bearable for my mother.

Peter looked healthier in his coffin than he has for the last five years

The ‘Roller’ may be getting a little long in the tooth, but my mother is still talking about her (and Peter’s) ride in a Rolls Royce

 

In an age of poor quality and indifferent service, your company stands out as an example of how to do things exceptionally well

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Phil Ward.

Dear Jason,

 

We haven’t met but I have been meaning to drop you a line to pass on my sincere thanks for the way in which W.Uden & Sons and Spencer in particular, dealt with all matters leading up to my father’s funeral and obviously the actual funeral itself. From the moment I made the call and Spencer came out almost immediately and visited us, treated us all with the utmost respect, reassured us about everything with nothing being too much trouble, to the way in which everyone conducted themselves on the actual day was absolutely faultless. I know that this is obviously the line of work that you are all in but for those of us on the receiving end of your service, at a time which is obviously extremely emotional and upsetting, it really was truly comforting to receive the care and attention that we as a family and my father did. It is not until a loved one dies that you realise quite how important the role of a funeral director actually is and so from myself and my family we say a big ‘thank you’.

 

I certainly know that in general people are very quick to criticise but are not perhaps so forthcoming with praise and so please pass on our ‘thanks’ to all concerned and Spencer in particular.

Yours sincerely, James Evans

I have not previously had a chance to thank you and your splendid team for looking after Joyce and the family so well not only on the day of the funeral itself, but also in all the preparations leading up to it. As with my mother’s funeral last year, the professionalism was exemplary and much appreciated by all who attended the funeral .

Well done and thank you!

With kind regards

Mr. M. E. Webster

Dear Nigel,

A note of thanks to you and your colleagues for all the help and arrangements for Vera’s funeral and the smooth running of the day.

It was very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

 

Terry & Jackie Foster

To Nick, Matthew & Team,

Thank you all very much for making our recent bereavement more bearable.

Thank you for your professionalism and support throughout.

The entire family, relatives and friends commented on the service. We can honestly say as a family we will be able to recommend you to all friends and family in future.

Thank you once again

A BIG THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING – Steve & Eileen Crompton

Dear Spencer.

 

Just a little note to say thank you for all that you did in looking after a very special member of our family (Vic Humphreys).

From collecting him at home to looking after him in the chapel of rest and on the day of the funeral itself (Tuesday 1st October).

You were very kind, thoughtful and compassionate throughout.

Thank you also for all your help, advice and support and for recommending Nuala Geary to carry out the service.

A lot of people commented on what a lovely service it was and how good she was.

Please also pass on our thanks to the other bearers and our driver Pat who were also involved.

 

From, Barbara, Colin and Nicola Humphreys

We would like to thank you for your kindness and consideration in helpingus with Dad’s funeral, Reginald Alan Marshall on 14th.

You all appreciated that it was a difficult time for us and everyone we dealt with, understood that. We would especially like to thank

Spencer who looked after us, he was exceptional and we really felt that he cared about us and about Dad.

He is a great asset and ambassador for your company.

 

 

Ian & Dorothy Marshall

Dear Trevor

I just wanted to thank you for your exceptional service in arranging and conducting my fathers funeral at West Norwood yesterday.

I may not have expressed my thanks that well yesterday as after the funeral I was quite emotionally drained.But we all appreciated all you did for us.

Many thanks to you and all your staff.

 

Steve and Julia Tayler

Just a short note to thank all those people we have dealt with at Uden for the funeral of Peter.

Your kindness and consideration shown to us from start to finish made the whole process far more bearable for my mother.

The ‘Roller’ may be getting a little long in the tooth, but my mother is still talking about her (and Peter’s) ride in a Rolls Royce

In an age of poor quality and indifferent service, your company stands out as an example of how to do things exceptionally well

Kind regards,

Phil Ward

Dear Trevor

We would like to thank you for the arrangements you made which ensured the smooth running of our dear aunt Joan Beazleigh’s funeral that took place in Camberwell New Cemetery on 4th September 2013. Your excellent prior organization and the professional manner in which your funeral staff managed the ceremony on the day itself could not be faulted. This was of great comfort to us both as well as other family and friends who came to say good-bye to Joan.

Even though this was a very sad and difficult occasion for both of us, your help and that of your colleagues made it much easier for us to get through.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Aziz Halime and Gillian Sauteur

Dear Nicholas & the team at “Udens”

Thank you all so much for making Olga’s funeral so special for her family, friends & neighbours. It went without a hitch and it was conducted with style and dignity. Graham the celebrant was superb.

My thanks again

Keith Morris

Dear Matthew,

Thank you for your letter letting me know about donations and thank you for the send off you gave both Mum & Dad, still missing them. Just come back from a week in the Italian riviera which done us good, Really hot weather!

Best wishes

Christine Raymond

Dear Spencer,

 

I would like to express my gratitude for everything you did at my brother, George’s funeral on Thursday 19th September 2013.

You come across as very caring and sympathetic. I had been very anxious about the funeral earlier but you soon put my mind to rest and detail with everything (alongside your colleagues) very professionally and smoothly.

Your kindness and attention will not be forgotten!

 

 

Barbara and Chantrelle

To Nigel & All Staff,

Thank you so much for the service you provided for our mum, Hilda Maisie Stracey. We feel you treated mum with great respect and dignity and were very aware of how the family were feeling.

All the staff we have met have been courteous and polite. They have been willing to answer any questions we have had and only too willing to help us.

Thank you again,

 

Margaret, Carol & Michael

Dear Graham , Matthew and Nick,

I just wanted to put pen to paper ( Computer to print ) to thank you so much for making my Pete’s service so memorable – everything was just perfect.

Graham I thank you especially you were so sincere the service was just as I know Petie would have wanted – everybody thought you knew the family intimately – thank you also for including all the requests I seemed to make on a daily basis.

Your limousines and drivers were immaculate and having your support Matthew was paramount.

Nick my first visit to your offices with my step daughter was made easy with your comforting manor thank you.

With kind regards

Judy Land

Dear Jason,

I would like to thank you all involved in the excellent service provided for myself and my family during the highly emotive time we all suffered during the loss of our grandmother Hannah Shepherd. Your sympathy, understanding , support and professionalism was impeccable.

With kind regards

S. Leeves

Dear Nicky,

I was very aware that in all planning for Hilda’s funeral last week, you were in the “background” and I want to thank you for your kindness.

All your colleagues were superb, Andrew we have known for many years , but Nigel and Kevin were equally as thoughtful and sensitive – especially in dealing with my children who were very distressed. This is really the first close bereavement they have faced.

Do please pass on my appreciation and thanks to all who were involved.

Udens are very close to my heart and I find it a great privilege working with your family.

Sincerely

 

Eric

Dear Spencer,

 

Just a few words to thank you for everything you did at the funeral of my mother (Katina Palougos) on Tuesday 3rd September 2013.

You handled all matter’s in a sympathetic and caring way and ensured that everything ran smoothly and stress free for both family and friend’s.

We had many comment’s on how professional you and your colleagues were throughout the day.

Your kindness when attending to us at the chapel of rest and on the day of the funeral will always be remembered by everyone who attended.

Thank you once again.

 

 

Maria Levy

Dear Sir’s,

 

I am writing on behalf of the family of Revd. Peter Tong whose funeral took place on 21st August 2013.

We wanted to express our gratitude to all of your team for their gentleness, sensitivity and courtesy, both during preparations for the funeral and on the day itself.

In particular, we would like to thank Colin, who guided us through the proceeding’s with care and thoughtfulness, Kevin, our driver and Ben, who assisted our younger son with calm instruction’s whilst he was carrying the coffin.

We felt that the attention to detail was exceptional and that the events of the day were managed throughout with reverence dignity.

 

Thank you again,

 

 

Debbie Haughton

Dear Nick and Matthew,

Thank you for helping us at this difficult time.

The day of Don’s funeral was a lovely memory for us, which was made better by Matthew and his team working in such a professional way that we felt we were being carried and supported completely through the proceedings.

With best wishes

Jane and Alan Wake & Sally Kelly

Dear all,

 

Thank you for the very professional service you carried out for Mrs Hall, you were so caring and considerate.

Thank you again for a first class service,

 

 

Albert Hall & Brenda Hemsley

Dear Nick,

May I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for guiding Alison and me through John’s funeral with such dignity and compassion.

Steve Browning was an excellent officiant. All these things made the day more bearable.

Yours very sincerely

Daphne & Alison Welton

To Nick, Matthew & all your colleagues,

We would like to say a great big thank you for the wonderful service and kindness you gave to our darling daughter Lisa Jane Izod at her funeral.

From

Tom, Maureen & Family THANK YOU

Dear Matt and the rest of the team at Uden’s.

 

I would just like to offer my sincerest thanks for the service you provided for my Dad, Ronald Brett. The prospect of arranging a funeral was very daunting but you all made it so effortless and were very sensitive and supportive. Every element was dealt with in the most respectful way with nothing being too much trouble. Graham did a great job of conducting the service and was very sensible and approachable during all the preparations. The bearers and drivers on the day treated us all with great respect and dignity and conducted themselves with the utmost professionalism. My mum was particularly touched by the bearers creating a posy for her from the floral arrangement so she had something to take away. I know Dad would’ve been very grateful for the way you looked after him and his family at this difficult time.

 

Thanks again, you have a service and staff to be very proud of.

 

 

Jessica Brett

To Nigel and all the staff at W Uden & Sons Ltd.

I wish to thank you all, from myself and my family, for the way you looked after my uncle Bernard.

For the care you gave from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble for you.

Thanking you all so very much once again.

 

Mrs Shirley Richards and family

Dear Nigel,

Thank you and your team for the dignified and caring way that my father’s funeral at the RAF Chapel, Biggin Hill was conducted.

It was exactly as he would have wanted and gave great comfort to his friends and family.

With best wishes,

 

Sue Carter

Dear Spencer & Bearer’s

Thank you for all you did at mum’s cremation last friday.

You helped us get through it, and everyone commented on how smart and professional you were.

Thank you once again.

 

 

Viv Stephens

Dear Nicholas, Matthew Uden & Colleagues,

Through the process beginning to the end thank you for the care and attention that was give to Dad (Warren Hastings), his daughter Barbara and his son-in-law David.

To the Motor Cyclist who drove with care and procession, on Dads last journey. Most fitting as Dad rode a motorbike and sidecar with Mum and I spending lots of weekends at Biggin Hill in the Old “Bell” tent, also the Isle of Wight and many other places. Many memories.

Not forgetting the chauffeur Alan who was of great support.

Kind regards,

David & Barbara Randall

Dear Nigel,

I just want to express my appreciation of the funeral arrangements on the 18th. We were very impressed with the dignity with which it was carried out.

It was nice to be able to use a Christian undertaker who understood the combination of sadness and victory; I hope you enjoyed the service.

Thank you for your help and advice and please also thank Andrew for his service to us.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Evelyn Mutton

Dear Nigel,

A letter of appreciation to you and your team for organizing so efficiently Barbara’s funeral on the 17th July. Every little detail was dealt with in such a caring manner.

Although a sad day, we must be grateful that she had a peaceful end.

Yours sincerely,

 

Ann & Bryan Lewis

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your service to my family following my bereavement. It was very helpful that Spencer could come to my home to talk through the options and to help arrange the funeral . We are grateful for the way in which the occasion was planned and the thoughtfulness and attention to detail that helped the day to go as well as possible.

Yours faithfully

Mrs. J. Green

To all the staff who helped in arranging my husband’s funeral our heartfelt thanks they really made us feel comfortable the way they handled the situation.

Ann Lorkin & Family x

Hello Nigel

We just wanted to thank you for the brilliant service that you provided yesterday for my Mum’s funeral.

Please pass our immense gratitude to Matthew Uden who was particularly pleasant, efficient, professional and courteous throughout the proceedings.

The rest of his team were also extremely helpful and a credit to Uden’s.

Many thanks and kindest regards

 

Marian & Eric Bryant

Dear Matthew,

We just wanted to thank you so much for John Dad and us. We were more than impressed

with how you conducted the day and your immensely kind nature in the difficult weeks before.

Thank You again.

 

From the Tutt Family

Dear Nigel

Just want to thank you for the way you and the rest of Udens handled the arrangements and the funeral day of dad.

I know mum was very comforted to have you in charge of the arrangements and felt you all were giving dad the dignity he deserved.

Once again, with thanks,

 

Judy

Dear Nick,

Just a little note to say thank you for your kindness and understanding when you organised George’s funeral for us.

It made a very sad time for us so much easier.

Kind regards

Linda Banwell

To all concerned,

Thank you on behalf of our family for the way the funeral of Francis Healy was conducted by you.

We also thank you for conducting the funeral of our daughter Bernadette in April.

Yours sincerely

Eileen Healy

Hello Nigel

We just wanted to thank you for the brilliant service that you provided yesterday for my Mum’s funeral.

Please pass our immense gratitude to Matthew Uden who was particularly pleasant, efficient, professional and courteous throughout the proceedings.

The rest of his team were also extremely helpful and a credit to Uden’s.

Many thanks and kindest regards

 

Marian & Eric Bryant

W. Uden & Sons

To all staff

A small note to you all to show our appreciation and thanks for your services in regard to our mum, Frances Jarrett.

We were both thankful and relieved that all your efforts went into making our lives so much easier in arranging everything the way you did for our mum.

The thoughtfulness and courtesy was second to none. Thank you all so much.

We will definitely recommend you to all we know who are placed in such sad circumstances themselves.

Very many thanks,

 

 

The family of Frances Jarrett.

To Nick,

Thank you for all your kindness at this sad time. It was so comforting to be able to visit you when I felt low.

Please pass on my thanks to Matthew & bearers for such a professional service.

Regards

John

Dear Nick,

I am writing to express my deep thanks for the way in which Uden’s handled my Father’s cremation.

In particular, I would like to thank you personally for the very sympathetic and professional manner in which you dealt with our enquiries. Although, when planning my father’s cremation, we visited a number of funeral directors; your polite and helpful manner left us in no doubt that Uden’s were the right people to deal with my Father’s cremation in a way that would give my Mother the peace of mind she deserved.

I would also like thanks to be passed to Colin and his team; who, on the day of the cremation acted with reverence and professionalism. They genuinely seemed to care; and Colin in particular went out of his way to make the day as pain free for my Mother (and for all of us) as it could be .

Yours with thanks

 

 

Mr Steve Harrall

To all at Uden’s

We would like to thank you all very much for the wonderful service you provided for our Mum’s funeral, Violet Higgins

We felt that she was totally respected by all staff who attended and couldn’t have had a better send off with the help of your company.

Big thanks to Spencer especially as he was so easy to talk to and made a hard thing to organise so much easier.

Love,

Lynne & Margaret

Dear Udens,

Thank you so very much for all your support for Arnold’s funeral and for looking after him until the day.

Your care on the day was exceptional and in particular, Colin, who was very caring and supportive.

 

Margaret and Sue Thomas

Dear Nick and Sons,

Thank you so much for all that you did for us on the day of Alan’s funeral and the care that you showed us in the days previous when Alan was in the Chapel of Rest, Matthew has been amazing throughout.

It was a special service and send off for him and we cannot thank you enough for helping us through this difficult time in making everything perfect.

Kind regards

Linda, Lee & Sarah x x

I would like to say how much we appreciate the sensitive and professional way you took care of the arrangements for the funeral of my husband Clive on Wednesday 19th June.

Everything went according to the plans we  made with Spencer and we would like to thank him for his help and support and to his team on the day and with the help of John Bozier, we had a tranquil memorial service for Clive.

Your sincerely

Mrs. Chambers

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who treated my family with such gentleness, sensitivity and respect in regards to the funeral of my father Mr Kenneth Measday.

It helped us all deal with a painful day without worry.

Yours gratefully,

 

Carolyn Faircloth

To all the staff at W. Uden & Sons,

We would like to express our gratitude for the professional level of service we received for John Baker and would gladly pass on your card as recommendation to anyone in the future.

Once again many thanks to all your team for making a very difficult day go so well.

Many thanks

Yours sincerely

Mark Hubble & Family

To Colin & Team,

I would like to thank you all for your help, support and the great job that you all did for the funeral of Mum – Rose Taylor.

Thank you all

 

Kim, John and Family x x x

Dear Nicholas,

On behalf of my mother in law – Mrs Beryl Robertson, her daughter Barbara, her son Ian and all the members of the late Alfred’s family, I am writing to thank you and your colleagues at W. Uden & Sons for arranging the funeral on the 7th June 2013.

From the first enquiry with you Nicholas, W. Uden & Sons has conducted and managed the whole sad process with utmost understanding and compassion. I can honestly say that it was the most professionally handled funeral my family and I have ever experienced. Please convey my thanks to all the staff and in particular to Colin, who conducted the proceedings on the day so well.

Kind regards.

Yours sincerely

John Phillips

The Jackson Family would like to say thank you for a the help, advise and support before  and during the funeral for Mr. Stephen Jackson on Friday 27th May 2013.

The respect and care shown to our father and grandfather during this time was a great help to us all.

We would like to thank Matthew in particular for all his assistance on the day.

Matthew, Wendy, Laura, Victoria & Nicholas Jackson

Dear Spencer,

We’d just like to personally thank you for the way you looked after us at Pauline’s funeral on Monday. All our girls and family were greatly reassured by your calm presence as you guided us in and out of St Lawrence’s church, on to the crematorium and then to the Sidcup Sports Club.

It was a difficult and emotional day for us all and you and your drivers showed respect and compassion throughout.

Our heartfelt thanks to you.

Best wishes,

Tony Stewart

Dear Trevor

On behalf of Lidias’ family here in Holland, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for arranging and ensuring Lidia was repatriated safely and efficiently, and the care shown to her during her time with you.

Kind regards

 

Iris Lee

Just a little note to say thank you for all the care and attention you gave my family on the sad death of our son Nicholas.

To Nick and Matthew who helped us so much on the day of the funeral.

All my family and close friends want to say thank you too.

Mrs. Maureen Bray

Dear Sirs,

Thank you very much for the way that you made all the arrangements for the funeral of my wife Janet. In particular I would like to thank Spencer who handled the discussions with my family in a most dignified and considerate way.

On the day of the funeral all of your staff treated us with great courtesy and handled themselves with great dignity. We could find no fault with anything.

Thank you once again.

Yours Faithfully

W. J. Griffith

Nigel,

I would just like to thank you and your team for the very kind and compassionate way in which my mother’s funeral was carried out. Everything went smoothly & was appreciated by all the family.

Sheila Boulton

Dear Nigel,

On behalf of my whole family, I would like to thank the staff of W Uden & Sons for the excellent service provided following the death of our mother, Elizabeth Player.

In your own dealings with us, during visits to the Chapel of Rest, and on the day of the funeral, the service provided was always highly professional and also very caring. At all times, we felt that our mother was extremely well cared for.

We are very grateful for your firm’s important contribution to what my daughter described as a “very sad but lovely day”.

Kind regards

Michael Player

Dear Nick,

May I take this opportunity to thank you especially for your kindness and consideration. You are truly an asset to the Uden Family business.

Alex has also asked me to express his thanks for all you have done.

Take care and best regards

James

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your usual good service in arranging the funeral for John.

Our family has always used your company and once again you did not disappoint. You were superb and so respectful.

Thank you again.

Yours faithfully,

Pam Grimshaw

Dear Trevor,

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your courtesy and sensitive attention at a difficult time, and the whole family was particularly impressed with the arrangements on the day. Colin, our Funeral Director, was exemplary in leading his team and went out of his way to be of comfort throughout although, happily, we still managed some humour along the way.

Many thanks again and we shall be happy to recommend your services in the future.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mrs. K. Brewer

Jason

I would like to pass on my thanks to you and your company for the way you handled the funeral arrangements for my mother.

My father and my bother & sisters were extremely impressed with care and professionalism shown by all your staff, of course Colin stood out both in his personal care of us and in his very calm approach, every one should have a Colin!

Thanks again

 

 

 

Pam Harvey

W Uden & Sons are cheaper than the big companies I contacted and the service I received from Jason, in the Sidcup branch, was superb.

I was very impressed with how Jason helped me to organise my father’s funeral, he has a great team and everything went so smoothly on the day. I was particularly impressed with the Funeral Officiant, Steve Browning, that Jason chose for us. Uden’s made a very difficult time a lot easier than I ever expected.

Gill Grubb MBACP counsellor Sidcup.

Dear Mr Gammon

Whilst writing I would just like to say that my family and I could not have been more pleased or impressed by the service given by all members of the Uden team. On the evening of Peter’s death your staff sensitively collected Peter, leaving my children and me at peace. Also thank you for the way you made things very easy for Philip and me when we visited to make arrangements for the day and, in no way, tried to influence how we wanted to funeral to be organised.

Finally, last Friday, Matthew was so kind and couldn’t have interpreted our wishes better. What could have been a stressful occasion was stress free.

Once again very many thanks to the whole Uden team.

Yours sincerely

 

Vivien Haslam

Dear Nick,

Just a quick note to say thank you on behalf of Vera, our Mum, my brother and sister and myself for the wonderful and sympathetic way Spencer and the rest of the team handled and conducted my father Harold George Veasey’s funeral on the 17th April .

On what is always going to be a difficult day for any family your company’s service was totally professional and first class.

Kind regards

Robert Veasey

Dear Mr. Weston

 

As the younger brother of John Hanks I would like to thank ‘Udens’ for their professional manner in which my brothers’ funeral was arranged and conducted.

I can offer nothing but praise to all the staff concerned in the arrangements that took place. It cannot be an easy task to extend and understand the grief of each individual family your company deals with. I can see why ‘Udens’ has a reputation for all the necessary details to be put in place on such sad occasions.

 

With grateful thanks

Yours faithfully

 

Philip Hanks

I would just like to say a big thank you to all those people that were involved in my son Phillips funeral.

The professionalism, caring and support you have given us.

Thank you.

Linda, Clive and Matthew Garcia

To Nigel, Tim and all other staff,

Thank you so very much for the calm professional attitude and decorum shown during the recent death and burial of my wife Wendy. What could have been an extremely difficult time was made so easy by the care and compassion shown throughout.

Nothing was too much trouble, no matter how small and each question was carefully considered and courteously answered/solved. This was the second occasion in which we have used Udens and whilst I hope not to call on your services too soon in the future, I will certainly recommend your services to all.

Thanks and bless you.

 

Clive Carne

To everyone at W. Uden & Sons,

We would like to express our thanks and gratitude for your care and support during such a sad time, and for the way you looked after Bernice Willoughby, our beloved daughter , mother, sister & aunt.

From

Ronald on behalf of Bernice’s Family

Dear Nigel,

Please accept my deepest thanks for the lovely way your company conducted the funeral of my partner, the late John Colin Reeday. It was much appreciated and made a very difficult day much more bearable than it otherwise would have been.

I could not fault the service we received, thank you again.

Yours sincerely,

 

Peter Page

Dear Mr. Uden

I want to take this opportunity to once again thank you and your son for the help and service you provided us in regards to mum’s funeral and all the things that went on around it. In many cases it was the small things that you did that made all the difference.

Thank you very much and I wish you and your family well.

Kind regards

Kevin Covington

To Jason, Spencer & all,

Thank you so much for the kindness & respect you gave us before, after and during mums funeral.

Your truly

 

Chris & Terry Simmons

Hi Graham

Apologies we have not been in touch sooner, I’m sure you can appreciate how busy we have all been at this time. We just wanted to thank you for the beautiful service you conducted in honour of my late husband Stuart. We were all extremely grateful that you allowed it to be so personal – it was a real fitting tribute and celebration of Stuart’s life.

We have had so many positive comments from everyone who was there – it was exactly how Stuart would have wanted it.

Thank you once again for all your help, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Kindest regards

Anne and family

Janice & Lorna & their family would like to say thank you so much to all the staff for the exceptional service that you gave us for our mum’s funeral.

A special thank you to Chris whose caring and compassionate approach made us feel at ease & also to Colin our conductor, for the fantastic way he did everything that helped us to get through an emotional day.

With thanks

Janice & Lorna

To Nick & Matthew,

Just wanted to say at this very difficult time we very much appreciated how well you dealt with us when arranging the funeral.

On the day its self Matthew and his team were outstanding.

Thanks once again

Mrs. P. Kirkby & Family

Dear Nigel & Everyone at Udens,

I would like to thank you for all your help and assistance in making the most painful day of my life go as smoothly as possible. Several people said it was the nicest, most personable funeral they had ever attended.

All your staff behaved respectfully and perfectly. I was terribly sad and upset and went to pieces several times but they kept “the show” rolling. This was the 6th funeral in as many years that we’ve arranged with you and you always do us proud!

Many thanks

Liz

Dear Nick,

On behalf of the Howell family, Anne and myself we would like to sincerely thank you for your help and assistance during a very difficult time.

From the moment Anne and I entered your office we were treated in an extremely humane manner which immediately put us at ease. Your gentle nature was very well received and you made it clear that nothing would be too much trouble – this certainly proved the case.

We would like to express our grateful gratitude to you for caring and looking after Terry whilst he was in your care – it was greatly appreciated.

Would you please pass on our grateful thanks to Michael and his team for their dignity, attention to detail and kindness shown to us on the day of the funeral.

We could not fault your utter professionalism from start to finish – it will not be forgotten.

With kind regards

Alan Balm

Dear Matthew and all the staff at W.Uden & Sons.

On behalf of my Father, Ron and the family, we would like to express our sincere thanks to you and all of your team for your care and compassion in our loss, and for the totally professional and dignified way you conducted the funeral of my mother, Kath on the 11th April 2013 at Eltham Crematorium. The funeral service for our Mother was done with sensitivity and care. We could not have asked for more. The courtesy you extended to my family was also second to none.

All our family and friends commented on the quiet, and dignity of it all. We were surrounded by friendship and love which helped us get through a difficult day.

Warmest regards,

The Auborn Family

Dear Nick,

We can’t thank you all enough, you made a very difficult time for us easier to get through.

Carol & Charlie Smith and Family of the late Mary Roberts

Dear Mr Uden,

I wish to thank you so much for the dignified manner in which you conducted my husband’s funeral on Friday 5th April.

Particularly, I would mention that Nigel was very kind and helpful when making the initial arrangements and dealt with the family in a very professional manner.

Your sincerely,

Mrs. J. Mirams

A note of thanks for the impeccable service you provided in the event of my Mothers funeral.

Any concerns we had were dealt with care and compassion. On the day Spencer, Sam and the team were professional, beautifully well presented and respectful to all.

The Cars were immaculate and a very difficult day went smoothly and calmly as a result.

I would not hesitate to recommend your services.

Kind regards

Mrs. Caroline Lee

Dear Len,

Thank you so much for handling my mother’s funeral arrangements with such care, dignity and thoughtfulness.

Your sensitive handling of the task made our lives so much easier at a very difficult time for us.

Mum specifically said that she wanted W. Uden & Sons in Petts Wood to help us at this sad time and she made a very wise decision.

Many thanks again for your help,

Robert Norris

Dear Nigel,

Diana & I would like to thank you and all the staff at Udens for making a difficult day pass without a hitch.

Additional thanks for arranging the music, for the crematorium.

Your service, professional approach, empathy and sense of dignity cannot be faulted.

Many thanks,

 

Andrew & Diana

Dear Nick

 

We would like to say a very big thank you for all your help with regards to dad’s funeral. The gentlemen that aided us on the day were brilliant.

Please pass on our special thanks to Colin who looked after us, especially as the funeral before us was over running, he was able to keep us calm and directed us through a difficult day, and thanks to our limo driver (Doug?) who was very helpful too. Also, many thanks to you, Nick, for all your support before hand with our many questions.

 

kind regards

Pat, Julie & Tracy

Dear Nick,

Thank you very much for all that you have done for us at this sad time.

Your compassion, caring and kindness made a difficult time so much easier to deal with.

Again thank you for all you have done

The Stevens Family

Dear Nick,

I would like say that I was very grateful for your care and organising to get Mum transported from the hospital and ready for me to see at your funeral parlour. A most gentle and atmospheric chapel.

The day went so well and Matthew and Alan and the rest of the staff were marvellous in looking after everything. I was very moved by the horses and the hearse and expertise of the coach driver and could not have wished for a better send off for Mum. Beautiful.

Thank you so much.

Lynette Simpson-Clover

Thank you, you’ve been so thoughtful, thank you for helping me and making it a lot easier on the day.

Tina

 “Nigel and all your staff,
Many thanks for a smooth and trouble-free funeral service.  It was good to feel in capable hands.  We were very impressed with the care and attention of your drivers in spite of the snow and ice!  Many thanks also from my father.”

 

Marion

Dear Jason and Spencer,

We just wanted to say a very big thank you for making Dad’s Funeral very profesional and stress free. Everything went just as we had hoped and we are very pleased that we chose your company for this occasion.

With kindest regards

Mr. & Mrs. Mortlock

Thank you so much for your arrangements for Den’s funeral on 15th March.

Everything went well, and Father Michael has a new following now. The small chapel was packed to overflowing and we ended up with almost 100 people back at the golf club.

Den would of been delighted.

Thank you again.

Sincerely

Sylvia Donovan

Dear Jason

W. Uden & Sons

I hope you don’t mind me e-mailing you. You received one of my residents, Mrs Doris ‘Val’ Wargent into your care today from Northbourne Court Residential Home in Sidcup.

I just wanted to pass on my thanks to your two staff who cared for Mrs Wargent today. She was treated and cared for in a most respectful, dignified and appropriate manner. Having previously had residents, who were not always cared for in the same way (not by yourselves), it was lovely to witness staff who have been trained with traditional values.

I am really sorry that I didn’t get their names, but if you could pass on my comments and thanks to them, I would be really grateful.

Kind Regards

 

Fiona Taylor

Dear Sirs,

Each one in our community was deeply impressed by the dignity and respect shown at Sister Margarets funeral last Friday,  with the foresight to ensure that cars would be parked safely, the provision of shelter by umbrellas and that all the mourners could keep together as we left the church – even a bus was stopped, not to mention the lorries and cars, on the main exit on to the A2. We Thank you.

With renewed thanks,

Your sincerely,

 

Sister Joan Keitch OSU

Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for your recent correspondance regarding the donations which were forwarded to W. Uden & Sons in memory of Mrs Brereton.

Beryl and I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to W. Uden & Sons for their very efficient way of conducting the funeral.

In particular we would like to thank Mr. Len Gammon for his calm approach when making arrangements for the funeral – his kindness and consideration was much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Janet Pirt

To All at W. Uden & Sons,

 

Thank you for looking after John for so long. Thank you too for making ‘our day’ easier to bear.

Special thanks to Nick whose support helped me through a difficult time. Spencer was superb, caring and ultra profesional, he has my family’s gratitude, thanks and respect.

I must say thank you too to Father Michael Branch.

You’re all very special  people.

God bless you all

Jean Middleton

Dear Len and Matthew,

I would like to extend on behalf of my family, our deepest gratitude to you and Matthew for all your care and kindness in arranging Mum’s funeral.

You have been so kind to us from start to yesterday where we could not have wished for it to go any more smoother or dignified.

The Coffin looked beautiful in the mahogany

All your staff directed by Matthew were first class and you were so kind, ensuring that everything was just so.

To walk behind Mum down the road was so old fashioned and she would have loved it.

The church was full and there were so many beautiful flowers all carefully handled.

We walked to the cemetery for the burial where we had time to look at the flowers and they made up posies for us which was truly lovely.

Obviously to loose a loved one is so devastating, but you made a very difficult day much easier to cope with by your warm compassion and empathy.

We would like you to pass on our sincere thanks to all the staff who helped us yesterday and particularly to both of you.

With kindest regards, you are a great team.

Carol, David, Suzanne and Jennifer. Children of Mrs Leila Baker

Dear Jason

I do not know how to adequately thank you for all the advice and help you gave me with the arrangements for my husband’s funeral. You were so kind and understanding and nothing seemed too much trouble for you. For you it is an everyday task, but for me it was so important to carry out John’s last wishes and you left nothing to chance.

Thank you so much for providing the beautiful Book of Remembrance. It was such a lovely gesture. Strangely enough I had intended to get one, but never got round to it.

Please thank Spencer and his team for their hard work at the burial. Spencer was so profesional and reassuring that I felt totally safe in his hands. Numerous people have commented on how well it all went. John’s sisters from Ireland were so impressed by the dignity of the ceremony, particularly the way in which the hearse was escorted. It was so different from funerals at home.

Many thanks also for introducing me to Kemnal Park Cemetery. It is such a beautiful site and I know that the grave will be well maintained when I am no longer able to take care of it.

Sincere thanks

Mrs. June Forde

Dear Andrew,

Thank you so much to you and your staff for the excellent service you provided for uncle Stan Clark and Auntie Joyce Boxall’s funeral on Wednesday 20th February at Eltham Crematorium.

It was a sad day helped very much by your professional kindness and traditional high standards.

 

John & Wendy Hampton & family

Graham,

Many thanks for the dignified fashion you conducted Jean’ funeral and for all your assistance in preparing the service. A distressing occasion mad e more bearable. The order of service booklets excellently printed, I am sending copies to my friends unable to attend the service.

All best wishes

Sheila , Sheila

W. Uden & Sons

Thank you so much for your very professional but also very personal service.

Regards

Margaret Shrimpton & family , Margaret Shrimpton & family

Dear Trevor & Michael,

I just wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful way you conducted the funeral of my late husband Martin Simmonds on 19th February. It as perfect in every way ( even the weather!) and a really important step in the grieving process for my self and all his family and friends. The sudden and tragic nature of his death is something that will take us a long time to get over but your respect, sensitivity and care turned a difficult day into something remarkable

With very best wishes

M. Hinton , M. Hinton

To the Directors & Staff at Uden & Sons Ltd,

We wanted to express our heartfelt appreciation for the care & services you have provided for us. From the moment we first spoke with Matthew on the phone & met Nick Bennett on that first day to even after the day of the funeral , we were treated with nothing but the highest level of professionalism.

It is such a difficult time for a bereaved family & yet your staff showed such compassion, understanding & patience – even providing advise & experience we could not have readily thought of, making the whole procedure that much easier – qualities that swayed our decision to use your company and that make us happy to recommend your services to others.

Thank you so much again for everything.

Kindest Regards

Karen, Matthew, Alicia, Sarah & Richard The Family of George Harris , Karen, Matthew, Alicia, Sarah & Richard The Family of George Harris

To Nick and colleagues,

Thank you all for what you have done for us, it was very much appreciated.

From

Caroline ,Terry & Family , Caroline ,Terry & Family

Dear Spencer,

Ena Moy’s Funeral

On behalf of Rita and our family I am writing to express our most sincere thanks and appreciation of your handling of Ena’s funeral . Your professional approach and quiet efficiency and that of your team made the day for us together with the service by Rev Owen. Those brilliant horses pulling the hearse will be a talking point amongst us for a long time.

I shall be writing to Rev Owen to thank him for his very sincere words during the service.

Once again our sincere and heartfelt thanks to you.

Your sincerely,

Roger Gerrard , Roger Gerrard

Dear Nick,

There are not enough words to express how grateful we are for how you looked after us right from the start and how you organised and conducted our mum’s funeral.

Thank you for everything , your professionalism is incredible, thank you also to Spencer and the team on the day, your kindness touched us, the whole service was performed with such respect.

A big thank you to Father Michael Branch, he performed a beautiful service and felt as if he had known mum himself with how he spoke of her. We know our mum would have adored him!

Again, sincere thanks,

Kind regards

Julie, Paul, Dave and Val Norris , Julie, Paul, Dave and Val Norris

To everyone at Udens,

Following my mothers funeral I was deeply appreciated of the kindness, efficiency and support provided by you all at Udens.

There were many mourners on the 14th that deeply touched me. The respectfulness in all that everyone did , not only to us as a family but most importantly to my Mum – The gentleman that stood outside Uden’s as we passed by; to Spencer, our funeral conductor, for placing a rose on our garden wall when we stopped to allow a feeling of Mum returning home.

It is the little things that made it so perfect and from my heart I thank you.

Kind regards

Anne , Anne

To all at Udens,

Thank you so much for the care and attention you gave to our Mum’s funeral Lilian Kirk -28th January 2013, it really did help us to cope better.

Could you please pass on our gratitude to Father Owen and the organist who everyone praised and turned out to be a lovely and touching service, which seemed very personal to us.

Best Wishes

The Kirk Family , The Kirk Family

To all at Udens,

Thank you so much for your help and kindness and the wonderfull service you provided.

Best wishes

Love

Jacky, Ron Abbott & Family , Jacky, Ron Abbott & Family

Dear Nicky, Matthew & Company,

Thank you son much for the way in which you conducted the service for Anne on 15th January. All went as it should have.
Thank you for looking after Mum. We appreciated your kindness.

Best Wishes

Sandra, Alan & Alex Dawson Rose and Kevin Wallis , Sandra, Alan & Alex Dawson Rose and Kevin Wallis

Dear Trevor

We would like to say thank you so much to you and your colleagues for your outstanding help preparing for and managing events at our mother’s funeral and cremation.

You made the initial contact we had very easy, confidence inspiring and you only ever appeared interested in what we wanted and never tried to push us in directions of choices we didn’t want.

The team on the day were truly terrific. They had a great manner showing huge respect for the situation and they also made everything work with military precision.

I will have no hesitation in recommending your to anyone else unfortunate enough to be in our circumstances.

Many thanks again

Christopher and Geraldine Garner , Christopher and Geraldine Garner

Dear Jason,

I would like to express the deep gratitude of my whole family to you and everyone involved in Uncle Colin’s funeral last wednesday.

Once again Matthew’s sensitive leadership and support was greatly appreciated, please pass on our sincere thanks and best wishes to him.

We were delighted with the flowers displayed on the hearse, and all the drivers and staff involved were kind and totally profesional. Many thanks to Spencer and Matthew for helping Uncle Colins great nephews through the task of pall bearing, which they managed with great dignity. They felt honoured to have been able to to do this for their Uncle.

Once again, very many thanks to all involved,

Kind regards

Colleen , Colleen

Dear Spencer,

On behalf of my self and the family I am writing to thank you and your staff for making the funeral of our Mum something which we will be able to look back on with good memories.

Due to the snow and ice it could have been so different you dealt with the difficult conditions with respect to our mum and her family nothing was too much trouble, helping people get into the church safely helping those whose cars got stuck in the snow by digging them out and not leaving till everyone was on the move. You are a credit to your profession and you wear your uniform with pride.

We as a family cannot praise you highly enough, because of you we will have good memories of what was a sad day. Our mum would have seen the funny side if she were still with us.
Once again thank you making all the arrangements as painless as possible.

Your sincerely

David Elks , David Elks

To Dearest Spencer,

Where do we begin……………

There are not enough words to express how we feel about you, after only meeting and knowing you for a short time. Thank you all for the way you looked after Paul, while he was with you, the way you dressed him, did his hair, and so much more.

Your professionalism is outstanding and all your team around you. You truly are a special person to do the job you do. Please thank everyone involved with Pauls funeral on the day, all the drivers , especially Pat who knew Paul well, who must of found the day very difficult on a personal level.

You gave Paul a wonderful send off which we will never forget. We still can’t believe Paul has gone from our lives but his memory will live on always.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Spencer.

Much love

Tracie, Danielle, Luke & Jack , Tracie, Danielle, Luke & Jack

Dear Matthew and Jason,

My Sister and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the service you provided both during the planning stage and on the day of Mum’s funeral. You and the other members of your staff that we met were unfailingly kind, sensitive and efficient and made what was inevitably a very difficult time for us a lot less painful than it might have been.
Thank you.

With all the best wishes
Yours faithfully

Jane , Jane

Dear Spencer, I would like to say how grateful my family are for the way you, personally , and everyone else at Uden dealt with this sad occasion for us – we really couldn’t have asked for a better or more professional service, many thanks.
Kind regards
Yours sincerely

Michael , Michael

Dear Jason,
I just wanted to say on behalf of my Mum, Sister and myself how amazing everyone at Udens was today.Martin was truly fantastic and the respect everyone showed for my Dad was just what we wanted. We cannot thank you enough. So many people commented on your service and professionalism
With thanks

Michaela , Michaela

To Jason, Spencer, Martin and all the drivers.
Again you served us well in regards to Dad’s funeral – Stanley. We have been impressed with your professionalism and friendliness. We hope those of you who were not well have now recovered. Thanks again,

Gill , Gill

Dear Nick,

As a family we would very much like to thank you for conducting my Mother’s funeral in a professional, courteous and dignified manner.

The service offered by your self and staff was exemplary, making difficult circumstances much easier to cope with.

From the first time I spoke to you on the telephone to the funeral Conductor completing your services on the day I felt totally confident and would without hesitation recommend your company.

Many thanks

Deborah Roberts and Family , Deborah Roberts and Family

Dear Sirs,

On Thursday last, the 10th January , your company undertook the funeral of my late wife, Hilda. I wish now to express my sincere thanks for the dignity , courtesy and respect shown by all of your staff engaged in this arrangement.

The efficient and helpful manner in which they carried out their duties was a great support to me and my family at this very sad time.

Will you please convey my thanks to all concerned.

Yours sincerely

Franklin , Franklin

Dear Nick,

Can I please express my most sincere thanks to you and all your staff who looked after our family following the death of my father David on the 7th December.

From start to finish the service that you provided for us was nothing short of exemplary. The care and understanding that you and all of your staff displayed throughout was extremely caring, professional and discreet making our time of sadness so much easier.

Please accept our families heartfelt thanks, and perhaps you could pass on our gratitude to all those concerned.

Fondest regards

Steve , Steve

Thank you Spencer for everything you have done to make Kathleen’s day so perfect. My family and friends spoke very highly of your sincere attention to detail. We are all grateful to you.

Ian , Ian

Dear Sir,

Thank you for the kindness and care shown during the recent bereavement of my wife Mary. The family really appreciated the care you took in assisting us during a very difficult time, especially on Christmas day. All of your team are a credit to the company. It was also nice to know that we had a link back to the days when Mary and i were courting – North Peckham mission and Rye Lane Baptist Chapel.

We will be recommending you to any of our friends who may be in need of your services.

Yours faithfully

John Evans , John Evans

Dear Spencer,

On behalf of my mother, Judy Brealey, and the family, I would like to thank you once again for the wonderful support you gave us during the planning and conduct of my Fathers funeral. From the moment we first met you on the morning after he died, you were thoughtful and compasionate, and you made sure that we considered all the nescersary details for the funeral. On the day of the funeral, we were hugly impressed at your calm effciency that ensured that everything was in place and that we did not have to worry about the detail.

Your sincerely

Bruce , Bruce

Dear Nick, Matthew and all the staff at W. Uden & Sons.

We would like to say a BIG, BIG thank you for your care an compassion through out our loss and for the totally professional way you conducted the funeral of my Dad, Jim on the 19th December 2012. The attention to detail and the courtesy you extended to my family and friends was second to none.

On the day of the funeral Matthew and the staff talked to us like they were friends of the family which put everyone at ease, for me that made saying goodbye to my Dad a lot easier.

Nick as you you know I used to work in the funeral trade and knowiing how to conduct yourself on a funeral can be sometimes difficult as the main mourners take losing a loved one in many different ways, but Matthew and the Rev. Steve Browning did a brilliant job and gave my Dad the perfect funeral .

Thank you all so much for your hard work.

Len & Gillian , Len & Gillian

Just a few words to express our grateful thanks for the profesional service given for the funeral of Maria Laura Schembri,

We were very impressed from the moment arrangements were made, to the outstanding service given during the day of the funeral.We cannot thank you enough for making everything go so smoothly, on what was a very difficult day for us. Everyone was so polite and dignified and we were never rushed. All our wishes were carried through to the letter. I know my mother would have been very impressed at how well you looked after her. We certainly chose wisely and can look back on the day knowing it was everything she would have wanted and more.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

The Schembri Family , The Schembri Family

Dear Len

Firstly, I would like to thank you and your colleagues the excellent service you provided for the funeral of my father, Alan Ruth, earlier this month. Every detail was perfect, from your patience and advice before the funeral, to the professionalism, courtesy and guidance from the staff who looked after us on the day. Our officiant, Steve, was wonderful. I also really appreciated the help that I received from Mr Uden during my initial telephone enquiry. His willingness to find a time and place for the funeral even before I had committed to working with your company helped convinced me that we would be safe in your hands. We could not have asked for more.
My thanks once again for everything you and your colleagues did to make a difficult time as bearable as it could be.

Sarah , Sarah

Please view below to see a video testimonial from Miss. Monica Abrahams. We looked after her family when her Father sadly passed away. She sent us this to say thank you.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/UqI41ca582Y

We would like to say  a big thank you to every one for going out of your way to send in such lovely words and messages. It is greatly appreciated from every one at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors.

W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors , W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors

Dear Sirs,

I am writing to express our thanks on the efficiency and effortless way in which you’re men dealt with my late fathers funeral on friday. The lead man Graham talked us through every step to try and ease our pain guiding us in to the chapel along with the excellent bearers who all looked smart and carried my father with pride.

The people who attended the services all commented on the lovely vehicles and the whole lay out. Graham and Kevin then drove us to Oxted where we drank a toast.

Please thank all that were involved including George who is sunning himself in Thailand but he starded our journey.

Many heartfelt thanks

Paula , Paula

Dear Matthew & all at Udens,

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to your family for the professionalism, understanding and sensitive service that you have provided our family with, at a most difficult time. You have made a most challenging day bearable and your patience and assistance have comforted us through this whole process. Matthew’s honesty, advice and caring nature have been recognised and we believe he is a credit to your family business.

Thank you so much!!!!

Yours faithfully

The Liu Family , The Liu Family

Dear Nick & Staff,

I would like to thank you for your excellent service and professionalism in dealing with the arrangements for Julie. I certainly won’t hesitate in recommending you in the future.

Regards

Sandra , Sandra

Dear Andrew,

As a family we are so grateful to you all for the excellent way in which you conducted my wife – Angela’s funeral on October 11th at St Stephens Church. I know you as a firm, were good, but I didn’t know that you were that good. All of you made it a day to remember with great pride,

Thank you all very much

yours sincerely 

Alan , Alan

We just had to write to thank you all so much for the wonderful service you provided at my sister, Carol’s funeral on 24th September 2012. All your staff were very nice and helpful especially the conductor who looked after us very well throughout. Everything went very well, even the horses were magnificent.

Thank you all very much for helping us through such a sad time

Doreen & Dennis , Doreen & Dennis

Dear Mr. Uden,

Concerning our Mum’s funeral David and I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the exemplary way your staff conducted themselves at our Mum’s funeral yesterday.

In particular, I would like to mention Matthew & Tim.

Tim, who drove us to and from the crematorium helped make that ‘last’ journey more relaxed and less sombre than it might have been. He is  consummate conversationalist and we very much appreciated the way he helped keep our mind on other things.

Matthew is a gem. So very smart, dignified and yet somehow relaxed, he brought a real sense of occasion to the day. He struck just the right note of formality verses informality and in particular, his suggestion to make up the little posies for the close female relatives was inspired and greatly appreciated by the recipients and us.

Both are a great credit to your family business.

Regrettably, though I do not know the names of the other men attending, the pallbearers etc, their conduct was excellent and they all upheld the good name of Uden.

Again, may I thank everybody concerned with the arrangements for yesterday: for their kindness, consideration and close attention to all maters concerning the funeral. While I am sure you will understand when I say I hope I  do not have to see too much of you, I am certain that we will continue to use your services when the time comes.

Regards

David & Steve , David & Steve

Nick,

Thank you so much for being so kind to & for looking after Michael. The day went well & Michael was perfect thank you. You are all wonderful people and your caring attitude exceptional.

Many thanks again

Penny , Penny

Dear Jason,

A big thank you to Spencer and the professional team who carried out an excellent, beautiful service with warm and sensitivity, caring for our special Mum and my family with great respect and dignity.

Thank you very much

Ann & Family , Ann & Family

Dear Nick & Everyone at Udens,

Just  to say thank you so much for all your help with my Dads funeral service last month, it was much appreciated. You also handled my Nan’s funeral service from your sidcup office just over three years ago. You have always been kind and compassionate. The service we have received from Udens has been so professional – we’ve always felt like we we’re in good hands.

With best wishes

Natalie , Natalie

Dear Len,

We would like to thank you for all the excellent service provided for our sister’s funeral Angela. The whole process went extremely smoothly, thanks to your organisation and we were especially impressed with the young gentleman who managed the entrance and exit into the church, as well as the respect he paid to the deceased. Once again we express our thanks for your support , advise and respect during the difficult day.

Kind regards

Maria & Susan , Maria & Susan

To Len, Chris and all the Fantastic staff at Udens,

From the first phone call we made to you of the sudden loss of your brother and son Andrew, you took control and shared all our grief with us with great sympathy , warmth and sorrow. As a company wich is second to none. Thank you so much for sending the Rolls Royces as you could not promise this on the day we made plans for the funeral, but our lovely brother and son got to go out in style which he would of loved. Also a big thank you to Martyn the driver as always he was lovely and considerate, so could you please pass on our thanks to him. 

Once again thank you all so much for being there when we needed you.

From all the Dempsey Family , From all the Dempsey Family

Dear Jason,

I am writing to thank you and all your staff at your Sidcup branch, for carrying out my mother’s funeral to perfection on 01.10.12.

Everything was very precise. The undertakers uniforms were immaculate, the person giving instructions to the pallbearers and to the mourners was impeccable.

Finally, ending on a very positive note, I have to congratulate you on the brilliant idea of the black flags! We were asked how many cars were to follow the hearse and were offered the flags to clip onto the windows. This fantastic idea brought a smile to our faces and lifted the spirit of the occasion!! What a difference these made. When crossing roundabouts, cars stopped out of respect to let us pass through and kept the procession together. It also helped those who didn’t know the way to the crematorium, how clever was that! I hope your company has patented that idea, a fortune awaits you!!!

Once again, thank you for all help given to our family. My mother had a long and healthy life and you helped her on her way. She would have loved the whole occasion, especially the flags!

Yours sincerely

Jane , Jane

Dear Uden & Sons,

Thank you for your kindness, everything went so well, and your staff at Camberwell are excellent, all so friendly and easy to talk too.

With kind regard

Sister Benedict , Sister Benedict

I would like to thank you for the extremely professional and supportive way in which you handled my mum’s funeral from the moment I first called your office to the day it’s self. You really helped me with your planning and Andrew Uden did an excellent job as the funeral director on the day its self. You were both very calming and understanding, and helping me with every question and request.

Thank you very much for your excellent service.

Yours sincerely 

Jane , Jane

Dear Len,

I would just like to thank you for the service i received from Udens on the loss of my husband , Jack. Len, your patience, calmness, sound advice and flexibility were much needed and appreciated. Gareth and his team were excellent on the day. It was all so important to me and you didn’t let me down.

Thank you

Susan , Susan

Dear Sir,

I would like to express my thanks for the excellent and profesional way in which my husband’s funeral was conducted by your staff. In particular we appreciated the sympathetic help shown by Len at your Petts Wood office.

Yours Sincerely

Sylvia , Sylvia

Dear Matt,

TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC – Thank You

Please would you thank the two wonderful men, Nick and Pat for their invaluable help with the set up and take down of our Teddy Bears’ Picnic event and thank you for organising it so they were able to come along.

Despite the awful weather conditions towards the end of the event (which your guys unfortunately know all too well) were delighted that it was still so very well attended and was a great success. We hope to announce the total raised very soon.

As you know we rely on community support to raise more than 4 million pounds annually, which enables us to continue to provide specialist palliative care free of charge to those with life limiting illnesses and to their families/carers when it is needed most, and so our Hospice events are an important element of our fundraising.

I have attached a copy of our leaflet for our next two events, being our Moonlit Walk and our Sunday  If you or your team are in anyway able to offer their time again for the Sunday on 23rd September or would like to be involved in any way with further events this year please do let me know.

Once again, many thanks for your support and I cannot thank your team enough for their help.

With best wishes

Kimberley Wheeler

Community Fundraiser, Kimberley Wheeler


Dear Matthew,

 

I would like to thank you dearly for the wonderful service that you provided yesterday.

Everything that you provided was a fitting tribute to my father-in-law, you made the day relaxed and easy for us to manage, nothing was too much trouble and every detail attended to.

A number of relatives at the funeral mentioned what a wonderful service you provided.

From my first chat with you and meeting Len in Petts Wood we felt at ease. The florist that Len recommended again did a wonderful job and I thank him for the recommendation.

I would like you to pass on our thanks to all concerned, I would not hesitate in recommending your services.

 

Kind regards and many thanks indeed.

Angie , Angie

Dear Matthew,

I imagine other members of the family will write to you thanking you for all you and your staff did in the arrangement and execution of my late fathers funeral. I personally was compelled to write to you with my personal thank you. You and your staff made what was the hardest thing we have had to do as a family so much easier. You yourself were so helpful and reassuring throughout the arrangements and your staff on the day were nothing short of fantastic. I honestly cant thank you enough, and although I really dont want anything to do with you for a long time I know that when the time comes that we do need your services again it will be safe in the knowledge that we are placing our loved ones in very safe hands.

Again thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Your sincerely

Mark Gilles , Mark Gilles

Dear Uden & Sons,

I am writing to express since thanks on behalf of Pam Myers, Eric Myers Brother) and myself, for the superb “undertaking” for the the funeral of Bob Myers at Southwark Cathedral last Tuesday.
Thank you for the quiet reverence & dignified manner in which all duties were carried out. It all helped s much to make a truly memorable occasion rather than a “totally sad” one. I know at the end of the day Pam acknowledged feeling Peaceful and happy for Bob that it had been such a “Great Funeral”
I must acknowledge also the amazing skilful driving of Martyn & Gareth, giving me the confidence and comfort i do not usually feel when caught in London Traffic, coming from the wilds of Cornwall!!
I even managed to achieve a little sightseeing during our journey – so thank them for that, along with fantastic timing as well as their care on the day!
With thanks & good wishes sincerely

Susan Myers , Susan Myers

To Kevin And All At Uden’s

Please accept our thanks for the dignified way you handled Philip’s funeral. Your help and kindness was much appreciated.

June And Susan and all the family , June And Susan and all the family

To all at Uden & Sons Petts Wood

I am writing to thank you for the care and service we received in dealing with the burial of our baby granddaughter, Samantha Walker, recently. While i was unable to be there, my husband, Ian Burbridge and our daughter and son-in-law, Emma & paul Walker, were very grateful to Andrew Uden and Len Gammon for all the help they received.
Many thanks and God Bless.

Linda Burbridge , Linda Burbridge

Dear Matthew & Nick,

I would like to pass on our extreme thanks to everybody at Uden’s for the way you conducted my Dad’s Funeral. From The first view of the cars to the arrival at the Crematorium there was a very military atmosphere about the way your staff and you conducted the procession.
The arranging of the milk float for my Dad was the icing on the cake and i would just like to add it was a pleasure to meet you all and if my Dad would have been able to see it he would have been so proud.
Once again i ca cannot thank you and your staff for turning a very sad day into a relaxed event where because you looked after my Dad and all of us.

Many regards

Jim Lee , Jim Lee

Dear Sirs,

On Monday 9th July 2012 I sadly attended the Funeral of my much loved older sister Margaret Sims.

I am writing to thank you for the care and attention that you bestowed to Margaret and to all those of us in her Family. The attention to our feelings and to our care on the day “Second To None” and i can only say that it made what was such an emotionally sad day so much easier to bear.

Margaret was a caring, giving, kind and loving person and during the last months of her life she was courageous and brave. She deserved the very best…. I could not have asked for anything more than for her to be looked after so professionally and with such great respect on the last journey of her life.

I thank you and your staff from the bottom of my heart and would ask that you pass this message on to all those staff at W. Uden & Sons who took such great care on Monday.

Dianne Wray , Dianne Wray

Dear Nicky,

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my Mother and my Family to thank you, Matthew and your drivers for the Kind, courteous and professional manner that you carried out the funeral of our father William Hayes. You made the whole experience bearable. Your drivers were kind and sympathetic. also i would like to thank Matthew for the way he dealt with the situation when picking my Father up from the house on Sunday, my father had just died but Matthew was able to deal with it in a discreet manner avoiding too much discomfort to our Mother.

The Ladies of the Family thought it was a lovely gesture when Matthew presented them with a posy of flowers and would like to pass on there thanks.

Once again thank you so much.

Mike Hayes , Mike Hayes

Dear Matthew,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the magnificent manner in which you conducted Mum’s Funeral yesterday. Your professionalism, attention to detail, sensitivity and kindness were outstanding and very much appreciated by myself and my Family.

I was dreading yesterday but through your excellent management and the magnificent Horses I was able to face it with dignity, courage and great pride.
Mum would have been thrilled with her final journey, in particular the fact the horses were from Canterbury rescue. She was a great animal lover and we could not have asked for a more fitting and special horse escort.

Thank you for making my experience on the day and my future memories of Mum’s Funeral very positive and special.

Please extend my thanks to your brother Jason and his team for the kindness they afforded Dad and i over the last few weeks.

With great thanks and appreciation.

Fiona and the Carr Family , Fiona and the Carr Family

To Nick and everyone at Uden’s,

I really don’t know where to start to say thank you for everything you done for my Dad.
Everyone was so kind and professional. 
Everything was explained to us and we were all kept informed of what was going on. On the day of the funeral the staff were immaculately dressed and talked to us like they were actually friends of the family which put everyone at ease. All the above made saying “goodbye” to my Dad a little bit easier.
Once again thank you

Nigel, Pete, Colette & Lisa , Nigel, Pete, Colette & Lisa

Dear Nick and the Uden staff,

Many thanks to all that helped in the funeral of Lionel.
My Family and I were very pleased with the help in booking of the funeral, on the day of death and service given to us on the day of the funeral.
Thank you for Father. Michael, you couldn’t have sent anyone better.

Frances , Frances

To W. Uden & Sons

Just writing to say what a great service you all provided for my late Mum, Jan.
From start to finish you all was above professional in all aspects along with outstanding staff and manners for what was the hardest day for myself and my family you all played a massive role in making sure she had the send off she deserved.
I would just like to just say a very heartfelt “Thank you” to you all especially Matthew who was looking after me and my Dad on the day of the funeral.
Thank you so very much for your help and smooth running.

Many Thanks, Love

Marie & Ray

To Graham and your team,

It is difficult to find the words to actually describe my appreciation of the charming and sensitive way you conducted my dear Husband’s funeral on July 4th.

I was particularly touched by the posie you handed me Graham.
I have asked my family to put me in your kind and caring hands when my turn comes. I know my lovely Norman would have echoed my sentiments especially there.
Many Thanks and kind regards

Edith , Edith

To Nick and Everyone at W. Uden & Sons,

We would just like to say a “BIG” thank you for your care and compassion throughout our loss.
You helped us through a very difficult time and your support shone through.
With love and thanks

Christina and Wayne , Christina and Wayne

Dear Nick, Matt and all the Uden’s staff.

Thank you so very much for the totally profesional way you conducted the funeral for my Mum and Dad.

The attention to detail and the courtesy you extended my family and friends was second to none.

I loved my Mum and Dad and although i miss them, you sent them to heaven like royalty.

Thank you you from the bottom of my heart.

Dave Sullivan , Dave Sullivan

To Kevin & staff,

Thank you & your staff for making our day as comfortable as possible.

We are all very grateful for the lovely service provided by you all.”

Love

The Brown Family , The Brown Family

Dear Matthew, nick & all at Uden & Sons,

We would like to say thank you for the service you provided for the Funeral of Mick.

You showed us great kindness plus a caring awareness of how we feel at this sad time.

Thank you also for the care of consideration you showed for Mick.

With deepest respect.

Di, Lorraine, Jaqueline, Barry & Family , Di, Lorraine, Jaqueline, Barry & Family

Dear Nicholas,

We would like to express our sincere thanks to you for your help and support in undertaking Brians funeral recently.

All aspects that had to be dealt with was done with such professionalism and dignity and you made us feel at ease each time.

Gareth and the “crew” completed Brians final farewell with absolute perfection, a day he would have been so proud of.

Many thanks once again,

Ada, Sue and the family , Ada, Sue and the family

Dear Trevor, Andrew and all the staff,

Just a little note to say many thanks for taking care of my father John.

The service went well and your guidance and help was much appreciated at such a difficult time.

The Galea Family and The Harris Family , The Galea Family and The Harris Family

Dear Jason,

Helen and I would like to thank you and all your staff most sincerely for the very smooth running and kind help at my brother’s funeral last week. Also for the help with the pre-funeral matters such as rearranging the appointment with the registrar, choosing florist etc It is a massive help when we are 100 miles away.

We thank you all most sincerely.

David and Helen , David and Helen