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Professor Anthony William Linnane 'Tony'

17 July 1930 ~ 11 November 2017

Funeral Service held on Thursday 16th November 2017

Le Pine Funerals, 339-347 Warrigal Road, Burwood

Arrangement: Ray Thomas, Conductor

Dear Julian


Before 'normal' life once again assumes its rightful place, I just wanted to take a moment to express my - and our - most sincere gratitude for constructing and conducting the service for Tony Linnane last Thursday (16/11).


From the moment you arrived at the house last Tuesday (a mere 36 hours before his service) to his final farewell from W.D. Rose on Thursday, we could not have felt more supported.


Your enquiry interview was tender, empathetic and respectfully conversational; your representation of his life within the service itself was accurate and appropriate in every way; your personal care and attention to our family throughout the whole process was compassionate and supremely kind.


I have been overwhelmed by the multiple acts of kindness visited upon our family

this last 10 days or so. You are amongst those who will always be remembered with

deep and abiding gratitude by me and my family as a person who embodied and

imparted grace and compassion in our moment of supreme sorrow.


Thank you Julian.


With every best wish and kindest regards,

Dan Woods

19 November 2017

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Doris Margaret Ploughman

9 April 1929 ~ 9 November 2017

Funeral Service held on Fri 17 November 2017

Le Pine Funerals, 1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Arrangement: Greg Downes, Conductor

and

Edwin Leo Ploughman

24 April 1932 ~ 24 September 2017

Funeral Service, Mon 2nd October 2017

Le Pine Funerals, 1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Arrangement: Steven Paschetto,Conductor

Hi mate.


I wanted to thank you once again for your help in recent times.

Your good nature and warm approach made both funerals easier to contend with.


All the best.

Ross

17 November 2017

(text message)

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Kevin James Dobson

9 April 1929 ~ 9 November 2017

Funeral Service held on Fri 17 November 2017

Le Pine Funerals, 1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Arrangement: Greg Downes, Conductor

Dear Julian,


Thank you for the lovely service you gave for our Dad,

Kevin Dobson, on Mar 17.


Thanks also for your patient support in getting us to - and through - that difficult day.



Many of our family & friends commented on how beautiful

the service was.


Our Sincere Gratitude,

Karen, Stephen & Shelley.

March 2017

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Eric Kronk

10 January 1943 ~ 3 February 2017

Funeral Service, Thu 9 February 2017

Le Pine Funerals, 741 High Street, Kew East

Arrangement: Scott Williams, Conductor

Julian...once again,


I would like to thank you for your participation in Eric's "farewell" service....

I could not have found anyone who would have suited the occasion better.


Scott was right saying he fits people to people, I am glad he chose you.


Regards, Barb Kronk.

15 February 2017

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Adolf Just

23 July 1940 ~ 7 January 2017

Funeral Service

Sat 14 January 2017

Sanctuary Reflection Space,Bunurong Memorial Park

790 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong South.


Allison Monkhouse Funerals

Arrangement: Lys Davidson, Conductor

Good morning Julian,

I wanted to touch base with you and thank you so much for 

everything yesterday.


I got so overwhelmed with people chatting to me that I did not manage to

acknowledge you, for that I apologise. You captured Dad’s life and story so beautifully. It was soft yet powerful J.


The service was really lovely and I truly believe that Dad would have been happy with what we put together for him.

I was surprised at the number of people that turned up for him, so that again was really nice. I feel somewhat lighter today and able to breathe a bit better with yesterday behind us.


The family were extremely happy with the way the service was put together and presented so on behalf of my siblings, children etc, we thank you again.


The Sanctuary is a really lovely space, so glad that we chose it. I know now that Dad is resting in peace, and that he received the farewell that he deserved.


Namaste,Blessings. Wendy and family

15 Jan 2017

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Barbara Elizabeth Dwyer

21 March 1941 ~ 5 January 2017

Memorial Service - In Loving Memory

Share in the Celebration of her life

Tues 10 January 2017

Wattle Park Tea House, Surrey Hills

W.D.Rose Funerals, Burwood

Arrangement: Ray Thomas, Conductor

Good afternoon Julian


Thank You for the photos..They will be put into a DVD for family..

Thank You for a great service..


Kind Regards.

Beth..

10 Jan 2017

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John Oliver Stevenson Kennedy

6 September 1947 ~ 26 December 2016

Funeral Service

10.00am Friday 6th January 2017

Le Pine Funerals

Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

Arrangement: Colin Wegner, Conductor

Hi Julian,


Just wanted to thank you for yesterday. We all felt that you had understood

the person John was and had given him the dignity he deserved.


Warm regards

Ann

7 Jan 2017

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Kevin Coppock

9 May 1932 ~ 29 November 2016

Memorial Service

Wed 7th December 2016

W.D.Rose Funerals

339 Warrigal Road, Burwood

Arrangement: Tony Petroni, Conductor

Hi Julian,

Thank-you very much for your caring manner in conducting the service for dad today. Your guidance and support was very much needed and appreciated.


After the service, we went to the memorial park which was very intimate and peaceful, then onto lunch at a favourite café of dad’s in the Yarra Valley which was the perfect way to conclude a highly emotional day.


Sincere gratitude and thanks.


Kind Regards

Dee West

On behalf of the Coppock family

7 December 2016

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Geoff Hutchinson

24 June 1957 ~ 13 September 2016

Memorial Service

St James College Hall,

152-162 Bignal St, East Bentleigh

Sun 20 Nov 2016

Memorial arranged by and for the NuTaoFit Martial Arts Academy and

their community, with Gratitude and in Memory of their Academy

Teacher and Founder. 

Hi Julian,


Just a short note to thank you again for your great support in putting together the memorial service yesterday, it got great response from all those that where there. They all felt it was a fitting and touching memorial

and certainly brought back the memories for everybody.


Once again thanks and all the best for the coming festive season.


Yours sincerely,

Paul Mracek JP

21 November 2016

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Robin 'Robbie’ Lucy Phillips 

15 May 1955 ~ 11 October 2016

Funeral Service

W.D. Rose Funerals, 139 Marriage Road, Brighton

2.30pm, Mon 17 October 2016

Arrangement: Peta Faehse and Jo Hounslow, Conductor

Hi Julian 


– just wanted to say thank you again for what was the best send-off for Robbie.


It was truly amazing, and the way you weaved everything together wasbrilliant. Your warmth and compassion were clearly evident, but so too was your sense of humour and you certainly “fitted the family mould” beautifully. Robbie would have loved you!!


From Glenn and myself and all of the family, I sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts..


Kindest regards, 

Leslie


PS – the wake just continued on from where we left the service… absolutely brilliant!!

Oct 18, 2016 

Thank you Julian for making Robbie’s last day special. She was an exceptional lady, well loved and admired by many. You would have liked her too. The feedback we have received from everyone was “it was the best service they have ever been to, exactly what Robbie would have wanted”. I’ve never seen so many young and

older men rush to be pall bearers – should’ve got an 8 handle!!


Anyway, just wanted to send a short note to thank you again.


Best regards, 

Jane Goode.

Oct 18, 2016

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Michael Sigalas

30 November 1956 ~ 2 October 2016

Funeral Service

10am, Fri 7 October 2016

Leonda by The Yarra, 2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn

Le Pine Funerals. 941 Burke Rd, Camberwell

Arrangement: Colin Wegner, Conductor.

Dear Julian,


Thank you, for your exceptional help throughout this very sad time .. You managed to make a 

tough day enjoyable.


Cheers 

Sigalas Family (Lilly)

7 Oct 2016

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Florence May Burge

23 August 1912 ~ 31 August 2016

Funeral (Private) Service

10.00am, 7 September 2016

Le Pine Funerals Chapel

High Street, East East.


11.00am, Life Celebration Memorial,

Kew Golf Club, 120 Belford Road, East Kew.

Arrangement: Colin Wegner, Conductor

'So nice to meet with you today, Julian.


We feel that everything will run smoothly in your

hands – providing that I do my part !'


Lesley.

5 Sep 2016

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Raymond Ernest Tucker

26 June 1937 ~ 5 August 2016

Funeral Service

2.30pm, Monday 15th August 2016

W.D. Rose Funerals, 139 Marriage Road, Brighton

Arrangement: Tony Petroni, Conductor

Good evening Julian,

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you, and convey our appreciation for the lovely send off for dad this afternoon. Through taking time with us, you got a sense of dad through us, and were able to tell his life story in a way that I'm sure he would have been pleased with.


Wishing you every success in the future.


Kind regards,

Michelle Francis

August 18, 2016

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Wednesday 27 July 2016

John Fife Nixon-Smith

22 July 1942 ~ 20 July 2016

10.00am, Le Pine Funeral Services,

941 Burke Road, Camberwell

Arrangement: Lena Davies, Conductor

Dear Julian,


Thank you for officiating at John's funeral - your role as Master of Ceremonies suited Marc, Tim and me.


It also helped the boys to get through the difficulty of giving the eulogies, and you support was 

much appreciated.


Kind regards

June Nixon-Smith

22 Aug 2016

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Helen Florence May Sherlock

16 May 1922 ~ 3 July 2016

1.00pm, Thursday 7th July 2016


Federation Chapel,

Lilydale Memorial Park, Lilydale

Arranged by Le Pine Funerals,

Maroondah Highway, Lilydale

Arrangement: Ian De Blaquiere, Conductor

Julian, thank you for the way yesterday's service for mum was conducted.

We very much appreciated your words and kindness.


Thank you, 

Helen

July 8th 2016

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Donald 'Don' Leslie Sinclair 

16 September 1938 ~ 3 April 2016

10.00am, Le Pine Funeral Services,

941 Burke Road, Camberwell

Arrangement: Lena Davies, Conductor

Dear Julian,


Thank you for officiating at John's funeral - your role as Master of Ceremonies suited Marc, Tim and me.


It also helped the boys to get through the difficulty of giving the eulogies, and you support was 

much appreciated.


Kind regards

June Nixon-Smith

22 Aug 2016

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Frederick 'Fred' Andrews Ernest Kimberley

8 December 1924 ~ 25 February 2016

9.45am, Wednesday 2 March 2016

Blair Chapel, Springvale Botanic Cemetery, 600 Princes Hwy, Springvale

W.D.Rose Funerals, 221 Charman Road, Cheltenham.

Arrangement: Tony Petronie, Conductor

Dear Julian and Tony,

Thank you sincerely for a very memorable service for Fred.

It was very well planned and executed, which was the result of a lot of

effort in a short space of time from both of you and your staff.

We could not have asked for a more fitting send-off for our father.

With thanks,

Gary Kimberley and family

March 2016

&...

Hi Julian,


Just want to say thank you again, I was very pleased with your service, you

made a very sad day into a very pleasant and memorable day.


Thank you.


Regards

Brian Kimberley

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Cyril Kovacic

24 December 1937~18 February 2016

3.00pm, Friday 26th February 2016

Crossway Baptist Church Chapel

2 Vision Drive, Burwood East.

Le Pine Funerals, Glen Waverley

Dear Julian,


You made today such a beautiful, spiritual and dignified tribute to our

beloved Cyril.


You conducted the service from your heart with great compassion.

Thank you so very much.


Patricia, Kath & Jason

26 Feb 2016

&...

Thank you Julian.

You helped to make it a very special day. I wish you and your family

all the very best for the future.


Fond regards,

Jason

29 Feb 2016

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Franki 'Frank' Joseph Kopciewicz

4 July 1946 ~ 14 February 2016

2.30pm, 18 Feb 2016,

Le Pine Funeral Services,

941 Burke Road, Camberwell

Hi Julian,


Thanks for your insightful preparation which did justice to Frank Kopciewicz

at his funeral. William, Amy and I felt the funeral was very much

a "Frank" type of celebration.


Your presentation and care towards us was noticed.


Heather Beech

7 March 2016

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Fung Ying Shu

28 August 1928 ~ 15 February 2016

2.30pm, 18 Feb 2016

Le Pine Funeral Services, Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

Arrangement - with many thanks to Peta Faeshe, Conductor

Dear Julian, Peta, & Le Pine Staff,


On behalf of the entire Shu family, we would like to sincerely thank you

for your professional services and heartfelt dedication to our

beloved mother, Fung Ying Shu.


Naturally, it has been a very challenging time for us but your wonderful

direction and assistance have definitely eased the process.


We are extremely grateful to you for organizing the service on such

short notice and being able to incorporate our diverse religious beliefs.


Thank you once again.


Warm regards,

Jimmy, Selina, Nina, Bo and Kathy

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Jillian Edgerton

19 September 1944 ~ 7 February 2016

Funeral Service, 17 February 2016

W.D. Rose Funerals

139 Marriage Road, Brighton

Julian,


Thanks for your great service.


Greville

3rd March 2016

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Nils Francis Hansen

24 August 1931 ~ 25 January 2016

10am, 24th February 2016

Le Pine Funeral Services, 941 Burke Road, Camberwell

Dear Julian,


Many thanks for all your help to make our goodbyes to Nils so special.

Look forward one-day to sharing with you Nils paintings of Newstead.

Once again from us all.


Thank you

Janet

5th February 2016

Watercolour painting by Nils Francis Hansen

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David Henry Chilver

9 April 1974 ~ 10 January 2016

2.30pm, Wednesday 20 January 2016

W.D. Rose Funerals

221 Charman Road, Cheltenham

Dear Julian,


Just a short note to express my thanks for the way you conducted my

son's funeral, David Chilver.


Also can you thank Roses of Cheltenham in the way they presented

Dave on that day.


With grateful thanks.

Carol Fowler

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Derek Turner 

11 June 1929 ~ 10 January 2016

Memorial Service

2.30pm, Friday 15th January 2016

Le Pine Funerals, Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Hi Julian,


We would like to thank you for the lovely service y

ou gave on Friday

for the memorial of my father Derek Turner.

As my mother Val said, despite Derek not wanting anything, it's a pity

he wasn't here to enjoy his service, afternoon tea and wake.


Regards Hilary, Grant and Val.

19 Jan 2016

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Alan Ormiston Robertson

26th August 1931 ~ 4th November 2015

12noon, 11 November 2015

Heritage Pioneers Chapel, Heritage & Heritage Funerals, Woori Yallock

Hi Julian,


Can't thank you enough for helping us make dad's celebration and

farewell just right.


Warm regards and wishing you and yours well.


Julie, Tom, Vicki, family and friends.

11 Nov 2015

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Ian Robert Watts

9 May 1933 ~ 6 October 2015

Memorial Service

12 noon, Monday 19 October 2015

Le Pine Funerals, Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

Dear Julian,


We would like to thank you so much for the wonderful service you

gave our Dad on 19th October 2015.


Your presentation made us all feel that you knew Dad and we appreciated

your compassion, thoughtfulness and good humor that was shown

throughout the service.


We had many people comment that your presentation was wonderful.

We know that Dad would have loved his service. You truly picked up

the essence of Dad's life.


Thank you again.

Heather (Medhurst), Jenny (Kemp), Sue (Brenton) and families

November 2015

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Chester Maxwell Fox

20 November 1921 - 11 October 2015

10am, Friday 16 October 2015

W.D.Rose Funerals, 221 Charman Road, Cheltenham. 

Hi Julian,


I just wanted to thank you so much for the great job you did last Friday

for my Dad’s service at WD Rose in Cheltenham. You spoke as though you

knew him – afterwards a few people asked me where you had met my Dad?


I have had such fabulous positive feedback about the service + especially

your handling of it + your wonderful words that I wanted to pass them

on to you as well as expressing my thanks again.


Thanks + take care.

Fran

20 October 2015

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Roma Helen Aubourg

18th September 1925 - 6th October 2015

3.30pm, Thursday 15 October 2015

Weeroona Chapel,Bunurong Memorial Park,

790 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Bangholme.


Arranged by W.D.Rose Funerals - Cheltenham.

Dear Julian,


Just wanted to thank you again for the lovely service yesterday.

It was a sad day for all of us but you helped to make it in many

respects a happy day too. It was a day that will stay with us for a long time.


Best wishes to you from all of us.


Kind regards,

Sue Marshall

16 October 2015

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Leonardo 'Leo' Antonio Michele Varisco

12th September 1926 ~ 1st October 2015

1.00pm, Monday 12 October 2015

Heritage & Heritage Funerals, 733 Boronia Road, Wantirna

Hi Julian,


Thank you once again for being our celebrant at my dad's funeral

on Monday. I have no doubt that we will be seeing you again in the future.


Kind regards

Jo Sarll

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Jack Bevan Turner

8 July 1925 ~ 2 October 2015

2.00pm, Saturday 10 October 2015

Le Pine Funerals, Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

Dear Julian,


A week has passed and I thought I'd send you a quick thank you for

your work in putting together the Service for my Dad last Saturday the 10th October.


It was my first experience with this, but you were patient, thoughtful

and delivered on the day the most wonderful story of Dad's life.

This meant so much to us all.


We had many people to dinner that evening and a very late night at our

place where everyone celebrated Dad's life as he would have wanted

- with a party! Everyone was so complimentary about your presentation,

the words and delivery were just perfect.


Please feel free to offer us as a future reference if you require.


Thanks again,

Rob & Leandra Turner

18 October 2015

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Monday 5 October 2015

Bruce Harold Holding

21 April 1943 ~ 30 September 2015

2.30pm, Green Acres Golf Club

51 Elm Grove, East Kew

Arranged by Le Pine Funerals, East Kew.

Dear Julian,


Thank you so much for your care in preparing and delivering the

celebration of Bruce's life for us. You managed to successfully

recap Bruce's story.


Thank you once again.

Carol Holding & Family

5 November 2015'

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Wednesday 22 July 2015

Ellen Elsie May Fillis

31 March 1934 ~ 16 July 2015

10am, Le Pine Funerals, 388 Springvale Road,

Glen Waverley

Dear Julian,


Just wanted to take this opportunity on behalf of the Fillis family,

to thank you for a thoughtful and respectful service on Wednesday, for our mother Ellen.


It helped make what could have a difficult day, bearable, Roger was very

pleased and told us all how well he thought it all went.


Thank you, again.

Regards,

Robyn and Robert Fillis.

24 July 2015

Friday 17 July 2015

John Grimes

19 May 1948 ~ 9 July 2015

12noon, The Great Hall, Montsalvat.

7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham


Kingston Green Eco Funerals

Arrangement with many thanks to Claire Gaffney, Conductor

Re: Thank you from John's loved ones


Thank you Julian for facilitating such a momentous time in our lives -

farewelling our beloved John. Your sensitivity and compassion in

conducting the service allowed us all to honour and celebrate

John's life in a very serene and loving way.


Thank you very much.

Warm regards

Michela and the Grimes family.

19 July 2015

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Friday 10 July 2015

Janis ‘Jan’ Annette Lyngcoln

4 May 1949 ~ 3 July 2015

10am Le Pine Funeral Services

981 Burke Road, Camberwell 3124

Dear Julian,


From all the family, thanks so much for your very professional conducting

of the service for Jan this morning. We are very pleased with the way

it all went. It was a fitting send off.


Nev, Julian and Kate.

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Thursday 9 July 2015

Frieda Johanna Richter

4 April 1925 ~ 5 July 2015

10.15am, Joyce Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner

Le Pine Funerals, Greensborough

Hi Julian


Ruth, myself and the family would like to take this opportunity to

thank you for the way you conducted the funeral ceremony of

Frieda Richter last Thursday.


From our initial contact on the Tuesday night and our conversations

to the end draft represented exactly what we thought of Frieda.

Thank you so very much.


Ruth & Ray McDonald and family.

12 July 2015

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Monday 29 June 2015

Gwendoline 'Gwen' Murison Greensill

29 December 1925 ~ 22 June 2015

2.30pm, Joseph Allison Funerals

941 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon

Hi Julian,


Thank you very much for today. Everyone has said Gwen would have loved it.


Thanks again.

Sharon Petrou

29 June 2015

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Friday 22 May 2015

Kimball James Wyatt

18 November 1954 ~ 17 May 2015

10.00am, W.D.Rose Funerals, Marriage Road, Brighton

11.30am, Burial Service, Cheltenham Memorial Park.

Arrangement with many thanks to Tony Petronie, Conductor

Hello Julian, Tony and Shaun,


Felicity, Patty and myself just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you

all for the help you gave us on making my Father - Kim Wyatt's funeral so

beautiful. It was a lovely send off to a true gentleman.


Julian - You spoke so well on Friday and really understood how the three of us

felt towards Kim/Dad. I even liked how you gave a nice comforting nod to my sister

once she completed her speech, in other words telling her how well she did.

Thank you.


Tony - All your organising was outstanding and the meeting we had with you on

that Monday was so professional and you answered all the questions we

were thinking.


Shaun - The digital side of things was truly incredible. Everything went so smoothly.

I'm sure you enjoyed our choice of tunes.


Overall thank you all so very much. W.D. Rose Brighton was where our mother

had her funeral so it was lovely to have our fathers there too.


Overall your service was fantastic and we are all truly grateful.


Kind Regards,

Stephanie

May 28, 2015

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Friday 15 May 2015

Raymond Stuart Brownlee

5 January 1924 ~ 10 May 2015

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

741 High Street, Kew East.

Dear Julian,


I just wanted to thank you for your excellent work last week at dads

funeral service.


We all felt that the service went off very well and that your guidance and

support in the days leading up to Friday was invaluable and your words

really captured the spirit of dads long life.


Thanks again, and kind regards.

Clive

May 21 2015

...also

Hi Julian,


Just wanted to thank you very much for being our celebrant today. We were

all very happy with how everything came together in Dad's honour. Mum

especially was very happy with the way you presented the service.


Our sincere thanks again.

Angela and Ken

May 15 2015

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Thursday 7 May 2015

Edgar 'Ivor' Flavell 

27 Dec 1919 ~ 2 May 2015

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

132 Mt Dandenong Road, Croydon

Hi Julian,


I have just had a call from someone who attended the service yesterday

and said “what a wonderful job Julian did with the service, it was so well

balanced”....so well done J.


Thanks

Lisa

(received c/- Lisa at Le Pine Funerals, Croydon)

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Tuesday 28 April 2015

Pauline Judith Pick

3 May 1934 ~ 20 April 2015

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals,

741 High Street, Kew East

Dear Julian,


Thank you for your advise in the planning and running of Pauline's funeral.

All went well. With our best wishes


Sincerely,

Bill and Jenny

7 May 2015

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Tuesday 28 April 2015

Thomas 'Tommy' Boyle

13 October 1929 ~ 9 March 2015

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals,

1096 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Dear Julian,


Please forgive the lateness of this letter, I have only felt like writing this week.

I want to thank you for making a terrible time so bearable. I couldn't have asked

for a better Farewell to my lovely Tommy. The service you helped to build just said it all.

I can never thank you enough for your kindness and help to get me through.


With kind regards,

Barbara Boyle

April 2015

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Thursday 5 March 2015

My Chuong Hitchcock

24 January 1939 – 22 February 2015

10.00am, W.D. Rose & Joseph Allison Funerals,

339 Warrigal Road, Burwood

11.30am Committal, Ogilvy Lawn,

Springvale Botanic Cemetery, Noble Park.

Dear Julian,


Thank you for being the celebrant at Chuong's funeral yesterday. I appreciated

both your own contribution and also that of the two monks whom you arranged

to join us. Please pass on my sincere thanks.


I hope we will keep in touch.

Barry

6 March 2015

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Thursday 5 March 2015

My Chuong Hitchcock

24 January 1939 – 22 February 2015

10.00am, W.D. Rose & Joseph Allison Funerals,

339 Warrigal Road, Burwood

11.30am Committal, Ogilvy Lawn,

Springvale Botanic Cemetery, Noble Park.

Dear Julian,


Thank you for being the celebrant at Chuong's funeral yesterday. I appreciated

both your own contribution and also that of the two monks whom you arranged

to join us. Please pass on my sincere thanks.


I hope we will keep in touch.

Barry

6 March 2015

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Douglas 'Doug' George Barr 

22 August 1930 ~ 27 February 2015

10am, W.D. Rose Funerals,

221 Charman Road, Cheltenham

Hi Julian,


I wanted to thank you for your caring manner and approach at Dads funeral service.

I am sorry I did not get to speak to you after the service, to express this in person.


Kind regards.

Christine Casey

4 March 2015

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Friday 23 January 2015

Leslie 'Les' Charles McDonald

11 November 1926 - 16 January 2015

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

513 Greensborough Road, Greensborough

1.00pm. Committal, Broadford Cemetery, Piper Street, Broadford

Dear Julian,


We sincerely thank you for how you put our words together for the chapel and

graveside services for Les. You were so kind and we were very happy with the

way it all went. Many relations and friends commented on how well you spoke.

All the things that you have done in a such a thoughtful way, are appreciated

so much more than these few words can say.


Thank you.

From Jean McDonald, Colin, Joy and family

February 2015

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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Elizabeth 'Mary' Symons

7 April 1936 - 26 August 2014

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals,

1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill.

Hi Julian,

I just wanted to thank you for yesterday. I think the service

went very well yesterday.


Kind regards, 

John

3 Sep 2014

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Friday 22 August 2014

John Trevett Tilley 

24 November 1937 - 17 August 2014  

10am, Le Pine Funerals,

High Street, East Kew.

Dear Julian,


On behalf of my family I would like to say how pleased we all were with

your delivery of John's service. We received lots of positive feedback about you.


You were both caring and genuine.


Thank you again.


Kindest Regards

Lillian Tilley

2 Sep 2014

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Monday 1 September 2014

Norman 'Jack' John Watson 

14 August 1917 - 27 August 2014

10am, Le Pine Funerals,

1094 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully. 

Hi Julian,


The service went really well and the family ended up having a great catch-up

back at the Royal Hotel afterwards (Jack used to like going there for a bet).

Many thanks for the part you played in making the service a worthy tribute

to Jack and the life he had, it was very much appreciated by all the family.


Best regards

Mark

2 Sep 2014

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Friday 29 August 2014

Winifred Emily Ruby Foley

28 October 1915 - 15 August 2014

10.00am, W.D. Rose Funerals,

139 Marriage Road, Brighton

Burial Service, Cheltenham Memorial Park.

Dear Julian,


The kindness and thoughtfulness that you have shown will always

be remembered.


Thank you.

Beverley Nopper and Bryan and Bev Leighton

Aug 2014

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Friday 1 August 2014

Fay Goddard

7 December 1933 - 28 July 2014

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals,

848 Main Road, Eltham 

Dear Julian,


Thank you for the lovely service you conducted at our dear mum's funeral.


Love, 

all the Goodards.

Aug 2014

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Monday 26 May 2014

Willie Veit  

4 Nov 1939 - 21 May 2014

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals,

1084 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Hi Julian,


Thank you so much for a lovely service.


I feel you did my father justice and portrayed his character beautifully,

as this must be a difficult job when you do not know the deceased personally.

We were very happy with the professional and caring way Le Pine staff

and yourself conducted Willie's funeral, it is a very vulnerable time for all the family.


Kindest regards,

Tania

30 May 2014

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Thursday 1 May 2014

Alan William Bowman

10 March 1922 - 26 April 2014

12pm, Le Pine Funerals,

1096 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully  

Dear Julian,


Finally I have a few minutes to myself today, to say thank you for a

wonderful service for Dad.


It was everything I could have hoped for, and you undertook that task

of being the MC in a very professional and dignified way, of which my

father would have approved!!!

Overall our experience at Le Pine was outstanding, and we thank

everyone who helped in this regard.


Many thanks again

Carol Shade

1 May 2014

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Tuesday 9 April 2014 

Rose Elizabeth Fischer

12 September 1923 – 4 April 2014

10.15am, Wilson Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery

Le Pine Funerals, Princess Highway, Oakleigh

Hello Julian,


Helen and I wanted to thank you for the way you conducted the

service for our Mother.


Almost unanimously the people we mingled with afterwards commented

on how fine it was and that is something I haven’t experienced at a funeral before.

Thank you also for your assistance with putting it all together and

making sure our thoughts and feelings were represented.


Best regards,

Tom Fischer

11 April 2014

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Friday 28 March 2014 - Memorial Service

Michael 'Mike' David Brayshaw

19 September 1932 – 22 March 2014

2.30pm, W.D. Rose Funerals,

221 Charman Rd, Cheltenham

Hi Julian


I am writing to thank you for your support as well as the professional

and competent way that you carried out your role as celebrant for

Mike's memorial service. My mother Joan and my family were

impressed and most appreciative.


Thank you once again and I wish you all the best.


Kind Regards

Mal Phillips

3 April 2014

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Monday 31 March 2014 

Doris 'Jean' McDonald

3 October 1919 - 26 March 2014

2.30pm, Le Pine Funerals,

981 Burke Road, Camberwell.

Dear Julian,


On behalf of our family I wish to thank you so much for conducting

the service for my aunt. We were particularly pleased that you took

the time to meet with us to get a strong understanding of my aunt’s life

and why she was precious to us.


Being my mother’s only sibling she left the funeral feeling that you had

reflected perfectly her wishes and that her sister would have been

very happy with her service.


Kind Regards,

Greville

2 April 2014

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Thursday 27 March 2014

Dr John Barry Drake

4 January 1939 – 22 March 2014

10am, W.D.Rose Funerals,

139 Marriage Road, Brighton

Thank you from the Drake family

Dear All,


I would just like to thank you all for the wonderful Service you organised

and delivered for Dad & ourselves yesterday.


Sharon, Julian, Shawn, Tony & Nicole all worked so hard to support us

and ensure the Service and the organisation were perfect and exactly

what we and Dad would have wanted.


Thank you also for being patient with us when we had a few extra

requests along the way.


Dad would have loved it and would have been humming along,

where ever he is.


Kind Regards,

Johanna Drake on behalf of Rosemary, Sarah & Prue & all our Families.

Friday, 28 Mar 2014

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20 March 2014

Marina Trance Perez ‘Nanay Marsha’

14 June 1932 - 14 March 2014

7pm, Le Pine Funerals,

1096 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully.

Thank you from the Drake family

Subject - Thank you Julian


Hi Julian,


 I didn’t get to say goodbye to last night.


However on behalf of the entire Perez clan especially my Uncle Ben, Sherrie and I –

Thank you for all your assistance with the viewing organisation. From the program

booklet editing to music suggestions for the introduction/final of the program.


Your kind, wonderful words in the speech you had touched a lot of

my family members.


So, thank you very much.


Kind regards,

Leaf

Friday 21 March 2014

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Friday 14 March 2014 

Stephen Kevin Corr

21 July 1967 - 6 March 2014

10am, Le Pine Funerals,

848 Main Road, Eltham.

Hi Julian,


I was really pleased with how (last) Friday’s service went.

When you asked Simon and I how what we would like from the service and Simon

answered that he simply wanted people to come up and tell us what a fantastic

service/send off for Steve, well that happened from lots of people

and was something we were very proud of.


I’m sure you hear it all the time, but your words are truly perfect.

You have really captured Steve completely. Thank you.

Your skills of listening and capturing Steve’s spirit was amazing

and once again thank you.


Best wishes

Joeline

Fri 21 Mar 2014

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Friday 14 March 2014 

Stephen Kevin Corr

21 July 1967 - 6 March 2014

10am, Le Pine Funerals,

848 Main Road, Eltham.

Hi Julian,


I was really pleased with how (last) Friday’s service went.

When you asked Simon and I how what we would like from the service and Simon

answered that he simply wanted people to come up and tell us what a fantastic

service/send off for Steve, well that happened from lots of people

and was something we were very proud of.


I’m sure you hear it all the time, but your words are truly perfect.

You have really captured Steve completely. Thank you.

Your skills of listening and capturing Steve’s spirit was amazing

and once again thank you.


Best wishes

Joeline

Fri 21 Mar 2014

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Friday 14 March 2014 

Stephen Kevin Corr

21 July 1967 - 6 March 2014

10am, Le Pine Funerals,

848 Main Road, Eltham.

Hi Julian,


I was really pleased with how (last) Friday’s service went.

When you asked Simon and I how what we would like from the service and Simon

answered that he simply wanted people to come up and tell us what a fantastic

service/send off for Steve, well that happened from lots of people

and was something we were very proud of.


I’m sure you hear it all the time, but your words are truly perfect.

You have really captured Steve completely. Thank you.

Your skills of listening and capturing Steve’s spirit was amazing

and once again thank you.


Best wishes

Joeline

Fri 21 Mar 2014

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Friday 14 March 2014 

Stephen Kevin Corr

21 July 1967 - 6 March 2014

10am, Le Pine Funerals,

848 Main Road, Eltham.

Hi Julian,


I was really pleased with how (last) Friday’s service went.

When you asked Simon and I how what we would like from the service and Simon

answered that he simply wanted people to come up and tell us what a fantastic

service/send off for Steve, well that happened from lots of people

and was something we were very proud of.


I’m sure you hear it all the time, but your words are truly perfect.

You have really captured Steve completely. Thank you.

Your skills of listening and capturing Steve’s spirit was amazing

and once again thank you.


Best wishes

Joeline

Fri 21 Mar 2014

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Thursday 20 February 2014

Patrick ‘Pat’ Maher

28 July 1923 - 14 February 2014

10am, Le Pine Funerals,

1048 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Hi once again Julian,


On behalf of the family, I would just like to express our appreciation for

your terrific organisation and sympathetic management of the processes

we have gone through.


We have had numerous friends and relatives let us know that they thought

the ceremony (or celebration of our father's life) was an enjoyable and rewarding

experience for them. We very much appreciate your involvement, along

with Doug's excellent organisation. Thank you once again.


On behalf of Pat's wife June, and kids Pauline, Glenn, Susan,

Kevin and Peter (and our wonderful kids and grandkids)


John Maher

Fri 21 Feb 2014

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Thursday 6 February 2014 

Peter Gysbertus Maria Vink

14 May 1927 - 29 January 2014

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Committal, Ferntree Gully Cemetery.

Hey Julian,


Thank you !!! Dads farewell was very special, l will never forget.


It brought a lot of family, old friends back together. Dad would have been

so happy, it was beautiful, l am so proud of him. Over the last 18 months

l saw him or called him everyday, whilst sometimes it was draining,

l am so glad that l did now. Life is so precious.


Again thank you for your help and understanding.


Kindest regards

Sam (Sandra)

Sun 9 Feb 2014 

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Thursday 6 February 2014 

Peter Gysbertus Maria Vink

14 May 1927 - 29 January 2014

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Committal, Ferntree Gully Cemetery.

Hey Julian,


Thank you !!! Dads farewell was very special, l will never forget.


It brought a lot of family, old friends back together. Dad would have been

so happy, it was beautiful, l am so proud of him. Over the last 18 months

l saw him or called him everyday, whilst sometimes it was draining,

l am so glad that l did now. Life is so precious.


Again thank you for your help and understanding.


Kindest regards

Sam (Sandra)

Sun 9 Feb 2014 

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Thursday 6 February 2014 

Peter Gysbertus Maria Vink

14 May 1927 - 29 January 2014

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Committal, Ferntree Gully Cemetery.

Hey Julian,


Thank you !!! Dads farewell was very special, l will never forget.


It brought a lot of family, old friends back together. Dad would have been

so happy, it was beautiful, l am so proud of him. Over the last 18 months

l saw him or called him everyday, whilst sometimes it was draining,

l am so glad that l did now. Life is so precious.


Again thank you for your help and understanding.


Kindest regards

Sam (Sandra)

Sun 9 Feb 2014 

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Thursday 6 February 2014 

Peter Gysbertus Maria Vink

14 May 1927 - 29 January 2014

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Committal, Ferntree Gully Cemetery.

Hey Julian,


Thank you !!! Dads farewell was very special, l will never forget.


It brought a lot of family, old friends back together. Dad would have been

so happy, it was beautiful, l am so proud of him. Over the last 18 months

l saw him or called him everyday, whilst sometimes it was draining,

l am so glad that l did now. Life is so precious.


Again thank you for your help and understanding.


Kindest regards

Sam (Sandra)

Sun 9 Feb 2014 

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Thursday 6 February 2014 

Peter Gysbertus Maria Vink

14 May 1927 - 29 January 2014

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Committal, Ferntree Gully Cemetery.

Hey Julian,


Thank you !!! Dads farewell was very special, l will never forget.


It brought a lot of family, old friends back together. Dad would have been

so happy, it was beautiful, l am so proud of him. Over the last 18 months

l saw him or called him everyday, whilst sometimes it was draining,

l am so glad that l did now. Life is so precious.


Again thank you for your help and understanding.


Kindest regards

Sam (Sandra)

Sun 9 Feb 2014 

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Thursday 6 February 2014 

Peter Gysbertus Maria Vink

14 May 1927 - 29 January 2014

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Committal, Ferntree Gully Cemetery.

Hey Julian,


Thank you !!! Dads farewell was very special, l will never forget.


It brought a lot of family, old friends back together. Dad would have been

so happy, it was beautiful, l am so proud of him. Over the last 18 months

l saw him or called him everyday, whilst sometimes it was draining,

l am so glad that l did now. Life is so precious.


Again thank you for your help and understanding.


Kindest regards

Sam (Sandra)

Sun 9 Feb 2014 

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Thursday 6 February 2014 

Peter Gysbertus Maria Vink

14 May 1927 - 29 January 2014

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Committal, Ferntree Gully Cemetery.

Hey Julian,


Thank you !!! Dads farewell was very special, l will never forget.


It brought a lot of family, old friends back together. Dad would have been

so happy, it was beautiful, l am so proud of him. Over the last 18 months

l saw him or called him everyday, whilst sometimes it was draining,

l am so glad that l did now. Life is so precious.


Again thank you for your help and understanding.


Kindest regards

Sam (Sandra)

Sun 9 Feb 2014 

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Thursday 6 February 2014 

Peter Gysbertus Maria Vink

14 May 1927 - 29 January 2014

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Committal, Ferntree Gully Cemetery.

Hey Julian,


Thank you !!! Dads farewell was very special, l will never forget.


It brought a lot of family, old friends back together. Dad would have been

so happy, it was beautiful, l am so proud of him. Over the last 18 months

l saw him or called him everyday, whilst sometimes it was draining,

l am so glad that l did now. Life is so precious.


Again thank you for your help and understanding.


Kindest regards

Sam (Sandra)

Sun 9 Feb 2014 

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Thursday 6 February 2014 

Peter Gysbertus Maria Vink

14 May 1927 - 29 January 2014

10.00am, Le Pine Funerals,

Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Committal, Ferntree Gully Cemetery.

Hey Julian,


Thank you !!! Dads farewell was very special, l will never forget.


It brought a lot of family, old friends back together. Dad would have been

so happy, it was beautiful, l am so proud of him. Over the last 18 months

l saw him or called him everyday, whilst sometimes it was draining,

l am so glad that l did now. Life is so precious.


Again thank you for your help and understanding.


Kindest regards

Sam (Sandra)

Sun 9 Feb 2014 

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Friday 10 January 2014 - Memorial Service

Daniel Fox

6 October 1981 ~ 29 December 2013

12.00pm, Private Service,

Crick Chapel - Fawkner Memorial Park

2:30pm, Joseph Allison Funerals,

941 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon.

Hi Julian,


Just wanted to say how deeply grateful I am for all your help and amazing speech.

I thought you were great. Thank you so much for everything you've helped me with.

Hope to see you again sometime.


Kindest regards from mum and I.

Kaori

14 Jan 2014

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Friday 10 January 2014 - Memorial Service

Daniel Fox

6 October 1981 ~ 29 December 2013

12.00pm, Private Service,

Crick Chapel - Fawkner Memorial Park

2:30pm, Joseph Allison Funerals,

941 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon.

Hi Julian,


Just wanted to say how deeply grateful I am for all your help and amazing speech.

I thought you were great. Thank you so much for everything you've helped me with.

Hope to see you again sometime.


Kindest regards from mum and I.

Kaori

14 Jan 2014

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Friday 10 January 2014 - Memorial Service

Daniel Fox

6 October 1981 ~ 29 December 2013

12.00pm, Private Service,

Crick Chapel - Fawkner Memorial Park

2:30pm, Joseph Allison Funerals,

941 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon.

Hi Julian,


Just wanted to say how deeply grateful I am for all your help and amazing speech.

I thought you were great. Thank you so much for everything you've helped me with.

Hope to see you again sometime.


Kindest regards from mum and I.

Kaori

14 Jan 2014

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Friday 10 January 2014 - Memorial Service

Daniel Fox

6 October 1981 ~ 29 December 2013