Dear Jayne, My sister Lorraine and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the support you gave us whilst planning and organising the funerals of both our parents in the last few weeks. You were bright and friendly and very interested in all the many pieces of information we gave you about Mum and Dad and on both occasions you skill fully formed wonderful, touching and at times funny tributes. Thank you for giving us the cds of the music and the wonderful scripts that you read from too. I also appreciated very much that you wore your Black Watch tartan Jacket for Dad. Although I hope to not need your services again or at least not for a very long time for a funeral, I wouldn’t hesitate to ask you to act as my celebrant in the future- with great appreciation Hazel



“I cannot recommend Jayne highly enough.  She looked after my husbands’ funeral with total professionalism.  But she didn’t lose the personal touch either.  She took time to make sure she spoke accurately about him with the right tone to suit the person he was.  If you need a celebrant, no matter the occasion, happy or sad, Jayne should be your choice”  (Janet T.)


Good morning Jayne,

Two days on from Mum’s cremation at Warriston and lovely memories of the event linger clear in our minds.  There is no doubt that your officiating, beautifully crafted eulogy and all-embracing intonation helped make it such a memorable occasion.  From her children and all of Mum’s extended family, thank you so, so much.  It was a shame that your busy diary prevented you joining us at the Botanical Gardens afterwards where we could have voiced our appreciation more personally.

You made Mum’s, and our day, very special and helped lessen the feeling of loss of someone who we all held so dear.

Once again, very many thanks from us all. (P, C, S)


(A Wedding/Handfasting)

Marisa and I just wanted to send our heartfelt thanks to you for being part of our day.
You brought exactly the right mix of personal and professional to the ceremony and made it so special.
Your meticulous preparation and attention to detail made the day go perfectly and we felt confident knowing that you had it all under control.
None of our demands were too much for you and you worked so well with our Pagan celebrant making the day perfect.
Perhaps at your next wedding you’ll bring tissues. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house due to your beautiful words during our Handfasting.
Thank you again.  Much love Marisa & Tracy Lancaster


Just a quick note to thank you for your advice and support before my mum’s funeral, and for the service itself. Lots of very positive comments from those in attendance at the crematorium – a couple of friends asked where we’d ‘found’ you!!

(And your singing was fine!!! 😉

Kind Regards, (LC)


Hi Jayne, 

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how grateful we are for your tribute. 

Everyone thought you were fantastic and gave a great send off (in one of my friends words) to a marvellous woman. 

All so touched by the delivery, xxxxx’s mum said she would like you for hers when the time comes!! We hope that’s another ten years away!  

 Last of all thanks for being so good with me and helping me get through what I needed to, your timings were perfect. I had read the whole thing so many times but still I listened with new ears.

I wish you well going forward, and should we need you in the future, for any ceremony we will remember. (H & G)


(A Wedding)  Thank you… isn’t enough to say how grateful we are to you. We honestly don’t think it could have gone better for everybody. You gave us the confidence to relax and the calmness to be sincere and share the sentiment with each other and with our guests. Everybody was really touched by the ceremony and you can be very satisfied with your part in making that happen. But, more than just being a top pro, you made it feel much more personal than that and so our thanks is not just from the “customer”, but as friends. (J & R)


(A Vow Renewal) A huge thank you to Jayne Johnson on carrying out a surprise  vow renewal at my 80s themed 40th birthday party my wife and daughter were totally gobsmacked lots of happy tears. They knew nothing I was Indiana Jones my wife was princess Leia and my daughter was wonder woman this is something we will remember for the rest of our lives  (S & S)


Thank you so much for the kindness and support shown to the family. I thought you managed to capture the family’s needs quickly and delivered a wonderful tribute to Dad’s life.

It was a pleasure being introduced to you and we can’t thank you enough for making our celebration of Dads life prefect.

Please take care (D,S,M & C)

I just wanted to write and thank you for coming to do my Mums funeral on Friday.
Your delivery and persona were perfect. It was also very lovely of you to come back to Garvock House afterwards and speak to our family and friends the way that you did.
Although it was a very sad occasion, everyone I spoke to really liked the eulogy and the ceremony itself.
For us, having you not only on the day of the funeral but also immediately after my mums death, and subsequently by e mail in the days leading up to the funeral were very important.
It really helped us greatly, especially coming to see you in person. Your advice about aspects of the funeral were also very wise.
All in all we would recommend you to anyone else who has just lost someone.
We wish you much success in your career for the future and we hope that you can help other people as much as you did with us.  (N & G)

 On behalf of the family, I would like to thank you for the service celebrating her life that you provided at her funeral yesterday.

The family felt it was a true and fitting statement of her life, and delivered perfectly,
Kind Regards  (SM)


We would just like to say a big thank you again for the fantastic send off for dad we have had so many people saying how good the service was  I’m sure dad would have loved it.  Thanks again (S & G)


We just wanted to write and thank you for Dad’s service.

The day was exactly how we wanted it to be and very personal.  People even asked us if you had known him.

You made the whole process as simple and painless as it could be and we enjoyed chatting and sharing our stories about Dad with you.   (BM and family)


I can’t find the words to thank you enough for everything you did for us.  Your professionalism, attention to detail, personal touch and support was immense.  You truly captured what Rab was all about as a person and what we all wanted for him as a tribute and what he wanted for himself.  When you delivered his tribute it was almost as if you knew him personally.  Even though I had read it all several times over it was completely different and somehow fresh on the day.  You did a tremendous job.  It was uplifting, not at all morbid like he wished and a true celebration of his life. Everyone who attended Rab’s funeral had very positive things to say about you and your tribute and how personal and unique it was to him.  You did a fantastic job with the music too.  You totally deserve success in the future. You’re so, so good at what you do. We chose the right person.  (JG)


My Dad was a very private person and we doubted very much we could give you enough stories to fill our allotted time, but somehow your charm and your warmth broke through our own personal barriers and the memories that seemed unimportant and ordinary suddenly became the very essence of my dad.   You made us realise that dad was not “just dad” but a man who had quietly provided for us, looked out for us and was immensely proud of us and there are no words to express how truly grateful we all are to you.   (FJ)


Jayne, thank you for giving us exactly what we wanted for my Dad.   Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed his funeral (he would laugh at that!).   Your singing wasn’t as bad as you said it was either! Thanks once again, it truly is appreciated.  (JL)


Thank You Jayne for today, you done Mums Service wonderfully.  (LK)


As soon as I spoke to you on the phone I knew you were perfect for us!   When you turned up to meet us, your advice was wonderful and you managed to get us to dig out memories that we had long forgotten about!   Your visit to us alone helped us greatly and your service on the day was outstanding.  My aunt has already given us instructions to call you!    Although I feel she still has some fight in her yet!  Thanks, you are our own special Angel.   (AP)


Dear Jayne, from all the family, thank you, thank you, thank you.  You eased our broken hearts (FL)


I just want to say thank you for the lovely service you done for my dad, you made me cry and laugh all at the same time, I have never heard anyone speak as nicely as you. Thank you once again, you were great.  (CF)


Jayne, you simply made a very difficult day so much easier.   Thank you for all your help and understanding at this most difficult time for us.  (PD)


I am so glad we had you as our Celebrant, you made everything just feel better and your “story telling” was wonderful.  It was poignant, funny and captured her beautifully, she would have loved you! (SA)


“Thank you so very much for the lovely service you gave, so many people commented about it being one of the nicest funerals they had been too. The comforting words you spoke gave us, the family, comfort and for that we would like to thank you! (BB)


2 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. Anonymous December 30, 2016 at 11:46 am Reply

    Hi Jayne , I just wanted to personally thank you on behalf of my family for the lovely service you gave in regards to my sister Netta , it was truly moving and even humorous at times which helped to make a sad day easier to bare. I was so grateful for the extra help you gave me to make sure that with even some last minute changes everything went so smoothly.
    I was sorry that you were not able to join us later as you would have heard so many people commenting on the lovely service you gave.
    Many thanks again Jayne and may I wish you and your mother a Happy New Year.

    Love Helen

    • Brae December 30, 2016 at 7:53 pm Reply

      Hi Helen

      Thank you so much for your kind comments and I am glad that the family were happy with everything.
      I was delighted to receive copies of the photo of my dad, I still can’t get over the coincidence from all those years ago!
      I copied the photos and gave them to my mum and she was over the moon.
      I am truly sorry I could not join you afterwards, sadly work called!

      I wish you a peaceful New Year and hope that if we meet again it will be under different circumstances

      kind regards

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