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Testimonials

Dianne Hunt

Thank you so much for all you have done to assist me during what has been the most difficult time in my life. Your caring, sensitive and down to earth nature, has made a confusing and scary time less so, and I can’t thank you enough.

You put together such a beautiful service for my Dave which touched so many people, including me. If it is possible to love a funeral service, then I did – my heart was full. So many people have told me that Dave’s service was the best funeral service they have ever been to, and that could not have happened without your seamless organising and guidance.

Thank you for being so good at what you do, and guiding me through this.

Debra Cain

After the sudden and unexpected death of my brother, I was completely at a loss, especially as it became the subject of a coroner’s review, which made it that much worse and caused confusion about when his body would be available. Anthony showed a very high level of compassion and did everything he could to make the process as easy as possible, guiding us through every step to arrange a send off that we felt Peter would have liked. I would highly recommend Anthony’s services.

Suzie Nellist

I had to deal with the unexpected early death of my brother recently which totally flawed me. As I am only young myself, I had no clue how to deal with this. Anthony was so kind, empathetic and helpful. He went above and beyond to make sure my brother had a dignified send off. I decided I wanted to say goodbye, and he did a fantastic job of making my brother look so peaceful and as he did in life. Initially it was going to be myself, but last minute my family arrived from out west and he accomodate to us all. I rang around a few different funeral homes and found Anthony by far the best. Absolute pleasure to deal with and would recommend to anyone who has the unfortunate task of saying goodbye to their loved ones.

Daniel Davoodian

Burying a loved one is the most difficult thing to do, especially when it is the sudden death of a father. We were quite lost. We were not financially and emotionally ready for this. We got a list from the hospital. Called around and Anthony seems to be offering the best price. When he found out about our situation, he helped us with advising on what to do next. He took over the whole funeral ceremony and helped us go through the situation. The ceremony was better than we expected. it turned into a beautiful event and we could show dad how much we cared about him. What Anthony did for us, was beyond just a service for money. He acted like a family.

God Bless him and his family

M Hanna

I would like to thank Anthony very much, for an excellent service, during the passing of my dad last December 2019 . Anthony came and met us at home, explained everything and took care of everything. Anthony made things very easy during a very difficult time. Flexible and understanding. Highly recommend.

Thanks again Anthony. Keep up the good work mate.

Tracey McNally

Thank you Anthony for all you did for our mother and wife, Susan Randell. Dad and I were very happy with how she was presented, and the whole family thought you’d done a fantastic job, especially under the circumstances of your own private loss. We will be forever grateful. Maurice and Tracey Randell and family x

Natasha Levitt

First of all I would highly recommend Anthony James to anyone. The way he completely respected my husbands memory and the way he respected my wishes and answered every single questions we had.. we would to say a big thank you to Anthony and Elysian Fields Funerals for be there the whole way Nigel Levitt would be proud like we are. You also helped me through the very tough time, going above and beyond our expectations. We couldn’t have picked a better person thank you so much rest in paradise Nigel Levitt passed away on the 10/4/2019..

Bryan Perry

When my mother passed away suddenly, Anthony and the team were there straight way to help me. They went to extraordinary lengths to help us in our situation and for that I am forever grateful. Words can’t describe the compassion and empathy that was expressed to my family and the understanding, care and attention. Thank-you Anthony from the bottom of our hearts.

Sandy Griffin

Thank you Anthony for your compassion and warmth during this difficult time for our family. All our questions were answered promptly, and we were kept updated all along the way. On the day of the funeral everything was managed so professionally and respectfully – we would highly recommend your services.

Lara Carter

Highly recommend Elysian Fields Funerals. We sent our best mate off with exactly what he would have wanted. They really took the time to listen and plan and even add touches which we would never have thought of. Everything on the day was perfect, on time and made stress free.

Cannot thank Elysian enough for the amazing work they did for us. Amazing !!!

Jason Chapman

I would recommend to use thank you to Anthony he was really great to deal with he made it as easy as possible in this hard time with my mum cremation they did everything from coming to our home to get mum cloths to personally dropping mum ashes to us and made sure that I was there that day .

Thank you from Jason ,kylie caitlyn,jake ,zac ,Bobby and pippa

HRS Breezy

We’ve used Anthony’s services a few times now and he never ceases to amaze me. He is extremely kind and compassionate and he brings a sense of peace and the feeling that everything is going to be ok. Arranging a funeral for a loved one is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do and I highly recommend using Anthony and his team to get you through.

gayle rampling

My family have used Anthony for the funerals our our Father and Mother and both times he was so understanding and compassionate, nothing was too much trouble. I also used Anthony again recently for the passing of my partner, he took care of absolutely everything going above and beyond and even organising my partners last ride with his mates, this I will never forget. Thank you Anthony

Lois Platt

I cannot recommend Elysian Fields Funerals highly enough. I have experienced Anthony’s warm, caring and understanding personality on two very sad deaths in my family. His compassion, under a multitude of different occasions when his service is required, is nothing short of amazing. When my time comes he is who I want for my funeral.

Shannon Riley

Thank you Anthony for achieving a funeral that reflected my nephew in every way. I highly recommend ‘Elysian Fields Funerals’. Anthony’s sensitivity & quite professionalism was comforting and outstanding.
I chose Anthony to take care of all the arrangements as he was so easy to talk to. His compassion and care to detail was amazing.
I had some unique requests that I thought may not be able to be achieved. Anthony smoothly helped all this happen and more.

Thank you again for helping us have the farewell my nephew deserved.

Kindly Blue

Thanking so much to Anthony and Christine for the all support, coordination and beautiful ceremony carried for my dear mother. Since start to the end everything was handed very professionally, with honesty, with care and with respect. Yes I would without hesitation recommend Elysian Fields Funerals for anyone who is looking for this kind of service.

Chris Fieldhouse

I highly recommend Anthony’s service, on the two unfortunate occasions I have had to use Anthony’s service I have been more than impressed.

l was not the easiest person to deal with under the amount of grief I was experiencing, but Anthony truly made it as pleasant as it possibly could be due to the circumstances.

Anthony is truly passionate about his work and I can not fault the communication, professionalism and admire his empathy towards my family and friends.

Thank you Anthony and Elysian Fields Funeral team for your support and services through those difficult times.

The American Bourbon Bar & Grill

We lost my younger brother this month unexpectedly. The only thing that made the process easier was Anthony & the team of Elysian Fields Funerals. Thank you for letting me say my goodbyes to my brother in private, for letting our father visit him, for a beautiful service and making sure Frankie was taken care of. I am forever grateful.

charliechaplinful

During a difficult time, Anthony took care of absolutely everything for our friends funeral which put our minds at ease. Very professional and caring service, thank you again.

chrissy jarvis

Thank you Anthony and Alisian Fields Funerals for all your help with my mums funeral. Highly recommend! Friendly and affordable!

Elizabeth Joy

We can highly recommend both Anthony and Sandra from Elysian Fields Funerals. We’ve been helped by both Anthony about nine years ago when our father passed and more recently with Sandra after our mother Kawena passed. They are both very compassionate, caring and professional people who wanted to help us in any way they could. Nothing was too much trouble for either of them. We wanted mums funeral to be a celebration of her life. And that’s what it was. Although a sad day it was also a happy day with love and laughter flowing freely. The Sacred Dove Release at the end of the service was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful life. Thank you again Anthony and Sandra for all your care and understanding. The Gordon and Sparks Cousins Family ????

Jan Bufalino

Anthony and Sandra’s total professionalism and compassion is an example of their dedication to their vocation. Nothing was too much trouble. We felt their caring and gentle guidance lightened our burden and helped to ease our grief. Our family cannot thank you enough for your compassion and gentle care of our loved one. Heartfelt thanks????

Mark Thomson

Both of my elderly parents passed away recently in aged care, just two months apart. Having experienced the personal, professional and empathic services provided by Anthony and Sandra the first time, it was without hesitation that I engaged them again two months later. Both of the funeral services were perfect and on each occasion, Anthony and Sandra were very respectful, supportive and available throughout. Nothing was too much trouble, before, during or after the service, and special touches (such as providing a personalised memorial candle for each of my parents), were appreciated. Thank you Anthony and Sandra for organising such dignified and caring farewells for my Mum and Dad. I would highly recommend Elysian Fields Funerals to others.

Esther Park

Straight after our father unexpectedly passed away, still in shock and in a daze, even though our father has gone to heaven, we were left with a daunting task to organise the first funeral in our life. We really did not want to go to any funeral director. After looking at all the options, our family decided to go with an independent funeral directors, Anthony and his team at Elysian Fields Funerals and it was the best decision we have made. If any funeral director can make our deceased elderly father looking so meticulously clean, looking so handsome and serene at the same time in a three piece suit without trace of any make up, Anthony obviously works very hard to create funeral preparation into a great form of art. In fact I was worried that our deceased father on his memorial service might look much better than us, I had to rush out and buy new make up! Even though Anthony is a veteran in the game, he still comes across as a genuine, down to earth caring funeral director who makes you feel like he truely understands what your family is really going through. Anthony reminds you that you are not just a number by his personal touch. It helps that Sandra who works very closely with Anthony is not only drop dead gorgeous, but has the brains as well. Sandra truely gives you such warm reception when you first walk in, helps you relax, especially if you are so apprehensive about organising your first funeral for your loved one. I would not hesitate recommending Anthony and his team at Elysian Fields Funerals to anyone who are needing of his services. Esther

Helen Faulkner

Our father/father in laws passing was made easier on by the way Elysian Fields funerals handled the process. We told them what we wanted and we got it. And so much more. Very caring and beautiful people to have look after your loved ones. Very respectful ????

Angelah Heurea

I can’t begin to put into words just how much we appreciate all that Anthony & Sandra have done for our whānau during the devastating & sudden passing of our handsome nephew!
They were extremely professional, caring, empathetic and always only a phone call away if ever we needed them. They truly are an exceptional team who continuously showed us that this is so much more than just a job & our whānau was so more than just another client! They followed our every wish and guided us all so graciously, lovingly & respectfully through a process we should never have been experiencing. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Anthony & Sandra from Elysian Fields Funeral Home & am happy to be contacted personally about this review or should you have any further questions.

Terri Jane

Sandra and Anthony were very accommodating and attentive throughout the whole process, they really went above and beyond. We can not thank you enough for creating such beautiful memories and providing immense support at such a hard time.

Jenny Mayell

I would highly recommend Elysian Fields Funerals. From the time I made the call to them to the end of the Funeral these guys went above and beyond to show total respect to our loved one and Family. At a time when we were totally lost in grief both Anthony and Sandra helped us so much with everything we needed to do to say farewell and even advised us on other legalities we needed to do. They put our minds at rest so much and took control where we felt we had no idea. If the need ever arises again I will have absolutely no hesitation in calling them again. Thank you so much for your care and kindness.

Kellie Williams
Losing my dad suddenly, to a accidental fall at the grand old age of 99 was heartbreaking..
Was referred to by a close friend to use Elysian Fields’s and was a blessing.
Anthony and Sandra went over and beyond making this a celebration of dad’s full life.
Exceptional team who showed compassion,professionalism and most of all love. Thank you from my friends and family. Highly recommend this company ????
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