Testimonials

Beautiful Kate, I wanted to thank you on behalf of Mum and all the family for taking such impeccable care of us all when we were most vulnerable. You truly are gifted, and we are so grateful for all of the beautiful details that you took care of to make Dad’s funeral service so intimate and stress free. Both Mum and L***** reported that you’d taken such special care of them, as I felt you did for me. J ********** always reminds me that’s it’s the little things in life that are the big things. Your very presence, your small kindnesses… checking in; smiles; hugs; laughter; all the right words in the right moment; giving us food; drinks; a beautifully timed wink…. Every single thing that you made look so effortless meant the absolute world to us, and words will never be able to express our gratitude. I believe in divine intervention, and earth angels… thank you for being Dad’s earth angel to bid him a safe passage. He would have adored you, as we all did. Enormous love and gratitude.

Dear Kate, our heartfelt thanks to you for conducting Lynette’s lovely service. We have had lots of comments saying how lovely it was and your part in it. Steve, Greg and I thank you again for helping us through a difficult time losing someone so precious. Take care.

Sometimes luck just comes your way during difficult times.. Having Kate as our celebrant for our beautiful Marjory was everything we needed to help us celebrate and enjoy her life. When we first met Kate she sat with us at the kitchen table as we chatted about Nans long life in about an hour and it wasn’t long until we felt like she had known Nan and our family for years. She listened carefully and had a beautiful and calm presence, this made it special and quite easy to construct the perfect day. She was also very ready with helping us set up before the guests arrived, nothing was too big or too small for Kate. She was the perfect person for our Marjory, Nan would have loved her! The following day I also received some personal images from Kate of the day, which I can now look back on with a smile on my face. Thank you Kate, you are a gem of a person and a brilliant celebrant, you made one of my most difficult days so much easier. Forever grateful.

I can’t recommend Kate highly enough! Right from the start, she was flexible, obliging, sensitive and made the job of farewelling our loved one as easy as it could have been. She also stepped in and wrote a eulogy at the last minute, to cover for one of our friends- and it was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble and we even managed to have a few laughs together throughout the process. Kate- it was a privilege to meet you and we will be forever grateful to you for looking after us all so well and for helping to create the perfect service for us!

Hi Kate, I just wanted personally to extend to you our sincere thanks for conducting the funeral of the recent passing of my father Brian lynch. In the midst of this difficult time losing my father and friend, I was quickly set at ease with your friendly, compassionate and professional manner, attention to detail as to how the funeral would be presented. From the very first instant when visiting my home you effectively dealt with all the relevant details with dignity, enthusiasm and calmness. Attention to detail was of paramount importance and I knew I had made the right decision entrusting you to do Dad’s service. Although the funeral due to COVID19 was different to normal, I further knew when your husband Antonio and you were able to professionally sing some of Dad’s favourite songs just at the right times, my family, friends and I felt so blessed, Dad had a wonderful fulfilled life and I will miss him dearly. I had to call in to Alfred James Funeral Directors a few days after Dad’s funeral and one of their Senior Assistants Sue personally praised the professionalism, compassion, genuine love and attention to detail so expertly delivered by you. On behalf of myself my wife Doreen, family, friends, I could not have wished for a better celebration of Dad’s life and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who has the need in the future. Once again Thank you Kate. Yours Sincerely & Respectfully.

Hi Kate, WOW!!! The service for Stan was amazing your singing with Antonio incredible. It is a service I will remember well into the future. It was lovely meeting you today 😊 Kind Regards,

I have worked with Kate to support families in the Funeral Industry for over 2 years. Kate has the ability to build trust and rapport easily with families, putting them at ease and guiding them through arrangements to conduct loved one's funerals and celebrations of life. Kate is organised, friendly, empathetic, well-groomed, and clear/well spoken. She personalises each service spending quality time with families ensuring the service is unique to them. This is evident from the feedback we receive from families, friends, cemetery and chapel staff at the conclusion of our services.

Many thanks to you Kate in providing a deeply moving eulogy for my sister . Our sudden loss was much easier to deal with through your compassion & empathy as well as your professional delivery. I thoroughly recommend your services to all.

Kate was invaluable to us with the preparation and farewell memorial service for mum. Her perfect combination of organisational skills, eye for detail, compassion from her enormous heart leave me in deep gratitude for being able to smile when I think about mum’s farewell, just as she would have wanted. I imagine mum saying “Nailed it!” I highly recommend Kate to care for you at such a heartbreaking time. Thank you Kate

Hi Kate I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help and your amazing service. Mum's funeral was just perfect and a lot of people were highly complimentary of you. Thank you once again.

Dearest Kate, Thank you for the quality of service you provided last Friday. Everyone we have spoken to was all glowingly favourable towards the way you presented and spoke. You felt like one of us from the moment you walked in the door at Gurney St and that was something important to our family. We wish you well in your journey and please don't hesitate to contact us for any further referral in the future. Kindest regards...

Hi Kate just would like to thank you for the great service today. The service was very sincere and caring thank you again.

I have had the pleasure of working with Kate Villano on a number of occasions over the past few years. Kate brings a more personal and humble tone to funeral services, without all the hype and unnecessary chatter that is common with today’s celebrants. Her natural caring nature puts families at ease when arranging a service. The feedback we have received is positive and we have no reservations in recommending Kate to families for our funeral services.

I want to say my Dad’s service was so beautiful, how you arranged the setting, Kate was a perfect match for us and you made all the planning so easy and efficient. You helped create a celebration of dad’s life without any of our requests being too complicated for you. If you would ever like a review for your business I would be happy to write one. Much appreciation and many thanks.

Kate, I wanted to express my gratitude to you for leading in our celebration of life for mum. Your sincerity and tenderness with dad, Melissa and our family shone through on our special day of remembrance. Blessings,

Hi Kate just would like to thank you for the great service today. The service was very sincere and caring thank you again.

Dear Kate, It’s us that thank you & Antonio for making Oma’s service so so special. Fiends & family who attended have told us just how perfect it was. It certainly was a celebration of her life & we can’t thank you enough for the magic you both brought to the day.

Dear Kate and Antonio, I was listening to Erin’s funeral recording today, which I often do, and I just wanted to say again how beautiful your singing was at the funeral and how much both Trevor and I appreciated all you both did to support us and also, of course, your singing made the funeral so beautiful and really memorable and one I know Erini would have loved so much. All the best.