“Dear Hugh, I just wanted to say in writing thank you very much for taking Dads funeral this week. Although I was not looking forward to the day, in the end I looked back and found it a good experience, and I think a lot of that has to do with you, and how you held the ceremony.

It is an impressive skill to be able to provide not just the facts but the flavour of a person, and I am so grateful you were able to take both my mother and my father’s funeral.” A.S. & family