5 Paul Curtis 23rd Feb 2024
We had never had to arrange a funeral before the passing of my dear Father.
Lee Brodie was our contact and arranger of Dad's funeral and right from the moment my wife & I met him he made us feel at ease .
His approach in helping us decide what we needed to do, what we needed to arrange for the sad day , were so patient, sympathetic and with great understanding.
The process was made easier and we were left with the feeling that Dad would be looked after to the highest degree.
Viewing Dad in the Chapel of Rest was dignified and again was approached with tenderness and empathy.
On the day of the funeral, Lee and the other Pallbearers were beyond professional and i would like to thank them all for this.
We were kept informed for the entire time that Dad was with them and even afterwards when we collected Dad's ashes.
Thank you to Lee and everyone involved.
5 Corie Temple 22nd Feb 2024
2nd funeral with Gartons. Couldn’t ask for more. Brilliant from start to finish. Very professional throughout. Price is good too. Definitely recommend
5 Karan Walton-McLeod 5th Jan 2024
Gartons have such a sensitive approach to organising the funeral of a loved one. An outstanding professional and knowledgeable attitude. They advise you every step and do not push for any requirements. They really are the the best. We cannot thank them enough. Xx
5 Paul Waller 20th Dec 2023
From the first contact with Gartons, we were treat with respect and dignity, with what seemed like a 'family' touch. We even ended up laughing with Lee at the first face to face meeting whilst we discussed the arrangements for dads funeral.
This followed right through to the funeral. When we arrived, the pallbearers stood perfectly still, heads bowed all with hands crossed at the front until we were ready to follow dad to his final resting place. What an amazing mark of respect to a deceased person that they hadn't even met!!
Lee kept us up to date with any relevant details, even phoning me on the morning of the service to run through everything so that we knew exactly what would happen. Gartons went above what I would say was a god service, but seemed to make it all very 'normal'
On behalf of our family we would like to thank you for making our dad's final journey a seemless, organised, and respectful one. We would have no hesitation in recommending Garton's to handle your loved one's journey to their final resting place.
5 Peter Schofield 17th Dec 2023
My wonderful and darling wife passed away suddenly and un expectly hospital in the early hour's of Tuesday 14th November 2023 aged 67 years.
Of course needed to arrange a funeral for her. We had discussed this in the past as to what we would like.
Angie's wishes were a short and simple service.
Not knowing the funeral directors in the area the weekend of 18/19 November I enquired with Mr GOOGLE as to funeral directors in the area that I lived. Then looked at them all, as all I wanted was a dignified and caring firm to carry Angie's wishes. One of the firms kept attracting my eye, so on Monday 20th I contacted this firm, who were M. Garton and son
I put a call into them on the Monday afternoon and LEE answered the phone. I explained the situation and what Angie's wishes were.
As a result I met FRAZER for the Ist time the following Monday when I took some of Angie's favourite clothes to wear on her final journey
Then met him again on the Thursday, with a friend, whilst we made the final arrangements.
FRAZER impressed me with his caring, compassion, dignified and professional manner. I knew then that I had chosen the right firm to carry Angie's wishes out. It was to be a short non religious service with a Humanist leading it. Paul Hamby was requested to lead the service which he later did with compassion and dignified manner.
On the day of the funeral at Elley Fields Crematorium on Sproatley which was on Wednesday 13th December 2023, FRAZER performed like he had done since first meeting a couple of
Fin weeks before. Kind considerate dignifield and professional manner. Finally if you have any requests, no matter how big or small Gartons funeral directors will go that extra mile to provide it.
Angie was a keen horse rider and so I asked If her riding hat and riding gloves could be placed on the top of her coffin. Not a problem and for sure there they were. On arrival at the Crematorium I asked him if he would be so kind enough as to put an opened square box of tissues on her coffin as well which he did
Yes if you want a dignified, professional and caring service on their final day, then may I suggest that you look no further than M. GARTON and SON
To all of you who had any involvement in the final journey of my darling wife Angie a BIG BIG thank you from her loving husband.
5 Tracy Taylor 23rd Nov 2023
The sudden death of our father floored us we didn’t have a clue what to do, I can’t thank you enough for what you did for my dad from start to finish you were on hand to answer any questions we had, The speedy recovery of my dads body meant the world to us, The way he was looked after in the chapel we couldn’t of asked for anyone better, They brought him home one last time and stayed till everyone left the funeral, Then brought his ashes too our door as they didn’t want further torment for the family, These guys go above and beyond for any family and we cannot thank them enough for what they did we are forever thankful, The Family Of The Late Barrie Taylor x
5 Jane Smith 16th Nov 2023
Lee and his team were wonderful. They thought of everything and from my initial, fairly incoherent, phone call onwards, ensured that everything ran smoothly both before and on the day of dad’s funeral. I would thoroughly recommend them.
5 Andrew Steer 10th Oct 2023
From start to finish, we cannot thank Gartons enough for the efficiency and compassion shown from the initial call, the collection of mum, the arrangements and the funeral itself which ensured mum's last journey was dignified and graceful befitting this remarkable lady. This was down to Gartons, particularly Eric, who showed full understanding of mum's wishes and carried out everything with no fuss and total understanding. Every step of the way was fully explained and no request from our side was denied. Full explanation of events was thoroughly gone over, Gartons staff did an amazing job compiling the order of services (which was beautiful and I remain truly grateful for this) and they did most amazing service getting mum ready for viewing - a harrowing taste for those who wanted to view mum but which was made all the better through Gartons attention and preparation .. she was serene and peaceful as we remembered her in life and we all left joyful and content within ourselves. The funeral was beautiful, everything ran like clockwork and the staff, again Eric in particularly was ever so attentive that we were left with ability to not mourn but celebrate the life of mum ... although a funeral, it was a joyful and celebratory occasion. This all down to the dedication, compassion and understanding of the individual's needs. We used Gartons in the past for my brother and can say that occasion went similarly as have all the others funerals that Gartons have. undertaken for most of the extended family over the years. I whole heartedly recommend Gartons who's dedication to duty allowed us to enjoy the celebratory side of someone's passing.
5 Shirley Barrowclough 3rd Oct 2023
My mum, sisters and I would like to thank M Garton & Son funeral directors for the overall service we received for the funeral of our dad
From the very start we found Lee to be a very welcoming person, who was very helpful and seemed very sensitive to our needs. He put us at our ease in what was a very stressful time for us.
He guided us through the process, giving advice as and when we needed without any pressure.
Tony Nolan the celebrant was so easy to talk to. He listened to our stories about dad and managed to put it all in chronological order, again taking away the stress we were all feeling.
On the day everything went to plan. Lee made sure we knew what to do, where to go and when.
All in all the service went smoothly and all involved were respectful and sensitive.
We would definitely recommend Gartons to any of our friend and family.
Many thanks again,
Jean, Julie, Shirley and Christine.
5 Lisa Davis 22nd Sep 2023
From the initial contact with Lee, he and the rest of the Garton team were professional, understanding and sensitive. Nothing was too much trouble but it was done so efficiently. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
5 Jeannette Hopkins 7th Aug 2023
From start to finish Lee at Garton and son was excellent in the way he dealt with my fathers funeral. Everything was clear on prices and never pushed on anything we didn't want. Always available to speak to if we had any queries.
5 Michael Davies 29th Jul 2023
Many thanks to all the staff at Gartons for their help and expertise in getting us through a difficult day.
They responded well to all our requests and quiries.
There was a fairly late change to our funeral plan which was dealt with quickly and efficiently.
Thank you from all the family to Lee, Julia and everyone at Gartons.
5 Rachel Howard 26th Jul 2023
Lee and the team at Gartons were absolutely wonderful. They went above and beyond to make everything as straightforward as possible at such a difficult time. They showed compassion and understanding and we can’t thank them enough.
5 Angela Mabey 24th Jul 2023
Despite the circumstances of us making his acquaintance, after the unexpected passing of my Dad, Lee is an absolute credit to the team at M Garton and Son. Lee’s level of compassion is unmatched, and he, along with the rest of the team have been able to offer some small piece of solace in such incredibly difficult times for myself and my family. Nothing was too much trouble, we were kept informed and up to date at all times, and even just quick phone calls to check in on the family to see how we are all doing just goes to show the character of Lee, and by reflection, M Garton and Son as a whole. We were never pressured or rushed into making any decisions, everything was done at our convenience. Lee and the team went above and beyond to make sure our wishes were met, and really put us at ease as a family that Dad was being very well looked after. Thank you to Lee, and the entire team for everything.
5 Michael Stott 22nd Jul 2023
From start to finish M Garton and Sons were respectful, professional and efficient. We felt comfortable and confident with them . They were sympathetic and always available to speak to , helping with any questions we had . They recommend the humanist , who was wonderful. We couldn’t have hoped for better . Would highly recommend them , and cannot thank them enough for their service and support through a very sad time . Thanks especially to Lee , for his support and for referring and introducing us to Helen our wonderful humanist . Thank you again .
5 Andrea Spratt 17th Jul 2023
From the 1st phone call after my husbands passing they were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, Eric kept me informed of everything that was happening and also gave me some great advice.
Would highly recommend. Thank you for making such a difficult time easier for our whole family.
5 Dinah Fuller 14th Jun 2023
A special thank you to Lee and to all the team at Garton’s who supported us with the care and funeral of my late mother Barbara Hurst. I cannot fault your kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness and professionalism and this means so much to me and all her family.
5 Phillipa Oliver 7th Jun 2023
Simply cannot fault the service provided by Lee and staff. So kind, patient and caring. Together we arranged the perfect send off for my beloved Dad
5 John Hutton 2nd Jun 2023
Firstly may we say, whilst we have known of this company for many years - we had not previously used their services. From initial contact, we were very impressed by the professionalism shown by Lee. When you have lost a close relative, you require expert guidance - and this is precisely what we received.
Garton’s booked the crematorium according to our wishes, which was followed by a visit to their premises to discuss funeral arrangements in detail. Our minds were set at rest by Lee, and he made what could have been a difficult situation, easy to comprehend. Our wishes were achieved to the letter, and on the day of the funeral, Fraser was both accommodating, respectful and reassuring.
All went off smoothly, and we can’t give M Garton and Sons anything other than 10/10. Would highly recommend. John Maclean-Hutton.
5 Alison Brown 31st May 2023
Me and my family cannot thank Eric Walker Funeral Service (prop. M. Garton & Son Ltd) enough for what they have done and how they have helped us all the funeral was perfect from start to finish and there staff are absolutely so kind and caring
5 Joyce Morgan 19th May 2023
We are so pleased we chose Garton's Funeral Plan way before it was needed.
Lee and the team took all of the pressure and worry of what to do next at such a sad time.
I can't express our gratitude enough as nothing was too much trouble.
Five stars just isn't enough for the care we received
Joyce and Stephen Morgan
5 Katherine Pinnock 24th Apr 2023
Lee at Gartons organised my Dad’s funeral for us and we were so grateful to him for ensuring the planning and the event itself went smoothly. We didn’t have to worry about anything as Lee had it all in hand and was always there to answer any questions we had. We had actually used Gartons for my Mum’s funeral six years before and we were equally impressed then. Thank you Lee and all at Gartons for your care and support.
5 Susan Lord 5th Apr 2023
My husband was treated with the greatest respect by the team as were myself and my family. Nothing was too much trouble and they went the extra mile to make sure things went very smoothly. I will always appreciate their kindness and caring. Thank-you team Garton
5 Philip Jessop 3rd Feb 2023
The whole team at Gartons dealt with my father’s funeral with dignity and respect I would have no hesitation in recommending them
5 Liam Daly 3rd Jan 2023
Prior to my father's passing, I had been lucky enough to have no previous dealings with funeral directors, but Lee & the team at Gartons went above & beyond to make sure that everything was handled correctly & sensitively for our family.
As my father unfortunately passed away abroad, Gartons liaised with the insurance company to bring him back safely, and kept us updated of the progress every step of the way. It appeared that they took great care over his body whilst he was with them, and they catered for every request that we made, nothing seemed inconvenient for them. Lee was very professional & efficient throughout, and simplified everything for us so that it wasn't too overwhelming.
On behalf of the family, I would like to thank Lee, and everybody at Gartons, for their assistance, respectfulness & sincerity through this hardest of times.
I would recommend Gartons to anybody without hesitation.