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  • Good morning Tony I just wanted to say "thank-you" for all that you did for the Bellaire family. I feel that everything went perfectly for our Mom, I do believe we couldn't have given her a better send off. It was beautiful from beginning to end. Sincerely, Mary-Ann Tracey
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    Rita Bellaire , November 27, 2015

  • Your staff is very caring and your should be very proud of their service. We will never forget everything that you did for us. Thank you again. Mary Ann Robinson
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    Family of Eileen Hodgins , November 05, 2015

  • Dear Anne, Tony and staff...Thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring so deeply. Everything was so beautiful. Lily Daniher and family
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    The family of Patricia Daniher , April 02, 2014

  • Dear Tony & staff...Please accept our sincere thanks for your very kind tribute to our mother Joyce Findlay. The funeral was arranged with kindness, compassion and attention to every detail. You Tony are definitely in the right field. God has given you a special gift to help people during the hardest time in their lives - Thanks Jim and Sue Findlay
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    The family of Mrs. Findlay , April 02, 2014

  • Tony & your amazing Staff...for all you personal touches, your kindness and understanding shown, we are very grateful. Thank you.
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    The family of Betty Gagnier , April 02, 2014

  • Thank you so much for a lovely funeral for our Dad. It was exactly what we wanted. Your staff are always so nice & helpful. The music was perfect. Thanks again.
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    The family of Steve McMurren , October 16, 2013

  • Our deepest gratitude to Tony & Jennifer de Ryk, and the staff of Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. in Essex. Your personal care and professionalism was such a comfort to us during this difficult time and we are so happy we entrusted this final tribute to our wife and mother to you. Our deepest thanks, Bob & Jodi
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    The family of Fille Myers , July 21, 2013

  • Tony and staff, thank you for making the arrangements for my husband as painless as possible. Nothing extra was pushed on us. Everything we wanted for Patrick was done as we wished, very professional, many of our friends and family expressed how nicely things were done. We felt it truly was a celebration of Patrick's life. Thank you for the lovely keepsakes. Thank You Julie - Chatham, Ontario
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    The O'Rourke Family , May 07, 2013

  • Just wanted to say thank you to all of you. I have never had anyone really close to me pass away before and was not sure what to expect. Tony, you and your staff could not have been more helpful. You made a very hard time alright. Thanks again.
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    Family of Ruby McMurren , March 25, 2013

  • Just a short note to express our gratitude for you support and compassion during this difficult time. The thoughtfullness and professionalism of all your staff was greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Tony for fulfilling our rather "unique" final request. Bob Myers and family P.S. Special, special thanks for delivering the very heavy stone bench.
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    The Miller/Myers family , February 19, 2013

  • Tony, we would like to thank you and your staff for taking care of our parents funerals so perfectly. All of you were there for us in our time of need and made a difficult situation much easier to handle. We can't say enough good things about the amount of times you and your staff went out of the way for us, the thoughtful keepsakes, and the overall experiences at Kennedy Funeral Home. Extra thanks for the patient transfer of William.
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    The Alexander Family , August 16, 2012

  • Dear Tony & Staff, Thank you very much for the excellent service that you provided in arranging and carrying out our brother's funeral arrangements. We are very pleased with your expert advice, the pleasant and comforting support of your staff and the efficiency with which you handled even the finest details. All of these services helped to make a very difficult time somewhat easier to cope with. We are very grateful for all of the extra 'touches' that you added to make Phil's send off a very special one. Giving Phil one last trip to 'his corner' with everyone gathering to form an honour guard was a very special tribute to Phil and one we will always remember. The plaques with his thumbprint and the beautiful sign in record book are just a couple of ways that you showed respect to Phil, and provided us with keepsakes that we will always treasure. Thank you Tony for your kindness and consideration. We greatly appreciated all of your efforst. Sincerely Jim & RenĂ©e Little and family
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    The Little Family , August 16, 2012

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