Hi Neal, now we have settled back to normality in miserable ol blighty, I’d like to sincerely thank you for everything you done, you helped us in more ways than we could have ever imagined. When we were driving over from the uk after the sudden death of my father in law all we could think about was, how on earth are we going to deal with a funeral in a country that we don’t speak the lingo, will we need to go to the courts and police? The stress was extremely high. It was all a very scary thought. We got your number from the Internet and checked you out on the embassy website, we called you and within 2 minutes of that call, every single bit of fear and worry just lifted from us.
You went above and beyond, you dealt with the courts, police, coroner. You made what started off a terrible experience into a totally stress free experience. You and your team are amazing.
Thank you so much x
While we respect the identities of the families, these are some comments following our services
“The service I received when my husband died was excellant from informing you of his death to collecting the ashes and death certificates I would highly recommend you. Thank you again.”
Neal and his team are amazing, I can’t recommend them enough from the very 1st step and through to the end and then, even more….always there to listen, advise and help you through one of the hardest times in your life. The compassion and charisma this man has will help you through one of life’s most devastating times. Neal truly is one of a kind and I can’t thank him and his team enough for all they have done to help me and my family through our tragedy. Keep up the good work, you guys are simply amazing! I don’t think I could be where I am today if I didn’t have your help, guidance and on- going support. I honestly can’t thank you enough. Thank you, sometimes words are just not enough.
Fantastic service and compassion x
Neal’s team are amazing!
He himself goes out of his way to make everything so easy! From the first step to the last! And then still more ! At the end of the phone to listen, advise , and to just be there ! I could write so much more but words would not be enough! Thank you Neal for everything you did and are doing!
I just want to thank Neal and his team for making the whole process easy and straight forward, in a very difficult time he took control, sorted everything out efficiently and with great care and compassion, I cannot recommend this company enough, Thank you so much.
Neal has been absolutely wonderful after the passing of my step father. He was extremely professional and sensitive during a very difficult time for the family. With his help he made the planning of the funeral seamless. I can not recommend his services enough.
Thank you for everything yesterday.
Everything was just perfect.
I would recommend everybody in the south of Spain to use your services when they are in need of something good in those bad times and don’t need to bother themselves with things except for their loved ones. Neal is a very pleasant man to have around during those difficult days and he just arranges everything. Well done and again many thanks.
“Thank you for all your help while we were in Spain. You made it so much easier for us. You really are a big star.”
“Just wanted to say thanks again for all you have done to give my Mum a well deserving send off.”
“Many thanks for all your help before, during and after Dad’s funeral. We really appreciate everything you did for us. Best wishes.”
“Thank you for making the final goodbye of my mother a lovely and special day. Can you when you have time forward me all that was said at Mums service. You made it a lovely and special memory. Thank you.”
“After looking at your website, do you have anywhere where you can put testimonials, as you made what was a very difficult situation into something trouble-free and, (I know this is beginning to sound strange), an enjoyable experience. If you do plan on having somewhere on your website for this, let me know and I will be happy to send you feedback.”
“Thank you so much for your help this morning. I don’t think that I would have managed without you; you made the whole horrible process go smoothly and you were so kind. It has been bad enough ‘phoning all the necessary friends and relations. Thank you again. Regards.”
Those who have lived in Spain for any amount of time, or read the papers know that corruption and “black money” is a regrettable part of the “old school” culture however few realise how even now it can affect them directly, especially when they can be at their lowest ebb. For those unaware of the systems it can. Upon the death of any person, whether it be in a hospital or at home, it is common for the family to fall victim.
Any funeral director who is not invited directly by the family does not find out by chance. Usually the “lead” has come from someone involved at the time of death, who has in turn phoned a friend. The reward for such behaviour is usually in the region of 500€, and the money is incorporated into the family`s bill.
Funeral Care Spain unfortunately sees this on a regular basis. In one recent loss the widower was contacted 14 times in 24hrs by various parties scouting for business, some even arriving at his home.
As established English funeral directors, Funeral Care Spain try to raise awareness of these and other tactics that are used on vulnerable and distressed people in their time of need. There trained staff give clear advice and pricing to anyone who requires with no obligation.
A standard funeral and cremation service in Spain should cost an average of 3200€, and the full costing should be itemised in advance. Repatriation to the UK for example will cost around 4500€ with an expected cost in the home country raising the total bill to around 6000€
Funerals are no-one´s favourite topic; however with clear knowledge, anyone who finds in a situation such as this can be prepared.
Funeral Care Spain can give no-obligation advice and quotations in any circumstance, in any part of Spain or its islands. Our staff speak your language, and realise the importance that a dignified, caring service plays in the grieving process.