Belated message Words have failed me as to know how to express my most grateful thanks to Jem and Karen for their utter devotion, kindness, care and love, when my Husband passed away. I basically left them alone to sort things out for me, for organising the wonderful mode of transport for him, so very appropriate! No one could have done it better. It is all the other little touches that make them. ‘The best there is’ . Thank you both so very much.and for being our friends too. I will still wave when I meet you in the hearse as we always did!. love and kindest regards.
Mrs Daphne. J. Cooper
Jem,karen of Meads family funerals They done my dad proud,from arranging My late dads funeral to the day we put dad to rest every thing was done professionally And sympatheticly, on the day jem spoke on behalf of our family, and said some lovely words and poems, They just know how to give that personal touch. So many’s thanks From Brian,vic,cath,john
You made our loss more bearable Jem & Karen
Thank you doesn’t seem enough .. Our family cannot put into words the Kindness you’ve shown ..you made Our loss bearable
You are what you say you are family Funeral directors
You got to know our family from far & wide
You moved mountains for us …you took away the pressures of organising what we know was a wonderful send off for Les .. He deserved the best & he received the best from you & us
We never thought a funeral could be as special as you two made it … you worked hard … you listened .. & you made us smile through our tears … from each of us wife .. sons .. daughter family from Ireland & Australia & family friends
Thank you both so very much …
You deserve a million stars
Thank you Jem and Karen This year I experienced the worst day of my life when Rob, my husband of 55 years passed away. A much loved father, father-in-law and grandfather, my world was ending, then in came Jem and Karen of Mead Family Funerals, they treated us more like family than clients and got on with what they do best both professionally and with so much love and respect. Everyone that attended the funeral were full of praise and expressed it was the most beautiful funeral they’d attended. But it didn’t stop there, Jem and Karen carried on ensuring that they made life as easy for us as they possibly could. They are still there now for a hug and a chat whenever we need one. I can’t thank them enough for making Rob’s Funeral so special and for helping us through it ❤️
Veronica Phillips I
Thank you Jem and Karen, and all at Mead Family Funerals, gave us great support through the difficult time when we lost our mother in August. They guided us through the process and helped us through all the options available for her funeral, including recommending the minister to the lead service and organising the gathering that followed at The Fox & Hounds (which was excellent) ensuring a great send off for a wonderful woman. Their professional approach did not diminish the care and kindness, with a touch of humour, they showed which was exemplary and the family cannot thank them enough. We would recommend them to anyone needed their services.
Jem and Karen are truly amazing people We met Jem and Karen very unexpectedly not long after we lost our baby boy. It was like it was meant to be and we knew instantly they were the perfect people to look after our son. They gave us such a personal experience throughout the whole process. They made us feel so at ease and comfortable at such a difficult time. We cannot thank them enough for the support and love they showed us and the wonderful service they created for our baby boy. I would highly recommend Mead Family Funerals.
It’s been a year today since the service and we still keep in touch regularly. Thank you Jem and Karen, keep doing what you do, you truly are amazing people xx
Professional, caring family I can’t thank Jem and Karen enough for their wonderful support and kindness they showed us. Mum died in the hospice where she was a nurse for many years. Karen and Jem dealt with everything from arranging the service to recommending the local Fox and Hounds who also did us proud for the wake, guiding us through this difficult time. I truly felt like a member of the family. Thank you so much for making a difficult time easier to go through. You did us proud 🌟🌟
Supportive, professional and kind Jem and Karen were always on hand throughout the sudden and devastating death of my mum. Even when they were on holiday! Jem provided advice, reassurance, and a shoulder to cry on at a very difficult time.
A big thank you to Jem and Karen. I can’t thank you both enough.
My wife Karen sadly passed away in January 2022. I was devasted, tearful and unsure about the whole procedure of organising a funeral – my first time. Having known Jem and Karen Mead a little bit for some years through my small business I thought I’d break my family’s tradition of using the “usual” Swindon firm and instruct Mead Family Funerals. And I’m so very glad I did. Every step was explained in great detail, with compassion, understanding and injected with a little subtle humour too – which I found strangely pleasant. Nothing was left to chance – this business is as respectful – and above all, professional – as anyone could possibly expect. If I could give more than 5 stars I most certainly would. Fantastic people and fantastic service – when you’re at a point in life that all seems too awful for words, Jem, Karen and their team will look after you and help get you through it. I cannot recommend this business highly enough. Ten stars from me. Thank you so much, Mead Family Funerals – you made a very difficult time more bearable. Thank you.
Highly recommend Mead Family Funerals I recently lost both my mum and dad within 5 weeks of each other. Jem and Karen were absolutely amazing, so compassionate, caring and kind, nothing at all was too much trouble for them. Whenever I rang them they were cheerful, or if I popped into their offices I was always greeted with a hug and a smile. Mums funeral was beautiful and Mikayla, the celebrant, was amazing, so when I rang Jem on the Sunday morning to tell him that I would need his help again as my dad had unexpectedly passed away the night before he said I’ll be round in half an hour, and he was. Having to arrange 2 funerals within a month of each other is hard for anyone but I cannot fault the service I received from Jem and Karen, it was first class and personal and on the actual day we were not rushed at all. Jem and Karen made difficult times so much easier for me, and they actually became like friends. I would highly recommend Mead Family Funerals they certainly go above and beyond and I cannot thank them enough for everything they did to make both my mum and dads funerals run smoothly and for the kindness they showed not only to me but to my whole family as well. A massive thank you to both and to your whole team too.
Fantastic, professional, personal service from this small family business. Jem and Karen Mead helped me get through the worst few weeks of my life following the passing of my wife Karen, with compassion, kindness and above all professionalism – with a little humour too. Cannot recommend Mead Family Funerals Highly enough.
The services afforded to our family by Mead Family Funerals following the sad passing of my Father has been extremely professional. He had set up a funeral plan with Jem some time ago and from the very outset he was very friendly, courteous and helpful. The care, support and understanding he, Karen and the rest of the team provided was second to none. Jem ensured he was there for us 24/7 nothing was too much trouble and this helped us get through what has been a very difficult time. Every aspect of my Fathers funeral ( which took place over 2 days ) was undertaken to a very high standard, and with the upmost of care, dignity and respect. The team ensured that very single detail of the funeral went smoothly and as my Father had planned . The support and kindness shown to us throughout and amazing aftercare was also greatly appreciated by all the family. We highly recommend their services.
Highly recommend Mead family funeral had the highest of respect and dignity for a dear friend as well as ensuring the family were updated and delivered support every step of the way. Personalised with great attention to detail, top service given throughout.
When I recently lost my Mum, Jem and Karen of Mead Family Funerals were there for me and my family every step of the way . In fact they became one of my family during this time , helping and guiding us through the hard process of saying goodbye … without being intrusive in any way, they took away the worry and anxiety of making the funeral arrangements and gave my Mum and my family , care, kindness and respect and for that we will always be grateful. They do the little things that touch your heart . Mum joined my Dad with dignity and in peace..Thank you both so much.
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO MEAD FAMILY FUNERALS Organising a funeral for the first time is a daunting, if not terrifying prospect; i dialled the number for Mead Family Funerals with a shaking hand and had no idea what to expect or what to say or do. From the moment Karen picked up the phone, all my fears and worries disappeared. Warmth, kindness and compassion radiated down the phone and I knew that Nicola and I had chosen the right people to look after our beautiful mum. When we met Jem, his warmth, empathy and sense of humour simply reinforced our decision. He made the overwhelming task so easy; he listened to everything we wanted and when we were unsure, he offered gentle guidance. His professionalism, high standards, extensive knowledge and experience, gave us complete confidence that he and Karen would look after everything for us. On the day, Mum’s funeral was just perfect in every way. It was everything we wanted and more. Jem and Karen’s attention to detail is second to none and the hard work they put in to make the day personal, special and memorable is clear to see. At every stage, before, during and after the funeral, Jem and Karen have shown us and all our family, genuine care and kindness. They could not have looked after our mum better and we genuinely felt as if they treated us and our mum, like we were members of their very own family. We have recommended Mead Family Funerals to all our family and friends and when the time comes for us to say farewell to another loved one, we would never engage anyone else. Wroughton is very lucky to have this very special family business and two such lovely people who run it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ❤️
I have had the pleasure of working with Mead family funerals as an extetnal party and, lately, Jeremy took me around their establishment in Wroughton. I cannot over state how passionate the team are when it comes to providing a high class service jam packed with care and attention. Well done guys and it is always a pleasure to see you in action.
I am an independent, professional celebrant & I have recently been working alongside the wonderful Karen and Jem at Meads Family Funerals. They are so genuine, compassionate and so caring and they really DO go that extra mile. Celebrant Mikayla Kearns
Jem and Karen were amazing with my family for my dads funeral. Having knowing the couple before my dad became ill, I knew who I wanted to look after him once he’d passed. They were so supportive and helpful, had some lovely ideas for the service. I would highly recommend their services. Thank you for all you did for my dad
I cannot imagine how we would have coped with my husband’s funeral arrangements,without the help and compassion from mead funeral services. From arranging the funeral to the service then to taking us home it was so perfect.There dedication compassion and empathy were first class. We would recommend meads to anyone for funeral arrangements. Thank you
Always on hand to provide advice as well as a listening ear during recent troubling times. Affordable pricing options make the whole process alittle easier.
We cannot thank Mead Family Funerals enough for caring for our beloved Dad, Bill, so well & ensuring he had such a wonderful send off which he would have loved. Karen & Jem went above & beyond to meet our needs & more & right from the outset we knew we were all in such good hands. Karen & Jem you are both absolutely superb & we would recommend you to everyone & if we could would give you 10 stars! We will never forget our Dad’s day which you made very special for us. Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts 💕
Karen and Jerry and their team including the wonderful celebrant Mikayla made it a very special day at my husband’s funeral! Thank you for your professionalism and personal care!
Jem, TYVM for making a difficult day easier to bear. So appreciate how you and all your team helped make Mums send off in such difficult times, so special.
Thank-you for looking after all of us on the day.
Regards and best wishes Mark
My family and I would like to thank Karen and Jeremy for their kindness and support at this most difficult time. Would recommend.
I cannot thank Jerry and Karen enough for their kindness, care and support through such a difficult time for us.They went above and beyond to try and make our fathers funeral and service as lovely as it could be with the situation and guidelines we are facing.Everything we asked for was never a problem and would always find a way around it or a solution and in a professional manner.They really see the importance of losing a loved one and put that first before anything else. They truly live up to a family run business because of the care and compassion they show.Thank again Jerry and Karen.
On behalf of the family of Shirley A’Lee. We would all like to say thank you very much for the outstanding, compassionate and personal service that you have recently provided. The family wish to also thank you for all the support provided from the evening of the unfortunate passing to the final placing of Shirley into the grave in Plymouth. We appreciated the way that you were more like a family member than a funeral director during this stressful time. You even went above and beyond what was required by reading the eulogy and poems at the service, the girls would appreciate if you didn’t give up the day job!! Thank you so much from Teresa, Julie and family.
I cannot thank Jerry and Karen enough for their kindness, care and support through such a difficult time for us.
They went above and beyond to try and make our fathers funeral and service as lovely as it could be with the situation and guidelines we are facing.
Everything we asked for was never a problem and would always find a way around it or a solution and in a professional manner.
They really see the importance of losing a loved one and put that first before anything else. They truly live up to a family run business because of the care and compassion they show.
Thank again Jerry and Karen.
It’s never easy to accept the loss of a loved one, but the loss of your child is something no parent should have to endure. For us, our beautiful and much wanted and loved baby girl, fell asleep in my tummy with 53 days to go. To be faced with the task of planning her funeral was incredibly hard.Some basic searches on the internet about what happens when a baby is stillborn gave us two options, a hospital funeral, or one arranged by ourselves. Being local to the village and Mead Family Funerals having looked after other family members, there was only one option for us.From the first meeting with Jem and Karen, we were all allowed to grieve and talk and cry, and believe it or not laugh about various things, but the most consistent part of the meeting was about how special the funeral needed to be for our girl. We hadn’t been informed about the difference between cremation and burial and what remains would be left, so my initial plans for a cremation with Poppy’s ashes in glass was no longer possible. Our initial plans for Poppy to be cremated soon changed to a burial, at rest in her home village.For me, it was important that Poppy was laid to rest in 2017, having been conceived and born in the year, I couldn’t bear the thought of leaving it until after Christmas. Within minutes Jem and Karen were making this happen for us.The process for what was such a traumatic thing to do was made so much easier with having Jem and Karen show true compassion and care towards our girl, and us; Instant surrogate grandparents if you will.The family feel from Mead Family Funerals was the reason for choosing them to arrange Poppy’s funeral and without a doubt the right one.There was a way around everything to ensure our beautiful girl had a truly personal, loving and a service to make her proud when she watched from heaven.From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you x
A caring family firm where nothing is too much. They helped us through the hardest time in our lives. Highly recommend! Thank you
Can’t thank these guys enough following the death of my mother. Couldn’t have done it without them. Their personal, friendly family approach is second to none. Thanks again Jem & Karen xx
I lost my mum 2 years ago from pancreatic cancer and with me only being 22 at the time it was a very stressful and emotional time for me. Karen and Jeremy made me and my family as comfortable we could have been given the circumstances.
I personally am very grateful with the service and support and comfort that was shown to us during this painful time. Thank you Jem and Karen, keep doing the fantastic work you do. 💜
Caring professional service. Highly recommended .
Can’t thank Jeremy and Karen enough for all their help and support over the past weeks. They have gone above and beyond what was expected. I can highly recommend. Thank you.