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Testimonials

Testimonials

Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honoured to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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I want to commend Malachi Friedrichs who assisted me when my mother passed in August. Malachi was very helpful, patient, and respectful at all times. I wasn't remembering things very well right after Mom unexpectedly passed. I asked Malachi the same question more than once and he was always courteous and helpful. Malachi has made handling the details and process much, much easier for me.

Gail V Hourigan

September 14, 2020

Hi Aron and Pam. Thank you again for everything. It's fair to say that the last two weeks have been a couple of the toughest weeks of my life. You two have been awesome helping us get through it! Aron, being able to offer the 'one stop shop' with the church and catering, live streamed and all, was an absolute Godsend! Pam, you are so very comfortable to talk with. That first day sitting at Joan's and telling stories was the start of healing for me. It all came together so well yesterday. And thank you for the prayers. I wanted to share a tribute that was posted on dad's Facebook wall after the service yesterday.... ......It was with a really heavy heart that I attended the celebration of life today for my good friend, Douglas Stickney. Doug was a golf student of mine. Despite him having to wear braces on his calves and ankles to address his battle with muscular dystrophy, we made adjustments to conventional technique and he played some amazing golf - especially this past summer. Doug was a mentor to me with regard to construction projects. He spend at least a full week - every day - helping build my backyard storage shed and my indoor golf studio. I learned a ton from him and will always appreciate his friendly assistance. Doug loved to cook - just like I do. We shared many recipes over the years and both of us enjoyed seeing each other’s creations on Facebook. Doug was passionate about photography, fishing, hunting, hiking and just about everything else outdoors. Despite his braces - Doug hiked many miles in the local hills. I found his fortitude and strength to be incredibly inspiring. When Doug and I were hunting together recently - our one and only chance to get out - I greatly enjoyed the conversation while cruising around in the Suzuki. I was especially impressed with the stories of him and his incredible wife, Joan. Like me with Tracy, he found the perfect soul mate and it was so clear he loved her deeply. As I go through my 50th round of chemo this week (over 2 1/2 years) I’m well aware that none of us are immortal. As a result, we should all live our lives to the fullest, cherish the great people we meet along the way and do our best to be a positive influence in their lives. Doug embodied all of that. Although I wish I’d had more time with him, I feel good about the time we did get to spend together and I’m happy to hear I was a positive influence on him too. If you’ve got special people in your life that you sometimes feel you should contact more often - it’s always a good time to reach out. I know Joan is going to need support over the coming year. She’s a strong lady - but it has to be tough losing such a great man. To all of her friends that read this - let’s all keep her close, contact her regularly and spend time with her when we can. To the staff at Everden Rust and Willow Park Church - you put on the most amazing celebration of life I’ve ever attended. I heard the same sentiment from many others in the room. Thank you for helping Doug’s family through this tough time. Rest In Peace, my friend. I will miss you.

Gregory Stickney

December 30, 2019

When I was told m husband Terry Quinn was in palliative care I knew the end was near. I called Everdenrust and spoke with Aron. Aron was very helpful and for the very short time Terry and I had together I didn’t have to worry about his service. Aron had helped me put everything together. When Terry did pass on August 2, 2019, we had 72 hours together to say our goodbyes. We were together at his passing and Everdenrust did the rest. Aron looked after all the arrangements that we had discussed right down to doing the required paperwork leaving me free to have time for my grief. I thank Everdenrust and Aron for the dignify and confidence they gave me.

Darlene Quinn

August 10, 2019

Hello there. My name is Richard K Simpson. My father passed away on Feb 3 2019 . My sister Kelly and I were with him in the weeks leading up to his passing. He passed away quietly and with little pain. No one really knows what to do in these situations. There isn't any sort of training one can take to prepare for losing a close loved one. Upon his passing, Kelly and I were left numb and emotionally exhausted as well as being exceptionally sad. When we called your Kelowna office neither of us knew what to say or what to expect. Malachi answered our call and from word one immediately put us at ease. He was able to take us through the steps involved in a way that was gentle , compassionate and exceptionally professional. From the first call through to the delivery of our fathers remains, Malachi made us, and our father, feel important. The customer service we were given felt very personal and was well above and beyond the call. In an era of "press 4 for this" and " Press # for that" I can not stress enough the importance of authentic, human, compassionate customer relations. Thank you for your kindness, patience and extremely professional help. Richard and Kelly Simpson.

Richard K. Simpson

March 11, 2019

Jason, just wanted to say that we were in today and met with Malachi Friedrichs today and signed all the paperwork and forms. I just wanted to say that he is a very professional and pleasant man to work with and made everything easy and understandable. Highly recommend this young man

Dave & Joan MacMillan

March 11, 2019

At a vulnerable time, it was a relief to deal with Jason at Everden Rust. His professionalism, gentleness and empathy made the entire process so much more manageable. He listened well, and advised expertly, guiding our family’s decisions without pushing. As well, his accessibility from email to live conversations helped immensely as decisions needed to be made in a timely manner. Thank you so much, Jason! Thank you Everden Rust team! We highly recommend you.

Norm Grube

January 17, 2018

The sisters and brothers of the late Sandra McCarty want to thank you for the cremation of our sister and sending her remains in such a beautiful urn to us in Fredericton, NB. We had a beautiful funeral for Sandra in Fredericton on October 30. Thank you all again at The Everden Rust Funeral Services for your care and respect in handling Sandra's remains and shipping them to us. We love you guys at The Everden Rust Funeral Services in Kelowna. Judy Thomas and siblings

Judy Thomas

November 16, 2014

We deeply appreciate your sensitivity and help in all the necessary arrangements for our sister, and the professionalism with which it was all accomplished. Thank you from her sisters.

Leonard L. & Family

Our family wishes to thank you & your staff for the care and thoughtfulness with which you handled the burial of our Dad. All of the little extra's which you took care of were very much appreciated.

M.D. and Family

On behalf of our family, I thank you for the exceptional, professional services in the handling of our mother's funeral arrangements. We were very pleased with everything. The way mom looked in her rested state, preparations for the funeral and prayer services, the creation of the obituary and memorial card and all the other extras that were necessary. Your kindness and support was very much appreciated.

Katherine D.

I cannot express in words how helpful and caring the staff at your Funeral Home was to me and my family. Thank you and God bless you and your work.

Virginia Rae Q.

Thank you for making our pre-arrangements so easy. It's nice to know our son and daughter won't have to worry about a thing.

Mrs. J

We were nervous about making the cremation arrangements for dad. However after 5 minutes with you, we knew we had chosen the right place. There was no pressure at all and we felt like we were dealing with family. Thank you for being such nice people.

Sandy M. & Family

Thank you for being there for us on this journey in the final stage of life for our mother. We will be forever grateful for all you have done for us.

Hilda S. & Family

We really appreciated all your kind and proficient help at this time. The Aftercare program was such help and Kim so wonderful.

I.T. & Family

We gratefully extend our most heartfelt thanks for your genuine and caring service after the passing of our father. You made everything easy and straight forward & we so appreciated that you were there to handle all the details. Thank you again for all your kindness. With our Blessings Always.

T.Y. & Families

I just wanted to thank you for looking after dad's memorial service and cremation. We loved the facility and the way you treated us. The costs were actually less than what we were expecting.

Robert N.

Bill, on behalf of our family I would like to thank you so very much. With your kind words before hand at Hospice House, right thru Mom's passing you gave us great comfort. It truly takes a special person to do so and your certainly showed us this. Thank you sincerely.

A.

We are very grateful for the compassion that your family extended to our family. We feel that God has given you an assignment in life and the gifts and talents to accomplish it. You are very good at it.

D. & G.

My sister and I would like to thank you for your services & support during our loss of our mother. Mom passed away suddenly and the manner in which you assisted us & supported us, truly made this terrible time a little less stressful. We felt no pressure to do anything other than what Mom wanted. Your quick action made things run very smoothly. It was greatly appreciated.

The B. Family

Everden Rust Funeral Services & Crematorium
PHONE: (250) 860-6440 | FAX: (250) 860-6180
1910 Windsor Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5

Everden Rust Funeral Services & Crematorium
PHONE: (250) 493-4112 | FAX: (250) 493-4919
1130 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, BC V2A 3H2

Everden Rust Funeral Services & Crematorium
PHONE: (250) 768-8925 | FAX: (250) 707-5861
190-2300 Carrington Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2N6


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