We were able to make initial contact with the director even though it was a weekend. The service offered is complete in every detail and allows you to leave them to organise the coroners office, the hospital, the church and the crematoria. Just say what you want and Markham's will do it all for you - announcements in the paper, flowers, service sheets and of course cars and staff. Unreservedly recommended.
We cannot praise Andrew and Nikki highly enough for their kindness and compassion in the saddest of circumstances. From the moment we made the first phone call (on Sunday when everyone else seems to be closed) Andrew gently lead us through everything. His approach was perfect with help and guidance and a simple "leave it with me" message meaning that Markham's were on hand to relieve the pressure whenever needed. Our initial hesitation over the address on Google being "Unit 2" was quickly overcome as their location is a lovely converted barn, so don't be put off by this. We found Markham's because others had taken the time to leave reviews at a difficult time and we hope this will help someone else find Markham's too.
“I can’t thank Andy and Nikki enough for making a scary and unknown time so much easier, the compassion and support was incredible. The first moment we met we were put at ease and our wishes were always put first, being able to visit the chapel of rest at anytime night or day was such a comfort and always made to feel welcome by this truly wonderful couple. My husband’s funeral was beautiful, perfect in every way just like the beautiful man he was, everything we asked for was made possible by Andy and Nikki. I have never heard or know of a funeral directors being so passionate, the personal touch and friendly caring approach was outstanding and will never be forgotten, thank you again.”
Dear Andrew, Nikki and Team, We would like to thank you all for helping us through a difficult time in our life, Thank you for looking after both Dad and Mum. Thank you for guiding us, being kind, helpful, caring, professional and respectful and for going that extra mile. We really appreciate everything you have done for us.
Andy and Nikki were absolutely brilliant when it came to arranging my Dad's funeral. They couldn't do enough for us and we are so glad we came to you guys. Thank You So much.
A very big thank you to Andrew and Nikki Markham and their crew for giving my husband an amazing send off. My family is so grateful for the beautiful way you looked after us, we could not have been in safer hands. Your professionalism is outstanding, from the perfect planning and organisation before the funeral, including your hand carved sign to direct people to the church, to the slow walk in front of the hearse and respectful bow on the day. I felt your support all the way through and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You did us proud.
My husband passed away in May suddenly. Andrew and Nikki made the traumatic experience more bearable by being very understanding and caring. My husband had a bespoke coffin, and their professionalism and expertise in organising this shone through. My husband's funeral wishes were fulfilled and because of Andrew and Nikki he got the send off he wanted. I would recommend Markham's 1000 percent.
Thank you so much Andrew and Nikki.
"Andy and Nikki provided my family with so much comfort during a painful process. We knew we were in safe hands. They were attentive, gave sound advice, nothing was too much. I thoroughly recommend Markham Funeral Service to take care of your departed loved ones."
"Above and beyond!! We can't thank Nikki and Andy enough for all the help, love and support. This is so much more than a job to these wonderful people. Andy and the whole team were fantastic making my grandads funeral run smoothly. It was also clear to see that my grandad was so well looked after in Nikki and Andy's care. Day and night support. Nothing was to much trouble. Great service, Highly recommended. Thank you so much guys."
"Just like to say a big thank you to Andrew and Nikki for looking after mum ,you were always in contact with us and keeping us updated with things. I highly recommend you both your such a lovely and caring couple thank you once again."
Excellent service. My husband wanted to be buried where he grew up in Suffolk. My Surrey funeral directors could not arrange transport for his body to be taken so far away. Andrew offered to come and collect his body. The weather was atrocious and there was an accident on the motorway. He arrived about 9am and must have been travelling for about 3 hours. From then on, this family run concern did everything they could to guide and reassure. My family and I will be forever grateful to them. A very caring and highly professional company. I would recommend them 200 per cent.
From the moment that Nikki picked up the phone I knew that Markham's where the right choice to support my family when organising my Sister's funeral. Caring and compassionate, happy to accommodate each and every detail for the service and completely transparent on costs, Markham's felt like a breath of fresh air compared to the other companies i had contacted for quotes. I would recommend Andrew and Nikki in a heartbeat and i wish them all the best as their company grows and develops.
"The caring and helpful way my husband's funeral was planned was exceptional. Andrew and Nikki arranged everything we asked for and kept us informed throughout. They are a lovely professional couple and they certainly made our family glad we made them first choice. I would recommend their services. If ratings were 1-10 they are an 11. The comments afterwards were outstanding about how well organised it was from start to finish. It was a beautiful day. We as a family could never have imagined such a wonderful experience. Andrew, Nikki and the team made it so special. They truly go the extra mile and that is priceless. Thank you so very much xxxx"
"Andy and Nikki did a first class service for my father's funeral. The level of professionalism was second to none. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I thank them from the bottom of my heart for the level of service provided by them. From myself and my mother and my brothers I thank them whole heartedly for the service they provided. I would highly recommend them for any future services they can provide. Once again I thank them for the service they provided for us."
"Andy, Nikki and their team are, firstly, such lovely, kind people and secondly, extremely professional in what they do. When I visted my father in law in the Chapel of Rest Nikki and Andy were extremely compassionate and respectful. They have been happy to answer any questions I had and Andy told me that if my young children had any questions I couldn't answer he would be more than happy to help. Thank you all so much. Losing someone you love is the hardest thing you have to go through but Markham Funeral Services will help you through the complete process. Highly recommended."
"We cannot recommend Markham Funeral Service highly enough, from the 1st call we made to them. Andrew and Nikki made us feel like we had made the very best decision for our dear Mum and us as a family. The love and care they showed us and the love and care they gave to our dear mum has meant the world to us. Throughout this sad ordeal both Andrew and Nikki, have helped and guided us immensely, we would of been lost without them, and today we laid our mum to rest and it was perfect and so professionally undertaken and exactly what we wanted. We as a family cannot thank them enough. With such heartfelt thanks, Geoff and Katie."
"Andy is a lovely man who is very passionate about his job, it’s not just a job to Andy it’s his life. Amazing customer service, through the hard times markham funeral services helps it become a little easier."
"Above & Beyond, could not recommend any higher! Incredible, personal, genuinely kind people who truly care about what they do. 5* all the way!"
"Professional and caring, this lovely couple supported me so much when I lost my mum, they are 2 of the nicest people I know. I dont know how I would have got through it without them. There are funeral directors and then there's these two wonderful people. 5* service all the way. They are simply the best. Thank you for making a horrendous time in my life more bearable. xx"
"These guys are absolutely amazing! They go above and beyond to make everything perfect. The personal touches that they do is amazing! The love, care and support they give to not just your lost loved one but to the whole family! We cannot thank them enough for all that they done for us, we will never forget you both! Nikki and Andy you are amazing!" xx
"Thank You So Much. I’d just like to record my thanks to you and Nikki for your help, support, advice and wonderful service. From the moment we first met with you, through to the day of Dad's funeral and even beyond with support in sorting paperwork etc, Andy and the whole team were absolutely brilliant. From the start I knew my Dad was well looked after and couldn't of asked for more in such an awful time. You made my family feel at ease and really helping with the funeral arrangements etc. Thank you and would highly recommend."
"Myself and my family have personally experienced funerals done with both Andy & Nikki Markham. They both care so very very much about what you as a Family are going through and they personally make sure everything is perfect to make sure that the celebration of life/ funeral is perfect. The personal touches that they do are above and beyond what anyone could expect. The care they give is not just to the loved one you have lost but also to you, your family and friends. I personally will always be truly thankful for all support, advice, love, kindness that they showed us as a family. I have never known two people more passionate about their Jobs."
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