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Dear John and Lynda,
We want you to know that our family is extremely grateful for the arrangements and service you did for our dear Uncle Bill. The word to describe you is "AMAZING". You both have wonderful people skills and go beyond the call of duty. We loved seeing John without his tie at the service and tucking Uncle Bill's jogging pants in with him. Bill would smile at that. That personal touch was truly heart warming. You both have the unique ability to make people relax and feel at ease at a very difficult time. I could see this back in June 1995, when you did the arrangements for our grandfather, Robert Shenfield. Your career choice was TRULY meant to be! You were also a well liked friend to Uncle Bill.
Dixie Lee Wickens
John Wickens
Ted Wickens
Christine Wickens Bruneau

Family of Bill Shenfield
July 11, 2023

John & Lynda,
I, and the family of the late Helen Bachlet would like to thank Cherished Memories Funeral Home for the wonderful attention and compassion you showed us.
Sincerest thanks!
Elizabeth Tannant & Family

Elizabeth Tannant
April 25, 2023

I have know John & Lynda as friends & professionals for several years. They are both truly genuine & compassionate! This creates a special feeling of empathy & comfort when going through some of the hardest decisions in your life.
They are respectful and offer many choices for your loved one.
We are so fortunate to have them as a part of our community. It really shows that what they do is more than just a job for them. They treat you're loved as their own.
They are helpful in the community, always going out of their way to be there for grieving family members & close friends. Or just a friendly hello & a quick chat.
There have been many funerals this past while and I am so grateful that John, Lynda and all their staff are waiting to greet you with a warm smile & a comforting hug.
Thank you for all you, so appreciate you & all your staff!!

Val Drader
March 15, 2023

Dear John, Linda & JJ,
Thank you for being there to help our family during this difficult time and for your caring messages.
Knowing that you would be looking after Gerry through his final journey in life was comforting.
I miss him immensely every day.

Gail Reeves & Family
March 9, 2023

Dear John, Lynda & JJ
Thank you for your very professional & yet compassionate funeral directions and guidance. Everything seemed so overwhelming to me during our visit with you. but .... when I was ready to address CPP and other financial /legal requests .... EVERYTHING was organized and laid out for me to "connect the dots". Such a relieft to be guided so well!
My family and I want you to know that we sincerely appreciate all that you did for us.
With respect & gratitude,

Barb Denoon
January 27, 2023

JJ & Fam -
We cannot begin to thank you enough for helping to get us through this difficult time. Not only were you attentive, kind & patient, but you went above & beyond to make us feel supported and taken care of. Your hard work, expertise and pure warmth was exactly what we needed; and you all delivered. We feel truly fortunate to have had your guidance and compassion. We are forever grateful. We hope one day we can repay you in some way.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Always - Val & Dustin

Val & Dustin
November 14, 2022

John, Lynda & Staff,
Thank you for your professionalism, attention to detail, but mostly your compassion that made dealing with the death of my mother so much easier. I always felt welcome and all my concerns were handled quickly and efficiently.
You two & your staff are a gift to Fernie and we are so lucky to have you leading us through difficult times. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Nellie Dunlap's family

Kathy Smith
October 4, 2022

Lynda & John
I'd recommend you both to everyone. You have hearts of gold.

Love Doug & Debbie
September 9, 2022

Thank you Lynda & John and staff for your special care of Janet. Your kindness and understanding overall is gratefully appreciated.

Wayne Gowanlock & the McLardy Families
September 6, 2022

Thank you so much for your caring & professional service you provided for mom.

The Endicott Family
August 22, 2022

John, Lynda & JJ
We Bell girls are so grateful for the love, kindness and care you offered us at such a difficult time. Thank you for your expertise in grief, for the best hugs ever, and for your gentle candor. Dad would've been honoured to know his well-attended Celebration of Life was in such wonderful hands.
Dar, Jesse & Jen

The Bell Family
July 21, 2022

Dear John & Lynda,
The family and I would personally like to thank-you for your professionalism during our recent death of Jack. We felt we had left him in loving & caring hands.
We appreciate your going above & beyond to make us feel comfortable. You two are awesome!
Thanks again!
Thank you for "Planting a Tree" in Jack's honour. What a beautiful tribute.

Sheila Buchanan, Shelley, Heather & Families
January 27, 2022

Dear John, Lynda & Jordan
Thank you for your services and guidance as we celebrated Mom's funeral mass. We were very pleased with everything that you did for us.

John, Ron & Families
October 20, 2021

Lynda and John
I just received and finished reading the Continuing Care Series Book One and I wanted to sincerely thank you. I believe it is your choice to freely give this publication out to your clients and I am grateful you chose to so do. Receiving the book today made me feel seen, heard and important. It reminded me that I am not lost amongst the chaos of grief. It was something to brighten my day and I appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness during this journey. You both continue to amaze me. Right after opening your mail, the grief counselling program called me to arrange my first appointment. It was a beautiful synchronicity.
You all feel like family to me and I am beyond blessed.

Krista Call
October 6, 2021

Dear John & Lynda
Thank you for all your help in the funeral for my sister Ruth Hingston. Your attention to every detail and helping me through it all was truly a great blessing. Thanks John for holding back the wind with a sheet of plywood while we had the service at the grave side. You went well beyond the call of duty. You two truly blessed me beyond words.
Thank you so much. Blessings and love.

Rev. Karen Middleton
September 28, 2021

Dearest Lynda, John & JJ
From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you for caring for our Donny. These circumstances are unbearable however you and your family were a light for us all. Thank you will never be enough for your love, support and service. Please carry it in your hearts our deepest love for all of you. We are forever grateful. Love always.

Krista, Lindsey & Colt
September 22, 2021

Thank you John. It was very nice to have someone like you to help make it easier.
Thanks for placing and cleaning up my grandparents headstones to.

August 27, 2021

Dear John and Linda
My dear friend Elaine sent me the grief books that you gave her for me. It was very thoughtful and generous gift that you gave for a complete stranger. I was having such a hard time and Elaine told me about the books she was getting from you and how much they helped her. Your kindness is appreciated. God bless you.

Margaret Hudson
August 20, 2021

Lynda, John & JJ
Thank you so much for all your help in arranging the touching service for my father, Ron. It was so reassuring to have someone local take care of all the arrangements. I cannot imagine how I could possibly have done this from so far away. Everything was beautifully done. The chapel was such a serine and beautiful place to hold the service. The officiant, Andrea Brennan, you organized was perfect for my father and arranging to have the Legion Honour Guard and the Last Post was so touching for my family. The live streaming of the service was greatly appreciated by my dad’s sister Ada and her family, who could not attend. The Seniors Center luncheon you organized was also a nice touch. It meant we could all socialize and reminisce about Ron. The interment you arranged later in the week was a heartfelt way for me and my family to begin our closure. Thank you so much for everything! I hope you enjoy the gift card.

Lori Harris & Family
August 16, 2021

John & Linda and J.J. did an out standing job making services possible during Covid-19. We were able to feel love and support from people could watch the funeral online and also posted the recorded service after. John and Linda and there son J.J. are genuine down to earth folks. We like there 24 hr answering service unlike other places that get you to leave a message on a machine. They have been our strength in our storm. Our family thanks you so much.

Chris and family
July 16, 2021

Bless you's Linda and John for helping us Kay's family through this journey of life. Thank you for your guidance and compassion. Blessings.

Debra, D'arcy & Bridgette & Family
July 7, 2021

Thank you John & Lynda for all you did for us. For your understanding patience and kindness. For your friendship over the years.

Gene, Vanessa, Tanya & families
July 5, 2021

Dear Cherished Memories,
Thank you for all that you do for this community. Even through a pandemic you have provided the love & compassion needed in the most difficult times. Please accept these small tokens as a thank you for all that you do on the front line.
With gratitude.

Tyler C.
April 9, 2021

Lynda, John, JJ
Our family can't thank you enough for your efforts and help. Everything you have done for us and continue to do are much more appreciated than words can describe. I wish I could truly convey my gratitude for your help, knowledge and sacrifices you have made for our family. You will always be in our hearts and we can not thank you enough. The experience and hospitality you gave us during our time of grieving is extraordinary, you not only opened my eyes to this experience but also our whole families eyes and for that we are forever grateful. I wish nothing but the best for you all and truly respect you all more than I can say. A thank you will never be enough but at a time like this I am forever grateful to have had you guys by our side to help guide us through this difficult journey.
From our family to yours.
Thank you Lynda
Thank you John
Thank you JJ

Brendan Shepherd
March 15, 2021

To the Gawryluks & JJ
Thank you for the beautiful service and making dad look so good.
Rose, Gino, & Sam

Mangone Family
February 25, 2021

John, Lynda & JJ
Thank you so much for the professionalism and kindness shown to our family when we needed you. David looked so peaceful the last time we saw him. It was great to hang out with him for a while at Cherished Memories.
David's funeral procession was impressive and the last pager call unforgettable - the message so moving that even John had a tear in his eye and had to turn away.

Sandra, Henry and Florence Barrett
January 6, 2021

I would like to convey my deepest gratitude to you on the expeditious completion of all the formalities with respect to the human remains of Dr. Muhammad Jhandir. Pakistan International Airlines has confirmed the Friday flight to Lahore, PK.
I wish you all the best. God bless you.

Dr. Muhammad Tariq
September 10, 2020

John and Lynda,
Just wanted to add my thanks for the way you handled the funeral and the family. You folks were so kind, considerate and accommodating which is a challenge with a pandemic going on.
Again, thank you

Wendy Etheridge
July 29, 2020

To John & Lynda
Thank you for being so accommodating and supportive during this difficult time.

The Czeh Family
June 16, 2020

John & Lynda
Words cannot express how grateful we are for the love and support you have us during this time. Knowing my daughter was well taken care of gave me great comfort. Ensuring everything was perfect for our family to say goodbye to her we will forever be grateful! Thank you so much!

Janel & Family
January 7, 2020

John & Lynda
Please know that your positive, professional, compassionate and cheerful manner left a huge imprint on our hearts. You truly went above & beyond & made what is a horrible time in our lives so much easier to bear. Even though Doug's death was expected & you think you're prepared, you're totally not when the time comes. Your web-site is amazing & really helped me "to get my ducks in a row". You are both extremely blessed to work in your profession & care for so many people's loved ones. What an amazing honor that must be! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Kathaleen Snider
December 3, 2019

Dear John & Lynda
Our family will be forever grateful for the care, compassion and professionalism you showed during a most difficult time.
With much appreciation,
The Rino Family

The Rino Family
August 10, 2019

I am sending you my sincere thanks for your professional support during my time of need. My family is very appreciative of your help.

Christine Laidlaw & Family
July 1, 2019

Lynda & John
Thank you both to help us make the arrangements for Dad. Your kindness and generosity was beautiful.
You have an exceptional "art" on being beautiful people.
The service was perfect.

Sharon, Bruce, Sandra & Families
May 31, 2019

Dear Lynda and John,
Thank you so very much for all you did to make our Moms service so special! Everything was perfect! You made our difficult situation into a loving tribute to our Mom with all your special touches and kind words and the presentation of everything, it helped to make it a bit easier. It was nice that my Mom knew you both and we loved the humour between my Mom and John also. We wouldn't of had anyone else do the service. You are both so caring and compassionate and are perfect at what you do. Family and friends said the service was beautiful and how you made them all feel so comfortable.
Thanks again for such a fantastic job!!! And helping us get through that day! We cannot thank yo enough and are so grateful for all you did & for how wonderful and helpful you were with us!

Cindy & Sen Petkau & Families
May 17, 2019

John & Lynda:
Thank-you for holding sacred space for this little town to grieve and remember its loved ones. Thank-you for being both strong & soft, practical & caring, all at once and while carrying your own grief too.
Love Gaetane

February 28, 2019

Dear John & Linda
It has been a little over a year since we lost our sister Norma and brother David. Please know we appreciate and thank you for all that you did for us and our familys during our dark time. My sister Norma always spoke very highly of you both.
Many thanks from the Sidoroff and Cummings familys

Donna Cummings
February 20, 2019

Thank you for your kindness & support in our time of grief. We appreciate everything you did for us and all the help you provided.
Best of wishes to you both for the future of your business!
Rick has made it home to Nova Scotia!
PS/ Everyone made it home safe & sound after 44 days!

Ray, Jeff, Chad & Jessica
September 25, 2018

John, Lynda & Staff
Thank you so much for your kindness & compassion.
Thank you also for your patience.
With gratitude

The Palmer Family
September 5, 2018

Thank you for all that you did for us. You were both so kind and helpful during one of the hardest time in our lives.

Wendy & family
July 25, 2018

Thanks so much for all your help! Our trip to Canada was made even more special because of the information & help we received from you. Thanks again & God Bless!

Rae Cooke & Beth Hendrix
June 1, 2018

Kind, genuine, compassionate, supportive, understanding. Simply put THE BEST! Your community is blessed to have 2 such wonderful people to care for their loved ones.

Robert & Family
May 17, 2018

Thank you really is not adequate to express how grateful my family is to you & Cherished Memories. Mom's service was put together in such a beautiful manner. Your professionalism was outstanding! We are indebted to you for your friendship and loving caring manner.

Thank you …..

Doug, Sharon, Bruce, Sandra & Families
March 11, 2018

Dear John & Linda:
I would like to take this time to thank you for all your help, the help you gave my family during a difficult time. Your job may seem so hard at times definitely not glamorous at all, but little do you know, you are all families first step to recovery. The love, and your kindness and understanding reaches the need, i know my family needed. Through you they have learned that death is not about dying, its about how you live your life. No regrets! Thank you for your kindness and for the job you choose to do. Very grateful.

John & Family
December 20, 2017

John & Lynda
Thank you for looking after all the steps in making mom's passing less stressful on us. We appreciate it more than words can say. Everything was done fast & professionally!

Jeanette & Family
October 19, 2017

Dear John & Linda,
You just need to know how incredible and amazing you both are at your profession! Our family told us how wonderful Cherished Memories was to deal with and you certainly lived up the their hype. The service you did for our aunt was handled with true care and compassion. It could not have been better! I hope your little community values how amazing you are. Certainly not the same in the city!

Harriet & Charles Newton, Calgary, AB
August 2, 2017

John, Lynda & Staff
Hey I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for taking my calls & my emails and being there from day one. I am so blessed to know you both.
I owe you lots of gratitude. Thanks for your strength.

Jeanne Kraps
April 9, 2017

John & Lynda Thank you so much for making this process easier than I thought it could be. And for making our whole family welcome.

Kada Kisch & Family
February 7, 2017

You guys truly make me feel at home and made everything comfortable. I will never forget the amazing treatment I received from both of you. You guys ROCK! Love Cateal

Cateal Watson
February 7, 2017

Lynda and John have a genuine respect and caring for the community they serve. They demonstrate that respect with unparalleled sincerity. They have a boundless capacity of caring for the bereaved. Lynda and John have an uncanny gift of being able to offer the precise attention necessary to comfort each of those they serve. We in Fernie are fortunate to have such dedicated compassionate people to care for us in our time of grief and subsequent transition into a new life. Thank, you Lynda and John for all you have done for me and others who require your services. With sincere gratitude, Stephanie Rogers December 2016

Stephanie Rogers
February 1, 2017

John, Linda & Staff
Thank you! for being there for myself and all my family over the years! You helped make my mom's transition softer and I Thank You!

November 30, 2016

I just wanted to take the time and Thank John and Lynda Gawryluk for the wonderful job they did with my mom Lucy Danylak's funeral. They are such amazing professional people. I Love them to pieces. When my mom passed away they were there right away helping my family through the rough time. They made the funeral planning so easy. It was a relief and a blessing that I was able to get through that rough time. I couldn't have done it without their help. They have so much compassion for their clients and they go out of their way to make sure you get everything you want. I have dealt with Cherished Memories for most of my family funerals and will continue dealing with them. John & Lynda you two are amazing people. We Love You Two.

Dawna McDowell
June 15, 2015

Randy and I wanted to thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, for all the kindness and compassion you showed after the loss of Molly. You helped us through a very difficult family situation, and your kind words and tactfulness will never be forgotten. Thank you so much for everything you do.

Randy and Valerie Kmiecik
June 15, 2015

Dear John & Lynda
Thank-you very much for your guidance, kind words & thoughtfulness. We appreciate everything you did for us while dealing with moms passing.

Lavonne, Cooper & Duane
April 12, 2014

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