What You Felt About Us

I knew from the start that I had picked the right Funeral Directors.

I got all the help I needed, and more. You are spot on with everything you did for me and my family.

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart

Jason Hewson

Dear Gary
On behalf of my family I would like to express our profound thanks for the manner in which you arranged the funeral of my late brother Michael Coleman.. On the Day of the funeral the attendants undertook everything with care and dignity. With grateful thanks for the professional manner in which the funeral was conducted, Your consideration and compassion and the little personal touches were truly appreciated
with much love
the family of Michael Coleman



Hi Julie,

I just wanted to pass on our thanks for everything you did for Kens service – it was a lovely service and I think has helped my family to feel that they have done their best for him; it was also really appreciated that you located where his fathers ashes were and we were able to scatter in the same area.

Thanks again,


John Best
Pipe Major at NELPB
Sentiments are a caring funeral directors who work with attention to detail. Many of the employees have much experience in this field. I have worked with them many times and found that their clients have been very pleased with their personal approach at a difficult time.


Dear Gary,
I would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to you and all the people at Sentiments for all your courtesy and kindness shown to myself and my family on our sad bereavement. You helped to mak the unbearable, bearable and I will never forget your great kindness and thoughtfulness in everything that you did for us.
Thank you, once again
Yours sincerely
Pam Pritchard


“You can’t improve on perfection, Thank you so much, you were all so kind and friendly, the way you dealt with everything. Which is what is needed at this very sad time in a persons & loved one’s life”

Mrs Amanda Kent
(for the late Doris Irene Binnie)



I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sentiments for the dignified and professional way the funeral was conducted, and a special thanks to Julie for her support and assistance throughout the process.

Jon Barratt-Hull


22-Jan-2015 by Janet Kurz

Second to none would recommend them to anyone do a brilliant job I can’t thank them enough for what they have done for members of my family my brother Steve Oswin and nephew Andrew Stones



I would like to say a big thank you to all concerned with the memorial service last Saturday. It was very memorable and very distinguished.

Mrs A D Spencer


Dear Simon and Sentiments

I really don’t know where to start because thank you just isn’t enough.

My darling Jim passed away 7-Oct-14 and from when you were contacted at 02:00am you did a first class job. You were understanding, patient and above all, very professional in what you do.

You rang the next morning at 10:00am just like you said you would and the first thing you asked was ‘how was I’ and that’s what was so comforting.

You arrived the day after and nothing was too much trouble, you listened to what we wanted but also wrote Jim’s wishes, which was very comforting.

When someone first passes away, you do not have a clue as to where to start, you put everything into place and that took so much pressure off a grieving family.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to see Jim in the chapel of rest but you were lovely and talked me through the heart rending process. I’m glad I got one last chance to say my goodbyes.

The dreaded Friday came, you were there, every step of the way, as sad as it was, you made our day so special and myself and my family will be forever grateful.

Thank you so much,

Love from Ann & Family (Barnard)


Dear Gary

On behalf of all the family I write to thank you, most sincerely for your outstanding, supportive and professional service for the funeral of the late Graham Markham.

You and the rest of your staff were extremeley supportive throughout the whole process and displayed great understanding, sympathy, empathy and professionalism.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Henry


If ever I was so lucky enough to win the lottery you would be my very first person to give money to. But then Sentiments would be a very sad place without you.

That would be no disrespect to Sentiments Funeral home because I could never express the gratitude to you and Sentiments. The service from start to finish and all the care taking care of my Bob was so wonderful. Everything I requested you to do for me Julie you did and in such a caring way. I will never forget it. All my Bob’s family in the U.S.A was so impressed with the service and they all passed wonderful comments on you walking in front of my Bob’s coffin. They said you walked with such dignity and respect, and how wonderful your attire looked on you. The same was also said in all my family here in the UK.

They said the whole of Sentiments did a wonderful job sending my wonderful Bob to heaven some people say angels are only in heaven. That is not true. They come in human form on this earth. I know because you are one of those angels, I thank God for sending you to me in my time of such need. Once again Julie thank you for making everything go to plan on Bob’s funeral. X

I will be forever grateful to you Julie

My angel, my friend


Jenny & Family


Dear Gary & staff

I would like to say a big thank you to you and your staff for the excellent service you provided to myself and my family in dealing with my late fathers funeral.

Once again thank you

Yours sincerely

G M Holmes Colin Avenue, Grimsby


Dear Steve

Thank you so much for your help and guidance for John’s funeral. Although obviously a very sad time for me and my family, we all thought the day went perfectly, thanks to you all at Sentiments.

Yours sincerely

Rita Platts


Amy Southerington
Just would like to say a big thank you, for all that you have done for my step dad Michael John (Mike) Hickson. I know if he was looking down he would have been please. You have been so helpful and once again would like to say thank you for all that you have done.


Keith & Sue Baldock-Grimes
On behalf of my family I should like to express our sincere thanks for your assistance in guiding us through this difficult time. Thankfully, bereavement is not something which happens often but this unfamiliarity can make the situation even harder to deal with. We are particularly grateful to Lee whose calm and professional approach helped us through the practicalities and allowed us to concentrate on the loss of our father. We felt confident and reassured that our father would be treated with respect and care and this was a huge comfort.
Once again we are extremely grateful for your help and would not hesitate to recommend your services.


Mr Malcolm Nutbrown
Just to say a big thank you to everyone for your care and understanding, and for looking after us on each and every visit we made to the funeral home after my husband Mally’s very sudden and sad death and even more so on the day of the funeral.

Special thanks to Gary for looking after us through-out with so much caring help and support, nothing was too much trouble for you. This is naturally a very sad time for anyone faced with a bereavement but it was made a little easier to bear with your help in dealing with everything for us. You are true professionals at your job.

Your motto is “Say goodbye the way you want to” this is so apt and so very true of Sentiments. It’s the little things that count so much as well, like Mally’s wedding ring given back to me in a proper ring box, and the memorial cards given to us, such lovely and touching thoughts for us to keep and treasure.
George, you have a business, staff and funeral home to be very proud of.
Many thanks again
Jo Nutbrown and Family


We would like to thank Gary for the way he looked after us all after the passing of John Limon, he made us feel Dad was in safe hands, we could not believe how good Dad looked and instead of tears at seeing him, it brought happiness as he looked so well after years of pain and suffering.
So thank you Gary from us all


To all at Sentiments
I would like to say a very big thank you to the most professional team at Sentiments Funeral Home. I could not have asked for a better service for my mother, Gary and the team were most empathetic and professional with the service that they provided.
They made the funeral a lot easier to cope with.
Once again a very big thank you.
Jess Wakefield


We have been associated with three Funerals over the past few years just like many other such people in the Grimsby area. But all our family have been truly impressed by your companies staff for there kind help, consideration and most of all “True Professionalism” during the sad loss of our “Dad”.You have a company to be very proud of, and of course supported by your excellent staff! Gary Walters is a true professional, and all the family wish to express our sincere thanks.Many people at the Funeral passed several very rewarding comments, not only for your own staff but also to Lee Grant who conducted the proceedings the way we all wanted.
Many thanks to you all.Kind Regards, Martin Graham & Family.


Very pleased with every aspect
Thank you so much for the excellent way you cared for the needs of our family at this sad time. We were very pleased with every aspect of the arrangements.
Thank you once again
Jo Nicholson


Professionalism and care
Just a quick thank you for your professionalism and care, shown to my family and I while helping sorting out the arrangements for my father’s funeral. I’m now back in Canada, and my sisters are keeping me up to date in pereperation of Fridays service.
Thanks again.
John Wiffin


In our hearts forever
On behalf of his mum Cheryl, we would like to thank Sentiments for making sure we were left with a picture of this cheeky chap embedded in our hearts forever.
Thanks to Lee Grant, who relaid all his many antics to all his carers. We would like to thank Bliss for the catering and taxiing, and all the many people who attended and offered us their support.
Marc’s nanna and grandad, B and K Boggis (Marc Smith)


Thank you
Thank you so much for such a wonderful website as it allowed us to contribute some memories of Kev.
With kind regards
Margaret & Kevin Joel
Dear mark and staff,
i was really dreading friday but i cannot believe how much better it made me feel.it was everything that dave deserved.the day was perfect all who attended are still talking about it.he would of been so proud.your care and thoughtfullness was not just a job you do it was genuine.i can not thank you enough for the perfect day.
love brenda


Excellent Service
To Gary and everyone at Sentiments, thank you so much for your excellent service.
Margaret, Mark & Colleen Collins


Thank you
I cannot thank you enough for how every little detail was handled and that it was ensured that what was provided was what I wanted and not as I have experienced before, what the funeral director wanted me to have.

I would certainly recommend you to anyone who has lost a loved one. Just knowing you were there at the end of a phone and that you would really listen to whatever concerns or queries I might have and try to resolve them for me, made it so much easier for me to cope.

Please accept my grateful thanks for providing an exceptionally good service which you should be very proud of.

Yours sincerely
Heather Blair
Ajax Close


Dear Sir/Madam
My name is Karl Mawson and I would like to say thank you for what you done for my grandfather Mr Harold Leak.
On behalf of the family I would like to say again thank you for everything what you did for the funeral.
Thank you
Karl Mawson


Thank You
Gary & the team
You guys did the “perfect job” respectful all the way.
The day went perfectly and we did Dad proud, I know.
Thank you very much
Kind regards
Carol, Maretta and Richard Garner


Above the call of duty
I wondered if I could thank Sentiments Funeral Directors.
My nanna passed away suddenly and Sentiments have dealt with the appropriate funeral arrangements. At a time of grief and loss, Sentiments has given utmost empathy, compassion, consideration and courtesy.

Nothing has been too much trouble. They have given constant kindness to my family, always been at the end of the phone to help my mum and dad in arrangements, and have gone above the call of duty.

My family cannot give enough thanks for their kindness and dignity shown to my nanna, Isabel Mallett.

Their support is beyond recognition and has truly helped in the loss of our loved one.
Particular thanks to Lee, who has been there for us all.
Joanne Robbins
Lawson Avenue


Top care at a bad time
Please may we, through your website, express our gratitiude to Mark Richards and the team at Sentiments Independent Funeral Home.

We had the unfortunate tragedy of losing both our Mum and Dad within five weeks of each other last summer.

Sentiments gave us an impeccable service and kept us informed in a most compassionate way of all proceedings.

They guided us professionally and with great consideration. Our dealings with them have now come to an end as the final procedure has been completed, which was the placing of the headstone.

We couldn’t have asked for a better service. Thank you.

Paul & Iris Tuplin, Billy & Marie Tuplin, Charlie & Anne Tuplin, Kath & Dave Baker, Teresa & Ron Streeter, Glynnis & Scott Brewer, the grandchildren and families.


Could I say a big thank you to George and all the staff at Sentiments for their invitation to yet another lovely memorial service at St Hugh’s Church.
It was good to hear the lovely vioces of the humber Belles and Father Terry conducted a very moving service, and the buffet afterwards was as big as ever. It was much appreciated.
Hope everyone involved had a very happy christmas and all the best for the New Year.
Mrs Bannister
Pelham Road


Thank You
I would like to thank you for your friendly and proffessional service. Please thank all of the efficient staff at Sentiments for their kind help and support.
Kind regards
Kevin & David Burton


A big Thank You
Just a short note to say a big thank you to all the people of Sentiments for the work that was done at my mother-in-laws funeral on the 10th November 2008, it was very very nice and the staff was very smart indeed. I do think you are spot on. I had you for my husband when he passed away last year that was the 2nd July 2007. I had Mark he was very good too. I had the black horses they were very nice.

Well thank you very much indeed for everything and I wish you all the best.
Yours truly
B Richman (Mrs)
Adelphi Drive


So very understanding

May I please, through your website, thank most sincerely from the bottom of my heart, Sentiments Funeral Home.
I recently and very suddenly lost my beautiful grandson, Kain at the age of just four years old.
The kindness and compassion you showed to us and the attention to every little request we made and the thoughtfulness throughout, was absolutely second to none.
A particular big thank you goes to Mark, who attended our needs with so much attention to detail.
Mark and all the associates of Sentiments, were truly professional, but at the same time so very understanding.
Mrs Janet Cain
Clerke Street, Cleethorpes


Dear Julie
I have written to “Sentiments” expressing our thanks for the funeral arrangements and service for Dad.
This short note is by way of a seperate and special thanks to you personally.
Thank you for your guidance and attention to detail including your personal and very smart appearance.
Dad would have been proud of you!
Thank you and best wishes
Barry, Rodney & Philip


Many Thanks
George I would like to say many thanks from us all for all you have done over the past week or so. Everything went perfectly and I will write to Reverend Akins in due course to thank her again.
Yours faithfully
D & B Garrod
Station Avenue
New Waltham


Thank you for all your support and kindness
George, first and foremost to you, and the remainder of your colleagues, thank you for all your support and kindness during this traumatic time of our lives with the passing away of my dad, Les Pollard.

Your supportive manner to my mother during the initial stages of your visit just set the standard throughout. Your choice of the Reverend and Monica for the flowers was spot on. Please pass on my thanks to them. However, it was how you supported my mum after the funeral which will stay with me for a long while to come. You provided guidance and strength when she needed it the most. Again thank you for that.

On behalf of my dad, you all did him justice in his final days, he was a proud man, and you treated him so. He looked superb, again thank you.

If it wouldn’t be to much of an imposition, would it be possible to pop into Sentiments when we next visit Grimsby to say hello?

We both look forward to meeting you again in better circumstances this time.
Yours sincerely
Mr & Mrs K.L Pollard
Yew Tree Close, Lordswood, Chatham. Kent


Helpful and supportive
Recently, my husband’s cousin’s husband died and, as we had used Sentiments Funeral Home on a previous occasion, we decided to use them again as they were so helpful and supportive the last time.
Once more, the help we had from them was so special I felt I must write to commend them, especially Gary Walters who went beyond just helpful, and was so caring towards the bereaved widow and ourselves.
If anyone needs to use a funeral service we suggest they contact Sentiments who will provide for all their needs.

Jean and Gordon Needham.


Mr Ray Spencer

To all at Sentiments
I dont think it’s ever to late to say thank you so very much for taking care of my beloved Ray, also for looking after myself and my family on our heartbreaking sad day. You where all so very caring.

This website that you have – has helped me, as i still miss my beloved Ray very much. I have just become a great-nana and Ray would have been so proud to be a great-grandad. Thank you once again for being the caring people that you are.

Audrey Spencer (Mrs)
Children:- Paul, Linda and Jacky
Grandchildren:- Paula, Antony, Nicola, James, Darren and Andrew
Great grandaughter:- Olivia


Turgoose & Family
I would like to say thank you to you for your kindness and care you gave to Shelly while she was in your care, and the way you have been with the family when they have been to visit her, and helping us deal with the day of Shelly’s funeral. You gave the day great dignity. Along with wonderful and friends support, the day was a sad day but a beautiful day that Chris wanted for her.

A special thank you to Julie for her kindness, she was a great support to Chris and myself when we came to plan the funeral with you. Thank you does not seem to be enough but I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Maureen Turgoose


Harriet Rutherford

Lee and Staff

Your slogan says, “say goodbye the way you want to” – thanks to you and the staff at Sentiments we did… perfectly! We will always be grateful for your kind attention to every detail in order to make Harriet’s wishes a memorable reality. Joan’s delivery of the “service” was simply brilliant.

Weeks on, and we still have not stopped talking about the quality of both Sentiments and Joan.

Many, many thanks

Doug, June and Imogen Rutherford.


Taylor and Family

To Gary and staff

You all did an excellent job, and have made me and my family proud how professionally you dealt with everything on the day. I made the right choice when I placed my Mum in your caring arms, and I thank you for taking good care of Mum in my time of need.

From Michelle Taylor and Family.


Hillam and Family

To Gary and all at Sentiments

Thank you for your care of Andrew throughout, and your welcoming of family and friends to visit Andrew. We like the respectful way you walked from the funeral home to the corner of Littlefield Lane and then again on entry to Crematorium gates. Little things of respect mean a lot.

Once again, a big thank you!

Yours sincerely

Keith, Bob, Anna, Paul and Julie Hillam


Shaw and Family

Dear Julie and all the staff

I know I am a bit late in sending my thanks to you all for the wonderful kindness that was shown regarding the celebration of my Mum’s life. You all looked so smart (just like Mum would have wanted). Thank you to the gentlemen that dealt with us on the morning when mum passed away, and Julie for her care and sense of humour that helped me throughout this sad time.

Best regards to you all

Ann Shaw x


Mrs Alma Johnson

To Lee and colleagues

Thank you so much for arranging our Mum’s funeral in such a caring and dignified manner. Please also thank the beautician for us who made her look so lovely when we came to visit. At such a sad time you were there for us, and helped us through. The funeral service itself was very comforting.

Thanks again for your kindness, care and support.

Cheryl, Bev and Family.


Baby Logan Spencer

To Mark and all your colleagues

My family and I would like to say a big thank you for all your support and thoughtfulness in our grief from the loss of our beautiful baby boy Logan Thor. You made the saddest day very special and it will always stay in our hearts.

Many Thanks
Disa and Dean Spencer


Mr Thomas Isherwood

Thank you for taking care of our dear late brother. Sincere appreciation is what we are sending you, you are very kind, we are e-mailing you our grateful thanks. The care and attention you gave to our family was the best.

Thank you again.
The Isherwood Family


Mr Garth Ernest Johnson

To Lee and colleagues

A very big thank you for your kindness & care shown on the death of my husband. Everything I asked for on the day was perfect due to the professional way you handled it.

Thank you so much
Mary Johnson & Family


Mr Jack Haywood

All at Sentiments

A very special thank you to you all for your professionalism and care shown while taking care of Dad while he was with you. Also the kindness and consideration shown during his funeral. Thank you all so much
Lynn, Kevin, Jamie, Jason, Jordan, Stacey, Dave, Dion & Elise (Gray) also Pauline & Susan Haywood


Mr Thomas Michael Lynch

Many thanks for such a thoughtful and dignified experience. Everything that you have done in such a thoughtful way, is appreciated so much more than these words can say. No wonder that a word of thanks is sent to you today.

Kind regards
Monica Lynch and family xxx


Mr Alexander Alfred Patterson

The words may be small but the Sentiment is huge. Thank you for a caring, respectful and professional job carried out by all at Sentiments. It made a tough day easier to bear.

P.A Patterson & Family


St Andrews Church

Dear George

I am writing on behalf of St Andrews Church, Grimsby and congregation to thank you very much for your generous gift towards the cost of re-decorating the church. I can assure you it is very much appreciated and will be put to good use. Thank you again.
All good wishes
Mary Rhodes
Secretary St Andrews P.C.C


Mr John Denis Gall

May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your kindness and consideration shown during this very upsetting time. The service was very sympathetic to my husband’s life and both Olga and Gary were very caring in all that they did for us and it was much appreciated by myself and my son Jonathan.

Many thanks
Mrs Evelyn Gall


Trooper Kristen James Turton

We would like to thank all the staff at Sentiments Independent Funeral Home for their kindness, support and understanding.

Jenny & Alan Turton

“Say goodbye the way you want to”