Beltinge and District Funeral Service Ltd


Dear All,

Thank you so much for the help given and the splendid organisation for Bill’s ceremony. It was exactly as he would have wished. With thanks from Sheila, Lisa and Andrew

To John, Amanda & Matthew

Thank you so much for all the care and attention you gave to me, my family and especially my Dad, G, you made a very sad time that little bit more bearable. Also thank you for the trip in the car for our family friend.

To Beltinge & District Funeral Services

I would like to thank you for arranging the funeral services for Liz. You made a very difficult time a lot easier with the thoughtful and caring way you managed everything. The respect and professionalism clearly just goes to show that you set high standards and you keep to them. Everything ran beautifully on the day and everything was arranged exactly as we agreed – with a sense of respect and decorum. Thank you all once again for ensuring a smooth and dignified service for all. Much love Chris,Jack and family.

Dear John & Staff

Thank you very much for all your help and professional services in escorting my darling Mum on her last journey. It was comforting to know you had met my Mum and it was her wish for you and your staff to look after and take her on her last journey. I thank you for doing that with complete care & compassion. With grateful thanks from M.I.S. and her family E,J,K,D and great grandchildren

Thank you for the caring and very professional way you all conducted the funeral of my Mum,T, you did her proud. Thank you all once again T’s Family, V&K

To John & Crew

Thank you so much for all you did for us, you made it so much easier than I expected. P,J & D

With heartfelt thanks for your empathy and support at my Husband, D’s, funeral. With kind regards, the H family

To Amanda, Matthew, John & all of your team

Thank you so much for looking after our Mum/Nan, and your very supportive service. Best wishes D, L & E

John, What can I say?

You have been the kindest, most helpful undertaker during a truly sad and difficult time. You also have such a respectful nature and I could not have wished for someone else to fill your role. Your “Boys” on the day of the funeral were amazing and everything was what we would have wished for our Dad. Thank you for making us feel supported and looked after. Have our best wishes and thanks for taking care of Dad.

M, S & E

“To Amanda, Matthew & John and all at Beltinge & District Funeral Service

Thank you very much for all the care you took regarding the arrangement and service for our Brother S . You made a difficult time easier to bear.

Kind regards

The Family of S

Dear John

We would like to thank you ever so much for the funeral and service you did for our Father. We were very pleased indeed with the service you did for us too. It was very professional and was all that we wished for, for our G.

Best regards

B & J


For all your kindness over these past years, I appreciate all your help in organising the funerals of all our ladies and for your great thoughtfulness in arranging the appointments with the Registrar. Many thanks to the members of your staff who are always so courteous and kind.”

Yours gratefully

Sister B B

“Our Son, who was a Farrier by trade, was sadly taken from us at the age of 31. Having been badly let down by another local Funeral Director, we were recommended to contact John at Beltinge & District Funeral Service. Our every wish was catered for including having a magnificent carriage pulled by a team of six black horses. Nothing was too much trouble for John & his team. They went that extra mile to ensure that, although a very sad occasion, this was a spectacular send off that our special Son deserved. We would like to say thank you so much for your care of Kevin, a very professional service and your attention to detail was second to none. We highly recommend this company, they won’t let you down.”

Kevin & Ann Howes & Family, Herne Bay

“To John and Team, thank you so much for all you did to make what was a very sad day for all the family into what we all hoped for, which was a celebration of D’s life. You all played your part in this by your professionalism and your kindness.

Thanks again from the O Family”


Dear Amanda and everyone at Beltinge & District Funeral Service Ltd,

With love and thanks for supporting us through the loss of our lovely Dad and for looking after him in your care.

We wanted to extend special thanks to the team and pall bearers on the day. We didn’t get to say it on the day but you made an unbearable day so much easier with your professionalism and care.

Best wishes

The “K” Family

“My Father had been so impressed by the funeral you arranged for his Grandson the previous year he had insisted that when his time came that we would engage your services. Once again you helped us through a very difficult and sad time by quickly having everything in place.

We are so glad that we had the horse drawn funeral to carry our Dad to his resting place and you accommodated all our requests especially for him. It was not only a dignified and fitting way for this elderly gent to travel it was majestic and we felt that there was nothing that could have been done to honour and celebrate his 83 years. Thank you so much.”

Jennie Lee, Strood

“There are not enough words enough to thank you for everything that you have done for Shirley and the family at this difficult time. You and your staff have been wonderful. The funeral service was exactly what Dad would have wanted – just the right amount of ‘ceremony’ mixed with the humour and fun that was so much a part of his life. Your support of Shirley in the time before the day was very much appreciated and we are all so very grateful. You made the whole journey leading up to the funeral so much easier to navigate – I think we would have been lost without you. I cannot thank you enough for organising the newspaper reporter to come and see us. Front page news was so much more than we were expecting! The sense of occasion you and your staff brought to the funeral was truly magnificent. I will never forget the day and felt so proud to be Richard’s Daughter; He was a larger than life character and leaves a big hole in all our lives. He may be gone but will never be forgotten.”

D. Warren, Dorking, Surrey

“Beltinge Funeral Services guided our family through the process of arranging a funeral with sensitivity and kindness. John Wells helped us with all the administrative tasks from form filling to arranging the church for the service and help finding a venue for a funeral tea. I have never had a death of someone so close in my family before my Father passed away and his reassurance helped us all to cope at a really sad time. I also lost my Sister who lived abroad and my Brother in difficult circumstances. Once again John Wells and his team were experienced enough to deal with all the problems encounter. I have no hesitation in recommending this professional efficient cost effective service and supportive staff.”

Amelia Bannock, Whitstable

“I would like to thank you for your patience and kindness you have shown to our family. You were very friendly & worked in a professional manor, helping us through this difficult time. Your help and understanding was of great comfort and I could not have asked for a better send off for my Mum Joyce. Especially knowing she was in your capable hands. Although we are located some 56 miles from your office and to which the funeral was held, you handled us and our Mum with great care and diligence and went beyond all expectations. We are eternally grateful for your professional approach and helping hand making a really tough time more bearable.”

Jean Jeffrey, Orpington

“We would like to say a big thank you to you all at Beltinge & District Funeral Service, who made Eric’s goodbye so special & so beautifully organised. It was carried out with dignity and respect.”

P. Would, Herne Bay

“Thank you so much for all you did to make what was a very sad day for all the family, into what we all hope for, which was a celebration of Doll’s life. You all played your part in this by your professionalism and your kindness. Thanks again from all the Oliver family.”

Carol Bowman, Herne Bay

“Thank you very much for your hard work and organization and your professionalism shone through – arranging and running Dad’s funeral. The day went extremely well. Thanks again.”

Roger & Gill Charland & Family, Surrey

“Thank You for your help and guidance; but most of all being so caring through our stressful time.”

Hilda Robson, Herne Bay

“I can not thank you enough for everything you did for Chris. With us living in Australia and unable to come back to England, the way you put everything together for us was magnificent. You put together a Service of Remembrance of Life for Chris, which the Crematorium kindly taped for us, along with having Chris’s cremated remains sent to us in Australia, we were able to have our own private family service. He has been laid to rest with his Dad. Thank you so much, we are eternally grateful, we couldn’t have done it without you.””

Ron Stickells & Family, Australia

“Myself, Maria & Family are so very happy the safe journey to Mitcham with Michael went so very smooth in your care. We can not thank you enough for all the help you gave us and your kind sympathies were appreciated. Thank you again.”

Mary Shepherd, Herne Bay

“We thank you for your most kind and professional attendance through a most tiring and difficult time, and which together with all our family are most deeply appreciative.”

Noel Davies, Herne Bay

“I would like to say how extremely grateful and utterly satisfied with the excellent way that you adhered to all my wishes for my Father’s funeral. Everything went extremely well; you were so kind and understanding. We would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to you and all your staff”

Mary Hotchkiss, Herne Bay

“Sadly when my Wife Eileen passed away; peacefully at home, my family and I were faced with what to do next? Beltinge Funeral Directors had been highly recommended to us. Despite it being early hours of the morning John came to our home offering compassion and sincerity. Over the next few days he and his colleague’s guided us through the preparations for my Wife’s final journey. His attention to detail was second to none; my Wife’s funeral was handled with dignity and respect. I have therefore and will continue to recommend Beltinge Funeral Directors to everyone.”

Mr Charles Cooper, Whitstable

“From the moment we contacted John of Beltinge and District Funeral directors following the very sudden and unexpected loss of my Husband Chris, John and his very friendly staff were there for me and my family every step of the way. They are professional and caring, nothing is too much trouble. Everything was arranged with sensitivity, exactly how we wanted it, they made what could have been a very difficult time more bearable by taking on all the necessary arrangements. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to my friends and family.””

Carol Watts, Whitstable

“I can not thank you enough for the wonderful send off that you put together for Jo. (Herne Bay Times headline read: Jo brings Bay to standstill). You went beyond our expectations having two open nights, so that all Jo’s friends could spend some time with her. The funeral itself was magnificent, the horses were beautiful and everything went so well, and we were amazed at the amount of people that attended the service. Thank you so much for everything so superbly done”

Karensa Wright, Herne Bay

“I would like to thank you sincerely, for the excellent, efficient and friendly way in which you and your team dealt with the funeral arrangements for my Wife, Jennifer. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone.”

J. Riley, Herne Bay

“We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you very much for your service. We were very impressed with the funeral arrangements which ran very smoothly thanks to yourselves, at this very difficult time for us. We all thought that everything was carried out in a very respectful manner. Thanking you for your kindness.”

Pamela & Rita, Chadenac, France

“Your professional, human understanding and kindness in looking after myself and preparing Ed for his last journey has been immense and I thank you so very much.”

Pearl Wiltshire, Herne Bay

“Your services came highly recommended and even though we lived some 38 miles from your location the swiftness with which you arrived to make arrangements was astounding. I had no idea how to arrange a funeral and within the briefest of time you had everything in place, I felt a huge sense of relief and was able to concentrate on my family. The day went perfectly with dignity and total professionalism and I would not hesitate to recommend your services, thank you for your help and expertise at this the saddest of times “

Jennie McIntyre, Strood

“Sadly my mum Jean Wells passed away this year. I am a trainee funeral director for Beltinge & District Funeral Service Ltd.; I work alongside my father John Wells who is proprietor of the business.

I can proudly say my mum was cared for by us to the very end. On such a sad occasion, for the first time i walked proudly next to my father leading the funeral. It was a lovely personal service & I couldn’t have done it without my fathers professionalism and care.”

Hayley Wells

“They did my dads funeral. I could not have asked for any more. They were true professionals from start to finish and were a great help all the way through the arrangements. Highly recommend this company. Amazing is the best way I can describe them. Thank you goes out especially to Matthew who I dealt with through the whole process.”

Carole Lapham-Frost

A big thank you to the staff at Beltinge & District Funeral Service Ltd. , thank you for guiding me in this difficult time and giving Steve what he wanted.

G.McDonald & Family

“Dear John, Thank you for your excellent services for Uncle Paul’s funeral. Thank you for all your help and assistance. With Love from K & R King”

“Dear John & Staff, thank you so much for making the celebration of J’s life the best day it could have been. We also thank you for your patience and understanding for making it as painless as possible for us and our children. You did all the work for us so another huge thank you. Regards A & P Hards”

“Thank you so much for your patience and kindness at my Aunt D’s funeral.I was very impressed with all you had arranged. On behalf of myself and my family. Mrs M.W.