Serving Chatham-Kent & Sarnia Lambton A New Approach to an Old Undertaking
The most thoughtful and efficient people that I have ever met. They made this very difficult and unexpected family loss a little easier. They took care of everything we needed and more. I would recommend their services to anyone.
- Rachel Pickering
They really took a ton of stress off of our family when we needed it the most. They were prompt, professional and sensitive. I felt that mom's final moments were handled with dignity and genuine care .
- Tiffany Boudeau
It was my humbled and blessed opportunity this past weekend to sing at a funeral directed by Life Transitions of Chatham. James did an amazing job making a grieving family feel comforted and honoring the life of an amazing woman. I would highly recommend their services.
- Rachel Adriel
So kind, thoughtful and understanding. You listened and cared about what we wanted for my Mom. I can’t thank you enough.
- Susie Barnes
As a funeral professional myself (Lincoln, Nebraska) I applaud James & Leanne MacNeil and Life Transitions for bucking the status quo to transform the funeral profession for the better. Thank you for your courage, vision and compassion. You are truly an inspiration to this profession and a blessing to the families you serve. Kudos!
- Debbie Way
Our experience with you both and Life Transitions could not have been more positive. It was a difficult time for both Pam and I and to be treated with understanding, patience and such respect helped so much to ease the pain and anxiety and grief hat especially I was feeling. Everything was handled in such a professional manner and all my questions were answered promptly and in a way I completely understood. From the pickup of Charlie's body at Hospice and delivery to the Shulich School of Medicine in London in January, 2019 to the transfer of his ashes to the beautiful Urn in May every encounter I had, with especially you James, was something I will always be grateful for. I highly recommend you to my family and friends and to anyone who wishes a comforting experience at a very difficult time.
- Sandy Dries and Family
Words can never express our true gratitude to you both for all your support, guidance, understanding and empathy during the days following Dad's (Joe Johnson) passing. From the moment you arrived at our home, through the planning and Celebration of Life for Dad as well as the days following you were professional, understanding and always a phone call or email away. You did not miss the smallest of details and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for you. Even taking the time to bring our memory necklaces the day of Dad's Celebration, this small gesture meant the world to us and added a very special memory that day. Our family truly feels blessed to have had you on this journey with us. You walked us through a very difficult time of sorrow and grief while ensuring we took time to reflect and remember Dad and the happy times. We as a family had great comfort knowing Dad was in the hands of people who are very respectful and genuinely care. The kindness, expressions of sympathy, ongoing support and professionalism during this time was greatly appreciated.
We will most defiantly be recommending your services to others. Life Transitions truly assists families through the transition of losing a loved one.
- Cathie & Mike Verfaillie
Wendy Johnson & Families.
If ever there is a time when you need expert guidance and support, it's following the death of a beloved family member. We may imagine what a funeral would entail, but I would venture to say that the majority of us do not plan the concrete details in advance of the inevitable. My family was unprepared for the process when my father recently passed away. My father, being sick for several months prior to his death had expressed a couple of his interests in regards to his funeral, but it in no way prepared us for the deluge of detail that confronted us demanding attention and decision-making in a very short time period. Thanks to James at Life Transitions, we were able to navigate the process and consequently reduce the overall stress of dealing with my father's death. James provided us with the information we needed to base our decisions on, answered all of our questions... sometimes late at night and in the very early morning... and he ultimately allowed us the freedom and ability to plan and carry out the type of funeral we think my father would have wanted. At no time was there any pressure to purchase specific items and services, nor were we ever remotely persuaded to 'upgrade' to a different item or service once we made our decision. All items and services were clearly described including cost. James delivered an exceptional package at an extremely reasonable cost and with a care and thoughtfulness that helped alleviate the stress my family was experiencing. In addition, provided in the package we purchased was a checklist itemizing the many tasks to be completed following the funeral and I continue to use it as we finalize details. My family and I can't recommend James and Life Transitions enough.
James, you demonstrated so much compassion and professionalism as we grieved the death of our dear dad. You were so understanding of our wishes and worked through the entire process with patience and understanding. Your knowledge and direction as we moved through the process, was outstanding..
thank you so very much. You will not soon be forgotten.
- Enzlin Family
My mother was my rock. I was her rock. The hardest thing I have ever had to do was sit and watch her slowly fade away while fighting for every breath she took. Unfortunately, at this time, other things come up that you don't want to think about, like end of life care; funerals. Our family is blessed in many ways but money is not one of them! Mom was a single mother and worked hard her whole life to keep her family healthy and happy, she did a great job. I was so worried about being able to afford to take care of her after she was gone. I started doing research and was, quite frankly, shocked about the price of things. The last thing anyone wants at a time like this is to worry about money but it's a fact of life that will not go away. Someone told me about Life Transitions and how their cost is much more reasonable. I called James and right away I could feel the concern in his voice. When he met with me I couldn't believe the difference in costs! But, more importantly, was the fact that James told me not to worry, he told me to go, be with my mom and not think about the cost or funeral or money. He said it would all work out. It was like a big burden was lifted off my shoulders. My mom took care of me, I took care of her and Life Transitions took care for both of us and for that I am very grateful.