Wow, where do I begin. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped me through this process of my mom's passing. It was unexpected so I was a wreck. Right from notice and getting mum, to all final decisions, they walked me through or took the reigns and got things done. Even picked me up and dropped me off when I was stranded. My mom's blessing was so well done over and above what I could've imagined. Travis is an Angel, your mom is so proud of you. Thank you for the tribute DVD, Nathan and Nick. Trish, you are a blessing. Ralph, you have an amazing family and team I cant say thank you enough. Merry Christmas to all of you. Three guests will be contacting you based on what you did for the Dalke family. Love and blessings to you. Thank you Cornerstone.
Family of the late Marjorie Dalke
Dear Travis, Kinga and the staff of Cornerstone Funeral Home - Words cannot express our gratitude to you, Kinga and your staff. From the moment you walked into Mom's house on the evening of her passing, to the time of placing her and our memories alongside our Dad, you listened to us. You gently supported our grief, our uncertainties, our family dynamics, our wishes and our mother's wishes. It is one thing to be a professional service... it is truly another thing when you deliver that service with such authenticity, insight and empathy. Thank you for being there for us!
Family of the late Anna Marie Sullivan
Dear Travis and Cornerstone Funeral Home team - In appreciation of your exceptional service provided to us during our time of grief. You and your staff portray the highest standard of sensitivity and professionalism. Thank you,
Family of the late Julia Tonhauser
Dear Travis and staff at Cornerstone Funeral Home - Thank you so much for all your guidance and service with my Mom's funeral. I was impressed with your warmth, tact and professionalism.
Dear Travis, Trish and all the rest of the Cornerstone staff - Thank you so much for making a difficult time easier and worry-free. We so appreciate your personal care and attention to detail. Thank you so much.
Family of the late Elaine Seely
Dear Kinga - Thank you for attending to our Mom's aftercare needs with such efficiency. Your knowledge and compassion were very helpful at such a time for us.
Family of the late Elizabeth Weighill
One of my dearest friends passed away, and I was thrust into the planning of her celebration of life along with her husband and family. I was repeatedly in awe of the service Travis provided. From jumping on board with our desire to honour Jenn with her unique personality and love of all things snow and Christmas, to saying up the night before the service to make paper snowflakes to ensure one of our wishes was taken care of, to finding me a quiet spot to have my cry after the service - I felt like her knew Jenn himself. He even asked his staff to bring their own Christmas trees in for our tree-strewn service. Her favourite colour was purple, so even the pen he provided for writing on our snowflakes was, of course, purple. No detail was missed, and after it was all said and done, I felt like I'd actually gained a friend. I never anticipated being the planner, but with Travis as our Funeral Director, our treasured Jenn received the best send-off imaginable. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to help people through their grieving process day in and day out, but I can tell you that Travis is exceptional at it.
Family of the late Jennifer Merta
Dear Travis and Kinga - Your service to my family and I was more than we could have asked for. You helped us to give Sheri a send-off that she deserved. You two went beyond every detail that mattered to us and guided us through the hardest even we've ever had in our lives. We thank you for this and feel we have gained two new friends. Sincerely,
Family of the late Sheri Van Nistelrooy
Dear Travis - We cannot express enough gratitude for the comfort and compassion we received from Travis and family in the tragic loss of our sister. Cornerstone met an exceeded our requests which left us with the assurance of knowing all was taken care of. When Mom passed one and a half years later, we knew we wanted to return to them. We did not hesitate in calling the Cornerstone family knowing they would take care of us again. Sincerely,
Family the late Karen Yoos and the late Emily Hamling
Dear Travis and staff - It is hard to imagine a more perfect send-off for our mother than the one you helped plan and deliver. Your compassion, care, kindness and humour were very much appreciated during what might have been a very stressful time. Many thanks to all Cornerstone staff who facilitated our joyous day.
Family of the late Ruth Maheu
Dear Travis, Kinga and Cornerstone staff - You've all been so wonderful, it's hard to know how to begin to say thanks. Please know that your kindness will always be remembered. There are truly angels walking on Earth and we count you among them.
Family of the late George Neufeld
Dear Travis - There are no words, and yet not enough words, to express my heartfelt, sincere thank-you in making my mother's tribute so very special! You are truly in the right place; not only as a profession but as a genuine, kind, sensitive and empathetic man. Your special touches made everything perfect. We all loved it - and I'm positive Mom did too. Thank you is not enough
Family of the late Mabel Kurutz
It has been just over 6 months since the passing of our Dad, husband and grandfather, Vince Converse. What was a really trying time turned out to be such a painless experience. Travis and his team are so amazing, professional and very compassionate. Every little detail that we wanted was done and we can't thank them enough for their support, help and kindness. Thank you again from the Converse Family.
Family of the late Vince Converse
We would like to thank Ralph and his wonderful staff. They made a difficult time, with covid restrictions, a special time having a complete graveside service. Music and all. The openness, instead of indoors was a real eye-opener for us, and you did so much to make it unique. Jerry would love that better than anything. You are all so professional, and accommodating. Sincerely the Kirchner Family & Jim & Pat King
Family of the late Jerry Kirchner
Travis I. answered the phone when I called wondering 'what do I do now.' He expressed such compassion and patience. Throughout the process of planning my Dad's funeral, the staff at Cornerstone, no matter who I spoke with, were so kind and helpful. By the time of the service, they felt like extended family. I am so grateful for the support that was provided to my family during this most difficult time.
Family of the late Trevor Dafoe
Travis went above and beyond what I expected. His kindness, compassion and patience was a comfort during a very difficult time.
Family of the late Riley Stevens
Thank you so very much Travis and staff for your kind attention and concern. It truly helped. The assuring words and the help we received on the loss of our beloved husband and Father. It was very devastating and traumatic for us.The staff truly helped and made the transition for our loss to the final arrangements very comforting. Don't know how we would of done it without the professionalism and thoughtfulness of you all. God Bless. Thank you. Virginia, Robert & Jim Briggs
Family of the late Gordon Briggs
We would like to express our family’s gratitude for the grace, professionalism and empathy that Travis, Ralph and the Cornerstone team provided during Kaz’s funeral arrangements. With everything happening so quickly, each day brought a new memory that led to a new request. We joked that Travis might stop taking our calls but he never did and despite many last minute additions, everything was absolutely perfect. We would also be remiss if we did not mention the stellar aftercare service that Cornerstone provided. The passing of a loved one is devastating and exhausting and there are so many questions that you have after the funeral. They answered all of them in one session. They truly take care of you from the moment you walk through the doors to the day of the funeral and beyond. We could not have asked for anything more.
Family of the late Kaz Tomomitsu
Felt very comfortable here. Wonderful, caring staff with great attention to detail. Excellent service through the whole process. The only funeral home I will trust with the passing of future loved ones. Five stars.
Family of the late Bud Hodgson
I would like to thank Pat and the rest of the team at Cornerstone for all the help and compassion they showed us when planning our son’s funeral. My son was 38 years old, and Pat suggested a Cabaret style as our son did not want a traditional one. This was the best, we had so many of our family and friends tell us that it was so, comforting and homey, and my son had he been there would have been so, impressed. Thank you again, I have told everyone that is the way we want ours. The help they have been giving me with all the after a loved one passes is again great. I still ask Pat on occasion for copies and help and he is more than willing to lend a hand. Everyone that works at Cornerstone are all very kind and thoughtful people, we were blessed to have them all to help us through our painful dealing in our life. Thank you all again, and we will definitely have Cornerstone entrusted with us when that time comes.
The family of the late Andy Williamson
Words cannot express our thanks to Travis, Trish, and all of your staff for the great care and compassion you have shown us at our time of need. You went above and beyond for the with the care of my husband. We will be forever grateful.
Family of the late Mylene Sanford
Ralph and Travis - I can't thank-you enough for everything you did before, during and after the celebration of Doug's life. Your compassion and understanding was only surpassed by the beautiful service you created for our family and friends to gather and remember. I was touched by the special attention to detail and will cherish the beautiful photo you created for the day. It was perfect.
Family of the late Doug Olshaski
My experience with Cornerstone Funeral Home was above and beyond. The whole experience was much easier than I could have imagined and the staff went to great lengths to help in all ways possible. Even filling in forms service was a great help. Extremely professional and very competent. My expectations were clearly exceeded in a time of significant grief. Thank you.
Family of the late Clifford Hansen
Travis and staff - We would like to thank each and every one of you for the exemplary service. Your empathy, compassion and professionalism was outstanding. Real would be pleased that you were always going the extra mile without being asked and anticipating our needs at each turn. It make this unbearable loss just a little bit easier. Our family will be forever in your debt. We will sing your praises to all we know until we meet again.
Family of the late Real Robert
Kinga - We would like to thank you for helping take care of our Mom after her passing. Your kindness, help and support from beginning to end was stellar and we're so glad it was you that we worked with to make this process easier. You're very excellent at your profession and your outgoing personality blended well with our family (to the point where we think we all fell a little in love with you and would welcome you into our fold). Trish and the rest of the staff were also a great help and we appreciate all that was done for us to ease us through this difficult time.
Family of the late Olga Demchuk
Travis and the staff at Cornerstone helped us navigate through the many processes and tasks that accompany death with patience and kindness. They blew our expectations for care and service out of the water! The Cornerstone team helped up pull together at 750 person 'FUNeral' in six days. It was a real production - we held it at a hotel. There was a fully decorated stage, a multitude of speakers, food, wine, plus audio and video presentations. I was so grateful for the outstanding care that the Cornerstone team offered our families and friends. In my view, they embody many of the traits required for outstanding service. Here are a few examples. 1) Responsiveness: It didn't matter the time of day or night. The Cornerstone team was there when we needed information or advice. Travis even came to one of the family homes on a Saturday night to help us work out FUNeral details. The timelines were tight for the FUNeral but they never pestered or pressured. They helped us work through the maze of decisions constructively by providing the information we needed to move ahead. 2) Emotional intelligence: Travis knew when to pass the tissue and when to tell a joke. He used his empathy and communication skills to help family members make decisions and consider different points of view. 3) Creativity: The Cornerstone team was never short on ideas for the FUNeral. They contributed fantastic design ideas for the stage, they proposed a cool way to display my brother-in-law's cherished vehicles at the FUNeral and they worked technical magic on our audio and video presentations. I believe the Cornerstone team deserves recognition for the exceptional service that they offer families who are vulnerable and grieving.
Family of the late Brad Weitz
Dear Travis and staff - Words cannot express our sincere gratitude to you and your staff for the excellent, compassionate, professional care we received as we prepared to celebrate our Dad's life. From the two gentlemen who arrived the morning of Dad's passing to the final meeting with Trish, everything was wonderful. To you, Travis, you went above and beyond and showed so much love, compassion and patience with us as we were not quick to make decisions. The Graveside Service was made very special for us. Your idea of the music was perfect. The memorial card you designed was absolutely stunning; it is amazing how many friends and family have made comments about how beautiful the memorial card was. The extra time you spent on it did not go unnoticed. You mentioned at the Prayer Service luncheon that it was about being with us because you are a friend of the family. You are right, you are our friend. In closing, please know from the bottom of our hearts that we are extremely grateful for all that you did to help comfort us and help us celebrate our wonderful Dad. With love and thankful hearts,
Family of the late Herbert Garber