FROM OUR FAMILIES
"Most memorable? How friendly and approachable Rick and Sam are. Very organized, and I felt looked after."
"In this time of grief, I found working with Kelly to be very gratifying. Thank you."
"Kelly was kind, compassionate and very quick to answer any questions and concerns we had."
"Staff was very accommodating, very attentive, and paid attention to detail."
"Happy with everything. Staff was most helpful."
"Very caring, compassionate, professional. All services excellent--from start to end!"
"Her appearance was beautiful. Thank you."
"Empathetic, compassionate, professional, helpful."
"Efficiency/concern/understanding/empathy of all staff."
"I couldn't have done all the post-funeral things without Kelly--greatly appreciated. Organization and guidance through the procedure."
"My family and I very much appreciated your caring personal touches you showed us with the passing of Don. It meant very much to us."
"Hello Kelly, just a little note to say thank you again for making a tough time in our lives a little easier to get through with all the help and comfort that you gave us. Thank you so much." Mitchell Solohub
"Professional and friendly and caring. Felt well taken care of. Thank you!" DiMarco and Pelissero families.
"The entire experience was very comforting. Thank you."
"All staff were compassionate and helpful and courteous. Felt well cared for and respected. Thank you for your care, service and expertise that resulted in a successful funeral for my father."
"The whole event was carried out with respect, compassion and dignity."
"Kelly displayed the compassion and empathy needed during this very difficult time. She listened and followed through with all preparations for the funeral and after the funeral. We felt very comfortable and confident in her abilities." Chris and Clara Warden
"We were well supported in every detail."
"Thank you for all of your kindness and support during this difficult time. It was most comforting." Peter Kwasney
"Very helpful. Very open and kind to us. Thank you for everything."
"Thank you very much for guiding us through the entire process of planning mom's memorial. Thank you for your professionalism and empathy." Diane Herbynchuk, Brenda Howard
"Kelly Liddycoat and staff at Bocchinfuso Funeral Home are excellent. Kelly puts your mind at ease at a difficult time in a family's life when losing a loved one. She pays attention to every detail and brings to your attention things you many not think of at the moment. Although this is not an experience one ever wants to go through, the staff at Bocchinfuso, specifically Kelly, takes you through it with much support and compassion."
"We would like to extend an extra gracious thank you to Rick, as he was especially kind to our family. With sincerity, thank you from the DiMarco family."
"Thank you very much for wonderful, caring service. You make people, clients feel so special, and genuinely cared for. Your concern and devotion to all details are extremely appreciated. Visitors commented on how beautiful she looked--so natural. All staff were extremely helpful and considerate. We'll be back."
"Thank you so much for all your help and kind words; just 'Thank you' seems inadequate. Nevertheless, I pass on these words with great appreciation. Sincerely, Edith Chrysler"
"The kind and courteous staff made a very trying time bearable. Everything was lovely. My wife would have been pleased. Sincerest thanks, Ed King."
"Staff was wonderful and so respectful. You helped make a very difficult time much easier in every aspect of the services you provided. We felt confident and comforted throughout the complete process and everything was beyond expectations. Thank you."
"Rick was extremely professional and concerned for our family. He and Kelly helped us in every way that we were concerned. They helped us every step of the way through the funeral process. Genuine and kind to every member of our family and guests. Thank you. We would recommend your funeral home to others."
"Thank you for respectfully honouring the dignity of my mom. The funeral visitations, the mass and the cemetery function brought peace and solace to my heart. God bless your family. We were very touched by your memorial donation to the NPCA reforestation project. Your kind gestures are greatly appreciated. Thank you."
"We cannot fully express the depth of the kindness, compassion and attention to detail that we experienced. My father chose Bocchinfuso because he knew you would do all things with love and with the family in mind. The compassion and sincere, positive support was indispensible to the whole process. God bless you."
"Dear Kelly, We would like to take a moment to thank you for all of your care, compassion and understanding and patience while we dealt with the sudden loss of Marion Timmins, much-loved wife and mom. Our very large and very passsionate family truly appreciates how you and your staff made a very difficult time a little easier for all of us. Everything was looked after with dignity and with professionalism, but also with genuine care. With much gratitude, the Timmins Family"
"The service was very good. Have recommended this funeral home to my family members. Very friendly. Home is very beautiful. Thank you for your service." James and Cheryl McNulty
"Throughout my entire experience, your facilities and staff have been amazing. Although this was a very difficult time for us, you were patient and understanding. Thank you for making this transition as smooth as possible."
"We cannot thank you enough for the support and outstanding service during this most difficult time. Your attention to every detail, your kind words, your deep respect for my mother and our family through the memories displayed on the beautiful video was of the greatest comfort to us all. With greatest appreciation, Dina, Art, Tony, John, Lino Bianchi and families."
"Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our dear wife and mother! And providing such wonderful service. I know that she would have approved and would have been very happy. Thank you."
"Kelly was intuitive of our personal wishes. Kelly made a point of remembering all our names. Rick passed on the information concerning our phone conversation to Kelly, not making it necessary to repeat our wishes. Kelly offered their continued assistance in the future. Thank you."
"Overall, our family was very pleased with the visitation set-up, friendly staff, and can't express enough how great our mom looked. Great job with everything. Thank you. Mom's appearance was superb (perfect)."
"Excellent staff. Kelly and Rick made it possible for me to have the service I wanted for my son. Always kind and accommodating and always available for questions, and a great support staff as well."
"The Greenall family cannot thank you enough. The day was flawless and I believe we did mom proud. Kelly's attention to detail was excellent. The piper was a beautiful touch, and arranging for the organist to play (Daisy a Day) in the church brought a tear to my eye. Bless you all; please thank your staff."
"Everyone was extremely helpful and caring during our grief. No question was left unanswered. They attended to all our needs with compassion and understanding. Very professional. My father looked very much at peace. Thank you, the Gazzellone Family."
"Bocchinfusos went above and beyond to accommodate our family."
"Thank you for being thorough in every aspect of the funeral. We are appreciative of Rick's support in helping my mother up the stairs in church and at the cemetery. The Continuing Care booklet offers a wealth of information and guidance. Thank you!"
"The staff was very caring."
"Very pleased with the service provided. Exceeded our expectations. Well done!"
"Kelly and Rick, very accommodating and helpful."
"From start to finish, the entire service and staff was very helpful. The staff made everything perfect and less stressful."
"Extremely pleased with the whole process. Very well done."
"Very friendly, helpful and efficient. We felt we were in good hands and things were being done properly."
"It is with sincere gratitude that we thank you for your respectful and excellent handling of our beloved mother, Amelia and her family. She was so beautiful and dignifed in life; she deserved the same in death. Everything was coordinated so beautifully, from getting her home to Thorold, the visitation at the church, the Rosary being said, the most exceptional funeral mass to our private interment. We will be forever grateful!" The Earle Family
"Thank you for anticipating every mood. We really appreciate the attention to detail and the welcoming, friendly service you have provided for our family."
"We were very pleased with all aspects. Staff were all very helpful and professional. Thank you!"
"Rick was very helpful and made the whole process relatively painless. He was thorough and very professional and it made it one less thing that I needed to worry about. Thank you very much!"
"Hi Kelly, Just thought I'd let you know what a good job you did with Nonna V and the family. I have a wonderful photo memory of Mariana and you brought it to life! Thanks for sharing your talents. Again, you did an amazing job."
"All staff that we dealt with were amazing!"
"Thank you so very much for making everything so much easier. With our heartfelt thanks. Sincerely, the Raymond family."
"The appearance of my husband well done. Very happy with all the whole care and assistance to us."
"Very professionally managed, yet comforting and personal at the same time."
"You were caring and patient."
"Kelly and Rick were extremely caring, compassionate, and very professional throughout. Thank you!"
"Thank you. Service was exemplary."
"Rick and Kelly--thank you for the excellent service."
"Directors and staff very supportive throughout."
FROM OUR COMMUNITY:
"The Ladies Auxiliaries of Zone B5 Royal Canadian Legion wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for your kind donation of products to our project "Care Packages for our Soldiers."
I am pleased to inform you that your donation assisted in making up 95 care packages, which were shipped to Mali, Africa to our troops stationed there. And I have been further advised the troops were very happy to receive a gift from home.
Your continued support of the Royal Canadian Legion is to be commended and we are sincerely grateful to call you our friend. Thank you for always showing you care."
Patricia Dickinson, Zone Commander, Ladies Auxiliary Zone B5
"Dear Rick and Kelly,
Our foundation during the 2018-2019 school year was challenged to meet the needs of all the daily requests from principals and teachers for those in need. As we consider how we could possibly ensure our students will have access to all of the enriching opportunities school life offers, we are overwhelmed with the thoughtfulness of such a caring, giving, and compassionate community, which you are both a part of. Please know in your heart that you have made a difference with your generous bursary donations that brought a tremendous amount of happiness and joy to those who, through no fault of their own, need your support. You have given them hope for a brighter tomorrow. Thank you for participating in the 2019 Education Foundation of Niagara's Golf Classic. The tournament was successful in large part because of you. This year's tournament generated more than $22,000 with all proceeds supporting Foundation programs such as our Student Financial Need Fund. Through this fund, we are able to provide basic necessities to DSBN students in financial distress. We also fund extra-curricular activities, annual student bursaries and awards as well as progressive programs and services in our schools. Your impact gives hope to many students. The support you provided through being our Golf Cart Sponsor made the day a resounding success. Your commitment to helping DSBN students in our community is sincerely appreciated."
Laura Byers, Executive Director, Education Foundation of Niagara
"On behalf of Bamboo Hair Stylists, we would like to thank you for your generous contribution to the Wigs for Kids charity event that was held on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Although the day was cold, we were able to collect 74 hair donations that will be used to hand-make many wigs for children suffering the effects of cancer treatment. We also had a successful community barbecue that raised more than $1,200. All of the funds and hair collected go directly to the Wigs for Kids organization. Thank you again for your generosity. Your continued support is very much appreciated."
Amanda McIntosh, Bamboo Hair Sylists, Thorold
"Thank you for your support with which we were able to raise $5,400 at our Charity Golf Tournament."
Sincerely, The Voluneers at Precious Angels Niagara.
"On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of St. Catharines, I would like to thank you for your support of the 2019 Kiwanis Duck Race. Community support for our Duck Race remained very strong and this year we sold well more than 8,000 tickets. Ticket sales combined with sponsorship resulted in a net of approximately $40,000 to be spent directly on charitable and community causes within Niagara. Strong communities are created by citizens and organizations willing to support efforts that benefit the common good; your partnership in this event is proof of that. Again, on behalf of all of us at Kiwanis, accept our thanks; without you, we could not have realized the success we did this year."
Ed Smith, Kiwanis 2019 Duck Race Chair
"Being able to receive the Bocchinfuso Funeral Home Community Service Award is such a great honour, and I am thankful for the people around who supported me until now. Learning and being curious about new things have always been a passion, and I cannot wait to learn more in the future. encountering new people and helping them adjust to our country and school is one of the things I liked doing. Currently, I am admitted to Brock University for the program Medical Sciences. Choosing this program is like a dream because some relatives of mine have been suffering from diseases that are hard to cure. I want to help others to treat their illness and diseases. This award will help a lot in pursuing my studies. The program I chose requires a large amount of payment and this award will help me pay some of the expenses, like the required books. I am thankful to receive the Bocchinfuso Funeral Home Community Service Award, and I am going to work hard to reach my goals and success in life. Sincerely, Samantha Bongtiwon," (Thorold Secondary School, Graduating Class of 2019).
"Dear Ms. Kelly Liddycoat: Thank you so much for selecting me to receive the Bocchinfso EFN scholarship award. I plan on attending Niagara College for the two-year Greenhouse Technician program. I am especially excited to be learning the sciences involved in plant production. I am in the perfect location in the Greenbelt. I strive to one day manage my own greenhouse, producing many types of plants, fruits and flowers for people to enjoy. Again, thank you so much for choosing me to receive this gift to help further my education into post-secondary at Niagara College later this year. This will help me begin my horticultural journey and follow my dreams. Sincerely, Kassie Brown," (Thorold Secondary School, Graduating Class of 2019).
"On behalf of the Thorold Conservation Group and all the children and parents who attended the 2019 Kids' Fishing Party, I would like to thank you for your generous donation. It has helped us to provide an opportunity to share our love for outdoor activities with these families. You have given something valuable to the community we live in. The morning was sunny and pleasant and the fish were biting. The kids and parents enjoyed themselves eating hot dogs, drinking pop and receiving prizes given by you, our sponsors."
"On behalf of Niagara Peninsula Homes, we would like to thank you and your organization for your generous donation to our 4th Annual Trivia Night. Your support will help us make this event a success so that we can continue to offer support throughout the Niagara Region. Our appreciation for your commitment to supporting the programs and services delivered by our charity cannot be overstated; we would not be able to do this without the help of our generous community--without the generosity of people and organizations like yours!"
Betty Ann Baker, Executive Director, Niagara Peninsula Homes/Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre
"Dear Mrs. Liddycoat, I can't thank you enough for thinking of me for this award. I can't say that I will use this towards university or college but it is still going towards my education. As I leave for the year to travel through Africa, China, Japan and Australia, I view this experience as education itself. Your generosity will help me get the best education there is as I volunteer in Zambia by teaching elementary children and also learn about many cultures. I want to thank you again for your kindness."
Emily Kawabe, Thorold Secondary School, Graduating Class of 2017, Winner of the Bocchinfuso Funeral Home Award for Compassion
"Dear Kelly and Rick, Trinity United Church held another successful auction a few weeks ago and we owe a big THANK YOU to all our donors. Your donation helped us raise $9,649 to carry on the work of our church in the community. We are so very grateful for your generosity. Once again, thanks!!! Your support is truly appreciated."
"Kelly, Congratulations on your Young Professional Award win at the Women in Business Awards! Go Thorold small businesses! And your community involvement is inspiring! Well deserving win!"
Best, Allie Hughes, Hughes & Company, Thorold
"Kelly, I cannot thank you enough for your support and gathering resources for us when one of our school parents passed away. You gave us so much help. Thank you for so many kindnesses!!"
Cathy Smith, Westmount School
"On behalf of Niagara Peninsula Homes Community Resources and the Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre, we would like to thank you and your organization for the generous donation to our 3rd Annual Trivia Night. Our appreciation for your commitment to supporting the programs and services delivered by our charity cannot be overstated; we would not be able to do this without the help of our generous community --without the generosity of people and organizations like yours!"
Betty Ann Baker, Executive Director, Niagara Peninsula Homes
"On behalf of St. Patrick's C.W.L., I would like to thak you for the lovely goodie basket you donated for our bazaar. Your support is truly appreciated."
"Dear Friends at Bocchinfuso, Please accept our sincere thanks for the most delicious and delightful box of homemade cookies at Christmas! And the recipes! Your gift was a source of much joy over here at Trinity (United Church). Thank you. We are so glad we're neighbours.
James McKnight, Trinity United Church
"Dear Ms. Liddycoat, Your generous support over the last year has truly served as a building block as we work together to build a healthier Niagara. Knowing that you care about patients and the well-being of our community, we're very excited to bring you our first-ever Donor Impact Report! Your generosity is making a difference for healthcare in Niagara. You'll learn exactly how kind and open-hearted people throughout our community have made it possible to purchase essential medical equipment and fund services and research across Niagara Health sites.
Your support has helped to ensure that Niagara Health is well-equipped with the tools and resources needed to provide extraordinary care for the thousands of area residents who rely on us. Ultimately, it is people like you, Ms. Liddycoat, and your staff, who enable us to provide extraordinary caring to every person, every time. Warm regards,"
OneFoundation for Niagara Health System
"On behalf of the Thorold Seniors Association, we would like to thank you for your generous donation for our June Bazaar. With the help from Thorold businesses, our bazaar raised approximately $3,400 to help our club keep memberships low and provide activities for the seniors in the community."
"Dear Ms. Kelly Liddycoat: I just want to thank you so much for your part in my journey. In September, I will be attending Brock University to pursue studies in the Political Science field, with aspirations to become either a lawyer or the first female aboriginal Prime Minister of Canada. I'm so grateful and thankful for the Bocchinfuso Funeral Home Community Service Award that you've honoured me with. Once again, thank you so very much for the part you've taken in my journey and how you've helped it. Thank you, Carmella Broccolo-Ciger," (Thorold Secondary School, Graduating Class of 2017).
"On behalf of Mark, myself and our family, thank you for your continued commitment and generous support to the Annual Smash 4 SickKids. Through your sponsorship and participation, you set in motion a cycle of positive transformation that will affect numerous young lives. We are very grateful for your contribution and for the important part you played in our fundraisng inititative. This year, Mark and I are honoured to present a cheque in the amount of $10,125 to The SickKids Foundation from the proceeds raised at the 9th Annual Smash 4 SickKids, in memory of our son Aiden. We are happy to announce that to date we have now raised over $80,000 for the Critical Care Unit at Toronto's SickKids Hospital. Thank you for supporting our cause and giving us the opportunity to give back to the families in need, to give the parents hope and to give the children the leading-edge health care."
Mark and Jennifer Douthwaite
"Thank you for your sponsorship and support. Your donation helped us have a great season this year."
Michael LeBlanc, #30, OMHA MVP, Thorold Peewee Blackhawks
"We sincerely thank you for your donation towards sponsorship of a hole and gift for the raffle table at this year's golf tournament. Tender Wishes is a non-profit organization which grants wishes to children with potentially life-threatening illness. This foundation, along with great supporters like you, turns a child's wish into reality. Please accept our sincere thanks for your kind support in helping us with this worthwhile cause."
Club Roma Ladies Auxiliary
"On behalf of Victim Services Niagara and the 2017 Golf Tournament Committee, we would like to thank you for the donation for our 10th Annual Golf Tournament. The event was held on Friday, June 16th, 2017. Victim Services Niagara is a non-profit organization which provides 24/7 emergency assistance to victims of crime, tragedy and disaster. Volunteer Crisis Responders attend on-scene at the request of Emergency Services personnel to provide immediate emotional support and practical assistance. As a charitable organization, we rely on support from the community in order to provide this service. Your participation in this event helped us raise over $12,000, which will go towards maintaining the quality of the service we provide in the community to vulnerable victims in need."
"Sandra’s Home Health Care Services Inc. would like to convey our sincere gratitude for your contribution to our September 30th fundraiser for Hospice Niagara!
The event was a huge success, and we were able to present Hospice a cheque for $2502.30.
It is wonderful to see the community come together for this great cause, and this event would not have been possible without the generosity of all of our donors.
Thanks again, and wishing you all the best!"
Owner & CEO
Sandra’s Home Health Care Services Inc.
"Thanks to your support, Prom Project Niagara outfitted more than 500 students in one day with head-to-toe formal wear for their graduations and proms! You helped make this event possible! Sincere thanks to everyone who helped create lifetime memories and to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make this year's event spectacular!"
"On behalf of Niagara Peninsula Homes Community Resources and the Niagara Women's Enterprise Center, we would like to thank you for your generous donation to our 2nd annual trivia night. All of the proceeds from this event go towards funding for the various programs run by the NWEC. Your support wil help us make this event a success so that we can continue to offer support throughout the Niagara Region. We appreciate your commitment to supporting the programs and services delivered by our charity and we would not be able to do this without the help of our generous community."