FROM OUR FAMILIES:
"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"
"You were caring and patient."
"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. I also appreciate Krystal coming by the morning of the funeral to bring flowers to my house in memory of my late husband. When we passed my house in the procession, Krystal got out to place a rose on my steps. 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."
"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."
"Very professionally managed, yet comforting and personal at the same time."
"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)."
"Thank you for anticipating every mood. We really appreciate the attention to detail and the welcoming, friendly service you have provided for our family."
"Rick and Kelly--thank you for the excellent service. Krystal was very professional, caring and compassionate throughout and very helpful and meticulous in planning every detail. Thanks again!"
"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."
"We were very pleased with all aspects. Staff were all very helpful and professional. Thank you!"
"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. Krystal is so kind and caring and has been such a blessing to us. We are so grateful for everything she did for us, and our baby boy."
"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!"
"Krystal as well as 'the Liddycoats' were very professional and caring; they guided us through the whole process respectfully and helped us through our decision-making process. Compassionate service."
"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
At this sad time, Krystal explained every detail--sometimes two to three times as we (myself and family) were not quite with it at times. She listened with patience and a genuine sense of care when we spoke of our loved one. The preparation 'experience' was not as difficult as I had anticipated."
"Krystal made everyone very comfortable with the whole process. Very caring, compassionate and informative. She made a very difficult process much easier to deal and cope with."
"Krystal Riddell arranged my father's funeral and I was impressed with her compassionate, knowledgeable and friendly service. Always professional and accommodating, Krystal was helpful in fulfilling our wishes and making sure our needs were met. I am very happy with the exceptional service provided by Krystal and her team at Bocchinfuso Funeral Home."
"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!"
"All staff that we dealt with were amazing!"
"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."
FROM OUR COMMUNITY:
"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 Nov. 11, 2017, Niagara Peninsula Homes held its second annual Trivia Night Fundraiser, and because of your help, it was a huge success! We raised $14,000 for the Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre! These funds will be used to provide programming that allows participants to upgrade their education and learn new and in-demand skills through professional instruction and work placement. The funds will also provide bursaries and scholarships, which help alleviate financial stress that women are experiencing as they continue to upgrade their education and access more meaningful employment. We wouldn't be able to continue to offer these benefits without the kindness and generosity of our community sponsors--individuals and organizations like you! From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for your generous donation--it means the world to us. Again, thank you!"
"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."
"On behalf of Rotary Club of St. Catharines South, we would like to express our sincere appreciation and thanks for your outstanding support on our First Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser, held at Club Roma on April 30, 2017. Rotary Club St. Catharines South's commitment, to support Pathstone to raise money on behalf of Children's Mental Health in the Niagara Region with this fashion show event, was a great success due to your contribution, dedication and outstanding support. With this support now, and in the future, children suffering from mental health in the Niagara Region will receive the treatment which is so desperately needed."
"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."
"On behalf of Bamboo Hair Stylists, we would like to thank you for your generous contribtuion to the Wigs for Kids charity event that was held on May 6, 2017. We were able to collect 93 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 BBQ that raised over $1,600. All of the funds and hair collected go directly to the Wigs for Kids organization. Thank you again for your generosity."
Amanda McIntosh, Bamboo Hair Stylists, 2A Sullivan Avenue, Unit 1
"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."
"On behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Niagara Peninsula Chapter of Hope, I would like to thank you for your raffle prize donation for our annual Trivia Night that took place at Club Italia on Jan. 27, 2018. Your support is greatly appreciated. This year, we were able to raise over $12,000 for those living with MS in the Niagara region."
"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!"