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Testimonials

Testimonials

Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Compassion Met Me at Deaths Door Mr. Oliver and Ms. Simpson Funeral Directors at the AH Peters Grosse Pointe Woods location treated me like a family member when my husband passed away November 29, 2019. It has taken me a few months to get to this review due to the grieving and attention to the business affairs regarding my husband’s death, I want to take the time to acknowledge how compassion met me at grief’s door when I met both Mr. Oliver and Ms. Simpson. My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer June 2018 at age 60. Although I knew this was tough cancer to beat, we both held on to hope that he could possibly survive for many years if he fought hard enough. We both had a positive attitude; he took the chemo and holistic approach to try to give him as much life as possible. We prayed, we believed he could be healed, many joined us in praying for a miracle. We began to do the things we would have done in our retirement years, we spent everyday together making more memories and I taking as many photos of him as I could. Yet I was not prepared to take the long journey down Grief Avenue. I stepped onto Grief Avenue most likely when he was diagnosed with cancer, denial, bargaining with God, pleading with God to allow my husband to live a day longer than myself. My husband’s final breath brought a shocking numbness to my soul, silence and a quiet coldness filled our once warm home. Was this really happening? It can’t be, Ron is the strongest man I know. Surely, he will come home and I will awaken from an awful nightmare. It was just a few days prior to Thanksgiving when his Hospice nurse informed me Ron had “transitioned” and was in the final phase of active dying and had “24 -48 hours left to live.” Immediately I began to make everyone close to him aware so they could say final good-byes. The next step was carrying out my husband’s final wishes and making that call to AH Peters Funeral Home. It just didn’t seem right to plan his funeral while he was still alive but I knew it would make things easier for me as I was handling this part alone. I journeyed from the Hospice center in Livonia back to my home to meet with Mr. Oliver and Ms. Simpson. My first impression was they were not what I had perceived Funeral Directors to be. I met two compassionate people passionate about helping others in time of grief and loss. Gentleness, kindness, understanding, warmth, professionalism, and caring are just a few words to describe both Mr. Oliver and Ms. Simpson. We sat down and began to plan my husband’s farewell. They both made it so much easier for me, they were organized, took the time to get to know who my husband was and how and when me met, what we enjoyed doing together, what Ron’s favorite interests were. They kept his dignity intact; he was still a person with value. Mr. Oliver and Ms. Simpson lightened the heavy burden I had been carrying, they made it possible for me to return to the Hospice center to spend every moment of my husband’s final days with him and not worry about the arrangements when he passed away. Those final hours I knelt by his side praying, still holding onto the hope that God could heal him even at the final hours. My husband was struggling, he was a strong stubborn man and although not coherent I could tell he too was holding on fighting to live. My heart broke knowing he seemed to need my permission to let go and be at peace. Knowing he needed me to be strong I began to tell him that he did a great job. I thanked him for being so good to me, the kids and our little granddaughter. Although I did not want to let the words slip through my mouth, I knew I needed to tell him it was ok if he needed to go. A strength not my own came upon me as I gave him my permission to go, to be healed in Heaven with no more suffering. Letting him know how much the kids and I would miss him but we would be ok in time. Within a few minutes those final moments arrived as my husband’s earthly journey would now end and his final breath would take him to a new beginning to his Heavenly home for eternity. Alerting the Aide and Nurse that his time had come, then sitting next to him as numbness and shock filled my being. Certainly, he would wake up, this is really just a dream? As I waited for the Funeral Home to arrive, I sat numb and in disbelief. I began to function on autopilot doing what needed to be done. Finishing the memory boards, attaining the best floral arrangement that would fit in with the camo casket, his suit and camo tie, notifying the caterer, church, Pastors, family and friends. Ron’s life mattered, he was a kind and compassionate person always helping those less fortunate. It was important that his farewell on this earth be the best and Mr. Oliver and Ms. Simpson helped make sure Ron got the best possible that suited his interests and personality. At Ron’s Celebration of Life Mr. Oliver treated my husband with dignity, still treating him as a person and not just a body. He didn’t refer to him as a “body” but as “Ron” my beloved husband. Grief Avenue is not an easy road to take but along the way we meet incredible people who help us find our way to Healing Avenue. Two of those people I met at AH Peters Grosse Pointe Woods location, Mr. Charles Oliver and Ms. Haley Simpson. Along Grief Avenue I have taken Shock and Numbness Avenue, Bargaining Avenue, Anger Avenue, Depression Avenue and I am in route to Dialogue Avenue and one day I will arrive at Acceptance and Returning to Meaningful Life Avenues. While I take this difficult journey, I have found love and compassion through God, my parents, my Sons, Daughter in law, my Granddaughter’s Mother, many family members, friends, my church family, and the AH Peters Funeral Directors whom I will forever be grateful for. The sun will still rise every day, the Moon and stars will continue to light the night sky, the memories we made will never fade, as the waves of grief wash over me from day to day; I’ll remember that death is a part of the journey and you chose me to share your life with. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer until death parted us. Until we meet again, your memory will never fade. Thank you, Mr. Oliver and Ms. Simpson, for making the most difficult time in my life much easier to bear. May life be good to you and may all your hearts desires be granted to both of you. With Sincere Gratitude, Alisa Audet

Alisa Audet

February 25, 2020

Thank You A.H.Peters funeral home Grosse Pte.Woods, for providing exceptional service to our grieving family. I want to especially thank Charles and Haley for their Support, knowledge and sympathy they showed from the minute we walked through the door to every last detail. They went above and beyond! We had so many nice comments from friends and family about your beautiful, warm and welcoming funeral home. Thank you again for everything and God Bless.

Cindy Heymes

January 31, 2020

Thank you so much for your care and attention to details and assistance during a most difficult time for our family. Your facility is beautiful and everyone was so attentive to our feelings and needs. A very special thanks to Bob who was with us throughout. God Bless All

R.Taylor

After my mother's death and with no real experience organizing a funeral, we were very pleasantly surprised with the very warm and competent attention we received from AH Peters and particularly staff member Brittani Crisp. Thanks and God bless!

M. Listman

My daughter, Jennifer, wanted to go to A.H. Peters. We always used a different one, but went there. From the moment I walked in, it was so warm and comforting! My grief seemed to fade away, and Jon O’Hara was so nice and took his time with us. He answered every phone call and questions I had too. It was truly amazing, and celebration of my other daughter’s life! I would, with all my heart recommend A.H. Peters! Thank you

M. Drewno

Cannot say enough good things about our experience in general, or Allison Voorhess and John Campbell especially – total class! Thank you for taking such wonderful care our family.

M. Stallard

Grosse Pointe Woods
Phone: (313) 884-5500
20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

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Phone: (586) 293-8030
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