On Saturday the 20th March 2021 we very sadly had our beloved King Charles Cavalier Tootsie put to sleep. She was 12 and a half and gave us joy and happiness along with unconditional love she gave. Unfortunately it was only 3 months after our Chloe Clark who was another cavalier aged only 9 who was riddled with Cancer was also put to sleep . Words cannot express the loss we are feeling at the moment for our 2 special girls. We were very fortunate with both of them that we had Tina the vet who was absolutely amazing of whom we couldn’t praise her high enough along with you all at Cherry Tree who laid them both to rest in such a dignified and caring manner. It is still very raw for us as we miss them deeply but having the compassion from yourselves and Tina will hopefully help us through this sad time.
Thankyou very much
Jill and KeithJill and Keith
I just want to thank all of you for such a compassionate service last week when we lost our beautiful Doberman Oakley.
I phoned Cherry Tree in a total state of shock and floods of tears and it was such a relief to hear a soothing, peaceful soul at the other end of the phone who guided me through the whole process with dignity, ease and understanding.
Our lady was collected within the hour by a kindly and patient man and returned home to us by the end of the same day, back to where she belongs and beautifully presented.
I can’t thank you enough for what you did for us on that day,the efficiency with which you did it and how your exceptional service really did make a tragic chain of events leading to our girls demise that morning just that little bit easier.Cathryn
Words cannot express how heartbroken we are having lost our baby boy, Bubba. He was everything to us and more. We had him with us for 12 years of his wonderful 17. He was my only baby and I cannot begin to explain how he filled our lives with joy and happiness.
When we had to take him on his final journey to Cherry Tree we were traumatised. When we reached there we cannot begin to express the love, compassion and dignity not only for our Little Guy but to us to. The understanding David and Joseph showed us was, well yet again I cannot find the words! I am sitting here trying to find them. Compassion, dignity, love respect. The list goes on and on. We never for one moment felt we needed to leave our dear beloved baby Bubba. But sadly we said our goodbyes. We returned three hours later to take our baby home. He was there waiting for us with his blanket beside him. We took him that same day.
I am in awe of all at Cherry Tree for the, as I said earlier the compassion they had shown us. David Joseph and all at Cherry Tree we thank you for helping our little man. I cannot say more as my eyes are filled with tears.Amanda & Andrew
Once again, within 12 months, I needed Cherry Tree &, once again, you made the heartbreak bearable with your empathy, kindness & understanding. Though words are not enough they are all I have so thank you for your compassion & patience when I brought my precious little Rosie to you 💔Mary
I can’t express my thanks enough to David and his wonderful family, for making one of the worst days in our lives more bearable. The empathy, understanding and kindness was exceptionable, a thoroughly professional service carried out by people who genuinely care about people and their beloved pets.
Nothing was too much trouble, and such care and dignity was given to our darling boy Spud on his final journey. I wouldn’t use anyone else.Pam
Thank you so much for the way you helped us with Syds final journey, our vet thought putting our beloved cat to sleep in the back of a car was acceptable! When phoning yourself you arranged for Cherry tree Gentle Farewells vet Nicola to contact us, and its the best thing we have ever done. Nicola came out to us and due to pandemic, respected all precautions, but most importantly respected Syd and our final wishes for him. Sydney was put to sleep in my arms and in his home, no stress of having to put him in a car and make an unnecessary journey. Syd then went on his final journey to rainbow bridge at the crematorium, again compassion, respect, everything Syd deserved, was shown. Syd is now back home, in his sleeping cat casket , and this unbearable time was made so much easier by yourselves THANK YOU SO MUCH you are all angels in my mindDawn
From the moment Nicola arrived she was so comforting and gentle. David and his team are wonderful, caring people who understand the pain that we all go through losing our pet, a member of the family. We thank you for the care and dignity you showed during this sad day.Michael and Louise
Thank you Cherry Tree for the most amazing and compassionate service you provided for our beloved Brian. Some animals come into our lives for a reason and our cat provided so much fun and laughter during his short time with us – David and his family totally understand that no matter how big or small the pet, when you need to visit Cherry Tree, the service they provide helps you through such terrible loss. Thank you so much xxAngela
Thank you to all at Cherry Tree for making a very painful time more manageable. My boy Al passed away suddenly and very unexpectedly in my arms yesterday. From my first (of several) calls I was treated with nothing but patience and understanding. Time was made to explain the process and to ensure that I understood my options. This was also repeated onsite too.
You were very kind and considerate to someone trying and failing to hold it together. After 16 plus years it was important to me that Al be treated with respect.
The main reason I chose Cherry Tree was because from the first call I was spoken to kindly and with an understanding that I was experiencing a loss, something that was not always obvious from calling other places. He’s back home now so thank you very much.Sergio
What a fantastic service you provide! Credit where credit is due, you handled a very difficult time in our familys life with complete and utter professionalism and expertise.. Your input and the time you showed us was 1st class. And we couldn’t possibly think of anywhere where improvements could be made..
You handled everything above and beyond our expectations and even when I know you promised to pick woody io from the vets after he vacated this plain, I was worried something had happened and he might have been missed, I called your office but then realised it was way ofter closing time….. I let a message and to your credit you returned my call and we ended up chatting for ages and you put my mind at rest knowing he was all safe and gad already been cremated.. And k owing that was such a relief to me and my family… We even booked to collect his ashes early on the Monday morning, and true to your word, he was waiting for us and you spent a little time getting to hear our stories… And I can only imagine you have heard hundreds of not thousands of tearful stories over the years.. But the difference is it shows that you genuinely care!
We, as a family, will be singing your praises from the rooftops.!!! .. We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done for us in this difficult time..
Rest assured you really do make the biggest of differences in times like these.. Utter respect.
Find attached photos of Woody, that always cheered us up, from him as a puppy to him as the perfect friend he grew up into.. *Miss him so much**The Bishop family
Our sincerest thanks to such a compassionate and caring team.
From an initial phone call in floods of tears (from me) to a sensitive and relaxed collection of Rusty, I couldn’t have asked for better for my boy.
I said goodbye to my gorgeous little boy unexpectedly at the start of Christmas week, Rusty was my world and we’d been through the ringer together more than once. He was always there for me and I for him and he deserved nothing but the best at every life stage.
Rusty was collected from the vets for me and back where he belonged the same day. No pressure or sales pitches, just honest, sincere and compassionate service.
Whilst I couldn’t bring myself to say a second goodbye, I took comfort in the many testimonies and know that he was treated with the utmost respect and care.
I truly cannot thank you enough for making a heartbreaking time very peaceful.Nicola
At your lowest and saddest time when you have to say goodbye to your precious little one, David is there for you like an angel. The genuine kindness and compassion touches your heart leaving you at peace, in the knowledge that you did you me very best right to the end. I shall be eternally grateful, thank you.Kelly
Just to say a truly heartfelt thank you to all at Cherry Tree for making such an unbearable day a little easier. Losing my best boy Charlie ‘Pudding’ at the beginning of December was completely devastating but being able to give him the absolute best goodbye at Cherry Tree meant so much. A special thank you to Joseph for taking the time to talk about Charlie, asking about our lives together & being so kind. You gave me such reassurance that I could ask anything and take all the time I needed for goodbyes. Nothing was too much trouble. Writing a special engraving for Charlie’s casket made it so personal & he came back home with me that afternoon which I am so grateful for.
Charlie was a very special lad and loved by everyone who knew him. He will be missed and loved every day and I can only thank you again from the bottom of my heart for all that you did for us that day.
Thank you to David for looking after our lovely Lenny after he passed away at Bell Equine. It was a pleasure to meet you and to see where Lenny’s final journey had taken him. Cherry Tree is the perfect place. We would recommend Cherry Tree to everybody who wishes to give their treasured pet the best send off. We now have Lenny back at home with us. Couldn’t have happened if not for Cherry Tree.Sarah
I cant thank David and Joseph Funnell enough for the kindness and help following the loss of my beloved dog Ben on Monday 21st September to cancer, I knew this was imminent and as he was with North Downs Specialist Refferals in Surrey (who were also wonderful) I wanted to check that Ben would still be able to go to Cherry Tree as I have known of and previously met David when I used to own horses. Their reputation is so well deserved. Joseph reassured me this would be possible. From the time Ben passed on Monday evening to when I collected him today from David the whole process has been so smooth and handled so sensitively I would gladly put 10 stars if I could. I am so pleased to see the family business will remain so and the surroundings at Cherry Tree are so peaceful and calming set in the beautiful countryside in Ashford.Fay
Back to Cherry Tree today, for the third time in just over three months.
Being repeat customers doesn’t mean losing another pet becomes routine and the care little Fliss received was sensitive and respectful as ever.
Thank you once again to David and the Cherry Tree team.Jo
A huge thank you to David and his team for making a very upsetting loss that little bit easier. Fudge, one of my alpacas passed suddenly and David couldn’t have been more helpful.
From the initial call his team came straight out to take care of things and Fudge has returned home in a beautiful casket. Nothing was too much trouble. Compassionate, caring, professional. Outstanding service. Highly recommended. Thank you David and team.
Dame Kelly Holmes.Dame Kelly Holmes.
Another visit to Cherry Tree today and as always, we couldn’t have been looked after any better.
Thank you to Sheila and the Cherry Tree family for taking care of Lizzie for us.Joanna Beckhelling
We recently had to say goodbye to our beloved Benji aged 15. We would like to thank Cherry Tree in particular Joseph who took such good care of our boy. At such a sad time it is reassuring to know that Benji was looked after with such dignity and compassion. We love our photo frame and it brings comfort to have him home with us again.Simone Lindsay
Thank you all so much for your kindness and understanding. From the moment David picked up the phone I knew we had made the right choice in Cherry Tree. Jet our adorable and much loved Shetland Pony had been with us at home for 20 years and was well into his late 30’s, a huge part of our family. We can not thank you enough for making a very sad time more bearable.
On The 4th June 2020 I said goodbye to my working partner and best friend. The easiest/hardest decision I have ever had to make. Cherry Tree were amazing and made what seemed like an impossible task manageable. I couldn’t even speak when I called but time and understanding was given and it was evident throughout that what they say they do, they do it to the letter. The compassion and empathy shown was very genuine. Thank you to everyone at Cherry Tree.
Zack my little fellow, I miss you every second of every day but you will always be with me.Andrew Porter
I want to thank you for all the care and attention you have paid to Eddy, thank you, I love the words on his card, I have sent a testimonial to Facebook but it didn’t appear, you have been so kind to Eddy and myself, thank you with so much gratitude, Fiona xxFiona
Thank you so much to Joseph, Mark and all at Cherry Tree for taking care of our darling Oliver, who crossed Rainbow Bridge today at the age of 16.
The care and attention he was given was (as always) second to none and he’s already home where he belongs.
Losing a beloved friend is never easy, but Cherry Tree do all they can to make a difficult time a little easier to bear.Joanna
David and the whole team at Cherrytrees- Thank you! Thank you for taking care of our beloved Jupiter. And for showing compassion and kindness when we needed some words of comfort to make sense of it all. Feeling completely lost and empty, You took the time to talk and reflect on all the wonderful memories that we made in the short time we had together and whilst the grief is so raw now, being able to bring him home made a sad situation, much better.Dawn
My family and I would like to thank Cherry Tree for looking after our dear Lavender who was put to sleep yesterday. It’s lovely to have a very personal service that’s family-run taking care of our beloved pets at this very difficult time.
I would highly recommend Cherry Tree.Vicky
We had to put our dearly loved Gandalf to sleep on Saturday, and Cherry Tree were so kind and sensitive to Gandalf , Joanne and I. Thank you so much, it was so important to us all. XJoanne Yerby Our little dog, Bessie, was cremated today at Cherry Tree Pet Crematorium. I was so pleased that this happened at such a lovely place. Mark was so kind and friendly and assured me that the only ashes that I would take home would be Bessie’s. We collected her the same day and she is now back home with those who love and miss her.
Thank you Cherry Tree for being there xxxxxxxxxKim
- Dear Cherry Tree,We just wanted to write to you to say a huge thank you for looking after Tammy so wonderfully and compassionately on 20th November last year, and we are so glad that we choose you to cremate her. We are incredibly grateful for how respectfully she was treated throughout the process and how much genuine empathy, compassion and kindness you showed throughout. We were, and still are, heartbroken to have lost her, but it means the world to us to know that Tammy had such a dignified send-off and that we were given as much time as we needed to say our goodbyes to her. She meant the absolute world to us and it’s still so tough to accept that she’s gone, but you were wonderful in how you treated her and us during such a difficult time, so thank you; words will never be able to fully articulate just how grateful we are.With your permission, we would also like to add this to the testimonials on your website, as I hope that others, in the same heartbreaking situation, can get as much comfort as they can from their loss given how wonderful your service was.Thank you so much again for everything you did for Tammy.Paul and Erica
We were devastated when we had to have my daughter’s childhood pony Roo put to sleep last week but, despite the testing times at the moment, we were treated with kindness and compassion from beginning to end. Huge thank you to all at Cherry Tree Crematorium. We will only ever use your services, no-one else can compare. Claire and Charlotte xClaire Ovenden-Hall I want to thank Mark for the wonderful service given to me on Thursday after I had to have my beautiful Cocker Spaniel put down at 15 1/2. Her body gave up but her eyes and mind wanted to carry on being a manic Spaniel. Mark answered my email beforehand and then by phone on the morning of the appointment. He was understanding, compassionate and showed empathy. Sapphire was collected as I left the Vet.
I collected her from Cherry Tree yesterday and again Mark was brilliant even through the worry of Coronavirus. I paid by phone before collecting her and kept six feet from him to prevent any potential close contact.
This was the first time I have used Cherry Tree and I would use them again. I felt reassured that they really cared about everyone’s period and the promise Mark made to take good care of Sapphire while she was with them. She meant the world to me and is now back home.
I chose to have a Cocker figurine urn and I’m so glad I did as it looks beautiful in my home and nobody would know what it really is. So much better than a wooden box.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.JulieMaley
I simply cannot thank you enough for looking after our little darling with love and dignity on her final journey. This was a whole unknown process to us and to know she was in the best possible hands was very reassuring and nothing was too much trouble. Everything was perfect and just so- the sympathy card and the beautiful casket my angel is in is just perfect. Thank you once again.Rebecca Kazzaz We want to say that we couldn’t have asked for a more empathic and professional company to have handled the awful situation of losing our GSD, Bear. This is the first time we have used your services and couldn’t believe that we would have our Boy back in hours, He’s at home with his family now, so we are all together.
Everything is so well thought out and runs so smoothly. The people and surroundings are just perfect to help salve the grief.
Thank you xDavid and Lisa Barnett
Firstly my husband and I, would like to say a massive THANK YOU to you all. You really don’t understand how much you made this special for us, unfortunately we cant/struggling to have children so our dogs are our kids when our Gucci had to be put to sleep on Saturday 25th January 2020 we were absolutely devastated she was only 6 years old, our 1st baby and because it was a day we had no money the vets that we used didn’t want to help us and we decided on a communal cremation at cambridge pet cemetery after seeing bad reviews this made us even more upset and determined to bring her ashes home, then we found Cherry Tree whom in just one day of phoning them made it happen they were very professional explained every small detail on how the cremation happens and how Gucci would be transported and looked after. They took the payment over the phone and we collected her the same day. They took time to insure everything was correct and even gave us a sympathy card. No words can describe how grateful we are!! They made it very very special. We cannot thank them enough. Our Baby girl is home where she belongs. XxKim Savage What can we say but a huge sincere thank you again , we have just lost our second baby and the service you gave to us was outstanding again we cannot thank you enough for being right by our sides again in a time of huge personal hurt ,channing was home with us in just a few hours after we lost him , your love you show helps so much in our grieving process of the loss of our little one again , you are a blessing to all animal owners , thank you so so much xxxDave and Tracy Bristol
When my little Beauty was taken from me in such tragic circumstances, I knew from past experience that Mark and the team would treat her little body with dignity and respect when they took her to be cremated.
Naturally, it is always a sad occasion when you need to call on their services, but at least you can be reassured that your fur-baby will receive the very best care and attention.
Thank you once again team for all your help.
When I pluck up the courage I will sprinkle my little Beauty’s ashes in the garden.
Sleep well my little angel xxxMark L' Estrange-Corbet
Our Family would like to say *THANKYOU* to all of you at Cherry Tree . We very Suddenly lost Our 9yr old ❤ CHARLIE Char Char ❤ on the 7th September. Charlie was a very much Loved and very importAnita Chapman ThankYou very much for sending Smudge back to us within a beautiful casket with his name in bold engraving and in gold. Just captured our hearts. The card is very kind. The service you have provided is very much appreciated by my family.Lorraine Thank you David, Joseph and Mark for the quick response to my desperate plea to collect my gorgeous fur baby Bruno ,on Friday, when I had to have him pts, to save him from any more pain, he had suffered enough.. You were all so compassionate and understanding, and so gentle with my baby, that I knew he was in good hands to continue his last journey. At a time when I was broken, you supported me, for which i am so grateful.
The casket is beautiful and the condolences card totally unexpected, and such a personal touch showing how much you care for the babies entrusted to you,
What a wonderful team you are and I will definitely recommend your services.
Joan BJoan Pamela Bratton
Thank you to David and Mark and everyone at Cherry Tree for looking after our beautiful boy Munch so well on his final sad journey. Your empathy, compassion and understanding made the experience a little easier to bear and it was a comfort to know that Munch was in your care at the end. Also, you were very quick to respond to our call and your efficiency and organisation made all the difference at such a difficult time. Thank you. GinnyGinny Thankyou very much to David and team for making a dreadful day more bearable ,with your kindness and care when we brought our beautiful Charlie Bichon to his final journey
Alison and Dave JohnsonAlison Johnson
THANK YOU TO DAVID..MARK AND EVERY ONE AT CHERRY TREE..
YOU GAVE ME TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY RUPERTBEAR..YOU ACTED WITH COMPASSION WHEN MY EMOTIONS WERE HIGH..XJay Michaels
I would like to say a big thank you for taking great care of my cat Coco after he passed away at such short notice. I’d had him for 17 years, and he was my world, so it is very much appreciated. It is a great comfort to pet owners knowing their pets are respected and taken care of. Thanks to everyone at The Cherry Tree Pet Crematorium.”Catherine Brosnahan We just wanted to say a big thank you for your support last Friday when we had to say a tearful goodbye to our lovely friend Oscar. Joseph was wonderful – his kindness and compassion really helped to make such a difficult time a little more comforting. You looked after Oscar with great care and it was lovely to have him back home so quickly.
Thank you again Joseph and Cherry Tree. We can’t recommend your services highly enough.
Judy, John, Tom & EloiseJudy & John Ball
Cherry Tree were fantastic from the first moment of contact to the last. The morning my little pony passed away suddenly I did not know what to do first and how to even go about it. The vets recommended Cherry Tree and from the moment I spoke with them on the phone I knew we were in safe hands. They came very quickly and collected William with dignity and respect. I was then contacted a few days later to let me know that he was ready to come home. Cherry Tree was a lovely place to visit and Mark who greeted us on the day was amazing. I hope that I don’t have to contact Cherry Tree for many years but I know when the time comes again I will be going straight to them.
Thank you for such an amazing personal service.
We were very thankful that our darling pony was taken to the crematorium in such a dignified manner. Ever since we had brought her to live at home with us, it was one of the things I worried about most. What would happen when it was time for her to leave, how would they do it, would it be terrible? As it was, I need not have spent that time worrying about those things. It made our grief so much less stressful knowing that she had left our home in such a gentle and dignified way.
The beautiful basket with her ashes inside now sits on my dressing table.
Today I faced the hardest decision to say good bye to my fur baby , she was my whole life !
I was recommended Cherry Tree by a friend , and what they did for us was amazing , the care ,assurance and compassion that they showed to us was wonderful. They told us what would happen at every step with Charley . I felt so at ease and it was so relaxed , the passing of Charley was beautiful and not as tough as I thought it was going to be . Cherry tree really put me and my whole family at ease , we was all looked after from the initial phone call to the end when I collected her and bought her home this evening xxxxx
Cherry Tree I cannot Thank you enough xxxxxxxMelissa Brace
After a short illness we lost our beloved ‘Little Man’ Oliver on the 1st April, this is the second time we’ve used ‘Cherry Tree’ in six months. Mark again was amazing, his kindness, compassion and so much empathy which made a very difficult situation easier. We knew that Mark and ‘Cherry Tree’ would look after our Oliver with care, respect and dignity. Nothing but the utmost compassion was shown. A very ‘BIG THANK YOU’, to Mark and the team at ‘Cherry Tree’. Oliver is at peace now, and playing with Rosie, in doggy heaven. Oliver will always be in our hearts – Diane and Del xxxDiane Wood Just wanted to say another big thank you to Mark and the team at Cherry tree for everything you done to make the passing of our beloved little pug Honey a little more comforting. She was such a happy little pug who although very ill was a true fighter up until the very end. We all love you Honey and always in our Hearts xxxRussell & Samantha webster We cannot thank Mark and the team at cherry tree enough for the kindness and compassion that you have shown us after losing our beloved Khan. You looked after our boy with great care and dignity on his final journey and for that we will be forever grateful.
We will not hesitate to recommend your services to others in need. Thank you so very muchDawn and Paul Smith
Lost my best friend earlier this month and Cherry Tree were amazing. Came out within an hour of my call, and had him back home with me the same day. Amazing on the phone, and on pick up and return. Thank you so muchBryn milford Yesterday was my second need for services from Cherry Tree.
Unfortunately our lovely Tess need to be euthanised due to lung cancer . I rang Cherry Tree yesterday to tell them the proposed time of our vets final visit and we agreed a time of 10am today.
Again from the very first telephone call to arriving with Tess this morning nothing but the utmost compassion was shown.
We left Tess and went locally for a coffee and waited for our call to say she was ready.
We had our beloved Tess back within 3 hours .
Thank you Mark and Cherry Tree once again.Rose Hall
Cant recommend Cherry Tree team highly enough. I had to use their services again this week when I lost my beloved “little hairy man” Zac unexpectedly. Mark was amazing at this horrible time which was a huge comfort to me and allowed me to have Zac back home with me within a couple of hours. Huge thank you and Merry Christmas to the Cherry Tree team.Jane Hopkins On the 13th August, Rosie our ‘sweet little girl’ took her last breath … it was so sudden, such a shock, we’re devastated. I called ‘Cherry Tree’ and spoke to Mark who was amazing, his kindness, compassion and so much empathy which made a very difficult situation easier. I knew that he would look after our Rosie with care, respect and dignity. When we were saying our goodbyes to Rosie we took our two boy dogs, so they could say goodbye too. Everything was very professional, and I have told everyone about ‘Cherry Tree’. We collected Rosie’s cremated remains later in the day, and now she’ll always be with us. We would like to say a ‘Huge’ THANK YOU to Mark and ‘Cherry Tree’ for looking after our beloved Rosie on her last Journey – Diane and Del xxxDiane Wood
We have used Cherry Tree unfortunately on 2 occasions now. Wonderful people, so caring and you are made to feel your pet was so special. The service received is second to none, thank you Cherry Tree for helpng us through such a devestating time.Leigh
My beautiful girl Skye was cremated here! She was such a massive part of my life, who could never be replaced I remember the day I came to collect her, I’m heart was in my tummy! As I walked in to collect her ashes I was so upset, everyone was so lovely and comforting. They are such an amazing and supportive place! Thank you for the way you look after my Skye! Now I can have her home with me always! XxxxHollie
The team at Cherry Tree were so kind and helpful during a very difficult time. Having organised to take my beloved Ottie to them myself directly from the vet, I was greeted with compassion and empathy. The process was explained to me and I knew that Ottie would be treated with respect until I could return to collect him. Mark was patient and understanding, allowing me as much time as I needed to say goodbye.
Thank you Cherry Tree.Ashlee Cochrane
I would like to thank the really compassionate person who answered my call yesterday about collecting my beloved shetland pony TJ. I was all at sea wondering what was best for TJ as the devastating decision was made that euthanasia was the only kind and right option left. The understanding and concern shown by whoever it was, (and I am so sorry I don’t know who I spoke to as I was so upset), really helped me on a truly terrible day. Cherry Tree turned up on time and took care of everything, which was a huge relief. I am eternally grateful for the whole team’s professionalism and compassion. In the nicest possible way, I hope I never have to call you again, but if the circumstance arose, I would not hesitate. Thank you so much. SueSusan Weller On Thursday evening we had to make the heartbreaking decision to put our beloved boxer Freddie to sleep.Having already lost our other boxer earlier this year we could take comfort in knowing that the team at Cherry Tree would give her the loving care she so deserved at her time of passing.Although it was in the evening we were told we could take Freddie there straight away which really helped us in such sad circumstances. On arrival David guided us through the process of exactly what would happen to Freddie whilst in there care, this was a great comfort to us.Another kind and thoughtful gesture was that David told us we could put Freddies ashes into the same boxer casket as our other dog Murphy was put into, it really helped us knowing they were truly together.We returned on Saturday morning where we were greeted by Mark who we had met before, once again Mark could not have been more helpful and understanding.For any loving owner of a pet losing them is the most traumatic experience you will ever go through but I sincerely know the best send off you can give your loved animal is at Cherry Tree.Once again David and Mark thank you so much you truly are the best.Mark Strevett I can’t thank you all enough for taking such good care of Benson, and getting him back to us so quickly. you made an awful time that bit more bearable your kindness and professionalism was really appreciated
Thank you again
Donna TalbotDonna Talbot
David and the team have a very peaceful and professional set up. What was a very sad day has ended with a lovely way to remember our very special friend. Keeping business local, and following word of mouth made it an easy decision to use them.Sarah Hankey Can’t thank all at Cherry Tree enough for the kind and professional care given to my dog, Jess.
I sadly never got the name of the man who came to collect her but he was kind enough not to rush me when saying goodbye to her and even took the time to ring me asking if i wanted Jess’s collar back.
Thank you again for making a hard time easier.Michaela
We sadly lost our beloved Border Collie Boycie recently. An incredibly difficult time was made more bearable because of the professionalism and care of Mark at Cherry Tree. Thank you so much.James Conway After the vet had put my little Lion King to sleep in my arms I was in a state of total despair. I knew that my baby had suffered enough and was ready for his sleep, but it still did not make the situation any easier to handle.
When I spoke to Mark at Cherry Tree he put me at my ease and treated the conversation more as a sympathetic listener than as someone conducting a business transaction.
The chap who came and collected my little Tonka was also extremely sympathetic and reassuring. I was in no doubt that my big boy was going to be in the safest of hands, and they brought his ashes back to me first thing the next morning as promised.
Thank you Cherry Tree. You help to take some of the heartache out of the very worst of situations.Mark L'estrange
Thank you David Sheila and the team at Cherry Tree for making such a hard sad time a little bit easier for me since losing my little “Big Man” Kippy. For such a little fella he had a huge presence and has left a great big gaping hole in my life. Thank you for the urn and bracelet and scatter box so that now I have him with me all the time, just in a different form. You guys do an amazing job and I cant recommend you enough. With much love and thanks, Jane xxJane Hopkins Today was one of the saddest I’ve had to get through, I lost my collie very suddenly with no warning. Cherry Tree Pet Crematorium really helped ease that pain with their professionalism and obvious care with the way they handled his cremation at a moments notice. Thank you so much.Gill Bignall Sammy was part of our lives for 21 years. We spent two months of constant care nursing him 24 hours a day. On Tuesday 4th April he held on all day until his mummy got home from work; she picked him up to cuddle him and he went to sleep a few minutes later in the warmth and safety of her arms. Loving Sammy so much it was important that we were able to give him a proper and respectful cremation and bring his ashes home to be with us. The care and understanding we received were exceptional and we felt total confidence in leaving our dear friend in safe hands until we returned two hours later to collect him. The experience of losing such a dear companion is always going to he heartbreaking but the wonderful service we received here helped so much and we would recommend Cherry Tree without hesitation. It is hoped, though, that we do not need to return for a very long time.
Jackie and PaulPaul Sullivan
We have been totally devastated with the sudden loss of our beautiful cat Dylan. He was killed in a second which he didn’t deserve. Thank you for being there and giving him the dignity he deserved. We feel comforted that Dylan is back at home where he belongs and that his ashes will be in our garden where he so loved exploring.
Thank you so very much from all of us.The Garman Family
On Sunday we made the heartbreaking decision to put our lovely little boxer Murphy to sleep.We were lucky enough to choose Cherry Tree as the place to give Murphy the dignified cremation he so deserved.I truly cannot fault the service they provide carried out with such compassion.At such sad and desperate times give your pet the send off they deserve choose Cherry Tree thank you so much from Murphy ‘s Mum and Dad xMark Strevett We would like to thank you for making what was a very traumatic day when we lost our beloved Keats less upsetting.
Your reception area was very calm and tranquil where we were able to say goodbye with all the time we needed.
Mark was caring and treated Keats with the greatest respect and for that we are very great full, we will absolutely recommend you without question.
Thank you once again from us and Keats.Joy Worrell
Can’t thank Cherry Tree Pet Crematorium enough for their compassion, sympathy and empathy in our hour of despair. Mark, especially, gave us the reassurance that our beloved cocker spaniel, Indi, would be treat with the utmost care and respect. We would definitely recommend their services.Robert and Elaine Gould
David and I just wanted to write and say thank you for taking care of our beloved Sooty last Wednesday.
We are totally bereft now that she is gone. The suddenness of her illness, finding out on Monday that she was seriously ill and having to make the difficult decision on Tuesday morning to put her to sleep was awful. I contacted Cherry Tree Tuesday morning, not long after making the decision to do this and spoke to Mark.
Mark was wonderful and patient in dealing with me at a difficult time. My husband and I wanted to give Sooty the send off she deserved as she was a dear, loved family member. Mark arranged everything and treated both us and Sooty with the upmost dignity and respect.
Mark arranged for Sooty to be collected from our vets and placed her in a lovely basket with blanket over her, so we could see her when we came on Wednesday. Being able to spend some time with Sooty was greatly appreciated and has helped us tremendously.
We will always miss her, always, but having her ashes close by in the sleeping cat statue is a fitting tribute, and a comfort.
Thank you for letting us see Sooty again and for treating her with such dignity and respect.
We were very happy with the service provided. Please pass on our thanks to Mark. It is nice to know of Cherry Tree. We will come back when the time comes for her brother to join her. I am recommending Cherry Tree to our friends.
If you wish to put this on your website please do, I have enclosed a picture of Sooty for this purpose.
Thank you again.
Diane and David Bentley-RyderDiane and David Bentley-Ryder
I would like to thank all the staff at Cherry Tree for their professionalism and understanding throughout whilst dealing, with what has probably been the hardest decision I have ever had to make. It has been the most heart-breaking and difficult week for me since having my Danny put to sleep but the cherry tree staff have been fantastic.
Michael was there on the day to collect Danny and he was so patient and kind and treated him with such dignity. Mark was also so kind and compassionate to me, both on the phone and when I collected Danny’s ashes.
You guys really are a god send at such a difficult time when we have to say goodbye to our beloved animals. I lost my soul mate and my best friend last week but I have comfort from knowing he was looked after like a king by you until the very end.
Thank you so much.
1st class service form enquire to hand over of ashes, nice caring people and cost not expensive,would recommended to all pet loverslaurence flack
We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Jack Russell, Rodney; he was our world. Sincere thanks to Mark and all at Cherry Tree for the very kind and respectful way they looked after Rodney at the end of his life – it was one less thing for us to worry about. Thank you again, Bev & Mark.Bev & Mark Payton
We cannot thank Cherry Tree enough for the service they provided. Mark was incredibly compassionate, understanding, and respectful.
I inquired at a few other pet crematoriums and was astonished they wanted over £250 and didn’t seem to care at all, not being able to afford such a cost we were devastated.
Then I found Cherry Tree who were MUCH more reasonable and MUCH more caring. We also liked their story, the fact it’s a family business, who obviously worked extremely hard to achieve their dream.
We’d owned our beloved cat Clyde for 16 & a half years and are heartbroken to have lost him, Mark & the service provided has helped us in our grief.
Thank you for the condolence card and the lovely plaque, it was even better than we were expecting.
We cannot recommend Cherry Tree highly enough.Mrs J Sheller
Dear Mark and all the team behind the scenes at Cherry Tree,
Thank you for taking such good care of my darling Monty yesterday, 11th October. I will always be grateful for your kindness and professionalism on the hardest day.
He was a beautiful, vibrant and smiley dog who will be sorely missed but I feel better knowing he had the care that he deserved.
I have attached some photos of Monty during happy times, I will try and remember him like this.
Kindest regards and best wishes to you all from Abbi Wells and family.
Thank you for the beautiful casket to celebrate the life of Bluey, recommended by Cinque Port Vets at Tenterden.
This little cat taught me much about love and gratitude. He passed away in peace and with dignity, a beautiful casket and unexpected card.Jayne Telfer
I would just like to say a massive thank you to the services and team at cherry tree I have had the misfortune of having to come to cherry tree three times in the last few years and every time I have been greeted by a warm and welcoming member of staff most recently I lost my beloved bull terrier X spot at the ripe old age of 16 it had been unplanned and I had needed them at the last minuet to which they had no problems with I have nothing but kind words to say about the service and I am grateful that in my time of need the team at cherry tree dealt with me in a calm and compassionate mannor I felt no need to hide my tears and grief and I knew that when I said my last goodbye they would treat him with the kindness and respect he deserved
Thank you cherry treeLouise knight-coney
Just wanted to say a big thank you to mark and the team who looked after us today during such a very sad time after the sudden death of our much loved Cookie. From the moment we made the phone call at 8am this morning until we collected her ashes later that day mark made sure everything went smoothly.
We cannot thank your team enough, five star service and will definitely recommend to every oneRussell & Samantha Webster
A huge thank you to you all for making a massive happening so much easier to deal with. The chap who came to collect my beloved horse Ish whose passing has left me heartbroken, was so compassionate and I was told the whole process was dealt with with great dignity. (I hid round the corner). I was pleasantly surprised when I got his ashes back in a beautiful oak casket with a gold name plate, and a lovely sympathy card to boot. I cannot recommend you highly enough.
To all at Cherry Trees
I would just like to say thank you for looking after our dog Bud on his final journey and returning him to us in the beautiful oak frame, it’s good to think he’s back home. Thank you also for liaising with Fern cottage our vets in Sittingbourne, it really helped to make a difficult situation more bearable.
Bud was part of our family for 161/2 years and although there is now a space in our family he has left behind many happy memories.
Thank you once againAlison Alexander and family
I just wanted to follow up our previous e-mails to say “thank you” for the sensitive way you handled my enquiries at such a distressing time and an even bigger “thank you” for the respectful and dignified way in which my beloved Sydney was returned to me. The words in the card we received from yourselves inevitably made us bawl our eyes out, but they were so poignant and comforting to read.
Whilst I’m sure your job can not be an easy one at times, it must be so lovely for you to know that you are able to bring some reassurance and comfort to people at such times.
Please could you pass on my warmest thanks to the gentleman (sorry I didn’t get his name) who came to our yard yesterday at Baldwins Oast, to collect our beloved pony Danny after he was put to sleep at the grand age of 31.
He was made the whole process so stress free, and Danny was treated with total dignity. I didn’t feel at all rushed and he allowed us to leave the yard whilst he dealt with everything. Leaving the yard and paddock tidy and calm. He asked all about Danny’s life and showed so much compassion. He really was an absolute star and a real credit to your business.
Also a huge thanks to the gentleman who took my original call to book everything, he was so patient and kind and listened through my sobbing! He explained everything and all of the options available.
Thank you Cherry Tree for making an incredibly difficult day as stress free and calm as possible. Your company has shown the utmost compassion at a very difficult time.
With many thanks
Laura xLaura x
Our beloved Westie Molly was 13 yrs old and grew up with our 3 children . She had arthritis and srtuggled to walk unless there was food about or next doors cat.. She became ill with a womb infection and before we knew she had to be put to sleep on the 30/06/16.. We called Cherry Tree on returning from the vets and they dealt with Molly that day.
We were met by Roger and he helped us through this painful time. We are extremely greatful for Cherry Tree’s services, we could have gone closer to home but they were recommended to us.
Frank and Julia Pagefrank and Julia Page
I rescued my boy Sam,could not of asked for a better dog. To the person who dumped him it was your loss but my gain,we have alot of happy memories together,and a big paw print on my heart,I would like to thank everybody at Cherry Tree Pet Crematorium,for all your kindness today,and for treating sam with up most respect,its such a hard time,but eased alot of pain bringing him to such a beautiful place to say my final farewells,and set him to run free over that rainbow bridge Thankyou from Tracy and Sam. R.I.P my boy,sleep tight,run free over that rainbow bridge,forever in my heart XxxXTracy Smith
A few days ago (13/05/16) we lost our most loyal, loving friend and companion, Our beautiful doggy Tia.
This was the saddest day in our lives, she was everything to us and she will be forever in our hearts.
We searched literally everywhere and carefully considered what we then had to do with our most precious girl. Thankfully we found Mark at David Funnells Cherry Tree. I cannot thank Mark and his team enough for looking after Tia. The service they provide is absolutely first class and I can assure anyone reading this, you will not find anywhere that will give your cherished pet a more loving, caring and dignified final farewell.
Sadly we will never see our girl again but we have ‘her’ ashes and they will one day be reunited with ours, when that day comes,
Thank you so much Mark, David and all your staff.Paul Rain
I would like to thank David very much for his kindness that he showed to my family and Jake our precious dog at such a distressing time. David made a very emotional time more bearable and really understands what losing a beloved dog means. He treated Jake with dignity and respect and didnt rush us at all. We were able to spend as much time with Jake as we wanted there before we left. Thank you David x
Jan WestJan West
I cannot thank Cherry Tree enough. The service they provided was first class. When our beloved Elsa fell asleep they responded very quickly. They showed genuine sensitivity at a very traumatic time. We always wanted the best for our Elsa and she deserved the best and thankfully in chooseing Cherry Tree she got the best and for that we will always be grateful. Would I recommend Cherry Tree? IN A HEARTBEAT.Mr A HALL
I can’t thank Mark and the team at Cherry Tree enough for the way in which he looked after my dogs Bertie and Millie who I lost on 28th Jan and 23rd Feb this year. It was a shock to lose not one but both of my precious friends within a month. Mark arranged a special trip to Whitstable to collect both of them within a few hours of losing them and it meant so much to know they were both being looked after so promptly and not having to spend time in a place they hated so much, the vets. After I’d been to Cherry Tree to collect Bertie, I didn’t hesitate to let the vets contact Mark once again and make the arrangements for Millie, Cherry Tree also returned Millie to Whitstable for me in less than 48 hours, saving me making another very upsetting trip. I cannot recommend Cherry Tree enough, they were recommended to me by a friend and I would urge anyone who wants a first class service for their pet when that horrible time comes, to give these lovely people a call. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you Cherry Tree for making an awful time so much easier.Kate Twyman
We have used Cherry Tree on 3 occasions. They are always so kind, supportive and completely understand that our pets are family. I cannot recommend them more highly, wouldn’t use anyone else for any we lose in the future.Lindsay Turner
As a family we have had all of our animals cremated at cherry tree and we have been pleased every time. Everyone who works there is so supportive and understanding. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!Kerrie Alexander
Very tragically this week, I had to say goodbye to my beloved horse Charlie, at just 11 years old which was utterly devasting for me. I cannot thank Cherry Tree Farm enough for treating Charlie with respect, dignity, care and professionalism. The whole experience was so caring all the staff showed understanding and genuine empathy for my feelings and wishes. I cannot recommend them highly enough or put into words that can describe how caring they are. I have chosen a photo with a little poo in it because he always liked to leave me a present to clear up just when I thought I had finished. I love him and miss him so much but he is free of pain and with me in spirit always.Annette Gilbert
I would like to thank The Funnell Family for the care, compassion and respect they have shown me on two occasions now. The first time was with my horse Drifter and much more recently with my beautiful dog Maisy, my beloved animals were both collected from me and both times we were treated with such empathy and dignity, and such care. I would recommend Cherry Tree Pet Cremations to every animal owner at the most difficult time we all have to face. Massive thank you for caring and showing you really do care.Jacqueline
Thank you so much for your compassionate care when we lost our beautiful Tia. You provided a first class dignified service following the loss of our treasured girl. It has made me feel so much better having Tia’s ashes, I feel like she is back home with us.Paula Hutchison
We would like to say thank you so much for the time and compassion that you gave us during our time of extreme loss and sadness. You made the last journey of our beloved boy more peaceful and less painful as this process can be. We left knowing that our boy would be treated with dignity and respect. Thank you one last time , and it is lovely to be able to have him back with us in a beautiful heart shaped momento.Wayne, Anna and jack Eade
Cherry tree is a very helpful , and a dignified crematorium
My horse was unexpectedly put to sleep through acute grass sickness at the end of April
i rang them the same day she was collected , everything was done
sympathetically and with dignity
Anyone who needs a loving pet cremated
These are the people xEmma smith
Cherry tree chrem showed great kindness and respect in dealing with my pony connie. Mark was brilliant. Came with in a hour and a half of my call to them in them , so she wasnt left all night . I was very gratefull . Thank you so very much cherry Tree you made a bad situation bearable.Karen Dye
So much love and care was given to Shogun and Shadow, also Sprinkle our foal . We would highly recommend Cherry tree to anyone who wants their pet to be treated with love and dignity at the end of their life. RIP to our lovely horses xxxSUE MILLER
Sadly our precious cat Reggie dies in our arms on 20th July 2015. This was so traumatic for us even though he was 15.5 years old. He was such a lovable cuddly snugly boy who would sleep next to my husband nightly. At times he would ensure he got in bed before me next to his dad. I was often perched on the edge of the bed.. He would always greet you with a chirp and a meow if you paid no attention. He would snore and groan during the night. He was always there. His litter mate Ronnie would have a daily wash off Reg whether he needed it or not. Reg would do a little dance in the litter tray and then have a mad half hour if he had a poo. No matter how many times we brushed him he would got straight out an roll in the dust.
Reggie was such a big part of our life and gave us unconditional love and when the sad times came he was there right by our side. We love you Reggie and only the best send off was to be good enough for you. We was given the cherry tree number by our vet and we was allowed one last night with him before we took his body to cherry tree. We was treated as the grieving parents we are, the hardest,thing was leaving him there and driving away. The quaulity of the memorials we could choose from was wonderful . We have opted for a necklace for me, a ring with Reggie’s ashes for Derek . We also have a photo frame with the rest of his ashes. Thank you cherry tree for your sensitive approach and the after care you gave our lovely irreplaceable Reggie.Janet and Derek Willis
On the 23rd July 2015 we lost our amazing Dobermann Pandy, who was 12 . She was unique in every way, our shadow. No words can but into context out grief at this time. But at the end of her life journey is Cherry tree. Our last gift to our girl. We first went to Cherry tree in 2007 by recommendation, on the loss of our beloved Dobermann Elsa, and three weeks later with the loss of Elsa sister Gabby. Cherry tree is over 80 mile journey for us, and yes we know there is a closer facility. Cherry tree treat you and your pet with respect, kindness and understanding. They give you all the time in the world to say goodbye to your faithful friend in the privacy of their beautiful chapel of rest, with fresh flowers and soothing soft music. What more can I say, I have every confidence in Cherry Tree, I would go as far as to say, Cherry Tree give a service, in my eyes far better than I have received from Undertakers. Without a doubt, when my remaining Dobermann go, it will be Cherry tree. Thank you Cherry Tree, for all your help, understanding and dedication.Theresa Foord
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