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There are truly no words that can convey the compassion, care, and integrity of Jay and his father Jeff. What they demonstrated to me from the first phone call to the final details of my mom's death and funeral service was an authentic, caring concern for my mother's dignity, my family's desire to honor her, and my own personal anxiety at the loss of our only living parent. The entire family felt embraced by the compassion and passionate work that The Fosters extended to our family. I called many times with questions, and NOT ONCE, did Jay react with anything but a caring tone attentive to my need or question. God provided an opening to change our viewing and I believe God led us to Jay and Jeff. As the daughter of Pearle Martin, I know that my momma would have been so pleased with the
Thank you Jay and Jeff! If anyone has questions regarding the type of service you provide, feel free to refer anyone to me. You gave attention to every detail, even when you bombarded with deaths, we still were (7), Jay still returned a call early in the day. I NEVER had to call him back or remind him of anything. I couldn't imagine having a better environment for dealing with such an incredible loss like this one. Thank each of you; your warmth and caring made the experience less painful and more grateful that mom would be so pleased if she were here watching.
Jeff and Jay: I want to thank you for taking care of my Dad and the way you fixed him up was fantastic! He looked like he was just sleeping. Looked so natural. The way you displayed the photo, the slide show, the music, the funeral itself, everything was perfect. Not only that but the headstone we purchased from you is simply beautiful. Dad and Mom would both love it. It really looks nice. Again, thank you for the wonderful service you provide for Toronto.
The Family of Bruce Firm
I want to take a moment give my thanks to Jeff & Jay for their caring and professionalism during a very difficult time. They still show that as time passes as I have had to contact them a couple times with questions. Thank you both for your help.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Foster Funeral Home. We unfortunately knew our time with our Mom, Agnes Butcher was short and I made a terribly hard phone call, on the other end was Mr. Foster and from that first call they took care of everything. I was able to make arrangements with Jay through emails and was able to complete all paperwork and email it back. Once in town, Jay greeted me with compassion and kindness, like we were family. Everything happened just as they said it would. We had to have our Mom transported back to Ohio from California and they were there every step of the way. I can't thank you enough for everything you did for the entire Butcher family. The extra phone calls & emails were unexpected and greatly appreciated.
Dear Mr. Foster and Jay,
Our family wishes to thank you for your professionalism, understanding, and the time and effort you took with us in arranging services for our mother. We feel that you went above and beyond our expectations and made us feel as though we were your only concern. It seemed as though you were caring for a member of your own family.
We cannot thank you enough for your knowledge, help, advice, and compassion during this difficult time.
Family of Rosemary Firm
Jeff and Jay there are not enough words to express our gratitude for the care you gave our family during this time in our lives. You both would listen no matter how small of a detail to make all of the family feel included. Knowing you both I was not one bit surprized of the compassion you have for people during a very difficult time. Thank you for bring Jeff from Florida to Toronto. I know dad felt good that Jeff was in your hands during this time. He was so worried you were not picking him up from the hospital that day. We assured him you would take good care of his son. Once again thank you from the entire Bates Family
I just would like to thank Jay and Jeff Foster for the wonderful care they gave our whole family during the passing of my father in law. The caring and the understanding at a time of great sadness was very much appreciated beyond words.
Dear Mr. Foster and Jay,
My family would like to thank you for assisting us during the passing of my mom, Frances Wherry. With your expertise and genuine kindness, the funeral arrangement process was simplified and very manageable considering the circumstances.
The funeral held at your Toronto facility celebrating my mom%u2019s life and her final journey was simply perfect. The picture show you arranged and layout of the room was exactly as planned.
Your staff members were warm, kind and very professional. Your overall complete organization of the whole process was simply amazing. It was extra comforting to speak with you during the funeral dinner and to receive a note following the funeral.
Many thanks for making this experience far better than expected. You certainly are the best!
With much gratitude,
Melanie Wherry Owen
I wanted to thank Jay & Jeff for everything they did to make the passing of our mother so easy to deal with. They treated us with nothing but kindness and true concern for all we were going through. They made my mother look like the classiest lady around and I was truly dreading what she would look like. I thank Jay & Jeff from the bottom of my heart. They made us feel like a part of their family. Thank you again for your sincere compassion. You are truly a blessing and grateful to have dealt with you at this trying time.
Our hearts are sad at this time, Grandpa Cooper means so much to us. I could not come to the funeral but everyone said such wonderful things about how your funeral home made everyone feel so much better. Thank you for all you did for the Cooper family and friends and the Smithfield Community! You are the best!
When we lost my sister Dana Hughes Treglia so quickly.
Jay and Jeff went above and beyond to help us with this emotional process.
Lisa Hughes Hall and Family of Dana.
When you lose a loved one you pray to God for help. While on earth call Foster's funeral home. They care for you if you were part of their family. Shipping the body home from Florida and all paperwork taken care of. Our entire family wish to thank Jeff & Jay their entire crew, Thanks 2 million times. The family of Blanche Fisher Sherwood
When we lost my grandfather (William Garo), my mom (Dixie Garo Helms) and my grandmother (Vernida Garo) Jeff and Jay made the whole process so much easier for us all. Even when my step father passed away and my step brothers went to another funeral home, Jeff was there for me to help with the burial of his ashes. If something were to happen to me, I have given instructions that I want to go back home to J E Foster. Thank you for all your kindness over the years.
Thanks to Jeff and Jay a time that was extremely hard for our family was made a little easier. The empathy and care that they showed for us was appreciated more than words can say.
The Foster family is so caring and kind hearted. I am so greatful for the compassion shown to us during the passing of my mother. They made her look absolutely beautiful and they made us feel like family through it all. Thank you Jeff, Becky & Jay. We love you all.
When my Mom passed away Jeff and Becky came immediately expressing their sympathy wholeheartedly, giving us hugs and just holding us. The next day Jay welcomed us to the funeral home, (with a hug too) and had everything extremely well organized which made each step so easy for us. The care the Foster's gave us can not be measured, they truly give from the heart. My Mom's calling hours and funeral service were absolutely beautiful. We felt like my Mom's funeral was as important to Jeff and Jay as it was to us. Jeff and Jay were always looking out for our wants and needs which gave us peace. We are so grateful and thankful that God put them in our lives. They truly are a blessing.
I cannot say enough about how wonderful the whole Foster family is to everyone. Becky, Jeff and all their children (Mindy, Jay, Emily, Katie and Deanna) have a heart of gold and really and truly care about everyone. I have been blessed to know this family and appreciate having them in my life. Love, Janet
You couldn't ask for any better service than you receive from Jeff & Jay Foster. They have taken care of many of my family's final arrangements.
They treat you with kindness and compassion during and after your time of grief and sorrow. They help you make wise decisions based on your wants and needs. They treat you like an extended part of their family.
I can't begin to express my gratitude to Jay and Jeff for the compassionate and professional care that they gave to my family during the passing of my dad. My dad, Wayne Allen, passed away while visiting me in Columbus, Ohio. From the minute I called Foster's, they took care of everything. From bringing my dad home to Toronto, to dealing with the coroner's office and the death certificate, to personally delivering the guest book to the house, they did it all. There was no detail too small that they didn't take care of with patience and compassion. I didn't expect the level of service that I received, nor the sincere concern that they showed during a very difficult time. I was treated as a friend and not just a customer and I appreciate all that they did. They made a difference.
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