Its such a beautiful one Colette, and I cannot thank you enough for the excellent work.
I will spread the news to the Tongans intending to import headstones from New Zealand.
Receiving the headstone had made me shed tears of joy for the beauty of stone
and also brings back memories of my late husband.
Will send photos of the unveiling
Best Regards, Teisa
Good morning Colette,
My sincere thanks to you for organising this for my family. You have been wonderful with keeping me fully informed throughout the process, which has been extremely helpful and reassuring particularly considering I am overseas, therefore making it that much more challenging in making decisions. Your service has been exemplary and your patience and consideration has been sincerely appreciated. Thank you again.
With kind regards,
Malo e lelei Colette
I would like to thank you on behalf of the Filihia family for everything you did for my family to get the headstone completed on time. With all the crazy last minute changes and plans you continued to help us regardless. Thank you soooo much. The day was beautiful with the sun out and everything went accorsing to plan. May God continue to bless you as continue to help our community and families like mine
with your line of work.
Again, Thank You Colette!!
Ofa Lahi Atu!!
Thank you very much for your great work with the headstone. We are pleased with the liason we had with you and your great customer service. Being attentive and listening to what we wanted to be done on the headstone. Thank you very much for your great wishes with the unveiling. Our family will definitely be happy and blessed on that day because of the finished product which is just beautiful and it will bring honour to our mom.
It is a pleasure doing business with you Moe and will definitely recommend you to other family members as we found you through word of mouth as well.
Just wanted to say that my brother and i are really happy with the headstone. When i viewed the headstone on Wednesday the quality of workmanship and the colors and style just all came together.
Also, thank you so much for making our mother's picture stand out in the headstone and for dealing so patiently with our changes and requests.
Regards Rocky Ralifo
Thank you so much Helen and Aro Memorials and the team
for working with us in such a helpful and understanding manner. We are really pleased
with the beautiful headstone. Please find attached a photo of our we gathering
Many thanks on behalf of the Wilson family
Thank you so much to you and the rest of Aro Memorial team for the great service we received. The day I came in to inquire about the plaque - it was after searching for most of the day for someone to do the plaque for us and no-one could do it. So you were my last hope and you came through so brilliantly.
For that my family and I are most grateful. I most appreciative for how quickly you completed the job
and the clear communication you provide me through out the process. The plaque is beautiful
and very cost effective and better value that the quotes I had received earlier in the day. As you would
know I collected our completed plaque on Saturday.
Once again, thanks so much for your great service. Wishing you and your team at Aro Memorial
many blessings for Christmas and New Year.
Thank you so much for your prompt email, I just received the information I asked for.
Precisely, Moe, Eric and the Aro Memorial Team, we also thank you a million for your good hard work, the headstones look so beautiful.
We look forward to show our families the beautiful headstones on 23 December 2017
for the unveiling.
Our pleasure/privilege working with you, and trust that we will meet again.
May the blessing of our Holy Saviour Jesus be with you all. With many thanks
and kind regards for your time and support.
The Steele Family
I just wanted to convey my thanks again to all the team at Te Aro for making my mothers headstone.
Please see the finished product at her resting place looking absolutely stunning!!
You all did a fantastic job and provided a professional & exceptional service to me. Please pass on my thanks
to the guys & ladies behind the scenes aswell who made my mums day absolutely gorgeous! Keep up the good work you all do & please post this compliment for all to see as a testament of your great service!
Thank you again! From one extremely happy customer!
Tena koutou katoa!
Regards Rhonda King
First of all I would like to wish you and your family/workmates a happy belated
merry Christmas and a happy new year. And on behalf of the Naseri family, we
would like to say thank you for the marvellous job and skilled art works
that you performed on the headstone of our lat grandma.
We wish you well for the future, and best of luck for the many more jobs that you will encounter.
thank you again Manu
To Colette and Team at Aro Memorials,
On behalf of the Ele'ele family, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you
Colette and the team at Aro Memorials.
We send our Warmest thanks for all of your hard work.
I know how much time and energy this assignment demanded,
and we deeply appreciate all of your help, patience, honesty, sincerity and professional workmanship.
It’s great to know that we can count on you Colette and the team
at Aro Memorials to go the extra mile.
You have our sincere appreciation for the beautiful headstone in memory of our Dear Mother, Thank you again Aro Memorials
for your exceptional work.
Fa'afetai Lava, Faafouina Ele'ele-Russo and family
Kia ora Colette,
I would like to Thank You for the service that you provided to me
and my family over the last few months.
Our journey to this day was made without any hassles.
I have and would recommend ARO Memorials to anyone
and would not hesitate but to use you in the future.
Thank you for everything.
Thank you so much Colette!
Please convey my thanks too to your staff who worked on our family
stone for our parents, it looks wonderful and I am very happy with it.
Wishing you all the best and many thanks again!
on behalf of the family we would just like to say thanks for the wonderful
job you and your team did with our Mums headstone.
People commentated that it was a beautiful headstone and some even said
it was the best they had seen.
That was very nice of them.
The Frethey Family
It's been a very long time since we have been communicating about this
headstone which we have already safely received in Solomon Islands in December 2013.
By the way, this is just to convey our family's sincere appreciation for the job well done
in making sure our order get her in time as expected.
We are appreciatively proud of the tremendous skills of artwork being displayed
in this piece of work.
The headstone is just so fantastic for which we were so really thankful.
Once again, thank you and looking forward to working closer with you in the future.
Till then, have a great evening and take care
Thank you so much, you have been great and on behalf of myself and my family we all appreciate your help and support throughout the process. I struggled and was under a lot of pressure to get something onto paper but with your input and support my grandparents headstone came out so much better than I expected. We are so amazed by the work that everyone has put in and we all thank you for it.
All the Best Colette
Kind Regards, Toga
You guys have done an AMAZING job , thank your team ever so much!!!!! J
Cannot wait to unveil this on Saturday
Thank you all very much for all that you have done it is everything we expected and more we are so happy and overwhelmed at the outcome of our baby's headstone thanks a million to all.
Helen & Family!!
Good morning Colette,
Sorry for the late reply the unveiling was a success! Thank you so much for your help, you made it so easy by explaining each step. Glad it is over, thank you again Colette my mum's Stone is beautiful,
got a lot of positive comments. U take care too.
Just want to acknowledge what a wonderful job you and your team done with my Aunties headstone the Rihari one.
It came together so well and you made the whole process so easy.
Just want to say a big thank you on behalf of our family all were so pleased to see her remembered and acknowledged in style.
I look forward to recommending and utilising your service in the future.
Thank you again.
Dear Belinda and Eric,
My apologies for not sending this earlier.
I have only praise for your great service when dealing with my parent's Headstone. Just brilliant. I am so happy I chose the professionals.
You made my family very proud and they still can't get over how beautiful it is. Simple but elegant and not messy. I'd say ..there is no comparison from what I've seen of what's being made in Samoa.
Thank you very much and ill recommend you to whoever that wants to talk headstone ideas with me.
Sincerely Foa Nelson
Colette and Staff at Aro Memorials,
My family and I are extremely happy with Aro Memorials Ltd and would not hesitate
to use them again or recommend them to family or friends.
Our experience has been an extremely positive one right from beginning to end.
We rate their workmanship highly and vouch for their ability to meet
their customers’ requirements.
In particular, I want to acknowledge Colette Smuts who is extremely
professional and supportive; responding promptly to our queries by email/phone,
providing us with design drafts according to our stipulations and making
modifications as requested.
This was a stressful time for me and my siblings because we were being reminded
of our great loss and so your patience and caring manner was
much appreciated. Aro Memorials Ltd was the only monumental mason who was
not fazed by the deadline of 2 months we gave them and they offered the
most value for money.
Our mother’s headstone is unique, dignified and elegant just like she was and we feel that
it honours her greatly.On behalf of my family,
I wish you, Colette, and Aro Memorials Ltd all the best for the future.
Leaupepe Taimaaiono Liz Tupua Talaepa
Eric & Staff,
Aro Memorials was recommended to us from a friend, who said they did a fantastic job and
were very reasonably priced - and she was absolutely right.
Our father's headstone was created better that we imagined, and the staff couldn't
have been friendlier and more accommodating if they tried. They exceeded any expectations
we might have had, and we highly recommend them to anyone.
Thank you so much for making a difficult time that much easier.
As a family we are more than happy for the great service, quality & fine craftsmanship on
our beloved mother's headstone..it was a wonderful day yesterday..
we will certainly be recommending your business to others.
Regards Colin & Satele Family
Hi Belinda and Eric,
That looks so amazing!!! I absolutely love it. It is exactly how I wanted it to look. You have
made this preparation an easy process for me in the limited short time that I have requested for.
Aro Memorials have been by far the cheapest option but with great quality and
awesome staff to deal with.
My family absolutely love it. I will always recommend your service to anyone
I know who is looking to do a headstone.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart,
Hi Eric and Belinda
Just a little note to say thank you so much for my mum's beautiful headstone...
highly commended by our whole family that attended the unveiling.
Appreciate your service throughout the process
Warm Regards, Pua
Once again thank you for the amazing service we received when purchasing my father's headstone -
rarely seen these days! Until the next family member is called to Jesus...hopefully not too soon -
we shall meet again:)
May God bless you both and your business abundantly.
Love & Prayers, The Galo Family
the stone was delivered safely to the Solomons, and was installed over Christmas.
I have not seen any photos but have been told it looked very good and was appreciated by all.
Many thanks for all your help last year. Please pass our thanks and
best wishes for the new year to your colleagues there at Aro
kind regards, Simon
My whanau are so happy to say that we have complete satisfaction with our brothers headstone.
Thank you and Aro memorials for being so patient and accommodating to our needs
My sister and brother in-law safely, picked up the headstone
They were happy to be given instructions on how to put up the stone and how to cement each part onto the foundation.
But what really surprised us all was the packet of cement that was given which
saves our whanau the time of figuring out what product we had to use to
piece the stones together.
Once again thank you for your beautiful work and also completing our
stone before the workshop Xmas closing date
We all wish you and your team a very safe and wonderful Xmas and a lovely New Year
Arohanui, Otimi Whanau
Good Morning Colette
It was a BIG SUCCESS with our unveiling last weekend, the weather was perfect and
ALL the Family were very very HAPPY with the outcome of our Beloved Matiles Headstone.
I wasnt at the unveiling, because I was here at home preparing everything for the family
to come back for a shared feast, but the feedback I got back from everyone was
nothing but High Praise for your beautiful workmanship,
they totally loved everything about Matiles Headstone, my husband and family did
exactly what I thought they would do and shed tears of joy with a touch of sadness.......
but all of the
Uncles and Aunties were very proud of what we had prepared for her with your help.....!!
Thank you once again.....it was PERFECT.....!!
Much Blessings, Lorna & Faavae Sagisagi
Thank you very much once again, was just a pleasure dealing with you during
this experience, you have made it so so easy, even though we are doing it
via email/phone but the experience has just gone through without any hassles at all,
I will strongly recommend your company and especially you personally
to my family and friends
who will be looking at doing any headstones in the near future, once again,
thanks a lot for everything.
Kind Regards, Rosa Moesa
I can’t thank you enough for all your help. Although I was situated in Melbourne Australia,
you always made me feel at ease especially when I was stressing out, and never made
me feel that anything was impossible. Your constant communication
back and forth was immaculate!
From my first enquiry contact that I had with you, to the very last minute of the installation
of the headstone – everything ran smoothly.
Although the day of the unveiling was a little wet, this did not damper the comments
from everyone about how beautiful the headstone turned out.
It was alot bigger and better than we anticipated but it was perfect!
Colette I thank you from the bottom of my heart once again and would
not hesitate to highly recommend Aro Memorials.
Warm Regards, Cherie
Just wanted to give you a quick email on behalf of us all to express our gratitude
and a BIG thank you for all your help and for such a great job of our precious
mumsie's headstone. We are all very pleased with the finished product as it really
is a beautiful memorial for our mum ~ very classy!
Thanks and kindest regards, Sam, Brian, Tom
I would like to take this opportunity to Thank you for all the hard work you
put into creating our babies master piece. Your Professionalism,
experience and organisantional skills reflected, as we never thought it was possible
headstones via phone and email. Being situated in Melbourne, Australia,
we never thought it was possible.
The Unveiling went extremely well,
we had so many positive comments about the headstones with our help and
dedication this would not be possible.
Once again Thank you Colette and all the staff at Aro Memorials for creating
a unforgettable journey we will never forget.
Kind regards, William, Korina and Jodeci-Clay.
A small token of our appreciation to say thank you for your patience throughout,
your friendly and professional service, going the extra mile and
for making the process so much easier for our family,
the Nikora Family, from Otaki
Thanks so much Colette,
It is exactly what was needed, I am so very grateful for all of your help and as
soon as I can make it over there, I will come to thank you in person.
Heather and I would like to thank you, Belinda and the boys in the back for the beautiful job
done on Adam's headstone, it certainly looks terrific in the urupa. On the day of
the unveiling everything went well and everybody was impressed,
and especially when Adam's older brother explained the significance of the headstone,
the koru, the surfboard, the ta moko and the Kerala base.
We would especially like to thank you for your guidance and sound advice
and Belinda for her perseverance in adapting to our requests when
designing Adam's ta moko. A job well done.
Thank you, and may all your endeavours be fruitful.
Regards Joe & Heather Morunga
Now my in-laws unveiling is over, may I take this opportunity to thank you
and your team for the beautiful headstone you did for my mother in-law.
Special thank you to you especially for your help from the start to the end
and for keeping me updated on the progress of the stone.
It was truly a beautiful headstone
and the many families and friends who attended the unveiling was blown away
by the photo and the beauty of the stone.
Well done guys!
From the BOTTOM OF MY HEART I THANK YOU THANK YOU,
and also to your team for the Most Beautiful headstone the I have ever seen,
I wouldn't ask for any other as everyone in the family loves it,
it is the only teardrop headstone with beautiful decorations where
my mum is and we are so grateful for a job well done even though with little time
we gave you in which I deeply apologise once again, it is a pleasure to do business with you,
and will continue to do so in future, once again
THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF MY FAMILY.
Lots of love Poto Setu
Wow it looks great! I'm very happy how it has turned out.
Thank you so much for everything and helping out my family with this.
I appreciate all that you have done, you have made the process very easy.
God bless you!
Regards Lawrence (Trego family)
Dear Belinda and the team at Aro
I am just writing to say thank you to you and your team for the amazing work that was
done for our father's headstone. The positive comments about our
father's headstone that were made at the unveiling just demonstrates the professional,
affordable and efficient service that our family experienced with your company.
A special mention of Belinda and her amazing patience as we changed the
layout many times/requested different types of samples to view and
the many questions that were always answered!
Not to mention that this was all done via email between Brisbane and Auckland!
The result was a perfect headstone that will always have a special significance to our family!
Simple yet effective! So on behalf of the "Sao" family we once again
congratulate your team on a job extremely done well!
Faafetai lava c/o Malia Sao-Filipo
Thank you so much to you and Aro memorials for the help given
to me and my family.
I will recommend your business to other families very highly because of the professional
work done to our mother's headstone and the prompt service as well.
Wish you all the best for the rest of the year 2011.
Regards Fred T
Eric and Belinda
I just wanted to drop in and say a HUGE thank you for all that you did
with our headstone.
When I first walked into your office I wasn't sure what I was looking for,
or what I was going to get etc, but you made it so easy for me
it was a load off my shoulder.
The stone was brilliant (and all done in a week!!!!)
I couldn't have asked for better service. You were wonderful,
the stone was wonderful,
the unveiling was wonderful - everything was wonderful!!!
Thank you thank you thank you so much,
from the bottom of our hearts.
The Mataio Family
Wanted to say THANK YOU to you and ARO MEMORIALS.....
Dad's headstone is beautiful and I commend your company for
looking after my family and I.
We are complete.
Thank you once again, Masina Family
Dear Belinda and the team at Aro Memorials,
Thank you so much for all your assistance. We are so happy with the results
and last Saturday we had a wonderful unveiling for my father.
The headstone is beautiful.
We have recommended your services to other friends and family.
Your patience and thoroughness was very much appreciated.
God bless, Joe Tuala and family
Kia Orana Eric
The unveiling went very well. The family were blessed with a clear sky and
sunshine on the day of the unveiling.
It was a very emotional day for all of us the family as well as sisters
close friends and colleagues.
On behalf of the family I would like to take this time to extend our warmest
gratitude for your friendly and professional service.
Blessings Piri Williams
Thank You to Eric and your team at Aro Memorials Mangere,
I would like to take this opportunity to express our Thank You for all you have
done for our Dad's headstone. We had a very successful day and
you and your team was highly recommended. Thank you very much.
Once again thank you.
From the Vase children and their families.
Headstone looks beautiful and am very much satisfied to finally see the results.
This was worth every penny, would like to Thank You all very much!
My family and I are very happy and are all looking forward for
a lovely unveiling ceremony in the islands, thanks to you (all) for making
our mother's headstone look memorable and beautiful.
Kind regards Mele (Uasi family)
I was clearing out my emails and discovered that I hadn't actually sent you
the email that I had written thanking you all for your help with my dads stone.
The stone is by far the most beautiful stone we have ever seen.
The design and all the effort you have all put in, into making this stone had been amazing.
Thank you so very much for everything and for being so patient with us.
On behalf of my family, we thank you immensely for the beautiful stone that
you made for my late father, we love it!
Once again thank you,
The Apulu family
On behalf of my family we would like to express our gratitude for the great service
yourself and the team...You have made things very easy for us.
Thank you for the best wishes, I'm sure her unveiling
is already complete due to your work.
God Bless Samuel and Dorothy Tolai
To Eric and Belinda,
Thank you very much for your help the headstone is
beautiful and is exactly
what we wanted so really appreciate it.
Thanks again from the Toleafoa family and God Bless.
Thank you so much for organising mum and granny's headstone.
My sister Davina and I went out to visit mum and gran
last Sunday and we could'nt stop looking at it, it's so beautiful!
We felt very proud to visit mum and gran and felt closer to them.
Thanks again Annette Kleijn and Davina Alexander
Dear Eric & Belinda
With Many Thanks and massive appreciation to Belinda and team at Aro Memorials.
Our Mum would have loved her stone as our family do too (especially our Dad).
Thank you for liaising with our sister Rose even when in Australia!
On behalf of Rose, our family & myself, Justine Auva'a
Dear Eric and Staff
Last Sunday was a special day for our small family and many friends and
in honour of our late father we had a small program and the unveiling was done
around 18.00 in the evening...
Everyone there was so impressed with the stone that I was fluster with many
questions to where I got the headstone...
Aro Aro Aro was my reply...
Again thanks from the Lino family we thank you for everything....
Just to say thank you for the headstone and I received it on Friday and it looks
very beautiful. The mother of the deceased was very impressed.
A big Thank you to your team! Special thanks to Belinda who
helped me from the get go, my sons headstone turned out the way I
wanted it to be its absolutely beautiful!
Thank you for being patient
with me and all my questions as it was quite hard planning everything
from Australia but you guys made it easier for me and always kept me updated.
Once again from the bottom of my heart
Thank You so much for all your help!
Dear Eric & Belinda,
I just wanted to say Thank You so much for your professional help
with our dad's headstone. You had his headstone ready within 3 days for
our travel back home to the Cooks with our dad's ashes.
Our dad's funeral
occurred a day later and we also unveiled his headstone on the day of burial.
The unveiling of the headstone is rarely seen as part
of the funeral ceremony.
I believe this is a first for Rarotonga, and those who attended the funeral were
amazed at just how fast we were able to have a headstone in less than 5 days.
This is what I call "Quality Service"!
Our heartfelt Thanks to you and your team.
Mii K. Jacob
Grateful thanks for all the work you did for us with our Dad's stone.
We are all extremely happy with the end result.
Thanks once again, with our Best Wishes
The Kavapalu Family
Thank you Eric, Belinda and staff at Mangere
for all your help for my in laws headstones.
You have definitely served the Tongan community well.
Dear Eric & staff,
Many Thanks for your help with Willies headstone.
Everything was perfect on the day & it looks lovely.
Just what we wanted.
Thanks from the Ngau Chun family