“Beautiful, elegant, welcoming...”
We cannot begin to express our gratitude for the support, professionalism and peace of mind we encountered when we worked with Don and Linda MacDonald from Lindon House.
We were arranging a Celebration-of-Life memorial event after the passing of my wife's father, we were tender and grieving, and we had a very limited time to handle all the details. Don and Linda welcomed us to Lindon House, and we felt peaceful and cared for from the very start of our time with them. Don and Linda showed us through their venue and the outdoor grounds, and pointed out various spaces that could be used for different parts of our gathering. When we asked questions like, “What about such and such?” they had answers that solved our dilemmas. When we said we wanted to do a photo-montage memory video, they showed us the built-in equipment they already had to accommodate such requests. When we said we'd have family and friends bringing food and beverages at the last minute, they showed us their kitchen facilities and helped us plan out spaces that would work well for the layout of food. When we said we wanted to have live music, they helped us find an area in which it would work well for the musicians to set up.
On the day of the memorial, Don and Linda served our family and friends with elegance and care: when we needed them they were there, and when we were focused on friends and family, Don and Linda worked quietly in the background to make sure everyone had everything they needed. It's clear from looking at the pictures on the Lindon House website or from touring their grounds that this is an amazing venue. Lindon House is beautiful, elegant, welcoming, well laid out, warm... the descriptions cannot actually do justice to the reality. Our experience, though, showed us that on top of the elegance and warmth of the venue, it's the beauty and graciousness of Don and Linda themselves that truly helped make our Celebration-of-Life, in both the planning stage and at the event itself, so memorable and meaningful.
Malcolm and Donna Petch, March 2015