• Testimonials

  • Thank you for taking such good care of our Mother and Grandma. Your kindnesses were many and deeply appreciated during this difficult time. You really went the extra mile in your care and concern, we consider your efforts to be very special blessings.
  • Thank you both for your exceptional patience, care and kindness you showed our family. Words can not express the relief you gave to me during mom’s passing. Your care and professional facility and practices were a Godsend. Thank you!
  • My family wants to thank you for your kindness. You were all so thoughtful and kind. God Bless you all.
  • Thank you both so very much for the comfort and care you’ve given to our family.
  • I wish I could find the right words to say how thankful we are to you. You helped make the most tragic situation a little easier to handle! Without your help we couldn’t have begun to heal. Your kindness will never be forgotten!
  • It was my pleasure to work with you and assist your funeral home recently. Your staff was wonderful to work with.
  • Thank you so much for helping me get through the tough times.
  • I want to tell you how much the time spent with you meant to me. You have no idea how your openness and ability to express yourself helped me when I lost my loved one. I enjoyed the guest book and the reality is that already many others have said goodbye to loved ones while in your care. I know your position is often difficult but I must say I think you have an amazing skill with people. When you came to the room and helped us your way was so perfect for the situation.
  • Thank you so much for all your caring support and attention to detail regarding my mother’s arrangements. Our family feels so lucky to have met you and appreciates all you have done for us. August 2009
  • Thank you so much Bart – for everything that you did to provide me peace, spiritual support and my brother all the care. Lakeview is so very beautiful.
  • Thank you again for your kindness and professionalism while meeting with my sister and I with prearrangements for our parents.
  • Can’t thank you enough for your tenderness!
  • Bart, and Audrey, Thank you so much for all you’ve done for our family. Your guidance and suggestions were invaluable, helping us through a very tough time of decision making. I especially want to thank you for your kindness and generosity in allowing us to use the Chapel and a casket the night of Dad’s viewing. I can’t tell you how much it meant to all of us to be able to have the viewing.
  • Thank you so very much for the wonderful job you did for my father’s service. You were all kind, sweet, and soft spoken. You made a hard time easier and mad the whole process special. The dvd, bookmarks, and service notes were perfect. Thank you for taking the extra time to do all the pictures even though there were more than 30!
  • Bart, I want to thank you and your wonderful staff at Lakeview Funeral Home for your compassion, professionalism and first class service.
  • Your attention to each and every detail made this sad time in our family much easier. You went out of your way to ensure that all of the arrangements in Portland were taken care of and we appreciate it very much.
  • If I had to describe your company in one word, that word would be, outstanding. But it is hard to use only one word when describing your company. I would have to say that not only is your company outstanding, it is professional, compassionate, incredible and just simply amazing. Your work is an example for what other companies in your industry should strive to achieve. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Thank you once again for your kind hearts and gentle hands.
  • Bart, again, my deepest thanks for a beautiful service for my friend.
  • Audrey, Thank you so much for all the personal attention you devoted to my brother’s service as it was greatly valued.
  • Bart, Thank you for your wonderful attention to detail and your kindness.
  • Bart and Audrey,I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your help and thoughtful care arranging things for my brother. You made a really hard time so much easier to deal with. Thank you for all your help.
  • Thank you so much for making my Dad’s celebration a better day. You were great and it was really a special tribute.
  • Bart & Audrey, Thank you and everyone that worked on the service for our Sister. Bart, it helped so much that we all knew each other, being hometown kids growing up together in Sandpoint. The service was so beautiful and touching for our family and friends. It’s always so hard to say goodbye to our loved ones, especially when they are so young. Thank you, to all the people that signed the online guestbook, their loving thoughts will remain in our hearts.
  • I just wanted to thank you for keeping the online memorials. It has been especially meaningful to watch it from time to time and view the guestbook as well. Bob’s service was very respectfully done and I appreciate it. Losing someone is hard, but your genuine care and concern really went a long way and made things a little easier.
  • Many thanks from our family for good and caring services! The DVD and folders were very much appreciated.
  • Thank you for your services and kindness during this difficult time in our lives. The way you treated us made all of this easier for us. Thank you again.
  • Dearest Bart, after tearfully reviewing Mom’s online tribute you created, I wanted you to know what a wonderful job you have done. It is so perfect and memorable. I will treasure it always.
  • Dear Bart and Audrey, In the last few weeks I’ve talked to a lot of people who have had a parent or loved one die. Many have said they wised they would have done this or that differently at the funeral. I have no such thoughts – it was perfect. Dad would have been pleased.
  • All of you made it see effortless yet I imagine it is challenging and strenuous dealing with grieving people.. All of you were a source of comfort and strength. I will be forever grateful for your compassion, attention to details, and professionalism.
  • Dear Bart, It is a year later and I just finished viewing the DVD that you put together for my father’s funeral! I cried all over again and realized that it was a perfect celebration of our father’s life! You did a wonderful job of editing, printing, music background and so forth! It will be a way to visit our family history whenever we want. Thank you, thank you! I also wish to thank  for his patient support and help during a difficult time, while dealing with a large family and their many needs. Thank you for your compassionate, professional manner which helped guide us through the may plans and decisions we needed to make. Thank you both.
  • I just want to thank you, Audrey & again on all of your kindness. Thank you for helping me get thru those so awfully hard days & decisions. You & Audrey &  are very special people not only to me I’m thinking but to any who may need your services & are blessed to have come into contact with all of you! Thank you seems not enough for the gratitude I feel for all of you, God bless you all.
  • Lakeview Cemetery is looking so nice. My grandparents are buried there – I remember as a young child going with my mother to take flowers. Keep up the good work.
  • Bart, Thank you so much for your participation on our panel. It was so valuable, especially give the emphasis on funeral rituals. Your support is deeply appreciated.
  • Bart, It was nice working with you last week, developing the final preparations for my mother. You both made this a very comfortable process.
  • Bart, Thank you for your help signing cremation paperwork. The family greatly appreciates your time. It’s nice to know there are professionals like yourself.
  • Our family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Douglas Darling and Lakeview Funeral Home for their beautiful arrangements and service.
  • Thanks for your help in taking care of so many important items. did a very nice job at the service and cemetery. The presentation of the flag and taps were so loving and moving. Thanks so much for everything. God bless you all.
  • Thank you so very much for expediting our mother’s funeral . I didn’t worry about a thing and was grateful to be in your capable, professional and attentive care. Thank you for all you did – seen and unseen. We appreciate it!
  • Dear Bart, and Audrey, Thank you all so much for your great work and care for Dad. It all went so smoothly and was very comforting for all of us. As Dad would say, you are the best! It was what he wanted in every aspect. Thanks again.
  • Bart, I want to thank you and your staff for your caring and kind efforts you made to make my mother’s funeral a unique and special gathering of family and friends. You went to great lengths to make sure that our wishes were carried out and it was the most beautiful funeral I have ever been to. It is nice to be able to make a choice and know that it was the best choice. Please extend my heartfelt thanks to all your staff for the excellence they provided.
  • Bart and the entire staff at Lakeview worked hard to accommodate all our requests. My siblings and I were so pleased with the memorial services. Thank you for joining us at lunch so that we could thank you in person. Please extend my gratitude to the rest of the Lakeview family.
  • Dear Bart, I just wanted to say thank you for assisting me in planning my father’s memorial service. You are a very kind and caring individual and you gave me a lot of comfort and peace at a very difficult time. Thank you an your staff for their assistance.
  • I sincerely appreciate the kindness and compassion you showed my family. I believe that your patience, understanding and ability to communicate with them, helped considerably. My family means the world to me and I wanted to express my gratitude for how you treated them so respectfully during our recent loss. As well as your calm and reassuring attitude before and during the memorial.
  • Knowing that our loved one was in your care means a lot to me as well, as I can assume that you treated him with just as much respect. Thank you so very much for being the person you are Bart.
  • I wanted to pass on how impressed I am with your services and website. I think that you and your company do an excellent service. **VERY IMPRESSIVE!!
  • Bart and Lakeview Funeral Home are not only supportive and sensitive to your needs in a difficult time but they are also sincere about wanting to make the experience as good as one can expect. The on line guestbook gave our family a real sense of peace. Reading things we may have not known or reading something from one far away that couldn’t make it to the services was a gift.
  • Dear Bart, Thank you for the help with the marker for our parents and the committal service. The Lakeview Cemetery is a lovely and peaceful place by the lake and now there is finally closure.
  • Thank you for everything, especially your professionalism in working with our non-traditional approaches. You were wonderful.
  • Bart, I just had to tell you and your staff how much I appreciate all you have done during my time of total confusion. You went beyond your normal duties and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
  • Bart and Audrey, I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you did for us on the funeral for my father. You were always so sincere and giving with your sympathy. It was great to deal with a funeral home that was so professional and courteous. Thank you both again for such a wonderful funeral for my father.
  • Bart, thank you for everything. Your compassion was evident and very helpful to us all. You are a man with kindness in his heart and soul. The professionalism of everyone at Lakeview Funeral Home is something rarely seen today. You helped us all through a very stressful time and for that we can’t thank you enough.
  • Audrey – Thank you once again. You and Bart have been extremely easy to work with, I appreciate your kindness.
  • We want to thank the staff at Lakeview for your professional caring manner during the loss of our father. You were a great help and comfort to our family during this time.
  • When the question came as to selecting a funeral home, Lakeview was clearly the choice. From the first call through the final arrangement, Bart repeatedly demonstrated acts of kindness, respect, compassion and 5 star professionalism. His quiet and genuine approach particularly at time of death was of immeasurable value. We were relieved to have had a choice and to have been served by Lakeview.
  • Bart, Thank you so much for your help last night. Your high level of professionalism and integrity is readily apparent.
  • Thank you the respect for my husband, Don and for your personal consideration.
  • Bart, I want to thank you for the compassion and concern you showed to me following the death of my husband, Van. It was such a comfort for me knowing you were there for any worries or questions I had. My family will certainly keep you in mind when the time comes that we need to call on you again.
  • Bart, Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and kindness you showed me at my husband’s funeral.
  • Thank you for your help, understanding and kindness. It will long be remembered.
  • Thank you to Bart and Audrey, who took loving care of J.J. and compassionately saw us through one of the saddest times of our life. We are so glad we chose Lakeview Funeral Home. You all were wonderful.
  • I want to take this opportunity to thank Bart and Jim for your wonderful compassion, help and generosity during our time of sorrow. You lightened our burden in many ways. Her video was wonderful and made the service very special. Dori was an awesome wife, mother, sibling and friend. She is missed tremendously.
  • I would like to thank you for the service I received. You were very caring and kind. This was my first dealing with a funeral home. I went home feeling that everything would be taken care of. Thank you again.
  • Bart Casey was extremely helpful and accommodating.
  • Bart was and is thoughtful and offers a very personal understanding of what we are going through.
  • From start to finish Bart Casey handled things with extreme compassion and professionalism. Our bank in Connecticut was amazed how he worked through a list of up to 65 year old insurance policies. His attention to detail helped me cut through the 9/11 red tape at the airports when I brought my mother’s ashes back to Ohio.
  • I want to thank you for all you did to make the service for Bob and the burial of the ashes so special. Your compassion helped to make the loss of Bob easier for me. Having a tape of the service was especially appreciated.
  • Bart Casey is an exceptional young man. His compassion touched the hearts of my family and myself. –
  • I appreciate your genuine caring for my mother and the gentle way you helped me through all the things necessary. 
  • Thank you for your tender, compassionate care extended to our family during and after the loss of my dad.
  • You went above and beyond your duty on behalf of my dad and our family. I appreciate you. You helped me so much more than you know. I’m glad you and your family are here in Sandpoint. You add much to our community.