Testimonials

Dear Kathy,

Arthur and I would like to express our gratitude to you and your crew for helping make the move go off so well. You were able to give us options when addressing all of our concerns as they came up. We could not have done this without you and your crew….a truly professional and friendly crew with big hearts❣
Many thanks,

Marilyn and Arthur from Toronto Ont.


Hello Kathy,

Thank you for the marvelous orchestration of Joan’s move from home to home. You worked miracles and it is just beautiful. It all was done so smoothly, competently and kindly. Your sensitivity to her feelings and needs was so much appreciated. Her joy at seeing her suite perfectly set up with her treasured possessions and a mirror of her life, made it all worthwhile. The special gifts of elegant roses, card and teacup candle were so gracious and so like her. We appreciated it all more than you know and spent the evening taking it all in with pleasure. She is so happy and you and your team may be proud of your consummate professionalism and attention to detail. You are gifted Kathy and your team are very special. I can’t thank you enough.

With many thanks for making us all so happy,
Laurie


Kathy,

We all want to commend you and your fantastic team for moving our 93 year old Father today, and in particular, moving that beast of a wall unit by carrying it up three flights of stairs. We appreciated the way each person in the team contributed their know-how, creativity and problem solving every step of the way! The finished product is a Wow!! We left Dad sitting in his chair with a smile on his face, not quite believing how much had been accomplished in just one day! Coffees, carrot cake, tulips, roses, card what class!!

With appreciation from Phil, Carole and Ann


Dear Kathy,

It was a pleasure working with you and your team. Clearing out my mother-in-law’s home after her passing was a huge task, especially since the house contained the accumulation of 45 years of living! Using your services made an incredible difference in the amount of work we had to do. What you and your team were able to accomplish in two days would have taken my husband and I weeks to do. We particularly appreciated the care you took in disposing of my mother-in-law’s possessions, ensuring that the appropriate items were sent to auction, disposed of or donated. Your connections and knowledge of the community were indispensable. I know Mary would be very happy knowing that some of her furniture was given to a local project helping those less fortunate and that her sewing machine and mountains of fabric will be used by a training project for individuals facing employment barriers.

Although we had decided to do minimal “staging” of the house prior to putting it on the market, your placement of furniture and artwork really made a difference. When we saw the house after your team had worked its magic, we were really touched. Your attention to detail and genuine caring were obvious. Also your suggestions about small things we could do to make the house look inviting were excellent.

We found all of your staff to be respectful, cheerful and a pleasure to be around. You and your team were able to make a stressful and daunting task much more manageable and we are very grateful. Thanks for everything!

Linda and Mark

 


I live on the west coast of Canada and K. Turner Transitions helped my mother in Ottawa close down her home and transition to a retirement facility. Her highly professional but totally personal management of a tough long-distance situation was much appreciated.
My thanks and wholehearted endorsement to Kathy and her team.

Bruce Stevens

 


Dear Kathy,
Just a little note to let you know how wonderful your moving team are. Ian, Ben and Rebecca were amazing, they were pleasant, prompt, and very professional. They took the time to place everything where my parents wanted it, even when my parents changed their minds, they were very happy to move it until they were happy. The experience was stress free.

Thank you again,
Sue Parsons

 

Dear Kathy,
My experience with Turner Transitions was one of complete satisfaction. Kathy was professional while at the same time being friendly and kind. She was gentle with my memory impaired father who was actually hostile to the process and to Kathy (as well to me). He was completely against moving but I am relieved to say he is now very happy in his new home.
I was pleased the date of the move was available almost immediately. The movers came on time and the move was achieved seamlessly. Everything was unpacked and put away. Paintings were even hung on the walls by Kathy and her team. I couldn’t have been more pleased and was very surprised that the move’s cost came under budget. Most important of all, my father ended up being content with this great change in his life and Turner Transitions’ role in it.

Sincerely,
Linda Mikelsons

 

 I have used Turner Transitions for my Dad’s two last moves, this past one into a long-term care centre, and found the service to be first class all the way. Kathy and her team go beyond the realm of efficiency: they are keenly aware of seniors’ needs and the anxiety they feel when being located to another home. “Team Turner” packs and transfers furnishings and precious heirlooms as if they were helping out their own parents. They are a family’s best friend on moving day. And that final hug my 91-year-old Dad got as he settled in yesterday warmed the hearts of all. Many thanks.

Neil Kelly

 

“Mom tells me every day how beautiful her room is.

It was a pleasure working with you and your team.  You are a wonderful, kind and caring person.  Both you and your team treated mom’s belongings like they were your own. The care your took in ensuring that each item, picture, frame and drawer was packed in a way in which you could place them in the same manner in her new environment, identifying and labeling furniture to ensure each nightstand would be on the same side as it had been.  Identifying potential risk and providing your recommendations. The respect, dignity, compassion and professionalism you and your team provided to both my mother and I is simply priceless!  I am very grateful that you handled my mother’s move.  Thank you to you and your team for making the moving process a pleasure.  I would, in a heartbeat refer K. Turner Transitions to my friends, colleagues and family.  You are simply amazing Kathy! Thank you!”

Louise S.

 

“This is an overdue note to thank you for the help of you and your team during our recent move.  We are now settling in after having been in a home we loved for 30 years.

We feel very fortunate to have heard of your services, and to have contacted you. We were amazed the difference the staging and “de-cluttering” made in the showing and ultimately the sale of our house.  We are convinced it not only reduced the time from listing to sale, but also impacted positively the final sale price.

During the later phases of packing and moving, we appreciated greatly the flexibility you demonstrated in working with us as well as with our family, in completing the move, which was carried out with a minimum of confusion and crisis!!

We would be delighted to recommend you services to others planning to downsize and move, and in fact have already mentioned our positive experience to several friends and acquaintances.”

Beverley and Doug Pidduck

 

“I just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to say that I was very happy with the services your team provided to help my parents move out of their home in Alta Vista. Once you got involved things really moved along quickly. I also think staging their home made a difference in how fast it sold. The moving team that you had was professional and patient. ”

Mera P.

 


“I just wanted to let you know that your mover’s were absolutely fabulous. Your business and my interactions with you set a clear brand image that they perfectly expanded upon. I have already recommended your services to one of my Father’s friends and plan to continue to do so in the future. Please pass along my gratitude to Ian and Ben – they were excellent!”

Joy M.

 

“Thank you very much, again for making a difficult move so easy.”

Patrice G.

 

“Thank you so much for sending those pictures of Mom’s room, she is very happy 🙂 I cannot express in words how grateful I am to you and your team for the excellent care, professionalism, and for the special touches to make my Mom’s move to the residence as easy as possible. You are totally perfect for this very much-needed profession.”

Sharon J.

 

“Our experience with K. Turner Transitions was exceptional. We found Kathy through her website, and after our initial conversation on the phone we knew we had found the perfect person to assist with our family’s transition. The move had to occur fairly quickly and Kathy guided us through a very difficult time with compassion and empathy. Her knowledge and assistance with finding a retirement home was excellent, and she was even able to negotiate some additions for us which was very helpful. Kathy and her team were extremely professional and accomplished a large move in a very quick manner. They also staged the rooms beautifully after moving in which assisted greatly with the transition for our family member.

We were so impressed with the first move, that we engaged Kathy again for a second move. She did another amazing job for us, and continues to stay in touch to ensure everyone is doing well. We would highly recommend K. Turner Transitions, Kathy and her team are very professional and take great pride in what they do. She is a great service to our elder population and is of great comfort to families facing transition.

Thanks Kathy for such a great job, we will continue to recommend you to our friends!”

Nancy C. and Family

 

“Our Mum is flourishing in her new home at the Retirement Residence. Although her short term memory is not what it used to be, we have not seen her smile or laugh like she is since our Father passed. Mum has been asked to lead the way in making a friendship quilt, a great joy for her!  What was originally a very difficult situation for all of us has given our Mother a second chance at life. We are so grateful to you and your team of professionals for all that you did. Thank you Kathy and team.”

Larry and Robin R.

 

“Kathy came to my home and she discussed what she was going to do to help while we sat at my kitchen table and enjoyed the coffee and doughnuts that she brought. Her team was very pleasant, helpful and efficient and I did not feel like they were intrusive. When I walked onto my new home at the end of the move day, everything had been put away and placed carefully, and all the pictures were hung!! I just had to walk in, sit down and enjoy.”

Ruth F.

 

“K. Turner Transitions worked a miracle in our elderly parents’ home! Our father’s workroom was the epicentre of decades of various antique collections, tools, and projects. We didn’t know where to start. Both the emotional and organizational magnitude seemed beyond us. My wife and I have demanding careers. We simply didn’t have the time or energy. What Turner Transitions did in a matter of days, we could not have done in weeks, if not months: the impossible became possible.

Kathy Turner handled our family’s treasures and memorabilia with great organizational skill and caring respect. She is well connected in the worlds of art, antiques, and estate dealers. Kathy and her team will “make it all happen from start to finish.” We would highly recommend her valuable services to anyone.”

The Reverend P. and Mrs. M. Crosby

 


K. Turner Transitions
“It is my pleasure and privilege to highly recommend Kathy Turner. Kathy is trustworthy, values-based, ethical and fully client-centered. Her commitment to transparency, honesty, and integrity are extraordinary. Her passion, caring and authentic joy in her work ensure that  she always delivers on her promises. Kathy’s warmth and positive attitude are coupled ideally with her extremely high work ethic, commitment to client satisfaction and professionalism. I have known Kathy personally and professionally for over a decade and remain awestruck by how her warmth, high standards and drive for client satisfaction underscores all of her commitments. Firsthand, I can attest to how her clients are delighted with her results, and how pleasurable the process and journey were with Kathy. Her clients speak loyally and happily about how helpful, caring and credible Kathy is.

I look forward to continuing to refer clients to Kathy, and would personally refer her to my own family and friends. Anyone experiencing her level of professionalism and personality will be delighted, amazed and impressed, guaranteed.”

Brent Conley, Sales Representative
Royal Lepage Team Realty

 

“In the midst of our life’s greatest challenge, K. Turner Transitions provided my family with the best care possible. With helpful advice and compassion, Kathy guided us through my parent’s next step in life. When we were in a crisis situation, having her support was extremely helpful and comforting. Kathy’s knowledge and insight into this unknown territory for my family was a true gift and through this unfortunate journey in life, I discovered K. Turner Transitions offers a service that is unparalleled.”

MichelleV. and Family

 

“It has been such a relief knowing K. Turner Transitions, and Kathy were there to support all of us. I don’t think our parents would have trusted anyone else in having to show their vulnerability and open up on so many personal matters. So thank you for just being you.”

Marie L.

 

“My experience with K. Turner Transitions was extremely timely and proved invaluable to my family. Attention to detail was completed with professionalism and integrity. I highly recommend all of the services that Kathy and her team provide.”

John B. T.

 

“K. Turner Transitions helped my 91-year-old Mother relocate and downsize from a condominium into a retirement community. During our consultation Mother told Kathy she did not need any help. To my amazement, as I sat silently, Kathy and my Mother were soon going from room to room talking about every detail that had to take place so that she could move forward. We trusted Kathy and approved of her approach immediately. We were” move in ready” the same day. All the logistics were handled professionally and went smoothly.”

Bob and Hugette L.

 

“Turner Transitions was a lifeline for our family in providing support during a very difficult and challenging time when both of our parents became palliative at the same time. Kathy had a wealth of information and a network of contacts to assist us in making our way through the maze of available resources. I highly recommend Kathy for her commitment to providing exceptional and compassionate services to her clients.”

Diane V.

 

“I live in Vancouver and Kathy helped my mother in Ottawa with her transition to a retirement community. We couldn’t have done it without her. She found the perfect place for Mom and was by her side every step of the way. She also kept me up to date, even with time zone challenges. Thank you K.Turner Transitions.”

Mary J. D.

 

“What a positive experience for us. Kathy is extremely knowledgeable and a trustworthy advisor. I would highly recommend her services to others.”

Pierre S.

 

“Kathy saved us time and stress by narrowing down the number of locations to consider. Her matching client profile to the recommended locations was invaluable to us.”

Jennifer and Brian M.

 

“Kathy took care of all the details while we took care of our parents as they aged in place by remaining at home. What a gift to all of us. Thank you Kathy!”

Jocelyn and Scott P.