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Hunter · Married on 09/02/2007
Do not use this man. He was hired to officiate our wedding in Tampa Florida and never showed. He gave an excuse that he was detained in California and would return our funds. Nine years later we are still waiting for our refund. This man is a fraud and should not be trusted.Sent on 08/31/2016
Donna · Married on 10/26/2012
Turcot was hired in May ‘12 for our wedding on 10-26-12. My *now* husband & I met with him for coffee; seemed like a legit guy; listened to our needs for the service, gave nice suggestions, etc. He was a bit flaky on emailing, lost our paperwork 3 times & I had to call & remind him to check his email; I chalked it up to his age.Sent on 10/30/2012
We hired him due to his Catholic background, researched him (or so we thought); couldn't find a bad thing written about him.
FAST FORWARD to 4 days before our wedding- he had our deposit of $100. Turcot called saying his daughter & grandson were involved in a car wreck in Richmond, VA & had to leave the next morning to see them in the hospital. He suggested Dr. Taylor as a sub; he claimed to be Catholic but continued to insult the religion by using incorrect words to describe things. We called Turcot, asked for someone who was Catholic, as that's what we already paid for; we were then given Ronald Pace. Pace was the rudest man I've ever had to talk with. He said he'd be embarrassed to perform the ceremony we were asking for (mind you, Turcot is Pace's friend- Turcot put this ceremony together & our program was printed!). Pace said he was Roman Catholic then slipped & later said he was Protestant- then he was something for the Ukrainian Church. We contacted Turcot again asking for an adequate replacement; he couldn’t believe the 2 other guys weren’t suitable even after we told him the conversations- 6 hours of phone calls later we decided to sleep on it & find a new person the next day. All 3 of these guys have similar background stories (military, volunteer, travel) Each of them strangely returned our phone calls in the exact amount of time they said (usually told 5 or 10 minutes because they were in the middle of a service- at 9pm on a Monday). Fortunately we found a new officiant who did a lovely job, Dr. Andy LePage. HIRE HIM INSTEAD!!!
Of course, after all this happened- I found this website with these horrible reviews.
Karli · Married on 03/13/2011
We hired Rev. Turcot for our wedding in the Tampa area. Upon first meeting him he seemed legit and experienced. However, the service he provided was horrible. He did not follow along with what he told us would be read. He kept loosing his place and flipping through the pages, we even repeated a portion of the service because he didn't realized he read it already. This man is a joke and apparently enjoys ripping people off and getting a free dinner out of it for him and his wife. DO NOT HIRE this man, unless you want an embarassing service!Sent on 05/16/2011