If you want a personal funeral that reflects the unique life of the person who has died, come and talk to us.
Down to earth, simple and unfussy, or highly ornate – but always beautiful – it is the life of the person who has died that guides us, and for this we’ll be led by you and your family.
As you tell us about the life and times of the person who has died, we will begin to plan a funeral with you that is the kind of unique and characterful farewell event that they themselves would have been pleased to attend. You no longer need to follow the old Victorian rules, the ‘default’ model of funeral that we’ve all attended and felt little for. Nor should you have to choose a range of services ‘off the peg’.
We help by knowing the procedures, the choices, the many small ways the funeral can reflect the life and character of the person who has died; and we’ll find a way to include them. This way the funeral can create new – even wonderful – memories, and leave you, your family, and all who were there feeling pleased.
This is where we are different
We will work with you to design and arrange the exact type of funeral that you and your family feel is right for the person who has died. Our aim is to work with you to make it special, and then make it all happen smoothly.
You can have as much – or as little – involvement as you would like at every stage of the process. If you prefer, you can leave everything to our professional team, knowing that it will all be done exactly as you would want.
You can have anything from a traditional burial or cremation service, or simpler – more intimate – forms of these, to a full-on, formal burial at sea. Simply tell us something of your wishes and thoughts about it all, and we will work with you to plan and arrange the rest of the funeral with you and make sure that it is what you want.
Whether you have just suffered a death in the family, or if you have someone close who is terminally ill and you just want to talk, you can call us at any time, 365 days a year. We will tell you what you need to do at each stage.
We also offer the option of a pre-payment plan for your funeral arrangements where you’ll know everything is planned and paid for. Your family will know what you wanted, in itself a huge relief, and they won’t have to find the money themselves. A pre-payment plan lowers the overall value of the estate and therefore in some cases can have an impact on inheritance tax.
We are here to help, so please contact us today by calling us on 01453 767 769 or alternatively you can email us.
Contact us any time for funeral assistance. We can be contacted on 01453 767 769, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Family Tree is an independent funeral directors in Stroud, Gloucestershire. We offer traditional and green funerals which are always personal and memorable.
Our aim is to work with you to make it special, and then make it all happen smoothly.
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