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Coronavirus – September 2020 Update

Coronavirus – September 2020 Update

As we head into September, the funeral world is looking more like its old self but still with some significant differences. Face to Face: We are now holding socially-distanced arrangement meetings in our office. The option remains to use Zoom or the phone if family...

His final flight

His final flight

Funeral directing is not known to be a barrel of laughs. But it has its lighter moments. Here is a recent enquiry. “I was wondering if you could offer some advice. Would I be allowed to incorporate a Cooper's Hill (near Gloucester) element into my burial? I plan to be...

Coronavirus – Covid-19

Coronavirus – Covid-19

As we head into July, the funeral world is looking more like its old self though there is still a way to go, and things change week by week. Face to Face: we are now holding socially-distanced arrangement meetings in our office; the option remains to use Zoom or the...

A young daughter’s tribute

A young daughter’s tribute

Bicycles, sushi, sweets, pizza, nature, stars, mountains and the ‘King of the Mountains’ jersey– the story of a young father’s life as seen and painted by his very talented six-year-old daughter in the kitchen in their house on the Bath Rd,  Stroud. A very simple...

Funeral Car Trouble

Funeral Car Trouble

Gloucester car wash jockey hit the back window with his metal ended lance, which crazed like a rifle shot as we were transporting the empty coffin to where the person was at rest an hour before the funeral. Despite clear film overlaid there was glass everywhere and an...

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Ever keen to raise awareness of end of life issues, Family Tree Funerals are hosting an event and taking part in this week long national awareness-raising event;  around the country events will be taking place which aim to get death, dying and bereavement to be taken...

Rings on her Fingers

Rings on her Fingers

I can clearly see the shapes and shades of the back of my father's hands, the bruised copper bracelet he wore on his wrist to help with his arthritis: and he died in 1977. I vividly remember my mother's lovely rings. They were part of her. Amongst the 90 decisions...

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