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Coronavirus – Covid-19

Coronavirus – Covid-19

As a small, independent company, we feel we have a duty of care not just to our families but to our community and we have been following the Coronavirus outbreak closely over recent weeks. We understand people are concerned and we are fully abreast of all relevant...

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...

Life in the Grave

Life in the Grave

Before the actual funeral we always check the grave for correct placement (and sizing!); often we would line it with hay, or leaves, or lavender – even soft branches – anything to soften the rather austere looking clay/shale floor. Checking the grave at Gloucester...

Shoulder High, with Friends

In the USA coffins are trundled on wheeled trolleys. Not so in the grand old United Kingdom: or at least in our Stroud funerals! Here friends and family hoist their beloved shoulder high and can swagger and stagger together with him one last time down the aisle. Here,...

Beautiful Stroud funeral venue

The Quaker 'Friends' Meeting House' on Chestnut Hill in Nailsworth near Stroud most graciously allowed a family to hold their funeral there last week. There are not many places for a Stroud funeral as peaceful, as beautiful, nor as sweetly hosted as this ancient...

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