About Family Tree Funeral Company of Stroud

About Family Tree Funeral Company

Finding the right funeral assistance at a potentially highly  stressful and upsetting time can be both difficult and daunting.

The aim of our website is to give you as much helpful information as you need.  This site has advice on such things as what to do when making funeral arrangements, and an approximate idea of what your funeral costs may be. You can always call James directly on 01453 767 769.

As you may want to know a little bit more about us before picking up the phone, below is a brief overview of who we are:

Family Tree Funeral Company was founded in April 2005, and is located at The Old Painswick Inn, (bottom of Gloucester Street) in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

We have a bright, comfortable and private office in this building; and we will always offer to meet you at your own home.

As a fully independent and family-run modern funeral directors, we are dedicated to helping you plan and organise a funeral that is personal and meaningful. A funeral designed to honour the life of your loved one.

We cover the whole of Gloucestershire and will be pleased to come and visit you at home to arrange your funeral. We have arranged funerals for families in Bath, Bristol, Swindon, Tewkesbury, Malmesbury, even Shaftesbury, and regularly visit Cirencester, Tetbury, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Wotton-Under-Edge and Dursley – and all points in between.

You can also be reassured that we are familiar with the nursing homes, care homes, doctors’ surgeries, churches and hospitals in the area.

The company is run by James Showers, who trained in funeral service with the National Association of Funeral Directors, and who has worked with Swindon and Gloucester Co-operative Funeral Care.

About James Showers

In his own words, James explains one of the reasons why Family Tree Funeral Company operates the way it does, with your requirements at its heart:

“My own father died after a long illness; as a family we’d never discussed or planned for the inevitable over the previous months – so when he did die, nobody knew what to do or what to say. My mother was in shock, so the duty minister at the crematorium near the hospital was given minimal information to go on. It was a very brief funeral – more of a disposal really; we sat separated by a deep and silent disappointment after the curtains closed; we had a memorial service in our local church a month later, but I felt that my father’s actual funeral was just not good enough for us – or for my lovely dad. I now know it does not need to be like this…that there is such a thing as a ‘good funeral’…and if the funeral is in line with what the family really want – it becomes an uplifting tribute to the life of the person who has died, it can embody the sadness, make new memories, give comfort – and new life.”

Always available to help

Making funeral arrangements can often be a daunting prospect for the family or friends of the deceased. We believe that the funeral should of course be designed to honour the life of the person who has died.

We offer very personal and comprehensive funeral help and are happy to assist with your funeral plans as much or as little as you want, as ultimately it is all about what you want. We are there for you every step of the way however, should you wish.

We are completely dedicated to helping families plan, organise and arrange a funeral that is relevant, personal and meaningful to both family and friends.  As a family run independent funeral directors, we often find that clients feel reassured by our attention to detail, as well as our professional and caring approach.


We’re here to offer funeral help and assist with funeral plans.


Contact us at any time for funeral assistance

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.

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