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 us 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 1 Middle Street, 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 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, hospices and hospitals in the area.
About James Showers
In his own words, James explains 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.”
About Jane Diamond
In her own words, Jane explains how she came to work at Family Tree:
“I met James at a death café in Stroud in October 2018 and he invited me to go to a funeral with him later that week. I went and I haven’t looked back since! My background for the last few years has involved all things end-of-life. I’ve been running the Nailsworth Death Café for four years and have started my training as an end-of-life doula. As well as this, I’ve trained with Before I Go Solutions and offer end-of-life planning workshops to individuals and small groups. I also have a background in psychotherapy and this is really useful for my work as a funeral director.
Walking alongside a bereaved family is a real privilege. I believe death – and how we engage with it – is hugely important; it’s a major life event and we don’t talk about it enough. At the forefront of my work is my commitment to normalising death and dying as much as possible. It’s vital we do this.”
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 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.
As a family-run, independent funeral director, we often find that clients feel reassured by our attention to detail, as well as our professional and caring approach.