Family Tree Funeral Company

For a better, more personal funeral full of warmth

1 Middle St, Stroud, GL5 1DZ Directions

   Open 24 Hours

Business overview

If you've ever been to a funeral that lacked meaning, warmth, or humour, and you know you'd like to give your loved one the goodbye that they'd really want, please read on...

Family Tree Funeral Company is a modern, full service, local and independent funeral directors who will listen carefully and work closely with you to create a farewell which reflects and honours the person who has died. We offer uniquely personal, creative and careful attention to you throughout every detail of your loved one’s funeral, making good new memories for you all.

We care that the family feels good about how they did the funeral, knowing they arranged a proper farewell for that person known and loved by them. Our job is to guide and advise and walk with you - and make sure it goes exactly as you wanted it - or better. We care; we have the experience and we have interesting and appropriate ideas. We have found that most people want a funeral that reflects the individual life of the person they loved; we listen, explore, encourage and help.

You probably know you no longer need to follow the old Victorian rules, but in a traditional funeral directors you are often given a range of services off the peg, often as a package. At Family Tree Funeral Company we never upsell items you don't need but we start from the beginning, asking, "What was she/he like?" So we can then guide you through ideas and personalised choices so you feel you have hit the spot with your decisions, and are able to say, "That was a good funeral," and "She/He would have loved it!"

Check out our 5 STAR reviews on Yell.com.

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The 'alternative', 'green', or family centered funeral is not for everyone. We cater for all tastes (and budgets!), and can supply fleets of limousines and flower hearses, horses, carriages, cathedrals - all with a sense of style and occasion.
It is said that 'beauty banishes grief'. Probably anoverstatement - but it can help. As well as a range of 'traditional' wooden coffins in oak and other fine timbers, we provide woven coffins and urns in a range of beautiful fibres, including willow, bamboo, and seagrass.
If in doubt give children the choice to participate in an important family occasion - a family funeral. We will work with you to find ways to include them , and find them a role to play.
we can source local home grown flowers and greenery in stunning displays, or you can bring a small damp bunch picked that morning by the grandchildren
The coffin does not always have to be remotely placed on the rollers at the front. It can be amongst the friends and family, who gather round in the old way, to say their own goodbyes.
The person's wife rode pillion with her sweetheart alongside in the coffin. Once on the dual carriageway, they roared by my car in a cloud of spray and arrived at the crematorium in great style - ready for the funeral.
James Showers is the owner and main funeral director. A rich and colourful life brings understanding to the care of families - and their loved ones.
The crematorium chapel may not suit you and your family. It's not the only choice! Or you may want to have a memorial service somewhere beautiful, or homely. this is Matara, near Kingscote.
We source our traditional coffins from a local supplier, and they are beautiful! This one is unvarnished oak veneer with oak handles, raised lid, and nice panels on the sides. There's a big range of styles and stains available.

Products & Services

funeral services

Traditional burial

crematoria & cemeteries

green funerals

non-religious funerals

funeral cars

funeral flowers

headstones

burials arranged

funeral financial plans

hearses

Simple cremation

Burial at sea

horse drawn carriages

chapel of rest

funeral videos

repatriation service

Reviews

A beautiful funeral thank you

5
I just wanted to thank you both for making my Aunts funeral such a special occasion. Your help and prompt replying to emails, that I sent at all hours, was much appreciated. Sometimes you just don't feel up to talking on the phone and email communication was a good option for me. Though calls on Zoom was also offered as an alternative as I live so far away from Stroud. Your attention to detail with every aspect of the funeral, liaising with the priest and making sure the Order of service was perfect was outstanding. I felt in very capable hands at all stages. Planning a funeral and giving your loved one over into your care felt seamless and I felt involved and that my Aunt was respected at all times. I highly recommend Family Tree Funeral directors.
02 Feb 2021
Mary, thank you so much for trusting Family Tree and for taking the time to write a review. Your words mean a lot!
02 Feb 2021
Mary, thank you so much for trusting Family Tree and for taking the time to write a review. Your words mean a lot!
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A fitting farmer’s funeral.

5
Catherine and James have been so kind, friendly and professional throughout. From the morning after my dad died with a calm and reassuring phone conversation to welcoming my sister and I to their premises in Stroud to discuss our wishes and find out about dad to the funeral itself - they have been brilliant.
This being our first experience of dealing with a death in our close family we were completely at sea but they supported us and assured us that we could have the funeral we wanted with some very personal touches, not what we assumed you had to have.
The funeral itself was just right and I know our dad would have approved of it which goes along way with helping coming to terms with our loss. We definitely did him proud. Thank you so much Family Tree.
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Professional, calm, and caring support throughout.

5
When our Mother passed away we reached out to James and Jane and they were absolutely fantastic. So much compassion and understanding in how they dealt with us, trying their very best to ensure we were able to do things our way rather than a typically traditional way. Communication, advice, support, and a few small extra detail's that made all the difference. Simply put they went the extra mile for us.

I cannot thank you both enough for the calm, measured support you gave to us during this time.
05 Nov 2020
Gary, thank you so much for this lovely review. It was a total pleasure to work with you and your brother and sister.
05 Nov 2020
Gary, thank you so much for this lovely review. It was a total pleasure to work with you and your brother and sister.
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Professional and caring funeral directors, would highly recommend without hesitation.

5
Thank you so much James and Jane for your help in making my mother's funeral run so smoothly. I couldn't have chosen a better funeral director. From my very first phone call to you, hearing James' calm and reassuring voice to collecting my mother with dignity and respect from her care home and then listening to our family's requests, when we met up quietly making suggestions. Despite the funeral being in Berkshire everything ran smoothly and your presence was unobtrusive, natural and helpful when required. Many people remarked on how impressed they were, from the care home staff to guests at the funeral. We are all very appreciative as it meant we gave our mother the send off she truly deserved. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to anyone. Thank you from me and two my sisters and all of our family.
25 Sep 2020
Wow, Louise, thank you so much. It was an honour for us to help you and also to be in such a special, tranquil place for the funeral.
25 Sep 2020
Wow, Louise, thank you so much. It was an honour for us to help you and also to be in such a special, tranquil place for the funeral.
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Excellent support and advice

5
We had some excellent support for the process of keeping my dad at home and then cremating him. What i particularly liked was the willingness of Family Tree to offer as much or little service as we required, and to be open to discussing precisely what our needs might be. Thank you
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