Ian George Funeral Services are an independent and family owned firm of funeral directors in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. We are proud members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, the Irish Association of Funeral Directors, and the International Federation of Thanatologists (FIAT/IFTA). In 1981, our director Ian was awarded the Diploma in Funeral Directing, and in 1982 he qualified as an embalmer being admitted into full membership of the British Institute of Embalmers. Ian George Funeral Services actively contributes to the education and training of funeral professionals as Ian holds a Directorship on the Board of the British Institute of Funeral Directors. Our Company motto is 'Honouring lives, comforting loss', and we instill that into all of our staff from the moment we begin training them. It is the ultimate aim we strive for in all families were serve, to honour the lives of the deceased that we are privileged to provide funeral services for and to comfort their families and loved ones that they leave behind. We do this by keeping our standards high in everything that we do, by listening closely to the families concerned and paying close attention to their wishes and requirements, and by delivering them right down to the smallest detail. Because Ian George Funeral Services are an independent and family-run firm, we can take the time to help and assist your family on a personal level, and we have the flexibility to deliver the funeral you want at a time and location that suits you best. We have over 34 years’ experience in the funeral profession and can assist with funeral planning, grief support and all aspects of funeral arrangements. We have a 24 hour phoneline and or you can contact us by filling in the form on this page and we will be in contact as soon as is possible. We can also offer funeral plans should you wish to pay for your funeral in advance. Please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your needs and wishes.
“I must start with a massive thank you to yourself and your team. I am so grateful we came a cross you, in our time of need. Ian the service you put together for our dearest Timothy was amazingly beautiful, personal and special. Timothy was in our everyday life and we just did not know where to start, you took on board every little detail we mentioned thought out discussions making it an easier process as it's hard to find the words, but somehow you got every detail right. You became a friend not our funeral director however you were so professional at all times. Words fail me again, I just can't tell you enough how grateful we are to have met such a genuine gentle man who has given our Timothy a perfect send off. Now he can peacefully sleep tight until we meet him again. Thank you xx”
“Ian was the perfect guide for me through this process; the first time I have had to organise a funeral and wake. He was sympathetic, helpful, always returned calls and took on much of the organisation. He also has a charming sense of humour which helped enormously! I would recommend his services without hesitation. Roger Owen The above comments were posted on my website and therefore can be verified Ian George”