Ian George (Funerals) Ltd

145 reviews

Ian George (Funerals) Ltd, Gloucestershire , funeral director in Gloucestershire
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Independent funeral directors in Cheltenham, serving bereaved families with compassionate funeral services.

Latest Verified Reviews

Maura Ryan 17th Sep 2020

We used Ian George to cremate our mum, they were great they kept us informed every step and were great value, highly recommended 

Ginny Evan 16th Sep 2020

We were very impressed by Ian George (Funerals), who we went to recently when my mother died. Ian and his wife Denesha, and their team member Dave, were incredibly helpful, kind & compassionate throughout, and the service received was impeccable. They were always available to talk to us promptly, and were very knowledgeable on all aspects related to funerals, holding our hands throughout the process. Losing a loved one is always painful, but we felt strongly supported by Ian and his team throughout and were very happy with the final result. We highly recommend them. Thank-you Ian, Denesha and Dave for the beautiful work you do.

Verity McIntosh 12th Aug 2020

Ian and Denesha have been wonderful, guiding us calmly and considerately through a very difficult time for the family. We felt listened to throughout, given time to think things through, and were given some lovely suggestions and guidance that enabled us to put together a funeral that felt fitting, personal and respectful to the family member we were there to remember. Nothing felt hurried or pressured and costs were clear and reasonable from the start. We particularly appreciated the expertise and advice regarding sustainable materials for the coffin, something we did not encounter elsewhere in our early enquiries. Highly recommended.

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Location

Address
251 Gloucester Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 8NW

About Us

Ian George (Funerals) Ltd are an independent family owned funeral service, with over 34 years' experience in the profession.

Ian George is Cheltenham's only licensed funeral director and specialist in natural 'Green' burials. Located in the heart of the city, near the train station for easy access, Ian and his professional team will take care of everything, from choosing a coffin, to dealing with paperwork.

Ian George (Funerals) Ltd have a range of coffins available, including traditional hardwood, cardboard, wicker and bespoke designs. As well as traditional black hearses, you can also arrange for bespoke transport such as horse-drawn hearses and motorbike hearses.

Whether you are looking for information on planning a funeral, a pre-paid funeral plan, grief support or general information on funeral arrangements they are available by phone 24 hours a day.

Call Ian George (Funerals) Ltd now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Deirdre Thompson

May 1936 - Aug 2020

Sheila Brede

Jun 1931 - Aug 2020

Natalie Bonner

Oct 1966 - Aug 2020

Myra White

Sep 1940 - Aug 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Maura Ryan 17th Sep 2020

    We used Ian George to cremate our mum, they were great they kept us informed every step and were great value, highly recommended 

  • 5 Ginny Evan 16th Sep 2020

    We were very impressed by Ian George (Funerals), who we went to recently when my mother died. Ian and his wife Denesha, and their team member Dave, were incredibly helpful, kind & compassionate throughout, and the service received was impeccable. They were always available to talk to us promptly, and were very knowledgeable on all aspects related to funerals, holding our hands throughout the process. Losing a loved one is always painful, but we felt strongly supported by Ian and his team throughout and were very happy with the final result. We highly recommend them. Thank-you Ian, Denesha and Dave for the beautiful work you do.

  • 5 Verity McIntosh 12th Aug 2020

    Ian and Denesha have been wonderful, guiding us calmly and considerately through a very difficult time for the family. We felt listened to throughout, given time to think things through, and were given some lovely suggestions and guidance that enabled us to put together a funeral that felt fitting, personal and respectful to the family member we were there to remember. Nothing felt hurried or pressured and costs were clear and reasonable from the start. We particularly appreciated the expertise and advice regarding sustainable materials for the coffin, something we did not encounter elsewhere in our early enquiries. Highly recommended.

  • 5 Teresa Horsfall 9th Aug 2020

    My sister and I felt so so supported whilst organising our mums cremation.. a very difficult task was handled beautifully... cant ever thank you enough and highly recomend ... I know when its my time my children will know who to use ... again thank you

  • 5 Christopher Ibbitson 8th Aug 2020

    We found Ian George funeral director’s  a god send , they handled dad funeral with professional and respect we also found them very helpful in every way . Chris 

  • 5 Richard Evill 31st Jul 2020

    I have no hesitation in recommending Ian George Funerals. We were very pleased and impressed by the help and support they provided. Nothing was too much trouble and all of the arrangements went off as planned, meaning we gave Olive the send off we'd hoped for, given the difficulty brought about by COVID-19. Thank you Ian and Denesha.

  • 5 Robert Turner 29th Jul 2020

    We would like to thank Ian George, his wife, and their team for the very sensitive, caring, efficient, and professional handling of all the funeral arrangements for my wife Mary. We were particularly impressed by their communication, attention to detail, and the personal visit from Ian. Thankyou all very much. Dick Prior & family.

  • 5 Cheryl Turner 24th Jul 2020

    I can highly recommend Ian George . Professional and caring service  Helped  me through a difficult process much appreciated at a sad and difficult time  Cheryl Turner

  • 5 Johanna Atkins 21st Jul 2020

    Ian George and team we’re simply the best, and supported us every step of the way by offering a sensitive, respectful, caring and Organised but personable Service. Nothing was too much trouble and they did above and beyond to make sure my Dad’s funeral went smoothly and peacefully Especially in difficult Times with Covid 19 transition regulations.  Thank you so much Ian and Danesha. We would highly recommend Ian George’s funeral directors. 

  • 5 Beverley Burns 13th Jul 2020

    Ian had such a calming approach, putting our family at ease. Nothing was too much trouble. I would definitely recommend Ian and his staff.

  • 5 Laura Essaadi 9th Jul 2020

    Ian and his wife are brilliant and helped me have a beautiful send off for my mum, very friendly and always on the other end when I had my bad days, lovely people and now friends of mine. Would 100% recommend to use Ian George funerals.

  • 5 Kevin Stark 7th Jul 2020

    Ian George Funerals is a small family run business. Their warmth and compassion has made dealing with them extremely easy. Both Ian & Denesha are caring and friendly, and available any time to discuss things. I have needed their services twice, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Clive and heather Langston 6th Jul 2020

    Brilliant service all round very professional and warm and understanding lovely family business would highly recommend thank you 

  • 5 Donna Thompson 23rd Jun 2020

    Amazing service, Ian was a lovely man who made the process of the funeral very easy for us. 

  • 5 Barry Cowler 23rd Jun 2020

    Thank you to Ian & his team for organising a great funeral service for my wife Mary. Many thanks, Barry

  • 5 Lindy Hennessy 16th Jun 2020

    Ian has been most helpful and understanding at every stage of Michael’s funeral arrangements. I would thoroughly recommend his services. 

  • 5 Shanie Herbert 13th Jun 2020

    Ian George made the funeral of our much loved mum such a beautiful occasion despite the sadness of the day. He couldn't have been more helpful and understanding of our wishes to personalise the day in every way to reflect our love for mum. I would heartily recommend him to anyone having to face the most difficult day of their lives.

  • 5 June Tremlett 12th Jun 2020

    Dear Ian and Danesha A big thank you to you and all of your staff Your service is second to none and we appreciate all the help and guidance afforded us in our chats using zoom and where we also linked up with the Minister from Cheltenham Congregational Church. Nothing is too much trouble for you. Every detail was carried out with empathy, precision and dignity and you were so supportive in this very difficult time. It was a lovely and emotional touch that we were able to return to dear Jean's care home on the way to the crematorium and clap the staff who had been caring for her these past two and a half years. You have the ability to take the stress out of a stressful situation. Thank you. Keith Plumridge

  • 5 Christopher Olczak 9th Jun 2020

    During such a difficult time Ian certainly made the whole process so much easier to deal with. They were very supportive and professional. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 Peter Hatton 7th Jun 2020

    The help and advice we received from Ian George in making the arrangements for my wife’s funeral was excellent. In these difficult times the service was held outside the chapel of rest , What could have been a sad and dismal experience was in fact a memorable occasion carried out in a respectful and dignified manner by people who cared. Thank you  Peter Hatton and family 

  • 5 Julian Parker 6th Jun 2020

    Ian was recommended to me by a friend who had used his services when her husband passed away. I must say that he performed a perfect funeral service for my brother Fabian. Ian was so very helpful with all his advice and everything he arranged. He took on all the responsibility and was extremely sympathetic and understanding. I would highly recommend Ian to organise your funeral arrangements.

  • 5 Sandra Smith 31st May 2020

    Friendly, caring, compassionate and professional throughout. Thankyou.  

  • 5 Helen Roberts 18th May 2020

    Under these strange times, it must be very difficult for Funeral Directors to give bereaved families the sort of funeral they would want for their loved ones, but Ian George went out of his way to ease the difficulties, arrange for my wishes to be taken into consideration and provide a beautiful, dignified funeral, of which my Mother would have been proud. I cannot recommend him and his team highly enough!

  • 5 Stephen Coombe 5th May 2020

    Ian , Denesha and their staff were fantastic . Under these extremely difficult times with covid19 they made  a very sad and sensitive time in our family’s life very comforting with the upmost respect and sympathy. We would all like to say a big thank you  to both of you and your team. We would recommend anyone you use your service.  Kindest Regards  Valerie &Stephen Coombe 

  • 5 Susan Mileham 4th May 2020

    Thorough and thoughtful support throughout a very difficult time for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
251 Gloucester Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 8NW

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Maura Ryan 17th Sep 2020

We used Ian George to cremate our mum, they were great they kept us informed every step and were great value, highly recommended 

Ginny Evan 16th Sep 2020

We were very impressed by Ian George (Funerals), who we went to recently when my mother died. Ian and his wife Denesha, and their team member Dave, were incredibly helpful, kind & compassionate throughout, and the service received was impeccable. They were always available to talk to us promptly, and were very knowledgeable on all aspects related to funerals, holding our hands throughout the process. Losing a loved one is always painful, but we felt strongly supported by Ian and his team throughout and were very happy with the final result. We highly recommend them. Thank-you Ian, Denesha and Dave for the beautiful work you do.

Verity McIntosh 12th Aug 2020

Ian and Denesha have been wonderful, guiding us calmly and considerately through a very difficult time for the family. We felt listened to throughout, given time to think things through, and were given some lovely suggestions and guidance that enabled us to put together a funeral that felt fitting, personal and respectful to the family member we were there to remember. Nothing felt hurried or pressured and costs were clear and reasonable from the start. We particularly appreciated the expertise and advice regarding sustainable materials for the coffin, something we did not encounter elsewhere in our early enquiries. Highly recommended.

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