Ian George (Funerals) Ltd

195 reviews

Ian George (Funerals) Ltd, Gloucestershire , funeral director in Gloucestershire

Independent funeral directors in Cheltenham, serving bereaved families with compassionate funeral services.

Latest Verified Reviews

Jackie Alder 26th Jul 2021

Ian, Denesha and their team were so professional, supportive, respectful and kind throughout the whole process of arranging our precious sister's funeral. From the very first contact with them nothing was too much trouble, and they offered a guiding hand every step of the way. We knew immediately that we, and most importantly, our beloved Jan, were in the safest of hands.

Robert Vizard 21st Jul 2021

Ian provided a professional, caring and comprehensive service for us when we lost our mum. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you. 

Leah Puplett 16th Jul 2021

Funeral arrangements fill me with dread, but with Ian and his capable team the whole experience was easy going; relaxed yet suitably formal when required. Ian himself is so approachable and affable, and nothing was too much trouble. Stress levels reduced to zero. Efficient also, and high quality service re coffin, Order of Service and flowers etc. Bizarre to say but it was a pleasure doing business with him. I just hope it won't be too often!

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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

John   Adams

John Adams

Sep 1933 - Jul 2021

Brenda   Selby

Brenda Selby

Jan 1939 - Jun 2021

Jan   Elliott

Jan Elliott

Jul 1948 - Jul 2021

James (Jim)   Meadows

James (Jim) Meadows

Dec 1925 - Jul 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Jackie Alder 26th Jul 2021

    Ian, Denesha and their team were so professional, supportive, respectful and kind throughout the whole process of arranging our precious sister's funeral. From the very first contact with them nothing was too much trouble, and they offered a guiding hand every step of the way. We knew immediately that we, and most importantly, our beloved Jan, were in the safest of hands.

  • 5 Robert Vizard 21st Jul 2021

    Ian provided a professional, caring and comprehensive service for us when we lost our mum. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you. 

  • 5 Leah Puplett 16th Jul 2021

    Funeral arrangements fill me with dread, but with Ian and his capable team the whole experience was easy going; relaxed yet suitably formal when required. Ian himself is so approachable and affable, and nothing was too much trouble. Stress levels reduced to zero. Efficient also, and high quality service re coffin, Order of Service and flowers etc. Bizarre to say but it was a pleasure doing business with him. I just hope it won't be too often!

  • 5 Ginevra Shackell 16th Jul 2021

    Ian dealt with the arrangements for my brothers funeral in an efficient and compassionate manner. We were governed by a short timescale due to my brothers son having to return to New Zealand. Ian was able to take on board all the stresses associated with accommodating this so we could give his father the best send off possible . Thank you Ian and Danesha.

  • 5 Ashlyn Mernath-Iles 13th Jul 2021

    I can’t believe how lucky we were to find Ian, none of us can. We wanted mum to be at home with us until the funeral, no dark colours or formal dressing, a full requiem Mass followed by the crematorium. He put us in touch with Fr Mark of The Sacred Heart, Charlton Kings who put the service side of it together. Ian took all the stress out of the funeral and everything else to do with it. Right from the get go I knew we were in safe hands….. by the end I knew we were in the best hands. I/ we really could not have been happier with Ian George Ltd and all that work there. A super friendly team that all wore their own casual clothes when we asked.  I have never organised a funeral before but did a fabulous job with a true professional guiding me. Thank you so much! 

  • 5 Valerie Garside 11th Jul 2021

    A kind and caring couple which is just what you want when organising a funeral of a loved one.  Communication was good, nothing was too much trouble, funeral service went off just how we wanted it.  Thank you to all involved.  

  • 5 Robert Vizard 11th Jul 2021

    Ian has provided my family with the most compassionate and professional service. He cares and supports you in every detail, we didn’t have to worry about anything. Many thanks. 

  • 5 Robert Hall 10th Jul 2021

    Ian and Denesha dealt with my mothers funeral three years ago, and as I was so pleased with the guidance and assistance received, there was no-one else I wanted to use when I sadly lost my brother Vincent in May. Once again I would like to thank Ian George (Funerals) Ltd, for the help and guidance they gave when my brother died, and giving a lovely service.

  • 5 Jenette Bentley 10th Jul 2021

    A friendly, professional and approachable service - they made the whole process bearable with kindness and superb advice throughout- would highly recommend. 

  • 5 John Crampin 24th May 2021

    My wife's funeral was handled with dignity and compassion throughout, from my initial enquiry, through the arrangement of the details of the service, and finally the chapel service and cremation itself. In the weeks before she passed, she had requested an environmentally friendly willow coffin, and chosen the music and the celebrant. All was just as she asked, and nothing was too much trouble for Ian and the team.

  • 5 Diane Jeffries 3rd May 2021

    Dave Hargreaves from Ian George Funerals was both sympathetic and efficient . Details were promptly agreed and contacting him was quick and easy. The funeral itself was both stylish and exactly as planned and made the day bearable.

  • 5 Margaret Ounsworth 13th Apr 2021

    Ian was so kind and helpful at such a sad time for us and we appreciated his personal touches as he knew my husband well.

  • 5 John Vyle 12th Apr 2021

    Caring service that managed to be highly efficient, yet deeply personal. David communicated throughout the process and made me feel involved in the preparations.  

  • 5 David Ball 29th Mar 2021

    Ian George and his wife Denesha greeted my call with the friendliness and helpfulness everyone needs at a time of sorrow. The overwhelming confidence I felt with their response meant I knew we were in safe hands. Thank you.

  • 5 Nicky Bashford 27th Mar 2021

    Excellent service from start to finish. Nothing to much trouble at a very difficult time, very warm and understanding family run business. My family and I are hugely grateful for everything. Thank you so much

  • 5 Norma Price 25th Mar 2021

    From the very first contact with Ian, we have had the very best of service. He was so kind to my elderly Father and made suggestions for the music, poetry and format for the actual service. The funeral itself was everything we wanted. Ian and his team were so professional and respectful and I have had so many messages from family and friends who watched remotely to say what a beautiful service it was. I felt we were in very safe hands from beginning to end. 

  • 5 Bruce Fisher 16th Mar 2021

    Ian and his team took special care of Tom and made sure all arrangements went smoothly at a difficult time for his family.   Recommend highly. 

  • 5 Bryher Fuller 13th Mar 2021

    Ian and his team were fantastic on the run up to and on a very difficult day. They were very personal and professional. My Grandma would have been proud of the service she received. I would highly recommend

  • 5 Janet Holford 9th Mar 2021

    Ian George and his team were all very professional,kind and considerate. My Mum's final journey was dignified and uplifting. The spring flowers were beautiful. I am deeply grateful for everything they did to mark the end of a long life during these difficult times, and to give her children and grandchildren a comforting way of saying their final goodbye.

  • 5 Christopher Vyle 7th Mar 2021

    Exceptional care and attention 

  • 5 Clive Phillips 3rd Mar 2021

    Just the right amount of contact in planning before day, no pushing of additional services and everything went really smoothly. Very professional, nice touches, pallbearers, guiding guests and just generally very pleasant, sitting in the background ready to come forward if and where needed. Do not have any previous experience of arranging funerals, but would happily recommend Ian George to friends and family.

  • 5 Lesley Harris 2nd Mar 2021

    Ian and Denesha helped me through an extremely difficult time when arranging my son Simon’s funeral. The caring and professional service that they provided could not have been bettered. They were always available to discuss any of my questions, it was just like talking to friends in my hour of need.

  • 5 Lisa Kent 1st Mar 2021

    Thank you Ian. Mum was delighted at your way of dealing with the whole process. Your very simple and human nature made the whole process exactly what dad would've wanted. He was a very ' no nonsense' type of person and your simple and kind service was perfect, I know he would've approved. I would have no problem with recommending your services.

  • 5 Linda Wilkinson 28th Feb 2021

    We cannot praise Ian and Denesha enough for the wonderful way they looked after us in organising our Dad's funeral. Nothing was a problem to them. Ian and Denesha explained everything fully and showed great empathy for our loss. No matter how much the arrangements were altered they just wanted to make sure we were happy with what we had chosen for the funeral. Ian held the service for us and made it very special and personal. Ian and the pallbearers showed great respect and dignity towards both the family and our Dad. We would not hesitate in recommending them.

  • 5 Ashley Filmer 22nd Feb 2021

    Ian and Denesha provided a very professional service. They provided advice and guidance in many respects and requirements from end to end. They made a very difficult time a whole lot easier to bear !

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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What are disbursements?

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

Jackie Alder 26th Jul 2021

Ian, Denesha and their team were so professional, supportive, respectful and kind throughout the whole process of arranging our precious sister's funeral. From the very first contact with them nothing was too much trouble, and they offered a guiding hand every step of the way. We knew immediately that we, and most importantly, our beloved Jan, were in the safest of hands.

Robert Vizard 21st Jul 2021

Ian provided a professional, caring and comprehensive service for us when we lost our mum. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you. 

Leah Puplett 16th Jul 2021

Funeral arrangements fill me with dread, but with Ian and his capable team the whole experience was easy going; relaxed yet suitably formal when required. Ian himself is so approachable and affable, and nothing was too much trouble. Stress levels reduced to zero. Efficient also, and high quality service re coffin, Order of Service and flowers etc. Bizarre to say but it was a pleasure doing business with him. I just hope it won't be too often!

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