Ian George (Funerals) Ltd

225 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Christopher Singer 18th Jun 2022

Ian and Denise were incredibly helpful when planning the farewell. They were very sympathetic and couldn't do enough for us. They explained everything clearly and made the whole process smooth and easy to understand.

Diane Taylor 17th May 2022

I was totally overwhelmed by the service I received from Ian and danesha. I highly recommend them to anybody that needs there services.

Sally Osborne 17th May 2022

Exceptional service, very understanding and considerate 

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

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

Michael (Mike)   Powell

Michael (Mike) Powell

Oct 1938 - Jun 2022

Ellis   Thompson

Ellis Thompson

Jan 1991 - May 2022

Alaine Jacqueline    Singer

Alaine Jacqueline Singer

May 1953 - May 2022

Alaine   Singer

Alaine Singer

May 1953 - May 2022

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Christopher Singer 18th Jun 2022

    Ian and Denise were incredibly helpful when planning the farewell. They were very sympathetic and couldn't do enough for us. They explained everything clearly and made the whole process smooth and easy to understand.

  • 5 Diane Taylor 17th May 2022

    I was totally overwhelmed by the service I received from Ian and danesha. I highly recommend them to anybody that needs there services.

  • 5 Sally Osborne 17th May 2022

    Exceptional service, very understanding and considerate 

  • 5 Maria Thorne 17th May 2022

    I thought it was going to be horrific to arrange mums funeral but Ian and Denesha supported us all the way through the process. From the first time I spoke to Ian on the phone to the time I picked mum up from their office, they were always so kind and understanding. Nothing was too much trouble, especially when I wanted certain things to happen.  They are amazing souls who totally understand what you are going through, theres no rush, or pushing, just reassurance and kindness. Even when the tears come, they dont judge you.  I also want to say how pleasant and professional the guys were who collected mum in the first place. Very understanding when I burst into tears.  So a huge thank you to all of the team for making an horrific time a bit easier for me 

  • 5 Eileen Moseley 27th Apr 2022

    Ian George and his team made what could have been a very unhappy and sad occasion very much more bearable . Ian explained everything clearly and answered any questions I had, he was patient and understanding. He sorted the printing of the order of service, Including several amendments, the funeral notice in the local paper and a choice of coffin.  I had no experience of this type of occasion but felt reassured and confident that the funeral arrangements were being dealt with efficiently, sympathetically and in the way that we wanted.  I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing to arrange a funeral. 

  • 5 Polly Jores 11th Apr 2022

    Friendly and accommodating service

  • 5 Susan Cook 10th Apr 2022

    Ian and Danesha catered for every one of our wishes at a very difficult time. The whole procedure was professionally done with both compassion and a great deal of care for us. Ian dealt with a lot of the formalities with the hospital which took a great weight off our shoulders. Nothing was too much trouble even when we changed our minds on details at short notice. We would highly recommend Ian George and his team to look after anyone at this sad time. 

  • 5 Jean Bond 8th Apr 2022

    Outstanding service and great communications through out all the funeral arrangements and afterwards.

  • 5 Sally Berry 3rd Apr 2022

    I cannot recommend highly enough. At a terrible time for me, any worries or concerns I may have had were dealt with and solved in an efficient and friendly way. A brilliant service. Thank you.

  • 5 Jo Brickwell 19th Mar 2022

    Ian and Denesha are wonderful and provide an excellent service from start to finish, Mum had a lovely funeral,thankyou. Would recommend to everyone.

  • 5 Doreen Tucker 18th Mar 2022

    I was not looking forward to Robin’s funeral, but the service was lovely with lots of family and friends for support. Marie words and was most reassuring, the weather was amazing.

  • 5 Jennifer Powers 21st Feb 2022

    I would recommend Ian George Funerals. They are smaller and more personal.

  • 5 Gilly Elwood 2nd Feb 2022

    Everything was handled with great tact and sympathy without being obsequious. Nothing was too much trouble for them, they were patient and kind and their attention to detail was superb. Family and friends attending the funeral commented on how dignified and respectful the pallbearers were. I would highly recommend them.

  • 4 Katherine Home 28th Jan 2022

    Under the circumstances would have been interested to visit before hand and plan the event with hindsight. I could not, parent was not that sort of person. (I have not been, to many funerals).

  • 5 Tracey Watt 25th Jan 2022

    Ian, Denesha and team are lovely. They are caring, helpful and supportive throughout the whole process and their attention to detail is excellent. The service delivered by Ian at our dad's funeral was lovely and all of the family felt that dad had a very good send off.

  • 5 Jenny Henderson 25th Jan 2022

    I cannot recommend Ian & Denesha highly enough, from when I first met Ian, I knew he would look after us through such a painful time. Nothing was too much trouble, they helped us sort through all the arrangements. Guided us to what we needed to be done & when & did them for us, where possible. They took away the hard work, allowing the family to come to terms with our loss. On the day of the funeral, Ian & his colleagues were kind & professional. They were there for us, every step of the way. Thank you both.

  • 5 Barry Lodge 24th Jan 2022

    Ian and his team were most excellent The support options and information he gave me were accurate and sympathetic  His conduct and participation at the internment mark him as the greatest example of his profession 

  • 5 Jim O'Halleran 23rd Jan 2022

    From the very outset the support and attention to detail was superb. Nothing was too much trouble and what was a difficult time was made more bearable. Ian and his team were caring, considerate and simply first class.

  • 5 Deborah Allen 6th Jan 2022

    Thoughtful and helpful throughout. Some great ideas to personalise the experience for my bridge obsessed mother and her bridge club friends who attended the funeral. It was well worth going with a small firm - it was right for her and for us as a family.

  • 5 Christopher Fawcett 13th Dec 2021

    I am very grateful to Ian and his team not only for helping my family deal with the formalities of the bereavement process at a difficult time, but more importantly for arranging a fitting and dignified funeral for my mother with sensitivity and a real personal touch. I have no hesitation in recommending Ian George Funerals very highly. 

  • 5 Andrew Moore 13th Dec 2021

    Excellent and personable service. Made a very difficult process very easy at such a difficult time. The day ran smoothly and I would not hesitate to recommend their services

  • 5 Helen Medley 25th Nov 2021

    The arrangements for the funeral were carried out exactly as we had requested. I couldn’t recommend Ian George more highly.

  • 5 Susan Marshman 24th Nov 2021

    Amazing people made a very difficult time easy took care of everything above and beyond my expectations,do not hesitate to use their services in my opinion no one could have done it better.

  • 5 Stephen Mustoe 3rd Nov 2021

    They make a hard time easier to cope with. Always polite and helpful.

  • 5 Steven Welch 26th Oct 2021

    The support and guidance I have received from Ian George Funerals through one of the worst experiences of my life has been invaluable. I cannot adequately convey my gratitude to the whole team and especially to Dave Hargreaves. Just wonderful, wonderful people, who frequently go above and beyond. They deserve the highest recommendation and indeed, commendation. Thank you.

Address
251 Gloucester Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 8NW

Latest Verified Reviews

Christopher Singer 18th Jun 2022

Ian and Denise were incredibly helpful when planning the farewell. They were very sympathetic and couldn't do enough for us. They explained everything clearly and made the whole process smooth and easy to understand.

Diane Taylor 17th May 2022

I was totally overwhelmed by the service I received from Ian and danesha. I highly recommend them to anybody that needs there services.

Sally Osborne 17th May 2022

Exceptional service, very understanding and considerate 

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