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Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Some of the GFG’s favourite and most admired people were in action yesterday. Clare and Michelle, who are Volkswagen Funerals, brought Lorna Grant to Cheltenham crematorium with their customary love and care in a Glastonbury themed funeral. Look, even the conducting funeral director is wearing his wellies.

The coffin, if I’m not mistaken, is a Sunset

Full story here.




5 comments on “Glasto-style

  1. Wednesday 23rd November 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Ah, thanks for this, Clare. What a great team you all made. And Michael G is now officially a recommended FD.

  2. Wednesday 23rd November 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Thank you Charles for blogging about this funeral. I had promised this lady (via her sister) that I would do her funeral as she was terminally ill and didn’t want a sombre ‘do’. Her sister, family (and Michael Gamble FD’s) did her proud in achieving one of the most inspiring and memorable funerals I have ever been privileged to be a part of.
    The mourners came out of chapel to 100 pink helium balloons that were tied to the railings by Michael Gamble Fd’s team and us of course.
    I would not hesitate to recommend Michael Gamble of Stroud who were superb and a pleasure to work along with. They are about to open new premises by the station in Stroud and I wish them great success.

    And yes well spotted Charles to answer your question that is a Sunset coffin, I hope they saw the articles too.

  3. Friday 11th November 2011 at 7:10 am

    Yes, hasn’t he done a good and thorough job? Pat can make this blog feel like a chattering lightweight, but hats off to him and I hope our readers also follow him. Find him here:

  4. Gloria Mundi

    Thursday 10th November 2011 at 11:06 pm

    And beautifully written up by a wise head, Patrcik McNally on The Daily Undertaker blog.

  5. Wednesday 9th November 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve just discovered that the funeral director was Michael Gamble of Stroud, Gloucestershire, of whom I heard glowing reports only this week.

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