Congratulations To Our Funeral Director Grace

Cremated Remains Prior To 1993

We know that it can be difficult when deciding the right choice for your loved ones cremated remains. There are a range of options to consider such as scattering, interment, keeping at home, laying to rest in the garden, creating keepsake jewellery, memory bears or cushions. We have a dedicated team that can help discuss the right option for you and your loved one. Until you have made this decision, we will respectfully care for your loved ones cremated remains in our columbarium.  

If we have conducted the funeral of your loved one, no matter how many years ago and you think that your loved one could still be resting with us, please do get in touch so that we can reunite you and your loved one and talk through the options available.  

From January 2024, any cremated remains that still rest with us from 1993 or earlier, will be respectfully laid to rest in a burial ground. Please be encouraged to get in touch if you think there is a chance that your loved one is still with us, or their name is listed below. We will be conducting a personal graveside service for each individual that is named here, unless we hear from the family.  

We have made every effort over the last 2 years to locate and contact families of these loved one’s with no success.  

ARTHUR KENDRICK 1985 
MARY MARTINDALE 1985 
HARRY HACKING 1986 
GEORGE THORNBER 1987 
JAMES McCANN 1988 
ROWLAND SMITH 1988 
JOHN WOODS 1988 
HILDA HODGES 1988  
GEORGE ARNOLD 1989 
ROBERT JOHNSTONE 1989 
ERNEST BANCROFT 1989  
ERIC HIGGS 1989  
GLADYS MOORE 1991 
MARIAN WILCOCK 1993 
VERA HART 1993 
CLIFFORD ARCHER 1993 
PETER GASSON 1993 
KENNETH TAILBY 1993 
GRAHAM MAWBY 1993  

Please do get in touch with us today to discuss any of the above with us in more detail.  

01455 637457 / office@gseller.co.uk  

Memorial Consultant and Memorial Mason Tom celebrates 10 years service.

Today we recognise and congratulate our Memorial Consultant and Memorial Mason Tom Squire for his 10 year service award.

Since joining the G Seller family in 2013, Tom has continually worked hard to demonstrate our core values: Genuine, Standards, Excel, Lead, Loyalty, Empathy & Responsibility.

As part of this recognition, he has received a thank you letter, a gift card of his choosing and a bespoke long service lapel pin!

Thank you Tom, it is a pleasure to work with you.

10 Year Club Visits Everards Brewery

The G Seller ’10 Year Club’ celebrated last weekend and for our annual celebration we attended a private tour of Everards Brewery who are a family business in the heart of Leicestershire.

The afternoon included a private guided tour behind the scenes of the brewery. We learnt about the family history, the brewing heritage and the premium ingredients used to brew their beers. This was followed by a beer tasting in the Beer Hall and a delicious meal.

We are so proud of our committed and caring team and we look forward to more team members joining us for next years celebration.

Above & Beyond – May

The team met before starting work yesterday for our Above & Beyond breakfast meeting.

On this occasion a number of people were recognised including Funeral Operative Paul, and our newest member of the G Seller family, Accounts Administrator Amanda for her warm disposition in the office.

However, it was Director Amy who received the most nominations this month:

🎖️She always steps in wherever needed and shows diligence towards all her working roles.

🎖️She never stops and puts so much hard work into everything she does. She is always there if we ever need anything.

🎖️Warm welcome to the company and help settling in and training on role between us.

Amy decided to treat the team to donuts in place of her gift. Thank you Amy 🍩

Lifting The Lid Podcast 6 Month Anniversary

Our podcast channel Lifting The Lid is celebrating its 6-month anniversary this week. Since its launch on 30th September last year the channel has released 17 episodes, interviewed 12 guests and had over 3500 views!  

Lifting The Lid is hosted by Senior Funeral Director, Andy Eeley, alongside his co-host Joe Clarke-Ferridge who is G Seller’s Head of Operations & Senior Funeral Director, and it aims to dispel myths and tackle the taboo that surrounds the funeral profession. 

Episodes are released fortnightly on a Friday with the exception of additional episodes designed to support and raise awareness of national campaigns. For example, in February the channel interviewed Katherine & Simon, parents of the inspirational Isla Tansey, for International Childhood Cancer Day.  

Isla was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2017 and she began a campaign to decorate ‘Isla Stones’ which she gave to her friends and family to hide. Isla lost her battle to childhood cancer DIPG in 2018 and her legacy in the form of ‘Isla Stones’ made their way all over the world. The Islastones Foundation is now a registered charity raising money for research into Childhood Cancer, as well as awarding grants to affected families. The podcast episode served to raise awareness of childhood cancers, the Islastone campaign and provide support to any other families experiencing the loss of a child. 

This episode has received some phenomenal feedback from the local community and other topics featured on the channel include ‘Can you plan your own funeral?’, ‘How to help young people cope with grief,’ and ‘Baby loss.’  

All episodes released previously can still be accessed and listened or watched in any order.  

The episodes can be watched on YouTube or the G Seller website: www.gseller.co.uk and listened to on Spotify or Apple podcasts.  

For more information please visit www.instagram.com/liftingthelidpodcast and email any questions for discussion to liftingthelid@gseller.co.uk

The Great British Family Business Conference 2023

On Wednesday our directors Amy & Joseph travelled to London for Family Business United‘s Annual Conference. It was a valuable and insightful day with like minded family business owners from around the country.

Family Business United is an unparalleled rallying point and voice for the global family business community and an invaluable source of insight into the sector. As THE champions of family business they are keen to celebrate the contribution that family firms make the world over through the provision of employment, creation of income and generation of wealth.

Your Family In The Best Of Hands. That’s A Promise.

Here at G. Seller we know no-one likes to think about a loved one passing away. One way to make this more bearable is by talking. As your local independent funeral director, we treat your family as part of our own. Over generations we’ve learned that just as no two people are the same, no two funerals are, either.

Your Home From Home

Firstly, we’ve created a place to visit that feels like homely, where you can take all the time you need. The last thing we want is for you to feel pushed into making choices you’re not happy with. We can take care of every aspect of the funeral in a truly personal way.

Independent And Proud Of It

We mentioned we’re an “independent” funeral director. This is something we’re incredibly proud of. Once all businesses like ours were family-owned. Serving their local community in any way they could. Over the decades, however, there have been changes in our area. Big chains from out of town have gradually bought local businesses, keeping the name, but not much else, or offering unattended funerals with no local facilities. Many customers believe they’re placing their trust in a family-owned organisation, not to mention supporting a local business. Sadly, that often isn’t the case. However, we guarantee that with us, that’s exactly what you will be doing. We make sure it’s not only the departed who are cared for – but also those who have been left behind.

Give Your Loved One A Dignified And Local Cremation.

With the inception of direct cremation, also referred to as an unattended funeral, rest assured that G. Seller not only offer this service, but we make sure that you are still treated with care and respect at all times.

No shortcuts are taken.

With our direct cremation, you can take great comfort knowing that all the arrangements are taken care of locally, including the cremation itself.

We’d advise to really think about the effect of whether having no service or goodbye for you or your loved one would have. There is a growing number of families that feel they haven’t properly said goodbye to their loved one. You only have one chance to say goodbye and giving your loved one a befitting send off, no matter how simple or unique, has a real impact on readjusting to a new normal without your loved one being a physical presence in your life.

Contact us today to find out more.

Do You Have to Pay to Maintain a Grave?

The passing of a loved one is an incredibly difficult time for many people and the thought of having to pay for grave maintenance could add an extra layer of stress. And you may wonder what the benefits of a grave maintenance service are. In this blog post, we’ll explore the answers to this question and provide some helpful information about what you need to know when it comes to maintaining a loved one’s grave. 

What Is Grave Maintenance?

Grave maintenance or grave tending refers to the general upkeep of a burial site. This includes things such as light cleaning of the headstone, supplying new flowers and a flower container along with removing any debris/weeds. This ensures that your loved one’s memorial is kept in a dignified and respectful manner.

Do You Have To Pay For Grave Maintenance?

No, there is no obligation to pay for a grave tending service. In most burial grounds the memorial and overall grave care maintenance fall under the responsibility of the grave owner. It is up to you the grave owner, along with the assistance of any family or friends to tend to and care for your loved ones resting place. 

Now, you could opt to do this yourself, meaning no money has to be paid at all. However, a lot of individuals do choose to pay for a grave tending service. This offers peace of mind that your loved one’s memorial is cared for. 

What Are The Benefits Of Paying For Grave Maintenance?

As one of the main providers in Hinckley of grave maintenance services, we find that many families prefer to pay for this to be carried out on their behalf. Why? Because it can be genuinely beneficial in numerous ways: 

  • Ensure that your loved one’s final resting place remains well-kept and presentable at all times.
  • Add a personal touch to keep your loved one’s memory alive by paying for flower arrangements or headstone engraving.
  • Prevent any potential problems from occurring due to neglect or disrepair.

How Can I Find Out More About Grave Maintenance Costs?

If you’re thinking about paying for grave maintenance services, it’s important to research your options beforehand to make an informed decision about what type of service is best suited for your needs and budget. 

At G. Seller we offer a comprehensive grave-tending service that includes light cleaning, weeding & any wind-blown debris removal, supplying a new flower container and supplying fresh flowers. Our Grave Care Packages come at the following prices: 

  • Diamond Care Plan – £360/year for 12 visits.
  • Ruby Care Plan – £105/year for 3 visits.
  • Sapphire Care Plan – £40/year for 1 visit.

This gives you an idea of roughly how much grave maintenance will cost depending on how often the service is carried out. We also offer bespoke plans that can be tailored to your needs if you have any special requirements, and the pricing for these will vary. 

Conclusion

It is not technically necessary to pay for grave maintenance as you can carry it out on your own. Nevertheless, it’s a beneficial service that saves time, stress and worrying about the overall condition of your loved one’s final resting place. If you’d like to receive more information about grave maintenance or wish to book a grave tending service, please get in touch with us today.

Limo take knitting group on lights tour of the town

The residents of Moat House Knit’n’Natter Club were collected up by their private chauffeur driven Limousine, provided by G Seller as a thank you for their efforts in knitting over 200 poppies for the G Seller Remembrance Day window display in November.

Since the beginning of 2022, the knit and natter club have meet weekly to knit for many local community groups as well as the much-loved Burbage Yarn Bomb event.

“Thank you so much to each and every one of the residents that has knitted these wonderful poppies,” said a representative from G Seller Funeral Directors of Hinckley.

“What a wonderful evening we had, I felt like a celebrity driving around in that fancy car. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole ride round, we all did,” said Marilyn Mewies (86) a member of the Knit and Natter Club at Moat House.

“Our residents are so proud to support and be a part of their local community. It’s events like these which really show all the hard work they put in all year round. Thank you to the team at G Seller for giving our residents this lovely evening and sharing the magic of Christmas with them,” said Hayley Langley, Manager at Moat House Care Home.

Source: The Hinckley Times, 28th December 2022