Midcounties Co-operative acquired Packer & Slade from the late Albert Slade 20 years ago this summer. The society invested in the premises and extended the chapel of rest to provide a reception area, office, kitchen, arranging room and two chapels of rest.
Packer & Slade branch manager Hayley Bewick said: “We’re proud to have become an integral part of the community and an institution in the town.
“Generations of local families have come to us and I hope that even more will entrust their loved ones to us over the next 20 years.”
Senior funeral director Bron Betterbridge, who joined Packer & Slade 18 years ago, added: “I’ve seen a lot of changes in the industry over the years, but working with the families of Cirencester, to help and guide them through what must be one of the most difficult times of their lives, is something that has remained constant.
“It has been a privilege to be able to do this and something I will never tire of.”
Image: Packer & Slade Funeral Service staff.