Trotman Funeral Directors

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Founded in 1933

About Trotman Independent Funeral Directors

Trotman Funeral Directors started in the winter of 1933 under the ownership of Mr. William John (Jack) Trotman and has become rooted in the village of Cranmore, near Shepton Mallet in Somerset and the surrounding community for the past four generations.

We are proud to say that the business still enjoys the active involvement of family with Mr Trotman’s grandson, John Reakes caring for the community just as he did. The newest member of staff is Lee Fagan D’Oris who has many years’ experience working with the bereaved.

Oswald Clarke Funeral Directors started back in 1947 under the husband and wife partnership of Oswald and Ismay Clarke and has become established in the town of Bruton and the encompassing area. In 1993, due to Oswald and Ismay taking a less active role in the running of their business, Trotman Funeral Directors were invited to take over the day to day running of the company.

Under a change of ownership in 2014 we came under the Forsey and Son name, still retaining our professional and caring service within the local community.

Membership of the professional organisations regulating funeral directing provides reassurance that we observe strict codes of practice in all aspects of our work.

Owners Adrian Forsey and his son Samuel with their colleagues would be pleased to assist you with any matters in complete confidence.

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Memberships

Our commitment to a professional service

We adhere to the guidelines put forth by the National Society for Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). SAIF are committed to ensuring the funeral profession maintains the highest of standards, with members subject to their Quality Assurance Assessment and inspected every two years.

We are also a proud member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), which represents the interests of the entire spectrum of funeral directing businesses. This allows us to keep up-to-date with developments within the industry and have access to a wide network of funeral directing professionals in order to provide a comprehensive and current service to our clients. Membership of the NAFD also ensures that clients are protected by a rigorous code of practice to which we must adhere.

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Providing a professional and personal service

Our diligent team of staff are on hand in order to provide the most professional and personal service for our clients. The team is headed by Lee Fagan D’Oris, who has been within the Funeral industry for more than 35 years and we enjoy a close working partnership with our sister company Forsey and Son.

Lee Fagan-D'Oris

Lee Fagan-D’Oris

Funeral Director

Laura Rendell

Laura Rendell

Secretary

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John Reakes

Funeral Director

Adrian Forsey

Adrian Forsey

Chairman and Funeral Director

Sam Forsey

Samuel Forsey

Funeral Director and Managing Director

Helen Forsey

Helen Forsey

Receptionist, Organist and Company Director

Mandy Mellford

Mandy Mellford

Memorial Manager

Michael Knight

Michael Knight

Funeral Director

David Salmon

David Salmon

Funeral Director

Sally Lock

Sally Lock

Funeral Director

Debbie Goldsmith

Debbie Gates Goldsmith

Funeral Director

Glyn Thomas

Glyn Thomas

Funeral Director

Sue White

Sue White

Secretary

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Liz Guile

Secretary

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Amelia Davis

Secretary

Steve Goldsmith

Steve Goldsmith

Funeral Operative

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Lin Snell

Bereavement Lead

Hilary Wood

Hilary Wood

Receptionist

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