Welcome to Gordon Blake Funeral Directors

As a family run business, we are proud of our dedicated, professional service. Please take the time to see what we can offer you. If you have any questions, or would like assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Gordon Blake established his business in 1982 and the company has continued to serve the communities of The Forest of Dean and surrounding districts for over thirty years. Gordon Blake diligently managed his business with the support of his Wife Jean up until his retirement in 2007 when the company transferred into the ownership of Ernest Heal & Sons Independent Family Funeral Directors. The company remains staunchly independent as a family firm who understand local families and traditions.

Tributes & Donations

Please feel free to show your support by sharing your messages and memories as a lasting way to remember those we have lost.


Floral Tributes

At such a difficult time, we would like to support you in choosing your floral tribute and helping you with any questions you may have.


Contact Us

We are here to answer any questions you might have, so don’t hesitate to get in touch at any time.


The day to day operations of Gordon Blake Funeral Directors are managed by Michael Kennerley, a professionally qualified funeral director who is deeply committed to upholding the highest professional standards.

Michael takes a very active role in the community. He is an enthusiastic Rotarian, church organist and conductor of local choir, “Smart but Casual” who are proud to have raised thousands of pounds for numerous charitable causes.

When you entrust us with making funeral arrangements we provide advice, options and guidance to enable you to create a funeral that is individual to your loved one.

Whether this is for a direct cremation (also referred to as a pure cremation), a simple funeral service or a more traditional funeral, we will look after your wishes with the same level of care and empathy.

We will provide advice on registration and coroners procedures, liaise with all necessary third parties, for example nursing homes, hospitals, doctors, clergy or Civil Funeral Celebrants, crematoria or burial authorities, printers, florists, musicians, newspapers or caterers.