Fosters’ funeral directors and chauffeur drivers will look immaculate with our traditional funeral clothing.
Here at Fosters Funeral Directors you can be assured of our funeral directors and chauffeur drivers arriving at a funeral looking immaculate with our traditional funeral clothing.
We purchase our funeral attire from Slater Menswear, a traditional family run business with generations of experience within the specialist corporate clothing market. We are honoured to be entrusted with your loved ones; they deserve the best, that’s why we only wear the best.
We are honoured to be entrusted with your loved ones; they deserve the best, that’s why we only wear the best.
I have been working in the Funeral Sector for over a decade and started working in Glasgow as a driver bearer within a large corporation. In turn, I moved to Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen, learning all aspects of the trade throughout Scotland, progressing through the ranks within the sector.
I’m delighted to be part of the Fosters team so I can help the bereaved public in the local community in which we serve. This combined with my knowledge, experience and commitment to the funeral profession ensures our clients receive an exceptional standard of personal service every time.
Anthony J. T. Foster
M.D. and Founder
Hello, my name is Tony Foster, I am the founder of Fosters Funeral Directors – The Independent Family Funeral Directors Ltd.
I have a great passion to help people, I love my profession. Families entrust their loved ones within the care of my company and that task I do not take lightly. I have managed over the years to build a team of people who have the same ethos as I do and with this team we have created one of the largest independently owned funeral directors in the United Kingdom.
My goal has always been to provide the highest possible service at the least amount of money anywhere within this industry. If I can offer any help or you would wish to email me please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert A. Foster
My name is Robert Foster and I am enjoying my retirement. I however still help in and around the funeral parlours and I still conduct the odd funeral service as I am a funeral officiate.
In simple terms, I conduct funeral services at crematoriums or burial grounds. If a family is not connected to any particular church, or in fact not religious, I can sit down with them prior to the service taking place gather information about the life of their loved one, then relay that onto family and friends in a sensitive and informative manner upon the funeral taking place. I can be found floating around our offices giving a helping hand whenever needed.
My wishes are to provide families with the comfort of knowing that their loved one’s life has been celebrated right to the end.
Joan D. Foster
My name is Joan Foster and I am now enjoying my retirement. I helped for many years within the company arranging funerals in Glasgow. I also used to organise prepayment funeral plans for the company.
I now cater for small funeral tea’s within the funeral parlours as this allows families to gather after a service for a coffee and a cake and help celebrate their loved ones life.
I am so proud that I have been able to work alongside such a great team here at Fosters and have helped many thousands of families through such a difficult time in their life’s.
Hi, my name is Pauline, I’m married to Brian and have 2 children Darren and Nicole.
I’ve been working in the funeral industry for 9 years. I started my career with the Co-Operative Funeralcare as a Funeral Arranger. I love my job, I treat all my families as I would want my own to be treated in such a difficult time.
I came to work with Tony at Fosters as a full time funeral arranger in February 2016 and I’ve never looked back.
Within my role now at Fosters you will find me arranging funerals and from time to time directing funerals, which I feel really helps families as they get to deal with myself from the start of the arrangement to the actual day of the funeral.
I am Tom MacArthur. I spent 30 years in the banking industry but in 2015 I decided it was time for a change and started piping full time. I have played for over 40 years and it has always been my ambition to play the pipes on a full time basis.
Since January 2016 it has been my privilege to be part of the Fosters team providing piping services for funerals when required. More recently I have also become a chauffeur/driver here on a part time basis.
It is a far cry from the world of banking but I very much enjoy being part of such a great team whether piping or driving.
I consider it an honour to be of service to families, at what is such a difficult time for them.
Funeral DIRECTOR / OFFICIATE
My name is Alan Keenan. I entered the funeral business joining Fosters Funeral Directors in 2009 after a long career in the fire and rescue service.
I live locally and I am married with three grown up daughter’s.
When not working in the funeral business, I like to relax by keeping fit.
As well as arranging and directing funerals, my role within the company extends to compiling and delivering eulogies and putting together bespoke services whether religious or non-religious, in line with family wishes.
My intention is to ensure that families receive a truly individual and unique service, and that their loved one receives the dignified send-off they deserve.
Hi, my name is Allan, I have been a Funeral Director for 8 years.
I wanted to become a funeral director after my dad passed away and I saw first-hand how respectful and caring the funeral staff were with my mum and my family and how they cared for my dad with dignity and looked after him like he was one of their own family.
These are the most important things to me when arranging and conducting funerals for other families and I get great satisfaction from carrying out their wishes.
In my spare time I am the Group Scout Leader at the 3rd East Kilbride Scouts and this means planning lots of activities and camps for the scouts and keeps me active.
Hi, my name is Tony Welsh. I am married to Ann and Dad to Hannah and Daniel. In 2012, I trained as a Civil Celebrant with Scotland’s first Civil Celebrant, Neil Dorward, in Dumfermline.
I previously worked in engineering and studied management at Paisley University. I have a history in sports coaching (martial arts) as well as public speaking and presenting. In 2004, I changed career to work in the public sector, working with a variety of client groups from a wide range of backgrounds.
My biggest strength is my ability to listen and transform your memories into a colourful, passionate and true reflection of your loved one. I then present your memories in a humorous, professional manner, while maintaining the dignity and respect of your loved one.
Let me take care of your loved one’s tribute in a relaxed and informal setting, to give you the service which your family desire.
My name is Patsy Foster, my role within the company as project manager keeps me very busy.
I have worked within the company since June 2013. I assist the funeral director’s day to day with funeral checks prior to funerals taking place and I am regularly seen out driving the hearse and limousines.
My objective is to maintain a high standard of operations within the company, make sure every funeral is carried out correctly as per the family’s’ wishes.
Funeral Plan Operative
My name is Karen, I have 3 grown up children and a lovely dog which is like another child. Family is very important to me.
I joined Fosters in February 2016, after working in travel for many years.
My change in my career has made such a difference in my life, as now I feel helping families at such a difficult time in their life is very rewarding.
Also, I arrange pre-paid funeral plans which again is helping families to make things easier for their own families when the time comes to arrange their funerals.
Ask me if I am happy that I changed careers and the answer would be most definitely YES.
My name is Richard Brown. I joined Fosters Funeral Directors on a part time basis, I currently work as a fire and rescue officer but with having spare time it was a privilege to be asked to join the team at Fosters.
My role within the company is to drive our hearses and limousines. I also help with removing the deceased into our care and general duties throughout our branches. Working within an independent family run business we enjoy the diversity of today’s modern funerals; every day is different.
My aim is to provide a safe driving environment for our clients in our luxurious Mercedes-Benz fleet.
After a long career in Police Scotland and subsequent retirement, I am glad to find myself as part of the team at Fosters.
My main responsibilities are taking part in funerals, driving family cars and taking our families’ loved ones into our care.
My aim is to ensure that, as part of the team, funerals run smoothly and that families are transported comfortably throughout the duration of the funeral.