TRIBUTES have been paid to a Nantwich man who was fondly known as the “undertaker to the stars”.
Fred Tresidder, 81, who had appeared on the nation’s TV screens as the funeral director in some of the soap world’s big storylines, died after suffering with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.
His family, based in Nantwich and Newark, Nottinghamshire, have been inundated with messages of support for a character they describe as “larger than life”.
Mr Tresidder had founded his funeral business in 1977, before his son Graham joined him in 1980 and it was named FJ Tresidder and Son. A celebrity face in Nantwich, he was also a professional singer and is believed to be the only undertaker in the country to hold an equity card.
There will be a funeral service in Newark on January 3 followed by a service at St Mary’s Church in Nantwich the following day (January 4) 11am. The family extend an open invitation to all that knew him to attend the Nantwich service.