I was watching Ricky Gervais's stand up show, and this usage of "would" kind of confused me. Why is he using "would" while telling a story happened in the past? I have seen this usage being used before but I haven't seen any information about this usage in dictionaries.
Context: He is telling a story about his mom's funeral. His older brother told the vicar things that were just lies or slightly wrong to say in the ceremony and when the vicar said these things, most of the crowd started laughing etc.
-"Every time we thought of it, we'd see Larry go. Like that, right? Then we'd just start giggling, just fits of giggles, right?"
-"My nieces and nephews started crying. I'd come prepared with a pack of tissues. They'd take one and hand it on. Before the funeral, I'd taken the tissues out, written on them, folded them back and put them in. And each tissue said, "Snivelling f... b..."