Your best interests are the priority of everyone who works with us
In a modern world of big business and corporate companies it is sometimes difficult to maintain the personal touch and give the service that was once expected from everyone. Wakefield Funeral Services try to preserve that standard that was set by our predecessors. To that end, our staff are all local residents who know the local traditions and are familiar with the Wakefield, West Yorkshire Churches and Clergy. It helps us to help you when you are arranging a funeral service for someone special and who is dear to you.
Meet the team
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Barry started working for Wakefield Funeral Services in 2017 but his experience is far reaching having being practically brought up in the industry.
Barry enjoys being able to help families at a time when they need someone to ease the pain and worries associated with the loss of a loved one. In his role as embalmer he strives to make people look as peaceful as possible so that families are able to view without any stress.
Barry when 25 when he attained a DIP.FD (Diploma in Funeral Directing) he then went on to achieve a CERT.FD and eventually became a training officer for SAIF.
In his spare time he enjoys meeting people, hill walking and supporting local initiatives.
Joan joined Wakefield Funeral Services in 2007 but has been working in the industry since 1992 having previously worked for Co-Operative Funeral Care.
Joan takes great pride in her work and particularly likes being able to help people when they are feeling unable to cope with their loss, patiently listening to what they would like for their loved ones funeral and taking away as much stress as possible.
Joan regularly helps to raise money for local causes and one in particular that stands out for her is a charity called Levi’s Star that helps families financially when they have a child diagnosed with cancer.
She also raises money by crocheting poppies for the Royal British Legion and making hats for premature babies.