About Wakefield Funeral Services
Wakefield Funeral Services was established in 1968. We recognise how important it is to be at the heart of our local Wakefield, West Yorkshire community.
The team at our Wakefield funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one.
Here at Wakefield Funeral Services we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.
If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.
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.
We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.
Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.
We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.
Respect for everyone
We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.
We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.
We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.
We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.
Remembrance and the Poppy AppealOctober 24, 2014 Read more
Christmas Memorial Service & Tree BlessingNovember 23, 2015 Read more
Easter deliveries for local care homeMay 18, 2018 Read more
Funeral teams raise funds to help keep vital crews in the skiesJuly 26, 2018 Read more
Levi’s StarJune 4, 2019 Read more
Father’s DayJune 14, 2019 Read more
Man of the matchFebruary 24, 2020 Read more
Flowers for Mother’s DayMarch 6, 2020 Read more