Eric F. Box Funeral Directors, Dewsbury

24 reviews

Eric F. Box Funeral Directors, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, funeral director in West Yorkshire

The Dewsbury firm of Eric F. Box funeral directors is best summed up in its slogan – celebrating remarkable lives with memorable funerals. There was a time when a loved one’s passing was seen as something to be exclusively ‘mourned’. Now modern funeral direction is very much about celebrating life as much as it is about mourning someone’s death. And that it why Eric F. Box Funeral Directors continues to offer a range of services to meet a variety of needs. Whether it is a traditional Victorian funeral featuring a horse drawn hearse, top hats and impeccable pall bearers shouldering the coffin, or a so-called modern service featuring a colourful or themed coffin, Eric F. Box promises dignity at all times. We have been learning our craft for more than three centuries and, with a pedigree dating back to 1853, and the sixth generation of the Box family still in the business, it is safe to say that your are in good hands. Whatever the time of day or night a member of the Box team will pick up the phone. Dignity, love, care since 1853.

Latest Verified Reviews

Claire Jennings 23rd Oct 2018

Always professional and listened to our wishes throughout, were able to provide everything that we asked for. Kept us up to date with everything that was happening and made saying goodbye a much easier process. Thank you to Andrew and everyone else involved 

Rachel Turner 7th Oct 2018

Amazing, helped me every step of the way. I can not recommend Andrew Box enough and I will never look anywhere else 

Joanne Pickles 12th Sep 2018

Andrew Box was excellent and the celebrant Martyn Jones amazing. He spoke beautifully using our words. Thankyou.

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Location

Address
Bradford Road
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF13 2EW

About Us

Eric F. Box Funeral Directors has been caring for the community of Kirklees and its surrounding districts for nigh on three centuries. Established in 1853, the firm is now in its sixth generation of the Box family and, in the spirit of modern funeral direction, prides itself on celebrating remarkable lives with memorable funerals.
Located on Bradford Road, Dewsbury, Box’s is an interesting hybrid of traditional and modern. On the one hand you can be sure that the splendour of the Victorian era is still available – the black horse drawn hearse, the top hat, and the dignity of impeccable pall bearers – whilst on the other it recognises the need for evolution rather than revolution – modern ‘themed’ coffins, a stunning Jaguar fleet, humanist funerals for the non-religious, internet cremations for those living in other parts of the world and an array of keepsake offerings for those wanting to keep their loved ones close by.
Eric F Box Funeral directors has been around since 1853 because generations of the Box family have never failed to meet the changing needs of families and clients across the centuries.
Our promise: we will always be there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year and a human voice will always be at the end of the phone to guide and care for you in your hour of need.

Latest Obituaries

Alistair Senior

Mar 1959 - Nov 2018

June Gannon

Jun 1939 - Oct 2018

Valerie (Val) Margaret Hartley

Jul 1942 - Oct 2018

Colin Whitworth

May 1935 - Oct 2018

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Claire Jennings 23rd Oct 2018

    Always professional and listened to our wishes throughout, were able to provide everything that we asked for. Kept us up to date with everything that was happening and made saying goodbye a much easier process. Thank you to Andrew and everyone else involved 

  • 5 Rachel Turner 7th Oct 2018

    Amazing, helped me every step of the way. I can not recommend Andrew Box enough and I will never look anywhere else 

  • 5 Joanne Pickles 12th Sep 2018

    Andrew Box was excellent and the celebrant Martyn Jones amazing. He spoke beautifully using our words. Thankyou.

  • 5 Paul Ward 14th Aug 2018

    We dealt with Sally for the funeral of Maria. She was dignified, patient, kind, and understanding. She talked gently thought the process and made all the arrangements for everything we wanted.  When we went to see Maria in the chapel of rest she just looked like she was sleeping.  Overall they did a fantastic job. I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks for everything. Maria’s family x

  • 5 John Dickinson 6th Aug 2018

    Professional and sensitive from start to finish. Sally was everything we needed at a very upsetting and stressful time. Nothing was too much trouble and she took all the pressure of arranging a funeral away. I would recommend them without hesitation.

  • 5 Robert Evans 20th Jul 2018

    As a family we have used Eric Box's for years simply because their service is second to none. Andrew recently carried out my Dad's funeral and he was excellent from start to finish. He provided a very dignified funeral service, collection of my dad from the hospital and the private viewing. Thank you so much Andrew

  • 5 Wayne Allen 3rd Jul 2018

    Very professional and polite people. Excellent service when you really need it.

  • 5 John Dickinson 24th Jun 2018

    Wonderful service from Sally at Eric F Box. Extremely professional with a perfect balance of sensitivity and practicality. Just what we needed at a very difficult time. Dealt with everything for the funeral, even providing a wheelchair for my mum who cannot walk at the moment. I would have no hesitation in recommending them (and Sally) to anyone needing a Funeral Director.

  • 5 Michael Hick 30th May 2018

    Eric F. Box Funeral Directors, Dewsbury and in particular Andrew Box have been very attentive, supportive and professional throughout this, the most difficult experience of our lives. Nothing has been too much to ask of them. Arranging the service was made easy and the day itself and support since has been faultless.

    Edward Box replied
    Michael, thank you for your very kind review and your trust in us as a business. I am pleased that I have been a little help to you during these last few weeks. Andrew Box
  • 5 Lindsay Kendrick 12th Apr 2018

    A wonderful supportive service from beginning to end. Edward was so compassionate and understanding with no pressure. This resulted in the perfect goodbye my Dad would have wanted. He helped me and my brother with an initially overwhelming task become a wonderful celebration of my Dads life. So grateful.

    Edward Box replied
    Lindsay, thank you for your kind remarks and your trust in us. Edward Box
  • 5 Timothy Farr 31st Jan 2018

    I am very impressed by the service myself and my family received. Box were very professional and took care of everything with respect and care. All who attended stated that the service was well done. Regards, Tim Farr and Denise Dixon

  • 5 Glen Cooper 15th Jan 2018

    There professionalism was excellent throughout the process. The guidance received by Edward relating to the service was outstanding and without this I would have struggled. Having spoken to others since, I have realised they as a business, stand out from others, to them it isn’t just a day job.

  • 5 Christine Wood 15th Dec 2017

    The service was faultless. It was so easy as you dealt with everything, taking away the hassle & responsibility. The Celebrant was brilliant & depicted Paul's character so well. The funeral couldn't have been better. 1friend said it was the best funeral they'd ever been to. Thank you so very much.

  • 5 Clare Denham 19th Nov 2017

    We were looked after from start to finish. Explained all the services & were very helpful in recommending & suggestions that made our decisions easier. Highly recommend them for their great service & quickness of getting things in motion to make my dad's funeral less stressful.

  • 5 Gemma Clift 19th Nov 2017

    Really friendly and understanding great team of people 

  • 5 Jean Blackburn 13th Nov 2017

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  • 5 Eileen Armytage 23rd Oct 2017

    From start to finish Box's were brilliant. Having never had to do anything like this before they supported us every step of the way. Their folder with everything you could possibly need to know was a godsend, in the lead up to the funeral they were on hand, checking in to make sure we knew what was what and in the day itself took charge of everything. Highly highly recommend. 

  • 5 William (Billy) Moffat 13th Sep 2017

    Absolutely fantastic service received from all the team at Eric F. Box. Special Mention goes to Edward Box who was the ultimate professional and a pleasure to deal with at such a difficult time. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • 5 Sarah Tranter 2nd Sep 2017

    Absolutely amazing from the start to the end they were kind compassionate caring and helped us with not only funeral details but what benefits Dad was entitled to and took us through every step carefully and explained everything we always felt at ease with Edward and he made everything bearable thank you so much for everything 

  • 5 Greta Walton 19th Jun 2017

    Very kind ,thoughtful and helpful with out intruding.well organised too

  • 5 Michelle Kara 19th Dec 2016

    we all the family would like to thank you all for the lovely care and support you gave to my family following the loss of my dad .. it was a lovely service everything you did was excellent would like to thank you all x

  • 5 Eric Abbott 5th Jun 2016

    Very efficient and caring service. Thank you.

    Edward Box replied
    Thank you for your kind remarks and your trust in us. Andrew Box
  • 5 Valerie Holmes 2nd May 2016

    thank you so much for the wonderful help that you have so kindly shown to me and my family.The funeral was amazing every detail was taken care of . I cant thank you enough

    Edward Box replied
    Thank you most sincerely for your kind remarks regarding the arrangements. Thank you for your trust in us. Andrew Box
  • 5 Evelyn Gater 29th Feb 2016

    Sensitive, professional and able to go the extra mile to ensure all our wishes were completed. Thank you so much.

Address
Bradford Road
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF13 2EW

National Association of Funeral Directors

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Latest Verified Reviews

Claire Jennings 23rd Oct 2018

Always professional and listened to our wishes throughout, were able to provide everything that we asked for. Kept us up to date with everything that was happening and made saying goodbye a much easier process. Thank you to Andrew and everyone else involved 

Rachel Turner 7th Oct 2018

Amazing, helped me every step of the way. I can not recommend Andrew Box enough and I will never look anywhere else 

Joanne Pickles 12th Sep 2018

Andrew Box was excellent and the celebrant Martyn Jones amazing. He spoke beautifully using our words. Thankyou.

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