Eric F. Box Funeral Directors, Dewsbury

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

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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

Lyn Goodwin 9th Feb 2019

Obviously this is not a service you generally require very often, and as such, you have no expertise and rely very very heavily on the experience and service the Funeral Director provides. Well, my late mothers funeral was provided by Eric Box Funeral services. Andrew dealt with me on behalf of my mother. Andrew is the consummate professional. However, having said that, I realise that it was a team effort by Eric Box as a company and I can not think of one instance or item that could have been any better....everything  was done to the highest degree with the greatest dignity. I have dealt with many people and many organisations during my 50 years working life, Eric Box's sits well and truly at the top.

Claire Shannon 8th Feb 2019

It's never an easy thing to do; planning a funeral and going through all of the many details involved, but Edward and his team were so wonderful throughout. Supportive and professional every step of the way. We were so thankful for their assistance and informative responses. They looked after us, ensured that everything was just as we wanted it to be and made things that little bit easier and a lot less stressful. Thank you all so much for everything you did for us. It was hard to make those decisions, but we knew from the start that we were in safe hands and we were so glad to have Edward and the rest of the team at our sides throughout the process.

Richard Lunn 8th Feb 2019

Excellent and professional service while keeping the human touch

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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

Vanessa Foster (Bidi)

May 1990 - Feb 2019

Norma Horsley

Aug 1940 - Jan 2019

Norman Horace Jones

Jun 1919 - Feb 2019

Janet Bould

Jul 1955 - Dec 2018

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Lyn Goodwin 9th Feb 2019

    Obviously this is not a service you generally require very often, and as such, you have no expertise and rely very very heavily on the experience and service the Funeral Director provides. Well, my late mothers funeral was provided by Eric Box Funeral services. Andrew dealt with me on behalf of my mother. Andrew is the consummate professional. However, having said that, I realise that it was a team effort by Eric Box as a company and I can not think of one instance or item that could have been any better....everything  was done to the highest degree with the greatest dignity. I have dealt with many people and many organisations during my 50 years working life, Eric Box's sits well and truly at the top.

  • 5 Claire Shannon 8th Feb 2019

    It's never an easy thing to do; planning a funeral and going through all of the many details involved, but Edward and his team were so wonderful throughout. Supportive and professional every step of the way. We were so thankful for their assistance and informative responses. They looked after us, ensured that everything was just as we wanted it to be and made things that little bit easier and a lot less stressful. Thank you all so much for everything you did for us. It was hard to make those decisions, but we knew from the start that we were in safe hands and we were so glad to have Edward and the rest of the team at our sides throughout the process.

  • 5 Richard Lunn 8th Feb 2019

    Excellent and professional service while keeping the human touch

  • 5 Tim Knight 7th Feb 2019

    Very sensitively and efficiently handled.

  • 5 Lynne Guest 16th Jan 2019

    I would like to say a big thankyou for your excellent service from my first phone call to your final phone call you kept me up to date with everything I needed to know and the funeral ran so smoothly.

  • 5 Darren Pearson 22nd Dec 2018

    Eric F Box gave My Mum an Absolutely fantastic service. I'll forever be grateful for the way everything went. Picking her up from Bradford until the day of her Funeral. You always want to give your loved ones a good send off and she certainly got that. A special Thanks to Andrew. Darren Pearson.

  • 5 Barbara Senior 27th Nov 2018

    The service they’ve provided for myself and family has been second to none. Especially at a time when you need caring, professional and compassionate people around you.

  • 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.

Address
Bradford Road
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF13 2EW

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Latest Verified Reviews

Lyn Goodwin 9th Feb 2019

Obviously this is not a service you generally require very often, and as such, you have no expertise and rely very very heavily on the experience and service the Funeral Director provides. Well, my late mothers funeral was provided by Eric Box Funeral services. Andrew dealt with me on behalf of my mother. Andrew is the consummate professional. However, having said that, I realise that it was a team effort by Eric Box as a company and I can not think of one instance or item that could have been any better....everything  was done to the highest degree with the greatest dignity. I have dealt with many people and many organisations during my 50 years working life, Eric Box's sits well and truly at the top.

Claire Shannon 8th Feb 2019

It's never an easy thing to do; planning a funeral and going through all of the many details involved, but Edward and his team were so wonderful throughout. Supportive and professional every step of the way. We were so thankful for their assistance and informative responses. They looked after us, ensured that everything was just as we wanted it to be and made things that little bit easier and a lot less stressful. Thank you all so much for everything you did for us. It was hard to make those decisions, but we knew from the start that we were in safe hands and we were so glad to have Edward and the rest of the team at our sides throughout the process.

Richard Lunn 8th Feb 2019

Excellent and professional service while keeping the human touch

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