George Brooke Ltd

526 reviews

George Brooke Ltd, West Yorkshire, funeral director in West Yorkshire

George Brooke funeral directors have served the North Kirklees area for over 60 years, offering personalised funerals for all faiths and beliefs.

Latest Verified Reviews

Carol Chadwick 26th Nov 2021

We cannot thank all of the staff enough for their kindness and compassion in making Mum's funeral bearable.

Alan Lyles 21st Nov 2021

All I have is thanks and gratitude for the way in which every single member of Brookes’ staff went the extra mile, organising my mums funeral. From the initial phone call at 5am to the final after-funeral tea everything was impeccable.  We cannot thank Helen and her team enough.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts x

Stuart Raymond Mann 20th Nov 2021

Such understanding and caring people to help you through such a difficult time can not thank them enough for everything they did for me

Reviews

Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
14 Sharp Street
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF13 1QZ

About Us

Established in 1952, George Brooke funeral directors offer compassionate funeral planning services to the North Kirklees area, including Dewsbury, Batley, Mirfield, Cleckheaton and Ossett. The office is open all week and 9am-2.30pm on Saturday.

A family-run and owned business, the George Brooke team promises to take the time to listen to a family’s requirements. Helen and Judith Brooke pride themselves on giving the bereaved help with all their needs during a difficult time, allowing them to plan the ideal bespoke funeral for their loved one.

George Brooke funeral directors work with families from all religious backgrounds and can cater to faith-specific needs, such as dedicated washing facilities for Hindu and Sikh families. They also have civil celebrants and humanist officiants for non-religious funeral services.

A chapel of rest is available for use at both the Dewsbury and Mirfield premises, as well as an area for holding funeral teas following ceremonies. George Brooke can also offer a hearse and three funeral vehicles for hire.

Latest Obituaries

Norma Fay   Webb

Norma Fay Webb

Jan 1939 - Nov 2021

Jeffrey Cooper   Lynn

Jeffrey Cooper Lynn

Jul 1931 - Nov 2021

Valerie   Wadsworth

Valerie Wadsworth

Nov 1955 - Nov 2021

Shirley    Sykes

Shirley Sykes

Mar 1934 - Nov 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Carol Chadwick 26th Nov 2021

    We cannot thank all of the staff enough for their kindness and compassion in making Mum's funeral bearable.

  • 5 Alan Lyles 21st Nov 2021

    All I have is thanks and gratitude for the way in which every single member of Brookes’ staff went the extra mile, organising my mums funeral. From the initial phone call at 5am to the final after-funeral tea everything was impeccable.  We cannot thank Helen and her team enough.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts x

  • 5 Stuart Raymond Mann 20th Nov 2021

    Such understanding and caring people to help you through such a difficult time can not thank them enough for everything they did for me

  • 5 Alison Housecroft 15th Nov 2021

    Mum's funeral was a day we never wanted to contemplate happening, but it did, and we are so glad we chose George Brooke Ltd. Their care of mum and us as a family was second to non, they were exceptional. The whole team were so supportive, caring, understanding and professional, nothing was too much trouble for them and we did make quite a few last minute decisions/changes to get things just right for mum. To be very honest mum's funeral was a lovely day, very fitting for a lovely lady.

  • 5 Francine Lee 15th Nov 2021

    Very grateful we chose George brooks for the service. Outstanding throughout , nothing too small and everything we asked for we got . The advice on certain thinks as ever from Helen was great and the colourful coffin ( which they’d only done one with a couple of photos on ) was beautiful. You never want to have to use establishments like George brooks but I’d not use anyone else !! 

  • 5 Rachel Bain 11th Nov 2021

    All of the staff were genuinely caring and compassionate. Every effort was made to give my late uncle the day, as special as he was.  I would have no problems in recommending this family run firm.

  • 5 Celia Anderson 10th Nov 2021

    A very professional but caring service. A sad occasion made bearable by Judith's very calm and competent manner. We would strongly recommend these Funeral Directors for the way in which Judith and her team arranged all aspects of my Auntie's Funeral.

  • 5 Michelle Scott 9th Nov 2021

    Cannot recommend George Brookes enough. They were amazing when I lost my dad. Judith is so caring and so were Dee and Alisha...Thankyou so much. Michelle.x

  • 5 Michelle Julie Moffatt 7th Nov 2021

    Excellent service from start to finish 

  • 5 Patricia Halstead 1st Nov 2021

    Exceptional professional service from start to finish

  • 5 Paul Auty 31st Oct 2021

    The staff at George Brookes are exceptional, nothing is too much trouble no matter how big or small you think your ask is. Judith and Helen are wonderful ladies who not only make sure they know all about they person they are looking after even though they have passed, they take time to get to know the family and offer lots of support during the saddest of times. All the team are kind and supportive and are a credit to Brooke's. I do not have the words to express our thanks for how they supported us through the funeral from set up to the day. If you are looking for a funeral directors that are kind, caring and compassionate then this is the company for you, they are a family business that offer a first class service. Thank you to all the staff for a professional personal service, you made the saddest of days as special as can be in such sad circumstances.

  • 5 David Issac 30th Oct 2021

    First class attention from start to finish. A big thank you to Helen and her team for excellent care - and attention to detail throughout. 

  • 5 Ronald Murray 29th Oct 2021

    We have used George Brooks in the past and will use them in the future. Always very professional, very experienced, very courteous, very thoughtful and very honest. I can't recommend them highly enough

  • 5 Mary Morley 26th Oct 2021

    The service I received was excellent. Everyone was very efficient, caring and supportive , whilst still being  sympathetic.   They understand what a stressful time it is and try to ensure that the decisions you make are not rushed and the right ones for you and your loved one, occasionally suggesting things I had not thought about, but was grateful for the suggestion.  Nothing seemed too much trouble for them. I could not have asked for more. I would like to thank Judith and all the staff I dealt with. They were all very professional and caring, and  I really appreciated it at such a difficult time. Kind regards  Mary Morley

  • 5 Christine Parsons 26th Oct 2021

    They were very understanding about problems my son was having, when trying to get back into England for his father's funeral. I was kept fully updated on everything that was happening. All staff were very helpful and pleasant when contacted. I wasn't pushed to purchase anything I did not want. They also took a lot of pressure off me and arranged the flowers and venue for the funeral buffet.

  • 5 Tiffany North 25th Oct 2021

    The team at George Brooke were fantastic, everyone I dealt with was polite, helpful, kind and sympathetic. They made an awful situation as easy as possible to sort out, and were always happy to answer any questions, whether sensible or not.  Having never organised a funeral before, it felt very daunting, but Helen and the team helped me through the process each step of the way, gently and kindly, respecting our particular needs as we went.  My grandad insisted we use George Brookes for his funeral……now I know why, we cannot praise them enough for a professional approach, with kindness and care at the heart of everything they do.

  • 5 Bryan Gibson 22nd Oct 2021

    I cannot praise the service I received from George Brooke highly enough. From the first meeting with Helen who put everyone at ease and explained everything simply and took all the weight of the organisation away from me. The funeral service was efficiently run and an excellent send off for my wife. I would have no hesitation in recommending George Brooke to anyone.

  • 5 Joanna Sarah Wilkinson 22nd Oct 2021

    Excellent from start to finish. Made the whole process easier to deal with and took all the stress of organising the funeral. Thank you!

  • 5 Brenda Mary Wright 20th Oct 2021

    The kindness and efficiency of all concerned was second to none and I could not have been in better hands. No single detail was overlooked and I was guided through each step I had to take.

  • 5 Jacqueline Bottomley 20th Oct 2021

    Helen was very supportive and helpfull in guiding me through the process of saying goodbye to my father.

  • 5 Emma Oldroyd 18th Oct 2021

    From the initial phone call  Helen and the staff at George Brooke have made the hardest time of our life so much easier to bare,  Helen took the time to explain everything to my children guiding them through every step of the way and I will never forget that, I feel the whole team have gone over and beyond.  Thank you           X 

  • 5 Christine Lockwood 12th Oct 2021

    A kind efficient and thoughtful  ,superbly presented funeral,by Helen and all the Brookes staff ,for our Father’s Day of commitall and celebration of life . Thank you so.

  • 5 Josephine Denise Hodge 11th Oct 2021

    Wonderful caring service given by Helen and all staff. With grateful thanks to you all. Denise

  • 5 Philippa Johnstone 6th Oct 2021

    From the moment you have to make that first phone call you know you're in safe hands. Every member of staff we dealt with was friendly, compassionate, respectful and professional. We were guided along every step of the arrangements that had to be made and could seek advice at any time. On the day of the funeral, Helen and her team were with us throughout, calmly steering us through and always on hand. I would fully recommend George Brooke Ltd to anyone - thanks to them our Mum's funeral day was a lovely, very fitting tribute that we shall always remember and be grateful for.

  • 5 Andrew Hague 5th Oct 2021

    Grateful thanks to Helen and the team for your help and guidance throughout. A very professional and compassionate service.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

Read more: What are disbursements

How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
14 Sharp Street
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF13 1QZ

Latest Verified Reviews

Carol Chadwick 26th Nov 2021

We cannot thank all of the staff enough for their kindness and compassion in making Mum's funeral bearable.

Alan Lyles 21st Nov 2021

All I have is thanks and gratitude for the way in which every single member of Brookes’ staff went the extra mile, organising my mums funeral. From the initial phone call at 5am to the final after-funeral tea everything was impeccable.  We cannot thank Helen and her team enough.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts x

Stuart Raymond Mann 20th Nov 2021

Such understanding and caring people to help you through such a difficult time can not thank them enough for everything they did for me

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