George Brooke Ltd

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

Steven Mosley 31st May 2020

Did an amazing job in difficult times for us all. First class service from start to finish

Greatgrandkids Curran 27th May 2020

Under the circumstances I think the funeral was as good as it could have been. Offering the outdoor service worked well for our family thankyou for offering it Its something maybe that could be explained better initially as I had a vision of everyone clapping outside and that wasnt the case it was only when celebrant explained that I understood Thankyou very much

Sam Kane 25th May 2020

Helen did an amazing job in the current situation. She did everything that we asked for within the guidelines . It was very personal . I cant thank Brooke's enough for doing everything in our hour of need . Helen arranged the whole thing even down to the flowers which was perfect . If you want a number 1 service when you feel vulnerable then these are the ones to choose great family service .thankyou once again helen xx

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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

Edward "TED" Ottewell

Dec 1936 - May 2020

Dorothy Harris

Nov 1926 - May 2020

Doreen Margaret Watson

Jul 1931 - May 2020

Patricia Mosley

Oct 1945 - May 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Steven Mosley 31st May 2020

    Did an amazing job in difficult times for us all. First class service from start to finish

  • 4 Greatgrandkids Curran 27th May 2020

    Under the circumstances I think the funeral was as good as it could have been. Offering the outdoor service worked well for our family thankyou for offering it Its something maybe that could be explained better initially as I had a vision of everyone clapping outside and that wasnt the case it was only when celebrant explained that I understood Thankyou very much

  • 5 Sam Kane 25th May 2020

    Helen did an amazing job in the current situation. She did everything that we asked for within the guidelines . It was very personal . I cant thank Brooke's enough for doing everything in our hour of need . Helen arranged the whole thing even down to the flowers which was perfect . If you want a number 1 service when you feel vulnerable then these are the ones to choose great family service .thankyou once again helen xx

  • 5 Elizabeth Susan Aveyard 25th May 2020

    Excellent from start to finish. So professional with a caring and empathetic approach. Would not have any other funeral director 

  • 5 Michael Andrew Whitehead 24th May 2020

    In these extra difficult times. Helen and her team did everything to make it special. I would also like to mention Christine Freeman who spoke lovely about our mum. Many Thanks to all.

  • 5 Denise Madden 19th May 2020

    Thank you to everyone at George Brooke Ltd for a very professional service on 15/5/20 despite the current restrictions due to Covid 19. Have used them for years and will continue to do so.

  • 5 Michelle Roberts 18th May 2020

    From start to finish everything was clearly explained and the funeral service ran smoothly considering the present pandemic. Helen was amazing and very helpful and also caring and compassionate, thankyou from all Lilian's family.

  • 5 Anna Thompson 18th May 2020

    So grateful to Helen and the whole team for their care and compassion arranging my aunt’s funeral during the Covid19 restrictions. We were concerned that it wasn’t going to be a personal, loving service, saying goodbye to an important member of our family, but it turned out to be really beautiful and tasteful, and the Webcam broadcast meant that the family in Italy and Scotland were also able to view the service live. Thank you.

  • 5 David Smith 16th May 2020

    Excellent services we couldn’t of asked for anything more they went above and beyond to help my family 

  • 5 Sheena Patchett 15th May 2020

    Very kind and caring through difficult circumstances

  • 5 David Boardman 14th May 2020

    Dealing with the loss of our Dad was so upsetting but George Brooke and all their staff worked harmoniously and made the process as easy and pleasant as such a process can be. Thanks to All at George Brooke.

  • 5 Denise Lucid 11th May 2020

    Helen and her team could not possibly  have done any more for us and mum. Under the very restrictive circumstances. The service was excellent. Many Thanks 

  • 5 Carole Fitzpatrick 11th May 2020

    I was very impressed with service I got from Helen and the staff at George Brooke under very difficult circumstances. Helen was caring considerate and lovely. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would certainly recommend George Brooke if I needed to. X thank you.

  • 5 Susan Wells 10th May 2020

    May 2020 ...with the current situation in mind ...Johns funeral was carried out with the upmost dignity and respect ...myself , three sons and family were very grateful for the compassion we received from the start to the end of Johns final journey ....thankyou x

  • 5 Mary Collins 6th May 2020

    They have been wonderful and especially under these unprecedented circumstances.

  • 5 Penny Ford 5th May 2020

    Very efficient, very friendly, very helpful, very attentive.

  • 5 Jade Lawford 5th May 2020

    George Brooks, and Helen in particular went above and beyond for us. Given the current situation it isn’t easy for anyone but they made sure my mum had the best send off and we are very grateful 

  • 5 Mark Ineson 5th May 2020

    Thank you so much to George Brooke for looking after things concerning my mum. We have used this family run firm  within our family all my life. Everything is always carried out in such a delicate, professional and prompt manner. No finer detail is ever over looked, nothing is too much trouble and the personal touch is always very much apparent. I class Neil, Helen and Judith not just as professionals within their industry but as friends. I have no doubt at all my mum would be more than happy with the attention she was given at the end of her life and on her final journey. Thank you so much.

  • 5 Margaret Turner 5th May 2020

    Helen and the whole team at George Brooke’s were outstanding.  The care and sympathy showed to the family came across as genuine and the planning arrangements in difficult covid 19 times was efficient.  Thank you to all at George Brooke’s for conducting funeral arrangements respectfully.

  • 5 Jonathan Paul Haigh 5th May 2020

    Under the circumstances well done you could not have done more to give Mum a dignified funeral and for that all the family are eternally grateful. Thankyou

  • 5 Catherine Wigglesworth 5th May 2020

    George Brooke provided an excellent service. It was strange having to hold the service outside of the Crematorium due to Coronavirus but it was carried out in a very professional way. Very satisfied.

  • 5 Helen Thom 30th Apr 2020

    Like many thousands of others during the coronavirus lockdown, we had to arrange a funeral, my father's, under very difficult conditions. George Brooke acted with understanding, discretion and complete professionalism throughout. They consulted us on even the smallest detail and went above and beyond what could be expected of them to make the funeral as positive experience as it could be under the circumstances.

  • 5 Sharon Flavell 29th Apr 2020

    More than we could have hoped considering the circumstances. We were extremely touched by Helen's words of comfort at the service. Much appreciated by all attended.

  • 5 Clive Lodge 27th Apr 2020

    George Brooke handled my Dad's funeral very well many years ago, and were the obvious choice for my Mum's funeral. Estimated costs were set out clearly, in writing,and queries dealt with very promptly. Helen at Brookes couldn't have been more kind or helpful from beginning to end, and the burial - held during the Covid restrictions - was despite difficult circumstances handled with great sensitivity. Excellent all-round service at a very stressful time.

  • 5 Conal Haythorne 26th Apr 2020

    From my initial call right the way through Helen, Judy and the team made a difficult time that much easier for all the family and especially in these unprecedented times. The team are very professional with a caring and kind human touch. I would highly recommend their services. Many thanks to all the team at  Brookes.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Address
14 Sharp Street
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF13 1QZ

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Latest Verified Reviews

Steven Mosley 31st May 2020

Did an amazing job in difficult times for us all. First class service from start to finish

Greatgrandkids Curran 27th May 2020

Under the circumstances I think the funeral was as good as it could have been. Offering the outdoor service worked well for our family thankyou for offering it Its something maybe that could be explained better initially as I had a vision of everyone clapping outside and that wasnt the case it was only when celebrant explained that I understood Thankyou very much

Sam Kane 25th May 2020

Helen did an amazing job in the current situation. She did everything that we asked for within the guidelines . It was very personal . I cant thank Brooke's enough for doing everything in our hour of need . Helen arranged the whole thing even down to the flowers which was perfect . If you want a number 1 service when you feel vulnerable then these are the ones to choose great family service .thankyou once again helen xx

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