Family run independent Funeral Directors in Whitehaven, Cumbria. Traditional, alternative and non-religious funerals.,
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Eaves Funeral Service Ltd. is a well established, family owned independent funeral directors based in Whitehaven, Cumbria. We have proudly served West Cumbria for over 50 years with our enviable tradition of high standards of care, service and attention to detail.

  • Each member of our staff is trained to tailor each funeral to families' requirements, with the arrangements carried out with the utmost dignity and respect for the family and the deceased.
  • Complete choice and guidance in all aspects of the funeral, from traditional services to modern, non-religious, alternative funerals and direct cremation services.
  • Arrangements can be made at our family lounge or at your own home.
  • We offer a 24-hour call-out service and will provide you with complete comfort, support and peace of mind at your time of need.
  • We are members of The National Association of Funeral Directors, The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, The British Institute of Funeral Directors and The British Institute of Embalmers.
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Our history 
The business was established in 1961, when business partners Derek Crosby and William Eaves began trading as joiners and undertakers 'Crosby & Eaves' from premises at Flatt Walks, Whitehaven. Derek and William had previously worked together at J. Fearon & Sons, Whitehaven, for six years before setting up in business themselves. They moved the business to its current location on High Road, Kells, Whitehaven in 1970.

Sadly, Derek Crosby passed away in 1974, aged just 38, and so it fell to William to continue to build the business himself. William was aided by his wife, Margaret, and together they trained and gained qualifications for embalming in 1981. In that year, William's brother Richard joined the business, and continued to work in the business until 2000. William also occasionally enlisted the services of his father, William senior, between 1975 and 1993.

William's son, Philip Eaves, joined the family business in 1992, following his father's footsteps in to funeral directing. The unblemished reputation for quality and professionalism meant the business continued to flourish. The business took on its current guise, Eaves Funeral Service Ltd. in September 2002, and in 2007, William's son-in-law Mike Jolly joined the business. William's daughter Julia also joined the business in 2008. Michael Branney joined the ranks in 2015 as another Funeral Director, allowing William and Margaret to retire.

Mike, Julia and Philip now run the business with the same core values and with immense pride, mindful of the contribution of staff members past and present who have helped shape Eaves Funeral Service Ltd into the respected business it is today.

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