About Us

    About Eaves Funeral Service

    Eaves Funeral Service has been providing services within the local area for over 60 years.

    Eaves Funeral Service 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. They moved the business to its current location on High Road, Kells, Whitehaven in 1970.

    After Derek passed away in 1974, William continued to build the business, aided by his wife, Margaret, his father William Snr, then later by William’s brother Richard. William’s son Philip joined in 1992, followed by his son-in-law Mike in 2007, then his daughter Julia in 2008.

    Here at Eaves Funeral Service we offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in our funeral home, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call.

    Meet the Team

    Philip Eaves

    Business Principal

    Michael Jolly

    Business Principal

    Julia Jolly

    Office Manager

    Michael Branney

    Funeral Director

    Graham Hodgson

    Funeral Service Operative

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends. We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01946 694 213 visit branch or arrange a home visit