White Rose Funeral Service Yorkshire

Your Family Funeral Director

Burley in Wharfedale, Leeds, Barnsley

Here for You

White Rose Funeral Service is an established, leading funeral service provider. We are here to help you through one of the most difficult times you can experience in your life.  We offer a caring, compassionate service that encompasses around the needs and wishes of you, your family and the person who has passed away.


As an independent funeral service, we can offer you and your family a personal, professional service.  We have experience in dealing with any type of funeral from the simpler, low key affairs, to the more traditional services. Whether you are religious or not, we can provide ministers, celebrants and humanists to ensure that the funeral service runs as smoothly as possible in the way that you wanted. You can even chose to run the funeral service yourself!


We have a chapel of rest in Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley, Mapplewell Barnsley and an office on Infirmary Street Leeds, but we cater to the whole of Yorkshire including Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield as you can see from our 5 star reviews. We have also supported families, in Barnsley and other areas of South Yorkshire. This is down to the excellent reputation we hold within the community and the exceptional service we provide no matter where you are located.


You will be visiting our website because you are searching for a funeral service provider.  We can guarantee that by contacting us, you will receive the highest quality of care. 


Please feel free to contact Stephen or Suzanne your professional Funeral Directors. We have many contact options, including telephone, live chat (when available) and email. We will be happy to discuss all arrangements with you over the phone or we can visit you in the comfort of your own home.


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Planning a funeral is never an easy process, but here at White Rose Funeral Service, we will help you every step of the way. Pre-planning allows you to make those important end of life decisions. It gives peace of mind to your family that everything was carried out as you so wished and in turn, relieving the burden of funeral costs to your loved ones. 


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Different types of Funeral Service

At White Rose Funeral Service, we know the importance of being able to stay in control and doing what is right by your loved one. Here, we make it straight forward. Most families choose the traditional funeral service, but we can offer a direct service where a cremation takes place with no actual funeral service, or a service totally bespoke to your requirements.

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Transparency on Funeral Costs

We want you to feel reassured that when you choose White Rose Funeral Service as your independent funeral directors, you can depend on the quality and costs of our services. If you would like to find out how much a funeral service costs with us, please do not hesitate in contacting us.



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Information for Children

A child going through bereavement can be a lonely, daunting experience; one in which we hope a child never has to go through. There is a wealth of information available to you as parents and carers to help support a child who has suffered a loss in the family. We highly recommend that you visit http://www.cruse.org.uk/children where you can access key contact numbers and speak to trained volunteers to help you through this difficult time. A young person can email hopeagain@cruse.org.uk to send a private message about a recent loss they may have encountered. 

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Our online memorial page allows you to leave tributes to the person who has died.

Our Coverage Area
Burley in Wharfedale (Head Office)


"I 100% recommend White Rose Funeral Service. The staff were so caring and delivered such a professional and efficient service at such a reasonable price. They were always there on the other end of the phone if we needed to double check anything and kept us calm while arranging what was the worst thing in the world for us - our mums funeral. Thank you to Suzanne, Alison and the rest of the staff for making a very horrible time so much easier xxxx" M Perry (Leeds)

"This company are fantastic at what they do. My mum recently passed away without any life insurance, i was recommended by a friend to contact these and OMG they was in contact with me everyday about the funeral and the day of the funeral was 100% professional in every way. I would highly recommend this fantastic business to give your loved one`s the perfect send off, also the price is great as we;l but it doesn't reflect the level of work that they put in.  Thanks again guy`s Martin and Penny"M Wilkinson (Bradford)

"Susanne and Stephen really helped us through this difficult and heartbreaking time, I can't recommend them enough. We felt that they really did care and looked after not only my Nana, who sadly passed, but the whole of our family too. Thank you to both of them from the bottom of our hearts" N Blades (Ilkley)

"What an amazing company, so very helpful on every thing, guided me and my family through all the things required, and helped us out when it came to things financially! The service they provide is excellent! and the cost of their services are fantastic too! I don't think we could have done the funeral for our mother with out them! Thank you Stephen @ White Rose Funeral Services!"  D Mercer (Leeds)

"Susanne and Stephen were superb. Respectful, kind, thoughtful and dignified, without being maudlin, and incredibly efficient in a calm and friendly way. Everything went smoothly and was exactly as promised, which is a huge relief on a stressful day. And no hidden charges, or unexpected extras, on what was a very reasonable bill. I couldn't recommend them more highly" T Nicholson (Ilkley)

"Audrey, me and my brothers are so very grateful for the care and attention you gave to Nick.

Your personal care, kindness, compassion and professionalism has helped us through this difficult time. We are so pleased to have chosen yourselves to have taken care of Nick. The help, patience and guidance given  to us was second to none. Very many thanks.Yours Sincerely" Stefan and Audrey Tooth (Leeds/Derbyshire)

"From the moment that i first spoke to Suzanne on the phone i knew i was in good hands. Here i was in the midst of the most traumatic experience of my life and she put me right at ease and told me everything would be ok. I was on the phone for nearly an hour i just needed to talk and even though technically she was off that day packing for a trip it wasn't any trouble. She told me i could call her anytime i needed, which i did a few times and texts flew back and forth i always got a reply maybe not within 30 seconds but as soon as she was able. I met Stephen at the offices and just as with Suzanne i was put at ease nothing was an inconvenience no question too stupid to ask. The whole experience was made so much easier . The funeral itself went ahead without me having to worry about anything; everything i needed was done sorted out ahead of time. Even a few days after i have needed to speak to them they haven't hesitated and made sure i am ok  Losing my husband has been the hardest thing i have ever had to endure in my life but they made it that tiny bit brighter throughout my darkest days Thank you for everything  Nicola Brooker (Leeds)

"With the current trend for takeovers and mergers, it was refreshing to discover a caring, independent, family firm of undertakers. Stephen and Suzanne showed real understanding and sympathy and could not have been more attentive throughout those difficult times. They are a totally professional team who bring a compassionate and friendly atmosphere to the proceedings.

We were also fortunate to meet with Daniel, a local Celebrant Pastor, recommended by Stephen, who created a wonderful synopsis of Betty’s life. I know Betty would have been very pleased with how he summed her up!

Full five stars recommendation for White Rose Funeral Service, top marks in all departments, including value for money."

Les & Jane Bennett, (Eldwick)

"I cannot commend the White Rose Funeral Service enough for their professionalism in dealing with my late Fathers funeral, Suzanne and Steven are true professionals and will conduct your funeral with respect and dignity as they did ours at a price that astounded both me and my wife, they also recommended Daniel the Celebrant Pastor for the service, a lovely man who gave a detailed and moving account of our Fathers life, Suzanne and Steven are a compassionate genuine lovely couple to deal with, a big Thank you from all who attended, ATVB for the future White Rose, Regards George & Family". G Ayelsbury (Wakefield)


"Couldn't thank these beautiful people enough. 
Half the price of other funeral directors I had looked at and offered a supportive, personal, caring and relentless service. 
Stephen and Suzanne thank you so much for helping in our hour of need. Words can't express the gratitude. Much love and thanks to you both with love from all of Kenneth Bell's family." J Gosling (Leeds)

"Amazing compassionate service given by White Rose.
A young friend of mine passed away recently, not knowing the area I contacted the nearest funeral directors. What a good choice I made. Stephen took everything in his stride with not the easiest of requests. Stephen kept in touch right up to the day and after. Alison who assisted Stephen was so lovely too. They both looked after my friend with great dignity and compassion . My friend would have been really pleased of how everything went right from the start.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend White Rose Funeral Services to anyone." J Redner (Huddersfield/Harrogate)

"These guys are just amazing!
When my Mother-in-law died, there had been no thought as to which funeral directors to use. Having had a quick look through local undertakers, we contacted White Rose simply because they were closest……I’m so glad we did!
Steven visited us at home, sorted out a potentially messy problem with a funeral plan and was there for us throughout the whole process. There are always requests, problems and all sorts arising when arranging funerals and Stephen took all of these in his stride. His unflappable, efficient and friendly attitude was just perfect and what we needed at a very sad time.
I would have no hesitation in recommending White Rose to anyone who had need of a Funeral Directors"

Robert Saville (Burley in Wharfedale)

"I highly recommend the very professional, caring and sensitive service provided by White Rose Funeral Services. 
My Mum passed away recently, and I can't praise the service we received from White Rose highly enough. All the staff obviously care about what they do, and it showed in every aspect of the arrangements they made and carried out for us. 
Thank you so much, for making a very difficult time a little less stressful."

Fiona Brace Austin (Burley in Wharfedale)

"My son passed away in Sunderland and we live in pateley bridge we tried a few funeral homes but they all wanted paying up front before they would help us,but white rose when we rang them where so helpful they arranged everything even going all the way to Sunderland to collect him,they where so helpfull and like councellors, could not have asked for more from them ,would highly recomend Stephen and Suzanne if any one neads a funeral directors who think of you and not the money thank you White Rose for all you have done"

Richard Bennett (Harrogate)


"I'm in Darlington the deceased in Leeds & this is the first funeral I have ever had to organise, the first funeral director I phoned was white rose, who came from ilkley to Darlington to meet with us - I found both Stephen & Suzanne compassionate, friendly & supportive- they turned out to be my own personal councelors- if anything could have gone wrong - it did ( nothing to do with white rose I might add) they helped me to sort problems out that really were not there responsibility. 
The day of the funeral I had no worries I knew if white rose were conducting this funeral it would be done professionally & I wasn't wrong. Seeing Suzanne again was like seeing one of my best friends, also her colleague Hayley had the same work ethic , professional, friendly & compassionate as they all were.
I couldn't recommend them highly enough"

J Stacey (Darlington)

"My husband passed away suddenly over Christmas and we used White Rose as it was local and a family run service. The service we received was fantastic. All the staff are caring, professional and just focussed on what you need to help you get through such a difficult time. I have only praise for them all. They really helped to make a traumatic time more bearable for all the family. I would highly recommend White Rose to anyone!"

Mrs B Jamieson (Burley in Wharfedale)