Your best interests are the priority of everyone who works with us
In a modern world of big business and corporate companies it is sometimes difficult to maintain the personal touch and give the service that was once expected from everyone. Huddersfield Funeral Home try to preserve that standard that was set by our predecessors. To that end, our staff are all local residents who know the local traditions and are familiar with the Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Churches and Clergy. It helps us to help you when you are arranging a funeral service for someone special and who is dear to you.
Meet the team:
Chris has worked in the funeral industry for many years. He joined Huddersfield Funeral Home in 2008 after previously working for Co-Operative Funeral Care.
Chris enjoys the variety that working in funerals brings; as every day is different.
He also takes pride in being able to help families during what is a particularly stressful time.
In his spare time Chris enjoys reading and going to the caravan.
Sam joined Huddersfield Funeral Home in January 2016 as a funeral director. Previously working in the industry in Northamptonshire she moved north for new and exciting opportunities.
Sam is currently working towards a MBIE qualification in funeral directing and has started taking part in races for charity; raising much needed funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
In her spare time Sam and her husband both enjoy singing for the Meltham Gilbert and Sullivan Society; where she is also ticket secretary and helps to organise fundraisers. However more importantly she enjoys spending as much time as possible at home with her family.
Helen has worked in the funeral industry for 19 years. She works in the village where she was born and knows most of the people in the village.
She says “It gives me great pleasure helping them at their time in need when arranging a loved ones funeral.”
She enjoys local charity work; here are some of her highlights. She helps Slaithwaite meals on wheels on a Wednesday delivering meals to the elderly in their homes. Huddersfield Street Angels – Team Leader – Once a month on a Saturday evening at 10pm along with two other street angels they patrol the streets of their local town (Huddersfield) until 2am Sunday morning, looking after the young and old revellers in the town. Slaithwaite Funeral Home is also a drop off point for Huddersfield Change Project who help the homeless in Huddersfield.
She has also previously been a Trustee of local charity The Joseph Salmon Trust.
Funeral Arranger / Administrator
Katrina has worked in the industry for a number of years and joined the Huddersfield Funeral Home team in 2008.
She particularly enjoys meeting new people and the rewarding feelings that come from helping a family at their time of need.
Katrina has played the baritone in several prize-winning brass bands and although not currently a band member it is something that she very much enjoys.
In her spare time she likes to spend time in the garden, walk the dog and especially ‘grand-parenting’!
Funeral Service Operator
Paul has worked at Huddersfield Funeral Home since 2009, previously working as a professional photographer.
He is the creator of ‘Around the World’, an interactive slide show that he presents at local care homes.
He ran both ‘The London Marathon’ and ‘The Great North Run’ (1980) in aid of N.S.P.C.C and rode in a sponsored motorcycle rally (2017) in aid of The British Legion.
He has appeared as an extra in Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Shameless and many other T.V programmes.
He enjoys his family, motorcycling, caving, music, gardening and sports.