• EMD Parkinson Ltd

    Funeral Directors Wakefield

  • At E.M.D.Parkinson we understand that a funeral is one of life's most personal and emotional events and recognise how important it is for each family to discuss, plan and agree upon the funeral service arrangements. We know that the day of your loved ones funeral can never be repeated and understand that you will want everything to be perfect.


    We are proud members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, and offer everything anyone could need for a complete funeral service. Although the majority of funerals we undertake still follow a traditional pattern we have the experience and resources to cater for individual wishes no matter how unusual they may be! We offer a full 24-hour personal service so that someone is always able to give free help and advice.


    E.M.D Parkinson Funeral Directors have a peaceful private Chapel of Rest, and can assist in arranging anything from pre-paid funerals to horse drawn hearses.

  • Our Services

    We promise to provide you with a personal, understanding service, as we know how attending your loved one's funeral can make you feel. Our staff will always strive to be as sensitive as possible towards you and your family, ensuring you feel in full control of the funeral arrangements at all times.


    EMD Funerals will represent you and liaise with clergy, churches, cemeteries, crematoria, hospitals doctors and coroners if necessary. Providing you with as much help and advice as you need regarding the certification and registration of your loved ones death.

    Transfer & repatriation

    Our respectful staff will transfer your loved one from the place of death within the UK to a chapel of repose, and arrange viewing by appointment in out peaceful chapel of rest.


    We also provide repatriation to and from abroad if required.


    We offer a wide range of coffins, including traditional, environmentally friendly, modern, bespoke and specialist children’s coffins.


    We can also provide fittings, gowns and interiors for you to choose from and can also customise coffins with a number of different themes including pastimes and hobbies, sporting (including football clubs), floral and landscapes and flags.

    Personalise the funeral

    Cremation or burial? Religious service or non-religious? Or perhaps you are considering a natural burial ground service. We can help you to fulfil your and the deceased's wishes.


    Specialist Hearses including horse-drawn, motorcycle and vintage lorries are available and flags can be provided for private vehicles if required. There are many more options if required, let us know your personal requests and we will do everything within our power to carry out your wishes. For example:

    • Choice of music at the service
    • Pipers to officiate at The Place of Worship, Crematorium and Cemetery.
    • New Orleans Dixie Jazz Bands
    • The Release of White Doves at the Crematorium or Cemetery
    • Individual family portraits and poetry
    • Service sheets for the funeral.

    Payment Plans

    Our pre-payment funeral plans are available to those who like to plan ahead. You can tailor the funeral to suit your exact tastes and requirements, planning every detail from start to finish, we will ensure all of your wishes are carried out as you would like them.


    By planning ahead, you don’t only ensure that things are done just the way you would like them to be done, you are also making sure that your family won't face any extra costs and worry when the time comes. Investing in a Funeral Plan with E.M.D.Parkinson Funeral Directors gives you peace of mind, and secures your funeral at today's prices, protecting you and your family from rising funeral costs and financial worry.


    We work in association with Golden Charter Funeral Plans, the leading funeral planning network in the country.

  • COVID-19

    In the last few years there have been a lot of changes to the way Cemeteries and Crematoriums operate during the Covid-19 pandemic; when booking a funeral our arrangers will discuss what is in place at your chosen service venue.

  • Our History

    E.M.D Parkinson Funeral Directors are a family owned Funeral Service and we have been serving families in Wakefield and the West Yorkshire district since Edward M. D. Parkinson started the company in 1930.


    We have built an excellent reputation within the West Yorkshire areas and employ highly qualified and experienced staff who offer a sensitive, personal professional service. We believe that our history and knowledge of the West Yorkshire area enables us to provide families with a better knowledge of cemetery and crematoria rules and regulations, additionally we can also provide advice regarding local ministers and churches.


    also known locally as Parkinson's Wakefield.

  • Our Fleet

    As part of the funeral arrangements for your loved one transport will need to be organised. We can cater for the requirements of you and your loved one by offering you a wide range of vehicles to suit all tastes, including the most common method of transport the traditional motorised hearse, or a beautiful traditional horse-drawn carriage providing an elegant and dignified way for your loved one to travel. We also provide other less traditional methods of transport such as lorries for those with more unusual tastes.

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    Whatever mode of transport you decide upon for your loved one, we will make all of the arrangements and take care of the practicalities for you. Ensuring you have the perfect mode of transport to suit your needs.


    We recommend that you consider how many vehicles you will need in the cortege, where the vehicle will leave from and whether or not you would like to take a special route which means something to you or your loved one. This information will help us to make sure everything regarding the transport of your loved one runs smoothly.


    We can provide you with as much help as you need regarding your funeral transport plans including expert advice on protocol regarding cortege and travelling times. Please feel free to contact us by calling 01924 373191.