About Us

    About G H Dovener & Son Funeral Services

    G H Dovener & Son Funeral Services opened at our current location in 2012, but dates back as far as 1937.

    Originally a packing case manufacturer in Weaver Street, Leeds, George Stanley Hawkswell Dovener decided to opened in North Lane as Funeral Directors. George became a City Councillor for Far Headingley and was Deputy Lord Mayor. He also served as President of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD).

    G H Dovener & Son Funeral Services provide funeral services within the community of Leeds, West Yorkshire. 

    We are proud to have a sign language service available.

    The team at our funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. 

    Here at G H Dovener & Son Funeral Services we also 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 any of our funeral homes, 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 your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Helen Fuller

    Funeral Arranger

    Helen worked for 33 years in Early Years and Primary Education. She retired as an Assistant Headteacher in April 2022 and joined our team in October 2022.

    After retiring from the teaching profession, Helen initially had plans to join her daughter’s dog walking business. However, after a change of heart, she decided not to take this path. The first job opportunity Helen came across was for a Funeral Arranger at GH Dovener and Son Funeral Services. Many may say this was fate as Helen’s Father, Martin J Dodgson MBE, is the former owner of Wm Dodgson & Son Funeral Services. G H Dovener’s is a sister branch of Dodgson’s.

    Martin Dodgson knew Martin Dovener very well. They were lifelong friends and colleagues with an abundance of mutual respect. Helen feels working at Dovener’s is a perfect role, since the two families had shared such a close working relationship. Her Father thinks it quite remarkable his daughter is now part of the Dovener Team at West Park.

    Helen is proud to be following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather and to be serving families in the West Park Community.

    Outside of work, Helen enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also loves gardening, walking the family dog and being a member of The Village Voices Choir.

    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 0113 224 9788 visit branch or arrange a home visit