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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

    Sonia Hunjin

    Funeral Arranger

    Sonia joined G H Dovener & Son Funeral Services in November 2019. She previous worked in Hotel Management for 6 years managing hotels in Birmingham and London. She enhanced her career in the care sector, gaining various qualifications.

    She said: “It is a job I enjoy immensely, and I take great pride in helping families at what is a difficult time for them. I also enjoy helping to raise awareness and funds for the local community in my area”.

    Sonia was born in Birmingham, she moved up to Leeds when she got married in 2015. Sonia also has a 5 year old daughter.

    In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym and keeping active. On the weekends, she makes her own bespoke wax melts and spends time with her family.

    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