Hayley and her husband Dave opened up their independent funeral director business in December 2015 at a small premises on Boroughbridge Road. It didn't take long to establish themselves in the local area and they soon outgrew the premises. In June 2019 they bought what was once Kutter's and Shannon's lawn mower and bicycle shop just over the road, and moved premises in August 2019. 

Over the years Hayley Owen Funeral Director's has become a real family affair. For the first few years Hayley's dad Pete helped with pall bearing and driving, whilst her sister Heidi worked in the office part-time. In June 2020 Dave's twin brother Gary joined the team to help with the increased business, followed by Gary's wife Patience in January 2021.

Becoming both well known and well established in York and the surrounding communities has meant further staff members joining the company including Matthew, Beth and Angela along with a reliable team of pall bearers.

We are also open to work experience placements for people interested in gaining an insight into the funeral industry. 

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Our family has been providing a truly outstanding service to York since 2015 and when it comes to providing a funeral service for a cherished relative or friend, you can do no better than appointing us as your preferred funeral director, as we are the perfect blend of a traditional and modern family run business. Whilst we are firmly-rooted in the traditions of the funeral industry, we also realise that this is the 21st century and have therefore moved with the times offering a fully bespoke and personalised service for each individual. We believe that for every life is unique, so is every funeralIt refers not only to your loved one, who we will look after with dignity and respect, but also to the family who are left to make all the arrangements.

We pride ourselves on providing a caring and professional service that is individually tailored to every family's wishes and needs. We are dedicated to delivering our very best when it comes to funeral services, an attribute that has gained us a great reputation as funeral directors. We promise to listen to you and guide you through what can be a difficult time, ensuring you of our very best attention at all times. A member of our family or team is always available to speak with you, via telephone, at our offices, or in the privacy of your own home.

We sincerely hope that you find the information you require on our website. However, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our family would be honoured to look after your family at this time of need. 

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