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Thank-you for the helpful and sympathetic manner in which you dealt with matters. My appreciation of the very efficient arrangements and the attention to detail in carrying out all our requests.

Harpins, a local family run
and owned business, est. 1932

About Harpins

In 1930, Leonard and Vera Harpin purchased their first Rolls Royce. Through hard work, this soon increased to a fleet of two hearses and thirteen limousines. The limousines were originally used for a variety of purposes, such as weddings and not kept just for funeral work. They also hired the fleet to Funeral Directors in the area who didnt own their own vehicles.

Leonard and Vera were helped in the running of the business by their fourteen children and numerous friends. Two of their children, David and Beryl, are still working in the family business today.

Our first Chapel of Rest was on Arundel Street, Wakefield but in 1977 a purpose built Funeral Home was opened at Back Mount Pleasant, Wakefield. This was followed by further Funeral Homes at Ledger Lane, Outwood and Cluntergate, Horbury. Members of our family live at all the premises ensuring that Funeral Homes really are that.

Over the years, there have been many changes. Our fleet has become smaller, but more modern, as the size of funeral corteges have decreased. The members of family still running and working for the company have also decreased. Leonard and Vera have passed away but their son, David, still owns and runs the company with his wife Eileen. Their children, Sean and Sara, now work for the company as Funeral Directors and Davids sister, Beryl, still works full-time.

Harpins Funeral Service has gained a reputation for being a professional yet caring family business coming a long way from our humble beginnings.