Welcome to David Lawson
Independent Family Funeral Director
Hello, my name is David, I am a qualified Funeral Director, Embalmer and Past Chairman of The Yorkshire Division of The British Institute of Embalmers and a Bereavement Befriender with over 33 years of experience in the Funeral Profession.
Having worked for large Funeral companies and family-owned businesses in Keighley, Bradford, Halifax and Leeds areas, I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in bringing together the wishes of the Deceased and their Family alongside the practicalities of arranging a funeral.
In 2022 I have finally achieved my greatest ambition -to set up on my own as an Independent Funeral Director, following in the footsteps of my Great Grandfather W. J. Lawson & Son, Cabinet Maker, and Undertaker of Skipton.
His business was originally based in Cumberland Street, before moving to larger premises on Water Street and eventually to Sackville Street.
Areas We Cover
Serving Keighley, Silsden, Craven and the Aire Valley.
Our Mission Statement
It is the mission of David Lawson Independent Family Funeral Directors to facilitate meaningful ways for families to grieve their loss and celebrate the lives of their loved ones.
We will do this by providing options, choices and guidance with the highest level of competence and compassion. We will provide all this in an affordable, cost-effective manner and one that reflects exceptional value.
We will always strive to exceed the expectations of each family we serve.
You can be rest assured that your loved one will be loved.
What We Offer
Why choose a funeral with us?
With over 30 years of experience working in the funeral profession, I have built up a vast array of practical and personal skills to enable me to provide only the very best service to you and your loved one in my care.
This, combined with my caring, empathetic and professional manner will leave you confident in my ability to carry out your loved ones wishes to the highest possible standard, with all the special, personal touches you would expect from an independent family business, delivered with
Not sure which funeral is right for you?
Speak to one of our funeral experts for help with choosing a funeral that suits you.
If you want to learn more, give us a call, email or leave a message.
Call us on 01535 657 974
Help and Support
Registering a Death
In England and Wales a death must be registered within 5 days. Registration must be conducted by the Registrar of Births and Deaths, for the area in which the death occurred however, there will be some occasions where this is not possible. For example, if it takes some time for the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death to be obtained or the Coroner has been involved.
Who Can Register a Death
Information The Registrar Will Ask You
What Certificates Will Be Issued?
Death Certificate is a certified copy of entry in the Death Register. They currently cost £11 each and are required for bank, building societies, solicitors, stocks and shares, personal insurance companies and private pensions. Certificate for Burial or Cremation (green form) you must give this form to the funeral director. The funeral cannot take place until it is received and forwarded by us to the crematoria or cemetery authorities.
White Certificate to be sent to the Department of Work and Pensions, which is a BD8 form, with details of any pensions or benefits the deceased was claiming.
To Register The death, You must make an appointment by telephone call.
Government Tell Us Once
Tell Us Once is a service that lets you report a death to most government organisations in one go.