J G Fielder & Son Funeral Directors, York
When someone close to you dies, we know that the last thing you want to do is have to deal with a whole host of practical problems, including arranging a funeral. You’re on an emotional roller-coaster, you may feel overwhelmed by your feeling of loss – ultimately, you are grieving, and having to make what might seem like endless decisions is understandably not really top of your agenda.
Our compassionate and caring team will guide your through the process from start to finish, explaining everything as clearly as possible, offering suggestions to make the service special and unique, and supporting you to choose the most appropriate send-off for your loved one.
J G Fielder & Son Funeral Directors is a fifth generation, independent, family owned and run Funeral Directors. We have 130 years experience conducting funerals for the people of York and the surrounding areas.
With funeral homes in York, Pocklington, Market Weighton, Tadcaster Wheldrake and now Easingwold, we guarantee that help is at hand whenever it is needed, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
The proprietor, Victor Fielder, his son Chris, their team of Funeral Directors and support staff all give their time and attention to whatever our clients require, continuing the long family tradition.
We are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, the National Federation of Funeral Directors and the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.
Born in 1859, John Elliott Fielder had by 1881 established himself as a builder, joiner and wheelwright working from his home in Chapmangate, Pocklington while also working part-time for the local fire brigade. In 1890, he took the decision to begin supplying coffins to the local community, entering into the ‘undertaking’ profession as it was known.
John Elliott Fielder
By 1911, he had moved to London Street, Pocklington, to accommodate his 11 children, one of whom, John Elliott (Jack) had joined his father’s trade, and they renamed the business J E Fielder & Son. By the time John Elliott died in 1933, Jack had a son of his own, John Geoffrey (Geoff), born in 1921. When Jack took over the business he began to expand, it was soon so successful that they were looking for larger premises, and by 1937 had purchased a joiner’s yard at 25 George Street, Pocklington, still the home of our current branch.
John Elliott Fielder
When Jack died in 1968, Geoff took over and renamed the business J G Fielder & Son. The business continued to expand under his ownership, opening a new branch in York (now the head office) in 1970. Then, after his son Victor joined the family business, a further 2 branches in Market Weighton in 1994 and Tadcaster in 1995.
John Geoffrey Fielder
In 2011, Victor again expanded the business by purchasing I W Myers Funeral Directors, based in Wheldrake; the oldest funeral directors in the country; after being approached by the Myers family, who, while not wishing to continue in the business themselves, wanted their family name to be cared for by a professional and well respected family business.
Victor John William Fielder
Victor’s son Chris joined the firm in 2010, starting as all the family have, as a coffin fitter and bearer, before becoming a Funeral Director and then Partner in 2013. In November 2019, the expansion continued with the opening of our Easingwold branch.