Eric F. Box Funeral Directors

Celebrating remarkable lives with memorable funerals

Carrying The Coffin

What we do

At the funeral some families decide to carry the coffin themselves. So-called ‘Bearers’ may be friends, family members or colleagues of the person who has died but, in all cases, speak to us first so that we can provide advice and guidance as to what’s involved.

If you don’t have family or friends wanting to carry the coffin, there is no need to worry – Eric F. Box Funeral Directors will do it for you. We remain one of only a handful of firms in West Yorkshire who still carry the coffin at shoulder height.