Funerals of your choice

Contemporary or traditional

Burial or cremation

Green or woodland burial

Informal or formal

Religious or non-religious

Choice of celebrants to lead services



About Us

Chris and Catherine, a mother and daughter team, started Last Wishes Funerals when they saw that people were really struggling to pay the often high fees being charged for funerals today. Our funerals come in at between £2500 – £3000, depending on choices, but excluding flowers and catering.

At Last Wishes Funerals, we care for your loved one, and those left behind, to achieve those precious last wishes.

We believe that funerals can be affordable and we offer you as much choice as possible. Arranging alternative, independent funerals has been a natural extension of our careers caring for people, and we feel privileged  that people tell us we bring a human touch – we are people first, funeral arrangers second.

Trained with award-winning Green Fuse, Chris has a background in alternative health, while her daughter, Catherine, has worked with adults in a specialist unit for people with brain injuries.

Working with you and our network of trusted contacts, we can advise, plan, arrange, and lead funeral arrangements. We can also support you, should you wish to arrange the funeral yourself. With us, you and your family are welcome to be as involved as you want to be.


A funeral does not have to be overly expensive for it to be personal and meaningful – far from it.

So, how do we make funerals more affordable? We do this in 4 main ways:

  • Keeping our overheads to a minimum;
  • Helping you find lower-cost options;
  • Encouraging you – with our help and guidance – to do as much as you wish yourselves;
  • Not ‘padding’ the costs of ancillary services

Of course, there are still some quite high costs over which we have no control, in particular the fees for crematoria and grave sites, both of which vary from area to area.


Last Wishes Funerals • 17s Hawthorn Terrace • New Earswick • York • YO32 4BL

Telephone: 01904 763335 • Mobile: 07824 639 244 • E-mail: [email protected]