Today, together with my family we are managing Barnet’s oldest established Funeral Directors. J. A. Clark & Son Funeral Directors was founded by John Anthony Clark in 1887. It was then a small concern operating from the rear of his draper’s and millinery department store in Barnet high street. As the funeral business progressed new offices where sourced and the present office in Wood Street, Barnet was established.
The Business was handed on in 1983 to Mr Charles Denny, by then a director of the company who had first been loaned to Mr Clark by another Funeral Director in 1957.
Having been passed down by my father I am the present Managing Director and I have been with the company since 1985. My eldest son Terry joined in 1997 whilst my youngest son Charles assists during his holidays from University along with my husband Nicholas.
Louise Phipps our funeral arranger joined us in 2011 having previously worked in palliative care.