Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
The Cook Family Funeral Home has a long and distinguished history on Bainbridge Island. Dating back to the early 1940's and up until today even with a recent change in ownership, the funeral home has always been and remains family owned and a trusted community resource. Countless families have come to rely on us during a difficult time for help and guidance. Continuing that tradition, our current owners have over 30 years of experience and roots that date back four generations to 1890 in funeral service. That type of history guarantees the families who we are privileged to serve....the highest level of Service, Professionalism, Personal Care, Guidance and Experience in the profession. Our family is here to be of service and provide support and value to all...Experience the difference.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Cook Family Funeral Home was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible. Together, we make this place amazing.
Chuck Weaver is our preplanning specialist for the communities in Kitsap County. Chuck is a 26 year Navy veteran who completed his service as a Master Chief Petty Officer. He has worked in the funeral industry for the past 10 years assisting many families in making decisions in pre-arranging funeral and cremation arrangements. Chuck is active in the Poulsbo community volunteering numerous hours to the Poulsbo Lions Club, his church and the Franklin Lodge #5 F & AM in Port Gamble. His wife of 39 years, is a 1st grade teacher at Vinland Elementary School. They have three children and five grandchildren. Chuck believes in helping families make it easier to deal with the loss of a loved one by planning ahead and making ones wishes known ahead of time. We are proud to have Chuck serving the community with us!
Don Jukam is a retired pastor with nearly 22 years in the parish and 20 years as a Navy Chaplain. He considers it a privilege to continue to serve families as a funeral assistant. Don and Elaine have two daughters and two grandchildren. Their second daughter was adopted in Nepal. They both have been active as volunteers with an organization which supports orphanages in Nepal.
Tim, as he is best known, was born into funeral service. In 1890, his great grandfather started the Dinan Funeral Home in Philadelphia and 129 years and 4 generations later it's still in the family. Tim serves as both funeral director and embalmer at Cook's having recently joined the funeral home this year. He himself has over 30 years experience in the profession and truly enjoys helping families at a very difficult time.
Alison was born in San Jose California but her family roots date back nearly 7 generations in both Washington and Oregon. Although new to the funeral profession, she is a natural having spent the majority of her life caring for patients in the Dental Field. Her professionalism and genuine care for people is what makes her so good at what she does for the countless families who request her help.