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compassionate + experienced

Our family has a long proud, history serving the community of North Shields, Cullercoats, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay, Wallsend and Newcastle upon Tyne since 1790.

We are a compassionate and experienced funeral care specialist, offering genuine support, choice and value, we’ll advise, guide, and inspire you to create the perfect arrangement.

We serve all faiths and cultures, and offer many types of funeral. Whether you choose a traditional or natural burial, cremation or repatriation, we offer an extensive collection of caskets and urns, flower arrangements, hearses and limousines. We will curate hospitality to your wishes, whether that’s a tea at home, or dinner at a favourite restaurant, taking care of every detail to create a unique commemoration and celebration of life.


when someone dies

We understand grief is all consuming, so we are here to guide you through every aspect of the funeral process, offering clarity, advice and supporting you throughout.

When a death occurs we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us if you need help and advice around bereavement even if not considering us as funeral director.

Call – 0191 257 1201

If you would prefer not to speak to someone just now, complete our online form and we will call you back within an hour.


serving the community since 1790

It was in 1790, when the founder of the business, John Turnbull, began work as a cabinetmaker and undertaker on the quayside at North Shields.


what our families say


funeral notices and obituaries