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celebration of life

A celebration of life reflects on how someone will live on, in the hearts and minds of others.

Gather your loved ones’ family and friends, look out at the beautiful sea and reminisce over funny stories and lovely tales.

We can help you find a funeral reception venue, all kinds of venues for post-funeral gatherings are available for you to consider. Most common are hotels, pubs, restaurants and local venues.

Gather and reminisce over funny stories and lovely tales…


celebration of life

  • Function suite room hire for your celebration
  • Hot and cold buffet
  • Private function bar
  • Crisp white table linen
  • Classic candle centrepieces

    From £18.95 per person

    **Based on minimum numbers of 50 adult guests

here to help, support, advise

We are here to support and guide you through every detail, helping you create a fitting ceremony and celebration of life.

Everything that we do is built on empathy, choice and providing value. Our belief is that since we’re all unique, our funerals should be too.

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.


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