W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors

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W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors in Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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About Us

W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors have served the local community of Newcastle Upon Tyne since the 1920s.

We moved into our current funeral home at St. Mark's House on Shields Road in 1984, making it easier to visit us from the surrounding areas of Byker, Heaton and Walker.

Our funeral home is equipped with three peaceful chapels of rest, where you can spend time with your loved one before the funeral. Our dedicated team are always here to help you, from the moment you need us, and we are able to give any advice, guidance and support you require at this difficult time.

We are professional funeral directors that you can rely on. You can get in touch with us by telephone 24 hours a day. Simply call us on 0191 265 5415.

What We Offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans

Our Services

At W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Full Service Funeral, from £3,545

Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.

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  • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
  • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
  • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
  • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
  • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements

For more information, call us on

0191 265 54150191 265 5415
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Simple Funeral, from £1,995

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care. This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.

More information

  • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
  • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
  • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
  • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
  • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available

For more information, call us on

0191 265 54150191 265 5415

Why choose us?

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Where to find us

Address

St Marks House Shields Road Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 2UD GB

Parking and Directions

There is car parking available at the front of the funeral home.
We are located on Shields Road next to the Newcastle Climbing Centre, we are opposite the Shell Petrol Station.

OPENING HOURS

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 0191 265 5415 if you require our services outside of these hours.

VISITING HOURS

Day of the WeekHours
Mon08:30 - 17:00
Tue08:30 - 17:00
Wed08:30 - 17:00
Thu08:30 - 17:00
Fri08:30 - 17:00
SatClosed
SunClosed

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Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 21 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    First class as always
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    Thank you for your online review.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The service from Harrison’s was extremely valuable to our family at this sad time. They advised us of the available options keeping in touch by telephone nearly every day, making the necessary arrangements and guiding us through the process. On the day Harrison’s were readily available and everything went to plan thereby meeting our expectations.Several attendees commented on the high standard of service. A five star service.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    We can only say how excellent the service was from your team at Harrisons from start to finish it was handled sensitively and professionally
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    . Made a very sad occasion into a loving caring and bearable occasion. Staff very professional at all times and made small but very meaniful gestures which were appreciated by all the family. Strongly advise anyone to go through this company
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that our team were able to help make things easier for you and your family at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    On an emotional day, Harrison's supplied the perfect tribute to our mother,mother in law, grandmother & great grandmother,
    can't thank them enough, many thanks
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Rob kept in touch and updated my family with everything. He was very helpful. My mam was very please of all the members of Harrison. When family visited my dad in the chapel of rest the staff was also very helpful and respectful.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Just a big thank you for the way all arrangements where handled, nothing was a problem that couldn’t be sorted, On behalf of my family and I just a big thank you Dad would have been very happy
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Could not have asked for better Jerry was thoughtful and sensitive to our situation He listened to my concerns and requests which he acted on He rang to keep me informed and to check if I was happy with everything. First class service that is why we always use Harrison & son
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out as you had requested.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Robert was lovely and very caring and helpful. All staff at Harrison's on all occasions supportive and friendly. We were delighted they arranged transport for staff from Westwood Lodge. We thought that was a fantastic service. Many thanks to all the dedicated staff who make it so much easier while we are grieving
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that you were so well looked after by our team.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Excellent service as always at a difficult time.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    What was the most horrific time of my life was made so easy and special. Couldn't of asked for more. Thank you
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by the team and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Excellent compassionate service
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The service from Harrisons was first class. Christopher arranged everything from start to finish. All our wishes were carried out and he made it easy for us dealing with everything in a professional and dignified manner. He was a great help to us.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Harrison's provided excellent service from taking our relative into their care right through to the cremation at the West Road. A special thank you to our funeral director Chris who couldn't have been more helpful at this difficult time in our lives. We would also like to thank the four chauffeurs and the reception staff for their kindness.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that our team provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    We’ve had an excellent service all round from Michael Burn of Harrison funeral Director s
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    All the staff at W S Harrison provided a first class service. They treated my mam with dignity and respect which gave me great comfort.

    Robert was attentive, professional and informative. I knew the moment I first spoke to W S Harrisons I had made the right decision.

    Robert and all the staff made the day extremely personal and special. I would highly recommend them.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Very pleased with the service provided, a great help at a difficult time.
    Hopefully no need to anytime soon,but would use again.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that you were so well looked after by our team.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    From the first phone call to Harrison's informing them of my father's passing I could not ask for a better service. The funeral director who was allocated to me was amazing and called me often to check that me and mam were ok. They are so approachable and have decided to use dignity in future. Can't thank the staff at Harrison's and the Reverend enough for all their hard work and caring approach at such a difficult time.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction and that our team were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    W. S. Harrison and Son provided a 5 star service, from start to finish, arranging my mother's recent funeral. Their representatives, especially Michael Burn were courteous, efficient, helpful and compassionate throughout a difficult period for the family. I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone needing the services of a funeral director.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction and that our team provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Very helpful from beginning to end everything was taken care of and day of funeral was everything we wanted
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.