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

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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£3,545
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Simple Funeral

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.
Our costs from
£1,995
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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

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

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 42 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    All went extremely well, thank you Harrisons,a special thanks to a wonderful lady called Christine, who was amazing, very thoughtful and understanding, and made this very sad day,go as well as we could expect, a big thank you Christine from Dave and Mary
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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 glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors are quite simply the Platinum standard of funeral directors, I have entrusted both my father and now my mother into the safe hands of W S Harrison & Son. They take care of your loved one as if they were a member of their own family. They will treat both you and your loved one with compassion, respect and with dignity, they will do whatever they can to make the experience as easy as it can be. From the second you make the decision to call them you will very quickly realise that you have made the right decision. We had Robert as our director and he kept in touch with us almost daily, nothing was too much trouble for him or any of his colleagues. They are the only directors my family and I will ever use.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Jerry was both professional and personal in dealing with our arrangements. He met with us at his offices as requested and took the time to listen to us and asked all the right questions in a very friendly manner. He made us feel that Dad was being treated with dignity at all times. He rang me every few days to make sure we were all getting through it and always showed concern for Mam especially. All of the "paperwork" involved was handled behind the scenes by Jerry which took a lot of stress away from the family. He kept us informed of the progress with the funeral at all times. The team on the day were exemplary. Jerry paged the funeral away from the house beautifully which was very moving but was the respect Dad deserved.

    Thank you again to all at W S Harrison.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    lovely friendly staff. could not fault anything.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    We have received your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Very many thanks to Chris for his sensitivity, kindness and care.
    If there were more people like Chris in every ‘walk’ of life, the world would be a better place.
    Very many thanks 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 that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Could not have asked for better and caring services from both funeral director Rob Taylor and civil celebrant Stephen Benson they catered to every request and made it so personal to my father and gave my dads memory such respect I cannot imagine it any other way it went so well. Thankyou both Rob and Stephen myself and my family have been able to lay my father to rest with your help.

    Their 24hr contact service was very helpful for any changes that needed to be made with no issues at all.

    Thankyou so much.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Would also like to say a further thank you to Michael Burn,who was absolutely lovely during our sad time.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    We have received your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    I would highly recommend W.S.Harrison & Son Funeral Directors. They planned my mans funeral who sadly passed away on Mother's Day. The service was oustanding very professional and understood my needs. Plus it might seem a bit a strange but they had a sense humour which made planning my mama funeral easier. Plus as I can remember we have always had Harrison's to arrange a family funeral. I would recommend this company its outstanding dedication to the bereaved.
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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 the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Gerry and all the staff were respectful and professional throughout the process.
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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 our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Harrisons took away any stress of arranging my mothers funeral for me. All arrangements were made by them and everything went smoothly from instruction to post funeral. Our funeral director was very respectful and professional throughout.
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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 we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    very thoughtful and respectful and kept us fully updated on all issues
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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 you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    I found all staff very caring, thoughtful and didn’t miss anything out and this was very comforting for all family. We were all made to feel the most important people at this very sad time and everything was covered without us having to ask for things which was very hard at the time to think what was needed.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Christine was so gentle and professional when my family dealt with Harrison’s recently. As undertaker she was especially experienced and we had complete confidence in her to do the right thing, in a way that was appropriate for all of us.

    Wonderful service.
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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 we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    It was comforting to know that there was someone available at all times to offer excellent help and advice.
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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 glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Our Experience with Harrison’s funeral Directors was a very positive one at an obviously very sad time for our family. We found them to be very professional,empathetic and sensitive to our needs and wishes. Their approach was friendly but respectful . They made themselves available to us for questions ior concerns at all times. Christine was amazing and simply “there for the us” when we needed her, nothing was a trouble to her. Can’t thank her and Harrison’s enough.
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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
    Gerry was a gentleman to the end of of the arrangements. He kindly helped my mother in law during a very stressful time. Very obliging and approachable company. Nothing was too much hassle. I would highly recommend their services and commend Gerry particularly for his patience and care. Thank you
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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 our team were able to provide the support and guidance needed and that we helped to make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    professional service with dignity and empathy without the walking on egg shells syndrome.
    Gerry at Byker branch was an absolute mainstay throughout. Even afterwards checking how I and my family were doing, ensuring me he was at the end of a phone if I ever needed him.
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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 provided the highest level of care and guidance for 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
    Very professional, respectful and polite throughout. Excellent service and they made everything go smoothly with no stress. Office staff were helpful and knowledgeable. Mr Harrison was friendly and always polite. Highly recommended.
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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 and that our team were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    We have used your services on four occasions for close family. Each time finding the staff very respectful and courteous. The extra details,ie memory book is a beautiful Keepsake. On this occasion, it was particularly heartwarming when Robert took a rose from the casket display after the service and gave it to my mum. Robert regularly updated us and was very sensitive and respectful. A professional and friendly service and would have no hesitation calling upon their services again.
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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 we provided the highest level of care and guidance for 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 were very grateful for the professional service provided throughout; from the time mam died through to the funeral and afterwards. Michael in particular was extremely well organised, ensured all of our wishes were delivered, communicated with us keeping us informed of developments and did so with utmost respect and dignity.
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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 provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that all of your wishes were carried out by the team as you had requested.