Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors, Sunderland

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4.7
Rating 4.7
Based on 10 Reviews
Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors in Sunderland

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About Us

We are Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors in Sunderland, and we are dedicated to providing the highest standards of funeral care to every family that we work with. We were formerly known as A & N Duckworth, and have been serving the local community since 1950.

Our funeral home on Chester Road is kept to the highest standards, and tastefully designed to provide a warm and welcoming environment. We are easily accessible from the surrounding areas including Millfield, Barnes, Thornhill and Pallion. We also have a sister branch in Sunderland city centre.

We have two chapels of rest which you can use to spend time alone with your loved one prior to the funeral. Whenever you visit us, our kind, respectful professionals will treat you as if you were part of our own family, working closely with you to plan the perfect farewell for your loved one.

We are here to support you 24 hours a day, so please give us a call at any time that suits you. We are funeral directors you can depend on.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 0191 510 2960 to talk through your personal requirements.

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 Alan Duckworth 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.
Our costs from
£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

200 Chester Road Sunderland SR4 7HE GB

Parking and Directions

There is parking available on surrounding streets, and paid parking nearby.
We are situated on the same road as Sunderland Royal Hospital.

OPENING HOURS

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 0191 510 2960 if you require our services outside of these hours.

VISITING HOURS

Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 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

4.7
Rating 4.7
based on 10 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Excellent service everything went exactly how it was meant to be for my dad couldn’t have asked for any more, a family coming together to say farewell to a dear dad, grandad and great grandad. Five star rated
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    Response on behalf of Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction and that it all went well for you and the family.
  • 3.0
    Rating 3.0
    The team from Alan Duckworths were excellent. They were sympathetic, understanding and dignified. They supported and guided us through a very difficult time and as a family can not thank them enough for all they did
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    Response on behalf of Alan Duckworth 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 dignity and respect needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Excellent service. All the staff were very kind, caring and compassionate. I would highly recommend.
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    Response on behalf of Alan Duckworth 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 we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Everything was done as asked and more could not fault alan and his team one bit.
    Excellent service
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    Response on behalf of Alan Duckworth 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 you were so well looked after by our team.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    I was very happy with the service I received from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors. They were attentive, courteous, and supportive throughout the whole process. The funeral itself was just what I wanted. I would recommend them highly.
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    Response on behalf of Alan Duckworth 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 we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The most fabulous service at a very difficult time.We were helped at every level, the staff were friendly and most helpful, nothing was a trouble to them.The undertaker Sam Rutherford was just such a help. I would highly recommend this company.
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    Response on behalf of Alan Duckworth 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Everyone extremely helpful at a very difficult time. Thank you.
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    Response on behalf of Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Duckworths provides the usual efficient service from my first meeting to the day of the funeral. The gentleman Jamie , sorry don’t know his second name came to the house and went through all of the arrangements in a sympathetic but very efficient manor , he covered everything that was needed for the day. The funeral itself went very smoothly with no hitches at all , Alan Duckworth himself was on hand at all times. The staff in the Chester Road branch were more than helpful and very kind to my family when we went to see Mam in the Chapel of rest. I would recommend Duckworths at all times but hope not to need them too soon !
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    Response on behalf of Alan Duckworth 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 all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Excellent service from all at Alan Duckworth esp Margaret & Alan D.
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    Response on behalf of Alan Duckworth 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.
  • 4.0
    Rating 4.0
    Kind friendly service and all wishes carried out as requested. Alan and the team are extremely professional.
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    Response on behalf of Alan Duckworth 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 all of your wishes and requirements were carried out as you had requested.