W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors, Whitley Bay

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £2,495, our Whitley Bay Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 41 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Whitley Bay funeral home

W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors provide dignified, respectful funeral services to the local community. We take pride in helping families celebrate the lives of their loved ones. We will always go the extra mile to ensure your loved one receives a fitting service.

As part of Dignity, you can rest assured in the knowledge that your loved one will be in the care of dedicated professionals. We take care of every individual as if they were a part of our own family, helping us to provide a consistently high quality of care.

Our funeral home in Whitley Bay is easy to reach from the surrounding areas of Monkseaton, Old Hartley, Holywell and Shiremoor.

Please call us as soon as you need our assistance, we are always here to offer you our support. You can contact us by telephone 24 hours a day, whenever you need us most.

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
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    Our costs from
    £2,495
    Plus £1,124 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,124 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £2,495
    Plus £1,124 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,124 estimated third party costs
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

17 Claremont Crescent
Whitley Bay NE26 3HL
GB

Directions and Parking

We are situated within the Whitley Lodge Shopping Centre, near Tesco and the Kittiwake public house.

Car parking is available at the front of the funeral home within the shopping centre.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 0191 252 8779

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 41 reviews
Rating 5.0
I have used Harrisons to direct the funerals (burials) of three of my closest family members. I have always received a professional and efficient service.

Following my mothers funeral on 17 August, I would like to give praise and thanks to everyone, in particular to Michael Burn who directed my Mothers funeral. Micheal was so considerate, caring, professional and understanding from beginning to end. From the moment he contacted me and introduced himself he eased a very sad experience for me. The care Michael gave and attention to detail through each aspect was outstanding. Micheal is a credit to Harrison’s.

I would also like to thank Danielle and Tracey in your Whitley Bay Office for their consistent help, care and kindness.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
Lewis was a fantastic support throughout the Funeral from planning to after the service, nothing was too much trouble for him. He is an asset to Harrisons and I would want him to be involved in any future arrangements I would need to make. The staff in the branch at Whitley Bay were also lovely to us, I can't thank them enough for their support and kindness.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference, it has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Sister. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Very happy with the service received from the funderal director allocated to myself. He and the staff were very professional and always on the end of the phone if I needed any information or help. The funeral went over very well they all new what was needed to be done. Thank you
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and that you found our staff to be professional. Thank you for posting your review online.
Rating 5.0
WS Harrison’s recently handled my Mother’s funeral. From start to finish they were fantastic. I am so impressed by the young man that I dealt with. He made everything easy and calm. I never felt I had to explain any of our family situation or justify any choices.
Every aspect of my Mother’s passing was dealt with perfectly. I cannot praise the service enough.
Thank you for everything.
I am forever grateful.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
Professional and caring service, faultless. Really nice people. Very pleased we chose W S Harrison and Son and would definitely recommend to anyone considering their services.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. Thank you so much for your review.
Rating 5.0
Such a lovely team! They looked after us from start to finish, and made us all feel very at ease with all the planning and preparations. There was so much care and warmth given to us in such a difficult time and for that we are truly thankful. We most definitely couldn’t have done it with our all of their help and support, especially that of Jerry. Thank you almost doesn’t feel enough!
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely brilliant professional company that couldn't do enough for me in this stressful time. Thank you so much to all the staff for your help.
Regards,
Trevor Ford
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
. Communication was one of the key aspects of the service.

. Empathy,kindness,reassurance, understanding dignity and respect was
applied at all times.

. Support was evident throughout, staff were very kind helpful and
understanding at times of uncertainty.

. The staff were all highly Professional and displayed this at all
times.

. They represent the company to a high standard via self presentation,
smart uniform,a caring nature, knowledge, personal skills and
experience within their individual roles.

. Vocation is a call to do something in life, and it takes very special
individuals to be apart of this profession.

. Can't thank the team enough.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
At a very sad time Harrison’s funeral directors were first class. Lewis was so caring making sure everything was what we asked for. He was so kind constantly making sure we thought of everything to give mum a good send off with dignity. I would certainly recommend Harrisons.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Excellent support given from start during and afterwards
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
The staff and service were excellent at a very sad time for my family. I couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
The service we received from W S Harrison funeral directors was exceptional. They helped us through the worst time of our lives with the utmost care and dignity. Gerry and Tracy were so caring and I cannot thank them enough for everything they did for us - nothing was too much trouble for them and they really are true professionals.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families and it is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
After my mother died, we used Harrisons, so when my father passed away, we had no hesitation in going back to them.
After the funeral I received this email:
“May I just say that your fathers funeral service was quite beautiful in its sincerity and simplicity and just the way I hope my family will see me off, but as you say, I'm in no rush! You certainly did him proud.”
I think it says it all. Thank you so much.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
The service we received from the staff at your Whiteley Bay branch was superb. We were guided through the process really well and the follow up after the day was something we didn’t expect.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
From our first visit, to our mothers funeral and aftercare, we have been so well looked after.
The staff were so efficient, caring and respectful.
At a time when you are feeling overwhelmed, everything was done for us, nothing was too much trouble, our wishes were followed perfectly.
The funeral itself was lovely, our mother was looked after and treated with the utmost respect.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT FROM START TO FINISH W S HARRISON& SON GAVE MY DAD THE SEND OFF HE TRULY DESERVED THE STAFF WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL THEY MADE A VERY SAD TIME JUST THAT LITTLE BIT EASIER TO TAKE THANKS TO ALL OF YOU
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
I’ve never planned a funeral before, so found it all a bit daunting! Jerry, chris and danielle where all brilliant from start to finish! The advice care and service was 5 star! Thank you for making my mams send off perfect!
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
The staff were all excellent and very caring. Their professionalism helped us to deal with a very difficult and stressful occasion.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for W S Harrison & Son. I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
The service we received was first class. Everyone involved did so with empathy and dignity.
Response from 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.
Rating 5.0
Thank you so much to Michael for all the help making a hard time easier for our family. Keeping intouch, making sure we were all ok leading upto and after the funeral. Also thank you to Dee for a lovely service
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
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