E Turnbull & Son Funeral Directors North Shields, Tynemouth, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, Wallsend. Providing Funeral Services and Cremations since 1790.

Funeral Director North Shields - E Turnbull & Sons

Funeral Directors North Shields – Our Funeral Directors are committed to providing the highest quality funeral services. We’ll guide you through the process, helping you organise the funeral you want for your loved one.

Funeral Directors North Shields - Turnbulls

We have a long and proud history, providing funeral plans, funeral services, cremation funeral services and support to our local community since 1790. You can trust us to provide a professional and caring service. We’re one of the most trusted local providers of Funeral Services and Prepaid Funeral Plans.

E Turnbull & Son Funeral Directors North Shields, Cullercoats, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay, Wallsend. Funeral Plans, Funeral Services, Cremation Funeral Services since 1790 – Call 0191 257 1201


It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what to do when someone dies.

If a loved one has just passed away or you need help arranging the funeral, our Funeral Directors will support you through the key steps after a death.


We  provide families with the highest standard of service and care, through the continued dedication of our people, who serve with expertise, compassion and commitment. Our high-quality, competitively priced funeral care, is how we differentiate ourselves locally and we are honoured to serve the communities North Shields, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth and Wallsend.


To find out more or for a friendly, no commitment chat with our experienced staff, call 0191 257 1201 or email info@eturnbull.co.uk


We deliver our funeral services with seven generations of local knowledge and expertise, we can help arrange a personal and dignified funeral that commemorates your loved one, in the best way possible.

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Our Vehicles

Independent and family-run, Turnbulls offers a wide range of high quality and chauffeured funeral vehicles to suit your requirements, from classic cars and hearses.

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Our Premises

Our warm and welcoming funeral care premises are conveniently located at the centre of North Shields on Albion Road, where customers can visit at any time.

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Our Staff

Our staff comprise family members and hand-picked employees. Each member of staff has the experience and training to take care of your personal funeral arrangements.

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Funeral care has been in our family since the 18th century. It was in 1790, when the founder of the business, John Turnbull, began work as a cabinetmaker and a undertaker.


We are committed to providing people with the highest standards of services and care.

Jane Broadhead with James H Turnbull

Jane Broadhead

Managing Director
with Mr James H Turnbull

Ben Broadhead – E Turnbull and Son North Shields

Ben Broadhead

Manager and Funeral Director

Martyn Watts Funeral Director North Shields

Martyn Watts

Senior Funeral Director


June Spencer
June Spencer
I can highly recommend Turnbull and Son; very caring to all your needs Sharon & team were amazing when I lost my husband Arthur. They gave us support & guidance from the start & gave my husband the best send off possible: thank you to all staff x
Karen Brown
Karen Brown
I would highly recommend Turnbull and Sons, the team looked after my father with professionalism and dignity. Special thanks also to Sharon McRoberts who helped the family through a difficult time with care, dedication and support to the whole family.
Lisa Knighton
Lisa Knighton
I can’t recommend E Turnbulls enough, especially Sharon. Sharon came to my house & discussed everything I needed to do & gave me options & advice to things I did and didn’t want, I explained I didn’t want the curtains to close around the coffin and various other things & Sharon sorted them for me. On the day of the funeral Sharon walked in front of the hearse on top hat & tails, a really lovely touch. The day went perfectly, thank you
Jo Allen
Jo Allen
We have used Sharon and the team twice in 18 months now and cannot recommend them enough. The first time they collected my aunt from Surrey and brought her to the north east for the funeral with all her family and they cared for her like she was a member of their family. Then today again she put my step dad to rest. The lads all assisted as my nephews and son in law carried the coffin. Sharon kept in touch with me every step of the way and the organisation was second to none. Very professional at all levels and personal views all taken into consideration and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thank you once again for everything you have done xx
Tracy Noie
Tracy Noie
Sharon and the team could not have been more helpful and accommodating, and made a really difficult time as stress free as they could. All the team were very pleasant and respectful, and offered help to the family after the funeral too. Thank you to you all, and hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year.
Kerry and Christine
Kerry and Christine
Choosing a funeral company at a very difficult time is daunting. But the care, compassion and thoughtfulness of Sharon and her team at Turnbull’s was 1st class. Our family took great comfort that our loved one was taken such good care of in their beautiful chapel and on his final journey he was treat with dignity and respect. Such professionalism is hard to find.
Sharon Roberts
Sharon Roberts
I have recently used e turnbull and son Dior the second time, and can only say that Sharon and her team did a excellent job once again, very professional as always, and looked after our whole family from beginning to end. I would highly recommend and wouldn’t use anyone else for my loved ones.
Jan Bond
Jan Bond
Our family in North Shields have used Turnbull for many years. Martyn took great care of us when our Aunt passed away recently. All emails and messages were responded to quickly despite what must be an exceptionally busy time for undertakers. This was very reassuring for us as we live 150 miles away from Shields. The funeral was professional, calm and our Aunt would have been very pleased with how things were handled. Thank you Martyn and your team.
Sarah Bell
Sarah Bell
I would highly recommend Sharon and her team. Very professional, friendly and approachable. They looked after us from start to finish when my Dad passed away, and explained everything clearly regarding covid restrictions and rules. Hopefully it will be a long time before I need their services again, but I would not go anywhere else.
Cheryl Douglas
Cheryl Douglas
Sharon and her team were second to none. We had attended a family funeral 12 months earlier and were really impressed by the professionalism of the female funeral director (Sharon) on the day. We were also aware of the personal touch she had provided the family along with some good advice whilst discussing options. Therefore we didn’t hesitate to contact E Turnbull & Son Ltd and were not disappointed by the quality of the service and commitment to providing my mam with the best possible send off. We would highly recommend this family run firm, who are experts in their field.


Our staff comprise family members and hand-picked employees. Each member of staff has the experience and training to take care of your personal funeral arrangements, whatever your situation and needs.

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