About Us

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 undertaker on the quayside at North Shields.

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.

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.

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.

HISTORY

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.

Back then, it was horses that provided the transport for the hearses and E Turnbull & Son Ltd also operated as successful coachbuilders and livery owners. Over the following decades, our funeral services gained an unrivalled reputation for personalised care and professionalism.

 

 

Five generations on, the horses have been replaced by a fleet of beautiful, high quality motor vehicles and the focus of the business is wholly funeral care.

 

 

Today, Turnbulls is still the same family-run firm. We have grown in size, and our premises have moved into the town of North Shields, but we still maintain the same exacting standards, individualised care and attention to detail.

 

 

Few businesses can claim to have such a long history – and we are proud of our special place in the North Shields community.

ARRANGEMENTS

When someone dies, especially if they were close to you, you will be faced with so many emotions. Our guide will help you to make the right steps to arranging a funeral.

COFFIN OR URN

rom traditional wooden coffins to personalised coffins to environmentally friendly options, such as wicker basket and cardboard, there is a wide range of choices for a modern coffin.

FLOWERS

We can guide your through deciding which flower arrangement trully reflects your affection and respect at this difficult time. Our friendly florist will be happy to sit down and discuss your ideas over a cup of tea.

BURIAL OR CREMATION

In many cases, the deceased will have left word or intimated verbally whether they preferred a burial or cremation. The choice is very personal and may be influenced by a family’s tradition or religion.

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