Back then, it was horses that provided the transport for the hearses and E Turnbull & Son Ltd also operated as a successful coach builders and livery owners. Over the following decades, our funeral services gained an unrivalled reputation for personalised care and professionalism.
Seven generations on, the horses have been replaced by a fleet of beautiful, high quality motor vehicles and the focus of the business is wholly funeral care.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.
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.
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.
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.