John Duckworth Funeral Directors

An award winning family firm for over 100 years with an exceptional reputation

Welcome from John, Daniel & Kayren

Arranging a funeral is perhaps one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do and it is our privilege to support and guide you throughout.

We have a duty of care to you and your loved one, ensuring all arrangements and the day of the funeral will be undertaken with the upmost dignity, compassion and respect.

We hope that the information on our website is helpful and provides answers to the many questions that you may have. However, it is sometimes easier to speak personally and we are only a telephone call away.


Daniel Ackerley

John Duckworth

John Duckworth

Kayren House

Kayren House

Making Arrangements

Every funeral is unique and we can help you arrange and plan your farewell, no matter how simple or elaborate. We are here to help and guide every step of the way.

Funeral Announcements

Funeral arrangements can be displayed together with an online donation facility if required. Family and friends can also leave tributes and messages of condolence.

Funeral Costs

Funeral expenses are determined by your wishes, whilst the service we provide is exceptional, we strive to remain one of the most competitively priced firms in the North East.

Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

Planning for the future not only relieves the financial burden, it ensures that your funeral is carried out as you wish.

Standardised Price List

All funeral directors are legally required to publish this price list for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices.

The 'Funeral Wish List'

We understand that purchasing a pre-paid funeral plan is not possible for everyone. However, if you would still like to plan your funeral, our in house ‘Wish List’ is the ideal solution to record your wishes.

We will spend time with you in exactly the same way as if you were purchasing a funeral plan, we will note all of your wishes which will be held safely on file, without any financial transaction taking place. This is a complimentary service we provide which we hope will give you peace of mind.



Our Memorial Suite

Situated in our Sunderland Funeral Home, our unique Memorial Suite allows you to hold the funeral in a tranquil environment in your own time and in your own way.


"Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough. I think my Mum must have sent you to be by my side. I will remember you as - My Angel of the North and forever grateful."

Golden Charter