When it matters most, you can place your trust in us."

For many years, my family has cared for our neighbours in Sunderland area, and surrounding communities when they have lost a loved one. As a funeral director, I am proud to continue the legacy of service that I learned. We believe everyone deserves a tribute to a life well lived. When you choose Tony Clarke Funeral Directors, we are here to support you before, during, and after the funeral. You can trust us when it counts the most.



Personalised Funeral and Cremation Services

Helping families and friends honour their Loved Ones



At Tony Clarke Funeral Directors, the families we serve are at the heart of everything we do. A personalised funeral or memorial service, whether traditional or contemporary, is just the beginning. Our cremation and burial options provide choices appropriate for every taste and budget.

Everything is designed around what you want. Our funeral director and staff are here to help guide you in creating a meaningful funeral to celebrate what made your loved one so special.

Our expert staff is here to help.

Our goal is to tell the story of a life, so we offer more personalised option than other funeral homes in Sunderland while keeping costs reasonable. No matter your funeral service needs, our staff is prepared to help.Whether you want a complete funeral service with a viewing, gathering, and graveside burial, or only certain aspects od a funeral important to you, we can accommodate. We create funerals for all faiths and all cultural traditions.

Tony Clarke Funeral Directors is committed to designing a funeral as unique as your loved one. While other funeral homes standardize services to save time and money, we believe each service should tell the story of a life.

We offer countless ways to remember your loved one: From dove releases to military salutes and customized caskets, whatever is meaningful to you can be arranged. Our staff can display family photos and cherished possessions, create a video tribute, service sheet or pray cards.




What Families Say About our Services:

Goes the extra mile  Louise Forbes

When my friend suddenly lost her husband, Tony was a rock to her, he offered her his service for free other than unavoidable costs. He kept in touch with her from start to finish (and even after the funeral). Tony went above and beyond to make sure that her husband had the send off that he deserved. He added so many lovely touches to the service to help her two young children cope with their grief, this included releasing doves after the service. I would 100% recommend tony Clarke! Thank you tiny. Louise X

Excellent                    Sue Allison

I give Tony Clarke "5 Stars" for the care he gave me when I lost my 17 year old daughter and the care he gave my daughter couldn't wish for anything more from him. Thank You.

Thank You Tony    Peter James

My Dad passed away on Nov 15th 2015 I have never had to arrange a funeral before. From the moment I spoke with Tony he put me and my family at ease at a very sad time in our life.
His care and compassion towards us was of great comfort. He went above all expect ion to give my dad a lovely send off. He even arranged for dad to go throw the Stadium of Light gates as he was a big Sunderland Fan. Dad had spent the last month of his life in hospital always in there pajamas. To see dad after Tony had given him all the care and dressed him in his own clothes made all the difference to see dad as I remembered him.

Thanks Tony & Team Rachel Dagg

Tony has been amazing to me.Tony Clark was amazing to me when I lost my boy friend at a young age and always kept In Contact with me after he passed away.i also lost 2 dogs,Tony instantly without hesitation was there for me my Little boy Caesar passed away on Wednesday and Tony was there straight away looking after my boy.
He looked after my boyfriend and my little boys.
Tony is an amazing person he is there for anyone a true gent.he deserves a million stars the love and compassion he has for people is so beautiful you can always rely on Tony Clark he is a true blessing.

Honoring Life and Create Healing Experiences


We at Tony Clarke Funeral Directors will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it’s tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.



It's important to take the time to acknowledge the uniqueness of the deceased: the individuality of their personality, and the uniqueness of their life's path. Not just for them, but for you; it affirms the relationship, and leads to healing after loss. Honouring their life is truly an act of love – for the both of you.

You're Not Alone       

No matter when you need support, we're here for you. The emotions and physical affects of grieving are a uniquely individual experience; each of us grieves in our own way, and in our own time.


Tony Clarke Funeral Directors understand that losing a loved one or friend is a very painful experience, so care and support with the funeral is vital. Tony Clarke Funeral Directors aim to provide professional yet approachable, caring funeral service to give you and your family the peace of mind that all necessary funeral arrangements are taken care of, enabling you to focus on the happy memories you shared with your loved one or friend.

You and your loved ones will receive dedicated personal care and support from Tony Clarke Funeral Director.

Funeral Plans

Pre-planning your funeral should be a natural part of life, because it provides you with time to make end-of-life decisions in a calm and rational atmosphere. Start the online planning process now, or meet with our Funeral Director Tony Clarke. It just makes sense.


Why Should I Plan Ahead

You've got to admit it; no one should have to make these decisions for you. Giving a pre-plan to those you love gives everyone greater peace-of-mind. You can then live your life to the fullest, knowing you've done the right thing.


It’s All About Taking Control

Given time to consider it, you’ll quickly realize that pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known, so they can be acted upon when the time comes.

If you would like to know more or have any question,

please call us on Tel:0191 5656055

or just visit one of our funeral homes at:

- 29 Railway Terrace, South Hylton Sunderland SR4 0PY 

- 255 Southwick Road, Southwick Sunderland SR5 2AB      

- 190 Hylton Road, Hylton Road Sunderland SR4 7YB






Tony Clarke Funeral Directors are an independent family owned and run funeral home directors base in 29 Railway Terrace, South Hylton and 255 Southwick Road, Southwick and 190 Hylton Road, Millfield in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, North East of England. We provide or services in Sunderland area as well in Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle and another area of Tyne & Wear and North East of England.


Tony Clarke Funeral Directors can help with Repatriation of the deceased, or send the cremation remains’ after cremation to their country of origin. The return of a family member remains or ashes can be a particularly distressing and demanding process. Our staff is trained in what can be a complicated process and apply the same expertise and care.


Tony Clarke (Cert FP Qualified) Funeral Director (Independent Funeral Directors College) Qualified Will Writer Cert: S.A.C. Registration Number s168601


Award winning Funeral Director Tony Clarke have been helping families to organize funerals for their loved ones since 1984.

We pride ourselves on our personal, friendly and caring touch.



Tony Clarke Funeral Directors 29 Railway Terrace Sunderland SR4 0PY
Tony Clarke Funeral Directors 255 Southwick Road Sunderland SR5 2AB

29 Railway Terrace,

South Hylton,  Sunderland  SR4 0PY


255 Southwick Road,

Southwick, Sunderland  SR5 2AB



Now Open at

190 Hylton Road,

Millfield, Sunderland SR4 7YB




0191  5656055









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