Our funeral services:

Personalised Funerals: Cremations, Burials and Woodland.


Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique, meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.
We offer personalised funerals for families to come together to honor your loved one. You may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a unique way. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.



Create Healing Experiences

In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.


You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over

Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.


When you are visited by our funeral director making arrangement remember to mention about you loved one interests or if they had any funeral wishes put in place. Your loved one wishes will help create personalised, unique funeral service.  We are proud to offer personalised funerals in Sunderland.


Contact us today to speak with

our director on Tel: 0191 5656055


A Consistent Place of Healing

In our modern society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon.

Also, many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place; the ocean, or even in the skies above. While that may seem fitting at the time, it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly.

Having such permanent place - in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization, and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, or to commemorate important occasions. It can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful.

A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the relationship you still have – and will always have – with that person.

Transport limousines and hearses, motorcycle, horse-drawn procession, Land Rover, Volkswagen and many more choices of funeral transport.

Chapels of rest, resting at home and in a church​.

Please speak to the funeral director about your choice for love one resting place as this can comfort your personal needs in saying goodbye to your loved one. Tony Clarke Funeral Directors offer six (6) private chapels of rest, to have your loved one in one of or Three Funeral Homes at:

29 Railway Terace, South Hylton

255 Southwick Road, Southwick

190 Hylton Road, Millfield

If you prefer to have, you loved one rest at your home or Church. Please fell free to tlak to our funeral director, we will be more than happy to arrange this.

Funeral Plans


Plan for the Inevitabel  - 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 or funeral director on private visit. 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.

What type of Tribute should I Order?

Choosing the right flowers for a funeral is often dictated by ones relationship to the recently deceased or bereaved. Our guide to Funeral Flowers provides an insight and guidance to help you choose the correct item for the occasion.

Casket Sprays or Funeral Crosses are usually selected by close family members or by those undertaking the preliminary funeral arrangements.


Choosing the correct Tribute can be very Dificult. This guide aims to provide some insight into the different types of funeral flowers and Tributes that are available from us for funerals. Our dedicated Funeral Home Staff are on hand if you need further advice

by simply calling on 0195 5656055 or

visiting one of or Funeral Homes in

Southwick, Millfield or South Hylton in Sunderland.


Funeral Spray

Funeral Sprays are a popular tribute expressing sympathy. Traditionally sprays come in both single ended and double ended designs. Double ended Sprays sometimes referred to as Casket Sprays are often used to adorn a Casket with great splendour. Funeral Sprays are available in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes designed to suit your specific requirements.



Cushions and Pillows

Symbolic of comfort in ones last resting place. Beautifully hand crafted floral cushions and pillows available in a wide variety of shapes sizes and colours.


Coffin Sprays

Casket Sprays sometimes referred to as Double Ended Sprays are designed to adorn Coffins and Caskets. Casket Sprays are usually chosen by close family or the person who is liaising with the funeral directors regarding the funeral arrangements. Our Casket Sprays are available in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes designed to suit your specific requirements.



Sending a floral heart tribute to a funeral makes a deeply personal statement and is indicative of the love and compassion felt by immediate family or the closely bereaved. Our beautiful range of heart designs come in a tasteful variety of shapes, colours and sizes.


Floral wreaths are probably the best known of funeral and sympathy tributes, their ornate circular design is extremely versatile and are perfect for sending direct to a funeral as a mark of respect. Available in both contemporary and traditional designs, our wreaths come in a wide variety of styles, colours and sizes.


Funeral Crosses

Funeral Crosses are often the primary tribute at a funeral and represent extremely personal sentiments and feelings. These tributes are typically chosen by immediate family or close friends. Our Funeral Crosses are available in a variety of beautiful colours, shapes and sizes that will suit most budgets.



Special Tributes

Touching reflections of the deceased evoked through flowers, a simple gesture of love and remembrance.


What type of message is sent with the flowers?


Funeral tribute and sympathy card messages can be difficult to compose during such a sad time. Just a few words of heartfelt sentiment will be appreciated. We have supplied a few simple examples below that may help you write your message should you require assistance;


“With love and fond memories of (name of deceased) from (Your name)"

"In loving memory of a dear friend, with love (Your name)"

"Dearest (name of deceased), May you rest in peace. Love from (Your name) x x"

"With deepest sympathy from (Your name)"

"Our hearts are filled with sorrow. Rest in Peace Love from (Your name)"

"(name of deceased) you will always be in our hearts and minds Lots of Love (Your name)"

"Now at peace with you loved ones, fond memories, your friend (Your name)"


Funersal reception.


A reception after a funeral is a good opportunity for people to spend time together and remember the person who died. Funerals often bring people together who may not have seen each other in some time, and a reception also provides an opportunity for people to reconnect.

As many funerals are formal and somber events, a reception also offers a more casual, relaxed space for people to celebrate the life of the person who died.

We offer many different menus and different location in Sunderland reflecting your personal needs to celebrate your loved one's life. We encourage you to choose reception food that erery one will enjoyed to eat and drink, as this will bring lasting memory of you Loved One.

Personalised Jewellery - fingerprint


A Jewellery so personal and special, made especially for you, loved oned on your hand and peopleyou care for next to your heart.

A unique appearance professionally and carefully crafted in gold or silver, based on a real fingerprint.

The possibilities are endless.

A fingerprint jewellery brings loved ones closer to you.

Ashes in to Jewellery and Glass


Please visit one of or Funeral Home to speak to one of or staff or you can request the home visit on 0191 5656055 to make a choice of the jewellery you would like to purchase. Or professional staff will help you and guide you.

Ashes in to Diamonds
They are Celebration of Life Diamonds.  A priceless connection to your loved ones that comes straight from the heart. This personal diamond is grown in a laboratory under strictly controlled conditions. To create your individual diamond, we add particles of carbon extracted from the hair or ashes of your loved one to a diamond growing foundation. This develops into a unique diamond that is linked to your loved one at its very core.
You can personalised to choose shape, color, carats, pendants, rings, earrings, or even you can have pet's ashes transform into a diamond.
For more information, please contact us on 0191 5656055 or visit one of or funeral home in Sunderland.


Handcrafted Wooden Heart

This beautiful wood heat will keep your love one photograph on one side and some ashes or lock of hair on the other side. The heart is open in half. You can have personalised inscription on both sides of the wood heart.




Our beautiful Key - Rings have arrived. Please note that the Key - Rings can hold a photo of the loved one, cremation remains or lock of hair. The Key-Ring can also have special words engraved on it, at you request.

Selection of beautiful cremated remains Urns


Dove releases

It's a simple and thoughtful gesture.



The releasing of White Doves at funerals or memorial service is a popular way of adding that special touch. In addition to other services, a White Dove release for a funeral or memorial is one of the most loving and inspirational gifts to give to a loved one. Releasing White Doves can represent the release of the spirit of the loved one's, now finally at peace.



Order of the Service Sheet


It is very special card celebrating your loved one life by having their picture put on the first page, special poems, hymns and simple "Tank you for attendants." on the funeral of your loved one.
Moreover not only does it ensure your friends are well-informed but it also guide them to help them through each part of the funeral service.
For more information, please contact us on 0191 5656055 or visit us at one of or Funeral Homes located at 29 Railway Terrace South Hylton, 255 Southwick Road Southwick or 190 Hylton Road Millfield in  Sunderland.


 Video Presentation in

Sunderland Crematorium


Memorial video presentation in any Crematorium, will be created from pictures of your loved one to be played on TV, this will allow for everyone present at funeral service to see special moments in life you shared with your loved one. By doing so, this creates a more personalised funeral service and create a beautiful memory of you loved one. You can alway purchase this Life Tributes Presentation to take home with you as a wonderful memorial video of your loved one.

Best Vintage China



Hire vintage china to celebrate life of the loved one in unique way. You can create that old fashioned elegant appeal with vintage china and accessory. Each item is chosen for its unique quality and style.Everything you will need to create perfect personalised and bespoke table setting for your guest.


Funeral Balloon releases


Balloon release service is a final act of tribute to you loved one. It should be personalise to your wishes as will bring comfort and inspiration to family and friends in saying goodbye.


Newspaper & Facebook Obituary 


It is helpful to friends and the community to have an obituary notice published announcing the death and type of service to be held. A notice can be placed in a local newspaper, or on the Tony Clarke Funeral Directors Facebook Page.


Memorial Stone & Insurance Cover


Tony Clarke Funeral Directors provide the finest quality memorials of all sizes, styles, and colors. You can as well put additional inscriptions onto the stone and renovateold description, so it looks brand new. Contact Tony Clarke Funeral Director for more information on 01915656055.


 We are professional in dealing with disinterment’s and reinternment’s (exhumations).

Please contact us to provide you with more details about our services on 0191 5656055 or Visit us at 29 Railway Terrace, South Hylton Sunderland SR4 0PY and 255 Southwick Road, Southwick Sunderland SR5 2AB or 190 Hylton Road, Millfield Sunderland SR4 7YB.


“Helping Families and Friends Honour Their Loved One”

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



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190 Hylton Road,

Millfield, Sunderland SR4 7YB




0191  5656055









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