When a death occurs​

Please Contact Us. We are available by telephone

24-hours to help You in this painful time.   

  Tel;0191 5656055

Death at Home

Contact the family doctor (or the doctor on call) who will come to your home to certify the death and will issue a ‘Medical Certificate,’ which in time must be taken to the Sunderland registrars. Once the doctor has been, most families prefer for their loved one to be conveyed to our full equipped mortuary at Tony Clarke Funeral Directors. This can be arranged by telephoning us at any time of the day or     night.


If you would like the deceased to remain at home for a little while, please advise us as soon as possible.



Unexpected death at home

 In the event of death which is sudden or unexpected "Call Police" on 999. Police will attend to coordinate the removal of the deceased, on behalf of the coroner, to the Public Mortuary (Sunderland Hospital Mortuary). You can make request to police for Tony Clarke Funeral Directors to take your loved one. The coroner will be informed and the requirement for a post mortem assessed according to Ministry of Justice guidelines.


Death at Nursing or Residential Home

The above procedure is likely to have taken place with your permission by the senior person in charge, Warden or Matron,

who will be able to advise you on this. You can always leave instruction to senior person in charge, Warden or Matron for Tony Clarke Funeral Directors to remove your loved one to our care.


Death in a Hospital

The deceased will stay in Hospital Mortuary until you will give instruction for you loved one to be removed by Tony Clarke Funeral Directors to or care. The nursing staff or administrative officer will advise you when and from where to collect the ‘Medical Certificate.’

You are under no obligation to appoint the Funeral Director who has carried out the removal on behalf of the Coroner to arrange funeral.

“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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