M Garton & Son Funeral Directors, Hessle Road

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A family-run, independent funeral directors in Hull which has provided the families of East Yorkshire with personalised funeral arrangements since the 19th century

Latest Verified Reviews

Antony Smith 12th May 2021

This has been the worst moment of our lives, losing our father so sudden. During the grieving process we were slightly worried on how we were going to organise the funeral & at the time it’s the last thing on your mind, however...we needn’t have worried Lee & the team were absolutely fantastic, they took all that worry away & did everything for us, very impressed as we are hard to please! Thank you Garton & Sons for helping us to get through this very difficult time. Antony, Christopher & both our families.

Trudie Hilliard 2nd May 2021

Sadly our family lost a very dear loved one 3 Weeks ago but we knew that as a family we wanted the only the best for our loved one so that's why we choose Garton's. After speaking to Eric I knew that my dad was in safe hands and with Eric's guidance dad's last journey was done with dignity and respect. We as a family could not thank Eric and all at Garton's enough for all they did for us but mainly for dad.

Gary Hart 30th Apr 2021

The staff were very very understanding and talked us through everything keep in touch by email also and telephone. help with questions and listen to our needs. the cars was perfect nice n clean n comfy. all the service was rung so lovely was proud to have used Garton for my late partners cremation. we even was shown how to carry the coffin in a safe and correct manor in which was a great honour to do. they dont hound you for moneys like some place do. no hassle no problem. also Garton did my mum cremation 3 months before my partner. The cost for they top quality service was amazing and affordable and to all our need. a big thank you to all staff who did my mum and my partner proud. also they have a private room for you to visit your love ones and set out and pleased. amazing staff in the office and also driver n service and a big thank you to Frazer who was the best. thank you for all you have help with and defo a a company you can trust.

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Location

Address
819 Hessle Road
Hull
Kingston upon Hull
HU4 6QF

About Us

M. Garton & Son Funeral Directors in Hull have provided personalised funeral arrangements to the people of East Yorkshire since 1888.

They moved to the Hessle Road Branch after 1977 and brought offices, a chapel of rest and a garage, all under one roof - making Hessle Road the operational centre of the family business.

M. Garton & Son Funeral Directors can help in arranging every sort of funeral, from religious funeral services followed by traditional burials and cremations, to celebrations of life with humanist celebrants and natural burials.

They offer a wide variety of coffins and caskets, from ornate and traditional options in materials such as pine and oak, through to eco-friendly options woven from wicker and bamboo.

With access to a wide range of funeral transport, M. Garton & Son Funeral Directors can offer well-maintained, modern funeral vehicles through to horse-drawn hearses and alternative options including motorcycle hearses.

The Hessle Road funeral home is a welcoming and comfortable place. You can arrange your loved one’s funeral in private offices and spend time with them in comfort in M. Garton & Son’s chapel of rest. There is also a state of the art mortuary on-site, so you can be sure your loved one is receiving the best possible care.

M. Garton & Son Funeral Directors are ready to take your call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Home visits are also available by appointment if that’s preferable.

Get in touch with M. Garton & Son Funeral Directors today and begin arranging the perfect funeral for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Antony Smith 12th May 2021

    This has been the worst moment of our lives, losing our father so sudden. During the grieving process we were slightly worried on how we were going to organise the funeral & at the time it’s the last thing on your mind, however...we needn’t have worried Lee & the team were absolutely fantastic, they took all that worry away & did everything for us, very impressed as we are hard to please! Thank you Garton & Sons for helping us to get through this very difficult time. Antony, Christopher & both our families.

  • 5 Trudie Hilliard 2nd May 2021

    Sadly our family lost a very dear loved one 3 Weeks ago but we knew that as a family we wanted the only the best for our loved one so that's why we choose Garton's. After speaking to Eric I knew that my dad was in safe hands and with Eric's guidance dad's last journey was done with dignity and respect. We as a family could not thank Eric and all at Garton's enough for all they did for us but mainly for dad.

  • 5 Gary Hart 30th Apr 2021

    The staff were very very understanding and talked us through everything keep in touch by email also and telephone. help with questions and listen to our needs. the cars was perfect nice n clean n comfy. all the service was rung so lovely was proud to have used Garton for my late partners cremation. we even was shown how to carry the coffin in a safe and correct manor in which was a great honour to do. they dont hound you for moneys like some place do. no hassle no problem. also Garton did my mum cremation 3 months before my partner. The cost for they top quality service was amazing and affordable and to all our need. a big thank you to all staff who did my mum and my partner proud. also they have a private room for you to visit your love ones and set out and pleased. amazing staff in the office and also driver n service and a big thank you to Frazer who was the best. thank you for all you have help with and defo a a company you can trust.

  • 5 Michael Collier 13th Apr 2021

    In 2002 my mother died and my father, in many ways a perfectionist, visited a number of funeral directors until settling on M Garton & Son of Hull to arrange her funeral.  It turned out to be a wise choice.  Gartons listened to my father's wishes and took every effort to advise him without dictating events. Taking on the necessary arrangements without fuss yet at the same time respecting his choices. Basically carrying out his wishes and taking the pressure off him. When my father died in January 2021 at the age of 95 years, it was with this in mind that I decided to use the services of M Garton & Son once again.  I was an only child and my father had insisted on taking personal responsibility for my mother's funeral arrangements so when he himself passed away I found myself in very unfamiliar territory having never had any previous experience in arranging Death Certificates, Orders of Probate and definitely not arranging a funeral. Frazer, of M Garton & Son was able to assist me with the type of service, a choice of caskets, floral arrangements, transport, dates, times, costs, the order of service, the music to be played at the service, selecting someone suitable to perform the service at the crematorium, whilst keeping me updated as to the progress of events and checking that I was happy with how things were going. The funeral service was very moving with the casket arriving covered in a Coldstream Guards drape, covered in turn with a beautiful spray of flowers (arranged by Gartons) and my father's old army beret. The Last Post and Reveille at the end of the service was both very special and very moving.  Gartons subsequently collected my father's ashes and made arrangements with the necessary people to amend the wording on the kerbstone at the plot where my father's ashes were to be laid to rest with my mother's remains.  As an only child it was left to me alone to settle my father's estate and organise his funeral. Whilst I'm still dealing with my father's estate, which has been the source of considerable stress, I'm thankful in the knowledge that at least Gartons were able to relieve me of much of the pressure relating to the funeral. I can say that every member of staff I have had contact with have made me feel like their only customer, demonstrating breathtaking patience and care. Many thanks Michael COLLIER (64 years)

  • 5 Chris Morrell 9th Apr 2021

    We have used Gartons a number of times over the years. Most recently for my mother’s funeral. Lee supported us through the whole process and I can honestly say he and all the team at Gartons made the process completely stress free, which given the circumstances was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend 

  • 5 Joanne Archer 7th Apr 2021

    In what has been a very difficult and emotional time planning my husbands funeral Garton's was very kind and compassionate Lee was especially helpful in guiding me and the care and respect they showed my late husband was exceptional i would highly recommend them

  • 5 Brian Lawrence 31st Mar 2021

    From the first initial contact with Lee to the actual funeral with Frazer every aspect of my father's funeral was handled with friendly dignity and respect. Nothing was too much trouble even designing special rugby league service cards with the colours of my father's favourite team.

  • 5 Pauline Haigh 10th Mar 2021

    From start to finish everything ran smoothly. Because of COVID things were organised over the phone and we were called regularly with updates.On the day everything we requested was in place. The service which was carried out by a celebrant- who Gartons organised ran perfectly. I would recommend Gartons without hesitation.

  • 5 Gina Ingham 9th Mar 2021

    Lee and his colleagues where kind and courteous throughout. Nothing is too much trouble.

  • 5 Julie McCue 8th Mar 2021

    They were so understanding, talked us through every step with respect for my elderly father who was very sad and couldn’t seem to grasp what was going on around him.

  • 5 Steve Cawkwell 8th Mar 2021

    After the recent death of our father we needed professional help and guidance to arrange his funeral.  M. Garton & Son and in particular Lee, offered us that and more.  Their compassion and expertise helped us through a very difficult time.

  • 5 Amanda Read 15th Feb 2021

    With Covid things were done mostly over the telephone but Lee was exceptional in keeping me updated with the funeral arrangements and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you to the team who made a sad time more bearable.

  • 5 Andrew Hillaby 2nd Feb 2021

    From my initial contact, with Eric at the Hessle Road branch, to the end of the funeral service it was excellent. Nothing was to much trouble and each and everyone of the team I spoke with over the phone and face to face, whilst arranging different aspects of the funeral, was so sympathetic and empathised with me. The flowers were of the highest quality, as were the order of service cards and again the family truly appreciated them. I fully recommend the service being streamed also, because those who could not attend commented on how good it was for visual and audio clarity. For such a sad loss in our lives, it was so comforting to have M Garton & Son help me arrange the funeral, which allowed myself and the family to grieve knowing my mum was in such caring hands. Once again I would like to thank M Garton & Son for everything.

  • 5 Rebecca Creer 2nd Feb 2021

    Lee was great, informative, empathetic and easy to talk to and nothing was a problem. Lee did all the thinking for us which was so appreciated when you have so many other things on your mind. Lee made sure that my deceased Aunty was always treated and spoken of respectfully and compassionately ,even making sure a beautiful rose was left with her and the rest of the flowers shared with the family and friends to remember her. Everything you need plus the little touches that make the funeral as special as the person you are saying goodbye to.

  • 5 Paul Waller 2nd Feb 2021

    From the first phone call instructing Gartons in Hull, we were treat with compassion, and understanding. Lee provided practical advice and completely took over the arrangements for order of service, music and other issues surrounding mums funeral and cremation. quite honestly we could have gone elsewhere and probably paid less, but with this level of attention to detail and service, the phrase 'you get what you pay for' is never more true in this case. Gartons were worth every penny of the agreed price in terms of both the service they provided, and their professional approach. Thanks to Lee and the whole team for making what should have been an extremely sad time, more bearable by dealing with and arranging the ancilliary details that we would have struggled with.

  • 5 Rob Marshall 15th Jan 2021

    Gartons have organised the funerals for both our parents 5 years apart. As a Church of England priest I have worked with this industry for over 35 years and I would like to pay tribute to Gartons for their professionalism and effectiveness in dealing with our Father's death in December 2020 at the peak of the 2020 COVID pandemic. Options were of course limited but they managed to ensure that our wishes were all taken care of and everyone was hugely impressed. The invoice at the end of the process was extremely reasonable, all costs were visible and there were no surprises. Thank you.

  • 5 Claire Grindell 1st Jan 2021

    Garton’s Funeral Directors did such a wonderful job in helping and advising my family with such an upsetting moment in our lives. They were thoughtful, caring and very patient with my family when helping us plan a service that was perfect for my dad. A huge thank you to everyone and in particular to Lee, who made every special moment and stage of grief much easier for us to cope with, individually and as a family. Garton’s helped us make a perfect farewell memory of my dad. I will always be grateful for their wonderful service leading up to the funeral and afterwards.

  • 5 Nel Tomlinson 16th Dec 2020

    FANTASTIC. M. Garton & Son really know how to deliver exceptional customer service. Extremely empathic, highly professional and personable. These guys bent over backwards to meet our (at times extraordinary!) needs. Sadly, my dear Dad passed away in Hull, on 18 July 2020. I live in Australia and due to Covid-19 restrictions I was neither able to be with him whilst he passed, nor attend the funeral. However, upon calling M Garton & Son, my first contact was with Lee who immediately made me feel at ease, explained these uncharted waters to me and ensured that I was a part of the process every step of the way. Soon, a Facetime chat was arranged with my brother and together we were able to plan the service and make such important decisions. In spite of the time difference, I felt able to call the team at any time and even arranged a viewing via Facetime. Upon learning my Dad's West African background, the team immediately mentioned Reverend Bagshawe who had links with Freetown and actually knew my dad. From Australia, we were able to participate in the eulogies and view the funeral service via a webcast, all with the help of Lee, Fraser, Eric, Garth and so many others of the amazing M. Garton & Son Team at Hessle Road. I would strongly urge you to give them a call to experience at first hand these incredible funeral directors. Helen Tomlinson

  • 5 Christine Cockin 9th Dec 2020

    Very friendly, helpful and understanding funeral directors. Everything went well. 10/10 from us.

  • 5 Julie Hulbert 1st Dec 2020

    Garton's were extremely thorough and professional throughout the planning of my mother's funeral. At such an upsetting time for our family, Garton's showed sensitivity and really helped us to fulfil our wishes to give mum the funeral she deserved, especially during these restrictive times. They guided us through each step and nothing was too much trouble. I have no hesitation in recommending Garton's services.

  • 5 Julie Smith 1st Dec 2020

    The staff were all very good, particularly Lee who was helpful and have us breathing space in an emotional situation.

  • 5 Karl Gawthorpe 1st Dec 2020

    Excellent service well looked after definitely recommended

  • 5 Janet Brown 1st Dec 2020

    I would like to express my sincere thanks to Lee and his team for their kind support in arranging the funeral for my dear husband after his sudden death in H.R.I. My family and I were so grateful for their advice at this stressful time. To see him in The Chapel of Rest was a great comfort and the service at the crematorium went well despite the restrictions. It is currently especially difficult due to covid-19 and numbers of people who could attend the service was severely limited. So I was very pleased to be offered the webcast link enabling family and friends to at least see the service online. I would definitely use Gartons again as we have used their services in 2004 for the funeral of our father and again in 2011 for our mother.

  • 5 Rob Taylor 27th Nov 2020

    From start to finish Gartons were not only incredibly professional but also provided us with a fantastic level of support during the most challenging time in my life.  I cannot thank Gartons enough for this support and would wholeheartedly recommend them for the service and support they provided. 

  • 5 Kirsten Branigan 27th Nov 2020

    We are not from Hull and didn't know where to go to arrange a funeral. We contacted M Garton & Son and couldn't be happier with the support they provided us with. They kept in contact throughout, accepted last minutes changes and were a pleasure to work with at such a difficult time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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819 Hessle Road
Hull
Kingston upon Hull
HU4 6QF

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Latest Verified Reviews

Antony Smith 12th May 2021

This has been the worst moment of our lives, losing our father so sudden. During the grieving process we were slightly worried on how we were going to organise the funeral & at the time it’s the last thing on your mind, however...we needn’t have worried Lee & the team were absolutely fantastic, they took all that worry away & did everything for us, very impressed as we are hard to please! Thank you Garton & Sons for helping us to get through this very difficult time. Antony, Christopher & both our families.

Trudie Hilliard 2nd May 2021

Sadly our family lost a very dear loved one 3 Weeks ago but we knew that as a family we wanted the only the best for our loved one so that's why we choose Garton's. After speaking to Eric I knew that my dad was in safe hands and with Eric's guidance dad's last journey was done with dignity and respect. We as a family could not thank Eric and all at Garton's enough for all they did for us but mainly for dad.

Gary Hart 30th Apr 2021

The staff were very very understanding and talked us through everything keep in touch by email also and telephone. help with questions and listen to our needs. the cars was perfect nice n clean n comfy. all the service was rung so lovely was proud to have used Garton for my late partners cremation. we even was shown how to carry the coffin in a safe and correct manor in which was a great honour to do. they dont hound you for moneys like some place do. no hassle no problem. also Garton did my mum cremation 3 months before my partner. The cost for they top quality service was amazing and affordable and to all our need. a big thank you to all staff who did my mum and my partner proud. also they have a private room for you to visit your love ones and set out and pleased. amazing staff in the office and also driver n service and a big thank you to Frazer who was the best. thank you for all you have help with and defo a a company you can trust.

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