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

Darren Mennell 26th Sep 2021

Can not thank every member of Gartons enough for their true professionalism in dealing with the death of our mum, every phone call and question was dealt with with the utmost respect and every little detail of our requests on the day of the funeral had clearly been listened to and followed through to the last detail , it was a sad occasion but made slightly easier by how compassionate and respectful every member of staff we dealt with was with us , thankyou so much 

Sean Patrick 24th Sep 2021

Handled an obviously difficult time for us in a friendly, caring manner and took the time to clearly explain everything to us and for us to have the service we wanted, excellent work all round.

Johnathan Bolland 24th Sep 2021

Efficient, compassionate and understanding. Did everything that was asked in a quiet and dignified fashion.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

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 Darren Mennell 26th Sep 2021

    Can not thank every member of Gartons enough for their true professionalism in dealing with the death of our mum, every phone call and question was dealt with with the utmost respect and every little detail of our requests on the day of the funeral had clearly been listened to and followed through to the last detail , it was a sad occasion but made slightly easier by how compassionate and respectful every member of staff we dealt with was with us , thankyou so much 

  • 5 Sean Patrick 24th Sep 2021

    Handled an obviously difficult time for us in a friendly, caring manner and took the time to clearly explain everything to us and for us to have the service we wanted, excellent work all round.

  • 5 Johnathan Bolland 24th Sep 2021

    Efficient, compassionate and understanding. Did everything that was asked in a quiet and dignified fashion.

  • 5 Lisa Thirkettle 16th Sep 2021

    The organisation , support and management on the day was excellent. We really appreciated the calm and easy way our lead up and the day itself was managed be everyone involved. Many thanks to all your kindness.

  • 5 Andrew Brown 13th Sep 2021

    M Garton & Sons were really helpful with sorting our dads funeral, especially Lee for whom nothing was too much trouble. The service taken by Rachel Mellors and the way it was handled from start to finish was first class and we thank them for their professionalism and support during a really difficult time for our family. Highly recommended

  • 5 Jane Bennett 31st Aug 2021

    Eric and his team at Gartons  were absolutely amazing they made such a heartbreaking time so much easier. Eric went above and beyond to help us and was with us every step of the way. A totally amazing team of true gentlemen. I honestly can not thank them enough for all the help and guidance I received. Thank you all again for all your help, a truly professional team who excel themselves.

  • 5 Michael Saunders 14th Jul 2021

    From start to finish Lee and everyone else at M Garton & Son Funeral Directors have been helpful and compassionate and nothing along the way was too much trouble for them. They dealt with everything in an dignified, professional manor and kept us informed and explained everything that was happening along the way.

  • 5 Melanie Howland 10th Jul 2021

    I cannot recommend Garton’s enough. My Dad was a very dignified gentleman and he was treat with the dignity he deserved whilst in their care. I was able to visit my Dad whenever I wanted and nothing was too much trouble, I was even able to  spend time with him on the morning of his funeral. Lee predominately looked after my Dad, along with Eric and Fraser and I was deeply comforted by the service they provided to both my Dad and myself at what is a very sad, difficult time.

  • 5 James Bolton 4th Jun 2021

    In the difficult circumstances following a family bereavement I feel that we were lucky to have experienced the considerate and quietly competent service of M Garton & Son. From the first call after my father’s death that saw his body collected with respect and dignity on a Sunday evening to the drive back home after his funeral I felt supported by Lee and all of his colleagues that I dealt with. I was never made to feel that any of our questions were stupid ones, though they must hear them many times a day, and was reassured throughout what could have been a far more difficult process. Our wishes were carefully identified and followed, and the minister recommended by Lee to perform the funeral service was a perfect fit for our family. I can’t thank them enough for what they did for us, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to anyone going through the same experience. An excellent service from start to finish.

  • 5 Rebekah Jessop 1st Jun 2021

    The service was very helpful, caring and very professional,  all our needs were accommodated, Lee made us feel at ease and helped us through the difficult time of the funeral, he ensured everything was at our pace and not rushed, and he was very helpful ensuring everything was done and that we had flowers, music of our choice and others too. Gartons have always been helpful within our family and we have always gone to them when the sad time comes that we need their help 

  • 5 Penny Opray 21st May 2021

    The service from all the staff at Garton & Sons was so professional and respectful. Great communication via meetings, phone calls and emails which made this sad time stress free which was appreciated! Genuine and caring staff made us feel comfortable throughout and all requests made were listened to and carried out. The staff were not only very professional but also helped on a personal experience of feelings and put myself at ease at such a difficult time (Thanks Frazier!) They provided us with the order service which was communicated promptly and the outcome was great. Thanks to Lee and the team for your service and kind words  (yet again)  As a family we would highly recommend to anyone. We would give you more than 5 stars if we could!!!!  Thanks so much.  Michelle, Penny & family 

  • 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.

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
819 Hessle Road
Hull
Kingston upon Hull
HU4 6QF

Latest Verified Reviews

Darren Mennell 26th Sep 2021

Can not thank every member of Gartons enough for their true professionalism in dealing with the death of our mum, every phone call and question was dealt with with the utmost respect and every little detail of our requests on the day of the funeral had clearly been listened to and followed through to the last detail , it was a sad occasion but made slightly easier by how compassionate and respectful every member of staff we dealt with was with us , thankyou so much 

Sean Patrick 24th Sep 2021

Handled an obviously difficult time for us in a friendly, caring manner and took the time to clearly explain everything to us and for us to have the service we wanted, excellent work all round.

Johnathan Bolland 24th Sep 2021

Efficient, compassionate and understanding. Did everything that was asked in a quiet and dignified fashion.

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