Co-op Funeralcare, Houghton-Le-Spring

157 reviews

Co-op Funeralcare, Houghton-Le-Spring is an ethical and member owned funeral director, serving bereaved families in Houghton-Le-Spring and the surrounding area with care, respect and clarity.

Latest Verified Reviews

Sylvia Moran 26th Feb 2024

Very understanding and nothing was too much trouble excellent care

Sandra Kavanagh 26th Feb 2024

Thank you to David Simm and all the team at Houghton for making Mams final journey so lovely. We could not have asked for more and Mam and ourselves were treated with the utmost care and respect

Margaret Clayton 20th Feb 2024

Amazing service from start to finish. Totally professional, I would highly recommend.

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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

Gilpin Lodge
Hetton Road
Houghton-le-Spring
Tyne and Wear
DH5 8JL

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 0191 917 4462

About Us

Co-op Funeralcare, Houghton-Le-Spring is an ethical, member-owned funeral director in Tyne & Wear. Co-op Funeralcare is the UK’s largest funeral services provider, with a long history of proudly serving the local community. They are owned by their members and promise to always keep you at the heart of their service when helping you to arrange a funeral. You will be treated with care and respect, ensuring that you have both clarity and reassurance that every choice you make is the best one for you.

Whether your loved one wanted a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary celebration of life, Co-op Funeralcare, Houghton-Le-Spring can help you plan the perfect goodbye. You can choose from a wide range of coffins, from traditional woods to eco-friendly alternatives such as bamboo, wicker or even cardboard.

Their Houghton-Le-Spring funeral home can provide a wide choice of funeral vehicles, from traditional hearses and limousines, to a horse and carriage. The Co-operative work with the country's largest florist, meaning that every kind of floral tribute will be available to you.

As well as providing funeral services in Houghton-Le-Spring, Co-op Funeralcare, Houghton-Le-Spring take a positive, active role in the community, giving back to those in the local area through support programs and outreach to other local businesses. Community is at the heart of every Co-operative branch.

During weekdays, Co-op Funeralcare, Houghton-Le-Spring in Tyne & Wear is open from 09:00 - 17:00. If you need help outside of these hours, there is a 24-hour phone service you can call. Visiting hours on the weekend can also be arranged by appointment.

Telephone Co-op Funeralcare, Houghton-Le-Spring today to find out more about the services they provide, and begin arranging the perfect farewell for your loved one. Their team of professionals are on hand to listen, advise and guide you through all your options, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Sylvia Moran 26th Feb 2024

    Very understanding and nothing was too much trouble excellent care

  • 5 Sandra Kavanagh 26th Feb 2024

    Thank you to David Simm and all the team at Houghton for making Mams final journey so lovely. We could not have asked for more and Mam and ourselves were treated with the utmost care and respect

  • 5 Margaret Clayton 20th Feb 2024

    Amazing service from start to finish. Totally professional, I would highly recommend.

  • 5 Paula Stoves 19th Feb 2024

    Professional service.Hollie at the Houghton branch was very helpful and sincere.

  • 5 Margaret Bryant 12th Feb 2024

    Excellent service. Respectful, helpful. Good value for money. Funeral directors excellent. Cars in very good condition, drivers friendly, helpful and respectful. I would recommend.

  • 5 Brian Jones 12th Feb 2024

    During the most distressing time we found ALL of the coop staff efficient , professional and above all empathetic and caring. From the collection of our beloved friend to the burial the service was seamless- we highly recommend the coop funeral service . Thank you all 👏👏👏🙏

  • 5 Denise O'Neill 5th Feb 2024

    From beginning to end can’t fault any thing  Hollie, Lisa and David were very lovely, it was such a honour for us to have Alison as she was there for my dad, mam looked beautiful in the chapel of rest , even thought the electric went off when I went to visit her ( so funny ) the drivers were very courteous and caring . 
    Not enough words to thank you for the service you all did.

  • 5 Rob Hunter 31st Jan 2024

    The family of Dawn hunter would like to thank you all for the excellent support and guidance from all the staff and especially David Simm. Everything from meeting David with my mam right through until the funeral service has been excellent.
    Kind regards Robin hunter

  • 5 Karen Robson - Alcock 31st Jan 2024

    Thank you all for your caring respect dignity and kindness you all showed looking after my dad while in your care . You all did my dad proud on the day of his funeral thank you all once again . A lovely big thank you to Craigfor his caring support and kindness

  • 5 Bill Copeland 16th Jan 2024

    The help and advice I received was excellent. I dealt with Hollie, Lisa and David who were all so good.

  • 5 Suzanne McKenna 2nd Jan 2024

    The whole team were incredibly kind, knowledgeable and supportive to all the family at a very difficult time for us all.

  • 5 Peter Wise 18th Dec 2023

    Very professional and comforting,everything made easy,lots of useful advice and guidance, recommended

  • 5 Brian Platts 5th Dec 2023

    We were looked after from start to finish!

  • 5 Judith Creaser 21st Nov 2023

    Handled with the utmost respect and care that our loved one required.
    We would like to say a big Thank you to Lisa who dealt with the Dads Funeral Arrangements and to David (both at the Houghton office), who oversaw the actual Funeral on the day. They were both so very helpful, kind,and accommodating with our requests. We could not fault their friendly professionalism.
    We would also like to Thank everyone from the 2 gentlemen that came to the house the
    evening of his passing, to the team at Washington,who took care of him whilst in their care.
    Our Thanks also go to John Wilmott who helped put together Dads Ulogy and who oversaw the Service at Durham Crematorium.
    So on behalf of myself, Mam, brother & all our immediate family , Thank you, just THANK YOU.

  • 5 Sheila Johnston 14th Nov 2023

    Amazing and caring service from beginning to end

  • 5 David Harrison 13th Nov 2023

    Despite my father having a pre-arranged funeral plan in place we received a great deal of support and advice during this difficult time. We were kept informed of all the necessary arrangements to get my father into the chapel of rest and advice on what documentation was required and how to get it.
    Arrangements were made for the church service and the burial leaving the family time to make our own personal arrangements regarding the service content and funeral attendance etc. We were contacted regularly to check everything was ok and the funeral itself went exactly as planned. Thank you to David and his team for their support in the lead up to and on the day of the funeral itself. After support was offered and we only need to call if this is required. We could not have asked for more.

  • 5 Paul Hudson 13th Nov 2023

    Exceptional professional service with a personal touch.  A high degree of sensitivity and attention to what matters displayed at all time.  At a stressful time the team removed stress where they could.

  • 5 Susann Howlett 16th Oct 2023

    Can’t rate the service we received high enough,David was fantastic from the  beginning even after the funeral he was in touch to see how we were ,They were very attentive and respectful and couldn’t help you enough they made the awful process even more bearable and Maria who preformed the service was outstanding with her attention to detail and background research.For the one process that no one wants to do they have made it easy with respect and dignity for our loved one 

  • 5 Brian Lintott 12th Oct 2023

    Thankyou so much for your excellent service at such a sad time.

  • 5 Nigel Buckley 9th Oct 2023

    A very caring and very professional company. Very helpful and there for us every step of the way.

  • 4 Colin Thompson 25th Sep 2023

    Very professional from start to finish made sure everyone in main car was relaxed the best they could be apart from mistake with one of the music requests it was a very good send off

  • 5 Les Doyle 25th Sep 2023

    David was amazing and dealt with us as a family with a heart felt touch and would highly recommend your service to everyone

  • 5 Angela Chaftney 25th Sep 2023

    Excellent and caring service from all staff

  • 5 Sally Cooper 11th Sep 2023

    Excellent support received by the Houghton team, David, Holly and Lisa. Beautiful service received in memory of my beautiful Mum. Thanks so much to you all for everything. 

  • 5 Graeme Young 30th Aug 2023

    Brilliant service from start to finish,every little detail sorted so professionally,could praise enough.

Address
Gilpin Lodge
Hetton Road
Houghton-le-Spring
Tyne and Wear
DH5 8JL

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Sylvia Moran 26th Feb 2024

Very understanding and nothing was too much trouble excellent care

Sandra Kavanagh 26th Feb 2024

Thank you to David Simm and all the team at Houghton for making Mams final journey so lovely. We could not have asked for more and Mam and ourselves were treated with the utmost care and respect

Margaret Clayton 20th Feb 2024

Amazing service from start to finish. Totally professional, I would highly recommend.

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