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Tynedale Family Funeral Directors

Welcome to Tynedale Family Funeral Directors. Owned and ran by local husband and wife team Mark and Diane Cook, with their dedicated staff, who’s only aim is to provide the perfect funeral.

Before we arrange the funeral, we take into account all of your special requests and requirements and provide you with a accurate cost for the arrangements, to ensure you are happy with the commitment you are about to undertake.

Our aim at Tynedale’s is to provide our families with a genuine, honest, dignified and respectful funeral for their loved ones.

We understand families have different needs and endeavor to fulfill our commitment to you.

South Shields
Stanhope Road South Shields NE33 4TB
0191 455 0904
Full Transport Facilities
Our own fleet of vehicles
0191 455 0904
Prince Consort Road Hebburn NE31 1BE
0191 428 1018
Our Dedicated Team
Professional highly trained staff. Companionate and respectful
0191 455 0904
70 Ellison Street Jarrow NE32 3HX
0191 489 0717




A direct cremation is an unattended cremation without a funeral service at South Shields Crematorium

South Shields Branch – Funeral without a Ceremony Plan Detailed Breakdown

Simple Farewell



A service for families wanting to attend a very simple funeral at the crematorium or the graveside

South Shields Branch – Funeral without a Ceremony Plan Detailed Breakdown

Traditional Farewell



Includes Our professional fees, Dr’s Fees, Cremation fee, Humanist Minister, Mercedes Hearse, One Limousine, Use of Chapels of rest with viewing, Bearers, Penshaw Coffin

South Shields Branch – Funeral without a Ceremony Plan Detailed Breakdown

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Arranging a Funeral

All you need to know when arranging a funeral with links to external authorities

Funeral Plans

Plan you funeral in advance with our range of funeral options


After losing my dad on the 3rd/08/2021 I couldn’t fault the service and expertise of Tynedale Family Funeral Directors LTD. From the moment I went to Tynedale South Shields to the moment Mark called to make arrangements at my Mams house his approach and caring manner was more than *****star. Making us both feel at ease under the worst experience of our lives. Planning a funeral for a loved one is always going to be heartbreaking but with Mark and his caring manner it was so much easier than I was preparing myself for. Once plans where in place and my dad was in the chapel of rest with his own room where we could visit and take dads personal picture frames aftershave and belongings it felt so homely. There was a lovely dresser and chairs in the room we played music and felt relaxed. When we arrived to visit and Diane welcomed us in her smile and caring nature put us at ease straight away. Alongside all other staff very friendly people. We got to bring dad home the day before his funeral to spend the last 24hrs with his family and he looked amazing and our home felt like home again. Dads funeral wasn’t until the 20th/08/2021 but he looked as good as the 1st day we saw him. The funeral was 100% alongside planning and service from Mark & Diane couldn’t have done us anymore proud. Also we got flowers from Joanne and they where beautiful. Thank You to you all. Keep up you dedication that you all have towards your customers and you business * * * * * STAR all round Gillian

Gillian Patterson

Having dealt with Tynedale previously I didn’t hesitate to use them again. From the moment I contacted Mark I was guided with the utmost efficiency, respect and compassion, and provided with a gentle, respectful and dignified approach in dealing with the sudden death of my beloved brother. A beautiful and respectful funeral was provided, befitting of our loved one, mourners commented what a beautiful service and respectful arrangements. A credit to their profession and I would highly recommend them to others without hesitation.

Linda Mather

Lead Developer, Automattic Inc

Brilliant service and professional throughout. I would highly recommend. The staff are friendly and make this heartbreaking time a smooth process.

Asley Gardener

Store Manager, Walmart Inc

I recently lost my mam and used Tynedale (South Shields). From start to finish they were so friendly, caring and professional. Darren our funeral director was just amazing and really helped make my mams day perfect for us all. Visiting my mam at the chaple of rest was a very peaceful comforting experience they helped make my mam look so beautiful and peaceful and the rooms they have are lovely. I’ll be forever grateful to them all for the support they have given me and my family at this difficult time. Thank you to everyone at Tynedale. Jemma and family.

Jemma Daniels

Absolutely fantastic service, Tynedale have arranged 2 Funerals in a fortnight and both were carried out impeccably. I hope I never need funeral services again, but if I do it would be Tynedale every time. Thank you so much

Kevin Scott

Sadly my beloved mother in law passed away , and I without hesitation contacted Tynedale Family Funeral Directors to organise and guide me through the funeral process, as they had done so previously for my late father in law. Yet again from the moment I contacted Mark, Diane, Gill and their team, I was guided with the utmost efficiency and compassion through this delicate and complex process, made even more difficult by the current pandemic. Their gentle, respectful and dignified approach , coupled with an accommodating attitude, helped our family to create a beautiful and bespoke funeral that was befitting of our loved one. Every single member of this incredible team are a credit to their profession and I would recommend them whole heartedly to others without hesitation.

Richard Patterson

From start to finish Tynedale were friendly, professional and sympathetic to our needs. We were constantly kept in the loop about everything and every person we spoke to had such lovely mannerisms and we were always reminded that anything we wanted to just ask. Everything was perfect given the circumstances and we would highly recommend Tynedale to anyone. It is a family run business and this really showed in the way they dealt with everything so sympathetically.Thank you.

Tanya Abid

What an amazing, personal, caring, professional company.
To leave a loved one in the care of Mark, Diane and the amazing staff at Tynedales was never a worry, they looked after my dad like family.
So much care and respect shown and every detail was covered to perfection.
Thank you all so much for your amazing service I would certainly recommend you to anyone.

Deborah Roberts

One of the most horrendous days of my life needing to ring funeral directors for my amazing Mam . I rang two other Directors then on the third it was Tynedale spoke to gill, just instantly knew this was the family company we needed to go with to look after my amazing Mam . The Who team was so professional for the whole time over 3 weeks supporting myself so that meant I could support my dad and brother . Every one in the company team was fantastic Mark Gill Dianne was at hand any times totally taking the time I needed never knew what to do totally guided for the 3 weeks thank you xxx

Jayne Smithwhite

Need to Arrange a Funeral?

Our 24 hour, 7 day a week, 365 days a year service provides you with comfort and security that your loved ones are in safe hands. Our total service will provide your every need and offer advice for all your questions.

We provide tailored funeral plans to your specific needs

Call us today for more information on
0191 455 0904

Please contact us for any help or advice you require. Arrangements  outside these hours can be made by contacting us.

Tynedale House

Stanhope Road
South Shields
NE33 4TB
Tel : 0191 455 0904
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 12 noon.

Victoria House

Prince Consort Road
NE31 1BE
Tel : 0191 428 1018
Monday – Friday 11.30am – 2.30pm

Palmer House

70 Ellison Street
NE32 3HX
Tel: 0191 489 0717
Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm