Gateshead & Felling Funeral Directors

Funeral Plans

Funeral Plans – Golden Leaves

are a very simple way to arrange and pay for your own funeral

At some point in our lives we or someone close to us have had to deal with the death of a loved one.
From these experiences we can recall how difficult it was to even function normally or how to think clearly. How we could have done things differently and how stressful it was for you and the family. Where do we even begin to make arrangements for the funeral?

A Funeral Plan takes away the burden, all the organization is in one telephone call to our Funeral Director who helped you draw up the plan.
We take out insurance, we put money aside, and we make out wills, so why not make a Funeral Plan part of your provision.
To accompany your Funeral Plan we can help you draw up a Will that is solely for the funeral and this is attached to the Funeral Plan so that all of your wishes are met.
Please feel free to get in touch and can discuss all the Funeral Plan options from the music you would like to your final resting place.
The Rising Cost of Funerals
Over the years the cost of funerals has increased well above the normal levels of inflation and this is likely to continue.
An average funeral costing just £1500 ten years ago would cost nearer £3,300 today. It is impossible to say what that cost might be in five or ten more years’ time.
We recommend Golden Leaves Funeral Plans; they have a long standing service record and have the flexibility in plan choice to suit all requirements.

Golden Leaves Guarantee of Trust

Peace of Mind
A Golden Leaves funeral plan will give you the peace of mind of knowing your affairs are in
safe hands, your funeral details are planned and well managed, and its costs have been covered at today’s prices.

Your acceptance is guaranteed
there is no age limit to securing a pre-paid plan with Golden Leaves and no medical tests or declarations of good health. This is a funeral plan not an insurance policy. Securities of Funds for your funeral plan are held securely in an independently managed Trust. Merrill Lynch and Citi-Quilter are tasked to manage stable long term growth, specifically to cover the increasing cost of funeral services.

Your chosen plan is secured.
You choose from a selection of suggested funeral plans and can tailor your choice to suit specific needs. The details are then secured until they are ultimately required and your wishes are respected with care and dignity.

Available throughout Europe
Golden Leaves funeral plans provide for UK residents as well as expatriates who choose to live and travel abroad. Our services are available throughout Europe and other selected countries.

Recognition and association
Golden Leaves funeral plans is a founder member of the National Association for Pre-paid Funeral Plans and is a registered provider with the Funeral Planning Authority. Golden Leaves Funeral Plans conform to the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001.


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Arranging a funeral we can advise and help with the following

  • When a death occurs
  • How to register a death
  • Funeral arrangements
  • Planning for the day
  • What happens after the funeral?
  • Paying for the funeral

Murray Memorials Designed With You in Mind
Every aspect of your memorial purchase, from your initial enquiry through to the final stage of
fixing, is overseen by our own staff. This ensures that we offer you a complete and worry-free
memorial service.

A full design and consultation service for unique, custom or exclusive memorials are available,
together with an extensive range of popular designs. Our drawing office can produce computer generated layouts for your inscription and personalised design, for your approval.
We offer the highest quality memorials and materials together with beautiful designs.

Our fixing is over and above the requirement for our industry and we
guarantee the stability of all of our memorials.

On the Murray Memorial website, you can see for yourself the work we have done.

Visit us at one of our THREE branches, Gateshead, Consett and Sunderland

Request a Brochure or a Home Visit 01915641937

We have completed work for

Her Majesty the Queen
The Duke of Northumberland:
Lady Elsie Robson:
National Health Service
Various Charities, Associations and Societies.
The Lord Lieutenant,
The RS Surtees Society,
Friends of Ropery Lane Cemetery at Chester-le-Street
(Children’s Memorial for over Four Thousand Children and Babies buried in this cemetery – Stairway to Heaven)
The British Legion

We have repaired over Five Thousand memorials for Local Authorities badly fixed by other masons

We Are Award Winning Memorial Masons