We are one of the most respected independent family funeral directors with a history of many years of service in both Hartlepool and Middlesbrough
We are a family run local firm with a proud reputation of the caring and personal service we provide. We provide this service 24 hours a day all year round. With our experience and planning we aim to conduct the funeral of your loved one with the dignity and respect that your loved one deserves, we are dedicated professionals caring for the deceased and the bereaved family.
We understand that everyone who suffers bereavement whether it is sudden or expected, will go through all the emotions of sadness, pain, hurt and distress, along with many other feelings. There is never a “right” time for someone to pass away, when the time comes to say farewell to your loved one, it will be one of the hardest things that you will have to do. There is nothing that can prepare us for that time in our lives when we feel that we have been robbed of our love one.
We are here to help, support and guide you and your family throughout this sad and difficult time. What we aim to achieve is to take away some of the burden that bereavement can leave behind, and allow you to grieve with your family, whilst we carry out the funereal arrangements for your loved one. Together we can transform bereavement into a celebration of a unique and wonderful life.
Once you contact us to arrange the funeral of your loved one. We will either visit you at the family home or one of our private arrangement rooms within our premises, we like to offer a very personal service getting to know each family and tailoring the needs and wishes for the funeral of their loved one, just one person will look after you all the way through, and be there for you on the day of the funeral. We aim to allow you to make informed choices regarding the funeral arrangements, we won’t hurry you we are good listeners, we may also be able to suggest some little touches you had not thought about, we like to bring a personal touch to even the simplest funeral and provide good value for money. We aim to provide and create a meaningful and memorable funeral ceremony.
Why choose us
There are certain times in a person’s life which are marked by special ceremonies.
These ceremonies define who we are and our standing within our community.
One of those ceremonies is unfortunately a funeral as all people are born so must they pass.
The standard of funeral that a person picks is a very personal thing that
covers both their wishes and counter balances the incurred costs.
Joel D Kerr can create that balance of personal wishes and cost that ensures
that you or your loved one will get the very best service that we can supply.
Did You Know?
Joel D Kerr funeral services is a multi award winning service, due to our consistent service to our customers.
Joel D Kerr funeral services won the community category at the 2006 Hartlepool Business Awards for their part in helping to raise £140,000 for the Hartlepool and District Hospice.
Joel D Kerr Funeral Services won the Golden Charter Funeral Planner of the year award 2011.
Joel Kerr National President of SAIF 2011-2012
The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) is a trade association whose members are all independent funeral directors. The funeral service they offer is not part of a national or international conglomerate or chain, but is privately owned and managed. In fact, a large proportion of our members’ funeral homes have been run by the same family for generations.
Independent funeral directors are known for their high standard of service and a caring, traditional approach to their local communities, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. By choosing a SAIF member when the need arises, you are assured of a trusted and caring professional who is dedicated to serving the needs of the community. SAIF Members must adhere to a strict Code of Practice.