Washington 01914164160
Gateshead 01914785415
Houghton Le Spring 01915847015

Although there are many things to consider after the death of a beloved member of family or friend, the following information details some of the more specific areas for consideration.

Should you feel you need any further clarification, assistance in any aspect of the funeral arrangements or indeed answers to any general questions you may have just give us a call and we’ll help in every way that we can.

Ring the Registrar office for an appointment to register the death, the local numbers are:

Washington/Sunderland 0191 5205509
Gateshead 0191 433 3000
Newcastle 0191 211 5089


Notification of death must always be registered before the funeral takes place. In England and Wales, Registration of a Death, usually by a relative of the deceased must be completed by the Registrar of Births and Deaths for the area in which the death occurred. We will advise you if you are unsure as to whether you have the authority to register the death.

If death is reported to the Coroner

Contact the Funeral Director (We will organise and help you)

You will need to provide the Registrar with the following information concerning the deceased:

  • Place and date of both their birth and death.
  • Full name.
  • Home address.
  • Marital status.
  • Occupation.
  • The date of birth, if married, of their surviving partner.
  • Maiden name and spouses full name and occupation, if applicable.
  • Whether the deceased was in reciept of a Pension or Allowance from Public Funds.

You will also need to take these with you:

  • The Medical Certificate showing the cause of death
  • The Deceased’s National Health Medical Card.
  • The Deceased’s Birth Certificate and Marriage Certificate (if applicable). These contain all the information the Registrar needs.

Get in touch

Walker and Morrell have offices in Gateshead, Houghton Le Spring and Washington. We serve families throughout the North East of England, please contact us at any of our offices to discuss how we may be of assistance.