Known throughout our local communities for the highest standards of compassionate care

When you place your trust in Gary Staker you can expect the highest standards of professionalism, and a truly distinct service. The role of your local funeral director is to ease the stress and burden of decision-making, to listen carefully so that we may offer you expert guidance and provide you with a single point of contact who is always on hand to ease any worries or uncertainty with compassion and practical help.

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Gary Staker

Funeral Director

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Kim Ramshaw

Funeral Director

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Janet Smith

Administrator

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Rhys Wait

Funeral Operative

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Monkseaton

Gary Staker,
Funeral Director

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Janet Smith,
Funeral Director

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The Hierarchy of Grief

When we meet someone recently bereaved, we subconsciously apply an invisible, unspoken hierarchy to the deceased. We actually place different values or priorities to people when they die. In this blog, managing director James Morris, shares his experiences. The...

Ashes to Ashes

Cremation is increasingly favoured over burial in the UK. And in a post Covid world, the significance of what to do with the ashes of a loved one becomes increasingly important. MD James Morris explains why. Our memory is just one of the things that makes us uniquely...