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More Sunderland families choose
John G Hogg than other Funeral Director

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More than 99% of people who used John G Hogg
rated the professionalism of staff as Excellent

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Winners of ‘Funeral Planner of the Year’ for
our dedication and commitment to the community

Bereavement

Losing someone you care about is one of life’s most difficult experiences. There are no easy answers or shortcuts for a bereaved family in trying to come to terms with their grief. Every situation is unique and people react in very different ways.

At John G Hogg, we believe we have an important responsibility to care for our families, not just by offering support during the funeral, but also through the difficult days that may follow. Mourning is an important part of bereavement and involves rituals like funerals, wakes and anniversary celebrations, which help to add structure to an otherwise chaotic and confusing time.

It allows us to say goodbye. Watching your loved one’s burial or scattering their ashes is a way of starting to come to terms with what has happened. This is an incredibly hard time to live through and often the funeral marks an important part of the grieving process.

Grief, although normal, can manifest in a huge range of unexpected ways. Some people get angry, some people withdraw further into themselves and some people become completely numb. Sometimes, grief can turn into something more serious – like depression. We have a very helpful brochure called “Now What?” which highlights some very common feelings and emotions you may go through.

To request a “Now What?” brochure, please call into any of our offices or call us on (0191) 514 2744.

For more information you can also visit Cruse Bereavement Care or NHS Bereavement Support.

What Our Families Say Of Us

I would like to say a massive thank you for your help and kindness to which you showed to me and the family on the loss of Ron. Everything was very organised and done with the utmost care and professionalism. Every detail was superb, the whole team made a very difficult and emotional time much easier to manage. Once again many thanks to everyone for the respect, dignity and caring shown to our much loved dad Ron
Lesley, Karen and Pauline Capper
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Our Pledge

“Many of us at John G Hogg have unfortunately been where you are right now. We have lost people who have been close family members and dear friends. It is inevitable that at some point in our lives we will all experience the hurt, pain and distress of losing someone we love and care for.

"We are here to help, support and guide you and your family through this sad and difficult time. We take away some of the burden that bereavement can leave behind, and allow you to grieve with your family, while we carry out the funeral arrangements for your loved one.”

John G Hogg

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