Entries by John G Hogg

SAIF Launches End of Life Campaign

Increasingly, funeral directors across the country are urging people to break the taboo and discuss with family and friends the difficult subject of their own end of life care. For many people this is a subject to be put off as long as possible, but as many funeral directors know from personal experience, this can […]

John G Hogg Praised for help given to Sunderland families

John G Hogg Funeral Directors is proud to announce that we have been nominated for the prestigious Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards. Being recognised by our local community is something that is especially important to us as we continue to work side by side with people going through an incredibly difficult moment in their lives. […]

The Fair Funerals Pledge

Promoting the Pledge The Fair Funerals Pledge is a nationwide scheme designed to reduce the financial impact that a funeral can have on families up and down the country. Funeral poverty is affecting more and more people, and has increased by 50% over the past five years. What is the Fair Funerals Pledge? The Fair […]

Alternative Funerals

When a family member or loved dies it leads to a decision about how best to lay that person to their final resting place, a decision that involves the whole family’s wishes and normally involves a traditional burial or cremation service. However, that’s not the only solution out there; in fact there are a number […]

More than 100 Bodies Uncovered in the Ganges

Residents near the village of Pariyar in Uttar Pradesh were stunned when over 100 bodies surfaced in one of the tributaries leading to the Ganges river in January this year. The mostly decomposed skeletons were “uncovered” following a drop in the water level of the river which revealed the corpses, some of which were half-burnt […]

Unusual Burial Sites – The Old Jewish Cemetery – Prague

One of the more curious tourist attractions in Prague is the Old Jewish Cemetery in the Josefov part of the city, which was founded in the 15th century and closed for burials in 1787. As the final resting place of over 100’000 people going back more than 500 years, there is certainly a story to […]

What are coffins made of?

We live in an environmentally conscious society. It is common to enquire about the effect on the environment. Coffin manufacture is no exception. We hope the following points will be of reassurance. Who actually makes the coffins? We use a specialist manufacturer J C Atkinson, who specialise in making environmentally friendly coffins for the funeral […]

Sunderland funeral director named among the best in the business

A FUNERAL director has been hailed for the help it gives family as they say their final goodbyes. John G Hogg Family Funeral Directors has been voted Funeral Planner of the Year for the North East England region in the annual awards. The Sunderland firm was named the best medium-sized firm in the prestigious awards, […]

Fund Raising

John G Hogg, Paul Hodgson did a sky dive with the red devils team in 2011 in aid of Help For Heroes and raised a total of £3268. Show your support by watching their Youtube Video