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Boxing Day Dip

A team of 20 from John G Hogg Funeral Directors in #Sunderland will be taking part in the ‘Boxing Day Dip’ this year in honour of their dear friend and colleague Steve Gunby who is currently receiving chemotherapy for Myeloma, and in memory of everyone the team has cared for over the years. Organised by […]

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 […]

Survey reveals that 40% of families believe themselves to be incapable of covering funeral costs without getting into debt

A study conducted by Engage Mutual has revealed that some 40% of people surveyed in the UK believe that they would not be able to cope with the costs of their funeral, with one of the biggest fears being the debt that they would incur if they could not gain access to the deceased person’s […]

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

6 Things That Make A Funeral Director Get Out Of Bed Every Morning

#1: Answering “The Call” “I didn’t choose the profession, the profession chose me.” The highest and most fulfilling experience in life can be that feeling and recognition of following your calling. This might very well be the highest level of funeral service – and those in it for revenue or trapped by family tradition are […]

Sunderland Funeral Directors has become the first in the North East to launch its own mobile App

A Sunderland funeral directors has become the first in the North East to launch its own mobile App. John G Hogg, who owns three funeral homes in the city, has just launched the new App which gives valuable help and advice on what to do in the event of a death of a loved one. […]

Talking about Death

Whether it is the classic British stiff upper lip, fear of the unknown or whether , as traditionally reserved Christian nation, it is generally not something that people in the UK like to talk about, discussing death has always been one of the great taboos of our society. It is as unavoidable as birth and […]

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

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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