Reviews for A.J.Gascoigne & Son Funeral Directors

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David Winship
David Winship
13:13 19 Feb 24
Outstanding professional service with a personal touch! Jeff and his team really delivered from our first meeting to the final farewell, the whole process was very sympathetic and professional with a lovely service that ran like clockwork!
MEL Jackson
MEL Jackson
20:02 15 Feb 24
What a wonderful and caring team lead by Jeff.At a time of heartbreak, we all need someone who can help us take away the stress and lead us down a path, virtually holding a hand, making sure that everything they do, is to make such a sad day one to be proud of.A very dignified and caring funeral.Thank you so much, for your kind support and professional adviceMel and family.
ray purdy
ray purdy
15:10 31 Jan 24
I would just like to say how professional and friendly Jeff and his staff have been, which was very comforting to myself and my family. The service provided was excellent, from the receptionist, planning, drivers , under-bearers and the staff serving tea and coffee.
Chloe Ross
Chloe Ross
13:37 12 Dec 23
Dani was especially amazing from start to finish. The service was perfect and i didn’t have to worry about a thing. I couldn’t have wished for a better place for my dad to go. Thank you all 🙂
Kathleen Woollett
Kathleen Woollett
17:50 14 Jul 23
Jeff and Lesley and their team were amazing organising my husband Les,s funeral. They cared and sorted everything with compassion. I didn’t have to worry about anything, I just had to lay my husband in his final resting place. The ladies who prepared and served the refreshments were the very best. I cannot fault anything from start to finish. Thank you all so much.
Anthony Pringle
Anthony Pringle
06:34 22 May 23
Jeff and his team treated my Dads funeral and all the arrangements very professionally and sympathetically making a horrible event go as well as it could would highly recommend. Thanks again
Susan Allan
Susan Allan
14:40 04 Apr 23
I would just like to say how wonderful, caring and supportive Jeff, Lesley and the team at Gascoignes have been to our family since taking care of my wonderful mum Sheila Richardson, until the day of her funeral. You have held our hands throughout this sad time and looked after our mum with such dignity and love. We all can,t thank you enough for being there for us. I know alot was decided for already due to mum being on a funeral plan which massively helped us, but on all other decisions, Jeff guided me and my sister Wendy through it all with such compassion and understanding and Lesley was always on the other side of the phone to answer anything that we required or needed help with. The funeral itself could not have gone more perfect for my mum which is the most important thing. Thank you to all the team for not just looking after our beautiful mum, but also the whole family.
Philip Robinson
Philip Robinson
20:34 09 Mar 23
Jeff and his team are all great and take all the worry and trauma out of a funeral in a calm and dignified manner. The funeral of my lovely wife Ann Robinson was perfect. Malcom Thomas led the service and delivered a beautiful eulogy, thank you everyone at A.J.Gascoigne you really are the best. The conservatory for after the funeral is perfect 2 lovely ladies serving tea and coffee with a very pleasing buffet, faultless
Julie Hogg
Julie Hogg
13:22 09 Mar 23
A huge Thank you to Gascoigne and son. A fantastic service from start to finish. Everything thought of and taken care of. Made everything really easy at such a difficult time. Can’t thank them enough. We also had the after reception in their conservatory. What a lovely spread of sandwiches and cakes. The ladies with the tea and coffee were fantastic.Highly recommend them.Thank you from all the Robinsons on the 9th March.
Harry Parkes
Harry Parkes
12:19 24 Jan 22
Julia Mckeown
Julia Mckeown
13:31 09 Nov 21
To all, would like to thank you for your services at such a sad time, it was greatly appreciated. From all the family.
Rob Hart
Rob Hart
20:32 29 Jul 21
Embarking on organising a funeral for the first time in my life was a very daunting and anxious prospect. From the very first contact with A.J. Gascoigne much of those initial feelings were greatly reduced. A very professional, person centred and sympathetic approach was experienced. All employees were brilliant but I must give huge thanks to John Stoddart. John's laidback, reassuring approach, combined with his willingness to answer any question and act on my behalf at times was hugely appreciated. Thank you to everyone at A.J. Gascoigne, a top class service all round.
Gillian Vizockie
Gillian Vizockie
19:01 26 Feb 21
From initial contact to the funeral itself Jeff and his team were professional and caring. Jeff was able to guide me through all the necessary details after the death of our mother, Margaret Heslop, with kindness and compassion.Lesley was always at the end of the phone for advice and help.Many many thanks for all the care taken with my mother.This funeral director and his team treat everyone with dignity, care and kindness at a time when you are upset and in need of good advice.Thankyou from all the family of the late Margaret Heslop.
Tracy Bilsbury
Tracy Bilsbury
15:58 19 Feb 21
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for helping and guiding us through one of the toughest times we have ever had. You have all given us great support with your friendliness and professionalism, you have been caring, respectful and made everything so personal, we could not have asked for more. We believe if Barry could have chosen his own send off this would have been what he would have chosen, especially the black and white coffin. Being able to come and sit with Barry and say our final farewells meant a lot to us all. Thank you for taking care of him until he made his last journey.With deepest gratitude Marj, Keith, Tracy and Stanley.
Mike Sadler
Mike Sadler
15:06 18 Feb 21
Jeff and his team are very professional and a credit to their profession. They make a difficult time easier by guiding one through the process and, with their many years of experience, advise and suggest effective remedies where issues arise.
Ashleigh Dunning
Ashleigh Dunning
11:56 14 Feb 21
We would just to thank A.J. Gascoigne & Son for their professionalism and kindness when organising the funeral of Shirley Dunning. All of the Dunning family really appreciate everything that you did during this hard time.
Margaret Straughan
Margaret Straughan
15:38 30 Jan 21
Thank you for the kind and dignified way you cared for our beloved son Tony. It was very helpful to have someone guide us through in the these difficult times and the support given was very professional and heartfelt.
john bradley
john bradley
17:14 25 Sep 20
2 weeks agoI would like to thank everyone at Gascoignes who helped me get through a very difficult time after losing my long term friend, John Bradley. At times like these support is greatly needed and everyone at Gascoignes arranged everything calmly and smoothly giving advice and help all the way through. Their continued support throughout the day was immensely helpful as everything was done in a very caring manner.
Jean Clyde
Jean Clyde
15:14 25 Aug 20
Thank you to Jeff and Lesley for their kindness and support at such a difficult time for myself and my daughters and for helping us to put together a memorable send-off for my mum which I hope did her proud. Jeff's dad Alan had handled my dad's funeral back in 2002 and it was an easy choice to return to the Gascoigne family. This time, for my mum, a repatriation back to the North East was involved and this was organised smoothly and efficiently by Jeff. Nothing was too much trouble and Jeff or Lesley were always on the end of the phone for me long distance and then there to support me at Woodhorn. Heartfelt thanks and I have no hesitation in recommending your services. Thank you.
Dawn Mckenna
Dawn Mckenna
10:31 20 Jun 20
Thank you to all at gascoign's for the kind and dignified way you cared for our lovely dad.Made our sad loss a bit easier to deal with.Best regardsMcEnaney family.
Susan Saunders
Susan Saunders
21:11 11 Mar 20
Jeff, Lesley and all the team helped and guided us to make a beautiful send off for our Mam. After her sudden death we didn’t know how to start planning a funeral as we were all in shock. Their care, knowledge and attention to detail gave Mam the funeral she truly deserved and would have been proud of. Thank you so much.
Lynne Helm
Lynne Helm
15:39 29 Feb 20
Jeff, Lesley,Dave, Hilton,Hazel and Dave. You are shining stars guiding us through the dark skies of sorrow at the loss of our beloved Les. We are indebted to you for the care you gave to him and us. With Love Lynne Sarah and family
Helen Preshous
Helen Preshous
14:14 14 Jan 20
On behalf of my family I would like to say thank you to everyone involved in the care, respect, and dignity you bestowed upon my wife Josphine after her passing.From the initial contact until the final contact your service has been personal and professional throughout.You have guided and helped us all at a time we most needed it.Kind regards, Jim Storey.
Kara Robson
Kara Robson
21:19 13 Dec 19
Sorry it’s taken some time to post this review, my mam passed away in July this year. One of her wishes was to have her funeral with Gascoigne as it’s a family tradition and is what she did for her mam and dad (my grandparents).Jeff came to visit me and my sister and he was very sympathetic towards us and as we don’t have a lot of money he helped us plan her funeral within a budget we agreed on.The funeral service was lovely, it was a sad but beautiful send off for my mam and I’m pretty sure she would have been proud of us for following her wishes.
Lesley Simpson
Lesley Simpson
18:59 08 Dec 19
Jeff and Lesley Gascoigne and team helped me organise my mums funeral with the utmost dignity and compassion. I wouldn't have chose anyone else. They guided me to make my decisions at such a distraught time. I also opted to have the wake back at theirs which had an amazing buffet in a warm welcoming atmosphere. I know I did right by my mum because we were both looked after from beginning till end . Can't recommend these guys enough.
Emma Jayne Agar
Emma Jayne Agar
16:45 27 Jul 18
Sorry it’s taken time to post review, but I honestly can’t thank you enough for the service you provided to us as a family when my dad passed away so unexpectedly in Dec 2017. Your kindness and compassion really did make all the difference at such a difficult time. Everything we asked for was no trouble for you at all. I would highly recommend your services. We had family and friends travel up from down south and they were very impressed with the fact you are also able to offer a reception at your beautifully kept grounds. Thank you.
Can’t thank Jeff & Lesley enough for their kindness & compassion which they shared with our family during the recent bereavement of our Granda & Dad. Lesley was lovely on our daily visits to the chapel and Jeff provided the most caring of service throughout. Thank you for everything � xx
Nichola Brash
Nichola Brash
12:37 27 Jun 17
What Can I say about this fantastic company. What a superb service we as a family received and I can't recommend them highly enough. Jeff, Leslie and all the team looked after everything for me and gave my mother in law a great send off x thankyou all again xx
Jeff Graham
Jeff Graham
14:27 23 Mar 17
Willhillamina Richards
Willhillamina Richards
07:11 24 Aug 16
Jeff, Lesley and the team have been exceptional when supporting our family throughout my father' s funeral arrangements. Every detail of events was discussed with us and nothing was a problem. Bill and other colleagues showed the greatest respect throughout the funeral morning and gave guidance and much needed support to the younger pallbearers. As a family, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you for your professionalism, kindness and diplomacy. I would highly recommend this brilliant business to anyone going through such a difficult time.
Lynne Brown
Lynne Brown
17:45 12 Feb 15
Judith Jackson Storey
Judith Jackson Storey
08:57 30 Dec 14
I have known the Gascoigne family for many years, when my Mother died in 2008, Alan and his staff took over the Funeral arrangements for me. Everything went very well and after the service and cremation we had a lovely buffet up at Woodhorn. The atmosphere was really relaxed and the mourners were catered for extremely well. I cannot fault them in any way, the compassion and help we were given was marvellous. Alan, Bill and the staff were discreet and so thoughtful. I would recommend their service to anyone. I wish Geoff all the best in the business.
Dean Rice
Dean Rice
15:16 19 Dec 14
Luke Gascoigne
Luke Gascoigne
09:51 19 Dec 14
A.J Gascoigne & son funerals is a company very close to my hart. Started by my uncle many years ago it has become part of the community, helping countless families through the most difficult times.

The following testimonials were received by thank you cards

I can not thank your team enough for the care and sensitivity and service you gave when my mother recently died.
At a stressful time we were given help at all stages from the registration to the planning of the service
The funeral itself was just what we and my mother would have wanted, nothing was too much trouble and everything went smoothly. The professionalism and attention to detail were immaculate.
The catering afterward was of a very high standard and the room was lovely.
I have no hesitation in recommending this company and once again many thanks.
Norman Bewick
Carol Dixon
and the family

James Norman Bewick

Thank you to Jeff and Lesley and team. You have helped and guided me from beginning till end what become a wonderful and fitting service. Thank you to the ladies who did the buffet and served us back at the conservatory. A special day for a special lady. Thank you all.

Lesley Simpson

On behalf of John Brian McEnaney’s family, we would like to acknowledge the professional service you provided for us at a really difficult time. We would also like to pay a special gratitude of thanks to Dave for his
kind, and sensitive manner in the handling of our special dad, from start to finish.

God bless you all

From the

McEnaney, Mckenna, Ross, Wilkinson family.

The McEnaney Family

‘Thank You’ can’t express how highly we appreciate the exceptional service & kindness you gave us all when we lost our mam. The respect you showed her & ourselves was beyond measure. At a time when we were all bereft, lost & shocked you guided & supported us through. Your absolute professionalism will not be forgotten by our family.
Dawn, Lesley & Tracy

Family of Dorothy McCarthy

As a family we cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for us since my sister Trisha passed away, she had a beautiful send off, your care of my sister was outstanding and the support you have given to my family is unequalled.
From the bottom of our hearts thank you so so much
On behalf of Patricia Cummings and family xxx

Helen Armstrong

Thank you so much for helping us through this devastating time. Jeff you have a wonderful team, be proud of them. Thank you for your professionalism, consideration and kindness before, during and after the funeral.

The Tubby family

I was shown dignity, respect and a lot of empathy throughout the funeral process. Excellent service and lovely people throughout. Provided my mam the send off she deserved. Thank you x

Guy Pattinson

Jeff thank you so much for your kindness and support at this sad time . Bill thank you also for taking care of our beautiful mam IBevy Hanson we knew she would be treated with care and respect, Once again a big thank you to you all

Lynne Brown and family

To Jeff and all the staff your second to none in my opinion you and your staff were kind and comforting to me and my family during our sad time it was a great help to us all you were very caring on the day of jayne funeral and thanks for taking care of jayne for me again many thanks Eddie bell

Eddie bell

We would like to say Thanks for your kindness and a lovely spread.
Love Doreen.


Thank you for all the kindness and sympathy given to us on the great loss of our dear Dad. Many thanks Linda, Syd Billy Sandy & Family

Linda, Syd Billy Sandy & Family

To all the team thank you for the kindness and compassion shown to me and my family on our loss. You’ve provided a wonderful service Many thanks Evelyn & Jimmy Beattie

Evelyn & Jimmy Beattie

Thank you so much for all the care and attention you gave us over bill’s passing. We are so grateful and all the arrangements went so well , he would have been proud. Carol Sampson.

Carol Sampson

For all the dignity, empathy and care shown to my dear mam Janet Chambers while in your care. We will never forget how kind you and your staff are. Thank you again, Hilary.


I would like to say thank you for all the help you gave us on our sad loss of Vivien. You made everything run smoothly and quietly as would have been to her liking. Thank you again Syd Lunn.

Syd Lunn

We would like to thank you for taking care of Alans funeral and for making him look like James Bond. Thank you again Carol Sweet.

Carol Sweet

On behalf of the family of the late Ron Cleverley , many thanks for your care, compassion and help during the sad loss of Ron. We feel that the service provided by yourself and all your team was excellent. Ron was very much loved by all his family and will be sadly missed , your compassion made it bearable.

Irene Cleverley & family

Just a quick message to say a big thank you to you and your staff for looking after Marj and us so well. You made a very difficult time as easy as possible. Marj chose well.. Best wishes Linda & Maureen

Linda & Maureen

What a Professional classy funeral and a beautiful Tea.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

A. Douglas

Our grateful thanks to all at A. J. Gascoigne & son for the excellent service provided for our father John Fawcus.
We found every aspect respectful, compassionate and extremely professional.
A special Thank You too from my sister and myself for the support and guidance that carried us through this very difficult time.

Heather King

Jeff thank you for being there when we needed you most, You have continued to support us all week and we are very grateful.

Melanie and family

Bill & team thank you so much for all your help

Paula & Liam Proudlock

Everyone at Gascoigne’s thank you for the lovely send off of Marjorie Routledge from all the family.

Family of Marjorie Routledge

Thank you for all your help and support over the last few weeks.

Jackie, Melanie & Josh.

Jeff and all at Gascoigne’s, all the little things add up and make a lovely experience! Thanks to all for the super funeral tea.

The Dent family

To everyone at Gascoigne’s thanks so much for looking after Dad and for your sincere compassion and thoughtfulness, We’ve all taken great comfort from care.

Hedley and Kate Young

Jeff, your professionalism, efficiency and kindness helped to make a very emotional time manageable. You looked after all of us and gave mam the level of respect she’d well earned. Every aspect of the provision was first class, drivers, bearers, caterers, florist and of course the lovely warm ladies who look after the buffet. Having Canon Ray Best was an added bonus. Heartfelt thanks to you all

Geoff, Susan, Allan & Jane and all the family of Jean Johnson.

I just wanted to express my thanks to you all for the support you gave me in planning my mum’s funeral. You helped me through an extremely difficult time, very professionally, but with care and compassion making it very personal.

Lesley Jamieson

Jeff,Thank you for everything you have done to look after my husband and organising his funeral. You and your team have provided kindness to the family and shown exceptional professional service.

Marilyn Richardson, Amanda & Edith

Thank you for all your help and support recently when I lost my dad Harry, I really appreciate it.

Ros Charlton

Thank you for your kindness, help, support and most professional arrangements

Liz Underhill

Thank you so much for all your help in making my father’s funeral run so smoothly. Your care and Attention to detail was greatly appreciated.

Elizabeth Hind, Deborah & Nathalie

Bill, thank you so much for your kindness, tolerance and all your help. You are credit to A.J.Gascoignes excellent customer service.

Debbie Gray & family

To everyone at A.J.Gascoigne & son thank you for all of your guidance with the organisation of our dad Herbie’s funeral, everyone commented on what a lovely send off he had.

Cheryl & Gordon Fieldson

Jeff & Staff, thank you so much for the way you carried out your services at such a sad time.

George & Kevin Nesbit

Jeff & Staff, thank you for all the help, support and advice you gave us after the death of our mam Sheila. And many thanks for taking good care of mam at Woodhorn before the funeral. Your kindness and thoughtfulness was much appreciated.

The Batch Family

Everyone at A.J.Gascoigne & Son just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for us in our time of grief. You did a fantastic job looking after us all and getting everything sorted out.

Maureen French & family

Thanks for a lovely dignified send-off

Smith family

Thank you for making a difficult time more bearable with your professional, dignified and caring service

Jarvis family

Thank you for your kindness, support and consideration

Glenton family

Thank you for all your kindness and support you gave us during the funeral of our mam

Perry family

Thank you for all your help and kindness, helping us through a difficult time

Black family

With our heartfelt thanks for your kindness, efficiency and help during our family loss

Les Mundy

Thank you for your time, skill and empathy shown throughout the last few days

Brewis family

Words can’t describe how helpful and kind you have been throughout this awful time

Orr family

Thanks for all your kindness and understanding in guiding us, the family through this very sad and difficult time. Your patience and care was very much appreciated

Hume family

Thank you very much for all you have done. Most of all Bill thank you for making my husband so handsome again

Bevy Hanson & family

Thank you for the care & support you have shown at the sad passing of my dad Ray. It has been very much appreciated

Sharon Stoddart & Family

Everything was so lovely thanks, It made life so much easier, thanks for everything

Linda Hall & Family

Thank you so much for taking so much care of our beloved Doreen, You showed us so much kindness and respect

Bob Storey & Family

To all the ladies who ‘waited on’ at Evelyn Smailes funeral tea, We can’t put it into words what a lovely spread there was, the food was plentiful & delicious

George Smailes & Family

Thank you very much for all your help. The service we got was fabulous

The Anderson family

Thank You for all the funeral arrangements and to everyone involved, professionally done, also thank you to the catering staff for being so attentive and the lovely buffet

Mrs H Hodgetts & family

Jeff, just a note to thank you for all the arrangements you made for Wilma’s funeral. We really appreciated how smoothly it all went and felt it was a celebration of her life

June & Ray Thorns

Thank you so much for all the arrangements you made for ‘Janet’s’ funeral. Your kindness and support was very appreciated

Bob Dodds & Family

Bill, We would all like to say a big thank you to you all for the respect and service we received

Russell (Junior) & family

Jeff & Staff, Many thanks for all your professionalism and the efficient manner you dealt with our mother’s funeral arrangements

Alan & Karyn Safford

Many thanks to all concerned for all your care, support and consideration regarding my mam’s funeral. Everyone agreed it was just what she would have wanted

Janet Scott

Thank you to everyone for your caring and kindness shown to us during this sad time

Stephen & Jackie Temple

I would just like to thank you all for arranging my husband’s funeral, we were really happy with everything;

Ethel Brown & family

Thank you Jeff for caring for our mam with the utmost respect and dignity, It meant a lot

Heather & Joe Hanson

Jeff, Thank you so much for your help and guidance in the arranging of my mum’s funeral. You were totally professional and helped us to ‘get it right’ for our dear mam Elsie

Janet Nichol & Family

All at A.J.Gascoigne & Son, Thank you so very, very much for all your care and much respect in looking after our much loved Dad and granda ‘Les Robinson’. Dads funeral bless him was beautiful and perfect, Billy was exceptional, your lovely staff most helpful at this very sad time of losing our wonderful dad, yours most gratefully Dawn, Hayley, Lesley, Jordan, Alby junior and all our family.

Dawn, Hayley, Lesley, Jordan, Alby junior and all our family

Thank you Jeff and your staff for the lovely service for the burial of our Dad George Morton. Thank you for your care and support in helping us at this sad time, it is very much appreciated by us and our families.
You did our dad proud

Eileen , Alan & families.

To everyone at Gascoignes thank you for everything from the family of Lynn Brian.

Lynn Brian Family

Jeff & staff, thank you all for giving mam the send off she deserved, treating this sad time with dignity and respect from beginning to end.

Annmarie & Family

Jeff, thank you for all your help and support with my husband Dave at this very difficult time.

Angela Smith & Family

To Bill & staff, a personal ‘thank you’ for showing our mother & grandmother Gladys the greatest care & respect. With heartfelt thanks

Geoff, Joan & Lynn Davies.

Jeff, please accept our heartfelt thanks to you and your staff for all your kindness and thoughtfulness to ourselves and all our family before, during and after the funeral of my dear mother Audrey.

Chris, Dorothy Allan & Family.

Thank you for your kindness, support and consideration

Glenton Family