• Did you know? Peter Dodd are one of the few remaining family owned and run funeral directors in Sunderland


Our brief guide explains what you need to consider and to do in the event of a bereavement.

If the person passes away at home and is an expected death you should first of all contact the family doctor who will call out to certify the death and arrange the death certificate. If death is not expected and for any reason the death certificate cannot be issued the doctor may refer the death to the coroner.

Please contact us as soon as the doctor has been out; we will take care of the deceased and advise you what to do next.

What Information Will The Funeral Director Need?

  1. The full name of the Deceased, age and the address where death occurred.
  2. Name of the Family Doctor and telephone number.
  3. Nearest of kin name, address and contact number.
  4. If the funeral is to be a burial or cremation.
  5. If the deceased had a Golden Charter Pre-Paid Funeral Plan.

Peter Dodd Funeral Directors will then take care of the deceased and the funeral arrangements to the highest of standards.


Losing a loved one outside the city of Sunderland or abroad can be most distressing, Peter Dodd Funeral Directors specialise in this role.

Dealing with the coroner, police, embassies, consulate, airports and any other professional body dealing with the death. We will take care of any necessary documentation needed for you and the funeral director to go ahead with the funeral.

Wills and Probate

After you loose a loved one there may be a lot to organise with regard to wills, estate and probate. We recommend you contact your solicitor for advice on these matters.

Bereavement Support

When someone has lost a loved one, trying to cope with the pain and loss alone can be difficult. People can be left feeling sad, lonely, helpless, confused, even angry. Sunderland Counselling Services provide help and support for people who have been bereaved.

Call Sunderland Counselling Services on 0191 514 7007

Child Bereavement Support

When your baby or child dies - telephone support for parents

Sunderland Armed Forces Online Memorial Book

The Sunderland Digital Memorial Book was launched on 4th August 2014 as part of the 100 years commemoration of the outbreak of World War 1.
Sunderland has a phenominal record of sending our brave men and women to serve our country. Immaterial of when they died during or after service "We will remember them"


'We would never give less than we would for our own family'