The Blenkiron family have been caring for the bereaved for generations, originally as joiners and undertakers in the Yorkshire Dales town of Reeth, before John Blenkiron Snr – following in his grandfather and father’s footsteps – founded John Blenkiron and Sons Ltd in 1968.
Bringing all the skills and experience of a lifetime in the business, the Richmond and Barnard Castle-based Funeral Director has now been looking after local people in their time of need for more than 45 years.
In the 1980’s John Snr expanded the business with the acquisition of two well-respected Teesdale family funeral directing firms, Thomas Lee and Sons and Edwin Wilkinson and Son. Soon afterwards he was joined by his two sons, James and John, continuing the family involvement and expertise in the company. Both are members of the British Institute of Funeral Directors.
John Blenkiron & Sons Funeral Directors has continued to grow over the years and is now one of the foremost Funeral Directors in the region and the natural choice for residents of North Yorkshire and County Durham.
For four generations, the Blenkiron family have been caring for people in Yorkshire and County Durham in their time of need. John Blenkiron & Sons Funeral Directors is now one of the leading Funeral Directors in the region offering unparalleled care, knowledge and reliability.
We are proud to be members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, the British Institute of Embalmers and the Guild of Master Craftsmen.
James was awarded membership of the British Institute of Embalmers in 1985 and became a member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors in 1989.
John was awarded membership of the British Institute of Funeral Directors in 1987.
When someone you love dies, you can depend on John Blenkiron & Sons Funeral Directors. We will take care of you and your loved one every step of the way.
From the moment you speak to us, you will feel reassured. We are proud of what we do because above all we are here to help you.
We take the time to listen to ensure the funeral service is as individual as the person we are entrusted to take care of. We are people like you and we are honoured to be able to help.
If there is anything you would like to know about arranging or planning a funeral, simply ring us for guidance and advice without any obligation. We are available any time, day or night.