Your best interests are the priority of everyone who works with us
In a modern world of big business and corporate companies it is sometimes difficult to maintain the personal touch and give the service that was once expected from everyone. John Blenkiron & Sons Funeral Directors try to preserve that standard that was set by our predecessors. To that end, our staff are all local residents who know the local traditions and are familiar with the Richmond & Barnard Castle Churches and Clergy. It helps us to help you when you are arranging a funeral service for someone special and who is dear to you.
John Blenkiron & Sons Funeral Directors is a long established funeral directors providing funeral services across both the North Yorkshire and County Durham area. With offices in Richmond and Barnard Castle, we can help you through the process of planning and arranging a funeral that is personal to you and your family.
Meet the team:
John Blenkiron Snr (1929 – 2013)
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 & Sons Funeral Directors in 1968.
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.
James Blenkiron is Business Principal at John Blenkiron & Sons Funeral Directors in Richmond & Barnard Castle.
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.
Senior Funeral Director
John Blenkiron is Senior Funeral Director at John Blenkiron & Sons Funeral Directors in Richmond & Barnard Castle.
John was awarded membership of the British Institute of Funeral Directors in 1987.
Funeral Director and Pre Paid Planning Consultant
Carl Tate is Funeral Director and Pre Paid Planning Consultant at John Blenkiron & Sons Funeral Directors in Richmond & Barnard Castle.
Rebecca Blenkiron – Trainee Funeral Director
Will Bellerby – Trainee Funeral Director
Julia Elliot – Clerical Admin
Sarah Thwaites – Clerical Admin
Jackie Donaldson – Clerical and Charity Admin
Katie Bowron – Clerical Admin Barnard Castle
Joanna Ashwell – Clerical Admin Barnard Castle
Simon Russell – Funeral Service Operative
Tom Stansfield – Funeral Service Operative
Shaun Bruce – Funeral Service Operative