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Trusted Service Since 1865

For over 150 years the name George Hudson & Sons has been a byword for professional, compassionate and trusted funeral directors in Carlisle. Independent and family-owned, we pride ourselves on maintaining the very highest standards for our customers.
We know that the death of a loved one can be a hugely personal and often highly emotional event – which is why we will be on hand to offer expert guidance every step of the way.We don’t use call centres: you can contact us directly.
As your funeral director we are here to help you cope and adjust to your bereavement, and we will advise in making all the necessary arrangements to meet with your individual requirements.

Our Chapel of Rest is open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (by appointment only after 4pm).
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm by appointment only.

However if you require any help or advice during this period all you need to do is call.

~ The family you can turn to ~

If after reading this information, you feel that there are any details which require further clarification or
additional services that you may need, please contact us. We are entirely at your service in this, your time of need.

In the family for over 150 years

In 1865 George Hudson started a small taxi service, driving locals to work from Longtown and the surrounding areas. His son, George Jr expanded the business, investing a pair of Rolls Royce cars for weddings and funerals.

Peter Hudson, George Jr’s son, took over the company and established the well-known funeral directors it is to this day.

Today George Hudson & Son Funeral Directors is run by Peter’s daughter Mary and her husband Bruce Harris – and in recent years their own children, Adam and Emily, have become the latest generation to join the family business.

Making Arrangements

Our business is ensuring that arrangements for the funeral of a loved one are smooth and stress-free. The following information will guide you in the actions you should take in the event of a bereavement.

In the event of a death

A doctor should be contacted as soon as possible. Once the doctor has given authorisation we will take the deceased into our care.
If death occurs in a hospital, hospice or nursing home you can contact us directly and we will attend to all practical matters.
In the event of sudden death – either unexpected, or the result of an accident – it will be reported to the coroner (or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland) for further investigation. This could mean a delay of two or three days before we can help you make funeral arrangements.
However if you contact us as soon as possible after death we will guide you through the whole process.

The service

Because every funeral is special, we will make every effort to ensure your service meets your specific requirements, whether religious or non-religious. We can arrange all aspects of the funeral, from help selecting the music or writing the newspaper notice.

Planning Ahead

Nobody likes to think about their own death. But by planning ahead now, you can ease the financial burden of funeral arrangements that would otherwise fall on relatives and friends.

By choosing a pre-payment scheme we guarantee that, on the day you die, the service you requested will be paid for.
Our pre-payment scheme gives you the flexibility to choose the funeral you want, down to the smallest detail.

Each package includes:

Funeral Director’s charges
Transportation of the deceased to the Chapel of Rest
Care of the deceased until the day of the funeral
The coffin of your choice
Hearse and limousines, if required
Fees paid by the Funeral Director on behalf of the client (eg newspaper announcements)
Church fees, doctor’s fees, flowers etc.

We will give you a full written estimate of all the items you require, without obligation. And if, following the completion of the arrangements, you wish to cancel them we will give you a full refund.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a funeral depends on your requirements.
Our trained staff will help you decide on how you want your funeral to be carried out.

Our advice is impartial, but if you are considering a plan we strongly recommend you complete a Will. Equally, it is important to inform your next of kin or executors that you have taken out a pre-payment option.

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01228 521 913

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118 Wigton Road,
Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 7ES

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