About Us

    About E Peart Funeral Director

    E Peart Funeral Director has been providing services within the local area for over 80 years.

    Our funeral home was founded during the 1930’s and moved to the town of Ryton in 1987. We have earned a reputation in the community for our high standards of service and compassionate approach to caring for the bereaved and their loved ones.

    Here at E Peart Funeral Director we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Courtney French

    Funeral Director

    Darren Johnstone

    Business Principal

    Darren Johnstone was a schoolboy when he began helping the Peart family, before joining full-time when he was 17. He later committed to running the business with the same quality of service it became known for, and continues to run the business today.

    Having spent his life in and around funerals he understands the importance of providing a quality service and supporting every family that comes through his door.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends. We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 0191 4132318 visit branch or arrange a home visit