Your local, independent, family funeral director. Est 1975.

Welcome to John Corner Funeral Service

This is the offical website for John Corner Funeral Service, providing respectful and reliable funeral director services in Whitby and the surrounding area.


We are proud to offer you a wide range of options when it comes to funerals. We have many years’ experience in delivering truly personal send off and provide advice on a wide range of options for you to choose from.

As part of our commitment to transparency following the recent Competition and Market Authority investigation into pricing, we have produced pricing guides in line with their findings and also the charters of our federations – The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) and National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)

These stipulate that we should show pricing online for both a simple funeral with limited personalisation as well as an unattended funeral.

Our Funeral bills are made up of two distinct parts:

  • Professional Fees
  • Disbursements (also known as third party costs)

Professional Fees
These are charges under our control, these include making all the arrangements with yourself, attendance at the arrangements, completion of all the necessary paperwork, arranging their safe delivery, telephone calls, liaising with other involved parties (eg churches, celebrants, organists, etc), the provision of a hearse and cars if required, a suitable coffin, conveyance of the deceased to our premises with full preparation and care.

Disbursements are charges paid out by ourselves on behalf of the family while arranging the funeral.

Examples of these are:

  • Cemetery fees
  • Cremation fees
  • Doctor’s Fees as appropriate
  • Parochial and church fees
  • Ministers/ Celebrants fees
  • Obituaries / acknowledgement notices in a newspaper
  • Floral tributes
  • Order of service sheets
  • Catering (this is usually paid direct by the family on the day to the venue / caterer)
  • Any other additional items that you may require

At the time of arrangements, we will advise you of an estimate of both our professional fees and any disbursements cost we may incur If you are worried about the cost of the funeral, we can provide advice on applying for support where appropriate as well as giving ideas of how to have a dignified service on a budget to suit you. Please feel free to talk to our funeral directors in confidence who will be happy to support you where they can in helping you with this sensitive issue.


Appointed representative of Golden Charter

(click to download the full Golden Charter wording)


Golden Charter Funeral Plans
(click to view our certificate)


Here you will find our up to date information. Please click to view the details as a PDF.


Obituary Notices.