Welcome to Colin Mcginley Funeral Service
Colin Mcginley Funeral Service is the only independent, family run Funeral Directors based in Eaglescliffe and Acklam. We are dedicated in providing a professional, personal and caring service to meet the individual wishes of each family.
Our Family run business is led by Colin McGinley. In 1980 Colin made one of those life changing decisions that was to shape his future but he didn’t realise it at the time. Colin was involved in a number of businesses, one of which was a wedding car hire company, then in 1980, he started hiring vehicles to the funeral trade. Through this contact with the funeral business he began to realise that this was his true vocation. “It may seem a strange move, but I found I had an affinity with the trade and more important with the clients and their needs” said Colin.
So he decided to do something about it. In July 1989 he qualified as a Funeral Director and relinquished his other business interests so he could concentrate solely on his new venture.
He then needed to find an area for the new Funeral Service to operate in, he chose Yarm and Eaglescliffe. He located his family run business at Bank House, Yarm Road on Yarm Bridge. All was well until Yarm gained in popularity with the night time revellers. Said Collin “As Yarm High Street gained in popularity and was visited by even more revellers, I felt that this did not reflect the quiet discerning atmosphere that my business required”. So in 2000 Colin sold his building and relocated to a more appropriate area on Beechwood Road, Eaglescliffe and has been there ever since. Colin has recently expanded his business and opened another branch on Acklam Road in Middlesbrough.
“I take great pride in the professional, yet compassionate service we offer and I am resolute in maintaining the family values of our company. I feel that each funeral is a bespoke event and needs to be dealt with sympathetically and with understanding for our client’s individual needs. We will always offer a personal and dignified service 24 hours a day, helping people through what can be a very traumatic time of their lives”
Colin McGinley – D.I.P.F.D , M.N.A.F.D , M.B.I.F.D