About Us

    About Houston & Williamson Funeral Directors

    Houston & Williamson Funeral Directors was established in November 1900 by David Williamson along with Archie, Samuel and James Houston. In 1928, after the departure of Samuel and James Houston, the company name was changed to Houston and Williamson.

     Davey Williamson joined the firm in 1923 and was joined by his son Archi in 1947. Together they grew the funeral directors to be one of the most successful in Northern Ireland. Davey passed away in 1999, and his son Archie 10 years later in 2009.

    Early 2013 brought about a new chapter in the Houston and Williamson era with substantial renovation on the existing premises to provide families with modern day facilities. 

    The team at our Glengormley funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. We have our own service venue on-site. 

    Here at Houston & Williamson Funeral Directors 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.

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    We are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors and the Irish Association of Funeral Directors

    Meet the Team

    June McCandless

    Funeral Arranger

    June has worked for Funeral Partners for over 31 years!
    June said “I enjoy the job satisfaction helping families, at time when they are very vulnerable”.
    Before working at Funeral Partners June worked at Short Brothers, FB McKee and Calor Gas.
    June is also a officer in the Girls Brigade and enjoys walking, reading and meeting up with friends.

    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 02890743540 visit branch or arrange a home visit