William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors, Ilfracombe

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Ilfracombe Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 13 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Ilfracombe funeral home

Caring for our North Devon community since 1920, William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors in Ilfracombe has a long history of providing funeral care to local families. Here for you at this difficult time, we will arrange your loved one’s funeral to meet your wishes.

You can depend on the expertise of the dedicated team at our Ilfracombe funeral directors, when it comes to both giving you support and ensuring everything goes as planned on the day of the funeral. Having served the town for the past 100 years, you can be sure that you, your family and friends will be able to pay your respects in the manner of your choosing, with our experience and local knowledge meaning no detail will be missed.

The team will also be on hand to offer support and guidance, helping to ease some of the emotional pressure you may be experiencing, while advising you when decisions are to be made.

Our funeral home is on Wilder Road, near to Ilfracombe’s Holy Trinity church. We serve the whole of the town, along with the Devonshire communities surrounding us. These include those in Braunton, Morthoe and Woolacombe.

For advice or just somebody to talk to about your loved one’s funeral, contact our Ilfracombe funeral directors. Call 01271 862242 today.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    From
    £1,995
    plus £997 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £997 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £997 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £997 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

3 Wilder Road
Ilfracombe EX34 8BL
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the left after the war memorial roundabout, close to Holy Trinity church.

There is paid parking available opposite our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01271 862242

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 13 reviews
Rating 5.0
Joel and his team offered an outstanding service after the passing of my Mother. All the staff had a caring, sympathetic and friendly approach. My Family and I received full support from arranging the funeral, during the funeral and after the funeral. Joel provided great support and feedback and was extremely helpful. All the staff were very smart and confident in there duties. William Pearce Funeral Directors are second to none and I would definitely recommend them for a professional service.
Well done.

T BAGLOW
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
Joel was very attentive and supportive with a helpful attention to the necessary detail for the arrangement of my cousin’s funeral. I could not have expected more from Joel and his colleagues at William Pearce in Ilfracombe and I was so pleased my cousin had the forethought to chose the pre-paid plan several years ago. Their professional support helped the family through a most upsetting and difficult time.
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. I am happy that the pre-paid funeral plan made it easier to arrange the service for your Cousin and that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
The team at William Pearce and Son provided an exemplary service at a difficult and confusing time.Their care and guidance throughout the process was so heartfelt and genuine we hope they appreciate how much they helped us.
Andrew T.
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with William Pearce & Son. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
I cannot fault the service and professionalism of Joel and the rest of the team. Thank you.
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Totally Professional and Caring service.
Could not be faulted.
Highly Recommended.
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
I was very happy with the service offered by William Pearce Funeral Directors.

Everything was dealt with in a professional and very caring way and I was kept informed regularly in the run up to the funeral. I was confident that everything would be taken care of and I could rest easy in that thought. I couldn't have asked for a better company and staff to have dealt with the whole process.
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team, we know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
First class service. All staff very kind and respectful. Everything organised perfectly. And the cremation/service went as well as possible. Thank you
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Staff very helpful. Went above and beyond with what was expected. Nothing was too much bother.
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Everything was perfect and nothing was to much trouble.
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Geoff and his staff were very friendly, caring and extremely helpful. What is more as we live 140 miles away we were able to get all of mums funeral arrangements SG one in a few hours. Mum also had a dignity funeral plan which was followed to the letter. A very good service and would recommend them to all
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service all round.
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
Pearce’s funeral directors recently helped us with my Dads send off. I have to say that I was extremely happy with how they helped sort out some problems incurred by Dads doctor and managed to explain everything in a calm and organised way. The gentleman who arrived at the house with Dad before we set off was not only courteous and dignified but he really added to the occasion by walking down the road in front of the car for a short period. It really uplifted me at a very low point which really impressed me. He was there again at the crematorium along with the very helpful Sarah to help things progress in a respectful way. Also the pall bearers were very professional. I would definitely recommend this company in anybody’s hour of need.
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
This is the second time using William Pearce and on both occasions there care and professionalism was second to none.
Response from William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that you were so well looked after by our team.
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