Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors, Ilford

Whatever type of funeral service you have in mind, your local Ilford funeral directors are here to help. We offer a choice of funerals starting from £995.
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Rating 5.0

About our Ilford funeral home

Since 1920, Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors in Illford have been at the heart of the Essex community, supporting families from all of our surrounding areas, such as Cranbrook, Redbridge, Seven Kings, Loxford, Wanstead, Forest Gate and beyond.

Our duty is to help you and your family through what we understand is a difficult time. We know it’s the little things that go a long way, so every detail that matters to you, matters to us.

From a simple, modest service to an elaborate celebration, we will always be able to cater to your needs. Above all, you will have our uncompromising compassion and support at every step.

We have a wealth of experience in funeral services for our Sikh, Hindu, Tamil and Latter-Day Saints families, and we have a bathe and dress area, which you can use if required.

Please give us a call at any hour. We are here for you every step of the way.

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.

A choice of funeral services in Ilford

We offer a choice of four funeral services at Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors in Ilford, where our experienced team will arrange the perfect farewell for your loved one. Learn more about our Unattended Funeral, Chapel Service, Crematorium Service and Attended Funeral below or please call us for more details.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Chapel Service

    A one-hour service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    We will provide an hour-long service at one of our Ilford chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £1,350
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    The Chapel Service

    The Chapel Service

    A one-hour service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our costs from
    £1,350
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    We will provide an hour-long service at one of our Ilford chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Chapel Service
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  • The Crematorium Service

    A service for up to 20 mourners at a local crematorium, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at 9am at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, up to 20 people can remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. A dignified and respectable cremation will then be carried out without mourners present. We also offer a variety of additional options, available at an extra cost, which allow for some personalisation of the service.
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    Our costs from
    £1,550
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    The Crematorium Service

    The Crematorium Service

    A service for up to 20 mourners at a local crematorium, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our costs from
    £1,550
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at 9am at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, up to 20 people can remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. A dignified and respectable cremation will then be carried out without mourners present. We also offer a variety of additional options, available at an extra cost, which allow for some personalisation of the service.
    The Crematorium Service
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,208 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,208 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,208 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,208 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

90/92 Ley Street
Ilford IG1 4BX
GB

Directions and Parking

We are in a parade of shops close to the Exchange Shopping Mall.

We have two public car parks close by; one at the local shopping mall (around 100 yards away) and Ley Street public car park (around 400 yards away). There is limited parking behind 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 020 8478 0522

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 Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors

We take the greatest care of our families and their loved ones and we're very proud of our standing within the community. Here's what local families say about our funeral directors in Ilford
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Rating 5.0
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Rating 5.0
A very proffesional job and would reccomend them highly. Ken was an absolute gem and I was thoroughly satisfied from start to finish with the service at such an emotional time for me and my family...
Response from Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely professional service. Respect and empathy to the customer provided. Thank you so much!
Response from Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
We were very well looked after by all the staff at Gilderson’s. From start to finish all the advice given and recommendations were greatly appreciated. Would highly recommend.
Response from Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
The staff were kind and actively listened to our requests. All the staff were respectful and did their best to accommodate our needs. The communication was good and we were given reassurance that our requests would be carried out. The chapel of rest was very tastefully furnished and personalised to reflect the age of our loved one . We were given ample time to discuss our choices and the charges were explained in detail.
Response from Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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