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Dignified funeral services in Forest Gate

With two packages to choose from, Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors can help you arrange a dignified funeral service that is catered to your personal and financial needs.

Our Tailored Funeral allows you to be flexible, providing a personalised funeral service that gives you the opportunity to say goodbye to your loved one in a way that suits you and your family. You can also choose the Simple Funeral package; without compromising on the quality or care we provide, this package offers a complete funeral at a lower cost. You can read more about the services we offer at Gilderson & Sons below.
Flowers at a funeral service

Our funeral packages

With two packages available, you can be confident that we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or modern service you’re looking for, you have unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral package. But if you can be flexible with the arrangements, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.

How does a Full Service Funeral compare to the Simple Funeral?

The quality of our funeral services is never compromised, regardless of which package you choose. Your loved one will always be:
  • Taken care of by our experienced and trained professionals
  • Cared for in our climate-controlled mortuary
  • Available to visit by appointment in a private chapel of rest
The following table shows some of the popular choices* when it comes to arranging a funeral service. See how our two packages compare and decide which is right for you:
Full Service FuneralSimple Funeral
Flexibility to create an entirely personal and bespoke funeral serviceAdditional charges may applyX
Bringing your loved one into our care outside of normal working hoursSoonest available timeAt an additional cost
Use of private Chapel of Rest outside of normal working hoursX
HearseTraditional motorised hearse or choice of alternative hearsesTraditional motorised hearse only
LimousinesAt an additional costX
Choice of funeral procession routeX
Choice of date and time of funeralX
Choice of coffinA park coffin with linings and fittings only
Organisation of floral tributesX
Assistance with drafting and publishing an obituaryX
Arrange production of service stationeryX
Co-ordination of music, catering and memorial masonryX
Embalming serviceAt an additional costAt an additional cost
Dressing your loved oneIn their own clothes or supply a suitable gownBasic gown
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Compare our funeral packages
Full Service Funeral
Soonest available time
Simple Funeral
At an additional cost
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Traditional motorised hearse or choice of alternative hearses
Simple Funeral
Traditional motorised hearse only
Full Service Funeral
At an additional cost
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
A park coffin with linings and fittings only
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
At an additional cost
Simple Funeral
At an additional cost
Full Service Funeral
In their own clothes or supply a suitable gown
Simple Funeral
Basic gown
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
*With a Full Service Funeral, we will make it as personal to you and your loved one desire

What does a Dignity funeral director do?

Here at Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors, people sometimes ask us what our typical day looks like and what we actually do.
Support the family ...
At least one funeral director remains on call outside of normal opening hours, so there's always someone available to collect the deceased if they pass away at home, no matter what time of day.

While care for the departed is an essential part of the role, we at Gilderson & Sons believe that those left behind are of equally important. Our funeral directors have a particular duty of care to reassure the family, help ease their burden and support them in making difficult choices.
Supporting family members at a funeral service
Focused on providing a high-quality funeral that reflects what the deceased may have wanted, our funeral directors take the time to understand who they were and what they meant to their family and friends. This is all part of the service Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors provides to the Forest Gate community it is proud to be a part of.

As part of the support and care our funeral directors offer to every person dealing with loss, they also help with the administrative side of bereavement. This includes guidance and advice on any necessary paperwork.
Funeral procession at a woodland burial
The care our funeral directors offer is universal, so every single person receives the same attentive treatment as part of our 'care of the deceased' process.

Our funeral arrangers, embalmers and operatives strive to perform their duties to the highest standards. From the moment of collection through to the funeral service and final goodbye, our teams make sure that a loved one is taken care of in accordance with the family's wishes.
Funeral flowers placed on coffin lid
Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors is thankful to the Forest Gate community for allowing us to support them during the most difficult of times and we aim to demonstrate our gratitude.

Whether it's working with local care homes, training the clergy, or advising other public bodies on care for the deceased and bereaved, being a part of Dignity means our funeral directors are always ready to assist and give a little something back to the community.
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Frequently asked questions