A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Ilminster

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A family-run funeral director in Ilminster that has been providing an independent funeral director service to the bereaved since 1989.

Latest Verified Reviews

Liz Coleman 23rd Sep 2021

Leah and the team were so supportive at such a painful time. Nothing was too much trouble. They took care of all arrangements, offered guidance where appropriate and were happy to accommodate personal requests to make the service a celebration of Brian's life.

Sally Hardwill 18th Sep 2021

Leah and Simon Wakely showed extreme kindness and treated us as friends more than clients. Although our Mum, Betty, organised her funeral, her wishes by Wakely's were carried out to the letter. The funeral service where she was brought up, a small village Hambridge, was perfect and Mum would have been pleased how the service went. My sister Jillian and I would recommend Wakely's to anyone.

Sharon Miller 15th Sep 2021

My family and I are extremely grateful for the caring support provided by A J Wakely & Sons of Ilminster, following the sudden passing of my Dad.  Leah & Kate were both professional and compassionate throughout the entire process and kept us informed at every stage of the arrangements.  My Mum and I were particularly impressed with the personal care that had clearly been provided after visiting my Dad in the Chapel of rest.  I have no hesitation in giving the highest recommendation for a heartfelt and professional service.  Sharon 

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
7 West Street
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19 9AA

About Us

A.J.Wakely & Sons Ilminster is a family-run funeral director in Ilminster that has been providing an independent funeral director service to the bereaved since 1897.

After starting as wheelwrights and undertakers Arthur and Ernie Wakely opened their funeral directors in Broadwindsor. The Ilminster office has been serving the local community and surrounding area since 1989. The office is run on a daily basis by an experienced funeral director, Leah Wakely, along with the support of Kate and Chris.

AJ Wakeley & Sons Ilminster, understand that the time following the loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult and confusing. It can also become overwhelming if you are the person responsible for arranging the funeral. Leah and her staff will be there to guide you, and offer assistance at every step. The sensitive and compassionate team will talk you through every step that needs to be taken whilst planning a loving tribute for your friend or family member. AJ Wakely can also assist with arranging details including funeral transport, floristry, coffins and ashes caskets, as well as a wide range of memorials.

A.J.Wakely & Sons Ilminster are proud members of: National Association of Funeral Directors & The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors. Call them today to begin planning the perfect funeral for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Liz Coleman 23rd Sep 2021

    Leah and the team were so supportive at such a painful time. Nothing was too much trouble. They took care of all arrangements, offered guidance where appropriate and were happy to accommodate personal requests to make the service a celebration of Brian's life.

  • 5 Sally Hardwill 18th Sep 2021

    Leah and Simon Wakely showed extreme kindness and treated us as friends more than clients. Although our Mum, Betty, organised her funeral, her wishes by Wakely's were carried out to the letter. The funeral service where she was brought up, a small village Hambridge, was perfect and Mum would have been pleased how the service went. My sister Jillian and I would recommend Wakely's to anyone.

  • 5 Sharon Miller 15th Sep 2021

    My family and I are extremely grateful for the caring support provided by A J Wakely & Sons of Ilminster, following the sudden passing of my Dad.  Leah & Kate were both professional and compassionate throughout the entire process and kept us informed at every stage of the arrangements.  My Mum and I were particularly impressed with the personal care that had clearly been provided after visiting my Dad in the Chapel of rest.  I have no hesitation in giving the highest recommendation for a heartfelt and professional service.  Sharon 

  • 5 Suzy Coombe 14th Sep 2021

    Were all fantastic, supporting us through a difficult time, showing  compassion, guiding us through the funeral and giving advice. Many thanks, I would highly recommend.

  • 5 Barbara Morris 13th Sep 2021

    Leah Wakely and all her team took most excellent care of every detail of Joan Blasdale's funeral in June of this year. The kindness, efficiency, sensitivity and thoroughness of every aspect of their intervention for my mother, and previously for my father, was laudable and deeply appreciated. They manage to combine exquisite professionalism with profound compassion. They listened to all our needs and put everything in place to perfection. I cannot recommend them highly enough - every member of the team is a consummate professional in the service of their fragile clients at a crucial time. My brother and I will be forever grateful.

  • 5 Simon Pembroke 13th Sep 2021

    From start to finish Leah and her staff were compassionate and friendly, whilst remaining professional at all times. She took care of every detail and enabled us to feel confident that everything we asked her to do would be carried out to the highest standard. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

  • 5 Scott Lidbetter 13th Sep 2021

    A J Wakely in Ilminster, Somerset provided an outstanding and sympathetic funeral service for my sister. From the first consultation to the aftercare following the service, Kate, Chris and Leah could not have been more helpful in their advice and guidance. I have no hesitation in recommending them without reserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

Read more: What are disbursements

How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
7 West Street
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19 9AA

Latest Verified Reviews

Liz Coleman 23rd Sep 2021

Leah and the team were so supportive at such a painful time. Nothing was too much trouble. They took care of all arrangements, offered guidance where appropriate and were happy to accommodate personal requests to make the service a celebration of Brian's life.

Sally Hardwill 18th Sep 2021

Leah and Simon Wakely showed extreme kindness and treated us as friends more than clients. Although our Mum, Betty, organised her funeral, her wishes by Wakely's were carried out to the letter. The funeral service where she was brought up, a small village Hambridge, was perfect and Mum would have been pleased how the service went. My sister Jillian and I would recommend Wakely's to anyone.

Sharon Miller 15th Sep 2021

My family and I are extremely grateful for the caring support provided by A J Wakely & Sons of Ilminster, following the sudden passing of my Dad.  Leah & Kate were both professional and compassionate throughout the entire process and kept us informed at every stage of the arrangements.  My Mum and I were particularly impressed with the personal care that had clearly been provided after visiting my Dad in the Chapel of rest.  I have no hesitation in giving the highest recommendation for a heartfelt and professional service.  Sharon 

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