For well over 100 years the Wilde family name was synonymous with everything that was beneficial about dealing with an independent funeral director at your time of greatest need.

 About Us

What we offer as part of our service

We operate a 24 hour, 365 days a year personal service. Our duty to you starts as soon as contact is made, either by telephone or by calling personally into our funeral home.

  • Our caring team

    At a time which suits, you a member of our team will discuss all the options available in order to fulfil your personal needs and requirements for the funeral arrangements.

  • The order of service

    We are able to print personalised order of service sheets, pew cards to record those people who have attended the service, and can fulfil other printing requirements on request.

  • The flower arrangements

    We can arrange these for you via local florists who will be pleased to help you choose from a variety of different styles, individual designs, and seasonal flowers to suit your own personal taste.

  • The music

    At a funeral service music can help reflect the character of the deceased as a reminder of their personality, taste and interests. We can arrange the music for you.

  • The catering

    Upon request, we can arrange for you catering at various venues who are experienced in providing funeral buffets.

  • The decoration

    If there is a special requirement or desire which will not compromise the dignity of the deceased or occasion, please ask.

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5 stars

Thank you for all your help and support at this difficult time. Your staff were so supportive and professional from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt like my deceased Father was treated with the dignity he deserved. The celebrant who conducted the service delivered a wonderful service with such compassion. Thank you again for treating the family with such professionalism and compassion and for helping us deliver a fitting tribute to my Father.

Julie Kay

5 stars

I was dreading that day but it was beautiful service for my daughters funeral, you made it perfect and was very efficient and highly professional. Couldn’t thank them enough for making it as special as she was. It was extremely comforting how they took care of our every need making the day exactly how we wanted it. Thank you.

Amy Lea Elmer

5 stars

The team were brilliant from start to finish. They made a difficult situation into a lovely celebration of my Dad’s 90 years. He lived in Preston all his life and Wilde’s introduced us to David Scholes, a celebrant who along with Lucy helped us to create a really special day which reflected who he really was, a loving family man and a real character. Our Mum was delighted with the personal touches and dignified manner in which everything was dealt with, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much for your kind support and thoughtful suggestions. Everyone who attended commented to us about the tribute. You were thoroughly professional throughout, and would come highly recommended by us.

Christine Dean

5 stars

I want to say a huge thank-you to all the team at Ian Wildes for enabling my family to provide a memorable clebration of my mum's life. My mum was born, raised and lived all her life in Bamber Bridge, apart from her last 18 months, when she moved into a home in Barrow. She had told the family that she wanted us to use Ian Wilde when her time came. Her family are spread all over the country and we worried about how to organise her funeral. Ian Wilde took all that worry away and their professionalism was fantastic throughout in organising and guiding us through the whole process. Their communication was excellent, including using Zoom meetings to bring us all together to make the important decisions. Their impeccable attention to detail on the day of the service allowed us the time and space to properly reflect on, and celebrate, our mum's life. The celebrant who led the service helped us deliver a fitting tribute to mum and struck just the right tone. Thank you. I'm so glad that we were able to use a local funeral director with such high professional standards.

Steve Richardson

5 stars

When my husband died Wilde’s came out within a couple of hours, despite it being a Bank Holiday weekend and treated him with great respect and dignity. We had a meeting at their beautifully appointed funeral home with Wendy who went through all the arrangements with us. Nothing was too much trouble, we met Ian himself and Kirsty they discussed our wishes and concerns, we were reassured by their professionalism. Everything was arranged for us, they liaised with our GP to obtain the necessary paperwork, sorted the LEP obituary and the Orders of Service. The celebrant recommended, Andrew, was perfect for our family. It was the small details that mattered such as answering the phone immediately when we had questions and knowing they would have the answers. We as a family would highly recommend Ian Wilde funerals.

Barbara Walker

5 stars

Ian and the team provided an extremely professional, compassionate and caring service. We cannot thank them enough for making what was an extremely difficult time so much easier. The whole service we received was excellent from start to finish, thank you very much!

Chris Watling

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