M Sillifant and Sons

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M Sillifant and Sons, Devon, funeral director in Devon M Sillifant and Sons, Devon, funeral director in Devon
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M. Sillifant & Sons funeral directors has been providing the bereaved with expert help and advice for over a century, operating in Exeter and the surrounding areas.

Latest Verified Reviews

Debbie Piper 31st Mar 2020

Professional, caring, looked after all the details for my father's funeral. Always able to answer my many questions especially due to changes which were implemented at this difficult time. Would thoroughly recommend their services.

Trudi Heal 27th Mar 2020

The care, guidance and support our family received from Martin, Samantha and the team was such a comfort and very much appreciated at a very sad time. We are grateful for their reassurance and efficiency in the current, difficult circumstances and highly recommend their established family firm.

Nestor Costa 22nd Mar 2020

We felt that all our expectations were met and very happy with the professionalism shown. We dealt with Mark and he made us feel that nothingv was too much trouble. A beautiful ceremony which will stay with us. Thank you very much.

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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
19-20 Holloway Street
Exeter
Devon
EX2 4JD

About Us

Established in 1906, M. Sillifant & Sons is a family-run funeral directors with over a century of experience helping families after the death of a loved one. M. Sillifant & Sons is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), so you can be sure they offer high quality service and expertise.

Martin Sillifant’s team of experienced and professional staff will guide you through every part of the funeral arrangements. They can help you choose from a range of traditional or alternative coffins, various transport options, and memorial ideas. They also offer help with repatriation to and from overseas.

The premises at M. Sillifant & Sons have two chapels of rest for you to view your loved one in peace, plus a service chapel, parking, and disabled facilities.

Whatever your religious requirements or personal wishes, M. Sillifant & Sons funeral directors can help you plan the ideal funeral for your loved one. Contact their offices in Exeter today to find out more.

Latest Obituaries

Dereck BROOKE

Aug 1935 - Mar 2020

Doris VEAL

May 1925 - Mar 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Debbie Piper 31st Mar 2020

    Professional, caring, looked after all the details for my father's funeral. Always able to answer my many questions especially due to changes which were implemented at this difficult time. Would thoroughly recommend their services.

  • 5 Trudi Heal 27th Mar 2020

    The care, guidance and support our family received from Martin, Samantha and the team was such a comfort and very much appreciated at a very sad time. We are grateful for their reassurance and efficiency in the current, difficult circumstances and highly recommend their established family firm.

  • 5 Nestor Costa 22nd Mar 2020

    We felt that all our expectations were met and very happy with the professionalism shown. We dealt with Mark and he made us feel that nothingv was too much trouble. A beautiful ceremony which will stay with us. Thank you very much.

  • 5 Paul Gunter 14th Mar 2020

    Everyone was a just outstanding all the way from planning to the actual service really was just brilliant. A real support through a very sad time. Nothing was too much trouble to make everything perfect. Thank you Mark 

  • 5 John Rice 10th Mar 2020

    To put it simply-Sillifants were excellent.

  • 5 Linda Chadwick 3rd Mar 2020

    From my first telephone conversation with Mark, until being dropped off to our venue after, the service we received from them was impeccable. The staff are very professional and patient. They know their job inside out and did everything possible to make sure we were informed and understood everything that was going to happen. I cannot thank them enough for the kindness & support we received during this very sad time for us as family. I highly recommend them to everyone.

  • 5 Sue Bray 23rd Feb 2020

    A really personal and professional service from Martin Sillifant. Martin and his team treated the family with the greatest respect and listened to our requirements which were fulfilled faultlessly. We would highly recommend M Sillifant and Sons.

  • 5 Linda Brook 23rd Feb 2020

    They were very helpful and calm and supportive at this very difficult and sad time. We were impressed how they came to the house to talk to my dad in a professional and thoughtful way. 

  • 5 Richard Kerslake 22nd Feb 2020

    Planning and execution were both spot on, providing the right level attentiveness without overt intrusion.

  • 5 David Richards 18th Feb 2020

    All aspects of the arrangements from beginning to end were made in a dignified and sincere way and with great compassion

  • 5 Melvin Major 17th Feb 2020

    Very professional, helpful and understanding. Everything went like clockwork 

  • 5 Geoff Nicholls 4th Feb 2020

    This is the second time I have used this firm in the last three months. The service provided was second to none efficient and caring with great attention to detail. I would have no hesitation in recommending this firm which is staffed by excellent people who provided my parents with the dignified send off they deserved.  

  • 5 Sharon Simmonds 3rd Feb 2020

    Cannot fault the service our family received from M Sillifant & Sons. Having to arrange a funeral for my 26 year old daughter was very distressing but Mark and his respectful team were amazing. Thank you!

  • 5 John Charnley 1st Feb 2020

    Excellent... Compassionate.. Nothing to much trouble... And very organised.. Thank you for making my mums day special on a very sober day.

  • 5 Tina Rose 31st Jan 2020

    Very professional at all times, made us feel  welcome and staff were very friendly, explained everything and always at the end of the phone. Happy that they looked after my dad until the end.

  • 5 Amanda Crompton 26th Jan 2020

    Excellent

  • 5 Sorrel Ormand 21st Jan 2020

    Everything was very sensitively dealt with from start to finish and nothing too much trouble. All requests catered for!

  • 5 Andrew Butt 14th Jan 2020

    We are really grateful for all the help, support and assistance M Sillifant & Sons gave when planning Dad's funeral, from the first call at 5am on the day Dad passed away to the day of the Funeral. We would like to thank them for making everything on the day go smoothly and to plan. Martin and his team were considerate of our feelings on this emotional day. Thanks again for everything.

  • 5 Peter Bartlett 7th Jan 2020

    Martin and his team were excellent and efficient in all respects. Very caring and understanding of our wishes and offering good suggestions where required. I have no hesitation in recommending their care.

  • 5 Anita Finch 4th Jan 2020

    It was a lovely service and we as a family had a lot of support before and after the service

  • 5 June Chambers 27th Dec 2019

    We have used Sillifants funeral service for many many funerals over the years coming from a big family and the personal service we have received is second to none Sarah , Martin & Mark have done our loved ones such a respectable service and we wouldn’t think of using anyone else 

  • 5 Roger Rowe 9th Dec 2019

    Professional as always, and totally reliable.  Lovely folk.

  • 5 Sarah Jarman 8th Dec 2019

    Mark and Martin were amazing. Very professional supporting at a very sad time. Everything they did for my Mum. Was excellent. Many thanks.

  • 5 Andrew Walkey 6th Dec 2019

    Thankyou so much Martin and all the staff. You made a very difficult day easier to manage. Every little detail was taken care of in a very caring and professional manner. Kind regards Andy, James and Selina

  • 5 Anne Hidden 3rd Dec 2019

    The expertise, patience & understanding of this firm was outstanding. It was an extremely difficult & emotional time for our family & we all felt we were fully supported at all times. Thank you so much for guiding us through such an awful time. 

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.

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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.

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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.

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Address
19-20 Holloway Street
Exeter
Devon
EX2 4JD

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Debbie Piper 31st Mar 2020

Professional, caring, looked after all the details for my father's funeral. Always able to answer my many questions especially due to changes which were implemented at this difficult time. Would thoroughly recommend their services.

Trudi Heal 27th Mar 2020

The care, guidance and support our family received from Martin, Samantha and the team was such a comfort and very much appreciated at a very sad time. We are grateful for their reassurance and efficiency in the current, difficult circumstances and highly recommend their established family firm.

Nestor Costa 22nd Mar 2020

We felt that all our expectations were met and very happy with the professionalism shown. We dealt with Mark and he made us feel that nothingv was too much trouble. A beautiful ceremony which will stay with us. Thank you very much.

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