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

Michael Westaway 9th Jul 2019

Sillifants have done both our mum's funerals now. Martin and Sarah are such pleasant, calm and extremely helpful people. Nothing was too much trouble for the team which is just what is needed at such a stressful time. Highly recommended. Mike and Lyn Westaway.

Gavin Luke 9th Jul 2019

A kind and understanding family run business. They were so helpful when we discussed the details and on the day were amazing - I could not recommend them more highly.

Jane Lennard 6th Jul 2019

Very helpful - very respectful - all excellent - all went very well  We were very pleased

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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

Jeanne BRADFORD

Jun 1936 - Jul 2019

Timothy Tim ANDREW

Feb 1947 - Jul 2019

Ann BATES

Feb 1943 - Jul 2019

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Michael Westaway 9th Jul 2019

    Sillifants have done both our mum's funerals now. Martin and Sarah are such pleasant, calm and extremely helpful people. Nothing was too much trouble for the team which is just what is needed at such a stressful time. Highly recommended. Mike and Lyn Westaway.

  • 5 Gavin Luke 9th Jul 2019

    A kind and understanding family run business. They were so helpful when we discussed the details and on the day were amazing - I could not recommend them more highly.

  • 5 Jane Lennard 6th Jul 2019

    Very helpful - very respectful - all excellent - all went very well  We were very pleased

  • 5 Alison Davis 27th Jun 2019

    Lovely caring people,nothing was too much trouble. Everything went very well,cannot fault them.

  • 5 Stuart Pollard 21st Jun 2019

    Martin, Sarah and the rest of the team we’re so polite, respectful and accommodating. They made arranging our mothers funeral a simple as possible. 

  • 5 Jeremy Royston 21st Jun 2019

    A difficult time made extremely easy with care and attention to detail. Service received was first class with all necessary arrangements taken care of even down to the flowers. Would not hesitate to recommend there services and when time comes again will not hesitate to take up there services again. Thank you 🙏.

  • 5 Susan Margetts 11th Jun 2019

    Excellent support.

  • 5 Timothy Hamlyn 4th Jun 2019

    Could not have asked for more support. Their service is simply the best - so compassionate and understanding.

  • 5 Judy Dawes 3rd Jun 2019

    This was everything I would have wished for. Friendly and efficient, helpful and polite. Keeping in touch with everyone involved and passing on information as needed. Excellent skills with designing and printing the service booklet. Thoroughly recommended.      J.D.

  • 5 Peter Turney 25th May 2019

    Outstandingly helpful respectful caring and considerate at a deeply sad occasion.I am extremely grareful to Martin and his staff for helping me through thisPeter Turney

  • 5 Michael Joyce 20th May 2019

    My experience is that Messrs Sillifants provide an exemplary family firm service of friendly helpful support and guidance together with the highest standards of professional performance and attention to detail. 

  • 5 Xena White 18th May 2019

    They were amazing to us, I had no clue where to start and they helped me every step of the way. 

  • 5 Darren Hannaford 17th May 2019

    Fantastic service from day one

  • 5 Lorraine Arrell 13th May 2019

    At this sad time, we were relieved to find that at least some of our tasks were dealt with efficiently, promptly and kindly by Sillifants. We cannot find fault with anything they did, from the great cars we rode in to organising the actual burial. They were always there to answer questions in a pleasant and reassuring way. Thank you Sillifants - you were perfect.

  • 5 Karen Hutchins 11th May 2019

    At every stage we were well looked after and cared for by Sillifants. When we made our initial enquiry by phone the lady we spoke to was helpful without being pushy - another FD we contacted talked as if we had already decided to go with them which was off putting. We felt we were treated with professionalism and as individuals. Our requirements were agreed on with no fuss or bother and flexibility. Mark ensured that we met deadlines and that things moved along smoothly to ensure there was no rush as we moved towards the funeral date.

  • 5 Catherine Lawrence 7th May 2019

    The service provided by M Sillifant and Sons was excellent in every respect. The funeral for my dear mother was carried out  with great dignity and they were very helpful in arranging every aspect of the service. At such a difficult time, their calm, friendly, helpful and professional approach removes a huge burden. We also used them last year for my father’s funeral and I was very aware that they did not apply any pressure at all to use any more of their services than we wanted to. I would highly recommend them. 

  • 5 Nigel Battersby 6th May 2019

    We can’t fault Martin & Sarah in anyway. They were both outstanding throughout. Nothing was too much trouble & they were always there to answer questions, give advice etc. Everything on what was always going to be a difficult day ran seamlessly. We can’t thank Martin, Sarah & the team enough & have no hesitation recommending Sillifant to others.

  • 5 Christine Clark 29th Apr 2019

    I thought everyone I dealt with was professional and acted with kindness ( which is what you need at a time like that). I would certainly recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Jenny Menboza 29th Apr 2019

    Compassionate attention to detail,  experienced and professional. A perfect day where the family came together to celebrate mums life. Thank you!

  • 5 Steven Rowland 23rd Apr 2019

    Mark from M Sillifant and Sons was incredibly helpful and considerate during a very difficult period and ensured that the service went off without a hitch. The family cant thank you enough for your support and kindness.

  • 5 Mike West 22nd Apr 2019

    Mark was very reassuring throughout a difficult process that we had never had to deal with before. He explained what would happen and how and when. We were relieved to have someone guide us through this process and offer sympathetic but constructive advice. It was reassuring that although this is a business that they quite clearly focused on ensuring that the family's wishes were taken care of and getting paid for the service they offer was not an immediate priority as it so often is. Thank you so much for your support through this process. Those that attended the actual service showed true professionalism and are an absolute credit to Sillifant and Sons

  • 5 Emma Thomson 16th Apr 2019

    Very understanding to what we wanted on the day and talked through everything to make sure mum had the perfect send off

  • 5 Heidi Lambert 27th Mar 2019

    Excellent service from start to finish. Martin and Sarah were caring and sympathetic to mum.and I

  • 5 Nicholas Muir 26th Mar 2019

    Thank you to appropriately attentive assistance. Efficient and nothing was a problem. Highly recommend for no fuss, no frills - just get on with it approach

  • 5 Richard GROSE 25th Mar 2019

    A first class service given by a dedicated locally owned, family run , funeral undertaker of many generations.

Address
19-20 Holloway Street
Exeter
Devon
EX2 4JD

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Michael Westaway 9th Jul 2019

Sillifants have done both our mum's funerals now. Martin and Sarah are such pleasant, calm and extremely helpful people. Nothing was too much trouble for the team which is just what is needed at such a stressful time. Highly recommended. Mike and Lyn Westaway.

Gavin Luke 9th Jul 2019

A kind and understanding family run business. They were so helpful when we discussed the details and on the day were amazing - I could not recommend them more highly.

Jane Lennard 6th Jul 2019

Very helpful - very respectful - all excellent - all went very well  We were very pleased

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