M Sillifant and Sons

214 reviews

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

Diane Hawkings 21st Sep 2018

Wonderful service everything made so easy for us.

Paul Swainson 20th Sep 2018

Was look after at stages and the dignity given was excellent and caring.

Lee Joslin 17th Sep 2018

Seamless service from start to finish. At a time when extra stress is not needed we felt confident in the hands of M. Sillifants and Sons.


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


19-20 Holloway Street

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


Mar 1937 - May 2020

Eileen Mary SCHLAPP

Aug 1932 - May 2020

David George TILTMAN

Aug 1940 - Apr 2020


Apr 1943 - Apr 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Diane Hawkings 21st Sep 2018

    Wonderful service everything made so easy for us.

  • 4 Paul Swainson 20th Sep 2018

    Was look after at stages and the dignity given was excellent and caring.

  • 5 Lee Joslin 17th Sep 2018

    Seamless service from start to finish. At a time when extra stress is not needed we felt confident in the hands of M. Sillifants and Sons.

  • 5 Chris Price 10th Sep 2018

    My family and I were very grateful for the very professional and sympathetic way in which Mark Sillifant and his team dealt, with our funeral. It all made what could have been a difficult day into a true celebration. Thanks from Chris Jacqui and Jen.

  • 5 Elizabeth HARRIS 8th Sep 2018

    All of the Family were very happy with the funeral arrangements that sillifants made for my Dad. Thank you very Much. 

  • 5 Lauren Stevens 27th Aug 2018

    Amazing service, very compassionate and very reasonably priced. Thank you so much for your help during this hard time for our family.

  • 5 Lindsay O'Regan 20th Aug 2018

    Sorry I could only give 5 stars. There are not enough stars in the heavens to express how grateful our family is to all at Sillifant's (and especially Mark). Exactly what we needed at such a difficult and emotional time. All companies should be like this, but few are. Sillifant's set the bar exceedingly high. God bless them.

  • 5 Rob Littley 7th Aug 2018

    Truly professional,but sympathetic, with a sprinkling of humour where appropriate. Mark, representing the company provided a brilliant service to the family at a very difficult time. I can’t  thank the team at Sillifants enough for the caring and advice given. Rob.

  • 5 Keith Johns 29th Jul 2018

    My family and I found M.S Illifant s service to be excellent in every respect.We have no hesitation in recommending them in the future.

  • 5 Chris Woodland 19th Jul 2018

    We have recently used M Sillifant Funeral Directors and we would like to comment on how well their arrangements were in organising the funeral for my Aunt. We had to do all the arrangements with them from over 200 miles away and they were excellent in their Professionalism and Empathy and went beyond to help us ensure things went right, thank you.

  • 5 Gillian Sprague 7th May 2018

    Sillifants provided an excellent service for my uncle's funeral. It is a family run firm and apart from finding them very helpful and supportive throughout the arrangements, the individual family members went of their way to ensure it all went smoothly by always being available whenever I contacted them and giving good advice.  I would highly recommend them.

  • 5 Sue Dack 1st May 2018

    Very respectful of our wishes and compassionate. Very professional on the day of the funeral and would not use anyone else.

  • 4 Robin Drake 27th Apr 2018

    Thank you

  • 5 Nicola Cross 24th Apr 2018

    Could not fault them in anyway. Sympathetic and courteous from the very beginning. Gave Dad the dignity he deserved.

  • 5 Alan Newbery 17th Apr 2018

    First class great service

  • 5 Maureen Bennett 10th Apr 2018

    I was very pleased with the all the help & compassion I received from from Mark & Sarah it really helped me when i needed it. Mark Gilborson was wonderful. Thank you everyone Regards Maureen Bennett

  • 5 David Fox 3rd Apr 2018

    Sillifant's provided an excellent service, organising everything from the orders of service to the flowers and music. Everything ran smoothly on the day, on that basis I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.

  • 5 Mandy Selley 3rd Apr 2018

    The exceptional handling of my family”s wishes in relation to my father”s funeral surpassed all expectations. I will have no hesitation in recommending Silifants to anyone I know. 

  • 5 Debra McColl 3rd Apr 2018

    Mark and all the staff were extremely professional. Put my mind at ease regarding the arrangements for the funeral and always kept me up to date with things. I live long distance from Exeter and telephoned at all hours of the day and night and not once did any of the staff complain. They looked after my relative very well and treated her with the upmost respect.

  • 5 Theresa Bond 3rd Apr 2018

    These lovely people made a indescribably sad time the best it could be with there caring ways nothing is to much trouble 

  • 5 Phillip Mann 6th Mar 2018

    Very supportive and professional in arranging funeral

  • 1 Sally Kemble 4th Mar 2018

    Andrews ashes were not returned to me as agreed - meaning his final wish was not fulfilled - shame on those who went behind our backs, I know he will never forgive you for that!

    Martin Sillifant replied
    The family who made all the funeral arrangements were more than happy with the service that we provided. Unfortunately there are sometimes disagreements within families which we are not responsible for.
  • 5 Andy Carter 2nd Mar 2018

    Mark, Martin and the team are truly remarkable people. Professional and friendly and understanding of our needs. On the day the gentlemen and the cars were timely and well turned out. Everything we could have asked for including the Ford hearse for Dad's final journey.

  • 5 James Harvey 19th Feb 2018

    Very experienced, helpful and caring people. Our needs were always a priority and nothing was too much trouble. An excellent service from the entire team. I would definitely recommend them.

  • 5 Becky Jury 11th Feb 2018

    I would like to say thank you very much for giving my dad a very good send off and being a very supportive company in caring for my mum at this sad time every step off the way all your staff are very lovely and very kind in being there for us all on the sad day for my dad / grandad / husband thank you so much for every think you helped us with xx

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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19-20 Holloway Street

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Diane Hawkings 21st Sep 2018

Wonderful service everything made so easy for us.

Paul Swainson 20th Sep 2018

Was look after at stages and the dignity given was excellent and caring.

Lee Joslin 17th Sep 2018

Seamless service from start to finish. At a time when extra stress is not needed we felt confident in the hands of M. Sillifants and Sons.

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