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

Shona Rattenberry 29th Sep 2017

It was a lovely service couldn't of asked for better service for the hard time we were all going through. They were so well mannered. Fantastic funeral directors, thank you so much

Robin Chew 22nd Sep 2017

Perfect in every way. Thank you Mark. Robin

Celia . 18th Sep 2017

My sincere thanks & appreciation go to Mark, Sarah & all of their team at Silifant & Sons for the excellent service that they have provided for the very much loved late father & grandad Mr Edward James Chamberlain's funeral. Many thanks once again, Celia, Heidi, Alexander & Callum

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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

June BOWYER

Jun 1939 - Apr 2020

Sonia Jane KEAREY

Nov 1934 - Apr 2020

Margaret Joyce EVELEIGH

Jun 1925 - Apr 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Shona Rattenberry 29th Sep 2017

    It was a lovely service couldn't of asked for better service for the hard time we were all going through. They were so well mannered. Fantastic funeral directors, thank you so much

  • 5 Robin Chew 22nd Sep 2017

    Perfect in every way. Thank you Mark. Robin

  • 5 Celia . 18th Sep 2017

    My sincere thanks & appreciation go to Mark, Sarah & all of their team at Silifant & Sons for the excellent service that they have provided for the very much loved late father & grandad Mr Edward James Chamberlain's funeral. Many thanks once again, Celia, Heidi, Alexander & Callum

  • 5 Rod Hawker 13th Sep 2017

    Extremely well planned and co-ordinated - taking all the potential pressure and workload off of the family at an important time. Thank you.

  • 5 Richard Scholes 8th Aug 2017

    Very pleased with the way the funeral was conducted and I wish to thank all those who took part and gave an excellent service , including Mark Norseworthy who was unique in arranging the funeral and who had a very pleasant and easy going manner while dealing with business matters . Much praise to him . 

  • 5 Carole Guppy 17th Jul 2017

    An excellent service all round. I can't thank them enough for the kindness they all showed and the professional way they dealt with everything. I am so thankful.

  • 5 Kathryn Smith 15th Jul 2017

    Martin made is much easier for us than expected. He made good suggestions making it much easier for us than I expected. Everything on the day went so well. My mum would have been very pleased.

  • 5 Anthony Rendle 14th Jul 2017

    Very good

  • 5 Maureen Harding 13th Jul 2017

    The help, advice and sympathetic way you dealt with us at this time was very much appreciated - thank you.

  • 5 Louise Coates 4th Jul 2017

    From start to finish I've been over whelmed by the kindness and support! Thank you so much for making a tough time kind on the heart! Lou Coates 

  • 5 Bill Randall 18th Jun 2017

    Very pleased with the service they gave and they were very helpful.

  • 5 Michaela CHOWN 6th May 2017

    Martin and colleagues were super throughout the process. From the day they took my Mum from our home, I felt that she was in good hands.  I made several calls to them and nothing was too much for them.  They answered all my questions and pre-empted things that I had not and possibly would not have thought of.  I felt as though I was nursed throughout the process, they liaised well with the vicar and accommodated my ideas so I felt, that my Mum's funeral was taylor made for me.  I chose a piece of music that I had struggled to download, they took care of this.  I would have no problem in recommending Martin Sillifant and Sons. Thank you so much.

  • 5 Yvonne Frost 10th Apr 2017

    Mark and the team have been amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, even late changes to the Order of Service. Both Mum and I can not thank you enough for everything you have done for Dad. Kindest regards Chris & Yvonne

  • 5 Matt Baker 4th Apr 2017

    At such a difficult and confusing time for our family Sillifants were an island of calm and compassion, they had a gentle and straightforward solution to everything we asked and we felt that our family's welfare was their priority at all times.

  • 4 Kevin Gray 31st Mar 2017

    Martin sillifant and family are very caring and professional , provide an excellent service and take the worry away from you at such a hurtful time , Thank you for your support and kindness .

  • 5 Jenny Sanders 21st Mar 2017

    Made a difficult time much easier, with care and consideration.

  • 5 Mary O'Shea Hayward 19th Mar 2017

    Thank you for arranging everything so well, we were very well looked after. Highly recommended

  • 5 Peter Ridd 18th Mar 2017

    From our first call to Mark at Sillifants in Exeter the help and support was professional - exemplary. Mark made things so simple and clear and dealt with any questions we had. At what is such a distressing time, we couldn't have hoped for anything more and we can't thank Mark and the other attendants enough.

  • 5 S Board 20th Feb 2017

    My sisters and I received professional and helpful service and given caring advice and guidance. Thank you for taking all the stress out of the funeral arrangements.

  • 5 Alan Greenham 14th Feb 2017

    Excellent service very professional & helpful

  • 5 Emily Western 31st Jan 2017

    Sillifants offer a high quality, sympathetic and caring service. Highly recommended.

  • 5 Lee Brooks 27th Jan 2017

    Compassionate,caring , helpful . Martin and Sarah were so thoughtful and caring throughout . Going beyond their brief .. if sadly you need a funeral directors I wouldn't hesitate to recommended them .such nice people 

  • 5 Ian Brierley 12th Dec 2016

    Everybody and I mean everybody I met said what a wonderful service you me John and Stephen conducted for John's farewell. As you may have known I was able to talk to John about his funeral and what he would like in it, hymn's, choir, location and burial, and we were able to include everything he wished. We were just the administrators of John's wishes and we all did a very good job. And a very big thank-you to you for all your help in making sure everything went according to plan.

  • 5 Jeanne Southgate 6th Dec 2016

    In the preparation for the funeral, Mark was sensitive and helpful with prompt replies to any enquiries. On the day of the funeral everything worked very well. I had total confidence in all the arrangements.

  • 5 Elise Jungheim 5th Dec 2016

    When it comes to the sad , sad time of a family member passing on Silifants make an emotionally charged and difficult time bearable. We cannot praise them highly enough, and would recommend them to any one needing the services of this profession . They are a credit to the business. Elise Jungheim. (For the funeral of Betty Boucher)

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

Shona Rattenberry 29th Sep 2017

It was a lovely service couldn't of asked for better service for the hard time we were all going through. They were so well mannered. Fantastic funeral directors, thank you so much

Robin Chew 22nd Sep 2017

Perfect in every way. Thank you Mark. Robin

Celia . 18th Sep 2017

My sincere thanks & appreciation go to Mark, Sarah & all of their team at Silifant & Sons for the excellent service that they have provided for the very much loved late father & grandad Mr Edward James Chamberlain's funeral. Many thanks once again, Celia, Heidi, Alexander & Callum

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