S.Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh

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S.Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh, Essex, funeral director in Essex
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A caring funeral home in Essex supporting families in the Hadleigh, Thundersley and Benfleet areas

Latest Verified Reviews

Jill Fergusson 8th May 2021

Stibbards have always handled our Family matters when it comes to caring for our loved ones. They provide support, advice mixed with genuine empathy for the family in a time of crisis. I can't recommend them enough for the professionalism and dedication when helping individuals through a difficult process.

Maria Maydell 4th May 2021

Thank you for everything you did in looking after my mum. The service was excellent from start to finish

Jackie Stone 3rd May 2021

Sue has been amazing at this most difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble. The team on the day of the funeral were fabulous; courteous, caring, respectful and so professional. No hesitation in recommending Stibbards. 

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Location

Address
4 Commonhall Lane
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 2RN

About Us

The caring team at S Stibbards & Sons understand that contacting a funeral director can seem daunting, but they are there to listen, reassure and support families at this very difficult time.

As a funeral home with family values at its heart, its focus is upon providing compassionate funeral care to families in Hadleigh and the surrounding area, at whatever time of day or night it is needed.

At a very difficult time, when it can be hard to focus on decision-making, it is the role of the caring team to listen and support families in a reassuring space where they can focus on their loved one.

S Stibbards & Sons’ Hadleigh funeral home provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere in which to make funeral arrangements. It has a private chapel of rest where families can spend precious time with their loved one, reassured that their funeral wishes are administered to. Should you prefer support in more familiar surroundings, a home visit can be arranged with a member of this caring funeral home.

Whether families prefer a full traditional funeral service, or a quiet farewell tailored to their needs, funeral director Martin Stibbards and his experienced staff aim to ensure that the arrangements fulfil every family’s wishes.

Stibbards offers a fleet of modern Jaguar hearses and limousines to ensure families and their loved one will travel in comfort, driven by their professional staff. Funerals can also be tailored with a traditional horse-drawn hearse, or vintage vehicles.

The Hadleigh funeral home is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and independent funeral homes association, SAIF and meets the high standards set by both.

It offers Golden Charter funeral plans to those who are considering the future, while as part of its support for families, it offers in-house bereavement counselling.

Call S Stibbards & Sons for compassionate funeral service in Hadleigh, Thundersley and Benfleet, at a very difficult time.

Latest Obituaries

Tessa Bardell

Jul 1931 - Apr 2021

Kenneth 'Ken' Brian Goss

Oct 1932 - Apr 2021

Patricia 'Pat' Anne Panzanella

Apr 2021 - Mar 1934

Daniel 'Dan' James Cooper

Aug 1974 - Apr 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Jill Fergusson 8th May 2021

    Stibbards have always handled our Family matters when it comes to caring for our loved ones. They provide support, advice mixed with genuine empathy for the family in a time of crisis. I can't recommend them enough for the professionalism and dedication when helping individuals through a difficult process.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us once again. We are always here to help in anyway we can, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time
  • 5 Maria Maydell 4th May 2021

    Thank you for everything you did in looking after my mum. The service was excellent from start to finish

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you Maria for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Jackie Stone 3rd May 2021

    Sue has been amazing at this most difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble. The team on the day of the funeral were fabulous; courteous, caring, respectful and so professional. No hesitation in recommending Stibbards. 

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you Jackie for taking the time to express your thanks for the service that we provided to you. I am pleased that you felt looked after and supported.
  • 5 Dawn Evans 27th Apr 2021

    I am very grateful to both Wendy Newman-Portch and Simon of the Hadleigh office, for their kindness, patience and sensitivity. Simon made sure that we knew exactly what was expected of us on the day and where we should be at all times. A very professional and sympathetic service at such a difficult time. Thank you again both. Dawn Evans

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank Dawn you for allowing us to come into your lives at such a difficult time. We are pleased that all went well on the day and that Wendy and Simon looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Martin Murray 27th Apr 2021

    Stibbards have looked after our family's funeral needs for many years and always found them caring and professional in all that they do. Many thanks to all the team at Stibbards

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Martin for putting your trust in us once again and we are so pleased that the team have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.
  • 5 Kirsti Fenn 25th Apr 2021

    Stibbards were so supportive. They held our hand every step of the way. The service was beautiful and I will definitely recommend them. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Kirsti. we are so pleased to have been able to help you and the family through such a difficult time. Thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you, it is much appreciated
  • 5 Wendy Marchant 23rd Apr 2021

    Excellent service.  anyone was friendly very professional  Made the day very special Would recommend highly  Thank you 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Wendy for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Janet Dowbiggin-Cops 20th Apr 2021

    We were extremely pleased with the service received for my mother’s recent funeral. From Wendy’s efficient handling of the booking which made everything easy, in spite of COVID restrictions in place.  On the day Martin and his team handled all aspects of the funeral with dignity and friendly respect. Many thanks to all involved, I’m sure my mum would have approved!

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Wendy, Martin and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Mum and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Diane van Helten 19th Apr 2021

    It was the first time that I have arranged a funeral. I was guided in a sensitive, empathetic and straightforward way by Sue Stibbard and her colleagues. The service provided was supportive, professional and efficient. All my enquiries were dealt with quickly. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us to guide and support you during this difficult time and so pleased that Sue and the team looked after you all so well, we shall ensure that your thoughts are shared with Sue who always tries to go above and beyond.
  • 5 Wendy Edwards 17th Apr 2021

    Martin and his outstanding team helped and supported me to give my friend a befitting burial. All staff at Stibbards went over and beyond their call of duty assisting me to ensure everything went well. I received a highly professional and excellent service. I am so grateful for their kindness during a difficult time.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Martin and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Abi and you were well looked after.
  • 5 Alex Lowrey 12th Apr 2021

    Possibly one of the best! They are very professional, caring and respectful also very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. They all take their jobs seriously! Thank you very much!!

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned. we are always here to help in anyway we can, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.
  • 5 Andrew Carpenter 29th Mar 2021

    Courteous, respectful and very helpful. Always replied to any concern that I had either by email or phone. The funeral service was carried out with care and dignity.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Andrew, thank you for your kind words I am so pleased that all was as you would have wished, grateful thanks, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Tracey Martin 27th Mar 2021

    We would like to thank you for your professionalism kindness and support at such a difficult time for us

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Tracey, thank you for taking the time to express your gratitude, we appreciate your kind words. Many thanks, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Simon Rosenthal 26th Mar 2021

    The team at Stibbards were very attentive and caring. The whole service offered was excellent and made what is a very tough experience a lot easier 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Mark, we are so pleased to have been able to help you and the family through such a difficult time. Thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you, it is much appreciated, kind regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Karen Dean 25th Mar 2021

    very helpful kind and efficient

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Karen, we are pleased that our service to you was so helpful at your time of need, kind regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Mark & Pam Pettigrew 20th Mar 2021

    I can not fault the care & attention given to me & my family, so professional in every aspect. Pam Pettigrew 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Pam, it was such an honor for us to look after Mark's arrangements and the day was a wonderful tribute to his life, we wish you and the family well for the future, warm regards, Martin
  • 5 Robert Garrard 19th Mar 2021

    I cannot recommend Stibbards funeral directors highly enough. From initial contact through to the funeral day itself, and indeed the after care shown too, the empathy, help, understanding and professionalism shown by Martin, Wendy and all the team at Stibbards is second to none. They guided us through what was potentially a very tough time after the sad loss of mum.  I really cannot possibly praise them enough.  Thank you so much. Bob and Julie Garrard.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Rob, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, it was so lovely to look after you and your family and I am so pleased that all was as you wished. I wish you and Julie all the best for the future, warm regards, Martin
  • 5 Judith Mumnery 17th Mar 2021

    From my first appointment with David at Shoeburyness to after the funeral, I cannot fault the care, compassion, support and guidance that I received. This is the 3rd time my family have engaged the services of Stibbards, and every time has provided our family with the best service and support at a time of loss. David is so helpful, kind and understanding and clearly cares, and takes great pride in what he does. Thank you to everyone who was part of our 'goodbye' to our loved one.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Judith, Thank you for putting your trust in us once again and I am so pleased that David and the team looked after you all so well, I will ensure that your thoughts are shared with David who always tries to go above and beyond. Kind regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Ashley Targett 13th Mar 2021

    I’ve never arranged a funeral before...Scott and Martin went beyond their remit patiently guiding me through the process. I would say the atmosphere at Stibbards is one of warmth and compassion.  And Simon, our support on the day was wonderful. 

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you Ashley for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Ronald Power 6th Mar 2021

    Stibbards took over all the necessary arrangements from the date we contacted them about Joyce's death and provided us with all the information as regards choosing a coffin, arranging flowers or donations to a charity and the conduct of the funeral service itself, which the Rev Jon Stannard led with dignity was very well planned. There was always a member of staff available to assist with any questions we wished to ask.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for taking the time to express your thanks for the service that we provided to you. I am pleased that you felt looked after and supported.
  • 5 Lynn Shurmur 4th Mar 2021

    Stibbards took care of my Dad when he passed away nine years ago. This time it was my Mum, who lost her life to covid. They provided the same level of care and respect and offered exactly the same services this time, despite the pandemic which I know many other funeral directors were not offering. Consummate professionals, thank you. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us once again, we are always here to help in anyway we can, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.
  • 5 Laura Pike 26th Feb 2021

    Stibbards were immensely professional, efficient and sensitive from beginning to end and helped us arrange the nicest funeral we could have in very challenging times. We will be eternally grateful!

  • 5 Arthur Hodgson 20th Feb 2021

    We had discussed a non attendance funeral and it seemed sensible due to Covid and the fact Mums friends and old colleagues were very elderly themselves. We also, as a family, have no religious beliefs and absolutely did not want any form of religious input. We found Stibbards after we realised a national advertisement had no local franchises, not realising that Stibbards would provide the service we required. As our ‘family’ undertaker of many generations l was extremely happy to be with them. They were absolutely faultless throughout the process. Kind, informative, and very professional. Everything was efficient and sympathetic. The obituary and donations page has given us great comfort and was a focus for our family that are dotted around the world. I would recommend Stibbards to everyone and it is a strange comfort that Mum was served by the family that had also served her own grandparents and parents. I should have called them first. Many thanks

  • 5 Stephen Golder 19th Feb 2021

    Thank you so much for your professionalism and empathy shown throughout.

  • 5 Sandra Cain 17th Feb 2021

    We cannot thank Stibbards enough for their caring and professional approach to every aspect of our father's funeral. From the initial contact and planning to the day, nothing was too much trouble. The vintage Austin hearse was absolutely beautiful and the attendants were very respectful. Thank you to the whole team especially Scott and Simon.

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
4 Commonhall Lane
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 2RN

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Jill Fergusson 8th May 2021

Stibbards have always handled our Family matters when it comes to caring for our loved ones. They provide support, advice mixed with genuine empathy for the family in a time of crisis. I can't recommend them enough for the professionalism and dedication when helping individuals through a difficult process.

Maria Maydell 4th May 2021

Thank you for everything you did in looking after my mum. The service was excellent from start to finish

Jackie Stone 3rd May 2021

Sue has been amazing at this most difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble. The team on the day of the funeral were fabulous; courteous, caring, respectful and so professional. No hesitation in recommending Stibbards. 

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