S.Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh

180 reviews

S.Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh, Essex, funeral director in Essex

A caring funeral home in Essex supporting families in the Hadleigh, Thundersley and Benfleet areas

Latest Verified Reviews

James Garnier 12th Oct 2021

Sue was very good and made the whole process of dealing with the arrangements and funeral from Australia easy.

Susan Mowday 28th Sep 2021

We were totally happy And impressed with you guys from the moment you collected our mum Right through to looking after her and Also For caring for our family on her special day. Thank you Everyone at  Stibbards for Taking the pressure off us all and making the actual day bearable. 5 stars. 

William Lee 22nd Sep 2021

we have used this director three times and have had. exelent service all the staff are most caring and followed our wishes to the core W lee. 

Reviews

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

Terrence 'Bill'    Pugh

Terrence 'Bill' Pugh

Sep 1931 - Oct 2021

Patricia 'Margaret'   Veater

Patricia 'Margaret' Veater

Apr 1936 - Oct 2021

Anthony  'Tony'   Woodcock

Anthony 'Tony' Woodcock

Feb 1945 - Oct 2021

Colin Henry   Coggles

Colin Henry Coggles

Jul 1949 - Sep 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 James Garnier 12th Oct 2021

    Sue was very good and made the whole process of dealing with the arrangements and funeral from Australia easy.

  • 5 Susan Mowday 28th Sep 2021

    We were totally happy And impressed with you guys from the moment you collected our mum Right through to looking after her and Also For caring for our family on her special day. Thank you Everyone at  Stibbards for Taking the pressure off us all and making the actual day bearable. 5 stars. 

    Lee Marston replied
    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, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned.
  • 5 William Lee 22nd Sep 2021

    we have used this director three times and have had. exelent service all the staff are most caring and followed our wishes to the core W lee. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us once again and I am so pleased that the team looked after you all so well.
  • 5 Christine De Vries 20th Sep 2021

    I have nothing but praise for Martin and his team. We lost our little girl and the whole team was incredible and flexible and helped us to give the funeral we wanted for our child to make it personal. Nothing was too much trouble and they always made us feel like we where always a priority. To loose a child is the worst type of grief but the made the whole process as easy as it could be.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for taking the time to express your thanks and praise for the service that we provided to you. 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 Compas Debbie 13th Sep 2021

    We sadly lost our lovely husband and dad in August 2021. We have never regretted asking Stibbards to assist us with Dad's arrangements. Everyone we dealt with was so helpful and kind, we felt really looked after and they literally held our hands throughout the process. The funeral celebrant they recommended to us, Yvette Williams, was also wonderful and we were really happy with how everything went. Thank you to everyone who helped us x

    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 Philip Green 25th Aug 2021

    Unfotunately we have now needed to us Stibbards services on three separate occasions. On each one they have been totally professional, attentive to every requirement,

    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 Steve Hazle 24th Aug 2021

    Service was excellent

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Sandra Parkhouse 23rd Aug 2021

    I was so pleased I chose your Company to arrange and oversee Doug's funeral.  It was very professionally and sensitively done and we knew we were in safe hands. We could not fault the excellent care and attention given on the day, making the course of events run seamlessly and so much less stressful for the family. Thank you so much. Kind regards Sandra Parkhouse.

    Lee Marston replied
    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 Wendy Dodds 20th Aug 2021

    Amazingly professional but with such a personal touch x you did my mum proud and looked after her and all the family , thank you Martin, Wendy and the team from me and the family x

    Lee Marston replied
    I am so pleased, that 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 Sandra Hickson 16th Aug 2021

    From initial contact it was clear that Stibbards were very professional and supportive in guiding us through this difficult time. All staff were courteous and friendly especially Wendy who was the principal contact and was with us all the way. Nothing was too much trouble. We both felt happy that our Mum was being well cared for in their company. On the day of the funeral everything went according to plan and timed to the minute as we had a Funeral mass and then the service at the Crematorium. The men of the Cortège were also very courteous and professional from start to finish. Would recommend Stibbards without hesitation 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Sandra for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Rob Pearman 15th Aug 2021

    Professional at all times, and very flexible. Looked after us very well on the day of the funeral.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Valerie Don 12th Aug 2021

    Extremely helpful in difficult circumstances

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are so pleased to have been able to care for you all at such a difficult time
  • 5 Lucy Potts 30th Jul 2021

    Wendy was absolutely lovely to deal with. In what was a terrible time for us, she made the whole process incredibly easy and the day went seamlessly. We can’t thank her enough. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for allowing us to come into your lives at such a difficult time. I am so pleased that all went well on the day and that Wendy looked after you with such great care.
  • 4 Alison Vincent 28th Jul 2021

    A very professional and caring service provided by Stibbards. From the day when they showed empathy while moving my Dad from the house, through to the person who led the funeral team on the day. Lovely touch taking a family photo at the Crem and getting Mum to kiss an individual rose to be left at the Crem as the family flowers were going back for a family celebration. Beautiful cars and very smart staff. Only Minor point was some of the "Digital" aspects - getting the date of the service wrong on the initial set up of the obituary page, and some angst getting the music to Obitus. But the day itself was perfect.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Alison, thank you for you kind and generous words, we are so pleased that your overall experience of our service to you was professional and caring. Additionally thank you for your feedback regarding the 'digital aspects' of our service which we are continually striving to improve and make more 'user friendly'.
  • 5 Judy Grocott 17th Jul 2021

    Very kind and compassionate service from start to finish. The funeral itself was seamless and all the team was very attentive.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Judy for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Roberta Ellis 17th Jul 2021

    Very caring, good communication. A perfect service

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Raymond Huggett 12th Jul 2021

    Thank you for looking after mum so well and for supporting us throughout. I don't think we will recover from the sudden of loss of mum, but we are forever grateful for your kind, thoughtful and wonderful support. In particular, we would like to thank Wendy; her calming voice and patience has helped us to do mum proud.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for allowing us to come into your lives at such a difficult time. I am so pleased that all went well on the day and that Wendy looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Ian Yarnton 3rd Jul 2021

    At a time of sadness the Stibbards team helped us along the way and after the funeral. Very professional & all genuinely care so that dad got a great send off, so a big thank you for that.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Ian 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 Paul Eldridge 28th Jun 2021

    Excellent service for my late mother and very helpful and understanding with me throughout the funeral. Fantastic I do recommend them to anyone 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Paul for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 June Freed 21st Jun 2021

    Excellent service, very professional, sensitive and flexible. Thank you so much 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you June for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Andy Jackson 19th Jun 2021

    Stibbard‘s dealt with our dads funeral and help us through the tough times. Nothing was a problem from them. Very nice people 

    Lee Marston replied
    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 Karen Brodrick 16th Jun 2021

    I knew Stíbbards had a good reputation which is why we used them for our Mum. From the first time we made contact with Wendy they have been fantastic. They have been professional, but caring. Always willing to do whatever we required for our Mum. Her funeral was beautiful. The amazing coffin. The beautiful car, the dear drivers and pall barers. Our Mum was treated like a Queen yesterday and we know she would have been absolutely thrilled. We can’t thank you enough. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you 

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Wendy and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Mum and you as a family were well looked after. 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 Mark Cole 14th Jun 2021

    At this difficult time with covid and the pressure the undertaker must be under the staff had taken care of everything in a very difficult time for me and my family, lossing someone so close they provided a outstanding service. Thank you. God bless you all M Cole

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Mark 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 Gary Burgess 11th Jun 2021

    From the moment we booked Stibbards . I knew we had chosen the right people to look after our mum . Kate , Wendy and the team were the right mix of supportive ,sympathetic and above all very professional. They made a sad day run very smoothly. Would definitely recommend them 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Gary for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received. I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Jackie Bardell 6th Jun 2021

    Very helpful and professional throughout 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Jackie for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.

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.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
4 Commonhall Lane
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 2RN

Latest Verified Reviews

James Garnier 12th Oct 2021

Sue was very good and made the whole process of dealing with the arrangements and funeral from Australia easy.

Susan Mowday 28th Sep 2021

We were totally happy And impressed with you guys from the moment you collected our mum Right through to looking after her and Also For caring for our family on her special day. Thank you Everyone at  Stibbards for Taking the pressure off us all and making the actual day bearable. 5 stars. 

William Lee 22nd Sep 2021

we have used this director three times and have had. exelent service all the staff are most caring and followed our wishes to the core W lee. 

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