S. Stibbards & Sons, Canvey Island

137 reviews

S. Stibbards & Sons, Canvey Island, Essex, funeral director in Essex

A family-owned funeral home on Canvey Island supporting families in Essex with compassionate and caring funeral services

Latest Verified Reviews

Lorraine Cuthbertson 16th Oct 2021

The fact I have used Stibbards for the third time in less than two years says it all.  They ensure everything runs smoothly and are quick to respond to questions. I wouldn’t use anyone else. 

Gemma Mackinnon 18th Sep 2021

Honestly can't of asked for more helpful people to have helped us with everything. Such lovely caring people.

Lee Whitehair 15th Sep 2021

Excellent service from Lisa in the office to Stuart and the team on the day. Dad had so many flowers an extra car was added at no charge. Very Professional exactly what my Dad wanted.

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Location

Address
22 Canvey Rd
Canvey Island
Essex
SS8 0LW

About Us

The caring team at S Stibbards & Sons understand that contacting a funeral director can seem daunting, but with over 150 years experience, 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 Canvey Island and the surrounding area, at whatever time of day or night it is needed.

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

S Stibbards & Sons’ Canvey Island 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 being taken care of. Should you prefer support in more familiar surroundings, a home visit can be arranged.

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 can travel in comfort, driven by their professional staff. Traditional horse-drawn hearses, vintage vehicles and other bespoke options can also be arranged.

S Stibbards & Sons is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and Society of Allied 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 a compassionate and helpful funeral service on Canvey Island.

Latest Obituaries

Anthony Richard   Vinton

Anthony Richard Vinton

Oct 1955 - Oct 2021

John William   Potter

John William Potter

Jan 1942 - Sep 2021

Sheila     Yorwarth

Sheila Yorwarth

Feb 1933 - Sep 2021

Steven John   Lee

Steven John Lee

Jan 1976 - Sep 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Lorraine Cuthbertson 16th Oct 2021

    The fact I have used Stibbards for the third time in less than two years says it all.  They ensure everything runs smoothly and are quick to respond to questions. I wouldn’t use anyone else. 

  • 5 Gemma Mackinnon 18th Sep 2021

    Honestly can't of asked for more helpful people to have helped us with everything. Such lovely caring people.

    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 Lee Whitehair 15th Sep 2021

    Excellent service from Lisa in the office to Stuart and the team on the day. Dad had so many flowers an extra car was added at no charge. Very Professional exactly what my Dad wanted.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Lee 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 Lisa and Stuart looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Thomas ( Barry ) Willis 7th Sep 2021

    Stibbards could not have done anything better. We were very well looked after and everything that we had asked was provided. We would highly recommend their services.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Karen Cowling 5th Sep 2021

    Not having ever had to be involved in organising a funeral before, I had no idea what to expect and must admit to having sleepless nights in the run up to our appointment with Lisa at Stibbards in Canvey Island. However Lisa ran us through all the details, taking time to ensure we were clear with everything. She has a very nice way with people and I'd have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone. On the day of the funeral, everything went just as planned and all the gentlemen looked extremely smart but also moved things along in a very nice way. My Mum would have been very pleased with her day. Thank you everyone.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Karen 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 Lisa and the team looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Linda Cripps 24th Aug 2021

    The staff at Stibbards are very caring and helpful, they are always there for you and nothing is too much bother. They made my family feel they were their priority on the day of the funeral and running up to it. I would highly recommend them. Thank you all.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Linda for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Pam Gough 13th Aug 2021

    From the moment we walked through their door to the day of the funeral we were treated with upmost respect and professionalism. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always on the end of the phone ready to help in any way they could. We were treated as a family who were in mourning but if the need arose the atmosphere would change to keep us cheerful. Stibbards have a wonderful team in place and we can not recommend them highly enough.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Pam for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Keith Thornton 10th Aug 2021

    Impressive, bit think there is a danger of detracting from the seriousness of the subject matter and deteriorating into something akin to a social media site. Hopefully will not go further in that direction, support has been excellent thankyou.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Keith, thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you, I am pleased that you felt supported during such a difficult time and were impressed with Lisa's handling of the arrangements. Additionally, thank you for your valuable feedback regarding our 'web based' services, we will carefully consider your thoughts in our future considerations.
  • 5 Donna Roche 10th Aug 2021

    All at Stibbards have been fantastic. Nothing has been too much trouble for them. They were kind and compassionate when needed and then good humoured and friendly when needed. Lisa made a really horrible time a little bit more bearable and helped every step of the way. I would highly recommend them.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Donna for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received. We are so pleased, that Lisa and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Dougie and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Claudine Whelan 27th Jul 2021

    Had an amazing experience at such a sad time, very helpful, kind, compassionate would 100 per cent recommend their services.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Claudine for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Wayne Purser 26th Jul 2021

    We employed the services of Stibbard’s for my fathers funeral on June 21, 2021. From the moment we walked through the doors and met Lisa our experience was absolutely excellent in every respect right up until the very day that we laid  my father to rest, we could not fault any of their services. Highly professional and caring which made a very tough time a lot easier. Thank you from everyone in our family. 

    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 Lisa looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Jan Fletcher 19th Jul 2021

    Could not have asked for more very kind with all the arrangements everything went exactly as planned would like to say thankyou from myself and all the family kind regards Jan Fletcher

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Grace Watson 19th Jul 2021

    Such wonderful understanding staff who helped us above and beyond nothing was too much for them, gentle caring advice and guidance helped make this very difficult time of losing my husband and not knowing what to do easier  The respect shown to my husband and us as a family was amazing, we are all so very grateful and humbled  Thank you just doesn’t seem enough I could not have got through these last few weeks or the day without the wonderful support and respect you all showed us  The staff are all very special people who show love and respect to many many families loved ones who have sadly passed. Stibbards Canvey you done my husband proud  Thank you all 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Grace for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Jane Auger 18th Jul 2021

    Lovely staff.  Very helpful made a very sad time bearable.  Thank you.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Linda Parker 10th Jul 2021

    Your concern, kindness and professionalism was all second to none. We can never thank you enough for all you did to make what could have been an unbearable day memorable. Knowing that I had been allowed out of hospital for the day Stuart's concern was so greatly appreciated. Thank you all so much. Linda Parker and family.

    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 Allan Fuller 30th Jun 2021

    Excellent and very helpful staff

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Elizabeth Kemp 28th Jun 2021

    I don’t really know where to start, loving, caring, respectful, helpful and thoughtful, just a few words I can think of.  I really cannot thank you all enough.

    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
  • 5 David Shoesmith 21st Jun 2021

    A big thank you to Lisa at Stibbards for making the funeral of my wife Christine run so smoothly and arranging for our celebrant Emma Walker to take charge of the service. Every eventuality had a plan b so that everything went as planned, once more I would like to thank Lisa for the warmth and care she showed for myself and family, and also everyone at Stibbards.  

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us once again and I am so pleased that Lisa and the team looked after you all so well, I will ensure that your thoughts are shared with Lisa who always tries to go above and beyond.
  • 5 Marian Janes 21st Jun 2021

    Thank you ALL for dealing professionally and with sensitivity,my husband Trevor Janes “send off.”  Your whole Team including Lisa and Scott were unbelievably caring.Our family will be forever grateful. The whole occasion will stay with us as a joyous memory.  Just as Trevor would have wished. Regards Mrs Marian Janes.

    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 Scott and Lisa looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Linda Kendall 14th Jun 2021

    We received excellent service from S. Stibbards & Sons. Everything was arranged perfectly, every member of the company were extremely kind and very helpful and the actual day of the funeral went smoothly. I cannot fault this company, they were wonderful. Thank you.

    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
  • 5 Colin and Denise Wood 7th Jun 2021

    Very professional service Caring and understanding 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Colin for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Suzanne Curtis 28th May 2021

    Personal service, nothing too much trouble. Would absolutely recommend.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Suzanne for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Andrew Neale 24th May 2021

    Very professional, helped with requirements

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Andrew for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Karen Herron 16th May 2021

    Excellent service from start to finish. Maria was so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The care and compassion received and shown was outstanding. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Karen 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 Maria looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Tina Hamblin 8th May 2021

    From initial enquiry and throughout, Stibbards have provided an absolute first class professional and sincere service. Always available to help and support and guided us so well throughout the whole process. Cannot thank the team enough.

    Lee Marston replied
    Tina, 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

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
22 Canvey Rd
Canvey Island
Essex
SS8 0LW

Latest Verified Reviews

Lorraine Cuthbertson 16th Oct 2021

The fact I have used Stibbards for the third time in less than two years says it all.  They ensure everything runs smoothly and are quick to respond to questions. I wouldn’t use anyone else. 

Gemma Mackinnon 18th Sep 2021

Honestly can't of asked for more helpful people to have helped us with everything. Such lovely caring people.

Lee Whitehair 15th Sep 2021

Excellent service from Lisa in the office to Stuart and the team on the day. Dad had so many flowers an extra car was added at no charge. Very Professional exactly what my Dad wanted.

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