S. Stibbards & Sons Hockley

90 reviews

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

A family-owned funeral home in Hockley village supporting families with compassionate and caring funeral services

Latest Verified Reviews

Steven Brown 19th Oct 2021

Dealing with Louise in the office and on the phone was a very good experience  during a very difficult time for my family and I. A big thank you to Scott and the rest of the team who on the day could not have been more helpful and fully understood the mood of the day.

Jamie Witchell 17th Oct 2021

Everything was perfect. Louise was amazing leading up to and on the day of my Mums funeral.  Scott and the others were also amazing on the day and made sure the day ran smoothly. I cannot recommend them enough. 

John Burton 4th Oct 2021

At every stage the staff were helpful, sympathetic, and kind. On the day the director ran the operation very smoothly, nothing was too much trouble and his positive attitude was very  welcome. 

Reviews

Location

Address
7 Spa Road, Hockley,
Hockley
Essex
SS5 4AZ

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 Hockley and the surrounding villages, including Foulness Island, 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’ Hockley funeral home provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere in which to make funeral arrangements. It has a private chapel of rest where you can spend precious time with your 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 will 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 in Hockley Village.

Latest Obituaries

James   Burke

James Burke

Aug 1940 - Sep 2021

Roy   William Bowerman

Roy William Bowerman

Oct 2021 - Mar 1949

Patricia   Sebright

Patricia Sebright

Sep 1948 - Oct 2021

Brian   Sleep

Brian Sleep

Dec 1940 - Oct 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Steven Brown 19th Oct 2021

    Dealing with Louise in the office and on the phone was a very good experience  during a very difficult time for my family and I. A big thank you to Scott and the rest of the team who on the day could not have been more helpful and fully understood the mood of the day.

  • 5 Jamie Witchell 17th Oct 2021

    Everything was perfect. Louise was amazing leading up to and on the day of my Mums funeral.  Scott and the others were also amazing on the day and made sure the day ran smoothly. I cannot recommend them enough. 

  • 5 John Burton 4th Oct 2021

    At every stage the staff were helpful, sympathetic, and kind. On the day the director ran the operation very smoothly, nothing was too much trouble and his positive attitude was very  welcome. 

    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 Karen Meyer 4th Oct 2021

    Couldn’t have asked for better. Louise is absolutely lovely. Thank you

    Lee Marston replied
    we are so pleased Louise 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 Ewing 27th Sep 2021

    We have unfortunately had the need to use Stibbards on several occasions. The service has always been helpful, professional and first class.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us once again and 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 Lorraine Taylor 25th Sep 2021

    From start to finish the team were extremely professional, caring,kind, showed great empathy and gave us a funeral that our mum would have been proud of. Thanks go to Andrew, Louise, Rev John Standard, and Dan and his team on the day.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned.
  • 5 Barbara Gatward 21st Sep 2021

    Louise and all at Stibbards were extremely helpful and caring at what was an obviously very upsetting time. Every detail was explained and clarified before gently moving forward, which was very reassuring as thinking clearly and sensibly didn't come easy at the time. They made a difficult situation an experience that was uncomplicated and beautifully executed throughout, which was very much appreciated by myself and all the family. Thank you.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Louise and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Phyllis and you were well looked after.
  • 5 Hazel Ryan 6th Sep 2021

    I couldn't rate them highly enough. Very professional, thoughtful and respectful. Nothing was too much trouble.

    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 Claire Burden 17th Aug 2021

    I have used Stibbards twice this year and the service is fantastic. The whole team are knowledgeable, helpful, kind and compassionate. Stibbards  guide you every step of the way and the entire process runs seamlessly. Louise in the Hockley office listens to your wishes and makes everything happen effortlessly.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us once again and I am so pleased that Louise and the team looked after you all so well, I will ensure that your thoughts are shared with them.
  • 5 Suzanne Peters 15th Aug 2021

    Your services were excellent and very professional and your kindness and support impeccable. Nothing was too much trouble and with your excellent company you made the day run smoothly and helped me and my family give my dear mum an excellent send off.thank you so much. Suzanne

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for your dear mum and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Robert Piper 9th Aug 2021

    On the day everybody involved from Stibbards were extremely professional and patient.  They all showed extreme care for all our needs.  Thank you all for making such a sad day go so smoothly 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Robert for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Lisa Tate 9th Aug 2021

    Thank you for all the help and support you offered. From our initial phone call until after the service you were all so helpful and compassionate. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Lisa for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service 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 Dawn Britten 1st Aug 2021

    All staff were respectful and helpful. They worked with us arranging a large funeral involving many other parties keeping all informed. 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 Kenneth Lewis 6th Jul 2021

    We would like to thank Louise and the team at Stibbards in Hockley, they were professional at all times, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. On the day itself Daniel and his team made sure everything run very smoothly, they were kind and attentive. On the whole they made what was a very difficult situation much more bearable. would highly recommend.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased that Louise Daniel and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Maria and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Lisa Oxenham 18th Jun 2021

    From the first phone call to the actual day, Stibbards have been kind, caring, understanding and extremely professional. They are prompt to return calls, answer questions and advise on all issues. On the funeral day itself we were informed on how everything would be done and we were treated with great respect and compassion. Thank you Stibbards, you are a lovely team of people and I can't recommend your services enough.

    Lee Marston replied
    Lisa, 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 Marion Bedford 18th Jun 2021

    Outstanding service.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Marion for your kind words
  • 5 Susan Martin 8th Jun 2021

    Martin and his colleagues made a difficult time so much easier to get through with their kindness and support for which I was very grateful. Susan Martin

    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.
  • 4 Mavis Seeger 6th Jun 2021

    Simon and the gentlemen looked after us all very well on the day.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Mavis for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Lesley Winfield 2nd Jun 2021

    The service provided was excellent from start to finish. I would particularly like to mention Louise who was very efficient as well as kind and compassionate. Scott, who looked after us, impressed me very much. I could not speak more highly of all concerned on this sad occasion.   Lesley Winfield.

  • 5 Ian Elvidge 30th May 2021

    Stibbards have been amazing dealing with mums funeral the service has been impeccable,thank you.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Ian for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Ann Turner 9th May 2021

    Excellent help and kindness shown with professionalism and compassion by all. Have no hesitation in highly recommending.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Ann for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 James Dorling 26th Apr 2021

    Very helpful and supportive the whole time. Many thanks from all of us. 

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you James for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 David Cane 26th Apr 2021

    Stibbards provided my wife with a very dignified service. Louise was very professional and compassionate in the way that she dealt with me, thank you.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you David for taking the time to comment on our service to you. We are so pleased, that Louise and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Geraldine and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Anthony Knell 24th Apr 2021

    Excellent In every respect. Very polite, extremely professional and showed the upmost compassion.

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you Anthony for taking the time to express your thanks for the service that we provided to you. we are pleased that you felt looked after and supported.
  • 5 Arthur Letchford 18th Apr 2021

    We would recommend stibbards whole heartedly their service was excellent  Conducted with care respect and professionalism  Thank you guys & girls  AJL 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Arthur for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.

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
7 Spa Road, Hockley,
Hockley
Essex
SS5 4AZ

Latest Verified Reviews

Steven Brown 19th Oct 2021

Dealing with Louise in the office and on the phone was a very good experience  during a very difficult time for my family and I. A big thank you to Scott and the rest of the team who on the day could not have been more helpful and fully understood the mood of the day.

Jamie Witchell 17th Oct 2021

Everything was perfect. Louise was amazing leading up to and on the day of my Mums funeral.  Scott and the others were also amazing on the day and made sure the day ran smoothly. I cannot recommend them enough. 

John Burton 4th Oct 2021

At every stage the staff were helpful, sympathetic, and kind. On the day the director ran the operation very smoothly, nothing was too much trouble and his positive attitude was very  welcome. 

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