S. Stibbards & Sons Hockley

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S. Stibbards & Sons Hockley, Essex, funeral director in Essex
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A family-owned funeral home in Hockley village supporting families with compassionate and caring funeral services

Latest Verified Reviews

James Dorling 26th Apr 2021

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

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.

Anthony Knell 24th Apr 2021

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

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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

John Bernard Bennett

Jan 1923 - Apr 2021

Christopher Stephen Winfield

Nov 1945 - Apr 2021

Tony Jennings

Feb 1964 - Mar 2021

Thomas "Dave" Jamieson

Dec 1937 - Apr 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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.
  • 5 Jacqueline Smith 13th Apr 2021

    All aspects of administration for the funeral (cremation) were dealt with promptly, efficiently and yet with a friendly and professional way. On the day itself Daniel the conductor was the epitome of calm and reassurance yet under stated-perfect.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Daniel and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Smut and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Christine Shaw 28th Mar 2021

    From the start to finish Louise in the Hockley Office guided me through the process efficiently. Every detail was dealt with promptly and compassionately. On the day the funeral director and support staff handled the funeral with compassion and dignity. Stibbards were professional , supportive and compassionate at a very sressful and emotional time . Thank you

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Christine, thank you for your kind words regarding Louise, and the care and support that you received during the arrangements for George, we appreciate you taking the time to pass on your thanks. Kindest regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Claire Arkwright 19th Mar 2021

    Such a wonderful, thoughtful and compassionate service given at all times. 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Claire, thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned, kind regards, martin Stibbards
  • 5 Allwood Alison 16th Mar 2021

    Thank you Kate from the westcliff branch , nothing was ever too much , thank you from my dad Mr Len Kelly . In our saddest days you were there for us all . Thank you Alison Allwood x

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Alison, thank you for passing on Dad's thanks to Kate and the team, his words mean a lot to everyone and we are pleased that all was as you would have wished, kind regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Gillian Bayliss 6th Mar 2021

    Excellent service from S Stibbards. From the first meeting to the day of my mother’s funeral. So thoughtful and caring. Would highly recommend them.

    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 Gary Commer 3rd Mar 2021

    I would like to thank everyone involved in helping us arrange the funeral of mr Allan Dukes. A very professional warm and welcoming from all involved especially Louise at Hockley, thank you all 

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Anita Kelley 19th Feb 2021

    You provided a first class professional service. You were compassionate and kind and gave me time to say  a personal goodbye to Mum before we left for the crematorium.  Both myself, my brother and the family can’t thank you enough for helping us through a very sad and difficult day. Thank you.  Jane Ryan, Anita’s daughter 

  • 5 Andrew Lough 17th Feb 2021

    From the moment of the initial contact with Stibbards the service, support and kindness shown in difficult times has been excellent and as a family we have nothing but praise for this.

  • 5 Andrew Plummer 19th Jan 2021

    Louise was always helpful and sympathetic.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Thank you Jackie for your kind words regarding Louise at our Hockley office, kind regards Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Shirley Hood 19th Jan 2021

    Amazing service from first meeting to the Funeral, Louise and Scott both outstanding . 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Shirley, I am so please that Lousie, Scott and the rest of the team looked after you so well, kind regards Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Elizabeth Burchell 21st Dec 2020

    Thank you so much Louise from Stibbards for guiding me through an unfamiliar path ,and for showing such kindness to myself and family .  A huge thank you to Scott and his team who were superb on the day of my husband’s funeral . 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Elizabeth, thank you for your kind comments, we are sure that both Louise and Scott will be please knowing that everything went smoothly for you.
  • 5 Joan Yeowell 15th Nov 2020

    From our initial meeting with Louise at Stibbards right through to the funeral day, we felt there was attention to detail, respect and sensitivity to our needs.Thank you to all involved.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Joad for your kind words, we always strive to give the best possible service and we are sure that Louise and the team will be glad, knowing every thing went smoothly on the day.
  • 5 Simon Harlett 10th Nov 2020

    I cannot thank Stibbards enough for the wonderful service they gave us. From point of contact until the day of the funeral, everything was first class. We do not hesitate to thoroughly recommend the staff of this company. Thank you from us both from the bottom of our hearts

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Simon, we always strive to give the best service possible to our families and always welcome recommendations, Thank you.
  • 5 Lee Runciman 9th Nov 2020

    Louise and Sue have been amazing...taking much of the burden from us, the family, at such a distressing time, with the fullest support of Martin. We are hugely grateful for their support at such a difficult time. 

    Lee Marston replied
    we appreciate your kind words Lee. Martin, Sue and Louise we be pleased know that they we able to offer support and comfort during this difficult time to you and your family.
  • 5 Kim * 19th Oct 2020

    great service in the office and on the day of the funeral. the choices were explained well, giving us plenty of time to make our choices. the team on the day treated us all with respect and made sure the occasion when smoothly.

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you for your kind words, we are glad to have supported you during this difficult time and glad to know that everything went smoothly on the day for you
  • 5 Joanne Wright 17th Oct 2020

    Everyone involved was kind and considerate, friendly and caring. Thank you for your professional service and personal care.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Joanne for your kind words, we are glad to have been able to support you in these difficult times
  • 5 Teena Barsby 27th Sep 2020

    Stibbards have organized and dealt with everything in a very professional, efficient and caring manner. I have phoned often with questions and everyone I have spoken to has been very friendly and helpful.

  • 5 Carole Boundy 22nd Sep 2020

    First class service from start to finish. Lovely people at Stibbards made a sad time more pleasant, cannot thank them enough.

  • 5 Alex Oliphant 8th Sep 2020

    Lovely people and very friendly made the worse experience very easy and stress free

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Alex for your kind words, We are glad that we have been able to support you and your sister through such difficult times.
  • 5 Christina Hall 5th Sep 2020

    We were very pleased with the service we received from Stibbards and would be happy to recommend them. All the people we had contact with were kind, caring and professional.   The gentleman who came on the day Mum died to take her to the Chapel of Rest at the hospital (I’m sorry we can’t remember his name) was kind and very helpful at a time when we were still in shock. Louise in the office was also kind and helpful and I was very appreciative of her offer to arrange appointments to see Mum in the Chapel of Rest, even over a bank holiday weekend when the office was closed. Lee, who helped us arrange the funeral, was patient, helpful and informative. Scott who was with us on the day of the funeral, did such a good job guiding us through the day, and was particularly attentive and kind to Dad. Thank you for that. The gentleman who drove a Dad in the wheelchair vehicle was also so kind (I’m sorry I don’t know his name). All the staff were very professional and respectful and it made a difficult day so much easier for us. Thank you so much.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Christina, we are always grateful to receive such kind words. we always strive to give the best service we possibly can and are sure Louise, Lee, Scott and the team would be very pleased knowing that everything went smoothly for you on the day
  • 5 Steve Moss 2nd Aug 2020

    From start to finish Stibbards we’re courteous, respectful and thoroughly professional. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Jeanette for your kind words.

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
7 Spa Road, Hockley,
Hockley
Essex
SS5 4AZ

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

James Dorling 26th Apr 2021

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

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.

Anthony Knell 24th Apr 2021

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

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