S. Stibbards & Sons Leigh-on-Sea

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S. Stibbards & Sons Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, funeral director in Essex
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A caring funeral home in Leigh-on-Sea supporting families in the Southend-On-Sea area

Latest Verified Reviews

Margaret Osborn 18th Jun 2021

We were really impressed with the service we had from Stibbards and the celebrant. We were very nervous and were coached gently in how the day should be. It was heartbreaking but beautiful and we're very grateful to them for that.

Sarah Finegan 17th Jun 2021

Such a sensitive and caring service from start to finish . Very grateful for all the kindness shown . Many thanks from all my family.

David Brend 13th Jun 2021

Mum's prepaid funeral,a traumatic experience anyway, was made a very dignified event. Stibbards spared no expense to explain, guide and perform a first class funeral. The respect shown to both mum and the family echoed a quality of service sometimes forgotten these days.

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Location

Address
1032 London Rd
Leigh-on-Sea
Essex
SS9 3ND

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 Leigh-on-Sea 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’ Leigh-on-Sea 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 will travel in comfort, driven by their professional staff. Funerals can also be tailored with a traditional horse-drawn hearse, or vintage vehicles.

S Stibbards & Sons is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and The 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 Southend-On-Sea.

Latest Obituaries

Eric John Courtney

Jan 1930 - May 2021

Jean Lilias Beavan

Dec 1929 - May 2021

Pearl Brend

Feb 1930 - May 2021

Diana Mary Chisnell

Aug 1933 - Apr 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Margaret Osborn 18th Jun 2021

    We were really impressed with the service we had from Stibbards and the celebrant. We were very nervous and were coached gently in how the day should be. It was heartbreaking but beautiful and we're very grateful to them for that.

  • 5 Sarah Finegan 17th Jun 2021

    Such a sensitive and caring service from start to finish . Very grateful for all the kindness shown . Many thanks from all my family.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Sarah 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 David Brend 13th Jun 2021

    Mum's prepaid funeral,a traumatic experience anyway, was made a very dignified event. Stibbards spared no expense to explain, guide and perform a first class funeral. The respect shown to both mum and the family echoed a quality of service sometimes forgotten these days.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you David. 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 Caroline Killelay 29th May 2021

    Debbie and Scott were so supportive and helpful. They made the whole process as smooth as it could be and my family as so grateful for their kindness. Caroline

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Caroline 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 Debbie looked after you and the family with such great care.
  • 5 David Rose 24th May 2021

    Had previous experience with Stibbards never disappoint always completely professional from arrangements to completion highly recommend 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you David for putting your trust in us once again and for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Sandra Moore 18th May 2021

    Thank you so much for the excellent service  given by Stibbards  with particular thanks to Debbie from the Leigh office.  Kind regards Sandra Moore

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Sandra for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned.
  • 5 Mary Gilbert 16th May 2021

    The service and care we received from Debbie at Stibbards was exceptional. We were guided every step of the way and Debbie was always there on the other end of the phone to answer any questions. Everything was very professionally handled from Dad's care home right to the end of the ceremony. The calm and professional manner we experienced from Stibbards made a massive difference at what could be a very stressful time and I cannot thank you enough. I will be highly recommending you if given the opportunity.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Debbie and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Alan and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Anna Wells 14th May 2021

    Very professional.  Respectful  Could not be improved. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Anna for taking the time to comment on our service to you, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Mike Bowles 26th Apr 2021

    Thank you Debbie and Scott for guiding me through the planning and answering all my questions. The whole Stibbard team were very professional and caring, making a difficult time more bearable. They forgot nothing, would definitely recommended. Thanks Mike and family

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you Mike for allowing us to come into your lives at such a difficult time. we are so pleased that all went well on the day and that Scott, Debbie and the rest of the team looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Paul Mathieson 21st Apr 2021

    Stibbards provided excellent service throughout the whole funeral process. They kept us in touch and were so helpful at a very difficult time. I could also talk to them on the phone without hesitation and they put us in touch with the Minister who was also excellent. The visit to the Chapel of Rest was dignified, calm and reassuring. Thank you Debbie, Reverend Phil and the other staff for making my dad`s funeral a celebration of his life.

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you Paul for allowing us to come into your lives at such a difficult time. We are so pleased that all went well on the day and that Reverend Phil Wright, Debbie and the rest of the team looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 John Langley 21st Apr 2021

    I had no idea how to organise a funeral, but Debbie was really helpful! Each time I called with questions she answered with great patience even though was busy. On the day of the funeral all went really well again with great respect and kindness from all concerned. Wld not hesitate to recommend Stibbards to anyone who might one day need funeral directors. Really, really excellent service! Thank u all very much, Denise Langley.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you John, we are glad to have been able to help you and the family through such a difficult time and are so pleased that all went well on the day and that Debbie looked after you with such great care. Thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you, it is much appreciated.
  • 5 Richard Davies 17th Apr 2021

    There was no aspect of Stibbards' services which could have been improved. Many thanks for making a potentially painful process as easy and trouble-free as possible.

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you Richard 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 Denise Hoy 14th Apr 2021

    Very professional, very courteous . Dealt with everything very efficiently during a very difficult time. The family were very happy with their services. Thankyou

    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 Neil Bartholomew 10th Apr 2021

    Fantastic service. Professional and incredibly organised, but at the same time courteous, friendly and fully understanding and sympathetic to the family’s emotions and needs. I know it’s not something people would necessarily think about beforehand but I would highly recommend their services.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Neil Thank you for your kind recommendation and expressions of gratitude. We are so pleased to have cared for you and the family as you would have wished. Kindest regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Margaret Wise 5th Apr 2021

    Stibbards are amazing. Sympathetic, understanding my needs & first class funeral directors.I couldn’t have chosen anywhere better. Debbie was so helpful & friendly. Exactly what you need after such an awful time. I highly recommend Stibbards. Thank you again for all you help.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Margaret, thanks you for putting your faith in us and we are so pleased that everything was as you would have wished. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Karen Shanahan 21st Mar 2021

    From first phone call through to the Service we felt completely guided by Debbie Eade at the Leigh-on-Sea branch. The day went faultlessly and Scott had such patience with us and displayed much professionalism. We could not have got through this time without your guidance and sensitivity. We cannot recommend you or thank you enough.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Karen, 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 Debbie looked after you with such great care. Kindest regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Mary Reed 16th Mar 2021

    Right from the start when I called Stibbards they have been so helpful and understanding.  From Debbie at their offices through to Jon Stannard who conducted a really wonderful funeral for my husband.  I was recommended to go to Stibbards and i'm so pleased iI did. They made the whole process that much easier and I would recommend them as they were excellent

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Mary, thank you for allowing us to look after the arrangements for Terry, I am so please that you were satisfied with the care and service we provided to you. Kind regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Pam Hazell 13th Mar 2021

    Stibbards could not have been more helpful, they helped me in every way possible and made the day pass with less stress. Thank you so much for everything.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Pam, 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 Sue Robertson 13th Mar 2021

    Caring, experienced and so helpful

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Susan Stowers 9th Mar 2021

    Everyone was very kind and helpful can't thank them enough.

    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 Debbie Allman 6th Mar 2021

    Outstanding service, care and attention from start to finish. Cannot praise highly enough. Thank you for everything. 

    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 Sean Owen 6th Mar 2021

    Very helpful and respectful 

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Kathy Williams 5th Mar 2021

    Excellent. Very kind and efficient service with no pressure at all

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you
  • 5 Rob Sapsford 2nd Mar 2021

    The whole process was managed very well by both Debbie and Scott. Think in such unfortunate situations, as loosing a parent, you need to be guided and looked after and Stibbard’s most definitely did. Thank you for doing that for us Debbie, Scott and your teams. Rob and Emma x

  • 5 Mike Tuttlebee 26th Feb 2021

    Very helpful and considerate.

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
1032 London Rd
Leigh-on-Sea
Essex
SS9 3ND

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Margaret Osborn 18th Jun 2021

We were really impressed with the service we had from Stibbards and the celebrant. We were very nervous and were coached gently in how the day should be. It was heartbreaking but beautiful and we're very grateful to them for that.

Sarah Finegan 17th Jun 2021

Such a sensitive and caring service from start to finish . Very grateful for all the kindness shown . Many thanks from all my family.

David Brend 13th Jun 2021

Mum's prepaid funeral,a traumatic experience anyway, was made a very dignified event. Stibbards spared no expense to explain, guide and perform a first class funeral. The respect shown to both mum and the family echoed a quality of service sometimes forgotten these days.

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