S. Stibbards & Sons, Shoeburyness

90 reviews

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

A family-owned funeral home in Shoeburyness supporting families in the surrounding area with compassionate and caring funeral services

Latest Verified Reviews

Denise Oanes 24th Sep 2021

We cannot praise Stibbards highly enough for the way they handled our father’s funeral arrangements.  From our first contact with David Brittney in the office at Shoeburyness through to the actual day, when Scott and his team were totally professional but at the same time so very kind and compassionate. They helped to make a very sad day much easier for us all. With grateful thanks. Peter, Denise, Anthony and Trevor

Barbara Gibbs 11th Sep 2021

They could not have been more helpful and understanding and it was conducted beautifully Many thanks David.Lee and the whole Team

Stephen Cooper 7th Sep 2021

We were amazed at the fantastic way all staff were with regards to our dads funeral, so kind and thoughtful nothing was a problem an excellent service all the way through. Thank you 

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Location

Address
74 Ness Road
Shoeburyness
Essex
SS3 9DG

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 Shoeburyness 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’ Shoeburyness funeral home was fully refurbished in 2003, and provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere in which to make funeral arrangements. It is fully accessible to wheelchair users, and 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. 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 Shoeburyness.

Latest Obituaries

Jane Lucille   Wilcocks

Jane Lucille Wilcocks

Mar 1950 - Sep 2021

Paul Alan   Wilson

Paul Alan Wilson

May 1969 - Sep 2021

John James   Pascoe

John James Pascoe

Apr 1934 - Sep 2021

William   Matthews

William Matthews

Mar 1927 - Sep 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Denise Oanes 24th Sep 2021

    We cannot praise Stibbards highly enough for the way they handled our father’s funeral arrangements.  From our first contact with David Brittney in the office at Shoeburyness through to the actual day, when Scott and his team were totally professional but at the same time so very kind and compassionate. They helped to make a very sad day much easier for us all. With grateful thanks. Peter, Denise, Anthony and Trevor

    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 David, Scott and the rest of the team looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Barbara Gibbs 11th Sep 2021

    They could not have been more helpful and understanding and it was conducted beautifully Many thanks David.Lee and the whole Team

    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 Stephen Cooper 7th Sep 2021

    We were amazed at the fantastic way all staff were with regards to our dads funeral, so kind and thoughtful nothing was a problem an excellent service all the way through. Thank you 

    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 Jean Lewis 1st Sep 2021

    David showed us as a family such kindness and consideration. His attitude towards us all was so compassionate at our time of need. On the day of the funeral Scott  was excellent,he showed great respect and helped us so much. I am not forgetting the gentlemen who came to take John away,they too showed great respect at such a sad time. Thank you Stibbards, Jean Lewis.

    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 David and the team looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Pete Reardon 30th Aug 2021

    We would recommend Stibbards for all aspects of arranging and completing funeral arrangements for your loved one. They help us remotely arrange for the cremation of our Mother while we were over 3,000 miles away located in the USA. Their compassion and attention to all details made the process both easy and comforting, very well organized and communicative throughout the arrangements. Thank you.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Pete for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received. 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, no matter the distance.
  • 5 Joanne Rayner 23rd Aug 2021

    Thank you all for your kindness and compassion at a very difficult time. All of your team went above and beyond to make everything so easy and less stressful. Nothing was too much trouble and the service we received on the day was outstanding. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

    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 Albert Donovan 23rd Jul 2021

    Done my mums funeral and and all I can say is they were absolutely brilliant on what was a sad day they were compassionate and giving us time where possible 

    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 Penny Higgins 20th Jul 2021

    The family would recommend Stibbards unreservedly.  Martin and David, in particular treated both our dad and the immediate family with respect and dignity and showed genuine compassion and care. Stibbards have made a very difficult time more manageable and helped dad’s funeral actually become a joyous event. Heartfelt thanks to Martin and his team. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Penny for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you. We are so pleased, that Martin and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Dad and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Barbara Taylor 6th Jul 2021

    They are so professional and respectful. I found the whole team sympathetic and extremely helpful. Thank you. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Barbara for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Sally Clark 12th Jun 2021

    I would like to thank Stibbards, Shoeburyness, for the excellent and compassionate way in which they handled the funeral of my husband. Phone calls and emails were answered swiftly and David was kind enough to drop by on a number of occasions to collect/deliver paperwork and various other bits and pieces. Lee, the conductor, had a supportive approach on the day and did not rush us after the service. We were pleased with the celebrant, Karon. Everything went smoothly and all was as we had wanted it to be. Thank you again, Sally.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that David, Lee and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Tom and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Matthew Dunn 5th Jun 2021

    Professional and caring. Really impressed.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Matthew for taking the time to comment on our service to you, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Sandra Goy 16th May 2021

    At the most terrible time of my life Stibbards & Sons were very supportive, kind and professional at all times.    My husband’s final journey was conducted with the utmost dignity and respect for which we, his family, were most grateful. Sandra Goy 

    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 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 Elizabeth Saeedvafa 11th May 2021

    Stibbards' arrangement of my late uncle's funeral was excellent in all aspects. Communication was excellent at all times. The funeral last Friday ran very smoothly and I appreciate the role Stibbards played in achieving this.

    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
  • 4 Allison Bettles 10th May 2021

    I did find returning of phone calls when making enquiries a bit slack,  otherwise everything else was very very good. My Mum looked wonderful in the Chapel of Rest. She looked peaceful and well presented. The services on the day were absolutely fantastic, very thoughtful and professional. The staff on the day were fabulous.  Her basket coffin was beautiful and well made and Stibbards acted out all Instructions for the afternoon and service. Would definitely use them again. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Alison for your honest and thoughtful feedback, We are pleased that overall the arrangements were to your satisfaction and sorry that our communication to you was not to your expectations. We have taken your comments on board and will use them to positively improve our service in the future. We always appreciate the opportunity to improve our services and this can only happen if we listen to our clients.
  • 5 Carol Chaplin 19th Apr 2021

    My Father’s funeral was conducted with dignity and respect. I was given very good advice when organising the funeral and everyone was kind. On the actual funeral day I had nothing to worry about as it was all under control. Thank you

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Carol 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 Lorraine Robinson 10th Apr 2021

    Wonderful service and support - thank you 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Lorraine Thank you for taking the time to express your gratitude. Kind regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Jackie Pemberton 5th Apr 2021

    Our experience with S.Stibbards was a very positive one. David and the support staff were very good and efficient prior to the funeral day and afterwards too. Scott and his team made sure everything ran smoothly on the day and made us feel very comfortable. We didn't feel rushed at any point. Thankyou all for your kindness and support.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Jackie, thank you for taking the time to comment on the service we provided to you and in particular your kind words for David and Scott. I know that they will be thankful to have looked after you and your family so well. Kindest regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 David Large 5th Apr 2021

    Stibbards, were very professional and caring on the day, everything was as good as you would have hoped for on a sad day. All members of staff were polite, respectful and more, especially the conductor Scott and the organiser David. Thank you

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear David, thank you for your kind words regarding Scott and David, I know that they take great pride in the care they give to our families and your comments endorse their great work. Kindest regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Jill Fitzgerald 24th Mar 2021

    David Brittney at the Stibbards Shoebury office was extremely kind and helpful and on the day everything went smoothly. We did a route from the house via all the clubs my husband was involved in and it was so wonderful that Lee got out and walked at every three, giving us time to see all the people who'd come out to pay their respects to my husband and time for the family to reflect. I felt very safe and comforted in Lee's hands. Thank you.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Jill, thank you for allowing us to be involved in providing Gary with such a special tribute to his life. I am so pleased that David and Lee looked after you so well and hope that all those who came out to pay their respects to Gary gave you immense support at such a difficult time. Kindest regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Linda Butcher 17th Mar 2021

    Stibbards could not have been more helpfull and supportive even though I kept phoning them. I could not have wished for a better service

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Linda, 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. Kind regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Robert Higgins 8th Mar 2021

    Made myself and the family feel at ease ,very professional and respectful.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Robert for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Joanna Fox 28th Feb 2021

    From our first contact, Stibbards has been professional, helpful and empathetic. I would like to thank David Brittney for his willingness to answer all of my questions promptly and in a caring manner. On the day of my mum’s funeral Scott and his team were excellent: respectful and kind..

  • 5 Ruth Evason 27th Feb 2021

    We’re very understanding and helpful though out. Would highly recommend them. 

  • 5 Jonathan Farr 15th Feb 2021

    Was very impressed with the service provided in organising the funeral everything was explained very well and any queries answered promptly .on the day prompt on the time for turning up and Scott explained everything very well and was extremely helpful which made a sad occasion flow easily and without any problems .

  • 5 Christine Hale 14th Feb 2021

    I would thoroughly recommend this company. They were very helpful in all the arrangements especially David who made everything as easy as possible at this difficult time. We didn’t have to worry about a thing on the day and were treated with absolute compassion and respect and friendliness. 

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Address
74 Ness Road
Shoeburyness
Essex
SS3 9DG

Latest Verified Reviews

Denise Oanes 24th Sep 2021

We cannot praise Stibbards highly enough for the way they handled our father’s funeral arrangements.  From our first contact with David Brittney in the office at Shoeburyness through to the actual day, when Scott and his team were totally professional but at the same time so very kind and compassionate. They helped to make a very sad day much easier for us all. With grateful thanks. Peter, Denise, Anthony and Trevor

Barbara Gibbs 11th Sep 2021

They could not have been more helpful and understanding and it was conducted beautifully Many thanks David.Lee and the whole Team

Stephen Cooper 7th Sep 2021

We were amazed at the fantastic way all staff were with regards to our dads funeral, so kind and thoughtful nothing was a problem an excellent service all the way through. Thank you 

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