S. Stibbards & Sons, Shoeburyness

175 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

John Badcock 18th May 2024

Very good service from start to finish. Staff were friendly and helpful at all times. I would thoroughly recommend them.

Martin Rivers 11th May 2024

Everything was dealt with superbly, everyone I dealt with either on the phone or face to face were kind and very professional and we would use Stibbards again thank you all. From Martin and all the family

John Haslehurst 30th Apr 2024

I do not know if it was me not listening whilst at the funeral directors or a missunderstanding on my part. As I had to follow up on some information about having the information regarding my fathers death being uploaded to the Funeral Guide web site. Also the option on the Web site to request confirmation of attendance at the wake was not available and I had to chase it. I don't know whose responsibilty it was to have this option available, but thought from our discussion at the undertakers that it would be a standard facility. Aside from this the funeral was handled with complete profesionalism. Thank you John Haslehurst

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

74 Ness Road
Shoeburyness
Essex
SS3 9DG

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 01702 418713

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

Clive    Meager

Clive Meager

Aug 1942 - May 2024

Michael    Chiles

Michael Chiles

Feb 1951 - May 2024

Graham   Davis

Graham Davis

Mar 1951 - Apr 2024

Roy   Braunton

Roy Braunton

Dec 1948 - Apr 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 John Badcock 18th May 2024

    Very good service from start to finish. Staff were friendly and helpful at all times. I would thoroughly recommend them.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear John, thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Martin Rivers 11th May 2024

    Everything was dealt with superbly, everyone I dealt with either on the phone or face to face were kind and very professional and we would use Stibbards again thank you all. From Martin and all the family

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Martin, thank you for your very generous comments which mean so much to all of us at Stibbards. As a family company we cherish the relationships that we build with our families and your kind comments will be shared with the team.
  • 4 John Haslehurst 30th Apr 2024

    I do not know if it was me not listening whilst at the funeral directors or a missunderstanding on my part. As I had to follow up on some information about having the information regarding my fathers death being uploaded to the Funeral Guide web site. Also the option on the Web site to request confirmation of attendance at the wake was not available and I had to chase it. I don't know whose responsibilty it was to have this option available, but thought from our discussion at the undertakers that it would be a standard facility.
    Aside from this the funeral was handled with complete profesionalism. Thank you John Haslehurst

  • 5 Peter Leake 1st Apr 2024

    We would like to thank all at Stibbards involved with Margaret's funeral for your advice, help and making every thing run so smoothly, we couldn't have asked for better.
    Also thank you for recommending Laura Manvell, she was very helpful and organised and carried out the proceedings at the Crematorium beautifully and with compassion.
    Once again thank you very much.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Peter, thank you for your very generous comments which mean so much to all of us at Stibbards. As a family company we cherish the relationships that we build with our families and your kind comments will be shared with the team.
  • 5 Victor Whittington 24th Mar 2024

    Superb service from Karen Brodrick making a very difficult time almost a pleasure. Every aspect of the funeral handled with calm professionalism by the rest of the team.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Victor, on behalf of Karen and the whole team at Stibbards, I thank you for your kind sentiments and we are so pleased that everything went so well for you.
  • 5 Billie Watley 22nd Mar 2024

    Appreciate the attention to detail and the support of all the staff  before and during the funeral.
    Special thank you to Karen in the office who was always  available.
    Thanks for making a difficult time bearable.
    Mrs B Watley

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Billie, thank you for your kind sentiments and praise for Karen. I am so pleased that she was able to support you during the arrangements and ease your burden
  • 5 Deborah Neil 2nd Mar 2024

    We couldn't thank them more. Karen at the Shoeburyness branch was kind, supportive and incredibly helpful. They made a very difficult time so much easier and everything they did was perfect.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Deborah, thank you for your kind sentiments and praise for Karen. I am so pleased that she was able to support you during the arrangements and ease your burden

  • 5 Barry Edwards 2nd Mar 2024

    The whole process with the arrangements went smoothly from start to finish, with nothing being too much trouble. The professionalism and care on the day of the funeral was simply outstanding.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Barry, thank you for your very generous comments which mean so much to all of us at Stibbards. As a family company we cherish the relationships that we build with our families and your kind comments will be shared with the team.
  • 4 Eric Womersley 19th Feb 2024

    Would have been 5 star but for minor errors and high price

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Eric, we are sorry that everything was not to your complete satisfaction. Thank you for taking the time to speak to me personally, your feedback on where we can improve our service was invaluable. Although not specifically directed at ourselves, I understand your sentiment that 'funerals are expensive'. Following our conversation, I hope you feel reassured that as a family owned and run company we always strive to provide an exemplary service for the fees we charge and offer excellent value for money.
  • 5 John Dixon 5th Feb 2024

    We received compassionate, considerate and practical assistance at a difficult time, and are most grateful. Our main contact, Karen Brodrick, was wonderful. the gentlemen who attended the coffin, led by Scott, brought a sense of dignity to the proceedings. Thank you to all at Stibbards.

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear John, 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 Karen looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Julie Stevens 5th Feb 2024

    Very professional, caring team, who did their utmost to support us through a heartbreaking time making my Mum’s service a beautiful one, where a lot of people commented how proud she would have been. Thank you! 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Julie, thank you for your very generous comments which mean so much to all of us at Stibbards. As a family company we cherish the relationships that we build with our families and your kind comments will be shared with the team.
  • 5 Deborah Wyatt 2nd Feb 2024

    Absolutely excellent cannot fault the service they provided could not of been better. They took all the worry away from me and thanks to Scott I had nothing to worry about on the day. Thanks to Scott and Karen my Ian’s day could not have been more perfect. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Deborah,
    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 Karen looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Sue Rollason 30th Jan 2024

    The care and compassion we received was outstanding throughout .
    Thank you 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Sue, we are always here to help in any way we can, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.
  • 5 Denice Reid 21st Jan 2024

    Couldn't have asked for better,kind, caring and thoughtful, nothing was to much trouble,thank you Karen and all your lovely colleagues

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Denice, I am so pleased that Karen and the team took such diligent care of you and the family and you felt that the service was a reflection of your wishes
  • 5 Sarah Langton 31st Dec 2023

    Helpful, kind and thoughtful service throughout by all involved. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Sarah, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Susan Roker 11th Dec 2023

    Absolutely excellent service provided by Karen at the Shoeburyness Offiice and Scott whose kindest, compassion and professionalism helped us get through the day. Thank You so much.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Susan, 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 Karen looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Lisa Sapsford 10th Dec 2023

    I would like to thank everyone especially Karen from Shoeburyness, I’ve had both my parents funeral within 14 months and Karen has helped myself and my brothers every step of the way.

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear Lisa, thank you for putting your trust in us once again and I am so pleased that Karen and the team looked after you all so well, I will ensure that your thoughts are shared with Karen who always tries to go above and beyond.
  • 5 Elaine Corkett 26th Nov 2023

    The whole team are amazing, kind, very supportive and really efficient. Everything we ask for was done, no fuss. Very high standards. Would highly recommend.

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear Elaine, thank you for your very generous comments which mean so much to all of us at Stibbards. As a family company we cherish the relationships that we build with our families and your kind comments will be shared with the team.
  • 5 Alison Vincent 31st Oct 2023

    The organisation and delivery of my Mothers Funeral was exceptional. Everything went to plan and the all members of staff involved in the run up and on the day itself were courteous, respectful and very professional.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Alison, we are so pleased that you felt supported and cared for during the arrangements for your beloved Mother. We are so pleased that she had the send-off she deserved, and this will hopefully bring you comfort in the future
  • 5 Dennis Harvey 28th Oct 2023

    We, the family, have needed to use the services of Stibbards, on several occasions over the last few years. Each time the company and their staff, have proved to be very professional and caring. We are again, very grateful to them.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Dennis, thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that the care you received met with your expectations and thank you for your continued support for our family run company.
  • 5 Nicholas Bate 16th Oct 2023

    Excellent, compassionate service. Many thanks. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Nicholas, thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Wendy Budge 17th Sep 2023

    Kind, caring and sensitive. Quietly efficient.  Lovely staff.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Wendy, we are always here to help in any way we can, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.
  • 5 James MacGregor 6th Sep 2023

    This is the 5th time I have used Stibbards and at all times have found them able to accommodate our family wishes at all time. 
    The staff at Shoeburyness as well as the MC’s have been second to none and are able to go above and beyond to meet our needs and wishes.
    I would recommend them to anyone.
    Many thanks again for your help and support in this difficult time.

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear James, we are so pleased that Karen and the team were able to support and care for you as a family so well. I know that we have cared for your family on a number of occasions, and we hope that the knowledge that your loved one and your family are being looked after so well brings you great comfort. Thank you for your truly kind expressions of gratitude
  • 5 Jasmin Owens 6th Sep 2023

    Outstanding support from day one. Thank you for everything you have done to make Harrison’s funeral everything we wanted. Very professional but personable at the same time. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Jasmin, 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 Zena Osterberg 5th Sep 2023

    Everything went smoothly from start to finish and every member of staff efficient and helpful. Much appreciated at a very difficult time for the family.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Zena, we are always here to help in any way we can, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.

Address
74 Ness Road
Shoeburyness
Essex
SS3 9DG

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

John Badcock 18th May 2024

Very good service from start to finish. Staff were friendly and helpful at all times. I would thoroughly recommend them.

Martin Rivers 11th May 2024

Everything was dealt with superbly, everyone I dealt with either on the phone or face to face were kind and very professional and we would use Stibbards again thank you all. From Martin and all the family

John Haslehurst 30th Apr 2024

I do not know if it was me not listening whilst at the funeral directors or a missunderstanding on my part. As I had to follow up on some information about having the information regarding my fathers death being uploaded to the Funeral Guide web site. Also the option on the Web site to request confirmation of attendance at the wake was not available and I had to chase it. I don't know whose responsibilty it was to have this option available, but thought from our discussion at the undertakers that it would be a standard facility. Aside from this the funeral was handled with complete profesionalism. Thank you John Haslehurst

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