S. Stibbards & Sons, Westcliff

124 reviews

A family-owned funeral home in Westcliff-On-Sea supporting families with compassionate and caring funeral services

Latest Verified Reviews

Bernard Thomas 7th Nov 2023

Excellent service from start to finish 

Andrew Hobson 23rd Oct 2023

I had quite a difficult funeral to organise. I live a long way from Southend, the Church had no incumbent, so everything had to be done by telephone and email. Janice at Stibbards was wonderful in sorting things out for me. On the day we had a considerable delay as one key mourner had got lost and the team attending the funeral took this in good part. We ended with a dignified send off for my aged relative and everybody including me was very pleased. Thank you Stibbards, and especially thank you Janice.

Peter Dowsett 15th Oct 2023

The service and guidance we received from Stibbards, and Janice in particular, was first class. They were very open and informative regarding what was available and the individual costs. They took away much of the stress at a very difficult time and I can't think of any way that the service could have been improved.They helped us insure that the send off of our loved one was the best we could do.

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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

242 London Road,
Westcliff on Sea
Essex
SS0 7JG

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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 410701

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 Westcliff 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’ Westcliff funeral home was built in 2016, and contains its own specialist washing facilities, meaning that your loved one can be cared for according to your own cultural traditions. It also has a private chapel of rest where you can spend precious time saying goodbye to your loved one. 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 Westcliff-On-Sea.

Latest Obituaries

Christopher John   Ayres

Christopher John Ayres

Dec 1942 - Nov 2023

Sheila    Cousins

Sheila Cousins

Nov 2023 - Aug 1944

Richard Charles   Jefferys

Richard Charles Jefferys

Aug 1931 - Nov 2023

Paul Alexander   De Sousa

Paul Alexander De Sousa

Sep 1973 - Oct 2023

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Bernard Thomas 7th Nov 2023

    Excellent service from start to finish 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Bernard, thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Andrew Hobson 23rd Oct 2023

    I had quite a difficult funeral to organise. I live a long way from Southend, the Church had no incumbent, so everything had to be done by telephone and email. Janice at Stibbards was wonderful in sorting things out for me. On the day we had a considerable delay as one key mourner had got lost and the team attending the funeral took this in good part. We ended with a dignified send off for my aged relative and everybody including me was very pleased. Thank you Stibbards, and especially thank you Janice.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Andrew, we are so pleased that Janice, Lee 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 Peter Dowsett 15th Oct 2023

    The service and guidance we received from Stibbards, and Janice in particular, was first class. They were very open and informative regarding what was available and the individual costs. They took away much of the stress at a very difficult time and I can't think of any way that the service could have been improved.They helped us insure that the send off of our loved one was the best we could do.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Peter, thank you for your kind sentiments and praise for Janice. I am so pleased that she was able to support you during the arrangements and ease your burden
  • 5 Christopher Baldwin 7th Oct 2023

    Professional, caring team from start to finish. Excellent service and understanding with regard to our needs and wants at a very difficult time. Special thanks to Janice at the Westcliff on Sea branch and our celebrant Nikki. Thank you all. Chris

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Christopher, on behalf of Janice 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 Derek Gray 2nd Oct 2023

    An incredibly good service that even spent the time to explain and show special needs grandchildren about the funeral of their great grandmother.
    Stibbards left us with the special feeling of a highly suitable farewell end of life on earth.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Derek, 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 Kerry-Marie Hewitt 18th Sep 2023

    Excellent service. Handled my aunt's care and service with dignity and respect.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Kerry, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Joanne Hartman 10th Sep 2023

    Cannot fault your services at all , Simon and his men were amazing and made sure the day ran smoothly, My Dad , me and my brothers and Family cannot Thankyou enough 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Joanne, we are so pleased that Janice, Simon and the team were able to support and care for you as a family so well, 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
  • 1 Peter Bennett 29th Aug 2023

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  • 5 Donna Gisby 29th Aug 2023

    The Stibbards team have been incredible in helping care for my little girl and her day. Maria took my baby into her care and returned her back to me that very day. All were incredibly compassionate. & informative. Thank you, Maria, Janice, Scott & Stuart. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Donna, 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 Leah Watkins 15th Aug 2023

    Janice was so supportive and constantly at the end of the phone for any questions however small. 
    She made a sad process that little bit more manageable. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Leah, thank you for your kind sentiments and praise for Janice. I am so pleased that she was able to support you during the arrangements and ease your burden
  • 5 Lynette Taylor 24th Jul 2023

    All staff were fantastic especially Janice. Would totally recommend you to anyone.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Lynette, thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you and particular praise for Janice , your words and kind recommendation are gratefully received.
  • 5 Louise Burgess 15th Jul 2023

    Janice was wonderful, she guided me through everything with compassion. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Louise, thank you for your kind sentiments and praise for Janice. I am so pleased that she was able to support you during the arrangements and ease your burden
  • 5 Michelle Smith 6th Jul 2023

    Thank you for everything you done for my brother Darren, Janice you was amazing thank you for all your help with myself and my parents xx 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Michelle, thank you for your kind sentiments and praise for Janice. I am so pleased that she was able to support you during the arrangements and ease your burden
  • 5 Darren Wright 1st Jul 2023

    Very professional, a lovely service, and Janice was kind and lovely person, she helped me, l thank you all , on such a sad day. Many thanks Darren Wright. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Darren, thank you for your kind sentiments and praise for Janice. I am so pleased that she was able to support you during the arrangements and ease your burden
  • 5 John Halsey 11th Jun 2023

    Made a very sad time easier by gently guiding us through arrangements, making suggestions, not rushing us to make any decisions and always at the end of the phone to answer a question.

    Thank you so much to all at S. Stibbards & Sons (Westcliff)

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear John, Janice will be so pleased that you felt supported and cared for during the arrangements,thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Christine Perry 20th May 2023

    Amazing service, every possible need was taken care of by stibbards. Thank you

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Christine, 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 Cathy Sherlock 19th May 2023

    Excellent service from start to finish. The day itself was all we could have hoped for, and Jon the celebrant was fantastic too. He has such a lovely demeanour, and we had many people comment on how good he was. You helped us make the celebration of Kerrys life a very special day.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Cathy, on behalf of Jon 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 Joanne Yerby 2nd May 2023

    I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all at Stibbards, never an easy time but they made the process as easy as it can be. Professional and friendly. Excellent recommendations, especially Jon Stannard who delivered a beautiful service. Thank you.

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear Joanne we are always here to help and advise in any way we can, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.
  • 5 David McGimpsey 22nd Apr 2023

    Great service along the journey. Many thanks 

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear David, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Hilary Hurst 10th Apr 2023

    Really pleased it went smoothly from beginning to end.  Thank you.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Hilary, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Martin Jolly 1st Apr 2023

    Westcliff Stibbard & Sons, were absolutely amazing looking after my dad. From the time of collecting to the cremation, they were so professional, caring and understanding. We were looked after by Janice and could not fault her in anyway. Would recommend Stibbard and Sons to anybody.

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear Martin, thank you for your kind sentiments and praise for Janice. I am so pleased that she was able to support you during the arrangements and ease your burden.
  • 5 Scott Eaton 20th Mar 2023

    Handled everything with the utmost dedication like it was a member of there own family, I am so thankful from the bottom of my heart Scott

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Scott, 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 Clare Curran 12th Mar 2023

    The team at Stibbards were excellent from our first interaction and throughout. Janice was an excellent guide throughout the whole process and ensured that we were able to give our father the send off that he would have been proud of. Simon was an excellent lead on the day and ensured that the whole day went without hiccup. I would proudly recommend Stibbards to anyone that is dealing with bereavement as I'm sure you would struggle to beat the compassion and service you would find there.

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear Clare, we are so pleased that Janice, Simon and the team were able to support and care for you as a family so well. 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 Hayley Kelly 12th Feb 2023

    Lovely company who took great care of my mum and made the day more bearable for our family. Would highly recommend them

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Hayley, thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 David Berrington 19th Dec 2022

    Everything was dealt with in a caring, efficient and professional manner.
    Janice in the office was so helpful and all our wishes were carried out on the day of the funeral, making a sad day much less stressful.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear David, thank you for your very kind words, I am so pleased that Janice cared for you so well and your thoughts are especially significant to us as you are our 1000th review, we are so grateful to you and everyone who takes the time to comment on our service to them. Very best wishes Martin Stibbards

Address
242 London Road,
Westcliff on Sea
Essex
SS0 7JG

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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

Bernard Thomas 7th Nov 2023

Excellent service from start to finish 

Andrew Hobson 23rd Oct 2023

I had quite a difficult funeral to organise. I live a long way from Southend, the Church had no incumbent, so everything had to be done by telephone and email. Janice at Stibbards was wonderful in sorting things out for me. On the day we had a considerable delay as one key mourner had got lost and the team attending the funeral took this in good part. We ended with a dignified send off for my aged relative and everybody including me was very pleased. Thank you Stibbards, and especially thank you Janice.

Peter Dowsett 15th Oct 2023

The service and guidance we received from Stibbards, and Janice in particular, was first class. They were very open and informative regarding what was available and the individual costs. They took away much of the stress at a very difficult time and I can't think of any way that the service could have been improved.They helped us insure that the send off of our loved one was the best we could do.

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