S. Stibbards & Sons, Westcliff

89 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Wayne Crump 9th Jul 2022

Hey. 2nd funeral stibbards has done for my family now they do a amazing everytime from start to finish. Will use again and again. Thank you sooo much, much appreciated

Toyah Reader 1st Jul 2022

They treated my mum with dignity and gave her the best send i could of personally asked for. Janice is an absolute pleasure and does her job exceedingly well. They well catered for my familys wants and needs. 

Chris King 18th Jun 2022

Janice Hollister and her colleagues where absolutely first class, sympathetic, compassionate and professional. I would recommend S. Stibbard and Sons to anyone requiring such services.

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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
  • Children’s funeral
  • Buddhist funeral

Financial arrangements

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

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

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

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

Eileen   Daphne Griggs

Eileen Daphne Griggs

Mar 1933 - Jul 2022

Patricia Lilian   Woodgate

Patricia Lilian Woodgate

Jan 1936 - Jul 2022

Thonglee Khetsoongnen   Collison

Thonglee Khetsoongnen Collison

Jan 1966 - Jul 2022

Devendra   Patel

Devendra Patel

May 1952 - Jul 2022

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Wayne Crump 9th Jul 2022

    Hey. 2nd funeral stibbards has done for my family now they do a amazing everytime from start to finish. Will use again and again. Thank you sooo much, much appreciated

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us once again and taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Toyah Reader 1st Jul 2022

    They treated my mum with dignity and gave her the best send i could of personally asked for. Janice is an absolute pleasure and does her job exceedingly well. They well catered for my familys wants and needs. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Toyah, I am so pleased that Janice and the team took such good care of you and the family and you felt that the service was a reflection of your wishes
  • 5 Chris King 18th Jun 2022

    Janice Hollister and her colleagues where absolutely first class, sympathetic, compassionate and professional. I would recommend S. Stibbard and Sons to anyone requiring such services.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Chris, 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 Janice and the team.
  • 5 Sisi Mutunge 15th May 2022

    The service was outstanding thanks so much

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Sisi, 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 Richard Dyton 2nd May 2022

    At a time when despair is in the ascendant, Stibbards step in and provide a light in the darkness. Their professionalism and caring is outstanding and I can only recommend them at the highest degree.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Richard, thank you for your very generous comments and recommendation 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 Zoe Banks 29th Apr 2022

    From beginning to end I felt truly supported and safe in the knowledge that everything was going to be ok.
    Many thanks to all the team but especially to Janice for all her help and advice.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Zoe, 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
  • 4 Christine Nichols 25th Apr 2022

    Unfortunately it is the third time I’ve had to organise a funeral.  The first time we chose Stibbards as they can recommended to us and they handled our funeral arrangements both professionally, respectfully and caringly.  So we had no reservations using them at our second funeral and again recently at our third for my mother.  All the staff  were amazing.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Christine, we are so pleased that Janice 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 very kind expressions of gratitude
  • 5 Jane Neale 24th Apr 2022

    Went the extra mile. Made a difficult time as easy as possible. Staff excellent. Everything went smoothly. Would definitely highly recommend.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Jane, 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 Gary Bernard 8th Apr 2022

    from day one Janice was fantastic. you have treat our family's loss with dignity and great respect. you guided us through the process and kept us informed every step of the way. nothing was left to chance. what a wonderful service you gave to chris. no words can express how grateful our family was for your guidance .
    thank you

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Chris, 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 Simon Wood 5th Apr 2022

    Excellent service and input, thoroughly professional. Particular thanks to Janice Hollister for her guidance, input and kindness, you were lovely.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Simon, thank you for taking the time to comment on the service you received and especially your praise for Janice, who I know will be so pleased that all went well for you and the family.
  • 5 Jacqui Dallimore 5th Apr 2022

    We cannot thank you enough especially Janice for the kindness and support that you have shown throughout this whole heart-breaking process. The re assurance you would look after my mum made us all feel comforted. On the day of the funeral Stuart took full control, again with such kindness and empathy, nothing was to much trouble at all. A highly professional service which if you find yourself in this awful situation I could not recommend Sibbards enough . Thank you from Jacqui and all the Edwards Family.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Jacqui, we are so pleased that Janice, Stuart 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 very kind expressions of gratitude.
  • 5 Caroline Ireson 31st Mar 2022

    Wendy in the Hadleigh office managed my mother’s funeral, in March 2022, most efficiently and helpfully, all by telephone. My mother died out of area in Cheshire so Stibbards liaised with a funeral director up there and made the whole process seamless.
    On the funeral day, the team was also superb: guiding us through and looking and being very professional.
    We were very pleased with the whole service. Stibbards managed my father’s funeral 12 years ago and the service was as good this year as it was 12 years ago.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Caroline, thank you for your kind words and particular praise for Wendy. 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 Justyna Robin 23rd Mar 2022

    To Janice,

    The difficulties I faced arranging a funeral for my precious son were made easier with your empathy, compassion and professionalism.
    Thank you will never be enough to express our gratitude for all that you have done for our family over the past few weeks. You showed humility, compassion and kindness at a time we really needed it and for this we will always be grateful. Thank you for guiding us through on the day. You went above and beyond to make my sons funeral perfect.

    We are also very impressed with the quality of the recordings of the service and in these times it will be greatly valued by the family and friends.

    With all our love and best wishes

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Justyna, thank you for taking the time to thank Janice for all the help and guidance she afforded to you in assisting you with the arrangements for your beloved son 'Kas'. I know that she will never forget you and your family and it was the greatest of privileges for her to be able to care for Kas whilst he was in her care. We all wish you the very best for the future and are always here if you need us.
  • 5 Rosina McCarthy 20th Mar 2022

    Janice

    I wanted to let you know that Stibbards have provided an extremely good service and
    helped me all through the different stages of ensuring my husband had a funeral that was
    calm and dignified.


    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Rosina, thank you for your kind words to Janice and the team, I am so pleased that we looked after you and helped you at this difficult time.
  • 5 Maryna Kobylianska 27th Feb 2022

    I want to say thank you for your amazing service and support at this very sad time for our family 
    Thank you, Janice! God bless you 🙏🙏🙏🖤

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Maryna, I am so pleased that Janice took such good care of you and the family, your sentiments are so warmly and gratefully received.
  • 5 Siouxzanne Prior 11th Feb 2022

    Thank you for making everything so easy. Your staff were wonderful, supportive and guided us through with professionalism and understanding. 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Siouxzanne, we really appreciate your words of gratitude, we always aim to ease your burden at such a difficult time and I am pleased this was the case in this instance.
  • 5 Doug Welsh 5th Feb 2022

    Janice and your staff have been extremely caring throughout, they have guided and supported me through a very tough time.
    From our first meeting to saying goodbye to my wife on the day.
    Please thank all those who made my time easier to bear.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Doug, we are so pleased that you have found our service to you to be of comfort, I am so glad that Janice cared for you during this difficult time.
  • 5 Gillian Hole 19th Jan 2022

    The family of Pat would like to thank Stibbards for the kindness, dedication and respect they showed in what was a very difficult time. From the first phone call, meeting with Janice and then the actual day, we were shown how much they care about keeping you informed. We were told when they received mum, dressed her and how peaceful she looked, special thank Janice, as this made so much difference to us all.
    On the day everyone showed much respect, not just to mum, but to all the mourners. Four days later we feel that thanks to Stibbards we did our mum proud.
    Many thanks to all at Stibbards. Kindest regards Sue and Gill

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, it was so lovely to look after you and your family and I am so pleased that all was as you wished. I wish you and Gill all the best for the future.
  • 5 Rebecca Burgoyne 18th Jan 2022

    Very professional service from start to finish - we were made to feel at ease, supported and like nothing was too much trouble. Stibbards made the whole process so much easier to handle. Thank you!

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Rebecca 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 Liz Alderson 11th Jan 2022

    Janice and the team at Stibbards were absolutely amazing with their care and respect for our Mums funeral .. and introducing Emma as our Celebrant was perfect . 
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Janice and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Mum and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 4 Diana Kuisch 28th Dec 2021

    As a foreigner from the Netherlands, they welcomed me well and assisted me well. Everything was well taken care of and neatly done until the last minute.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are always here to help in anyway we can regardless of the distance, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.
  • 5 Sinead O'Halloran 8th Dec 2021

    Janice and the team were all exceptional from the moment we contacted them, and well after the funeral. Their professionalism is first class, and they were always so warm, supportive and knowledgeable in any interactions we had with them. They went out of their way to make a difficult time less stressful and easier to bear.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us and I am so pleased that Janice and the team looked after you all so well, I will ensure that your thoughts are shared with them.
  • 5 Keith Ferguson 3rd Dec 2021

    Overall very pleased with service I received.

    The funeral and all details were were explained and carried out to my wishes, and everything went to plan.
    Janice and the team at the Westcliff branch showed much compassion in dealing with my wife's passing, and for that reason I must offer much gratitude

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Janice and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Lena and you were well looked after.
  • 5 Hildah Mulenga 30th Nov 2021

    Throughout my husband’s illness I had hurdles to go through in order to get the right care for him. The only time I really felt supported and empathised with was when I made contact with S Stibbards and Sons. Janice was very accommodating with my back and forth demands and she made sure all angles were covered. The day of the funeral we felt were really given the attention and care that we needed. The funeral was smooth and my family and I really grateful and so glad we chose S Stibbards and sons Funeral Directors.
    Brenda, Elvis, Rabecca and I send our heartfelt gratitude 🙏🏾 

    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 Janice and Lee looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Martin Dennington 20th Nov 2021

    Outstanding service provided, all needs were met, they made such a difficult time a bit easier to deal with

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you Martin 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

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Wayne Crump 9th Jul 2022

Hey. 2nd funeral stibbards has done for my family now they do a amazing everytime from start to finish. Will use again and again. Thank you sooo much, much appreciated

Toyah Reader 1st Jul 2022

They treated my mum with dignity and gave her the best send i could of personally asked for. Janice is an absolute pleasure and does her job exceedingly well. They well catered for my familys wants and needs. 

Chris King 18th Jun 2022

Janice Hollister and her colleagues where absolutely first class, sympathetic, compassionate and professional. I would recommend S. Stibbard and Sons to anyone requiring such services.

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