S. Stibbards & Sons, Westcliff

64 reviews

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

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Laura Gunn 15th Sep 2021

Thank you stibbards. We found you to be really professional and helpful. You made the whole process simple for us and really put our minds at ease. 

Trudi King 13th Sep 2021

Thank you to Kate

Margaret Frewer 1st Sep 2021

I was very happy with the professional way that all of the staff I dealt with handled the arrangements. They were very patient, understanding and caring. I would definitely recommend the Company.

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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

Robert   John Moir

Robert John Moir

Jul 1940 - Sep 2021

Ann   McKinlay

Ann McKinlay

Mar 1932 - Sep 2021

Sheila Dorothy   Thacker

Sheila Dorothy Thacker

Jan 1935 - Aug 2021

Bena   Daisy May Reisler

Bena Daisy May Reisler

Jun 1930 - Aug 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Laura Gunn 15th Sep 2021

    Thank you stibbards. We found you to be really professional and helpful. You made the whole process simple for us and really put our minds at ease. 

  • 5 Trudi King 13th Sep 2021

    Thank you to Kate

  • 5 Margaret Frewer 1st Sep 2021

    I was very happy with the professional way that all of the staff I dealt with handled the arrangements. They were very patient, understanding and caring. I would definitely recommend the Company.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Margaret for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Paul Humphrey 4th Aug 2021

    Outstanding staff a credit to the company 👏

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Paul for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Jacqueline Howarth 2nd Aug 2021

    THANKYOU from the bottom of my heart .You supported me throughout the whole process and made a very emotional time more bearable. Kate you looked after me so well particularly when my mind was in such a muddled state and dear Scott was a wonderful caring friend to me on the day. Through my tears I realised that the whole event was beautiful and was the perfect goodbye to my dear husband. Grateful thanks to you all. Jackie

    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 Scott and Kate looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Rachel Keenan 30th Jul 2021

    From the moment I had contact with Stibbards , staff were professional and attentive with every question or concern. Their approach with each contact was as though we were the only family they were supporting. All staff were empathetic and we were never made to feel that this was repetition for them. My mum was treated with the dignity and respect she should have for the most amazing mum and grandma she was. Thankyou.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Linda and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Lisa Hawkins 30th Jul 2021

    We received amazing service for my dad's funeral, from the arrangments to the service itself & after. Can't fault them & would certainly recommend.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Lisa for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Gillian Southcott 17th Jul 2021

    Everyone at S. Stibbards & Sons of Westcliff-on-Sea were understanding of our needs in such a difficult time they explained everything to us. Kate was exceptional in all her dealings with us she made very hard decisions easier to process. Her kindness and support will never be forgotten. We can not thank everyone enough.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us I am so pleased that ?Kate and the team looked after you all so well, I will ensure that your thoughts are shared with Kate who always tries to go above and beyond.
  • 5 Gladys Pope 6th Jul 2021

    I couldn’t have asked for a better organised. I would recommend Stibbards to all of my friends. I’m actually considering taking out a funeral plan with them. All of the staff were very professional, courteous and extremely helpful. Thank you especially to Kate and Pam. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Gladys for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Kevin Wilson 18th Jun 2021

    They were professional and low profile providing guidance where needed, but not intrusive in any way. The whole thing managed beautifully.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Kevin 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 June Hill-Daynes 4th Jun 2021

    We received excellent support and guidance throughout the process, with Kate and Scott on the day of the funeral being most accommodating and providing a genuinely professional service. Myself and my mother cannot thank you enough.

  • 5 Reverend Margaret Deans 26th May 2021

    Stibbards staff treated me with utmost courtesy and kindness. Everything was made very clear and my wishes were followed without hesitation. Thank you Wendy,. Kate and Martin.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Reverend Margaret for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Christine Straker 24th May 2021

    I can’t thank you all enough for helping us through a difficult time.  From day 1 to the funeral,  everyone was kind and professional.  

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Christine 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 Nicola Phillips 11th May 2021

    I cannot express deeply enough the excellence of this Funeral Directors. Our mother died whilst living in Essex surprisingly and we live in Heathrow. Therefore it was not an easy funeral to sort with both of us having demanding jobs. However Kate, in the Southend office was beyond diligent to deeply caring, professional, clear in communication and just a lovely lady providing a superb service. I am a minister of Religion and in my 30 years of ministry these are the best Funeral Directors I have ever worked with. They not only informed you what was going on - they told you when they could not proceed with issues and why. I cannot say thank you enough or rate them highly enough. Superb! In our darkest moment you were a light to guide our path - thank you so much.

    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 well looked after and supported. we are always here to help in anyway we can, even with the distance involved. I will ensure that your thoughts are shared with Kate who always tries to go above and beyond.
  • 5 Sonia Poundes 2nd May 2021

    I can’t recommend them highly enough. From first contact they were respectful, professional and sympathetic. They helped us to arrange all the small details, including printing out our photo for the service, and made a stressful time slightly more bearable. The cars arrived on time, the drivers were calm and respectful and waited patiently for us to chat with guests after the service before driving us home. They even loaded the floral tributes into the car, then laid them out on the front lawn for us at home. I can’t fault them at all. Very professional and caring service.

    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 Lesley McCartney 27th Apr 2021

    Kate was very kind and caring and made the whole experience as easy as possible 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Lesley for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you. We will ensure that your thoughts are shared with Kate who always tries to go above and beyond.
  • 5 Jo Evans 11th Apr 2021

    We received a very caring, professional and efficient service from Stibbards. Kate was especially helpful and very compassionate, she is a credit to Stibbards. On the day everything went smoothly and was exactly as requested. This is the second time we have used Stibbards and we would definitely use them again if the need arose.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Jo, thank you for your kind words and the continued support of our family company, we are so pleased that the arrangements were as you wished and Kate looked after you so well. Kind regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Susan Smyth 2nd Apr 2021

    Thank you very much for organising a dignified and fitting funeral for Ciaran. We found Stibbards to be both professional and helpful.  Kate was most attentive and sensitive to our needs, as was the reverend Yvette.  The Smyth family. 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Susan, I am so pleased, that Kate and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Ciaran and you as a family were well looked after. Kindest regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Peter Emptage 18th Mar 2021

    Very good seamless and sensitive service

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Peter, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you. Kind regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Ian Williams 14th Mar 2021

    Having no experience of arranging a funeral before, it was daunting to make that first call. I needn't have worried as Kate McIntyre at Westcliff made it as straightforward as it could be. Her advice was spot on, it was like she knew me and what would be best for the circumstances. She responded to each email promptly and was a great help, always remaining patient, kind, professional and accurate. On the day of the funeral the staff from Stibbards at the crematorium were compassionate and helpful. I could not have hoped for a better service from start to finish.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Ian, thank you for your kind words and especially your praise for Kate, I know that she always tries to look after her families to the best of her ability and guide them through such a difficult time. Kindest regards, martin Stibbards
  • 5 Dudley Naslund 14th Mar 2021

    Professionally handled. Special thanks to Kate for her advice and assistance.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Dudley, thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience and your kind words. Kind regards, martin Stibbards
  • 5 Pam Clark 21st Feb 2021

    We have already sent a review to Kate , the funeral was organised really well , we were very pleased with the service from everyone. Thank you .

  • 5 Anne Lee 12th Feb 2021

    Stibbards were so helpful throughout. Kate at the westcliff branch was very helpful and patient in all aspects. Thank you 

  • 5 Allan Smith 5th Feb 2021

    I would take this opportunity to thank , Kate and the team at Stibbards , for the care and attention to detail , in organising mums funeral, everything worked out exactly as planned , obviously with covid restrictions making things more difficult than normal. The one thing that I requested was to say a final goodbye to mum , Stibbards allowed myself , and my wife to do this , and I must say this was done in a safe environment, and mum looked very nice and at rest , thankyou Stibbards for allowing us to do this . Thankyou  Allan Smith 

  • 5 Jean Cox 28th Jan 2021

    I have nothing but praise for everything Stibbards have done. Kate was so helpful and caring from the very beginning and throughout the dreadful days of postponements because of an eventual post-mortem. The service on the day was conducted with great care and efficiency by Lee and his team. I was very distressed but felt completely safe and secure - nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend Stibbards 100%. 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Jean, I am so pleased that Lee and the team looked after you so well on the day, especially given all the difficulties you as a family had leading up to the service, i hope we provided a fitting farewell for your beloved Joe. Kind regards, Martin

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
242 London Road,
Westcliff on Sea
Essex
SS0 7JG

Latest Verified Reviews

Laura Gunn 15th Sep 2021

Thank you stibbards. We found you to be really professional and helpful. You made the whole process simple for us and really put our minds at ease. 

Trudi King 13th Sep 2021

Thank you to Kate

Margaret Frewer 1st Sep 2021

I was very happy with the professional way that all of the staff I dealt with handled the arrangements. They were very patient, understanding and caring. I would definitely recommend the Company.

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