S. Stibbards & Sons, Westcliff

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S. Stibbards & Sons, Westcliff, Essex, funeral director in Essex
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A family-owned funeral home in Westcliff-On-Sea supporting families with compassionate and caring funeral services

Latest Verified Reviews

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.

Lesley McCartney 27th Apr 2021

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

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.

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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

Albert George Pearce

Apr 1932 - Apr 2021

Ivor Bernard Davis

Apr 2021 - May 1934

Raymond John Carter

Sep 1947 - Apr 2021

Linda Rosemary Elliott

Sep 1946 - Mar 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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
  • 4 Hilder Michael 23rd Jan 2021

    Attentive and for the most part efficient admin staff. Smart courteous funeral staff. Although there was one hiccup on their part. This was however quickly resolved.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Michael, thank you for taking the time to review our service to you and your family. We appreciate your gracious comments and considerate understanding for our 'hiccup'. I hope everything else was as you wished it to be and we continue to maintain your trust. Kindest regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Adele Lawson 4th Jan 2021

    I would like to say a huge thank you to Kate and all of her colleagues at Stibbards that helped to make the most difficult day of our lives go so smoothly. From the moment Stuart came to take our beloved Andy into their care until the time we left the crematorium after the service everyone has been so helpful, compassionate and respectful and made the whole process so much easier. The dignity that was present throughout has been so comforting for us as a family and Andy really was given the utmost respect. The ceremony had such dignity and just felt that we did our loved one proud. I really can't thank everyone enough at S Stibbards and Sons.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Adele, we always strive to achieve the best possible service to our families and are sure that both Kate and Stuart will be pleased knowing that everything went smoothly on the day for you.
  • 5 Debra Clark 13th Dec 2020

    The staff from Westcliff-On-Sea Stibbards were nice and friendly and extremely helpful and supportive to us, nothing was too much trouble for them. The funeral was well organised and was perfect on the day. Thank you.  I will definitely be using Stibbards again.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words Debra, we are glad that we have been able to support you and everything went smoothly on the day
  • 5 Stephen Rawlinson 5th Dec 2020

    The family have always used Stibbards.  The simple reason is they are more than just a Funeral Directors.  They are the Stibbards family. That shows care, commitment, excellent service  and love for your family in sad emotional times.  This is not only my opinion but the opinion of many of my family, friends and colleagues.  At the conclusion of my late wife’s funeral. I said to my daughter. What on earth would we have done without Martin Stibbard and the Stibbard family !! 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Steve, thank you so much for your generous and heartfelt words. It is such a shame that we have to come into your life at the most difficult of times but we are so thankful that you find the support and care we provide such a comfort. Thank you for allowing us to once again look after your lovely family.
  • 5 Simon Edge 25th Oct 2020

    Excellent service from Stibbards as always. Highly professional family firm, really highly recommended.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Simon your recommendation is appreciated
  • 5 Theresa Thompson 17th Oct 2020

    Excellent service from start to finish thank you

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words Theresa.
  • 5 Marian Butcher 14th Oct 2020

    Very professional during these very difficult times.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Marian
  • 5 Keith Osborne 8th Oct 2020

    We were very well looked after through the whole process by Scott and his colleagues. A very thorough explanation of everything and given time to consider all the details of the many options. The whole family was very impressed by the service and thought that it all was perfect to pay our respects and celebrate Dad's life.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Keith, we are sure that Scott and the team will be glad knowing that they were able to support you during this difficult time and that everything went smoothly on the day.
  • 4 Christine Baker 7th Oct 2020

    Well organised and helpful team. Lovely service held by Rev Jon, did my Dad proud! Thank you 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words.
  • 4 Lisa Canning 28th Sep 2020

    Stibbards personnel are very good at understanding family grief when dealing with a bereavement and this was no exception. They were always available to ensure we understood everything clearly and easily. The day went very well and smoothly, as I would expect from Stibbards (having had to unfortunately use them all to often in the more recent years). The one small niggle I have is with regard to payment of their invoice over which there was slight confusion. Everything was resolved swiftly once the confusion had been identified but it leave a slight tinge to the whole proceedings. However, Stibbards are and will remain my preferred funeral directors.

    Lee Marston replied
    Lisa, thank you for your very kind words and thoughtful feedback, we very much appreciate any thoughts on how we can improve our service to our families. we are pleased our team were able to support you during this difficult time.
  • 5 Maxine OBrien 20th Sep 2020

    They were brilliant from start to finish  Very professional, friendly and helpful 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Maxine. We always strive to give the best service we possibly can.
  • 5 Trudi King 14th Sep 2020

    Thank you for all your help and support, especially to Kate.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Trudi, we are sure Kate will be pleased knowing she was able to support you through this difficult time.
  • 5 Yvonne Lacey 11th Sep 2020

    Excellent service we were looked after perfectly right from the beginning and we cannot thank them enough for the care given on the day of my husbands funeral.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Yvonne, we are always grateful to receive such kind words. we always strive to give the best service we possibly can and are very pleased knowing that everything went smoothly for you on the day
  • 5 Mark De Ferry 4th Sep 2020

    The whole day's proceedings were very professionally handled as were all the meetings prior to the day. People present on the day commented on how smoothly events were handled and all stress was taken off our family. Kate in the Westcliff office and Scott on the day of the funeral office deserve especial mention. Thank you  Mark De Ferry

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Mark, we are always grateful to receive such kind words. And are sure Kate and Scott would be very pleased knowing that everything went smoothly for you on the day

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

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

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.

Lesley McCartney 27th Apr 2021

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

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.

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