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A Tradition of Care

At S. Stibbards & Sons we pride ourselves on six generations of family led experience helping to arrange funerals for our local community and beyond. We live by our motto, 'Care, Compassion and Support in all that we do' and our duty remains the same as it was when the company began over 150 years ago – to provide respectful and personal assistance in fulfilling the wishes of our clients and their loved ones.

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We have unfortunately had the need to use Stibbards on several occasions. The service has always been helpful, professional and first class.

- David Ewing

From start to finish the team were extremely professional, caring,kind, showed great empathy and gave us a funeral that our mum would have been proud of. Thanks go to Andrew, Louise, Rev John Standard, and Dan and his team on the day.

- Lorraine Taylor

We have used this director three times and have had. exelent service all the staff are most caring and followed our wishes to the core W lee.

- William Lee

Honestly can't of asked for more helpful people to have helped us with everything. Such lovely caring people.

- Gemma Mackinnon

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.

- Laura Gunn

Excellent service from Lisa in the office to Stuart and the team on the day. Dad had so many flowers an extra car was added at no charge. Very Professional exactly what my Dad wanted.

- Lee Whitehair

They could not have been more helpful and understanding and it was conducted beautifully Many thanks David.Lee and the whole Team

- Barbara Gibbs

We were amazed at the fantastic way all staff were with regards to our dads funeral, so kind and thoughtful nothing was a problem an excellent service all the way through. Thank you

- Stephen Cooper

Stibbards could not have done anything better. We were very well looked after and everything that we had asked was provided. We would highly recommend their services.

- Thomas ( Barry ) Willis

I couldn't rate them highly enough. Very professional, thoughtful and respectful. Nothing was too much trouble.

- Hazel Ryan

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.

- Margaret Frewer

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You, your family and your loved one are at the center of everything we do and with over 150 years of experience of helping our local families, we are committed to providing you with thoughtful, respectful arrangements that reflect the life of your loved one and guide you through the sometimes daunting process of planning a fitting farewell.

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Our Personal Approach

At S. Stibbards & Sons we are very much a family company in every sense of the word. Currently run by the 5th generation of the Stibbards family and recently joined by the 6th generation, we believe in the family values and stability that a long established family company brings to the community. We have been privileged to support and be supported by many generations of local families in their time of need and are proud to have adapted to the needs of our every changing community. Our commitment to fairness ensures that whatever your circumstances we will always ensure that the arrangements for your loved ones funeral are suited to you and your family. Both as an individual tribute to your loved ones life but also with a consideration for some of the more practical aspects, such as any financial considerations. You can be reassured that we are trusted and our reputation means everything to us, we will always strive to provide you with the very best in care and service.

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  • Care

    At S. Stibbards & Sons we have over 150 experience helping grieving families and pride ourselves on giving the appropriate support, guidance and aftercare to arrange a truly personal farewell. We offer our 24/7 support and are there every step of the way to help you Provide a funeral that is reflective of your loved one's life.

  • Compassion

    Losing a loved one can be a very challenging time and there can be a lot to deal with emotionally, practically and financially. Our aim at S. Stibbards & Sons it to provide you with the best guidance for what is right for you and your loved one, and help you navigate though this difficult time with respectful kindness and patience.

  • Support

    With a wealth of experience from 5 previous generations, we will strive to understand your wishes, answer any questions and only offer you the most suitable funeral arrangements that meets your needs and finances. We pride ourselves on upholding traditional values of professionalism including abiding by a code of conduct from the moment you and your loved one are under our care.

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Our Latest News

The FCA Regulation of Funeral Plans

Wednesday May 25 2022

Under new legislation funeral plans will be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority from July 2022. Some customers have contacted us, with questions about the changes and how it...
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Using Nature to Help You Through Grief

Tuesday January 19 2021

It’s fairly well known that experiencing the natural world is a major boost to your mental health. But as well as giving you a chance to recharge, surrounding yourself...
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Choosing the Inscription on a Headstone

Monday January 4 2021

Choosing the inscription on a headstone or memorial plaque can be more difficult than you think. It can make those responsible anxious, it can be stressful, yet at the...
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Helping Someone Through Grief

Thursday December 17 2020

If you’re helping someone through grief, understand that death is always hardest on those left behind. When someone experiences the death of a loved one, they still have to...
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Who Legally Owns the Ashes?

Thursday December 10 2020

If you’re an executor of a will you may find yourself in the delicate situation of having to make decisions based on vague or limited information when it comes...
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Using the Tell Us Once Service

Friday December 4 2020

The Tell Us Once scheme was created by the Department for Work and Pensions to help people notify the relevant authorities of a death in one go. The government...
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Supporting You Along The Way

If you wish to have a discussion with one of our funeral arrangers, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can talk through yours and your loved one’s needs and discuss how we can best celebrate their life.