About Us

At S. Stibbards & Sons we pride ourselves on five generations of experience helping to arrange funerals in the local community. Our duty now remains the same as it was when the company began – to provide respectful and personal assistance in fulfilling the wishes of our clients and their loved ones.

Samuel Stibbards, the company’s founder, first trained as a wheelwright and carpenter but also gave legal advice to those in need. At the time it was common for local tradesmen to ‘undertake’ funeral arrangements in the community and Samuel was one of the tradesmen who did this. Over time the undertaking business grew and Samuel decided to turn his full attention to it, establishing S. Stibbards & Sons Ltd Funeral Directors in 1867.

A Tradition of care

The company has always been based at New Road Corner, with the premises expanding and adapting over time to meet the changing needs of the company. In 1925 David and Albert, Samuel’s sons took over the running of the business. The brothers began the expansion of the business, appointing trusted agents in the local community to arrange funerals on the company’s behalf.

Since then much has changed in the company’s structure, but S. Stibbards & Sons is still owned and run by direct descendants of Samuel Stibbards. We now have six branches: the head office in Hadleigh,  and branch offices at Leigh-on-Sea, Canvey Island, Southend, Shoeburyness and Hockley. We continue to provide care and support to our clients during a difficult time and exercise the utmost professionalism in helping them arrange a fitting tribute to their loved ones.

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A Professional Service

Since 1867, S. Stibbards & Sons has been committed to providing professional, respectful guidance to our clients during funeral arrangement. Our staff can offer sensitive advice on all aspects of the arrangement, with a focus on helping you create a personal remembrance that meets the wishes of you and your loved one.

"Just wanted to write and thank you all at Stibbards for your totally flawless arrangements. From the very first phone call, your staff made us feel at ease and this theme continued through the whole arrangements. My sisters were so pleased with how peaceful you made my mother look in the chapel of rest. Today went like clockwork, I didn’t get the person’s name who looked after us today, but he was brilliant, just made us all feel like nothing was too much trouble and the trip down the seafront / stopping right outside the bingo hall was perfect."
"I have no hesitation in recommending Stibbards again to anyone in my situation, you really did yourselves and more importantly my beautiful wife proud and I will never forget this."
"I will always remember the kindness you expressed to me when I lost my Brother, I appreciate everything you did for me from the first time I called. Thank you for every beautiful touch, from the bottom of my heart."
"I just wanted to say a sincere thank you to everyone at Hadleigh and Canvey for all the help and care shown to me and my family."
"I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for the excellent service your company provided, your help and guidance was very much appreciated."
"On behalf of my mother and the rest of the family I am writing to say how pleased we all were with the funeral arrangements that were carried out from start to finish, at for us all, was a very sad time. Everything we requested was delivered without fuss or fault. Thank you for your help and guidance every time we came to your office. Please could you pass our thanks to Scott and the funeral team on the day of the funeral. At what was probably one of the most sensitive times of the funeral day they were calm and compassionate and everything ran so smooth. Again, a big thank you to Scott and his team."

Supporting you along the way

Stibbards & Sons

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.

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