Stibbards & Sons

Our History

Much has changed since 1867, both in terms of S. Stibbards & Sons, and the local communities in which we are proud to serve. However, the principles of which were there from the very start remain the same today – care, compassion and professionalism. It is this compassionate and intimate connection with local communities that has allowed us to build and run one of the most trusted and well-respected funeral directors in the area. Having served 5 generations of families, we are proud of this relationship. This is why we will always continue to maintain the very highest standards of care, service and dedication to those who we are called upon to serve.

1854

Samuel Stibbards Acquires

Premises in Commonhall Lane.

1867

Samuel Stibbards Forms

S. Stibbards & Sons.

1914 - 1918

World War I

World War I.

1928

Memorial House

Memorial house at corner of Common Hall Lane and a new road built.

1939 - 1945

World War II

World War II.

1953

The Great Flood

The great flood kills 68 people at Canvey Island, Wallasea and Gt. Wakering.

1950

Hadleigh Workshops

Demolish and rebuilt.

1965

Canvey Agent's

Canvey agent’s Long Road bungalow purchased and front room used as office.

1967

Chapel of Rest Built

Chapel of rest built at 22 Canvey Road.

1967

S. Stibbards & Sons

S. Stibbards & Sons celebrates centenary year.

1990

Leigh-on-Sea Office

Leigh-On-Sea office and chapel of rest merge, extended Leigh branch opens at 1032 Leigh Road.

1995

Shoebury Branch

Shoebury branch opens in Ness Road.

2007

New Canvey Branch

New Canvey branch opens at Canvey Road.

2009

New Hockley Branch

Hockley branch opens in Main Road.

2014

Hockley Branch Moves

Hockley branch moves to Spa Road.

2015

New Southend Branch

Southend branch opens on London Road.

2017

S. Stibbards & Sons

S. Stibbards & Sons celebrates 150-year anniversary.

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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