How do you mark the loss of a loved one?

It is always difficult to memorialise a life lived, whether long or short, full of achievements or a life less ordinary. The connections and relationships that have been and the memories that we have will always endure. Creating a fitting tribute that will last a lifetime can seem like a daunting task. A headstone is a lasting monument and a tribute to a person’s life, perhaps a final gift to someone dearly loved, so it is important to choose it carefully. We at S. Stibbards & Sons can offer a wealth of guidance and advice based on our long experience of crafting beautiful memorials that will stand the test of time. We will ensure that the memorial you chose will be a reflection of your loved one that is individual to you and them. Stibbards Memorials offers a wide variety of materials and different designs that can be incorporated to personalise each individual monument. From simple styles to the more elaborate, we will always endeavour to help you select a fitting tribute to the deceased. Stibbards Memorials use only the finest materials to ensure the permanence of your memorial. Unless otherwise requested we will send you a copy of our memorial brochure shortly after the funeral so that you may begin the sometimes difficult process of choosing a permanent memorial. We are able to offer home visits to discuss your requirements, or call into any of our conveniently located local offices.

Our Partner

We are proud to work with Odlings Memorials, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of memorials to the funeral industry. Established in 1870 Odlings Ltd are manufacturers and importers of high quality memorials to the Monumental trade, supplying Granite, Marble and Stone sourced from the UK and around the world. Odlings are specialists in the production of truly personalised memorials, their innovative and creative designs created by a team of multi-award winning craftsmen and women set the standard in the trade. All images are reproduced with the kind permission of Odlings MCR.

Below is a brief guide to the regulations that are applicable in our local burial grounds and the type of memorial that is allowed In each. We will be able to give you more comprehensive advice if you have any questions.

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Stibbards Memorials offers a wide variety of materials and different designs the can be incorporated to personalise each individual monument. As part of our comprehensive service, Stibbards Memorials will offer advice and
guidance on the suitability of your choice of memorial to the final place of rest

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Cemeteries

All the cemeteries allow a vast range of materials and individual interpretation to be used in the creation of memorials. Although the size of the memorial may vary slightly from cemetery to cemetery the design is very much left to the individual client. Many forms of artwork, wording and the use of photo plaques are allowed to truly personalise the memorial.

Sutton Road Cemetery

Cemetery Authority
Southend Borough Council

Types of Memorial
Lawn, Mini Ashes & Traditional Full Kerb Memorials

The Willows Cemetery

Cemetery Authority
Willows Funeral Directors

Types of Memorial
Lawn, Mini Ashes & Traditional Full Kerb Memorials

Woodside Cemetery

Cemetery Authority
Basildon District Council

Types of Memorial
Lawn & Mini Ashes Memorials

Pitsea New, Wickford & Great Burstead Cemetery

Cemetery Authority
Basildon District Council

Types of Memorial
Lawn, Mini Ashes Memorials & Tablet and Slipper style Ashes Memorials

Hall Road Cemetery

Cemetery Authority
Rochford District Council

Types of Memorial
Lawn & Chamfered Ashes Memorials

Great Wakering Parish Burial Ground*

Materials allowed
Marble

Types of Memorial
Lawn Memorials & Chamfered Ashes Tablets

*N.B. Although situated in the Churchyard of St Nicholas Church the burial ground is managed by the parish council. The regulations are reasonably strict, especially in respect of the type of material allowed, however they do allow slightly more individuality in the shape of the memorial.

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.