J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors, Westcliff

We take the greatest care as we look after the families of Southend On Sea.
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Rating 5.0
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About our Westcliff funeral home

J W Tate & Son was established in 1898 by the Tate family. We have been serving families local to Southend for over 100 years. In the beginning we were builders, and many of the homes surrounding us in North Street were built by our founders. Our rich heritage and care for our community is embedded in our practices.

Our funeral home in North Street has always been a funeral directors. We have disability access in the form of a slope to the front door, and all of our rooms are on one level to make the whole building accessible to every visitor.

We want nothing more than to help you to arrange a funeral service beffiting of your loved one. If you need any help or advice we are always here for you. You can reach us by telephone 24 hours a day.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral in Southend On Sea, from £3,545

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01702 343064
  • Simple Funeral Service in Southend On Sea, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01702 343064

Where to find us

Address

74 North Road
Westcliff on Sea
Southend On Sea SS0 7AH
GB

Directions and Parking

We are situated next to the North Road Cemetery.

There is car parking at the rear of the funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01702 343064 if you require our services outside of these hours.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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Reviews of our services

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Rating 5.0
based on 6 reviews
Rating 5.0
From my initial contact with J W Tate following the passing of my father I felt I and my family were treated with dignity and respect. The process of arranging my fathers funeral was managed carefully by the J W Tate team with just the right level of support and guidance. The whole process and options available to the family were explained carefully and clearly. We were put in contact with an amazing officiant, and found her experience, as well as her kind and understanding manner helped immensely with planning and writing a fitting service for my father, at the service itself she delivered a perfect tribute. Whilst clearly my fathers passing has been a very upsetting time for the family, I have to say we are unanimous in our praise for the services provided by J W Tate, our experience from first contact through every part of the arrangements and also on the day were perfect. Thank You.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose J W Tate & Son to look after your Father. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families and I am happy that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Fron the very first moment after Mums passing,I felt tremendously supported.The man at the end of the phone who arranged the collection of Mum,Tina at Tates was also so supportive and organised and made all the arrangements very simple and straightforward.
The undertaker who visited me at home and who also supported us on the day of the funeral.
I could not have asked for any more support,care,understanding and profess
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
At the very saddest time of my life I was comforted by very special people who totally understood our situation. I was so glad we chose your company because of the professionalism of your staff and especially Tina who went the extra mile for all of us, so thank you for being there. God bless you all.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that you confided in us to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Tates listened to what we, as a family, wanted for my husband's funeral and were happy to support and enable our wishes to be carried out.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for J W Tate. I am glad that you were well cared for by our team.
Rating 5.0
The service they provided was excellent,Tina was very pleasant she greeted us in a lovely manner was very helpful what a lovely lady, The funeral was carried out excellently, I would recommend them.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I found all of the staff to be knowledgable and helpful. On arrival my son and I were treated with care and compassion sometimes things had to be explained to me several times but this was not a problem to the staff.i was talked through everything. I had two visits to me at
home firstly the person who would take the service so I could tell her about my husband. She then emailed me what she would be saying we made a few tweaks on this and then good to go. The second visit was from the gentleman who would be looking after my husband to explain what the procedure would be and asked my whishes and if I would like to make any
changes which I did. The whole process went off without a hitch. All of the staff evolved made my son and I feel very special as if we were the only people saying goodbye to a special person. Thank You All.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
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