J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors, Westcliff

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Westcliff Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 13 reviews
Rating 5.0

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 be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,203 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,203 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,203 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,203 estimated third party costs
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    The Attended Funeral
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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

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
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

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01702 343064

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 13 reviews
Rating 5.0
All went very smoothly, would recommend.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Tate's couldn't have done more to help us through the painful funeral process. Losing a loved one is never easy, but Tina and her team showed such care and concern as they helped and guided us through that process. We are so very grateful to Tate's - Julie contacted us on the eve of the funeral, met us at the Crematorium and showed such care and consideration. Thank you
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
I cannot thank Karen and Tina enough for all the help and advice they gave me as soon as I contacted them when I was I formed that palliative care was being given to my friend. Within 4 days my friend had passed I contacted Karen and she very gently took me through the proceedings. The funeral was exactly as I wanted a quiet peaceful affair with Janet calling me on a Sunday telling me she would be there for me the next morning. I would strongly recommend J W Tate to anyone who is going through the sad process of losing a loved one
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family. Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Unfortunately we have occasion to use Tate's a few times in the past few years. They have been professional and they have always made me feel like they actually care. The day has gone smoothly, and without any worries. Thank you
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
The whole team handled every aspect with care and professionalism.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from start to finish , Tina in the office very compassionate and helpful. Julie and her men on the day very professional and compassionate. Nothing was too much trouble and they thought of everything. Would highly recommend.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
I would recommend JW Tate & Son after my experience with their kind and considerate help organising the funeral for my mum. Tina led us through it all in a very professional way assisting us in a kind and caring manner, taking time to answer our questions. Under the current difficulty circumstances we were able to have a respectful funeral for mum.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
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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