Freedom Funerals

90 reviews

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A family-run funeral service tailored to how families want to remember their loved one, across Essex and Suffolk.

Latest Verified Reviews

Daisy . 15th Nov 2021

Lee was so kind and supportive through making arrangement for Dads funeral. Having never organised something like this before and complex family dynamics it was a tricky one. Lee was there every step of the way and I’m so grateful to him and his team. Thank you Lee you made things that bit easier through a difficult time. I’d highly recommend Freedom to anyone looking for a personal and considerate service.

Brandon . 26th Oct 2021

Treats the family and deceased with great passion, kindness and respect. Ensures to listen to you and does whatever he can to ensure that what you and the deceased would have wanted receive. He made sure to get to know about the person we had pass away which was the sweetest thing we could have asked for.

Christine Sewell 3rd Oct 2021

As such a very emotional time Lee was so very good and help me through the process with so much help and compassion. There was nothing that was too small for Lee to help with and so understanding. I felt that Lee went above and beyond in all his help and support, Lee was very accommodating. It was so hard arranging a funeral for your 36 year old son, without the help and support of Lee I don't think that I would have got through it. On the day of the funeral everything was perfect and again the support given was tremendous . Right from the start of contacting Lee he was always there to guide me through the process. Thank you so much Lee for everything. Chris

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
Freedom House, Hawkins Rd
Colchester
Essex
CO2 8JY

About Us

Funeral director Lee Jaschok and his friendly team are on call day and night, to support people in Colchester community and wider area, when somebody dies.

They believe that families should be able to arrange the funeral they really want, from a simple traditional service to a bespoke ceremony that reflects how someone lived their life.

A member of the Association of Green Funeral Directors, this considerate Colchester funeral home can tailor a woodland burial for your loved one, or a full traditional funeral, listening to families from the moment they first call and providing sympathetic support and advice.

It’s important to Lee and his team that families have the freedom to choose options that also suit their budget. This Essex funeral home believes in clear pricing with no hidden costs and respectful consideration of every family they serve. Payment plans are also available.

Freedom Funerals provides a wealth of funeral choices to help families personalise their loved one’s funeral, from Cadillac and campervan hearses, to coffins with meaningful motifs.

For people planning ahead, the Colchester funeral home provides a free Funeral Wishes service, while bereaved families can take their time to decide upon memorial masonry, remembrance jewellery and plaques available. For families who live further away, this funeral home can also provide a headstone cleaning and maintenance service.

Call Freedom Funerals for sympathetic care and practical support in arranging a meaningful funeral for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Gloria   Ellen Cameron

Gloria Ellen Cameron

May 1946 - Nov 2021

Janet   Moakes

Janet Moakes

Nov 2021 - Mar 1939

Diane   Valerie Lewis

Diane Valerie Lewis

Aug 1960 - Nov 2021

Josephine Agatha   Preston

Josephine Agatha Preston

Feb 1956 - Nov 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Daisy . 15th Nov 2021

    Lee was so kind and supportive through making arrangement for Dads funeral. Having never organised something like this before and complex family dynamics it was a tricky one. Lee was there every step of the way and I’m so grateful to him and his team. Thank you Lee you made things that bit easier through a difficult time. I’d highly recommend Freedom to anyone looking for a personal and considerate service.

  • 5 Brandon . 26th Oct 2021

    Treats the family and deceased with great passion, kindness and respect. Ensures to listen to you and does whatever he can to ensure that what you and the deceased would have wanted receive. He made sure to get to know about the person we had pass away which was the sweetest thing we could have asked for.

  • 5 Christine Sewell 3rd Oct 2021

    As such a very emotional time Lee was so very good and help me through the process with so much help and compassion. There was nothing that was too small for Lee to help with and so understanding. I felt that Lee went above and beyond in all his help and support, Lee was very accommodating. It was so hard arranging a funeral for your 36 year old son, without the help and support of Lee I don't think that I would have got through it. On the day of the funeral everything was perfect and again the support given was tremendous . Right from the start of contacting Lee he was always there to guide me through the process. Thank you so much Lee for everything. Chris

  • 5 Roy . 27th Sep 2021

    Very happy with there service 

  • 5 Mrs Mason 27th Sep 2021

    Excellent service very approachable nothing was too much trouble answered all out questions when ever needed however small 

  • 5 Arther Todhunter 14th Jul 2021

    I cannot thank Lee enough not only a wonderful service but a very good price

  • 5 Jeff . 25th Jun 2021

    Lee and his team were absolutely brilliant in making such a tough time progress seamlessly. Highly recommended. 

  • 5 Josie . 18th May 2021

    Lee and his staff were amazing on the day, I had a lot of meeting with Lee and phone conversations he is just great! always happy to hear from me he made me laugh a lot which I love as it made me organising the funeral for my mum so so much easier and not so traumatic for me as I have never lost anyone so close to me until now, I can not thank you enough Lee for everything u did for me and my mum, Thank you xx Josie Harvey

  • 5 Margaret . 15th May 2021

    would recomend freedom funerals to anyone who need these services. very friendly and professional.was kept updated of all that was happening and what was needed at a time when not thinking straight

  • 5 Emma . 6th Apr 2021

    Extremely,kind helpful and understanding,could not have asked for more, thank you.

  • 5 Alison . 5th Apr 2021

    Freedom Funerals provided an excellent service. They listened to us, made helpful suggestions and provided information, then responded to our needs sensitively and without the slightest pressure. Not dreary or austere, they were respectful without being intimidating or over-formal. They helped us get through a difficult time and to made the approach and the day of the funeral a step on our healing journey. Our thanks to Freedom Funerals.

  • 5 Kalin . 4th Apr 2021

    Lee at Freedom Funerals was fantastic in organising my Nan’s funeral, he was so accommodating and did everything we asked for. Nan had the perfect send off and it was all down to Lee and his team, and our fantastic celebrant. Thank you so much Freedom Funerals! 

  • 5 Stephanie . 20th Mar 2021

    Lee at Freedom Funerals was so kind and comforting to deal with in making the arrangements and his words at the service were excellent. The whole experience made it so much easier for me and took the worry away from a very difficult time. I would highly recommend Freedom Funerals.

  • 5 Mark . 19th Mar 2021

    excellent service would highly recommend this company very thoughtful and on point with every detail thanks guys 

  • 5 David Moncur 9th Mar 2021

    We couldn’t have gotten a better, more intuitive funeral director. 

  • 5 Karen . 6th Mar 2021

    A huge thank you to Lee for all his support and guidance through this difficult time. From the outset, the service we received was professional and caring. Lee really took an interest in Peggy and us as a grieving family. I would highly recommend Freedom Funerals. 

  • 5 Heather White 3rd Mar 2021

    Lee organised the funeral and ashes internment for my parents. It was all done very smoothly and stress free. Both services were just right and how we wanted. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Freedom Funerals.

  • 5 Jim . 27th Feb 2021

    I was very pleased with my partner's funeral, both before, during the service and afterwards.I felt that I was in the hands of people who really cared and wanted to do their best for me, both Lee the funeral director and Jim the celebrant.Many old friends afterwards made it clear that they thought it had been very well organised and had 'enjoyed' it more than many others they had attended. Many thanks, Jim Reid.

  • 5 Margaret Newman 23rd Feb 2021

    Lee made everything so much easier, even going that extra mile with hand delivering paper-work etc. He maintained telephone contact with any up-dates and kept me informed at all times.

  • 5 Natasha Elliott 20th Jan 2021

    The funeral director Lee was supportive and patient. He made a difficult time more bearable. If a simple no fuss funeral is what you want I recommend Freedom funerals.

  • 5 Eloise . 19th Jan 2021

    The service was lovely and I didn’t have to worry about anything. Lee is so down to Earth and friendly, definitely makes such a hard time a million times easier

  • 5 Craig Kirk 14th Jan 2021

    I am so glad that Freedom Funerals was recommended to me. The interaction was comprehensive and reassuring throughout, I highly recommend this service  to anyone who needs a pain free and caring funeral with no fuss. 

  • 5 Chris . 16th Nov 2020

    On behalf of myself and my family, A massive Thankyou to Lee and his team for all your care and support during our difficult time and making mums day so special. Freedom Funerals- Top class service 

  • 5 Sue Ryder 23rd Sep 2020

    Lee at Freedom Funerals has been very kind and thoughtful throughout. Thank you for making a hard time a lot easier

  • 5 David Vince 23rd Aug 2020

    An absolutely fantastic service. Professional and calm manner

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

Read more: What are disbursements

How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
Freedom House, Hawkins Rd
Colchester
Essex
CO2 8JY

Latest Verified Reviews

Daisy . 15th Nov 2021

Lee was so kind and supportive through making arrangement for Dads funeral. Having never organised something like this before and complex family dynamics it was a tricky one. Lee was there every step of the way and I’m so grateful to him and his team. Thank you Lee you made things that bit easier through a difficult time. I’d highly recommend Freedom to anyone looking for a personal and considerate service.

Brandon . 26th Oct 2021

Treats the family and deceased with great passion, kindness and respect. Ensures to listen to you and does whatever he can to ensure that what you and the deceased would have wanted receive. He made sure to get to know about the person we had pass away which was the sweetest thing we could have asked for.

Christine Sewell 3rd Oct 2021

As such a very emotional time Lee was so very good and help me through the process with so much help and compassion. There was nothing that was too small for Lee to help with and so understanding. I felt that Lee went above and beyond in all his help and support, Lee was very accommodating. It was so hard arranging a funeral for your 36 year old son, without the help and support of Lee I don't think that I would have got through it. On the day of the funeral everything was perfect and again the support given was tremendous . Right from the start of contacting Lee he was always there to guide me through the process. Thank you so much Lee for everything. Chris

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